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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Sports - January10 2006 Charleston Area

Dave Hickman: He’s a coach on the floor, a vital piece of the puzzle
MORGANTOWN — In the grand scheme of things, he is almost an afterthought to most followers of West Virginia basketball. And really, now. Why not?

UCF new to Herd in hoops
Marshall to visit UCF Wednesday
Marshall’s first Conference USA football game came at Central Florida. And on Wednesday night, the same shall be said about basketball.

Win lifts WVU from 24 to 16
One day after its victory over No. 3 Villanova, West Virginia moved from No. 24 to No. 16 in the Associated Press weekly basketball poll.

Garland’s return lifts Capital
Cougars point guard 70-to-80 percent recovered from knee injury
Capital’s Shawnita Garland returned to the court for the first time last week since the season opener Dec. 6 and it hasn’t taken long for her presence to be felt.

UC falls in final minutes
Central State overcomes four-point deficit 81-78
Central State (Ohio) overcame a four-point deficit in the game’s final two minutes to defeat the University of Charleston 81-78 Monday night in Wilberforce, Ohio.

Dave Weekley
Bengals-Steelers top TV draw on wild-card weekend
EVEN WITH THE injured Carson Palmer sidelined for most of the night, the AFC wild-card game on CBS (WOWK locally) between the Steelers and Bengals was the highest-rated game of the opening weekend of the NFL playoffs.

Canada’s shot saves SA
Dragons nip Nitro on late basket 62-60
St. Albans’ Chris Canada made quite a return to the court Monday night.

Ex-Herd coach Pruett hospitalized in Florida
Retired Marshall football coach Bob Pruett was in stable condition in the intensive care unit of a Sarasota, Fla., hospital Monday, the Gazette has learned.

Girls high school standings, statistics
Mountain State Athletic Conference

Junior golf event set for Greenbrier
For the first time in its six-year existence, the West Virginia Junior Match Play Golf Championship will be played at The Greenbrier.

West Virginia Golf Association Schedule
Event Site Date Deadline
Astros offer House minor league contract
Former Nitro star J.R. House is off to an encouraging start in his quest to return to professional baseball

Capital Classic nearing sellout
Charleston Civic Center General Manager John Robertson said Monday fewer than 2,000 tickets remain for the Jan. 25 Mountaineers-Thundering Herd hoops doubleheader

Pittsnogle's draft chances are up in the air
Andrew J. Beckner column

Canada is no clown
St. Albans guard makes a ‘circus shot' in the final seconds to help his team beat Nitro in rivalry game

Harper to return for top-ranked Winfield
High school girls basketball notebook

Kanawha, Putnam girls scoring leaders

Clay County girls double up Herbert Hoover
High school girls, boys basketball roundup

Charleston drops a close one against Central State
West Virginia Conference men's basketball roundup

Rich Rodriguez becomes household name to even most casual observer
Frank Giardina column

Among victories over nationally ranked teams, conquest of Bulldogs sits at top
Mickey Furfari column

Top of the Second
Huntington boys still No. 1; Irish top Class A poll

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