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  • Screen shot 2014-06-25 at 10.21.26 PM.png Smokeless tobacco an unfortunate trend among athletes

    The recent passing of baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has brought the risks of chewing tobacco back to the forefront of the baseball world.
    While the San Diego Padres organization held a memorial for Gwynn last Thursday to celebrate a life cut short at the age of 54, the ever-growing issue of cancer remains present, even in the Mountain State.

    June 29, 2014 4 Photos

  • POST 17 #14-TS.jpg Post 17 splits a pair with Wheeling: PHOTOS

    “Intensity has to go up today. Let’s strap one on and play seven solid innings.”
    That was the challenge that Post 17 Fairmont coach Marty Morgan issued to his team prior to game one of Saturday’s doubleheader with Wheeling at East Fairmont High School, his voice echoing through the thick, 80-plus-degree air.

    June 29, 2014 6 Photos

  • Post 17 gets bats rolling in 13-5 win

    Post 17 Fairmont coach Marty Morgan wanted his team to come out with intensity against visiting Wheeling Saturday in game one of a doubleheader. It’s safe to say his team answered the call.

    June 28, 2014

  • Ford gives Delaney a new weapon on the outside

    You’ve heard it many times before: Speed kills.
    When the East Fairmont football team hits the field, the Bees hope to add that element in the form of an outside receiver opposite of 6-foot-6, Myles Johnson.
    And that important piece of the puzzle is Barron Ford.

    June 28, 2014

  • North’s Banker plans to walk on at FSU

    North Marion’s Chase Banker didn’t have to venture very far to get the ball rolling on his athletic future.
    The Huskies’ dual-sport athlete has decided where he’ll play next season and plans to walk on to the basketball team at Fairmont State.

    June 28, 2014

  • North's Banker staying close to home

    North Marion's Chase Banker didn't have to venture very far to get the ball rolling on his athletic future.

    June 27, 2014

  • Joe Harold mw.jpg Harold poised to lead brand new O-Line for FSHS

    Pocket protectors aren’t only vital to keeping your pressed shirts from getting gunk on them. They’re also the most important aspect that an offensive line can offer to its quarterback.  
    And senior lineman Joe Harold hopes to provide that for the Polar Bears this fall.

    June 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • tristan riggs mw.jpg Riggs hopes to provide spark to Huskies’ run game

    Every offense needs a wild card.
    And North Marion coach Daran Hays thinks he’s found that wild card in a unique position: wing back.
    By nature, the Huskies aren’t a Wing-T offense. But that doesn’t mean they won’t mix it up a little bit and incorporate it into the offense.

    June 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marion County well-represented in final football game of season

     As the final whistle sounded Saturday night at Laidley Field in Charleston, the North-South Football Classic came to a close. And so, too, did the high school playing careers of six Marion County football players.

    June 23, 2014

  • WELCH COLUMN: Banker ends roller coaster season on high note

    The bright lights of the field had faded away. The roar of the crowd had been drowned out. And Chase Banker had come back to Marion County after playing his final snap of organized football.

    June 23, 2014

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