Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

AREA ROUNDUP ; Valley's Hopkins Earns NFHS Coaching Award

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

AREA ROUNDUP ; Valley's Hopkins Earns NFHS Coaching Award

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Former Valley football coach Benny Hopkins has been selected as the state coach of the year by the National Federation of High School Coaches Association. Hopkins, 66, who stepped down in July, coached the Greyhounds for 36 seasons and was a coach at Valley and its predecessor, Montgomery High, for 42 years.

He carried a 187-183 career record and earned 10 playoff berths at Valley. Hopkins also served as the South head coach in the 2009 North-South Football Classic. The award will be presented during the Super Six championships next month in Wheeling.

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MU HOCKEY: Marshall's hockey club has a weekend series scheduled with Wheeling Jesuit Nov. 20-21 at the South Charleston Memorial Ice Arena.

The Thundering Herd and Cardinals square off at 8 p.m. both Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21. Admission is $5 per person or $3 for college students with ID.

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TECH SPORTS: Senior Conrad Lacey (wrestling) and sophomore Ivy Aleshire (women's cross country) have been selected as WVU Tech's Golden Bear Star Performers of the Week. …

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