The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Latest Sports

May 3, 2013

W.Va. Storm to raise awareness about leukemia during weekend football game

When the West Virginia Storm and West Virginia Lightning meet up this weekend in a hard-hitting semi-pro football battle, it’s about a little more than bragging rights.

“What we’re doing is we’re trying to ask everyone to wear orange for childhood leukemia,” West Virginia Storm’s Bill Cole said.

The cause hits close to home for West Virginia Lightning’s Marshall M. Roy and Amber Curry of St. Albans. Their son, Trey, was diagnosed with the disease on July 4, 2011.

“We’re asking all fans, if they’re able, to make a donation,” Cole said.

All proceeds raised will go to the family to help cover Trey’s medical expenses, as well as other expenses the family has had while caring for Trey.

The West Virginia Storm is in its second year playing after being founded by Dave Cogar in November of 2011. They’re made up of players from Raleigh, Fayette and Nicholas counties. So far this season, they’re 4-0 and are currently rated as the No. 5 team on the East Coast, outscoring opponents their opponents 174-41.

The Thunder are the fathers of semi-pro football in the Mountain State. They have been a dominating force in The Heartland League as well as winning numerous national championships.

While the game will be a battle between two tough teams, it will be a special day for Trey.

“Before the game we’re going to present Trey with a signed ball from both teams and let him run in a touchdown,” Cole said of the festivities.

Game time is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday under tht lights at Nicholas County High School.

— E-mail: jrollins

@register-herald.com and

follow on Twitter at

@JDanielRollins.

1
Text Only
Latest Sports
  • Holgorsen to appear on ESPN special

    West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen will appear Wednesday on ESPN’s annual mid-summer college football coaches’ “car wash” — in which guests appear across multiple programs and platforms over one day.

    July 23, 2014

  • 072314 brand Bradshaw or the field?

    If a betting window were set up on the Cobb Course at The Resort at Glade Springs for the 81st West Virginia Open Championship, which begins at 8 a.m. this morning, the most popular wager would probably be David Bradshaw against the field.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Holgorsen: WVU getting comfortable in new league

    Dana Holgorsen remembers the glory days of West Virginia University football — the ones that included conference championships and BCS bowl wins. In fact, he was part of one of those, leading the Mountaineers to a Big East championship and an Orange Bowl victory in his first season as head coach in 2011.

    July 23, 2014

  • 072314 justice Home sweet home away from home

    When Greenbrier owner Jim Justice was handed a copy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch Sunday, his eyes lit up like a Rockefeller Center Christmas tree on a cold December night.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 072314 miners Miners take series with Paints

    The way the West Virginia Miners see it, they don’t have the luxury of planning for tomorrow.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 072314 Legion.jpg Post 32 rips Parkersburg 19-3 in American Legion tournament

    The double play in baseball is said to be a pitcher’s best friend. If that is the case, an 11-run inning by the offense is a very close second.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 072314 Gaddis.jpg Former Mountaineer standout Gaddis making career in MLS

    Philadelphia Union defender Ray Gaddis may consider Indianapolis his hometown, but make no mistake about it, the Mountain State will always have a place in his heart.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • WVU's Fleming signs with Yankees

    Second baseman Billy Fleming of the West Virginia University baseball team has signed a professional contract with the New York Yankees, foregoing his upcoming senior season.

    July 22, 2014

  • WVU to kickoff 2018 season against Tennessee in Charlotte

    The Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF) announced Tuesday morning that it has secured a regular season college football game for the city of Charlotte pitting the University of Tennessee against West Virginia University.

    July 22, 2014

  • Beamer sees turnaround for Hokies

    Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer painted a rosy picture of the Hokies’ prospects during Monday’s Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff press conference in Greensboro, N.C.

    July 22, 2014

Saints Training Camp