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A Literal God

The literal God– “I don’t know why God is doing this, but I’m sure there’s a reason.” Jay Hewitt, WVU point guard, on losing to Marshall, WVU’s 8th straight loss. “I keep thinking somebody doesn’t want me to play in … Continue reading

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Coach LeRose

Coach LeRose The Charleston Gazette  2003   To appear in Sam’s Branch Essays, a book I am working on: Sammy LeRose was a young 37. He was our new football coach. He was quick in his step, confident, successful and … Continue reading

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Pay The Employees

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Race in the early 1950’s

It must have been 1953 or 54. I remember one Sunday, the “Colored” boys got together and played a basketball game on the playground of the Central Elementary School in downtown St. Albans. This was a first. I was the … Continue reading

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Pay The Players

Values are so out of whack that in 41 states a coach is the highest paid state employee. West Virginia’s highest paid public employee is WVU basketball coach Bob Huggins’ at a salary of 3 million dollars.So how about if … Continue reading

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FOCers Sponsor High School Football Championship!!!

December 08, 2012 @ 12:00 AM Posted by Robin Blakeman on facebook. The Huntington Herald-Dispatch I cringed upon learning that Friends Of Coal (FOC) was a primary sponsor of West Virginia’s high school football championship. FOC lobbies purely for the … Continue reading

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Coaches

Excerpt from The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA Lincoln Raiders coaches Kim Matthews and Richard McCallister are among the wisest and most compassionate coaches I have ever witnessed. They rank with the legendary Sammy LeRose, my football coach at … Continue reading

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