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It’s North-South weekend for four Logan County athletes.

Logan High School’s Chastidy Wiley is scheduled to play in Thursday’s North-South All-Star Classic at Buffalo High School.

Then on Friday, Logan’s Brynden “Worm” Street is set to take part in the North-South All-Star Basketball Game at the South Charleston Community Center.

Then on Saturday night at Charleston’s Laidley Field, a pair of Chapmanville Regional High School gridders — Brady Cox and Gabe Maynard — are slated to play in the North-South All-Star Football Game.

Thursday’s North-South softball event will be a triple-header, pitting the top senior players from across the state of West Virginia against each other.

The first two contests are seven-inning games and are set to start at 1 p.m. and 2:30. The third game, a five-inning contest, is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. with a home run derby and fastest arm (over and under hand) competition. There will also be 20-yard and 60-yard sprints, an accuracy throw and a bunting contest.

Wiley started at catcher for the Logan Lady Cats.

Street, who has signed a national letter of intent to play collegiate football at Glenville State College, was picked to play in the North-South basketball game instead of the football contest.

Retiring coaches Bill McClanahan of Charleston Catholic and Tom Gutshall of Tucker County will serve as coaches for the North-South basketball game with McClanahan coaching the South team alongside Jim Justice of Greenbrier East. Gutshall will coach the North Bears with Don Bullett of Washington High School.

Heading up the rosters is boys state player of the year Jon Elmore of George Washington, who is bound for Division I VMI.

Greenbrier East’s Rondale Watson (Wake Forest) and Obi Romeo (St. Joseph’s) will also play for the South All-Stars. A trio of first-team all-staters — Nick George and Garret McCarty of Charleston Catholic and Anthony Eades of Class AA state champion Bluefield — are also set to play with Street on the South team.

The North team is led by Dominique Newman and Kendell Smith of Washington.

Also competing for the North is 6-foot-6 John Riley of Lewis County, who averaged 23.2 points and 12 rebounds as a senior.

The game has a 7:30 p.m. tip time.

The South All-Stars have dominated the all-time series, which dates back to the 1980s.

Cox, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound tight end, was Chapmanville’s leading receiver in 2013 as he grabbed 48 passes for 746 yards and had eight touchdowns. He averaged 15.5 yards per catch and also played in the Tiger secondary.

Cox had signed a national letter of intent to play college football at West Virginia State.

Maynard, like Street, is headed to play at Glenville State as well. Maynard played along the offensive and defensive lines for Chapmanville.

There will be one high school all-star game played locally — the inaugural Cliffs East-West All-Star Classic football game — set for Saturday, Aug. 2 at Mingo Central High School’s Buck Harless Stadium.

Many Logan County gridders are expected to take part in the East-West, which replaces the annual Hatfield-McCoy Senior Bowl, which ran from 1996-2013 and just recently came to an end.

The Senior Bowl had pitted the top graduated seniors from southern West Virginia against those from the eastern Kentucky mountain region. The bowl was discontinued reportedly due to Kentucky’s lack of interest and a desire to no longer play the game.

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