Kyle Lovern

Position: Sports Editor
E-Mail Address: klovern@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 304-235-4242
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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

Miner's historic season ends
RED JACKET – The historic season for Mingo Central came to a halt on Saturday afternoon as the Wayne Pioneers defeated the Miners 35-17 in Class AA playoff action.
The game was played at Harless Stadium under blue skies and before a crowd estimated at more than 4,000 screaming fans.
The final score was not indi

Miner's historic season ends

Miner's historic season ends RED JACKET – The historic season for Mingo Central came to a halt on Saturday afternoon as the Wayne Pioneers defeated the Miners 35-17 in Class AA playoff action. The game was played at Harless Stadium under blue skies and before a crowd estimated at more than 4,000 screaming fans. The final score was not indi

KYLE HIGHTOWER
Associated Press
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins arrived in Puerto Rico this week expecting to see his team face tough situations.
If it continues to handle those situations the way it did against Boston College, the Mountaineers have a chance to go far this season.
Devin Williams, Juwan Staten

Freshman help WVU past Boston College

KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins arrived in Puerto Rico this week expecting to see his team face tough situations. If it continues to handle those situations the way it did against Boston College, the Mountaineers have a chance to go far this season. Devin Williams, Juwan Staten

RED JACKET – Tug Valley's dream season continues and they are headed to the Final Four of the Mountain State's Class A playoffs. It is the first-ever appearance in the semi-finals for TVHS and these two playoff wins are the first in school history.
They moved forward after a thrilling 36-19 victory over Buffalo of Putnam Friday night at Buck

Panthers headed to Final 4

RED JACKET – Tug Valley's dream season continues and they are headed to the Final Four of the Mountain State's Class A playoffs. It is the first-ever appearance in the semi-finals for TVHS and these two playoff wins are the first in school history. They moved forward after a thrilling 36-19 victory over Buffalo of Putnam Friday night at Buck

Panthers claw Bison, advance to Final Four

RED JACKET – The Tug Valley High School football team's dream season continues and they are headed to the Final Four of the Mountain State's Class A playoffs. It is the first-ever appearance in the semifinals for TVHS and these two playoff wins are the first in school history. Tug Valley moved forward after a thrilling 36-19 victory over Bu

Dignitaries, civic leaders and friends gathered at the historic Mountaineer Hotel on Friday for a retirement luncheon for Steve Kominar.
Kominar, who served in the W.Va. House of Delegates for 17 years, has been the Executive Director of the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority the past three years.
Kominar took the place of the late Mike Whitt,

Kominar honored at luncheon

Dignitaries, civic leaders and friends gathered at the historic Mountaineer Hotel on Friday for a retirement luncheon for Steve Kominar. Kominar, who served in the W.Va. House of Delegates for 17 years, has been the Executive Director of the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority the past three years. Kominar took the place of the late Mike Whitt,

By Courtney Lovern
For the Daily News
GOODY, Ky. - On Friday, the Belfry Pirates (10-2) will continue on their quest to another 3A state title as they face the Lawrence County Bulldogs (9-3) for the second time this season. The Pirates are coming into this game after a crushing win over Pike County Central, 43-14, at home last week while the Bull

Belfry hosts Bulldogs

By Courtney Lovern For the Daily News GOODY, Ky. - On Friday, the Belfry Pirates (10-2) will continue on their quest to another 3A state title as they face the Lawrence County Bulldogs (9-3) for the second time this season. The Pirates are coming into this game after a crushing win over Pike County Central, 43-14, at home last week while the Bull

Psalms 100
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful

Thanksgiving memories; an endangered species

Psalms 100 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful

MATEWAN - The Matewan Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) battled a house fire Wednesday morning behind Magnolia Gardens.
Three people occupied the residents and were awakened by a passer by who saw smoke coming from the home. No injuries were reported as everyone evacuated safely.
The wood-frame 2-story home, approximately 1,500 square feet in size

House damaged by fire

MATEWAN - The Matewan Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) battled a house fire Wednesday morning behind Magnolia Gardens. Three people occupied the residents and were awakened by a passer by who saw smoke coming from the home. No injuries were reported as everyone evacuated safely. The wood-frame 2-story home, approximately 1,500 square feet in size

RED JACKET – Saturday afternoon is a big contest for the Mingo Central Miners (10-1) as they host Class AA power Wayne (9-2) for a 1:30 p.m. second round playoff game at Buck Harless Stadium, located along the King Coal Highway.
The Miners, ranked No. 4, are coming off their first playoff win in school history.
Coach Yogi Kinder knows a vic

Miners to battle Pioneers

RED JACKET – Saturday afternoon is a big contest for the Mingo Central Miners (10-1) as they host Class AA power Wayne (9-2) for a 1:30 p.m. second round playoff game at Buck Harless Stadium, located along the King Coal Highway. The Miners, ranked No. 4, are coming off their first playoff win in school history. Coach Yogi Kinder knows a vic

JONATHAN MATTISE
Associated Press
BECKLEY (AP) — Ex-coal company chief executive Don Blankenship pleaded not guilty Thursday to conspiracy and other charges in the deadliest U.S. mine accident in four decades.
It was the first appearance in federal court for the former Massey Energy CEO since he was indicted last week. He is accused of ign

Blankenship pleads not guilty in W.Va. mine blast

JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press BECKLEY (AP) — Ex-coal company chief executive Don Blankenship pleaded not guilty Thursday to conspiracy and other charges in the deadliest U.S. mine accident in four decades. It was the first appearance in federal court for the former Massey Energy CEO since he was indicted last week. He is accused of ign

Panthers hope to beat Buffalo, advance to Final Four

The No. 2 ranked Tug Valley High School football team continues to win close games. They did it again to win the first playoff game in school history with a 16-12 victory over Man at Mingo Central's Buck Harless Stadium last Saturday afternoon. “It's been that way all year with the close games,” said head coach Tony Clusky. The Panth

Banner Staff Report
BRIDGEPORT — Concord University's Calvinaugh Jones has been voted as the Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Year, while teammate T.J. Smith is the league's Freshman of the Year.
The University of Charleston's linebacker Justin Avery is the MEC Defensive Player of the Year, and Shepherd linebacker James Gupt

Garin Justice named MEC Coach of the Year

Banner Staff Report BRIDGEPORT — Concord University's Calvinaugh Jones has been voted as the Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Year, while teammate T.J. Smith is the league's Freshman of the Year. The University of Charleston's linebacker Justin Avery is the MEC Defensive Player of the Year, and Shepherd linebacker James Gupt

The No. 2 ranked Tug Valley Panthers continue to win close games. They did it again to win the first playoff game in school history with a 16-12 victory over Man at Buck Harless Stadium last Saturday afternoon.
“It's been that way all year with the close games,” said head coach Tony Clusky.
The Panthers, now 10-1, won two regular seas

Tug Valley host Buffalo

The No. 2 ranked Tug Valley Panthers continue to win close games. They did it again to win the first playoff game in school history with a 16-12 victory over Man at Buck Harless Stadium last Saturday afternoon. “It's been that way all year with the close games,” said head coach Tony Clusky. The Panthers, now 10-1, won two regular seas

Many Marshall fans are wondering if head coach Doc Holliday may be headed to Florida.
Holliday, a native of Hurricane, has his Thundering Herd at 10-0 and No. 18 in the Associated Press top 25 poll.
His name is being mentioned for a prominent University of Florida coaching vacancy.
The job recently opened when Gators coach Will Muschamp was told

Holliday may be headed to Florida; 2015 NFL draft

Many Marshall fans are wondering if head coach Doc Holliday may be headed to Florida. Holliday, a native of Hurricane, has his Thundering Herd at 10-0 and No. 18 in the Associated Press top 25 poll. His name is being mentioned for a prominent University of Florida coaching vacancy. The job recently opened when Gators coach Will Muschamp was told

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Mingo Central's opponent Saturday afternoon in the second round of the Class AA playoffs comes in with an impressive resume.
Wayne's 43-40 win over Fairmont Sr. was the 13th straight year that the Pioneers have advanced to the quarterfinals of the playoffs.
This Saturday's game at Harless Stadium at Mingo Central (10-1)

Wayne-Mingo matchup huge

klovern@civitasmedia.com Mingo Central's opponent Saturday afternoon in the second round of the Class AA playoffs comes in with an impressive resume. Wayne's 43-40 win over Fairmont Sr. was the 13th straight year that the Pioneers have advanced to the quarterfinals of the playoffs. This Saturday's game at Harless Stadium at Mingo Central (10-1)

•The West Virginia buck firearms season is Nov. 24 – Dec. 6, 2014. It is open in all counties except Logan, Mingo, McDowell and Wyoming.
•Approximately 330,000 deer hunters will be in West Virginia's woods during this season.
•Hunters should review the 2014 - 2015 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary for detailed instr

2014 West Virginia deer gun season fact sheet

•The West Virginia buck firearms season is Nov. 24 – Dec. 6, 2014. It is open in all counties except Logan, Mingo, McDowell and Wyoming. •Approximately 330,000 deer hunters will be in West Virginia's woods during this season. •Hunters should review the 2014 - 2015 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary for detailed instr

Mingo Central's opponent Saturday afternoon in the second round of the Class AA playoffs comes in with an impressive resume.
Wayne's 43-40 win over Fairmont Senior was the 13th straight year that the Pioneers have advanced to the quarterfinals of the playoffs.
This Saturday's game at Harless Stadium at Mingo Central (10-1) will be Wayne's first S

Miners hope to topple Wayne

Mingo Central's opponent Saturday afternoon in the second round of the Class AA playoffs comes in with an impressive resume. Wayne's 43-40 win over Fairmont Senior was the 13th straight year that the Pioneers have advanced to the quarterfinals of the playoffs. This Saturday's game at Harless Stadium at Mingo Central (10-1) will be Wayne's first S

I was deeply saddened by the death of my friend and fellow sports fan Curt Phillips this past week.
We were both diehard fans of our alma mater Williamson High School, West Virginia University and the Boston Celtics. Curt also loved the Boston Redsox because in his youth he was a huge Ted Williams fan.
He was a very avid sports fan who proudly wo

Remembering Curt Phillips, a huge icon in local sports

I was deeply saddened by the death of my friend and fellow sports fan Curt Phillips this past week. We were both diehard fans of our alma mater Williamson High School, West Virginia University and the Boston Celtics. Curt also loved the Boston Redsox because in his youth he was a huge Ted Williams fan. He was a very avid sports fan who proudly wo

It was a monumental weekend for Mingo County's two high school football teams.
Both Mingo Central and Tug Valley won their first-ever playoff games. The Miners defeated Sissonville 35-13, while Tug Valley got by Man 16-12. They will advance to the quarter finals this weekend.
Mingo Central will play host to perennial Class AA power Wayne Saturday

Monumental weekend for Mingo's two high schools

It was a monumental weekend for Mingo County's two high school football teams. Both Mingo Central and Tug Valley won their first-ever playoff games. The Miners defeated Sissonville 35-13, while Tug Valley got by Man 16-12. They will advance to the quarter finals this weekend. Mingo Central will play host to perennial Class AA power Wayne Saturday

WILLIAMSON - The Mingo County Board of Education (BOE) is once again showing their support for their students and staff by having in place a new coding system in preparing for this year's forecasted bad winter weather. The BOE has implemented new emergency operation codes in an effort to simplify communications.
In the event of inclement weather,

Mingo County BOE implements new coding system for inclement weather

WILLIAMSON - The Mingo County Board of Education (BOE) is once again showing their support for their students and staff by having in place a new coding system in preparing for this year's forecasted bad winter weather. The BOE has implemented new emergency operation codes in an effort to simplify communications. In the event of inclement weather,





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