Kentucky & West Virginia girls to face off Kyle Lovern
Many high school female students have been getting all dolled up and attending proms the past few weekends.
But, on Saturday night, some of these same girls will lace-up their high tops and hit the hardwood to battle it out as the senior all-stars from southern West Virginia will take on those from eastern Kentucky.
Julius “Boo” Hatcher will coach the W.Va. squad, while veteran high school coach Clay Camp...
Belfry baseball bouncing back from slow start Logan Copley
The Belfry Pirate baseball team has started off to a slow start for the 2013 Season. The Pirates, a team that went 25-9 last season and lost 4 players to graduation in 2012 has picked up the pace towards the ending of the season as they seem to have locked in the #1 seed in the 60th District as they ended regular season district play 3-1. Losing to Pike Central 3-4 in mid April and defeating Phelps twice and Pike...
Joe May clubs two homers to lead Miners Kyle Lovern
GILBERT – Mingo Central senior Joe May has been known for his exploits on the football field and even in track.
But on Tuesday he showed his best Babe Ruth impersonation when he clubbed a pair home runs to help Mingo Central to a 11-6 win over River View at the Gilbert field.
May had four RBIs with the two homers he hit. The feat slightly overshadowed a 4-for-4 day by junior Alex “Booger” Lee who also had...
Lady Billies pound Panthers to win sectional By Jerry Fekete
Civitas News Service MAN - The Man High School softball team claimed the Class A sectional championship with an easy 17-0 mercy-rule win over Tug Valley on Tuesday night at Man. The Lady Billies, ranked No. 5 in the state in Class A, improved to 18-5 on the season with the win and have advanced to play in next week’s regional semifinals where Man is likely to have a showdown at No. 4 Sherman. Man wo...
Tug Valley gets tricky to beat Cross Lanes Kyle Lovern
CROSS LANES – Tug Valley got a little sneaky in their 13-11 win over Cross Lanes Christian.
Tug Valley had the lead heading into the bottom of the 7 th inning. Panther hurler Jordon Mounts got one batter to pop up for an out, but walked two batters.
With Cross Lanes threatening, coach Jeff Varney brought in relief pitcher Josh Spry.
That’s when the fun started. The runner on second base was caught in a...
Consol Energy WV-KY All-Star game is shaping up - Kyle's Korner ... The first annual Consol Energy WV-KY All-Star basketball games being held Saturday at Mingo Central High School could be the start of something big.
The games should be exciting. I had the chance to watch the Mountain State boy’s squad practice on Monday. If you like the high scoring, run and gun style of basketball, then you should love this game. Dunks should be plentiful along with some great 3-point shooting.
Then they have attracted ...
Cabell excited to coach WV All-Star squad Kyle Lovern
Nick Cabell was like a kid on Christmas morning when he walked into the gym at Mingo Central and saw some of the talented players warming up on the hard wood.
He has the pleasure of coaching this elite squad on Saturday night.
The boy’s all-star teams from both West Virginia and Kentucky have been practicing the last few days for Saturday’s first annual Consol Energy WV-KY All-Star game that will be playe...
Belfry Pirates blank SC Cardinals 5-0 Kyle Lovern
GOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates got back on the winning track as they sailed by visiting Sheldon Clark with a 5-0 shutout victory at home on Monday evening.
Sheldon Clark actually loaded the bases in the 1st inning, but Belfry was able to work out of the jam and keep the Cards from scoring.
In the bottom of the 1st inning, with one out, Eli Huddle walked on four pitches. Joey Duty walked on a 3-2 count af...
Mingo Central softball season ends in sectional tourney Kyle Lovern
WAYNE – Mingo Central’s Class AA sectional tournament play got off to a great start with a 13-5 win over Tolsia. Unfortunately it ended in the nightcap of the double header as they were shutout by Wayne 10-0 in the Class AA Region IV, Section 4 softball championship game Monday night at Pioneer Field.
The Lady Pioneers of Wayne were ranked third in the state heading into tourney play this week.
Renegades defeat Panthers in baseball action Kyle Lovern
CLEAR FORK – The Renegades of Westside defeated the Tug Valley Panthers 9-2 on Saturday at Clear Fork in Wyoming County.
David Runyon and Ethan Hager each smacked a double for Tug Valley. Mikey Newsome and Phillip Lucas each had a pair of hits, while Josh Cassell added a single.
Westside took a 3-0 lead after the 1 st inning and then added four more runs in the 2 nd frame.
The Renegades scored two mor...
NFL free agents; Jordan Roberts; Bird Hall tourney Several players with state ties signed as free agents with NFL teams once the draft was over on Saturday.
As of Monday, West Virginia University had five players to sign. They are center Joe Madsen with the Pittsburgh Steelers, wide receiver J.D. Woods, also signed with the Steelers, offensive lineman Jeff Braun with the Baltimore Ravens, offensive lineman Josh Jenkins with the Seattle Seahawks and running back Shawne Alston with the New Or...
Hazard tops Belfry 3-1 in JVSI Kyle Lovern
GOODY, Ky. – The Hazard Bulldogs topped the Belfry Pirates 3-1 on Friday evening in the Jim Vaughn Smith Invitational (JVSI) played at the BHS sports complex at Goody, Ky.
Sophomore Keaton Taylor had only BHS hit, a single to left field leading off third.
The Pirates got their only run in the 2nd inning with two outs. Zac Fields was hit by a pitch to reach first base. Garrett Fannin came into the game as ...
Taylor leads Belfry to 6-0 shutout against Logan Kyle Lovern
GOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates played one of their better games of the season defeating perennial West Virginia baseball power 6-0 in the Jim Vaughn Smith Classic Thursday.
Sophomore pitcher Keaton Taylor hurled a complete game, two-hit shutout for Belfry.
The Pirates jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after the first inning.
Logan sophomore pitcher Cameron Sammons hit the first two batters he faced, Tayl...
The Tug Valley Panthers lost a 4-3 heartbreaker i Kyle Lovern
NAUGATUCK – The Tug Valley Panthers lost a 4-3 heartbreaker in high school baseball action on Friday evening at the Naugatuck field.
Both teams scored a run in the 1 st inning, but Lincoln County plated two in the bottom of the 3 rd frame and Tug Valley answered with one run.
Lincoln County took a 3-2 lead and got an insurance run in the 5 th inning. Tug Valley was able to score one run in the 5 th , b...
Ladies All-Star game should be a great match-up Kyle Lovern
The two ladies teams lined up for the Consol Energy WV-KY All-Star game should make for an exciting matchup.
The West Virginia squad will be led by Julius ‘Boo’ Hatcher, while the Kentucky squad will be coached by veteran mentor Clay Campbell. Hatcher coaches at Mingo Central and Williamson Middle School, while Campbell coaches at Pike County Central. He previously coached at Phelps and Matewan.