Jeremy Dillon, a two–time all-state selection in both football and basketball has enrolled at Mingo Central High School.
The 6-foot-5 Dillon enrolled on Monday and attended a team meeting for the Miner’s football squad. He will be on the turf at Buck Harless Stadium Monday, August 1st, to start practice for MCHS.
Dillon has played multiple positions in football and saw action as a wide receiver, quarterback, linebacker and defensive end. He was also the team’s punter. In basketball he played point guard, but could also play in the low post.
As a youngster, Dillon attended Burch Middle School, but transferred to Lenore during his 8th grade year. He played for Tug Valley High School as a freshman and sophomore. The junior will have two more seasons. Dillon has already been offered a Division One basketball scholarship at Marshall University. He has received interest from several other schools in both sports.
Dillon has been playing for a top-notch AAU basketball team this summer featuring several standout players from W.Va. That squad has played at several national tournaments. He will definitely make Mingo Central’s football and basketball teams better this coming school year.
… The annual Class AA Cardinal Conference Grid-o-rama has all 10 teams appearing at Scott High in Madison on Saturday, Aug. 20. These scrimmages are a good way for teams to work out the kinks and for coaches to see who might do well at certain positions.
The first matchup will see Winfield and Chapmanville at 10:15 a.m., followed by Sissonville and Nitro at 12:30 p.m., Herbert Hoover and Poca at 2:45 p.m., Mingo Central and Logan square off at 5 p.m. and Wayne versus the host school Scott at 7:15 p.m.
Mingo Central will also travel to Valley of Fayette for a pre-season scrimmage on Saturday, August 13th.
… Belfry will scrimmage on the road for both of its pre-season matchups. The Pirates will travel to Richlands, Va. for a multi-team scrimmage session on Friday, August 12th. That practice game starts at 6 p.m. The Pirates will also take on Rockcastle County on August 18th at Hazard.
… Tug Valley will host a 3-team scrimmage on Saturday, August 13th. No details on who the other teams will be.
Workers started laying cinderblocks for the new athletic complex next to the Panther’s football field this week. More on that story at a later date …
… Jordon Mounts is umpiring at the 11/12 year old State Little League Tournament being played in Bridgeport.
He was selected to be part of the W. Va. State Little League umpire team. He has already called a game today.
Mounts umpired in the District 2, 9-10 year old all-star games in Pineville and 11-12 district games in Logan earlier this month.
Mounts attends WVU Tech and is a member of that baseball team. He played his high school baseball at Tug Valley. He had an ankle injury this past season and took a medical redshirt. He is now a certified WSSAC umpire he umpired approximately 25 middle and high school games as well as the Mingo County Middle School tournament this past spring.
… Marshall and WVU have lost a good in-state prospect. Seth Stewart, a 6-foot-8, 326-pound offensive lineman from Point Pleasant, he has de-committed from Marshall and instead will accept a scholarship offer in football from LSU. This was first reported by the Gazette-Mail.
Stewart attended a summer camp at LSU and received the offer, according to the article. Among his other offers were Arkansas, Louisville, Pitt and West Virginia. He originally committed to Marshall in June of 2015
He was selected to the Class AAA all-state first team last year and helped the Big Blacks go 12-1 and reach the playoff semifinals. Point will compete back in the Class AA division this fall.
… Marshall junior linebacker Raheim Huskey has been dismissed due to a violation of team rules and policies. No further comment will be forthcoming from the school or coaches.
….. Mountaineer Athletic Club members and past season ticket holders have until Friday, July 29, to reserve priority seating for the 2016-17 men’s basketball season.
To order tickets, fans can visit WVUGAME.com, call 1-800-WVU GAME or stop by the Mountaineer Ticket Office located at Monongalia County Ballpark Gate C. Season ticket holders who renew online at WVUGAME.com will save $10 on the order fee.
(Kyle Lovern is the Managing Editor for the Civitas Media Mountain District including the Williamson Daily News and Logan Banner. He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)