Sport Columns

Catching up with Super Late Model news

I thought I would take this off week to catch up on some Super Late Model news. Two of the biggest events the entire year took place over the last month. The World of Outlaws Super Late Models, Big Block Northern Modifieds and the Winged Outlaw Sprint cars all decided their year-end point ...

Champions crowned in Miami

Playoff weekend is over at Homestead-Miami Speedway and NASCAR has three new champions. The Ford EcoBoost Championship weekend is always exciting and this year was no different. Four drivers in each of the three top traveling series go into the weekend tied and literally how they finish ...

Major battle for playoffs

It is almost Championship weekend for all of NASCAR! There was an event that took place after the race in Texas that definitely added drama to the countdown toward the Playoffs. After the deadline for publishing my column it was announced that Kevin Harvick would have his guaranteed ...

Two-week deer season quickly approaching

The traditional West Virginia two-week deer buck gun season will come in on Monday, Nov. 19 and will run until Dec. 1. Running concurrently with this deer season will be the antlerless firearms season in all counties or parts of counties having an antlerless season. This includes all of ...

Two spots open in NASCAR playoff hunt

One more weekend remains to decide who battles it out at Homestead Miami Speedway for all three of the traveling NASCAR top series championships. This past weekend they all did battle at the blazing fast 1 1/2-mile Texas Motor Speedway. There was some great racing and some shake ups in the ...

Logano angers Truex Jr. in victory

The NASCAR Camping World Truck series and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series both raced this past weekend at the tight paperclip shaped half-mile Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. The Xfinity series teams had a weekend off in their playoff races. They will be back in action ...

Collisions with deer can be costly

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is now urging all motorists to use extra caution while driving during the months of October, November and December. This year the state appears to have a higher than average abundance of white-tails, especially in the mountainous counties ...

Elkins Raceway awards banquet set for Dec. 8

I finally have all the rundowns for the 2018 Elkins Raceway season. Mark your calendars and get your tickets for the awards banquet to be held at the Beverly Fire Hall on Dec. 8. Contact the track office by phone at 304- 636-8661 or by message on the track Facebook page. The top 10 in each ...

Writer finally goes squirrel hunting

I decided to go squirrel hunting two weeks ago. It was about 7:15 a.m. when I started into the woods with my grandfather’s old J.C. Higgins bolt-action, 12 gauge shotgun. All of the foot trails were not just damp, they were downright muddy due to all of the rain we had received during ...

Title hopes could be dashed at Talladega

Local race action is over and all that remains is our annual awards banquet, which will be held in early December. I’ll bring you details as soon as tickets are ready for purchase. This is always a great evening of fun, food and fellowship as we recognize everyone’s ••• The ...

Season concludes at Elkins Raceway

The 2018 racing season is in the books at Elkins Raceway and the track would like to thank you for your support throughout the year. We do what we do out at the speedway for you the fans. Without you there would be no reason to do all the hard work it takes to put on the races. I personally ...

Weather not favorable for hunting right now

This week, I have been getting some friendly criticism from a few of my hunting friends. I know that the squirrel season has been in for three weeks and I haven’t been in the woods at all. The reasons for this are simple. It has been either too hot or it has been raining when I could ...

An eventful trip to the Lexington car show

This Saturday night will close out the 2018 racing season at Elkins Raceway. The Festival 40 will feature racing in all five classes, with $2,000 to win in the Jenkins Ford Super late models, The Budweiser FasTrack Crate late models will run for $1,200 to win and there will be increased ...

Festival 40 will have larger purses

The final race of the 2018 season at Elkins Raceway is two weekends away. Make your plans to be at the track Saturday evening on Sept. 29 for the Festival 40 for the super late models and larger purses in all the other divisions. Gates will open one hour earlier than normal at 5 p.m., with hot ...

Several hunting seasons open this month

September is the opening of some of the popular hunting seasons in West Virginia. The statewide squirrel season opened last Saturday. In Logan, McDowell, Mingo and Wyoming counties, a special black bear gun season came in on Sept. 1 and will close this Sunday. The statewide black bear and ...

Elkins Raceway finale set for Sept. 29

First of all, there will be no racing this weekend at Elkins Raceway. There has been an announcement that the final race of the 2018 season will be Saturday, Sept. 29. The season-ending Festival 40 Race will feature the Jenkins Ford Super Late Models running for $2,000 to win. The Budweiser ...

Special moment at NASCAR race

There’s not been any news as of press time about the prospective race on Sept. 14 or 15 at Elkins Raceway. I also have a amessage in about the official final rundown of the point standings and will find out if they are indeed finalized. Be sure and keep those dates in mind as you plan your ...

Take a youngster out for a day of hunting

The one-day statewide youth squirrel season is today. The nation's youth are simply the future of all sport hunting nationwide. There are several people who are eager to say that sport hunting is a dying sport. From the latest figures that I've observed, for every 100 adult hunters, there are ...

Regular-season finale is Saturday at Raceway

KERENS — Once again Mother Nature played havoc with the racing at Elkins Raceway last Friday night. Hot laps were run and the first heat had taken to the track before the rains came. Officials attempted to wait out the rain but it just came back stronger and the event was washed out. ...

‘Road trip’ a chance to see some old friends

One of the great joys of working in sports for myself is the start of fall practices for area high school and college teams. It begins a journey for the squads, as new faces are greeted by high expectations and everyone is optimistic about a successful season. While traveling around the area ...