Logan and Chapmanville high schools are natural rivals being in the same county and located just 10 miles from one another.
The Wildcats and Tigers have had parity over the years in football, baseball, softball and girls’ basketball.
But in boys’ basketball it just hasn’t been much of a rivalry.
Logan has dominated the series, winning the last 18 meetings between the two schools since the matchup resumed in 2002.
The non-continuous series dates back to the 1950s and it was in this decade that you would find the last victory by Chapmanville over Logan on the hardwood.
Logan would like to keep its dominance over Chapmanville going on Tuesday night when the Wildcats are scheduled to host the Tigers at Logan High School’s Willie Akers Arena.
Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.
The Tigers, of course, would like to break this skid.
It should be a challenging game for both teams and a packed house is expected.
Both the Wildcats and Tigers were scheduled to see action on Saturday night.
Logan (2-1), ranked No. 2 in the state in Class AAA, was slated to play sectional rival Cabell Midland at the Madison Civic Center in the first-ever Boone County Classic. The Cats were originally scheduled to play Henrico (Va.) in the tourney but the out-of-state team cancelled and did not make the trip.
Logan hadn’t played a game since blowing out Lincoln County, 92-69, on Dec. 30 at home. Logan’s game with Winfield on Friday night was postponed until this coming Thursday due to bad weather.
Chapmanville (4-0), ranked No. 9 in the state in Class AA and under the leadership of new head coach Harry Kirk, was slated to play No. 11 Sissonville on Saturday night at home.
The Tigers were coming off Tuesday’s 74-60 win at county rival Man. Chapmanville also beat the Billies, 64-61, on Dec. 29 in the championship game of its own Bob Runyon Memorial Holiday Tournament.
The last nine Logan-Chapmanville games have resulted in blowout wins by the Wildcats.
Logan won 88-54 and 72-48 over Chapmanville last season.
Two seasons ago, the Cats prevailed 76-51 and 68-51.
Back in the 2006-07 season, Logan won 66-43 and 74-56 over the Orange and Black. During the 2005-06 campaign, Logan crushed Chapmanville 101-50 at Willie Akers Arena, beat the Tigers 68-49 at Chapmanville and also handed the Tigers an 88-61 loss in the Class AA regional championship game at Williamson.
The Wildcats also beat Chapmanville three times in the 2004-05 season and the 2003-04 campaign, topping the Tigers in the regional and sectional finals.
Logan downed Chapmanville 52-49 and 64-47 during the 2002-03 season when the series was relaunched.