Ashland's girls basketball team built a double-digit halftime lead and used a late third-quarter spurt to fend off a West Carter rally in a 51-42 win over the Comets at James A. Anderson Gymnasium on Thursday night.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
One matchup to watch for as Marshall and North Texas meet in men's basketball this weekend in Huntington is the guard battle between UNT's Javion Hamlet and Marshall's Jarrod West.
For the first half of Tuesday’s 74-66 win at TCU, West Virginia junior Derek Culver played like one of the country’s most dominant centers.
WILLOW WOOD, Ohio — Playing for the third time in as many days, No. 16 seed Symmes Valley defeated 17th-seeded Eastern-Pike 68-54 Wednesday in a Division IV sectional tournament high school boys basketball game.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
PROCTORVILLE, Ohio — Jaidyn Griffth’s 3-point play with just under 6 minutes left put Coal Grove ahead for good and senior Addi Dillow delivered key baskets and free throws down the stretch to power the Lady Hornets past Fairland, 54-47, in an Ohio Division III sectional semifinal game Wedne…
HUNTINGTON — As with most COVID-19 and weather-related issues high school sports teams have faced, some West Virginia squads are taking a wait-and-see attitude to scheduling.
As the West Virginia men’s basketball team turned the calendar with an 85-80 loss to Florida at home on Jan. 30, a brutal February schedule loomed, full of matchups with ranked opponents and long road trips, both in terms of miles and time.
As Marshall's players get ready for this weekend's series against North Texas, they recalled last year's back-and-forth affair in Huntington in which the Mean Green earned a 67-64 win.
PEDRO, Ohio — Rock Hill High School’s boys basketball team won its first Ohio Valley Conference home game in six seasons Tuesday night, upsetting Portsmouth 56-52.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Beginning Wednesday, the West Virginia Power not only has a new league — as the eighth member of the independent Atlantic League — but also a new ownership team, as the organization effectively merges with ownership of Kentucky’s Lexington Legends ballclub.
There are many new insights in the National Deer Association’s 2021 Deer Report, a comprehensive update on the status of deer populations and deer hunting, recently released.
Marshall got second-half goals from Vitor Dias and Vinicius Fernandes to earn a 2-0 win over East Tennessee State in men's soccer action on Tuesday at Hoops Family Field.
West Virginia’s three-game road trip in the state of Texas will be cut a contest short, while next week will be a busy one in Morgantown.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — Three Coal Grove Hornets scored in double figures as it rolled to a 78-70 win over Chesapeake on its home floor in a regular season Ohio Valley Conference boys basketball matchup on Tuesday.
SOUTH POINT, Ohio — South Point (14-4) raced to an 18-2 lead and rolled to a 57-43 victory over Huntington-Ross (3-19) Monday night in a boys high school basketball Division III sectional tournament semifinal game.
Sources say former Marshall greats Mike Bartrum and Doug Chapman will join the off-field staff of first-year Marshall football coach Charles Huff. The additions are expected to be official soon, pending background checks.
About to hit the second leg of its three-games-in-six-days tour of Texas, now-No. 10 West Virginia didn’t have much time to celebrate its massive 84-82 win at No. 14 Texas on Saturday.
CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — Chesapeake had the lead in the fourth quarter several times this season only to see it evaporate and result in frustrating losses.
Monday, February 22, 2021
IRONTON — Trent Hacker scored 20 points to lead 10th-seeded Ironton (9-5) to a 61-51 victory over No. 23 seed Southeastern (4-16) in an Ohio Division III sectional semifinal boys high school basketball game at the Conley Center.
Addi Dillow of Coal Grove and Maddie Ward of Chesapeake were nominated for the McDonald’s All-American girls high school basketball team.
When Marshall and North Texas meet in Conference USA men's basketball action this weekend in Huntington, it will bring the top two teams in the NCAA's NET rankings together. Marshall is tops in the league at No. 69 while North Texas is No. 72.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- In addition to consistently serving as an anchor swimmer for Shawnee State University throughout the first year of the program, Kenzie Pennington was named a Mid-South Conference Champions of Character representative on Wednesday.
Sunday, February 21, 2021
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- Trailblazing a path via the solo route is never easy, but with hard work and a dedicated attitude the effort is often worth it when one sees the results.
Marshall's men's soccer team scored its most goals in a match since 1985 in a 10-1 win over West Virginia Tech on Sunday at Hoops Family Field in Huntington.
On Sunday, Marshall senior Taylor Pearson knocked down a key 3-pointer with 2:02 left during a run in which the Herd rattled off the game's final 18 points in a 68-56 win over Rice, who was previously undefeated in Conference USA women's basketball action.
Saturday, February 20, 2021
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has said on multiple occasions this season that he can never relax when his team has a lead.
Marshall's women's basketball team struggled early and never could overcome an 18-point halftime hole during a 64-48 loss to Rice on Saturday at Cam Henderson Center.
Marshall's men's basketball features a guard-oriented system under Dan D'Antoni, but D'Antoni said it is the play of the frontcourt that dictates success or failure. As of late, the efficiency of the frontcourt has increased and so, too, has the Herd's success offensively.
Gov. Jim Justice’s decision to relax some COVID-19 restrictions will allow more fans to attend winter sports games at state high schools and middle schools starting next month, though exact numbers will vary from site to site.
Friends Sean Hornbuckle, Nick Thomas and DuRon Jackson have helped start a conversation on a metaphorical and literal porch in the Huntington area and beyond.
Friday, February 19, 2021
Marshall's women's basketball team faces the tall task of matching up with Rice center Nancy Mulkey this weekend. Mulkey, a 6-9 post presence, makes the Owls go on both ends of the floor.
In pointing out how difficult the Big 12 Conference is during his Zoom media call on Friday morning, West Virginia men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins summed it up, saying simply, “We don’t have off nights.”
While nearly every sports organization had seasons shortened or nixed altogether by the COVID-19 pandemic, the West Virginia Golf Association soldiered on in 2020, playing through a worldwide pandemic while holding its full schedule of tournaments and series events.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
COAL GROVE, Ohio — On a day she was nominated for the McDonald’s All-American team, Addi Dillow scored like one of the nation’s better players.
HUNTINGTON — The sound of public address legend Lou Horvath’s booming voice filling Ohio University’s Convocation Center during high school regional basketball tournaments won’t be heard this year.
Marshall's women's basketball series with Rice has been finalized with two games this weekend - one at 1 p.m. on Saturday and the other at noon on Sunday. Both games take place at Cam Henderson Center.
Marshall men's basketball will not make its scheduled trip to Houston to play Rice this weekend due to COVID-19 issues within the Owls' program. The series has been canceled, according to release.
With winter and spring prep sports seasons stretching beyond their originally scheduled conclusions because of the coronavirus pandemic, a rule change was approved on Wednesday by the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission that will allow student-athletes to compete for both th…
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
The last time Marshall's women's basketball team was scheduled to play Rice, the were scheduled to play came in the C-USA Tournament where they were pulled off the court minutes before tip-off due to the tournament's cancellation due to COVID-19.
Marshall's softball team is in a stoppage due to COVID-19 and contact tracing. The Herd, which was scheduled to open the season this weekend at Winthrop, will start its season March 4-7 in the Thundering Herd Round Robin.