Friday, August 14, 2020

The Baltimore Orioles selected the contract of former Lawrence County High School right-hander Chandler Shepherd and optioned righty David Hess to their alternate training site Friday.

HUNTINGTON - After his tenure at UT-Martin, Marshall linebackers coach Jordon Hankins knew Huntington would be a new experience. Hankins has embraced the new  - and the COVID-19 craziness - to build bonds with his linebackers.

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Jesus Perdew hit a two-run home run to cap off the scoring for the Mineral County All-Stars in the sixth inning of the West Virginia Little League Special Games Tournament championship, then he struck out the side on 10 pitches in the bottom of the frame to capture the sta…

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020

LESAGE — Jim Boyd of South Point, Ohio, shot 77, 11 strokes lower than his age, in a round of golf Thursday at the Riviera Country Club.

HUNTINGTON - Despite a lack of experience at quarterback on a veteran offense, Marshall offensive coordinator Tim Cramsey said the new starter behind center has to command the entire offense and lead the team.

A few weeks ago, when several neighboring states began to push back the start of their football seasons or move them to the spring due to COVID-19, the likelihood of West Virginia opening preseason practice as scheduled on Aug. 17 seemed remote.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

CHARLESTON — Attendance at West Virginia high school athletics contests this fall will be determined by the state’s upcoming metric that will evaluate the safety level for schools to be open in each of the 55 counties regarding the spread of COVID-19.

On Tuesday night, reports surfaced that Big 12 Conference Presidents elected to move forward with its season as scheduled, aligning the league with the Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference in attempting to complete a modified 2020 season in fall.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Monday, August 10, 2020
Sunday, August 09, 2020

COLUMBUS — With the health and safety of everyone involved as the top concern and due to the large size of the event, the Ohio High School Athletic Association Early Season Cross Country Invitational, scheduled for Saturday at Fortress Obetz (Ohio) and Memorial Park, has been canceled.

HUNTINGTON - Former Marshall teammates and friends took to social media to mourn the loss of former Herd defensive tackle Jamaal Whyce, who passed away this week.

Saturday, August 08, 2020

HUNTINGTON — Athletic directors at local Ohio high schools view the latest plan for fall football much as they do the Ohio River in a typical April — unclear.

DALLAS — The Conference USA Board of Directors has approved the league’s timeline and scheduling format for football competition for the 2020 season, as well as operational protocols for return to play.

HUNTINGTON - Charleston native Grant Wells and Huntington native Luke Zban are a pair of Marshall quarterbacks who have the same dream: become the Herd's first in-state quarterback to start a game for the Herd since Zban's father, Mark, started against Georgia Southern in 1995.

Friday, August 07, 2020

McDERMOTT, Ohio — Trevin Mault won medalist honors to lead Wheelersburg to the championship of the Portsmouth Invitational high school golf tournament Thursday.

Thursday, August 06, 2020

It’s that time of year again and I’m thinking about making it an annual column — The Top 10 Boat Names for the year according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS).

HUNTINGTON -Marshall University women's basketball coach Tony Kemper is from his team this week.

That's pretty bizarre, considering his team started voluntary workouts last week.

However, it's all part of enhanced COVID-19 restrictions placed by Marshall University's safety protocol.

Kemper attended the Bart Andrews Memorial Golf Scramble on Monday - the signature annual fundraising event for Marshall's women's team.

He was able to attend the event, but it came at a cost - Kemper had to self-isolate for seven days following his attendance at the public event.

It is a safety precaution being taken to keep Marshall student-athletes isolated from potential risks from the community that could derail any chance of athletics this fall.

"Yeah, it's a little bit different, but we have to do it," Kemper said with a smile while at the Bart Andrews Memorial Golf Scramble on Monday. "The team will remain conditioning and working out with other coaches this week, but I won't be there. I have to self-isolate."

In years past, the event would have featured many different people within Marshall's athletic department. There would have been coaches, players, administrators and those from the Big Green

College sports as a whole has been decimated financially by COVID-19 complications that have eliminated contests from the schedule.

However, there is another aspect of college athletics that have taken a drastic change which has hindered the budgets as well.

The world of collegiate fundraising is a big boost to athletic department budgets, scholarships and projects.

Many of those events, however, have also fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic with restrictions on patrons allowed in a place at one time.

Some recurring events, such as the Big Green Coaches Tour, were forced to cancel for the 2020 year, which took money away from the coffers over the overall budget.

Then, the individual programs also had their summer camp series go away