In the days of jumbled and condensed schedules, multi-sport prep athletes are faced with decisions and workloads unlike any that would arise under normal years.
The road to the Class AAAA girls basketball state championship wound its way through every region in “Almost Heaven.”
There have been a lot of improbable and inspirational moments throughout the years at the girls basketball state tournament, but few can match what happened Saturday evening at the Charleston Coliseum.
Wyoming East knew all about Parkersburg Catholic’s impressive 44-game win streak, but didn’t seem to care.
North Marion knew it was going to have to deal with Baylee Goins, Nitro’s All-State senior point guard and a top state Player of the Year candidate.
Junior guard and West Virginia University commit Marley Washenitz poured in 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Fairmont Senior pulled away for a 52-33 win over Logan in the Class AAA girls basketball state tournament semifinals Friday at the Charleston Coliseum.
When Huntington guard Dionna Gray looked up at the halftime scoreboard and saw her top-ranked Highlanders trailing eighth-seed Martinsburg, there was plenty of room for frustration.
Cat Wassick connected on 4 of 6 free throws in the final minute and finished with 19 points to help No. 4 seed Morgantown hang on for a 57-54 win over fifth-seeded Wheeling Park in the quarterfinals of the Class AAAA girls basketball state tournament Thursday at the Charleston Coliseum.
Following the first half, about the only intrigue remaining in Wednesday’s Nitro-Midland Trail Class AAA girls basketball state quarterfinal was the triple-double watch on Wildcats’ All-State senior point guard Baylee Goins.
Petersburg nearly put on a clinic of how not to close out a game at the girls basketball state tournament Wednesday afternoon.
Senior guard Karlie Denham scored 29 points to lead unbeaten North Marion to an 80-47 win over Hampshire in the quarterfinals of the Class AAA girls basketball state tournament Wednesday at the Charleston Coliseum.
Williamstown jumped out to a 7-0 lead and never trailed as the No. 5-seeded Yellow Jackets defeated No. 4 Frankfort 50-45 in the quarterfinals of the Class AA girls basketball state tournament Tuesday at the Charleston Coliseum.
The Gazette-Mail’s All-Kanawha Valley girls basketball team has the feel of a “Friends’’ reunion.
An often-delayed prep basketball season will reach its conclusion this week at the Charleston Coliseum as the girls state tournament tips off on Tuesday, with teams in four classes vying for titles for the first time.
Charleston Catholic shouldn’t feel any pressure at next week’s state tournament. After all, the way the Irish play defense, they’re the ones constantly applying the pressure.
George Washington’s girls basketball team has made the state tournament for the first time since 2018 — but in an entirely different manner.
BECKLEY — After his last game, a 75-23 win over Oak Hill in the sectional semifinals, Woodrow Wilson coach Brian Nabors said he believed senior Jamara Walton’s best basketball was ahead of her.
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