Tug Valley Runs Past Westside In Season Opener

The 4th ranked (Class A) Tug Valley Panthers flexed their muscle on Friday in a 78-51 season opening win over the Westside Renegades on Friday in Naugatuck. The Panthers (1-0) jumped out of the gate quickly, taking a 22-10 lead in the opening period. The advantage grew to 48-15 at the intermission after Tug Valley […]

Westside Opens Season With Win

The Westside Renegades opened up their season with a 79-59 win over the Nicholas County Grizzlies on Tuesday in Clear Fork. Coltin Lester led the way with 19 points. Austin Bishop followed with 15 points. Kadien Vance and Brayden French scored 14 points apiece. Braxton Waldron fired in 8 points. Kyler Kenneda netted 5 points. […]

Mingo Central Goes On 26-0 Run To Defeat Lincoln County On The Road

Written By: Logan Barker The Mingo Central Miners were on the road this past Friday to play the Lincoln County Panthers. This game was a back and fourth ball game from start to finish, but it was the Miners that were able to pull away in the third quarter and hold on in the 4th […]

Basketball Preview: Chapmanville Tigers

Boys KEY LOSSES: Sal Dean, Brody Dalton, Isaiah Smith, Devon Workman, Landen Tomblin, Tucker AdkinsKEY RETURNERS: Zion Blevins, Sam Miller Last season, the Chapmanville Tigers had an incredible season, ending in the school’s third Class AA state title. While many of the seniors are gone, head coach Brad Napier is hoping that last year’s experience […]

Basketball Preview: Mingo Central Miners

BOYS KEY LOSSES: Jake ClineKEY RETURNERS: Ethan Thomason, Chris Ross, Kendan Trent The Mingo Central Miners had some success at times last season but struggled with consistency. After finishing 9-14 last season, the Miners are hoping to keep up the defensive intensity and improve their offensive output. Gone is leading scorer Jake Cline, but the […]


BOYS KEY LOSSES: Parker Davis, Johnathan Wagoner, Joey Gollihue (Transfer)KEY RETURNERS: Buddy Marcum, Ashton Davis, Braydun Ferris The Tug Valley Panthers finished last season with a 23-4 record while reaching the second Class A state semifinals. Even after a few key departures, Tug Valley head coach Garland “Rabbit” Thompson still has quite a bit left […]

Bryant To Play At St Joe In The Fall

Incoming freshman Nymir Bryant is going to spend his high school career playing for the Irish. Huntington St Joe athletics director and head boys basketball coach Todd Maynard announced that Bryant is coming to the school and intends to play both football and basketball. “Nymir is one of the best athletes around in our region […]

Tug Valley Hammers Irish To Advance To State Tournament, 77-34

The Tug Valley Panthers used a 25-4 second quarter to break a close game open on the way to a 77-34 win over the Huntington St Joe Irish on Thursday to capture a regional co-championship in Naugatuck. The Panthers (22-3) came out strong and took an 11-7 lead over the Irish (13-12) after the first […]

Tug Valley Bounces Rival Tolsia To Win Sectional Title

The Tug Valley Panthers continued their quest to win a state title as they rolled past rival Tolsia, 62-34, to capture the sectional title on Friday in Naugatuck. The Panthers (21-3) jumped out to a 21-5 lead after the first period. Tug Valley stretched out the advantage to 35-9 at the intermission. The Rebels (13-10) […]