GAULEY BRIDGE — As a late-morning chill began to dissipate and a blue sky beckoned, three area high school softball teams took their cues.

SMITHERS — The Valley High School softball and baseball teams aim to make the most of their final campaigns.

Local fans will get the chance to see two action-packed Appalachian Championship Wrestling shows in the area this weekend.

Below is a list of some scheduled spring sports contests — weather permitting — 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):

City Hoops initiated 2019 tournament play last weekend in Smithers. The tournament continues this coming weekend at Valley High School.

Midland Trail advanced in Class A Region 3, Section 1 girls tournament play with a 78-44 triumph over visiting Valley Wednesday.

Three Fayette County boys teams remain alive in section basketball play. Following is a brief preview of Wednesday and Thursday games involving all three squads:

The Valley Greyhounds will get at least one more opportunity to shine in front of their home crowd.

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):

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