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Yankees eliminated in Wooden Bat Tournament
Summersville Middle School Yankees Upper Deck wooden bat summer baseball league award winners, front, from left, first team varsity pitcher Ira England, first team varsity position player Grayson Kesterson, Coach of the Year Lake Eary, first team varsity position player Logan Nicholas and first team varsity pitcher Cole Brown. Back, from left, Coach Larry Kesterson, Coach Robbie Brown and Coach Jeremy Nicholas.

The Summersville Middle School Yankees saw their season come to an end when they were eliminated in the middle school varsity division tournament of the Upper Deck wooden bat summer baseball league in Beckley.

Summersville, seeded No. 2 in the tournament based upon regular season play, was defeated 10-5 by No. 3-seeded Park in the semifinal round on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 1.

The Yankees finished 11-5-1 on the season.

Summersville concluded the regular season with a 6-6 tie against Park on Monday evening, July 27. The game ended deadlocked because only one additional inning is permitted after the game limit of two hours, 15 minutes.

A run-scoring single by Cole Brown in the bottom of the sixth inning knotted the game 5-5.

Park added a run in the top of the seventh inning to go ahead 6-5.

Summersville again tied the score 6-6 on an RBI-single by Braden Brown to complete the scoring.

Cole Brown was 1 for 2 at the plate and Braden Brown was 1 for 3.

In the 10-5 tournament loss to Park, Cole Brown was 3 for 3 at the plate. The losing pitcher was Cole Brown.





Nicholas County Blizzard defeats Shady Spring

The Nicholas County Blizzard closed out the regular season last week with a 10-6 victory over Shady Spring in the high school division of the Upper Deck summer baseball league in Beckley.

The win improved Nicholas County to 9-1 on the season.

Andrew Hughes was 3 for 5 at the plate for Summersville. Hughes was also the winning pitcher.

Nicholas County will begin play in the high school division league tournament this weekend. The Blizzard are the No. 1 seeded team in the tournament based on regular season play. They received a first round bye and will start tournament play on Saturday, Aug. 8.





NCHS Cheerleading Tryouts Aug. 17

Tryouts for the Nicholas County High School cheerleading team will be held on Monday, Aug. 17, at 8:30 a.m. in the NCHS gymnasium. Please wear a mask. A physical examination and proof of insurance are also required.

Participants must wear blue shorts and a white t-shirt. Hair must be pulled up. Please carry your tennis shoes inside to keep the floor clean. Bring lots of water and a small lunch. You can also bring your own hand sanitizer.

Instruction will be in the morning and tryouts in the afternoon.

Parents are required to sign a COVID-19 release for their child.

For more information, call or text Wendy Roberts at 304-619-5411, Connie Rader at 304-619-6479 or Kaitlyn Peyatt at 304-651-9221.








WVSSAC issues guidelines for Restarting Activities

Athletes at Nicholas County High School and Richwood High School will soon get back to work.

The West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission (WVSSAC) recently issued recommendations and guidelines for the “re-start” of extracurricular activities in West Virginia schools.

The recommendations and guidelines were developed with guidance from the National Federation of High Schools, the Centers for Disease Control, the White House, the Office of the Governor, the West Virginia Department of Education, and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. All recommendations set forth in this document have been developed with the health, safety, and well-being of the student being of paramount importance.

The recommendations and guidelines contain a “phase in” approach that includes a period of non-sport specific strength and conditioning, Phases 1 and 2, and a three-week summer period that allows for sport-specific activities, Phase 3.