The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Latest Sports

December 21, 2013

Woodrow wrestlers enjoy good day at Hurricane

BECKLEY — The Woodrow Wilson wrestling team wasn’t able to be at Chick-fil-A Thursday for the restaurant’s weekly Spirit Night, which this time benefited the grapplers from Beckley.

That’s because the Flying Eagles were competing in Hurricane, and the time there was just as profitable.

Woodrow picked up wins over the host Redskins and George Washington, which is ranked No. 10 in the state. The score with GW was tied 36-36, but Woodrow won via tiebreaker.

The Eagles defeated Hurricane 51-23, winning six matches via pinfall, two by forfeit and another by injury default.

The Flying Eagles also fell 51-21 to Cabell Midland.

Woodrow is off this weekend, but will host a middle school duals tournament today starting at 9:30 a.m.


There will be lots of wrestling in Greenbrier County today.

In addition to Class AA/A state champion Greenbrier West’s season-opening Cavalier Clash at 10:30  a.m. in Charmco, Greenbrier East will host the Greenbrier Duals at 11 a.m. Oak Hill, Wyoming East, Covington (Va.), Harrisonburg (Va.) and Roanoke Catholic (Va.) will join the host Spartans.

Greenbrier West will welcome Calhoun County, Wirt County, East Fairmont, Keyser and George Washington for its tournament.


The annual Russ Ward Christmas Tournament will start at 9:30 a.m. today in Richwood. The host Lumberjacks will welcome Nicholas County, Fayetteville, Webster County, Braxton County and Greenbrier West’s B team to the Wood Shed. Fifteen matches will be wrestled on two mats.

There will also be a middle school division, with Fayetteville, Summersville, Hamlin and Richwood entered.


Shady Spring began competing in the Musselman Duals Friday, with its first match against Southern Garrett, Md. The Tigers were also scheduled to face Broad Run, Va., Martinsburg and Hedgesville.

First-day results were not available at press time.

— E-mail: and follow on Twitter @GaryFauber.

Text Only
Latest Sports
  • 041714 millard Kickoff time set for WVU-Alabama

    West Virginia football fans can now start counting down to the exact minute, instead of just the day.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Questions raised about Turnbull’s firing

    Dr. Stephen Graber, an associate professor at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, is among the latest WVU teachers to deplore Oliver Luck’s firing of veteran wrestling coach Craig Turnbull.

    April 17, 2014

  • Gettin’ ready for gobbler season: Step 4 — the setup

    This just in — in a recent study on turkey hunting and turkey hunters it was found that 98.7 percent of the time when hunters were unsuccessful when calling in a gobbler, the hunter made some mistake during the last 50 yards of the bird’s approach.

    April 17, 2014

  • 041714 wright Former Red Devil star realizing dream of playing D-I basketball

    When former Oak Hill High School standout Kalif Wright was a kid, he would play EA Sports’ NCAA March Madness video games and dream of one day getting a chance to play in the NCAA Tournament.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • McClung moving from mound to dugout

    Seth McClung was getting his daughters Madison and Fallon inside and ready for their baths when his phone rang. He’s said before that he enjoys the role of “daddy day care.”

    April 15, 2014

  • First stop Waffle House; next stop The Greenbrier

    Bubba Watson decided to keep his post-Masters victory more low key this year. Instead of going to New York for a media tour, he headed home to Orlando, Fla., and kept plans for a five-day vacation with his wife.

    April 15, 2014

  • Pick 3: Cam Huffman's answers

    Is Mike D’Antoni the best hire for Marshall basketball if the Herd can land him?

    April 15, 2014

  • Pick 3: Gary Fauber's answers

    Is Mike D’Antoni the best hire for Marshall basketball if the Herd can land him?

    April 15, 2014

  • Polands share life, coaching

    Married since 2011, Ashley and Dan Poland share the good times and the bad times that every husband and wife face. Be it an unexpected tax refund or a busted water pipe, they go through it together.

    April 15, 2014

  • fayetteville Who needs the beach?

    The word seems to be getting out about the Spring Break Wood Bat Classic.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

NCAA Hoops
AP Video