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Padlow piling up the numbers, wins as Donahue QB

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Don’t be fooled by the wiry frame of Bishop Donahue quarterback Jesse Padlow, who already has proven he can sling the football with the best of them.

What might throw a wrench into somebody’s characte...

AREA GOLF: Bower named club pro at Greenhills

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Baseball is Josh Bower’s best sport, but he has found a niche in golf that has guided his career.

The former Winfield High School All-State utility player recently was named the he...

Wheeling Park’s Johnson wants to exceed father’s achievements

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The Wheeling Park High School football team has won only 11 playoff games since opening its doors in 1976 and five of those came in 1991 and 2013 combined.

And, each of those teams were led by a running back with t...

PREP FOOTBALL: Park’s Johnson wants to exceed father’s achievements

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The Wheeling Park High School football team has won only 11 playoff games since opening its doors in 1976 and five of those came in 1991 and 2013 combined.

And, each of those teams were led by a running back with t...

PREP BASEBALL: Cassis named baseball coach at George Washington

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. ­— 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...

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 ...