Young, but intense.
North Marion’s wrestling squad is coming off a Big 10 title from just a year ago, while also faring well in the Class AAA state wrestling tournament with a 10th-place performance.
Even though the Huskies lost five key starters who were a part of the 2011-2012 team, the team and coach Dave Tennant are amped for the start of the 2012-2013 season.
“It’s hard when you lose five seniors, who were all quality kids, but we have a good mix of young athletes on the squad from last year,” said Tennant. “Plus our freshman class features 10 wrestlers who’ve wrestled before. It is rebuilding in a sense, but when you have kids coming in who’ve been on the mat before, that’s an advantage.”
Leading the charge and becoming new captains among all the youngsters are Ryan Elliott, who landed a fourth-place finish in the state in the 120-pound weight class, and Tyler Arnett, who tallied sixth place in the 170-pound division.
Young, but intense.
Fairmont Senior outlasts Oak Glen for regional title
On to the next round.
Fairmont Senior squeaked past Oak Glen in the regional championship game on Friday, 3-0.
In the win, the Polar Bears were led by their ace pitcher in Matt Robbins.
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Chuck Howley’s greatest fame came in football at West Virginia University and then with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.
However, making the Wheeling native even more distinguished is the fact he is the only five-sport letterman in WVU athletic history.
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“If at first you don’t succeed …”
Musgrave, errors push WVU past TCU
In its second game of pool play at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, the West Virginia University baseball team trumped TCU, 10-3, as the Horned Frogs committed a Big 12 Championship record nine errors in the contest.
Penguins rip Ottawa, move to conference finals
Eight playoff wins down, eight to go for Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
James Neal had a hat trick and the Penguins finished off the lifeless Ottawa Senators 6-2 on Friday night in Game 5 of the Eastern conference semifinals to take the best-of-seven series 4-1.
Burnett a hard-luck loser; Pirates fall to Brewers
The hard luck remains for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ A.J. Burnett.
Burnett gave up just three hits and two earned runs over seven innings but took the loss as the Milwaukee Brewers held on for a 2-1 victory Friday night.
Polar Bears vs. Golden Bears postponed to today
It’s a washout in Golden Bear country.
The Fairmont Senior-Oak Glenn Class AA regional final championship game has to wait another day.
The culprit? A toad strangler that dumped gallons of water on the field, which resulted into a muddy mess.
HERTZEL COLUMN: Jarrod West treasures time with his family
It came along too late to do me any good, but today I want to offer a very warm thank you to Jarrod West, the one-time West Virginia University basketball hero.
WVU in eight-team Cancun Challenge field
West Virginia University’s basketball team will be in a field with seven other teams in the 2013 Men’s Cancun Challenge, played at the all-inclusive Aventura Palace resort near Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
Kansas pitcher Taylor shuts down Mountaineers
In its first game of pool play against Kansas at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship, the West Virginia University baseball team was defeated, 7-2.
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