Taking home the hardware.
Fairmont Senior’s boys’ cross country team is now Class AA state champions after they competed at Cabell Midland High School on Saturday.
Having a team combined score of 92, the Polar Bears were led by Mr. Cross Country himself — Nick Trefz.
Trefz placed first in the state meet, while posting a time of 15:52.20.
Trefz’s performance was so astonishing that he defeated state-runner up Caleb Moore by more than 12 seconds. Moore finished the event with a time of 16:04.40.
As a team, the Polar Bears literally ran away with the gold, since second-place Frankfort tallied a total score of 111, which was 19 points shy of FSHS.
Taking home the hardware.
Luck announces Holgorsen will be retained for 2014
West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck put an end to the speculation about the future of head football coach Dana Holgorsen on Tuesday, announcing that he and his staff would be retained for 2014 despite a second consecutive disappointing season.
FSU names McGinnis first women’s soccer coach
After sorting through about 90 applications, Fairmont State Director of Athletics Tim McNeely announced Tuesday that Patrick McGinnis has been named the Falcons’ first-ever women’s soccer coach.
This isn’t the first time McGinnis will be building a program from the ground up.
HERTZEL COLUMN: Like it or not, Holgorsen is coming back
Like it or not, it appears that Dana Holgorsen and his staff will be back to coach the West Virginia football team next year, looking down the throat of an angry Alabama football team to open the season.
Polar Bears looking to keep pace on the mat
Fairmont Senior is hoping that their hot 2012-13 season carries over into this season.
After returning four wrestlers who placed at the state championship, head coach Mark Delligatti and his team are hoping that some state titles are in the cards.
FURFARI COLUMN: How much lower can WVU’s program get?
How much lower can West Virginia University’s football program get in the wake of a 4-8 season?
Isn’t there any leadership in that institution that’s at least concerned about the damages thrust upon the Mountaineer fan base by Oliver Luck and Dana Holgorsen the past three years or so?
WVU women overwhelm Coppin State
West Virginia’s women’s basketball team, ignited by Christal Caldwell and Taylor Palmer, turned on the juice after a lackadaisical first half and scored 56 second-half points to bury a game against an overmatched Coppin State team. The 88-56 win gave coach Mike Carey his 250th victory as Mountaineer coach.
Crosby ties game in 3rd, wins it in OT
Sidney Crosby scored the tying goal in the third period and then won it with a brilliant individual effort 3:44 into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Tomlin: On-field incident ‘inexcusable’
Mike Tomlin was “mesmerized.”
He was also, the Pittsburgh Steelers coach admits, out of position.
Way out of position.
Wallace ready to face Steelers
Facing a ball machine at point-blank range Tuesday, Mike Wallace stood on one leg, rose onto his tiptoes and stretched to grab pass after pass with one hand, making the acrobatic look routine.
Mountaineers make quick work of Greyhounds
A day before West Virginia was to play what seemed to be a dangerous Loyola of Maryland basketball team at the Coliseum, coach Bob Huggins talked for some time in depth about shortcomings his team had been displaying and about how they would have to overcome them to become a good team.
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