HUNTINGTON - For Kyra Jones, winning was all in her head.
Jones, a freshman center fielder, smashed a walk-off two-run home run in the eighth inning Friday to give Huntington High (17-3) a come-from-behind 7-5 softball victory over Point Pleasant (17-7). Jones said the difference in her strikeout in the second inning and her homer was the way she used her head.
HUNTINGTON - Dr. Dorothy "Dot" Hicks, the creator of women's athletics at Marshall University, was presented Friday night with the Big Green Legacy Award.
WAYNE - Morehead State University recruit Allison Rager from Herbert Hoover High School pitched a three-hit shutout Friday against Wayne in a 3-0 victory.
ROME TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Intelligence, effort and talent combine to make a star softball player.
Mackenzie Riley embodies all of those adjectives. The Fairland High School softball star signed Friday to play at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio. The Bears swooped in at the last minute and stole her away from Xavier University and several smaller colleges.
CHARLESTON - Huntington High girls tennis claimed the Mountain State Athletic Conference championship Thursday on the Schoenbaum Courts.
SPRING VALLEY - Jonah Wellman went 2-for-2 and drove in three runs as Spring Valley rolled to a 12-1 victory over Woodrow Wilson in high school baseball Friday.
Spring football is supposed to be fun.
Oh, sure, there is lots of work, lots of drills, lots of sweat and lots of physical toil.
CHARLESTON - Marshall University pitcher Chase Boster was dominant on the mound Friday in a 3-1 baseball victory against Conference USA first place Middle Tennessee at Appalachian Power Park.
HUNTINGTON - Conference USA women's tennis runner-up Marshall University had five players receive all-conference awards.
HUNTINGTON - After one month of trying to improve their skills, Marshall University football players have a chance to showcase their growth in Saturday's Green-White Game, which gets underway at 2 p.m. in Joan C. Edwards Stadium.