A royal reception


Lady Falcons honored in New Haven

By Mindy Kearns - Special to OVP



Fans of the Wahama White Falcon Softball Team stood in a line to get softballs and photos signed by each member at a reception in New Haven Tuesday.

Fans of the Wahama White Falcon Softball Team stood in a line to get softballs and photos signed by each member at a reception in New Haven Tuesday.


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Wahama Softball Pitcher Mikie Lieving is pictured as she signs a softball at a reception held in the team’s honor on Tuesday.


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Members of the Wahama Lady Falcons were treated like celebrities Tuesday evening at a reception in honor of their Class A State Championship.


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Stephen Littlepage of the Robert and Louise Claflin Foundation is pictured as he speaks at a reception Tuesday evening honoring the Wahama Lady Falcons Softball Team on their Class A State Championship.


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A large cake was served to those attending a reception in honor of the Wahama White Falcon Softball Team at the New Haven Library. The cake held softballs representing each girl and coach.


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Wahama Softball Coach Mike Wolfe, left, is shown as he signs softballs at a reception for the Lady Falcons in New Haven Tuesday. Pictured on the right is Head Coach Chris Noble. Also attending was Coach Todd Kitchen.


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The St. Paul Lutheran Church women provided refreshments at a reception honoring the Wahama Girls Softball Team Tuesday at the New Haven Library.


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Wahama Lady Falcon Deborah Miller is pictured as she gets a piece of cake in celebration of their state title win from Sheila Roush.


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NEW HAVEN, W.Va. — They might not hail from Hollywood, but they are celebrities all the same in the Bend Area.

Members of the Wahama Lady Falcons Softball Team, who won the Class A State Championship, spent most of their time at a recent reception signing autographs on softballs and photos for their fans.

The reception was held Tuesday evening and was hosted by the New Haven Public Library. A large crowd was in attendance to once again celebrate the young women and their coaches.

Stephen Littlepage and Gary Fields, both of the Robert and Louise Claflin Foundation, spoke during the event.

Littlepage told the teammates that members of the Claflin Foundation followed them on their journey to the state title. He said following the foundation’s assistance in revamping the Wahama baseball field, the boys won the state championship twice. Now, after the foundation’s help with the softball field, the girls won the state title. Littlepage challenged the team and said he was confident they, too, could win a second state championship.

Fields congratulated the team and noted their accomplishments along the way, from winning the Little Kanawha Conference title to having a perfect season, and finally to being state champs. He noted individual awards some of the girls won, and pointed out that the Sportsmanship Award also went to the Falcons.

“You’ve done it and no one can take it away from you,” Fields said.

A large cake, decorated with each girl’s name and their coaches’ names, was served along with other refreshments by women of the St. Paul Lutheran Church.

The celebration will continue Thursday, when the Town of Mason will host another reception for the girls at the Stewart-Johnson V.F.W./Lottie Jenks Memorial Park. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and the public is invited. Refreshments will be provided by Austin Cole of Culinary Art Company.

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Fans of the Wahama White Falcon Softball Team stood in a line to get softballs and photos signed by each member at a reception in New Haven Tuesday.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/07/web1_thumbnail_DSC_1165.jpgFans of the Wahama White Falcon Softball Team stood in a line to get softballs and photos signed by each member at a reception in New Haven Tuesday. Mindy Kearns | Courtesy

Wahama Softball Pitcher Mikie Lieving is pictured as she signs a softball at a reception held in the team’s honor on Tuesday.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/07/web1_thumbnail_DSC_1156.jpgWahama Softball Pitcher Mikie Lieving is pictured as she signs a softball at a reception held in the team’s honor on Tuesday. Mindy Kearns | Courtesy

Members of the Wahama Lady Falcons were treated like celebrities Tuesday evening at a reception in honor of their Class A State Championship.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/07/web1_thumbnail_DSC_1157.jpgMembers of the Wahama Lady Falcons were treated like celebrities Tuesday evening at a reception in honor of their Class A State Championship. Mindy Kearns | Courtesy

Stephen Littlepage of the Robert and Louise Claflin Foundation is pictured as he speaks at a reception Tuesday evening honoring the Wahama Lady Falcons Softball Team on their Class A State Championship.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/07/web1_thumbnail_DSC_1158.jpgStephen Littlepage of the Robert and Louise Claflin Foundation is pictured as he speaks at a reception Tuesday evening honoring the Wahama Lady Falcons Softball Team on their Class A State Championship. Mindy Kearns | Courtesy

A large cake was served to those attending a reception in honor of the Wahama White Falcon Softball Team at the New Haven Library. The cake held softballs representing each girl and coach.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/07/web1_thumbnail_DSC_1161.jpgA large cake was served to those attending a reception in honor of the Wahama White Falcon Softball Team at the New Haven Library. The cake held softballs representing each girl and coach. Mindy Kearns | Courtesy

Wahama Softball Coach Mike Wolfe, left, is shown as he signs softballs at a reception for the Lady Falcons in New Haven Tuesday. Pictured on the right is Head Coach Chris Noble. Also attending was Coach Todd Kitchen.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/07/web1_thumbnail_DSC_1164.jpgWahama Softball Coach Mike Wolfe, left, is shown as he signs softballs at a reception for the Lady Falcons in New Haven Tuesday. Pictured on the right is Head Coach Chris Noble. Also attending was Coach Todd Kitchen. Mindy Kearns | Courtesy

The St. Paul Lutheran Church women provided refreshments at a reception honoring the Wahama Girls Softball Team Tuesday at the New Haven Library.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/07/web1_thumbnail_DSC_1167.jpgThe St. Paul Lutheran Church women provided refreshments at a reception honoring the Wahama Girls Softball Team Tuesday at the New Haven Library. Mindy Kearns | Courtesy

Wahama Lady Falcon Deborah Miller is pictured as she gets a piece of cake in celebration of their state title win from Sheila Roush.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/07/web1_thumbnail_DSC_1169.jpgWahama Lady Falcon Deborah Miller is pictured as she gets a piece of cake in celebration of their state title win from Sheila Roush. Mindy Kearns | Courtesy
Lady Falcons honored in New Haven

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.