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Summersville Little League hopes to Resume June 8

The Summersville Little League hopes to resume their season next month.

The season was suspended in March by Little League International after the outbreak of the coronavirus.

The league announced recently on their Facebook page that the Board of Directors had voted at a recent meeting to try and resume the 2020 season in June if they can meet the mandated guidelines that have yet to be established.

Gov. Jim Justice recently released a directive that the non-contact sports of baseball, softball and soccer could begin playing on June 8 under certain guidelines. Those guidelines have yet to be established but are expected to be announced the first week of June.

The league further stated that they have been in contact with representatives of the Nicholas County Health Department to seek guidance on best practices to follow and will adhere to all requirements set forth.




NCHS Athlete of the Year Levi Brake

Levi Brake named Nicholas County High School Athlete of the Year

Nicholas County High School has recognized senior Levi Brake as the 2020 Male Athlete of the Year.

Brake was a member of the wrestling, cross country and golf teams this past season.

He finished the wrestling season with a 55-2 record and was the state runner-up in the Class AA 138-pound weight class at the State High School Wrestling Tournament in Huntington. He lost the championship match by pin to Justin Bartee of Point Pleasant.

Brake was a Class AA Region 3 champion and was also named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Mountaineer Match-Up tournament in Clarksburg earlier in the season .

Levi leaves NCHS with the most match wins ever by an NCHS wrestler, with 181 and the most pins, with 105.

He was also a member of the Nicholas County High School Grizzly boys cross country team that qualified for the State Cross Country Tournament in Ona last fall.




Battle Run Beach and Campground Opening this week

The Battle Run Beach and Battle Run Campground recreational areas at Summersville Lake are opening this week.

According to West Virginia Governor Jim Justice’s campground operating guidelines, only West Virginia residents will be permitted to enter campgrounds until further notice. If someone has a camping reservation and isn’t a West Virginia resident, they are asked cancel their reservations on through June 9, 2020. All reservation fees for cancelled days will be automatically returned.

Day use fees are waived until Oct. 1, 2020. This includes boat launch and beach fees. Camping fees still apply.

Battle Run Campground opened on Wednesday to in-state residents. Register and check in at the booth. Visitors to campsites are limited. No more than 10 persons are permitted on a campsite at any time. A maximum of eight overnight campers are permitted. The wash houses are open and the playgrounds will remain closed.

The Battle Run boat launch ramp is open and launch fees are not being charged. The restroom is open.

The Battle Run beach will open on May 21. The restroom will be open. Beach traffic will be restricted to 50 percent of peak capacity and a specific number of parking spaces will be designated for beach customers. The beach will close to new customers each day when the designated parking spaces become full.

The Long Point Marina boat launch ramp is open. Launch fees are not being charged. The restroom is open.

The Salmon Recreation Area is open, including the restroom. Day-use fees are not being charged.

At the Summersville Dam picnic area on Route 129, shelters are open to groups of 25 or less. The restroom is open and the playground is closed.

All visitors are asked to follow these steps to recreate responsibly: honor the six feet social distancing rule, wear masks when required, practice good disinfecting procedures, stay home if you are sick or have symptoms, keep parks clean by practicing “pack in and pack out” etiquette and always wear a life jacket when near the water.

Also, if a Corps of Engineers employee, volunteer or contractor is working on your campsite or in your presence, please maintain social distancing.

For more information, please contact the office at 872-3412.