The West Virginia Gold Star Mothers presented a flag to the town of Danville and City of Madison on Sept. 10. The organization represents mothers who have lost a son or daughter in combat or as a result of their military service. The flag will be respectfully hung and observed in both communities. Madison Police Chief Chet Burgess and Danville Mayor Mark McClure were on hand to accept.

VAN - David Stewart scored with just 22 seconds on the game clock and thanks to a timely 2-yard pass thrown from Brady Green to Joseph Stewart on the 2-point conversion, Van squeaked out a 23-18 victory over Paden City in front of their home crowd.

LOGAN - The Southwestern Regional Day Report Center, which serves Boone, Lincoln, Logan and Mingo counties in southern West Virginia, has released its quarterly report for the months of June, July and August.

Welcome back to Phil for the Game, your glimpse into the Boone County sports community.

Before we talk pigskin, I want to congratulate the Scott boys soccer team for their Class AA No. 1 ranking in the state. The job that Zach Boyd and Rodney Miller are doing is nothing short of stellar and it has Boone County sports folks talking about soccer, which has taken some time to develop in southern West Virginia.

I attended college from 1965 until 1989, acquiring three degrees as well as taking other postgraduate education courses. The total tuition for my undergraduate and graduate classes was approximately $10,000 during the "golden age" of a college education.

It took me almost four years to find out, as it just seemed that nobody I spoke with knew just when the Triadelphia Country Club was opened. It was located at Bruno in the Triadelphia District a few miles outside of Man. When I found out a few years ago the golf course was ceasing to exist, I made it a point to drive there and have a look. What I saw was not pretty.

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