Billies to play in Hatfield-McCoy Shootout


By Paul Adkins - [email protected]



The Man High School boys’ basketball team will be taking part once again in this year’s Hatfield-McCoy Shootout at the Williamson Fieldhouse.

The Hillbillies, 0-7 on the season, is scheduled to play Scott on Jan. 21 at noon.

Man, which went back into the Class AA ranks this season, is a new 2A sectional opponent of Scott. Also in the sectional are Logan, Chapmanville, Lincoln County and Mingo Central.

The Billies played in last year’s Hatfield-McCoy Shootout, blasting Betsy Layne (Ky.), 88-53. Two years ago, Man lost 65-61 to Pike Central (Ky.) in the tournament.

This year’s Hatfield-McCoy Shootout is the 14th-annual event. This year, for the first time ever, it’s a two-day event.

The Shootout is presented by the Marcum Law Office.

Twelve games are set to be played with many of the contests matching West Virginia schools against Kentucky teams.

Host Mingo Central takes on Johnson Central (Ky.) on Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. The Miners are currently 6-0 and ranked No. 1 in the state in Class AA. Tug Valley takes on Christian County (Ky.) on Jan. 20 at 9:30 p.m.

Mingo Central and Tug Valley will also see action on Jan. 21 as the Panthers play the Poca Dots at 7:30 p.m. and the Miners take on Belfry (Ky.) at 9 p.m. in the tournament finale.

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Hatfield-McCoy Shootout

At Williamson Fieldhouse

Friday, January 20 games

3:30 p.m.: Ambassador Christian vs. Covenant Christian

5 p.m.: Tolsia vs. Wesley Christian (Ky.)

6:30 p.m.: Scott vs. Sheldon Clark (Ky.)

8 p.m.: Mingo Central vs. Johnson Central (Ky.)

9:30 p.m.: Tug Valley vs. Christian County (Ky.)

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Saturday, January 21 games

10:30 a.m.: Covenant Christian vs. Shelby Valley (Ky.)

12 p.m.: Scott vs. Man

1:30 p.m.: Tolsia vs. East Ridge (Ky.)

3 p.m.: Ambassador Christian vs. Sheldon Clark (Ky.)

4:30 p.m.: Wesley Christian (Ky.) Vs. TNG Prep (Tenn.)

6 p.m.: Christian County (Ky.) Vs. South Charleston

7:30 p.m. Poca vs. Tug Valley

9 p.m.: Belfry (Ky.) vs. Mingo Central

By Paul Adkins

[email protected]

(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).

(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).

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