Quantcast


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

Sherman loses in sectionals

NAUGATUCK – The Tug Valley High School basketball team began the road to the state tournament on Tuesday night with a 75-48 Class A sectional tourney victory over Sherman in a game played at the Panthers' home gym. Tug Valley is slated to play Greater Beckley Christian (GBC) for the Region 3, Section 1 championship on Friday, however, the we

Woman's Club Yard Sale

Staff Report The Williamson Woman's Club will be holding its annual indoor yard sale this Saturday. Tug Valley residents will have an opportunity to beat the weather and help the community on March 7. The GFWC-WV Williamson Woman's Club Saturday is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cinderella Theater on Third Avenue in downtown Williamson. The sale

Thousands without power in WV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A late-winter storm has knocked out electricity to about 80,000 customers in West Virginia. FirstEnergy reported about 41,000 customers without power at midday Thursday. Appalachian Power has about 39,000 outages. Both utilities say many roads remain impassible and are hampering power-restoration efforts. They are br

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
Needless to say the emergency situation in West Virginia and Kentucky has caused postponements of tournament basketball games in the region. Flood waters and then more hazardous winter weather hit the area forcing the cancelation of school and games.
The Mingo Central girls' co-regional championship game w

Basketball tourney games rescheduled

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com Needless to say the emergency situation in West Virginia and Kentucky has caused postponements of tournament basketball games in the region. Flood waters and then more hazardous winter weather hit the area forcing the cancelation of school and games. The Mingo Central girls' co-regional championship game w

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
Needless to say the emergency situation in West Virginia and Kentucky has caused postponements of tournament basketball games in the region. Flood waters and then more hazardous winter weather hit the area forcing the cancelation of school and games.
The Mingo Central girls' co-regional championship game w

Basketball tourney games rescheduled

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com Needless to say the emergency situation in West Virginia and Kentucky has caused postponements of tournament basketball games in the region. Flood waters and then more hazardous winter weather hit the area forcing the cancelation of school and games. The Mingo Central girls' co-regional championship game w

NAUGATUCK – The Tug Valley High School basketball team began the road to the state tournament on Tuesday night with a 75-48 Class A sectional tourney victory over Sherman in a game played at the Panthers' home gym.
Tug Valley is slated to play Greater Beckley Christian (GBC) for the Region 3, Section 1 championship on Friday, however, the we

Panthers set to host GBC in sectional finals

NAUGATUCK – The Tug Valley High School basketball team began the road to the state tournament on Tuesday night with a 75-48 Class A sectional tourney victory over Sherman in a game played at the Panthers' home gym. Tug Valley is slated to play Greater Beckley Christian (GBC) for the Region 3, Section 1 championship on Friday, however, the we

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
NAUGATUCK – Tug Valley began the road to the state tournament on Tuesday night with a 75-48 Class A sectional tourney victory over Sherman in a game played at the Panther's home gym.
Tug Valley is slated to play Greater Beckley Christian (GBC) for the Region 3, Section 1 championship on Friday, howev

Tug rolls Tide

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com NAUGATUCK – Tug Valley began the road to the state tournament on Tuesday night with a 75-48 Class A sectional tourney victory over Sherman in a game played at the Panther's home gym. Tug Valley is slated to play Greater Beckley Christian (GBC) for the Region 3, Section 1 championship on Friday, howev

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Bill Self has won 190 of the 199 games he's coached in Allen Fieldhouse. This may have been the most satisfying, and improbable, of them all.
The ninth-ranked Jayhawks were down 18 points to No. 20 West Virginia, a team that had beaten them on the road two weeks earlier. They would be outrebounded 46-34. Two of their be

Kansas rallies to beat WVU in OT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Bill Self has won 190 of the 199 games he's coached in Allen Fieldhouse. This may have been the most satisfying, and improbable, of them all. The ninth-ranked Jayhawks were down 18 points to No. 20 West Virginia, a team that had beaten them on the road two weeks earlier. They would be outrebounded 46-34. Two of their be

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
Mingo Central's Dikembe Dixson leads the Cardinal Conference in scoring with a 21.1 point per game average.
His teammates Dalton Hatfield and Montrell Dixson are also in the top 10. Hatfield is sixth with a 15.1 ppg average, while Montrell comes in at 14.3 ppg.
The closest to Dikembe in the scoring race i

Dixson leads conference in scoring; Mingo 2nd in standings

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com Mingo Central's Dikembe Dixson leads the Cardinal Conference in scoring with a 21.1 point per game average. His teammates Dalton Hatfield and Montrell Dixson are also in the top 10. Hatfield is sixth with a 15.1 ppg average, while Montrell comes in at 14.3 ppg. The closest to Dikembe in the scoring race i

Kyle Lovern/WDN
The Tug River is on the rise today (Wednesday), March 4th, but is not expected to reach severe flood levels. Although the entire region is under a flash flood watch and a flash flood warning for some creeks and smaller streams.
Kyle Lovern/WDN
As usual the road at Toler, Ky. is flooded by Pond Creek. This photo was taken at the o

Flood Warning

Kyle Lovern/WDN The Tug River is on the rise today (Wednesday), March 4th, but is not expected to reach severe flood levels. Although the entire region is under a flash flood watch and a flash flood warning for some creeks and smaller streams. Kyle Lovern/WDN As usual the road at Toler, Ky. is flooded by Pond Creek. This photo was taken at the o

Logan County hit hard by flooding

By Owen Wells owells@civitasmedia.com LOGAN — On Wednesday morning, March, 4, the Logan area was hit by flooding to low lying areas as creeks, streams and rivers swelled to push past their banks. Many residents nervously watched the rushing waters push close to the bottoms of bridges, carve new paths around buildings and force road closures

PAUL NEWBERRY
AP Sports Writer
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kentucky has been in some close games.
This was a new predicament, however.
With just over 9 minutes to go, the top-ranked Wildcats found themselves down by nine points, facing an inspired Georgia team and a hostile crowd, their perfect season very much in jeopardy.
No problem.
Kentucky

Top-ranked Kentucky makes it 30-0

PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kentucky has been in some close games. This was a new predicament, however. With just over 9 minutes to go, the top-ranked Wildcats found themselves down by nine points, facing an inspired Georgia team and a hostile crowd, their perfect season very much in jeopardy. No problem. Kentucky

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
Williamson Memorial Hospital (WMH) will no longer be delivering newborns at its facility effective April 1.
The facility will also not seek approval to reinstitute services in its cardiac cath lab.
The Williamson Daily News was issued the following statement Tuesday morning by WMH CEO Cindy Segar-Miller's

Williamson Memorial halting some services

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com Williamson Memorial Hospital (WMH) will no longer be delivering newborns at its facility effective April 1. The facility will also not seek approval to reinstitute services in its cardiac cath lab. The Williamson Daily News was issued the following statement Tuesday morning by WMH CEO Cindy Segar-Miller's

By Courtney Lovern
For the Daily News
PIKEVILLE, Ky. - After winning the 60th district championship versus Lawrence County in their last game, the Belfry Lady Pirates (16-11) got back on the floor to face the East Ridge Lady Warriors (18-11) for the first round of the 15th region tournament. The Lady Pirates snuck away with a 72-63 win over the L

Lady Pirates top East Ridge

By Courtney Lovern For the Daily News PIKEVILLE, Ky. - After winning the 60th district championship versus Lawrence County in their last game, the Belfry Lady Pirates (16-11) got back on the floor to face the East Ridge Lady Warriors (18-11) for the first round of the 15th region tournament. The Lady Pirates snuck away with a 72-63 win over the L

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) cosponsored legislation introduced today that would prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from retroactively vetoing valid permits, as happened at the Spruce No. 1 mine in Logan County.
The bill enjoys the support of the entire U.S. House of Representatives delegation f

Rep. Jenkins Cosponsors Spruce Mine Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) cosponsored legislation introduced today that would prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from retroactively vetoing valid permits, as happened at the Spruce No. 1 mine in Logan County. The bill enjoys the support of the entire U.S. House of Representatives delegation f

​​CHARLESTON – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued a statewide “State of Preparedness,” mobilizing state resources to help keep West Virginians safe during potential severe weather.
“Snow and ice are thawing and melting across the state, heavy rainfall is predicted for many areas, and large amounts of snow could

Governor Tomblin issues Statewide State of Preparedness

​​CHARLESTON – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued a statewide “State of Preparedness,” mobilizing state resources to help keep West Virginians safe during potential severe weather. “Snow and ice are thawing and melting across the state, heavy rainfall is predicted for many areas, and large amounts of snow could

JONATHAN MATTISE
Associated Press
CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill to ban abortion 20 weeks after conception for the second straight year, saying it's unconstitutional.
Despite the Democrat's disapproval, there's little doubt the Republican-led Legislature will override his decision and cement the ban into law them

W.Va. governor vetoes 20-week abortion ban

JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill to ban abortion 20 weeks after conception for the second straight year, saying it's unconstitutional. Despite the Democrat's disapproval, there's little doubt the Republican-led Legislature will override his decision and cement the ban into law them

Both Tug Valley and Mingo Central will have new baseball coaches this spring. Mark Samuels will be the head man for the Panthers replacing Seth Ooten, while Jared Lester will take over on the diamond for the Miners replacing Josh Sammons. Those two hires were approved by the Mingo County BOE last week.
… Bennett West, the longtime scorekeepe

This and that from the sports world

Both Tug Valley and Mingo Central will have new baseball coaches this spring. Mark Samuels will be the head man for the Panthers replacing Seth Ooten, while Jared Lester will take over on the diamond for the Miners replacing Josh Sammons. Those two hires were approved by the Mingo County BOE last week. … Bennett West, the longtime scorekeepe

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
LOGAN – For the first time in school history the Mingo Central Miners boys' basketball team will be headed to the sectional championship game.
On Monday night the Miners of Coach Brad Napier upended the Scott Skyhawks 58-42 in the Region 4, Section 2, Class AA semi-finals at Willie Akers Arena in Log

Mingo Central advances

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com LOGAN – For the first time in school history the Mingo Central Miners boys' basketball team will be headed to the sectional championship game. On Monday night the Miners of Coach Brad Napier upended the Scott Skyhawks 58-42 in the Region 4, Section 2, Class AA semi-finals at Willie Akers Arena in Log

WV Boys Basketball Poll

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Associated Press high school boys basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and total points: Team Record Pts. Prv. Class AAA 1. Capital (8) 17-3 80 2 2. Parkersburg South 19-3 65 1 3. South Charleston 19-3 55 3 4. Morgantown 18-4 52 4 5. Greenbrier East 20-2 49 5 6. Hurricane 17-5 42 6 7. Hun





Featured Businesses


Poll



Info Minute



Gas Prices

Hazard Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com