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Accustomed to giving support and encouragement, several local cheerleading squads will seek some reciprocal backing from the crowd this Saturday, Dec. 11.

Marshall isn’t looking at its New Orleans Bowl matchup against Sun Belt Conference champion Louisiana as a measuring stick game for the Thundering Herd, but MU and first-year coach Charles Huff certainly know they will have their hands full against the No. 16 Ragin’ Cajuns inside the Caesars… Read more

MORGANTOWN — It was early in the first half of West Virginia’s 67-51 victory over Radford at the Coliseum, a game that will be remembered far more for the return of former Mountaineer point guard Darris Nichols as head coach of the Highlanders than for anything that took place on the floor. Read more

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Independence coach John H. Lilly was succinct about his preparations for the Patriots Class AA championship game with Fairmont Senior Friday night at Wheeling Island Stadium. Read more

For those of you not aware, West Virginia now holds the newest national park in the country. It is, in fact, the 63rd national park, according to our WVTourism office’s website about the park — Welcome to America’s 63rd national park — the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve. Home t… Read more

When Sonny Harrah of Shady Spring signed up for wrestling at age 7, he went to the first practice expecting to see a ring and turnbuckles like the WWE matches had on television. He was a little disappointed at the onset, but eventually fell in love with the folkstyle of youth and high school… Read more

Any time you get a chance to participate In the Super Six, it’s a special thing, whether you are a perennial like Martinsburg or Fairmont, or a newbie like Independence or Ritchie County. Read more

Marshall came up short in its bid for a Conference USA East Division title and a spot in the league championship game with last week’s loss at home to Western Kentucky, so now the Thundering Herd’s attention turns to a bowl game. Read more

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IRVING, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport’s collective bargaining agreement expired Wednesday night and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day. Read more

The way John Lilly sees it, Fairmont Senior, his opponent in Friday’s Class AA state championship game at Wheeling Island Stadium, is one of the main reasons the Patriots are playing for their first championship. Read more

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NEW RICHMOND — For the longest time Tuesday in defending state champion Wyoming East’s 53-41 victory over Shady Spring, it looked like the same old story with a different cast. Read more

Maybe you have heard; it's been in all the papers. Deer season, meaning the rifle season for buck deer, is in full swing in much of the country. Now if you are like many readers looking at this crazy column having a second cup of coffee or slurping your Cheerios, deer season being a current … Read more

Southern West Virginia has always been blessed with good high school heavyweight wrestlers. You can go all the way back to West Virginia’s first wrestling state tournament in 1948 when Beckley’s Zernie Wickline won the initial heavyweight title. Donnie Ray won the Class AA-A heavyweight titl… Read more

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — West Virginia has gone through a rollercoaster of a season that includes soaring wins over Virginia Tech and Iowa State and crushing losses to Maryland and Texas Tech, and it all leaves the Mountaineers with everything on the line Saturday. Read more

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