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PREP BASEBALL: Cassis named baseball coach at GW; Valley standout Bowen joining Patriots

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Former Fayetteville baseball standout Louie Cassis wasted no time in accepting the head baseball coaching job at George Washington High School, and a new face will be joining his baseball team and the football program wi...

81ST W.VA. OPEN: Seven-birdie day sends Brand to title

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DANIELS — Christian Brand took care of seven-time West Virginia Open titlist David Bradshaw and earned his third Mountain State crown at the same time during Friday’s final round of the 81st State Open Cham...

81ST W.VA. OPEN: Former GW standout Evans leads by one stroke

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DANIELS, W.Va. — Former George Washington High School standout Will Evans caddied for his father, Barry, when the elder Evans moved past David Bradshaw and won the 2008 State Open Championship at Berry Hills Count...

81ST W.VA. OPEN: Parkersburg’s Hess seeking financial backing for pro shot

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DANIELS, W.Va — Parkersburg’s Ken Hess has seen the best, and worst, that can be offered on the Cobb Course at the Resort at Glade Springs.

His home course while at Concord University was the Cobb and...

81st STATE OPEN: Bradshaw favored again

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former Shepherd College star and seven-time West Virginia Open champion David Bradshaw will be the prohibitive favorite when the 81st edition of one of the West Virginia Golf Association...

81st STATE OPEN: Brand’s Web.com adventure could leave him out of the mix at Glade Springs

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Having a couple near misses has to have Christian Brand chomping at the bit.

As a partially exempt Web.com Tour player, he has played more golf than virtually any player in the field for ...

AREA GOLF: Clark remembers Cobb Course

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DANIELS — The year was 2006 when Jonathan Clark, then the head pro at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club, proclaimed that David Bradshaw has his “number” the last time the W.Va. Open was played at the Resort at...

W.VA. OPEN: Two-time champion Clark remembers Cobb Course

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DANIELS — The year was 2006 when Jonathan Clark, then the head pro at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club, proclaimed that David Bradshaw has his “number” the last time the W.Va. Open was played at the Resort at...

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Cabrera eagle sparks win

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Angel Cabrera pumped his right arm and gave Billy Hurley a fist bump.

The celebration came after the 44-year-old Argentine scored an eagle with an 8-iron from 175 yards to take...

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Cauley gets fans paid

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — The first hole in one payoff occurred during the final round of the fifth annual Greenbrier Classic.

Any spectators gathered around the No. 18 hole in the bleachers and on the ...

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Panic attacks behind him, Beljan plays well

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Charlie Beljan had four birdies on the front nine on Sunday in the final round of the Greenbrier Classic, adding pressure to his day.

The Arizona native and University of New M...

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Hurley maintains lead entering final round; Cabrera trails by one stroke

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Billy Hurley maintained the momentum at the fifth annual Greenbrier Classic, taking a two-shot lead into the final round at the Old White TPC.

The Navy veteran and graduate of the Nav...

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Swafford quietly rising on PGA Tour; Goss almost scores ace on No. 18

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Slowly and progressively, University of Georgia graduate Hudson Swafford is closing in on his first PGA Tour victory and a possible spot in the Open Championship (British Open).

Swaff...

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Matteson has memorable 2nd round with 61

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Troy Matteson found his touch during Friday’s second round of the Greenbrier Classic.

And, it came after some experimenting for the struggling 34-year-old.

Matteson shot ...

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Hurley celebrates July 4th with second-round lead

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Billy Hurley couldn’t have picked a better day than Friday to shoot a bogey-free round at the Greenbrier Classic.

The former Navy officer celebrated his Fourth of July with sev...

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Matteson has memorable round with 61

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Troy Matteson found his touch during Friday’s second round of the Greenbrier Classic.

And, it came after some experimenting for the struggling 34-year-old.

Matteson shot ...

AREA GOLF: 14-year-old Bowles set for U.S. Junior Amateur

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Oceana 14-year-old Colin Bowles was all ready to play in his first State Open Championship July 21-25 at the Resort at Glade Springs but he has a scheduling conflict.

The rising freshman at Westside High School wil...

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Blixt grabs one-shot, first-round lead

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Eight golfers trail by one stroke after tournament’s first day

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Peek at the leaders alters Hahn’s approach

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — A peek at the leaderboard isn’t paralyzing to James Hahn like it can be to other players.

The native of South Korea, who is seeking his first victory on the PGA Tour, fi...

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Soft conditions lead to low early scores

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Wednesday storm set up golfers to succeed on Thursday

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Blixt trying to recapture the magic

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2013 champion looks to become first repeat winner

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Pros like new setup for Open Championship

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Shawn Stefani had a golden opportunity to be the 10th player in 2014 to win his first PGA Tour event, but fell short in a playoff to Justin Rose last week at the Quicken Loans...

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Reed believes he can be a top 5 player

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — It was fourth months ago when Patrick Reed — currently the No. 9 player in the Ryder Cup standings — proclaimed himself to be a “top 5 player in the world...

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Anania has ‘awesome’ experience playing with Tom Watson, Jimmy Walker

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — The best indoctrination into a first PGA Tour event is to play with the leader in the FedEx Cup rankings and an eight-time major champion.

Welcome to the world of West Virginia State ...

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Monday qualifiers fill tournament field

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DANIELS — Mikey Moyers might be seeking some advice from fellow Virginia Tech alumni Johnson Wagner and Brendon de Jonge when he steps onto the Old White TPC for this week’s Greenbrier Classic.

State Am champ Anania ready for an experience

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Brian Anania’s victory at the 95th West Virginia Amateur Championship, which included two rounds on the Old White TPC, isn’t expected to prepare him much for what is coming this week at the same course on w...

Old White gets time off before big show

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — The closing of the Old White TPC that took place on June 15 had nothing to do with the harsh winter experienced across West Virginia.

In preparation for t...

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Hahn has new life with new irons

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — James Hahn was looking for a fresh start and what better way to find one than to change golf clubs.

The 32-year-old former University of California golfer will seek his first PGA Tour vic...

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Lingmerth’s game is getting close

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — David Lingmerth was one of the lucky ones at the 2013 Greenbrier Classic.

Darkness hadn’t quite hovered over the Greenbrier Valley when he rolled into the clubhouse with an 8-under...

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Muscari ‘confident’ entering pre-qualifier

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Evan Muscari hopes his recent string of outstanding play carries into today’s Greenbrier Classic pre-qualifier at the Resort at Glade Springs.

After all, his knowledge of the resor...

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Brendon Todd puts PGA Tour career in perspective

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Brendon Todd’s 12-stroke, so-called “collapse” at the U.S. Open has been well-documented, but his perspective on the event can make even the most hardened golfer blush.

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GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Goss hopes to make push toward PGA Tour card

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There isn’t much Oliver Goss can do except play golf.

At just 20 years old, the newly-christened professional won’t be spending any time in the casino during his inaugural visit to the Greenbrier Clas...

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: No Tiger, no Phil, no problem for Jim Justice

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Greenbrier owner Jim Justice can’t help but gush over the field for the fifth annual Greenbrier Classic.

“We’ll have the best field we’ve ever had,” Jus...

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Tiger likely not playing in Classic; Mickelson out

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Greenbrier owner Jim Justice has, as always, unbridled enthusiasm about the field for the Greenbrier Classic.

What he doesn’t have is Tiger Woods.

“I don’t think he’s coming to our...

95th STATE AMATEUR: Anania savors title

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Not surprisingly, Hurricane golfer Brian Anania spent Sunday afternoon at the Sleepy Hollow Golf Club driving range where he was busy plying his trade that led to his title at the 95th State Am...

95th STATE AMATEUR: Anania wins crown, gets exemption into Greenbrier Classic

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Hurricane’s Brian Anania became the sixth different champion in the last seven years of the State Amateur on Friday, and while he didn’t cruise to victory, a comfortable lead helped him relax on the 17th ho...

95th STATE AMATEUR: Logjam takes golfers into final round

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va — A handful of players pushed to be part of the last two groups to tee off during Friday’s final round of the 95th State Amateur Championship at the Greenbrier resort.

Movi...

95th STATE AMATEUR: Relative unknown Holmes leads after day two

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The short game of 13-time State Amateur champion Pat Carter has never been an issue.

But, the yips have.

Until Wednesday at the Old White TPC, he’s maintained cont...

STATE AMATEUR: Wake Forest’s Woodward leads after first round

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Bridgeport native and rising Wake Forest University sophomore Woody Woodward said he learned a lot during his first year as a Demon Deacon.

He showed off much of that knowledge...

STATE AMATEUR: No. 16 proves toughest at Meadows

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — There were 3-irons, drivers and a multitude of other golf clubs being used on the Meadows’ No. 16 hole during the first round of the 95th State Amateur Championship on ...

STATE AMATEUR: More on line for O’Dell this time

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State Amateur defending champion Sam O’Dell stopped for just a moment after saying he hasn’t been playing very well.

He recalled sitting through the searing heat at Appalachian Power Park while watchi...

PREP BASEBALL: Man arrives at state title ahead of schedule

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Man High School freshman Cameron Simpson simply said he “hopes” to turn out as good as his brother Jordan.

Jordan Simpson was a 2012 Class A All-State infielder who doubled ...

PREP BASEBALL STATE TOURNAMENT: Riverside beats Wheeling Park to set up historic Class AAA title game

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Warriors face Hurricane on Saturday in first all-Kanawha Valley big school championship game

PREP BASEBALL STATE TOURNAMENT: Hurricane tops Washington, will play for Class AAA title

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Hurricane’s small-ball approach to the Class AAA state semifinal paid off in spades behind some manufactured runs and a solid pitching performance from junior J.T. Rogoszewski.

As a result, the Redskins are ...

Prep Baseball state tournament: Pitching helps Man reach title game

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Youthful Hillbillies get past St. Marys 3-1, will face Notre Dame

PREP BASEBALL STATE TOURNAMENT: Unfinished business for Notre Dame

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It doesn’t matter to Notre Dame baseball coach Patrick Marozzi that his is the only private school team in the state baseball tournament beginning today at Appalachian Power Park.

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PREP BASEBALL: Massey steps down as Capital head coach

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Capital High School baseball coach Robert Massey never could recapture the magic of three consecutive winning seasons and a trip to the Class AAA Region 3 championship game.

However, that’s not the reason th...

GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Day puts health issues behind him

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — A good beginning to the 2014 season almost ended prematurely for Australian Jason Day, but last week’s visit to the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio, turned his fortunes back around.<...

PREP BASEBALL: 2014 All-Kanawha Valley baseball

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Winfield’s Wright named Player of the Year

PREP BASEBALL: Washington unknown, but dangerous

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Washington High School baseball coach Mark Hash mentions that his team was left out of the top 10 of the Daily Mail Prep Baseball Poll not as a complaint, but merely as evidence of the unknown between the different parts...