The Williamson High School Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony this year will be the weekend of September 26 and 27, at the new HOF room at the Fieldhouse. This will be a Friday night and Saturday afternoon. A “Meet the Pack” Night will be Friday at 6:30 p.m., while the induction dinner and ceremony will be Saturday afternoon. Inductees, their families, guest and WHS HOF members will gather around 12 noon.
The names of this year’s inductees will be released in the near future.
…The Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF) announced it has secured a regular season college football game for the city of Charlotte pitting the University of Tennessee against West Virginia University. The Volunteers, from the Southeastern Conference, will face off against the Mountaineers, from the Big 12 Conference, on September 1, 2018 at Bank of America Stadium. The kickoff time and ticket information will be announced at a later date.
… Second baseman Billy Fleming of the West Virginia University baseball team has signed a professional contract with the New York Yankees, foregoing his upcoming senior season.
Last season at WVU, Fleming earned All-Big 12 First Team and ABCA/Rawlings All-East Region First Team honors, ranking No. 2 in the Big 12 with a .351 batting average. The Churchville, Pa., native added eight doubles, one triple, two home runs and 30 RBI.
… Mingo Central football players will meet on Sunday, July 27th at 3 p.m. This will be a mandatory football meeting at the Miner’s football complex. All players must be there to receive equipment and practice schedules.
… All players that are planning on playing football at Tug Valley High School need to attend a meeting on Friday, August 1. at 6:00 p.m. at TVHS, according to head coach Tony Clusky.
… Danny Oliver Head Coach football coach for Belfry Middle School has announced the first official practice starts Monday July 28.
… East Ridge has hired an interim football coach for the 2014 season. Kenneth O’Quinn, who was a head coach at the old Elkhorn City High School, was named to the position on Tuesday. O’Quinn had also served as an assistant at ERHS. He replaces Brad Allen who resigned. Allen is now an assistant coach at Belfry. He had been the coach of the Warriors for six years. East Ridge went 6-4 last season.
… There will be a men’s independent basketball league at the Williamson Fieldhouse on Sunday’s only. The registration fee is $200 per team and the deadline to enter is Aug. 12th. There will be about 15 games, plus a tourney. If interested contact Brandon Ball at 606-625-2458 or contact the Fieldhouse at 304-235-3690.
(Kyle Lovern is the Sports Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern)