The Bobcats Have a New Coach in 2017

By James Cook:

The 2017 edition of the Summers County Bobcats will look a little different than in years past. The Bobcats welcome Chris Vicars as the new head coach this fall, as the former Independence football boss now commands the Bobcats. Nate Tanner, whom had very good success during his time in Hinton, moved on to neighboring Virginia to coach at Martinsville High School.summerscountyfootballhelmet

Tanner’s impact on the program was great and will be remembered as some of the most successful seasons in school history. The Bobcats made several playoff appearances in both Class AA and Class A in the last several years, they did not win a playoff game, but that’s not necessarily the point considering Summers County once struggled to win games in the fall. The Bobcats also hosted a playoff game for the first time in school history during Tanner’s tenure.

Mr.Vicars also turned Independence High School (Coal City, W.Va.) around while he was there as the Patriots saw playoff appearances in each of the last two seasons and boasted a very good running game with several different running backs in 2016. The Bobcats must replace Nathan Grimmett who was one of their workhorses the last few years as he now moves on to college. Summers County still has plenty of talent and will be on the radars of their 2017 opponents.

Vicars is a Hinton resident and was once an assistant coach for Summers County and also works in the county’s school system, so the hire seemed a fitting one for all those involved. We wish Coach Vicars well as he begins his tenure as Bobcats’ head football coach and we wish Coach Nate Tanner future success as he moves onto Martinsville to coach the Bulldogs.

The Summers County Bobcats begin preseason camp in early August and will battle PikeView on August 25th to begin the 2017 season.

A preview of the 2017 Bobcats will be coming out in August on this blog.

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Summers County Track Teams Compete In State Track Meet In Charleston

By James Cook:

Bobcats and Lady Bobcats track teams competed In WVSSAC State Track Meet In Charleston over the weekend.

Kinzy Martin would tally 6 points for the Lady Bobcats as she finished third overall in Class A girls discus throw on Friday evening.  The Lady Bobcats finished 18th as a team overall in the competition, as there were several schools that finished behind Summers County. Track

Complete Girls Class A State Track Results
CLICK HERE: http://runwv.com/TF17/TF17INDEX.HTML

Also includes Class AA and AAA

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Jacob McBride scored three points in the Class A Boys Long Jump  as he finished fourth in the competition. The Bobcats finished 23rd overall in a crowded field of schools from across the state. Tucker Bennett (discus) and Brandon Maddy (Shot Put) also competed in the competition.

Complete Boys Class A State Track Results

CLICK HERE:http://runwv.com/TF17/TF17INDEX.HTML
Also includes Class AA and AAA

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Bobcats Had A Busy Week Of Baseball

By James Cook:

The Summers County Bobcats stayed busy this week on the diamond as they won 2 of 3 games before falling to Greater Beckley Christian in the sectional final.

jmbaseballSummers County first hammered Greenbrier West 11-1.  Kanyon Brogan and Chase Adkins each hit a home run off Cavaliers’ pitching in the win. Sam Wykle was 3 for 4 and also had three RBI’s.

The win over Greenbrier West and a big win over Montcalm of 10-0 propelled the Bobcats into the sectional final with Greater Beckley Christian where they fell 11-1 on Thursday evening, but still a job well done by the Bobcats in 2017.

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Bobcats Fall to Greater Beckley in Extra Innings

By James Cook:

The Summers County Bobcats come out on the short end of a high school baseball thriller with Greater Beckley Christian.scbaseball

The Bobcats and Crusaders battled for nearly eight innings of scoreless baseball before in the the bottom of the eighth a Crusader launched a Bobcats’ pitch over the the fence for  two run walk off homer for Greater Beckley and sends the Crusaders on to further Class A postseason action.

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Bobcats Fall to Tigers

By James Cook:

The Summers County Bobcats fall to the Shady Spring Tigers 6-4 as the Bobcats fought back from a 5-0 deficit to make it a game versus the Tigers.

scbaseballChase Adkins went 3 for 4 on the evening and collected two RBI’s as Sam Wykle and Logan Jones combined for four hits for the Bobcats in the near comeback that fell just short.

The Bobcats did tally ten hits in the game.

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Bobcats Fall to Mavericks

By James Cook:

The James Monroe Mavericks top the Summers County Bobcats 7-2 on Tuesday evening as Grant Mohler of James Monroe pitched a two hit and complete game gem for the Mavericks holding the Bobcats’ bats at bay.jmbaseball

Will Whittaker  was 1 for 3 on the evening and was the starting pitcher for Summers County. The Bobcats could not get the bats going versus Mohler who continued his good pitching in 2017. The only other hit on the evening for the Bobcats was by C.J. Shrewsbury.

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Bobcats Compete at Local Track Meet

By James Cook:

The Summers County Bobcats competed recently in the Greenbrier East Invitational track meet in Greenbrier County.

TrackThe Bobcats’ boys team finished No. 5 overall out of twelve teams; doing well against schools from the Class AAA and AA classifications. The girls team finished No.10 overall on the day.

List of other schools that competed in the Greenbrier East Invitational:
Pocahontas County, Summers County, Princeton, Bluefield, Allegheny, Va., Midland Trail, Greenbrier West, Greenbrier East, Independence, Covington, Va. , and PikeView.

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