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Posted Jul 28, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Next Monday, high school football teams all across the great state of West Virginia, including Ravenswood’s Red Devils and the Vikings of Ripley, will launch practice sessions for the 2016 season.

Posted Jul 26, 2016 at 8:00 AM

RIPLEY – With last week’s announcement that Herbert Hoover High School would be permanently closed due to damage from the June 23 flood, the entire Hoover community was forced to endure yet another loss.  The Huskies'...

Posted Jul 19, 2016 at 8:00 AM

SEASON DRAWS CLOSER: It is what it is, football season is never far from my mind.

Posted Jul 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM

RIPLEY - As an athlete whose main focus in high school was to see how high he could go, it’s only fitting Ripley’s Zane Griffith will take his pole vaulting talents to High Point University in High Point, North...

Posted Jul 5, 2016 at 8:00 AM

RIPLEY –  Viking senior Christopher Jordan added yet another honor to an already storied high school baseball career on Wednesday, earning a USA Today First Team All-USA West Virginia selection.  

Updated Jul 1, 2016 at 10:35 AM

It is a prestigious honor. An honor which for the longest time only went to one individual. These days, two winners are recognized each year. It’s the honor of all honors for athletes at Ripley High School.

Posted Jun 30, 2016 at 8:00 AM

RIPLEY – A scholarship named in honor of a Ripley High football coaching legend went to the grandson of the school’s most notable football icon during the Class of 2016’s Formal Awards Ceremony in May.

Posted Jun 28, 2016 at 8:00 AM

RIPLEY – As an excellent football player – both on the high school and collegiate levels – Eddie Smolder was a grinder.

Posted Jun 23, 2016 at 8:00 AM

RIPLEY – Prior to the start of the 2016 season, head coach Shane Casto seemed to know what was in store for his Vikings.  Casto noted that although his team had a flashy 26–8 record, the task of taking that next step...

Posted Jun 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM

RIPLEY – The story of the 2016 Ripley Viking softball team is one of momentum.  Momentum was difficult to build for head coach Ken Swisher’s squad early on, but a late-season surge propelled the Vikings all the way to...

Posted Jun 16, 2016 at 8:00 AM

RIPLEY – When Matt Smith took over as head coach of the Ripley Viking wrestling program six years ago, he knew that there was a standard to uphold.  Ironically, it was a standard he himself had helped to set. 

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