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Miller selected as Huff winner

SPENCER — Alex Miller has been selected winner of the 2020 Doug Huff Award from the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.

Miller, a Roane County High School senior, died suddenly and unexpectedly last Sept. 13 on the football field in Clay County.

“The award is given to a high school senior athlete who exhibits leadership, hustle and determination plus the intangibles beyond the black-and-white statistics,” the Association announced. “Alex exhibited all of those positive qualities, and more, and is posthumously recognized.”

His parents, Sean and April Miller, accepted the plaque.

“This award means a lot to our family to keep Alex’ memory alive. We love how our community and state pulled together and honored our son,” his father said.

The Doug Huff Award is named for the four-decade secretary-treasurer of the WVSWA, who is one of only five U.S. media members inducted into the National High School Sports Hall of Fame. Awarded since 2015, the recipients are listed on the wvswa.org website.

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