HUNTINGTON — Herbert Hoover’s Orion Taylor admitted to being a bit on edge prior to his first match against Gavin Boland of Elkins at 106 pounds in the 75th West Virginia state high school wrestling tournament Thursday at Mountain Health Arena.
Fifty-six Kanawha Valley wrestlers begin their quests for championships when the three-day state tournament begins Thursday night at Mountain Health Arena in Huntington, with St. Albans holding out the best hopes for multiple individual state champions.
HUNTINGTON — It started in 1948 with just two teams. It has evolved into quite a spectacle. It is the West Virginia state wrestling tournament.
St. Albans may not have won the team title in Saturday’s Class AAA Region 3 wrestling tournament at Riverside High, but nine Red Dragons qualified for the state tournament.
Qualifying for the state high school wrestling tournament gets underway with regional tournaments across the state Friday and Saturday.
Riverside took the team title in the Mountain State Athletic Conference wrestling championships Saturday in Parkersburg.
HUNTINGTON — Moses Eads of St. Albans entered the 44th WSAZ Invitational as the No. 1 seed at 132 pounds. He handled that lofty ranking well Friday when he won by pin over Evan Bartholow of East Fairmont and Ryan Muktar of Woodrow Wilson in the first two rounds.
HUNTINGTON — After a one-year scale-down, the annual WSAZ Invitational wrestling tournament is back Friday and Saturday at Mountain Health Arena.
David Hall, who coached the Herbert Hoover High School wrestling team from 1992 to 2009, died Thursday at the age of 60. Cause of death has not been released.
PARKERSBURG — The 21st and 22nd four-time prep wrestling state champions in West Virginia history — Parkersburg South’s Gavin Quiocho and East Fairmont’s Blake Boyers — were runaway selections for the top two spots in the 37th annual Robert Dutton Award voting.
HUNTINGTON — Point Pleasant coaches and wrestlers know the target is squarely on them in the 74th West Virginia state wrestling tournament at Mountain Health Arena.
HUNTINGTON — The chase is on. First Oak Glen ran the Class AA-A tables in West Virginia high school wrestling for 13 years with state championships. Point Pleasant, then one of the chasers, finally caught the Golden Bears in 2010 and enjoyed a three-year run. The Big Blacks then got moved to…
HUNTINGTON — Coach Shaun Smith prepares Parkersburg South’s wrestling team the best he can for the West Virginia State high school wrestling tournament.
HUNTINGTON — Elijah Edge of St. Albans capped off an unbeaten prep wrestling season when he registered a hard-earned 2-0 win over Quran Misner of Huntington in the 182-pound championship match at the state tournament Tuesday night at Mountain Health Arena.
As Class AAA wrapped up its two-day state tournament wrestling meet Tuesday night at Mountain Health Arena in Huntington, qualifiers in Class AA-A prepared to take center stage.
HUNTINGTON — Mac Payne, a freshman, isn’t performing on the mat for St. Albans like it’s his first year. Same could be said for Saige Walls, freshman at George Washington.
For those left standing by the time Monday’s Class AAA state wrestling tournament starts, it will bring with it one last tournament and an overwhelming sense of relief.
St. Albans took the team title and had three individual champions in the Class AAA Region 3 wrestling tournament Saturday at Riverside High School.
While some prep wrestling regional tournaments got underway on Friday, two of the Kanawha Valley’s biggest hopefuls had another day to wait.
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