Seems to be paying off. The team has been a surprise within the Big 12. About 2,500 fans showed at Hawley Field in Morgantown for the Pitt game. And there's been enthusiasm in Charleston over the Oklahoma-WVU matchup at Appalachian Power Park.
"I'm glad people are excited," Luck said. "It proves people here like baseball. They just needed a reason to get excited."
"It provides adult professionals in Charleston with competitive activities and social events where they can get out, exercise, have fun and network with other professionals," Pennington said. "We want Charleston to become healthier."
Neat idea. Activities include flag football to beach volleyball. Those interested can call Pennington at 304-553-6106 or Lewis at 304-610-1164.
I received a nice text and picture of Willie Akers and his family the other day. You might recall that the state basketball legend took a serious spill at the Civic Center and is now battling C-6 quadriplegia.
The text, from Akers' wife Linda, said Willie has graduated from inpatient therapy at Shepherd Center in Atlanta. The two of them are now living together in a hospital apartment. He began more intense therapy in the day program and will return to Logan in June.
The picture showed Willie surrounded by family.
And he was smiling from ear to ear.
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