Miners open up at Wyoming East

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comThe Mingo Central Miners open their 2014 season with a tough non-conference game as they travel to Wyoming East.Coach Yogi Kinder’s squad returns several starters on both sides of the football. However he knows that opening on the road against the Warriors, who finished 9-2 last season and are coming off back-to-back playoff seasons, will...

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Marshall’s Cato overcomes struggles

JOHN RABYAP Sports WriterCHARLESTON (AP) — Marshall University’s mantra, shaped from the worst disaster in U.S. sports history, is “From the ashes, we rose.” The same could be said for quarterback Rakeem Cato.Tragedy to glory is still a work in progress for Cato, who brings big expectations for a senior season at Marshall that starts Saturday at Miami, Ohio.Like the Marshall program that was on the brink of extinction but per...

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College football predictions; Short stuff

The college football season officially starts this weekend. I’ve seen a few other sports writers come out with their predictions of the local teams.So here goes – I’ll drink the Kool-Aid and do the backward Nestea plunge into the pool.First up is West Virginia.WVU finished a very disappointing 4-8 last season. The Mountaineers have nowhere to go but up. Now that they are in the tougher Big 12 Conference, WVU literally has a tough road. The aw...

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Belfry Soccer

The 2014 Belfry boy’s soccer team is pictured above. Front row, Jacob Cook, Taylor Varney, Cody Schwerin and Alex Maynard. Middle row, Matt Lambert, Ethen Holzapfel, Dylan Brown, Wilson Harris, Austin Dillon and Dominic Gentile, Back row, Dylan Kulik, Ashton Leedy, Blake Mendoza, Nick McNamee, Noah McNamee and Trevor Kohari. Not pictured are the Coaches Luis Mendoza and Tom Maming.

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Sports Calendar

The annual meeting and board member election for Matewan Little League will be held from Sunday, September 14, at 2:00 pm at the field. All members that paid their 2014 membership dues are welcome. After the Board of Directors is elected, the Board shall meet to elect the officers.—The Tug Valley Volleyball Board will be holding a class for new officials. Anyone interested in taking the class needs to contact Fred Dillard at (304)-...

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High School Soccer Action

Belfry High School at Hazard:Boys:Belfry 5, Hazard 1 (2-0 at half). Sat., Aug 23Scoring:B: Noah McNamee (Blake Mendoza assist), 16th minuteB: Wison Harris (Noah McNamee assist), 22nd minuteH: Jacob Sumner (Kolby Hillman assist), 44th minuteB: Matt Lambert (unassisted), 54th minuteB: Own goal (Hazard player headed ball into Hazard goal), 67th minute...

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Pikeville edges Prestonsburg 30-29

By Teddy PaynterFor the Daily NewsPIKEVILLE, Ky. – Pikeville head coach Chris McNamee wasn’t about to play for overtime against Prestonsburg.The veteran coach rolled the dice and his Panthers scored an improbable 30-29 win over the Blackcats in the closing seconds at Hillard Howard Field on Saturday, Aug. 23.It was a dramatic ending to a game that started the night before, but had to be completed followi...

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Belfry Scrimmage

Kyle Lovern/WDNBelfry senior quarterback Keaton Taylor (4) is shown firing a pass down-field in the Pirate’s scrimmage Friday night against Hazard at CAM Stadium. Running back Andrew Fletcher is shown blocking a Hazard defender. Taylor completed the long pass. Like most teams in the region, the game was interrupted by dangerous lightning and severe thunderstorms. Mingo Central was unable to complete its scrimmage with Independence when officials called the game because the li...

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Area Football Schedule

Friday, Aug. 22:Hazard at Belfry 7 p.m. (scrimmage)Independence at Mingo Central 7 p.m. (scrimmage)Shelby Valley at Tug Valley, 6 p.m. (scrimmage)Regular season starts in Ky.:Phelps at Jenkins, 7:30 p.m.Prestonsburg at Pikeville, 7:30 p.m.Whitley County at Pike Central, 7:30 p.m.Friday, Aug. 29:Mingo Central at Wyoming East, 7:30 p.m....

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Diverse group enters WHS Hall of Fame 2014

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comA diverse group reaching across three generations will enter the Williamson High School Hall of Fame class of 2014.The induction ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, September 27 at the new WHS HOF room at the historic Williamson Fieldhouse.Jimmy Barker (1980 graduate) was a three-year starter for both the basketball and baseball team...

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Area teams scrimmage tonight

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comThe regular season in high school football can begin tonight in the Bluegrass State, however the Belfry Pirates will hold one more preseason scrimmage tonight before opening up next week in the 30th annual Pike County Bowl.Meanwhile, Mountain State teams will not open up until next Friday, August 29, but Mingo Central and Tug Valley ...

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