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Kickin’ Butt for Crohn’s race successful

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comWEST WILLIAMSON – More than 250 runners participated in the 2nd Annual Kickin’ Butt for Crohn’s 5-K held on a rainy Friday evening in Williamson.“I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. I felt the evening was perfect. I’m so grateful that our community comes together for each other. You can’t say that about many communities,” said one of the organizers of the event, Shawn Cool....

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Water fixed at MCHS; football practice starts; Smallwood’s status

The water at the Mingo Central football complex was in the process of being repaired on Monday. It has been turned off since last winter after pipes froze and burst due to the extremely cold winter.The Mingo County School’s offices had been waiting for the insurance company to make some decisions.With practice scheduled to start on Monday, August 4 and the East-West Bowl game set for Saturday, August 2nd the water needed to be repaired this week.… ...

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Athlon magazine pics WVU 9th in Big 12

It’s that time of year when the pre-season magazines hit the newsstands with their predictions for the upcoming college football season.I received my copy of Athlon Sports in the mail on Thursday, which is one of the more popular publications. West Virginia fans may not be very happy with the magazine’s forecast for the Mountaineers. They have WVU coming in at number nine (9) out of the 10 Big 12 schools.They project WVU to go 3-9 overall and 2-7 in the Big 1...

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Fall Hunting Regulations Published

By Bob FalaOutdoor ColumnistThe 2014 hunting regulation pamphlets are hot off the press and available at all local license agents. They’re also available online at wvdnr.gov. It’s none too early to pick up your camp, vehicle and home copies or to start planning for fall hunting season.Per usual the bulk of the pamphlet is related to deer hunting regulations with quite a bit less to bear, wild turkey and boar in tha...

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Cato named to Davey O’Brien watch list

FORT WORTH, Texas – Marshall senior quarterback Rakeem Cato, a 2014 Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award candidate, has been named to the watch list for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award for the second consecutive season.Cato is on numerous preseason All-Conference USA lists and has been named the league’s top player by most magazines, websites and the C-USA coaches (offensive). The Miami native has thrown a touchdown pass in 32 consecutive games, the high ...

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WVU to play Hokies: Cato on watch list; more short stuff

You may have read where West Virginia has added long-time rival Virginia Tech to its football schedule for 2017. The game against the Hokies will be played at Fed Ex Stadium in Washington, D.C.VaTech is now in the ACC, but previously played in the Big East with WVU. Future games are being worked out to renew the rivalry.In past years, other than Pitt and the annual Backyard Brawl, VaTech was probably WVU’s biggest football rival on an annual basis.My sou...

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Pike Central names new coaches; Bowl queens wanted

Pike County Central has named three new coaches. The announcements came on Tuesday at a press conference held at the school.The new football coach will be Shawn Thacker. He replaces John Chapman, who resigned to become an assistant coach at Perry Central.Thacker comes from Pikeville High, where he served as an assistant coach for the Panthers. He is a native of Johns Creek, so this is like coming home for the Pike County native.The Hawks also have a new boys&#...

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Alexis Clark continues to win in track events

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comThe daughter of former Belfry High School basketball player Tammy Vipperman Clark is continuing to flourish in track and field.Alexis Clark is a rising star in the shot put, discus and javelin throws.Her most recent accomplishments for last week include winning the AAU Club Championship gold medal in three events and earning All-Amer...

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WVU adds Virginia Tech to 2017 slate

LANDOVER, Md. – FedExField, home of the Washington Redskins, announced today the addition of another high-profile college football game to its schedule. Virginia Tech and West Virginia (WVU) will open the 2017 college football season in a matchup set for Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.“We are excited to welcome Virginia Tech and West Virginia to FedExField in 2017,” said Redskins Chief Marketing Officer Mitch Gershman. “We are proud to continue the commitment to ou...

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Mason Pack headed to Alice-Lloyd; Brewer, Newsome leaving UC

Three former Tug Valley basketball players are making changes to their future careers.Mason Pack, a 6’9” forward, who helped lead the Panthers to the Class AA state title back in 2012, is heading to Alice Lloyd College where he will continue his education and play basketball for the Eagles.Pack was assisting at the recent Bible Basketball Camp at the Williamson Fieldhouse. He played his freshman season at West Virginia Wesleyan for former WVU guard Patrick Be...

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Billy Hamilton brings excitement to Reds

Many Cincinnati Reds fans were excited at the beginning of the year about the fleet-footed Billy Hamilton and his addition to the roster.However, I bet most of them could have not predicted the impact he has had on the team.Everyone knew he was a speed demon and a huge base stealing threat. However, you have to get on base to be able to steal and get in scoring position.After a rough start to the season – the first three weeks had people wondering if he ...

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