Duke advances to super regional after 4-1 win over Texas A&M

Texas A&ran out of ninth-inning miracles. Duke continued to be a surprise.

Black Bears

Scrappers edge Black Bears, 3-2
NILES, Ohio Yeffersson Yannuzzi allowed just three hits over five innings, leading the Mahoning Valley Scrappers over the West Virginia Black Bears in a 3-2 win on Thursday.
August 24, 2018 - 8:57 am
Kone, Macias lead Black Bears to 9-2 win over Muckdogs
Zack Kone hit a three-run home run in the first inning, and Fabricio Macias had three hits and three as the West Virginia Black Bears defeated the Batavia Muckdogs 9-2 on Tuesday, in front of 1,118 fans at Monongalia County Ballpark.
August 22, 2018 - 8:39 am
Black Bears fall 1-0 in 10 innings
Bubba Hollins scored on a fielders choice in the top of the 10th inning to lead the Batavia Muckdogs to a 1-0 win over the West Virginia Black Bears, in front of 1,049 fans inside Monongalia County Ballpark on Monday.
August 21, 2018 - 7:56 am
Bido pitches Black Bears past Crosscutters in 4-1 win
Osvaldo Bido pitched seven scoreless innings, leading the West Virginia Black Bears over the Williamsport Crosscutters in a 4-1 win on Friday, in front of 2,325 fans inside Monongalia County Ballpark.
August 18, 2018 - 8:30 am
Economos, Amaral lift Black Bears over Batavia
BATAVIA, N.Y. - Daniel Amaral homered and had two hits, and Nicholas Economos struck out nine hitters over six innings as the West Virginia Black Bears defeated the Batavia Muckdogs, 2-0, on Wednesday.
August 16, 2018 - 8:59 am
Black Bears edge Spikes in 3-2 win
COLLEGE, Pa. Travis Swaggerty scored on a wild pitch in the seventh inning, leading the West Virginia Black Bears to a 3-2 win over the State College Spikes on Friday.
August 11, 2018 - 8:22 am
Black Bears drop third straight game
COLLEGE, Pa. Wadye Ynfante hit a bases-clearing single in the seventh inning, leading the State College Spikes to an 8-7 win over the West Virginia Black Bears on Thursday.
August 10, 2018 - 8:18 am
Toerner scores winning run as State College defeats Black Bears, 3-2
COLLEGE, Pa. Justin Toerner scored the winning run on a passed ball with two outs in the ninth inning, as the State College Spikes beat the West Virginia Black Bears, 3-2, on Wednesday.
August 9, 2018 - 8:24 am
Black Bears narrowly fall to Muckdogs, 1-0
Denis Karas hit a run-scoring single in the fifth inning to give the Batavia Muckdogs a 1-0 win over the West Virginia Black Bears on Tuesday, in front of 1,309 fans inside Monongalia County Ballpark.
August 8, 2018 - 8:12 am
Black Bears snap four-game losing streak with 6-0 win over Muckdogs
Alex Manasa allowed just two hits over six innings, leading the West Virginia Black Bears over the Batavia Muckdogs in a 6-0 win on Monday, in front of 1,615 fans at Monongalia County Ballpark.
August 7, 2018 - 8:12 am

Clay Battelle

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
Clay-Battelle's Swaniger edged at line in 100m photo finish
Nathan Swaniger's bid for a state championship in the 100 meters came up shy by one-hundredth of a second.
May 18, 2019 - 7:39 pm
PHOTO GALLERY: Morgantown University, Preston, Trinity, Clay-Battelle compete at state track meet
By Michael Switzer
May 18, 2019 - 6:48 pm
Clay-Battelle goes 1-2 in state 100m hurdles with Carreon, Ammons
Clay-Battelle senior Hailey Carreon, not satisfied with being a state runner-up last year in the 100 meter hurdles, won the crownSaturday.
May 18, 2019 - 4:27 pm
Clay-Battelle headed to first state tournament with 6-5 win over Moorefield
Camren Watson never expected to be the one to drive in the game-winning run to help the Clay-Battelle softball team advance to the first state tournament in program history.
May 17, 2019 - 9:50 pm
Moorefield stings Clay-Battelle 10-2 as series heads to decisive Game 3
day after striking out 18 times in a 2-1 loss at Clay-Battelle, Moorefield collected 14 hits in a 10-2, six-inning win over the Cee-Bees on Thursday night.
May 16, 2019 - 9:48 pm


Morgantown High baseball coach Mark McCarty resigns
Longtime Morgantown High baseball coach Mark McCarty has submitted his resignation.
May 30, 2019 - 9:50 pm
Wheeling Park rallies past Morgantown to advance to states
As Game 3 of the Class Region tournament entered the seventh inning Wednesday, Wheeling Park trailing Morgantown 5-3 knew it had just one chance left to save their season.
May 22, 2019 - 11:50 pm
Caleb Taylor throws no-no as Morgantown forces a Game 3 in regional
Morgantown baseball coach Mark McCarty made it clear after Mondays Game 1 of the Region championship series against Wheeling Park his team needed to hit or else its season was over.
May 21, 2019 - 8:33 pm
On the ropes: Morgantown falls in Game 1 of Region I baseball series to Wheeling Park
Wheeling Park coach Steve Myers raved about his defense prior to Mondays Region series opener at Morgantown, believing thats the reason the Patriots have gotten this far.
May 20, 2019 - 9:19 pm
Morgantown set to face Wheeling Park in Class AAA Region I regional baseball tournament
For the third-straight year, Morgantown and Wheeling Park will meet for the Region baseball championship with a berth in the state tournament on the line, and this season will be the rubber-match.
May 19, 2019 - 10:25 pm
Morgantown's Quintin Smith bringing pop to leadoff spot
Quintin Smith lives by the phrase, If you look good, you play good.
May 18, 2019 - 5:25 pm
Morgantown girls' 4x800 relay team wins state title
For a good portion of the state Class girls 4x800 meter relay, it looked as if University High had it in the bag.
May 18, 2019 - 12:21 am
Missed opportunities cost Morgantown vs. Wheeling Park as Mohigans are eliminated
By Greg Carey When Wheeling Park defeated Morgantown in Game 1 of the Class Region series Tuesday, it did so in large part because of a strong start that saw the Patriots score two runs in each of the first two innings.
May 16, 2019 - 11:52 pm
Class AAA state track preview: Morgantown girls' 4x800 team faces threat from University
Its been a season full of surprises for the Morgantown girls 4x800-meter relay team.
May 16, 2019 - 7:05 pm
Morgantown takes advantage of Wheeling Park errors to force decisive Game 3
Morgantown High and Wheeling Parks softball seasons have been defined by limiting mistakes in the field, and that trend carried over into the Class Region playoff series.
May 15, 2019 - 9:24 pm

Other Local Sports

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
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
University's wrestling team finishes 2-1 in quad-match
In a quad-match against Fairmont Senior High, East Fairmont and Parkersburg South, Universitys wrestling team finished with a record of 2-1.
December 24, 2018 - 12:05 am
Fairmont Senior's Connor Neal wins Kennedy Award
By Bradley HeltzelTimes West Virginian Similar to so many of his student-athlete peers, Fairmont Senior quarterback Connor Neal cycled through a daily after-school routine of going to practice and churning through his nights homework before turning on the or flipping open his laptop to stream his go-to show.
December 22, 2018 - 11:39 pm
Fairmont Senior QB Connor Neal garners House Award
By Tony Wolfe, Times West Virginian Before all of the shotgun snaps, all of the touchdowns, all of the broken records and all of the lopsided scores, quarterback Connor Neal sat down with the rest of his offense to map out a plan of what it would take for Fairmont Senior to win its first state championship in program history.
December 12, 2018 - 2:29 pm
Wheeling Central rolls past Williamstown to repeat as Class A champion
By Greg CareyWheeling Centrals ques t to repeat as Class champion began back on Aug.
December 1, 2018 - 11:53 pm
Martinsburg wins third straight Class AAA state championship over Spring Valley
By Greg Carey Martinsburgs Ricky R.J. Barrett has made a habit of blocking punts.
December 1, 2018 - 5:56 pm
University girls' basketball team drops opener to Wheeling Central 59-47
The University High girls basketball team dropped its season opener against Wheeling Central by a score of 59-47.
December 1, 2018 - 12:59 am


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
Preston boys' track team finishes ninth in meet
Prestons boys track team finished ninth and the girls finished tenth in the Hurricane Sheetz Invitational.
April 1, 2019 - 12:24 am
New look, same results for University boys' lacrosse team in win over Preston
The young University High boys lacrosse team has big shoes to fill.
March 26, 2019 - 10:50 pm
Morgantown boys' track team finishes first in Bridgeport invitational
The Morgantown High boys' track team finished first at the Connect-Bridgeport.
March 24, 2019 - 12:19 am
Kanawha Valley boys rout Preston 19-6
Nathan Pompili scored three goals and had one assist for Preston High (0-2).
March 24, 2019 - 12:17 am

Trinity Christian

Trinity girls' basketball team must replace 7 contributors with no incoming freshmen
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. This offseason is a case of deja vu for Trinity Christian girls basketball coach Mike Baldy.
May 28, 2019 - 11:38 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
Clay-Battelle eliminates Trinity with 15-3 win
Clay-Battelle beat Trinity 15-3 on Tuesday to advance in the sectional tournament, while the Warriors' season came to an end.
May 7, 2019 - 10:24 pm
Morgantown track teams finish top 10 at OVAC championship
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio The Morgantown girls track team finished sixth in the championship with 1102 points.
May 4, 2019 - 11:23 pm
Clay-Battelle explodes offensively to beat Trinity 15-9
10-run third inning propelled Clay-Battelle to a 15-9 win over Trinity in the third game of the Mon County Classic.
April 27, 2019 - 8:05 pm
Six teams, two defending state champs highlight Mon County Classic
For the second year, Monongalia County Ballpark will be the home of some of the top teams in high school baseball rather than for or the Black Bears.
April 24, 2019 - 8:51 pm
Morgantown High sweep OVAC girls' doubles championships
Morgantowns No. 2 doubles team of Mackenzie Sorton and Isabella Mascari won their fourth consecutive championship with an 8-1 victory against John Marshalls Emily Wright and Randa Omear on Tuesday.
April 23, 2019 - 11:51 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
Despite lacking numbers, Trinity track team is putting together a historic season
In a team sport such as track and field, youll often hear coaches from smaller schools lament about a lack of athletes to field a competitive team.
April 19, 2019 - 9:39 pm


University freshman Sierra Lanham wins state title in girls' long jump
One is never too young to win a state championship.
May 18, 2019 - 9:46 pm
University's Joe Schmidle named finalist for OVAC Coach of the Year
All of the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference championships for the 2018-19 school year have been dispersed.
May 11, 2019 - 11:14 pm
George Washington girls defeats University 7-5
The George Washington High girls lacrosse team defeated University, 7-5, on Saturday to advance to the state championship.
May 11, 2019 - 11:08 pm
University's Andre Barcinas, Jameson Walters advance to singles championship round
As dominant has University Highs Andre Barcinas was in Fridays semifinal of the state tennis tournament against Washingtons Michael Barr, it didnt look like Barcinas was even going to have a chance to make the semis during his quarterfinals match Thursday.
May 11, 2019 - 12:21 am
PHOTO GALLERY: Morgantown, University compete in Day 2 of state tennis tournament
Photos by Michael Switzer The Morgantown and University tennis teams compete at the state tournament Friday in Charleston.
May 10, 2019 - 3:07 pm
Behind Caleb Taylor, Morgantown shuts out University to win sectional title
May 9, 2019 - 10:41 pm
Photo gallery: Morgantown, University compete at state tennis tournament
It was a dominant opening performance for the University boys and Morgantown girls tennis teams at the state tournament in Kanawha City.
May 9, 2019 - 5:05 pm
University baseball team rallies late, eliminates Buckhannon-Upshur to advance in sectionals
If there is anything to be learned from Wednesdays 5-4 walk-off win by University in its sectional elimination game at Mylan Park against Buckhannon-Upshur, its that patience can be critical late in a game.
May 8, 2019 - 11:58 pm
University girls' lacrosse team beats St. Albans in quarterfinals, but coach unhappy with performance
As University girls lacrosse coach Kevin Armstrong gathered his team at midfield following the opening round of the Playoffs on Wednesday, the mood was tense.
May 8, 2019 - 11:36 pm
University commits 3 errors in 11-5 loss to Buckhannon-Upshur
Postseason baseball is always a very different animal from the regular season.
May 7, 2019 - 12:20 am