Northfork Blue Demons

'Blue Demons: A West Virginia Legacy' Premieres Oct. 24 On WVPB TV And YouTube

The Northfork High School "Blue Demons" were a force to be reckoned with from 1971 to 1984, setting national records including most consecutive state championships. The small coal mining town in McDowell County received national attention. People wore jackets and hats that had the slogan “Northfork West Virginia — Basketball Capital of the United States."

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Blue Demons: An Exploration of One Family’s Legacy in the Basketball Capital of the U.S.

Coal was king in McDowell County in the 1960s and 70s. At one point, it was one of the richest counties in the country due to coal production. There were…

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