June 26, 2013
Come out and enjoy a fun filled day with a Corn Hole Tournament at 12 noon on July 6 at the softball field in West Williamson. The pool will be open and the grill will be fired up. A concession stand will also be available at the pool. You can go for a swim to cool down in between games. The entry fee is $30 per team (Adults Only), and the winning team will win a set of boards and bags. The game rules will be posted at the field. All proceeds will benefit the youth of our area.
… Marshall University has received a couple of more verbal commitments for the Class of 2014. Georgia high school running back Keion Davis and Florida high school defensive tackle Ja’ree Tolbert are the latest football verbal commitments.
Davis, 6-0, 175 pounds is from Langston Hughes High School in Fairburn, Ga., where he had 197 carries for 1,068 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior.
Tolbert, 6-2, 270, plays at Miami Springs High School.
…. Huntington Prep’s basketball team has added two top-notch players for the 2013-14 season.
Point guard Josh Perkins and small forward Jalen Lindsey have both said they are coming to play for the Express next season. Perkins, a 6-foot-3 point guard from Denver, Colo., is ranked as the No. 24 player in the Class of 2014 by ESPN.
Perkins’ offer sheet is long, with scholarship offers from nearly 20 schools including Kansas, Gonzaga, UConn, UCLA and USC. There is also interest from Kentucky and Syracuse. While Perkins has been tearing up the national scene over the past few weeks, Lindsey has also been making national and even international headlines.
Lindsey is a 6-7 forward from Franklin, Tenn. and is ranked No. 32 in ESPN’s Top 100 for the Class of 2014. He came to Huntington in May for the signing of Andrew Wiggins, who he will replace at the small forward position for the Express.
… West Virginia Mountaineer football legend Sam Huff is retiring from the broadcast booth of the Washington Redskins. He has been calling NFL games for 38 years.
The 78-year-old Marion County native trimmed down his broadcasts last year when he did only home games for the Redskins.
Huff is a member of both the college and pro football halls of fame. He began this legendary NFL career with the New York Giants in 1956 before being traded to the Redskins in 1964.
The Redskins’ flagship station ESPN980 announced Huff would be part of pregame coverage on some of the games this season.
(Kyle Lovern is the sports editor for the Williamson Daily News. Comments or story ideas can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)