Diverse group enters WHS Hall of Fame 2014

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comA diverse group reaching across three generations will enter the Williamson High School Hall of Fame class of 2014.The induction ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, September 27 at the new WHS HOF room at the historic Williamson Fieldhouse.Jimmy Barker (1980 graduate) was a three-year starter for both the basketball and baseball team...

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Area teams scrimmage tonight

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comThe regular season in high school football can begin tonight in the Bluegrass State, however the Belfry Pirates will hold one more preseason scrimmage tonight before opening up next week in the 30th annual Pike County Bowl.Meanwhile, Mountain State teams will not open up until next Friday, August 29, but Mingo Central and Tug Valley ...

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2014 Cardinal Conference preview

Paul Adkinspadkins@civitasmedia.comCHAPMANVILLE — The Cardinal Conference has been known over the years for its top-level brand of high school football in the state of West Virginia.Just about every year you can count on a at least three or four Cardinal Conference teams making it to the playoffs.And with the state powerhouse Wayne Pioneers, you can count on deep post-season runs, often ending up on the carpet...

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Panther Power

Paul Adkins/WDNTug Valley Panther quarterback Tyler Conley (5) is shown running the football during a scrimmage this past Saturday against the Wildcats at Logan. The Panthers will entertain Shelby Valley, Ky. this Friday in another scrimmage. The early kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. The regular season starts next Friday, August 29th.

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Belfry Cheerleaders

Submitted Photo/Tina ToddThe 2014 Belfry High School cheerleaders are pictured above. Left to right, from back starting with red dress , Sabrina Canada, Haley Anderson, Lakin Reed, Cydney Worley, Alie Farley, Kyrstyn Dailey, Kyra Stafford, Abbie Gannon, Kendra Gannon, Katy Dotson, Olivia Artis, Aryn Adkins, Anna Deskins, Lexie Jones, Morgan Hensley, Kyrston Leedy, Alixandra Young, Ashley Brumfield, Mya Smith, Brooke Dunn, Lindsey Miller, Gia Hatfield, Hannah McCoy and Jordyn Curry....

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Mingo, Belfry, Tug Valley scrimmage

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comMingo Central, Belfry and Tug Valley all participated in preseason scrimmages this past weekend.These practice games are great sessions for coaches to learn some things their teams need to work on before the regular season begins in a couple of weeks.Mingo Central participated in the Cardinal Conference scrimmage at Madison taking on...

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Local photographer makes history by using drone to photograph football game

History was made at the Cardinal Conference scrimmages this past Saturday night at Madison. And it wasn’t on the football field.Young Williamson photographer – videographer Wes Wilson used a drone to take pictures and film the game between Mingo Central and Scott.It is believed to be the first time in the Mountain State that a drone was used to shoot a high school sporting event.It may be the first at any sporting event ever in West Virginia.

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Martinsburg, Wayne, Central No. 1 in preseason poll

By Derek TaylorDaily Mail Preps EditorCHARLESTON — With as much surprise as West Virginia being left out of the Associated Press Preseason Top 25, Martinsburg, Wayne and Wheeling Central topped the state’s three divisions in the Daily Mail Preseason Football Poll on Sunday.Martinsburg (13-1 in 2013) returns a bevy of players from its team that won an unprecedented fourth consecutive Class AAA state championship las...

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Behind Cato, Marshall ready for solid season

JOHN RABYAP Sports WriterHUNTINGTON - Rakeem Cato is poised to finish his career as Marshall’s most prolific passer — a record book he’d likely wait to read.Personal glory isn’t in the cards for Cato, who is back for his senior year that coincides with high expectations for the Thundering Herd. Getting Marshall its first Conference USA championship is everything to the 6-foot player who arrived on campus in 2011 at 150 pounds.

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Preece named new coach at Christian school

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comA former Burch High School basketball star, Rick Preece, has been named as the new head coach of Ambassador Christian Academy in Williamson, West Virginia.“We recently named Rick Preece as our middle and high school head basketball coach,” said Donald Lafferty, athletic director of the school.The new Christian school, whi...

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Tug Valley student wins World Archery Title

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comA Tug Valley student recently won the 2014 IBO World Target Archery Championship title in New York and has won three state tournaments including West Virginia, Kentucky and Georgia.Kyle Evans, a 16-year old junior, lives in Naugatuck with his dad Reggie Evans.The youngster, who started shooting a bow when he was 10-years old, has become an accomplished shooter. He is well-known ...

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