Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Chapmanville Tigers 2010- 2011
             Boys Basketball Roster
Denver Sophomore
Randy Junior
Justin Junior
Matt Junior
Mackenzie Sophomore
Jeremy Junior
Tyler Junior
Michael Junior
Dustin Sophomore
Byran Senior
Mikey Sophomore
Josh Senior
Dustin Senior
Zack Senior
Brooks Senior
Cliff Senior
Zack Sophomore
Myran Sophomore

by: Mikey

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Lights !

          Christmas lights make Christmas fun. You can put them all over your house and your yard. There are so many different kinds. They have blinking lights, colorful lights, green lights, pink lights, purple lights, chaser light, jumping lights, and many different kinds. You can put them on fences and in Christmas Trees. They are so pretty and they make Christmas colorful and they are just fun to look at. Christmas lights lift the sprit of everyone at Christmas time. They just make everything so beautiful. It took two centuries for the tradition to become widely established first in Germany and soon spreading to Eastern Europe. Christmas lights are the best !
  • Christmas tree Fun Face – Evergreen trees were used to celebrate the onset of winter, even before the birth of Christ.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Time!!!

The word Christmas originated as a compound meaning "Christ's Mass". It is derived from the Middle English Christemasse and Old English Cristes m├Žsse.  Christmas is celebrated on December 25th of every year to commemorate the birth of Jesus, the central figure of Christianity.  Although normally a Christian holiday, Christmas is also widely celebrated by many non-Christians.  Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift-giving, music, an exchange of greeting cards, church celebrations, a special meal, and the display of various decorations; including Christmas trees, lights, garlands, mistletoe, nativity scenes, and holly. Mythical figures such as Father Holiday, St. Nicholas, and Santa Claus are known to give children their gifts.  The typical colors are red and green.  Overall, Christmas is a great time for families to gather and memories to be made.  It’s also very stimulating for the economy.  Retailers and businesses everywhere make a hefty profit during the Christmas season.  Christmas is sneaking up on us, so we better start preparing!

By: Halie Jo

Chapmanville Lady Tigers 2010-2011


Alyx Stover Senior
Kelli Garrett Junior
Allison Evans Junior
Jenna Evans Junior
Kaylee Maynard Junior
Talya Berry Sophomore
Katelynn Hall Sophomore
Candice Atkins Sophomore
Gabby Adkins Sophomore
Michele Mangus Sophomore
Autumn Baisden Sophomore
Chelcie Pritchard Sophomore
Kristin DesRocher Freshman
Mackenzie Moran Freshman
Hannah Vance Freshman
Tiara Pridemore Freshman
By: Allison

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Real Santa Claus

The mythical man that we know as Santa Claus has not always been an overweight, elderly man wearing a red and white suit. He has also not always been the bearer of gifts to all the children in the world. At one time, the man we call Santa was Saint Nicholas. He lived from around 280AD to 343AD. He became a Bishop of the city Myra in Asia Minor, now located in Turkey, in 300AD.

Being a follower of Jesus Christ, Saint Nicholas was a compassionate, caring, and peaceful man. Occasionally he was known to subtly give gifts or money to the poor, especially their children. He spread hope and cheer to everyone and was recognized as a saint all year round, unlike Santa Clause. Also, he avidly helped release those who were wrongly prosecuted and jailed. The story of his character spread from Asia Minor to the rest of the world.
Physically, Santa Claus is portrayed much heavier than Saint Nicholas. Throughout history, almost every portrait of St. Nick shows a much taller and thinner man. He wore bishop robes and appears to be calm and laidback. In contrast to our modern Santa Clause, he did not deem others naughty or nice based on their actions. Forgiveness was in his nature, as a Christian.

Chapmanville vs. Tug Valley

Chapmanville vs Tug valley

          Our first game of the basketball season will be held at Tug Valley High School. This game is going to be very important because it is the first game, and plus Tug Valley beat us 3 out of 3 times last year. Every game was fairly and close and really intense. Tug Valley is one of our huge rivals in double AA basketball and we play them in sectionals. People we will have to watch out for are, Austin Vance, Mikey Newsome, and Speedy. The Chapmanville Tigers will be ready for this game. We have been working hard and we plan on going up there and blowing out the Panthers. The Pep Club needs to make that long trip to Tug Valley to cheer the boys on because it’s going to be a hard game to win and without the fans we would be nowhere. So everyone needs to come out. Tug Valley made an appearance at the state tournaments last year and the only lost two players from the starting five. Let’s Go Tigers!

Snowball 101

Snowball fighting may be the favorite pastime of children. When everyone gathers together to bring joy to the holidays, families unite and become so much closer, especially while beating each other down with snowballs. Who wouldn’t want to walk outside, while the cold, bitter, and chilly snow is falling, make a ball of white goodness, and bust someone right in the face? Spending time with family, we all know is most important, but laughter and snowball fighting is most certainly next in order.

Winter Weather

     Winter weather in West Virginia in the past couple years has been notoriously bad. Last winter was the worst, costing the state millions of dollars in electrical repairs and road care. It was the most snow and ice the state had seen in numerous years, causing many dead trees to fall onto power lines, causing loss of power for many households, in some cases for months. On one winter night some travelers were stuck on the I-64 for as much as 12 hours at one time. This has forced the DMV of WV to make drastic changes to the way our highways are configured, creating new exit spots throughout the roadways. This coming winter is expected to be just as bad as the last, with the temperatures already beginning to drop in October. School has been affected greatly around the state, as schools started earlier this year, due to all the days missed last year. It is said that this year it will be very rare for school days to be canceled, as board of education members have decided West Virginia students miss entirely too much school.