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...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Indiana runner wins 14th annual Hatfield-McCoy Marathon Kyle Lovern
WILLIAMSON – The weather was perfect for the 14 th annual Hatfield-McCoy Marathon on Saturday morning with temperatures in the low 60s and fog draped across the hills of the Tug Valley.
Crossing the finish line first in downtown Williamson with an unofficial time of 2:51 was Grant Stieglitz or Fort Wayne, Indiana, who became the overall winner of the 26.2 mile race.
“This is a challenging course,” Stiegl...
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...
Tom Herrion upbeat about Marshall basketball Kyle Lovern
CHAPMANVILLE – Marshall basketball coach Tom Herrion was upbeat about the Thundering Herd hoops team when addressing the Logan contingent at the Big Green scholarship luncheon on Wednesday at the Logan Country Club located in Chapmanville.
“We went a little sideways last year,” Herrion said of his program. “We are going to correct that this year.”
Marshall finished 13-19 last season and 9-7 in Conference...
Tug Valley Bass Anglers Carr Fork Lake Tournament HINDMAN, Ky. - On Sunday, June 2 the Tug Valley Bass Anglers held its fourth tournament of the 2013 season on Carr Fork Lake with a total of 26 anglers competing in the event presented by Perry Distributors.
Lynn Fields won the tourney with a catch of 14.91 pounds. He easily defeated the second and third place finishers.
Carr Fork Lake in Hindman, Ky was at summer pool with clear water on the entire lake. Water temperature was around 73 d...
Free Fishing weekend is June 8-9 SOUTH CHARLESTON - National Fishing and Boating Week 2013 will be highlighted by the 23 rd annual Free Fishing Weekend on June 8-9, according to Frank Jezioro, Director of the Division of Natural Resources.
During these two days, residents and nonresidents can fish in West Virginia without a license. “It is a great opportunity to remind people of the fun of fishing, especially with family and friends. If you already have a license, take so...