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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

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