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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

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Showcase reaches its 10th year

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The Volleyball Showcase reached a milestone this week with the 10th annual event at the Charleston Civic Center.

One of the volleyball coaches, St. Albans High School’s Scott James, knows all too well of the...

Capital’s Davis a possible X-factor in SC game

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Capital football coach Jon Carpenter has a lot of talent and playmakers all over the field, including heavily recruited players Tyrhee Pratt and Kashaun Haley.

While both of them will play key roles in the No. 4 Co...

PREP SOCCER: Charleston Catholic girls roll past Herbert Hoover

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Irish top Huskies 7-0 behind Dundervill’s hat trick

Americo, Thomas spark Herbert Hoover win

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Throughout the early part of the season, Shaun Dotson has been the bulk of the Herbert Hoover offense, but on Friday night against Tolsia, the Husky standout was bottled up for the most part.

Hoover, though, proved...

Dotson, Thomas give Herbert Hoover formidable 1-2 punch

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Hoover’s Dotson, Thomas provide 1-2 punch for 2-1 Huskies

Herbert Hoover blasts River View

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If the first two weeks of the season were any indication of what was ahead for Herbert Hoover in its game against River View Friday night, it was that scoring could be aplenty.

The Huskies had scored 28 and 40 poin...

PREP SOCCER: South Charleston boys fall to Ripley on late goal

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After a slow start to its season, the South Charleston boys soccer team was hoping to get on track Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Black Eagles’ opponent, Ripley, was hoping to build on o...

Cabell Midland QB Petitt takes a turn in the spotlight

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Cabell Midland’s football team advanced to the state title game two seasons ago and reached the quarterfinals last season.

Now the Knights are off to a 2-0 start with wins over Winfield (48-0) and Riverside ...

Cabell Midland blanks Winfield, 48-0

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ONA — Cabell Midland and Winfield were polar opposites on the scoreboard in their respective season openers last week, with the Knights blasting Riverside by 50 while the Generals were shut out in a 28-point loss ...

Capital gets first win in shutout

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Young Cougars improve to 1-3-1

BOYS SOCCER: New faces abound for defending champ GW

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Patriots lost 10 of 11 starters, coach from ’13 Class AAA champs

BOYS SOCCER: Charleston Catholic hopes experience carves path to states

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston Catholic returns the majority of a team that had its four-year run of state championships halted last season.

That leaves coach Dominic Cipollone hopeful for another trip back ...

GIRLS SOCCER: Sissonville loaded with experience to defend state title

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Sissonville loaded with experience for title defense

Buffalo looks to bounce back behind Tucker

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Sometimes there aren’t many positive to take from a winless season, which Buffalo’s football team had a year ago.

The Bison went 0-10, but the program did produce standout running back Jordan Tucker.<...

Herbert Hoover QB spot no longer a question mark

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Over the last two seasons, Tyler Americo has been involved in a heavy quarterback battle at Herbert Hoover High School.

Americo lost out at the position as a sophomore, but Brenden Holbro...

Experienced line, running backs lead Sissonville into 2014

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Experienced line, running backs lead Sissonville into 2014

POWER BASEBALL: Meadows adds much-needed thump to lineup

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The West Virginia Power hadn’t been living up to their name this season.

The Power is next-to-last in home runs in the South Atlantic League and no individual player had hit a long ball since July 25 before ...