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Placer Named Tyler Star News’ Top Fan for the Week

By Staff | Jan 8, 2020

Steve Placers cheers on the Silver Knights during a game last week. Placer was named the Tyler Star News’ Fan of the Week.

The Tyler Star News got a good shot of one of the areas loyal sports fans recently as Steve Placer of Sistersville was seen in the stands at New Martinsville watching high school basketball. If you attend Tyler Consolidated sporting events chances are you have spotted him as well.

Over the past 40 years or so he has been a regular at old Sistersville High School and since the opening of Tyler Consolidated Placer has been a regular. Whether it’s track, volleyball, football, basketball of baseball, if you look around you will probably see him and on occasion you will more than likely hear him. Especially if things aren’t up to par on the Referee’s side of things.

It takes a special kind of guy to dedicate the time and expense it takes to travel to home games, but Steve can also be seen at away contests and even at other schools when the Silver Knights aren’t playing. I often think he might do a little scouting as well.

Anyway the next time you hear that big shout of support from the stands or that occasional “Bad Call” look around it might be him. Thanks Steve from the Star News for always supporting the Silver Knights and other local schools.