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Legislative Update – by – Delegate Brent Boggs - House Majority Leader - 05.27.13

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Last week, I outlined my reasons for placing my name in contention for Speaker of the House to replace soon-to-be outgoing Speaker Rick Thompson.

This past week, events began to unfold quickly with various sides beginning to emerge.  Those that had expressed an interest in the Speaker’s post met to ascertain if we could agree on one candidate to move forward in a seamless, unified manner.  It was apparent that was not to be.  As a result of those discussions, I opted late last week to withdraw my name from consideration and in turn, support of Delegate Tim Miley of Harrison County for Speaker.  Tim and his wife, Susan are well known in our area, and have been visiting and attending functions, events, senior centers, and other venues for a long time.  He chairs the House Judiciary Committee and has been instrumental in all the major legislation we have passed in recent years to move our State forward.

Most important to me, Tim shares my values and concerns for the needs of our area.  If elected by our House members, I am confident he will continue to have a strong presence in Braxton and Gilmer Counties.  While the election for Speaker is likely at least a month away, I look forward to working closely with him now and into the 2014 session.

Since I had to be at the Capitol the first three days last week, I took a few days of my railroad vacation to visit with Jessica and the grandsons in South Carolina over Memorial Day weekend.  It also gave us time to celebrate Jessica and Collin’s birthdays – both of which were last week.  The weather was great and I just so much enjoyed spending time with Jessica, Collin and Gavin.  I miss them but I’m thankful they are healthy, doing well and always looking for opportunities to get the family together.

While Memorial Day weekend is always tagged as the unofficial start of summer, the meaning of Memorial Day is much more poignant.  Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service.  Sadly, traditional observance of Memorial Day has diminished over the years. Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. 

Some of my earliest recollections of our family gatherings centered on cemetery visits around Memorial Day or Decoration Day.  Growing up, Gassaway was filled with a host of WW I, WW II, Korea and then later, Vietnam veterans and their families.  This was a solemn day of remembrance and there was a profound responsibility passed down from generation to generation that honoring our war dead was an integral component of citizenship and family.  It was taught at home, in school and at church.

So, as everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend, let’s all resolve to pause and give thanks for the lives of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in protection of our nation, our families and our freedom.


Please send your inquiries to the Capitol Office at:  Building 1, Room 224-M, Charleston, WV 25305.  Or, call the Capitol office at 304.340.3220; Assistant to the Majority Leader, Jennifer McPherson at 304.340.3942 or fax to 304.340.3213.  If you have an interest in any particular bill or issue, please let me know.  For those with Internet access, my e-mail address is: “Brent.Boggs@WVhouse.gov” .

You may also obtain additional legislative information, including the copies of bills, conference reports, daily summaries, interim highlights, and leave me a message on the Legislature’s web site at www.legis.state.wv.us/.  When leaving a message, please remember to include your phone number with your inquiry and any details you can provide. Additional information, including agency links and the state government phone directory, may be found at www.wv.gov. Also, you may follow me on Facebook at “Brent Boggs”, Twitter at “@DelBrentBoggs” , as well as the WV Legislature’s Facebook page at “West Virginia Legislature” or on Twitter at twitter.com/wvlegislature.

Continue to remember our troops - at home and abroad - and keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.  Until next week – take care.

G-Comm™: Hoppy’s Commentary - The Math of the House Speaker’s Race

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If there were a mathematical equation for the jockeying for position to be the next Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates, it would look like this: c > p.  There are more candidates (c) than positions (p).

We have at least six delegates in play for the five top positions: Speaker, Majority Leader, Whip, Finance Chairman and Judiciary Chairman.

This conundrum might be a little easier to solve if it were just a matter of leaving one person out, but it’s more complicated than that.  Each of these House members believes he is best qualified to hold the top position of Speaker.

Add in some ego and you have a problem that, unlike math, does not have a perfect answer.

It’s difficult to imagine now that the key players in the House leadership selection process (Delegates Brent Boggs, Mike Caputo, Tim Miley, Don Perdue, Doug Skaff and Harry Keith White) can come out of it without some hard feelings.  Yes, everyone goes into the race pledging to keep the discussions professional, but inevitably, for some, it becomes personal.

There was a meeting last Thursday evening of Miley, Skaff and White that produced no resolution. Boggs noted that he was not invited.  That was followed by a meeting Wednesday afternoon with all the players except Skaff that produced the same result.

Earlier this week on Talkline, White publicly expressed his interest, and strongly suggested that he was teaming up with Skaff to form a partnership of the old guard and the young guns, but the next day the Daily Mail quoted Skaff as saying he hadn’t joined with anyone.

White felt as though he was left hanging, but he and Skaff either patched up their differences or concluded that their mutual interests would be accomplished by working together.  Yesterday, Skaff issued a release saying he and White had partnered “to form a united leadership team aimed at moving West Virginia forward.”

Miley, meanwhile, appeared torn between wanting be the House leader and running next year for the 12th Senatorial seat now held by his political rival, Sam Cann.  Miley wants to keep good relations with Boggs, who is from Braxton County, a key county in the 12th.

But Miley has now decided to go all in on the Speaker’s race, and he believes it’s a two man contest between himself and White.  Boggs, Caputo and Perdue are siding with Miley.

The delegates have also been factoring in an ongoing federal investigation into possible political corruption in Mingo County, White’s home county.  White has not been implicated in any way and the investigation may not turn up anything, but if it does, it will be fodder for Republicans.

Then there is an important philosophical aspect.  If there’s one thing most of the players agree on, it’s that the leadership team wants to find balance–a team that doesn’t tilt too much to the left or right.

There is also a major change vs. status quo issue.  White and Skaff are more inclined to shake things up, while Miley, Boggs, Caputo and Perdue are more inclined toward stability.

But no matter how many ways the numbers are calculated, there’s no way to accommodate everyone.  Either a couple of the players need to step aside or be shoved aside.

That’s just the math.

Sharon Paulette Hawkins

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Sharon Paulette Hawkins

The strongest woman we know, a super mom that is what we lost - a motivator, a guide, a kindred spirit, a gentle hand, a daughter, a sister, a wife, mom, grandmother, friend and a very kind independent woman.

She passed away on May 10, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family. She taught us that you could do anything, be anything, and make a difference. A woman of determination, she believed in God and had no fear. Sharon was very dedicated to helping others before she would help herself and loved her family and community.

She was a 4-H leader, Kanawha Run Sunday school teacher, and a member of the Alton CEOS.

She was born in Braxton County, WV to the late Paul Pearson Gregory and Mabel Lucy Mollohan on Nov. 18, 1946, 66 years ago.

She enjoyed the community of many cousins, aunts and uncles.

Sharon married Joseph Hawkins and loved him for 43 years. They have four children, Neil Hawkins, and wife Lori, of Parkersburg, Kimberly Fogle and husband, David, of Front Royal, VA, Amy Tenney and husband, Michael, of Tallmansville, and Karen Gerard, and husband Dominick, of Morgantown, WV.

She will also be missed by two brothers, Keith Gregory of Falls Mill, and Paul Gregory of Normantown; and six grandchildren: Joshua Tenney, Mya Tenney, Lane Tenney, Nicholas Hawkins, Chase Hawkins and Ava Gerard.

The family received friends from 4-8 PM Monday at Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services was held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at the Pleasant Dale Community Church, where the body will lie in state from 10:30 AM to 11 AM, the funeral hour, with Rev. Bradley Tenney, Rev. Kara Philippi and Rev. Lonnie Ramsey officiating.

Interment followed in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.

The Hawkins family has entrusted the arrangements to the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel.

Eleanor Pardue

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Eleanor Pardue

Age 88, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Life Care Center of Hilliard, Florida.

Mrs. Pardue was born in Gassaway, West Virginia.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida where funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 15, with Pastor George Kratochvil officiating.

Interment followed at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her daughter, Lynn (Joe) Haskew; her son, Bill (Karen) Pardue; 5 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

GSC Awards Scholarships to a Dozen Incoming Freshmen

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Twelve upcoming Glenville State College freshmen from West Virginia and other states have been awarded scholarships from the GSC Foundation for the 2013-2014 academic school year.


Braxton County residents Harlie Ellyson of Gassaway and Chelsie Huffman of Heaters have been awarded the Lorena Hefner Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Ellyson will be majoring in pre-nursing and is the daughter of Gary and Linda Ellyson. Huffman will be majoring in business and is the daughter of Terry and the late Kim Huffman.

Clay County resident Lauren Stover of Clay has been awarded the Edward Nicholas Orr, IV Scholarship, the Honors Academic Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Stover will be majoring in English education (5-adult) during GSC’s upcoming fall semester. She is the daughter of Kara Stover of Clay.

Gilmer County residents Larisa Gordon of Cox’s Mills and Morgan Allen of Normantown also received awards. Gordon was awarded the Dr. Paul G. and Virginia Caltrider Scholarship, the Honors Academic Scholarship, the Madelyn Conrad Kidd Scholarship, the Eula Bush Short Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Allen was awarded the Moyers Academic Scholarship, the Honors Academic Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Both will be majoring in mathematics education (5-adult) at GSC during the upcoming 2013 fall semester. Gordon is the daughter of Daniel and Victoria Gordon of Cox’s Mills. Allen is the daughter of Glen and Kay Allen of Normantown.

Grant County resident Morgan Dolly of Petersburg has been awarded the Fine Arts Education Scholarship. Dolly will be majoring in music education (PreK-adult) in the fall. She is the daughter of Dale and Marlene Dolly of Petersburg.

Harrison County resident Kurtis Richards of Clarksburg has been awarded the Fine Arts Education Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Richards will be majoring in music education (PreK-adult) during GSC’s upcoming fall semester.

Lewis County resident Jonathan Jerden of Jane Lew has been awarded the Honors Academic Scholarship, the Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Jerden will be majoring in social studies education (5-adult) during the upcoming fall semester. He is the son of Eric and Judith Jerden of Jane Lew.

Marion County resident Paige Tuttle of Fairview has been awarded the Honors Academic Scholarship as well as the Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship. Tuttle will be majoring in elementary education (K-6) and early education (PreK-K) during GSC’s upcoming fall semester. She is the daughter of David and Heather Tuttle of Fairview.

Raleigh County resident Frank Treadway of Fairdale has been awarded the Fine Arts Education Scholarship and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Treadway will be studying music during the upcoming fall semester at Glenville State College. He is the son of Frank and Rebecca Treadway of Fairdale.

Upshur County resident Sarah Gillespie of Buckhannon has been awarded the Lela Brooks-Bailey Scholarship, the Honors Academic Scholarship, and the John C. Shaw Scholarship. Gillespie will be majoring in elementary education (K-6) during GSC’s upcoming fall semester. She is the daughter of Matthew and Mari Gillespie of Buckhannon.

Virginia native James Cooper of Bridgewater has been awarded the Honors Academic Scholarship. Cooper will be majoring in criminal justice during the upcoming fall semester at Glenville State College. He is the son of Don and Teresa Cooper of Bridgewater.

The Lorena Hefner Scholarship is named for Lorena Hefner who was born on September 03, 1908 in Burnsville, West Virginia and was one of eleven children. She graduated from GSC in 1941 and began her teaching career in Braxton County at the Bragg Run School. While never forgetting her roots, she established the Lorena Hefner Scholarship for students attending Glenville State College who are from Braxton County.


The John C. Shaw Scholarship was established in 1985 by John C. Shaw, who was the Glenville State College President from 1901-1908. This scholarship is awarded to academically talented freshmen from West Virginia.

The Edward Nicholas Orr, IV Scholarship was established in 1985 with the request that awards be given ‘in memory of Edward Nicholas Orr for scholarships used in his field of journalism.’ Orr was a 1939 graduate of Glenville State College.

The Honors Academic Scholarship is a component of the GSC Honors Program and is designed to help selected students develop scholarship, creativity, critical thinking, leadership, civic engagement, and academic enrichment in the classroom and beyond. To be eligible, students must have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students who successfully complete the GSC Honors Program will receive special distinction on their transcripts and during graduation ceremonies.

The Dr. Paul G. and Virginia Caltrider Scholarship was established in 1998 by 1956 GSC graduate Dr. Caltrider. Because of his ‘fond memories, the quality of education provided by the institution, and the interest and encouragement received by the faculty,’ Dr. Caltrider and his wife Virginia established the scholarship to benefit students in the Science and Math Department.

The Madelyn Conrad Kidd Scholarship was established in 1994 by U.S. District Judge William M. Kidd in honor of his wife, Madelyn Conrad Kidd. The purpose of the scholarship is to support students of GSC who show academic promise in English and mathematics and are residents of West Virginia.

The Eula Bush Short Scholarship was established by the family of Eula Bush Short. The scholarship is awarded to students who have graduated from Gilmer County High School with a minimum grade point average of 3.0, a minimum ACT score of 22, and who have participated in extracurricular activities and served as an active community volunteer.

The Moyers Academic Scholarship was established in 1993 by Dr. L. Dewitt and Virginia Singleton Moyers. It applies to students who were born in West Virginia and are graduates of high schools within the state. Financial need along with intellectual ability and academic performance are key factors in the selection process.

The Helen E. Hunter and Alice M. Singleton Scholarship was established by the two sisters in 1997 to show appreciation for the education that they received from GSC. The scholarship is awarded to students who are entering or who are already enrolled in the teacher education program at Glenville State College with academic promise and financial need.

The Lela Brooks-Bailey Scholarship was established by Ms. Bailey, a 1953 graduate, to repay the gratitude she feels for the opportunities gained from her education at GSC. The scholarship is awarded to a West Virginia student majoring in education.

June Deadline for Storm Disaster Loans in WV

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Small businesses and private nonprofits affected by severe storms last summer can still apply for federal disaster loans.

June 19 is the deadline to apply for economic injury disaster loans offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The loans are available to small businesses and private nonprofit organizations in 36 counties covered by a federal disaster declaration.

The SBA said Monday that loans of up to $2 million are available.

Interest rates are 3% for private nonprofit organizations and 4% for small businesses.

The loans can be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other expenses.

Jean Nold Hopkins

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Jean Nold Hopkins

passed peacefully on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at her home in Sutton, after a year long fight with pancreatic cancer.

She was born August 16, 1939 in Sedalia, Missouri, to the late Adolph and Lorene Old.

She married Bill Hopkins on June 09, 1957 in Sedalia.  As a military wife and wife of a pastor, Jean lived throughout the United States including Guam and settled in West Virginia where they have lived the last 39 years.

Jean served with her husband at Faith Baptist Church in Beverly, West Virginia and First Southern Baptist Church in Sutton, West Virginia.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her daughter Cheryl Hopkins and grandson Nathan Robinson.

Jean is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bill Hopkins.  She is also survived by her daughter and son-in-law Cindy and Mark Robinson of Sutton; daughter and son-in law, Tena and David Facemire of Sutton, grandson and family, Justin, Tracy, Mark, Rebecca and Heather Robinson of Cary, North Carolina; granddaughters and family: Niki, Joey, Sydney, Joal, and Ira Ransbottom and Mandy, BJ, Logan and Connor Payne of Sutton.

“Grandma Jean” as she was lovingly known, was a member of First Southern Baptist Church and the Sutton Elementary School family, where she worked as a foster grandparent.

A service to honor the life of Jean will be held at 4:00 PM Saturday May 25 at the First Southern Baptist Church in Sutton with her husband, Pastor Bill Hopkins officiating.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hearts of Hope, Rt. 1 Box 17, Frametown, WV 26623;  Hospice Care Corporation, PO Box 323, Burnsville, WV 26335;  or First Southern Baptist Church of Sutton, PO Box 601, Sutton WV 26601.

Mary Alice Schweinsberg

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Mary Alice Schweinsberg

She was born in Braxton County, West Virginia, on May 18, 1926.

She passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the age of 86.

She moved to Texas in 1950 from West Virginia with her husband, Irwin M. Schweinsberg, who preceded her in death.

She pursued a nursing license and worked at DeTar Hospital after raising her family.

She enjoyed gardening and reading.

She is survived by her brother, John Berry and wife Treva of Heaters, West Virginia; three daughters, Jeffrey K. Jordan and husband Tom of Conroe, Catherine Lynn of Placedo, and Susan Simmons; 2 grandsons; 2 great-grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the wonderful staff of Main Street Personal Care.

As per her wishes, a private burial will be held at a later date.

Donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements through Heritage Funeral Home.

Braxton County Man Sues State Farm for Wrongful Termination

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The WV Record Reports:


A Braxton County man is suing State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company for wrongfully terminating his employment because of his age.

Mary Adkins, an employee of State Farm, was also named as a defendant in the suit.

Richard M. Roach Jr. was employed for approximately 23 years as a claims representative for State Farm in West Virginia, handling claims in the company’s first-party claims unit, according to a complaint filed May 03 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia at Charleston.

Roach claims during the course of his employment, he was entrusted to investigate, evaluate and mediate first-party claims made by State Farm’s policyholders and over the course of his employment, he was promoted numerous times, received positive evaluations and awards for exemplary customer service.

State Farm has recently begun implementing a series of cost-saving measures, including elimination of voluntary overtime and employee amenities, implementation of mandatory overtime and efforts to eliminate older employees believed to be more highly-compensated that younger employees, according to the suit.

Roach claims beginning in July 2011, Adkins began a campaign of petty harassment against him, disciplining him for purported infractions, such as clicking his computer mouse too quickly, tossing a notebook onto his desk with too much force for her liking, for tossing a pen inside his cubicle and for using his cell phone where other employees were not similarly disciplined.

Adkins also made negative comments about Roach’s attire, even though he never wore anything inappropriate to work, according to the suit.

Roach claims on September 11, he agreed to help an acquaintance and State Farm insured negotiate a settlement with Nationwide Insurance Company following a motor vehicle accident, as the acquaintance felt that she was being bullied by the Nationwide adjuster assigned to the claim.

As Roach was helping the acquaintance, he helped her on his own time, in an unofficial capacity and without the use of any of State Farm’s resources, according to the suit.

Roach claims on September 21, he was informed he was being placed on administrative leave for assisting with his acquaintance’s claim, and he was informed that was “acting like a lawyer,” and that he was giving the appearance that was “working on the side.”

Following his placement on administrative leave, Roach was informed on October 10, that his employment was being terminated for a conflict of interest based upon “his relationship with Nationwide Insurance,” according to the suit, and no one at State Farm was ever able to explain to Roach what actions he had taken that specifically constituted a conflict of interest.

Roach claims he believes his termination was motivated in whole or in part by a desire on the part of State Farm to rid itself of older employees and after his termination, the defendant failed to pay his final wages within 72 hours of termination.

State Farm is liable to Roach for the unpaid amount, as well as for liquidated damages in a sum of three times the amount, according to the suit.

Roach is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is being represented by Harry F. Bell Jr. and Jonathan W. Price of the Bell Law Firm PLLC.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia at Charleston case number: 2:13-cv-10215

~~  Kyla Asbury - WV Record  ~~

Chloe Roberts

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Chloe Roberts

Age 92, of Harrisville, WV, died May 20, 2013 at Pine View Continuous Care, Harrisville.

She was born September 06, 1920 at Nobe, WV, the daughter of the late William Franklin and Mary Murphy Radabaugh.

Chloe was a member of Harrisville Baptist Church and was a homemaker who loved to cook for family and friends.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Davis (Gene Hilkey) of Harrisville; step-sons, Forest “Short” Roberts of Parkersburg and Rev. Ronzel Roberts (Leona) of Glenville, WV; grandchildren, Cheryl Melhuish (Adam), and Gregory Davis (Anissia) all of Harrisville, Kevin Church (Kim) of Grantsville, WV; Craig Church (Kelly) of Nobe, Forest “June” Roberts (Joyce) of Grantsville, Terry Roberts (Pam) of Burnsville, WV; and Rodney Roberts (Connie) of Mineral Wells; 29 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lem “Tom” Roberts; step-daughter Vieva Church; brothers, Albert, Homer, Joe, and Walter Radabaugh; and sisters, Idella Richards, Roxie Whipkey, and Reva Aronhale.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, May 24, 2013 at Nobe Chapel Church with Pastor Carlos Nutter and Rev. Kevin Church officiating.

Burial will follow in the Nobe Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call at Raiguel Funeral Home from 3:00-8:30 PM Thursday with a service to be held at 7:00 PM with Rev. Robert Perine officiating.

Friday at the church, friends may call from 1:00-2:00 PM.

Charlotte Ann Demastus

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Charlotte Ann Demastus

Age 63, of Orlando, WV went home to be with the Lord on Monday May 20, 2013 at Ruby Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was born September 13, 1949 in Centralia, WV to the late Murl and Aretta Williams.

Charlotte was a homemaker and attended Orlando Baptist Church for the past 13 years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Debbie Smith, brothers, Ed Williams, Delbert Williams, sisters, Virginia Pullin, Leona Malcomb, Eloise Workman.

Charlotte is survived by her soul mate, Carl Fox, children, Calina Jarvis, Jay Demastus, and Crystal Tanner, grandsons, Dustin Ware, Coby Jervis, Toby Jarvis and Noah Tanner, granddaughters, Lexus Tanner and Leah Tanner, brother, Paul Williams, sisters, Mavadell McDivitt and Loretta Bailey.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM May 23, 2013 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Pastor Lonnie Ramsey officiating.

Burial will follow in Orlando Cemetery, Orlando, WV.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbling serving the Demastus family.

County-By-County Unemployment Rates Tell the Story – April 2013

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West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined four-tenths of a percentage point to 6.6% in April 2013.

Unemployment rates declined in 52 counties as well.

Two counties, Pocahontas and Monongalia, reported increasing unemployment rates, while Jefferson County reported no change in the monthly rate.

Three counties reported an unemployment rate above 11%.

These included Pocahontas (11.3%), Clay (12.2%), and Webster (12.7%).

Three counties recorded an unemployment rate of less than 5%.

These included Pendleton (4.9%), Jefferson (4.3%), and Monongalia (4.2%).

County Total Unemployed   Unemployment Rate
APR-13 MAR-13 APR-12 APR-13 MAR-13 APR-12
Braxton 510 580 520 9.1% 10.3% 9.2%
Calhoun 270 340 280 9.8% 12.0% 10.4%
Doddridge 180 210 190 5.6% 6.6% 6.1%
Gilmer 190 210 210 5.7% 6.4% 6.4%
Lewis 450 510 470 5.4% 6.2% 5.7%
Ritchie 270 320 280 6.1% 7.3% 6.4%
WV 53,100 57,500 57,100 6.6% 7.2% 7.1%

 

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County Total Nonfarm on Payroll   Goods Producing Employees   Service Providing Employees
APR-13 MAR-13 APR-12 APR-13 MAR-13 APR-12 APR-13 MAR-13 APR-12
Braxton 4,170 4,170 4,250 540 540 510 3,630 3,640 3,750
Calhoun 1,610 1,600 1,580 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Doddridge 1,510 1,490 1,280 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Gilmer 2,540 2,550 2,620 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......
Lewis 7,600 7,600 7,570 2,070 2,040 2,020 5,530 5,560 5,550
Ritchie 3,610 3,540 3,510 ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ......

Senator Manchin Staff to Visit Area Counties

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U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is pleased to announce that his office will launch its fifth “Commonsense Connections” Week beginning Monday, May 20, 2013.

Representatives from Senator Manchin’s office will make more than 95 stops across West Virginia – traveling to all 55 counties – to meet with constituents, hear their commonsense priorities and concerns, and gather their feedback.

“Bringing the government directly to our citizens and knowing their concerns and ideas have always been top priorities for me as a former governor and now as U.S. Senator,” Senator Manchin said. “West Virginians should have access to assistance and that is what ‘Commonsense Connections’ is all about – my staff travels to every corner of the state, to every county, and meets with West Virginians to hear about their personal challenges and suggestions for Washington.”

Senator Manchin launched his first-ever “Commonsense Connections” Week in February 2011, when representatives from his office traveled to all 55 counties in the state. This is the fifth time the staff has crisscrossed the state for “Commonsense Connections.”


A list of stops is included below (Area Counties):

Braxton
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Braxton County Senior Citizens Center, 33 Senior Center Drive, Sutton.

Calhoun
Date:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Calhoun County Public Library, 250 Mill Street North, Grantsville.

Clay
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: Clay Town Hall, 956 Main Street, Clay.

Doddridge
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Doddridge County Courthouse, 118 East Court Street, West Union.

Doddridge
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Doddridge County Senior Center, 403 West Main Street, West Union.

Gilmer
Date: Monday, May 20, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location:  Gilmer County Courthouse, 10 Howard Street, Glenville.

Gilmer
Date: Monday, May 20, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location:  Gilmer County Library, 214 Walnut Street, Glenville.

Harrison
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location:  Harrison County Courthouse, 301 West Main Street, Clarksburg.

Harrison
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013

Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Harrison County Library, 404 West Pike Street, Clarksburg.

Jackson
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Ripley Town Council Chambers, 203 South Church Street, Ripley.

Jackson
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time:  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Gino’s, 201 Washington Street, Ravenswood.

Lewis
Date: Monday, May 20, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location:  Lewis County Commission Office, 18 Garton Plaza, Weston.

Lewis
Date: Monday, May 20, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location:  Lewis County Senior Center, 171 W 2nd Street, Weston.

Nicholas
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Nicholas County Courthouse, 700 Main Street, Summersville.

Ritchie
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Pennsboro Branch Library, 411 Main Street, Pennsboro.

Ritchie
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Harrisville Town Hall, East Main Street, Harrisville.

Roane
Date:  Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time:  11:00 AM – Noon
Location: Roane County Library, 110 Parking Plaza, Spencer.

Upshur
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location:  Upshur County Courthouse – Room 302, 38 West Main Street, Buckhannon.

Upshur
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location:  Upshur County Library, RR 6 Box 480 Tennerton Road, Buckhannon.

Upshur
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: CJ Maggie’s Restaurant, 16 East Main Street, Buckhannon.

Webster
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Webster Springs Town Hall, 146 McGraw Avenue, Webster Springs.

Wetzel
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM –1:00 PM
Location: Quinet’s Court Restaurant, 217 Main Street, New Martinsville.

Wetzel
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Paden City Town Hall, 208 West Main Street, Paden City.

Wirt
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon
Location: Wirt County Committee on Aging, Inc., 74 Senior Circle, Elizabeth.

Wood
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon
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Wood
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
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Wood
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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WV HIGH SCHOOL STATE TRACK MEET - Girls - Class AA - 05.17.2013 - 05.18.2013

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WV HIGH SCHOOL STATE TRACK MEET - Girls - Class AA - 05.17.2013 - 05.18.2013
LAIDLEY FIELD, CHARLESTON, WV

               

Girls 100 Meter Dash AA
===================================================================
  State Meet: @ 12.24  05.18.2012   Candace Brown, Summers Co.                  
    Name                    Year School                 Prelims  H#
===================================================================
Preliminaries
  1 Bria Welker               12 Frankfort                12.34Q  2 
  2 Alexis Burch              12 Oak Glen                 12.65Q  1 
  3 Emilee Henry              10 Herbert Hoover           12.72Q  1 
  4 Alexandria Allen          11 Liberty (H)              12.72Q  2 
  5 Kayla Haywood             10 Bridgeport               12.73q  1 
  6 Nicole Licata             12 East Fairmont            12.83q  2 
  7 Marlee Angelucci          09 North Marion             13.03q  1 
  8 Kylee Leathers            09 Weir                     13.12q  1 
  9 Morgan Spolarich          12 Westside                 13.18   2 
 10 Ashley Johnson            12 Scott                    13.19   2 
 11 Serena Mullins            09 Nicholas Co.             13.21   1 
 12 Ashlie Merrill            11 East Fairmont            13.26   2 
 13 Emily Smith               11 Summers Co.              13.41   1 
 14 Christina Osborne         09 Chapmanville             13.43   2 
 15 Hailey Miller             10 Ravenswood               13.46   1 
 16 Tiffani Fleenor           10 Independence             13.60   2 
 
Girls 100 Meter Dash AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 12.24  05.18.2012   Candace Brown, Summers Co.                  
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
Finals
  1 Bria Welker               12 Frankfort                12.47   10   
  2 Kayla Haywood             10 Bridgeport               12.78    8   
  3 Emilee Henry              10 Herbert Hoover           12.98    6   
  4 Nicole Licata             12 East Fairmont            12.99    4   
  5 Alexandria Allen          11 Liberty (H)              13.00    2   
  6 Alexis Burch              12 Oak Glen                 13.00    1   
  7 Marlee Angelucci          09 North Marion             13.36  
  8 Kylee Leathers            09 Weir                     13.47  
 
Girls 200 Meter Dash AA
===================================================================
  State Meet: @ 25.15  05.18.2012   Bria Welker, Frankfort                      
    Name                    Year School                 Prelims  H#
===================================================================
Preliminaries
  1 Bria Welker               12 Frankfort                25.26Q  2 
  2 Alexis Burch              12 Oak Glen                 25.93Q  1 
  3 Emilee Henry              10 Herbert Hoover           25.83Q  2 
  4 Kaitlyn Conaway           12 North Marion             26.24Q  1 
  5 Sharia Hernandez          12 Keyser                   26.83q  2 
  6 McKenna Miller            09 Frankfort                27.06q  1 
  7 Madison Cunningham        12 Lincoln                  27.29q  1 
  8 Ashley Griffin            09 Berkeley Sp.             27.36q  1 
  9 Macey Nuzum               09 East Fairmont            27.71   2 
 10 Avery Thrush              09 R. C. Byrd               27.82   2 
 11 Serena Mullins            09 Nicholas Co.             27.94   1 
 12 Tanya Jones               11 Ritchie Co.              27.96   2 
 13 Brandy Morrison           11 Summers Co.              28.03   1 
 14 Emily Simmons             09 Wyoming East             28.47   1 
 15 Tiffany Hatfield          10 Liberty (R)              28.82   2 
 16 Tyler Webb                12 Wayne                    28.94   2 
 
Girls 200 Meter Dash AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 25.15  05.18.2012   Bria Welker, Frankfort                      
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
Finals
  1 Bria Welker               12 Frankfort                25.67   10   
  2 Alexis Burch              12 Oak Glen                 26.22    8   
  3 Kaitlyn Conaway           12 North Marion             26.59    6   
  4 Emilee Henry              10 Herbert Hoover           26.67    4   
  5 McKenna Miller            09 Frankfort                27.27    2   
  6 Sharia Hernandez          12 Keyser                   27.61    1   
  7 Ashley Griffin            09 Berkeley Sp.             27.87  
  8 Madison Cunningham        12 Lincoln                  27.93  

Girls 400 Meter Dash AA
==========================================================================
  State Meet: @ 57.13  05.19.2012   Bria Welker, Frankfort                      
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H# Points
==========================================================================
  1 Bria Welker               12 Frankfort                57.13@  2  10   
  2 Alexis Burch              12 Oak Glen                 58.51   2   8   
  3 Hailey Miller             10 Ravenswood               59.86   2   6   
  4 Emilee Henry              10 Herbert Hoover         1:00.02   2   4   
  5 Brooke Snyder             10 Frankfort              1:00.37   2   2   
  6 Madison Cunningham        12 Lincoln                1:00.45   2   1   
  7 Megan Collins             12 Oak Glen               1:01.36   2 
  8 Ashley Griffin            09 Berkeley Sp.           1:02.38   2 
  9 Alexis Hillberry          11 North Marion           1:02.43   1 
 10 Avery Thrush              09 R. C. Byrd             1:03.75   1 
 11 Hailey Lunsford           09 Wayne                  1:05.48   1 
 12 Adriana Cook              10 Independence           1:05.96   1 
 13 Mara Mazzacchi            10 Chapmanville           1:06.85   1 
 14 Kayla Trent               12 James Monroe           1:08.07   1 
 15 Melissa Daniels           12 Liberty (R)            1:10.03   1 
 
Girls 800 Meter Run AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 2:13.58  05.22.2004   Jennifer Povick, Sissonville              
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Katie Jan                 12 Frankfort              2:19.02   10   
  2 Emma Harrison             12 North Marion           2:24.30    8   
  3 Samantha Stout            11 Webster Co.            2:27.03    6   
  4 Kelsey Chambers           11 Oak Glen               2:27.25    4   
  5 Danielle Haynes           10 Berkeley Sp.           2:27.76    2   
  6 Felicity Nolder           10 Oak Glen               2:29.41    1   
  7 Lindsey DeBerry           10 Bridgeport             2:30.12  
  8 Marissa Long              11 Philip Barbour         2:32.19  
  9 Samantha Graffius         11 Scott                  2:32.70  
 10 Christen Mangano          10 Oak Glen               2:34.31  
 11 Hillary Blosser           11 Roane Co.              2:37.72  
 12 Aiden Payton              09 Nicholas Co.           2:39.53  
 13 Katelyn Odle              10 PikeView               2:44.57  
 14 Laura Hill                12 PikeView               2:47.07  
 15 Sophie Klein              09 PikeView               2:47.80  
 
Girls 1600 Meter Run AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 5:08.25  05.21.2005   Rachel Buser, Berkeley Sp.                
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Katie Jan                 12 Frankfort              5:09.38   10   
  2 Emma Harrison             12 North Marion           5:20.60    8   
  3 Alexis Virtue             12 Weir                   5:23.00    6   
  4 Kelsey Chambers           11 Oak Glen               5:25.29    4   
  5 Kristen Mastrantoni       12 Weir                   5:29.80    2   
  6 Danielle Haynes           10 Berkeley Sp.           5:30.68    1   
  7 Brianna Waybright         12 Philip Barbour         5:33.59  
  8 Aiden Payton              09 Nicholas Co.           5:34.00  
  9 Samantha Graffius         11 Scott                  5:41.37  
 10 Taylor Treadway           10 Ravenswood             5:42.00  
 11 Marissa Long              11 Philip Barbour         5:42.59  
 12 Morganne Phillips         12 Bridgeport             5:46.39  
 13 Katelyn Odle              10 PikeView               5:59.21  
 14 Sheena Chambers           10 Scott                  6:01.75  
 15 Laura Hill                12 PikeView               6:05.92  
 16 Lauryn Hatfield           10 PikeView               6:06.49  
 
Girls 3200 Meter Run AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 10:57.43  05.20.2005   Rachel Buser, Berkeley Sp.               
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Katie Jan                 12 Frankfort             11:26.78   10   
  2 Emma Harrison             12 North Marion          11:38.52    8   
  3 Kristen Mastrantoni       12 Weir                  11:41.39    6   
  4 Kinsey Reed               10 Berkeley Sp.          11:43.79    4   
  5 Kelsey Chambers           11 Oak Glen              11:52.36    2   
  6 Brianna Waybright         12 Philip Barbour        11:57.65    1   
  7 Morganne Phillips         12 Bridgeport            11:59.31  
  8 Allison Villers           09 Philip Barbour        12:18.23  
  9 Brittany Green            12 Scott                 12:31.01  
 10 Taylor Treadway           10 Ravenswood            12:49.26  
 11 Sheena Chambers           10 Scott                 13:02.66  
 12 Katelyn Odle              10 PikeView              13:23.49  
 13 Sophie Klein              09 PikeView              13:54.03  
 14 Lauren Clarkson           12 James Monroe          14:46.42  
—Kylie Rutherford          11 Wayne                      DNF  
 
Girls 100 Meter Hurdles 33” AA
===================================================================
  State Meet: @ 15.05  1997        Aurora Spang, Magnolia                      
    Name                    Year School                 Prelims  H#
===================================================================
Preliminaries
  1 Emily Smith               11 Summers Co.              15.94Q  2 
  2 Elizabeth Messer          10 Nicholas Co.             16.37Q  1 
  3 Allison Evans             12 Keyser                   16.37Q  2 
  4 Brianna Woodburn          12 Fairmont Senior          16.60Q  1 
  5 Yanapoli Fofanah          12 Bridgeport               16.86q  1 
  6 Autumn Tyree              12 Nicholas Co.             16.88q  2 
  7 Hannah Layman             11 Lincoln                  16.95q  1 
  8 Tori Feicht               11 Oak Glen                 17.25q  2 
  9 Janessa Adams             10 Ritchie Co.              17.30   2 
 10 Gracen Hayes              12 Weir                     17.48   2 
 11 Arianna Crawford          10 Nicholas Co.             17.55   1 
 12 Megan Valkos              12 Petersburg               17.64   1 
 13 Celeste Kelly             11 Philip Barbour           17.72   2 
 14 Madison Haught            10 North Marion             17.92   1 
 15 Kait Cantley              12 Liberty (R)              19.02   2 
—Jenna Burdette            12 Liberty (R)                 NT   1 
 
Girls 100 Meter Hurdles 33” AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 15.05  1997        Aurora Spang, Magnolia                      
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
Finals
  1 Emily Smith               11 Summers Co.              15.79   10   
  2 Elizabeth Messer          10 Nicholas Co.             16.23    8   
  3 Allison Evans             12 Keyser                   16.33    6   
  4 Brianna Woodburn          12 Fairmont Senior          16.44    4   
  5 Yanapoli Fofanah          12 Bridgeport               16.71    2   
  6 Autumn Tyree              12 Nicholas Co.             16.73    1   
  7 Hannah Layman             11 Lincoln                  17.03  
  8 Tori Feicht               11 Oak Glen                 17.71  
 
Girls 300 Meter Hurdles 30” AA
==========================================================================
  State Meet: @ 44.70  05.17.2008   Meghan Mock, Berkeley Sp.                   
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H# Points
==========================================================================
  1 Bria Welker               12 Frankfort                45.45   2  10   
  2 Sharia Hernandez          12 Keyser                   46.87   2   8   
  3 Madison Cunningham        12 Lincoln                  47.12   2   6   
  4 Natalia Parker            10 Fairmont Senior          47.12   2   4   
  5 Jenna Alonge              10 Bridgeport               47.67   2   2   
  6 Haylie Damron             12 Scott                    48.43   2   1   
  7 Erin Brown                12 Webster Co.              48.45   2 
  8 Alexis Virtue             12 Weir                     48.89   2 
  9 Janessa Adams             10 Ritchie Co.              49.91   1 
 10 Lindsay Edgell            09 Bridgeport               50.06   1 
 11 Grace Montgomery          11 Sissonville              50.38   1 
 12 Paula Ord                 12 Poca                     50.65   1 
 13 Tori Feicht               11 Oak Glen                 52.16   1 
 14 Beth Daniel               12 Liberty (R)              54.24   1 
 15 Chloe Meadows             11 James Monroe             56.27   1 
 16 Brittany Wren             11 Independence             57.84   1 
 
Girls 4x100 Meter Relay AA
==========================================================================
  State Meet: @ 50.10  1980        Milton                                      
    School                                               Finals  H# Points
==========================================================================
  1 North Marion HS                                       50.88   2  10   
     1) Mckenzi Fisher 10               2) Marlee Angelucci 09            
     3) Alexis Hillberry 11             4) Kaitlyn Conaway 12             
  2 East Fairmont HS                                      51.46   2   8   
     1) Ashlie Merrill 11               2) Nina Nicoletti 12              
     3) Macey Nuzum 09                  4) Nicole Licata 12               
  3 Bridgeport HS                                         51.51   2   6   
     1) Yanapoli Fofanah 12             2) Katie Reid 11                  
     3) Katie Hennigan 10               4) Kayla Haywood 10               
  4 Frankfort HS                                          52.31   2   4   
     1) Madison Pfaff 09                2) Sarah Dayton 10                
     3) Brooke Snyder 10                4) McKenna Miller 09              
  5 Liberty (Harrison) HS                                 52.32   2   2   
     1) Ariel Allen 09                  2) Samara Kendrick 12             
     3) Kaitlynn Mayle 10               4) Alexandria Allen 11            
  6 Weir HS                                               52.35   2   1   
     1) Raven Young 12                  2) Alyssa Shingle 11              
     3) Shelva Burns 12                 4) Kylee Leathers 09              
  7 Herbert Hoover HS                                     52.47   2 
     1) Katie Harris 12                 2) Holly Pernell 12               
     3) Leslie Taylor 11                4) Emilee Henry 10                
  8 Nicholas County HS                                    52.71   2 
     1) Serena Mullins 09               2) Autumn Tyree 12                
     3) Arianna Crawford 10             4) Elizabeth Messer 10            
  9 Oak Glen HS                                           53.02   1 
     1) McKenzie Jones 09               2) Jennifer Lybert 12             
     3) Kayla Swiger 12                 4) Megan Collins 12               
 10 Scott HS                                              53.53   1 
     1) Ashley Johnson 12               2) Jessy Blankenship 12           
     3) Julie Conway 11                 4) Haylie Damron 12               
 11 Summers County HS                                     53.57   1 
     1) Emily Smith 11                  2) Brandy Morrison 11             
     3) Cameron Miller 10               4) Brenna Davis 09                
 12 Roane County HS                                       53.68   1 
     1) Hannah Hardman 09               2) Nicole Boggs 11                
     3) Caity Hudnall 09                4) Destinee Starcher 12           
 13 Ritchie County HS                                     53.73   1 
     1) Amanda Hall 11                  2) Amanda Davis 12                
     3) Tanya Jones 11                  4) Mykayla Garrett 12             
 14 Liberty (Raleigh) HS                                  54.55   1 
     1) Sabrina Morgan 12               2) Tymara McDowell 12             
     3) Jenna Burdette 12               4) Tiffany Hatfield 10            
 15 Petersburg HS                                         55.02   1 
     1) Heather Phares 12               2) Rebecca Landis 09              
     3) Elise Cardot 11                 4) Megan Valkos 12                
 16 Independence HS                                       56.25   1 
     1) Makayla Miller 11               2) Mackenzie Prince 12            
     3) Jessica Whitt 11                4) Tiffani Fleenor 10             
 
Girls 4x200 Meter Relay AA
==========================================================================
  State Meet: @ 1:44.91  05.17.2008   Winfield HS, Winfield                     
                         E Daly, B Shantie, B Lee, K Spang                 
    School                                               Finals  H# Points
==========================================================================
  1 North Marion HS                                     1:47.06   2  10   
     1) Alexis Hillberry 11             2) Marlee Angelucci 09            
     3) Mckenzi Fisher 10               4) Kaitlyn Conaway 12             
  2 Weir HS                                             1:50.09   2   8   
     1) Kylee Leathers 09               2) Shelva Burns 12                
     3) Raven Young 12                  4) Chantelle Harper 11            
  3 Keyser HS                                           1:50.11   2   6   
     1) Allison Evans 12                2) Cecelia Napier 10              
     3) Crystal Kuglar 09               4) Sharia Hernandez 12            
  4 Oak Glen HS                                         1:50.15   2   4   
     1) McKenzie Jones 09               2) Natelie Chappell 09            
     3) Alex Arnott 09                  4) Megan Collins 12               
  5 East Fairmont HS                                    1:50.17   2   2   
     1) Ashlie Merrill 11               2) Macey Nuzum 09                 
     3) Nina Nicoletti 12               4) Nicole Licata 12               
  6 Bridgeport HS                                       1:50.64   1   1   
     1) Yanapoli Fofanah 12             2) Jenna Alonge 10                
     3) Katie Reid 11                   4) Kayla Haywood 10               
  7 Frankfort HS                                        1:50.81   2 
     1) Madison Pfaff 09                2) Brooke Snyder 10               
     3) Sarah Dayton 10                 4) McKenna Miller 09              
  8 Liberty (Harrison) HS                               1:52.09   2 
     1) Samara Kendrick 12              2) Kaitlynn Mayle 10              
     3) Ashley Walker 10                4) Alexandria Allen 11            
  9 Ritchie County HS                                   1:53.09   2 
     1) Janessa Adams 10                2) Mykayla Garrett 12             
     3) Amanda Davis 12                 4) Tanya Jones 11                 
 10 Nicholas County HS                                  1:55.20   1 
     1) Shayla Stear 12                 2) Maria Stear 09                 
     3) Taylor Board 09                 4) Serena Mullins 09              
 11 Wayne HS                                            1:55.34   1 
     1) Tyler Webb 12                   2) Hailey Lunsford 09             
     3) Carley Nelson 10                4) Savanna Mays 10                
 12 Chapmanville HS                                     1:56.35   1 
     1) Christina Osborne 09            2) Candice Adkins 12              
     3) Codi Conley 10                  4) Autumn Baisden 12              
 13 Liberty (Raleigh) HS                                1:56.48   1 
     1) Morgan Birchfield 10            2) Tymara McDowell 12             
     3) Taylor Daniel 10                4) Tiffany Hatfield 10            
 14 Robert C. Byrd  HS                                  1:57.28   1 
     1) Victoria Carvelli 12            2) Emily Cook 09                  
     3) Avery Thrush 09                 4) Ciarra Romine 12               
 15 Independence HS                                     1:57.76   1 
     1) Anne Bass 11                    2) Adriana Cook 10                
     3) Makayla Miller 11               4) Mackenzie Prince 12            
 16 PikeView HS                                         1:59.34   1 
     1) Shyann Carr 10                  2) Charlotte Webster 12           
     3) Katelyn Shrewsbury 10           4) Lacy Dart 11                   
 
Girls 4x400 Meter Relay AA
==========================================================================
  State Meet: @ 4:02.88  05.20.2006   Oak Glen HS, Oak Glen                     
                         A Cashdollar, H Temple, A Benavides, J Mitchell   
    School                                               Finals  H# Points
==========================================================================
  1 Oak Glen HS                                         4:10.62   2  10   
     1) Megan Collins 12                2) Christen Mangano 10            
     3) Alex Arnott 09                  4) Alexis Burch 12                
  2 Berkeley Springs HS                                 4:16.85   2   8   
     1) Keri Shetler 10                 2) Sara Younker 12                
     3) Sarah Haynes 11                 4) Ashley Griffin 09              
  3 North Marion HS                                     4:17.45   2   6   
     1) Alexis Hillberry 11             2) Kaitlyn Conaway 12             
     3) Madison Haught 10               4) Emma Harrison 12               
  4 Frankfort HS                                        4:18.06   2   4   
     1) Brooke Snyder 10                2) Sarah Dayton 10                
     3) McKenna Miller 09               4) Katie Jan 12                   
  5 Weir HS                                             4:18.48   2   2   
     1) Raven Young 12                  2) Shelva Burns 12                
     3) Alesia LeSane 09                4) Chantelle Harper 11            
  6 Bridgeport HS                                       4:18.50   2   1   
     1) Lindsey DeBerry 10              2) Morganne Phillips 12           
     3) Anna Kay Haddix 12              4) Jenna Alonge 10                
  7 Keyser HS                                           4:21.89   1 
     1) Micayla Paugh 10                2) Clarissa Carnell 10            
     3) Crystal Kuglar 09               4) Cecelia Napier 10              
  8 Webster County HS                                   4:22.90   2 
     1) Samantha Stout 11               2) Joni Perrine 11                
     3) Jasmine McCoy 12                4) Erin Brown 12                  
  9 Philip Barbour HS                                   4:24.43   1 
     1) Gabrielle Kyle 10               2) Celeste Kelly 11               
     3) Marley Dib 09                   4) Marissa Long 11                
 10 Wayne HS                                            4:30.18   1 
     1) Tyler Webb 12                   2) Hailey Lunsford 09             
     3) Savanna Mays 10                 4) Carley Nelson 10               
 11 James Monroe HS                                     4:34.26   1 
     1) Kayla Trent 12                  2) Laura Dransfield 09            
     3) Isabella Pitzer 09              4) Mikaila Moran 10               
 12 Liberty (Raleigh) HS                                4:34.28   1 
     1) Morgan Birchfield 10            2) Melissa Daniels 12             
     3) Taylor Daniel 10                4) Tiffany Hatfield 10            
 13 Scott HS                                            4:38.59   1 
     1) Brittany Green 12               2) Jessy Blankenship 12           
     3) Megan Blankenship 09            4) Samantha Graffius 11           
 14 Nicholas County HS                                  4:48.12   1 
     1) Maria Stear 09                  2) Dominique Villasenor 09        
     3) Rebecca Passarella 10           4) Aiden Payton 09                
 15 Independence HS                                     4:55.76   1 
     1) Anne Bass 11                    2) Adriana Cook 10                
     3) Brittany Wren 11                4) Jenni Perkins 11               
—Ritchie County HS                                        FS   2 
     1) Tanya Jones 11                  2) Amanda Davis 12                
     3) Olivia Vanoy 10                 4) Mykayla Garrett 12             
 
Girls 4x800 Meter Relay AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 9:34.99  05.20.2005   Berkeley Springs HS, Berkeley Sp.         
                         E McCoy, V Peer, M Mock, R Buser                  
    School                                               Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Weir HS                                             9:53.91   10   
     1) Kristen Mastrantoni 12          2) Chantelle Harper 11            
     3) Stephanie Pennacchio 09         4) Alexis Virtue 12               
  2 Oak Glen HS                                         9:57.01    8   
     1) Christen Mangano 10             2) Alex Arnott 09                 
     3) Felicity Nolder 10              4) Kelsey Chambers 11             
  3 Bridgeport HS                                      10:06.99    6   
     1) Morganne Phillips 12            2) Rachel Fulks 11                
     3) Lindsey DeBerry 10              4) Anna Kay Haddix 12             
  4 Berkeley Springs HS                                10:11.19    4   
     1) Keri Shetler 10                 2) Sara Younker 12                
     3) Kinsey Reed 10                  4) Danielle Haynes 10             
  5 Scott HS                                           10:24.14    2   
     1) Samantha Graffius 11            2) Sheena Chambers 10             
     3) Jessy Blankenship 12            4) Brittany Green 12              
  6 Philip Barbour HS                                  10:30.97    1   
     1) Brianna Waybright 12            2) Marley Dib 09                  
     3) Allison Villers 09              4) Marissa Long 11                
  7 Webster County HS                                  10:31.81  
     1) Erin Brown 12                   2) Jasmine McCoy 12               
     3) Courtney King 09                4) Samantha Stout 11              
  8 Keyser HS                                          10:33.19  
     1) Micayla Paugh 10                2) Cecelia Napier 10              
     3) Clarissa Carnell 10             4) Crystal Kuglar 09              
  9 Wayne HS                                           10:40.48  
     1) Hailey Lunsford 09              2) Savanna Mays 10                
     3) Carley Nelson 10                4) Tyler Webb 12                  
 10 Frankfort HS                                       10:47.29  
     1) Sarah Shetler 09                2) Sarah Dayton 10                
     3) Kezia Butcher 10                4) Faith Sentelle 09              
 11 PikeView HS                                        10:51.57  
     1) Lauryn Hatfield 10              2) Laura Hill 12                  
     3) Sophie Klein 09                 4) Katelyn Odle 10                
 12 Ritchie County HS                                  10:54.96  
     1) Amanda Davis 12                 2) Anna Cokeley 11                
     3) Becca Cokeley 12                4) Olivia Vanoy 10                
 13 North Marion HS                                    10:58.62  
     1) Amanda Reynolds 12              2) Skylah Haught 10               
     3) Josie Jones 10                  4) Brittany White 09              
 14 Herbert Hoover HS                                  11:25.53  
     1) Lillian Gandee 11               2) Olivia Gandee 09               
     3) Leslie Taylor 11                4) Bailey Aab 10                  
 15 Liberty (Raleigh) HS                               12:16.59  
     1) Kait Cantley 12                 2) Morgan Birchfield 10           
     3) Katie McGinnis 11               4) Melissa Daniels 12             
 16 Independence HS                                    12:54.30  
     1) Tesa Danieley 09                2) Brittany Wren 11               
     3) Jenni Perkins 11                4) Mackenzie Prince 12            
 
Girls 4x102.5 Meter Shuttle Hurdle AA
==========================================================================
  State Meet: @ 1:05.00  05.18.2007   Winfield HS, Winfield                     
                         M Bennett, K Jividen, J Smith, M Osborne          
    School                                               Finals  H# Points
==========================================================================
  1 Nicholas County HS                                  1:06.27   4  10   
     1) Autumn Tyree 12                 2) Elizabeth Messer 10            
     3) Shayla Stear 12                 4) Arianna Crawford 10            
  2 Bridgeport HS                                       1:07.91   3   8   
     1) Yanapoli Fofanah 12             2) Emily Griffith 09              
     3) Mateah Kittle 09                4) Jenna Alonge 10                
  3 Oak Glen HS                                         1:09.46   4   6   
     1) Tori Feicht 11                  2) Marissa Nolder 10              
     3) Kayla Swiger 12                 4) Megan Nally 11                 
  4 Webster County HS                                   1:09.70   4   4   
     1) Erin Brown 12                   2) Samantha Stout 11              
     3) Jasmine McCoy 12                4) Joni Perrine 11                
  5 Scott HS                                            1:09.82   2   2   
     1) Julie Conway 11                 2) Maggie Hager 11                
     3) Maggie Lester 11                4) Haylie Damron 12               
  6 Fairmont Senior HS                                  1:09.86   3   1   
     1) Brianna Woodburn 12             2) Shania Riffle 11               
     3) Emily Hershberger 09            4) Natalia Parker 10              
  7 Weir HS                                             1:09.89   3 
     1) Alexis Virtue 12                2) Megan Longwell 10              
     3) Raven Young 12                  4) Gracen Hayes 12                
  8 North Marion HS                                     1:10.47   3 
     1) Madison Haught 10               2) Lauren Cyphers 10              
     3) Jessica Miller 12               4) Mckenzi Fisher 10              
  9 Petersburg HS                                       1:10.88   2 
     1) Elise Cardot 11                 2) April Kessel 12                
     3) Haylea Ault 12                  4) Megan Valkos 12                
 10 Liberty (Raleigh) HS                                1:10.94   2 
     1) Kait Cantley 12                 2) Shelby Daniel 12               
     3) Beth Daniel 12                  4) Jenna Burdette 12              
 11 Ritchie County HS                                   1:16.06   1 
     1) Janessa Adams 10                2) Amanda Hall 11                 
     3) Jessie Bryson 09                4) Anna Cokeley 11                
 12 Philip Barbour HS                                   1:16.77   1 
     1) Jacqueline Boyd 10              2) Celeste Kelly 11               
     3) Julianna Findley 09             4) Marley Dib 09                  
 13 Poca HS                                             1:17.32   1 
     1) Jade Watts 12                   2) Daryn-Nikole Workman 09        
     3) Jordan Smith 11                 4) Taylor Dean 09                 
 14 PikeView HS                                         1:28.30   1 
     1) Shakiya Diggs 11                2) Holly Wiley 11                 
     3) Kayla Blake 12                  4) Shyann Carr 10                 
—Roane County HS                                          FS   2 
     1) Hannah Hardman 09               2) Katie Cherry 09                
     3) Hillary Blosser 11              4) Katie Snodgrass 12             
—Keyser HS                                                DQ   4  Left early 2nd excha
     1) Allison Evans 12                2) Kayla Simpson 11               
     3) Cecelia Napier 10               4) Sharia Hernandez 12            
 
Girls High Jump AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @  5-08  05.18.2007   Meghan Mock, Berkeley Sp.                   
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Sarah Haynes              11 Berkeley Sp.           5-02.00   10   
  2 Shania Riffle             11 Fairmont Senior        5-00.00    8   
  3 Ciarra Romine             12 R. C. Byrd             4-10.00    6   
  4 Bailey Aab                10 Herbert Hoover        J4-10.00    4   
  5 Kaleena Crane             12 Oak Glen              J4-10.00    2   
  6 Johnna Akers              11 Lincoln                4-08.00    0.50
  6 Caity Hudnall             09 Roane Co.              4-08.00    0.50
  8 Olivia Vanoy              10 Ritchie Co.           J4-08.00  
  9 Anna Cokeley              11 Ritchie Co.           J4-08.00  
—Hanah Atkins              12 Sissonville                 NH  
—Kayla Trent               12 James Monroe                NH  
—Emily Hershberger         09 Fairmont Senior             NH  
—Erica Logar               11 Nicholas Co.                NH  
—Ariel Allen               09 Liberty (H)                 NH  
 
Girls Pole Vault AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 11-00  05.21.2005   Maggie Tincher, Winfield                    
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Allison Evans             12 Keyser                 9-00.00   10   
  2 Shania Lloyd              11 Roane Co.              8-00.00    8   
  3 Caroline Lloyd            09 Bridgeport             7-06.00    5   
  3 Sarah Haynes              11 Berkeley Sp.           7-06.00    5   
  5 Skylah Haught             10 North Marion          J7-06.00    2   
  6 Celena Bryant             12 Bridgeport            J7-06.00    1   

Girls Long Jump AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 17-11  05.18.2007   Meghan Mock, Berkeley Sp.                   
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Alexandria Allen          11 Liberty (H)           16-09.25   10   
  2 Haylie Damron             12 Scott                 16-07.00    8   
  3 Kayla Haywood             10 Bridgeport            16-04.50    6   
  4 Autumn Tyree              12 Nicholas Co.          16-00.75    4   
  5 Mykayla Garrett           12 Ritchie Co.           15-11.25    2   
  6 Emily Smith               11 Summers Co.           15-06.00    1   
  7 Hunter Sodaro             12 Braxton Co.           15-05.50  
  8 Mateah Kittle             09 Bridgeport            15-01.75  
  9 Johnna Akers              11 Lincoln               14-09.00  
  9 Katie Reid                11 Bridgeport            14-09.00  
 11 Kylee Leathers            09 Weir                  13-11.50  
 12 Brenna Davis              09 Summers Co.           13-05.00  
 13 Ontasia Petteway          11 Weir                  13-00.75  
 14 Kristen Bly               09 Braxton Co.           12-10.75  
 
Girls Shot Put AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 43-04  1993        Crystal Hypes, Winfield                     
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Kendra Johnson            12 Keyser                34-07.50   10   
  2 Raina Young               11 Bridgeport            33-08.25    8   
  3 Lexy Beckett              12 Wayne                 32-06.00    6   
  4 Reilly Gunter             11 Lincoln               32-05.75    4   
  5 Emily McClain             12 Roane Co.             31-03.50    2   
  6 Mikayla Little            11 Ritchie Co.           31-01.00    1   
  7 Kristen Broughman         12 Poca                  30-10.75  
  8 Jasmine Johnson           12 PikeView              29-06.00  
  9 Kaleena Crane             12 Oak Glen              29-05.75  
 10 Cherrikah Mayhorn         12 Scott                 28-10.25  
 11 Tymara McDowell           12 Liberty (R)           28-09.75  
 12 Kasinda King              09 Frankfort             28-08.75  
 13 Brittany Powell           12 Liberty (H)           28-02.00  
 14 Morgan Abbott             11 Weir                  28-01.00  
 15 Michaela Carpenter        12 North Marion          27-03.25  
 16 Chelsea Williams          12 Westside              25-11.75  
 
Girls Discus Throw AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 140-00  1993        Crystal Hypes, Winfield                    
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Hannah McCall             09 Bridgeport              108-06   10   
  2 Kendra Johnson            12 Keyser                  101-07    8   
  3 Lexy Beckett              12 Wayne                    99-08    6   
  4 Christy Carson            12 Lincoln                  98-03    4   
  5 Emmy Delekta              10 Oak Glen                 97-09    2   
  6 Bridget Bemis             09 Oak Glen                 96-01    1   
  7 Michaela Carpenter        12 North Marion             95-01  
  8 Reilly Gunter             11 Lincoln                  93-01  
  9 Chelsea Williams          12 Westside                 89-07  
 10 Emily Griffith            09 Bridgeport               89-00  
 11 Tymara McDowell           12 Liberty (R)              84-05  
 12 Kelsey Westfall           12 Poca                     77-11  
 12 Keree Moles               12 Poca                     77-11  
 14 Megan Testament           09 Independence             77-03  
 15 Kiana Swann               09 Bridgeport               73-08  
—Mikayla Little            11 Ritchie Co.               FOUL  
 
                 Girls - AA - Team Rankings - 18 Events Scored
===============================================================================
    1) Frankfort HS                82        2) Bridgeport HS              64   
    3) Oak Glen HS                 61        4) North Marion HS            58   
    5) Keyser HS                   49        6) Weir HS                    35   
    7) Berkeley Springs HS         34        8) Nicholas County HS         23   
    9) Herbert Hoover HS           18       10) Fairmont Senior HS         17   
   11) Lincoln HS                  15.50    12) Liberty (Harrison) HS      14   
   12) East Fairmont HS            14       14) Scott HS                   13   
   15) Wayne HS                    12       16) Summers County HS          11   
   17) Roane County HS             10.50    18) Webster County HS          10   
   19) Robert C. Byrd  HS           6       19) Ravenswood HS               6   
   21) Ritchie County HS            3       22) Philip Barbour HS           2   
 

WV HIGH SCHOOL STATE TRACK MEET - Boys - Class AA - 05.17.2013 - 05.18.2013

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WV HIGH SCHOOL STATE TRACK MEET - Boys - Class AA - 05.17.2013 - 05.18.2013
LAIDLEY FIELD, CHARLESTON, WV

               

Boys 100 Meter Dash AA
===================================================================
  State Meet: @ 10.80  1999        Chris Claudio, Ravenswood                   
    Name                    Year School                 Prelims  H#
===================================================================
Preliminaries
  1 Jonathan Rice             10 Weir                     11.29Q  1 
  2 Alex Lee                  11 Mingo Central            11.42Q  2 
  3 Darryl Stewart            10 Bluefield                11.36Q  1 
  4 Kade Sebastian            09 Wayne                    11.45Q  2 
  5 Blake Ravenscroft         11 Keyser                   11.51q  1 
  6 Devin Wiley               10 Chapmanville             11.59q  2 
  7 Nik Walker                10 Wyoming East             11.59q  1 
  8 Steven McGinnis           10 Roane Co.                11.59q  2 
  9 Clarence Bennett          11 Weir                     11.61   1 
 10 Tre Cox                   12 R. C. Byrd               11.67   1 
 11 Montel Leggett            11 Bluefield                11.69   1 
 12 Jermodd Garrett           12 R. C. Byrd               11.72   2 
 13 Justin Sage               12 Ritchie Co.              11.77   1 
 14 Isaiah Brown              11 Summers Co.              11.78   2 
 15 Kenneth Muhart            12 Weir                     11.82   2 
 16 Ethan Thompson            09 Chapmanville             11.90   2 
 
Boys 100 Meter Dash AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 10.80  1999        Chris Claudio, Ravenswood                   
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
Finals
  1 Kade Sebastian            09 Wayne                    11.34   10   
  2 Jonathan Rice             10 Weir                     11.35    8   
  3 Darryl Stewart            10 Bluefield                11.35    6   
  4 Blake Ravenscroft         11 Keyser                   11.58    4   
  5 Alex Lee                  11 Mingo Central            11.63    2   
  6 Steven McGinnis           10 Roane Co.                11.64    1   
  7 Nik Walker                10 Wyoming East             11.64  
  8 Devin Wiley               10 Chapmanville             11.93  
 
Boys 200 Meter Dash AA
===================================================================
  State Meet: @ 21.61  1985        Eric Knapper, Dunbar                        
    Name                    Year School                 Prelims  H#
===================================================================
Preliminaries
  1 Nathan Bernarde           11 Grafton                  22.78Q  1 
  2 Blake Ravenscroft         11 Keyser                   22.96Q  2 
  3 Alex Lee                  11 Mingo Central            23.03Q  1 
  4 Cole Slates               11 Weir                     23.12Q  2 
  5 Clarence Bennett          11 Weir                     23.07q  1 
  6 Andrew Workman            12 Chapmanville             23.28q  1 
  7 Nik Walker                10 Wyoming East             23.41q  2 
  8 Jermodd Garrett           12 R. C. Byrd               23.44q  2 
  9 Steven McGinnis           10 Roane Co.                23.45   1 
 10 Amonte Turner             09 Keyser                   23.51   2 
 11 Kurt Langdon-Arthur       11 Wayne                    23.58   1 
 12 Isaiah Brown              11 Summers Co.              23.69   1 
 13 Jeffrey Lewis             10 James Monroe             23.81   2 
 14 Devin Jones               12 Ritchie Co.              23.85   2 
 15 Aaryn Haller              11 Petersburg               24.12   2 
 16 John Powell               12 Independence             24.67   1 
 
Boys 200 Meter Dash AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 21.61  1985        Eric Knapper, Dunbar                        
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
Finals
  1 Cole Slates               11 Weir                     23.25   10   
  2 Nathan Bernarde           11 Grafton                  23.32    8   
  3 Blake Ravenscroft         11 Keyser                   23.43    6   
  4 Andrew Workman            12 Chapmanville             23.45    4   
  5 Alex Lee                  11 Mingo Central            23.48    2   
  6 Nik Walker                10 Wyoming East             23.82    1   
  7 Jermodd Garrett           12 R. C. Byrd               23.83  
  8 Clarence Bennett          11 Weir                     23.99  
 
Boys 400 Meter Dash AA
==========================================================================
  State Meet: @ 48.35  05.19.2012   Brandon Franklin, Liberty (H)               
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H# Points
==========================================================================
  1 Troy Fisher               10 Roane Co.                51.08   2  10   
  2 Cole Slates               11 Weir                     51.37   1   8   
  3 Jessie Hilvers            12 Ritchie Co.              51.58   2   6   
  4 Craig Westfall            12 Keyser                   51.95   1   4   
  5 Josh Gurski               12 Herbert Hoover           52.17   1   2   
  6 John Powell               12 Independence             52.24   2   1   
  7 Myles Johnson             10 East Fairmont            52.33   2 
  8 Corey Shetler             12 Berkeley Sp.             52.49   2 
  9 Brian Young               11 James Monroe             52.53   1 
 10 Zachary Abbott            11 Bridgeport               52.68   2 
 11 Ty Seibel                 11 Lincoln                  52.68   1 
 12 Kurt Langdon-Arthur       11 Wayne                    53.11   2 
 13 Hunter Klein              09 PikeView                 54.18   2 
 14 Ryan Leedom               11 Frankfort                54.65   1 
 15 Nick Weeks                11 Scott                    54.71   1 
 
Boys 800 Meter Run AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 1:55.30  1980        Ronald Patterson, Mt.Hope                 
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Will Shaffer              12 Scott                  2:01.04   10   
  2 Corey Shetler             12 Berkeley Sp.           2:01.09    8   
  3 Jessie Hilvers            12 Ritchie Co.            2:01.58    6   
  4 Willam Hayes              12 East Fairmont          2:02.17    4   
  5 Abe Merinar               11 Bridgeport             2:02.66    2   
  6 Craig Westfall            12 Keyser                 2:02.76    1   
  7 Nick Trefz                12 Fairmont Senior        2:03.30  
  8 Lucas Young               11 Frankfort              2:03.67  
  9 Grayson Kemmerling        12 Nicholas Co.           2:04.45  
 10 Michael Buonaiuto         12 Fairmont Senior        2:05.41  
 11 Troy Fisher               10 Roane Co.              2:05.41  
 12 Jason Weitzel             10 PikeView               2:08.84  
 13 Johnny Hogue              11 Ritchie Co.            2:09.68  
 14 Jacob Ratliff             10 Summers Co.            2:11.67  
 15 Vaughn Campbell           11 PikeView               2:13.04  

Boys 1600 Meter Run AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 4:17.54  1993        Mikey Cox, Athens                         
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Abe Merinar               11 Bridgeport             4:23.36   10   
  2 Will Shaffer              12 Scott                  4:24.80    8   
  3 Nick Trefz                12 Fairmont Senior        4:28.64    6   
  4 Johnny Hogue              11 Ritchie Co.            4:30.03    4   
  5 Jason Weitzel             10 PikeView               4:32.82    2   
  6 Matthew Strand            10 Fairmont Senior        4:35.71    1   
  7 Lucas Young               11 Frankfort              4:37.29  
  8 Matthew Dearth            11 Bridgeport             4:37.35  
  9 Shane Ickes               12 Frankfort              4:41.99  
 10 Brettley Harris           10 Webster Co.            4:46.15  
 11 Austin Hayes              09 Webster Co.            4:47.99  
 12 Cameron Davis             12 Westside               4:49.32  
 13 Tanner Cantley            09 Liberty (R)            4:54.25  
 14 Isaiah Mitchell           12 Clay Co.               4:54.58  
 15 Josh McClung              10 Herbert Hoover         5:00.46  
 16 Zack Stickley             10 Keyser                 5:16.67  
 
Boys 3200 Meter Run AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 9:09.70  1983        Steve Taylor, St. Marys                   
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Nick Trefz                12 Fairmont Senior        9:36.21   10   
  2 Will Shaffer              12 Scott                  9:42.52    8   
  3 Johnny Hogue              11 Ritchie Co.            9:51.94    6   
  4 Matthew Dearth            11 Bridgeport             9:52.71    4   
  5 Abe Merinar               11 Bridgeport             9:53.87    2   
  6 Willam Hayes              12 East Fairmont          9:59.26    1   
  7 Shane Ickes               12 Frankfort             10:03.28  
  8 Lucas Young               11 Frankfort             10:14.47  
  9 Jason Weitzel             10 PikeView              10:15.33  
 10 Paul Louzy                12 Grafton               10:16.76  
 11 Scott Nesland             11 Philip Barbour        10:22.55  
 12 Brettley Harris           10 Webster Co.           10:32.49  
 13 Cameron Davis             12 Westside              10:40.94  
 14 Tanner Cantley            09 Liberty (R)           10:45.01  
 15 Josh McClung              10 Herbert Hoover        10:56.14  
 16 Noah Toops                10 Herbert Hoover        10:58.86  
 
Boys 110 Meter Hurdles 39” AA
===================================================================
  State Meet: @ 14.36  2003        Brad Keys, Winfield                         
    Name                    Year School                 Prelims  H#
===================================================================
Preliminaries
  1 Nathan Bernarde           11 Grafton                  15.17Q  1 
  2 Neil Scherich             11 Fairmont Senior          15.41Q  2 
  3 Tre McDowell              10 Liberty (R)              15.93Q  2 
  4 Tyler Lee                 12 Roane Co.                16.13Q  1 
  5 Levi Cyphers              12 North Marion             16.15q  1 
  6 Jayden Allender           10 Ritchie Co.              16.15q  2 
  7 Tai Morgan                12 Bridgeport               16.18q  2 
  8 Josh Crites               12 Poca                     16.44q  1 
  9 Tyler Hagewood            10 Herbert Hoover           16.48   1 
 10 Josh Gurski               12 Herbert Hoover           16.51   1 
 11 Quentin Mouser            12 Philip Barbour           16.58   2 
 12 Ty Seibel                 11 Lincoln                  16.62   2 
 13 Guy Cowger                12 Webster Co.              16.92   2 
 14 Jacob Carr                12 Summers Co.              17.64   1 
 15 Jack Bonham               11 Summers Co.              19.76   2 
—Chris Hays                12 Liberty (H)                DNF   1 
 
Boys 110 Meter Hurdles 39” AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 14.36  2003        Brad Keys, Winfield                         
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
Finals
  1 Nathan Bernarde           11 Grafton                  14.97   10   
  2 Neil Scherich             11 Fairmont Senior          15.01    8   
  3 Tai Morgan                12 Bridgeport               15.65    6   
  4 Levi Cyphers              12 North Marion             15.95    4   
  5 Jayden Allender           10 Ritchie Co.              16.00    2   
  6 Tre McDowell              10 Liberty (R)              16.27    1   
  7 Tyler Lee                 12 Roane Co.                16.33  
  8 Josh Crites               12 Poca                     16.54  
 
Boys 300 Meter Hurdles 36” AA
==========================================================================
  State Meet: @ 38.33  1999        Jon Huffman, Ritchie County                 
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H# Points
==========================================================================
  1 Nathan Bernarde           11 Grafton                  39.59   2  10   
  2 Josh Gurski               12 Herbert Hoover           40.78   2   8   
  3 Jessie Hilvers            12 Ritchie Co.              41.14   2   6   
  4 Jayden Allender           10 Ritchie Co.              41.51   2   4   
  5 Joe Collins               12 Webster Co.              42.16   2   2   
  6 Zack Marcum               10 Scott                    42.19   2   1   
  7 Ty Seibel                 11 Lincoln                  42.59   1 
  8 Guy Cowger                12 Webster Co.              42.69   2 
  9 Josh Crites               12 Poca                     42.70   2 
 10 Kyle Mack                 12 Oak Glen                 43.01   1 
 11 Cody Young                10 R. C. Byrd               43.70   1 
 12 Austin McNeely            12 Poca                     43.71   1 
 13 Frederick Vincent         11 East Fairmont            43.75   1 
 14 Matt Ryan                 09 Summers Co.              45.64   1 
 15 Brandon Eldridge          12 Bluefield                46.79   1 
 
Boys 4x100 Meter Relay AA
==========================================================================
  State Meet: @ 43.51  1999        Magnolia                                    
    School                                               Finals  H# Points
==========================================================================
  1 Weir HS                                               44.21   2  10   
     1) Cole Slates 11                  2) Kenneth Muhart 12              
     3) Clarence Bennett 11             4) Jonathan Rice 10               
  2 Oak Glen HS                                           44.65   2   8   
     1) Micah Swiger 10                 2) Chris Bailey 11                
     3) Clayton Flowers 12              4) David Campbell 11              
  3 Robert C. Byrd  HS                                    44.96   2   6   
     1) Mason Compton 12                2) Tre Cox 12                     
     3) Christopher D’Annunzio 10       4) Jermodd Garrett 12             
  4 Ritchie County HS                                     45.07   2   4   
     1) Devin Jones 12                  2) Clayton Satterfield 10         
     3) Justin Sage 12                  4) Austin Garrett 09              
  5 Fairmont Senior HS                                    45.32   2   2   
     1) Joseph Bundy 09                 2) Benjamin Stewart 09            
     3) Chad Heldreth 11                4) Neil Scherich 11               
  6 Mingo Central HS                                      45.35   1   1   
     1) Joe May 12                      2) Austin Banks 12                
     3) Garrett Moore 09                4) Alex Lee 11                    
  7 Wyoming East HS                                       45.74   1 
     1) Taylor Robinson 12              2) Triston Jones 10               
     3) Sean Treadway 12                4) Nik Walker 10                  
  8 Chapmanville HS                                       45.77   2 
     1) Andrew Workman 12               2) Ethan Thompson 09              
     3) Zachary Thompson 12             4) Devin Wiley 10                 
  9 Herbert Hoover HS                                     45.86   1 
     1) Josh Gurski 12                  2) Brandon Hanson 12              
     3) Triston Hager 09                4) Nate Cook 11                   
 10 East Fairmont HS                                      46.06   2 
     1) Cody Palmer 12                  2) Frederick Vincent 11           
     3) David Wadsworth 11              4) Cody Wilson 12                 
 11 North Marion HS                                       46.20   1 
     1) Colton Brewer 12                2) John Merrifield 11             
     3) Levi Cyphers 12                 4) Cody Colisino 11               
 12 Keyser HS                                             46.22   1 
     1) Drew Roy 11                     2) Blake Ravenscroft 11           
     3) Deondre Williams 12             4) Amonte Turner 09               
 13 Wayne HS                                              46.50   1 
     1) James Egnor 12                  2) Kurt Langdon-Arthur 11         
     3) Kade Sebastian 09               4) Dustin Hatfield 12             
 14 Philip Barbour HS                                     46.71   1 
     1) Mike Coontz-Farris 12           2) Brandon Poling 11              
     3) Derek Branka 12                 4) Trevor Humphrey 12             
 15 Summers County HS                                     47.60   1 
     1) T.J. Smith 11                   2) Austin Holland 10              
     3) Matt Ryan 09                    4) TaRon Ayers 11                 
—Bluefield HS                                             DQ   2  exchange zone violat
     1) Chevez Burress 12               2) Darryl Stewart 10              
     3) Bryan Morris 11                 4) Montel Leggett 11              
 
Boys 4x200 Meter Relay AA
==========================================================================
  State Meet: @ 1:29.93  05.23.2009   Keyser HS, Keyser                         
                         T Redman, J Green, J Ross, M Wilmer               
    School                                               Finals  H# Points
==========================================================================
  1 Weir HS                                             1:32.45   2  10   
     1) Jonathan Rice 10                2) Nathan Masters 12              
     3) Clarence Bennett 11             4) Cole Slates 11                 
  2 Roane County HS                                     1:33.21   2   8   
     1) Scottie Meadows 11              2) Kyle Raines 12                 
     3) Troy Fisher 10                  4) Steven McGinnis 10             
  3 Robert C. Byrd  HS                                  1:33.58   2   6   
     1) Mason Compton 12                2) Christopher D’Annunzio 10      
     3) Tre Cox 12                      4) Jermodd Garrett 12             
  4 Keyser HS                                           1:33.69   2   4   
     1) Deondre Williams 12             2) Amonte Turner 09               
     3) Blake Ravenscroft 11            4) Jonathan Guinn 11              
  5 Ritchie County HS                                   1:34.49   2   2   
     1) Clayton Satterfield 10          2) Justin Sage 12                 
     3) Devin Jones 12                  4) Austin Garrett 09              
  6 Oak Glen HS                                         1:34.98   2   1   
     1) Christopher Burnham 11          2) Chris Bailey 11                
     3) Randy Holloway 12               4) David Campbell 11              
  7 Bluefield HS                                        1:35.17   2 
     1) Chevez Burress 12               2) Darryl Stewart 10              
     3) Bryan Morris 11                 4) Montel Leggett 11              
  8 East Fairmont HS                                    1:35.17   2 
     1) Cody Palmer 12                  2) Myles Johnson 10               
     3) David Wadsworth 11              4) Cody Wilson 12                 
  9 Webster County HS                                   1:35.21   1 
     1) Joe Collins 12                  2) David Muzny 12                 
     3) Brett Morris 12                 4) Luther Stoots 12               
 10 Berkeley Springs HS                                 1:36.02   1 
     1) Steven Wolf 11                  2) Dylan Reynolds 11              
     3) Garrett Stone 11                4) Antonio Domich 09              
 11 Chapmanville HS                                     1:36.58   1 
     1) Andrew Workman 12               2) Ethan Thompson 09              
     3) Thomas Thompson 09              4) Devin Wiley 10                 
 12 Herbert Hoover HS                                   1:36.83   1 
     1) Chris Grayam 12                 2) Morgan Carte 10                
     3) Brandon Hanson 12               4) Triston Hager 09               
 13 Wayne HS                                            1:37.23   1 
     1) Dustin Hatfield 12              2) James Egnor 12                 
     3) Kade Sebastian 09               4) Kurt Langdon-Arthur 11         
 14 Summers County HS                                   1:37.56   1 
     1) Matt Ryan 09                    2) Austin Holland 10              
     3) T.J. Smith 11                   4) TaRon Ayers 11                 
 15 PikeView HS                                         1:38.82   1 
     1) Josh Butler 12                  2) Hunter Klein 09                
     3) Matt Looney 10                  4) Alex Testerman 11              
 16 James Monroe HS                                     1:41.12   1 
     1) Brian Young 11                  2) Rasheed Lowe 11                
     3) Jeffrey Lewis 10                4) Tristan Highlander 10          
 
Boys 4x400 Meter Relay AA
==========================================================================
  State Meet: @ 3:26.07  1990        Magnolia                                  
    School                                               Finals  H# Points
==========================================================================
  1 Roane County HS                                     3:32.74   2  10   
     1) Kyle Raines 12                  2) JC Nichols 12                  
     3) Troy Fisher 10                  4) Steven McGinnis 10             
  2 Webster County HS                                   3:33.15   2   8   
     1) David Muzny 12                  2) Brett Morris 12                
     3) Hunter Given 12                 4) Joe Collins 12                 
  3 Fairmont Senior HS                                  3:35.72   2   6   
     1) Michael Buonaiuto 12            2) Noah Harmon 11                 
     3) Neil Scherich 11                4) Matthew Strand 10              
  4 Berkeley Springs HS                                 3:36.70   2   4   
     1) Ricky Stanley 10                2) Steven Wolf 11                 
     3) Dylan Reynolds 11               4) Corey Shetler 12               
  5 Ritchie County HS                                   3:37.43   2   2   
     1) Dylan Skidmore 11               2) Devin Jones 12                 
     3) Jordan Smith 09                 4) Jessie Hilvers 12              
  6 East Fairmont HS                                    3:37.50   1   1   
     1) Drew Arnett 12                  2) David Wadsworth 11             
     3) Myles Johnson 10                4) Cody Wilson 12                 
  7 Bridgeport HS                                       3:38.96   2 
     1) Zachary Abbott 11               2) Matthew Dearth 11              
     3) Michael Duez 10                 4) Gino Alonge 12                 
  8 Keyser HS                                           3:39.07   2 
     1) Craig Westfall 12               2) Timmy Biser 10                 
     3) Zack Johnson 11                 4) Jonathan Guinn 11              
  9 Oak Glen HS                                         3:40.24   2 
     1) David Campbell 11               2) Christopher Burnham 11         
     3) Chris Bailey 11                 4) Cody Tropeck 11                
 10 James Monroe HS                                     3:43.03   1 
     1) Brian Young 11                  2) Rasheed Lowe 11                
     3) Jeffrey Lewis 10                4) Mathias Kuhn 09                
 11 Scott HS                                            3:43.67   1 
     1) Zack Marcum 10                  2) Nick Weeks 11                  
     3) Wade McComas 10                 4) Will Shaffer 12                
 12 Liberty (Raleigh) HS                                3:45.57   1 
     1) Matt Klucarich 10               2) Shane Snuffer 10               
     3) Tre McDowell 10                 4) Jaylen McDowell 11             
 13 PikeView HS                                         3:47.20   1 
     1) Hunter Klein 09                 2) Josh Butler 12                 
     3) Colton Plumbly 10               4) Alex Testerman 11              
 14 Poca HS                                             3:48.93   1 
     1) Josh Crites 12                  2) AJ Keys 11                     
     3) Austin McNeely 12               4) Hank Larch 10                  
 15 North Marion HS                                     3:49.16   1 
     1) John Merrifield 11              2) Cody Colisino 11               
     3) Andrew Burkett 12               4) Robert Burkett 09              
 16 Nicholas County HS                                  3:53.98   1 
     1) Grayson Kemmerling 12           2) Tyler Hamrick 10               
     3) Drew Edwards 10                 4) Troy Jackson 10                
 
Boys 4x800 Meter Relay AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 8:00.90  1982        St. Marys                                 
    School                                               Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Bridgeport HS                                       8:17.63   10   
     1) Matthew Dearth 11               2) Michael Duez 10                
     3) Zachary Abbott 11               4) Abe Merinar 11                 
  2 Fairmont Senior HS                                  8:24.48    8   
     1) Michael Buonaiuto 12            2) Joshua Parrucci 11             
     3) Matthew Strand 10               4) Nick Trefz 12                  
  3 Keyser HS                                           8:25.22    6   
     1) Craig Westfall 12               2) Zack Johnson 11                
     3) Jordan Lawrence 11              4) Timmy Biser 10                 
  4 East Fairmont HS                                    8:31.43    4   
     1) Drew Arnett 12                  2) Jacob Morris 09                
     3) Jack DeVault 12                 4) Willam Hayes 12                
  5 PikeView HS                                         8:33.26    2   
     1) Vaughn Campbell 11              2) Hunter Klein 09                
     3) Chris McBride 11                4) Jason Weitzel 10               
  6 Ritchie County HS                                   8:34.03    1   
     1) Johnny Hogue 11                 2) Daniel Cooper 09               
     3) Jordan Smith 09                 4) Dylan Skidmore 11              
  7 Oak Glen HS                                         8:35.54  
     1) Cody Tropeck 11                 2) Ethan Malcomb 12               
     3) Eric Oliver 12                  4) Brock Smith 11                 
  8 Berkeley Springs HS                                 8:48.85  
     1) Ricky Stanley 10                2) Zachary Simmons 11             
     3) Logan Robertson 11              4) Corey Shetler 12               
  9 Webster County HS                                   8:49.40  
     1) Hunter Given 12                 2) Brettley Harris 10             
     3) Austin Hayes 09                 4) Aaron Kessler 12               
 10 Wyoming East HS                                     9:07.87  
     1) Zack Myers 12                   2) Mike Hayworth 10               
     3) Sean Treadway 12                4) Triston Jones 10               
 11 Philip Barbour HS                                   9:12.76  
     1) Andrew Phillips 12              2) Colby Queen 09                 
     3) Scott Nesland 11                4) Trey Furby 12                  
 12 Summers County HS                                   9:16.74  
     1) Levi Mills 09                   2) Brandon Ritter 10              
     3) Joel Cales 11                   4) Jacob Ratliff 10               
 13 Herbert Hoover HS                                   9:23.47  
     1) Sam Schoolcraft 12              2) Morgan Carte 10                
     3) Josh McClung 10                 4) Noah Toops 10                  
 14 Nicholas County HS                                  9:30.40  
     1) Grayson Kemmerling 12           2) Matthew Christiansen 10        
     3) Tyler Hamrick 10                4) Joseph Yeager 09               
 15 Liberty (Raleigh) HS                                9:52.60  
     1) Tanner Cantley 09               2) Jake Trump 10                  
     3) Matt Klucarich 10               4) Jaylen McDowell 11             
 16 Poca HS                                            10:37.46  
     1) Austin McNeely 12               2) Travis Davis 12                
     3) Jonah Samples 12                4) Michael Mallard 09             
 
Boys 4x110 Meter Shuttle Hurdle AA
==========================================================================
  State Meet: @ 56.41  05.22.2009   Keyser HS, Keyser                           
                       J Green, M Wilmer, K Rohrbaugh, J Ross            
    School                                               Finals  H# Points
==========================================================================
  1 Roane County HS                                       59.93   4  10   
     1) JC Nichols 12                   2) Ryan Bates 10                  
     3) Kyle Raines 12                  4) Tyler Lee 12                   
  2 Webster County HS                                   1:00.84   4   8   
     1) Joe Collins 12                  2) Logan Taylor 11                
     3) David Muzny 12                  4) Guy Cowger 12                  
  3 Ritchie County HS                                   1:01.20   4   6   
     1) Clayton Satterfield 10          2) Cruz Hayes 10                  
     3) Austin Garrett 09               4) Jayden Allender 10             
  4 Oak Glen HS                                         1:02.30   4   4   
     1) Clayton Flowers 12              2) Tanner Gorby 09                
     3) Christopher Burnham 11          4) Kyle Mack 12                   
  5 Petersburg HS                                       1:02.56   3   2   
     1) Aaryn Haller 11                 2) Garrett Willis 11              
     3) Kelson Thorne 11                4) Grant Shanholtz 11             
  6 Poca HS                                             1:02.83   2   1   
     1) Josh Crites 12                  2) Travis Davis 12                
     3) Caleb Samples 12                4) Austin McNeely 12              
  7 North Marion HS                                     1:03.54   3 
     1) Levi Cyphers 12                 2) Justin Wheeler 09              
     3) Robert Elliott 11               4) John Merrifield 11             
  8 Keyser HS                                           1:04.08   3 
     1) Isaiah Bartlett 10              2) Garrett Crites 10              
     3) Joshua Bartlett 12              4) Ryan Hickey 11                 
  9 Scott HS                                            1:04.14   2 
     1) Thomas Brisky 12                2) Zack Marcum 10                 
     3) Nick Marcum 12                  4) Richard Pratt 12               
 10 Philip Barbour HS                                   1:04.80   2 
     1) Grant Robinson 11               2) Andrew Phillips 12             
     3) Brandon Poling 11               4) Quentin Mouser 12              
 11 Robert C. Byrd  HS                                  1:05.28   2 
     1) Corey Carvelli 10               2) Scott Levine 12                
     3) Mason Compton 12                4) Cody Young 10                  
 12 Summers County HS                                   1:05.59   1 
     1) Matt Ryan 09                    2) Jack Bonham 11                 
     3) Jacob Carr 12                   4) T.J. Smith 11                  
 13 PikeView HS                                         1:07.93   1 
     1) Josh Butler 12                  2) Chris Tiller 12                
     3) Leim Deason 09                  4) Vaughn Campbell 11             
 14 Herbert Hoover HS                                   1:08.03   1 
     1) Chris Grayam 12                 2) Tyler Hagewood 10              
     3) Taylor Hagar 11                 4) Cody Hamm 11                   
 15 Wyoming East HS                                     1:10.64   1 
     1) Kyle Sandy 12                   2) Triston Jones 10               
     3) Zack Myers 12                   4) Nik Walker 10                  
—Bridgeport HS                                            DQ   3  #2 runner fell ran u
     1) Gino Alonge 12                  2) Tanner Henderson 12            
     3) Matt Epperly 12                 4) Tai Morgan 12                  
 
Boys High Jump AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @  6-10  1997        Mike Barrows, Magnolia                      
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Luther Stoots             12 Webster Co.            6-00.00   10   
  2 Jayden Allender           10 Ritchie Co.           J6-00.00    8   
  3 Nathan Bernarde           11 Grafton                5-10.00    6   
  4 Grant Hardman             11 Roane Co.             J5-10.00    4   
  5 Ryan Shumate              10 Independence           5-08.00    1.50
  5 Rasheed Lowe              11 James Monroe           5-08.00    1.50
  7 Quentin Mouser            12 Philip Barbour        J5-08.00  
  7 Tanner Henderson          12 Bridgeport            J5-08.00  
—Brett Morris              12 Webster Co.                 NH  
—Nathan Ranson             12 Poca                        NH  
—Jared Tharp               11 Nicholas Co.                NH  
 
Boys Pole Vault AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 14-07  2001        Michael Powell, Saint Marys                 
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Austin Garrett            09 Ritchie Co.           13-02.00   10   
  2 Matt Arrowood             12 Berkeley Sp.          12-06.00    8   
  3 Kyle Raines               12 Roane Co.             12-00.00    6   
  4 Ryan Hickey               11 Keyser                11-06.00    4   
  5 Bryson Dennison           10 Braxton Co.          J11-06.00    2   
  6 Caleb Pell                10 Roane Co.             10-06.00    1   
  7 Travis Davis              12 Poca                 J10-06.00  
—Garrett Crites            10 Keyser                      NH  
—Troy Pallay               10 Bridgeport                  NH  
 
Boys Long Jump AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 23-05.50  05.20.2005   Tony Belt, Berkeley Sp.                  
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Micah Swiger              10 Oak Glen              20-03.00   10   
  2 Derek Branka              12 Philip Barbour        19-07.00    8   
  3 TaRon Ayers               11 Summers Co.           19-06.00    6   
  4 AJ Keys                   11 Poca                  19-04.75    4   
  5 Amonte Turner             09 Keyser                19-03.50    2   
  6 Dillon Murphy             12 East Fairmont         19-01.25    1   
  7 Hank Larch                10 Poca                  18-11.00  
  8 Quentin Mouser            12 Philip Barbour        18-10.00  
  9 Joshua Weltner            12 Oak Glen              18-09.00  
 10 Sean Treadway             12 Wyoming East          18-07.50  
 11 Jonathan Rice             10 Weir                  18-03.25  
 12 Tanner Henderson          12 Bridgeport            18-03.00  
 13 Austin Banks              12 Mingo Central         17-11.75  
 14 Rasheed Lowe              11 James Monroe          17-10.75  
 14 Chad Heldreth             11 Fairmont Senior       17-10.75  
 16 Justin Sage               12 Ritchie Co.           17-08.75  
 
Boys Shot Put AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 58-07.25  05.17.2008   Eric Myers, Sissonville                  
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Christian Buckley         10 Poca                  51-07.00   10   
  2 Christian Mease           12 Bridgeport            50-10.25    8   
  3 Alec Moscufo              12 North Marion          43-11.00    6   
  4 James Adkins              12 Westside              43-09.00    4   
  5 Stephen Wells             12 Fairmont Senior       43-01.25    2   
  6 Andrew Summers            11 Fairmont Senior       42-11.25    1   
  7 Drew Roy                  11 Keyser                42-07.00  
  8 Austin Ravenscroft        12 Keyser                42-01.75  
  9 Quentin Buckley           12 Poca                  41-11.75  
 10 Allen Brown               11 Summers Co.           41-09.00  
 11 Daquan Hilson             11 Fairmont Senior       41-02.00  
 12 Marshall Wratchford       11 Petersburg            41-00.00  
 13 Tyler Hamilton            12 Keyser                40-09.00  
 14 Juawn Jones-Wright        09 R. C. Byrd            40-06.50  
 15 Zach Fleshman             12 Independence          40-04.50  
 16 Zane Weese                11 Herbert Hoover        40-03.50  

Boys Discus Throw AA
=======================================================================
  State Meet: @ 177-09  05.20.2011   Mark Britton, Ritchie Co.                  
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
=======================================================================
  1 Christian Buckley         10 Poca                    159-04   10   
  2 Quentin Buckley           12 Poca                    146-10    8   
  3 Tyler Hamilton            12 Keyser                  146-09    6   
  4 Jacob Hickman             12 Poca                    144-00    4   
  5 Neil Scherich             11 Fairmont Senior         136-07    2   
  6 Zackery Staley            12 Oak Glen                135-01    1   
  7 Christian Mease           12 Bridgeport              134-02  
  8 Jeffrey Stivason          12 Oak Glen                124-02  
  9 Zach Fleshman             12 Independence            122-02  
 10 Dahlton Kittle            11 Bridgeport              117-11  
 11 Logan Kish                11 Fairmont Senior         116-07  
 12 Buddy Vega                12 Summers Co.             116-01  
 13 Marshall Wratchford       11 Petersburg              116-00  
 13 Zane Weese                11 Herbert Hoover          116-00  
—Mike Coontz-Farris        12 Philip Barbour            FOUL  
—Robert Cuthbert           11 Independence              FOUL  
 
                  Boys - AA - Team Rankings - 18 Events Scored
===============================================================================
    1) Ritchie County HS           67        2) Roane County HS            50   
    3) Fairmont Senior HS          46        3) Weir HS                    46   
    5) Bridgeport HS               42        6) Poca HS                    37   
    6) Keyser HS                   37        8) Grafton HS                 34   
    9) Webster County HS           28       10) Scott HS                   27   
   11) Oak Glen HS                 24       12) Berkeley Springs HS        20   
   13) Robert C. Byrd  HS          12       14) East Fairmont HS           11   
   15) Herbert Hoover HS           10       15) Wayne HS                   10   
   15) North Marion HS             10       18) Philip Barbour HS           8   
   19) Bluefield HS                 6       19) Summers County HS           6   
   21) Mingo Central HS             5       22) Westside HS                 4   
   22) Chapmanville HS              4       22) PikeView HS                 4   
   25) Independence HS              2.50    26) Petersburg HS               2   
   26) Braxton County HS            2       28) James Monroe HS             1.50
   29) Liberty (Raleigh) HS         1       29) Wyoming East HS             1   
 

Legislative Update – by – Delegate Brent Boggs - House Majority Leader - 05.20.13

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I want to thank the Braxton County High School chapter of the Quill and Scroll Society for inviting me to speak at their annual induction ceremony for new members last week.  Jean and I enjoyed the evening with parents, students, Board of Education officials and school faculty in attendance, including their advisor, Mrs. Brenda Gibson.  It was also my honor to present a legislative citation to Mrs. Gibson in appreciation for her longtime service and the many honors the BCHS Chapter and individual students have received over the years.  This is the 30th Anniversary of the BCHS chapter was a special milestone.

It was great to take time and personally meet these outstanding students in academics and journalism.  I know that whatever field they choose later in life, their writing, interviewing and communication skills will serve them well.

Last week brought the sudden and totally unexpected news that Speaker Rick Thompson was accepting a position with Governor Tomblin’s administration as Cabinet Secretary of Veterans Affairs.  I congratulate Rick on his new position, which will likely become effective sometime in mid-June.  While he still remains Speaker until he resigns to begin his new job, the abrupt announcement has set off a chain of events that may reshape the House.  Within ten days after he officially resigns, the Governor will issue a proclamation for the House to meet for the purpose of selecting a new Speaker.  Meanwhile, at least six members have expressed an interest in the position.  I have also informed members of my intent to pursue the office of House Speaker and have been speaking with colleagues on the subject.

First and foremost, I believe this needs accomplished with little disruption to the current leadership team.  Our state can ill afford a divided House of Delegates at a time when we have consistently had productive sessions, working closely with the Governor and Senate, working in a bipartisan manner as often as possible with our minority House members, and continue to keep the State in a fiscally strong and stable position without any tax increases.  In fact, state taxes have gone down.

In placing my name in consideration for Speaker, there certainly are no guarantees of the end result.  However, my first and foremost responsibly is to our area as an advocate and strong voice for the citizens of Braxton and Gilmer Counties.  Moreover, I believe that I can contribute in a positive manner to the House and our state as Speaker.  That being said, I want to make certain that we move forward with a plan for the greater good; not to benefit any one person’s personal agenda.  I’m proud and honored to represent each of you as delegate, first and foremost.

While all the speculation and rumors continue to run rampant regarding the Speaker’s vacancy, circumstances this week regarding two of our House members remind us all of what is truly important in life.  Delegate Bill Hartman’s wife, Mary, passed away this week.  Also Delegate Charlene Marshall’s daughter is in Ruby Memorial in ICU at this writing.  Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families in this difficult time.  It is a reminder of what is truly important in life: faith and family.


Please send your inquiries to the Capitol Office at:  Building 1, Room 224-M, Charleston, WV 25305.  Or, call the Capitol office at 304.340.3220; Assistant to the Majority Leader, Jennifer McPherson at 304.340.3942 or fax to 304.340.3213.  If you have an interest in any particular bill or issue, please let me know.  For those with Internet access, my e-mail address is: “Brent.Boggs@WVhouse.gov” .

You may also obtain additional legislative information, including the copies of bills, conference reports, daily summaries, interim highlights, and leave me a message on the Legislature’s web site at www.legis.state.wv.us/.  When leaving a message, please remember to include your phone number with your inquiry and any details you can provide. Additional information, including agency links and the state government phone directory, may be found at www.wv.gov. Also, you may follow me on Facebook at “Brent Boggs”, Twitter at “@DelBrentBoggs” , as well as the WV Legislature’s Facebook page at “West Virginia Legislature” or on Twitter at twitter.com/wvlegislature.

Continue to remember our troops - at home and abroad - and keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.  Until next week – take care.

Superstorm Sandy Agriculture Assistance Package Announced for West Virginia

The Gilmer Free Press

West Virginia will be among 12 states eligible for $209 million in federal funding to help farmers, landowners and communities recover from the effects of Superstorm Sandy, according to West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick.

“The general public doesn’t always see the damage that natural disasters do to rural agriculture and forestry operations in West Virginia,” said Commissioner Helmick. “But these industries are vital to our state, and I’m pleased that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing funding to help our farmers recover from this historic disaster.”

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) office in West Virginia has been collecting data from locally elected County Office Committees (COC) since the event to determine the types and extent of damage, according to State FSA Director Alfred J. Lewis.

Approximately $700,000 has been approved through the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) based on information already collected from the counties. The majority of the funding will go to remove tree debris from farmland and fence lines. FSA has received more than 100 applications so far for individual assistance, and expects several more applications before the May 31, 2013 deadline.

Eligible counties in West Virginia include Preston, Randolph, Tucker, Barbour, Braxton, Clay, Nicholas, Webster, Lewis, Upshur and Boone. FSA will begin providing assistance immediately to eligible landowners.

ECP participants receive cost-share assistance of up to 75% of the cost to implement approved emergency practices. Qualified limited-resource producers may receive cost-share assistance of up to 90%.

More information on limited-resource eligibility is available at www.lrftool.sc.egov.usda.gov/LRP_Definition.aspx, or by visiting a local FSA office and picking up
“form 217.”

States included in the disaster declaration are Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information on eligibility requirements and applications, producers may visit a local FSA county office or the FSA website at disaster.fsa.usda.gov.

For information on Presidential Disaster Declarations, visit www.disasterassistance.gov.

WV: Who’s Next as WV Speaker of the House?

The Gilmer Free Press

There will soon be a new leader of the state House of Delegates. As of now, though, it is not clear who the next Speaker will be.

The early frontrunners for the position appear to be House Majority Leader Brent Boggs, House Finance Committee Chairman Harry Keith White, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Tim Miley and Kanawha County Delegate Doug Skaff.

“Any one of us is more than capable of leading the House and we just need to figure out what’s the best direction for the House of Delegates,” said Miley, a delegate from Harrison County.

Miley admitted he has been considering a run for the state Senate in 2014. Now, he says he has to look at the possibility of being House Speaker. “I can’t say that I don’t have an interest,” he said.

Boggs, after serving in the House for 17 years, said he’s interested in serving as Speaker as well.

“I believe that I’ve certainly acquired the tools to take on the position, but we have a lot of good, qualified people out here,” Boggs said.

Kanawha County Delegate Doug Skaff said he considered running for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Second District next year, but has now abandoned that idea to focus on being a part of the reworked House leadership team.

“It obviously changes my focus completely,” Skaff said. “I think you’ll hear a lot of people talking, over the next few days. I’m honored to be on that list, to have my name mentioned as a possible replacement for Rick Thompson.”

Miley, Boggs and Skaff were guests on Thursday’s MetroNews “Talkline.”  Delegate White is scheduled to be a guest on Monday’s MetroNews “Talkline.”

Other Democrats have indicated an interest in being considered for the Speaker’s role as well.

Republican leaders in the House say the name of House Minority Leader Tim Armstead or another Republican should be included on the list of possible Speakers since the 46 Republicans in the House would likely support them.

That’s more votes than the other Democrat Speaker candidates have right now.

House Speaker Rick Thompson will resign from the role he has held for seven years on June 15th to become the state Secretary of Veterans Assistance.

~~  Shauna Johnson ~~

SFC (Ret.) Ernest L. “Ernie” Shaw

The Gilmer Free Press

SFC (Ret.) Ernest L. “Ernie” Shaw

Age 73, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, GA.

Funeral services with full military honors were held 1:00 PM, Monday, April 29, 2013 at McMullen Funeral Home Chapel, 3874 Gentian Blvd., Columbus, GA with Pastor Judy Hay officiating.

A private interment was held at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery.

Ernie was born February 20, 1940 in Sutton, West Virginia, son of the late Charles and Juanita Snider Shaw.

He was a 22-year veteran of the U. S. Army with overseas service in Germany, Vietnam and Korea. He loved to cook and found great joy in gardening, sharing his tomatoes and cucumbers with friends and neighbors.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Monty Shaw and James Shaw.

Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Erika Shaw; his daughter, Christine Murphey and her husband Dean of Smiths Station, AL; sister, Betty Lou Clifton and brother, Roger Shaw, both of Sutton, WV.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Valley Rescue Mission, 2903 2nd Ave., Columbus, GA 31904.

MANCHIN Staff to Visit Area Counties

The Gilmer Free Press

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is pleased to announce that his office will launch its fifth “Commonsense Connections” Week beginning Monday, May 20, 2013.

Representatives from Senator Manchin’s office will make more than 95 stops across West Virginia – traveling to all 55 counties – to meet with constituents, hear their commonsense priorities and concerns, and gather their feedback.

“Bringing the government directly to our citizens and knowing their concerns and ideas have always been top priorities for me as a former governor and now as U.S. Senator,” Senator Manchin said. “West Virginians should have access to assistance and that is what ‘Commonsense Connections’ is all about – my staff travels to every corner of the state, to every county, and meets with West Virginians to hear about their personal challenges and suggestions for Washington.”

Senator Manchin launched his first-ever “Commonsense Connections” Week in February 2011, when representatives from his office traveled to all 55 counties in the state. This is the fifth time the staff has crisscrossed the state for “Commonsense Connections.”


A list of stops is included below (Area Counties):

Braxton
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Braxton County Senior Citizens Center, 33 Senior Center Drive, Sutton.

Calhoun
Date:  Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Calhoun County Public Library, 250 Mill Street North, Grantsville.

Clay
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: Clay Town Hall, 956 Main Street, Clay.

Doddridge
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Doddridge County Courthouse, 118 East Court Street, West Union.

Doddridge
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Doddridge County Senior Center, 403 West Main Street, West Union.

Gilmer
Date: Monday, May 20, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location:  Gilmer County Courthouse, 10 Howard Street, Glenville.

Gilmer
Date: Monday, May 20, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location:  Gilmer County Library, 214 Walnut Street, Glenville.

Harrison
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location:  Harrison County Courthouse, 301 West Main Street, Clarksburg.

Harrison
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013

Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Harrison County Library, 404 West Pike Street, Clarksburg.

Jackson
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Ripley Town Council Chambers, 203 South Church Street, Ripley.

Jackson
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time:  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Gino’s, 201 Washington Street, Ravenswood.

Lewis
Date: Monday, May 20, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location:  Lewis County Commission Office, 18 Garton Plaza, Weston.

Lewis
Date: Monday, May 20, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location:  Lewis County Senior Center, 171 W 2nd Street, Weston.

Nicholas
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Nicholas County Courthouse, 700 Main Street, Summersville.

Ritchie
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Pennsboro Branch Library, 411 Main Street, Pennsboro.

Ritchie
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Harrisville Town Hall, East Main Street, Harrisville.

Roane
Date:  Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time:  11:00 AM – Noon
Location: Roane County Library, 110 Parking Plaza, Spencer.

Upshur
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location:  Upshur County Courthouse – Room 302, 38 West Main Street, Buckhannon.

Upshur
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location:  Upshur County Library, RR 6 Box 480 Tennerton Road, Buckhannon.

Upshur
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: CJ Maggie’s Restaurant, 16 East Main Street, Buckhannon.

Webster
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Webster Springs Town Hall, 146 McGraw Avenue, Webster Springs.

Wetzel
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM –1:00 PM
Location: Quinet’s Court Restaurant, 217 Main Street, New Martinsville.

Wetzel
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Paden City Town Hall, 208 West Main Street, Paden City.

Wirt
Date: Friday, May 24, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon
Location: Wirt County Committee on Aging, Inc., 74 Senior Circle, Elizabeth.

Wood
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon
Location: Williamstown Town Council Chambers, 100 West Fifth Street, Williamstown.

Wood
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Wood County Commission Room, 1 Court Square, Parkersburg.

Wood
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Vienna Public Library, 2300 River Road, Vienna.

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