Liberty wrestling coach Nick Hylton usually goes into a season looking to get his team into as many dual matches as possible. The more duals, the more matches, which increases experience. Read more

The most important week of the season thus far for WVU’s young wrestling Mountaineers starts today. The team is in Stillwater, Okla., ready to participate in Oklahoma State’s Cowboy Challenge. Along with the 23rd-ranked Mountaineers and host Oklahoma State (No. 6) will be Missouri (No. 4), W… Read more

Independence will begin its season in a quad that will include the two-time reigning state champion, a reigning regional champion and the team that set the record for consecutive state championships. A week later, it's off to the WSAZ Invitational, which will have significantly fewer teams t… Read more

FAIRMONT — From the moment then-sophomore forward Bubby Towns cracked a golden goal that gave Fairmont Senior a 2-1 victory over Robert C. Byrd in the 2019 Class AA-A state title game, the Polar Bears started gearing up for a potential back-to-back run in 2020. Read more

When the emergence of high school wrestling in West Virginia happened in the late 1940s and early 1950s, only a handful of schools had teams. None of the Black schools wrestled and even after the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling in 1954 (stating segregation of schools was unlawful), integ… Read more

The phenomenal success that Independence High School’s wrestling program had in the past eight years has also been very visible at the college level. The Patriots have consistently fed collegiate programs throughout the eastern United States. Right now, I can think of seven former Patriots w… Read more

When recalling names of local heavyweight wrestlers, I could never forget Donald “Bull” Parker. Don was a three-sport letterman at Woodrow Wilson and one of the nicest guys you would ever meet. Don could sing, too. If you ever attended one of the Big Atlantic Classic dinners you heard Don’s … Read more

When I think of an athlete who was determined, persistent or displayed perseverance throughout his career, my thoughts always return to Aaron Barnette, a 2002 graduate of Independence High School. Read more

Moving up to Class AAA in wrestling probably sounds like a tough assignment. Oak Hill coach David Vincent thinks his team is prepared. Read more

When your program ends the season as the state’s Class AAA champion, you’re unlikely to harbor many regrets, but there is just this one for South Charleston coach Donnie Mays — he didn’t get to see Zeiqui Lawton carry the ball. Read more

PRINCETON — When Princeton Senior High School's Ethan Parsons was playing varsity football for head coach Chris Pedigo as a freshman, toward the end of the season he tried his hand at a number of offensive skill positions — including quarterback.  Read more

There’s only a few more days until Christmas and the delivery truck drivers have been exceptionally busy this year. Because of the pandemic, online purchasing has been at a maximum and the UPS and FedEx guys have been getting lots of overtime. They move and move quickly. Read more

MORGANTOWN – When offered the job at Morgantown High last winter, veteran coach Sean Biser wanted to make sure his son Caden was OK if he accepted the job. Caden was about to enter his senior year at Keyser, the school he established himself at, so a move to Morgantown could easily hurt him.  Read more

The year 2020 is wrapping up the most successful decade of local wrestling since its inception in 1948. Teamwise, our area has celebrated eight state championships in a ten-year period. Independence and Greenbrier West have carried the load, with the Patriots winning five state titles and We… Read more

Parkersburg – The captains of the 2020 W.Va. Class A All-State football team, as voted on by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association, took very different paths to arrive at their honors. One went on a windy road, while the other traveled on a straight-forward journey. Read more

In 1979, the Pittsburgh Pirates adopted the disco hit “We are Family” as their theme song. The musical group Sister Sledge was more than generous to let their song be played at the Bucs’ home games, mainly because it sold records and Pittsburgh was winning. The Pirates won the World Series t… Read more


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