SOUTH CHARLESTON — Quinn Ballengee was robbed.
Saturday, May 27, 2023
HEATH, Ohio — Coal Grove’s girls track and field team and Rock Hill’s boys squad each picked up top-five team finishes in the OHSAA Division III Region 11 championship meet on Friday.
CHARLESTON — Huntington’s Ciera Thacker and Jefferson’s Lorelei Bangit ended the 2023 track and field season as rivals and will begin the next one as teammates.
The line stretched out the door of the Soda Shop and onto the sidewalk on Buckhannon’s East Main Street next to the courthouse. Most of the patrons awaiting their sweet treats were fans, players, coaches, officials and sportswriters in town for the annual West Virginia state high school bask…
Friday, May 26, 2023
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — For the second time in three seasons, the Wheelersburg Pirates are Division III district champions.
Thursday, May 25, 2023
SOUTH CHARLESTON — A teary-eyed Ed West stood on the first-base line Thursday moments after John Marshall had secured the Class AAA softball title with a 6-2 win over Cabell Midland.
SOUTH CHARLESTON — Wahama won its third straight Class A state softball championship on Thursday afternoon at Little Creek Park with a 3-1 victory over St. Marys.
SOUTH CHARLESTON — Winfield found itself on the doorstep of a Class AA state championship last season, but couldn’t wrap it up on the final day. So given a second chance, the Generals — and ace pitcher Maci Boggess — weren’t going to be denied.
SOUTH CHARLESTON — That no one thought Stacy Hobbs and the George Washington softball team would make it to the state tournament, he said, provided a small bit of consolation for seeing his first season at the helm come to a close.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — A rivalry game for a district championship.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
SOUTH CHARLESTON — From the on-deck circle, Ava Blake encouraged teammate Paytyn Tucker to relax because John Marshall was in the driver’s seat.
SOUTH CHARLESTON — Wahama moved to within one win of its third straight Class A state championship as the White Falcons rolled past Petersburg to a 17-0 win in five innings in the winner’s bracket of the state softball tournament on Wednesday evening at Little Creek Park.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
SOUTH CHARLESTON — Wahama is going for a three-peat in the state softball tournament.
SOUTH CHARLESTON — There weren’t many times in a 3-1 victory over Jefferson that Cabell Midland found itself in a do-or-die situation.
SOUTH CHARLESTON — With John Marshall and Cabell Midland tied in the top of the seventh inning, the Monarchs sent a runner home from third base on a ground ball to shortstop. The throw was on time and the home plate umpire initially ruled the runner out.
SOUTH CHARLESTON — The fourth time still wasn’t the charm for St. Marys softball on Wednesday morning.
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
LICKING RIVER, Ky. — Raceland became the 16th Region Tournament champion on Tuesday when the Rams defeated East Carter 10-3.
ONA — After playing give and take through five innings and deadlocked with Hurricane at 3-3, Cabell Midland’s attack generated seven hits and eight runs in the sixth inning, and after the Knights put down a slight run by the visitors in their last at-bat, resulted in a convincing win, 11-6, …
BUFFALO, W.Va. — Wahama finally figured out Buffalo’s pitching. But before the game ended Tuesday, the White Falcons had major issues with the Bison’s hitting.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Portsmouth needed just an hour and 25 minutes.
Monday, May 22, 2023
LICKING RIVER, Ky. – Connor Thacker got on his horse.
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — The Lawrence County Bulldogs punched their ticket into the 15th Region Tournament softball final with a 5-1 win over Belfry in the semifinals on Monday night at StoneCrest Park.
ROME TOWNSHIP, Ohio — When Cooper Cummings showed up unexpectedly at Fairland High School as a sophomore, Dragons baseball coach Michael Hill said he thought the kid looked like a catcher.
Cabell Midland High School’s softball team is excelling in the postseason, and so is one of the Knights’ former stars.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Portsmouth West made a two-spot stand up.
HURRICANE — In a four-run loss, five of the runs that the Hurricane baseball team allowed to Cabell Midland were unearned.
Sunday, May 21, 2023
VANCEBURG, Ky. – Ashland’s softball team traditionally picks a theme of dress before every 16th Region Tournament, coach Scott Ingram said, which led him to an outfit he termed “Hawaiian Cowboy” before and after the region quarterfinals at Lewis County on Sunday.
Saturday, May 20, 2023
CHARLESTON — The WVSSAC state track and field meet attracts thousands of people to University of Charleston Stadium every spring.
CHARLESTON — Huntington needed every point it could get on Saturday.
NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Coal Grove’s girls and Rock Hill’s boys won Division III, Region 11, Southeast District track and field titles Friday at Nelsonville-York High School.
Friday, May 19, 2023
MOREHEAD, Ky. — The final step before the state’s biggest stage begins Saturday for 16th Region teams.
CHARLESTON — Ava Ethridge certainly didn’t look like a freshman during the first day of the WVSSAC state track and field meet.
ONA — Little did Quinn Ballengee realize when she fell injured she was knocking over dominoes that would lead to Cabell Midland making the state softball tournament.
MAN, W.Va. — For the third straight year, Wahama softball swept Man in the Class A, Region IV finals and is going back to the state high school softball tournament.
Thursday, May 18, 2023
ONA — A man in the press box uttered, “Man, she’s due,” when Maria Arreola came to bat.
SOUTH POINT, Ohio — Fly to right field, catch and game over? Not so fast.
ROME TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Fairland baseball coach Michael Hill was worried that a week off would translate to a sluggish start for his team in the Ohio District III Sectional 1 baseball championship, but he couldn’t have been more wrong.
IRONTON — Ironton St. Joe scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday to complete its rally from an 8-0 deficit and beat Nelsonville-York 9-8 in a Division IV sectional high school baseball championship game.
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
VANCEBURG, Ky. — Lewis County skipper Chad Case admitted his fingernails are as short as they could possibly be after battling with Raceland in a 10-inning marathon Wednesday night for the 63rd District Tournament championship.
SPRING VALLEY — In a high school baseball sectional tournament final that was postponed a day due to rain, Cabell Midland and Spring Valley still needed extra innings to decide who would advance in the postseason.
ASHLAND — Boyd County posted 10 runs on five hits, four walks and four Ashland errors — in the opening half frame alone, with a two-run homer by Peyton Jackson punctuating the crooked frame — on Wednesday.
CANNONSBURG, Ky. — The Boyd County Lions used a five-run first inning along with a strong pitching performance to secure the 64th District Tournament championship 9-3 versus the visiting Ashland Kittens on Wednesday evening.
RIPLEY, W.Va. — For the longest time, Cabell Midland seemed to have the game on cruise control. But when the finish line neared, Ripley had almost made it all the way back.
HARTFORD, W.Va. — Wahama knocked off Man 7-0 on Wednesday in Game 1 of a best-of-three series in the Class A Region IV softball finals.
POMEROY, Ohio — Ironton’s Connor Lowe won the long jump Monday at the Division II Southeast District track and field meet at Meigs High School.
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Casual high school basketball fans might have something else to be wrong about when yelling at officials next winter.
If Tuesday were a movie, it might be titled “Puddles in the Outfield.”
Three state championships as a player weren’t enough for Lambros Svingos, who wants more as a coach.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Maddie Childers went 2 for 2 with a pair of solo home runs to lead Wellston to a 3-2 victory over Coal Grove in a Division III Southeast 3 District high school softball semifinal on Monday at Unioto High School.
Monday, May 15, 2023
SPRING VALLEY — Cabell Midland’s a big fan of Ernie Banks’ famous saying, “let’s play two,” but the Knights preferred innings to games.
Cabell County’s two big high schools will feature new boys basketball coaches next season.
AID, Ohio — Will Jones struck out 10 as Symmes Valley beat South Gallia 13-3 in a Division IV high school baseball sectional semifinal Saturday.
Saturday, May 13, 2023
CHARLESTON — AJ Mercer added some hardware to his already-crowded trophy case on Saturday at Charleston Tennis Club.
IRONTON — All of Portsmouth West’s runs were unearned Friday in an 8-0 victory over Ironton St. Joe in high school baseball.
Friday, May 12, 2023
HURRICANE, W.Va. — The Hurricane baseball team earned another sectional championship Friday by shutting out Parkersburg 3-0 behind the strong arm of pitcher Dylan Bell, while the rest of the Redskins played unselfish and executed at the right times.
ONA — Kenyon Collins’ pitching coach is more than a father figure.
CHARLESTON — Cabell Midland’s boys made some history on Friday.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Portsmouth was the victim of good Deeds.
Thursday, May 11, 2023
ONA — Aden McCormill transformed from dead arm to dead on.
HURRICANE, W.Va. — Huntington High’s boys relied on their depth in sprints and field events success to win the WVSSAC Class AAA Region 4 championship Wednesday night at Hurricane High School.