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Remembering Marty Healy

When Hall of Fame Coach Henry Healy took over at Paden City, in the late 1950's, son Marty was just a toddler following behind and hanging out with some of the Wildcats finest athletes. Where ever Coach was you would normally find Marty hanging on his coat tail. As a result he picked up a lot ...

Part 2 Magnolia Quest for Perfection Continues

After winning their first 7-regular season games, and snapping the 32-game regular season Shadyside Tigers winning streak by the score of 40-0, the Big Blue managed to squeak by the #1 ranked Williamstown Yellowjackets, 21-14. The Big Blue followed that win up with a 48-0 shut-out of Greenbrier ...

To All OVAC Student-Athletes and Families

I want to offer words of encouragement that might help you bring closure to this unfathomable and unfair end to our high school athletic season. We have all suffered agreat deal of loss in varying degrees during this sports year because of the COVID-19pandemic. At the forefront are those who ...

Pilant Ready for the Next Level

Magnolia girls' basketballs all-time leading scorer with 1,539 points, 1,419 rebounds, 250 assists, 215 blocks and 118 steals, is not saying goodbye to the hardwood sport anytime soon. Her college decision moves her to southern West Virginia as the newest member of the Concord University ...

Eagles’ Storybrook 2015 Season Revisisted

(This is the first part of a 2-part story on the Magnolia Blue Eagles quest to a perfect 14-game WVSSAC Class-1A Championship)It was five years ago the Magnolia Blue Eagles won a state football championship. After moving down to WVSSAC Class-A from Class-2A it was still a struggle to get back ...

From My View For April 29

I had a blast re-writing the 2015 Blue Eagles 14-0 WVSSAC State Championship season to remember. I didn't have the opportunity to cover all 14-games they played. But I did see quite a few that included all 4-playoff games.This was a special bunch of boys that worked their tail-off to get that ...

All-OVAC Boys and Girls Teams Announced

Girls Class 1AFirst Team: Ashley Howell, Beallsville; Ashlie Louden, Beallsville; Maelyn Canada, Cameron; Lili Neely, Cameron; Sydney Lyon, Conotton Valley; Kara Ramsey, Frontier; Rachel Snedden, Hundred; Jazzy Melnyk, Madonna; Abbe Stackpole, Paden City; Jaclyn Smith, Trinity; Shyanne Moore, ...

Nearly Turkey Time

The statewide turkey season will open with a youth season being held Saturday through Sunday, April 18 through 19, before opening for all hunters on Monday, April 20 through May 16. Michael L. Peters, game bird and small-game project leader for the West Virginia DNR, said the state has ...

Spotlight: Jake Gamble

I asked Jake some questions about himself and his athletic career at MHS, and here are his answers.What are three reasons you like being part of a team sport? I enjoy competition, comradely with my team mates and being a leader.What is the best part about competing? Playing your best again the ...

From My View For April 15

You know we have had a lot to think about over the last month or so, especially with the virus stuff and most of us in a deep freeze, and staying isolated at home. We didn't get to go out and do the things we felll is important this Easter Sunday, and that is go to church, or did we?Lynne and I ...