Wins 1st Place in 1st Race
Ten-year-old Brayden Lee West, from Jane Lew recently started racing dirtbikes at Pyramid Valley race track. In his first race, Saturday, May 16, he placed 1st in the Open Mini and 4th in the Super Mini class. He is the son of Bryan West and Mariana Brown. The Pyramid Valley Race track is in Mt. Clare, W.Va.
The Lewis County Maids and Minutemen track teams were on the road last Thursday when they traveled to Martinsburg to compete in the Class AAA Region II Track Championships, with state track meet berths on the line. The Maids had a total of 4 performers qualify for the upcoming state meet. Emily Louk led the charge by qualifying in four events. She earned a berth in the 800 meter run with a 5th place finish, the 1,600 meter run and the 3,200 meter run with a 4th place finish. The Maids 4 x 800 meter relay team of Louk, Sarah Post, Sarah Flesher and Emilee Spangler earned their trip with a 2nd place finish.
The Minutemen would see 3 performers punch their tickets to the state meet. Earning trips to the state meet were Damien White with a 6th place finish in the 200 meter dash, Nathan Louk with a 3rd place finish in the 1,600 meter run and Matt Norman with a 3rd place finish in the discus throw.
Other Minutemen finishers placing in the regionals but not going to the state meet included Austin Lee 5th place 110 meter hurdles 39", Jacob White, Adam Cutlip, Trenton Varner and Damien White 6th place 4 x 100 meter relay and Adam Cutlip, Joseph Alfred-Rubio, Thomas Hogan and Austin Lee 6th place 4 x 100 meter shuttle hurdles.
The Lewis County High School performers will now travel to Laidley Field in Charleston on Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, to participate in the 2015 WV Class AAA State Track and Field Meet. The state meet is one of the premier sporting events held in the state of West Virginia each year. Senior track performers who will miss their graduating ceremonies will be given their diplomas at the meet. Good luck to the Lewis County athletes at the upcoming state meet.
For Hall of Fame
Nominations for the first class into the Lewis County High School Hall of Fame are now being accepted by a nine-member selection committee.
The committee will recognize individuals who have contributed in an extraordinary or distinguished manner to enhance the athletic tradition at LCHS, dating back to the first year of the school in 1967.
Nominations to the Hall of Fame can be made by anyone with knowledge or an interest in LCHS athletics. All nominations must be made to the nominating committee.
To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, a nominee must qualify under one of the following categories:
*** A former male or female student-athlete at LCHS. The student-athlete would be eligible for consideration five years(5) after their class graduation date.
*** A former coach or athletic administrator at LCHS.
*** A former or present contributor to athletics at LCHS who has distinguished themselves over the course of at least ten (10) years.
*** An athletic team may be considered for induction five years (5) after distinguishing itself on the field of play. Only one team may be selected in any given year.
The selection committee shall be responsible for screening, evaluating and selecting inductees to the Hall of Fame.
A nomination form may be picked-up at LCHS during school hours.
The nomination form includes information about the nominees such as athletic honors and accomplishments while at and away from LCHS, awards and personal athletic data.
No more than ten (10) individuals will be selected for the first Hall of Fame class.
Once nominated, a nominee will be eligible for five (5) years after his/her nomination.
A banquet will be staged this year during the High School football season to honor the first year inductees.
First-year selection committee members include Tim Derico, Missy Riley, Eddie Williams, Eddie Vincent, Pam Minigh, John McCarty, John White, Barbara McWhorter and George Whelan.
Nominations may be sent to Lewis County High School, Attention: Athletic Director; 205 Minutemen Drive, Weston, WV 26452; Telephone 304-269-8315.