Ever since Mingo Central’s inception as a school they been looked to produce to athletically. Former Miner head coach Yogi Kinder left some big shoes to fill once he left.
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Tug Valley’s Caleb May has made a name for himself the last two seasons.
Mingo County as a whole was once again in the orange in the Mountain State’s color coded metric. When a school finds itself in the orange, the team is permitted to condition, such as workout and train however, they cannot perform ball-to-ball drills or any kind of any type of scrimmage.
The COVID-19 pandemic looked as though it was beginning to slow in our area, but that window was very short as the region witnessed a sharp increase of cases as of late. In Kentucky, things starteded to return to normal from a sports perspective, with many local teams across the Tug River p…
Mingo Central didn’t get much rest last week as the Miners traveled to Oak Hill Friday night after taking on Man Wednesday.
The Tug Valley Panthers showed resilience in a thrilling 38-32 win over the James Monroe Mavericks Tuesday night.
As our nation goes through one it’s most turbulent times, we must look to our future and how it has been affected by the pandemic. While we missed nearly our entire spring, the virus has continued on past the first day of fall. The normal everyday things we take for granted are restricted an…
The Mingo Central Miners were anxious to get their season underway.
Pikeville put together a complete game Friday night against Belfry to help the Panthers pull out a 20-14 win over the Pirates.
Since the pandemic began, athletes from across the country have witnessed their season’s canceled or being modified on the fly as the season progresses.
BELFRY — There has been a lot of news this year.
On Tuesday of this week, Gov. Jim Justice, at his press conference, announced a new color, gold, to the state’s color coded metric.
Tug Valley Panther head football coach Hady Ford promised a no-huddle, hurry up offense. The Panthers put it on display for real Friday night as they made the trip up to Seth to take on Sherman in the season opener.
Mingo Central head coach Josh Sammons and his Miners have yet to play an official game on the season, as they were set to host Logan Friday night for their home opener.
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The Tug Valley Panthers finally got onto the field last Friday night, ending a long hiatus from high school sports. Coach Hady Ford and his squad traveled up to Scott High School for the team’s first on-field scrimmage before the season gets underway.
One thing is for certain, the year 2020 will go down in history and be remembered as the “Year of the Pandemic” for generations to come.
The Mountain State is very unique in it’s own way. With some of the most picturesque scenery in the country and hospitality that can’t be matched anywhere, West Virginia is becoming a leader on the national stage.
The Mingo Central Miners have been in the midst of practice for their first week back, and coach Josh Sammons has to like what he sees.
One thing Tug Valley head coach Hady Ford knows about is the conditioning of his players and getting them in game shape.
Wes Wilson wears many hats in the Tug Valley area. He is not only the Director of Tourism for the Tug Valley area, he’s also the the team photographer and media director at Mingo Central.
August 17 can’t get here fast enough for athletes across our region.
Now that we’ve reached August, teams in Mingo County are looking forward to the start date on the 17th. That is the day most fall sports can officially start practice. Athletes have had to adapt to a whole new conditioning and workout plan during the historic Covid-19 pandemic. However, Augu…
One name known throughout the Mountain State and especially Southern West Virginia- Jeremy Dillon.
One thing is for sure, 2020 will be a year remembered throughout history. The year the virus shut down not only our country and economy, but every facet of our lives.
Tug Valley softball coach Rocky Hall and his Lady Panthers were really looking forward to being on the diamond this season after a 22 win record last year.
The Tug Valley Lady Panther volleyball team finished 16-14 a year ago, and coach Greg Chapman is hopeful this season will go on as scheduled.
Tug Valley athletic director Clyde Farley has had a full plate since the pandemic started. As student-athletes in the Mountain State have witnessed their seasons cancelled or in limbo due to Covid-19, they’re anxiously waiting for sports to return. Tug Valley’s boys basketball team missed ou…
For most of the year we have been dealing with the ongoing pandemic and the quarantine that comes with it.
With coronavirus cases started to spike once again in our region, many in the mountains have been left wondering when, and if we will have sports return. There are a lot of unknowns out there regarding the pandemic, however, West Virginia and Kentucky have laid out their plans in hopes teams…
As of right now, Belfry and Mingo Central are scheduled to meet to open the season.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and Bernie Dolan, executive director of the state’s Second School Activities Commission (WVSSAC), announced dates for high school athletics statistics Friday afternoon, July 10, despite serious spikes in West Virginia’s COVID-19 statistics.
Mingo Central has been blessed to have very talented coaches over the years.
With teams back together and Phase II in full swing, the WVSSAC and the state of West Virginia is one step closer to getting student athletes back on the field or court in which we enjoy seeing them entertain the masses.
A lot of people in the Mingo County area know who Ethan Colegrove is.
West Virginia has entered Phase II of its plan to get back sports into the mountains.
The first official schedule for the 2020 fall season is out as the Mid-South Conference released its revised football schedule for its 22 member institutions.
It was supposed to be his senior year on the baseball diamond.
In accordance with last week’s issue of the Mingo Messenger that released the WVSSAC’s two phase plan to restart sports.
The Tug Valley Panthers had a season that will be remembered as one that started a new era off right.
Two straight 60th District titles and a winning mentality.
West Virginia, like other states in the United States in trying to get back to normal while dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 virus that has spread throughout the world.
I’ve spent the last 15 Memorial Days on a field somewhere.
Mingo Central’s Drew Hatfield is known throughout the state of West Virginia as one of its most electrifying athletes.
Low contact summer youth sports such as Little League baseball and soccer will be allowed to resume practices on Monday, June 8, and games can begin on June 22.
Softball would normally be in full swing of post-season play at this time and for most squads the season would be over.
Sports Editor’s Note: This is the third and final chapter about Tug Valley’s Dream Season.
So last week was the NFL Draft.
Belfry Elementary’s large cheer division captured the top honors at the regional Cheer Max competition in Mason, Ohio, February 18th and 19th.