CFYSL: Pit Bulls edge Phoenix on penalty kicks CHAPMANVILLE — There was a lot of excitement in the Coal Field Youth Soccer League last Saturday at the Mullins Soccer Complex in Chapmanville.
There were several close matches and penalty shootouts kept the crowds on edge.
In the 12-and-under division, the Pit Bulls and the Phoenix played to a 2-2 tie in regulation but the Pit Bulls were able to win its match 7-6 in penalty kicks.
Steven Clemens and Walter Macnamara had one goal each f...
Lady Billies make quick exit at state tourney With the eliminations of the Logan and Man high school baseball teams this week in the regional tournament, the Man High School softball squad was the last team standing.
The Lady Billies, however, fell on Wednesday in the Class A state tournament in Vienna as the No. 9-ranked Lady Billies lost 5-2 to Wheeling Central.
Man finished 0-2 in the double elimination tourney, also losing 3-2 to Moorefield earlier in the day at Jackson Park.
Lady Billies finish 0-2 at state tournament Heading into Wednesday night’s play in the Class A state tournament, the Man High School softball team was facing elimination.
The Lady Billies lost a 3-2 heartbreaker to Moorefield on Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the double-elimination tournament at Jackson Memorial Park in Vienna.
Man (20-6) was scheduled to play Wheeling Central (21-9) in the loser’s bracket on Wednesday evening. No. 1-ranked and two-time defending Class A...
CRHS track competes well at state meet The Chapmanville Regional High School track and field team closed out a successful 2013 spring season with a fair showing at last weekend’s Class AA state meet at Charleston’s Laidley Field.
Andrew Workman, a senior and three-year CRHS track team member, medaled in the 200-meter dash as he finished fourth.
Mara Mazzocchi qualified for state and competed well in the 400-meter dash.
“She is the first from Chapmanville to my knowledge that...
Logan’s Hatfield to play tennis at Fairmont State Zak Hatfield is taking his game to the next level.
He’s going to Fairmont State.
Hatfield, a Logan High School tennis athlete, signed a national letter of intent on Tuesday to play for the Division II school.
Hatfield finished off a brilliant prep career with Logan as he reached the state tennis tournament all four years as a member of the varsity team. He was joined by six other Logan tennis athletes at this year’s state tournament.
Man nearly pulls off upset but falls 3-2 in regionals The underdog Man High School baseball team made a heroic upset bid on Tuesday night in the Class A regional semifinals but it came up a bit short as the Hillbillies were ousted 3-2 by No. 6-ranked Valley Fayette in a game played at Smithers.
Valley improved to 22-7 on the season, while Man saw its season come to a close at 6-23.
The Greyhounds, with several batters having hit .400 or better this season, could only muster three singles off...
Lady Billies open state tourney vs. Moorefield MAN — Except for a meeting against each other in the Class A state baseball championship game a few years ago, Man and Moorefield high school don’t have a whole lot of history playing one another on the athletic fields and courts.
But the two schools from opposite sides of the state are set to face off on Wednesday at noon in the first round of the Class A state softball tournament at Jackson Memorial Park in Vienna.
Man (20-5) advanced t...
Logan ousted in regionals by Winfield WINFIELD — For the fourth straight year the season came to a close prematurely for the Logan High School baseball team.
The Wildcats, ranked No. 9 in the state in Class AAA, were upset 5-0 on Monday night at Winfield in the regional semifinals and saw their season come to a close at 20-10.
Winfield, which lost twice to Logan this season by 10-1 and 11-2 scores, improved to 16-16 and are scheduled to host Cabell Midland on Wednesday at 6:3...
Man players happy to be back at state MAN — It has come full circle for the senior members of the Man High School softball team.
Three years ago as freshmen, Taylor Tomblin, Summer Sword, Emilee Osborne, Micayla Gibson, Tabby Ferguson and Rachael Griffith were members of Man’s 2010 Class A state tournament team.
The Lady Billies would fall to South Harrison as their attempt to win a historic three straight state championships was foiled in extra innings in an 8-7 heartbreaker...
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Tough schedule has prepared Lady Billies well MAN — The Man High School softball team has been no stranger over the years to big games and tough opponents.
The Lady Billies have always seemed to challenge some of the best teams around.
For a Class A team, Man usually plays one of the tougher schedules in the state as the Lady Billies are often times taking on some of the best squads in Class AA and AAA as well.
That has always seemed to have prepared the Lady Billies.
This year i...
Lady Billies going back to state MAN — After a two-year hiatus, the Man High School softball team is headed back to the Class A state tournament.
The Lady Billies secured a trip to Vienna with Friday night’s 16-0 win over Fayetteville in the Class A Region 3 championship game at the Man softball field.
Friday’s game was stopped after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule as Man senior pitcher Taylor Tomblin fired a one-hit shutout, picking up her 20th win of the seas...
Logan back on top with sectional title It’s back to familiar territory for the Logan High School baseball team.
The Wildcats are once again sectional champions and are headed to the Class AAA Region 4 semifinals where Logan is scheduled to play at Winfield on Monday night.
Logan secured the Class AAA Region 4 Section 2 championship with Thursday night’s 4-2 win at St. Albans in a decisive final game with the Red Dragons at Loftis Field.
St. Albans (21-11), tied with Logan (2...
Tigers taken down by Scott in sectional tourney MADISON — Before the evenly matched Chapmanville and Scott high school baseball teams began the best-of-three game Class AA sectional tournament most thought it would be close.
The teams had split during the regular season in a pair of nail-biters.
It could very well go a full three games.
No one thought it would take a full 12 days to play it.
The Chapmanville Regional-Scott baseball sectional did go a full three games ...
Trout stocking winds down The annual trout stocking season closes out with the Memorial Day weekend. But, the fishing for them doesn’t have to. In fact, the tail end of May and the month of June can make for some crowd free trout angling for sure. Reason being, much of the competition is diverted by Little League Baseball, spring gobbler hunting, rapidly growing lawns and so on. So don’t give up quite yet.
Periodic high waters during the in-season stockings help to ...
Man blanked by Irish 12-0 in tune-up game The Man High School baseball team lost 12-0 at home to Charleston Catholic in a regular season tune-up game on Friday night.
Both teams had already wrapped up sectional championships and were awaiting this week’s upcoming Class A regional tourney.
The Irish (25-9) put up 16 hits in Friday night’s game and held Man (7-22) hitless.
Catholic’s Connor Golden went 3-for-3 with three RBI. Kiefer Hovorka scored twice and had three hits. Drew C...
Trouble Makers win 6-0 over the Spartans Two more weeks of Coal Field Youth Soccer League action is in the books.
Eight matches were held on May 11 and seven matches were played on May 4.
All games are played at the Mullins Soccer Field on Sawmill Road in Chapmanville.
On May 11 in a 16-and-under match, Insanity knocked off the Gators 4-3.
Insanity was led by Joe Dingess who scored three goals. Dominique Jackson, Kortni Packo and Jeff Lunsford had one goal each for the Gator...
Tigers putting up impressive stats this season CHAPMANVILLE — It’s been another fine season for the Chapmanville Regional High School baseball team and several players have been key to the Tigers’ success.
Heading into Thursday’s Class AA sectional tourney game at home against Scott, the Tigers were ranked No. 10 in the state and sported a 21-8 record.
Trailing 1-0 in the best-of-three series to Scott (17-14), a win on Thursday night would force a winner-take-all sectional championshi...
Chapmanville offering USTA summer tennis program CHAPMANVILLE — If you are a youth tennis player ages 12-18 and want to refine your skills then Chapmanville is the place to be this summer.
Chapmanville will be hosting a USTA summer tennis league beginning June 11.
It will run each Tuesday and Thursday starting at 6 p.m. and ending round 8:30-9 p.m.
All of the matches will be held at the Chapmanville Regional High School tennis courts.
Chapmanville Middle School coach and Chapmanvill...
LMS baseball claims conference crown It was a great season and a great end to the season for the Logan Middle School baseball team.
Last Friday, the Timberwolves closed out their 12-6 season with a 3-2 win at Point Pleasant in the Mid-Valley Conference championship game.
LMS Coach Alex Perry would turn to seventh-grader Matthew Brown to hold down the Point offense and match Point’s ace pitcher Adam Stearns.
Brown pitched three strong innings, holding Point Pleasant to only...
WV Dream second at East Fairmont tourney The Logan-based West Virginia Dream sixth-grade basketball team finished second last weekend at the East Fairmont Shootout.
The team went 5-2 in the tourney, losing both games by two points each.
The West Virginia Dream is a girls’ AAU squad. They currently have a fifth-grade, sixth-grade and seventh-grade players on the team.
The fifth-grade group is coached by Mike Tothe.
The sixth-grade group are coached by current Logan High senio...
Lady Billies have eyes on Vienna MAN — The Man High School softball team has been here before.
Playing in a big game has been nothing new over the years for the Lady Billies.
With three state championships under their belts — including back-to-back state titles in 2008 and 2009 and a crown in 1983 — the Man softball program has had a rich history.
The Lady Billies will try to add to that lore with another berth in the state tournament.
Man (19-5), ranked No. 7 in the...
Tigers hope to rally back against Scott CHAPMANVILLE — There’s an easy way and a hard way.
The Chapmanville Regional High School baseball team is going to have to do it the hard way.
Down 1-0 in the best-of-three game Class AA sectional tournament series against rival Scott, the Tigers must now beat the Skyhawks two straight games, including one of those on the road, in order to win the section title.
Chapmanville, ranked No. 10 in the state in Class AA this week, is seeking ...
Logan’s Butcher closes out outstanding career at WV State What a way to go out.
It was an outstanding senior season on the mound for former Logan High School pitcher Jordan Butcher, who finished up his final year of collegiate ball last week.
Butcher, a right-hander at West Virginia State University who was moved from the bullpen to the starting rotation this year, was sixth in the WVIAC in ERA at 3.01.
Butcher was 6-1 on the hill and made 10 starts. He pitched 74.2 innings and allowed only 25...
CRHS pair ousted at state tennis meet It was a quick exit for Chapmanville Regional High School’s Natasha Williams and Haley Justice at last weekend’s state tennis meet in Charleston.
Williams, Chapmanville’s No. 1 singles player, lost 8-1 to Joanna Capito of Wheeling Central.
In doubles, Williams and Justice lost 8-2 to Haley Spurlock and Madison Juszczak. Juszczak went on to win the state championship in No. 4 singles.
“They were both a little nervous, but I thought Natas...
Coal Field Youth Soccer League: Sawmill United rolls again CHAPMANVILLE — Action resumed in the Coal Field Youth Soccer League on April 27 with eight matches.
The league plays its matches at the soccer field on Sawmill Road in Chapmanville.
In the 16-and-under division, Sawmill United continued its dominance with a 9 to nil win over the Gators. Mark Neace scored six goals for Sawmill United. Tanner Dillon had two goals and Catherine Carter one.
In the other 16s match, the Ninjas defeated Insani...