CHARLESTON - Huntington St. Joe's tennis team experiences less pressure than a New England Patriots' football.
That's exactly how Irish coach David Neff and his players like it as they head to the Class AA-A finals of the state tournament Saturday on the Schoenbaum Courts at the Kanawha City Tennis Center in first place. St. Joe is in a strong position to win the girls title, with a four-point lead over second-place Parkersburg Catholic, and has a chance on the boys side.
CHARLESTON - Hunter Tubert was so impressive on the court Thursday players from other teams asked him to autograph tennis balls.
SPRING VALLEY - The Hurricane Lady Redskins were really defensive Thursday about their 5-0 defeat of Spring Valley in the Class AAA, Region IV softball semifinals.
SPRING VALLEY - In mid-April, Cabell Midland likely would have lost a baseball game when it trailed 4-1 in the fifth inning.
There are no easy losses, either.
Chapmanville broke a scoreless tie on an RBI double b
ROME TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Emily Fulks thought running might kill her. Instead, it earned her a college opportunity.
Fulks, a standout at Fairland High School, signed Thursday to run track and cross country at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio, receiving a payoff she never expected when she transferred from Symmes Valley as a junior because her school didn't have a track and field program. Fulks had run on her own at Symmes Valley, where she also played basketball and cheered, but her first workout with Fairland coach Chuck Wentz was a bit more strenuous than she expected.
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CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Board of Education is close to passing a policy change that would allow year-round sports coaching.
ONA - One could say Cabell Midland track and field athlete Alyssa Long served notice Thursday night on Class AAA competitors in the girls 400 meters.
CHARLESTON - Wayne High School athletes won four events Thursday in the Class AA, Region IV track and field meet at Laidley Field.
HUNTINGTON - Maggie Dransfeld was skiing when she saw her tennis career going downhill.
Two years ago, the Huntington St. Joe High School tennis star hit an icy patch at the Snowshoe Ski Resort and tore the medial collateral ligament in her right knee. Trying to play through it, she raced to return a volley on the tennis court and ripped the meniscus in the same knee.