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MORGANTOWN - The West Virginia University women's basketball team finished with three players in double figures to earn a 73-64 upset victory over No. 18/19 Iowa State on Wednesday night at the WVU Coliseum.
CHARLESTON - Oklahoma Sooners graduate transfer quarterback Austin Kendall will enroll at West Virginia University on Thursday, according to a report by 247Sports' Chris Anderson.
HUNTINGTON - C.J. Burks scored 30, Jon Elmore hit for 29 points and the Marshall Thundering Herd moved to the top of the Conference USA men's basketball standings Thursday night.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - West Virginia quarterback Will Grier has been selected as the 2018 Senior CLASS Award winner for the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The award, chosen by a nationwide vote of Division I FBS football coaches, national football media and fans, is given annually to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in Division I football. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: classroom, community, character and competition.
MAN, W.Va. - The Tug Valley Lady Panthers (10-4) extended their winning streak to six games on Thursday night as they went on the road and knocked off the Class AA Man Lady Hillbillies (0-14) by a final score of 59-42 at the Man Memorial Fieldhouse.
PHELPS, Ky. - The Belfry Pirates went on the road on Thursday night and picked up a key 60th District win against the Phelps Hornets at the McCoy Athletic Center as Tyelin May's three-point play the old-fashioned way with 5.2 seconds to go helped them walk away with a 38-37 overtime win.
Longtime Mingo County football coach/trainer Joey "Jabba" Childers has resigned from his duties with the football program at Tug Valley High School.
WILLIAMSON, WVa. -The Williamson Wolfpack (8-4) stunned the previously undefeated Lenore Rangers (7-1) as they got a late free throw from Kelan Wallace with 7.6 seconds remaining to secure a key 25-24 in win Mingo County middle school basketball action on Thursday night at the WK-8 Gymnasium.
DELBARTON, W.Va. - The Kermit Blue Devils went on the road and picked up two key wins over the Burch Bulldogs on Thursday night in the old BHS Gymnasium as the girls team won 28-27 and the boys team won a thriller 47-45.
PHELPS, Ky. - The Phelps Hornets have named their new head football coach after the recent departure of coach David Jones as they promoted offensive coordinator Andrew West to take over the head coaching duties.
SALYERSVILLE, Ky. - The Belfry Lady Pirates (8-9) continued their hot play as of late as they have won three of their lost four games after cruising to a 58-41 road win at Magoffin County on Monday night.
NAUGATUCK - The No. 1 ranked Class AA Chapmanville Tigers (11-1) continued their dominance over teams in the Mountain State as they made it 33 straight wins against teams from West Virginia when they rolled past Tug Valley in an 82-48 road win on Tuesday night at Naugatuck.
Belfry senior offensive lineman Dagen Rash signed his letter of commitment for a preferred walk-on spot on the University of Kentucky Football team this upcoming Fall.
CHARLESTON - One more name has been made official for new West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown's staff, and it looks like a couple more spots will be filled very soon.
HUNTINGTON - A stop on the Cincinnati Reds Caravan is scheduled Saturday at the Huntington Mall.
Fox Sports Ohio broadcaster Thom Brennaman leads the caravan at the mall from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
HUNTINGTON - In three games since Taevion Kinsey was inserted into the Marshall Thundering Herd starting lineup the freshman has committed zero turnovers in 115 minutes on the court. Kinsey played for the full 40 minutes in the last two games without coughing the basketball up.
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BUCKLEYS CREEK, Ky. - The Belfry Pirates (5-12) lost a tough district game on the road on Tuesday night as they rallied in the second half to force overtime against rival Pike Central but fell in the extra period by a final score of 56-53.
RED JACKET - The Mingo Central Lady Miners (3-12) made a fierce fourth quarter rally on Tuesday night against the visiting Knott County Lady Patriots but came up just short as they fell 55-52 in the MCHS Gymnasium.
It's the middle of January and the start of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is just a little over a month away but you would never know it as this has turned into the quietest off seasons in recent memory. It wasn't always like this as January was the month that NASCAR used to start building some excitement for the upcoming season.
NOMAN, Okla. - Four of the eight players dressed finished in double-figure scoring as the West Virginia women's basketball team topped Oklahoma, 66-55, at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma, on Sunday afternoon.
HUNTINGTON - Western Kentucky University led Marshall University for nearly 34 minutes of their 40-minute men's basketball matchup Saturday night, but the Thundering Herd was ahead at the end.
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Williamson Middle School had its annual Shoot for a Cure games Thursday at the Wolfpack gym. Girls coach Boo Hatcher, far right, and Principal Shannon Blackburn, left, presented a check to Chris Dotson who represented the local American Cancer Society. They were surrounded by players and cheerleaders. || 0116_ShootForACure || Kyle Lovern/Williamson Daily News Williamson Middl
GOODY, Ky. - Belfry star sophomore Kenzie Maynard had another dominating performance on Saturday night as the Lady Pirates picked up a 53-31 home win over Perry County Central.
WILLIAMSON - The Tug Valley Panthers (5-4) blew an eight point lead in the final 44 seconds of regulation against the Pikeville Panthers (8-6) but eventually held on to win a 70-68 double overtime thriller in the final of the 17th annual Hatfield-McCoy Shootout held at the historic Williamson Fieldhouse this past weekend.
NAUGATUCK, W.Va. - The Tug Valley Lady Panthers (9-4) picked up a key sectional victory over the Sherman Lady Tide (7-4) on Monday night as they cruised to the 72-54 victory to win their fifth straight game in front of a good crowd at the TVHS Gymnasium.
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — The Belfry Pirates (5-11) made the Mingo Central Miners walk the plank as they upended their Tug River rival by a final score of 62-51 in 17th annual Hatfield-McCoy Shootout at the historic Williamson Fieldhouse on Saturday night.
NAUGATUCK, W.Va. — The Tug Valley Lady Panthers (9-4) picked up a key sectional victory over the Sherman Lady Tide (7-4) on Monday night as they cruised to the 72-54 victory to win their fifth straight game in front of a good crowd at the TVHS Gymnasium.
GOODY, Ky. — Belfry star sophomore Kenzie Maynard had another dominating performance on Saturday night as the Lady Pirates picked up a 53-31 home win over Perry County Central.
WILLIAMSON — The Tug Valley Panthers (5-5) blew an eight point lead in the final 44 seconds of regulation against the Pikeville Panthers (8-6) but eventually held on to win a 70-68 double overtime thriller in the finale of the 17th annual Hatfield-McCoy Shootout held at the historic Williamson Fieldhouse this past weekend.
MORGANTOWN - Neal Brown was at an uncle's house back in Kentucky, celebrating a late Christmas with his family. In the background, the West Virginia University football team's Camping World Bowl game against Syracuse was on the television.
WILLIAMSON - The Phelps Hornets (6-6) used a strong defensive showing in the second period to surge past the Mingo Central Miners by a final score of 50-39 in the finale of the opening night of the 17th Hatfield-McCoy Shootout at the Williamson Fieldhouse on Friday.
LOUISA, Ky. - The Tug Valley Lady Panthers (8-4) defied all odds on Friday night in a road game at Lawrence County as they trailed by 19 points minutes into the fourth quarter, but mounted a spirited rally to come from behind and win a thriller 64-63 over the Lady Bulldogs.
RED JACKET, W.Va. - The Mingo Central Lady Miners picked up a big sectional win at home over Scott on Thursday night as they rode the hot hand of sophomore Scarlett Thomason's 33 points in route to a 77-45 win over the Lady Skyhawks.
WILLIAMSON - The Tug Valley Panthers (4-5) knew coming in that they would have a tough test against the No. 5 ranked team in Class AAA, the Hurricane Redskins, in their opener of the 17th Hatfield-McCoy Shootout at the historic Williamson Fieldhouse.