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MOUNTAIN TOP SPORTS: Tigers remain No. 1; Valley 2 in poll

Chapmanville, despite having its 48-game winning streak against instate foes snapped by county rival Logan, held on to the No. 1 ranking in the latest Mountain Top Sports boys’ Super 7 basketball rankings released on Tuesday. The Tigers, now 10-2, remained ahead of second-ranked Shelby Valley (14-5). The Wildcats are followed by No. 3 Johnson […]

MOUNTAIN TOP SPORTS: Chapmanville climbs to No. 1 in poll

Two-time defending Class AA state champion Chapmanville is the new No. 1 team in the latest Mountain Top Sports boys’ Super 7 basketball poll released on Tuesday. The Tigers, now 9-1, have won nine straight games since losing the opener to out-of-state foe Christ’s Church Academy. Shelby Valley, now 12-4, is second, followed by Lawrence […]

HS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Pikeville, Valley split doubleheader

PIKEVILLE – Shelby Valley held on down the stretch to score a 63-59 victory over Pikeville in a district game played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Saturday. Valley’s Cody Potter fired in 27 points and Kaden Robinson added 23 as the Wildcats improved to 10-3. Keian Worrix added 12. Grayson Harris paced the Panthers, […]

HS BASKETBALL: Valley, JC remain 1,2 in MTS Super 7 poll

Shelby Valley and Johnson Central held firmly to the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in the latest Mountain Top Sports’ Super 7 boys’ basketball poll released on Tuesday. The Wildcats, now 9-3, and Golden Eagles, 6-3, are followed by two-time defending Class AA champion Chapmanville Regional (5-1) in third. The Tigers are followed by […]


Johnson Central quarterback Ryley Preece wanted nothing more than to go out as a state champion. He finished off his career holding the hardware high over his head following a stunning 21-20 victory over Boyle County in the Class 4A finals at Kroger Field earlier this month. Preece guided the Golden Eagles to four state […]

MOUNTAIN TOP SPORTS: Valley takes top spot from JC

The Shelby Valley Wildcats swept three opponents this past week in the Hi-Tech Signs/Graphix Tournament played at Prestonsburg, vaulting Coach Jim Hicks’ squad into the No. 1 spot in the latest Mountain Top Sports Super 7 boys basketball poll released on Monday. Johnson Central, now 4-2, is second, followed by Chapmanville (3-1) in the No. […]

HS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Valley, BL, Man post tournament wins

PRESTONSBURG – Shelby Valley’s Cody Potter poured in a game-high 34 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to power the Wildcats to a 69-50 victory over previously unbeaten Wolfe County in the opening round of the Hi-Tech Signs/Graphix Tournament played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Thursday night. Kaden Robinson added 21 points and Zack Johnson tossed in […]

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Man reclassified back to Class A; other schools stay put

Man High School will be among seven Class AA schools in West Virginia to reclassify beginning with the 2020-21 school year. The Hillbillies will move from Class AA down to Class A, it was announced following the long-awaited West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission reclassification numbers. Man will be joined by RiverView, Petersburg and James […]

CLASS AA PLAYOFFS: Bluefield’s fast start ends Man’s season

Man didn’t see Bluefield running back J.J. Davis much but when they did he was a force to handle. Davis had four rushing touchdowns and capped off the first half with a 30-yard interception return to power the Beavers to a 48-16 victory over the Hillbillies at historic Mitchell Stadium on Friday night. He finished […]

HS FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: West Virginia games announced

Here is a look at area high school football teams participating in the West Virginia playoffs this weekend: Class AA Mingo Central (8-2) at Shady Spring (9-1) Site: Tigers Stadium Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. Radio: WXCC 96.5 FM Coaches:  Josh Sammons (Mingo Central); Vince Culicerto (Shady Spring) Players to watch: WR Drew Hatfield, WR Devin Hatfield […]