This and that from the local sports scene
Kyle’s Korner …
By Kyle Lovern
Delegate Justin Marcum is working on getting grant money to resurface the three tennis courts in West Williamson.
New nets will be installed and other renovations if the project comes to fruition. Back in the 1980s and early 90s, the courts stayed full with tennis players. At many times players were waiting in line to get a chance to use a court. There were also local tennis tournaments held during different events like King Coal.
The courts have deteriorated over the past few years. It would be great if this project can happen.
… Any student interested in playing football for Williamson K-8 (middle school) should attend a meeting at the school (formerly Riverside) in West Williamson on Wednesday, August 7, between 1 and 3 p.m. For more info call 304-235-2520. All middle school age players and their parents are urged to attend.
… All boys’ grades 5-6 and 3-4 interested in playing in the Belfry Area Youth Football League are to report to Belfry Middle School at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 12. Also, boys grades K-2 interested in playing in flag football league to report at the same time. Players should wear workout clothes - shorts, T-shirt and tennis shoes/or cleats. Players will be assigned a team the following day. Parents/guardians must accompany players to sign permission forms. All players’ grades 3-6 will need a physical exam. They need to bring a copy of the physical exam to the sign-ups. ARH Pediatrics will be open Thursday, August 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. for exams. Parents should bring an insurance card of a flat fee of $25.
… Football practice starts Monday, August 5 in West Virginia. Most schools will start 2-a-days until classes start. Then they will start practicing after school. Teams will start holding scrimmages in a couple of weeks.
Kentucky has already been practicing for two weeks. The Williamson Daily News will be publishing its annual Football Edition later this month. It will profile area teams and include team pictures, rosters, schedules and some individual photos. Stay tuned for more on this special publication.
… The Tug Valley Football Officials board will hold a new class for those interested in becoming a ref. It will start Monday, August 12 at Mingo Bottling. To register or for more info call 304-235-1475, ext. 2.
… WVU redshirt-freshman quarterback Ford Childress was asked how camp has been going thus far.
“I thought it went really well yesterday. We got a lot of new guys in there, and they are starting to learn and are picking up the offense. “
And he commented on the quarterback competition. “It was pretty even yesterday. We are all just trying to get better and are pushing each other. Once we get our pads on, we will really get to see the difference.”
…WVU added the 12th member to its 2014 recruiting class on Friday evening when linebacker Davonte James (Springfield, Ohio / Springfield HS) made it known he’d be playing for the Mountaineers on the next level.
The 6’3” 220-pound prospect is slated to play linebacker. He also plays quarterback in high school, which shows his athletic ability. The 4-start prospect had narrowed his choices to four finalists, including WVU, Georgia Tech, Cincinnati and Purdue. He also had offers from Indiana and Illinois.
(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)
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