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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 ...

Local Students Among Ovac Scholarships Winners

KINETIC NETWORKING SOCCER SCHOLARSHIP (2010)Made possible through the generosity of Terry Rataiczak, CEO of Kinetic Networking in Caldwell, Ohio. Value: $500 eachEric Leech, Harrison Central High SchoolPiper Gaines, Magnolia High SchoolRAY PONZO MEMORIAL BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP (2010)Given by ...

Coach Mike Flannery and His Thoughts on 2020 Season

If I were asked to describe River's football Coach Mike Flannery in a few words, I would have to say he is a coach's coach. He has dedicated a big part of his life to the job he loves. No that's not correct, I said job, it is more than that, it's his life's passion. For those who are part of ...

The Press Box For July 8

State high school sports organizations and administrators have never had to work so hard or make tougher decisions. Will we have fall sports?After the state basketball championships were cancelled and the spring season basically wiped away due to the coronavirus pandemic, the focus of summer ...

A Look at Paden City Football for 2020

Last season (2019) Paden City started a new era for Wildcat football as Zach Heasley took over the head coaching job vacated by longtime coach Brent Croasmun. The Wildcats have had trouble over the past several years with numbers with 18-21 players being the norm. Last season coach Heasley had ...

Along The Way With Coaches Pam & Doc Chapman

When I decided to write a story about high school sports in a Covid 19 world, I knew I would have to speak with those who are a big part of that question, coaches. For many of us during this difficult time, we have begun to return to our lives mindful of the virus and its possible presence ...

PC Looking to Build On Last Years Success

"The summer conditioning is going well, and I am really pleased with those who are participating," said Coach Jennifer Yeater. Yeater added the off season has been a key to the success over the last two years. She said the discipline, and dedication, has proven to be key factors heading into ...

Magnolia Seniors Denied One Last Chance

NEW MARTINSVILLE - It is no secret fans of Magnolia sports love their Blue Eagle athletic programs. The school's fans fill seats at every game, cheer hard at track and field meets, and all around enjoy the atmosphere of many sports events.So the announcement that COVID-19 had axed the boys' ...