FAIRMONT — Where there was once only grade-A effort, they injected first-rate connectivity and chemistry. And where there were once only five- or 10-minute stretches of quality, top notch play, they expanded into 40 minutes of pure dominance.
2020 Sports Year in Review
- State basketball playoffs postponed indefinitely due to coronavirus
- Remainder of basketball season canceled along with all spring sports
- Fairmont Senior rolls past East Fairmont 41-14 to win 100th East-West game
- Back to back: Lady Polar Bears overcome the odds to repeat as Class AA state champions
- Fairmont Senior battles back from early adversity to repeat as state champs with 3-2 victory
- Polar Bears’ Frazier, Bees’ Boyers earn record state title victories
- MEC suspends all athletic competition indefinitely due to COVID-19
- Lady Polar Bears stun Oak Glen 2-1 on Cinalli's golden goal get back to states
- Despite state tournament defeat, Huskies 2020 golf season one for the books
- Back on top: Fairmont Senior avenges semifinal loss to Bluefield, declared Class AA state champions
Saturday, January 23, 2021
FAIRMONT — Fairmont State Lady Falcons refused to fade late in the face of lengthy comeback odds Saturday against visiting Alderson Broaddus, but ultimately it was the continuation of a disconcerting early-season trend that doomed the Falcons in a 90-81 defeat to the Battlers.
Friday, January 22, 2021
FAIRMONT — The Fairmont State University wrestling program will pause team activities as a result of COVID-19 protocols, director of athletics Greg Bamberger announced on Friday afternoon.
FAIRMONT — Wednesday’s announcement from Fairmont State University Director of Athletics Greg Bamberger that the men’s basketball program has paused team activities due to COVID-19 protocols put a damper on what had been a strong start to the season for the Falcons in coach Tim Koenig’s seco…
Thursday, January 21, 2021
FAIRMONT — Fairmont State women’s basketball traveled to Ohio on Wednesday in search of its second straight victory as it took on Notre Dame College, but the Lady Falcons could never quite recover from an opening second-half burst by NDC en route to a 74-63 defeat at the Keller Center.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
FAIRMONT — The Fairmont State University men’s basketball program will pause team activities as a result of COVID-19 protocols, director of athletics Greg Bamberger announced on Wednesday morning.
Friday, January 15, 2021
FAIRMONT — The path to even get onto the court and start the 2021 season wasn’t ideal for Fairmont State women’s basketball, as the Lady Falcons had their first two games of the season postponed due to COVID-19 protocols. And once Fairmont State finally made its season debut Thursday against…
FAIRMONT — In the aftermath of Wednesday’s Top 25 MEC showdown between No. 4 West Liberty and No. 21 Fairmont State, neither Fairmont State coach Tim Koenig nor West Liberty coach Ben Howlett exactly characterized their teams’ offensive displays in glowing terms.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
FAIRMONT — Its usual marksmanship faded. Its trademark ping-ping decision-making stalled. And overall, West Liberty's electric offense that was averaging a nation-best 110.5 points a game entering Wednesday didn't produce at its regular aptitude.
FAIRMONT — The Fairmont State women’s basketball team has once again had another game postponed in accordance with the Mountain East Conference protocols. Fortunately, this time around, the wait for the Lady Falcons won’t be long.
FAIRMONT — Despite being less than a week into the 2021 Mountain East Conference season, the league’s biggest game of the season may already be here as Fairmont State men’s basketball hosts West Liberty today at 7:30 p.m. at Joe Retton Arena.
Sunday, January 10, 2021
FAIRMONT — Frustrations simmered and play suffered at times for Fairmont State in its 2021 home opener against Davis & Elkins Sunday at Joe Retton Arena.
Thursday, January 07, 2021
BRIDGEPORT — The Fairmont State University Wrestling team has been voted to finish sixth in the Mountain East Conference Preseason Poll, as announced by the league office on Thursday afternoon.
FAIRMONT — An eighth straight 20-win season ended in abrupt fashion. A charge to 15-plus conference wins for the seventh time in the past eight years was spoiled in an instant.
FAIRMONT — If anyone within or involved with the Fairmont State women’s basketball program could take any solace throughout the past 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be that the Lady Falcons at least weren’t pondering what could’ve been.
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
FAIRMONT — The Fairmont State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, in conjunction with the Mountain East Conference has determined that home basketball and wrestling events will be held without spectators. The no spectator policy will be followed at each of the 12 Mountain Eas…
Sunday, January 03, 2021
FAIRMONT — The Fairmont State University Department of Athletics and the Fairmont State Athletic Association welcomed 10 new members to the Fairmont State Athletics Hall of Fame with the announcement of the Class of 2020 Dec. 30.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
WHEELING — Fairmont State University Senior Associate Director of Athletics Patrick Snively has accepted the Director of Athletics position at Wheeling University, the school officially announced Tuesday. Snively will officially take charge of the Cardinals’ athletics department on Jan. 4, 2021.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
BRIDGEPORT — The Mountain East Conference Board of Directors unanimously approved plans to conduct athletics competition in winter sports beginning no sooner than Jan. 7, 2021. The board also approved schedules for conference fall sports competing in the spring semester.
Friday, November 27, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
FAIRMONT — The Fairmont State University men’s basketball team will begin the 2020-21 season at No. 20 in the NABC Coaches Poll, which was released on Tuesday afternoon. The national ranking is the second of the year for the Falcons, who also checked-in at No. 20 in the Basketball Times pres…
Sunday, August 23, 2020
FAIRMONT — The NCAA Division II Presidents Council has put in place more protections and optionality for student-athletes concerning the 2020-21 academic year, according to a council press release.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
FAIRMONT — After verbally committing to Fairmont State four years ago as a high school freshman, North Marion High graduate Taylor Buonamici was officially introduced as a Falcon Tuesday by women’s basketball coach Stephanie Anderson.
Thursday, August 13, 2020
BRIDGEPORT — Fairmont State’s Duvall-Rosier Field, as well as countless other collegiate football stadiums and athletic venues at Division II schools across West Virginia, will sit empty this fall as the Mountain East Conference officially announced Thursday its postponement of all fall spor…
Friday, August 07, 2020
FAIRMONT — Greg Bamberger ticked off the benchmarks one after another during his introductory press conference Tuesday where he was officially announced as the new Fairmont State director of athletics.
Thursday, August 06, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS — Fall sports championships have been officially canceled in NCAA Division II and Division III as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to an Wednesday announcement.
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- Fairmont woman charged with child neglect
- Fairmont hospital to add beds amid COVID surge
- Manchin: Evidence to convict Trump is 'overwhelming'
- East's Maxey, four Lady Polar Bears earn writers' all-state honors
- Huggins eyes tournaments after retooling game due to Tshiebwe departure
- Fairmont Health and Rehab upgrades after 4 COVID cases
- Author shares her story with Marion County book club
- Monongalia County Health Department administers over 800 vaccines
- State School Superintendent meets virtually with local school board, convinces them to not buck in-person learning mandate
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