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Honda Athlete of the Week: Grafton's Garrett Wellman Video included


A hard-working, intelligent player, Garrett Wellman is starting full-time at quarterback this year for the Bearcats after making occasional starts as a freshman and sophomore. Teammates and coaches alike admire his work ethic and his commitment to the team. 

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Honda Athlete of the Week: Philip Barbour's Chase Collier Video included


After playing two full seasons without a win, Philip Barbour get a new head coach. But to develop a winning attitude, the players needed to become leaders.  Enter Chase Collier, a multi-sport athlete at PB, who did everything his coach asked of him to get ready for the season. He hit the weights, studied film and executed the game plan, helping the Colts to a 27-7 victory over rival Grafton in head coach Russ Collett's debut. 

Honda Athletes of the Week: Tygarts Valley Baseball Video included


The last time Tygarts Valley made it to the state tournament, the Bulldogs were a premier team in Class AA. They won back-to-back state titles in 1978-and-79, going undefeated each season. Now a Class A program, the Bulldogs will return to states for the first time since 1979, after taking the toughest possible road through sectionals and regionals.

Honda Athlete of the Week: Bridgeport's McKenna Smith Video included


There may never be a high school sprinter like McKenna Smith again in West Virginia. Smith set four state records a year ago as a junior, giving her a tough act to follow as a senior. 

Honda Athlete of the Week: South Harrison's Charlee Barb Video included


Charlee Barb might have made the biggest play of her softball career Monday.

Honda Athlete of the Week: Lincoln's Chase Riley Video included


Third-year Lincoln baseball coach Mark Starkey knows athletes like Chase Riley don't come around often. If they did, Starkey's job would be a breeze. 

Honda Athlete of the Week: Notre Dame's Noah Yokum Video included


Notre Dame senior pitcher and third baseman Noah Yokum is making a name for himself.

Honda Athlete of the Week: Harrison County's Ryan LaAsmar Video included


Fifth-year Harrison Co. lacrosse coach Jeff Strange has been around the sport since his youth, and he's seen a lot of wild plays.   What he saw from one of his players over the weekend surprised him.

Honda Athlete Of The Week: Preston's Ethan Haskiell Video included


Our latest Honda Athlete of the Week has an inspirational story. 

Honda Athlete of the Week: Bridgeport's Gordon Swiger Video included


Bridgeport senior Gordon Swiger came up short of his goal of winning a state football championship, but now he's focused on a new goal.

Honda Athlete of the Week: Fairmont Sr. Boys' Basketball Video included


For the second year in a row, David Retton and the Polar Bears are boys basketball state champs.

Honda Athlete of the Week: Notre Dame Boys' Basketball Video included


It was determination that drove the Irish to a Class A boys’ basketball championship last week. 

Honda Athlete of the Week: Fairmont Senior Girls' AA State Champs Video included


Saturday afternoon, the Fairmont Senior Lady Polar Bears captured their first State Championship title in twenty years.  Head Coach Corey Hines says that this state championship goes beyond the court.  "I am very blessed and thankful for the win, but yeah, I am proud of these girls, these are my kids, that's the best thing I could say and they are going to continue to be my kids even after they graduate."  This win was no surprise to Coach Hines, he had a f...

Honda Athlete of the Week: University's Ethan Ridgeway Video included


Tuesday night, his game-high 22 points helped University clinch a regional title. Next, Ethan Ridgeway and the Hawks are heading to the state tournament for the first time in 23 years.

Honda Athlete of the Week: Fairmont Senior's Taevon Horton Video included


Taevon Horton is one figure in a basketball clan at Fairmont Senior. 

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