Wednesday, June 12, 2019

It was one number difference, but the jersey Wayne High School linebacker Mike Bartram wore Saturday in the North-South Football Classic at South Charleston, West Virginia, was of great significance.

Bartram, who wore No. 9 for the Pioneers, donned No. 8 in the all-star game in remembrance of Wayne teammate Colt Adams, a sophomore tight end killed in a car crash on May 28.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Three of the state's brightest baseball stars used the grandest of stages in West Virginia to demonstrate why they are Class AAA All-Staters as well as future NCAA Division I players.

Jonathan Blackwell, Jake Carr and Chase Delauter all shined brightly during last weekend's state tournament.

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Wayne's Mike Bartram summed up his team's view of the North-South Football Classic high school all-star game Saturday afternoon.

"We played really well," said Bartram, a linebacker who assisted on three tackles for the South. "They were down in the red zone a couple of times and we stopped them and held them out. Just one play beat us."

GLENHAYES, W.Va. - For the first time in the schools history, two Tolsia High School baseball graduating seniors have signed to play the sport in college in the same year after Austin Bailey signed his National Letter of Intent Wednesday to play baseball at Alice Lloyd College next year.

Sunday June 9, marks the last day of the WVDNR's free fishing weekend for the year. If you haven't had a chance to participate, there are a few hours left. The WVDNR sets aside one weekend a year where anyone can go fishing and you don't even need a license.

Rhett Heston caught a short pass from Connor Neal and turned it into a 73-yard touchdown Saturday as the North hung on for an 8-6 victory in the 66th WCHS-TV 8/Fox 11 North-South All-Star Football Classic on a drizzly afternoon at South Charleston High School.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

HUNTINGTON - The University of Rio Grande is a mere 50 miles from Huntington and heavily recruits the Tri-State Area. The RedStorm has mined Gallia County, but also achieved success in Cabell, Lawrence (Ohio), Mason and Meigs, as we see in the following look at six former local high school stars competing at URG:

Wayne County News

HUNTINGTON - Three players from Class AAA state champion Hurricane, two from Cabell Midland and two from Spring Valley are on the South Roster for the West Virginia North-South All-Star softball game.

There are trout fishermen, bass fishermen, cat-fishermen, and even musky fishermen. There are countless other specialized fishermen who hone their craft and seek out their target species with laser like precision as well. Even to the point of being disappointed when they catch anything other than their highly sought-after fish of choice.

SPRING VALLEY - Bluefield State College baseball coach Geoff Hunter knows talent.

That's why the 35-year coach of the Rams signed Spring Valley High School pitcher Cameron Hodge, even though the Timberwolves standout sat out last season with a forearm strain. Hunter saw Hodge pitching in a tryout-type setting as a junior and showed interest. In March, Hunter made Hodge an offer he couldn't refuse.

Wayne County News

HUNTINGTON - Class AAA softball state champion Hurricane may have placed six players on the All-Mountain State Athletic Conference team, but so did Wayne County's Spring Valley High School.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

VINSON- The Vinson Middle School baseball team earned its first ever middle school title earlier this month in a 6-4 showdown against Wayne Middle School.

CHARLESTON-The Tolsia High School 4x100 meter relay team finished the season strong at the Class A State Track Meet in Charleston with a third place finish and its fastest time of the season.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019