4-2-14 WV Power loaded with highly rated prospects

The West Virginia Power roster features seven – soon to be eight – of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ top 30 prospects, but manager Mike Ryan said it will be important to see production on the field. West Virginia Press Association Photo

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Power roster features seven – soon to be eight – of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ top 30 prospects, but manager Mike Ryan said it will be important to see production on the field. “That’s what Baseball America picks as the top prospects,” Ryan said on the even of the Power’s Thursday […]

4-2-14 Wild turkeys make comeback

CHARLESTON (AP) — As West Virginia transitions from winter to spring, an odd sound begins to echo through the woods. From the first peek of dawn each day until the last vestiges of daylight disappear, it can be heard. High-pitched yet throaty, steady yet staccato, the distinctive gobble of a tom turkey is a sure-fire […]

3-31-14 WVU board to consider stadium, sports spending

MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University’s athletic facilities plan includes improvements at the Coliseum and Milan Puskar Stadium All told, the athletic department is looking at projects totaling $106 million. Mike Szul is senior associate athletic director for business operations. He said the plan calls for renovations at the stadium that would update the concourse, […]

3-31-14 WVU fires wrestling coach Craig Turnbull

MORGANTOWN  (AP) — West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck has fired longtime wrestling coach Craig Turnbull. Turnbull took over the school’s wrestling program in 1979. His career record is 287-214-9. The Mountaineers went 11-7 in matches this season, going 0-3 in the Big 12. Turnbull produced five individual national champions in his 36 seasons.

3-27-14 Fish and Wildlife to distribute $11m to W.Va.

CHARLESTON (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will distribute about $11 million to West Virginia for conservation and recreation projects. The funding comes from excise taxes on sales of sporting firearms, ammunition, archery equipment, fishing equipment and tackle, and electric outboard motors. It also includes revenue from fuel taxes on motorboats and small […]

3-25-14 North-South Football assistant coaches announced

CHARLSTON — Bob Mullett, game director of the West Virginia Athletic Coaches Association’s WCHS-TV/FOX-11 North-South Football Classic, has announced the assistant coaches for its 2014 event. North Bears head coach Bill Haddox of East Fairmont High School has selected East Fairmont High School assistants Chad Davidson and Rick Morgan, along with Elkins High School head […]

3-24-14 Jets’ Geno Smith eager to work with Vick

CHARLESTON (AP) — New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith is eager to work with Michael Vick, even if it means a hotly contested competition for the starting job. “Awesome, man. Vick’s my guy,” Smith said during a fan signing event Saturday in West Virginia. “We needed to find a guy that was legitimately a guy […]

3-21-14 Hedgesville downs Parkerburg South

CHARLESTON — Third-seated Hedgesville grinded out a 54-49 victory over Parkersburg South in the final Class AAA quarterfinal Thursday night. The Eagles (19-5) overcame South’s red-hot 13-of-14 shooting and a 32-25 halftime deficit. Hedgesville melted the clock in the third quarter, with Daniel Delaware holding the ball for more than 2 minutes. In the fourth […]

3-18-14 Gold-Blue Spring Game Set for April 12

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University will hold the annual Gold-Blue Spring Game presented by Kroger on Saturday, April 12, at 1 p.m., at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Tickets are available in advance for $10 each and can be purchased online at WVUGAME.com or by calling 1-800-WVU GAME. WVU students will be admitted free […]

3-17-14 WVU rifle wins 16th NCAA championship

MURRAY, KY. — The No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team secured its nation-best 16th NCAA Championship Saturday, with a 4705 score at the 2014 NCAA Rifle Championships, at Murray State’s CFSB Center, in Murray, Ky. Saturday’s title win is the second straight for the Mountaineers and third under eight-year coach Jon Hammond. WVU’s first […]

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