Can't make it to the games? Or maybe you can, but you want more details, photographs or analysis afterwards? We've got you covered.
Beckley Newspapers publications, which include The Fayette Tribune, The Montgomery Herald and The Register-Herald, will offer extensive coverage of football and other sports at the high school and college level throughout the season.
There will be game-night reports on websites and in print editions. The Register-Herald will also provide features, previews and columns in the days leading up to the games.
"High school football is important to us because it’s important to our readers, so we want you to get involved," The Register-Herald's sports editor, Cam Huffman, wrote in a recent column.
Coaches, statisticians or a designated individual can call in game scores and statistics — the more complete, the better — to The Register-Herald at 304-255-4475. Scores will also be accepted by e-mail. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
To follow The Register-Herald sports staff on Twitter:
• Cam Huffman — @CamHuffmanRH
• Gary Fauber — @GaryFauber
• J. Daniel Rollins — @JDanielRollins
• Dan Stillwell — @DanStillwellRH
• Rusty Udy — @RHSportsDesk.
If you don't already subscribe or pick up a print edition of the newspapers at your local newsstand or convenience store, visit online at www.fayettetribune.com, www.montgomery-herald.com and www.register-herald.com to follow the coverage. Or, visit The Register-Herald Official on Facebook.
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"We'll be broadcasting live football again this year," says Fayette County Community Television's Tom Syner.
Bill Laird will provide the play-by-play and Larry Harrah the color for the football broadcasts.
Games can be viewed on Suddenlink Channel 4 (Fayette Plateau) and Channel 17 (Valley). Shentel customers can follow along on Channel 6. The game audio will also be heard on WQAZ 98.5 and 101.5 FM radio stations.
The FCCT/WQAZ coverage docket includes:
• Aug. 29 — Oak Hill at Lewis County;
• Sept. 5 — Fayetteville at Valley;
• Sept. 12 — Fayetteville at Richwood;
• Sept. 19 — Meadow Bridge at Fayetteville;
• Sept. 26 — Buckhannon-Upshur at Oak Hill;
• Oct. 3 — Shady Spring at Oak Hill;
• Oct. 10 — Tug Valley at Valley;
• Oct. 17 — Midland Trail at Fayetteville;
• Oct. 24 — Nicholas County at Midland Trail;
• Oct. 31 — Greenbrier West at Fayetteville;
• Nov. 7 — Greenbrier East at Oak Hill.
"We focus on all Fayette County high school teams so the broadcast doesn't hurt the attendance at the gate," Syner said. "Last year's season was a big success."
"Lots of positive comments" were received, he said. Receiving permission from the WVSSAC to show the Oak Hill and Valley playoff games live from Charleston was a big boost, Syner added. "That was probably our biggest TV audience."
Syner's experience with live television goes back to the early 1990s with WCHS TV News and Fox 11 in Charleston. One of his daily duties was to serve as a live shot coordinator.
"Live TV brought the viewer to the event, whatever that event happened to be," he said. "Today here at home in Fayette County, with new innovations in live TV video transmission, we can broadcast on local TV high school football games on a seven-second delay to people who can no longer attend at the stadium.
"This gives the elderly and others the ability to continue to support their local teams via a TV set in their homes."
Syner offered a special thanks to King Coal Chevrolet and Hindson Insurance Agency for their sponsorship.
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The team of Mike Fridley, Mike Fox, Kristi Atha-Rader and Darrin McGuffin will broadcast all Oak Hill High football games this fall. Their coverage will be heard on 95.7 WSWW-FM, a West Virginia Radio Corporation station based in Nicholas County, with a simulcast of the audio from ohhs.tv.
In addition to live video and audio football game coverage each week, ohhs.tv plans to air at least two OHHS boys soccer games and one girls game in 2014, said McGuffin, co-owner of the United Digital Broadcasting Group.
Besides the game broadcasts, ohhs.tv will stage several related shows throughout the football season involving players and coaches. Those details are still be be determined.
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Southern Communications' Groovy 94.1 FM (WAXS) will broadcast a full slate of high school games this fall, according to traffic manager Steve O'Brien. Groovy's current high school schedule is as follows:
Aug. 29 — Westside at Liberty;
Sept. 5 — Fayetteville at Valley;
Sept. 12 — Midland Trail at Meadow Bridge;
Sept. 19 — Independence at Shady Spring;
Sept. 26 — Sherman at Liberty;
Oct. 3 — Shady Spring at Oak Hill;
Oct. 10 — Point Pleasant at Oak Hill;
Oct. 17 — Liberty at Independence;
Oct. 24 — Richwood at Valley;
Oct. 31 — Oak Hill at Woodrow Wilson.
Jim Sassak and Dave Kirby will handle the broadcast chores.
Groovy will also be home to all WVU football broadcasts, as well as coach Dana Holgorsen's weekly talk show on Thursdays.
WBKW 93.5 FM and 1070 AM will air all Marshall contests and coach Doc Holliday's talk show.
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WJLS 560 AM and www.wjls.com will carry the season-opening Independence-Midland Trail contest at Coal City Friday, with Keith Thompson and Scott Hill calling the action.
The Big Dawg 99.5 FM will carry all Woodrow Wilson games, according to Fred Persinger II.
MetroNews's High School Game Night will air on those stations and others following game conclusion until midnight on Fridays.
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The popular Fifth Quarter report on Friday night will return for another year, says WOAY-TV sports director Spencer Schubert.
Beginning at about 11:15 p.m. each Friday, Schubert and WOAY's weekend sports anchor, Larry Burneal, will present highlights of "12 to 14 games." The show will also feature a scoreboard, the game of the week and the Wendy's Fan Cam Fan of the Week, among other aspects.
This week's game of the week for WOAY is the always-anticipated Bluefield vs. Graham contest at Mitchell Stadium in Bluefield.
You can also follow updates and highlights @sportswoay on Twitter or visit WOAY Sports on Facebook.
Schubert also reminds coaches or statisticians they can submit game scores to the station by calling 304-469-3361.