Welcome to “Second Guess” Tuesday.
Monday, June 21, 2021
Three-star athlete Che Nwabuko is a high-major talent who has Marshall on his radar. Nwabuko, who has drawn comparisons to NFL wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, came on an official visit to Marshall with his father, Chux, over the weekend.
With 13 home runs on the year and a .566 batting average, Cabell Midland's Rielly Lucas knows teams aren't going to give her much to hit. Whether the bat's in her hands or taken out by an intentional walk, she'll have an impact on tournament play.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court r uled unanimously Monday the NCAA can’t limit education-related benefits — like computers and paid internships — that colleges can offer their sports stars, a victory for athletes that could help open the door to further easing in the decades-old fight over pa…
The brackets for the Charleston Regional of The Basketball Tournament were released Monday afternoon, and a possible WVU-Marshall showdown looms.
Three Kanawha Valley teams entered softball regional play last week and all three emerged to continue on to this week’s state tournament at Little Creek Park, though all three took different paths in getting there.
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Saturday, June 19, 2021
HAMLIN, W.Va. — In 2019, Lincoln County’s Lilli Ross finished 7th in the Class AA shot put competition at the state track and field meet. In 2020, she didn’t get to compete at all due to the season being lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saturday, June 19, 2021
HUNTINGTON — Thousands of local student-athletes grew up rooting for Marshall University and several have realized their childhood dream of playing for the Thundering Herd.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Ron Terry and Mike McCoy shared one response to their induction into the West Virginia Schools Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame — surprise.
This is the seventh installment of a 12-part series previewing Marshall’s opponents for the 2021 season. The next team finished last in FBS in points allowed last season and struggled despite one of the nation's top receivers. Next up: North Texas.
The 2021 US Youth Soccer Eastern President's Cup has 114 teams in 14 divisions converging on the Barboursville and Shawnee Soccer Complexes this week, bringing the state of West Virginia a birthday gift exceeding $8 million, officials said.
Friday, June 18, 2021
For a game that tilts a lot of its rules toward the offenses, the WCHS-TV/Fox 11 North-South All-Star Football Classic has almost routinely become a defensive struggle.
BARBOURSVILLE — The Ona-Milton 8-10-year-old baseball all-stars earned a spot in the West Virginia state Little League tournament on Thursday with a 15-1 win over Huntington at Barboursville Park.
The Kentucky-West Virginia Shootout, an NCAA-certified event hosted by Ashland Blazer, offered 29 teams from four states the opportunity to be seen by 35 college programs at four different local venues as part of the first weekend of the NCAA's June scholastic period.
The momentum of Marshall's national championship in men's soccer showed itself this week as 230-plus campers took to Hoops Family Field for Youth Soccer Camp. Coach Chris Grassie was most pleased with the number of first-time players involved.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
"This is something the Board wants, a plan that we can move forward with and a timeline. It gives us a goal in the end," Interim Athletic Director Jeff O'Malley said Thursday. "... now, we have something to look to, to move toward."
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Cabell Midland's Olivia Pelfrey finished with two home runs and six RBIs while K.K. Wallis added two home runs to lead the Knights to a 13-9 win over Ripley in the Class AAA, Region IV softball championship at Ripley High School.
Huntington resident and Williamson native Nick Goff recently made history when he became the first local runner to win the Hatfield McCoy Marathon, which was run last weekend.
This is the sixth installment of a 12-part series previewing Marshall’s opponents for the 2021 season. The next team on the list did not see action in 2020 and will see a head coach leading the group for the first time. Next up is Old Dominion.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Cabell Midland pitcher Jess Terry struck out 12 and drove in two runs while slugger Rielly Lucas belted a two-run home run as the Knights earned a 5-0 win over Ripley on Tuesday to set up Wednesday's winner-take-all game at Ripley in the Class AAA, Region IV softball finals.
CLEVELAND — Indians ace Shane Bieber had been bothered by irritation in his right shoulder for most of the season. But when the pain hit a different area of his upper arm, the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner knew it was time to stop.
HUNTINGTON — Rachel Folden instructs women seeking a job in baseball in a similar fashion to how she coaches hitting — see what you want and go after it hard.
NEW YORK — Pitchers will be ejected and suspended for 10 games for using illegal foreign substances to doctor baseballs in a crackdown by Major League Baseball that will start Monday.
Erik Moses attended his first NASCAR race in 2019 as an XFL executive looking to poach marketing ideas during a trip to Dover International Raceway. One year later, Dover poached Moses and sent him to Tennessee to reopen Nashville Superspeedway.
Pato O'Ward was fifth when a late caution in Detroit gave him an unexpected chance to become IndyCar's first two-time winner this season and grab the championship lead.
SAN DIEGO — Torrey Pines has had its share of conflict over the years involving some of the top players in golf. Just not during such a taxing major as the U.S. Open.
OMAHA, Neb. — A look at the eight teams competing in the College World Series, which starts Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park. (Capsules in order of CWS opening games. Coaches’ records through super regionals):
Monday, June 14, 2021
DANVILLE — The Sissonville Lady Indians took game one of the Class AA Region IV Championship series on Monday evening as they went on the road and defeated the Scott Lady Skyhawks by the final score of 4-1.
RIPLEY — Cabell Midland senior first baseman Rielly Lucas launched a moon shot in the fourth inning here Monday evening in game one of the Class AAA, Region IV championship best-of-the three series, but it proved to be the only run for the Knights as host Ripley secured a 4-1 victory.
MOREHEAD, Ky. — Whitley County (31-9) scored three unearned runs in the third inning in a 6-5 victory over Raceland (31-8) in a semi-state baseball game at Morehead State University’s Allen Field.
On Monday, Conference USA announced the addition of West Virginia as an affiliate member for men's soccer, starting in 2022. The move means that national champion Marshall now has its in-state foe as a conference rival in the sport.