Coal Valley News- RSS SPORTS Feed Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:06:55 EST 1800 Griffith expects winner in new season MADISON – One problem with building a perennial playoff contender is that each season brings high expectations. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:10:06 EST Sherman looks to past; plans for future;-plans-for-future SETH – There are various ways to view Sherman High School's athletic program. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:00:02 EST Van Bulldogs have seven home games VAN – There have two major concerns for Van High School athletic officials the past few seasons. First and foremost, high school consolidation in the state has curtailed the number of potential Single A opponents to the point that the Bulldogs... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:49:10 EST Big buck battles to the death revisited The two massive bucks were stone dead, lying head to head with their horns locked. Standing aside them in the photo with this look of amazement was Logan County, West Virginia resident, Bernie Ellis. Mr. Ellis, who recently passed away, told me back... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:39:03 EST Ron’s Ramblings The failure of the Boone County Commission to assist with the financial needs of youth athletic programs is still a sore point with many local residents. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:38:05 EST Boone County “Grid Classic” set for Friday in Madison MADISON — The 2014 Boone County Grid Classic presented by Suddenlink will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Scott High School in Madison, where it will be “Military Appreciation Night.” Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:17:04 EST ASW Wrestling show packs Madison Civic Center This past Thursday ASW Wrestling presented its brand of Professional Wrestling at the Madison Civic Center in front of a packed house. Fans witnessed seven matches including a Steel Cage Match and a appearance by former WCW Star Buff Bagwell. The next... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:08:02 EST Time to get outdoors… Ginseng digging or sangin,' as it's called in these parts, is one of the richest of America's Appalachian traditions. Perhaps the most famed medicinal plant in the history of the world; the local hills remain some of the finest... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:15:03 EST Ron’s Ramblings After a week of practices around the state, the high school football season – and college too – is just around the corner. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:14:05 EST Passenger pigeons gone, but not forgotten It's the one-hundredth anniversary of the passenger pigeon's exit stage left from the face of the earth. That's as in the centennial of the extinction of one of the most, if not the most abundant bird on earth! It was so abundant and... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 10:23:03 EST Cardinal Conference Grid-O-Rama in Madison MADISON — The second annual Cardinal Conference Grid-O-Rama will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Scott High School in Madison. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:20:03 EST Dog days and poisonous snakes “The berry picking's been good, but it's the dog days and the snakes are out. I've seen two copperheads already.” Yet another reader cautioned, “Be careful fishing the stream channels this time of year, the rattlers... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:52:02 EST Madison softball team on ‘Road to Orlando’ The Madison BaseBurners 14U fast pitch softball team started planning a year ago for their “Road to Orlando.” Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:16:06 EST Ron’s Ramblings There's no doubt the football season is just on the horizon since I attended a grid-o-rama with my six-year-old grandson, Jordan, the past weekend. Jordan, whose dad played for the runner-up state Class AA basketball team at Logan High a few... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:15:04 EST West All-Star roster shaping up High school all-star football is treading into new waters this summer. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:14:04 EST Bachelor bucks, summer wildflowers and fish too! Out and about in their sleek summer coats and new set of velvety growing antlers, bucks form bachelor groups. It's a good time of year to get out and check out this year's crop of antlered ones. These buck groups won't be so tolerant... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:20:03 EST Despite rally, Madison team falls short of title CHAPMANVILLE — The Madison All-Stars surely made it interesting. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:23:08 EST District 2 champions! The Madison Little League 11-12 year old all star team won the district 2 championship in Chapmanville Friday night beating Mullens 12-2. In the three games played to win the title Madison out scored Welch 17-0, Man 14-0 and Mullens 12-2. The state... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:33:03 EST District champions! The Madison 9-10 All star team won the District and are currently play for the states in South Charleston. In the picture are Dylan Grant, Tyler Wheatley, Dillon Stowers, Griffin Miller, Trenton Short, Brady Carrico, Alex Epling Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:32:03 EST Ron’s Ramblings Southern West Virginia has produced some coaching geniuses over the years, particularly in basketball. I hesitate to name any since I would undoubtedly leave some out who are deserving to be included. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:30:06 EST