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From My View For August 3

By Staff | Aug 3, 2016

It is hectic here at work and at home. My wife and I are going on vacation, and I need to get everything done, the best I can, before heading on vacation.

I need to have stories done for the football tab, with pictures, schedules and rosters. Plus, I need to get stuff ready at home, too. Not fun. I know I will worry about the football tab while I’m gone, and the schedule booklet. I have my schedules all done, and most of my stories written. But, I will need to get rosters ready and add late additions to the stories.

Others might have worked out and improved, and coaches will change positions. I will have to make those changes.

This is the first time in my 15th year that I have went on vacation during the start of football season. I don’t want to put anymore on my fellow staff workers.

However, it will all be worth it. There will be no stress about having everything done. I just have to get it all done before I leave so I don’t need to worry. I’m going to rely on Ed Parsons and Chuck Clegg to get the pictures that I can’t.

I understand its football, football and football at the beginning of our fall sports season, but lets not forget the rest of the fall sports like golf and volleyball. Let’s not forget boys’ and girls’ soccer as well.

Golf starts sooner than all of the other sports. Magnolia, Paden City, Tyler Consolidated and River will open their seasons early August.

After just one practice, the Silver Knights started its season Aug. 2 at North Bend Country Club in an LKC Scramble. The Blue Eagles opened their season at Bell Meadows in a Callaway Series.

Both Magnolia and Tyler will have matches Friday at Belmont Hills Country Club and Wirt Invitational, respectively. The River Pilots join Magnolia at Belmont Hills, and the River Pilots’ girls will be at River Greens in the East District Open.

MHS’ boys and girls’ soccer starts their season Aug. 20 at John Marshall, while TCHS boys and girls starts their season at North Marion and Steubenville Central, respectively.

In cross country, Magnolia, Paden City and Tyler will open their season in the Autumn Classic in Belmont, while River will open at Buckeye Local Aug. 23,

Volleyball open its season Aug. 22 and 23 when River hosts Union Local, followed by Bellaire, to get things going. Paden City and Valley will open up at PCHS in a tri-match with Bishop Donahue. The defending Class A runner-up, Magnolia, will open its season against the River Pilots on Sept. 8 in Hannibal, while Hundred will visit Notre Dame in a tri-match with Valley on Aug. 31.

As you can see, there is a lot going on sports-wise in Wetzel County before school starts on Aug. 22. If you can, give these kids, in addition to football, a little love. They work just as hard as the boys of fall.

A booklet of schedules for all of Wetzel County, along with Tyler County and River Local, will be in the Wetzel Chronicle and Tyler Star News on Aug. 10, as well as the football tab on Aug. 24. Make sure you buy a couple.