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Magnolia Recognizes Athletes

On Sunday July 26, Magnolia High School held it's sports recognition ceremony at the Blue Eagles Bill Stewart Field. With bright skies and hot temperatures the day couldn't have been any better.Senior student athletes were annoucned and scholarsips were awarded. A total of Five scholarships ...

Renegades Place Second In Tournament

Pictured above are the WV Renegades Travel Softball Team. They practice in New Martinsville, WV and have several players and coaches who are from the area. They are coached by Anthony Bland, New Martinsville, WV, Andy Hawkins, New Martinsville, WV and Josh Gaind, Parkersburg, WV. Players ...

The Press Box For August 5

It's getting closer each week, and if everything goes as planned we will soon see athletes working out for the 2020 fall sports season. August 17, is the mandatory date the WSSAC has set for high schools in WV to prepare for opening games.High School schedules for most schools are listed on ...

Wildcats Working on Basketball

Paden City Wildcat Coach David Riggle spent three days last week working the Wildcat basketball team as they finished up their three week summer workouts. Riggle said he has some talent coming back for 2020-21, and is looking for his two returning seniors to step up big. Ty Cain a 6' 1" ...

Valley Girls Basketball Looking Forward To Season

The Valley Girls Basketball team has been working hard during the time allowed this summer and is looking forward to a big year with many returning players. Coach Kasey Sapp is hoping to have a season this year with a lot of experience and leadership on this year's squad. But with the pandemic ...

The Press Box For July 29

I don't know about you, but when I watch a baseball game or any other sporting event for that matter, I like to see the real thing. Not necessarily in person, but the real thing. You know like kids in the stands with their parents, where they're all decked out in their team apparel. Ushers ...

Hundred And Valley Receive New Fieldhouses

The Wetzel County Board Of Education has been making repairs to several schools in the local area. Among those renovations are new construction activities at Hundred and Valley High Schools. Both schools were in dire need of new field houses at their football complexes.Hundreds' field house is ...

The Press Box For July 22

I don't know when it all started, but I'm sure of one thing. The three week period in the summer time when coaches and athletes are allowed to get together under the rules of the WVSSAC, have adversely affected the nature of high school sports and particularly destroyed the will of ...

A Conversatoin With Coach Ryan Walton

Last week I traveled to Tyler Consolidated High School to speak with head football Coach Ryan Walton. Now, I will have to admit I had never met Coach Walton before that day.As I left the upper parking by the high school, I saw construction crews busily working where the old football and ...

The Press Box For July 15

Will West Virginia High Schools have fall sports? Governor Jim Justice and WVSSAC executive director Bernie Dolan gave a press conference together last week, and if things go as planned sports will still be on the agenda. Granted, everything is still uncertain, but dates have been set, with ...