If you are hungry for some high school football and want to see how your team looks so far in preseason practice, this weekend you can get a first-hand glimpse.
Tug Valley will participate in a 4-team scrimmage with Logan,Paintsville Ky. and Riverview (W.Va.). The exhibitions will be at Logan Stadium on Saturday evening.
Coach Tony Clusky and his staff are anxious to see where their team is at after only a couple of weeks of practice.
Meanwhile, the Belfry Pirates will travel to Richlands, Virginia Friday night for their first scrimmage of the season. They will host Hazard, Kentucky next Friday.
Coach Philip Haywood and his assistants are ready to see someone else line up across from their squad. The Richlands game should be a good test for the young Pirates.
Mingo Central is participating in the 2nd Annual Cardinal Conference Grid-o-rama this Saturday at Madison. The host school is Scott High School.
The Miners will take on Scott, a team they have not played before. They play the last of four scrimmages and the game is slated to start at 8 p.m. on the Field Turf of the Skyhawks home field.
Mingo will play Scott, a Cardinal Conference foe, in the regular season this year.
Sheldon Clark, coached by Shawn Hager, will host Magoffin County and Ashland Fairview tonight in Inez, for a 3-team preseason scrimmage at Cardinal Stadium.
Belfry reserved season tickets on sale
Belfry High School football reserved season tickets are now on sale in the school’s office. Season ticket holders should pick up their tickets by August 22. Home games are Harlan County, Pike Central, Knoxville Christian and Sheldon Clark. To renew or purchase new seats call Anita at BHS at 237-3900. Football schedule T-shirts are also now on sale.
Marshall ranked 25th
Sports Illustrated has picked Marshall University 25th in their college preseason football poll. Many believe the Thundering Herd will win Conference USA and will get a big bowl game invitation.
Coach Doc Holliday and his squad have lofty expectations heading into the 2014 campaign. Quarterback Rakeem Cato is a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate and several starters return from last season. This could be a fun season in Huntington this fall.
WVU basketball softball game
Mountaineer fans are invited to Hawley Field on Saturday, Aug. 23 for the first annual WVU men’s basketball charity slow pitch softball game. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.
The game will feature the WVU men’s basketball staff (coaches, support staff and managers) versus the current WVU men’s basketball team. Fans who attend will be asked to give a small donation to benefit the Conquer Chiari Research Foundation (www.conquerchiari.org).
Man’s Mullins signs with Tech
Cayce Mullins, a 6’2” catcher from Man has been added to WVU Tech baseball’s 2015 roster as announced by head coach Lawrence Nesselrodt.
Mullins recently completed his high school career at Man High School, where he played and started baseball all four years. He lettered in baseball four times and football and basketball three times each. On the diamond, Mullins earned all-state accolades his junior and senior years. In June of 2014, Cayce was a key part to Man’s baseball state championship.
(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)