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The Sports exhibit was on display in the Archives and History Photo Gallery between April and October 2014.


Photograph, Demain Donley and Patricia Hannon playing table tennis while other girls watch at Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy, Wheeling, 1951. Mount de Chantal Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Wheeling High School girls’ basketball team. Standing: A. Stephens, Eleanor Taylor (coach), and C. Gehring. Kneeling: E. Kettler, R. Burger, H. Robinson, Sara J. Clendenning. Seated: M. Murrin, E. Steinbicker (captain), and N. Howard, 1921. Wheeling High School Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Game being played on a football field adjacent to the Steinmetz Box Factory, Wheeling, circa 1910. Eddie Martin Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Track team posed (lined up in starting position) in front of a brick building at West Liberty State Normal School, 1921. West Liberty State College Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Elm Grove Civics baseball team, Ohio County, 1946. Kneeling left to right: Ebo Nau, Richard Walters, William "Red" Nelson, Nancy Olsen, Mary Rine, Herman Jefferson, William Farkas, Bundy Rine, Charles Newmeyer, and Will Nelson Jr. Standing left to right: John Toth, Eugene Prather, Frank "Che-Che" Firaretti, Leo Fitzpatrick, Robert Milliken, Ernie Ewing, Chester "Shine" Gostyla, Harry Keefer, and Frank Gregosky. Photograph by Spindler. Richard Schafer Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Elm Grove Civics batter hitting during a baseball game at Patterson Field, Ohio County, 1946. Photograph by Spindler. Richard Schafer Collection , West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, "All Alike Club" bareknuckle fisticuffs event, Wheeling, 15 May 1908. Harry Welling Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Two contestants streak past the finish line at an All West Virginia Soap Box Derby competition. West Virginia State Archives Collection
Photograph, Entry Mountain baseball team, Pendleton County, 1890s. William N. Willis Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Jerry West wearing his East Bank High School basketball uniform, 1957. East Bank High School Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Horse and manned sulky with an automobile in the background at Berkeley Place race track, 1910s. Jeff Hollis Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Laidley Field from above, Charleston, game in progress, fans in stands. Photograph by Bollinger. Bollinger Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Marshall College football game, Huntington, 1915. Charles Bonar Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Baseball game along the New River. Rosemary Taylor Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Clifford "Gip" Battles on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College in football uniform, Buckhannon, 1931. After playing for the college he joined a Boston team that became the Washington Redskins, where he was called "the greatest running back" and was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1968. Howard Hiner Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, First test of the lighting system at Oakes Field in South Charleston. South Charleston Museum Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, YWCA softball team. First row: Betty Canterbury, Eula Lilly, Betty McVay, Barbara Bayes, Ceil Kloc; Second row: Ruby Woods, Betty Hovater, Janice Zinn, Ruth Ann Isaly, Eleanor Gothard. Charleston YWCA Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Skiing on Cabin Mountain, Davis. David Strahin Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Mechanical baseball scoreboard, displayed behind the Welch Daily News building, 1930s. Rose Marino Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, West Virginia Sportswriters Association Victory Awards Dinner at the Daniel Boone Hotel, Charleston, December 1941. U.S. Senator A.B. (Happy) Chandler, former Kentucky governor and baseball commissioner signs his autograph while Duke Ridgeley of the Huntington Herald-Dispatch and George Holbrook of the Charleston Daily Mail watch. George Holbrook Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, North-South Football Game parade, known as the Pigskin Pageant, Charleston, 14 August 1952. Beta Sigma Phi sorority's second place float, non-commercial group. Maxie Foster Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Football game, West Virginia Wesleyan College versus Syracuse University, Buckhannon, 8 November 1924. Barbara Clowden Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Girls’ basketball team at Ravenswood Graded School, Jackson County, 1916. Front: Gertrude Chaney, Norma Theis. Second row: unidentified, Mabel Smith, unidentified. Third row: Thelma Norwell, unidentified. Jackson County Historical Society Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Bethany College football game, Brooke County, early 1940s. Most of the spectators are V-12 Navy College Training Program participants. Bethany College Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Men and women employees of Columbia Gas Company participating in league play at a Charleston area bowling alley. Columbia Gas Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Two young boys boxing. Children's Home Society Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Large number of boys outdoors playing sandlot volleyball. Children's Home Society Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Wrestling match at Camp Washington-Carver, Fayette County, circa 1950. Camp Washington-Carver Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Baseball game involving a Romney team, base runner attempting to steal home plate. Hampshire County Public Library Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Bleachers and spectators at a baseball game viewed from an adjacent second-story YMCA window, Decota, Kanawha County. Structure at right is the Decota Methodist Church. Carbon Fuel Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Print from a glassplate showing a baseball field with a game in progress, cows grazing in the outfield, 1900s. Photograph by Hazael Coleman Williams. Mark Williams Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Print from glassplate depicting the St. Marys Independents football team, Pleasants County, 1908. Photograph by Hazael Coleman Williams. Mark Williams Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Men's doubles being contested on the tennis court at Highgate, the James Edwin Watson family home, Fairmont, 1911. Photograph by J. Earl Windsor. Elizabeth Windsor Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Broadcasters table at a state basketball tournament, Charleston Civic Center. Ernie Saunders seated second from left. Debby Sonis Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Olga Yoho, a player on Cameron High School's first girls' basketball team, Marshall County, 1929. Cameron Public Library Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Shirley Love interviewing a diminutive female wrestler at ringside on a "Saturday Night Wrestling" broadcast on WOAY-TV, Oak Hill. Shirley Love Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Governor and Mrs. Caperton talking baseball with owner Marge Schott and manager Lou Pinella of the Cincinnati Reds. Cabell-Putnam Record Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Sam Snead slams one at the Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, circa 1950. Nilo Olin Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Unidentified hurdler at a Gazette Relay, Charleston. Nilo Olin Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Gorbys' Music Store truck with the band and majorettes of the Charleston Rockets football team, Charleston, late 1960s. Photograph by Emil Varney. Emil Varney Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Golden Gloves boxing, Charleston. Photograph by Frank Wilkin for the Charleston Gazette. Frank Wilkin Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Champion Davis and Elkins College men’s basketball team; assistant coach Jennings Randolph, far left back row; coach Cam Henderson, far right back row, Elkins, 1927. Jennings Randolph Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Automobile racing action in the turn at Pennsboro Speedway, Ritchie County. Betty Leavengood Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Part of the V-8 baseball club of Hemphill posing beside their team bus, 1947. Coal Life Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference basketball tournament, Bluefield State College against Alderson-Broaddus College, Charleston, circa 1980. Commerce Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference basketball tournament at the Charleston Civic Center, March 1981. Photograph by Ron Snow. Commerce Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Cheerleaders performing a routine during a time-out in a West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament basketball game, Charleston, March 1981. Photograph by Ron Snow. Commerce Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Jockeys and horses racing at Charles Town Race Track, Jefferson County, December 1979. Photograph by Ron Snow. Commerce Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Motocross racers competing at Appalachia Lake, Preston County, 21 September 1974. Photograph by Roger L. Hughes. Commerce Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Snowshoe ski races, Pocahontas County, 11 February 1980. Photograph by Gerald Ratliff. Commerce Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, West Virginia University Coliseum, Morgantown, 7 January 1980. Photograph by Gerald Ratliff. Commerce Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Comedian Bob Hope golfing at the Greenbrier Hotel, White Sulphur Springs. West Virginia State Archives Collection
Photograph, Governor Cecil H. Underwood proclaiming West Virginia Baseball Appreciation Week (Sept. 1-7, 1957), presenting the proclamation to Hillman Lyons, manager of the Charleston Senators baseball team Charleston, 29 August 1957. Underwood Collection, West Virginia State Archives


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