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High School Sports

Meadowbrook’s State Tourney Run Falls Short

COLUMBUS—Sometimes — in sports — you just run into a team that’s simply better. The Meadowbrook Colts faced that cruel reality Friday morning inside the Jerome Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University. Meadowbrook’s story-book jaunt to the Division II state ...

Weir’s Faulks Named 3rd Team

FAIRMONT — Keyshawn Faulks made the most of his final season in a Weir uniform. It was also his best season. Leading the way for the Red Riders, the 6-foot-2 guard netted 17.5 points per game while averaging six rebounds a night. Faulks also dished out 3.1 assists per game. With his ...

Cameron Beats Paden City, 1-0

PADEN CITY—Trin Scott drove in the game-winning run, delivered two hits and earned the save as Cameron edged host Paden City, 1-0, on Thursday night in prep baseball action. Jessop Broughton was outstanding on the hill with nine strikeouts in six innings pitched and Noah Neely added two ...

Stephens Family Shares Special Moment at Tourney

CHARLESTON — As Winfield coach Chris Stephens walked off the court following his team’s semifinal loss to eventual state champion Chapmanville, he was met by a familiar face. Wheeling Central coach Mel Stephens, Chris’ father, was there with a warm embrace. Tears in his eyes, the moment ...

Wyoming East Duo Named Class AA First Team All-State

BECKLEY — A captain is somebody who stands tough and leads through adversity, always supporting his or her comrades despite the circumstances. Wyoming East senior point guard Gabby Lupardus, who suffered a torn ACL in the second quarter of a Class AA state quarterfinal matchup against ...

John Marshall Archery Headed Back to State

MOUNDSVILLE — The last four years have been special for the John Marshall archery team. Head coach Russ Howard has had the opportunity to watch his daughter Shelby Howard earn three state titles in four seasons. After claiming her third championship win last season, Shelby picked up her ...

Price, Gainer Selected First Team All-State

WHEELING — The West Virginia Class A boys’ basketball trophy belongs to Wheeling Central. A big reason for that success was the play of seniors Brent Price and Owen Gainer. For their hard work this season, Price and Gainer were selected to the Class A boys’ basketball first team, as ...

Patience Pays Off For Linsly in Win

WHEELING—After patiently awaiting the arrival of baseball season, the Linsly hitters continued to show patience at the plate in their season opener. The Cadets’ first six batters reached base via walk as they pushed eight runs across the plate in the first inning on their way to a 13-0 ...

Duplaga, Pilant Selected First Team All-State

HUNTINGTON — For the last 11 years, Huntington St. Joe has played on the final day of the girls basketball season as participants in the Class A Championship game. The key to that run has been talent and skill, which the Irish were blessed with again in 2017-18 as they made their run before ...

Garner Takes Over at Oak Glen

NEW CUMBERLAND—The West Virginia state softball tournament has been the final destination for the past two years for the Oak Glen softball team. Unfortunately, they have been unable to bring the trophy back to New Cumberland following both appearances. As Sherrie Garner takes over head ...

Seven Gone From Bears

NEW CUMBERLAND—One year ago, Oak Glen faced a difficult task of replacing eight seniors on its roster. The Golden Bears did so by accumulating a 15-9 record and earning the top seed in the sectional tournament. To their surprise, the Bears were upset by Fairmont Senior early in the ...

Hundred Must Deal With Small Turnout

HUNDRED — Jamie LeeAnn Snedden takes over the Hundred Hornets’ softball reins this spring dealing with a numbers crunch. Snedden has six returning letterwinners to build around. However, she only has 11 players on the roster. Junior Savannah Horner is in line to be the Hornets’ ...

Big Reds Trip Up John Marshall

MOUNDSVILLE — In high school sports, at the beginning of the season, it is almost expected for a team to take some time to find its groove during a game. That’s what happened with the Parkersburg baseball team Monday night at John Marshall. The Big Reds eventually found success at the ...

Magnolia Tennis Looks To Take the Next Step

Magnolia girls’ tennis Coach Jesse Robinson is excited for the 2018 campaign, with both of the Blue Eagles’ courts resurfaced home matches will not be a problem, and with four three-year letterwinners in the mix, neither will experience. “While we only have two tennis courts, they have ...

Silver Knights Will Be Young

SISTERSVILLE—The 2018 softball season will be a learning process for a young Tyler Consolidated softball team. After losing three seniors to graduation, the Silver Knights have no seniors and three juniors. “I just keep telling them to keep getting better and not to get down on ...

Weir Boys’ Track Looking to Make Noise

With 38 total athletes, six of whom placed in last season’s Class AA state meet in Charleston, Coach Tom Taylor’s Weir High boys’ squad is looking forward to making a little louder noise in 2018. Leading a group of nine seniors is hurdler Keyshawn Faulks, who qualified in three events ...

Seniors Hold Key for Lumberjacks

PINE GROVE — Optimism abounds with the Lumberjacks. Valley baseball coach Louis Freed has a senior-laden -team this spring. He hopes that experience leads to success on the baseball diamond. The Lumberjacks feature a 12-man roster. Eight seniors are on duty, five of whom are ...

Majority of Squad Returning for Tyler Consolidated

SISTERSVILLE — Falling short of the state tournament is always heartbreaking, but the hard work put in all season might just benefit the Tyler Consolidated baseball program this year. The Silver Knights fell to Wheeling Central in the regional final last year but with only three players ...

Lumberjills Will Be Veteran Team

PINE GROVE — The Valley Lumberjills are primed for success. Coach Gary Partridge has 11 veterans returning on his 16-player softball squad. Of that group, five are seniors. “I have a great recipe in players that will surely taste great when putting them all together,” Partridge ...

Dennis Back In Charge of Hornets

HUNDRED — The numbers are up as well as is the optimism with the Hundred baseball program. Ron Dennis returns to the coaching realm after taking a 16-year hiatus. Dennis coached the diamond sports from 1981 to 2001 and has several goals in mind. “I want our players to learn the game of ...