Kyle’s Korner ….
Work is progressing on the new Tug Valley sports complex, especially the football field.
Grading work is about complete and the fill dirt has raised the field. Principal Johnny Branch said he has ordered sod grass and it should be placed on the field in about a week or so.
He said plans are for the football field to be ready.
Branch said more donations have been received and he hopes to build a “field house” next to the field, complete with dressing rooms and a weight room.
Work is also being done on the adjacent baseball and softball fields. Branch said plans are to build two tennis courts and an outdoor basketball court. There should also be more parking.
The WDN will have more on this story later this week.
… The Twisted Gun golf course located near Gilbert (Wharncliffe) is now open under new ownership. The Mingo County Redevelopment Authority has taken ownership of the popular golf venue.
There are still some legal wrinkles to iron out, however the course opened back up on Friday. The WDN will have more on this story this week.
… The Williamson Park Board is planning on starting up a Co-Ed softball league in July. The cost is $300 per team and that goes toward team T-shirts and paying umpires. The games will be played at the City Softball Park beside of the pool. To enter a team and to find out rules contact Ast. Park Board Director Brandon Ball at 304-235-3690 or 606-625-2458.
A team must play at least five women and five men on the field during games.
… The 3-week legal practice period begins Monday in West Virginia. Here are some announcements regarding some teams that will be working out. Note: no other coach or school has notified the WDN of any sessions, however I am sure most of the teams are practicing, especially the two high school basketball teams. Players may want to get in touch with their coaches.
The Williamson Middle School boys’ football and baseball teams will have conditioning days at Lefty Hamilton Park on Monday (June 15th), Tuesday (June 16th), and Thursday (June 18th) starting at 6 p.m. each evening and running to 8 p.m.
The Williamson Wolfpack football squad will have a hot dog sale on Saturday June 27th at WalMart starting at 10 a.m. and running to around 3 p.m.
All players planning on playing football at Tug Valley High School should report to the Lenore football field on Monday, June 15th at 6:00 p.m. for practice according to Coach Tony Clusky.
(Kyle Lovern is the Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern)