Our email accounts at the newspaper get flooded with a steady stream of junk, but one particular item caught my eye earlier this week when it crossed into my inbox.
Wednesday was supposed to be the day that the boys state basketball tournament tipped off. But the coronavirus shot down that notion before it ever started.
I used to joke with fellow reporters years ago that I didn’t look forward to interviewing coach John Messinger after South Charleston football games because he was such a talker that it put me in a deadline pinch.
With all the current chatter concerning the four-class basketball proposal for West Virginia high schools, one question seems to have been lost in the shuffle.
Dave Morrison has spent a lifetime helping high school athletes around West Virginia get a little more publicity for their accomplishments.
By the time the next basketball season rolls around, the Mountain State Athletic Conference will be down to 11 teams, as Ripley is scheduled to depart following fall sports.
Things could get interesting in the months to come if you read between the lines in the recruitment of Mingo Central’s Jeremy Dillon.
This marks the third year that Kanawha County schools has employed an earlier start date for classes, with students reporting on Aug. 10.
The topic of year-round coaching in West Virginia high schools and middle schools has been kicked around a lot more in recent months, and could be gaining momentum.
When the State Board of Education earlier this month decided not to vote on the year’s most-publicized proposal for high school and middle school athletics, it effectively turned a 30-day comment period into a year-long comment period.
When Princeton dropped out of the Mountain State Athletic Conference in February and accepted the subsequent scheduling “death penalty,’’ a lot of people wondered how quickly the Tigers could get a football schedule together and just who they might play.
When DuPont and East Bank came together to form Riverside High School in the fall of 1999, you could feel the anticipation building.
The last time Mike Carey walked off the playing floor of the Charleston Civic Center in a championship game, it also resulted in a loss — and a departure.
First off, let’s say that if you’re going to attempt to pick champions in the boys basketball tournament, you probably have a couple screws loose. Guess I qualify.