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.

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
Black Bears
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
Black Bears
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
Black Bears
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
Black Bears
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
Black Bears
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
Black Bears
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
Black Bears
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
Black Bears
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
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
Clay Battelle
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
Clay Battelle
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
Clay Battelle
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
Clay Battelle
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
Clay Battelle
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
PHOTO GALLERY: Morgantown University, Preston, Trinity, Clay-Battelle compete at state track meet
By Michael Switzer
May 18, 2019 - 6:48 pm


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 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
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
Local 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
Local Sports
Morgantown High baseball coach Mark McCarty resigns
Longtime Morgantown High baseball coach Mark McCarty has submitted his resignation.
May 30, 2019 - 9:50 pm
Wheeling Park rallies past Morgantown to advance to states
As Game 3 of the Class Region tournament entered the seventh inning Wednesday, Wheeling Park trailing Morgantown 5-3 knew it had just one chance left to save their season.
May 22, 2019 - 11:50 pm
Caleb Taylor throws no-no as Morgantown forces a Game 3 in regional
Morgantown baseball coach Mark McCarty made it clear after Mondays Game 1 of the Region championship series against Wheeling Park his team needed to hit or else its season was over.
May 21, 2019 - 8:33 pm
Local Sports
On the ropes: Morgantown falls in Game 1 of Region I baseball series to Wheeling Park
Wheeling Park coach Steve Myers raved about his defense prior to Mondays Region series opener at Morgantown, believing thats the reason the Patriots have gotten this far.
May 20, 2019 - 9:19 pm
Local Sports
Morgantown set to face Wheeling Park in Class AAA Region I regional baseball tournament
For the third-straight year, Morgantown and Wheeling Park will meet for the Region baseball championship with a berth in the state tournament on the line, and this season will be the rubber-match.
May 19, 2019 - 10:25 pm

Other Local Sports

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
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
Local 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
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
Local 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
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
Local Sports
Fairmont Senior's Connor Neal wins Kennedy Award
By Bradley HeltzelTimes West Virginian Similar to so many of his student-athlete peers, Fairmont Senior quarterback Connor Neal cycled through a daily after-school routine of going to practice and churning through his nights homework before turning on the or flipping open his laptop to stream his go-to show.
December 22, 2018 - 11:39 pm
Local Sports
Fairmont Senior QB Connor Neal garners House Award
By Tony Wolfe, Times West Virginian Before all of the shotgun snaps, all of the touchdowns, all of the broken records and all of the lopsided scores, quarterback Connor Neal sat down with the rest of his offense to map out a plan of what it would take for Fairmont Senior to win its first state championship in program history.
December 12, 2018 - 2:29 pm
Local Sports
Wheeling Central rolls past Williamstown to repeat as Class A champion
By Greg CareyWheeling Centrals ques t to repeat as Class champion began back on Aug.
December 1, 2018 - 11:53 pm
Local Sports
Martinsburg wins third straight Class AAA state championship over Spring Valley
By Greg Carey Martinsburgs Ricky R.J. Barrett has made a habit of blocking punts.
December 1, 2018 - 5:56 pm


Local 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
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
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
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
Joe Smith
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
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
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
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
Local 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
New look, same results for University boys' lacrosse team in win over Preston
The young University High boys lacrosse team has big shoes to fill.
March 26, 2019 - 10:50 pm

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
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
Clay Battelle
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
Clay Battelle
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
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
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
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
Clay Battelle
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 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 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'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
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
University's Joe Schmidle named finalist for OVAC Coach of the Year
All of the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference championships for the 2018-19 school year have been dispersed.
May 11, 2019 - 11:14 pm
George Washington girls defeats University 7-5
The George Washington High girls lacrosse team defeated University, 7-5, on Saturday to advance to the state championship.
May 11, 2019 - 11:08 pm
University's Andre Barcinas, Jameson Walters advance to singles championship round
As dominant has University Highs Andre Barcinas was in Fridays semifinal of the state tennis tournament against Washingtons Michael Barr, it didnt look like Barcinas was even going to have a chance to make the semis during his quarterfinals match Thursday.
May 11, 2019 - 12:21 am
PHOTO GALLERY: Morgantown, University compete in Day 2 of state tennis tournament
Photos by Michael Switzer The Morgantown and University tennis teams compete at the state tournament Friday in Charleston.
May 10, 2019 - 3:07 pm
Behind Caleb Taylor, Morgantown shuts out University to win sectional title
May 9, 2019 - 10:41 pm
Photo gallery: Morgantown, University compete at state tennis tournament
It was a dominant opening performance for the University boys and Morgantown girls tennis teams at the state tournament in Kanawha City.
May 9, 2019 - 5:05 pm