Kyle’s Korner ….

Last updated: July 07. 2014 2:04PM - 1333 Views
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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 nifty glove on defense. He had a great season as a junior, hitting .460 with 35 runs and 26 RBIs.

His brother Dorian plays baseball for Kentucky.

Their dad Donald was a 3-sport star athlete for the Wolfpack back in the late 1970s. He is a member of the WHS Hall of Fame.

… Coach Yogi Kinder and his staff are proud to announce their 2014 Mingo Central Football Camp. This is the opportunity to learn new techniques and drills that will be beneficial for many seasons to come.

Campers need to dress in athletic apparel. T-Shirts will be provided the first day of the camp with awards and prizes to be given on the final day. The cost of the camp is $40 and will be held on Wednesday July 30 and Thursday July 31 for grades Kindergarten- 9th. Go to Facebook and print out an application form below with the $40 fee no later than July 24 to: MC Boosters, P.O. Box 310, Matewan, WV 25678. Checks should be made out to MC Boosters. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Coach Joey Fields at 304-426-8799.

… Former WVU basketball player Kevin Jones is currently a free agent with the Indiana Pacers. He is playing in the NBA summer league in Orlando, FL and has gotten high praise from his coach.

During the past two seasons Jones has played in three leagues and two countries, suiting up for both the Cleveland Cavaliers, the NBA D-League team in Canton, Ohio and in the pro league in the Philippines.

The 6-foot-8, 251-pound forward has made a fast impression. Pacers assistant coach Dan Burke said this about Jones, “Kevin, he’s got ability to use his body, create angles. He runs the floor, he shoots the mid-range jumper. He’s a great rebounder. He’s that one that’s really jumped out for me.”

Jones was a consensus Second-Team All-American and led the Big East in scoring as a senior. But he found his way to the league, appearing in 32 games for the Cavaliers during the 2012-13 season and splitting time between the NBA and Canton Charge in the Development League.

Jones was named a starter in the 2014 NBADL All-Star Game and averaged 16.9 points and 8.0 rebounds in 38 games. Good luck to a popular former Mountaineer basketball star.


Any of the local homecoming queens from last year that plan to participate in the upcoming East-West All-Star game competition may e-mail your photo to the Williamson Daily News for future publication. The info is below.

(Kyle Lovern is the Sports Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at klovern@civitasmedia.com or at 304-235-4242, ext. 33 or Twitter @KyleLovern)

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