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Where Have You Gone ‘D’ Bosley?

From the 50’s to the present, Paden City High School has had some of the best Class-A basketball teams in the state of West Virginia. From those teams the Wildcats produced several players who went on to make their mark at the next level. The jump from one of the smallest schools in the state ...

Glory Days

When two or more ex-athletes gather, Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days” permeates the meeting. Such was the case when I hooked up with Rick Berger and Tom Shepherd for a socially distanced pandemic meeting. I mentioned to Rick that Dr. Neill Marshall had mentioned his role in a goal line ...

The Press Box for 1/20

The news last month about Vanderbilt’s Sarah Fuller becoming the first woman to play NCAA Division I football for a Power Five Conference got some of us thinking about girls who had played on boys’ teams closer to home. We thought of a few in Wetzel and Tyler County and would love to hear ...

The Press Box for 1/13

The one thing that has made sports in general this past year hard for everyone is the lack of spectators. Although some sports have been able to carve out a season, most have not. The roar of the crowd is gone, but the game tries to play on. The excitement that is generated in all games is ...

Paden City Great Remembered

When the phone rings at the office, we all seem to hold our breath wondering who is this one for? There has been a barrage of bad news lately, the calls range from, are schools still closed? Is there going to be a winter sports season? Will we have basketball this year? Did you hear about this ...

WVU Defeats Army in 62nd Annual Liberty Bowl, 24-21

December 31, 2020, the West Virginia Mountaineers beat the Army Black Knights in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl played in Memphis, TN. Coach Neal Brown’s Mountaineers used a strong defense and a quarterback change in second half to come from behind for the 24-21 victory. Army averaging 282 ...

“The Press Box” for 12/30

No school, no play! That is the rule from state educators and the WVSSAC. With the state map dictating who can have school and who can’t, it also controls the state sports scene. Right across the River on the Ohio side, schools have been open a few days per week, allowing basketball season to ...

“The Press Box” for December 23

Practice. The word often induces fits of whining, tears and tantrums from grade school students when parents schedule practice time for things like piano and reading. I don’t have any musical talent, so my parents never made me play an instrument, but I do remember my folks making me practice ...

Tyler Youth Teams Find Success While During 2020 Season

COVID-19 has placed many restrictions on our lives, and the Tycon Knights Youth League was no different. Since the beginning of the season, there have been changes in guidelines and stricter restrictions place on the leagues regarding practices and play. Although the season was much different, ...

Press Box for 12/9

When I was a kid growing up in Sistersville there were many things we could find to do on a daily basis. Some of them were good and some of them led to trouble. It seems the trouble was the fastest spreading news on the planet. I can remember many times after making a wrong choice my parents ...