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Saturday Morning Briefing

By Staff | Oct 29, 2016

Photo by Miles Layton Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce's 17th Annual Chili Fest is today in downtown New Martinsville. The festival features chili, friends and lots of stuff to do. James Grant ate at least 60 hot peppers during last year's chili-pepper contest. Think you can do better? Come on out and have some fun!

Saturday Morning Briefing

Grab a cup of coffee, hopefully better than this ditch-water brew…


The Silver Knights decisively, convincingly and impressively beat Valley 43-0 at home. Tyler Anderson, Jace Reed, Nathan Lancaster and Mark Rucker put points on the board.

Though the photo (taken by Shari Smith) of Anderson that was posted on Facebook was from another game, the point remains the same — give Silver Knights’ Anderson the ball. He scored two touchdowns in the third quarter of last night’s game against Valley. Good job Silver Knights!

South Harrison defeated Paden City 69-22 with Wildcats’ Hayden Hizer and Aaron Heasley doing what they do best.

For more about these games, see Tyler Star News sportswriter’s story in the next edition.

Other area scores:

The state ranked River Pilots beat Frontier 56-6 to cap off an unbeaten 10-0 season. Impressive! River will play at home at 7:30 p.m. Friday as the top seed in the first round of the Ohio Division VI, Region 23 playoffs.

Montcalm bested Hundred keep trying 59-0.

St. Marys defeated Ravenswood 63-13.

Magnolia returns to gridiron action next Saturday when the Blue Eagles play at home against Moorefield.


The Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce’s 17th Annual Chili Fest will hit the streets from noon to 4 p.m. today. The event offers plenty of chili, as prizes will be awarded for the best restaurant’s chili, as well as best business, non-profit, and individual’s chili. Other chili-related prizes include People’s Choice, Best Table, Best costume, and Taste-Off.

A hot pepper eating contest will take place at 2:30 p.m. Last year, 8-year-old Aydrean Hunt was determined to eat enough hot peppers to beat his nemesis, 44-year-old James Grant, but though the kid had spunk, generation “whatever” was no match for Generation X as Grant claimed the prize by sucking down at least 60 hot peppers.

For those more interested in sweets and scary thrills, check out the Sistersville Spookhouse between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. today at the old Sistersville Middle School, Work Street. Cost is $1 per head.

And from dusk to 10 p.m. maybe see the Haunted Barn, Wagon Ride, and Petting Zoo at the Wetzel County 4-H grounds. This event is sponsored by Saddles & Spurs 4-H Club. Cost is $5 for adults and $4 for child. Concessions sold by 4-H members.

Photos by Shari Smith (thanks) and Miles Layton