As blood flows, football is thicker than alma maters.
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Marshall and Appalachian State meet at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in a game that puts both programs in the national spotlight with a CBS broadcast.
HUNTINGTON — More than 12,000 fans attended Marshall University’s season-opening game against Eastern Kentucky University on Sept. 5, and athletic department administrators are preparing for an even larger crowd when the Herd hosts the 23rd-ranked Appalachian State Mountaineers on Saturday.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Wheeling Park's Shadeed Jackson caught three first-half touchdown passes to help lead the visiting Patriots to a 42-21 win over Huntington on Friday night at Bob Sang Stadium.
ROME TOWNSHIP, Ohio — It took some time for Fairland’s high-powered offense to find its stride, but when the Dragons did it was curtains for South Point.
Friday, September 18, 2020
MARTINSBURG — After four-plus years, four state championships and 57 consecutive games, Martinsburg football’s epic, historic win streak at last came to an end on Friday night.
GLENHAYES, W.Va. — Whatever Tolsia wanted to do, it did, dominating all three phases of the game in the battle of two storied Wayne County high school football teams.
SOUTH POINT, Ohio —Braylon Balandra scored three goals and assisted on one to help South Point (6-3-1 overall, 5-1-1 Ohio Valley Conference) to a 6-2 victory over Chesapeake in boys soccer.
COAL GROVE, Ohio — Gallia Academy’s football game Friday at Coal Grove was postponed. Officials from both schools cited health and safety concerns.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
A student athlete at Cabell Midland High School has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the county school system announced Thursday. The diagnosis also affects the Huntington High School football team.
HUNTINGTON — West Virginia teams deal with a colorful situation, Ohio programs hit the second half of the season and Kentucky schools, other than Ashland, chug along as high school football continues in the Tri-State.
Huntington High coach Billy Seals has been pleased with his team's effort, but he wants that effort to turn into a victory when the Highlanders host Wheeling Park on Friday night.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
ROME TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Joey Bloebaum scored off a pass from Braylon Balandra in the 56th minute to give South Point a 1-0 victory over Fairland Tuesday in boys high school soccer.
On Wednesday evening, the NCAA Division I Council announced that the start of college basketball season would be pushed back from Nov. 10 to Nov. 25 with the maximum number of games for teams going from 31 to 27.
Marshall redshirt freshman quarterback Grant Wells and senior center Alex Salguero have to be at the top of their game on Saturday against an Appalachian State team who will bring plenty of pressure looks their way.
The prep football games planned for Putnam County teams this weekend won’t be happening after all, and neither will practices in any sport in Kanawha County for at least a little while.
Just over a month after the Big Ten became the first major conference to postpone the 2020 football season, the league reversed its decision Wednesday and announced plans to begin playing the weekend of Oct. 23-24.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice had voiced his displeasure in recent news conferences with travel sports tournaments being played in counties with a high rate of COVID-19 transmission. He signed an executive order Tuesday night curtailing the practice.
WILLOW WOOD, Ohio — Coal Grove was on the brink of defeat before rallying for a 3-2 victory over Symmes Valley in high school volleyball Monday.
Appalachian State's trio of running backs - Marcus Williams, Camerun Peoples and Daetrich Harrington - have Marshall's defensive attention after rushing for nearly 280 yards and four touchdowns in last week's win over Charlotte.
CHARLESTON — Poca football coach Seth Ramsey began burning up the phone lines Tuesday afternoon. He wasn’t alone. He and coaches throughout the region weren’t about to let a golden opportunity slip through their fingers.
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Monday, September 14, 2020
DANIELS, W.Va. — Defending champions Pat Carter of Huntington and Sam O’Dell of Hurricane, W.Va., defended their title in the West Virginia Golf Association Four Ball championship Sunday at Glade Springs.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Finding a player with strong athletic measurables — and one who backs his or her play up on the field — certainly is enticing for any coach to take a chance on.
The bond between Marshall freshman quarterback Grant Wells and sophomore wide receiver Broc Thompson is noticeable with several on-field connections. However, that bond was built off the field in a mesh of route-running and re-runs between roommates.
CHARLESTON — On the football or soccer fields, Kanawha Valley high schools line up against each other in competition. On Monday, they lined up alongside each other to voice their concern with the state’s current COVID-19 regulations for classes, sports and other activities.
MORGANTOWN — Several days prior to West Virginia University’s first football game of the 2020 season, Mountaineer coach Neal Brown was asked if his team’s rushing attack would be improved from last year.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
WILLOW WOOD, Ohio — Eastern-Pike (3-0 overall, 2-0 Southern Ohio Conference) turned three Symmes Valley fumbles into touchdowns in a battle of SOC Division I powers.
Marshall athletics Hall of Famer Mike D'Antoni has informed the Houston Rockets that he will not return as the head coach next season. D'Antoni coached the Rockets for four seasons.
Marshall received two votes in the latest Associated Press poll and hosts No. 24 Appalachian State at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
DANIELS, W.Va. -- Steve Fox is half way to his 12th West Virginia Four Ball championship.
Fox of Huntington teamed with Noah Mullens of Milton combined for seven birdies in the first nine holes, then added five more on the back nine to shoot 11-under-par, 61, to lead the tournament. Mullens made eight birdies and Fox five to take a one stroke lead over fellow 11-time champion Pat Carter of Huntington and his partner Sam O’Dell of Hurricane, West Virginia.
Fox and Carter won 10 Four Ball championships as a team. Fox won his first with Evans Harbour in 1994. Carter won his 11th last year with O’Dell.
In third place is 2020 WV Amateur champion Alex Easthom of Ravenswood, West Virginia, and his partner Ian Patrick of Huntington.
The final round is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
HUNTINGTON — Claire Burberry scored three goals Saturday afternoon to lead Huntington High to a 6-1 victory over visiting Fairland in girls high school soccer.