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Simon first in NL to win 12, Reds beat Cubs 4-1

JOE KAYAP Baseball Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Alfredo Simon leads the National League in wins. He’s still hoping to be added to the All-Star team.Simon became the NL’s first 12-game winner and Billy Hamilton added to his sensational series with a tiebreaking triple Wednesday night, sending the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-1 victory over the trade-depleted Chicago Cubs.The Reds won their fifth in a row — matching their season hig...

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Wrestling benefit for young Phillip Hurley this Saturday

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comMATEWAN - The NWA Appalachia will hold a benefit event Saturday night at the old Matewan High School Tiger Dome dubbed “Wrestling for Phillip.”Phillip Hurley is a 10 year old student at Matewan Pre-K8 and is currently battling brain cancer. He was first diagnosed in 2012 but is battling the disease again. He is currently taking chemo/radiation treatments in Lex...

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Roger Fletcher passes away; state tourney dates

My sincere condolences go out to the Fletcher family of Borderland and Dan’s Branch for the passing of Roger Fletcher on Wednesday morning.Roger came from a sports family starting with his big brother Bob Fletcher, who played for the Chattaroy Yellowjackets back in the early 1960s. Then Curt Fletcher played for the Williamson High School basketball and baseball teams in the mid-1960s. Roger also played hoops and baseball for the Wolfpack in the late 1960s, graduating in 1968....

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Hairston Mr. Baseball; Mingo Central camp: Jones with the Pacers

Former Williamson High School star athlete Donald Hairston’s son Devin was named co-Mr. Baseball for the 2014 season by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association.The Lexington Tates Creek senior shortstop shared the honor with Kaleb Duckworth of Henderson County.Hairston, who has signed with Louisville, led top-ranked Tates Creek to its second consecutive 11th Region title this season.He batted .408 with 42 runs and 25 RBIs, and flashed a nif...

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WVU’s Stripe the Stadium;Gold Rush; Family Day games announced

West Virginia’s Big 12 Conference opener against Oklahoma on Saturday, Sept. 20 will be the ‘Stripe the Stadium’ game at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.Fans sitting in even-numbered sections (Sec. 102, 104, 202, 204 etc.), Touchdown Terrace, and WVU students seated in the upper level student sections are encouraged to wear GOLD to the game.Conversely, fans sitting in odd-numbered sections (Sec. 101, 103, 201, 203, etc.) and WVU students seate...

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David Jones Football Camp to be held on Saturday

BELFRY, Ky. - Former University of Kentucky Wildcat and professional football player David Jones will host a youth football camp at Belfry High School’s CAM Stadium on Saturday, July 12. The camp is for student-athletes headed into grades K-8. Cost of the camp is $50 per child. Any sibling in the same immediate family may attend the camp for $35.The camp fee includes a T-shirt and lunch for each camper.After leading Belfry High School to back-to-back state titles, ...

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Little League District Tourney Action

Tug Valley’s Levi Watts takes a swing.Justin Hall prepares to take off from 1st base for Tug Valley in tourney action.Hunter Collins rounds the bases for Matewan.Matewan’s Terry Daniels is shown running toward 2nd base.Matewan’s Tyler Ooten takes a swing in the district tourney.Nick Sartin of Tug Valley takes a swing for the fence.

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Smith wins Tug Valley Bass Anglers Cave Run Lake Tournament

Sumbitted ArticleMOREHEAD, Ky. - On June 29th the Tug Valley Bass Anglers held its fifth tournament of the 2014 season on Cave Run Lake with 25 anglers competing in the event.Cave Run Lake in Morehead Ky. was at summer pool with clear to lightly stained water on the entire lake and a water temperature around 80 to 85 degrees.Weather for the tournament was great with mostly sunny skies, light winds and an air temperature around 85 to 90 degrees...

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Bluegrass State football practice starts July 15

It’s almost hard to believe, but high school football practice starts next week, July 15th, in the Bluegrass State.With spring practices, off-season workout programs and weight lifting, players don’t get much time off these days.I don’t envy these kids practicing in the heat and humidity of the Dog Days of summer.The first week, players will go in just helmets, T-shirts and shorts, for conditioning drills. Then after that they can ...

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Logan native Stevie Browning to transfer to Marshall

New Marshall University basketball coach Dan D’Antoni continues to recruit or get players from the region and his home state of West Virginia.D’Antoni played at the old Mullens High School in Wyoming County in the 1960s and went on to start at Marshall.His latest transfer is former Logan High School and Fairmont State guard Stevie Browning, who has decided to transfer and play for the Thundering Herd.Browning confirmed his intentions to transfer to...

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District Little League Action continues

Paul Adkinspadkins@civitasmedia.comThe Chapmanville 9-10-year-old Little League all-stars advanced in the District 2 tournament at Madison on Tuesday night with a 20-6 win over Tug Valley.The victory moved Chapmanville (3-1) into Wednesday night’s matchup with Pineville (2-1) for the second seed and the right to play in the upcoming state tournament.Madison (3-0) secured the District 2 flag and the championship with an 8-2 win over Pineville o...

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