Kanawha County, WVwvgazettemail.com

In Kanawha, Nicholas counties, the wait for new schools continues

Five West Virginia schools were abandoned after the June 2016 flood. So far, not one has been rebuilt. Steel supports and concrete walls are now rising for the new Herbert Hoover High, in Kanawha County. But about 8 miles up Elk River Road, the new Clendenin Elementary is just a dirt road leading up a hill. You would probably miss it if not for the sign full of politicians’ names, boasting about the project.
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Cabell County, WVWSAZ

School system removes face covering mandate

CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Face coverings are no longer required inside Cabell County Schools buildings or vehicles. The school system made that announcement Tuesday, saying the policy is in accordance with West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s state order that went into effect Sunday due to fewer COVID-19 cases and the effectiveness of vaccines.
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South Charleston, WVwvgazettemail.com

Prep football: East stars dominate North-South football game

The stars of the West Virginia North-South Football Classic were from the East. Players from the Eastern Panhandle showed out during the all-star football game Saturday afternoon at South Charleston High School. None were more stellar than Spring Mills quarterback Keon Padmore-Johnson, who ran for two touchdowns and passed for one to lead the North to a 26-0 victory. Padmore-Johnson completed 6 of 12 passes for 88 yards and ran 12 times for 60 yards.
Poca, WVHerald-Dispatch

79-year-old woman fulfills dream of graduating from high school

TEAYS VALLEY, W.Va. — A retired woman was finally able to fulfill her wish of receiving her high school diploma, 62 years after the graduation of her high school class. In a collaborative effort between Elmcroft of Teays Valley, a retirement community, and Second Wind Dreams, an international organization dedicated to fulfilling the wishes of the elderly, 79-year-old Phyllis Starcher was able to receive her high school diploma from Poca High School on Friday.
Hurricane, WVwvgazettemail.com

Chuck Landon: Redskins not focused on winning streak

You win some, you lose some. Everybody is acquainted with that cliché. Well, everybody except Hurricane High School’s baseball team. The Redskins won their first game of the 2021 season, 7-3 against Huntington. Hurricane then traveled to Parkersburg South and lost 4-3 on April 15. Now, 66 days and 30...
South Charleston, WVJournal & Sunday Journal

Panhandle players lead North

SOUTH CHARLESTON — The three participating athletes from the Eastern Panhandle led the way as the North blanked the South 26-0 in the annual North-South football game at South Charleston High School. Quarterback Keon Padmore-Johnson of Spring Mills ran for two touchdowns and threw for a third, running back Kevon...
South Charleston, WVAndover Townsman

South blanked by North; Jantuah South MVP

South charleston — When the highlight of the game is a broken play, that’s a sign a team suffered through a long day. That was the case with the South in a 26-0 loss to the North in the North-South Football Classic Saturday afternoon at South Charleston High School. Spring...
South Charleston, WVMetro News

North runs win streak to five with 26-0 win over South

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A pair of eastern panhandle standouts accounted for all four touchdowns as the North Bears blanked the South Cardinals in the annual North-South game at South Charleston High School, 26-0. With the win, the North is enjoying their longest win streak in the series at five games.
Charleston, WVTheInterMountain.com

Field set for state baseball tournament

CHARLESTON — All three state champions from 2019 will be on hand for the high school state baseball tournament set for next week at Appalachian Power Park. No tourney was held in 2020 due to COVID-19. In Class A, top-seed Moorefield looks for its third straight title among a field...
Williamstown, WVParkersburg News & Sentinel

Williamstown opens state baseball tourney against No. 1 Moorefield

CHARLESTON — Two wins away. The Williamstown Yellowjackets are that close to capturing a Class A state baseball championship. After a hard-fought three-game series against Wheeling Central Catholic, the ‘Jackets turn their attention to the biggest obstacle in Class A’s final four teams. That distinction goes to No. 1 Moorefield (20-5).
Kanawha County, WVwoay.com

North Bears win boys basketball All-Star Game, 105-104

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – The North-South All-Star weekend has returned to Kanawha County, with Friday’s boys basketball all-star game among the events. Three area players were on the South Cardinals roster, with Greenbrier West’s Jared Robertson serving as one of the coaches. Cavalier graduate Kaiden Pack had 12 points, while Greenbrier East’s William Gabbert chipped in with seven and Liberty’s Braden Howell recorded four.
Institute, WVwvstateu.edu

West Virginia State University to Host Virtual Youth Summit on Agriculture Careers

INSTITUTE, W.Va. –West Virginia State University (WVSU) will host the inaugural WVSU Youth Summit on Agriculture, Environmental Science and Natural Resources Thursday, June 24, at 3 p.m. EST. The virtual event is for high school students interested in agricultural and environmental career opportunities. Attendees will hear from university students, extension...
Parkersburg, WVParkersburg News & Sentinel

Parkersburg High School runs away with track championship

What an exciting and stressful weekend we had at the West Virginia AAA State track meet at Laidley Field in Charleston. As we all know whenever our children are involved in activities either academically or sports, the family gets excited and involved. Sports and competitions have been part of our...