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Rine: Hockey Not Meant To Be Easy

January 17, 2014 WHEELING — Is this a big weekend for the Wheeling Nailers? In truth they all are, but even more so when you’re scuffling along at a 2-9-3 clip that has taken the Nailers (15-14-6 — 36) from an... more »»

Viola: WVU Is In Search of A Big Victory

January 12, 2014 MORGANTOWN — It was on the tip of everyone’s tongue as they left the WVU Coliseum. Man, this team is so close to being great. It just needs that one big victory. more »»

Rine: Toppers As Good As Ever

January 12, 2014 WEST LIBERTY — Almost every year at this time the same question appears: can the West Liberty men’s basketball team continue to fly in rarefied air despite the loss of a terrific senior class? The... more »»

Nailers Seek Better Effort

January 3, 2014 WHEELING — Times sure have changed recently for the Wheeling Nailers. more »»

Injury Toll A Heavy One In the NFL

December 16, 2013 The stars are easy enough to keep track of, especially when they go down on national television with everyone watching. more »»

Rine: Family Foundation At Madonna

December 8, 2013 WHEELING — The task of getting Ross Comis to the ground now lies with college coaches everywhere. To find the secret you don’t have to look far because it lies within his family. more »»

Super Six: There’s More to Martin Than Height

December 6, 2013 WEIRTON — It doesn’t take much for Madonna’s Josh Martin to draw a crowd. Even at the most inconvenient time. When you’re 7-feet tall, it comes with the territory. more »»

Rine: Nailers’ Season Success Built on Working Hard

December 4, 2013 WHEELING — For a team that was void of stars to begin, well before seven guys were called up to the American Hockey League, the Wheeling Nailers do not seem to be feeling any ill effect. more »»

Morrison: A Good Call at Magnolia

November 29, 2013 Mark Batton and his Magnolia coaching staff didn’t just wake up with a half-baked notion to put all-state running back Drew Keller in the Wildcat formation as some type of last-resort,... more »»

Rine: Madonna Can Make Amends

November 29, 2013 WEIRTON — It has only been a year, but the fire has been burning inside Ross Comis and his Madonna teammates for what, to them, has felt like an eternity. more »»

Rine: Don’t Take A Second For Granted

November 28, 2013 WHEELING — If we’re all being honest, every one of us is guilty. There are things — our families, homes, vehicles, jobs, etc. more »»

Viola: Is Firing Dana Holgorsen the Right Course of Action?

November 28, 2013 MORGANTOWN — A couple weeks ago, I wrote how there was no excuse for West Virginia not to wipe the floor with Kansas. Boy did the Mountaineers make me eat my words. That loss is simply unacceptable. more »»

Rine's NFL Picks

November 27, 2013 Thanksgiving Detroit 24, Green Bay 13 The annual holiday game has been anything but inviting for the Lions in recent season. more »»

Rine: Fundamentals Failed Bishops In Setback

November 24, 2013 WILLIAMSTOWN — At its core, football is a game of blocking and tackling. Bishop Donahue coach John Durdines will tell you straight up his club didn’t do either very well Saturday against Williamstown. more »»

Rine: Patriots Party At Super Six?

November 24, 2013 POINT PLEASANT — The Super Six football championships are two weeks away from being played at Wheeling Island Stadium for the 20th consecutive year, and just two OVAC programs have played for a West... more »»

Rine: Another Huff-Worthy Paige Effort

November 23, 2013 POINT PLEASANT — Wheeling Park coach Chris Daugherty was in a fairly jovial mood following his team’s 28-7 victory against previously unbeaten and N. more »»

Rine: Call-Ups Creating Opportunity

November 20, 2013 WHEELING — For the Wheeling Nailers, the situation is inevitable. more »»

Park’s Line Paves The Way

November 16, 2013 WHEELING — For all the skill the Wheeling Park football team possesses — there’s an abundance — its offensive line is the straw that is going to stir the playoff drin. more »»

Viola: Cover Your Eyes When You Look at Kansas’ Record in League Play

November 15, 2013 MORGANTOWN — Let’s be honest. There’s no excuse why West Virginia shouldn’t beat Kansas. You know the last time Kansas won a Big 12 game? Nov. more »»

MORRISON: Local QBs Set The Standard

November 14, 2013 It’s certainly not a phenomenon but it seems to me that quarterback is a strength in the Mountain State this year. That is, on the prep level. Not in the J.R. House recording-setting sense. more »»

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