ELLENBORO, W.Va. – What little girl doesn’t dream of the future? What will she be when she grows up? Maybe possibly one day playing sports, or in this case, softball?
Some of my newer readers may consider themselves blessed not to have heard me yell from the soapbox I’m about to display in this column, but consider this an acclimation to something I deeply care about: better buck management.
I think of myself as something of a history buff. I remember only enjoying a few classes in my time at Ritchie County High School, but all of my history classes top the list – especially Rick Haught and Bryan Daugherty’s U.S. History and Civics classes, respectively.
The 2021 Class A All-State Softball Team, was chosen recently by the West Virginia Sportswriters Association, and recognized from Ritchie County were the quartet of Chloe Elliott, Olivia Dodd, Alyvia Pittman and Marissa Jeffrey.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. – The last two teams standing and seeking the Class A state softball title were both Little Kanawha Conference schools – Ritchie County and Wahama.
WEIRTON, W.VA. – Ritchie County punched its ticket to the Class A state softball tournament, after a 4-1 win against host Madonna for the Region I championship title on Wednesday, June 16.
About a year ago, I wrote a column for the Dominion Post titled, ‘Is it waterfowl season yet?’ where I discussed my affinity for scouting ducks and geese from my Cheat Lake townhome balcony. Since then I’ve moved into Morgantown-proper and don’t have the luxury of stepping outside with my bi…
I remember standing on the edge of a marsh at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge, Md., walking around a set of trees. I imagined myself being 30 feet in the air, looking over the phragmites and calling in a sika deer – a small ungulate with a call that resembles an elk.
SMITHVILLE, W.Va. – Despite the pandemic and the horrendous toll it took and continues to take on the world, there was a lot of good that came out of it; from businesses learning how effective working from home can be to folks discovering or reawakening their passion for the outdoors.
HARRISVILLE, W.Va. – Plenty of folks know about native Ritchie Countian Josh Compton’s hunting forays, as well as his guiding gig in Alaska. From the Brooks Range in the northern part of the state to the Chugach Mountains in the southeast strip to the Alaska Peninsula in the far southwest, o…
It was an intense, stormy day at the WV Class A State Track & Field Championships, as two teams – Little Kanawha Conference rivals Ritchie and Doddridge counties – battled for the state title on Thursday, June 10, at Laidley Field, Charleston.
It’s mid-June, and if you haven’t started preparing for the upcoming hunting seasons, you’re behind. Whether you’re going after turkey, whitetails or waterfowl next, there’s plenty to be doing right now to make sure you’re ready for opening day.
ELLENBORO, WV – Two teams familiar with each other – Ritchie County and St. Marys – took to the softball field on Tuesday, June 9, in the Class A, Region I, Section 2 championship.
ELLENBORO, WV – Ritchie County advanced to the Class A, Region I, Section 2 championship after a hard-fought walk-off win, 1-0, versus St. Marys on June 4.
ELLENBORO, WV - A day beyond from the original start of the Class A, Region I, Section 2 tournament due to a rain delay, the Lady Rebels started their journey to the state championships by routing visiting Williamstown, 7-0 on June 4.
ST. MARYS, WV – Ritchie County will be well represented in the Class A State Track & Field Championships this week at Laidley Field, Charleston, as the Rebels won their second consecutive Region I title and the Lady Rebels were runners-up last Wednesday, June 2, during the 2021 competiti…
WILLIAMSTOWN, WV - The Rebels finally succumbed in the Class A, Region I, Section 2 championship, after playing a four-day grueling baseball tournament, falling to winner Williamstown, 12-2, on June 4.
MIDDLEBOURNE, WV – Ritchie County and Tyler Consolidated were pitted against each other in their second showing of the Class A, Region I, Section 2 baseball tournament on June 3 – this time in the semi-final towards crowning a new champion.
ST. MARYS, W.Va. – The Class A, Region I track and field championships will be Wednesday in St. Marys. Field events start at 4 p.m., with running events beginning 30 minutes later. This is a two-session meet.
ELLENBORO, W.Va. – The Little Kanawha Conference has seen a different boys’ team champion over the past four years – and the 2021 season will more than likely crown one of those same schools May 28 at Chuck Schofield Memorial Stadium in Ellenboro.
WEST UNION, W.Va. – Ritchie County’s track and field program ran away with the medals at the annual Cline Stansberry Invitational, winning the boys’ division, and also earning high-point individual honors in both categories, as Gus Morrison and Olivia Cress topped all competitors on Friday, …
ELLENBORO, W.Va. – A mix of rain and sun spread over a very cool, cloudy day when the 22nd Pizza House Track and Field Invitational was held Friday, May 7, at Chuck Schofield Memorial Stadium in Ellenboro.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Rebels entered Charleston Civic Center on Wednesday, May 5, and played a phenomenal game against a strong Charleston Catholic squad, falling in defeat, 68-58, after an exceptional performance on the court.
ELLENBORO, W.Va. - For the first time in program history, the Rebel boys’ basketball team has punched its ticket to the state tournament in Charleston, after winning the Class AA, Region I co-championship with a 59-33 victory over Wirt County on Thursday, April 29.
MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. – After a frost-bitten week to start, Friday, April 23, turned into a beautiful day for the Antero Resources Knights Invitational.
ELLENBORO, W.Va. - The Lady Rebels earned their first victory of 2021 – a 12-3 Little Kanawha Conference season-opening win against visiting Doddridge County on April 19.
ST. MARYS, W.Va. - Graden McKinney nailed the game-winning basket at the buzzer to lift #3 Ritchie County over top-seeded host St. Marys for the Class AA, Region I, Section 1 championship on April 23.
WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. - Ritchie County participated in the Ryan Jones Invitational at Williamstown in its premier track and field competition of 2021 on Friday, April 17.
ELLENBORO, W.Va. - Ritchie County’s basketball season came to an abrupt end, as the Lady Rebels were ousted early from post-season play during the Class AA, Region I, Section 1 semi-final on April 13.
ELLENBORO, W.Va. – Ritchie County High School will not have attendance restrictions for spectators at any Spring sport events this season; however, there are other guidelines to follow.
SUTTON, W.Va. – Brady Layman, Kodi Camp and Tristen Ginanni were crowned Class AA/A, Region II champs on Saturday, April 10, at Braxton County High School.
ELLENBORO, W.Va. – The Rebels made a strong statement on April 12, as they defeated guest Calhoun County, 69-33 in a Little Kanawha Conference contest.
LOST CREEK, W.Va. – Ritchie County and South Harrison played a perfectly matched tilt in the Little Kanawha Conference placement round on April 8, determining which team would finish ninth in the league.
ELLENBORO, W.Va. – A quick start by Ritchie County slowly faded in the third quarter, but the Lady Rebels fought to the final buzzer for a 45-43 Little Kanawha Conference win over Calhoun County on April 5.
WEST UNION, W.Va. - A first-quarter surge by the Rebels (5-5) aided in a 63-52 Little Kanawha Conference win over Doddridge County on Monday, and also allowed Ritchie County to reach the .500 mark for the season.
ST MARYS, W.Va. – It was not an easy road to travel, as No. 4 St. Marys had to fight for the 49-45 victory against the visiting Rebels on Tuesday.
Steve “Doc” Worden was a recent recipient of the Clif Bar Volunteer Service Award as presented by the West Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, West Virginia will hold its annual Gold-Blue Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 24, at 1 p.m., at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. A portion of the proceeds will once again benefit WVU Medicine Children's.
ELLENBORO, W.Va. - The March 24 Little Kanawha Conference contest between Ritchie County and St. Marys was a battle from start to finish, with the visiting Lady Blue Devils getting the nod, 53-48, as time expired.
NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. – Ritchie County trailed for most of the first half of hoop action on March 22; however, the Lady Rebels started hitting their mark and left New Martinsville with a 48-31 win against Magnolia.
ELLENBORO, W.Va. - The Rebels were afforded a slightly less intense match up from the previous evening, as Ritchie County delivered a 59-40 victory at home against Little Kanawha Conference rival Parkersburg Catholic, March 25.
NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. – Two game-ending free throws sealed the contest for Magnolia, as the Eagles downed visiting Ritchie County, 51-50, on March 24.