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The Mingo Central Miners will have a new look this season when they take the field against Point Pleasant in their home opener. Gone are Joey Fields, the former head wizard who orchestrated a 12-1 mark in 2017. Mingo Central was one win shy of returning to the state championship after fallin…

Today in our area, there are not many options for adults and children to go and just let loose in the evenings or during summer. 

The Mingo Central Miners football program has given fans plenty of excitement since opening in 2011. 

This is a story of a gentleman who has lived a storybook life, full of adventure, ups and downs, thrills and spills. And he has came out redeemed on the other side.

The Tug Valley Road Runners Club continue to prepare for the annual Hatfield/McCoy Marathon to be held in Williamson and Matewan, starting on June 9th. 

Most everyone remembers the scenes from the “Rocky” movies starring Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa, the blue-collar boxer from Philadelphia, who, gets a shot at the world champion, Apollo Creed. Fans of the movie surely remember Apollo, played by Carl Weathers, as he has all of the lates…

Former Mingo Central head football coach Joey Fields has been a busy man in the past week and a half. 

The folks of Mingo County and Miner Mountain were shocked last Wednesday night with the sudden resignation of Mingo Central head football coach Joey Fields. The 27 year-old coach, who started his coaching career at the school at 19 under then coach Yogi Kinder, resigned April 18th. His full …

With the newest and last school consolidation set to be completed by the beginning of the next school term, the Mingo County Board of Education is now turning its sites toward the athletic complexes at the county’s two high schools.

The “Battle of Bloody Mingo” played out on the diamond Monday night as the Panthers of Tug Valley hit the road to take on the Mingo Central Miners at Jim Vansant Field. It would not be a road game for Tug Valley in the general sense, as both teams play their home games there while both schoo…

CHARLESTON — The Tug Valley Panthers came into Friday morning’s first semifinal game as the team to beat in the West Virginia Class A state tournament at the Charleston Civic Center. The Panthers handled Greater Beckley on Thursday, defeating the Crusaders 83-52 to set a matchup with Ravensw…

The Panthers of Tug Valley opened the West Virginia Class A state tournament at the Charleston Civic Center Thursday morning with another blowout win. The Panthers cruised through their first round game defeating the Greater Beckley Crusaders 83-52 to advance to tomorrows semifinal round aga…

Wednesday night’s Region 4 Sectional matchup between the Logan Wildcats and the Mingo Central Miners was probably expected. The two teams met early in the year at Logan, with the Miners escaping on the road with a 51-50 win on Dec. 19. 

Mingo Central welcomed the Westside Renegades Tuesday night for Senior Night, but the Miner’s festivities weren’t the only ones being honored before the game started. 

It was the “Battle Of Bloody Mingo” round two Tuesday night, this time, high atop Miner Mountain on the campus of Mingo Central High School as the Tug Valley Panthers trekked their way in search of their second victory in the battle. 

The Shelby Valley Wildcats crossed the border into Naugatuck Wednesday night looking to exact revenge against the Tug Valley Panthers who defeated the Wildcats on their home floor 74-70 to open the Panther’s season. That game would be a barn burner. Wednesday night’s version of round two wou…

The Hatfield-McCoy Shootout held at the historic Williamson Fieldhouse January 19th and 20th, showcased some of the best high school talent the mountain region has to offer. With five games beginning Friday afternoon. 

Most of us in the mountains have experienced the bitter cold and snow this past week, as the region has been gripped by single digit temperatures and treacherous road conditions. Schools have been closed, at best delayed, with most stuck in the confines of home trying to stay warm. If you fa…

Every sports team has that one game on their schedule they circle season after season. West Virginia and Marshall. 

BELFRY — The Mountain Schoolboy Classic wrapped up last week at Belfry High School, and fans in attendance got to see just that, a “classic,” between the host Pirates and the visiting Tug Valley Panthers. 

The Mingo Central Miner’s finally got their season underway Tuesday night, as the Scott Sky Hawks visited a cold and snowy Miner Mountain. 

Saturday’s West Virginia Class AA semifinal featured two teams somewhat familiar with each other. 

Growing up in the mountains, most kids only dream about playing a collegiate sport beyond high school. 

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