Cost considerations might prohibit the use of the Civic Center, but it is already used for the brainchild of Logan Coach Mark Hatcher and his GW counterpart Rick Greene dubbed the Shootout at the Big House, as well as the early season Hoops Classic. The MSAC Night of Champions ranks higher on the totem pole of import than either of those events.
If it is to remain in South Charleston - and there are no indicators that it is moving any time soon - one item that needs addressed is the scoreboards' comparative lack of information.
There are two scoreboards at either end of the court in the SCCC, which both tell home and visitor scores, the time remaining and identify the quarter. There is no information for team or individual fouls made available to fans, and - rest assured - coaches and media members rely on such reference material in game as well.
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A WAKE-UP call goes out this week to Sissonville's Bekah Baldwin, Herbert Hoover's Corey Bird, South Charleston's Alli Burdette, St. Albans' Ali Haynes, Hurricane's Austin Hensley, Capital's Justin Palmer and others around the Kanawha Valley, who will soon take the attention away from their basketball-playing classmates.
High school baseball and softball teams begin preseason workouts Monday across the state. Regular season games begin March 13.
Team previews can be found in the Daily Mail beginning Monday, March 4.
Contact Preps Editor Derek Taylor at derek.tay...@dailymail.com or 304-348-5170. Follow him on Twitter @ItsreallyDT.