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Renegades Place Second in Ona, WV Softball Tournament

Pictured above are the WV Renegades Travel Softball Team. They practice in New Martinsville, WV and have several players and coaches who are from the area. They are coached by Anthony Bland, New Martinsville, WV, Andy Hawkins, New Martinsville, WV and Josh Gaind, Parkersburg, WV. Players ...

The Press Box for August 5

It's getting closer each week, and if everything goes as planned we will soon see athletes working out for the 2020 fall sports season. August 17, is the mandatory date the WSSAC has set for high schools in WV to prepare for opening games.High School schedules for most schools are listed on ...

Wildcats Working on Basketball

Paden City Wildcat Coach David Riggle spent three days last week working the Wildcat basketball team as they finished up their three week summer workouts. Riggle said he has some talent coming back for 2020-21, and is looking for his two returning seniors to step up big. Ty Cain a 6' 1" center, ...

The Press Box For July 29

I don't know about you, but when I watch a baseball game or any other sporting event for that matter, I like to see the real thing. Not necessarily in person, but the real thing. You know like kids in the stands with their parents, where they're all decked out in their team apparrel. Ushers ...

Tyler Consolidated Outdoor Sports Renovation

When the Tyler Consolidated Silver Knights return to the football field for the 2020 season, they will run onto their new a rtificial turf field. No longer will football games be played on the natural grass field as they have since the school was first built.The project to renovate the field ...

The Press Box For July 22

I don't know when it all started, but I'm sure of one thing. The three week period in the summer time when coaches and athletes are allowed to get together under the rules of the WVSSAC, have adversely affected the nature of high school sports and partically destroyed the will of participation ...

A Conversation With Coach Ryan Walton

Last week I traveled to Tyler Consolidated High School to speak with head football Coach Ryan Walton. Now, I will have to admit I had never met Coach Walton before that day.As I left the upper parking by the high school, I saw construction crews busily working where the old football and ...

The Press Box For July 15

Will West Virginia High Schools have fall sports? Governor Jim Justice and WVSSAC executive director Bernie Dolan gave a press conference together last week, and if things go as planned sports will still be on the agenda. Granted, everything is still uncertain, but dates have been set, with ...

A Look at Paden City Football for 2020

Last season (2019) Paden City started a new era for Wildcat football as Zach Heasley took over the head coaching job vacated by longtime coach Brent Croasmun. The Wildcats have had trouble over the past several years with numbers with 18-21 players being the norm. Last season coach Heasley had ...

Gage Huffman Signs With Ohio Valley University

Former Tyler Consolidated High School athlete Gage Huffman has signed with Ohio Valley University to play baseball. He plans to further his career and major in business administration/management.Huffman says, "I plan to play wherever they need me to play. I'm the type of player that has played ...