In season-opening baseball games:
Summers County 0 (5 innings)
Arik McGinnis smacked two doubles and a home run and drove in six runs, and Joseph Eckert hurled a two-hit shutout to lead the Valley Greyhounds past Summers County Tuesday.
Druw Bowen added a double and three RBIs for Valley (3-0), while Raeshawn Breckenridge and John Riddle drove in two runs apiece.
Drae Hutchens had a double for the Bobcats.
Valley 13, Summers Co. 0
V: 004 45 — 13 11 0
SC: 000 00 — 0 2 2
V: Joseph Eckert and John Riddle, SC: Drae Hutchens, Trevor Anderson (4), Josh Smith (5) and Dustin Smith. WP — Eckert. LP — Hutchens. Hitting — V: Raeshawn Breckenridge 2-4 (2 RBI), Arik McGinnis 3-3 (2 2b, HR, 6 RBI), Druw Bowen 2-4 (2b, 3 RBI), John Riddle 1-3 (2 RBI); SC: Drae Hutchens 1-3 (2b).
Records: Valley (3-0).
Cross Lanes Christian 3-8
Arik McGinnis led Valley to a pair of season-opening victories Friday over visiting Cross Lanes Christian.
McGinnis went 2-for-4 with a home run and four runs batted in the first game, and was 2-for-3 with a double and RBI in the second.
John Riddle picked up the victory for the Greyhounds in Game 1, while Drew Jones did the same in the second.
The ‘Hounds visit Oak Hill Friday.
Valley 20, C. Lanes Christian 3
CLC: 0 3 0 0 0 — 3 3 5
V: 2 1 0 8 0 — 20 12 0
CLC: Lee McQuain, Chad Williams (3) and Josh Dolin, V: John Riddle and Cody Winter. WP — Riddle. LP — McQuain. Hitting — CLC: Josh Dolan (2 RBI), V: Arik McGinnis 2-4 (HR, 4 RBI). Cody Winter 2-3 (2B, 2 RBI), Joseph Eckert 2-3 (RBI), Druw Bowen 1-2 (RBI), Todd Coleman 2-4, Mark Hess 3-3 (2B, 3B, 2 RBI), Drew Jones (3B, 2 RBI).
Valley 19, C. Lanes Christian 8
CLC: 1 0 1 6 0 — 8 9 2
V: 6 7 0 3 3 —19 14 1
CLC: Chad Williams and Josh Pauley. V: Drew Jones, Raeshawn Breckenridge (4) and John Riddle. WP — Jones. LP — Williams. Hitting — CLC: Lee McQuain 2-3 (HR, 2 RBI), Ethan Stepp 3-3 (2B, 2 RBI), Bert Withers 1-3 (2B, 2 RBI). V: Breckenridge 1-4 (HR, 3 RBI), Arik McGinnis 2-3 (2B, RBI), Cody Winter (2B, RBI), Druw Bowen 2-2 (2B, 4 RBI), Mark Hess 2-2 (2B, 2 RBI), John Riddle 2-2 (2B, 3 RBI).
Records: V: 2-0.
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Motorcyclist competes well in AMRA event
On June 1, local motorcycle racer Steve Legg took his 2009 Harley Davidson Night Train Softail to Mason Dixon Dragway in Hagerstown, Md. for an AMRA (American Motorcycle Racing Association) national event.
Mountain State Wrestling plans show on Saturday
For the first time in over eight years, Mountain State Wrestling will offer a night of action in Oak Hill.
McGinnis is Class A first-team selection
The season had an all-too-familiar end for Valley — a loss in the Class A state semifinals.
Flournoy League schedules summer camps, league play
The John Flournoy Youth Basketball League plans several activities this summer at Midland Trail High School.
Basketball camp dates are as follows:
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WVDNR, WVPRO stage annual Summersville Lake trout stocking
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the West Virginia Professional Outfitters Association (WVPRO), stocked 1,500 pounds of rainbow trout in the Summersville Dam tailwater of the Gauley River on June 5.
Warwick to join N-S Hall of Fame
Mount Hope’s Lonnie Warwick, a former NFL standout with the Minnesota Vikings, will be inducted into the West Virginia Athletic Coaches Association’s 2013 Hall of Fame during this weekend’s North-South events.
Oak Hill a ‘favorite place of mine,’ says Pruett
It’s been nine seasons since Bob Pruett patrolled the sidelines at Joan C. Edwards Stadium, but make no mistake about it, the Beckley native still bleeds kelly green and white.
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