CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- St. Albans High School will be high school basketball central today, as the school plays host to numerous games and practices involving area teams.
St. Albans has been the only community in Kanawha County that has not been forced into a "Do not use" status as a result of last week's chemical leak at Freedom Industries that contaminated first the Elk River and then the Kanawha River.
"Our administration has been really good about this. They understand the situation and we want to do what we can to help," St. Albans girls basketball coach Scott James said Sunday.
The Red Dragon boys teams will practice at 8 a.m. today, with the St. Albans girls team practicing at 10 a.m. The girls basketball team from Nitro High School will practice in St. Albans' auxiliary gym at 10 a.m.
At 11:30 a.m., the boys and girls teams from George Washington will practice at St. Albans, and at 2 p.m. a girls basketball game between South Charleston and Capital will tip off in the main gym. Riverside's girls team will practice at 2 p.m. in the auxiliary gym.
South Charleston's boys team will play Riverside at 4 p.m. in the main gym.
Games featuring the boys and girls teams from Hayes Middle School and McKinley Middle School are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
"Scott James is the athletic director for Kanawha County right now," GW girls basketball coach Jamie LaMaster said Sunday.