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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

Elderly Boone Co. man sentenced for selling drugs

By Fred Pace fpace@civitasmedia.com MADISON — A Danville man was sentenced to prison Thursday in Boone County Circuit Court for his role in selling drugs. David Green, 74, of Danville, received two to 30 years in prison in a sentence handed down by Boone County Circuit Court Judge William S. Thompson. Thompson also fined Green $50,000. G

TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer
CLEVELAND (AP) — Like a massive, unstoppable blue wave, Kentucky hit quickly and just kept coming. There was no escape for West Virginia, no place to hide.
The Wildcats were as advertised: too big, too strong, too everything. Just too good.
Perfect and pulverizing.
Trey Lyles scored 14 points, Andrew Harrison

Kentucky overwhelms West Virginia 78-39 in NCAA Sweet 16

TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Like a massive, unstoppable blue wave, Kentucky hit quickly and just kept coming. There was no escape for West Virginia, no place to hide. The Wildcats were as advertised: too big, too strong, too everything. Just too good. Perfect and pulverizing. Trey Lyles scored 14 points, Andrew Harrison

JOE KAY
AP Sports Writer
CINCINNATI (AP) — The rotation was Cincinnati's strength in an otherwise disappointing season last year. It's the Reds' biggest question as they try to move forward.
They're not sure what they're getting beyond 20-game-winner Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake, the only two holdovers who are healthy enough to pitch as the

Reds' rotation is focal point as they try to bounce back

JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The rotation was Cincinnati's strength in an otherwise disappointing season last year. It's the Reds' biggest question as they try to move forward. They're not sure what they're getting beyond 20-game-winner Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake, the only two holdovers who are healthy enough to pitch as the

TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer
CLEVELAND (AP) — Nothing has rattled Kentucky to this point. Unbeaten and unblemished, the Wildcats have handled every challenge this season.
They're 36 for 36 in their run at hoops immortality. An interesting test awaits.
Big Blue is about to face something it hasn't seen — a relentless, choking West Vi

Kentucky prepared to face “Press Virginia”

TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Nothing has rattled Kentucky to this point. Unbeaten and unblemished, the Wildcats have handled every challenge this season. They're 36 for 36 in their run at hoops immortality. An interesting test awaits. Big Blue is about to face something it hasn't seen — a relentless, choking West Vi

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
CHARLESTON - Two former Burch High School basketball coaches were honored at the recent W.Va. State High School Basketball Tournament for their accomplishments.
The late Bill Smith and his brother Mike Smith were presented with honors at halftime of the Class AAA game and also at a reception held by the WV

Bill and Mike Smith honored at State Tourney

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com CHARLESTON - Two former Burch High School basketball coaches were honored at the recent W.Va. State High School Basketball Tournament for their accomplishments. The late Bill Smith and his brother Mike Smith were presented with honors at halftime of the Class AAA game and also at a reception held by the WV

Kyle's Korner …
It is great to see that Mingo County Schools have started both baseball and softball programs at the middle school level.
These teams will be great feeder systems for the two high schools in the county, both Tug Valley and Mingo Central.
Coaches have been hired and the teams are already playing. Most of the teams have start

Mingo County starts middle school softball, baseball programs

Kyle's Korner … It is great to see that Mingo County Schools have started both baseball and softball programs at the middle school level. These teams will be great feeder systems for the two high schools in the county, both Tug Valley and Mingo Central. Coaches have been hired and the teams are already playing. Most of the teams have start

KYLE'S KORNER …
Living on the border of West Virginia and Kentucky – with neighboring Pike and Martin Counties – where there are rabid Wildcats fans, has gotten a little more interesting these past couple of days.
Local fans have shared jabs on social media about the upcoming game on Thursday night as the Mountaineers take on th

Kentucky, West Virginia game has local fans fired up

KYLE'S KORNER … Living on the border of West Virginia and Kentucky – with neighboring Pike and Martin Counties – where there are rabid Wildcats fans, has gotten a little more interesting these past couple of days. Local fans have shared jabs on social media about the upcoming game on Thursday night as the Mountaineers take on th

John Raby
AP Sports Writer
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has had his way against Kentucky's John Calipari over the years.
Huggins is 8-2 all-time against his close friend. Meeting No. 11 will be Huggins' greatest challenge against a Calipari-coached team when West Virginia takes on the NCAA Tournament's top overall seed in the Sweet 16 on Thur

WVU's Huggins looks for another win over Kentucky's Calipari

John Raby AP Sports Writer West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has had his way against Kentucky's John Calipari over the years. Huggins is 8-2 all-time against his close friend. Meeting No. 11 will be Huggins' greatest challenge against a Calipari-coached team when West Virginia takes on the NCAA Tournament's top overall seed in the Sweet 16 on Thur

Miners win first game over ACA

Staff Report WILLIAMSON - The Mingo Central Miners improved to 1-1 with an 8-2 victory over Ambassador Christian Academy (ACA) on Tuesday evening on Jim Van Zant Field in Williamson. The game was close until Mingo Central scored two runs in both the 3rd and 4th innings. Trevor Belcher led the Miners with three hits and one RBI and Noah Judge had

JONATHAN MATTISE
Associated Press
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed next year's state budget Tuesday after nixing about $11 million for a variety of programs, from higher education to health.
In a difficult budget year, the vetoes made it possible to rely on only $14.8 million from state reserves. The final budget also

W.Va. governor signs budget with $15M from reserves

JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed next year's state budget Tuesday after nixing about $11 million for a variety of programs, from higher education to health. In a difficult budget year, the vetoes made it possible to rely on only $14.8 million from state reserves. The final budget also

By Kyle Lovern
klovern@civitasmedia.com
GOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates downed Phelps 15-1 in a five inning mercy rule game on Tuesday, March 24 at the BHS baseball field.
Belfry was led in the hitting attack by Keaton Taylor with two singles, a walk, three runs and one RBI.
Garrett Fannin walked three times and had a sac fly.
Jordan Sco

Belfry tops Phelps

By Kyle Lovern klovern@civitasmedia.com GOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates downed Phelps 15-1 in a five inning mercy rule game on Tuesday, March 24 at the BHS baseball field. Belfry was led in the hitting attack by Keaton Taylor with two singles, a walk, three runs and one RBI. Garrett Fannin walked three times and had a sac fly. Jordan Sco

By Matt Welch
Times West Virginian
FAIRMONT — Fairmont Senior's Emily Stoller is the true definition of a floor general.
The senior utility player did a little bit of everything for the Lady Polar Bears during the 2014-15 girls' basketball season and was named the captain of the Class AA first-team all-state squad, chosen by the West Virgi

Class AA All-State girls team

By Matt Welch Times West Virginian FAIRMONT — Fairmont Senior's Emily Stoller is the true definition of a floor general. The senior utility player did a little bit of everything for the Lady Polar Bears during the 2014-15 girls' basketball season and was named the captain of the Class AA first-team all-state squad, chosen by the West Virgi

By Rich Stevens
Daily Mail
For the WVPA
CHARLESTON — The Poca High School boys basketball team discovered many rewards with its 27-0 season.
The Dots won the program's second Class AA championship, were the only double-A team to go undefeated with that many victories since the state went to a three-class system in 1959, and brothers Noah

Dikembe Dixson selected to Class AA All-State team

By Rich Stevens Daily Mail For the WVPA CHARLESTON — The Poca High School boys basketball team discovered many rewards with its 27-0 season. The Dots won the program's second Class AA championship, were the only double-A team to go undefeated with that many victories since the state went to a three-class system in 1959, and brothers Noah

Blankenship pleads not guilty

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship on Tuesday entered another plea of not guilty to federal charges stemming from the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades. Blankenship entered his plea at an arraignment hearing in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge R. Clarke Vandervort in Beckley. The hearing came after a gran

By KYLE LUTZ
Staff Writer
For the WVPA
CHARLESTON - Anybody that even remotely follows West Virginia high school boys' basketball knows the name Chase Harler. And why shouldn't they? Harler, a junior at Wheeling Central high school committed to play for West Virginia University before the 2014-2015 season even began. As a sophomore, he was a key

Harler heads Class A

By KYLE LUTZ Staff Writer For the WVPA CHARLESTON - Anybody that even remotely follows West Virginia high school boys' basketball knows the name Chase Harler. And why shouldn't they? Harler, a junior at Wheeling Central high school committed to play for West Virginia University before the 2014-2015 season even began. As a sophomore, he was a key

MORGANTOWN -The Mountaineer Ticket Office will have a limited number of tickets available for West Virginia's appearance in the Midwest Regional of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. West Virginia will face Kentucky on Thursday, March 26. The game against Kentucky will be the second game of the se

NCAA Sweet 16 Ticket Information

MORGANTOWN -The Mountaineer Ticket Office will have a limited number of tickets available for West Virginia's appearance in the Midwest Regional of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. West Virginia will face Kentucky on Thursday, March 26. The game against Kentucky will be the second game of the se

JIM O'CONNELL
AP Basketball Writer
When the NCAA Tournament reaches the Sweet 16, that means there are only 15 games left to decide a national champion.
Kentucky needs to win four of those games to become the first undefeated champion since Indiana in 1976. The Wildcats improved to 36-0 — the best start to a season for any team — wit

Three No. 1 seeds , including unbeaten Kentucky, still alive

JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer When the NCAA Tournament reaches the Sweet 16, that means there are only 15 games left to decide a national champion. Kentucky needs to win four of those games to become the first undefeated champion since Indiana in 1976. The Wildcats improved to 36-0 — the best start to a season for any team — wit

RUSTY MILLER
AP Sports Writer
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It's OK if others think it looks like wrestling on hardwood. Coach Bob Huggins believes West Virginia's style of play is a work of art.
“Everywhere we go people say, 'Well, it's not pretty,'” Huggins said after his Mountaineers manhandled Maryland 69-59 in the NCAA Tournament

WVU pounds boards to beat Maryland, 69-59

RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It's OK if others think it looks like wrestling on hardwood. Coach Bob Huggins believes West Virginia's style of play is a work of art. “Everywhere we go people say, 'Well, it's not pretty,'” Huggins said after his Mountaineers manhandled Maryland 69-59 in the NCAA Tournament

Kyle's Korner ….
It's always fun to attend the W.Va. State Tourney at the Civic Center in Charleston. There were some great games at the event in all three classifications.
I did not get to attend the entire event, but did see some games and covered our two local teams – Tug Valley and Mingo Central.
Both squads ended up losing, but

Notes from the W.Va. State Tournament

Kyle's Korner …. It's always fun to attend the W.Va. State Tourney at the Civic Center in Charleston. There were some great games at the event in all three classifications. I did not get to attend the entire event, but did see some games and covered our two local teams – Tug Valley and Mingo Central. Both squads ended up losing, but

All Cardinal Conference Selections

Fist Team: Noah Frampton (Poca) Elijah Cuffee (Poca) Luke Frampton (Poca) Tyler Stroud (Tolsia) Brad Grose (Herbert Hoover) Matt Justice (Herbert Hoover) Josh Butcher (Chapmanville) Drew Williamson (Chapmanville) Dikembe Dixson (Mingo Central) Dalton Hatfield (Mingo Central) Eric May (Scott) Logan Webb (Scott) Colby Wickline (Wayne) G





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