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Sunday Morning Briefing

By Staff | Oct 30, 2016

Sunday Morning Briefing

Thousands of folks attended the Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce’s 17th Annual Chili Fest on Saturday in New Martinsville. The chamber has deep ties to Tyler and Wetzel counties, so there were a lot of familiar faces in the crowd.

William Cleavenger, 34, of Pittsburgh won the hot pepper eating contest — one of the festival’s best and longstanding traditions.

And let’s not forget the chili champs there were a lot of them.

Trenton Robinson won the chili festival’s 5K with a time of 18:38 minutes.

Speaking of running, Magnolia’s Jordan Delaney finished 18th overall (20:46) for the girls on Saturday in the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission Cross Country Championship. Congrats.

For more about the chili festival, see this week’s Tyler Star News and Wetzel Chronicle.

In other news, thieves recently the mobile home/camp of Reverend Robert Kincaid of Sistersville. The Tyler County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident that occurred Wednesday at the campsite located between Sistersville and Paden City along W.Va. 2 near the Ohio River. It’s not a good idea to steal from anyone, but God most likely doesn’t look to favorably on those who would steal from a preacher. More on this story will appear in the next edition.


Oklahoma State defeated the Mountaineers 37-20 on Saturday on a playing field faraway in Stillwater, Okla. Though it was WVU’s only loss of the season, it will most certainly affect the Mountaineers’ top 10 ranking. Don’t give up hope. Keep the faith because the season is far from over. WVU takes on the Kansas Jayhawks next week at Mountaineer Field.

The Ohio River Valley Volleyball Officials Association selected Paden City Middle School as their 2016 pick for the Middle School Sportsmanship Award.

The Cleveland Indians are one win away from a World Series Title. Chicago Cubs’ fans still have hope, but having seen the baseball movie classic “Major League” about the Cleveland Indians, it will be hard for them to overcome a 3-1 lead unless Hollywood writes the script.

Best baseball movie ever “Bull Durham”. Yeah, sure you have some of the classics like “The Natural” or “Field of Dreams” but there’s something special about watching minor league ball, especially in North Carolina.

As a sports journalist, this was a great scene from Bull Durham:

Crash Davis: It’s time to work on your interviews.

Ebby LaLoosh (Nuke): My interviews? What do I gotta do?

Davis: You’re gonna have to learn your clichs. You’re gonna have to study them, you’re gonna have to know them. They’re your friends. Write this down: “We gotta play it one day at a time.”

Laloush: Got to play… it’s pretty boring.

Davis: ‘Course it’s boring, that’s the point. Write it down.

Have a good Sunday.