Lady Tigers down shorthanded Lady Cats Randy Robinette and the Logan High School softball team faced a very difficult situation on Tuesday night.
With the Lady Cats’ three pitchers out due to injuries or illness, Robinette had to turn to position players to step into the circle.
Logan held open tryouts this week to fill that void.
The Lady Cats still had to play as county rival Chapmanville Regional made the short 10-mile trip down.
The Lady Tigers took advantage of the si...
Lady Billies roll to 10-0 win over Van MAN — The Man High School softball team improved to 15-5 on the season with Tuesday night’s 10-0 mercy-shortened win at home over the Van Lady Bulldogs on Senior Night.
Man senior pitcher Taylor Tomblin hurled a one-hit shutout in posting the victory.
Whitney Workman had Van’s lone hit — a single off Tomblin.
The Class A No. 7-ranked Lady Billies scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning off Van pitcher Stevie White.
Belfry (Ky.) drops Man baseball to 1-17 MAN — The Man High School baseball team dropped to 1-17 on the season with Tuesday night’s 9-8 loss in extra innings at home to Belfry (Ky.) at Man’s Dr. Juan Nordelo Field.
Freshman John Thomas Keffer pitched well but suffered the loss for the Hillbillies.
Man jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on the Kentucky foes.
The Billies scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning.
Cody Carter had a one out single. Brian Trent then reached...
Lady Cats’ Toppings signs with UC Logan High School’s Rachelle Toppings always seemed to be a player who was well equipped for the collegiate softball game.
A good switch hitter, Toppings can hit from either side of the plate and can slap hit from the left side — something that is prized at the college level against the usual tough pitching.
Toppings is also a good fielding shortstop with a good arm and can also play first base and in the outfield.
The Lady Cat senior s...
Logan mercies Nitro 11-1 in five Was this a statement game?
One thing is for certain, though.
The Logan High School baseball team is cementing itself as a major player come post-season tournament time.
The Wildcats surprisingly trounced new Class AAA sectional rival Nitro 11-1 on Monday night at Roger Gertz Field to sweep the season series. Logan also took 4-3 win over Nitro earlier in the season on the road.
Game 2 figured to be another close o...
Tigers sweep Sherman in pair of 10-0 games CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Regional High School baseball team made it a sweep over Sherman at home on Monday as the Class AA No. 10-ranked Tigers won a pair of 10-0 games at Chapmanville’s Ted Ellis Field.
Chapmanville improved to 14-5 win the two wins.
Nick Brumfield tossed a no-hitter in the first game as he walked only one batter. The only other Tide batter to reach base was via error. Brumfield had nine strikeouts for the game.
LMS softball blanks Man Middle 11-0 CHAPMANVILLE — It was a split for the Logan Middle School softball team on Saturday at Chapmanville Middle School’s Elite Eight Tournament.
LMS lost 3-2 to Point Pleasant, then rebounded to rout county rival Man 11-0 in the consolation game for third place.
Logan now stands at 10-2 on the season.
Kelsey Ward pitched the first three innings for Logan in the game against Point Pleasant. Stefanie Curry pitched the rest of the game.
Logan tennis team coasts past Winfield The Logan High School tennis team swept past Winfield on Monday night at the LHS tennis courts.
The Logan girls won 7-0 over the Generals while the boys were a 5-2 winner.
The LHS boys improved to 13-3 on the season while the Lady Cats upped their record to 12-4.
In the girls’ match, Logan No. 1 singles player Lauren Chambers was an 8-4 winner over Winfield’s Cheyenne Farley.
Hayley Hatfield of Logan then defeated Jaden Hardesty 8-1 i...
Williamson breaks three Marshall softball records; hits 300 K’s HUNTINGTON — Marshall University senior Andi Williamson has been honored by Conference USA for her record-breaking performances against Ohio last week.
Williamson, a Harts native and former player at Chapmanville and Harts high schools, was acknowledged twice in 2012 and is accepting her third all-time conference recognition this week.
She is the only hurler to receive the honor more than once in their Marshall softball career.
CRHS tennis performs well at Cardinal meet The Chapmanville Regional High School tennis team won more titles than any team at the Cardinal Conference tournament last year but after losing eight starters from the team due to graduation they weren’t expected to be much of a threat at this year’s tournament.
The Tigers, though, proved everyone wrong.
Chapmanville ended up winning more matches than any other team at this year’s tournament, which was held last week at the Barboursville...
Red-hot Wildcats take two at GW tourney The Logan High School baseball team remained hot on Saturday as the Wildcats grabbed a pair of wins at the George Washington tournament at the George Washington High School baseball field on the school’s Charleston South Hills campus.
Logan (12-4), ranked No. 9 in the state in this week’s Class AAA poll, won 5-3 over Class A Charleston Catholic and also took care of 2A Bridgeport in a 6-1 victory over the Indians.
The Wildcats are 8-1 ove...
Keffer fires no-hitter in Lady Billies’ 10-0 win MAN — The Man High School softball team crushed Montcalm 10-0 on Saturday at home as Madison Keffer tossed a no-hitter.
Keffer replaced Taylor Tomblin on the mound, giving the senior a break.
Tomblin ended up having a huge day at the plate as she blasted a three-run homer beyond the left field fence and also had an RBI double and an RBI single for a total of six runs knocked in.
Montcalm pitcher Hanna Johnson took the loss.
The Lady B...
Workman leads CRHS track at Winfield meet The Chapmanville Regional High School track and field team went to Winfield last Friday and were led again by Andrew Workman, who placed fifth in the 200-meter dash.
The Chapmanville boys’ 4x100 relay team was fourth.
A total of 22 teams took part in the meet.
CRHS coach Joetta Thompson raised Workman’s efforts.
“There were about 60 boys competing in the 200,” Thompson said. “So Andrew did very well. Three of the top four were from Cl...
Tigers get comeback win over Scott CHAPMANVILLE — Dustin Conley gained a measure of revenge on the rival Scott Skyhawks.
So did the Chapmanville Regional High School baseball team.
Conley, a senior right-hander, pitched 4.1 innings of strong relief and was credited with the win as Chapmanville rallied from a four-run deficit to beat Scott 10-8 at Chapmanville’s Ted Ellis Field on Thursday night.
The Tigers (12-5), winners of four out of their last five games, gained a se...
Logan 10-4 after victory over Lincoln Co. The Logan High School baseball team is playing some pretty good ball.
It’s at the right time, too, as the Class AAA sectional tournament is only a couple of weeks away.
The Wildcats improved to 10-4 on the season with Thursday night’s 5-2 win at home over regional opponent Lincoln County at Logan’s Roger Gertz Field.
Chase Preston, Z. Minnick and Troy Burgess combined to allow only two runs on the hill while striking out 10 and walking ...
Bloodied Hurst leads Lady Tigers past Lady Hawks in nine CHAPMANVILLE — Samarah Hurst didn’t let a bloody nose take her out of the lineup in Chapmanville Regional High School’s softball clash on Thursday night at home against sectional rival Scott.
It’s a good thing, too.
Hurst helped the Lady Tigers to victory as Chapmanville won 4-3 in extra innings over the Lady Hawks at Chapmanville’s Ronnie Ooten Field.
With the score tied at 3, Hurst led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a leadoff...
Spring gobbler forecast 2013 West Virginia’s wild turkey population has fallen like a lead balloon from its record levels of 2001. That bygone year produced the highest ever spring harvest at just shy of 18,000 gobblers. To put the decline in perspective, last year’s tally is less than half that! So what’s the story and better yet, what’s the prospect for this year’s spring season that kicks off Monday April 22?
Before you get too upset over the recent past, the older ...
CMS baseball hammers Tide, falls to Madison MADISON — The Chapmanville Middle School baseball team went to Madison on Monday and lost 9-3 to the host RedHawks.
Madison was led at the plate by Adam Elkay who had two singles. Nathan Kuhn, Peyton Brown and Jordan Ball each singled for Madison to round out their five hits.
The Tigers pounded out six hits on the night but made several costly fielding errors that made the difference in the game.
Austin Bledsoe walked in the bottom of t...
LMS, CMS girls win in Chapmanville tourney It was a good start for the Logan Middle School softball team in Chapmanville Middle School’s Elite Eight Tournament as the Lady Wolves won 8-0 over Sherman on Thursday at the CMS Softball Complex.
The game was stopped after five innings due to the mercy rule.
Logan is now 9-1 on the season.
The Lady Wolves were led at the plate by Chelesa Napier who was 2-for-4. Lexi Hines, Stefanie Curry, Kelsey Ward, Ashtyn Hylton and Jaden Oney adde...
Mingo Central beats Billies in the bottom of the seventh GILBERT – It was a perfect scenario for junior Mitch Bobbera of Mingo Central to be the hero on Thursday night against Man with a walk-off hit.
It was the bottom of the seventh inning, the bases loaded, two outs and a full count.
All Bobbera had to do was get a base hit.
The junior lined a clutch single to right field to knock in the winning run and help the Miners defeat Man 9-8 at the Gilbert baseball field.
The two teams battled ba...
Logan attorney Blair takes second in ATV event Logan attorney “JB” John Blair competed in Athens, Ohio, last Saturday during the first round of the Action Sports Promotions Grand Prix and took second place.
The 38-year-old ATV racer, who competes for Blair Law Racing in the ATV C 30-plus class, battled other racers in the very competitive and grueling off road series.
The Grand Prix consists of multiple variations of terrain including a motorcross track, wooded areas with mud pits to ...
Ex-Cat Johnson inks with Salem Logan High School hasn’t forgotten about Keaton Johnson.
Neither has Salem International University.
The former Logan basketball standout signed a national letter of intent with Salem on Wednesday morning at LHS.
Johnson, a 2012 Logan High School graduate, sat out last season with an injury to his achilles heel and stayed home to attend Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.
He’ll be headed up north to Salem in August...
Logan’s Chryssofos playing softball at Salem Katie Chryssofos had a standout softball career at Logan High School as she hit more than 30 home runs and led the Lady Cats to a 112-23 record and four straight Class AAA state tournament appearances from 2009-12.
She’s continuing to play at the next level with the Salem International University women’s softball team.
Currently a freshman catcher, Chryssofos is batting .265 in 12 games played. She is 9-for-34 at the plate with one home r...
LMS routs Oceana Middle 11-1 The Logan Middle School softball team improved to 7-1 on the season with Wednesday night’s 11-1 win at home over Oceana at the Logan Softball Complex.
Ashtyn Hylton was 2-for-2 at the plate to lead LMS. Alison Click and Lexi Hines were each 2-for-3.
Stefanie Curry, Kelsey Ward, Chelsea Napier and Hannah Vance added one hit each for the Lady Wolves.
Ward pitched all three innings and had two strikeouts to notch the win within the circle....
Chapmanville’s Workman second in 200-meter dash at Glenville The Chapmanville Regional High School track and field team turned in some more positive results at last weekend’s meet at Glenville State College.
Andrew Workman once again came in second place in the 200-meter dash to lead Chapmanville.
“He lost only to a runner from Martinsburg and they simply dominated that meet,” Chapmanville coach Joetta Thompson said. “They are a Class AAA school and brought 40 athletes with them — all juniors and s...