The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

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January 17, 2013

Facts in West Virginia school history

— West Virginia University played Pitt in the first football game ever broadcast on the radio, in 1921 on KDKA.

— Jerry West, of Chelyan, was a two time All-American at West Virginia University and led the Lakers to 1972 title as a player.  He is also the current face for the NBA logo.

— On Jan. 26, 1960, Danny Heater of Burnsville High School scored 135 points in a high school basketball game. With this record be earned his spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.   

—  ESPN’s Scholastic picked The Poca High School Dots as the best sports team nickname in America.

 

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