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Morning Briefing

By Staff | Oct 22, 2016

TCHS Senior Night volleyball stars Macy Long, Madison West and Abbie Fletcher.

Photos by Lyle Barker, Denise Gorby and Tonya Wade. Video by Maggie Fisher.


Tyler Consolidated defeated Magnolia 20-7 on Friday at Bill Stewart Memorial Field in New Martinsville. The Silver Knights had a 99-yard drive during the first quarter that may go down in the record books. Reliable rumor has it that the Silver Knights have beaten the Blue Eagles less than a handful of times during their long rivalry. See TSN sports writer Ed Parsons’ story about the game and more next week.

Bishop Donahue defeated Paden City 30-2 on Friday at Berger Field. The Bishops held Wildcats’ Hayden Hizer to 83 yards, no touchdowns and less than 4 yards a carry. During the first quarter, Wildcats’ Aaron Heasley pinned down a punt that initiated a series of plays that put 2 points on the board. The Bishops scored three times in the second quarter 24 points and six more points in the fourth.

Area scores: River defeated Buckeye Trail 22-7; Doddridge took down Valley 28-6; Conotton Valley beat Hundred 60-14 (Keep at it Hundred; spirit counts more than points).

This hill was tough to climb and maybe even tougher to come down for runners competing at the Region 1 cross country race on Thursday in Taylor County.

Per boys’ soccer, the Silver Knights take on Oak Glen at the AA/A Sectional Final today in Brooke County. TCHS volleyball team plays today in the LKC tournament. Speaking of volleyball, TCHS honored seniors — Macy Long, Madison West and Abbie Fletcher — on Senior night at Tyler Consolidated.

The TCHS and PCHS marching bands will be competing Saturday at different venues. Fisher’s video shows the Silver Knights perfecting their formation before the competition. More about that will appear in next week’s edition.

Lastly, here are some photos from the recent Region 1 cross country race.

News happenings:

No trespassing signs and security measures were recently put in place to deter vandalism and protect the county home. Peggy George, president of the Tyler County Restoration Committee, thanked the Tyler County Fair Board/County Commission for taking these steps. More about this story will appear in next week’s paper.

Nathan Barker has a determined look on his face as he crests a hill.

Sistersville City Council is studying whether to enact a sales tax.

A powerful storm ripped through the Ohio Valley on Thursday. Some folks lost power while trees fell here and there. When eight pine trees came down by Friendly Baptist Church, God protected the church from any major damage.

Want to dispose of old and unused medications? National Drug Takeback is between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sistersville General Hospital (out front SGH Health Fair) and at the Middlebourne Fire Department.

Basketball Sign-ups Sistersville Junior Athletics will be holding basketball sign-ups for girls and boys in K-6 grades on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the James Willison Family Center (Sistersville High School) from noon to 2 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 1-3 p.m.

The cost to sign up is $35 for the 1st child and $30 for each additional child. There is also a $20 charge per family that will be returned to all parents once they have volunteered to work the gate, concession stand, or as a referee. Sign-up forms will also be available at Sistersville Elementary School for any player or parent to pick-up if you cannot be at the sign-ups.

No trespassing signs have been posted and security measures enacted to protect the county home.