This week, I came across a newspaper clipping of a Charleston newspaper’s preseason All-Kanawha basketball team for 1972-73. The team members were Dennis Harris, Mike Jones and Charles “Dickie” Russell from Charleston High, Joey Holland and Billy Williams from George Washington, Joey Caruthe…
My sports childhood was spent in the 1960s. During that time, it seemed that many fans in the Kanawha Valley cheered for both WVU and Marshall. Local fans followed players such as Rod Thorn, Fritz Williams, Dave Reaser, George Stone, Jim Davidson and Dan D’Antoni.
Our state lost a sports legend this week with passing of former Ceredo-Kenova football coach Carl Ward, who died at the age of 91.
Many area sports fans may not have noticed the recent passing of longtime Kanawha County football coach Larry Mullins, but his former students and players were greatly saddened.
In case you hadn’t noticed, these are challenging times for coaches. Today’s climate is different. As a result, coaches don’t always stay in one place for very long.
It felt like old times when Sissonville played Riverside in football last week. I remember when Sissonville was a Class AAA school and played a Class AAA Kanawha Valley Conference schedule.
I must admit that I am a little different than most. Most of you are normal. You fall in love with people and animals, things that can love you back.
Quarterbacks are in the news this week. QB battles are the talk of the NFL and many collegiate teams have named starting signal-callers.
The West Virginia University sports family recently lost two former athletes, both from the southern part of the state.