Marshall softball wins title; to play UK in NCAA tourney TULSA, Okla. — For the first time in school history, the Marshall University softball team will be heading to the NCAA Tournament after a 3-1 win over Houston on Saturday to capture its first ever Conference USA Championship.
The No. 4 seed Thundering Herd (35-20) received another outstanding pitching performance from senior Andi Williamson (32-16) who pitched all seven innings, scattered four hits, struck out four, walked two and allowed t...
Tigers down a game to Scott in rain-delayed sectionals MADISON — It took four days to play the first game of the Class AA sectional tournament between the Chapmanville Tigers and the Scott Skyhawks.
But in the end Scott defeated the Chapmanville Regional High School baseball team 5-4 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the sectional tourney at Madison.
The game was a continuation of Monday’s contest which was suspended in the third inning due to rain with Chapmanville leading 2-0.
The game was s...
Lady Billies one win from state tourney SETH — The Man High School softball team is just one win away from making another appearance in the state tournament in Vienna.
The Lady Billies advanced to the Class A Region 3 championship game with Thursday night’s thrilling, come-from-behind 6-5 win at Sherman in the regional semifinals.
Down 5-4 after five innings of play, Man’s Casey Albright came up with a huge two-out clutch base hit in the top of the sixth inning scoring Tabby Fe...
Man rolls past Tug Valley to sectional title MAN — The Man High School baseball team swept the Tug Valley Panthers to win the Class A sectional title.
On Thursday at Man’s Dr. Juan Nordelo Field, the Hillbillies won 7-1 over the Panthers. Man then won again on Friday night, 16-1, in a mercy-shortened game.
Man (7-21), winners of four straight games, will now advance to regional play on May 21 at Valley Fayette against the Greyhounds (20-5). Valley beat Man twice during the regular s...
Wayne takes out Lady Tigers again in regionals CHAPMANVILLE — Just as Yogi Berra once said it was like déjà vu all over again.
Unfortunately for the Chapmanville Regional High School softball team history did repeat itself.
For the second straight year, the Lady Tigers were ousted in the Class AA regional semifinals as Cardinal Conference foe Wayne knocked off Chapmanville 4-1 on Thursday night at Chapmanville Regional’s Ronnie Ooten Field.
With the loss, the Lady Tigers’ roller coa...
Logan tennis athletes win matches at state The Logan High School tennis team sent seven athletes to the Class AAA state tournament this year.
Action got under way on Thursday in the state meet as Logan No. 1 singles player Zack Hatfield defeated Brandon Galici of Parkersburg South, 8-5, then lost to George Washington’s Ryan Massinople 8-0.
In the No. 2 singles, Logan’s Keith Williamson was ousted by Sven Wurmuth of University 8-2.
In girls’ No. 1 singles, Lauren Chambers was kno...
Logan, St. Albans all even in sectional The driver’s seat is a good place to be.
That’s exactly where the Logan High School baseball team was after knocking off Nitro 5-2 on Friday night at a rainy Roger Gertz Field in Logan in the Class AAA sectional tourney.
No. 10-ranked Logan, which routed St. Albans 10-0 on Thursday night on the road, improved to 19-8 on the season and 2-0 in the double elimination sectional tournament.
The Wildcats were scheduled to play host to St. Alb...
Spring gobbler season mercifully winds down Spring gobbler season closes out this Saturday (May 18). The end can oft spell relief from the middle of the night wake-ups and loss of sleep that goes with it. Sleep deprivation can be a form of torture, just like turkey hunting … Just kidding on the turkey hunting part however, but the scores of hunters that are somewhat addicted and have come to be known as “diehards” know full well what we’re talking about.
And diehards they are, confes...
Logan’s Dalton signs with Salem Trent Dalton is headed to play at the next level.
Dalton, a Logan High School senior baseball player, signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday to play collegiate baseball at Division II Salem International University.
Dalton, a middle infielder who has alternated between second base and shortstop, has been a steady defensive player for the Wildcats for four years and has also shown some offensive productivity.
Dalton signed on su...
Rain delays county baseball sectionals The rain has been the winner so far in the high school baseball sectional tournaments.
But with a break in the weather on Thursday and with decent enough conditions expected for Friday and Saturday, area baseball teams are expected make a return to the diamonds.
The three-team Class AAA Region 4 Section 2 tourney got under way on Wednesday night as St. Albans won 4-1 at Nitro in Game 1. The game was rained out on Monday and Tuesday.
LMS softball team closes out season with 13-5 record The Logan Middle School softball team closed out the season with a 13-5 record with Wednesday’s 13-7 loss at Winfield in the Mid-Valley Conference semifinals.
Kelsey Ward was 2-for-4 with a home run to lead Logan.
Stephanie Curry was also 2-for-4 at the plate, while Allison Click, Ashtyn Hylton and Stephanie Eplin all had hits.
Curry pitched and struck out six batters. She fanned 101 on the season. Ward struck out 35.
Click led the La...
Cheeriffic ‘rings’ in two more titles The waiting game is now over.
The Logan-based Cheeriffic All-Star youth cheerleading team had finished up their 2012-13 season back in April with a super national event in Indiana.
But it wasn’t really over as Cheeriffic waited on the final “Spirit Rankings.”
To the laymen, the Spirit Rankings are the final national rankings in U.S. Cheer.
Two of Cheeriffic’s teams — the Mini 1 and the Youth Level 1 teams — were ranked No. 1 in the co...
Logan state tennis qualifiers Seven Logan High School tennis athletes have qualified for this week’s Class AAA state tournament in Charleston. Pictured in the front row, from left, freshman Hayley Hatfield, junior Lauren Chambers and sophomore Morgan Browning. In the back row, from left, junior Keith Williamson, senior Zack Hatfield, sophomore Jacob Adkins and senior Logan Adkins.
Neace, Aguirre named to last All-WVIAC team Ali Neace and Morgan Aguirre are going into the history books.
The WVIAC history books.
That’s because soon, the WVIAC will be history.
The former Logan High School softball players have been named to the All-West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team.
Neace, a junior pitcher at Alderson Broaddus College, was named to the first team.
Aguirre, a freshman pitcher at the University of Charleston, was named honorable mention...
Mingo Central’s Banks signs with Alderson-Broaddus NEWTOWN — Mingo Central High School all-state guard Austin Banks is heading to Alderson-Broaddus to further his education and to play basketball.
The 5-foot-10 guard was a third-team Class AA All-State player this past season for coach Brad Napier’s squad.
Banks averaged 17 points, eight assists, five rebounds and three steals a game for the Miners.
Banks is also an honor roll student carrying a 4.0 GPA. He also played soccer and runs t...
Lady Miners’ Farmer inks with WV State NEWTOWN — Mingo Central High School senior Chrissy Farmer has signed with West Virginia State to play basketball and continue her education.
“I was a little nervous about making my decision,” Farmer said. “But, I’m sure I made the right choice. State will be like a second home.”
Farmer also received interest from Rio Grande (Ohio), Concord and the University of Pikeville.
“My parents are glad because it’s close to home,” Farmer said.
Logan has challenge in new sectional The Logan High School baseball team feels like it has something to prove.
Last year, the Wildcats saw their string of 13 straight sectional championships come to a close at South Charleston.
This year, Logan was placed into a tougher new Class AAA sectional with St. Albans and Nitro — a pair of traditional state powerhouses.
The Cats want to regain the sectional title this week.
Logan (17-8), ranked No. 10 in the state, is scheduled t...
Lady Tigers, Lady Billies in regional tourney CHAPMANVILLE — Many didn’t expect the Chapmanville Regional High School softball team to make it this far.
But here the Lady Tigers are in the Class AA regional semifinals.
Chapmanville, unranked and 15-16 on the season, is scheduled to host No. 3-ranked and undefeated Wayne (24-6) on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Chapmanville’s Ronnie Ooten Field.
The Lady Tigers bested No. 4-ranked and rival Scott two games to one in last week’s sectional ...
Rain suspends Game 1 of sectionals MADISON — At least they tried.
The Chapmanville and Scott high school baseball teams attempted to get in Game 1 of the best-of-three Class AA sectional tournament on Monday night at the Scott High School baseball field in Madison but the contest was suspended after two innings due to steady rain.
Chapmanville was leading 2-0 after two and the game was scheduled to be picked up on Tuesday at Chapmanville’s Ted Ellis Field. Game 2 was then ...
CRHS duo excited about state tennis tourney CHAPMANVILLE — Natasha Williams and Haley Justice are ready for the state tennis tournament.
It’s been a long but rewarding journey for the relative newcomers to the sport.
The Chapmanville Regional High School tennis duo made it to this week’s state meet at Charleston’s Coonskin Park by qualifying at last week’s regionals in Parkersburg.
Williams won two Cardinal Conference titles last year, one in No. 4 singles and one in No. 3 double...
Tigers, Skyhawks could go a full three CHAPMANVILLE — If the regular season was any indication the Chapmanville-Scott Class AA sectional baseball series could go right down to the wire.
It could go a full three games.
Class AA No. 8-ranked Chapmanville (21-7) was scheduled to open its best-of-three game sectional series with the unranked Scott Skyhawks (15-14) on Monday night at the Scott High School baseball field in Madison.
Game 2 is set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Chapmanvi...
Chapmanville pair headed to state tennis tourney CHAPMANVILLE — This year was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Chapmanville Regional High School tennis team.
Natasha Williams and Haley Justice, though, wouldn’t let it be one.
Last season, the Chapmanville girls finished 14-3 and the boys were 12-5.
It was the best record in school history for the Chapmanville tennis program.
The Tigers qualified five team members for the state tournament which was also a school record.
Martin scores 24 points in W.Va.-Ky. All-Star Game NEWTOWN — What is to become an annual event, the first-ever Consol Energy West Virginia-Kentucky All-Star basketball games were played at Mingo Central on Saturday night.
In the first game between the girls, things started out rather close. At halftime, Kentucky held a 42-37 lead. The Bluegrass State team then took charge to defeat the West Virginia All-Stars 83-66.
In the nightcap, the West Virginia boys turned the tables on their Kentuc...
Lady Tigers’ drive for five complete DANVILLE — The drive for five is complete for the Chapmanville Regional High School softball team.
But the Lady Tigers do not want to stop there.
Unranked Chapmanville shocked Class AA No. 4 Scott with Thursday night’s emotional 6-5 win in nine innings over the Lady Hawks at Danville’s Lick Creek Park to claim another sectional championship.
It was the fifth straight sectional title over Scott for the storied Chapmanville softball progr...
CRHS likes being the underdogs DANVILLE — After Thursday night’s emotional 6-5 nine-inning win at Scott in the sectional championship game, senior members of the Chapmanville Regional High School softball team were partying like it was 2010.
Thoughts of 2010 echoed at Danville’s Lick Creek Park not long after the Lady Tigers’ team picture was taken and senior pitcher Talya Berry drenched head coach Ronnie Ooten with the water bucket.
Despite a 15-16 record, Chapmanvill...