Author: Carl Holcomb

Robinson Honored As McMurran Scholar

Shepherd University junior and East Hardy High School alum Ricky Robinson was one of four student-athletes and 46 overall students from a baker’s dozen majors to be selected as McMurran Scholars which is the most prestigious honor society at the institution as a virtual ceremony was held due to the[Read More…]

Bee Teamwork Yields Honey

The Yellow Jackets buzz around the field working together for victories, but Moorefield Softball assistant coach Jeremy Simmons has his own team of honey bees executing teamwork to build hives on the farm as his hobby as a beekeeper has been buzzing with activity for the past dozen years. “Honey[Read More…]

Hardy County Duo Placed On All-Decade Team

Moorefield’s Schoonover and East Hardy’s Tharp Honored By Coalfields & Company U.S. Army specialist and Moorefield alum Wil Schoonover and Bridgewater College sophomore and East Hardy alum Brett Tharp were the two Hardy County Gridiron stars selected to the Coalfields & Company 2010’s West Virginia Class A All-Decade Team this[Read More…]

Blizzard Covers Air Waves

A squirrel dashed across the East Hardy Football field during a playoff game and eventually scored a touchdown with Hardy County’s own radio broadcaster Sam Blizzard making the play-by-play. This was one of the most unique broadcasting moments for Sam Blizzard during his career behind the microphone having called over[Read More…]

Voice of the Cougars Meets Call of the Wild

The Voice of the Cougars, Joey Strosnider, is also known for his predator hunting searching for coyotes making a true call of the wild among the farms and hills of Hardy County. East Hardy alum Joey Strosnider poses with his daughter Madison after she successfully harvested her first coyote from[Read More…]

COVID-19 Related Season Suspensions Affect Student Athletes

After weeks of anxiety and anticipation, the COVID-19 pandemic has invaded West Virginia causing the closures of schools through April 30 which also meant the suspension of the sports seasons bringing a plethora of reactions from Hardy County student-athletes with softball seniors from Moorefield and East Hardy stepping up to[Read More…]

Van Meter Recognized as Perfect Game All-American

Moorefield High School Baseball junior pitcher Isaac Van Meter was selected to the 2020 Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason Underclass All-American High Honorable Mention Team. Van Meter was one of the high honorable mention selections as an underclassman for the Atlantic Region which includes Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and[Read More…]

Photo Courtesy of Wolfe Racing

Wolfe Howls Among The Elite Pack of Racers

If a fan blinks, there is a chance to miss the lightning speed of Wolfe Racing’s Camaro in one of the National Hot Rod Association Pro Modified series events as the parachute zips open ending the five seconds of horsepower driven excitement on a quarter mile track. “I don’t have[Read More…]

Moorefield Baseball Preview

As of press time, high school springs sports events and practices had been postponed until April 10. That announcement came as the finishing touches were being put on the Spring Sports preview. We have decided publish these previews in order to highlight Hardy County’s high school athletes, should no opportunity[Read More…]

East Hardy Baseball Preview

As of press time, high school springs sports events and practices had been postponed until April 10. That announcement came as the finishing touches were being put on the Spring Sports preview. We have decided publish these previews in order to highlight Hardy County’s high school athletes, should no opportunity[Read More…]

Moorefield Track Preview

As of press time, high school springs sports events and practices had been postponed until April 10. That announcement came as the finishing touches were being put on the Spring Sports preview. We have decided publish these previews in order to highlight Hardy County’s high school athletes, should no opportunity[Read More…]

East Hardy Track Preview

As of press time, high school springs sports events and practices had been postponed until April 10. That announcement came as the finishing touches were being put on the Spring Sports preview. We have decided publish these previews in order to highlight Hardy County’s high school athletes, should no opportunity[Read More…]

Moorefield Tennis Preview

As of press time, high school springs sports events and practices had been postponed until April 10. That announcement came as the finishing touches were being put on the Spring Sports preview. We have decided publish these previews in order to highlight Hardy County’s high school athletes, should no opportunity[Read More…]

Moorefield Softball Preview

As of press time, high school springs sports events and practices had been postponed until April 10. That announcement came as the finishing touches were being put on the Spring Sports preview. We have decided publish these previews in order to highlight Hardy County’s high school athletes, should no opportunity[Read More…]

East Hardy Softball Preview

As of press time, high school springs sports events and practices had been postponed until April 10. That announcement came as the finishing touches were being put on the Spring Sports preview. We have decided publish these previews in order to highlight Hardy County’s high school athletes, should no opportunity[Read More…]

The Day Sports Disappeared

Standing at the dugout looking out at the softball field, one could notice the tumbleweed rolling across the infield and the sounds of birds chirping broke the eerie silence as the Spring sports season came to a halt due to concerns over the spread of the Coronavirus this past Friday.[Read More…]

Titans Crush Moorefield’s Girls State Basketball Dreams

The Yellow Jackets struggled with the radar in Glenville missing early targets in the first half fighting to pull within seven points at the intermission, then Gilmer County Girls Basketball burned the perimeter nets five times in the third period boosting the momentum crushing Moorefield’s state aspirations in a 75-48[Read More…]