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Fueled by past hardships, SC’s Pitts has found escape — and success — on the field
KENNY KEMP | Sunday Gazette-Mail
Fueled by past hardships, SC’s Pitts has found escape — and success — on the field

It’s blisteringly hot Thursday morning and Derrek Pitts Jr. sits on the bleachers at South Charleston High School, watching his teammates run the track and stairs as part of the last open workout before football practice officially starts this...

Fueled by past hardships, SC’s Pitts has found escape — and success — on the field
Fueled by past hardships, SC’s Pitts has found escape — and success — on the field

It’s blisteringly hot Thursday morning and Derrek Pitts Jr. sits on the bleachers at South Charleston High School, watching his teammates run the track and stairs as part of the last open workout before football practice officially starts this...

Capital, SC remain in Class AAA football spotlight
Capital, SC remain in Class AAA football spotlight

The second All-Kanawha County state championship game since 2008 to determine the state’s Class AAA titlist saw Capital win its first crown since 1995, yet might also have been a preview of what the 2015 season will lead to.

The Cougars...

Nitro’s Casto expected to be ready for practice

Bryce Casto, Nitro's first-year football coach, is expected to be ready for the opening of preseason practice on Monday after being hospitalized on July 21 with blood clots in his lungs.

Casto, 55, was released on July 24 and attended a...

Roundup: MSAC sets Grid-o-rama schedule at Laidley

Capital, the defending Class AAA football champion, will meet Winfield during the Mountain State Athletic Conference Grid-o-rama the weekend of Aug. 21-22 at Laidley Field.

All 14 of the league's teams will participate in the set of preseason...

Grier, Pratt head up Kennedy Award candidates
Grier, Pratt head up Kennedy Award candidates

Last season proved to be a banner year for Kanawha Valley football.

The Valley provided not only both teams for the Class AAA championship game at the Super Six in Wheeling, it also produced the top two vote-getters for the Kennedy Award as the...

Nitro football coach Casto hospitalized

Nitro football coach Bryce Casto was hospitalized Tuesday evening with a blood clot in his lung, according to multiple sources.

Casto, 55, took over the head coaching position with the Wildcats in the offseason after serving as an assistant...