LOGAN - Another year and another national championship for the Cheeriffic All-Stars.
Cheeriffic, a Logan-based cheerleading organization now known as Cheeriffic Cheer Academy (CCA), claimed its 11th overall national championship this week as its Mini 2 team was crowned best in the nation in the final Championship Challenge Cup rankings out of hundreds of squads country-wide.
VIENNA - Sherman High's Autumn Thompson threw a shutout and belted a home run to lead Sherman to an 8-0 win in the Class A Championship game over Wheeling Central on Thursday at Jackson Memorial Park in Vienna.
BILOXI, Miss. - Rice Owls relief pitcher Kendal Jefferies blanked Marshall University for the final 4 2/3 innings of a 6-3 victory Friday in the Conference USA baseball tournament at MGM Park.
OKLAHOMA CITY - For the fourth consecutive season, the No. 17 West Virginia University baseball team advanced to the Big 12 Championship Semifinals, with a 5-1 victory over No. 7 Texas Tech on Thursday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City.
VIENNA - When Hurricane High School opened the softball season with a 2-3 record some people thought the dynasty built by the Redskins might be ending. On Thursday afternoon, the Redskins put those thoughts to rest.
The temperatures have kicked up to broil and there doesn't appear to be any relief in sight. Add to that all the students getting out of school for the summer, it is near perfect conditions to spend some time on the water.
RED JACKET - Talented multi-sport athletes, brothers Drew and Devin Hatfield, are on the move once again as they have officially enrolled back at Mingo Central High School this past week according to multiple reliable sources.
MADISON - The Scott High baseball team punched their ticket to the state tournament and secured a Regional Championship coupled with an opportunity to play among the elite Class AA squads in WV with an 8-0 win over Point Pleasant in Madison.
LOGAN - Shayna Gore will be giving back to the Logan community and LA, the Logan Area.
Gore, a Marshall University women's basketball standout the last four years, will be hosting her own basketball camp, The Shayna Gore Summer Basketball Camp, June 5-6 at the old Logan East gym.
VIENNA - Sherman Coach Jim Henderson put it best after a win over Wheeling Central on Wednesday morning.
"We are here for a reason and we just have to keep doing the things that make us a good softball team," he said. "We're ready for this and we can't wait to get back out there."
VIENNA - No matter the numbers that junior ace Delani Buckner has put up over the past three seasons, and no matter the accolades including the Gatorade player of the year award a season ago, Herbert Hoover coach Missy Smith has made sure junior Presley McGee has gotten her starts and innings too.
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MILWAUKEE - Yasmani Grandal's home run helped the Brewers get back in the game. But it was a bizarre double play the Milwaukee catcher started on a pitch that got past him that really saved the day.
OKLAHOMA CITY - An early offensive barrage propelled the No. 17-ranked and fourth-seeded West Virginia University baseball team to a 12-8 victory over Kansas in the opening game of the Big 12 Championship on Thursday morning at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City.
BILOXI, Miss. - Shane Hanon's single up the middle scored two runs in the 12th inning and lifted Marshall University past Louisiana Tech, 6-4, in a Wednesday game of the Conference USA baseball tournament at MGM Park.
HUNTINGTON - Marshall University's men's basketball team will play at the University of Florida next season, according to a release from the Southeast Conference school.
Summer Collins only recently closed out her collegiate playing days as her Kentucky Christian University Knights were ousted from the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Softball World Series after dropping three straight games.
CHAPMANVILLE - The field has been set for the annual Cardinal Conference Grid-O-Rama, set for Saturday, August 24 at Skyhawk Field on the campus of Scott High School in Madison.
MADISON — Point Pleasant's Kyelar Morrow hurled a shutout while allowing four hits over seven innings and striking out two as they defeated Scott 1-0 in Class AA Region 4 action on Monday in Madison.
SETH — With a trip to the state softball tournament secured for a third year in a row after a 7-0 win over Wahama last Wednesday, Sherman High's softball team has been here before, but coach Jim Henderson said he thinks this season is somewhat different than the others.
SETH - With a trip to the state softball tournament secured for a third year in a row after a 7-0 win over Wahama last Wednesday, Sherman High's softball team has been here before, but coach Jim Henderson said he thinks this season is somewhat different than the others.
MORGANTOWN - The No. 17-ranked West Virginia University baseball team has earned the No. 4 seed at the 2019 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship and will begin postseason play against fifth-seeded Kansas in the opening round on Wednesday, May 22, at 10 a.m. ET/9 a.m. CT, in Oklahoma City.
LYNCHBURG, Va. - Liberty University ended Marshall University's season Saturday and moved into the championship round of the National Invitational Softball Championship.
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CINCINNATI - Hyun-Jin Ryu's shutout streak rolls on.
Ryu blanked the Reds over seven innings to extend his major league-leading streak to 31, Cody Bellinger hit his 17th homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Cincinnati 8-3 on Sunday.
Every professional sport has some form of an all-star event that it uses to showcase its stars and in the process put on an entertaining show for the fans. The stick and ball sports make sure that they put their stars in a position to shine but at the same time, those all-star games do not generate the same kind of passion and effort that we witnessed Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the running of the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race.
Team titles in four of the six divisions weren't decided until the final event Saturday, and one other nearly went down to the wire as the 105th state meet wrapped up on a sunny, mid-80-degree day at University of Charleston Stadium.
It was a down year as a whole for Logan County High School softball.
No team made it as far as the regional tournament, and Chapmanville Regional High School, the most successful county team in recent years, saw its string of reaching three straight Class AA state championship games and state tourneys come to an end.
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CINCINNATI - The Dodgers' potent offense got rolling right away, leaving Rich Hill a chance to get a win. The left-hander dominated with a throwback effort.
MORGANTOWN - Junior right-handed pitcher Alek Manoah of the No. 17 West Virginia University baseball team has been named one of 26 semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) announced on Thursday.
HUNTINGTON - Marshall University secured a spot in the Conference USA baseball tournament next week with a 4-3 victory in 10 innings over Rice Friday on George T. Smailes Field at the Huntington YMCA Kennedy Center.
RED JACKET - Former Mingo Central head football coach Joey Fields will be returning to the coaching staff for the Miners this fall, according to a post on the Mingo Central Football Twitter page, which was made on Thursday night.
Last week, two Chapmanville Middle School students traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to compete in the NASP (National Archery in The Schools Program) Eastern National Competition.
Summer league baseball seems to be dying in the community.
Growing up in the Williamson area, before official Little League baseball became a reality, there was the old Williamson Midget League.
LOGAN - Why not Logan?
That's what Justin Turner and Chad Akers are asking.
Turner, the Logan High School tennis coach, and Akers, an LHS assistant, are spearheading an effort to bring the 2020 Class AA/A state tennis tournament to Logan.
NAUGATUCK - The search is over for a new head basketball coach at Tug Valley High School as longtime mentor Garland "Rabbit" Thompson has been chosen by the administration at TVHS to make his return to coaching in Naugatuck pending approval from the Mingo County BOE.
Herbert Hoover showcased what has separated it from the Class AA field over the past two seasons in a 5-1 win over Bridgeport in a Class AA Region 2 softball final on Wednesday, but not until after the final out was recorded.
The offers keep rolling in for Obinna Anochili-Killen.
Chapmanville Regional High School's highly sought after rising senior basketball star landed another Division I scholarship offer on Tuesday as Old Dominion University became the latest school to join in on the growing list.
The problem for host Lincoln County, was that it was Moore's second at-bat of the opening frame.
And that told the tale as in a game that eerily resembled the first between the two on Monday, Nitro exploded early and cruised late, winning 15-3 in five innings on Tuesday and wrapping up a Class AA Region 4 crown - the first in program history.
PITTSBURGH - In the first Backyard Brawl at PNC Park, the No. 17 West Virginia University baseball team beat Pitt, 9-4, on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh.