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Kyle Lovern

Position: Sports Editor
E-Mail Address: klovern@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 304-235-4242
Kyle Lovern on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gilbert-Times/109374279101319


About Kyle Lovern

Kyle Lovern, sports editor of the Williamson Daily News, is a graduate of Williamson High School and Bluefield State College, who also holds a degree from Southern West Virginia Community College. He is a longtime member of the West Virginia Sportswriters Association and the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association."I love this community and this newspaper," Lovern said. "There's no place I'd rather live and no place I would rather work It's like coming home." You can contact Kyle at 304-235-4242, ext. 33, or at klovern@civitasmedia.com.

Latest Stories by Kyle Lovern

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins and Kansas State counterpart Bruce Weber had vastly differing opinions of the No. 17 Mountaineers' rough-and-tumble, 65-59 victory Tuesday night.
“I thought it was beautiful,” Huggins said. “I've never had an ugly win, ever.”
If ever there was one, though, this m

WVU tops K-State

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins and Kansas State counterpart Bruce Weber had vastly differing opinions of the No. 17 Mountaineers' rough-and-tumble, 65-59 victory Tuesday night. “I thought it was beautiful,” Huggins said. “I've never had an ugly win, ever.” If ever there was one, though, this m

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
WILLIAMSON – Local resident Greta Ferrell has taken her love of antiques and flea markets and turned it into one of Williamson's newest businesses.
Ferrell, along with her husband Paul and daughter Marisa, have stocked their new store – Junk and Disorderly – with an assortment of antiques

Junk and Disorderly

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com WILLIAMSON – Local resident Greta Ferrell has taken her love of antiques and flea markets and turned it into one of Williamson's newest businesses. Ferrell, along with her husband Paul and daughter Marisa, have stocked their new store – Junk and Disorderly – with an assortment of antiques

Tug Valley and Mingo Central will both take part in the Huntington Invitational (formerly the St. Joe tourney) this weekend.
The event, which features 28 games, actually starts on Wednesday and ends on Saturday night.
The round-robin action event, being played at the Big Sandy Arena, features 20 boys' and girls' high school basketball games, some

Tug Valley, Mingo Central playing in Huntington Invitational

Tug Valley and Mingo Central will both take part in the Huntington Invitational (formerly the St. Joe tourney) this weekend. The event, which features 28 games, actually starts on Wednesday and ends on Saturday night. The round-robin action event, being played at the Big Sandy Arena, features 20 boys' and girls' high school basketball games, some

Bluefield told to forfeit 3 wins for using ineligible player

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — Bluefield High School has been ordered to forfeit three boys' basketball victories for using an ineligible player. Principal Mike Collins told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that the Secondary School Activities Commission informed the school that it must forfeit December wins over Graham, Virginia; Princeton and Parker

It's hard to believe, but the high school basketball regular season is more than halfway over.
The post season is right around the corner and all five of our area teams could do well in the tournaments.
Tug Valley is peaking at the right time and their younger players keep getting better. That was evident in their recent win over Mingo Central wh

High school basketball season more than half over

It's hard to believe, but the high school basketball regular season is more than halfway over. The post season is right around the corner and all five of our area teams could do well in the tournaments. Tug Valley is peaking at the right time and their younger players keep getting better. That was evident in their recent win over Mingo Central wh

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
The Tug Valley Panthers, coming off a big win over county rival Mingo Central, moved back into the AP top 10 this week.
The Panthers of Coach Garland “Rabbit” Thompson are ranked No. 10 in Class A. They were on the outside looking in at No. 11 last week.
Tug Valley has a record of 7-3 and will

Tug Valley moves into top 10

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com The Tug Valley Panthers, coming off a big win over county rival Mingo Central, moved back into the AP top 10 this week. The Panthers of Coach Garland “Rabbit” Thompson are ranked No. 10 in Class A. They were on the outside looking in at No. 11 last week. Tug Valley has a record of 7-3 and will

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Mingo Central senior Dikembe Dixson is shown with Coach Brad Napier, right, and McDonald's of Gilbert manager Chris Connolly, left, being presented a certificate and basketball for his nomination to the McDonald's All-American high school team. The ceremony was held this past Friday prior to the Tug Valley game at the MCHS gym.

Dixson Nominated

Kyle Lovern/WDN Mingo Central senior Dikembe Dixson is shown with Coach Brad Napier, right, and McDonald's of Gilbert manager Chris Connolly, left, being presented a certificate and basketball for his nomination to the McDonald's All-American high school team. The ceremony was held this past Friday prior to the Tug Valley game at the MCHS gym.

The award-winning feature film, “Moving Mountains,” is coming to the Southside Mall Theatre February 7, at 12 noon.
On the big screen will be a number of local residents, including Arlene and Luther Varney and Kathryn Krasse. Much of the filming took place in Mingo County in August and September 2012.
Starring legendary actress Theres

“Moving Mountains” coming to the Southside Mall Theatre

The award-winning feature film, “Moving Mountains,” is coming to the Southside Mall Theatre February 7, at 12 noon. On the big screen will be a number of local residents, including Arlene and Luther Varney and Kathryn Krasse. Much of the filming took place in Mingo County in August and September 2012. Starring legendary actress Theres

MORGANTOWN (AP) - You'll learn a lot about another person once you live with them.
You find out what they like, what they don't like. If they're clean or if they're a slob.
You'll also learn if you trust them or not.
For West Virginia roommates Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles Jr., they put their trust on display in front of a crowd of 12,756 insid

Freshmen roommates step up for WVU

MORGANTOWN (AP) - You'll learn a lot about another person once you live with them. You find out what they like, what they don't like. If they're clean or if they're a slob. You'll also learn if you trust them or not. For West Virginia roommates Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles Jr., they put their trust on display in front of a crowd of 12,756 insid

WILLIAMSON – The West Virginia State Police (WVSP) are looking for Sandra Prater of the Delbarton area in connection with drug trafficking in southern West Virginia.
On Wednesday the WVSP made the first of what will likely be many drug arrests in the region.
Troopers brought into custody Ronnie Campbell, 40, of the Delbarton-Ragland area an

WVSP looking for more drug suspects

WILLIAMSON – The West Virginia State Police (WVSP) are looking for Sandra Prater of the Delbarton area in connection with drug trafficking in southern West Virginia. On Wednesday the WVSP made the first of what will likely be many drug arrests in the region. Troopers brought into custody Ronnie Campbell, 40, of the Delbarton-Ragland area an

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
RED JACKET – Tug Valley continued its winning streak over Mingo Central Friday night with an exciting 55-51 win on Miner Mountain at the MCHS gym. It was the 8th straight win for the Panthers over the Miners.
The game was played before a packed house estimated at near capacity of 2,500. The fans had

Tug whips Mingo

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com RED JACKET – Tug Valley continued its winning streak over Mingo Central Friday night with an exciting 55-51 win on Miner Mountain at the MCHS gym. It was the 8th straight win for the Panthers over the Miners. The game was played before a packed house estimated at near capacity of 2,500. The fans had

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83
MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Sports Writer
Even as the Chicago Cubs lost one game after another, Ernie Banks never lost hope.
That was the charm of “Mr. Cub.”
Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP who always maintained his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite decades of playi

Mr. Cub Ernie Banks dies

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83 MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Sports Writer Even as the Chicago Cubs lost one game after another, Ernie Banks never lost hope. That was the charm of “Mr. Cub.” Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP who always maintained his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite decades of playi

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
RED JACKET – Tug Valley continued its winning streak over Mingo Central Friday night with an exciting 55-51 win on Miner Mountain at the MCHS gym. It was the 8th straight win for the Panthers over the Miners.
The game was played before a packed house estimated at near capacity of 2,500. The fans had

Tug whips Mingo

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com RED JACKET – Tug Valley continued its winning streak over Mingo Central Friday night with an exciting 55-51 win on Miner Mountain at the MCHS gym. It was the 8th straight win for the Panthers over the Miners. The game was played before a packed house estimated at near capacity of 2,500. The fans had

Tug Valley wins eighth straight game over rival Miners

RED JACKET – The Tug Valley High School boys' basketball team continued its winning streak over Mingo Central Friday night with an exciting 55-51 win on Miner Mountain at the MCHS gym. It was the 8th straight win for the Panthers over the Miners. The game was played before a packed house estimated at near capacity of 2,500. The fans had to

Submitted Article
With the start of the 2015 Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) season less than two months away no one is looking forward to it more than 22-year-old Justin Kirk. The third-generation racer from Lenore, WV, is excited about stepping into Randy Kelley's supercharged dragster and going after Rookie of the Year honors and ma

Third generation of Kirk Racking ready to take on PDRA top dragster

Submitted Article With the start of the 2015 Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) season less than two months away no one is looking forward to it more than 22-year-old Justin Kirk. The third-generation racer from Lenore, WV, is excited about stepping into Randy Kelley's supercharged dragster and going after Rookie of the Year honors and ma

A few months ago I was having some health issues and a dear friend, Mary Kay Marcum sent dinner for my husband and myself. She had made a Cabbage Casserole and I absolutely loved it! Along with it she sent corn, mashed potatoes and cornbread. It was delicious!
Recently my daughter in law, Mary gave me a cookbook called “Weaver School Family

Cabbage Casserole; Debbie's Cooking Corner

A few months ago I was having some health issues and a dear friend, Mary Kay Marcum sent dinner for my husband and myself. She had made a Cabbage Casserole and I absolutely loved it! Along with it she sent corn, mashed potatoes and cornbread. It was delicious! Recently my daughter in law, Mary gave me a cookbook called “Weaver School Family

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
GOODY, Ky. – The Magoffin County Hornets stung the Belfry Pirates 73-61 Thursday night at the BHS gym.
Junior guard Nathan Copley led the Pirates with 22 points in a losing cause. Xondre Willis, a reserve junior guard, was the only other player in double digits with 12 points.
Magoffin County placed

Hornets sting Bucs

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com GOODY, Ky. – The Magoffin County Hornets stung the Belfry Pirates 73-61 Thursday night at the BHS gym. Junior guard Nathan Copley led the Pirates with 22 points in a losing cause. Xondre Willis, a reserve junior guard, was the only other player in double digits with 12 points. Magoffin County placed

The planning committee for the American Cancer's Relay for Life of Tug Valley held the 2015 Kickoff Meeting January 17th at the Bethel Temple in Williamson. The committee discussed plans for the 2015 event which is scheduled for June 19, 2015 in Williamson at the Jim Van Zant Baseball Field at Lefty Hamilton Park in West Williamson.
Shelli May, Co

Relay for Life of Tug Valley-2015

The planning committee for the American Cancer's Relay for Life of Tug Valley held the 2015 Kickoff Meeting January 17th at the Bethel Temple in Williamson. The committee discussed plans for the 2015 event which is scheduled for June 19, 2015 in Williamson at the Jim Van Zant Baseball Field at Lefty Hamilton Park in West Williamson. Shelli May, Co

Staff Report
CHARLESTON - On Wednesday Mingo County House of Delegate member Justin Marcum (Dem.) introduced two pieces of legislation that will help attract jobs to southern West Virginia.
Marcum was joined in this effort by Delegates H.K. White (Mingo), Rupie Phillips (Logan), Eldridge (Lincoln) Perdue (Wayne) and many others. The pieces of leg

Marcum introduces two bills to help promote jobs

Staff Report CHARLESTON - On Wednesday Mingo County House of Delegate member Justin Marcum (Dem.) introduced two pieces of legislation that will help attract jobs to southern West Virginia. Marcum was joined in this effort by Delegates H.K. White (Mingo), Rupie Phillips (Logan), Eldridge (Lincoln) Perdue (Wayne) and many others. The pieces of leg

Too often we make the mistake of remembering what we should forget—our hurts, failures and disappointments—and we forget what we should remember—our victories, accomplishments and the times we have made it through – Joel Osteen
Romans 3:23 states that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
As I read the above

We are human and make mistakes

Too often we make the mistake of remembering what we should forget—our hurts, failures and disappointments—and we forget what we should remember—our victories, accomplishments and the times we have made it through – Joel Osteen Romans 3:23 states that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. As I read the above





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