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Hunter fans 14, Lowe homers in Tide win

BECKLEY - Sherman High southpaw John Hunter fanned 14 batters in a 5-inning mercy rule shortened contest and Aaron Lowe blasted his second home run in as man games as the Tide took down Greater Beckley Christian on the road, 17-0.Hunter, a first team Class A All State slugger entered the game hitting over .500 on the season. The senior notched four hits including a double and five stolen bases but it was his dominance on the bump that dazzled those in attendance last Saturday....

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WV Power loaded with highly rated prospects

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Power roster features seven – soon to be eight – of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ top 30 prospects, but manager Mike Ryan said it will be important to see production on the field.“That’s what Baseball America picks as the top prospects,” Ryan said on the even of the Power’s Thursday opener. “They’re all great players as far as the non-Baseball America prospects or whoever is here. It’s a good...

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Sherman loses to Wyoming East

A nine-run first inning propelled Wyoming East to a 14-0, five-inning win over Sherman last Thursday at New Richmond.The AA No. 6 Warriors batted around in the first inning. Austin Canada’s bases loaded double to left drove in two runs, and Christian Hedinger followed with a three-run home run to left.Blake Brewer had the lone hit of the day for the Tide, stroking a single to center-left in the top of the third.Jaquan Ayers punched a two-run single to ri...

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Ron’s Ramblings

“Write down the name of Jordan Roberts.”While nobody in Boone County or the adjacent area will need to be told to remember Roberts, the former Scott High School football sensation, those are the words of Ottawa Sun sports writer Tim Baines in a recent edition.To say Baines is impressed with the ex-Skyhawk running back/all-around star would be an understatement. “Roberts, the fifth player signed to the Ottawa RedBlacks roster, back in early December, has...

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Boone County stocks river with trout

The Boone County Commission stocked the Big Coal River recently with trout.The Boone County Parks and Recreation workers stock the river with trout and the kids and adults in the communities have really enjoyed fishing, officials reported.

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ASW Pro Wrestling celebrates 8-year anniversary in Madison

ASW Wrestling is hosting a very special event on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Madison Civic Center in Madison.The event will mark eight years ASW has been bringing pro wrestling superstars and legends to the Madison area and fans will not want to miss this one.WWE Hall Of Fame Handsome Harley Race and former WWE Ladies Champion Leilani Kai will both be joining the ASW stars for a night of hard hitting action.There will be seven big matches in all, including a ...

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Ron’s Ramblings

Let’s talk baseball and softball. I’ll try to contain my excitement if you’ll attempt to control yours.In local high school baseball, Scott High is off to a 2-5 start. The Skyhawk boys lost to Cardinal Conference rival Sissonville to start the season. Then they fell to Nitro before picking up a win over county rival Van. Losses to Poca and Ripley followed before a victory over their other county rival, Sherman. A loss to powerful Chapmanville Regional set the reco...

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Scott High track star signs national letter of intent with UC

MADISON – Scott High School senior Nick Weeks has signed a national letter of intent to run track at the University of Charleston.Weeks had a ceremony Friday morning inside the Boone County school’s media center with friends, relatives, coaches, teachers and administrators.“This opportunity is huge,” said Weeks, who will run for former Scott High School track coach Nick Bias at UC. “I couldn’t believe it when they offered me.”...

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Tide sluggers open season with win

SETH - The Sherman High School baseball team has suffered through some weather related cancelations, like most prep spring sports teams in 2014. Mother nature did allow Coach Jeremiah Pettry’s squad to get in a game with Class AAA Lincoln County on March 24.The Tide (1-1) rode the pitching arm of Aaron Lowe to snag 4-3 victory in extra innings over the Panthers.Lowe went four innings while fanning seven batters in earning to win. The 6-foot 160-pound junior was hit...

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Ron’s Ramblings

Although it would be difficult to detect it in the mountains of Southern West Virginia, the arrival of spring has been heralded. Sun-worshippers apparently understand that the beginninf of spring on the calendar does not always coincide with warm weather. That’s one reason the Easter season is later in the year, apparently.Still, there remain only so many weeks in a year and softball and baseball have to played SOMETIME. So, to get in a full season of enjoyment, the small and...

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Girls’, boys’ basketball Class AA ‘All State’ teams announced

The girls’ and boys’ Class AA “All State” basketball teams were announced last week as selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.2014 Class AA All-state girls’ basketballFirst teamHope Lester, WestSide, 11 (Capt.)McKinzee Barker, Clay County, 11Kaden Whaley, Fairmont Senior, 11Brittany Gould, Sissonville, 12Brandy Morrison, Summers County, 12Lexi Carr, Keyser, 1...

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