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Thursday, May 06, 2021
RACHEL – In a North-West rivalry showdown that went down to the wire, Fairmont Senior’s Kyle Brubaker finished the game with a chef’s kiss for the Polar Bears by delivering the go-ahead RBI double in the top of the seventh to break a 3-3 tie and a 5-3 victory over the Huskies on Thursday at …
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
PARKERSBURG — The 21st and 22nd four-time state champions in Mountain State history — Parkersburg South’s Gavin Quiocho and East Fairmont’s Blake Boyers — were runaway selections for the top two spots in the 37th annual Robert Dutton Award voting.
FAIRMONT — After a mandated one-year hiatus, Fairmont Senior took its annual end-of-season cruise down I-79 South to Charleston on Tuesday evening, as the Polar Bears will officially make their ninth straight appearance at the state tournament on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, May 04, 2021
PLEASANT VALLEY — From the moment Lance Cerullo first stepped into East Fairmont High’s soccer program as a freshman sensation in the 2017-18 season, his potential future in the sport at the college level seemed to be more of a matter of ‘when and where’ as opposed to ‘if.’
PLEASANT VALLEY — Already well-known and well-respected within the East Fairmont soccer community as a figurehead of the girls’ program for the past 11 years, Eric Wright is ready to double down on his EFHS soccer duties this fall, as he’ll officially become the new East Fairmont boys’ socce…
Saturday, May 01, 2021
CHARLESTON — It wasn’t the scene anyone envisioned for the closing stretch of the Class AAA state championship game between No. 1 and undefeated Fairmont Senior and No. 3 Nitro on Saturday in Charleston.
Friday, April 30, 2021
CHARLESTON — Logan scratched and clawed to give Fairmont Senior a fight on Friday in FSHS's undefeated run back to the state championship game. But when winning time arrived, so did the Polar Bears' big-game swagger and top-dog mentality.
CHARLESTON — It had been 15 months, 28 games, and one life-altering pandemic since the North Marion girls’ basketball team last experienced the bitter taste of defeat, but on Friday, with a state championship berth on the line, Nitro finally toppled a Huskies empire not even COVID-19 could c…
CHARLESTON — Lewis County sank into an abyss of dribble drives led astray in what wound up as a 56-29 thrashing, while Hampshire melted into a puddle of passes gone awry in what eventually amounted to an 80-47 pummeling during Wednesday’s Class AAA WVSSAC state basketball quarterfinals at th…
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
CHARLESTON — From the exact moment when the WVSSAC first permitted Fairmont Senior and the rest of high school winter sports to reconvene for conditioning sessions in early February, the hallmark element that has since turned the undefeated and top-ranked Polar Bears into a state titan was a…
CHARLESTON — It had been 13-plus months since the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic spoiled North Marion’s potential state title run last season, but on Wednesday, as the Huskies returned to the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center for the first time since their 2020 dreams were dashed, th…
FAIRMONT — Nearly 14 months since the 2020 girls’ basketball state tournament deteriorated into a pile of dashed dreams and spoiled senior seasons due to COVID-19, high school basketball is back in Charleston.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
FAIRMONT — While it didn’t come in the form of a ceremonial victory or even come on the basketball court, Fairmont Senior officially advanced to the Class AAA state tournament after a COVID-19-induced forfeit by Lincoln in Tuesday’s Region II co-final.
FAIRMONT — Neither a new classification nor a new regional and sectional alignment could ultimately put an end to North Marion’s regional round nightmares on Tuesday, as the Huskies fell to Hampshire 52-41 on the road and ended their season in the regional round of the state playoffs for a f…
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Friday, April 23, 2021
FAIRMONT — A looming potential Class AAA state championship matchup between No. 1 Robert C. Byrd and No. 2 Fairmont Senior was on the verge of being set up two weeks too early, as a spunky and fearless Grafton squad was arranging a do-or-die regional co-final between the Eagles and Polar Bea…
Thursday, April 22, 2021
FAIRMONT — One Marion County wrestler won his first-career state championship to make himself into a household name across the state, while another county grappler won his fourth career state title to make himself into a legendary figure in the history of the state.
FAIRMONT — Bit by bit, season by season, Fairmont Senior’s Mikey Jones trudged his way up the ever-tricky state tournament podium, his gaze never wavering from his end goal of the top.
PLEASANT VALLEY — Throughout his upbringing as a wrestler, Blake Boyers was surrounded by greatness.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
RACHEL — Commonly labeled first and foremost as a battle of survival, the dawn of the postseason truly was a fight for life in the case of North Marion on Wednesday as the No. 2-seeded Huskies took on No. 3-seeded Weir in a win-or-go home sectional semifinal at North Marion High.
UPDATE (11:57 a.m.): There will officially be six Marion County wrestlers going for state championships Thursday evening, as Fairmont Senior's Zach Anderson became the final county grappler to earn a spot in the title round.
MORGANTOWN — Throughout the course of their respective high school careers to this point, Fairmont Senior’s quartet of Mia Abruzzino, Ella Broadhurst, Alexis Ramsey, and Ashlyn Bennington have the set the standard, not just for FSHS swimming, but for high school swimming in all of Marion County.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
RACHEL — In a season clouded by unparalleled uncertainty and drastically unusual circumstances, Fairmont Senior and North Marion crafted scenes of normalcy yet in their final home games of the year Tuesday, as both the Polar Bears and the Huskies booked tickets to their home away from home a…
Monday, April 19, 2021
PLEASANT VALLEY — Befitting of the oddities and rigors of this young baseball season, Monday's newest edition of the storied East-West crosstown rivalry was hardly a classic showdown of remembrance and glory.
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