Many people can drive a golf ball.
Set the little white ball on the tee and swing away, while watching the ball scream for 250-plus yards.
But is golf really that easy? If it were, wouldn’t everyone play?
You see, golf has other aspects than what meets the eye. Yes, you have a driver and a putter; but get out your wedges, then you can see how good of a golfer you are.
East Fairmont’s head golf coach, Bill Malone knows golf is a game of practice.
Since Malone has been with the Bees, he’s constantly preached hard work and effort, which in return, showcases wins.
East Fairmont is set to make a run in 2013
Many people can drive a golf ball.
Whaley puts together solid junior season
Fairmont Senior’s junior forward Kaden Whaley quietly put together the best season in Marion County this season.
After playing such a big role on the Lady Polar Bears’ squad, Whaley is this year’s Times West Virginian 2013-14 girls’ basketball player of the year.
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Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, Rod Thorn was throwing basketballs down for West Virginia University, an in-state heir to the heritage of greatness Jerry West had established.
Morgantown wins Class AAA title, 46-39
Olivia Seggie scored 14 points and Morgantown took advantage of an early game-ending injury to Parkersburg South leading scorer Keya Bartlett to upset the defending champion Patriots 46-39 for the girls Class AAA championship Saturday night.
Westside tops Sissonville for Class AA championship
Hope Lester had 18 points and 19 rebounds to lead Westside to a 43-33 victory over Sissonville in the girls Class AA championship game Saturday.
Westside (21-3) earned its second title in three years. It lost in the 2013 title game to Bridgeport.
St. Joseph wins 6th straight Class A title
Griffin Dempsey scored 30 points as St. Joseph beat St. Marys 83-48 Saturday for its sixth consecutive girls Class A basketball championship.
FSHS boys’ lacrosse focused on improving
One after another Fairmont Senior racked up the goals Saturday in the the Mountain State Meltdown preseason lacrosse tournament at East-West Stadium on its way to an 8-1 victory over John Marshall.
FSHS girls’ lacrosse sets bar high for 2014
The Fairmont Senior girls’ lacrosse team has its mind made up.
After coming within a game of winning the state championship last season, the Polar Bears have their sights set on returning to the title game.
WVU rifle team repeats as national champions
The No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team secured its nation-best 16th NCAA Championship Saturday with a 4705 score at the 2014 NCAA Rifle Championships at Murray State’s CFSB Center in Murray, Ky.
Sissonville upsets No. 1 FSHS in semis
It’s as if Fairmont Senior is having a re-occurring night terror, being stuck at the cusp of a state championship yet falling just short of the tournament’s final game now for the second straight season with a disheartening 48-40 loss to Sissonville at the Charleston Civic Center Coliseum Friday afternoon.
From the tip, it seemed like the life was sucked out of the top-ranked Lady Polar Bears, who had won 21 games in a row.
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Somewhere Tommy Nobis is shaking his head.
His name now is little more than a fading memory to old-timers, but back in the mid-1960s, as he ended a College Football Hall of Fame career at Texas, he was the real deal, the first player ever drafted and signed by the Atlanta Falcons.
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