With only 12 miles separating the semi-pro Princeton Rays and Bluefield Blue Jays baseball teams, their spirited  is the closest in the nation, and it stirs some passion! But the toast-tossing fans of the capitol city’s Appalachian Power get pretty rambunctious in the stands, too. The inaugural season of the West Virginia Black Bears ended with a championship.

During football season, our state’s fans are famed for cheering on West Virginia University, Marshall University and other competitive college teams with mountain vigor! And folks keep up that hometown pride through the year with basketball and other match-ups.

The Wheeling Nailers bring the excitement to the ice, while roller derby gals across the state take their skates to the track.

And on the dirt track? Pretty much every vehicle or wheeled contraption you can think of is rigged up and racing: motorcycles, ATVs, dirtbikes, BMX bikes, karts and more.