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MADISON - The Scott High baseball team punched their ticket to the state tournament and secured a Regional Championship coupled with an opportunity to play among the elite Class AA squads in WV with an 8-0 win over Point Pleasant in Madison.

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VIENNA - Sherman High and Wheeling Central kicked off Class A play in Vienna for the state softball tournament on Wednesday morning as the Lady Tide disposed of the reigning state champs, 8-1.

MADISON - The R. B. Foster Memorial 5K Run/Walk was held on May 11 in Madison. A fundraiser by the Madison Rotary Club, the event raised nearly $4,000 that will be used for scholarships for deserving local graduates.

Tausha Nicole Dolin, 33, of Madison, was arrested by Boone County Sheriff's Office Cpl. K. McCarty and charged with grand larceny, fraudulent use of a credit card and possession with intent to deliver.

VAN - It was a hard season for the Bulldogs. Their 2-21 record showed the difficulty of facing a number of tough opponents as a squad largely made up of newcomers to the game.

Carl Shamblin was a member of the 144th Aviation Engineers of the U.S. Air Force. The Drawdy resident passed away on May 14. Reporter Phil Perry wrote a feature story in 2017 on his WWII experience, which can be found at coalvalleynews.com by searching "Shamblin" in the search bar.  

BOONE COUNTY - After a season of great tennis, Scott High says farewell to the 2019 season, as well as three seniors. Kaleigh Dameron, Katelyn Miller, and Amelia Setser graduate after an exciting season where the partnership of Miller and Setser represented Scott through many wins, including two rounds in the Region IV tournament.

MADISON - Through public records acquisitions, the Coal Valley News has discovered that the Boone County Commission paid one vendor a total of $136,800 in consulting fees between July of 1997 and June of 2016.

JUNE 3,4,6

n ASEP coaching class will be held on June 3, 4 and 6 at South Charleston High School for those interested in coaching a secondary school sport. Register at www.wvssac.org.

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CHARLESTON - Following legislation passed this year to allow the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to establish family treatment courts, an advisory committee has begun planning the creation of the first three in the state, which will be located in Boone, Randolph and Ohio counties.

MADISON - Scott High School's Carter Lyles is a young man on a mission.

When he speaks about his play on the field and his own personal goals, the conversation always reverts back to his teammates. He is almost uncomfortable talking about his accomplishments.

SETH - With a trip to the state softball tournament secured for a third year in a row after a 7-0 win over Wahama on Wednesday, Sherman High's softball team has been here before, but coach Jim Henderson thinks this season is somewhat different than the others.

The team, which graduates two seniors in Allison Matthews and Tori Allen, enjoyed more consistent hitting as the season went on. Defensive struggles and a small bullpen led to a number of losses for the team, and a mid-season change in pitching meant that the Lady Hawks would need to adapt to the sudden shift.

Courtesy of Ruth Ann Elkins

RACINE - Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS) week in Boone County, which began on May 19, will continue to be observed through May 25 in recognition of the outstanding community service provided by the Racine CEOS Club.

POINT PLEASANT — Scott High’s baseball team forced a game three in Class AA Region 4 action in Point Pleasant as the Skyhawks held off a late rally by the Big Blacks and won, 11-7.

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