BRIDGEPORT — The Mountain East Conference this week announced its updated plans for athletic competition this fall, which were approved by the MEC Board of Directors.

In Southern West Virginia there are two things the locals can always count on: The Gauley River will flow at 2,800 cubic feet per second on weekends in September and October, and the excitement level of rafters will be off the charts.

Days after laying out a plan for fall sports to get started in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission released two sets of guideline modifications to carry all sports through the season.

West Virginia bears begin leaving their dens around mid-March. They emerge hungry and looking for food. People who feed them by accident or design put themselves, their property and especially the bears at risk.

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and Bridge Haven Golf Club will present the inaugural New River Gorge Golf Classic on Wednesday, Aug. 19, followed by a Business After Hours event at the clubhouse. The Business After Hours ticket will include one drink and food.

Gov. Jim Justice on May 4 announced that West Virginia residents can enjoy another month of free fishing. The requirement to possess a fishing license to fish in state-regulated waters has been waived for state residents through May 31.

The suspension of open fishing tournaments in West Virginia has been extended through May 3 in compliance with Gov. Jim Justice’s stay-at-home executive order, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announced on April 13.

In accordance with the most recent guidelines and best practices recommended by both the CDC and West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources regarding COVID-19 and in the interest of social distancing, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has decided to cancel all hunte…

In an effort to protect the public from the spread of the coronavirus, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has canceled sectional meetings on proposed hunting and fishing regulations scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.

All three Fayette County boys high school basketball teams saw their seasons come to a close in Tuesday opening-round section tournament play. Following is a review:

HICO — Often-sloppy play eventually led to the downfall of the No. 2-seeded Midland Trail girls in a 44-36 setback to No. 3 Charleston Catholic in a Class A Region 3, Section 1 basketball semifinal on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

In his first time competing in the state wrestling championship event, Midland Trail senior Colton Yoder aims to make a splash.

FAYETTEVILLE — It was a banner night for Oak Hill as both Red Devil teams won championships at the 2020 Fayette County Middle School Basketball Tournament Friday.

FAYETTEVILLE — On the second night of the 2020 Fayette County Middle School Basketball Tournament Thursday at the Fayette County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building, the two top seeds were among the teams which advanced to Friday's championship matchups.

FAYETTEVILLE — The Meadow Bridge and Midland Trail girls and the Meadow Bridge boys were first-night winners in the 2020 Fayette County Middle School Basketball Tournament Wednesday at the Fayette County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building.

Judah Price already knew about the monumental leap from middle school wrestling to high school. Still, he got some reinforcement two weeks ago at the same site where he had enjoyed his greatest accomplishment in the sport one year ago.

HICO — Aidan Lesher came out on fire, and the Midland Trail Patriots eventually settled in and disposed of rival Meadow Bridge, 58-39, Tuesday at John Flournoy Gymnasium.

FAYETTEVILLE — The Fayetteville PK-8 Pirates captured the Fayette County “Battle for the Paddle” Middle School Wrestling Championship on Jan. 30.

Former Fayetteville High School head football coach David Moneypenny will now assume that role at neighboring Oak Hill High.

BECKLEY — On Monday on the East Coast, the Oak Hill Middle School girls honored the memory of a kindred soul their own age who tragically perished Sunday on the West Coast.

Below is a list of updated Fayette County high school basketball statistics compiled from box scores or statistics available to The Fayette Tribune through Jan. 25. Coaches or statisticians with changes or additions can contact Steve Keenan at fayettesports@gmail.com, skeenan@register-herald…

The Oak Hill High School wrestling team traveled to the Fairmont Senior Field House in Fairmont recently to participate in the Winners Choice Tournament.

Below is a list of updated Fayette County high school basketball statistics compiled from box scores or statistics sheets available to The Fayette Tribune through Jan. 13 (records are through Jan. 15). Coaches or statisticians with changes or additions can contact Steve Keenan at fayettespor…

The Midland Trail girls overcame a stiff challenge from visiting Charleston Catholic to post a 50-44 decision Monday in high school basketball action.