Teams had the option of starting summer work on June 8 as part of the Secondary School Activities Commission's phase-in plan to attempt a return of sports. Independence football coach John H. Lilly chose to wait until the three-week practice period that started Monday. Read more

It was a warm May afternoon in 1963 when, as a sophomore in high school, I was preparing to run the second leg of a mile relay in the state finals at Laidley Field in Charleston. I had lettered in track my freshman year and this mile relay would be run by three seniors and myself. We had qua… Read more

With the coronavirus pandemic limiting the exposure to others for several months, it should come as no surprise that teams around the area are excited about Phase I of the Secondary School Activities Commission's three-phase plan. Read more

A 4-6 season was a far cry from what Summers County football has been accustomed in recent years. The way it played out, however, had coach Chris Vicars looking at it optimistically. Read more

Monday is the day Gov. Jim Justice designated for prep sports to begin easing back into action. The prevailing course of action by many counties, however, is to wait a little while longer. Read more

With optimism for the future, New River Community and Technical College will expand the third annual New River CTC Invitational basketball tournament Jan. 4-9, 2021, at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. Read more

Ray Lee was looking forward to coaching in the North-South Football Classic. Even more, he was happy for the players to get one more shot after a most unusual end to their senior years. Read more

Chris Jackson/The Register-HeraldIndependence’s Atticus Goodson (3) stiff arms Wyoming East’s Caleb Bower during their game Nov. 1, 2019, in Coal City. The fields at Independence and Woodrow Wilson are having artificial turf installed this summer. Read more

Independence standout defensive lineman Marcell Guy is often described as a pleasant, fun-loving young man. That is, unless you are an opposing quarterback and big No. 52 is bearing down on you with bad intentions. Read more

In just four years as the Greenbrier East head football coach, Ray Lee led the Spartans to a place they had not been since 1998 — the Class AAA state playoffs. Four years later, Lee led the Spartans to the 2019 postseason and the first playoff game at Spartan Stadium in over 20 years. Read more

As tournament director of the Little General Scott Brown Memorial Classic, Bob Bolen is proud of the game’s history. While he may not be certain of the fate of this year’s event, he plans on continuing that tradition. Read more

Spring break trips have long been instrumental to the success of high school spring sports teams. Such has been the case for the Woodrow Wilson tennis program under veteran head coach Bernie Bostick. Read more


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