UHS bounces back from disappointing showing at Keyser, holds Preston scoreless in final scrimmage

KINGWOOD, W.Va. Each week brings a bit of improvement for University football.

Black Bears

Black Bears
Black Bears roll past Muckdogs
BATAVIA, N.Y. William Matthiessen, Brett Kinneman and Elys Escobar each had three hits, as the West Virginia Black Bears beat the Batavia Muckdogs 10-4 on Thursday.
August 15, 2019 – 11:26 pm
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Carrillo’s single leads Auburn to 5-2 win over West Virginia
AUBURN, N.Y. Adalberto Carrillo hit a run-scoring single in the first inning, leading the Auburn Doubledays to a 5-2 win over the West Virginia Black Bears on Thursday.
August 23, 2019 – 12:04 am
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Bryson Stott’s double leads Williamsport over West Virginia in 10 innings
GRANVILLE, W.Va. Bryson Stott hit an double in the top of the 10th inning to lead the Williamsport Crosscutters to an 8-7 win over the West Virginia Black Bears on Monday.
August 19, 2019 – 10:35 pm
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Wilkie leads West Virginia over Williamsport 7-3
GRANVILLE, W.Va. Kyle Wilkie had five hits and two as the West Virginia Black Bears beat the Williamsport Crosscutters 7-3 on Sunday.
August 18, 2019 – 11:36 pm
Black Bears
Ready’s single leads Batavia to 11-5 win over West Virginia
BATAVIA, N.Y. Nic Ready hit a run-scoring single in the fifth inning, leading the Batavia Muckdogs to an 11-5 win over the West Virginia Black Bears on Wednesday.
August 14, 2019 – 11:25 pm
Black Bears
Paul, Citta lift Black Bears over Doubledays in 7-2 win
GRANVILLE, W.Va. Ethan Paul doubled three times and singled, scoring two runs as the West Virginia Black Bears defeated the Auburn Doubledays 7-2 in a game that was called early on Tuesday.
August 14, 2019 – 12:05 am
Black Bears
Cory Wood’s run lifts West Virginia over Auburn
GRANVILLE, W.Va. Cory Wood scored the decisive run on a wild pitch in the sixth inning, as the West Virginia Black Bears beat the Auburn Doubledays 4-3 on Monday.
August 12, 2019 – 11:54 pm
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Jake Randa’s single lifts Auburn past West Virginia
GRANVILLE, W.Va. Jake Randa hit a run-scoring single in the third inning, leading the Auburn Doubledays to a 7-2 win over the West Virginia Black Bears on Sunday.
August 11, 2019 – 9:02 pm
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Kinneman’s double leads West Virginia to 5-2 win over Mahoning Valley
NILES, Ohio Brett Kinneman hit a two-run double in the second inning, leading the West Virginia Black Bears to a 5-2 win over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Monday.
August 5, 2019 – 11:50 pm
Big inning leads Hudson Valley past Black Bears
FALLS, N.Y. Nick Sogard drove in Garrett Hiott with a sacrifice fly in the third inning, leading the Hudson Valley Renegades to a 5-1 win over the West Virginia Black Bears on Friday.
August 2, 2019 – 10:59 am

Clay Battelle

Clay-Battelle football mirroring 2014 playoff team
BLACKSVILLE, W.Va. The Clay-Battelle football team didnt end 2018 on a great note.
August 8, 2019 – 7:01 pm
Clay-Battelle’s McKenna Kirby entering pivotal senior year
BLACKSVILLE, W.Va. McKenna Kirby hasspent six years creating opportunities for herself on the track, but the pivotal year will likely be her senior season.
July 27, 2019 – 11:48 pm
Clay Battelle
Despite losing pivotal players, Clay-Battelle is in good shape for 2019
Clay-Battelles Nathan Swaniger proved how fast he is on the track during the spring, finishing in second place in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the state meet in mid-May.
June 15, 2019 – 3:21 pm
Clay Battelle
Clay-Battelle’s Addison Ammons signs LOI to West Georgia
Clay-Battelle senior Addison Ammons is headed down south.
June 7, 2019 – 6:00 am
Clay Battelle
Clay-Battelle’s Caitlyn Kassay, Rylee Burnette named to first-team all-state softball
BLACKSVILLE, W.Va. The memorable season for the Clay-Battelle softball team continued Tuesday as senior Caitlyn Kassay and junior Rylee Burnette were named first-team all-state selections by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.
June 4, 2019 – 12:01 am
Column: Prep season full of highs, close calls for local teams
When the Clay-Battelle softball team walked off the field Thursday at the state tournament in Vienna, it marked the end of the sports calendar for the 2018-19 school year in Monongalia County.
May 25, 2019 – 10:08 pm
Clay-Battelle softball team caps off historic season with plenty of milestones
Its always tough to end a season with a loss, but sometimes the milestones achieved along the way are the real victories.
May 24, 2019 – 11:29 pm
Wheeling Central drubs Clay-Battelle 13-2; Cee-Bees eliminated
Clay-Battelles dream softball season ended in a flash Thursday.
May 23, 2019 – 4:35 pm
Clay-Battelle splits a pair in opening day of state tournament
By Greg Carey Shermans Autumn Thompson picked up where she left off Wednesday evening at Jackson Memorial Park.
May 22, 2019 – 1:57 pm
Rylee Burnette keeps Clay-Battelle going from behind the plate
Theres an unspoken bond in softball between a pitcher and catcher.
May 21, 2019 – 11:42 pm


Even though his heart is in the QB spot, Cam Rice looks to add depth to linebacker corps
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. The Morgantown coaching staff has high hopes for Junior Cam Rice this season, but not exactly the way many would expect.
August 23, 2019 – 11:43 pm
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Mohigans’ golf team finishes third in Wheeling match
The Morgantown golf team finished third at Speidel Golf Club at Oglebay, on a par 71, with a combined score of 355.
August 23, 2019 – 12:04 am
Morgantown juniors win wing-eating contest against football coaches
Head Coach Matt Lacy competes during the Hot Wing challenge on Tuesday.
August 14, 2019 – 12:14 am
Senior Quin Thompson wants to see culture change with football team
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. As Morgantown High senior Quin Thompson spoke to his teammates following Tuesday mornings practice at Pony Lewis Field, it was hard not to sense a touch of bitterness in his voice.
August 7, 2019 – 12:14 am
Golf team finishes 9th in Mt. Claire tournament
MT. The Morgantown High golf team took ninth out of 22 teams competing in a tournament at Bel Meadow Country Club.
August 7, 2019 – 12:05 am
Morgantown’s Kaitlyn Ammons continues impressive summer
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. The next time Morgantown High rising junior Kaitlyn Ammons returns home, shell be doing so as a national champion.
July 24, 2019 – 11:40 pm
Morgantown’s Sammie Brown enjoys World Cup trip, ready for senior season
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Sammie Brown is becoming accustomed to getting a chance to watch the best womens soccer players in the world every four years.
July 23, 2019 – 7:24 pm
Kerri Kosten
Morgantown grad Cameron Lyons finding success playing football at Akron
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Cameron Lyons has been into sports his entire life.
July 17, 2019 – 12:00 pm
Morgantown lineman Marcellus Marshall garnering college attention
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Morgantown offensive and defensive lineman Marcellus Marshall can easily imagine himself playing football in Philadelphia according to him, the city has a different environment surrounding the sport.
July 11, 2019 – 8:10 pm
Local Sports
Morgantown High’s McConnell turning heads at Division I level
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. When Morgantown punter/kicker John McConnell Jr.
July 4, 2019 – 10:52 pm

Other Local Sports

Post 2 scores 5 in 6th inning to blow past Wilmington (N.C.) in Mid-Atlantic regional
ASHEBORO, N.C. Morgantown Post 2 erupted for five runs in the top of the sixth inning to upset host Wilmington Post 10 (N.
August 8, 2019 – 10:49 pm
Other Local Sports
New class in high school basketball brings changes to state tournament schedule
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. With the addition of a fourth class to the West Virginia high school basketball alignment secured for the 2020-21 season, the focus for the turns towards implementing and then evaluating the new landscape of high school hoops.
July 17, 2019 – 10:22 am
Local Sports
Post 2 lights up Bridgeport
Fireworks are held after Morgantowns Post 2 wins against Bridgeports Post 68 at the Monongalia County Ballpark on July 4th.
July 4, 2019 – 11:53 pm
Column: A plea to protect skin from sun damage
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. When youre outside in the summer, the thought might cross your mind that you want to get some sun before heading on vacation for a couple weeks.
June 24, 2019 – 11:12 am
48 years in pinstripes: Bill Titus’ stories as a basketball referee
Bill Titus was really no different than any other college kid, which is to say he was hoping to join a fraternity and wanted a car.
June 22, 2019 – 2:32 pm
Board of Education puts four-class proposal for basketball up for public comment
The proposal for four classes in basketball from the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission took another step forward Wednesday.
May 8, 2019 – 6:31 pm
Other Local Sports
Annual motocross race coming to High Point on Saturday
MORRIS, Pa. The mere mention of any legendary American racing tracks like Daytona and Indianapolis will start any die-hard motor sports enthusiasts heart.
June 12, 2019 – 11:05 pm
Aleena McDaniel has successful first season at W&J;
Aleena McDaniel started playing basketball because of her older brother.
March 19, 2019 – 10:33 pm
Class AAA boys state preview: Martinsburg out to finish the job this time around
By Greg Carey The last time Martinsburgs boys basketball team suffered a loss was back on March 17, 2018, when the Bulldogs were handled by George Washington in the Class title game.
March 12, 2019 – 8:36 pm
Proposal made for four classifications in high school basketball
By Greg Carey The landscape of West Virginia high school basketball could change significantly as the state athletics commission proposes adding a fourth classification in 2021.
March 11, 2019 – 11:38 am


A life of knighthood: Preston AD Bruce Huggins announces retirement
Preston High School co-athletic director Bruce Huggins has an impressive number of stories from his 34 years in secondary education, but his favorite one to share involves former co-worker Mike Contic and an overeager reptile.
June 30, 2019 – 11:55 pm
PHOTO GALLERY: Morgantown University, Preston, Trinity, Clay-Battelle compete at state track meet
By Michael Switzer
May 18, 2019 – 6:48 pm
Another year means more strength for Preston football
Things are a bit different this summer at Preston High School.
June 13, 2019 – 7:22 pm
Class AAA state track preview: Morgantown girls’ 4×800 team faces threat from University
Its been a season full of surprises for the Morgantown girls 4×800-meter relay team.
May 16, 2019 – 7:05 pm
Evan Smith tosses gem as University survives with 13-2 win over Preston
University pitcher Evan Smith understands the importance of controlling the pace of the game.
May 7, 2019 – 10:20 pm
Clay-Battelle’s Nathan Swaniger starting to receive attention after impressive season so far
Just a few months ago, not many people in the West Virginia track and field community knew the name Nathan Swaniger.
April 27, 2019 – 9:47 pm
Morgantown’s Lea Hatcher sets strong pace in 800 at Charlie Pritt Classic
For the Preston High track program, the annual Charlie Pritt Classic offers an opportunity to honor an integral part of the running community at the school.
April 18, 2019 – 11:55 pm
Morgantown to host first track meet in 12 years, will be held at new Mylan Park facility
No matter how things play out at Mylan Park Track and Field Facility on Saturday, this weekend will be an exciting experience for Morgantown High.
April 4, 2019 – 11:18 pm
University routs Preston 20-0
Yesterday at sunny, windy, chilly Preston High, the Knights baseball team looked to step up above .
April 4, 2019 – 12:38 am
Ava Foreman gets hat trick, University defeats Preston 16-4
Anyone whos watched Law & Order or at least Judge Judy has learned that possession is 9/10 of the law, right?Well, when it comes to lacrosse, possession might be more like 99/100 of the game, and last night at chilly Mylan Pharmaceuticals Stadium, the University girls, facing a game against a short-handed Preston team, controlled both the faceoff circle and the scoreboard, cruising to a 16-4 victory.
April 2, 2019 – 12:06 am

Trinity Christian

Trinity Christian
Drew Boczek stepping into role as starting QB smoothly
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Many on the Trinity Christian football team hadnt even been on the field for a tackle football game prior to Saturdays scrimmage at Federal Hocking (Ohio).
August 19, 2019 – 8:29 pm
John Fowkes named new athletic director at Trinity
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Trinity will have a new athletic director this school year, though it is a familiar face.
August 9, 2019 – 2:24 pm
Trinity Christian
Four new lights raised at Trinity’s football facility
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. As the last 70-foot light pole connected to its 20-foot deep base Friday morning, the reality that Trinity was bringing back its varsity football program became more of a reality.
July 26, 2019 – 12:57 pm
Trinity Christian
Seth Goins, Fletcher Hartsock will team up once again at Trinity
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. pair of old friends and teammates will rekindle their relationship on the court this year at Trinity.
June 19, 2019 – 12:08 am
Trinity Christian
With small roster numbers, Trinity football team laying a ‘simple’ foundation
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. On a drizzly Monday morning at Trinity, wet football helmets glistened as the Warriors began Week 2 of the three-week summer workout period, but even through the dreary conditions, something was clearly much different than practices at other schools.
June 17, 2019 – 1:27 pm
Class A state track preview: Clay-Battelle’s Nathan Swaniger hoping to claim school’s first boys’ title since 2013
This time last year, Clay-Battelles Nathan Swaniger prepared to take the track at the Class state track and field meet a relatively unknown name.
May 16, 2019 – 7:09 pm
Prep roundup: MHS’s volleyball team rallies back to defeat Parkersburg South
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. After dropping the first set25-22, Morgantown Highs volleyball team rallied to defeat Parkersburg South High in straight sets (25-15, 25-16 and 25-20) in the semifinals Tuesday night.
October 10, 2018 – 12:11 am
Area basketball teams aim to advance to state tournament
The high school basketball schedule is busy with regional girls and sectional boys games this week, heading toward the state tournaments at the Charleston Civic Center.
February 25, 2019 – 8:18 pm
Trinity Christian
Trinity’s Mike Baldy excited to coach alongside idol Sauro in North-South girls’ basketball game
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Its not every day you get to work with someone youve looked up to your entire career.
June 8, 2019 – 5:14 pm
Trinity, Morgantown, University seniors get one more shot in all-star basketball game
Its the last time out for a pair of Trinity Christian seniors.
June 6, 2019 – 9:15 pm


University’s defense takes lumps in scrimmage vs. Keyser
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Without a defensive coordinator for most of the summer, the University High football team got its first taste of another offense besides its own Friday night in a scrimmage against Keyser at Mylan Pharmaceuticals Stadium.
August 16, 2019 – 10:12 pm
Goalkeeper Tim Bailey seems poised to have big year
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Rarely does an underclassman make a splash on a Class team like University High.
August 23, 2019 – 12:02 am
University QB Chris Burke in the mix for starting spot after Morgantown transfer
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. There is a lot of uncertainty for University High football coach John Kelley as the Hawks began its summer camp Monday morning.
August 5, 2019 – 5:47 pm
Morgantown native Jedd Gyorko traded to Dodgers
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Morgantown native Jedd Gyorko is headed from one contender to another in the National League.
July 31, 2019 – 3:51 pm
Local Sports
Former WVU women’s soccer forward Hannah Abraham joins UHS coaching staff
What’s a local girl to do in the fall when she’s finished her final year of Division I soccer at West Virginia University? Coaching is a good start.
July 13, 2019 – 12:00 pm
University guard duo Kaden Metheny, KJ McClurg picking up recruitment momentum
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Heading into their senior seasons, University High guard duo Kaden Metheny and McClurg are picking up momentum on the recruiting trail.
July 12, 2019 – 12:01 pm
Local Sports
University girl’s soccer showing promise amid rebuilding phase
MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  University High girls soccer is synonymous with success.
June 27, 2019 – 3:59 pm
University rising senior Ashten Boggs stepping up this offseason
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Things will be a bit different for University girls basketball standout Ashten Boggs for her senior season.
June 26, 2019 – 10:02 pm
Carolina Kirby looks to continue inclusive bond with underclassmen
University’s Caroline Kirby during practice on Tuesday.
June 26, 2019 – 12:08 am
University boys’ basketball thinks tough June schedule should make team better
University’s K.J. McClurg shooting on Wednesday.University’s Kaden Metheny on Wednesday.
June 19, 2019 – 11:56 pm