Although I can make this statement about every week, this is a big week for sports in the Mid-Ohio Valley.
There are several events worthy of our attention.
When the Jackson County Board of Education meets tonight in Ripley, it is expected to approve veteran Ravenswood basketball coach Mick Price as the new head football coach of the Red Devils.
Ravenswood has been blessed with great football coaches who stay around for a long time. I know the first interview I ever conducted for The Parkersburg News was with coach Fred Taylor in 1976. Since that time, Taylor and his long-time assistant, Dick Sturm, have been the only head football coaches at Ravenswood.
Price also is a Ravenswood fixture. The basketball court already is named in his honor. Plus, he's won every award a West Virginia basketball coach can win. While he is most associated with the roundball sport, he also can coach the game that uses an oblong pigskin.
On Thursday, the Patriots and Big Reds baseball teams will meet, also at the City Park. It will be their first meeting of the season, although they will clash again one week later at Hank Greenburg Field.
Although regular season games aren't all that meaningful, these games could go a long way toward determining sectional seeding.
No jokes about this being the TRAC track meet.
They also have free races for children ages three through 11 that start at 9 a.m. You can register from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. Saturday at the Vienna Community Building.
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