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The Press Box For September 23

By Ed Parsons - Editor | Sep 23, 2020

Tyler Consolidated picked up it’s second straight win of the season after an opening season loss to powerhouse Doddridge County. The Silver Knights came up big for the second week in a row getting the win over Calhoun County 42-6. The Knights will host Wirt County who put up 76 points this week in a win.

Paden City had a large crowd at Berger field on Friday night, as the Valley Lumberjacks used the facilities to play host to Tygerts Valley in high school football. The Lumberjacks who played Cameron last week at John Marshall in a home game, didn’t have to travel quite as far this past week as they took advantage of Paden City’s shortened season to use their field while the Lumberjacks facility is still under construction.

Tygerts Valley proved to be rude visitors as they cut the Lumberjacks down to size by a score of 52-8. In other high school games River Local unloaded on the Magnolia Blue Eagles at Hannibal to the tune of 47-14, and Valley got a rude visit from Tygars Valley as the visitors racked up a 59-16 win over the Lumberjacks. The Hundred Hornets were idle this past week, and were scheduled to battle Paden City this coming Friday, but the Wildcats closed out their season two weeks ago because of being down to 11 players. Magnolia is looking for it’s first win in the past two seasons on Friday when Frontier, Ohio comes to town for a 7 p.m. battle.

While football took the spotlight on Friday night, there have been lots of other sports taking place. Volleyball and soccer have had some good matchups with Paden City, Magnolia and Tyler all showing signs of being state contenders in early season Volleyball matches. New Martinsville hosted it’ s annual cross country meet this past Saturday and the weather was perfect.

Look for the area to send a few cross country runners to the state meet later in the year. Also winding down for the fall is Golf with Magnolia, Tyler and Paden City all putting up some good numbers. This isn’t your normal fall sports season and because of that the crowds are not normal. We are even having some trouble getting into some games to provide coverage. With that being said we are asking for your help as coaches and fans to send any information or pictures to editor@wetzelchronicle.com, rloy@tylerstarnews.com, eparsons@tylerstarnews.com , editor@tylerstarnews.com or bcrawford@wetzelchroniclke.com

We will do our best to provide coverage as we cover games and get information. Hopefully in the next week we will be starting up our players of the week. We wish each and every player, coach and team the best of luck as they move throught the fall season. We are highly anticipating some good things to happen including several athletes making it to the state events.

One of the great sporting events of every fall in New Martinsville is the Annual RegattaFest. It has been a huge success over the years and is a class event that tops al others. Each year world class racers converge on downtown and bring excitiement to racing fans. Along with the event a car show takes place, games for children are spread out and inflatables provide fun for the little ones. It is truely family oriented and can be enjoyed by one and all. This year it has been cancelled for safety reasons related to the Covid-19 virus. However, the RegattaFest committee and organizers will be having a fireworks display on September 26, starting at 8 p.m. in downtown New Martinsville. Come out and bring the family and enjoy one of the last events of 2020.

The committee says to be prepared for bigger and better things in 2021 eparsons@tylerstarnews.com