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ONA — In a game of inches for both Cabell Midland and Lincoln County, the inches went the way of the Knights in the Class AAA, Region IV, Section 1 softball tournament on Wednesday night.

West Virginia took Texas to the wire in the wee hours of Friday night in Oklahoma City, but the Mountaineers couldn’t come up with enough offense to support a gutsy pitching performance from four relievers in a 3-2 loss to the Longhorns in the Big 12 tournament.

HUNTINGTON — Several factors loomed to spoil Huntington High baseball Senior Day, but none did, as the Highlanders beat Lincoln County 8-6 on Thursday at Cook-Holbrook Field.

Lincoln County High (graduated) senior John Blankenship was chosen last week to play in the 2021 North-South Classic basketball game on June 18. Blankenship will play for the University of Charleston in the fall.

HAMLIN — Lincoln County basketball standout John Blankenship has added one final accomplishment during his career in blue-and-white as the senior was named to the Honorable Mention list on the Class AAA All-State team.

HAMLIN —Lincoln County High School sent two more baseball to the collegiate level this past week as seniors Trace Adkins and Eli Brogan held their signing day. Adkins signed a letter of intent to play at St. Andrews University, an NAIA school located in Laurinburg, North Carolina, while Brog…

HAMLIN —Lincoln County and Tug Valley squared away on the softball diamond on Saturday afternoon in Hamlin as the Class AAA Lady Panthers proved to be too strong for the Class A Lady Panthers as LCHS came away with the 7-1 win.

HAMLIN — After only scoring single runs in a pair of losses over the weekend prior, Lincoln County's bats exploded to begin the new week as the Lady Panthers picked up a 17-2 mercy-rule win over Sherman in four innings on Monday and then secured blowout wins over sectional foe Huntington on Wednesday night by final scores of 14-2 and 19-3. 

Surrounded by coaches, teammates and family, Lincoln County High girls basketball standout Natalie Fout signs to play for Glenville State College in the fall.

Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick spoke on the success of the men's soccer program and the importance of facilities in putting the Herd programs in position to be successful. As he enjoys the Herd's NCAA run in soccer, his focus is on the future.

HAMLIN — Head coach Greg Lambert’s Lincoln County Panthers picked up their 10th win in only 11 tries so far in the 2021 baseball season on Tuesday night as they came away with a mercy-rule win against Cross Lanes Christian by the final score of 13-1 in only five innings.

CHARLESTON — Marshall offensive tackle Josh Ball was the first in-state product selected in this year’s NFL draft, going with a compensatory pick to the Dallas Cowboys 138th overall in the fourth round Saturday.

HUNTINGTON — Herd baseball (8-27, 4-19 C-USA) couldn’t overcome the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers’ (22-21, 12-11 C-USA) bats as it fell in both games of Saturday’s double header in Huntington 6-1 and 15-5.

HUNTINGTON — With the passage of a new one-time transfer rule by the NCAA, it was only a matter of time before the effects of that decision trickled down to Marshall University, athletic administrators said Thursday.

Marshall senior midfielder Pedro Dolabella finally gets his shot in the NCAA College Cup next week after a suspension resulting from an administrative error in relation to card accumulation left him as a spectator for the Herd's 2019 NCAA run. Dolabella leads the Herd against Fordham on May 2.