Two other nuggets:
First, the program has become more closely associated with St. Joseph Catholic School, which the players attend during the day. The program is now officially named Huntington St. Joseph Prep. The team name has also been changed from the Express to the Irish.
Second, Fulford's team will be making an appearance in Charleston this coming February, playing Riverside Christian Academy of North Carolina at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 19 as part of the Civic Center's Shootout At The Big House tournament.
"It's turned into a two-day event," Greene said.
Among the other teams expected in the tournament are Woodrow Wilson, Morgantown and South Charleston. It will run Feb. 18-19.
Also, while the Mountaineer men's team will play a second game - Dec. 29 against William & Mary - at the Civic Center, MU will not.
In case you haven't seen our GEISA traveling trophies, understand they are large. Each year the new classification winner's school name is inscribed. The school receives a plaque to keep, but the trophy moves on the following year to the next winner.
"It's like the Stanley Cup," said BHS athletic director Matt DeMotto.
Indeed it is.
Of course, schools do win the award consecutively. GW has won in Class AAA for four straight years. Charleston Catholic has won in Class A for five.
"We felt naked here without the trophy," said Catholic AD Bill Gillispie. "I told our golf team we needed to win [the Class A] states to get our GEISA points."
Win the Irish did.
A shout out to the 7-8-year-old St. Albans No. 3 coach-pitch softball team. According to a reader, the No. 3 team finished the season 23-0 and has now won 35 straight.
Way to go, girls.
Reach Mitch Vingle at 304-348-4827, mitchvin...@wvgazette.com or follow him at twitter.com/MitchVingle.