Before the 2017 high school football season kicked off, Bluefield Beavers head coach Fred Simon sat down with his star running back, Latrell “Mookie” Collier, and the two had what Collier described as a heart-to-heart conversation. The conversation was prompted after the Beavers went 4-6 in … Read more

CLEAR FORK — The Westside Renegades put on a shooting clinic Friday, firing for 80 percent from the floor during the second half of their 85-62 victory over the visiting Mingo Central Miners. Read more

FAIRMONT — Late in the second quarter Saturday at the 201st Fairmont Senior High School Field House, the visiting Wyoming East Warriors were in the midst of a hot-shooting first half, and giving the defending Class AA state champion Polar Bears all they could handle. Read more

A whistle blows, drowning out the classic rock music blaring at Mitchell Stadium. “Run it again! We’re going to keep running it until we get it right,” screams Bluefield Beavers head coach Fred Simon after an exchange between the quarterback and running back is fumbled. Nearly 48 hours out f… Read more

BLUEFIELD — After wrapping up regular season play with an open date, Bluefield’s football team had to wait two weeks to encounter its first postseason opponent. Read more

CLARKSBURG — The No. 9 Nicholas County Grizzlies jumped out to an early lead on No. 8 Liberty Friday in the first round of the Class AA playoffs in Clarksburg, but Dalton Westfall and Broderick Lantz proved to be too much as the Mountaineers scored 27 unanswered points to win, 27-7. Read more

LINDSIDE — It had been 364 days since James Monroe beat visiting Winfield in a Class AA first-round playoff game. Going into their rematch Friday night, the Mavericks knew they had their work cut out for them. Read more

FAYETTEVILLE — David Moneypenny won’t have to reach out to his outlying coaching colleagues — nor will he have to delve too deeply into his memory banks — to glean knowledge of his team’s first-round opponent in the West Virginia Class A football playoffs. Read more

Nine seasons have come and gone since Midland Trail was last in the playoffs. After finishing 6-4 in 2016 and narrowly missing the postseason, the Patriots responded in 2017 by going 9-1 under third-year head coach Frank Isaacs while clinching the No. 3 seed in Class A. Read more

Coming into Friday night, Shady Spring faced an uphill battle to make the playoffs. The same applied to the Tigers' opponent, Pocahontas County, which came into the game rated No. 17 in Class A and with their fate in their own hands. Read more

GARDNER — Rated No. 12 and No. 13, respectively, in Class AA, PikeView and Nicholas County were in control of their playoff fate going into their matchup Friday night. The loser would face an uphill battle to make the 16-team playoff field in two weeks. Read more

OAK HILL — Coming into Friday night, Mookie Collier only needed to score four points to become Bluefield’s all-time leading scorer. He left Oak Hill with 24, as the Beavers defeated the host Red Devils 74-7 to improve to 9-0 on the season. Read more

FAYETTEVILLE — After sailing through last year's football regular season at 10-0 en route to a 12-1 final record, the Fayetteville Pirates have encountered a couple stumbling blocks in 2017. Read more

BLUEFIELD — Coming into Friday’s game with Bluefield at Mitchell Stadium, Man’s defense was tasked with finding a way to contain lightning. The Beavers: how to stop a glacier. Read more

LINDSIDE — On senior night, James Monroe senior Grant Mohler had a night to remember. The powerful running back tore up the turf for 118 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries to help the Mavericks to a 56-14 victory over the Princeton Tigers at H.E. Comer Jr. Sports Complex. Read more

Boys basketball is usually the first sport that comes to mind when thinking of Woodrow Wilson High School. There are 16 state championship banners hanging from the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center establishing it as the most storied program in West Virginia. Read more


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