Friday Morning Briefing 12-30
MIDDLEBOURNE — American Legion Auxiliary Tyler County Unit 48 members all donated to a project “WVU Basket” for raising funds for our “young” organization. The auxiliary debuted it at the Harvest Festival and it took off great. The group drew the winning number December 15 at our Christmas meeting/Party; however, the winner Beverly Lamp had prior commitments and we met December 28 just in time for the big West Virginia Bowl game.
“We would like to thank everyone who participated in this fundraiser to benefit the children and veterans,” said Cathy Post, president of American Legion Auxiliary Tyler County Unit #48.
In other news, Betsy Jividen has been named acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, and will take over for U.S. Attorney Bill Ihlenfeld upon his resignation Sunday. She previously served as acting U.S. Attorney prior to Ihlenfeld’s appointment and confirmation.
In sports news, Magnolia’s girls’ basketball team defeated Tyler Consolidated — 64-37 — Thursday on the Blue Eagles’ home turf. Amanda Reynolds paced Tyler with 12 points, three assists, two steals and two blocks.
Photo by Tammie Weekley.
Valley’s girls’ basketball team defeated Paden City — 64-25 — Thursday in Pine Grove. Hannah Loy paced the Wildcats with eight points.
Wildcats’ boys’ team didn’t fare much better against victorious Valley — 57-43. Aaron Heasley paced the Wildcats (2-4) with 26 points and eight rebounds. Hayden Hizer added 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Today, the Silver Knights’ boys’ basketball team travels to St. Marys for that matchup.
For more about these games, see next week’s Tyler Star News.