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Kyle Lovern

Position: Sports Editor
E-Mail Address: klovern@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 304-235-4242
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About Kyle Lovern

Kyle Lovern, sports editor of the Williamson Daily News, is a graduate of Williamson High School and Bluefield State College, who also holds a degree from Southern West Virginia Community College. He is a longtime member of the West Virginia Sportswriters Association and the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association."I love this community and this newspaper," Lovern said. "There's no place I'd rather live and no place I would rather work It's like coming home." You can contact Kyle at 304-235-4242, ext. 33, or at klovern@civitasmedia.com.

Latest Stories by Kyle Lovern

Wes Wilson Photography
Mingo Central golfer Garrett Bevins signed with the University of Pikeville on Wednesday afternoon in a ceremony at the school. Bevins becomes the first golf athlete from MCHS to sign a golf scholarship. He will start at UPIKE next August. Sitting with Garrett are his parents Lisa and James “J.T.” Bevins, along w

Bevins Signs with UPIKE

Wes Wilson Photography Mingo Central golfer Garrett Bevins signed with the University of Pikeville on Wednesday afternoon in a ceremony at the school. Bevins becomes the first golf athlete from MCHS to sign a golf scholarship. He will start at UPIKE next August. Sitting with Garrett are his parents Lisa and James “J.T.” Bevins, along w

By Rick Ryan
Charleston Gazette
For the Daily News
Anyone looking to get a sneak preview of the boys Class AA state tournament should hang around West Virginia State's Walker Convocation Center on Saturday.
The second day of the 16th Fellowship of Christian Athletes Hoops Classic, also known as the Big 10-Cardinal Conference Challenge, will lik

Mingo in Hoops Classic

By Rick Ryan Charleston Gazette For the Daily News Anyone looking to get a sneak preview of the boys Class AA state tournament should hang around West Virginia State's Walker Convocation Center on Saturday. The second day of the 16th Fellowship of Christian Athletes Hoops Classic, also known as the Big 10-Cardinal Conference Challenge, will lik

RED JACKET – Tuesday night's matchup between the No. 2 ranked Poca Dots and the No. 9 ranked Mingo Central Miners was not only a game featuring two solid Cardinal Conference opponents, but two of the top 10 Class AA teams in the Mountain State.
However, the Poca Dots came into the first half raining 3-pointers, swishing in six in the first h

Poca downs Mingo

RED JACKET – Tuesday night's matchup between the No. 2 ranked Poca Dots and the No. 9 ranked Mingo Central Miners was not only a game featuring two solid Cardinal Conference opponents, but two of the top 10 Class AA teams in the Mountain State. However, the Poca Dots came into the first half raining 3-pointers, swishing in six in the first h

Manchin encourages West Virginians to nominate small businesses for Achievement Awards

Washington, D.C. ─ U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today encouraged West Virginians to nominate Mountain State small businesses and entrepreneurs for the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) 2015 Small Business Week awards and for the West Virginia's District Office awards. Winners of the West Virginia District Office awards will compet

Wesley Christian 63, 
Tug Valley 51
NAUGATUCK – The Tug Valley Panthers lost their first game of the season as they fell to Wesley Christian Academy 63-51 on Tuesday night at the TVHS gym.
Malik McDonald scored 16 points and Nene Kiameso added 11 for WCA. Ben Pepper chipped in 8 points as 10 players scored for the visitors.
Freshman Jerem

Hoops Roundup

Wesley Christian 63, Tug Valley 51 NAUGATUCK – The Tug Valley Panthers lost their first game of the season as they fell to Wesley Christian Academy 63-51 on Tuesday night at the TVHS gym. Malik McDonald scored 16 points and Nene Kiameso added 11 for WCA. Ben Pepper chipped in 8 points as 10 players scored for the visitors. Freshman Jerem

MORGANTOWN – Kevin White and Josh Lambert today were named to the 2014 AP All-America Team, announced by The Associated Press.
In total, 10 Mountaineers have garnered AP All-America honors since 2005.
White, who is the third West Virginia wide receiver to earn AP All-America recognition since 2012, was named to the All-America Second Team.

WVU players earn All-America honors

MORGANTOWN – Kevin White and Josh Lambert today were named to the 2014 AP All-America Team, announced by The Associated Press. In total, 10 Mountaineers have garnered AP All-America honors since 2005. White, who is the third West Virginia wide receiver to earn AP All-America recognition since 2012, was named to the All-America Second Team.

West Virginia University's football team received a commitment from Dylan Tonkery this week.
Tonkery, the younger brother of senior Wes Tonkery, led Bridgeport to the Class AA state championship. The junior rushed for a Class AA championship game-record 315 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the defending champions to a 43-7 win over Frankf

Tonkery commits to WVU; White to play in Sr. Bowl

West Virginia University's football team received a commitment from Dylan Tonkery this week. Tonkery, the younger brother of senior Wes Tonkery, led Bridgeport to the Class AA state championship. The junior rushed for a Class AA championship game-record 315 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the defending champions to a 43-7 win over Frankf

Once again Belfry is well represented on the Class AAA, Region IV, District 8 All-District football team.
The Pirates just came off of winning another state championship making it back-to-back seasons. They defeated Louisville Central to win the title.
The Coach of the Year is Belfry's Philip Haywood, while the Player of the Year is senior fullba

Hatfield leads the Class 3A All-District team

Once again Belfry is well represented on the Class AAA, Region IV, District 8 All-District football team. The Pirates just came off of winning another state championship making it back-to-back seasons. They defeated Louisville Central to win the title. The Coach of the Year is Belfry's Philip Haywood, while the Player of the Year is senior fullba

Senator Manchin will join the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin today announced that he has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee for the 114th Congre

Manchin appointed to new Senate Committees for for 114th Congress

Senator Manchin will join the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin today announced that he has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee for the 114th Congre

As usual, you can throw out the records when West Virginia and Marshall play at the Charleston Civic Center in the annual Capitol Classic.
On paper WVU was heavily favored, but narrowly pulled out a 3-point victory over the scrappy Herd on Sunday evening.
When two teams are heated rivals, it seems like the team that is the underdog always plays i

Notes from the annual WVU-MU Capitol Classic

As usual, you can throw out the records when West Virginia and Marshall play at the Charleston Civic Center in the annual Capitol Classic. On paper WVU was heavily favored, but narrowly pulled out a 3-point victory over the scrappy Herd on Sunday evening. When two teams are heated rivals, it seems like the team that is the underdog always plays i

STONE, Ky. - Local residents are mourning the death of 21-year old Tyler Williams a resident of the Pond Creek area and student at the University of Pikeville.
Williams is a former athlete at Belfry High School where he was a star for both the football and baseball teams. Many of his friends and former classmates were stunned by the tragic news of

ATV accident claims life of former Belfry student and athlete

STONE, Ky. - Local residents are mourning the death of 21-year old Tyler Williams a resident of the Pond Creek area and student at the University of Pikeville. Williams is a former athlete at Belfry High School where he was a star for both the football and baseball teams. Many of his friends and former classmates were stunned by the tragic news of

CHARLESTON – West Virginia, ranked No. 22 in the AP Poll, escaped an upset by in-state rival Marshall in the annual Capitol Classic played at the Charleston Civic Center on Sunday evening.
The Mountaineers pulled out a 69-66 win in the heated rivalry.
West Virginia's biggest lead of the second half was 65-60, when Nathan Adrian converted th

WVU edges Marshall

CHARLESTON – West Virginia, ranked No. 22 in the AP Poll, escaped an upset by in-state rival Marshall in the annual Capitol Classic played at the Charleston Civic Center on Sunday evening. The Mountaineers pulled out a 69-66 win in the heated rivalry. West Virginia's biggest lead of the second half was 65-60, when Nathan Adrian converted th

It's one of the most busy times of the year. We are all trying to find time to decorate, shop and attend all of the Christmas programs and activities that are associated with the Christmas season.
We will most likely have friends and family visiting at various times through out the holidays and it's always good to have something baked to serve wit

Debbie's Cooking Corner

It's one of the most busy times of the year. We are all trying to find time to decorate, shop and attend all of the Christmas programs and activities that are associated with the Christmas season. We will most likely have friends and family visiting at various times through out the holidays and it's always good to have something baked to serve wit

W. Va. getting “smoked” by tobacco marketing

CHARLESTON – With tobacco companies spending more than $120 million to market their products in West Virginia — nearly 25 times what the state spends on tobacco prevention programs — is it surprising that West Virginia has the highest smoking rates in the United States? No, at least not according to the Coalition for a Tobacco-Fr

“Who Put the Pepper in the Pot” was one of my kids' favorite stories when they were little. The book is worn; the pages all smudged with fingerprints and sippy cup spills. You can tell by looking at it that it was read many, many times.
One of MY very favorite stories is in the book of Luke, when Baby Jesus was born. Those pages in my

Who Put the Pepper in the Pot

“Who Put the Pepper in the Pot” was one of my kids' favorite stories when they were little. The book is worn; the pages all smudged with fingerprints and sippy cup spills. You can tell by looking at it that it was read many, many times. One of MY very favorite stories is in the book of Luke, when Baby Jesus was born. Those pages in my

This Week in West Virginia History

Charleston – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. Dec. 14, 1910: The accidental death of a Chesapeake & Ohio engineer near St. Albans led to the popular train song, “Billy Richardson's Last Ride.” Dec. 14, 18

NAUGATUCK – It was the debut of the Fabulous Freshmen for the Tug Valley Panthers on Friday night in their season opener at the Panthers home gym in Naugatuck.
Shooting guard Tyler May fired in a game high 19 points, while forward Jeremy Dillon added 10 to help Coach Rabbit Thompson's team to the 60-43 win over Richwood.
Junior Calvin Blank

Tug Valley, Mingo win openers

NAUGATUCK – It was the debut of the Fabulous Freshmen for the Tug Valley Panthers on Friday night in their season opener at the Panthers home gym in Naugatuck. Shooting guard Tyler May fired in a game high 19 points, while forward Jeremy Dillon added 10 to help Coach Rabbit Thompson's team to the 60-43 win over Richwood. Junior Calvin Blank

GOODY, Ky. – It wasn't the way Belfry coach Mark Thompson wanted his squad to start out the season. But his Pirates lost their season and home opener to Betsy Layne on Friday night 81- 68.
Belfry (0-1) was getting a later start than most Kentucky squads. The Pirates try not to schedule earlier games due to the annual success of the football

Belfry loses opener

GOODY, Ky. – It wasn't the way Belfry coach Mark Thompson wanted his squad to start out the season. But his Pirates lost their season and home opener to Betsy Layne on Friday night 81- 68. Belfry (0-1) was getting a later start than most Kentucky squads. The Pirates try not to schedule earlier games due to the annual success of the football

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Miami Marlins are serious about contending in the NL East. If signing slugger Giancarlo Stanton to a massive contract last month wasn't proof enough, a late flurry at the winter meetings sure made it clear.
Miami acquired right-hander Mat Latos from the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday morning for pitching prospect Anthony De

Reds trade Mat Latos

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Miami Marlins are serious about contending in the NL East. If signing slugger Giancarlo Stanton to a massive contract last month wasn't proof enough, a late flurry at the winter meetings sure made it clear. Miami acquired right-hander Mat Latos from the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday morning for pitching prospect Anthony De

Tug Valley singer/songwriter Glen Simpson has released his 8th album, entitled “13 Stories High.” The title was based from the 13 original songs as well as the story about a mountain boy building a cabin that ends up being 13 stories high.
“There are thirteen story songs in this project, so I titled it 13 Stories High,” Sim

Simpson releases new CD

Tug Valley singer/songwriter Glen Simpson has released his 8th album, entitled “13 Stories High.” The title was based from the 13 original songs as well as the story about a mountain boy building a cabin that ends up being 13 stories high. “There are thirteen story songs in this project, so I titled it 13 Stories High,” Sim





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