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CHARLESTON - The outlook on the West Virginia University football team's season, at least in the conference media's eyes, has changed drastically over one year.

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MADISON — When Shawn Ballard learned that there was an opening at Scott High School for a boys basketball coach, he jumped at the opportunity.

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CHARLESTON - Steven Moyers registered a career-high 8.1 scoreless innings and 10 strikeouts as West Virginia blanked Hickory, 1-0, Tuesday night at Appalachian Power Park.

MADISON - With Madison bringing back Senior League Baseball in 2018 thanks to the efforts of Boone County Circuit Judge William Thompson and a host of parents volunteering resources and time, Madison and Chapmanville fielded teams on Saturday at Scott High School with one game ending in a tie and the other resulting in a Chapmanville victory.

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Below is the 2019 Cardinal Conference football master schedule.

Thursday, Aug. 29

*Chapmanville vs. Sissonville at Charleston's Laidley Field, 7:30 p.m.

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St. ALBANS - After years of coming so close, the Boone Northern 9-11 year old baseball team defeated St. Albans All-Stars soundly in a double elimination tournament 16-1 and 26-0 to win the 9-11 year old West Virginia District 3 banner at Kirk field located in St. Albans.

MADISON - Seven schools joined the Scott High Lady Skyhawks soccer team at the school's first Soccer-Rama event as part of their three-week-long summer conditioning.

SETH - After a back injury caused her to miss her entire junior season of softball, Sherman High's Haylee Clendenin returned to the field of play to help lead the Sherman High softball team to the Class A Championship in 2019.

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

It has been several months since my last column as we've had a pretty eventful spring sports season. I wanted to congratulate all of our spring sports participants on one of the most exciting seasons the county has ever had. For this column, I want to focus on Sherman High School.

SOUTH CHARLESTON - Rhett Heston caught a short pass from Connor Neal and turned it into a 73-yard touchdown pm Kime 9 as the North hung on for an 8-6 victory in the 66th WCHS-TV 8/Fox 11 North-South All-Star Football Classic on a drizzly afternoon at South Charleston High School.

Now that summer has arrived, so does the risk of heat illness. Overexposure to heat while exercising can adversely affect athletic performance and, in some instances, pose a serious health threat.

CHARLESTON - Sherman High School pitcher JT Hensley earned First Team Class A All-State honors for his play on the field in 2019 by the West Virginia Sportswriters Association.

MADISON - With summer conditioning underway for soccer teams across the state, Scott High School's Lady Hawks squad will be holding a set of friendly matches in an event dubbed Soccer-Rama.

HUNTINGTON - The official song of the United States Military Academy is known as "The Army Goes Rolling Along."

In 2025, when the Army football team goes rolling along, it's first stop will be in Huntington.

CHARLESTON - State Softball Champion Sherman High School's Autumn Thompson has been named the captain of the 2019 Class A All-State softball team as released b

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Sunday June 9, marks the last day of the WVDNR's free fishing weekend for the year. If you haven't had a chance to participate, there are a few hours left. The WVDNR sets aside one weekend a year where anyone can go fishing and you don't even need a license.

CHARLESTON - Frankfort's Chandler Rhodes hit a routine fly ball to the Scott outfield that was misplayed in the eighth inning to give the Falcons a 3-2 win over the Skyhawks in eight innings Friday night at Appalachian Power Park and send Frankfort to Saturday's Class AA championship game against Bridgeport.

MADISON - As Scott High School's baseball team (28-7) entered state tournament play on Thursday versus Frankfort (26-5), no players on the Skyhawk squad had provided more clutch moments than seniors Nathan Kuhn and Isaac Miller this season.

CHARLESTON - Weather permitting, Scott High School will have a hardball showdown with Frankfort this evening at Appalachian Power Park for a shot at the Class AA title game on Saturday.

RED JACKET - Talented multi-sport athletes, brothers Drew and Devin Hatfield, are on the move once again as they have officially enrolled back at Mingo Central High School this past week according to multiple reliable sources.

MADISON - The Scott High baseball team punched their ticket to the state tournament and secured a Regional Championship coupled with an opportunity to play among the elite Class AA squads in West Virginia with an 8-0 win over Point Pleasant in Madison.

VIENNA - Sherman High and Wheeling Central kicked off Class A play in Vienna for the state softball tournament on May 22 as the Lady Tide disposed of the reigning state champs, 8-1.

VIENNA - Sherman coach Jim Henderson put it best after a win over Wheeling Central last Wednesday morning.

"We are here for a reason and we just have to keep doing the things that make us a good softball team," he said. "We're ready for this and we can't wait to get back out there."

POINT PLEASANT - Scott High's baseball team forced a game three in Class AA Region 4 action in Point Pleasant as the Skyhawks held off a late rally by the Big Blacks and won, 11-7.

MADISON - The Scott High baseball team punched their ticket to the state tournament and secured a Regional Championship coupled with an opportunity to play among the elite Class AA squads in WV with an 8-0 win over Point Pleasant in Madison.

VIENNA - Sherman High and Wheeling Central kicked off Class A play in Vienna for the state softball tournament on Wednesday morning as the Lady Tide disposed of the reigning state champs, 8-1.

VAN - It was a hard season for the Bulldogs. Their 2-21 record showed the difficulty of facing a number of tough opponents as a squad largely made up of newcomers to the game.

CHARLESTON - Scott High and Sherman High track and field athletes attended the West Virginia State Meet at Laidley Field on Friday and Saturday.

The team, which graduates two seniors in Allison Matthews and Tori Allen, enjoyed more consistent hitting as the season went on. Defensive struggles and a small bullpen led to a number of losses for the team, and a mid-season change in pitching meant that the Lady Hawks would need to adapt to the sudden shift.