Andrew Wiggins chooses Kansas HUNTINGTON - Huntington Prep basketball star Andrew Wiggins finally made his announcement on where he will play his college basketball this coming season. In a private ceremony Tuesday afternoon in Huntington at St. Joe High School, he told the world he would attend Kansas.
He had narrowed his choices to Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and Florida State. Many were surprised at his choice. There were those diehard UK fans that thought he wo...
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...
Wiggins to announce school choice For several months, Huntington Prep’s Andrew Wiggins has been on the radar, with basketball fans wondering where he will attend college.
The speculation is about to end. Today (Tuesday) Wiggins is supposed to make his decision public. Huntington Prep coach Rob Fulford announced that Wiggins, the nation’s No. 1 prospect, will sign his National Letter of Intent at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday in a closed ceremony at Huntington St. Joe.
Wiggins is exp...
Panther 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.
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. ...
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...
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 basketball 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...
Pirates fight off Warriors 6-2 Kyle Lovern
GOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates fought off the East Ridge Warriors 6-2 in baseball action on Thursday evening at the BHS field.
East Ridge took a 1-0 lead in the 1 st inning. The rally could have gotten more runs for East Ridge, but poor base running cost them.
In the top of the 1 st inning, Zack Ratliff led off with single to center, but was picked off at second base as pitcher Sean Hurley threw to fir...
Mingo Central tennis player Kyle Surber made history Kyle Lovern
PARKERSBURG – Mingo Central tennis player Kyle Surber made history on Friday with his play in the regional tournament at Parkersburg by advancing to the state tournament. He becomes the first tennis player from the new consolidated school to make it to the state tourney.
“The singles matches were ones that we came away with one player going to the state,” said coach Julius “Boo” Hatcher. “Honestly, it could...
The Dots make point against Miners Kyle Lovern
POCA – The Poca Dots made a strong point against the Mingo Central Miners with a 4-0 and a 19-0 doubleheader sweep on Wednesday at Poca.
The Dots led 1-0 heading into the 4 th inning when they tacked on three more runs.
Matt Lester had a pair of hits for Mingo Central in the first game. Joe May took the loss on the mound. Ryan Leighton got the win for Poca. Matt Chandler had a double with a pair of RBIs....
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.