The Williamson Wolfpack family is heartbroken over the news that Joyce Roddy passed away Sunday evening after battling a lingering illness.
Roddy, the widow of the late Williamson and Belfry football coach Dick Roddy, was a founding and active member of the WHS Hall of Fame.
She is also a former cheerleading coach for the Wolfpack and at the old Chattaroy Junior High School. She was also very active in other civic groups.
Roddy was a sweet woman who had many friends throughout the area.
She is survived by her two daughters Kathy and Kim and her granddaughters.
Porter transfers to Marshall
Taylor Porter, a Fort Gay resident, who played her high school basketball at Lawrence County, Ky., has transferred to the Lady Herd program from Murray State.
“We’re happy to have Taylor back home,” Coach Matt Daniel said. “It’s a great fit as far as I’m concerned. This is where she wanted to be.”
The 5-foot-9 Porter was the No. 2 scorer at Murray State last season, averaging 10.9 ppg.
WVU gets another commitment
Miami (Fla.) Norland cornerback Antonio Howard, the son of former Mountaineers receiver Antonio Brown, has chosen West Virginia over Georgia, Pitt and South Florida. He also had offers from 21 schools, including Penn State, Syracuse, Kentucky and Miami.
Howard was clocked running a 4.32-second 40 yard dash this summer.
He is ranked as a 3-star prospect.
UK routs Puerto Rico 74-49 in exhibition
Aaron Harrison scored 15 points, Alex Poythress and freshman Karl-Anthony Towns both added 10 and Kentucky opened its six-game exhibition tour of the Bahamas with a 74-49 rout of the Puerto Rico national team reserves on Sunday.
Marcus Lee and freshman Devin Booker added nine points each for the Wildcats, who will face teams from France, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico over the next week.
(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)