‘Lady Falcons Softball Championship Day’


Commissioners designate Aug. 27 to honor champs

By Mindy Kearns - Special to OVP



Wahama Lady Falcons Softball player Aleisia Barnitz is pictured as she receives a certificate of recognition by Mason County Commission President Sam Nibert Sunday, as a few other members of the team look on. Nibert and fellow Commissioner Rick Handley hosted a ceremony at the softball field in Hartford to honor the team, which won the Class A State Championship earlier this summer. Commissioner Tracy Doolittle was unable to attend.

Wahama Lady Falcons Softball player Aleisia Barnitz is pictured as she receives a certificate of recognition by Mason County Commission President Sam Nibert Sunday, as a few other members of the team look on. Nibert and fellow Commissioner Rick Handley hosted a ceremony at the softball field in Hartford to honor the team, which won the Class A State Championship earlier this summer. Commissioner Tracy Doolittle was unable to attend.


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August 27 has been designated “Wahama Lady Falcons Softball Championship Day” in Mason County by the Mason County Commission. The day was announced in a resolution read by Commissioner Rick Handley Sunday at a ceremony honoring the team. Handley and Commissioner Sam Nibert are pictured at left as they pose with the team and their coaches behind the Class A Softball Championship trophy.


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HARTFORD — August 27 has been designated as “Wahama Lady Falcons Softball Championship Day” in Mason County, it was announced by County Commissioner Rick Handley on Sunday.

The announcement was made during a ceremony at the Falcons’ Hartford field, hosted by Handley and fellow Commissioner Sam Nibert. Commissioner Tracy Doolittle was unable to attend.

The commissioners presented each team member with a certificate of recognition and a copy of the resolution that declared their special day. While reading the resolution, Handley noted all the accomplishments the girls had achieved during the season. He asked them how many times they had been recognized since winning the Class A State Championship.

“I hope you never get tired of being recognized for what you have done,” he told the team.

Noting Wahama was the only softball team in the State of West Virginia with an undefeated season (27-0), he told the girls they will relish the games they played. Also during the ceremony, which was attended by many fans and family members, Handley announced he and wife Tanya will be purchasing a sign for the entrance to the team’s playing field at the end of California Street.

The commissioners joined the girls at the end of the celebration, along with their coaches Chris Noble, Mike Wolfe and Todd Kitchen, for team photos with their state championship trophy.

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Wahama Lady Falcons Softball player Aleisia Barnitz is pictured as she receives a certificate of recognition by Mason County Commission President Sam Nibert Sunday, as a few other members of the team look on. Nibert and fellow Commissioner Rick Handley hosted a ceremony at the softball field in Hartford to honor the team, which won the Class A State Championship earlier this summer. Commissioner Tracy Doolittle was unable to attend.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2021/08/web1_8.18-Falcons-1.jpgWahama Lady Falcons Softball player Aleisia Barnitz is pictured as she receives a certificate of recognition by Mason County Commission President Sam Nibert Sunday, as a few other members of the team look on. Nibert and fellow Commissioner Rick Handley hosted a ceremony at the softball field in Hartford to honor the team, which won the Class A State Championship earlier this summer. Commissioner Tracy Doolittle was unable to attend. Mindy Kearns | Courtesy

August 27 has been designated “Wahama Lady Falcons Softball Championship Day” in Mason County by the Mason County Commission. The day was announced in a resolution read by Commissioner Rick Handley Sunday at a ceremony honoring the team. Handley and Commissioner Sam Nibert are pictured at left as they pose with the team and their coaches behind the Class A Softball Championship trophy.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2021/08/web1_8.18-Falcons-2.jpgAugust 27 has been designated “Wahama Lady Falcons Softball Championship Day” in Mason County by the Mason County Commission. The day was announced in a resolution read by Commissioner Rick Handley Sunday at a ceremony honoring the team. Handley and Commissioner Sam Nibert are pictured at left as they pose with the team and their coaches behind the Class A Softball Championship trophy. Mindy Kearns | Courtesy
Commissioners designate Aug. 27 to honor champs

By Mindy Kearns

Special to OVP

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at mindykearns1@hotmail.com.

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at mindykearns1@hotmail.com.