BLUEFIELD — Perhaps the gleam of a trophy will never resonate from it, or maybe an asterisk alongside it will never officially certify it, but Fairmont Senior’s 21-19 victory against Bluefield on the road Saturday night will forever live on within the program as a triumph equal to a title an…
Friday, November 27, 2020
FAIRMONT — Ever since last season ended in disappointment with a home loss to Bluefield in the state semifinals, this year’s rematch is the moment Fairmont Senior has eyed like a hawk. Now that it is here, it’s a big matchup, with big stakes in a big atmosphere.
Thursday, November 26, 2020
FAIRMONT — This weekend will mark the continuance of one of the state’s emerging playoff traditions as Fairmont Senior and Bluefield high schools go at it in yet another high stakes battle Saturday at 4 p.m. at Mitchell Stadium.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
FAIRMONT — The early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic extinguished his junior season and the current state of the ongoing coronavirus spread has the status of his senior season hanging in limbo.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Saturday, November 21, 2020
BLUEFIELD — The Bluefield High School football team forced four fumbles and recovered all of them to slow down the North Marion offense and jump out to a 19-7 lead after the first quarter.
FAIRMONT — Independence proved its toughness and its fight, but eventually the mojo of Fairmont Senior, the energy of the 12th Street Thunderdome, and the fate of what's become an annual Fairmont-Bluefield playoff showdown were too much to withstand for the visiting No. 14-seeded Patriots, a…
Friday, November 20, 2020
FAIRMONT — It’ll be an unfamiliar opponent but a very familiar environment tonight for Class AA No. 6 seed Fairmont Senior.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
RACHEL — North Marion High football coach Daran Hays jumps to the conclusion of the point, fully aware of the oncoming suggestion, be it true, partially true, or flat-out false. Huskies junior quarterback Brody Hall, meanwhile, nods along with the retracing of the same narrative, acknowledgi…
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Saturday, November 14, 2020
FAIRMONT — The old playoff mantra of “survive and advance” has adopted a new tenor during the first round of a prep football playoff landscape that is quickly devolving into COVID-19-ravaged mess.
FAIRMONT — No. 11 seed and massive underdog Braxton County pried three-first half turnovers and hit on multiple big plays against No. 6 seed and Class AA powerhouse Fairmont Senior in the teams’ Class AA first round playoff clash Friday night at East-West Stadium.
Friday, November 13, 2020
FAIRMONT — Gov. Jim Justice announced West Virginia high school winter sports will be postponed until Jan. 11 during his Friday press briefing.
FAIRMONT — One is a lifer in the game, a star built through hundreds of grinding hours on the course perfecting his craft over the years. The other is a relative newbie to the sport, a quick-study who just this past summer finally found her love for the links.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
FAIRMONT — For the first time since 2001, North Marion is moving on in the state football playoffs...and it didn’t even require the Huskies to take the field.
FAIRMONT — All season long as Fairmont Senior relentlessly pursued a repeat Class AA-A state championship, its top-tier talent coalesced into a powerhouse few teams could contend with. The Polar Bears boasted blue-chip stars at every level of its lineup — forwards, midfield, backline — and t…
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
PLEASANT VALLEY — Whether it’s the next step in a lifelong dream or simply an opportunity too good to pass up, East Fairmont seniors Kierra Bartholow, Lilly Miller and Cole Peschl signed their respective National Letters of Intent on Wednesday to continue their athletic careers at the colleg…
FAIRMONT — Marion County’s two most dynamic and potent goal scorers in Fairmont Senior’s Tricia Lemasters and East Fairmont’s Kierstyn Maxey headlined the county’s representation in a slew of postseason awards announced this week.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Saturday, November 07, 2020
BECKLEY — The glimmer radiated from the ring finger of Fairmont Senior High junior captain Bubby Towns as he plopped onto the turf alongside his Polar Bear teammates at Paul Cline Memorial Sports Complex in Beckley.
BECKLEY — All season long, Fairmont Senior High boys soccer touted its unshakeable belief in one another as the backbone of its quest for a repeat state championship, and played up its family-like togetherness as the heart of its mission for the program’s third star.
Ruth G. Hutchinson, 82, of Fairmont, passed away Monday, November 23, 2020. She was born in Fairmont on June 23, 1938, a daughter of the late Norman and Alma Holloway. She was a member of the Welcome Baptist Church choir and church. She enjoyed crochet, music, church, cooking for her family,…
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