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Free pool you saySummit Community Bank, Berg Insurance, Grant County WIC, Petersburg Shop N Save and Digital Illusions Rental hosted the third annual Back-To-School Swim Day at the Petersburg City Pool.

The event invites students to swim and pick up a few necessary school supplies.

“I feel it is important to give back to the community whenever possible,” explained Libby Berg of Berg Insurance. “This way we can do that to help kids prepare for the upcoming school year while celebrating the end of summer.”

Berg Insurance donated the school supplies.

Along with picking up school supplies, the children and their families were also treated to a free lunch donated by Shop N’ Save, Summit Community Bank and Grant County WIC.

Despite a rainy morning, the event attracted families from all over the county.


Attack of the frogmen

Last week, the West Virginia University Extension Office hosted a snorkling class for local children.

The event was led by an instructor and provided snorkles for the students to wear as they explored the river.

More than 20 children, their parents and families from Grant and Hardy Counties attended the event.

The class was held at Welton Park in Petersburg.

WE... are venomBy: Chuck McGill 
Marshall University

Over the course of 16 days, which included 14 practices, the position that will generate the most chatter for the Herd will be quarterback.

Who will take over for Chase Litton, who is with the Kansas City Chiefs, as Marshall’s QB?

Marshall’s preseason football camp began on August 3 and will run until August 18.

WVUBy: Mike Montoro
West Virginia University

A veteran offense returns with heavy expectations; a retooled defense is ready to prove it is more than capable of making its own statement, and a special teams unit is poised to handle its responsibilities as the Mountaineers enter the 2018 season.

Eighth-year coach Dana Holgorsen believes this squad not only has talent but the passion, the experienced leadership and work ethic to challenge for the Big 12 crown and make noise on the national stage.

The process began after Holgorsen meets with the media and the team gets down to the heavy work in preparation for the 2018 season opener against Tennessee at Bank America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday, Sept. 1.

West Virginia heads into the season with a plethora of weapons - 38 returning lettermen, including 20 starters (seven on offense, six on defense and most of its specialists) from a year ago.

A quality recruiting class completes the roster with plenty of talent, providing needed depth to face a long and grueling season in one of the nation’s top conferences.

Here is an in-depth look at Holgorsen’s 2018 Mountaineer team:

The West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission is conducting coaching education classes at Union High School in Mount Storm, on August 20, 21, 23 from 5-10 p.m.

The instructor will be current Union High School Athletic Director/Coach Jamie Tallman.

Those individuals that are not otherwise qualified by the West Virginia Department of Education and wish to coach any sport at the high school or middle school level in West Virginia is required to take these classes.

To register and receive more information go the website: wvssac.org and select the tab “Coaches Education” or call 304-485-5494. Space for the class is limited to first come first served.

Wrasslin'Multiple Petersburg High School Viking wrestlers attended the Rob Waller’s All-American Wrestling Club Camp and Competition in Pennsylvania.

The camp is designed to help wrestlers hone their fundamental skills in the sport, develop mental toughness and correct identified weaknesses.

The camp was created by Coach Rob Waller, who was inducted into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame, the Western Pennsylvania Hall of Fame and the NJCAA National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

According to Waller, 42 of the wrestlers he has coached have gone on to wrestle at the collegiate level, 23 on the Division I level.

Throughout the year, the group hosts multiple camps for students from their wrestling arena in Latrobe, Pa.

Among those camps, the final one of the summer, scheduled for Aug. 12-16 is designed for female wrestlers interested in the sport.

Golf Golf Golf The Petersburg High School Viking golf team opened their season last week in a match in Pendleton County.

Three teams competed in the event: Pendleton County High School, Petersburg High School and Pocahontas County High School.

The low medalist of the event was Viking Nick Fleming, a returning state competitor who completed the course in just 36 strokes.

Overall, the PHS team finished with a score of 222 with four team members. Apart from Fleming, scores were: Da-kota Parsons, with 54, Baylee Allanson,

with 62, and Garrett VanMeter with 70. Pocahontas was the smallest of the teams to compete, with only one golfer on the course for the competition.

That golfer, David Gibb, finished with the second-lowest score, losing out only to Fleming.

Gibb finished with 45 strokes. Pendleton County competed with five team members, the lowest score going to Marcus Sites, who finished with a score of 52.

Other Pendleton competitors were: Brock Batson with 70, Marshall Harper with 68, Elijah Butler with 65 and Peyton Beachler with 71.

The next event scheduled for the team is tomorrow at the Valley View Golf Course in Moorefield.

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