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OVAC Hall of Fame Adds Five Legends

Five highly honored prep athletes who competed at the major college level will be honored in the 16th class of Legends of Ohio Valley Athletic Conference schools.The five Legends selections will be feted at the 17th annual OVAC Hall of Fame banquet in Saturday, August 15 at WesBanco Arena in ...

The Press Box For April 29

The announcement came as expected on Tuesday afternoon April 21. All West Virginia high school sports were over for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.Governor Jim Justice announced schools in the state would remain closed for the rest of the school year, which immediately brought word ...

Hilltoppers Kyle Signs Large, Talented Group

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. - West Liberty University head Acrobatics and Tumbling coach Kelsey Kyle is thrilled with the depth and potential of her 2020-21 recruiting class.Kyle, who had her Hilltoppers off to a record-setting start this spring before her debut season was cut short by the COVID-19 ...

All-Valley Boys’ Team Announced

BIG SCHOOLAlex Vargo, Wheeling Park (Captain)Already being one of the best players in the state of West Virginia going into his senior year, Wheeling Park's Alex Vargo, once again elevated his game. A two-time West Virginia Class AAA first team all-stater, Vargo had his finest season in a ...

The Press Box For April 22

Got in a little cornhole practice in my garage this past week. I set up the old WVU boards and pitched for about two hours each evening. This was my first time, and I never realized it was as much fun. It takes a good deal of skill to toss those bean bags into the hole. I watched it on TV and ...

This Week in Sports History

April 15, 1947: The day Jackie Robinson made history. On April 15, 1947, 28-year-old Robinson debuted in the major leagues with the New York Dodgers, officially becoming MLB's first African-American player. April 15th is now commemorated as Jackie Robinson Day, with every player in the league ...

Bullring Booster Program a Success

MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. - Rich in tradition earned through the hard work of many men and women throughout four decades, the Tyler County Speedway remains as a perfect reminder of longstanding grassroots family entertainment. Since its inception in 1974, the Tyler County Speedway remains a local ...

The Press Box For April 15

Today we pay tribute to Jack Roosevelt Robinson (January 31, 1919 October 24, 1972) who was an American professional baseball player, that became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when he started at first ...

Spotlight Shining on WL’s Brunner

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. - West Liberty University senior Morgan Brunner wrapped up her women's basketball career in record-setting fashion this season, leading the nation in multiple categories and setting a pair of school records in the process.A 5-9 shooting guard who began her collegiate career ...

Successful Season for Triple Threat

Triple Threat youth wrestling wrapped up their season in February at the West Virginia Youth State Wrestling tournament in Huntington with an outstanding show. 9 wrestlers battled all weekend against the best in the state. Congratulations to Sean Winfrey for becoming Triple Threat's first ever ...