Thursday, October 14, 2021
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RENTON, Wash. — Geno Smith last started an NFL game four years ago, but what he’s learned along the way as a backup in two previous spots before landing with the Seattle Seahawks has taught him plenty as he’s bided his time waiting for another opportunity.

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PITTSBURGH — A wide receiver will line up in the slot for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night against Seattle. They will find a pass headed their way on third down. They will go over the middle looking to deliver as much punishment as they receive.

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FAIRMONT — After tying the record Saturday against Charleston Catholic, Fairmont Senior’s Bubby Towns moved into sole possession of the high school’s all-time career goals scored record on Tuesday against Robert C. Byrd.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
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RACHEL — The first two minutes of play at Woodcutters Stadium held all the scoring the North Marion Huskies (7-11) required Tuesday to defeat the Preston County Knights (2-13-1).

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MORGANTOWN — Neal Brown wasted little time getting right to the point as he opened his weekly media session Tuesday on a much-needed bye week, coming in the midst of a three-game losing streak that included a pair of gut-wrenching defeats followed by a total collapse at Baylor.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
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NEW YORK — The NFL is not planning to make public any of the hundreds of thousands of emails it obtained as part of an investigation of the Washington Football Club, some of which led to the resignation of Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden.

Sunday, October 10, 2021
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MORGANTOWN — It would be easy, on a day when West Virginia’s defense gave up 45 points to Baylor in a 45-20 loss, when it gave up 525 total yards, 354 of them through the air to jump down the defense’s throat.

Saturday, October 09, 2021
Friday, October 08, 2021
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MORGANTOWN — If one were to sit down and do an analysis of the West Virginia football situation as it readies itself to go on the road to face a 4-1 Baylor team this Saturday, he would surmise that the strength of the Mountaineers lies with its defense.

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FAIRMONT — Before the season began, the East Fairmont Bees were of one mind about their goal. Coaches and players alike wanted to compete for a playoff spot in year three of head coach Shane Eakle’s tenure, and after five games, the Bees are poised to do just that.

Thursday, October 07, 2021
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FAIRMONT — Thursday night saw the Fairmont Senior Polar Bears win their fourth straight game, this time defending East-West Stadium against a county rival, the North Marion Huskies.

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MORGANTOWN — First, Mike O’Laughlin was a tight end caught up in a Chicago area high school wide receiver’s body.

Wednesday, October 06, 2021
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FAIRMONT — After two days on the challenging Jones Course, the dust settled on the 2021 WVSSAC Golf Championship, with the Herbert Hoover Huskies finishing first among eight teams. North Marion finished in fifth place, while Fairmont Senior’s lone qualifying golfer, Landen Barkley, came in 3…

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CLARKSBURG — Coming into Tuesday, the Fairmont Senior Polar Bears had not lost since Sept. 16, a home loss to Buckhannon-Upshur. Their opponent for Tuesday, the Liberty Mountaineers, were winners of four straight in their own right.

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MORGANTOWN — The only thing that’s been consistent about the West Virginia offense this season has been its inconsistency, and that is driving head coach Neal Brown and his offensive staff crazy as it gets into preparations for Saturday’s game at Baylor.

Tuesday, October 05, 2021
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FAIRMONT — The North Marion Huskies, and one member of the Fairmont Senior Polar Bears, are in the thick of competition at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling for the 2021 WVSSAC High School Golf Championship.

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LOS ANGELES — Rick Byrd, who retired in 2019 after leading Belmont to eight NCAA Tournament appearances, will receive the John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching award.

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