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AA: Westside downs wounded Ravenswood

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CLEAR FORK — A lot of the pregame buzz leading up to the Ravenswood-Westside playoff meeting centered around the Kennedy Award candidates for both teams in Rhys Jelich and Justin Cogar...

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Buffalo will lean on Dunn

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Girls basketball preview

PREP BASKETBALL: Watson, Hurricane girls set for season

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Hurricane all-state girls basketball standout Abby Watson officially signed with the University of Charleston last week to continue her career in college and had a ceremony on Tuesday afternoon at the high school to cele...

MEC BASKETBALL: W.Va. State falls to Shaw, starts 0-2

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Shaw 74, W.Va. State 66

CLASS AA: Late drive sends Ravenswood past Bluefield 42-41

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BLUEFIELD — Ravenswood blew a 28-point second-half lead, and for a short while it looked as though the Red Devils would suffer a heartbreaking defeat to Bluefield to end their season.<...

South Charleston not letting its guard down

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The last time South Charleston played Spring Valley, the Black Eagles dominated in a 43-14 regular-season victory.

The Black Eagles (8-2) will look for similar results when the sixth seed...

MEC BASKETBALL: UC women have rough start to season

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Coming off a season in which the University of Charleston’s women’s basketball program advanced to the NCAA Regional Tournament and returned seven of their top nine players, hopes...

MEC BASKETBALL: Hobbs will help W.Va. State women

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W.Va. State women’s basketball preview

Poca falls to Tolsia, finishes winless

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POCA, W.Va. — Poca and Tolsia were simply playing for pride and looking to end their season on a positive note to build for the offseason.

The Rebels did just that, earning an easy 45-6 victory over the Dots...

PREP SOCCER: Catholic boys want to start new title streak

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Last season, the Charleston Catholic boys soccer team walked off the field at the state tournament with a feeling they had never experienced before throughout their careers with the Irish.

The Catholic program had ...

PREP SOCCER: State-bound GW boys inspired by Hopper

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Longtime Patriots’ coach died in September

St. Albans slips by Winfield on final play

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WINFIELD, W.Va. — St. Albans had done nothing offensively all game long, and looked like it were going to be shut out when Winfield gave the Red Dragons a gift late in the game, giving them one more opportunity to...

PREP SOCCER: GW boys, girls advance to state tournament

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Thursday was a good night to be a George Washington Patriot as the boys and girls soccer teams advanced to the state tournament.

The GW girls knocked off Woodrow Wilson 2-0 while the Patriots’ boys team also...

PREP SOCCER: Charleston Catholic tops Sissonville for spot in state tourney

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Catholic advances to state tournament in Beckley

Capital rolls past Nitro, 91-14

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Last week, Capital had its scheduled game at Woodrow Wilson canceled due to no officials. Unfortunately for Nitro, the officials showed up at Laidley Field Friday night.

The Cougars returned to the field after the ...

PREP SOCCER: Catholic girls blank St. Joseph

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The Charleston Catholic girls soccer team entered sectional play with losses in their last two games, but both came against Class AAA powers — Hurricane and two-time defending champion Winfield.

The Irish go...

PREP SOCCER: Yablonsky, St. Joe oust Hoover boys

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Grier, Cunningham pace South Charleston in romp against Winfield

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WINFIELD, W.Va. — South Charleston quarterback Kentre Grier put up video-game like numbers last week, putting 70 points on the scoreboard while also breaking Tyler Harris’ Black Eagle school record for care...

Wayne’s Ferguson back, ready to lead Pioneers into postseason

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A month ago, Wayne’s Grant Ferguson suffered a head injury, forcing the All-State quarterback to miss two games with a concussion.

Ferguson, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound quarterback/defensive back, returned to the ...

PREP SOCCER: GW boys stun Charleston Catholic

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Boys prep soccer

PREP SOCCER: Jones scores 100th career goal for Sissonville girls

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Sissonville’s Madison Jones has been a scoring machine this season, having been responsible for 62 goals for the Indians with 33 scored and 29 assisted.

The junior accomplished a milestone on Monday evening,...

PREP SOCCER: Rhodes leads Sissonville girls past Hurricane

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Indians top Riverside 2-0

Sissonville snaps skid, tops Tolsia

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FORT GAY, W.Va. — Sissonville’s road game at Tolsia on Friday night was about as close to a must-win game as there was.

The Indians, quarterfinalists last year in the playoffs, had struggled out of th...

PREP SOCCER: Sissonville girls unbeaten streak still alive

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Indians top PikeView, 5-0

PREP SOCCER: Charleston Catholic tops Capital, 5-1

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Trupo leads Irish to win against cross-town rival

Ravenswood thumps visiting Williamstown

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For the Saturday Gazette-Mail

RAVENSWOOD — Ravenswood quarterback Rhys Jelich had quite the night for the Red Devils.

Jelich put on a show against Williamstown, accounting for seven touchdowns in three...

PREP SWIMMING: SC senior named All-American

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Black Eagles’ Adam Poe won 100-yard butterfly state title last season