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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Marshall point guard Aaliyah Dunham has been a calming force in the Thundering Herd women's recent success. On Thursday, the South Charleston native leads Marshall into a 6 p.m. contest against FIU.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

BUFFALO, W.Va. — Huntington St. Joe outscored Buffalo by six points in the second half of an 80-77 victory in boys high school basketball.

New Ashland head coach Chad Tackett said that the Tomcats' tradition makes the job one he's dreamed of since he got into coaching out of college. Now charged with maintaining the team's success, Tackett said he wants to instill that sense of tradition in his young players.

Marshall players and coach Dan D'Antoni reiterated that the team's seven-game losing streak comes down to one area: 3-point shooting. The Herd is No. 341 out of 350 Division I teams in 3-point percentage as it gets set for Thursday's game at FIU.

For several years, my job responsibilities require me to attend many trade shows and media events. The Archery Trade Show (ATA) was one I always looked forward to because of the manufacturers and attendees, many of whom I call friends.

Marshall guard Taevion Kinsey put up one of the more remarkable statistical games in recent memory, scoring 31 points while dishing out 10 assists with zero turnovers in Saturday's loss to Rice and adding eight rebounds as well.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

After spending two years at Utah State and another two at Texas Tech, Florida-based quarterback Henry Colombi is headed to Marshall, which is much closer for his family. Colombi spoke about his decision to join the Herd after a weekend visit.

HUNTINGTON — On a roster that’s just 11 players deep, some of the younger players have created the biggest sparks for the Spring Valley girls basketball team this season.

Marshall running back Rasheen Ali was named an FWAA Freshman All-American on Monday by the Football Writers Association of America. Ali is the second Marshall player ever to be named to the team by the FWAA, joining punter Tyler Williams in 2012.

HUNTINGTON — The top-ranked West Virginia Class AAAA girls high school basketball team started the year by winning its first nine games by an average of 30 points, but its coach wants to see more consistency if the dominant run is to continue.

Monday, January 17, 2022

MERCERVILLE, Ohio — Brayden Hammond scored 22 points, including the 1,000th of his career, and grabbed 15 rebounds to help South Gallia (6-5 overall, 3-3 Tri-Valley Conference) past Belpre (4-9, 2-4) 69-58 in boys high school basketball in Mercerville, Ohio.

Marshall offensive coordinator Tim Cramsey could be headed to Memphis in the same capacity, according to reports. Sources within the Thundering Herd football program say an official decision is expected by no later than Tuesday.

HUNTINGTON — The United States Tennis Association has created a new sportsmanship award for former U.S. Fed Cup player and long-time USTA pro circuit participant Julie Ditty.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to add girls wrestling and boys volleyball as emerging sports beginning with the 2022-23 school year.

Marshall's football program landed a huge commitment Sunday as former Texas Tech quarterback Henry Colombi committed to the Thundering Herd. Colombi threw for 2,300 yards in the last two seasons at Texas Tech after starting his career at Utah State.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Marshall's women's basketball team used a 17-0 run in the fourth quarter, led by guard Aaliyah Dunham, to earn a 66-53 win over Rice at Tudor Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon. Dunham had 17 points and seven assists in the win.

SOUTH POINT, Ohio — Dariyonne Bryant scored 29 points and Wheelersburg transfer Kenny Sanderlin 22 to lead Portsmouth to an upset of South Point Friday night in boys high school basketball.

Friday, January 14, 2022

WAYNE— At one point Friday night, Wayne freshman Addie Adkins released a 3-point shot and started back down the court on defense before it went through the net.

WINFIELD — When a team sneaks up and makes a splash at the state tournament, as Winfield did last season in Class AAA, it usually becomes a little bit harder to sustain success.

Marshall guard Taevion Kinsey is look to cure several ills as the Thundering Herd takes on Rice at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Cam Henderson Center. Not only can the Herd end its current six-game skid, but the team can also get revenge on the Owls, who ended their season last year in the Conference USA Tournament.

MORGANTOWN — Gabe Osabuohien got the lion’s share of the attention after West Virginia’s 70-60 victory over Oklahoma Tuesday night at the WVU Coliseum, and rightfully so.

PARKERSBURG — Riley Street scored 12 points, including the first seven of the game, to spark No. 4 Parkersburg South (8-1) to a 79-67 victory over No. 9 Cabell Midland (4-5) in a Class AAAA clash Thursday in boys high school basketball.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Marshall's women's basketball saw its five-game winning streak snapped on Thursday night as North Texas jumped out to a lead and never looked back in a 64-54 win over the Thundering Herd at the Super Pit in Denton, Texas.

CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — First-year Ironton girls basketball head coach Jeremy Williams said COVID-19 testing done on his team early Thursday left in doubt the status of the Fighting Tigers before their Ohio Valley Conference game at Chesapeake later that day.

Forward Obinna Anochili-Killen has been the Thundering Herd's most consistent outside shooter, which coach Dan D'Antoni expects to force the opposition to alter how they guard him, leading to offensive opportunities for Marshall's guards.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Marshall's women's basketball team carries a five-game winning streak into Texas this weekend. Coach Tony Kemper said the team's mental toughness will have to shine through for the streak to continue.

Marshall men's soccer players Nathan Dossantos and Vitor Dias were selected in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday. Dossantos, a defender, was chosen by the Orlando City Lions with the 46th overall pick (2nd round) while Dias, a midfielder, was taken 86th overall (3rd round) by the Vancouver Whitecaps.