Kyle Lovern

Position: Sports Editor
E-Mail Address: klovern@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 304-235-4242
Kyle Lovern on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gilbert-Times/109374279101319


About Kyle Lovern

Kyle Lovern, sports editor of the Williamson Daily News, is a graduate of Williamson High School and Bluefield State College, who also holds a degree from Southern West Virginia Community College. He is a longtime member of the West Virginia Sportswriters Association and the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association."I love this community and this newspaper," Lovern said. "There's no place I'd rather live and no place I would rather work It's like coming home." You can contact Kyle at 304-235-4242, ext. 33, or at klovern@civitasmedia.com.

Latest Stories by Kyle Lovern

NAUGATUCK – There is a saying in sports that sometimes it helps to be a little lucky.
If that is the case, Tug Valley Coach Tony Clusky must have a four leaf clover, golden horseshoe and a rabbit's foot in his pocket.
Not to say the Panther's don't have talent, but Tug Valley is the surprise team in the state of West Virginia this season.

Tug Valley fans excited

NAUGATUCK – There is a saying in sports that sometimes it helps to be a little lucky. If that is the case, Tug Valley Coach Tony Clusky must have a four leaf clover, golden horseshoe and a rabbit's foot in his pocket. Not to say the Panther's don't have talent, but Tug Valley is the surprise team in the state of West Virginia this season.

MORGANTOWN (AP) - The frustration is starting to take its toll on West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen.
“We didn't get the job done,” he said following the Mountaineers' third straight loss, a 26-20 decision to Kansas State on Thursday. “That's on me. I have to do something different, do something better. If we want to be in the ra

Mistakes cost WVU

MORGANTOWN (AP) - The frustration is starting to take its toll on West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen. “We didn't get the job done,” he said following the Mountaineers' third straight loss, a 26-20 decision to Kansas State on Thursday. “That's on me. I have to do something different, do something better. If we want to be in the ra

KYLE HIGHTOWER
Associated Press
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — If West Virginia can be disruptive on the defensive end of the court this season, Bob Huggins thinks it will mean good things for his team in the long run.
The Mountaineers put that theory to the test against the defending national champions, and it worked well for them.
Juwan S

WVU tops UConn

KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — If West Virginia can be disruptive on the defensive end of the court this season, Bob Huggins thinks it will mean good things for his team in the long run. The Mountaineers put that theory to the test against the defending national champions, and it worked well for them. Juwan S

House panel selects Rep.-elect Evan Jenkins for Appropriations Committee

HUNTINGTON – Congressman-elect Evan Jenkins was approved Thursday by the House Republican Steering Committee for a seat on the influential Appropriations Committee, which is chaired by Rep. Hal Rogers, whose East Kentucky district borders' Jenkins. Committee members play a powerful role in shaping federal spending decisions. Of 40 newly-elec

West Virginia Playoff Scores

Friday's Scores The Associated Press PREP FOOTBALL State Playoffs Quarterfinal Class AAA South Charleston 24, University 20 Class AA Frankfort 26, Nicholas County 20 Class A Tug Valley 36, Buffalo 19

Miner's historic season ends
RED JACKET – The historic season for Mingo Central came to a halt on Saturday afternoon as the Wayne Pioneers defeated the Miners 35-17 in Class Aa playoff action.
The game was played at Harless Stadium under blue skies and before a crowd estimated at more than 4,000 screaming fans.
The final score was not indi

Miner's historic season ends

Miner's historic season ends RED JACKET – The historic season for Mingo Central came to a halt on Saturday afternoon as the Wayne Pioneers defeated the Miners 35-17 in Class Aa playoff action. The game was played at Harless Stadium under blue skies and before a crowd estimated at more than 4,000 screaming fans. The final score was not indi

By Bob Fala
Outdoor Columnist
With the rut or deer mating season upon us, the usual road kill forecasts are ringing true. And, some gruesome new buck battles are coming to light. These of course are per all those raging seasonal sex hormones. We're accustomed to the road kill carnage but the reports of amazing buck battles for mating rights never

More death defying buck battles

By Bob Fala Outdoor Columnist With the rut or deer mating season upon us, the usual road kill forecasts are ringing true. And, some gruesome new buck battles are coming to light. These of course are per all those raging seasonal sex hormones. We're accustomed to the road kill carnage but the reports of amazing buck battles for mating rights never

SOUTH CHARLESTON - Deer hunters are reminded that a concurrent bear season without dogs will occur from Nov. 24 through Dec. 6, 2014, in all or parts of 28 counties, according to Colin Carpenter, Black Bear Project Leader for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
Seventeen counties in the eastern mountains will be open to concurrent dee

Concurrent black bear hunting opportunities during deer season

SOUTH CHARLESTON - Deer hunters are reminded that a concurrent bear season without dogs will occur from Nov. 24 through Dec. 6, 2014, in all or parts of 28 counties, according to Colin Carpenter, Black Bear Project Leader for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Seventeen counties in the eastern mountains will be open to concurrent dee

Another well-known name has been mentioned as a possible replacement for the Florida Gators football job.
Former West Virginia Coach Rich Rodriguez, now at Arizona, has been mentioned along with others on one web site.
Earlier this week I wrote that Marshall Coach Doc Holliday was a candidate for the Florida job.
Here is why RichRod is on the li

Rich Rodriguez, now at Arizona, mentioned for Florida Gators

Another well-known name has been mentioned as a possible replacement for the Florida Gators football job. Former West Virginia Coach Rich Rodriguez, now at Arizona, has been mentioned along with others on one web site. Earlier this week I wrote that Marshall Coach Doc Holliday was a candidate for the Florida job. Here is why RichRod is on the li

Wayne ends Miners' historic season

RED JACKET – The historic football season for Mingo Central came to a halt on Saturday afternoon as the Wayne Pioneers defeated the Miners 35-17 in Class AA playoff action. The game was played at Buck Harless Stadium under blue skies and before a crowd estimated at more than 4,000 screaming fans. The final score was not indicative of the ha

Many of our men at Fitzpatrick Baptist Church are looking gruff these days. You may have seen a few looking a little hairy and unshaven. They are in the middle of a Men's Challenge: NoShavember.
For 30 days, they are reading the same Scripture verses, praying for the same things and growing deeper in their relationship with God. Also for 30 days,

Men's Challenge: NoShavember

Many of our men at Fitzpatrick Baptist Church are looking gruff these days. You may have seen a few looking a little hairy and unshaven. They are in the middle of a Men's Challenge: NoShavember. For 30 days, they are reading the same Scripture verses, praying for the same things and growing deeper in their relationship with God. Also for 30 days,

Dignitaries, civic leaders and friends gathered at the historic Mountaineer Hotel on Friday for a retirement luncheon for Steve Kominar.
Kominar, who served in the W.Va. House of Delegates for 17 years, has been the Executive Director of the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority the past three years.
Kominar took the place of the late Mike Whitt,

Kominar honored at luncheon

Dignitaries, civic leaders and friends gathered at the historic Mountaineer Hotel on Friday for a retirement luncheon for Steve Kominar. Kominar, who served in the W.Va. House of Delegates for 17 years, has been the Executive Director of the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority the past three years. Kominar took the place of the late Mike Whitt,

Miner's historic season ends
RED JACKET – The historic season for Mingo Central came to a halt on Saturday afternoon as the Wayne Pioneers defeated the Miners 35-17 in Class AA playoff action.
The game was played at Harless Stadium under blue skies and before a crowd estimated at more than 4,000 screaming fans.
The final score was not indi

Miner's historic season ends

Miner's historic season ends RED JACKET – The historic season for Mingo Central came to a halt on Saturday afternoon as the Wayne Pioneers defeated the Miners 35-17 in Class AA playoff action. The game was played at Harless Stadium under blue skies and before a crowd estimated at more than 4,000 screaming fans. The final score was not indi

RED JACKET – Tug Valley's dream season continues and they are headed to the Final Four of the Mountain State's Class A playoffs. It is the first-ever appearance in the semi-finals for TVHS and these two playoff wins are the first in school history.
They moved forward after a thrilling 36-19 victory over Buffalo of Putnam Friday night at Buck

Panthers headed to Final 4

RED JACKET – Tug Valley's dream season continues and they are headed to the Final Four of the Mountain State's Class A playoffs. It is the first-ever appearance in the semi-finals for TVHS and these two playoff wins are the first in school history. They moved forward after a thrilling 36-19 victory over Buffalo of Putnam Friday night at Buck

KYLE HIGHTOWER
Associated Press
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins arrived in Puerto Rico this week expecting to see his team face tough situations.
If it continues to handle those situations the way it did against Boston College, the Mountaineers have a chance to go far this season.
Devin Williams, Juwan Staten

Freshman help WVU past Boston College

KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins arrived in Puerto Rico this week expecting to see his team face tough situations. If it continues to handle those situations the way it did against Boston College, the Mountaineers have a chance to go far this season. Devin Williams, Juwan Staten

Panthers claw Bison, advance to Final Four

RED JACKET – The Tug Valley High School football team's dream season continues and they are headed to the Final Four of the Mountain State's Class A playoffs. It is the first-ever appearance in the semifinals for TVHS and these two playoff wins are the first in school history. Tug Valley moved forward after a thrilling 36-19 victory over Bu

Dignitaries, civic leaders and friends gathered at the historic Mountaineer Hotel on Friday for a retirement luncheon for Steve Kominar.
Kominar, who served in the W.Va. House of Delegates for 17 years, has been the Executive Director of the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority the past three years.
Kominar took the place of the late Mike Whitt,

Kominar honored at luncheon

Dignitaries, civic leaders and friends gathered at the historic Mountaineer Hotel on Friday for a retirement luncheon for Steve Kominar. Kominar, who served in the W.Va. House of Delegates for 17 years, has been the Executive Director of the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority the past three years. Kominar took the place of the late Mike Whitt,

Psalms 100
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful

Thanksgiving memories; an endangered species

Psalms 100 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful

MATEWAN - The Matewan Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) battled a house fire Wednesday morning behind Magnolia Gardens.
Three people occupied the residents and were awakened by a passer by who saw smoke coming from the home. No injuries were reported as everyone evacuated safely.
The wood-frame 2-story home, approximately 1,500 square feet in size

House damaged by fire

MATEWAN - The Matewan Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) battled a house fire Wednesday morning behind Magnolia Gardens. Three people occupied the residents and were awakened by a passer by who saw smoke coming from the home. No injuries were reported as everyone evacuated safely. The wood-frame 2-story home, approximately 1,500 square feet in size

RED JACKET – Saturday afternoon is a big contest for the Mingo Central Miners (10-1) as they host Class AA power Wayne (9-2) for a 1:30 p.m. second round playoff game at Buck Harless Stadium, located along the King Coal Highway.
The Miners, ranked No. 4, are coming off their first playoff win in school history.
Coach Yogi Kinder knows a vic

Miners to battle Pioneers

RED JACKET – Saturday afternoon is a big contest for the Mingo Central Miners (10-1) as they host Class AA power Wayne (9-2) for a 1:30 p.m. second round playoff game at Buck Harless Stadium, located along the King Coal Highway. The Miners, ranked No. 4, are coming off their first playoff win in school history. Coach Yogi Kinder knows a vic





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