Sports

Morgantown Post 2 splits regular season ending doubleheader with Romney Post 91

ROMNEY, W.Va. After delivering a 12-2 blowout to Fairmont Friday night, Morgantown saw another blowout this time on the receiving end.

Black Bears

Black Bears
Black Bears edged 5-4 in season opener
If life had gone a different way for Braxton Ashcraft, the towering right-hander would have likely made his Monongalia County Ballpark debut this season as a freshman pitcher for Baylor.
June 15, 2019 - 3:30 pm
Black Bears
Pirates pick Priester in 1st round; 2nd-round picks Gorski and Triolo could play for Black Bears
GRANVILLE. W.Va. This seasons West Virginia Black Bears squad began to take form Monday during the beginning of the Major League Baseball draft.
June 3, 2019 - 11:54 pm
Sports
Scrappers edge Black Bears, 3-2
NILES, Ohio Yeffersson Yannuzzi allowed just three hits over five innings, leading the Mahoning Valley Scrappers over the West Virginia Black Bears in a 3-2 win on Thursday.
August 24, 2018 - 8:57 am
Sports
Kone, Macias lead Black Bears to 9-2 win over Muckdogs
Zack Kone hit a three-run home run in the first inning, and Fabricio Macias had three hits and three as the West Virginia Black Bears defeated the Batavia Muckdogs 9-2 on Tuesday, in front of 1,118 fans at Monongalia County Ballpark.
August 22, 2018 - 8:39 am
Sports
Black Bears fall 1-0 in 10 innings
Bubba Hollins scored on a fielders choice in the top of the 10th inning to lead the Batavia Muckdogs to a 1-0 win over the West Virginia Black Bears, in front of 1,049 fans inside Monongalia County Ballpark on Monday.
August 21, 2018 - 7:56 am
Sports
Bido pitches Black Bears past Crosscutters in 4-1 win
Osvaldo Bido pitched seven scoreless innings, leading the West Virginia Black Bears over the Williamsport Crosscutters in a 4-1 win on Friday, in front of 2,325 fans inside Monongalia County Ballpark.
August 18, 2018 - 8:30 am
Sports
Economos, Amaral lift Black Bears over Batavia
BATAVIA, N.Y. - Daniel Amaral homered and had two hits, and Nicholas Economos struck out nine hitters over six innings as the West Virginia Black Bears defeated the Batavia Muckdogs, 2-0, on Wednesday.
August 16, 2018 - 8:59 am
Sports
Black Bears edge Spikes in 3-2 win
COLLEGE, Pa. Travis Swaggerty scored on a wild pitch in the seventh inning, leading the West Virginia Black Bears to a 3-2 win over the State College Spikes on Friday.
August 11, 2018 - 8:22 am
Sports
Black Bears drop third straight game
COLLEGE, Pa. Wadye Ynfante hit a bases-clearing single in the seventh inning, leading the State College Spikes to an 8-7 win over the West Virginia Black Bears on Thursday.
August 10, 2018 - 8:18 am
Sports
Toerner scores winning run as State College defeats Black Bears, 3-2
COLLEGE, Pa. Justin Toerner scored the winning run on a passed ball with two outs in the ninth inning, as the State College Spikes beat the West Virginia Black Bears, 3-2, on Wednesday.
August 9, 2018 - 8:24 am

Clay Battelle

Clay Battelle
Despite losing pivotal players, Clay-Battelle is in good shape for 2019
Clay-Battelles Nathan Swaniger proved how fast he is on the track during the spring, finishing in second place in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the state meet in mid-May.
June 15, 2019 - 3:21 pm
Clay Battelle
Clay-Battelle's Addison Ammons signs LOI to West Georgia
Clay-Battelle senior Addison Ammons is headed down south.
June 7, 2019 - 6:00 am
Clay Battelle
Clay-Battelle's Caitlyn Kassay, Rylee Burnette named to first-team all-state softball
BLACKSVILLE, W.Va. The memorable season for the Clay-Battelle softball team continued Tuesday as senior Caitlyn Kassay and junior Rylee Burnette were named first-team all-state selections by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.
June 4, 2019 - 12:01 am
Sports
Column: Prep season full of highs, close calls for local teams
When the Clay-Battelle softball team walked off the field Thursday at the state tournament in Vienna, it marked the end of the sports calendar for the 2018-19 school year in Monongalia County.
May 25, 2019 - 10:08 pm
Sports
Clay-Battelle softball team caps off historic season with plenty of milestones
Its always tough to end a season with a loss, but sometimes the milestones achieved along the way are the real victories.
May 24, 2019 - 11:29 pm
Sports
Wheeling Central drubs Clay-Battelle 13-2; Cee-Bees eliminated
Clay-Battelles dream softball season ended in a flash Thursday.
May 23, 2019 - 4:35 pm
Sports
Clay-Battelle splits a pair in opening day of state tournament
By Greg Carey Shermans Autumn Thompson picked up where she left off Wednesday evening at Jackson Memorial Park.
May 22, 2019 - 1:57 pm
Sports
Rylee Burnette keeps Clay-Battelle going from behind the plate
Theres an unspoken bond in softball between a pitcher and catcher.
May 21, 2019 - 11:42 pm
Sports
Clay-Battelle's Swaniger edged at line in 100m photo finish
Nathan Swaniger's bid for a state championship in the 100 meters came up shy by one-hundredth of a second.
May 18, 2019 - 7:39 pm
Sports
PHOTO GALLERY: Morgantown University, Preston, Trinity, Clay-Battelle compete at state track meet
By Michael Switzer
May 18, 2019 - 6:48 pm

Morgantown

Kerri Kosten
Morgantown grad Cameron Lyons finding success playing football at Akron
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Cameron Lyons has been into sports his entire life.
July 17, 2019 - 12:00 pm
Morgantown
Morgantown lineman Marcellus Marshall garnering college attention
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Morgantown offensive and defensive lineman Marcellus Marshall can easily imagine himself playing football in Philadelphia according to him, the city has a different environment surrounding the sport.
July 11, 2019 - 8:10 pm
Local Sports
Morgantown High's McConnell turning heads at Division I level
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. When Morgantown punter/kicker John McConnell Jr.
July 4, 2019 - 10:52 pm
Sports
Watch Live: Morgantown v. Bridgeport Legion baseball at 7:05pm
*First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm with a fireworks display scheduled to follow the game.
July 4, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Local Sports
Surrounded by the city, Morgantown High cross-country finds creative solutions for practice
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Rolling hills and plenty of grass surround University High, while the same can be said at Preston.
June 29, 2019 - 3:29 pm
Morgantown
Morgantown's Mark McCarty on stepping away from baseball: I was ready to go
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. When its time, its time.Thats the simple reason why Mark McCarty decided to step down as head coach of the Morgantown High baseball team after 20 seasons.
June 16, 2019 - 11:28 am
Men's Basketball
Morgantown's Dave Tallman, Notre Dame's Jarrod West to assist WVU's TBT squad
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Jarrod West and Dave Tallman have coached teams to high school state championships in the last three years.
June 13, 2019 - 11:35 am
Morgantown
Morgantown may go with committee backfield in 2019; Jace Whetsell brings shiftiness
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Ty Konchesky was the workhorse for the Morgantown football team the last two seasons, both out of necessity and willingness to do so.
June 11, 2019 - 12:59 pm
Morgantown
Trinity, Morgantown, University seniors get one more shot in all-star basketball game
Its the last time out for a pair of Trinity Christian seniors.
June 6, 2019 - 9:15 pm
Sports
Nick Malone making most of his all-star stop before going to WVU
Nick Malone is getting one more chance to suit up in his high school career before joining the football team as a preferred walk-on this summer.
June 5, 2019 - 11:11 am

Other Local Sports

Other Local Sports
New class in high school basketball brings changes to state tournament schedule
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. With the addition of a fourth class to the West Virginia high school basketball alignment secured for the 2020-21 season, the focus for the turns towards implementing and then evaluating the new landscape of high school hoops.
July 17, 2019 - 10:22 am
Local Sports
Post 2 lights up Bridgeport
Fireworks are held after Morgantowns Post 2 wins against Bridgeports Post 68 at the Monongalia County Ballpark on July 4th.
July 4, 2019 - 11:53 pm
Sports
Column: A plea to protect skin from sun damage
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. When youre outside in the summer, the thought might cross your mind that you want to get some sun before heading on vacation for a couple weeks.
June 24, 2019 - 11:12 am
Sports
48 years in pinstripes: Bill Titus' stories as a basketball referee
Bill Titus was really no different than any other college kid, which is to say he was hoping to join a fraternity and wanted a car.
June 22, 2019 - 2:32 pm
Other Local Sports
Annual motocross race coming to High Point on Saturday
MORRIS, Pa. The mere mention of any legendary American racing tracks like Daytona and Indianapolis will start any die-hard motor sports enthusiasts heart.
June 12, 2019 - 11:05 pm
Sports
Board of Education puts four-class proposal for basketball up for public comment
The proposal for four classes in basketball from the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission took another step forward Wednesday.
May 8, 2019 - 6:31 pm
Sports
Aleena McDaniel has successful first season at W&J
Aleena McDaniel started playing basketball because of her older brother.
March 19, 2019 - 10:33 pm
Sports
Class AAA boys state preview: Martinsburg out to finish the job this time around
By Greg Carey The last time Martinsburgs boys basketball team suffered a loss was back on March 17, 2018, when the Bulldogs were handled by George Washington in the Class title game.
March 12, 2019 - 8:36 pm
Sports
Proposal made for four classifications in high school basketball
By Greg Carey The landscape of West Virginia high school basketball could change significantly as the state athletics commission proposes adding a fourth classification in 2021.
March 11, 2019 - 11:38 am
Sports
University's wrestling team finishes 2-1 in quad-match
In a quad-match against Fairmont Senior High, East Fairmont and Parkersburg South, Universitys wrestling team finished with a record of 2-1.
December 24, 2018 - 12:05 am

Preston

Preston
A life of knighthood: Preston AD Bruce Huggins announces retirement
Preston High School co-athletic director Bruce Huggins has an impressive number of stories from his 34 years in secondary education, but his favorite one to share involves former co-worker Mike Contic and an overeager reptile.
June 30, 2019 - 11:55 pm
Sports
Another year means more strength for Preston football
Things are a bit different this summer at Preston High School.
June 13, 2019 - 7:22 pm
Sports
Class AAA state track preview: Morgantown girls' 4x800 team faces threat from University
Its been a season full of surprises for the Morgantown girls 4x800-meter relay team.
May 16, 2019 - 7:05 pm
Sports
Evan Smith tosses gem as University survives with 13-2 win over Preston
University pitcher Evan Smith understands the importance of controlling the pace of the game.
May 7, 2019 - 10:20 pm
Sports
Clay-Battelle's Nathan Swaniger starting to receive attention after impressive season so far
Just a few months ago, not many people in the West Virginia track and field community knew the name Nathan Swaniger.
April 27, 2019 - 9:47 pm
Sports
Morgantown's Lea Hatcher sets strong pace in 800 at Charlie Pritt Classic
For the Preston High track program, the annual Charlie Pritt Classic offers an opportunity to honor an integral part of the running community at the school.
April 18, 2019 - 11:55 pm
Sports
Morgantown to host first track meet in 12 years, will be held at new Mylan Park facility
No matter how things play out at Mylan Park Track and Field Facility on Saturday, this weekend will be an exciting experience for Morgantown High.
April 4, 2019 - 11:18 pm
Sports
University routs Preston 20-0
Yesterday at sunny, windy, chilly Preston High, the Knights baseball team looked to step up above .
April 4, 2019 - 12:38 am
Sports
Ava Foreman gets hat trick, University defeats Preston 16-4
Anyone whos watched Law & Order or at least Judge Judy has learned that possession is 9/10 of the law, right?Well, when it comes to lacrosse, possession might be more like 99/100 of the game, and last night at chilly Mylan Pharmaceuticals Stadium, the University girls, facing a game against a short-handed Preston team, controlled both the faceoff circle and the scoreboard, cruising to a 16-4 victory.
April 2, 2019 - 12:06 am
Sports
Preston boys' track team finishes ninth in meet
Prestons boys track team finished ninth and the girls finished tenth in the Hurricane Sheetz Invitational.
April 1, 2019 - 12:24 am

Trinity Christian

Trinity Christian
Seth Goins, Fletcher Hartsock will team up once again at Trinity
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. pair of old friends and teammates will rekindle their relationship on the court this year at Trinity.
June 19, 2019 - 12:08 am
Trinity Christian
With small roster numbers, Trinity football team laying a 'simple' foundation
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. On a drizzly Monday morning at Trinity, wet football helmets glistened as the Warriors began Week 2 of the three-week summer workout period, but even through the dreary conditions, something was clearly much different than practices at other schools.
June 17, 2019 - 1:27 pm
Trinity Christian
Trinity's Mike Baldy excited to coach alongside idol Sauro in North-South girls' basketball game
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Its not every day you get to work with someone youve looked up to your entire career.
June 8, 2019 - 5:14 pm
Sports
Trinity girls' basketball team must replace 7 contributors with no incoming freshmen
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. This offseason is a case of deja vu for Trinity Christian girls basketball coach Mike Baldy.
May 28, 2019 - 11:38 pm
Sports
Prep roundup: MHS's volleyball team rallies back to defeat Parkersburg South
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. After dropping the first set25-22, Morgantown Highs volleyball team rallied to defeat Parkersburg South High in straight sets (25-15, 25-16 and 25-20) in the semifinals Tuesday night.
October 10, 2018 - 12:11 am
Sports
Area basketball teams aim to advance to state tournament
The high school basketball schedule is busy with regional girls and sectional boys games this week, heading toward the state tournaments at the Charleston Civic Center.
February 25, 2019 - 8:18 pm
Sports
Class A state track preview: Clay-Battelle's Nathan Swaniger hoping to claim school's first boys' title since 2013
This time last year, Clay-Battelles Nathan Swaniger prepared to take the track at the Class state track and field meet a relatively unknown name.
May 16, 2019 - 7:09 pm
Sports
Clay-Battelle eliminates Trinity with 15-3 win
Clay-Battelle beat Trinity 15-3 on Tuesday to advance in the sectional tournament, while the Warriors' season came to an end.
May 7, 2019 - 10:24 pm
Sports
Morgantown track teams finish top 10 at OVAC championship
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio The Morgantown girls track team finished sixth in the championship with 1102 points.
May 4, 2019 - 11:23 pm
Sports
Clay-Battelle explodes offensively to beat Trinity 15-9
10-run third inning propelled Clay-Battelle to a 15-9 win over Trinity in the third game of the Mon County Classic.
April 27, 2019 - 8:05 pm

University

Local Sports
Former WVU women's soccer forward Hannah Abraham joins UHS coaching staff
What’s a local girl to do in the fall when she’s finished her final year of Division I soccer at West Virginia University? Coaching is a good start.
July 13, 2019 - 12:00 pm
University
University guard duo Kaden Metheny, KJ McClurg picking up recruitment momentum
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Heading into their senior seasons, University High guard duo Kaden Metheny and McClurg are picking up momentum on the recruiting trail.
July 12, 2019 - 12:01 pm
Local Sports
University girl’s soccer showing promise amid rebuilding phase
MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  University High girls soccer is synonymous with success.
June 27, 2019 - 3:59 pm
University
University rising senior Ashten Boggs stepping up this offseason
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Things will be a bit different for University girls basketball standout Ashten Boggs for her senior season.
June 26, 2019 - 10:02 pm
University
Carolina Kirby looks to continue inclusive bond with underclassmen
University's Caroline Kirby during practice on Tuesday.
June 26, 2019 - 12:08 am
University
University boys' basketball thinks tough June schedule should make team better
University's K.J. McClurg shooting on Wednesday.University's Kaden Metheny on Wednesday.
June 19, 2019 - 11:56 pm
University
University rolling forward without defensive coordinator, Kelley not yet worried
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. For the second consecutive day of the three-week summer practices, University football focused solely on offense.
June 11, 2019 - 8:20 pm
University
University seeking offensive replacements for Holgorsen, Richardson, Parow
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. On the brand new turf on top the hill at University High, coach John Kelley eyed four quarterbacks getting early reps Monday to begin the three-week summer workouts.
June 10, 2019 - 6:20 pm
University
University's Joseph Biafora wins boys' soccer Gatorade Player of the Year
The season accolades for University boys soccer star Joseph Biafora continue to roll in as he claimed the Gatorade West Virginia Boys Soccer Player of the Year on Thursday for the 201819 school year.
June 6, 2019 - 5:02 pm
Sports
University freshman Sierra Lanham wins state title in girls' long jump
One is never too young to win a state championship.
May 18, 2019 - 9:46 pm