Fields wins TVBA fishing tourney CAVE RUN, Ky. – Lynn Fields won the most recent Tug Valley Bass Anglers tournament held on June 13. It was the fifth tournament of the 2013 season on Cave Run Lake.
There were 24 anglers who competed in the event. The tournament was sponsored by Trey K Electric
Cave Run Lake in Morehead Ky. was at summer pool with clear to lightly stained water on the entire lake and a water temperature around 80 degrees.
The weather for the tournament ...
WVU gets 2015 commitment; Tavon, Stedman sign contracts West Virginia University received its first football commitment for 2015 this past weekend after offering a scholarship to Stone Wolfley.
The 6-foot-4, 238-pound tight end/defensive end will be entering his junior season at Morgantown High. Wolfley described himself as “a West Virginia boy” who grew up in a house of WVU fans. His father, Dale, is the coordinator of player relations for WVU. He was a four-year offensive line letterman at WVU...
Mingo wins 2 of 3 in Babe Ruth action The Mingo County Babe Ruth baseball team won two out of three games over the weekend.
Mingo beat Belfry 8-3 on Friday night at the Hardy Park. Zack Blackburn got the win on the mound as he struck out five batters. He was relieved by Raahkim Gray, who had a single and two RBIs.
Kenny Allen had three hits for Mingo, including a double, while Noah Lucas had two doubles. Blackburn also helped his own cause with a double.
For Belfry, Austin ...
Brewer, Newsome help lead South to win By Rick Ryan
For the Daily News
SOUTH CHARLESTON - It was important for Luke Eddy to get the win Friday night, but it was also important to prove himself. He succeeded on both accounts.
George Washington’s all-state guard poured in a game-high 24 points to boost the South to a 92-81 victory in the North-South All-Star Basketball Classic at the South Charleston Community Center in front of a paid crowd of 550.
Eddy, a 6-foot-1 guar...
Wolfpack tradition relived this weekend during WHS reunion The all-class reunion for Williamson High School is this weekend. So it got me thinking about some of the great sports teams and players of the past.
Of course, being 56-years old, I personally started watching teams from the mid to late 1960s.
One of the players I can first remember as a youngster, tagging along with my sister Karen as she went to the games to cheer for the Wolfpack, was Mike McBrayer. He went on to play minor league bas...
Tug Valley duo together again By Rick Ryan Speical to the Daily News SOUTH CHARLESTON - The city of Charleston has been a pretty nice place for Austin Brewer and Mikey Newsome the last couple of years. The Tug Valley guard duo led their team to a Class AA basketball championship at the Civic Center in 2012 and followed that up with a Class A title last March after the school dropped a division. They also won a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown game against defending Class...
New coach takes reins for Tolsia Rebels By JASON PERRY Wayne County News Sports Writer GLENHAYES – What do you do after you win a Wayne County boys’ basketball championship? If you’re Chris Chadwick, you take over as head coach at Tolsia High School. “I think we’re ready for a fresh start,” he said. “Everyone at Tolsia has been great and I feel like I have been welcomed with open arms. “There is a great community here.” Chadwick was recently named the new boys basketbal...
DNR says mountain lion sighting in Mingo Co. not likely Last week I had received a report about a possible mountain lion sighting near the Mingo County Airport above Williamson.
Later I had heard that persons living in Howard Hollow of Chattaroy had heard screams of what they thought was that of a big cat. The rumored sighting caused a little hysteria, so I decided to call the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to see if they think there is actually a mountain lion in the area. ...
Alumni Football organizing game for Williamson, Matewan or Gilbert Kyle Lovern
Dust off your old cleats. Strap up your helmet.
There is a call out for all former Williamson, Matewan, and Gilbert football players. Alumni football is coming to Williamson and Mingo County.
Gridiron Alumni is planning several full contact alumni football games. Gridiron Alumni travels the nation pitting old football rivals against each other one more time. Players are needed to sign up and the first 50 ...
Newsome, Brewer to play in North-South All-Star game Friday Kyle Lovern
CHARLESTON – Former Tug Valley basketball players Austin Brewer and Mikey Newsome have been chosen to play in the prestigious North-South All-Star game which will be played on Friday, June 14 at the South Charleston Community Center.
The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.
The two All-State guards, who helped lead the Panthers to back-to-back state championships, will play for the South squad. Tug Valley...
Reds fans disappointed with bullpen; Short Stuff There are a lot of Cincinnati Reds fans in the local area. Things were going well for the Reds, but lately the bullpen has blown several leads and cost the Reds some wins. Jonathan Broxton, one of the setup pitchers, seems to have passed his prime. Sean Marshall is back on the disabled list and that has affected the late inning leads for the Reds.
It doesn’t seem like manager Dusty Baker will allow closer Aroldis Chapman to pitch more than ...
Marshall University volleyball to hold local camp Staff Report
RED JACKET – The Marshall University women’s volleyball program will be conducting a satellite volleyball camp at Mingo Central High School Thursday and Friday, June 13-14.
There will be one camp session each day for grades 5-12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The primary focus for this camp is to teach and improve fundamental volleyball skills while working toward advanced skill development. Each camper will receive individual att...
John Flowers still chasing NBA dream Cam Huffman
John Flowers grabbed a rebound Friday afternoon at the YMCA of Southern West Virginia, took one dribble and soared toward the rim. His rim-rattling slam shook the gym and brought about a chorus of oooooos from the 7- through 16-year-old campers watching the action.
More importantly, the dunk, just ahead of a layup by one of the campers, kept the former West Virginia University basketball star from eliminat...
Recollections of the 1965 Wolfpack state baseball champs Kyle Lovern
Williamson High School only won two state high school baseball championships in the 101 year history of the school. One was back in the late 1940s after World War II in 1948 and the other in 1965.
That 1965 team was said to be one of the best to ever take to the diamond at Lefty Hamilton Park. That was during Williamson’s glory years of the mid 1960s.
Cecil Hatfield was the coach of that squad. Hatfield r...
Hatfield-McCoy Marathon grows; Houston RB could transfer to WVU The 14 th annual Hatfield-McCoy Marathon was the biggest yet with over 800 runners participating in the five different races.
The event is now one of the top small town marathons in the nation. It is fantastic to see all of the runners come to the Tug Valley to run in this race.
The marathon is part of the Hatfield-McCoy Reunion Festival which is being held June 7, 8 and 9. Proceeds from this race go to support TVRRC children’s running p...