By Kyle Lovern
July 31, 2013
There will be a 5-K walk/run in Kermit on Saturday, September 7th at 8 a.m. to raise awareness for autism during the Kermit Fall Festival. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Kermit Post Office. The entry fee is $20 and it includes a T-shirt. You can pre-register by calling Peggy Moore at 304-353-4380 or via Facebook.
All proceeds for the race will benefit the Mingo County Autism Association. Door prizes will be given and items will be raffled off at the event. Runners are encouraged to attend the Fall Festival at the Kermit Community Park after the race. There will be vendors, music and more during the event.
… There seems to be a lot of excitement stirring over next spring’s alumni football game between old grads of Matewan and Gilbert High School. Several former players have committed to playing in the game. Yogi Kinder and David Mark McCoy have said they will coach the Tiger’s squad. All of the proceeds will go toward Mingo Central’s football program. A huge crowd could turn out to see these former rivals knock heads one more time at Harless Stadium.
Cue the Bruce Springsteen song “Glory days” …
…Mountaineer fans will be given the opportunity to get autographs from their favorite WVU coaches and players at the WVU football team’s annual Fan Day on Sunday, August 11, at 1 p.m., in the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility.
Coach Dana Holgorsen, assistant coaches and WVU players will be signing autographs and visiting with fans from 1-3 p.m. Gates will open at 12:45 p.m.
In an effort to accommodate as many requests as possible, each fan will be limited to one autograph item. Setting up posed pictures with players and coaches will not be allowed in order to keep lines moving and to give as many fans as possible the chance to get an autograph from Mountaineer players and coaches.
Fans also will be able to take photos beside the new WVU Nike uniforms on display. The uniforms were unveiled last spring before the Gold-Blue Game.
.. The WVU football staff continued their success on the recruiting trail when Oviedo (Fla.) defensive end Tyree Owens announced his intentions to come to WVU. Owens became the second defender to add his name to the commitment list for the 2014 recruiting class.
Owens visited Morgantown this past weekend for the one-day Showtime camp on Saturday and announced his decision last evening via a live video stream on YouTube. He had narrowed his decision to WVU, Georgia Tech and Iowa State before ultimately picking the Mountaineers. In addition to his three finalists, Owens also received scholarship offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Duke, Minnesota, N.C. State, Virginia, Wake Forest and Wisconsin.
(Kyle Lovern is the sports editor for the Williamson Daily News. Comments or story ideas can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)