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 …

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

parkersburg — In a year like no other in Mountain State history, the Wirt County volleyball team of first-year head coach Katie Frazier finished 15-4 and repeated as Class A state volleyball champions. Read more

In one of this weekend's WVSSAC Class A football quarterfinal matchups, No. 5 Midland Trail is slated to visit No. 4 St. Marys Sunday at 3 p.m. at Bill Hanlin Stadium, provided no change is dictated by the West Virginia Department of Education map on Saturday. Read more

When Gov. Jim Justice announced last week that winter sports would be put on hold until Jan. 11 due to the rising number of coronavirus cases around the state, the announcement was met with pushback from coaches, fans and parents from around the state. Read more


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