Labor Day weekend might be the unofficial end of summer, but there are plenty of opportunities in the coming months for fishing adventures in the Mountain State, according to fish management officials for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

Days after laying out a plan for fall sports to get started in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission released two sets of guideline modifications to carry all sports through the season.

Beginning July 1, several changes went into effect concerning the state's fall hunting seasons for white-tailed deer, wild turkey and black bear.

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and Bridge Haven Golf Club will present the inaugural New River Gorge Golf Classic on Wednesday, Aug. 19, followed by a Business After Hours event at the clubhouse. The Business After Hours ticket will include one drink and food.

West Virginia bears begin leaving their dens around mid-March. They emerge hungry and looking for food. People who feed them by accident or design put themselves, their property and especially the bears at risk.

Gov. Jim Justice on May 4 announced that West Virginia residents can enjoy another month of free fishing. The requirement to possess a fishing license to fish in state-regulated waters has been waived for state residents through May 31.

MORGANTOWN — Noah Adams' perfect season didn’t have the perfect ending.

The suspension of open fishing tournaments in West Virginia has been extended through May 3 in compliance with Gov. Jim Justice’s stay-at-home executive order, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announced on April 13.

After the graduation of perennial all-stater Katy Darnell, opposing teams knew junior Kalissa Lacy would be the focal point of George Washington's offense.

Following are the All-Mountain State Athletic Conference girls and boys basketball teams for 2019-20 (as provided by the Charleston Gazette-Mail):

In an effort to protect the public from the spread of the coronavirus, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has canceled sectional meetings on proposed hunting and fishing regulations scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.

In its Class AAA Region 3, Section 2 semifinal matchup on March 3 against Riverside at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center, the main thing top-seeded Woodrow Wilson had to be concerned with was its own mental makeup.

Riverside High senior Austin Chapman capped a standout high school wrestling career with the ultimate prize, a state championship, this past weekend.

FAYETTEVILLE — On the second night of the 2020 Fayette County Middle School Basketball Tournament Thursday at the Fayette County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building, the two top seeds were among the teams which advanced to Friday's championship matchups.

FAYETTEVILLE — The Meadow Bridge and Midland Trail girls and the Meadow Bridge boys were first-night winners in the 2020 Fayette County Middle School Basketball Tournament Wednesday at the Fayette County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building.

The Fayette County Middle School Basketball Tournament will run from Wednesday, Feb. 19 to Friday, Feb. 21 at the Fayette County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building in Fayetteville.

For nearly a quarter-century at Brooke Point (Va.) High School, Joe Kania helped mold the lives of young men and impart upon them some basketball knowledge in the process.

Facing MSAC foe Huntington on Jan. 10, the Riverside girls enjoyed a brief third-period flurry that cut the deficit to single digits, but they eventually fell, 71-48.

Below are upcoming basketball games and wrestling matches in the local area (taken from available schedules on www.wvssac.org; changes can be sent to fayettesports@gmail.com):

A group of Glenville State College student athletes recently traveled to WVU Medicine Children's to visit with patients and their families within the pediatric, PICU, and NICU units. The group handed out mini footballs and softballs that were donated by Tom and Pam Ratliff and decorated by t…

QUINCY — Cabell Midland, No. 2 in The Associated Press Class AAA boys basketball poll, rolled to an 83-54 victory over Riverside Tuesday in high school action.

SMITHERS — One had a much easier test than the other, but both George Washington Middle School teams captured championships Saturday in the Valley Holiday Invitational Tournament.

Below are upcoming basketball games and wrestling matches in the local area (taken from available schedules on www.wvssac.org; changes can be sent to fayettesports@gmail.com):

The East Bank High School All Athlete Breakfast was staged on Saturday, Dec. 21 at East Bank Middle School. About 50 former coaches and Pioneer team members gathered to have some breakfast and catch up with each other. Larry Green, one of the organizers, said they hope to have the event agai…

The Fayetteville Pirate girls notched a 33-22 triumph over the visiting Valley Greyhounds in middle school basketball action on Thursday, Dec. 19.

MARTINSBURG — Martinsburg has ruled high school football for the soon-to-conclude decade. The Bulldogs' eight Class AAA state championships in 10 seasons provide all of the necessary evidence.

A pair of East Bank graduates are inviting Pioneers from near and far to the East Bank High School All Athlete Breakfast later this month.

Following a centuries-old tradition, young Elijah Baker went hunting with his father, Evan Baker, on Saturday and bagged his first deer.

In late November, the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission released new athletic classifications based on school enrollment figures, and Oak Hill High is one of the schools on the move.

Riverside High School senior Trevor Carson finished strong Saturday to garner a sixth-place finish in the Class AAA boys portion of the WVSSAC State Cross Country Championships at Cabell Midland High School.

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