Belfry outslugs East Carter in 10-7 win Kyle Lovern
The Belfry Pirates outslugged East Carter 10-7 at J.P. Kouns Field at East Carter on Saturday.
East Carter took the lead in the bottom of the 1 st inning after Jacob Coleman doubled to center with one out. Then Austin Wells walked and Cody McDavid singled to short right field, loading bases. That’s when Cole Braggs brought in two runs with a single to right. Derek Keller smacked an RBI triple in the gap to...
Alex Lee runs well in regional track meet Kyle Lovern
CHARLESTON – Mingo Central finished No. 8 as a team in the Class AA regional track event held Friday at Laidley Field in Charleston, however junior Alex Lee did well as an individual sprinter.
Lee finished 4 th in the 100 meters with a time of 11.66 and 2 nd in the 200 meters with a time of 23.83 and may have a chance to qualify for the state tournament.
The Mingo Central 4 x 100 relay team finished thi...
Panthers lose to Billies, swept in sectionals Kyle Lovern
MAN — The Man High School baseball completed a swept of the Tug Valley Panthers to win the Class A sectional title on Friday at Man’s Dr. Juan Nordelo Field.
Man had beaten the Panthers on Thursday and won again on Friday night, 16-1, in a mercy-shortened game.
Man (7-21), winners of four straight games, will now advance to regional play on May 21 at Valley Fayette against the Greyhounds (20-5). Valley be...
Belfry releases 2013 football schedule Kyle Lovern
GOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Pirate football team will be putting some miles on the buses this year as they head to Knoxville, Tennessee and to Pulaski County in south central Kentucky.
Coach Philip Haywood released the schedule on Friday after finalizing contracts with the last couple of schools on the slate.
Belfry will open the season as usual in the Pike County Bowl at home hosting Somerset, Ky.
Panthers lose to Hillbillies in sectional opener Kyle Lovern
MAN – The Tug Valley Panthers lost to the Man Hillbillies 7-1 in Class A sectional tournament play on Thursday at Dr. Juan Nordelo Field in Man.
The Panthers only manager four hits in the game. One each by Trevin Horn, David Runyon, Tyler Estepp and Phillip Lucas. Estepp scored the only run for TVHS.
Tug Valley actually took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 2 nd inning, but Man went ahead 3-1 in the bottom o...
Prestonsburg Blackcats nip Belfry Pirates 4-3 Kyle Lovern
PRESTONSBUR, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates lost another close game on the road at Prestonsburg falling 4-3 on Thursday evening.
The Blackcats held a 4-0 lead heading into the final inning when Belfry rallied for three runs, but that is all they could muster and lost another heartbreaker.
In the top of the 7th inning, with one out, Belfry’s Zack Francisco singled to right field and then Reed Williamson walked. ...
Tug Valley Bass Anglers Yatesville Lake Tournament LOUISA, Ky. - On May 5 the Tug Valley Bass Anglers held its third tournament of the 2013 season on Yatesville Lake. There was a great turn out, 29 anglers competed in the event.
Greg Maynard was the winner of the event. Yatessville Lake was at full pool and the water was clear to slightly stained everywhere on the lake except the backend where it was stained with a temperature of 65 degrees. Weather for the tournament was...
Road Runners Club looking for volunteers The Tug Valley Road Runners Club is looking for volunteers for this year’s 14th Annual Hatfield-McCoy Marathon to help with the 26 water stations throughout the race course on June 8th.
This year, we have decided that 500 dollars in prize money will go out for rewards on best decorated water stops. Dress up, play music whatever to encourage and entertain runners. This is a great addition to this year’s race! Starting May 9th, The Tug ...
Tug Valley may join a new Class A conference The Tug Valley Panther athletic teams may be joining a new Class A conference.
Head football coach Tony Clusky, who has been serving as the school’s Athletic Director, recently attended a meeting about the proposed conference.
Clusky said some of the schools that are interested in forming the new Single A conference are Buffalo of Putnam, Man, Van and Sherman.
The talks are just in the preliminary stages. No name has been selected for t...
Relay for Life 5-K race to raise funds Kyle Lovern
The Tug Valley Road Runners Club and ARH will sponsor a 5-K run/walk to raise funds for Relay for Life on Saturday, May 18, starting at 9 a.m. at Southern W.Va. Community and Technical College.
The theme for the 5-K is “Let’s Wipe Out Cancer.”
Pre-registration will start at 7 a.m. and stop at 8:45 a.m. Runners are encouraged to come early to register and not wait until the last minute. They can also pre-r...
Williamson Fieldhouse to be open for recreation There is good news for those who might want to shoot a little hoops in the historic Williamson Fieldhouse. Starting on May l3 it will be open to the general public for recreational basketball purposes.
Scheduled times are available and walk-ins will be accepted based on availability. They will open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m.
Contact Lori Phillips at 304-235-3860 or 606-625-0966 for scheduling and pricing information. All p...
Brewer, Newsome sign with University of Charleston Kyle Lovern
NAUGATUCK – Tug Valley’s Austin Brewer and Mikey Newsome have played basketball together since they were 5-years old.
Now the two seniors have decided to attend the same college and continue their exploits on the hardwood.
Both signed letters of intent to attend the University of Charleston in a ceremony held in the school auditorium on Tuesday afternoon.
The two all-state performers helped lead the Pan...
Mingo’s Austin Banks signs with Alderson-Broaddus Kyle Lovern
Mingo Central all-state guard Austin Banks is heading to Alderson-Broaddus to further his education and to play basketball.
The 5-10 guard was a third team Class AA All-State player this past season for coach Brad Napier’s squad. He was also a first team Daily News All-State player the past two seasons.
Banks averaged 17 points, eight assists, five rebounds and three steals a game for the Miners.
Chrissy Farmer signs to play hoops at W.Va. State Kyle Lovern
Mingo Central senior Chrissy Farmer has signed with West Virginia State to play basketball and continue her education.
“I was a little nervous about making my decision,” Farmer said. “But, I’m sure I made the right choice. State will be like a second home.”
Farmer also received interest from Rio Grande (Ohio), Concord and the University of Pikeville.
“My parents are glad because it’s close to home,” Far...
Consol Energy WV-KY All-Star Games successful Kyle Lovern
RED JACKET – What is to become an annual event the first-ever Consol Energy WV-KY All-Star basketball games were played at Mingo Central High School on Saturday night.
In the first game between the ladies, things started out rather close. At halftime Kentucky held a 42-37 lead. But eventually the Kentucky squad took charge and defeated the women from West Virginia 83-66.
In the nightcap the men from the M...