CHARLESTON — So far this season, Hurricane has seen a little bit of everything. On Thursday, the Redskins got a whole lot from pitcher Reece Sutphin, and it was more than enough to secure another victory.
Thursday, March 30, 2023
One of the premier men’s basketball players in the Sun Belt Conference appears to be on the move.
CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Conference softball race came down to three teams in 2022, and the same could be true in 2023 as well.
WAYNE — A pitching change for Wayne kicked Huntington into high gear.
CINCINNATI — Each of the five Cincinnati Reds teams to win a World Series won on Opening Day.
HUNTINGTON — A coaches versus players scrimmage might create some interesting matchups for the Marshall football team.
HUNTINGTON — Most have heard the term “home-field advantage.”
CINCINNATI -- The loudest ovation of the Cincinnati Reds pregame introductions on Opening Day on Thursday came for a player not even on the active roster.
SPRING VALLEY — Brooklyn Osburn figured why settle for a walk when she could have a walk-off?
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
SOUTH POINT, Ohio — South Point enjoyed its Ohio Valley Conference boys basketball title so much it hopes to add one in baseball.
Ryan Bonner punctuated the third-to-last game of his term as Ashland’s interim coach by picking up the Tomcats’ Rheyce Deboard off the ground as though he were weightless to celebrate Ashland’s fifth straight 16th Region Tournament title with a joyful jumping hug.
RUSSELL, Ky. — Growing up, Emily Cole idolized Cat Osterman, the three-time Olympic medalist for Team USA softball and former Texas Longhorn.
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
COAL GROVE, Ohio — Freshman Caden Turner earned his first varsity win, hurling 2 1/3 innings of relief as Coal Grove (1-0) beat Ironton St. Joe 8-4.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
MORGANTOWN — The No. 24 West Virginia baseball team will head into its first Big 12 series of the spring with a win, although it didn’t come easily against an in-state foe.
ONA — Parkersburg might have thought it caught a break when freshman Drea Watts instead of ace Quinn Ballengee took to the pitching circle, especially after Madison Marks led off with a double.
HUNTINGTON — Everyone has their favorite pizza toppings, but Marshall football coach Charles Huff just wanted something that tasted like the last one he ordered — and Jason Semore delivered.
MORGANTOWN — Neal Brown wanted to add a pass-catching tight end to the offense in 2023, and he believes Kole Taylor is that player.
HUNTINGTON — Savannah Rice struck out seven of the first nine batters she faced and Marshall scored seven runs in the third inning, which made for a short afternoon at Dot Hicks Field.
Last week, my career responsibilities carried me far away from my West Virginia home. When this occurs, my mind always tends to drift in thoughts of our hills, hollers and the waters of home — especially in the spring.
ASHLAND — Spring Valley continued its strong start with a strong finish.
Monday, March 27, 2023
HUNTINGTON — Kim Stephens walked onto the Cam Henderson Center court Monday and was met with loud applause from about 100 Marshall University women’s basketball fans who wanted to make her feel at home.
HUNTINGTON — It wasn’t a ground ball through Bill Buckner’s legs for a comeback win, but Huntington High’s baseball’s rally for a 5-3 win over Cabell Midland on Monday was no less dramatic.
HURRICANE, W.Va — It got a bit nervy at the end, but Hurricane had just enough cushion to hold on.
HUNTINGTON — A new season began for the Marshall University football team Monday afternoon.
SOUTH POINT, Ohio — South Point opened its baseball season with a pair of victories Saturday, beating Portsmouth West 5-0 and Grace Christian 12-2.
HUNTINGTON — Kim Stephens is Marshall’s new women’s basketball coach, Thundering Herd athletic director Christian Spears announced Monday morning.
Sunday, March 26, 2023
NORFOLK, Va. — The Marshall University baseball team fell to the Old Dominion Monarchs 12-2 in the series finale Sunday in Norfolk, Virginia.
HUNTINGTON — Marshall University's softball team earned its 27th win of the year Sunday in a 4-0 shutout to sweep Southern Miss.
Saturday, March 25, 2023
NORFOLK, Va. — Marshall hung a 4-spot in the top of the sixth inning to get back within striking distance on Saturday afternoon.
RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — Wahama scored four runs in the fifth inning on its way to a 5-1 victory over Ravenswood Thursday in high school softball.
Ashland, Fairland and Spring Valley’s girls basketball teams made deep state tournament runs, but one team might be able to beat all three.
PEDRO, Ohio — In the Rock Hill Wood Bat Tournament, Fairland took River Valley to the woodshed.
HUNTINGTON — The pitching of Sydney Nester and Bri Godfrey propelled Marshall to a doubleheader sweep of Southern Mississippi on Saturday in Sun Belt Conference softball at Dot Hicks Field.
MORGANTOWN — There’s more than a quarterback competition brewing this spring around West Virginia’s football facilities.
WHEELING — Tickets are on sale for the 76th annual Victory Awards Dinner on May 7 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston.
Just two years into her high school career, Wheeling Park standout Alexis Bordas has built an impressive list of accomplishments.
James Monroe’s Eli Allen ascended the ladder like a king taking the throne, cutting down the final piece of the net following the Mavericks 66-35 victory against Tucker County in the Class A state championship.
Friday, March 24, 2023
SPRING VALLEY — The last Spring Valley softball team to win a state championship did so in 2006 when the current Timberwolves seniors were babies.
NORFOLK, Va. — Old Dominion entered Friday’s home baseball game with Marshall featuring eight batters hitting .300 or better, compared to three for the Thundering Herd.
ONA — Spring Valley (6-0) scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull away for a 6-2 victory over Cabell Midland (2-1) Thursday in high school baseball.
MORGANTOWN — When junior standout Sharron Young went down at the end of January with a broken shooting hand, his Morgantown teammates weren’t sure what to think.
The strength of Region 1 in Class AAAA prep girls basketball was on display throughout the season led by two schools from the same section in Wheeling Park and Morgantown.
Thursday, March 23, 2023
HURRICANE, W.Va. — If the Hurricane and Huntington High baseball teams were comedians, they’d probably be Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd, Saturday Night Live’s “wild and crazy guys.”
HAMLIN, W.Va. — A four-run fifth inning on Thursday helped Lincoln County rally for an 8-5 win over Spring Valley and keep the Panthers undefeated on the season.
West Liberty was out-paced by an 11-point margin in the second half on Thursday.
CHARLESTON — Spring Valley jumped to a 6-0 lead and held off George Washington 7-5 Wednesday in high school baseball.
Prior to Braden Chapman’s arrival at Shady Spring, the boys basketball program was largely an afterthought on a statewide level.
CLARKSBURG — Finally, senior Olivia Toland and North Marion saw the lights of Saturday night.
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
ONA — Cabell Midland entered the bottom of the sixth inning nursing a 3-1 lead on Ashland.
HUNTINGTON — As 14 former Marshall football players made their way back to the Chris Cline Indoor Athletic Facility to work out in front of professional scouts on Wednesday, it was as much about family as it was business.
Fairland senior guard Tomi Hinkle earned first-team honors on the Ohio Division II all state high school girls basketball team Wednesday.
RIPLEY, W.Va. — Visiting Cabell Midland hung a 9-spot in the top of the seventh inning to rally past Ripley, 16-10, in high school softball on Tuesday night.
Sal Dean moved to Chapmanville for his final season of high school basketball with one goal in mind: To end his career with a state championship.