Cleanin’ out the sports notebook

Two student athletes from Man High School in Logan County have apparently transferred and moved to Mingo Central.

Daniel Buchanan and Tyler Grimmett, two basketball/football players for the Hillbillies, will be suiting up for the Miners next season.

Grimmett was Man’s top wide receiver and a top defensive back for their playoff team.

I’m sure new basketball Coach Garland “Rabbit” Thompson and football Coach Yogi Kinder are happy about this move.

Buchanan is 6-foot-5, and played tight end in football and in the low post in basketball. I’m sure you know who he is. He has also played tight end in football but he’s more of a basketball guy. Buchanan averaged about 14 ppg. and 10 rebounds for Man last season.

… Rumors also have circulated that one of Mingo Central’s top returning girls’ basketball players has moved to South Charleston. Point guard Tyshira Joplin is conditioning with the Lady Black Eagles during the 3-week summer practice period.

Joplin was also a standout on the MCHS track squad.

The Lady Miners played at a recent team camp at West Virginia State University, without Joplin, and without another top returning player, Makazia Rhodes.

Coach Clay Campbell said the team did well against several Class 3A schools and defending Class 2A state champion Sissonville.

… WVU received two more commitments for the class of 2016. One is Martell Pettaway, a highly ranked running back out of Detroit, Michigan. He plays for King High School.

The other is linebacker Adam Hensley out of Centerville, Ohio.

… Thaddeus Moss, the son of former Marshall Thundering Herd All-American Randy Moss, is beginning to make waves as his recruitment picks up.

Moss, a tight end at Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a four-star prospect according to Rivals. He recently named WVU as one of the schools on his interest list.

… Canadian guard Jamal Murray is headed to University of Kentucky. Murray announced his decision Wednesday, selecting the Wildcats over Oregon.

The 6-foot-5 Murray was the most valuable player in the Nike Hoop Summit All-Star game, leading the world team with 30 points in a 103-101 victory over the United States Selects.

… Marshall Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick announced Wednesday that the Thundering Herd and the Sun Belt Conference’s Appalachian State Mountaineers will meet on the gridiron in a home-and-home series in 2021 and 2022.

The two schools will play in Boone, N.C. on Sept. 25, 2021 and in Huntington on Sept. 17, 2022.

(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.)

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