ONA - Up into an ink black night, a candle-lit paper sky lantern flew.
It rose up above hundreds of eyes all wet with tears watching Sunday night for a light that went out too soon among them.
The field below was Cabell Midland High School's Chris Parsons Track & Field Complex, where coach Parsons and the CMHS school family gathered by the hundreds for a candlelight vigil for junior Stephen Woolums, who family say committed suicide on Saturday.
ONA - The wait is over for the boys cross country team at Morgantown High School.
The Mohigans put together their best team effort of the season on a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon, won the West Virginia Class AAA championship at Cabell Midland High School course and denied the Knights a repeat win on their home course.
Morgantown, ranked No. 2 behind Cabell Midland in the runwv.comteam rankings prior to Saturday, had five runners in the top 14 and finished with 45 points to 100 for Cabell Midland. Morgantown last won the championship in 1989. Parkersburg was third (121) and University fourth (126).
HUNTINGTON - Cabell Midland recorded yet another sweep in the West Virginia Class AAA, Region IV high school cross country championships Thursday on Huntington High's new course.
The road to the state championship presents plenty of challenges each season for the Cabell Midland boys cross country team. Yet, time and again, the Knights find glory.
Midland, member of the ever-deep Mountain State Athletic Conference and Class AAA Region 4, enters today’s regional title meet as the No. 1 team in the state. After capturing the MSAC crown, Midland will contend with third-ranked Parkersburg, No. 4 Hurricane and 10th-ranked Parkersburg South.
Knights coach Chris Parsons said Midland readily accepts the difficult road, as the team seeks to extend its regional championship winning streak to 19 in a row.