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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

STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Rakeem Cato and receiver Tommy Shuler have played together since high school, so they were able to communicate without a lot of conversation Tuesday in their final game for Marshall.
“We don't need to talk,” Shuler said. “Just a head nod.”
What does a

Cato, Shuler lead Marshall past Northern Illinois 52-23

STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Rakeem Cato and receiver Tommy Shuler have played together since high school, so they were able to communicate without a lot of conversation Tuesday in their final game for Marshall. “We don't need to talk,” Shuler said. “Just a head nod.” What does a

TAYLORVILLE – Troopers from the Williamson and Logan detachments of the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) have “persons of interest” in the murder of an elderly Mingo County man who was identified as 70-year old Roland Stafford.
First Sgt. Andy Perdue described the murder as “brutal” and said that Stafford was small i

Murder investigation continues

TAYLORVILLE – Troopers from the Williamson and Logan detachments of the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) have “persons of interest” in the murder of an elderly Mingo County man who was identified as 70-year old Roland Stafford. First Sgt. Andy Perdue described the murder as “brutal” and said that Stafford was small i

Hoops Roundup

BOYS Belfry 68, East Jessamine 67 ROWAN COUNTY - Belfry was down 65-67, when Nathan Copley attempted a 3-pointer and got fouled with no time left on the clock. Copley calmly went to the foul line and sank all three foul shots to give the Pirates a 68-67 victory. Copley finished with 23 points, while Dawson Isom scored 13 and pulled down 10 rebo

NAUGATUCK – The Tug Valley Panthers improved to 2-2 on the season with a 63-52 win over visiting Clarksburg Notre Dame Monday night at the Panther's home gym at Naugatuck.
Junior guard Calvin Blankenship fired in 15 points, while freshman Jeremy Dillon chipped in 14 to lead the Panthers. Dillon made 10-11 of his free throws.
Another freshma

Tug Valley tops Notre Dame

NAUGATUCK – The Tug Valley Panthers improved to 2-2 on the season with a 63-52 win over visiting Clarksburg Notre Dame Monday night at the Panther's home gym at Naugatuck. Junior guard Calvin Blankenship fired in 15 points, while freshman Jeremy Dillon chipped in 14 to lead the Panthers. Dillon made 10-11 of his free throws. Another freshma

TAYLORVILLE – Troopers from the Williamson and Logan detachments of the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) have “persons of interest” in the murder of an elderly Mingo County man who was identified as 70-year old Roland Stafford.
First Sgt. Andy Perdue described the murder as “brutal” and said that Stafford was small i

Taylorville murder investigation continues

TAYLORVILLE – Troopers from the Williamson and Logan detachments of the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) have “persons of interest” in the murder of an elderly Mingo County man who was identified as 70-year old Roland Stafford. First Sgt. Andy Perdue described the murder as “brutal” and said that Stafford was small i

Tug Valley tops Notre Dame, 2-2 on the season

NAUGATUCK – The Tug Valley High School basketball team improved to 2-2 on the season with a 63-52 win over visiting Clarksburg Notre Dame Monday night at the Panthers' home gym at Naugatuck. Junior guard Calvin Blankenship fired in 15 points, while freshman Jeremy Dillon chipped in 14 to lead the Panthers. Dillon made 10-of-11 of his free th

NEW YORK (AP) — Juwan Staten made some key shots to help No. 22 West Virginia get a big win at Madison Square Garden.
Staten scored 24 points as the Mountaineers beat North Carolina State 83-69 on Saturday night. Staten also had six assists and was selected the Most Outstanding Player of the Gotham Classic.
“The role I have as captain

Staten leads No. 22 WVU past NC State

NEW YORK (AP) — Juwan Staten made some key shots to help No. 22 West Virginia get a big win at Madison Square Garden. Staten scored 24 points as the Mountaineers beat North Carolina State 83-69 on Saturday night. Staten also had six assists and was selected the Most Outstanding Player of the Gotham Classic. “The role I have as captain

NAUGATUCK – The one-two punch of Chase Parsley and Dylan James helped propel the Sheldon Clark Cardinals over Tug Valley 55-50 Saturday night at the Panthers gym.
The homecoming for Coach Frankie Smith was successful as he saw his team finish strong and pull out the road win. Smith had coached at Tug Valley in past years and led them to thei

Parsley, James lead Cards past Tug

NAUGATUCK – The one-two punch of Chase Parsley and Dylan James helped propel the Sheldon Clark Cardinals over Tug Valley 55-50 Saturday night at the Panthers gym. The homecoming for Coach Frankie Smith was successful as he saw his team finish strong and pull out the road win. Smith had coached at Tug Valley in past years and led them to thei

INSTITUTE – The Mingo Central Miners lost to highly ranked Bridgeport in the Hoops Classic on Saturday evening.
The Saturday games in this event were played at the W.Va. State Convocation Center in Institute.
The Miners trailed 18-7 after one quarter of play and 30-17 at the half.
Dalton Hatfield, a junior forward, led MCHS with 22 points.

Indians scalp Miners

INSTITUTE – The Mingo Central Miners lost to highly ranked Bridgeport in the Hoops Classic on Saturday evening. The Saturday games in this event were played at the W.Va. State Convocation Center in Institute. The Miners trailed 18-7 after one quarter of play and 30-17 at the half. Dalton Hatfield, a junior forward, led MCHS with 22 points.

TAYLORVILLE – Officers from the Williamson detachment of the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) are investigating the murder of an elderly Mingo County man who has been identified as 70-year old Roland Stafford.
The WVSP responded to Stafford's modest 2-story home in Taylorville that has tan siding. The neighborhood on Unity Land and Honeybee

WVSP investigating murder

TAYLORVILLE – Officers from the Williamson detachment of the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) are investigating the murder of an elderly Mingo County man who has been identified as 70-year old Roland Stafford. The WVSP responded to Stafford's modest 2-story home in Taylorville that has tan siding. The neighborhood on Unity Land and Honeybee

I got this tidbit of information from Doug Huff, the longtime W.Va. sportswriter, who has kept statistics for high school sports in the Mountain State for many years.
“There have been several high school football players with more than 11 pass interceptions in a season, but I haven't listed a state record because of limited input from school

Chip Caudill still holds state record; Short stuff

I got this tidbit of information from Doug Huff, the longtime W.Va. sportswriter, who has kept statistics for high school sports in the Mountain State for many years. “There have been several high school football players with more than 11 pass interceptions in a season, but I haven't listed a state record because of limited input from school

I always get sentimental during the time leading up to Christmas. Growing up in my little hometown of Nolan - Christmas was always about family.
I remember how exciting it was to put up the Christmas tree and decorate it each year. We didn't quite start as early as many folks do these days. However, that anticipation for a youngster helped lead to

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree …

I always get sentimental during the time leading up to Christmas. Growing up in my little hometown of Nolan - Christmas was always about family. I remember how exciting it was to put up the Christmas tree and decorate it each year. We didn't quite start as early as many folks do these days. However, that anticipation for a youngster helped lead to

TAYLORVILLE – Officers from the Williamson detachment of the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) are investigating the murder of an elderly Mingo County man who has been identified as 70-year old Roland Stafford.
The WVSP responded to Stafford's modest 2-story home in Taylorville that has tan siding. The neighborhood on Unity Land and Honeybee

WVSP investigating murder

TAYLORVILLE – Officers from the Williamson detachment of the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) are investigating the murder of an elderly Mingo County man who has been identified as 70-year old Roland Stafford. The WVSP responded to Stafford's modest 2-story home in Taylorville that has tan siding. The neighborhood on Unity Land and Honeybee

GOODY, Ky. – The 40th Annual Mountain Schoolboy Classic will be held at Belfry High School on Saturday, Dec. 27 and it resumes on Monday, Dec. 29 and Tuesday, Dec. 30 at the BHS gym.
Belfry Head Coach Mark Thompson is very pleased with this year's lineup.
The Mountain Schoolboy Classic is one of the oldest high school tournaments in the reg

40th Annual Mountain Schoolboy Classic

GOODY, Ky. – The 40th Annual Mountain Schoolboy Classic will be held at Belfry High School on Saturday, Dec. 27 and it resumes on Monday, Dec. 29 and Tuesday, Dec. 30 at the BHS gym. Belfry Head Coach Mark Thompson is very pleased with this year's lineup. The Mountain Schoolboy Classic is one of the oldest high school tournaments in the reg

Our View: Good things happening in Williamson

Things are looking up for downtown Williamson. I was recently talking with Mayor Steve Knopp and we both agreed that it was good to see several new businesses open up in downtown Williamson. Junk and Disorderly, a gift and antique store, opened its doors recently on Second Avenue at the old location of Mickels. Right next door there is a new chi

It's just a few days until Christmas and you need a recipe for a quick gift or to serve for an easy breakfast, or get together. This quick bread will fill your need! It's one of the most delicious and simple recipes to make for those unexpected occasions. It's been a favorite of mine for years.
I was once a faithful subscriber to Country Woman and

Debbie's Cooking Corner; Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread

It's just a few days until Christmas and you need a recipe for a quick gift or to serve for an easy breakfast, or get together. This quick bread will fill your need! It's one of the most delicious and simple recipes to make for those unexpected occasions. It's been a favorite of mine for years. I was once a faithful subscriber to Country Woman and

There are candy queens (or fairies) that let their talents shine especially at Christmastime. They make kitchen magic at every turn with buckeyes, fudge, Christmas cookies, cinnamon candy and the like. I've never had the gift of candy-making. Just the idea of potato candy (or pinwheels, to some) makes my head spin. I might have made peanut butter b

Christmas Candy: Family Life

There are candy queens (or fairies) that let their talents shine especially at Christmastime. They make kitchen magic at every turn with buckeyes, fudge, Christmas cookies, cinnamon candy and the like. I've never had the gift of candy-making. Just the idea of potato candy (or pinwheels, to some) makes my head spin. I might have made peanut butter b

GLEN HAYES – Mingo Central (2-1, 2-1) shook off a slow start and defeated Tolsia 62-40 Thursday night to pick up a Cardinal Conference road win.
The Rebels came out scorching the nets and hit their first few shots and led 16-11 after one quarter of play.
“Tolsia came out hot and we got into some early foul trouble,” Miner's head

Mingo rolls Rebels

GLEN HAYES – Mingo Central (2-1, 2-1) shook off a slow start and defeated Tolsia 62-40 Thursday night to pick up a Cardinal Conference road win. The Rebels came out scorching the nets and hit their first few shots and led 16-11 after one quarter of play. “Tolsia came out hot and we got into some early foul trouble,” Miner's head

By Rick Ryan
Charleston Gazette
For the Daily News
Anyone looking to get a sneak preview of the boys Class AA state tournament should hang around West Virginia State's Walker Convocation Center on Saturday.
The second day of the 16th Fellowship of Christian Athletes Hoops Classic, also known as the Big 10-Cardinal Conference Challenge, will lik

Mingo in Hoops Classic

By Rick Ryan Charleston Gazette For the Daily News Anyone looking to get a sneak preview of the boys Class AA state tournament should hang around West Virginia State's Walker Convocation Center on Saturday. The second day of the 16th Fellowship of Christian Athletes Hoops Classic, also known as the Big 10-Cardinal Conference Challenge, will lik

Wes Wilson Photography
Mingo Central golfer Garrett Bevins signed with the University of Pikeville on Wednesday afternoon in a ceremony at the school. Bevins becomes the first golf athlete from MCHS to sign a golf scholarship. He will start at UPIKE next August. Sitting with Garrett are his parents Lisa and James “J.T.” Bevins, along w

Bevins Signs with UPIKE

Wes Wilson Photography Mingo Central golfer Garrett Bevins signed with the University of Pikeville on Wednesday afternoon in a ceremony at the school. Bevins becomes the first golf athlete from MCHS to sign a golf scholarship. He will start at UPIKE next August. Sitting with Garrett are his parents Lisa and James “J.T.” Bevins, along w





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