Too much, too soon.
It’s a scenario Fairmont Senior’s boys’ soccer team wanted to avoid heading into the Class AA-A state title game with Charleston Catholic. But that was exactly what happened once Wednesday morning’s match began.
The Irish got off to a blistering start, scoring three times in the first 15 minutes, and rolled to another state championship with a 5-0 victory over the Polar Bears at Trace Fork Soccer Complex.
The victory increases Charleston Catholic’s years-long streak without a loss to 55 games. The Irish also became the first boys’ soccer program in the state to capture four straight state titles.
“It’s mind boggling we would have a record like this over the last two-plus years,” Charleston Catholic coach Sam Fox said. “It hasn’t sunk in with me.”
Fast start keys Irish’s 5-0 win
Too much, too soon.
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Marion County wrestlers begin season
All three Marion County teams kicked off the wrestling season Friday and Saturday at the Hedgesville Duals.
At the end of the competition, nine wrestlers remain undefeated.
Fairmont Senior swims to second
The Fairmont Senior boys’ swim team took second place Saturday in the Morgantown Invitational, finishing just four points behind Parkersburg South.
The Polar Bears were led by Tyler Campbell, who was named to the all-tournament team after finishing first in the 50 freestyle and second in the 100 fly.
Martinsburg beats Huntington for fourth-straight AAA title
Malique Watkins threw a touchdown pass to lead Martinsburg to a 9-7 win over Huntington for the Bulldogs’ record fourth straight Class AAA championship Saturday.
Second-seeded Martinsburg (13-1) extended its playoff winning streak to 16 games.
Madonna beats Greenbrier West for Class A title
Ross Comis threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, leading Madonna to a 24-14 win over Greenbrier West in the Class A championship game Saturday night.
Top-seeded Madonna (14-0) won the third title in school history and atoned for an overtime loss to Wahama last year. The Blue Dons also were state champions in 2009 and 1987.
Polar Bears’ comeback falls short
They say it’s not about how you start. Rather, it’s how you finish that matters.
The Fairmont Senior girls’ basketball team was a prime example of this Friday night against Morgantown. Well. .. almost.
Through the first 10 minutes of the contest, the Polar Bears looked flustered, frustrated and flat-out overmatched against the Class AAA opponent.
Bridgeport beats Wayne for state title
Anthony Caldera rushed for two first-half touchdowns and Bridgeport beat Wayne 14-13 in the Class AA championship game in snowy conditions Friday night at Wheeling Island Stadium.
Caldera finished with 107 yards rushing for second-seeded Bridgeport (13-1), which won its first championship since 2000 and its seventh overall.
Bridgeport beats Wayne, 14-13
Anthony Caldera rushed for two first-half touchdowns and Bridgeport beat Wayne 14-13 in the Class AA championship game Friday night at Wheeling Island Stadium.
EFHS wrestling sets the bar high, despite losing six seniors
John Geary has plenty to brag about ... though it will take some coercing to get it out of him.
In nearly two decades as the wrestling coach at East Fairmont, he’s coached about a dozen state champions.
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.
North Marion looking for consistency on the mat
After a strong finish to last season, the North Marion Huskies are looking to up the pace on the mat this season.
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