Category Archives: Dave Speak

Region 3 report: Of Bluefield-Wyoming East, Shady-GBC and more

By DAVE MORRISON ESPN Radio 102.3 The Ticket Suffice it to say, they are getting a little tired of seeing one Mookie Collier in Wyoming County. Nine months after getting a stickback, despite being the shortest guy on the floor, to beat Westside in the Class AA, Region 3 co-finals, Bluefield’s diminutive guard was at…more »

Big loss for Wyoming East girls, ranking AA section

By DAVE MORRISON ESPN Radio 102.3 The Ticket Wyoming East beat the Class AAA No. 1 Morgantown Mohigans over the weekend, 68-46. But the victory came at a price. The Warriors have potentially lost all-state guard Gabby Lupardus for the season with a knee injury. More will be known when the swelling goes down and…more »

Region 3 report: Three unheralded players watch

By DAVE MORRISON ESPN Radio 102.3 The Ticket Looking for an up-and-comer in the area, a guy who can go from zero (as in points scored on the varsity level last year) to hero? Maybe hero is a little strong but definitely a contributor. I’ve got a three, Woodrow Wilson’s Peyton Thomas, Nicholas County’s Luke…more »

Region 3 Report: Not 2010 but AA Region 3 will be interesting

By DAVE MORRISON ESPN Radio 102.3 The Ticket It’s certainly not 2010, when Class AA Region 3 ran the state in basketball. One two week period, or was it three, Oak Hill, Wyoming East and Shady Spring were 1-2-3 in the Class AA poll. Talk about a powerful Region. Heck, those three were in the…more »

Semifinal loses are the cruelest of blows

Semifinal losses tough But Fayetteville and James Monroe had seasons to remember By DAVE MORRISON ESPN Radio 102.3 The Ticket It is the cruelest blow in sports. Nobody likes to lose in overtime, it’s harsh. Coming to the end of the regular season and not advancing to the postseason is a sad ending. Getting to…more »

The Ballad of the Dirty 2 Dozen

By DAVE MORRISON ESPN Radio 102.3 The Ticket FAYETTEVILLE – In Fayetteville, they bill themselves as the Dirty 2 Dozen, more of a social media driven hashtag billing than anything else. The moniker just does not fit, numerically speaking. Two dozen is 24 and with the Fayetteville football team the numbers just don’t add up.…more »

Week 7 Area High School preview

By DAVE MORRISON ESPN Radio 102.3 The Ticket Their pathway to current success has taken two completely different paths, but still Summers County and Independence are attaining midseason success at nearly the same rate. They meet Friday night in Coal City and, for starters, understand it is homecoming at Indy so plan accordingly. Summers enters…more »

Unheralded Bradley quietly stands out for James Monroe

By DAVE MORRISON ESPN Radio 102.3 The Ticket LINDSIDE – James Monroe’s Colton Bradley is a guy who everybody can get behind. The classic unsung hero, a guy whose sheer worth goes beyond the statistical package you can see following a game. You want to know who really appreciates the efforts of a player like…more »

Unheralded Bradley a guy you can get behind

By DAVE MORRISON ESPN Radio 102.3 The Ticket LINDSIDE – James Monroe’s Colton Bradley is a guy who everybody can get behind. The classic unsung hero, a guy whose sheer worth goes beyond the statistical package you can see following a game. You want to know who really appreciates the efforts of a player like…more »

Quite the Friday Night for Bailey and Bevins

By DAVE MORRISON ESPN Radio 102.3 The Ticket GLEN DANIEL – Few people had a better last Friday that Liberty’s Jacob Bailey. The stats alone are intriguing enough. Try 234 yards rushing and three touchdowns, 77 yards passing and two touchdowns, a kickoff return for a touchdown. There’s more. Defensively, Bailey also had an interception,…more »

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