The Talcott-Hilldale Ruritan Club has graciously entered into a collaborative agreement with The Nehemiah Group, Inc., which sponsors area youth soccer, and Summers County Youth Football. After extensive construction and preparation of the site, it saw its first action on Saturday, March 31, when The King’s Warriors Soccer Club played their spring season opener there.
The King’s Warriors welcomed Bath County High School from Warm Springs, VA. The King’s Warriors posted an emphatic 4-1 win in the varsity game, followed by a 3-3 tie in the JV game. Chance Blevins had the honor of not only scoring the first ever goal on the field, but the second as well, to lead his team to a 2-0 half-time score. Mikey Gill and Caleb Okes added second-half scores. Bath County scored just before the final whistle to escape the shutout.
The JV game went scoreless the first half, but the floodgates opened after half-time. After taking a commanding 2-0 lead on Zach Fink and Eli Blevins goals, the Bath County JV team came alive as well. A Bath County own goal allowed the King’s Warriors to enjoy a brief 3-2 lead, but they gave up a goal shortly before time to settle for a 3-3 tie.
It was a great day and a wonderful way to officially begin using the turf field. The Nehemiah Group and the King’s Warriors Soccer Club heartily thank Amy Mann, President of the Talcott-Hilldale Ruritan Club, and all the club’s members for their support on the turf field project. Donations would be greatly appreciated toward paying off this expensive project. Tax-deductible donations can be made to the Hinton Area Foundation, directed to the Summers County Athletic Fund in the memo line. Other groups may also rent the facility by contacting Amy Mann or other members of the Ruritan Club.