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When James Long was introduced as WVU Tech’s new men’s basketball coach last summer, one of the things he talked about was being able to empathize with what his players go through during the course of a season.

morgantown — Dave Kindred is one of America’s top sportswriters and authors and among his many books was “Sound and Fury: Two Powerful Lives, One Faithful Friendship.” Read more

pippa passes, ky. — Brittney Justice posted a double-double and WVU Tech defeated Alice Lloyd 67-58 for its ninth consecutive victory on Tuesday. Read more

Playing its fourth fast-paced game in five days and facing its toughest team over the stretch, Greater Beckley Christian head coach Brian Helton was anxious to see how his team would respond to the challenge provided by Class A No. 3 Charleston Catholic. Read more

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe sprinted the length of the court to chase down an errant Texas inbounds pass. While the home crowd implored him not to touch the ball, Tshiebwe grabbed it anyway just before it reached the corner end line, took one dribble and slammed the ball through … Read more

Joe Pendry has been involved in football for a half century, and that doesn't include his years as a player. He returned to his native West Virginia on Sunday to help relate what he has learned a group of young players. Read more

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s cold outside. We have been spoiled somewhat this winter thus far, but now it is our turn to watch the mercury drop in the back-porch thermometer. For those who choose to live the outdoor lifestyle, living the sporting life can be a touch tricky this time of … Read more

People keep asking if we’re going to skip winter this year. I don’t know. There have been a few snowstorms here and there; rain and high winds have replaced snow and frigid temperatures in many places. Here in western North Carolina at an elevation of 2,000 feet, I’ve only recorded one low t… Read more

Things are not always what they seem. I’d like to take credit for that bit of wisdom but I can’t. Several philosopher types in the past couple thousand years have their names on that quote; I’ll let you decide who actually came up with it. Read more

Friday night inside the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center, the mettle of Woodrow Wilson was fully tested by Class AAA No. 7 George Washington. Read more

On a cold March afternoon in 1983, I sat in a blind on the banks of the Platte River near Kearney, Nebraska and watched seemingly endless lines of sandhill cranes, Canada geese, snow geese, and many species of ducks descend into the shallows to roost for the night. The parade continued well … Read more

First year Independence head boys basketball coach, Mike Green, wasn’t quite sure what to expect from his first Raleigh County rivalry game when Liberty came to Coal City. Read more

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