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Sherman falls to undefeated Valley

SETH — It was a near-miss Friday evening as the Sherman Tide nearly came off with a win over visiting Valley (Fayette). In the end, the Tide fell just short, 32-28, over the undefeated Greyhounds in a Class A match-up at Seth.Valley came into the game on a roll in the young 2014 season and the Tide was hoping to extend their own victory streak. They had won at Calhoun County the previous week but now fall to 1-2 on the year.Although Sherman did not provide statisti...

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Scott rolls to 3-0 with win over CRHS

MADISON — The annual Corridor G football rivalry game between Scott and Chapmanville Regional High School ended with a thud, Friday, as the Skyhawks dominated their nearby Class AA opponents. When all was said and done, Scott had a 39-14 victory and had improved their season record to 3-0. CRHS, meanwhile, sank to 0-3 for Coach George Barker.Scott Head Coach Shane Griffith was jubilant after the victory, saying his team “dominated the line of scrimmage. That was the key...

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Bulldogs fall to Tug Valley, 28-0

NAUGATUCK – The Van Bulldogs remained winless on the young season Friday evening as they lost to host Tug Valley, 28-0, at Naugatuck.The win left Van struggling at 0-3 while the Panthers are now 2-1.The teams traded punts to start the action on a chilly September evening. In fact, there was no scoring in the first quarter at all.Tug finally scored with 9:20 remaining in the half as Aaron Copley swished into the end zone from eight yards out. Tyler Conley...

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Small game hunting and trapping open in W.Va.

SOUTH CHARLESTON – The statewide squirrel season opened Saturday, Sept. 13. “Squirrel season is the first of numerous small game seasons and is very popular with many West Virginia sportsmen,” said Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section. “It is a time when hunters can participate in one of their favorite sports and also enjoy the fall beauty of the Mountain State.”

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Archery for deer maintains its big gun status

Archery deer hunting is the unquestionable “big gun” of the southwestern West Virginia coalfields. It started out as a matter of necessity, but has evolved more into one of choice. Reason being, the four counties of Logan, Mingo, Wyoming and McDowell have offered nothing but the bow for deer since the late 1970’s. But even on a statewide basis, the bow-benders continue to rival the former big daddy of them all, gun buck season. It looks like more of the same for 2014’s...

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Ron’s Ramblings

In what had to be a major boost for the playoff hopes of Scott High School, the Skyhawks made relatively easy work of Corridor G rival Chapmanville Regional the past Friday at Madison.Although some lame-brained readers accuse me of being anti-CRHS because I called their regional tournament “win” over Scott exactly what it was, most reasonable people know I am very fond of Tiger Nation. I count the Barkers, the Ellises and others in the Chapmanville community among my be...

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Scott captures Cardinal Conference golf title for third straight year

Scott wins the 2014 Cardinal Conference golf tournament at Twisted Gun in Wharncliffe.They edged out the Chapmanville Tigers with a team score of 366 to the Tigers 378. Mingo Central, Herbert Hoover, Wayne, Poca and Sissonville were also in attendance.John Price, a sophomore and all-conference selection, led Scott with an 85. Nick Dolan added a 90 score, while Jonathan Butcher shot a 91, Clay Hale 100 and Andrew Lester a 104. Dolan and Butcher are juniors and Hales and L...

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Ron’s Ramblings

The Scott Skyhawks and Sherman Tide are both flying high as we go into week three of the 2014 high school football season.Although Scott is 2-0 and rising in the Class AA ratings, Sherman pulled off a big win the past Friday when they proved they can travel all the way to Calhoun County’s Mt. Zion and come home with a win.On a side note, Mt. Zion is one of the few places left with a drive-in movie theater. It is not at all unusual on a Friday or Saturday night to s...

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Scott stays unbeaten with win over Lincoln County

HAMLIN – A win over a higher division team, no matter how weak that squad may be, is a major factor in the West Virginia high school ranking system.So, the Scott Skyhawks had reason to celebrate Friday, September 5, as they picked up an easy 33-6 win over Triple A doormat Lincoln County High at Hamlin Lions Club Field.Scott, a Class AA squad, is now 2-0 on the young season after defeating Herbert Hoover in the opener. Lincoln County is 0-2 and 0-22 for the past thr...

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Bulldogs drop second straight

VAN — In a game with lots of penalties, the Fort Frye Cadets made the long trek from Beverly, Ohio to Van the past Friday evening and came away with a 37-0 win over the Van Bulldogs.Statistics for the game were not made available by Van.The first half saw many penalty flags being thrown, especially on the Bulldogs.Van was down at the half, 14-0.The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 0-2 on the season while Fort Frye went to 1-1. They lost their seas...

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Sherman drops Calhoun County

MT. ZION — It didn’t take long for Sherman’s Tide to erase memories of their season-opening loss Friday evening as they buried host Calhoun County, 45-6.In fact, it didn’t take Sherman much time to erase Calhoun’s thoughts of a lid-lifter win over arch rival Gilmer County that broke an 18 game losing streak for the Red Devils. Calhoun had gone into that game looking about as weak as any team in the state but came away with a 41-30 win.In the...

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