In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a youngster toiled on the playgrounds and in the gyms of eastern Kanawha County and beyond as he began to master the basketball skills which eventually led to an NBA world championship with the Miami Heat in 2006.

FAYETTEVILLE — Girls teams from Midland Trail and Collins and the boys squad from Midland Trail posted first-day wins in the Fayette County Middle School Basketball Tournament.

Collins Middle School will host the Fayette County Middle School Basketball Tournament on Feb. 13-15 at the Fayette County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building in Fayetteville.

Listed are Fayette County high school basketball team records and unofficial individual statistics through Monday. Averages and 3-point goals are taken from box scores available to The Fayette Tribune and The Montgomery Herald. Coaches or statisticians who wish to provide changes or updates …

The Upper Kanawha Valley Little League will have sign-ups during the City Hoops league games on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Valley High School in Smithers.

WHEELING — A Pro Football Hall of Famer and the most acclaimed basketball player in Virginia Tech history will be the 2019 inductees into the West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

BECKLEY — Senior Jimmy Harper put back an Adam Falbo miss with 2.7 seconds left to send Valley to the Class A championship game of the Big Atlantic Classic with a 63-61 victory over Van on Monday night at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center.

Below are Fayette County high school basketball team records through Tuesday and unofficial individual statistics through Saturday. Averages and 3-point goals are taken from box scores available to The Fayette Tribune and The Montgomery Herald. Coaches or statisticians who wish to provide ch…

SMITHERS — Class A No. 5 Greater Beckley Christian pulled away in the fourth quarter to vanquish Valley 76-58 Tuesday.

SMITHERS — Buoyed by an offensive attack that became more balanced as the game progressed, the Valley girls disposed of Meadow Bridge 67-40 Monday.

Below are unofficial Fayette County high school basketball statistics through Tuesday. Averages and 3-point goals are taken from box scores available to The Fayette Tribune and The Montgomery Herald. Coaches or statisticians who wish to provide changes or updates can do so:

Listed below are unofficial Fayette County high school basketball statistics through Tuesday. Averages and 3-point goals are taken from box scores available to The Fayette Tribune and The Montgomery Herald. Coaches or statisticians who wish to provide changes or updates can do so:

Listed below are unofficial Fayette County high school basketball statistics through the end of December. Averages and 3-point goals are taken from box scores available to The Fayette Tribune and The Montgomery Herald. Coaches or statisticians who wish to provide changes or updates can do so:

MONTGOMERY — The inaugural UKV YMCA Holiday Tournament, featuring local boys and girls high school basketball squads, will be contested on Dec. 28-29.

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds have announced the dates and locations of the public stops for the 2019 Reds Caravan, presented by the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network.

SMITHERS — A player forever synonymous with Valley High School basketball was recognized in special fashion in a gym where he once dazzled fans and befuddled foes.

MONTGOMERY — The Upper Kanawha Valley YMCA will offer up some Christmas cheer and a little bit of pool time today.

Below is a list of some scheduled winter sports contests as available on www.wvssac.org or from coaches and athletic directors (Makeup dates or other changes can be sent to skeenan@register-herald.com or fayettesports@gmail.com or by contacting Steve Keenan by phone or text):

MONTGOMERY — The inaugural UKV YMCA Holiday Tournament, featuring local boys and girls high school basketball squads, will be contested on Dec. 28-29.

Woodrow Wilson's Bryce Knapp was the 2018 Mountain State Athletic Conference volleyball player of the year, according to information supplied by the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

BLUEFIELD — Class AA No. 2 Bluefield rolled up 300 yards of offense and allowed No. 15 Oak Hill 75 net yards as the defending double-A champion Beavers rolled past the Red Devils 56-7 in their first round game at Mitchell Stadium on Friday.

Coaches at the college, high school, junior varsity, junior high and recreational league (adult or youth) levels are urged to submit game results, updated statistics or other information to The Montgomery Herald and The Fayette Tribune.

Region 3 high school cheer squads representing schools in all three WVSSAC classification levels competed Saturday at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.

This final season hasn't been the best for the Valley High football team, but they'll always have homecoming night.

The Valley High volleyball squad is in the midst of a late-season surge as postseason play rapidly approaches. Following is a recap of some of the team's recent action:

A 1-3 finish from Chris Barbera and Jonah Stevens powered the Woodrow Wilson boys cross-country squad to a runner-up finish in the MSAC championship meet last Wednesday.

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