ONA -- Cabell Midland coach Tracy Brumfield won his 350th game Tuesday when the Knights defeated Capital 14-4 in high school baseball.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Marshall did not have a hit after the third inning as 10 West Virginia pitchers combined on a two-hitter in the Mountaineers 4-1 win over the Herd at Monongalia County Ballpark. With the win, WVU won the season series over the Herd.
From COVID-19 issues that kept players from going home to a demanding NCAA Tournament path, Marshall's men's soccer team has proven tough in its run to the NCAA College Cup, which takes the next step with national semifinals at 6 p.m. on Friday against North Carolina.
Tug Valley's Kaylea Baisden was named captain of the Class A All-State Girls Basketball team after leading the Panthers to their first state title. The All-State team was announced by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.
Monday, May 10, 2021
HUNTINGTON — Minford, Wheelersburg and Ironton drew the top three seeds, respectively, in the Southeast Ohio Division III sectional tournament high school baseball pairings.
Monday, May 10, 2021
Local student-athletes and coaches continue to astonish on the playing fields and courts, as well as in the pool, this season. Here’s a look at some of the better performances from the past week:
HUNTINGTON — Two players from Cabell Midland and one each from Huntington High and Spring Valley made the All-Mountain State Athletic Conference boys high school basketball first team.
It took awhile for the Marshall men’s soccer team to settle into its NCAA Elite Eight matchup against Georgetown on Monday. But once it did, coach Chris Grassie had little doubt about the outcome.
Sunday, May 09, 2021
RIO GRANDE, Ohio — University of Rio Grande right fielder Taylor Webb racked up 14 hits in six games to win River States Conference softball player of the week for April 26 through May 2.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Having been robbed of the completion of her senior campaign at West Virginia State due to COVID-19, Kierstin Hensley once felt that her tennis career — just like that — was over.
Marshall's softball and baseball teams each fell in 6-3 losses at Charlotte on Sunday to wrap up their respective series. It was the softball team's regular-season finale. They will be the No. 7 seed in next week's C-USA Tournament.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Medina Spirit’s victory in the Kentucky Derby is in serious jeopardy because of a failed postrace drug test, one that led Churchill Downs to suspend Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on Sunday in the latest scandal to plague the sport.
HAMLIN, W.Va. — Three of the top Class AAA softball teams in West Virginia and the reigning Class A state champion all played on the same field on Saturday.
Saturday, May 08, 2021
Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick discusses the success of the men's soccer program and the importance of facilities in positioning Herd programs to be successful. As he enjoys the Herd's NCAA run in soccer, his focus is on the future.
Friday, May 07, 2021
Marshall's win over No. 1 Clemson had social media and news outlets buzzing Thursday and into Friday. Still, Marshall head coach Chris Grassie said the goal is not a win over the top-ranked team, but to be the top-ranked team at NCAA Tourney's end.
HUNTINGTON — Mark Newfeld aced the 154-yard 15th hole at Guyan Golf & Country Club. The shot was witnessed by Justin Day, Joey Newfeld, Scott Pierson and Dave Eller. This was Newfeld’s second hole-in-one.
CHARLESTON — One of the season’s most anticipated games turned into an instant classic. Isaac McKneely made doubly sure of it.
CHARLESTON — At the end of both the second and third quarters, No. 3-seeded Shady Spring settled into half-court sets, passing the ball and milking time.
Thursday, May 06, 2021
It was a one-two punch provided by keeper Oliver Semmle and junior midfielder Vitor Dias, whose save and goal in the final round of the shootout combined to give the Thundering Herd the victory over top-ranked Clemson in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA men’s soccer tournament Thursday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Phil Mickelson has gone nine months since he finished among the top 20, and it looks as though that streak is about to end at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Cabell Midland rallied late against Martinsburg, but turnovers and the Bulldogs' offensive rebounds proved to be too much in a 57-52 loss for the Knights in the Class AAAA quarterfinals at Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center on Thursday morning.
The NCAA has reached a delicate moment: It must decide whether to punish states that have passed laws limiting the participation of transgender athletes by barring them from hosting its softball and baseball tournaments.
For two quarters Thursday afternoon, George Washington’s normally smooth and consistent game was about as disjointed as it ever gets.
SOUTH POINT, Ohio — Ironton defeated South Point 15-4 Wednesday to clinch at least a share of the Ohio Valley Conference high school baseball championship.
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Poca had just five turnovers and did not allow an offensive rebound to Bluefield as the Dots used fundamentals to grind out a 49-42 win over the Beavers in the Class AA quarterfinals at Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center on Wednesday.
SEATTLE — The clubhouse celebration that awaited John Means was more than 50 years in the making for the Baltimore Orioles and more like a playoff berth being clinched rather than a Wednesday in May.
ONA — The name “Martinsburg” has struck fear into opponents in several high school sports through the years, but not Cabell Midland’s boys basketball team this week.
Marshall men's soccer coach Chris Grassie said the Herd's goal remains a national championship, no matter the opponent in front of them. On Thursday, that opponent is No. 1 seed Clemson, whom the Herd plays at 3 p.m. in Cary, North Carolina.
Winfield's Seth Shilot knocked down two free throws with six seconds left and led the Generals in scoring and rebounds in a 49-45 upset of No. 2 Fairmont Senior in the Class AAA quarterfinals on Wednesday at Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.
Willie Mays is turning 90, and no mistaking that number. It strikes with the clarity of a line drive. Mays played in a sport measured by milestones — 3,000 hits, 500 homers, signposts he passed and then some — and now here’s one more.