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Gary's Bell, Iaeger's Wolfe to be enshrined in McDowell  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The late Jerome Bell of Gary and Iaeger's Calvin Wolfe will round out the eleven new inductees into the McDowell County Sports Hall of Fame this Saturday, ...



Smith honored as 'West Virginia Sports Legend'  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — Generations of people have known that McDowell County native Ergie Smith is a legend.



Barrel Bowl gives back to McDowell | Sports  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The Welch vs. Gary Barrel Bowl charity golf tournament started out primarily as a double-barreled high school reunion, but in its fourth year it has grown into an ...



March 19, 1925: First Black State High School Basketball Tournament Begins  West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On March 19, 1925, the state's first basketball tournament for black high schools kicked off on the campus of West Virginia State College (now University)



Barrel Bowl golf tourney benefits McDowell | Sports  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — Charities in McDowell County stand to gain thousands of dollars if the fourth annual Barrel Bowl golf tournament is a success on August 2-3 at ...



Smith inducted as West Virginia Sports Legend  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

McDowell County coaching legend Ergie Smith was recently inducted as a West Virginia Sports Legend during the annual reunion ceremony last month in ...



McDowell County Hall of Fame to host 7th induction ceremonies  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The third of three installments on the McDowell County Hall of Fame, which will host its induction ceremonies today in Welch.



Column: Ergie and his mentors, the people behind a legend  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

There is much more to Ergie Smith Jr. than a compilation of his football accomplishments, coaching honors and multiple halls of fame (four).The McDowell ...



Trent Shaffron  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Evelyn Trent Walker Shaffron, 94, a resident of Angel Avenue Assisted Living in Teays Valley, formerly of Gary, passed away February 21, 2018.



Hoopsters from the '70s set to go into McDowell hall of fame  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WELCH — Charles “Stake” Ingram, Drema Johnson Conner and Keith Wade, all stars locally during the 1970s, will be inducted into the McDowell County Sports ...



Stories of pride, humor punctuate McDowell sports hall induction  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WELCH — Nearly 300 were in attendance on Sunday for the McDowell County Sports Hall of Fame induction at Mount View High School.



Frank Giardina: A look at some black sports pioneers in the Mountain State  Charleston Gazette-Mail

February is Black History Month. At the risk of leaving out some great names, here are some of our state's past and present pioneers. Their contributions to our ...



Frank Giardina: Annual Sports Legends dinner set for Saturday in Beckley  Charleston Gazette-Mail

The annual West Virginia Sports Legends Reunion Dinner will take place on Saturday, July 7 at the Beckley Moose Lodge. A sell-out crowd of 600 people ...



Innerviews: Success story rooted in McDowell County coal camp  Charleston Gazette-Mail

He can tell you about buying silk sheets for Madam Chiang Kai-shek and dancing in Japan with Gen. Douglas MacArthur's wife.



Ex-players pay tribute to Ergie Smith | Local Sports  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Princeton resident Ergie Smith has coached area high school basketball teams to a pair of state championships, 15 county titles, and 10 regional crowns, and ...



More 'firsts' to be enshrined in McDowell Hall of Fame  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WELCH — In addition to the “firsts” chronicled in last Sunday's story on the upcoming McDowell County Sports Hall of Fame induction that will take place this ...



McDowell honors its best on 'Champions Night' | Sports  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WELCH — “Oh, What A Night,” was a hit song by the Dells nearly 50 years ago, and that title fits perfectly the “Night of Champions” Friday as featured by.



Frank Giardina: Some memorable sports nicknames from the past  Charleston Gazette-Mail

For some reason, nicknames are not used much in sports anymore. When I was growing up, it seemed that everybody had a nickname. Here are some sports ...



McDowell County Commissioner Reflects on Career With Denver Broncos  WVNS-TV

Before Gordon Lambert returned to his home roots in Welch to become a McDowell County commissioner, he was a nightmare for quarterbacks as a 6'5, 238 ...



McDowell shrine adds new members | Local Sports  Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WELCH — More than 350 people gathered in the Mount View High School cafeteria Saturday afternoon to participate in and witness the induction of 18 people ...



WWII legacies: Gus Nagy – Army machine gunner in Europe  News Sentinel

Upon being drafted into the U.S. Army in October 1943, Augustus 'Gus' Nagy of Fort Wayne fought against Hitler's armed forces as part of the 20th Armore.



Mark Martin’s Top 5 Viking football teams  Jackson County Newspapers

In the fall of 1968 I headed out to the Spencer-Ripley football game with my dad, mom and brother.It was the start of something special in my life.I had played ...



Homer Hickam's mother passes away  The Huntsville Times - al.com

Elsie Gardener Hickam, 97, of Garden City, S.C., the mother of renowned local author Homer Hickam and featured in the book/movie "October Sky" and ...



Evelyn Lawrence: Celebrating her life, carrying forward her legacy  Southwest Virginia Today

In May 2012 Donna Reneé Clifton submitted a dissertation for a doctoral degree at East Tennessee State University. The 277-page document was “A Portraiture ...



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