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►  High school cross country state championship results

The cross country state championship meet was held over the weekend from Cabell Midland High School.

Ripley’s Tori Starcher won the Class AAA girls 5k individual championship with a time of 17:35.

“I’m so happy about it,” she said. “I didn’t know how the race was going to play out, but it played into my favor and I’m happy with how it went. I like to be a front-runner, so I just tried to hold a lead and when I could make my move, I was going to go. Words can’t describe it.”

Chris Barbera of Woodrow Wilson won the Class AAA boys individual 5k championship with a time of 15:39.

The Class AA-A girls individual championship was won by Jessica Melvin of Philip Barbour with a time of 18:57, while the AA-A boys individual champion was won by Winfield’s Aaron Withrow at 16:09.

“I just wanted to come out here, be focused and stay loose,” Withrow said. “I looked back coming down the hill and didn’t see anyone (behind me) – I knew then that I was going to do it. I just kept thinking about all of the 14-16 mile runs that I did this summer. It feels great, especially after losing and getting second last year.”

Overall Team Placing AAA Boys

  1. Morgantown
  2. Hurricane
  3. Woodrow Wilson
  4. Parkersburg
  5. University

Overall Team Placing AAA Girls

  1. University
  2. Morgantown
  3. Parkersburg
  4. Cabell Midland
  5. Hampshire

Overall Team Placing AA-A Boys

  1. East Fairmont
  2. Fairmont Senior
  3. Philip Barbour
  4. Frankfort
  5. Winfield

*Doddridge County was the highest placing Class A team in the field

Overall Team Placing AA-A Girls

  1. Winfield
  2. Philip Barbour
  3. Berkeley Springs
  4. Bridgeport
  5. Williamstown

*Williamstown was the highest placing Class A team in the field

Click HERE for full AAA boys individual results

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►  MEC Football Roundup (October 28)

Fairmont State 34, West Virginia State 27

Fairmont State trailed 24-7 heading into halftime but used 24 unanswered points in the third quarter on its way to a 34-27 win over West Virginia State.
Aaron Ball’s 30-yard field goal put the Yellow Jackets on the board early in the first quarter.

Fairmont State (6-3, 6-2) took the lead after Terrell Charles’ eight-yard touchdown run with 7:10 left in the first quarter but West Virginia State (5-4, 4-4) responded with back-to-back touchdown passes from Matt Kinnick and a four-yard touchdown run by Juawan Etheredge to take a 24-7 advantage into the halftime break.
The Falcons regrouped in the third quarter. Rakeem Darden’s three-yard touchdown run shifted the momentum in favor of Fairmont State and Antonio Harris recovered a fumble and returned it 21 yards for a score, leaving the Yellow Jackets clinging to a 24-21 lead. Sam Keil’s 34-yard field goal at the 4:50 mark knotted the score 24-24 and Darden’s 26-yard touchdown run near the close of the third quarter gave the Falcons the lead for good.  Keil hit a 24-yard field goal and Ball added a 39-yarder for the final margin.
Kinnick threw for 203 yards with two touchdowns in the loss after completing 20 of 29 pass attempts.  Gray hauled in 13 passes for 150 yards with one score while Barrette recorded three receptions for 14 yards and one touchdown. Etheredge notched 81 yards on 23 carries with one score for West Virginia State.
Charles tallied 19 carries for 104 yards with one score while Darden added 98 yards on 12 carries with two touchdowns. Takwan Crews-Naylor threw for 155 yards in the win for Fairmont State. 
Marcus Porter recorded a game-high 10 tackles.


Notre Dame 17, Charleston 12

The Notre Dame defense shutdown Charleston in the fourth quarter, securing a 17-12 road win on Saturday.  The Golden Eagles surrendered just 88 rushing yards in the setback, but Malik Grove threw for 194 yards with two touchdowns to propel the Falcon offense.
In Notre Dame’s first drive of the game, Grove connected with Darius Johnson on a 75-yard touchdown pass.  With 7:25 left in the opening quarter, Charleston’s Dylan Miles hit a 28-yard field goal to put the Golden Eagles on the board.  Marvelle Ross collected a six-yard touchdown pass at the start of the second quarter to give Notre Dame (7-2, 7-2) a 14-3 lead.
Down but not out, Charleston (3-5, 3-5) rallied to score nine unanswered points in the third quarter behind Miles’ 38-yard field goal and Bryce Hankins’ 76-yard touchdown run.  Notre Dame responded at the start of the fourth quarter and used Tyler Harding’s 31-yard field goal to pull away 17-12.  Charleston was unable to answer back offensively.
Johnson led the Falcon receiving corps with 79 yards and one touchdown, followed by Ross with 59 yards on five receptions and one score and Connor Henry with 51 receiving yards on the day.  Brian Walker tallied 22 carries for 107 yards.
Hankins ran for 71 yards on three carries with Vernard Roberts and Tevion Cappe adding 63 and 61 rushing yards, respectively for Charleston.  Colar Kuhns was 9-19 for 48 yards passing with D’Andre Brooks notching 28 receiving yards on four grabs.
Claudy Mathieu led all players in the contest with 15 tackles, six tackles for loss (27 yards), two forced fumbles and four sacks (21 yards).  Curtis Collins added nine stops (six solo) for Notre Dame.
Jalen Nelson recorded 11 tackles on the afternoon with John Cominsky, Khazin Daniels, and James King all adding 10 stops for the Golden Eagles.  Daniels had three sacks in the loss.


No. 2 Shepherd 45, West Virginia Wesleyan 14

No. 2 Shepherd University scored 28 unanswered points in the first half and never looked back on its way to a 45-14 win over West Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday.
Jabre Lolley’s two-yard touchdown run near the end of the first quarter propelled the Ram offense early, sparking the Shepherd momentum.  Lolley hauled in a 34-yard pass from Connor Jessop for another score at the 10:32 mark in the second quarter before two more touchdowns by the Rams left the Bobcats trailing 28-0 heading into the halftime break.
West Virginia Wesleyan’s Ryan Deal connected with Christian Nelson on a 14-yard pass in the third quarter and hit Jujuan Linzy with a 68-yard touchdown pass late in the game, but it was not enough to overcome the deficit.
Shepherd (8-0, 8-0) held West Virginia Wesleyan (4-5, 4-4) to 58 yards rushing on the day while collecting 107 yards on the ground. Tra Jackson led the effort for the Bobcats with 31 yards on 14 carries followed by Jujuan Whigham with seven carries for 29 yards.
Deal completed 18 of 35 pass attempts for 280 yards and two scores.  Kenny Lewis Jr. compiled 72 receiving yards with five receptions.  Nelson tallied 47 receiving yards on the afternoon with Linzy pacing the Bobcats with 87 yards on three receptions.
Jessop threw for 313 yards with three touchdowns behind 18-24 pass completions. He connected with seven different receivers including Ryan Feiss five times for 109 yards and DJ Cornish six times for 92 yards.  Lolley led the Rams’ ground game with 11 carries for 49 yards and a score.   
Elijah Norris had seven solos tops on the afternoon with two tackles for loss (six yards).  Chris Jones, James Gupton, and John Kelly all recorded sacks in the win.  Brandon Grayson paced the Bobcats with seven tackles in the setback.


Glenville State 34, Urbana 14

Glenville State pulled away late in the game to earn a 34-14 win over Urbana on Saturday.  After a close first half, the Pioneers outscore the Blue Knights 21-7 in the second half to pick up the road win.
Trailing 13-0 at the close of the second quarter, Urbana’s Andre Cliff blocked a Pioneer field goal attempted and returned in 64 yards to cut the deficit.  With 8:22 left to play in the third quarter, Tajuan Green hit Trevon Saunders with a 45-yard touchdown pass to leave Glenville State trailing 14-13.
The Pioneers refused to back down as Jaylen McNair connected with Javon Butler twice for two touchdowns and Dominique Gibson came through with a 34-yard touchdown run for the final margin.
Urbana (3-6, 2-6) was held to just 45 yards on the ground in the setback while Glenville State (4-5, 3-5) piled up 159 rushing yards in the win.  Gibson collected 133 yards on 21 carries with two scores while McNair completed 20 of 37 pass attempts for 199 yards and three touchdowns.  Butler hauled in six passes for 70 yards and two scores with DJ Williams adding 49 yards on five catches.
Green threw for 183 yards in the loss.  He found Shemar Hooks four times for 55 yards and Saunders twice for 45 yards.
Wil Mayes had nine tackles on the day for Glenville State while Urbana’s Josh Dillard also recorded nine stops.  Mikal Toliver added eight tackles with two sacks (15 yards).


West Liberty 44, Concord 14

West Liberty grabbed the momentum early and never looked back in a 44-14 win over Concord.  The Hilltoppers jumped out a 13-0 lead in the first quarter and outscored the Mountain Lions 21-7 in the third to earn the victory.
West Liberty (3-6, 3-6) picked up 29 first downs over the course of the afternoon while piling up 446 offensive yards in the win. Lukas O’Connor completed 11 of 19 pass attempts for 152 yards and three scores. Quinton Jones hauled in three receptions for 58 yards and one touchdown with Isaiah Robinson notching four receptions for 54 yards and one score and Ridge Durbin adding 18 yards and one touchdown for the Hilltoppers.  Jeremiah Ortiz tallied 18 carries for 100 yards and one touchdown with Braxton Gamble adding 82 yards on 15 carries.
Concord (2-7, 1-7) was held to 153 yards on the ground and 74 in the air in the loss. JaVaughan Burrus notched eight carries for 87 yards with Nick Loftin and Jamal Petty each recording touchdowns for the Mountain Lions.

Zach Malone led the defensive effort with 12 tackles followed by Andrew Jakubowsky with 11 stops for Concord. Clifford Clark picked up 10 tackles in the win for West Liberty.


UVa-Wise 65, Virginia-Lynchburg 0

Uva-Wise scored a school-record 65 points, racked up 510 offense yards and held the Virginia-Lynchburg Dragons to just 58 yards on the day in a lopsided nonconference road win on Saturday.
Brycen Lee completed 22 of 26 pass attempts for 271 yards and two touchdowns in the victory.  He connected with 10 different receivers over the course of the contest. Chris Thaxton hauled in 10 receptions for 88 yards while Darius Jones added 53 yards on three catches. Matt Felton, Muntsier Sharfi, and James Cousins all caught touchdown passes for the Cavaliers.
Jarome Johnson picked up 57 yards on six carries with one touchdown while Carlton Griffith added 51 yards.
UVa-Wise’s defense was paced by Dylan Giovine with seven tackles (three solo). The Cavaliers notched six sacks on the afternoon.  UVa-Wise improves to 5-4 on the year with the win while the Dragons drop to 0-7 with the setback.


►  College Football Rankings: Associated Press Top 25

1. Alabama
2. Georgia
3. Ohio State
4. Wisconsin
5. Notre Dame
6. Clemson
7. Penn State
8. Oklahoma
9. Miami (Fla.)
10. TCU
11. Oklahoma State
12. Washington
13. Virginia Tech
14. Iowa State
15. UCF
16. Auburn
17. Southern California
18. Stanford
19. LSU
20. NC State
21. Mississippi State
22. Memphis
23. Arizona
24. Michigan State
25. Washington State


►  College Football Rankings:

1. Alabama
2. Georgia
3. Ohio State
4. Wisconsin
5. Clemson
6. Miami (Fla.)
7. Penn State
8. Notre Dame
9. Oklahoma
10. Oklahoma State
11. Washington
12. TCU
13. Virginia Tech
14. UCF
15. Auburn
16. Iowa State
17. Southern California
18. Stanford
19. NC State
20. LSU
21. Memphis
22. Mississippi State
23. South Florida
24. Michigan
25. Arizona

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►  MEC: WVSU Wins MEC Women’s Tennis Title

West Virginia State won its fourth Mountain East Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament title in five years defeating Charleston, 5-2, on Sunday at the Brian David Fox Tennis Center.

With the win, the Yellow Jackets earned an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament in the spring.

WVSU had to rally from an early 2-1 deficit in doubles. UC’s tandem of Kristine Gegeshidze and Katie Swann won at No. 1 doubles, and Elise Edwards and Silvana Slusarciuc picked up a win at No. 2 doubles. The Yellow Jackets salvaged a point at No. 3 doubles with a win by Kayla McKnight and Nika Tadic.

West Virginia State started strong in singles as MEC Player of the Year Laura Isbey picked up a win at No. 1 singles over Swann, 6-1, 6-1. Kierstin Hensley earned a win at No. 2 singles to give WVSU the 3-2 lead.

Tadic worked quickly losing just one game in two sets on her way to a win at No. 6 singles. The tournament-clinching win came at No. 5 singles as McKnight downed Alize Uyttenhove, 6-3, 6-3.


►  MEC Football Roundup (October 21)

West Virginia Wesleyan 20, Notre Dame 13

West Virginia Wesleyan stunned Notre Dame, 20-13, on Saturday afternoon at Mueller Field.

The Bobcats (4-4) slowed down the high-powered offense of Notre Dame (6-2) on Saturday limiting the Falcons to their lowest point total of the season. NDC was able to rush for 222 yards, but threw for just 78. West Virginia Wesleyan out-gained Notre Dame 308-300 on the afternoon.

WVWC’s Tra Jackson provided the first points in the game in the second quarter with a one-yard plunge to open the second quarter. The Falcons got on the board with a Malik Grove two-yard touchdown run, but the extra point was blocked to make it 7-6 in favor of Wesleyan heading into halftime.

The Falcons took their first lead of the afternoon late in the third quarter on a four-yard Brian Walker touchdown run. The Bobcats had the answer, though, as Ryan Deal found Ryan Gumbita for a 24-yard touchdown pass to make it 14-13 WVWC with still 7:11 left in the game.

The score remained that way until the waning moments when Notre Dame had one more chance taking over at its own 18 yard line with 1:17 left. NDC was able to get the ball to near midfield with six seconds left, but the Bobcats ended the game in dramatic fashion with a sack and a forced fumble by Davari Gill that was scooped up by Aman Speed Jr. who raced 35 yards to the end zone with no time left on the clock sealing the win for West Virginia Wesleyan.

Jackson finished with 106 yards and one touchodwn to lead WVWC. Luke Casey completed 8-of-12 passes for 106 yards, and Deal added 5-of-11 passing for 54 yards and a score. The defensive effort was led by Cody Goode who had 12 tackles (eight solo), including two for a loss with a sack. Brandon Grayson had a pair of sacks Keith Johnson added two TFL.

Grove led the rushing attack for NDC with 104 yards on 30 carries. He was also 13-of-18 passing for 78 yards. R.J. Goodwin led NDC with six tackles (1.5 TFL). Claudy Mathieu added 2.5 TFL for the Falcons.


West Virginia State 39, West Liberty 33

West Virginia State rallied from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to send the game into ovetime where it prevailed 39-33 over West Liberty on Saturday afternoon at Lakin Field.

After falling behind 33-19 early in the fourth quarter, the Yellow Jackets (5-3) responded with a 10-play, 63-yard drive capped by a Juwan Etheredge touchdown run to get within a score. The score remained until late in the game when WVSU took over from its own 14-yard line with 4:25 left, and the Yellow Jackets marched down the field 86 yards in 3:35 to send the game to overtime. Matt Kinnick hit Quinton Gray from 11 yards out for the game-tying score.

In overtime, WLU (2-6) got the ball first and picked up a first down on the first play from scrimmage, but a false start penalty helped stall the drive and the Hilltoppers had to settle for a field goal attempt. The attempt, though, was no good, allowing WVSU needing any score for the win. It didn’t take long, though, as Etheredge took the first play for the Yellow Jackets 24 yards for the score that ended the game.

Etheredge finished with 111 yards and the two scores to help lead the WVSU offense. Kinnick was 26-of-40 for 241 yards and one TD. Gray hauled in 10 passes for 98 yards. Aaron Ball added four field goals to help aid the WVSU scoring.

Jeremiah Ortiz had a big day for West Liberty with 179 yards on the ground, and Savion Johnson added 16 carries for 90 yards and a score. Lukas O’Connor completed 11-of-23 passes for 164 yards and three touchdowns.

Darius Goode racked up 15 tackles for West Virginia State, and Noah Hoxie had eight tackles and a sack. Logan Deri led West Liberty with 14 tackles, including two for a loss. Ty Holes had 11 stops and broke up two passes.


Fairmont State 18, Glenville State 15 (OT)

Sam Keil’s six field goals were enough to lead Fairmont State past Glenville State, 18-15, in overtime on Saturday afternoon at Morris Stadium.

Keil’s was 6-of-7 on field goal attempts in the victory for Fairmont State (5-3). His final make in overtime came from 34 yards out.

Glenville State’s Kevin Flores made three field goals, but missed from 41 yards as Glenville State got the ball first in overtime to allow FSU to just need three points for the win.

Dominique Gibson had the only touchdown in the game for either team with a four-yard run early in the second quarter (the PAT was no good).

The game was statistically even in most categories. GSC’s Jaylen McNair had 202 yards passing, while his counterpart Takwan Crews-Naylor had 178 through the air.

Fairmont State’s Marcus Porter had seven tackles on the day, as did Naiquan Thomas. Stephen Turner came up with the only turnover in the game with an interception.

Glenville State’s Andre Dalton piled up 12 tackles for the Pioneers and broke up two passes. Tristin Freeman had 10 total tackles with a TFL.


Charleston 27, UVa-Wise 21

Charleston held off UVa-Wise, 27-21, on Saturday afternoon at Carl Smith Stadium.

The Golden Eagles (3-4) controlled the line of scrimmage rushing for 150 yards and just allowing 52 on the ground for UVa-Wise (4-4). UC had 21 first downs on the game, including 12 through the air. The Cavaliers struggled turning the ball over losing three fumbles and having one pass intercepted.

UC took control of the game early going out to a 21-0 lead before UVa-Wise got a score before halftime to make it 21-7. Andre Hamilton returned a blocked field goal attempt in the third quarter to get the Cavs within a TD, but UC made it a two-score game again after a Dylan Miles field goal. Jacob Cousins hauled in a 77-yard touchdown pass to make it 24-21, but Miles hit another field goal to put the Golden Eagles up six. UVa-Wise had the ball with two minutes left, but a fumble ended any last-ditch efforts the Cavs had.

Tevion Cappe had 109 yards rushing and one touchdown. The Golden Eagles used a pair of quarterbacks on Saturday with Brant Grisel completing 9-of-16 for 119 yards and Mason Olszewski completing 9-of-13 for 123 yards and TD. D’Andre Brooks had six catches for 98 yards.

John Cominsky had nine stops, including 4.0 for a loss in the game with a sack. Khazin Daniels had a pair of sacks and another one for a loss. Luke Sears had the interception for the Golden Eagles.

For UVa-Wise, Jarome Johnson was 9-of-19 for 153 yards with two TDs and an interception. Buster Henderson had eight stops for the Cavs, including 3.5 for a loss with two sacks.


#2 Shepherd 48, Urbana 14

The second-ranked Shepherd Rams got off to a quick start and never looked back in a 48-14 win over Urbana on Saturday afternoon at Rams Stadium.

After Urbana (3-5) got the early lead on its first possession on a 75-yard pass from Tajuan Green to Trevon Saunders, Shepherd (7-0) rattled off the game’s next 48 points. Shepherd had 479 yards of total offesne in the victory.

Connor Jessop had four touchdown passes and 259 yards passing in the win. Four Rams combined for 200 yards rushing. Wanya Allen added a pair of TD receptions. The Rams sacked Urbana six times in the game with Bruno Anyangwe and Elijah Norris each recording two.

Green had 240 yards passing and one score for Urbana. Duray Hall had 10 tackles, and L.A. Kelly nine stops to go with a fumble recovery for a touchdown.


Concord 31, UNC Pembroke 22

Zack Keaton hit three field goals and Jonathan Roebuck had an interception return for a touchdown to help Concord to a 31-22 non-conference win over UNC Pembroke.

UNC Pembroke (1-6) had more yards of total offense, more first downs and had the ball for nearly 34 minutes in the loss. The Mountain Lions (2-6), though, were able to get big plays and timely defensive stops and turnovers to earn the win.

Trailing 15-11 in the second quarter, Jamal Petty ripped off a 77-yard touchdown, and then Roebuck intercepted a pass on UNCP’s next possession to stake Concord to the 25-15 lead. After allowing a touchdown on the first possession for the Braves, Concord forced two turnovers and two punts the rest of the way to shut down UNC Pembroke. Keaton added a pair of field goals in the second half for the win.

Petty finished the day with 120 yards and the one score. Quarterback Adam Fulton added 123 yards through the air. Zach Malone led the defense with 10 tackles.

UNCP quarterback Dominick Samson was 24-of-35 for 283 yards with one touchdown and two picks. Miles Grant managed 71 yards on the ground with a score. Cameron Williams had six tackles, including two for a loss, and also forced a fumble for the Braves.


►  MEC: WVWC Women, Concord Men Take Cross Country Titles

West Virginia Wesleyan placed its top seven runners in the top 16 to propel the Bobcats to the 2017 Mountain East Conference Women’s Cross Country Championship on Saturday morning at the Bridgeport Recreation Complex.

The Bobcats won the title with just 35 points, ahead of Wheeling Jesuit’s 47 points. Concord was third with 68 points, followed by Charleston (115), Fairmont State (139), West Liberty (188), UVa-Wise (197), Notre Dame (218) and Glenville State (226).

Kelsey Chambers won her third-straight MEC Championship title and was also named the league’s Runner of the Year for the third-consecutive season. She finished the 6,000-meter race with a time of 23:09. Teammate Kaitlyn Workman was second with a time of 23:29.

WVWC’s contingent was led by senior Sydney Pineault who was third (24:08). The Bobcats also had Madison Frame (6th), Joanna Johnston (7th), Lexi Beach (9th) and Michaela Peterson (10th) earn first team honors by finishing in the top 10. Zoey Vilasuso (15th) and Rachel Englund (16th) earned second team recognition and rounded out the scoring for WVWC.

Also earning first team honors was Kelly Whittaker (UC), Sydney Haynes (CU), Emily Maddow (FSU). Haynes was named Freshman of the Year for her efforts this fall.

West Virginia Wesleyan head coach Jesse Skiles was selected as the league’s Coach of the Year for guiding the Bobcats to their fourth MEC title in five years.


►  MEC: Concord Wins Third-Straight Men’s XC Title

Concord picked up its third-straight Mountain East Conference Men’s Cross Country title on Saturday morning at the Bridgeport Recreation Complex.

The Mountain Lions had four runners in the top 10 and five in the top 14 to take the title with 32 points. The University of Charleston was second with 47 points, followed by West Virginia Wesleyan in third with 54. Wheeling Jesuit was sixth (89), followed by West Liberty (164), Glenville State (174), UVa-Wise (183), Fairmont State (217) and Notre Dame (220).

Like last year, Concord individuals went 1-2 in the race, although the order flipped this year as Justin Snyder won with a time of 26:15. Snyder was named the MEC Runner of the Year for his efforts for Saturday and the enitre fall season. Teammate Jason Weitzel was second this year finishing wiht a time of 26:33. CU’s Tyler Kosut and Michael Ruhnke also were in the top 10 to earn All-MEC first team honors.

Charleston had a pack of three runners in the top 10, led by freshman David Cecchi in sixth. Cecchi was tabbed as the league’s Freshman of the Year for his season. Teammates Jake Casto and Hunter Riffle were seventh and eight, respectively.

Wheeling Jesuit freshman Jacob Bishop was third in the race, and West Virginia Wesleyan’s Matt Dearth and Colin Wallace were also in the top 10 to earn All-MEC first team honors.

Concord’s head coach Mike Cox was selected as the league’s Coach of the Year as he directed the Mountain Lions to a third-straight title.


►  College Football Rankings: Associated Press Top 25

1. Alabama
2. Penn State
3. Georgia
4. TCU
5. Wisconsin
6. Ohio State
7. Clemson
8. Miami (Fla.)
9. Notre Dame
10. Oklahoma
11. Oklahoma State
12. Washington
13. Virginia Tech
14. NC State
15. Washington State
16. Michigan State
17. South Florida
18. UCF
19. Auburn
20. Stanford
21. Southern California
22. West Virginia
23. LSU
24. Memphis
25. Iowa State


►  College Football Rankings: Coaches Poll

1. Alabama
2. Penn State
3. Georgia
4. TCU
5. Wisconsin
6. Ohio State
7. Clemson
8. Miami (Fla.)
9. Oklahoma
10. Notre Dame
11. Washington
12. Oklahoma State
13. Virginia Tech
14. South Florida
15. NC State
16. Washington State
17. UCF
18. Michigan State
19. Auburn
20. Stanford
21. Southern California
22. West Virginia
23. LSU
24. Texas A&M
25. Michigan

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►  Ka’Raun, Kyzir White continue family legacy at West Virginia

Ka’Raun and Kyzir White are adding to the family legacy started by their older brother at No. 23 West Virginia.

Kevin White stamped his place in Mountaineer lore after a senior season in 2014 that earned him second-team all-America honors with 1,447 receiving yards, the second most in school history.

Ka’Raun and Kyzir White followed Kevin from Pennsylvania’s Lackawanna Junior College to West Virginia and have boosted their own name recognition this season.

With the injured Chicago Bears’ wide receiver in attendance at homecoming, his siblings made big contributions in the Mountaineers’ 46-35 win over Texas Tech on Saturday.

Ka’Raun White caught two fourth-quarter touchdown passes as part of West Virginia’s comeback from an 18-point deficit, including a leaping grab of a 32-yard pass that prompted teammate Gary Jennings to flatten White afterward with a celebratory chest bump.

Kyzir White sealed the win in the final two minutes with his team-leading third interception of the season. He also tied for the team high with nine tackles and also forced a fumble.

Ka’Raun White will take a streak of two straight 100-yard receiving games on the road Saturday night when West Virginia (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) plays at Baylor (0-6, 0-3).

Both Ka’Raun and Kyzir White sat out last year’s regular-season finale against the Bears with injuries. Ka’Raun White was unable to work on the timing of his routes with quarterback Will Grier until this summer after recuperating from a broken bone in his right leg.

The inevitable comparisons to Kevin White had already started before the 2017 season. At 6-foot-1, Ka’Raun White is two inches shorter than his older brother, yet he’s on pace to match Kevin’s 10 TDs from 2014.

“I’m just going to come play every week and hopefully everything will turn out pretty good,” Ka’Raun White said. “I’ll keep working in practice, keep working on that connection with Will to make things happen.”

Coach Dana Holgorsen said White had been great in practice the past two weeks and had a statement game against the Red Raiders — his eight catches and two TD receptions were season highs. He’s matched last year’s TD catch total of five and is averaging five receptions per game.

“Keep in mind, he missed all spring,” Holgorsen said. “So the relationship and timing with him and Will has taken a little bit longer. There was some times in camp where Will was frustrated that that timing didn’t exist. It’s just taken a little bit longer than we would have liked it. It looks pretty good now.”

Unlike his brothers, Kyzir White said he ended up playing on defense because “I just like to hit people.”

A second-year starter at the spur position, a safety-linebacker hybrid, Kyzir White is second to linebacker Al-Rasheed Benton in tackles with 32 and is easily on pace to surpass last season’s total of 58.

“We’ll all just have to play our part, do our job,” Kyzir White said. “Just play hard, try to create turnovers. Everything else will take care of itself.”

West Virginia safeties coach Matt Caponi calls Kyzir White “the mold that holds us together and a guy that brings us energy — just always shows up, hustles, makes plays. He has stood out.”

And has kept the family name prominent in Morgantown.


►  MEC Cross Country: Championships Set For Saturday In Bridgeport

The 2017 Mountain East Conference men’s and women’s cross country championships will take place this Saturday, October 21, at the Bridgeport Recreation Complex.

The women’s race will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by the men at 10:30 a.m. Parking will be $10 per car.

On the women’s side, Wheeling Jesuit comes into the meet as the defending champion for the first time in league history. WJU won last year’s meet with just 24 points, 11 points better than rival West Virginia Wesleyan. The Cardinals are the only team from the league to earn a spot in the USTFCCCA Atlantic Region poll this season. WJU will have two-time MEC Runner of the Year Kelsey Chambers leading the pack, but also have four other runners who earned All-MEC honors in last year’s race back as well.

The Bobcats will be led by senior Sydney Pineault who will be aiming to be a four-time first team All-MEC selection on Saturday. Freshmen Madison Frame and Michaela Peterson, along with returners Joanna Johnston, Rachel Englund and Zoey Vilasuso will try to win back the conference crown that the Bobcats won in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Concord had five runners earn All-MEC honors last season led by first team honoree Aidan Payton, and have added freshman Sydney Haynes to the team’s lineup. Fairmont State has Logan Frame and Juliana Butcher back from last year, and freshman Emily Maddow has had a strong first season for the Falcons. UC will likely be led by the tandem of Cami Mossor and Kristiana Sklioutovskaya-Lopez to try and break through to the upper portion of the standings. Rachel Lovett from Notre Dame College was 13th last year as a freshman at the conference championship meet to earn second team All-MEC honors.

On the men’s side, Concord is the two-time defending champion and the favorite to win the title again this Saturday. The Mountain Lions have their top four runners from last year’s squad that not only won the conference championship, but also became the first team in league history to advance past the NCAA Atlantic Region championship meet on to the NCAA Championships.

Jason Weitzel, the 2016 MEC Runner of the Year, is back for his junior season, but has been pushed this season by teammate Justin Snyder. The duo ran a blistering pace at the Paul Short Invitational a few weeks back with Weitzel running 24:46 and Snyder running 24:53 on the 8,000-meter course. As a team, CU had a strong showing finishing third among Atlantic Region teams behind Edinboro and IUP, but ahead of Lock Haven. Tyler Kosut and Michael Ruhnke, both first team All-MEC honorees last year, are also back in the lineup for the Mountain Lions as well.

Concord finished just ahead of West Virginia Wesleyan last year and the Bobcats will be looking for their first title since 2014. Matt Dearth has proven to be one of the top runners in the conference on an annual basis as he wraps up his cross country looking to earn first team All-MEC honors for a fourth-straight season. Dearth will look to get support from Colin Wallace, Sean Snyder, Eric Wooten and Adam Romano to try and knock off Concord.

The University of Charleston will also make a push and try and take home the title on Saturday. The Golden Eagles have some youth up front with freshmen David Cecchi and Hunter Riffle, sophomore Max Allen to go with senior Jake Casto. Wheeling Jesuit’s Albert Schrimp was the league’s Runner of the Year in 2015, but injuries forced him to miss last year’s meet. This fall, Schrimp’s best 8,000-meter time was a 26:43 at the Louisville Classic back on Sept. 30. Freshman Jake Bishop has provided some depth at the front of the pack for WJU.

The top 10 in each race earn first team All-MEC honors, while athletes finishing 11th-20th are second team all-conference honorees. The awards will be given at the conclusion of both races at the Bridgeport Recreation Complex.


►  MEC Women’s Tennis: UC Looks To Defend Title

The fifth Mountain East Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament will open play on Friday, October 20, at the Brian David Fox Tennis Center in Huntington, WV. The winner will receive an automatic berth into the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

The University of Charleston is the defending champion after a stirring 5-4 upset over three-time champion West Virginia State in last year’s final. The match came down to No. 1 singles, and Kristine Gegeshidze downed Laura Isbey in three sets.

The Yellow Jackets, though, enter the tournament as the No. 1 seed after winning the regular season title for the fifth-straight year. West Virginia State has won three MEC Tournament titles to go with its five regular season championships. In fact, WVSU has lost just once to an MEC opponent since the league started, which was UC in last year’s final. In the regular season meeting between the two, WVSU came out on top, but only by a 5-4 margin. WVSU was able to pick up a key 9-8 win at No. 3 doubles to help aid it to victory.

West Liberty is the three seed, and also played WVSU close in its regular season meeting as the Yellow Jackets downed the Hilltoppers 5-4. A pair of wins in singles at the top two spots, as well as wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles helped lead WVSU to the win.

WLU will first have to take on sixth-seeded UVa-Wise in the quarterfinals. The Hilltoppers downed the Cavs 7-2 in the regular season matchup. The Cavaliers earned their way into the tournament with a win over Notre Dame in the final weekend.

Fourth-seeded West Virginia Wesleyan will take on fifth-seeded Fairmont State. The Bobcats just missed the three seed with a narrow loss to West Liberty and defeated FSU 7-2 earlier this season. WVWC came on top in a couple of close matches at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, and the first three singles matches were also competitive between WVWC and Fairmont State. The Fighting Falcons posted their best finish in the MEC regular season standings since the league started in 2013.

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►  NFL Power Rankings: It’s Chiefs and then Packers . . . and then what?

Each week, national NFL writer Mark Maske will provide his ranking of the league’s 32 teams. This week, Kansas City holds on to the top spot after maintaining the league’s only unbeaten mark with a convincing Sunday night win over the Texans in Houston. Nipping at the Chiefs’ heels are the Green Bay Packers, who broke more Dallas Cowboys hearts thanks to another sensational last-minute comeback authored by Aaron Rodgers. Things get a little muddy thereafter, with plenty of solid squads filling out the top 10.

1. Kansas City Chiefs (5-0) / Last Week’s Rank: 1

The Chiefs are quite simply the league’s best team. The offense has been next to unstoppable while the defense has been more than adequate, even if it permitted Deshaun Watson to post some impressive numbers Sunday night. Get used to the idea of Alex Smith as an MVP candidate. Does Smith’s excellence this season complicate the Chiefs’ long-term plan to move on to Patrick Mahomes at QB? That’s an issue for another day.

2. Green Bay Packers (4-1) / Last Week’s Rank: 2

Aaron Rodgers did it to the Cowboys again. Was there any doubt when he took the field Sunday for that final drive that he would guide the Packers to at least a tying FG attempt? He and the Packers got the winning TD, however, and they continue to pile up victories as some of their injured offensive contributors begin to return. Rookie RB Aaron Jones looks capable of helping out considerably.

3. Philadelphia Eagles (4-1) / Last Week’s Rank: 5

The toughest part of the Eagles’ schedule is still to come. That is undeniable, and it begins with Thursday night’s game at Carolina. But win or lose against the Panthers, the Eagles have shown enough to prove they should have staying power. Carson Wentz is legitimate, making the Eagles a factor in the division chase all season.

4. Denver Broncos (3-1) / Last Week’s Rank: 4

The Broncos return from the bye with a favorable matchup Sunday night against the Giants, who are winless and basically out of wide receivers. If they can beat the Giants and then the one-win Chargers, the Broncos would take a 5-1 record into an October 30 showdown with the Chiefs in Kansas City on “Monday Night Football.“

5. Carolina Panthers (4-1) / Last Week’s Rank: 8

QB Cam Newton has completed 48 of 62 passes for 671 yards with six TDs and one interception in his past two games. His return from shoulder surgery was gradual but now he has emerged as an accurate pocket passer who clearly has changed his game, with a relatively modest 90 rushing yards this season. Newton was criticized last week, and rightfully so, after his sexist remark for which he later apologized. But things are going extremely well on the field, and if this continues he will be an MVP candidate again and the Panthers will be Super Bowl contenders once more.

6. New England Patriots (3-2) / Last Week’s Rank: 9

The defense was better, but still far from perfect in Thursday night’s win at Tampa. The offense struggled without TE Rob Gronkowski, managing only one TD. The Patriots prevailed only because of three missed FGs by now-former Bucs kicker Nick Folk and Jameis Winston’s last-second incompletion at the goal line. But there’s no sense worrying about lost style points, and now the Patriots have a chance to get a winning streak going when they visit the Meadowlands on Sunday to face the Jets.

7. Seattle Seahawks (3-2) / Last Week’s Rank: 13

It could have been a passing-of-the-torch day in the NFC West. Instead, the Seahawks beat the Rams in L.A. in a game with unusual significance for early October. The Seahawks remain the team to beat in the division, and the future perhaps is not quite now for the Rams.

8. Atlanta Falcons (3-1) / Last Week’s Rank: 11

The Falcons return from their bye with, they hope, WR Julio Jones ready to play Sunday without missing any games due to his hip injury. The playing status of pass rusher Vic Beasley, out since Week 2 because of a hamstring injury, is to be determined as the week progresses.

9. Detroit Lions (3-2) / Last Week’s Rank: 6

The Lions are good but perhaps not quite good enough to match up with the NFC’s best teams, as narrow losses to the Falcons and Panthers demonstrate. Now QB Matthew Stafford is dealing with hamstring and ankle injuries heading into Sunday’s game at New Orleans.

10. Los Angeles Rams (3-2) / Last Week’s Rank: 7

The Rams had their chances against the Seahawks but couldn’t deliver. They’ve still become competitive ahead of schedule. Overtaking the Seahawks so soon was a lofty ambition.

11. Baltimore Ravens (3-2) / Last Week’s Rank: 24

The Ravens ran into the Raiders at a good time, with Derek Carr sidelined. Still, it badly needed a solid performance after lopsided losses to the Jaguars and Steelers.

12. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-2) / Last Week’s Rank: 22

The good version of the Jaguars showed up Sunday in Pittsburgh. They can’t actually play well two weekends in a row, can they?

13. Cincinnati Bengals (2-3) / Last Week’s Rank: 25

The 0-3 start has been followed by wins over the Browns and Bills, so the Bengals can rest a little easier on their bye week. All is not well yet. But their season at least has possibilities again.

14. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2) / Last Week’s Rank: 3

That unraveled quickly, didn’t it? The Steelers went from celebrating a big win in Baltimore with a breakout performance by RB Le’Veon Bell to lamenting a lopsided defeat to the Jaguars with QB Ben Roethlisberger throwing five interceptions and then questioning whether he still has it. Is Roethlisberger done? Probably not. But it’s never a good sign for a player to be even wondering that.

15. Buffalo Bills (3-2) / Last Week’s Rank: 10

No, the Bills are not for real, at least not in terms of being an honest-to-goodness contender. Their loss to the Bengals demonstrated that pretty clearly. The offense simply isn’t good enough. But that doesn’t diminish the very good job being done by their first-year coach, Sean McDermott, in simply having them competitive and above .500.

16. Minnesota Vikings (3-2) / Last Week’s Rank: 17

Sam Bradford quite simply should not have been on the field Monday night. His knee clearly was not ready for him to return to the lineup. Case Keenum should have gotten the start. The in-game switch to Keenum was the obvious move and it resulted in the Vikings’ victory over the Bears.

17. Washington Redskins (2-2) / Last Week’s Rank: 16

The Redskins return from their bye week feeling relatively good, and rightfully so, about how they’ve played. They appear to be the main challenger to the Eagles in the NFC East. Who would have predicted that two-team race? The Redskins have the winless Niners coming to FedEx Field this weekend but cannot afford to be complacent, particularly with CB Josh Norman out of the lineup. His absence will be felt.

18. New York Jets (3-2) / Last Week’s Rank: 19

The Jets are competent, but don’t get carried away. A win over the Browns means next to nothing. And there could be a reality check when the Patriots show up across the field Sunday at the Meadowlands.

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-2) / Last Week’s Rank: 12

Maybe it’s time to do something dramatic, such as use a second-round draft pick on a kicker. In the meantime, Patrick Murray takes over for Nick Folk and tries to bring some stability to what is beginning to seem like a cursed position for this organization.

20. Houston Texans (2-3) / Last Week’s Rank: 14

Rookie QB Deshaun Watson continues to dazzle, but the Houston defense simply had no answers for the Chiefs. The Texans led the league in total defense last season even without J.J. Watt, but now that defense is in disarray and is without Watt again. Watt pushed his body to the brink for so long while becoming a three-time NFL defensive player of the year. But that approach clearly took its toll, and now it is fair to wonder if Watt’s days of playing at that level are done.

21. Indianapolis Colts (2-3) / Last Week’s Rank: 27

So much for what could have been a pretty pleasant day for the Colts, with the ceremony honoring Peyton Manning followed by Adam Vinatieri’s game-winning FG in OT against the 49ers. Instead, the day was all about Pence’s early exit.

22. Miami Dolphins (2-2) / Last Week’s Rank: 29

The Dolphins had little time to savor their win over the Titans, needing to deal with that video of offensive line coach Chris Foerster ingesting a powdery substance. Foerster resigned Monday, and the organization must move on from that episode while players come to terms with a new policy requiring them to stand for the national anthem if they’re on the sideline or opt to remain in the locker room or tunnel.

23. New Orleans Saints (2-2) / Last Week’s Rank: 20

The Saints emerge from their bye on a two-game winning streak but with a pair of difficult games, Sunday at home against the Lions and then at Green Bay a week later.

24. Dallas Cowboys (2-3) / Last Week’s Rank: 15

The Cowboys are below .500 and two games behind the Eagles in the NFC East heading into their bye week. They also could lose RB Ezekiel Elliott at any time if a federal appeals court lifts the injunction that is keeping his six-game suspension on hold. This is not at all how things were supposed to be going, is it? In retrospect, the Cowboys needed to take more time off the clock before scoring their late go-ahead TD Sunday – they know as well as anyone by now that you simply cannot give Aaron Rodgers that much time to beat you. He will.

25. Oakland Raiders (2-3) / Last Week’s Rank: 18

The Raiders say they expect QB Derek Carr to return after missing only one game due to a transverse process fracture in his back. That’s good. They certainly need him. Losing at home to a team that was struggling like the Ravens is not what a top contender should be doing. There is plenty of reason to question if the Raiders are as good as was advertised entering the season.

26. Tennessee Titans (2-3) / Last Week’s Rank: 21

Good thing the Titans had that rock-solid, no-need-to-do-anything-else backup-QB situation, huh? Otherwise they might have had to make a call to Colin Kaepernick.

27. Los Angeles Chargers (1-4) / Last Week’s Rank: 30

The Chargers went on the road to beat the Giants for their first victory of the season. But after playing in front of opposing teams’ fans at StubHub Center, does it even make a difference where they play?

28. Arizona Cardinals (2-3) / Last Week’s Rank: 23

When the Cardinals are bad, they’re really bad. Their three losses have come by a combined 50 points. And those poor outings are happening far too often these days.

29. Chicago Bears (1-4) / Last Week’s Rank: 28

Rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky had some good moments Monday night in his first NFL start. One of them was not the late interception that he threw to set up the Vikings’ winning FG. No one should have expected any miracles right away. This will be a long process with ups and downs. But Trubisky provided enough glimpses of his talent to believe he just might get there eventually.

30. New York Giants (0-5) / Last Week’s Rank: 26

The season is as done as it gets. The Giants are winless. Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall are out for the remainder of the season as part of a severe shortage of WRs. It’s amazing that it has come to this. But now thoughts turn to the fallout. Will Coach Ben McAdoo’s job be safe? And would the Giants use a top draft pick on a QB even if Eli Manning isn’t ready to retire? The answers here are yes and maybe.

31. San Francisco 49ers (0-5) / Last Week’s Rank: 31

Politics aside, the Niners lost another game they had a chance to win. They’re not Browns-level bad, based on the eye test. But their record says that they are.

32. Cleveland Browns (0-5) / Last Week’s Rank: 32

Carson Wentz is in Philly. Deshaun Watson is in Houston. And now the Browns are left wondering if Kevin Hogan possibly can be the answer at QB, if indeed they’re ready to be done wondering that about DeShone Kizer. The answer: Probably not. These are, after all, the Browns.


►  MEC: Women’s Tennis: Tadic Named Player Of The Week

West Virginia State’s Nika Tadic has been named Mountain East Conference Player of the Week.

Tadic, a freshman from Split, Croatia, came up with several key victories over the week as the Yellow Jackets won a pair of 5-4 matches and took another step towards a fifth-straight Mountain East Conference regular season title. In the win over Charleston, she teamed with Kayla McKnight to win a narrow 9-7 decision at No. 3 doubles, and later picked up a win at No. 6 singles. Against West Liberty, she moved up to No. 5 singles and rallied from a set down to win her mach against the Hilltoppers. She closed out the week with a win at No. 5 singles against Notre Dame College.


►  MEC: Concord Sweeps Cross Country Honors

Concord’s Justin Snyder and teammate Sydney Haynes have earned Mountain East Conference Runner of the Week honors for their efforts on the cross country course last week.

Snyder, a senior from Princeton, WV, earns the honor for the third time this season after his first place finish at the Concord Alumni Invitational. He covered the 8,000-meter course with a time of 26:52 to claim his second individual victory of the season.

Haynes, a freshman from Cana, Va., also had a first place finish at the Concord Invitational. She stopped the clock with a time of 19:29 on the 5,000-meter course.


►  MEC: Hill Earns Volleyball Honor

Shepherd’s Cambriea Hill has been named Mountain East Conference Player of the Week after for her efforts last week.
Hill, a sophomore from Columbia, Md., led the Rams to a 3-0 record in conference play last week. She opened the week with 18 kills, 21 digs and four aces in a five-set win over Fairmont State. After recording 15 kills in a win over Notre Dame, she tallied 16 kills and 10 digs in the victory against Urbana. She averaged 4.1 kills per set and 2.9 digs per set.


►  ESPN suspends Jemele Hill after tweet about Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

ESPN suspended “SportsCenter” anchor Jemele Hill for two weeks on Monday, the network announced, after Hill violated the company’s social media guidelines over the weekend. Hill suggested NFL fans boycott vendors and advertisers associated with the Dallas Cowboys after franchise owner Jerry Jones told players they’d be benched if they demonstrated during the national anthem.

Hill had previously run afoul of network executives in September after she tweeted Donald Trump was a “white supremacist.“ White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the remarks “a fireable offense” days later during a press briefing.

ESPN at the time warned Hill her remarks were in violation of the company’s policy, but declined to punish her after other anchors threatened not to appear on “SportsCenter” without her. Hill hosts the 6 p.m. hour of the show with Michael Smith.

Over the weekend, Hill made her boycott suggestion on Twitter:

“This play always work. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about JJ’s statement, boycott his advertisers.“

- Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 09, 2017

“Or, how about not patronizing the advertisers who support the Cowboys? You can watch and do that, right?“

- Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 09, 2017

ESPN’s statement called Hill’s previous tweet, presumably about Trump, “impulsive” and said her subsequent apology for it acknowledged she was “letting her colleagues and the company down.“

The network in September claimed Hill’s tweets appeared as though she was speaking on behalf of ESPN. But Hill stood by her tweets, which included one that read, “Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period.“

She said in statement afterward that she regretted her words “painted ESPN in an unfair light.“

Trump demanded an apology from ESPN for what he called “untruths.“

His administration has also taken the NFL on as players have demonstrated during the national anthem in recent weeks. On Sunday, Mike Pence attended an Indianapolis Colts game, but left after “The Star-Spangled Banner” when players from the San Francisco 49ers knelt during the anthem.

Hill joined ESPN in 2006 as a national columnist and made television appearances on “SportsCenter,“ “First Take,“ “Around the Horn” and “Outside the Lines.“ She has been active covering the intersection of sports and race for ESPN. She hosted a town hall meeting with then-President Barack Obama in July 2016 about race relations, policing and racial equality.

She began hosting her own hour of “SportsCenter” in February.

ESPN has a history of harsh punishments for staffers who cross the NFL. The network suspended then fired columnist and TV personality Bill Simmons in 2017 after intense criticism of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

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►  MEC Saturday Roundup

No. 4 Shepherd’s Connor Jessop threw for 283 yards and five touchdowns to hold off West Virginia State in a 56-41 decision on Saturday in Rams Stadium.

The Yellow Jackets battled back from a 14-3 deficit to shift the momentum midway in the contest.  With 1:58 left before halftime, Quinton Gray hauled in a 13-yard pass from Matt Kinnick to push West Virginia State ahead 24-21. Jabre Lolley answered back for Shepherd with a four-yard touchdown run, propelling the Rams to a 28-24 advantage at the halftime break.

The Yellow Jackets stayed within striking distance for the remainder of the contest but the Rams refused to surrender the lead. Lolley’s eight-yard touchdown run with 1:29 left in the game solidified the 56-41 win.

Lolley ran for 239 yards on 18 carries with three touchdowns. Jessop connected with six different receivers in the win. He found Ryan Feiss 10 times for 168 yards and one touchdown, Antonio Smith eight times for 39 yards and one score, and Wanya Allen four times for 45 yards and two touchdowns. Shaquon Dyson had one grab and one touchdown in the contest.

Kinnick was 32-51 with 371 yards and three touchdowns in the setback for West Virginia State. Tyrell Henderon hauled in 11 passes for 166 yards and one score while Gray notched three receptions for 61 yards and one touchdown. Calil Wilkins had 16 carries for 91 yards and one touchdown in the loss for the Yellow Jackets.

Shepherd (3-0, 3-0) rolled up 595 offensive yards in the win with West Virginia State (1-3, 1-3) tallying 492.

James Gupton recorded 11 tackles (seven solo) with two tackles for loss (14 yards).  Myles Humphrey added 10 tackles, three for loss (11 yards) a forced fumble and two sacks.  Moises Valcarce led the Yellow Jacket defensive effort with six tackles on the day.


Urbana 21, West Virginia Wesleyan 7

Urbana took an early lead and never backed in a 21-7 win over West Virginia Wesleyan.  The win marked the first MEC victory of the season for the Blue Knights.

After a scoreless first quarter, Urbana (2-2, 1-2) took advantage of a late scoring opportunity just before the halftime break to grab the momentum. Tajuan Green connected with Rodell Rahmann on a 40-yard touchdown pass to put the Blue Knights on the board. Urbana struck again in its first drive of the second half. Green’s 18-yard touchdown pass to Trevon Saunders capped a nine play, 65-yard drive, leaving the Bobcats trailing 14-0.

A 63-yard touchdown run by Chad Pinson on West Virginia Wesleyan’s next possession put the Bobcats back in the game. With 6:43 left in the third quarter, Maurice Warren’s five-yard touchdown run gave the Blue Knights all they would need to secure the 21-7 road win.

Urbana tallied 24 first downs in the win with West Virginia Wesleyan (2-2, 2-2) notching six over the course of the contest.

Green completed 14 of 25 pass attempts for 123 yards and two touchdowns. Saunders led the receiving corps with seven catches for 51 yards and one touchdown. Warren ran for 171 yards on 32 carries with one touchdown in the win.

Ryan Deal threw for 81 yards, completing nine of 26 passes. Devin Montgomery had 11 carries for 43 yards.

Duray Hall led the Blue Knight defense with seven tackles and three sacks (17 yards).

Brandon Grayson led all players in the game with 19 tackles (14 solo) followed by Aman Speed Jr. with 10 stops, one sack, two tackles for loss, and one interception (20 yards).

Notre Dame 44, Concord 13

Concord scored late in the first quarter to take an early lead over Notre Dame, but the Falcons’ offense proved to be too much for the Mountain Lions in a 44-13 decision on Saturday.

The Mountain Lions scored first in the contest when Adam Fulton connected with Camari Murray on a 21-yard touchdown pass with four minutes left in the first quarter. The Falcons answered back with 14 unanswered points before the halftime break, and an additional 21 in the third quarter to take a commanding 35-6 lead. Loftin’s one-yard run with 7:29 left in the third ended the scoring drought for Concord. Tanner Harding’s 31-yard field goal with 4:54 on the clock in the third quarter pushed the Falcons ahead 38-13. Harding’s 37-yard field goal and 27-yarder in the fourth made the final margin 44-13.

Notre Dame (3-1, 3-1) piled up 538 offense yards in the contest while holding to Concord (1-3, 1-3) to 246 on the day.  The Mountain Lions totaled 72 rushing yards while surrendering 307 to the Falcons.

Malik Grove completed 16 of 25 pass attempts for 231 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 105 yards and two scores.  He found Tay Johnson six times for 129 yards and Emmanuel Smith four times for 62 yards. The Falcons controlled the ground game with DJ Green totaling 136 rushing yards on 24 carries.

Fulton threw for 174 yards for Concord (14 of 31). He connected with Murray four times for 60 yards and one score. JaVaughan Burrus totaled 40 rushing yards on six carries while Nick Loftin recorded one touchdown on the afternoon on a one-yard run.

Dominic Wilson led the defensive effort for Concord with a game-high 13 tackles. Keionte Gainey followed with 12 for the Mountain Lions. RJ Goodwin notched nine stops for Notre Dame

Notre Dame had 26 first downs on the day in comparison to 11 by Concord.


UVa-Wise 31, West Liberty 19

Uva-Wise survived a late surge by West Liberty before earning a 31-19 win in Carl Smith Stadium on Saturday.  The Hilltoppers, trailing 24-6 heading into the fourth quarter, used a pair of touchdown drives late in the game to pull within striking distance (24-19).

Jarome Johnson’s five-yard touchdown run and a PAT with 54 seconds left in the game gave UVa-Wise (3-1, 3-1) all it would need to secure the victory.

Johnson propelled the Cavalier offense with two touchdowns on the ground and one in the air.  He totaled 11 carries for 56 yards while also completing 5-10 passes for 59 yards.  Brycen Lee was 15-25 for 142 yards on the afternoon.

Jeremiah Ortiz collected 166 yards on 22 carries for the Hilltoppers.  Brenton Colabella threw for 87 yards and three touchdowns while completing 13-36 pass attempts.

Clifford Clark had 11 tackles for West Liberty (2-2, 2-2) followed by Logan Deri and Cordell Felder with nine stops each.

Kwadwo Diawuo notched eight tackles for the Cavaliers with one interception.  Maurice Wilkson and Andre Hamilton each recorded an interception in the victory.


Glenville State 47, Alderson Broaddus 42

Glenville State survived two late scoring drives by Alderson Broaddus to take home a 47-42 victory in the I-79 Barrel Classic.  The Pioneers held a 34-29 lead heading into halftime and used Jalyen McNair’s 14-yard touchdown pass to DJ Williams to pull away 41-29 by the end of the third quarter.  An 11-yard touchdown run by Dominique Gibson early in the fourth left the Battlers trailing 47-29.

Down but not out, the Battlers took advantage of a fumble recovery and along with 13-yard touchdown pass with 1:57 left in the game.  The rally proved to be too little too late as the Pioneers hung on to the advantage for the remainder of the contest.

McNair completed 17 of 28 pass attempts for 243 yards and four touchdowns.  Gibson notched 171 rushing yards with two touchdowns on 26 carries to propel the Pioneer offense while Williams hauled in six receptions for 134 yards and three scores.

Connor McWilliams threw for 247 yards and one touchdown for the Battlers.  Jamil Collison-Cofie notched 22 carries for 91 yards and three scores with Jermaine Wynn hauling in four receptions for 72 yards and one touchdown.

Earon Settles racked up 11 tackles on the afternoon followed by Cory Roberts with nine solo stops for the Pioneers.


►  WCSSAC Cross Country 2017: BEARCAT INVITATIONAL

BEARCAT INVITATIONAL – 09.23.2017                         
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Girls 5k Run CC
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points          
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  1 jessica melvin            12 Philip Barbour High   19:18.00    1             
  2 Desirae Schoonover        11 Doddridge Co          19:48.00                  
  3 Julia Muller              11 Bridgeport High       20:10.00    2             
  4 kierra hodge              12 Philip Barbour High   20:18.00    3             
  5 Emma Campbell             10 Bridgeport High       20:31.00    4             
  6 Carlina Jacquez           10 Fairmont Sen          20:44.00    5             
  7 Sophia Tomana              9 Fairmont Sen          20:46.00    6             
  8 Adelle Thrush             10 Robert C. By          20:50.00    7             
  9 Alexis Morici             10 Elkins High           21:02.00                  
 10 Mackenzie Stanley         10 Fairmont Sen          21:32.00    8             
 11 jaycee everson             9 Philip Barbour High   21:50.00    9             
 12 frye olivia               10 Philip Barbour High   22:05.00   10             
 13 Brooke Wagner             10 Bridgeport High       22:13.00   11             
 14 Kanoe Huihui               9 Doddridge Co          22:21.00                  
 15 Haley Chamberlain         12 Bridgeport High       22:26.00   12             
 16 Jenna Soltesz             12 Bridgeport High       22:28.00   13             
 17 Taylor Maynard            12 Elkins High           22:29.00                  
 18 Sydney Keith              10 Doddridge Co          22:31.00                  
 19 Michaela Perri            11 Bridgeport High       22:35.00   14             
 20 Hannah Moore              11 Liberty (Har          22:52.00   15             
 21 Addison Berdine            9 Elkins High           22:58.00                  
 22 Haley Barr                12 Clay-Battelle High    23:04.00                  
 23 Hayley Willey             11 Robert C. By          23:11.00   16             
 24 Halle Cole                10 Fairmont Sen          23:13.00   17             
 25 Rhe Freeman               12 Bridgeport High       23:26.00   18             
 26 Olivia Wayne              12 Braxton County High   23:28.00                  
 27 Samantha Gibson            9 Bridgeport High       23:32.00                  
 28 Sophie Brager              9 Robert C. By          23:33.00   19             
 29 Kate McPherson             9 Fairmont Sen          23:35.00   20             
 30 Kaeli Ricottilli          11 Elkins High           23:37.00                  
 31 Morgan Turner             10 Notre Dame High       23:38.00                  
 32 Katie Brackman             9 Robert C. By          23:42.00   21             
 33 Mercedes Ray              10 Liberty (Har          23:43.00   22             
 34 Aliza Allman               9 Robert C. By          23:59.00   23             
 35 Hannah Moats               9 Grafton High          24:00.00   24             
 36 Lindsey Morais            11 Bridgeport High       24:09.00                  
 37 kaitie swick              12 Philip Barbour High   24:26.00   25             
 38 Sarah Kinney              10 Bridgeport High       24:27.00                  
 39 Emma Curry                 9 Grafton High          24:27.01   26             
 40 Aubree Collins             9 Grafton High          24:28.00   27             
 41 Destiny Walls              9 Grafton High          24:29.00   28             
 42 Allison McAllister        12 Liberty (Har          24:37.00   29             
 43 Bayley Wellings           12 Gilmer County  High   24:42.00                  
 44 Miranda Koch              12 Fairmont Sen          24:47.00   30             
 45 Kayla Milliman            12 Bridgeport High       25:00.00                  
 46 moriah mitchell           11 Philip Barbour High   25:26.00   31             
 47 Rylee Chamberlain         10 Bridgeport High       25:26.01                  
 48 Annabel Goddard            9 Bridgeport High       25:33.00                  
 49 Riley Skeens               9 Braxton County High   25:34.00                  
 50 Chloe Stear                9 Bridgeport High       25:36.00                  
 51 Shay Freeman              11 Bridgeport High       25:41.00                  
 52 Vaughn Vincent            10 Bridgeport High       25:55.00                  
 53 Kayla Means               11 Robert C. By          26:01.00   32             
 54 Alexa Stemple             10 Fairmont Sen          26:01.01   33             
 55 Paige Rinschler            9 Notre Dame High       27:05.00                  
 56 Kirstin Phillips          12 Liberty (Har          27:06.00   34             
 57 Bridget Wagner            10 Bridgeport High       27:07.00                  
 58 Haley Perks                9 Grafton High          27:26.00   35             
 59 Natasha Cox               10 Doddridge Co          27:28.00                  
 60 Casie Banyi               11 Robert C. By          27:45.00   36             
 61 Hannah Shreve             10 Liberty (Har          27:47.00   37             
 62 Sophie Talkington         10 Notre Dame High       28:19.00                  
 63 Fiona Smith                9 Notre Dame High       29:26.00                  
 64 Rachel Phares              9 Gilmer County  High   29:30.00                  
 65 Sydni Jordan              10 Fairmont Sen          30:54.00                  
 66 Anna Mick                 11 Bridgeport High       31:19.00                  
 67 Mariah Duckworth          12 Fairmont Sen          34:01.00                  
 68 Kaitlynn Williams         11 Gilmer County  High   34:26.00                  
 69 Emma Fox                   9 Gilmer County  High   35:52.00                  
 70 Natasha Cain              09 Liberty (Har          42:49.00   38             
                                                                                 
                                   Team Scores                                   
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Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7   *8   *9
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   1 Bridgeport High              42    2    4   11   12   13   14   18          
      Total Time:  1:47:48.00                                                    
         Average:    21:33.60                                                    
   2 Philip Barbour High          48    1    3    9   10   25   31               
      Total Time:  1:47:57.00                                                    
         Average:    21:35.40                                                    
   3 Fairmont Senior High         56    5    6    8   17   20   30   33          
      Total Time:  1:49:50.00                                                    
         Average:    21:58.00                                                    
   4 Robert C. Byrd  High         86    7   16   19   21   23   32   36          
      Total Time:  1:55:15.00                                                    
         Average:    23:03.00                                                    
   5 Liberty (Harrison) High     137   15   22   29   34   37   38               
      Total Time:  2:06:05.00                                                    
         Average:    25:13.00                                                    
   6 Grafton High                140   24   26   27   28   35                    
      Total Time:  2:04:50.01                                                    
         Average:    24:58.01         



BEARCAT INVITATIONAL – 09.23.2017                         
Grafton HS                                    

Boys 5k Run CC
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points          
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  1 Mark Duez                 12 Bridgeport High       16:23.00    1             
  2 Carter Lipscomb            9 Doddridge Co          16:37.00    2             
  3 Danah Phillips            12 Robert C. By          16:43.00    3             
  4 Caleb Carlson             11 Fairmont Sen          17:12.00    4             
  5 Jackson Jacobs            10 Bridgeport High       17:19.00    5             
  6 Mason Clark               12 Elkins High           17:26.00    6             
  7 Brennan Gum                9 Doddridge Co          17:29.00    7             
  8 Miguel Figueroa           12 Fairmont Sen          17:30.00    8             
  9 noah ward                 10 Philip Barbour High   17:42.00    9             
 10 Samuel Starkey            11 Robert C. By          17:43.00   10             
 11 Tyler Hayes                9 Fairmont Sen          17:44.00   11             
 12 Alex Morris               10 Fairmont Sen          17:46.00   12             
 13 gabe arevalo              11 Philip Barbour High   17:49.00   13             
 14 Cade Robinson             10 Bridgeport High       17:52.00   14             
 15 Bryan Utt                 10 Braxton County High   17:55.00                  
 16 johnny williams           12 Philip Barbour High   17:59.00   15             
 17 Gage Smith                10 Doddridge Co          18:00.00   16             
 18 tyler channell            11 Philip Barbour High   18:01.00   17             
 19 jed hawkins                9 Philip Barbour High   18:09.00   18             
 20 Steven Schumacher         11 Elkins High           18:21.00   19             
 21 Hunter Hutson             11 Bridgeport High       18:24.00   20             
 22 Jacob Lewis               12 Elkins High           18:30.00   21             
 23 Kaleb Brown               11 Braxton County High   18:32.00                  
 24 Zak Anderson              10 Fairmont Sen          18:42.00   22             
 25 Jon Luke Massie           11 Bridgeport High       18:43.00   23             
 26 austyn fletcher            9 Philip Barbour High   18:50.00   24             
 27 Tristan Shaw              12 Bridgeport High       18:53.00   25             
 28 Landon Burns               9 Bridgeport High       18:56.00   26             
 29 Bryce Miller               9 Liberty (Har          18:58.00   27             
 30 daniel williams           11 Philip Barbour High   19:00.00   28             
 31 Kayden Statler            11 Clay-Battelle High    19:02.00   29             
 32 jakob baker               10 Philip Barbour High   19:03.00                  
 33 John Dolan                12 Bridgeport High       19:07.00                  
 34 Caleb Holbert             10 Bridgeport High       19:09.00                  
 35 Logan Zuchelli             9 Fairmont Sen          19:11.00   30             
 36 seth burner               11 Philip Barbour High   19:12.00                  
 37 Adam Yokum                12 Elkins High           19:17.00   31             
 38 Nathan Mullins            10 Bridgeport High       19:18.00                  
 39 James Smoak               11 Elkins High           19:18.01   32             
 40 Chase Ammons               9 Clay-Battelle High    19:23.00   33             
 41 Elijah Hannig              9 Fairmont Sen          19:26.00   34             
 42 Ben Holbert               12 Bridgeport High       19:34.00                  
 43 Joshua Gervais             9 Bridgeport High       19:38.00                  
 44 Gaven Jackson              9 Bridgeport High       19:42.00                  
 45 Mattew Cather             11 Grafton High          19:44.00   35             
 46 Cole Bracken               9 Bridgeport High       19:45.00                  
 47 Dakota Underwood           9 Doddridge Co          19:47.00   36             
 48 hunter melvin              9 Philip Barbour High   19:48.00                  
 49 Benson Bassell            12 Bridgeport High       19:48.01                  
 50 Devin Osullivan           11 Notre Dame High       19:51.00                  
 51 Cory Shingleton           12 Robert C. By          19:53.00   37             
 52 Cole Garvin               11 Doddridge Co          19:56.00   38             
 53 caleb nuzum                9 Philip Barbour High   19:58.00                  
 54 Alan Sanders              10 South Harrison High   20:01.00                  
 55 Ryder Frailey             11 Bridgeport High       20:02.00                  
 56 Todd Spencer              10 Braxton County High   20:05.00                  
 57 Coleton Marsh             12 Bridgeport High       20:22.00                  
 58 Joseph Powers              9 Doddridge Co          20:24.00   39             
 59 Ty Chisler                10 Clay-Battelle High    20:31.00   40             
 60 Daniel Kniceley           11 Robert C. By          20:37.00   41             
 61 Greg Wilson               11 Bridgeport High       20:37.01                  
 62 Brady Oldaker             11 Bridgeport High       20:39.00                  
 63 Christopher Loomis        10 Grafton High          20:48.00   42             
 64 Landen Ratliff             9 Gilmer County  High   20:49.00   43             
 65 Grant Duvall              12 Bridgeport High       20:51.00                  
 66 Mason Marrs               12 Robert C. By          20:52.00   44             
 67 McCoy Pepper-Jackson      10 Bridgeport High       20:53.00                  
 68 Dylan Dennison            12 Braxton County High   20:54.00                  
 69 Chance McFadden           10 Liberty (Har          20:57.00   45             
 70 Shyam Patel                9 Bridgeport High       21:02.00                  
 71 Andrew Cook                9 Robert C. By          21:04.00   46             
 72 Owen Smith                10 Robert C. By          21:10.00   47             
 73 Ty Haley                  10 Gilmer County  High   21:15.00   48             
 74 luke farnsworth           10 Philip Barbour High   21:16.00                  
 75 Antony Dong               10 Elkins High           21:32.00   49             
 76 Noah Lemley               12 Clay-Battelle High    21:39.00   50             
 77 Liam McCarthy             11 Bridgeport High       21:40.00                  
 78 Josh Freeman              10 Bridgeport High       21:42.00                  
 79 Austin Haught             11 Clay-Battelle High    21:53.00   51             
 80 Austin Saltis             12 Grafton High          21:55.00   52             
 81 matthew shahan             9 Philip Barbour High   21:59.00                  
 82 Ben Mossburg              10 Bridgeport High       22:05.00                  
 83 Tyler Chewning            10 Elkins High           22:06.00   53             
 84 Kyle Murphy               12 Elkins High           22:13.00                  
 85 Maverick Ware             12 Grafton High          22:17.00   54             
 86 Aaron Pander              10 Grafton High          22:17.01   55             
 87 Thomas Harte              11 Liberty (Har          22:18.00   56             
 88 Caden Leonette             9 Bridgeport High       22:26.00                  
 89 Nathaniel Palmer          10 Notre Dame High       22:27.00                  
 90 Max Brager                 9 Robert C. By          22:30.00                  
 91 Tyler Blythe               9 Bridgeport High       22:43.00                  
 92 Chase Steele              11 Gilmer County  High   22:44.00   57             
 93 Jacob Poole                9 Gilmer County  High   22:55.00   58             
 94 Kyle Byrd                 12 Notre Dame High       22:58.00                  
 95 Nathaniel Whetsell         9 Elkins High           23:02.00                  
 96 Kamden Dulaney            10 Bridgeport High       23:29.00                  
 97 Andrew Liu                 9 Bridgeport High       23:53.00                  
 98 Jayden Shaw               10 Doddridge Co          24:02.00   59             
 99 Travis Jones               9 Elkins High           24:10.00                  
100 Scotty Gaines             11 Liberty (Har          24:14.00   60             
101 Francisco Reyna           11 South Harrison High   25:09.00                  
102 Jasper Clark               9 Elkins High           25:37.00                  
103 mark lovegrove            11 Philip Barbour High   26:10.00                  
104 Mike Utt                  12 Robert C. By          26:51.00                  
105 Tyler Catlett             11 Robert C. By          27:22.00                  
106 Alex Imperial             10 Bridgeport High       27:23.00                  
107 Patrick Simms              9 Elkins High           27:51.00                  
108 David Hays                12 Liberty (Har          30:04.00   61             
109 Gabe White                 9 Gilmer County  High   32:56.00   62             
110 Eli Bailey                10 Bridgeport High       34:43.00                  
                                                                                 
                                   Team Scores                                   
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Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7   *8   *9
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   1 Fairmont Senior High         57    4    8   11   12   22   30   34          
      Total Time:  1:28:54.00                                                    
         Average:    17:46.80                                                    
   2 Bridgeport High              63    1    5   14   20   23   25   26          
      Total Time:  1:28:41.00                                                    
         Average:    17:44.20                                                    
   3 Philip Barbour High          72    9   13   15   17   18   24   28          
      Total Time:  1:29:40.00                                                    
         Average:    17:56.00                                                    
   4 Doddridge County High        99    2    7   16   36   38   39   59          
      Total Time:  1:31:49.00                                                    
         Average:    18:21.80                                                    
   5 Elkins High                 109    6   19   21   31   32   49   53          
      Total Time:  1:32:52.01                                                    
         Average:    18:34.41                                                    
   6 Robert C. Byrd  High        135    3   10   37   41   44   46   47          
      Total Time:  1:35:48.00                                                    
         Average:    19:09.60                                                    
   7 Clay-Battelle High          203   29   33   40   50   51                    
      Total Time:  1:42:28.00                                                    
         Average:    20:29.60                                                    
   8 Grafton High                238   35   42   52   54   55                    
      Total Time:  1:47:01.01                                                    
         Average:    21:24.21                                                    
   9 Liberty (Harrison) High     249   27   45   56   60   61                    
      Total Time:  1:56:31.00                                                    
         Average:    23:18.20                                                    
  10 Gilmer County  High         268   43   48   57   58   62                    
      Total Time:  2:00:39.00                                                    
         Average:    24:07.80                                                    

 


►  Associated Press Top 25

1. Alabama
2. Clemson
3. Oklahoma
4. Penn State
5. Southern California
6. Washington
7. Georgia
8. Michigan
9. TCU
10. Wisconsin
11. Ohio State
12. Virginia Tech
13. Auburn
14. Miami (Fla.)
15. Oklahoma State
16. Washington State
17. Louisville
18. South Florida
19. San Diego State
20. Utah
21. Florida
22. Notre Dame
23. West Virginia
24. Mississippi State
25. LSU


►  Coaches Poll

1. Alabama
2. Clemson
3. Oklahoma
4. Penn State
5. Southern California
6. Washington
7. Michigan
8. Georgia
9. Ohio State
10. Wisconsin
11. TCU
12. Virginia Tech
13. Miami (Fla.)
14. Oklahoma State
15. Auburn
16. Washington State
17. South Florida
18. Louisville
19. Utah
20. Florida
21. San Diego State
22. LSU
23. West Virginia
24. Mississippi State
25. Florida State              

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The Free Press WV

►  Grier, Crawford lead West Virginia over Delaware State 59-16

Will Grier threw three touchdown passes, Justin Crawford ran for three scores and West Virginia beat Delaware State 59-16 on Saturday.

The Mountaineers (2-1) compiled 538 yards of offense against an FCS team that lost its 14th straight game. But West Virginia made plenty of problems on both sides of the ball in its final tuneup before the start of Big 12 play.

Grier finished 19 of 27 for 304 yards before being replaced by backup Chris Chugunov late in the third quarter. Grier had TD throws of 62 and 16 yards to Marcus Simms and 28 yards to Ka’Raun White.

Crawford had scoring runs of 2, 3 and 9 yards and finished with 102 yards on 15 carries for his third straight 100-yard effort.

Delaware State (0-3) had 301 yards of offense, its highest output of the season.

West Virginia scored touchdowns on six of its 10 first-half possessions, two of which took less than a minute, and led 45-10 at halftime. The other possessions were head scratchers. West Virginia fumbled the ball away twice and Grier threw an interception in the first half.

Grier also fumbled twice on the same series deep in West Virginia territory, the second of which was recovered by Delaware State that led to a field goal.

Grier was off target on short throws into the end zone to David Sills and Gary Jennings, who couldn’t hang on. Sills also dropped a pass with plenty of open field ahead of him. And Jennings’ second-quarter fumble that stopped another promising drive prompted some boos.

Grier eventually settled down and threw eight straight completions.

On defense, West Virginia’s coaches wanted a more consistent effort from a unit that had allowed an average of 470 yards. It didn’t happen. The long runs and blown pass coverages that plagued the Mountaineers over their first two games kept on coming.

Delaware State caught West Virginia’s secondary napping on its first series. Freshman Jack McDaniels found Nyfease West alone along the left sideline and he went 81 yards untouched for a touchdown.

The Hornets had six runs of at least 10 yards, including Brycen Alleyne’s 47-yarder in the first quarter. West Virginia cornerback Mike Daniels also was called for a roughing penalty after an incomplete pass to give Delaware State a first down.

THE TAKEAWAY

Delaware State: Despite a strong start with 10 points in the game’s first 10 minutes, Delaware State couldn’t keep up. The Hornets start three sophomores and two freshmen on its offensive line and seven sophomores on defense. McDaniels completed seven of 12 passes for 114 yards.

West Virginia: Simms gives the Mountaineers a solid speed threat at wide receiver. He now has three TDs in two games after serving a one-game suspension against Virginia Tech in the opener following his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. ... West Virginia’s miscues also involved special teams. Delaware State’s Brycen Allen returned a kickoff 49 yards. And David Sills was flagged for running into Delaware State’s punter.

UP NEXT

Delaware State: The Hornets return to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference action to face Norfolk State next Saturday.

West Virginia: Plays at Kansas next Saturday.


►  MEC Football

#4 Shepherd 42, Glenville State 34

Trailing 34-21 late in the third quarter, fourth-ranked Shepherd closed the game with 21-straight points to take a 42-34 win over Glenville State on Saturday afternoon at Morris Stadium.

Jaylen McNair’s fourth touchdown pass of the game put GSC (0-3, 0-3) on top 34-21 with 4:17 left in the third quarter. The Rams (2-0, 2-0) responded on their next drive with a six-play, 76-yard drive in just 2:13. The Rams got a quick stop, and then scored again on a Jabre Lolley 17-yard touchdown run to move ahead 35-34.

Shepherd took control on the next two plays from scrimmage intercepting a pass and then scoring on a 42-yard touchdown toss from Connor Jessop to Duron Norris to stretch its lead to 42-34. The Pioneers had one more chance getting the ball back with 1:43 left to go, but a sack and three incomplete passes stopped the Pioneers attempt at a rally.

Shepherd finished the game with 541 yards of total offense with 184 on the ground and 357 through the air. Lolley had 149 yards rushing with a pair of scores, and Jessop was 28-of-42 for 357 yards and three touchdowns and two interceptions. Ryan Feiss hauled in 16 passes for 181 yards, and Norris also finished with over 100 yards receiving with 116.

SU’s Elijah Norris led the defense with seven tackles, including 2.5 sacks on the day. Juwon Addison added 1.5 sacks.

McNair was was 20-of-31 for 298 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. Earon Settles had 12 tackles with nine solo stops. 


Notre Dame 47, West Virginia State 35

D.J. Greene rushed for 286 yards and four touchdowns to help lead Notre Dame College to a 47-35 win over West Virginia State on Saturday afternoon at Lakin Field.

The Falcons (2-1, 2-1) rushed for 433 yards in the game. Greene’s 286 yards are the third-most in MEC and his four rushing touchdowns matched the conference record. Malik Grove had 96 yards rushing and two scores for NDC. He was just 6-of-9 passing for 38 yards in the game.

The two teams battled closely in the first half, and WVSU’s Aaron Ball’s 27-yard field goal with time running out in the first half to cut NDC’s lead to 26-20 at the break. The Falcons added back-to-back scores to open the third quarter to surge ahead, 40-20. West Virginia State stayed in the game after Dionta Brown’s three-yard touchdown run made it 40-27, but Greene’s fourth touchdown of the day was a 65-yard scamper put the Falcons back up by 20, 47-27.

Matt Kinnick directed the WVSU offense to a quick score to open the fourth quarter, and the Yellow Jackets added a two-point conversion to make it 47-35. Notre Dame’s running game allowed the Falcons to take time off the clock, and the defense kept WVSU off the board to secure the victory.

Kinnick was 38-of-52 for 372 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Quinton Gray had 12 catches for 123 yards. Brown had 57 yards rushing and Calil Wilkins added 49 on the ground.

Jeffrey Thomas had eight tackles to lead NDC, and Claudy Mathieu had a pair of sacks. Moises Valcarcel and Darius Goode each had nine stops to lead WVSU.


Urbana 37, Lake Erie 10

Urbana cruised to its first win of the season downing Lake Erie College, 37-10, on Saturday afternoon at Jake Britt Stadium.

The Blue Knights (1-2) needed just 55 plays for its 351 yards of total offense on the day. Tajuan Green was 11-of-19 for 183 yards and two touchdowns. Trevon Saunders had five catches for 38 yards and a touchdown, while Rodell Rahmaan had four catches for 80 yards with a score. Ja’Vahri had 31 yards on six carries with a touchdown.

Duray Hall led the UU defense with 10 total tackles, including four for a loss. Josh Dillard was in on eight stops and had three TFL. The Blue Knights held Lake Erie (0-3) to just 66 yards rushing in the game.


Concord 7, UVa-Wise 0

Jeremiah Johnson’s interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter proved to be all Concord would need to pull off a 7-0 win over UVa-Wise on Thursday night at Callaghan Stadium.

The Mountain Lions earned their first win of the season to move to 1-2, while the Cavliers were handed their first loss of the season to go to 2-1.

UVa-Wise controlled possession for most of the game, but was plagued by 16 penalties four turnovers. The Cavs had the ball for over 38 minutes and out-gained Concord 285-131 in total offense.

With the game still scoreless in the fourth, Johnson beat out a UVa-Wise receiver for a ball down the sideline, then cut towards the middle of the field and found the end zone for the game’s only score. The Cavs would have two more chances in the game, but went 3-and-out on their first shot and then moved then was unable to cross midfield and gave up the ball on downs allowing Concord to take a knee and earn the victory.

Concord’s quarterback tandem combined for 71 yards passing and Jamal Petty added 33 rushing yards. Zach Malone had 11 total stops, and Justin Noble and Colton Neal each had three sacks. The Mountain Lions finished with 10 sacks of quarterback Brycen Lee. Johnson finished with two interceptions on the night to go with three tackles.

Lee had 269 yards passing for UVa-Wise but was picked three times. Ed Kargbo had seven total tackles in the loss. UVa-Wise lost a fumble inside the five-yard line and had a pass intercepted in the end zone by Johnson to stop potential scoring drives.


Fairmont State 35, West Virginia Wesleyan 10

Fairmont State built a large first half lead on its way to a decisive 35-10 win over West Virginia Wesleyan on Thursday night at Duvall-Rosier Field.

FSU (2-1, 2-0) got three first quarter field goals from Sam Kiel, but the Bobcats got on the board on a 99-yard kickoff return from Jujan Linzy to make it 9-7 near the end of the first quarter. The Falcons controlled the second quarter scoring 20 unanswered points to lead 29-7 at the break. JuJuan Young-Battle threw for a touchdown and rushing for another, and Terrell Charles added a rushing score to spark Fairmont State in the second quarter.

Wesleyan (2-1, 2-1) scored early the third quarter to make it 29-10, but the Bobcats would not be able to get any more points on the night. Young-Battle added his second TD pass of the night late in the fourth to take the final 35-10 margin.

Young-Battle was an efficient 16-of-21 for 271 yards and two scores. Andre Hall led the Falcons with 143 rushing yards and Charles added 55 yards on just nine carries with a score. Marcus Porter had nine tackles to lead FSU, while D.J. Adediwura came up with 3.5 sacks on the night.

WVWC quarterback Ryan Deal was limited to just 11-of-26 passing for 127 yards and one interception. Devin Montgomery carried the ball 14 times for 86 yards. Brandon Grayson led the Bobcats with 10 total tackles.


West Liberty 9, Charleston 6

Nine points in the first half for West Liberty stood up as enough in a 9-6 win over Charleston on Thursday night at West Family Stadium.

The Hilltoppers (2-1, 2-1) got a 14-yard touchdown pass from Brenton Colabella in the first quarter and added a 31-yard field goal from Christian Morris to lead 9-0. UC’s Dylan Miles added a field goal as time expired in the first half and got another field goal late in the third quarter from Dylan Miles, but missed from 34-yards out in the final seconds of the game in an attempt to send it to overtime.

Charleston (1-2, 1-2) out-gained West Liberty 308-221. WLU forced a pair of turnovers in the game, the second coming deep in UC territory allowing Morris to connet on a field goal in the second quarter.

Colabella finished 17-of-24 for 178 yards with a TD and an interception. Savion Johnson carried 11 times for 45 yards.

Mason Olszewski was 12-for-18 for 139 yards with an interception for the Golden Eagles. Vernard Roberts led UC’s running game with 71 yards on 19 carries. James Bryant had a game-high 72 yards receiving. 


►  Cross Country 2017:  Doddridge Invitational

2017 Doddridge Invitational – 09.12.2017                     
Doddridge County Park                            

Performer of the Meet:
Emily Louk - Lewis
 
Girls 5k Run CC Varsity
=======================================================================          
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points          
=======================================================================          
  1 Desirae Schoonover        11 Doddridge Co          22:21.09    1             
  2 Gwyn Napier               11 Ritchie County High   22:50.76    2             
  3 Jaklin Schoonover          9 Doddridge Co          23:08.00    3             
  4 Brooke Bennett            11 Lewis County High     23:08.42    4             
  5 Emily Louk                12 Lewis County High     23:32.85    5             
  6 Sophia Tomana              9 Fairmont Sen          24:06.62    6             
  7 Emma Eickleberry          12 North Marion High     24:12.78    7             
  8 Sydney Keith              10 Doddridge Co          24:27.43    8             
  9 Autumn Llaneza             9 North Marion High     24:37.58    9             
 10 Mackenzie Stanley         10 Fairmont Sen          24:58.23   10             
 11 Kanoe Huihui               9 Doddridge Co          25:03.72   11             
 12 Jessy Higgins             10 Saint Marys High      25:07.41   12             
 13 Jahnvi Duncan             12 Tyler Consol          25:13.64   13             
 14 Hannah Moore              11 Liberty (Har          25:20.00   14             
 15 Haley Barr                12 Clay-Battelle High    25:30.76                  
 16 Chloe Britton             11 Ritchie County High   25:31.35   15             
 17 Hannah Eddy               12 North Marion High     25:32.35   16             
 18 Carlina Jacquez           10 Fairmont Sen          25:49.17   17             
 19 Hannah Louzy              12 Grafton High          26:12.03   18             
 20 Emily Meeks               12 Saint Marys High      26:24.80   19             
 21 Mercedes Ray              10 Liberty (Har          26:34.43   20             
 22 Morgan Turner             10 Notre Dame High       26:44.15                  
 23 Ryan Wilson               12 Saint Marys High      27:05.22   21             
 24 Morgan Key                 9 Tucker County High    27:06.05   22             
 25 Aubree Collins             9 Grafton High          27:06.89   23             
 26 Gabby Jones                9 Ritchie County High   27:12.22   24             
 27 Halle Cole                10 Fairmont Sen          27:18.59   25             
 28 Emilie Asher               9 Saint Marys High      27:20.15   26             
 29 Maggie Robertson          11 Ritchie County High   27:30.01   27             
 30 Maya Paul                 10 Tucker County High    27:32.61   28             
 31 Karlee Smith               9 Tucker County High    27:35.53   29             
 32 Emma Paden                10 Tyler Consol          27:57.50   30             
 33 Miranda Koch              12 Fairmont Sen          28:09.34   31             
 34 Allison McAllister        12 Liberty (Har          28:24.18   32             
 35 Hannah Moats               9 Grafton High          28:25.87   33             
 36 Kailey Dwire              10 Ritchie County High   28:31.29   34             
 37 Kate McPherson             9 Fairmont Sen          28:31.71   35             
 38 Emma Curry                 9 Grafton High          28:35.02   36             
 39 Destiny Walls              9 Grafton High          28:36.83   37             
 40 Marley Carlson             9 Fairmont Sen          28:45.54   38             
 41 Haley Perks                9 Grafton High          28:46.69   39             
 42 Savannah King              9 Lewis County High     28:58.00   40             
 43 Kylie Myers               10 Saint Marys High      29:04.29   41             
 44 Alexa Stemple             10 Fairmont Sen          29:31.85                  
 45 Syndey Sponaugle          12 North Marion High     29:41.15   42             
 46 Emily Herron               9 Lewis County High     29:42.67   43             
 47 Natasha Cox               10 Doddridge Co          29:44.57   44             
 48 Natalie Evans             12 Tucker County High    29:51.82   45             
 49 Addison Jones              9 Ritchie County High   30:02.45   46             
 50 Mary Taylor               10 Saint Marys High      30:09.40   47             
 51 Paige Rinschler            9 Notre Dame High       30:11.03                  
 52 Abbie Ash                  9 Lincoln High          30:23.66                  
 53 Abby Oldaker               9 Lewis County High     30:24.23   48             
 54 Sophie Talkington         10 Notre Dame High       30:39.84                  
 55 Katie White                9 Trinity Chri          30:48.53                  
 56 Lara Fetty                 9 Saint Marys High      31:07.17   49             
 57 Mikala Betler             12 Tucker County High    31:27.02   50             
 58 Breanna Shelosky           9 North Marion High     31:29.19   51             
 59 Alexus Farson              9 Saint Marys High      31:29.72                  
 60 Hannah Shreve             10 Liberty (Har          31:40.11   52             
 61 Kaitlyn Toney             11 Calhoun County High   31:49.23                  
 62 Destiny Lusk              11 Liberty (Har          32:04.21   53             
 63 Kirstin Phillips          12 Liberty (Har          32:09.95   54             
 64 Brianna Wightman          12 Trinity Chri          32:58.92                  
 65 Zoe Nestor                 9 Tucker County High    33:16.76   55             
 66 Fiona Smith                9 Notre Dame High       33:26.76                  
 67 Alissa Cochran            10 North Marion High     33:36.17   56             
 68 Alayna Moyer              10 Ritchie County High   33:55.47   57             
 69 Mia Sutton                 9 Wirt County High      33:56.48                  
 70 Caitlin Fladung           10 Tucker County High    34:06.76   58             
 71 Natya Cochrane            12 Wirt County High      34:27.56                  
 72 Sarah Bates               10 Tucker County High    34:32.99                  
 73 Mikayla Toney             12 Calhoun County High   34:36.52                  
 74 Arissa Kline              11 Paden City High       35:43.00                  
 75 Hannah Loy                11 Paden City High       35:48.25                  
 76 Taylor Ebert              11 Tyler Consol          35:50.02   59             
 77 Sydni Jordan              10 Fairmont Sen          36:14.07                  
 78 Paige Leonard             11 Paden City High       36:58.81                  
 79 Brittney George            9 Calhoun County High   37:23.46                  
 80 Rya Frye                  10 North Marion High     39:33.97   60             
 81 Sydney Smith               9 Tyler Consol          39:49.67   61             
 82 Sarah Hashman             10 Tyler Consol          40:11.90   62             
 83 Natasha Cain               9 Liberty (Har          51:11.50   63             
                                                                                 
                                   Team Scores                                   
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Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7   *8   *9
=================================================================================
   1 Doddridge County High        67    1    3    8   11   44                    
      Total Time:  2:04:44.81                                                    
         Average:    24:56.97                                                    
   2 Fairmont Senior High         89    6   10   17   25   31   35   38          
      Total Time:  2:10:21.95                                                    
         Average:    26:04.39                                                    
   3 Ritchie County High         102    2   15   24   27   34   46   57          
      Total Time:  2:11:35.63                                                    
         Average:    26:19.13                                                    
   4 Saint Marys High            119   12   19   21   26   41   47   49          
      Total Time:  2:15:01.87                                                    
         Average:    27:00.38                                                    
   5 North Marion High           125    7    9   16   42   51   56   60          
      Total Time:  2:15:33.05                                                    
         Average:    27:06.61                                                    
   6 Lewis County High           140    4    5   40   43   48                    
      Total Time:  2:15:46.17                                                    
         Average:    27:09.24                                                    
   7 Grafton High                147   18   23   33   36   37   39               
      Total Time:  2:18:56.64                                                    
         Average:    27:47.33                                                    
   8 Liberty (Harrison) High     171   14   20   32   52   53   54   63          
      Total Time:  2:24:02.93                                                    
         Average:    28:48.59                                                    
   9 Tucker County High          174   22   28   29   45   50   55   58          
      Total Time:  2:23:33.03                                                    
         Average:    28:42.61                                                    
  10 Tyler Consolidated High     225   13   30   59   61   62                    
      Total Time:  2:49:02.73                                                    
         Average:    33:48.55                                                    


2017 Doddridge Invitational – 09.12.2017                     
Doddridge County Park                              

Performer of the Meet:
Alex Morris - Fairmont Senior
 
Boys 5k Run CC Varsity
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points          
=======================================================================          
  1 Brady Gorrell             12 Saint Marys High      18:00.72    1             
  2 Carter Lipscomb            9 Doddridge Co          18:32.27    2             
  3 Caleb Carlson             11 Fairmont Sen          18:55.54    3             
  4 Spencer Corley             9 Tyler Consol          19:04.92    4             
  5 Walker Hashman            12 Saint Marys High      19:16.44    5             
  6 Miguel Figueroa           12 Fairmont Sen          19:25.02    6             
  7 Alex Morris               10 Fairmont Sen          19:35.90    7             
  8 Jarett Allender           11 Ritchie County High   19:46.60    8             
  9 Clayton Bee               11 Ritchie County High   19:50.16    9             
 10 Spencer Wren              12 Saint Marys High      20:15.84   10             
 11 Michael Garrett           10 North Marion High     20:28.63   11             
 12 Josh Frum                 12 Tyler Consol          20:34.96   12             
 13 Adam Davis                10 Ritchie County High   20:37.90   13             
 14 Gage Smith                10 Doddridge Co          20:38.41   14             
 15 Adin Post                 11 Lewis County High     20:38.83   15             
 16 Will White                10 Tucker County High    20:39.29   16             
 17 Justin Rood               12 Wirt County High      20:39.67   17             
 18 Gavin Corley              12 Tyler Consol          20:40.02   18             
 19 Chase Sullivan            12 Ritchie County High   20:43.78   19             
 20 Jack Melnick              12 Tucker County High    20:48.39   20             
 21 Beau Bearden              10 North Marion High     20:57.12   21             
 22 Isaac Slater               9 Ritchie County High   21:01.18   22             
 23 Logan Zuchelli             9 Fairmont Sen          21:05.24   23             
 24 Brady Layman               9 Ritchie County High   21:08.19   24             
 25 Tyler Hayes                9 Fairmont Sen          21:10.49   25             
 26 Jacob Elder                9 Saint Marys High      21:12.17   26             
 27 Thomas Stalnaker          11 North Marion High     21:14.76   27             
 28 Jacob Moore                9 Lewis County High     21:15.13   28             
 29 Avery Post                12 Lewis County High     21:15.91   29             
 30 James Streets              9 Tyler Consol          21:18.11   30             
 31 Brennan Gum                9 Doddridge Co          21:22.54   31             
 32 Mark Keener               10 North Marion High     21:30.45   32             
 33 Joseph Lewandowski        11 Tucker County High    21:39.20   33             
 34 Cole Garvin               11 Doddridge Co          21:40.66   34             
 35 Gabriel Morrison           9 Ritchie County High   21:44.63   35             
 36 Kayden Statler            11 Clay-Battelle High    21:47.65   36             
 37 Joseph Powers              9 Doddridge Co          21:51.24   37             
 38 Creed Ammons              10 Tyler Consol          21:53.09   38             
 39 Bryce Miller               9 Liberty (Har          21:59.33                  
 40 Chase Ammons               9 Clay-Battelle High    22:06.75   39             
 41 Elijah Hannig              9 Fairmont Sen          22:07.58   40             
 42 Alan Sanders              10 South Harrison High   22:08.67                  
 43 Asa Post                  10 Lewis County High     22:10.95   41             
 44 Jacob Pethal              12 Saint Marys High      22:13.95   42             
 45 Ty Chisler                10 Clay-Battelle High    22:16.30   43             
 46 Devin Osullivan           11 Notre Dame High       22:22.60   44             
 47 Zak Anderson              10 Fairmont Sen          22:24.57   45             
 48 Logan Hostuttler          10 Ritchie County High   22:25.51                  
 49 Dakota Underwood           9 Doddridge Co          22:26.24   46             
 50 John Rhodes               11 Tucker County High    22:30.29   47             
 51 Chris Chambers            11 Tucker County High    22:30.76   48             
 52 Matthew Saxon             11 Paden City High       22:41.43                  
 53 Jacob Knotts              10 North Marion High     22:42.51   49             
 54 Trey Keys                 11 Tyler Consol          22:44.28   50             
 55 Gabe Adams                10 Wirt County High      22:52.52   51             
 56 Hadyn Brown                9 Tyler Consol          22:53.38   52             
 57 Kent Bee                  10 Ritchie County High   22:54.46                  
 58 Huston Deem               11 Ritchie County High   23:10.73                  
 59 Brent Hayes               12 North Marion High     23:16.39   53             
 60 Christopher Loomis        10 Grafton High          23:19.42   54             
 61 Antonio Luketic           10 North Marion High     23:22.26   55             
 62 Sean Gump                 11 North Marion High     23:25.36                  
 63 Creed Knight               9 Ritchie County High   23:31.37                  
 64 Landon Smith              12 Paden City High       23:39.22                  
 65 Mattew Cather             11 Grafton High          23:44.65   56             
 66 Brenden Davis             10 Ritchie County High   23:50.90                  
 67 Jackson Kibbey             9 Tyler Consol          23:52.61                  
 68 Austin Haught             11 Clay-Battelle High    23:59.67   57             
 69 Connor Greenleif           9 Tucker County High    24:00.08   58             
 70 Austin Saltis             12 Grafton High          24:04.78   59             
 71 Paul Heston               12 North Marion High     24:18.75                  
 72 Ryan Ferguson             11 North Marion High     24:23.54                  
 73 Michael Jones             10 Ritchie County High   24:24.72                  
 74 Cameron Wamsley           11 Tucker County High    24:27.31   60             
 75 Wyatt Shultz              11 Saint Marys High      24:28.38   61             
 76 Peyton Richards           10 Wirt County High      24:30.77   62             
 77 Tathan Bailey             11 Wirt County High      24:33.13   63             
 78 Logan Kovach              10 Lewis County High     24:35.00   64             
 79 Levi Riley                12 Doddridge Co          24:37.46   65             
 80 Aaron Pander              10 Grafton High          24:38.19   66             
 81 Maverick Ware             12 Grafton High          25:04.84   67             
 82 Noah Lemley               12 Clay-Battelle High    25:10.05   68             
 83 Aaron Henderson           10 Saint Marys High      25:14.12   69             
 84 Orv Taylor                12 Saint Marys High      25:17.95                  
 85 Cade Micciche             11 North Marion High     25:19.19                  
 86 Bryson Satterfield        10 North Marion High     25:20.64                  
 87 Zachary Shelosky          12 North Marion High     25:35.03                  
 88 Jason Stanalan             9 Tyler Consol          25:35.64                  
 89 Nathaniel Rader           12 Tucker County High    25:43.50                  
 90 Bradley Lacey             12 Calhoun County High   25:53.49   70             
 91 Vasa Ruble-Osbourne        9 Notre Dame High       25:57.32   71             
 92 Dakota Lough               9 Lewis County High     25:57.88   72             
 93 Logan Freed                9 Wirt County High      26:03.60   73             
 94 Kyle Byrd                 12 Notre Dame High       26:04.93   74             
 95 Taylor Long                9 Tucker County High    26:05.49                  
 96 Nick Bush                 10 Calhoun County High   26:20.19   75             
 97 Thomas Harte              11 Liberty (Har          26:24.41                  
 98 Camden Six                11 North Marion High     26:29.64                  
 99 Matthew Rush              12 Calhoun County High   26:40.50   76             
100 Nathaniel Palmer          10 Notre Dame High       26:41.74   77             
101 Matteo Fazzini            12 Notre Dame High       27:01.59   78             
102 Ronald Allan              12 North Marion High     27:20.10                  
103 Scotty Gaines             11 Liberty (Har          27:25.20                  
104 James Cline                9 Tyler Consol          27:38.03                  
105 Francisco Reyna           11 South Harrison High   27:44.74                  
106 Brian Rhodes               9 Saint Marys High      27:56.27                  
107 Jayden Shaw               10 Doddridge Co          27:57.47                  
108 David Kines               12 Tucker County High    28:21.34                  
109 David Hays                12 Liberty (Har          28:46.38                  
110 Jakob Hunt                 9 North Marion High     29:10.97                  
111 Damien Britton            10 Paden City High       29:57.70                  
112 Paxton Pierce             10 Paden City High       30:44.13                  
113 Jakob Furbee               9 North Marion High     31:29.96                  
114 Logan Basnett              9 Calhoun County High   31:48.78   79             
115 Duncan Fortney             9 North Marion High     31:52.61                  
116 Dylan Osullivan            9 Notre Dame High       32:29.93   80             
117 Josh Schoolcraft          11 Calhoun County High   33:55.24   81             
118 Austin Cozart             12 North Marion High     36:03.08                  
119 Ryan Greathouse           10 North Marion High     41:09.20                  
                                                                                 
                                   Team Scores                                   
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Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7   *8   *9
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   1 Fairmont Senior High         64    3    6    7   23   25   40   45          
      Total Time:  1:40:12.19                                                    
         Average:    20:02.44                                                    
   2 Ritchie County High          71    8    9   13   19   22   24   35          
      Total Time:  1:41:59.63                                                    
         Average:    20:23.93                                                    
   3 Saint Marys High             84    1    5   10   26   42   61   69          
      Total Time:  1:40:59.12                                                    
         Average:    20:11.83                                                    
   4 Tyler Consolidated High     102    4   12   18   30   38   50   52          
      Total Time:  1:43:31.10                                                    
         Average:    20:42.22                                                    
   5 Doddridge County High       118    2   14   31   34   37   46   65          
      Total Time:  1:44:05.12                                                    
         Average:    20:49.03                                                    
   6 North Marion High           140   11   21   27   32   49   53   55          
      Total Time:  1:46:53.47                                                    
         Average:    21:22.70                                                    
   7 Tucker County High          164   16   20   33   47   48   58   60          
      Total Time:  1:48:07.93                                                    
         Average:    21:37.59                                                    
   8 Lewis County High           177   15   28   29   41   64   72               
      Total Time:  1:49:55.82                                                    
         Average:    21:59.17                                                    
   9 Clay-Battelle High          243   36   39   43   57   68                    
      Total Time:  1:55:20.42                                                    
         Average:    23:04.09                                                    
  10 Wirt County High            266   17   51   62   63   73                    
      Total Time:  1:58:39.69                                                    
         Average:    23:43.94                                                    
  11 Grafton High                302   54   56   59   66   67                    
      Total Time:  2:00:51.88                                                    
         Average:    24:10.38                                                    
  12 Notre Dame High             344   44   71   74   77   78   80               
      Total Time:  2:08:08.18                                                    
         Average:    25:37.64                                                    
  13 Calhoun County High         381   70   75   76   79   81                    
      Total Time:  2:24:38.20                                                    
         Average:    28:55.64                                                    

2017: Forest Festival Invitational

The Free Press WV

                          Elkins High School - 09.09.2017                          
                       Davis and Elkins College, Elkins WV                       
                              Last Completed Event                               
 
Event 1  Girls 5k Run CC
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points          
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  1 SCHOONOVER, DESIRAE       11 DODDRIDGE CO          22:15.56    1             
  2 CUSTER, AUBRIE             9 CHARLESTON C          22:45.14    2             
  3 LUPTON, AMANDA            12 BERKELEY SPR          22:48.88    3             
  4 BENNETT, BROOKE           11 LEWIS COUNTY HIGH     23:07.26                  
  5 MORICI, ALEXIS            10 ELKINS HIGH           23:14.09                  
  6 STRIETBECK, CORINNA       11 FRANKFORT HIGH        23:14.92    4             
  7 DAVISON, BROOKE           11 BERKELEY SPR          23:34.02    5             
  8 HARVEY, BELLE              9 BERKELEY SPR          23:39.52    6             
  9 FRYE, RYA                 10 NORTH MARION HIGH     23:55.54    7             
 10 SCHOONOVER, JAKLIN         9 DODDRIDGE CO          23:57.56    8             
 11 LLANEZA, AUTUMN            9 NORTH MARION HIGH     24:01.40    9             
 12 EICKLEBERRY, EMMA         12 NORTH MARION HIGH     24:07.89   10             
 13 WAGNER, CAMI              12 GREENBRIER E          24:08.31   11             
 14 ADKINS, BAYLEE             9 CHARLESTON C          24:16.11   12             
 15 HARLAN, SILKEN            11 ROANE COUNTY HIGH     24:17.78                  
 16 LOUK, EMILY               12 LEWIS COUNTY HIGH     24:34.84                  
 17 HOYER, ERIN               11 CHARLESTON C          24:40.85   13             
 18 BEEMAN, ABBY              11 FRANKFORT HIGH        24:56.66   14             
 19 BARR, HALEY               12 CLAY-BATTELLE HIGH    24:58.06                  
 20 KEITH, SYDNEY             10 DODDRIDGE CO          25:04.93   15             
 21 HUIHUI, KANOE              9 DODDRIDGE CO          25:23.57   16             
 22 EDDY, HANNAH              12 NORTH MARION HIGH     25:26.93   17             
 23 WILLIAMS, TIFFANY         11 BUCKHANNON-U          25:29.36   18             
 24 WAYNE, OLIVIA             12 BRAXTON COUNTY HIGH   25:31.22                  
 25 ATHEY, BROOK              10 LIBERTY (RAL          25:34.33                  
 26 MAYNARD, TAYLOR           12 ELKINS HIGH           25:42.58                  
 27 KEY, MORGAN                9 TUCKER COUNTY HIGH    25:48.15   19             
 28 WELLINGS, BAYLEY          12 GILMER COUNTY  HIGH   25:52.46   20             
 29 SMITH, KARLEE              9 TUCKER COUNTY HIGH    26:11.34   21             
 30 PENDERGAST, ALEXIS         9 FRANKFORT HIGH        26:22.36   22             
 31 HAMRICK, TURA              9 CHARLESTON C          26:26.25   23             
 32 RICOTTILLI, KAELI         11 ELKINS HIGH           26:39.54                  
 33 MUIR, HANNAH              10 MOUNTAIN RIDGE HS     26:42.20   24             
 34 CUTRIGHT, JORDAN          10 BUCKHANNON-U          26:54.68   25             
 35 WISE, KIERSTYN            10 BERKELEY SPR          27:05.06   26             
 36 WHITE, KATIE               9 TRINITY CHRI          27:08.28                  
 37 GAINER, MEGHAN             9 ALLEGANY HIG          27:18.83   27             
 38 KELLY, SAMANTHA           10 ALLEGANY HIG          27:26.55   28             
 39 MASON, TAYLOR              9 BERKELEY SPR          27:31.97   29             
 40 MORAN, HANNAH             10 BERKELEY SPR          27:32.27   30             
 41 ATKINSON, ERIN            12 ALLEGANY HIG          27:44.75   31             
 42 PARKS, TORI                9 GREENBRIER E          27:51.16   32             
 43 KING, SAVANNAH             9 LEWIS COUNTY HIGH     28:06.53                  
 44 SHEPPARD, CARLI           11 GREENBRIER E          28:07.01   33             
 45 GRIFFIN, KAITLYN          12 BERKELEY SPR          28:24.47   34             
 46 BRINSFIELD, SARA          12 FRANKFORT HIGH        28:29.89   35             
 47 SPONAUGLE, SYNDEY         12 NORTH MARION HIGH     28:30.31   36             
 48 COX, NATASHA              10 DODDRIDGE CO          28:42.16   37             
 49 REED, LEAH                10 BERKELEY SPR          28:42.81                  
 50 SKEENS, RILEY              9 BRAXTON COUNTY HIGH   28:44.93                  
 51 EVANS, NATALIE            12 TUCKER COUNTY HIGH    28:45.83   38             
 52 HAYES, KELLY              10 CHARLESTON C          28:49.64   39             
 53 SHELOSKY, BREANNA          9 NORTH MARION HIGH     29:19.76   40             
 54 BETLER, MIKALA            12 TUCKER COUNTY HIGH    29:27.94   41             
 55 GOOD, RAEGAN              10 CHARLESTON C          29:29.21   42             
 56 BARNES, CHAYSIE           10 FRANKFORT HIGH        29:30.03   43             
 57 WILLIAMS, JENNY           10 BUCKHANNON-U          29:37.66   44             
 58 KRINGS, LENA              10 GREENBRIER E          29:40.40   45             
 59 CHAPMAN, TAYLOR           11 BUCKHANNON-U          30:06.52   46             
 60 PRATER, CORA              11 GREENBRIER E          30:36.57   47             
 61 CASTO, KELLIE              9 BUCKHANNON-U          30:38.99   48             
 62 ITANI, JENNA              10 FRANKFORT HIGH        30:47.22   49             
 63 MOON, ANNIE               11 MOUNTAIN RIDGE HS     30:49.59   50             
 64 MOWERY, GRACE              9 MOUNTAIN RIDGE HS     30:55.35   51             
 65 OLDAKER, ABBY              9 LEWIS COUNTY HIGH     31:02.55                  
 66 FOX, MOLLY                10 BUCKHANNON-U          31:06.69   52             
 67 WIRTH, KATHLEEN           12 FRANKFORT HIGH        31:24.85   53             
 68 BRINEGAR, KAYLEY          11 BERKELEY SPR          31:30.74                  
 69 HAYES, KATIE              12 CHARLESTON C          31:36.14   54             
 70 NESTOR, ZOE                9 TUCKER COUNTY HIGH    31:40.67   55             
 71 ROTHWELL, JORDAN          12 CHARLESTON C          31:41.70                  
 72 TENNEY, KATHERINE         10 BUCKHANNON-U          31:46.04   56             
 73 COCHRAN, ALISSA           10 NORTH MARION HIGH     31:50.15   57             
 74 STOVER, MORGAN            11 LIBERTY (RAL          32:05.22                  
 75 FLADUNG, CAITLIN          10 TUCKER COUNTY HIGH    32:05.76   58             
 76 MCMILLION, ASHLEY          9 GREENBRIER E          32:06.71   59             
 77 BATES, SARAH              10 TUCKER COUNTY HIGH    32:08.53   60             
 78 PREASKORN, TOBY            9 ALLEGANY HIG          32:09.51   61             
 79 KLEMM, OLIVIA             10 ALLEGANY HIG          32:11.07   62             
 80 WILLIAMS, TORI             9 GILMER COUNTY  HIGH   32:12.64   63             
 81 GRIFFITH, ALEXANDRA       11 FRANKFORT HIGH        32:24.72                  
 82 BAXTER, MACHIAH           12 GREENBRIER E          32:40.90   64             
 83 QUICK, LAUREN              9 GREENBRIER E          32:53.25                  
 84 COOK, MADI                11 LIBERTY (RAL          33:00.15                  
 85 GRIFFITH, ELIZA           11 ALLEGANY HIG          33:06.00   65             
 86 HUTCHERSON, EVE            9 ALLEGANY HIG          33:13.82   66             
 87 MILLER, KAYLEE            12 MOUNTAIN RIDGE HS     33:15.68   67             
 88 WILFONG, KASSIDY          10 BUCKHANNON-U          33:16.80                  
 89 LOUK, HALEY               10 FRANKFORT HIGH        33:26.90                  
 90 ELKSNIS, LEXI             10 CHARLESTON C          33:30.46                  
 91 ROSENBERGER, CAITLIN       9 ALLEGANY HIG          33:51.53                  
 92 PHARES, RACHEL             9 GILMER COUNTY  HIGH   33:59.29   68             
 93 CORDIAL, JADE              9 FRANKFORT HIGH        34:06.04                  
 94 HALLE, KATELYN             9 ALLEGANY HIG          34:25.33                  
 95 CAPERTON, KATIE           11 BERKELEY SPR          35:04.55                  
 96 BLANK, ZOE                 9 MOUNTAIN RIDGE HS     35:35.35   69             
 97 NASH, CHLOE               10 FRANKFORT HIGH        35:51.46                  
 98 CUTRIGHT, ADRIANNA        10 BUCKHANNON-U          37:52.17                  
 99 FOX, EMMA                  9 GILMER COUNTY  HIGH   37:56.52   70             
100 MORELAND, MARISSA         11 PAW PAW HIGH          40:10.94                  
101 WILLIAMS, KAITLYNN        11 GILMER COUNTY  HIGH   40:12.86   71             
102 HOWERTON, MACKENZIE       11 LIBERTY (RAL          42:57.26                  
                                                                                 
                                   Team Scores                                   
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Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7   *8   *9
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   1 BERKELEY SPRINGS HIGH        69    3    5    6   26   29   30   34          
      Total Time:  2:04:39.45                                                    
         Average:    24:55.89                                                    
   2 DODDRIDGE COUNTY HIGH        77    1    8   15   16   37                    
      Total Time:  2:05:23.78                                                    
         Average:    25:04.76                                                    
   3 NORTH MARION HIGH            79    7    9   10   17   36   40   57          
      Total Time:  2:06:02.07                                                    
         Average:    25:12.42                                                    
   4 CHARLESTON CATHOLIC HIGH     89    2   12   13   23   39   42   54          
      Total Time:  2:06:57.99                                                    
         Average:    25:23.60                                                    
   5 FRANKFORT HIGH              118    4   14   22   35   43   49   53          
      Total Time:  2:12:33.86                                                    
         Average:    26:30.78                                                    
   6 GREENBRIER EAST HIGH        168   11   32   33   45   47   59   64          
      Total Time:  2:20:23.45                                                    
         Average:    28:04.69                                                    
   7 TUCKER COUNTY HIGH          174   19   21   38   41   55   58   60          
      Total Time:  2:21:53.93                                                    
         Average:    28:22.79                                                    
   8 BUCKHANNON-UPSHUR HIGH      181   18   25   44   46   48   52   56          
      Total Time:  2:22:47.21                                                    
         Average:    28:33.45                                                    
   9 ALLEGANY HIGH SCHOOL        209   27   28   31   61   62   65   66          
      Total Time:  2:26:50.71                                                    
         Average:    29:22.15                                                    
  10 MOUNTAIN RIDGE HS           261   24   50   51   67   69                    
      Total Time:  2:37:18.17                                                    
         Average:    31:27.64                                                    
  11 GILMER COUNTY  HIGH         292   20   63   68   70   71                    
      Total Time:  2:50:13.77                                                    
         Average:    34:02.76                                                    




                  Elkins High School - 09.09.2017                                   Forest Festival Invitational                                   Davis and Elkins College, Elkins WV                                   Last Completed Event                     Boys 5k Run CC =======================================================================        Name             Year School             Finals Points       =======================================================================        1 LIPSCOMB, CARTER       9 DODDRIDGE CO       18:39.93   1           2 GUM, BRENNAN           9 DODDRIDGE CO       19:27.07   2           3 CLARK, MASON         12 ELKINS HIGH       19:29.34   3           4 CREWS, MALACHI         9 GREENBRIER E       19:39.12   4           5 RIDGEL, BENJAMIN       11 FRANKFORT HIGH     19:42.45   5           6 CASEY, MATHEW         11 CHARLESTON C       19:42.88   6           7 CENDO, COSIMOS         11 ALLEGANY HIG       19:43.54   7           8 UTT, BRYAN           10 BRAXTON COUNTY HIGH   19:48.14               9 ALT, DEREK           12 FRANKFORT HIGH     19:57.59   8         10 FISCUS, BEN           12 ALLEGANY HIG       20:08.50   9         11 BROWN, KALEB         11 BRAXTON COUNTY HIGH   20:12.24             12 SMITH, GAGE           10 DODDRIDGE CO       20:14.90   10         13 KASEKAMP, HUNTER       12 PAW PAW HIGH       20:16.44             14 BEASLEY, REUBEN       12 CHARLESTON C       20:17.63   11         15 SEXTON, JUSTIN         11 GREENBRIER E       20:21.09   12         16 DALONGES, ZACHARY       11 FRANKFORT HIGH     20:22.67   13         17 EVANS, CLINT         11 ROANE COUNTY HIGH   20:23.09             18 KEENER, MARK         10 NORTH MARION HIGH   20:23.54   14         19 WEAVER, ROBERT         10 FRANKFORT HIGH     20:23.83   15         20 MORGAN, KOLE         10 ALLEGANY HIG       20:27.29   16         21 POST, ADIN           11 LEWIS COUNTY HIGH   20:32.71   17         22 WALKER, SAMUEL         10 BUCKHANNON-U       20:38.78   18         23 ZIRK, RYAN           11 FRANKFORT HIGH     20:40.13   19         24 TANOUYE, DOMINIC       9 PAW PAW HIGH       20:41.99             25 ROARK, WILL           11 GREENBRIER E       20:47.83   20         26 WHITE, WILL           10 TUCKER COUNTY HIGH   20:50.42   21         27 GARRETT, MICHAEL       10 NORTH MARION HIGH   20:50.81   22         28 SCHUMACHER, STEVEN     11 ELKINS HIGH       20:53.96   23         29 LEWANDOWSKI, JOSEPH     11 TUCKER COUNTY HIGH   20:57.11   24         30 WATSON, KYLE         11 FRANKFORT HIGH     20:58.53   25         31 WINTER, COREY         12 ALLEGANY HIG       21:01.30   26         32 MELNICK, JACK         12 TUCKER COUNTY HIGH   21:04.56   27         33 LEWIS, JACOB         12 ELKINS HIGH       21:06.42   28         34 STALNAKER, THOMAS       11 NORTH MARION HIGH   21:08.50   29         35 PYLES, EVAN           10 FRANKFORT HIGH     21:08.79   30         36 HOBBS, JULIUS         9 BUCKHANNON-U       21:15.63   31         37 TUCKWILLER, BRANDON     10 GREENBRIER E       21:22.43   32         38 STUTLER, THOMAS       12 ROANE COUNTY HIGH   21:24.16             39 MILLER, THOMAS         9 MOUNTAIN RIDGE HS   21:28.75             40 POST, AVERY           12 LEWIS COUNTY HIGH   21:29.95   33         41 SINES, BRYCE         11 FRANKFORT HIGH     21:32.55             42 SMOAK, JAMES         11 ELKINS HIGH       21:33.12   34         43 AMMONS, CHASE         9 CLAY-BATTELLE HIGH   21:39.04   35         44 HAMNER, CORY         10 BUCKHANNON-U       21:39.74   36         45 UNDERWOOD, DAKOTA       9 DODDRIDGE CO       21:43.21   37         46 GARVIN, COLE         11 DODDRIDGE CO       21:43.78   38         47 SPENCER, TODD         10 BRAXTON COUNTY HIGH   21:45.25             48 MOORE, JACOB           9 LEWIS COUNTY HIGH   21:46.01   39         49 THOMAS, RYLEY         12 ALLEGANY HIG       21:47.03   40         50 POWERS, JOSEPH         9 DODDRIDGE CO       21:51.66   41         51 TRAUTWEIN, LOGAN       9 ALLEGANY HIG       21:59.17   42         52 HARDMAN, TANNER       10 BUCKHANNON-U       22:10.96   43         53 BEARDEN, BEAU         10 NORTH MARION HIGH   22:14.22   44         54 RHODES, JOHN         11 TUCKER COUNTY HIGH   22:16.02   45         55 SHOEMAKE, XANDER       9 FRANKFORT HIGH     22:19.03             56 HAYES, BRENT         12 NORTH MARION HIGH   22:22.14   46         57 CHISLER, TY           10 CLAY-BATTELLE HIGH   22:30.73   47         58 HELMICK, ORION         10 FRANKFORT HIGH     22:34.04             59 WAMSLEY, CAMERON       11 TUCKER COUNTY HIGH   22:34.35   48         60 GREENLEIF, CONNOR       9 TUCKER COUNTY HIGH   22:38.87   49         61 HAMNER, CALEB         11 BUCKHANNON-U       22:43.99   50         62 GRAY, WYATT           9 ALLEGANY HIG       22:46.78   51         63 BOGRAY, DIESEL         9 GREENBRIER E       22:47.21   52         64 LUKETIC, ANTONIO       10 NORTH MARION HIGH   22:48.40   53         65 POST, ASA           10 LEWIS COUNTY HIGH   22:49.18   54         66 WISE, DYLAN           11 BERKELEY SPR       22:49.83   55         67 BOWMAN, LOGAN         10 CHARLESTON C       22:51.16   56         68 STATLER, KAYDEN       11 CLAY-BATTELLE HIGH   22:52.57   57         69 KLINE, MICHAEL         11 MOUNTAIN RIDGE HS   23:03.82             70 CHAMBERS, CHRIS       11 TUCKER COUNTY HIGH   23:08.01   58         71 PAYNE, TRENTON         9 BRAXTON COUNTY HIGH   23:19.75             72 SANDERS, ANTHONY       9 FRANKFORT HIGH     23:20.03             73 HALEY, TY           10 GILMER COUNTY HIGH   23:24.48   59         74 MCCOY, AVERY         12 CHARLESTON C       23:25.44   60         75 KIRK, ROMAN           11 BERKELEY SPR       23:27.54   61         76 RATLIFF, LANDEN         9 GILMER COUNTY HIGH   23:28.65   62         77 LEMLEY, NOAH         12 CLAY-BATTELLE HIGH   23:30.37   63         78 SANTIAGO, JOEY         11 GREENBRIER E       23:49.36   64         79 HESTON, PAUL         12 NORTH MARION HIGH   23:53.37   65         80 RILEY, LEVI           12 DODDRIDGE CO       23:55.01   66         81 MASTERMAN, BOE         10 BUCKHANNON-U       23:56.64   67         82 CUTRIGHT, ETHAN       10 BUCKHANNON-U       24:05.82   68         83 MURPHY, TYLER         10 ALLEGANY HIG       24:10.58             84 ZIMMERMAN, LOGAN       9 BERKELEY SPR       24:10.90   69         85 DAHLHEIM, ANDREW       11 BUCKHANNON-U       24:14.24             86 LONG, TAYLOR           9 TUCKER COUNTY HIGH   24:16.63             87 SATTERFIELD, BRYSON     10 NORTH MARION HIGH   24:17.27             88 FRY, CHRISTOPHER       9 ELKINS HIGH       24:17.88   70         89 MORELAND, DYLAN       10 PAW PAW HIGH       24:21.18             90 CARTER, DYLAN         11 BERKELEY SPR       24:21.49   71         91 STEELE, CHASE         11 GILMER COUNTY HIGH   24:23.10   72         92 SLOVINSKY, MATTHEW     10 BERKELEY SPR       24:23.37   73         93 LOUGH, DAKOTA         9 LEWIS COUNTY HIGH   24:25.68   74         94 CHURCH, BRYCE         9 GREENBRIER E       24:26.76   75         95 CRUZ, BRANDON         11 GREENBRIER E       24:28.81             96 FLEEMAN, EVAN         11 NORTH MARION HIGH   24:29.79             97 RHODES, DAVID         11 ROANE COUNTY HIGH   24:32.41             98 KOVACH, LOGAN         10 LEWIS COUNTY HIGH   24:43.67   76         99 HALLE, ROBERT         11 ALLEGANY HIG       24:47.84             100 SIX, CAMDEN           11 NORTH MARION HIGH   24:52.08             101 MURPHY, KYLE         12 ELKINS HIGH       24:57.54   77         102 WHITEHOUSE, ZACHARY     9 ROANE COUNTY HIGH   25:00.35             103 RIGGLEMAN, LANDEN       9 BERKELEY SPR       25:01.15   78         104 EVANS, LOGAN         12 BUCKHANNON-U       25:04.66             105 HUDSON, JALEN         10 LIBERTY (RAL       25:07.15   79         106 CHEWNING, TYLER       10 ELKINS HIGH       25:14.12   80         107 HAUGHT, AUSTIN         11 CLAY-BATTELLE HIGH   25:14.69   81         108 WHETSELL, NATHANIEL     9 ELKINS HIGH       25:18.26             109 HELLE, SAMUEL         9 FRANKFORT HIGH     25:27.83             110 HUNT, JAKOB           9 NORTH MARION HIGH   25:29.80             111 DONG, ANTONY         10 ELKINS HIGH       25:42.75             112 DESKINS, ANDREW       10 GREENBRIER E       25:47.72             113 BRAGG, PARKER         9 CHARLESTON C       25:50.97   82         114 MCCAULEY, WILLIAM       9 BUCKHANNON-U       25:52.61             115 LIVELY, DUSTIN         11 LIBERTY (RAL       25:53.66   83         116 KEITH, NOAM           9 BUCKHANNON-U       25:55.19             117 JONATHAN, KINGSLEY     12 CHARLESTON C       26:17.18   84         118 ZIPPERMAN, ZIP         12 GREENBRIER E       26:28.73             119 BRAUER, WIL           11 ALLEGANY HIG       26:43.91             120 WYATT, LJ             9 BUCKHANNON-U       26:57.53             121 SHAW, JAYDEN         10 DODDRIDGE CO       26:59.99             122 GUMP, SEAN           11 NORTH MARION HIGH   27:00.33             123 WILLIAMS, HUNTER       12 LIBERTY (RAL       27:00.69   85         124 JONES, ELIJAH         10 ELKINS HIGH       27:05.42             125 HELLE, NATHAN         11 FRANKFORT HIGH     27:05.76             126 KING, DYLAN           12 LEWIS COUNTY HIGH   27:06.07   86         127 POOLE, JACOB           9 GILMER COUNTY HIGH   27:06.64   87         128 RADER, NATHANIEL       12 TUCKER COUNTY HIGH   27:06.97             129 HOWERTON, LOGAN       10 LIBERTY (RAL       27:07.21   88         130 BAILEY, ETHAN         9 CHARLESTON C       27:15.26   89         131 ALLAN, RONALD         12 NORTH MARION HIGH   27:16.93             132 HARPER, JAMES         11 LIBERTY (RAL       27:22.70   90         133 PANOSSIAN, DOMINIC       9 LIBERTY (RAL       27:23.61   91         134 KINES, DAVID         12 TUCKER COUNTY HIGH   27:28.43             135 SAMS, WAYLON         11 GREENBRIER E       27:50.56             136 SUMMERS, GARRETT       9 BUCKHANNON-U       27:57.06             137 NAEEM, OMAER         10 ALLEGANY HIG       27:57.61             138 CLARK, JASPER         9 ELKINS HIGH       27:58.00             139 FURBEE, JAKOB         9 NORTH MARION HIGH   27:59.17             140 WINTERS, HARRISON       11 ALLEGANY HIG       28:02.30             141 NANNERS, PATRICK       10 BUCKHANNON-U       28:20.67             142 COOK, RIDGE           11 CHARLESTON C       28:38.74             143 AYOOB, MATHEW         10 CHARLESTON C       28:48.47             144 JONES, TRAVIS         9 ELKINS HIGH       28:54.68             145 SIMMS, PATRICK         9 ELKINS HIGH       29:34.77             146 LAMBERT, HUNTER       10 LIBERTY (RAL       29:37.42   92         147 COZART, AUSTIN         12 NORTH MARION HIGH   29:41.61             148 HOUSH, ERIC           11 LIBERTY (RAL       30:33.31             149 GREATHOUSE, RYAN       10 NORTH MARION HIGH   30:42.16             150 BEER, NATHANIEL       10 BUCKHANNON-U       31:39.23             151 PERKINS, MICHAEL       10 GREENBRIER E       33:34.68             152 WHITE, GABE           9 GILMER COUNTY HIGH   33:50.87   93         153 TRAM, NATHAN           9 CHARLESTON C       34:22.88             154 GARCIA, LADIMIR       11 LIBERTY (RAL       35:22.07                                                                                           Team Scores                       ================================================================================= Rank Team               Total   1   2   3   4   5   *6   *7   *8   *9 =================================================================================   1 FRANKFORT HIGH           60   5   8   13   15   19   25   30           Total Time:  1:41:06.67                                         Average:  20:13.34                                     2 DODDRIDGE COUNTY HIGH     88   1   2   10   37   38   41   66           Total Time:  1:41:48.89                                         Average:  20:21.78                                     3 ALLEGANY HIGH SCHOOL       98   7   9   16   26   40   42   51           Total Time:  1:43:07.66                                         Average:  20:37.54                                     4 GREENBRIER EAST HIGH     120   4   12   20   32   52   64   75           Total Time:  1:44:57.68                                         Average:  20:59.54                                     5 NORTH MARION HIGH       155   14   22   29   44   46   53   65           Total Time:  1:46:59.21                                         Average:  21:23.85                                     6 ELKINS HIGH           158   3   23   28   34   70   77   80           Total Time:  1:47:20.72                                         Average:  21:28.15                                     7 TUCKER COUNTY HIGH       165   21   24   27   45   48   49   58           Total Time:  1:47:42.46                                         Average:  21:32.50                                     8 BUCKHANNON-UPSHUR HIGH     178   18   31   36   43   50   67   68           Total Time:  1:48:29.11                                         Average:  21:41.82                                     9 CHARLESTON CATHOLIC HIGH   215   6   11   56   60   82   84   89           Total Time:  1:52:08.08                                         Average:  22:25.62                                     10 LEWIS COUNTY HIGH       217   17   33   39   54   74   76   86           Total Time:  1:51:03.53                                         Average:  22:12.71                                     11 CLAY-BATTELLE HIGH       283   35   47   57   63   81                 Total Time:  1:55:47.40                                         Average:  23:09.48                                     12 BERKELEY SPRINGS HIGH     329   55   61   69   71   73   78               Total Time:  1:59:13.13                                         Average:  23:50.63                                     13 GILMER COUNTY HIGH       373   59   62   72   87   93                 Total Time:  2:12:13.74                                         Average:  26:26.75                                     14 LIBERTY (RALEIGH) HIGH     425   79   83   85   88   90   91   92           Total Time:  2:12:31.41                                         Average:  26:30.29                                  

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►  Barbour County Skirmish

Meet:		Barbour County Skirmish
Location:	Philip Barbour
Date:		September 02, 2017

Boys Team Scores
1.  Philip Barbour	PB	 15
2.  Tucker County	TC	 65
3.  Buckhannon-Upshur	BU	 70
4.  Liberty Harrison	L	114
5.  Gilmer County	GC	129

Boys Individual Results
Place 	Runner	Runner Name		School	Time	Score
—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
1	176	Noah Ward		PB	19:33.3	1
2	177	Austyn Flescher		PB	20:09.5	2
3	163	Danny Williams		PB	20:15.3	3
4	164	Gabe Arevalo		PB	20:24.9	4
5	161	Tyler Channel		PB	20:28.9	5
6	179	Jed Hawkins		PB	20:32.8	6
7	162	Joanny Williams		PB	20:33.9	7
8	108	Samuel Walker		BU	20:50.8	8
9	220	Joesph Lewandowski	TC	20:56.5	9
10	171	Dan Weingart		PB	21:05.7	-
11	109	Julius Hobbs		BU	21:11.9	10
12	174	Matt Shahan		PB	21:21.0	-
13	175	Hunter Melvin		PB	21:29.3	-
14	181	Seth Burner		PB	21:34.1	-
15	173	Caleb Nuzum		PB	21:42.7	-
16	180	Josh Watson		PB	21:55.4	-
17	129	Bryce Miller		L	21:55.7	11
18	172	Jakob Baker		PB	22:08.3	-
19	218	John Rhodes		TC	22:08.7	12
20	219	Chris Chambers		TC	22:16.1	13
21	104	Cory Hammer		BU	22:23.6	14
22	221	Jack Melnick		TC	22:32.9	15
23	217	Cameron Wamsley		TC	22:37.9	16
24	178	Luke Farnsworth		PB	22:38.6	-
25	215	Connor Greenlief	TC	22:58.3	17
26	105	Tanner Hardman		BU	23:08.7	18
27	128	Chance Mcfadden		L	23:21.6	19
28	100	Caleb Hammer		BU	23:26.1	20
29	199	Chase Steele		GC	23:32.2	21
30	200	Ty Hailey		GC	23:35.5	22
31	102	Ethan Cutrtht		BU	23:58.0	23
32	201	Landen Ratliff		GC	24:11.7	24
33	99	Andrew Dahlhiem		BU	24:27.6	25
34	214	Taylor Long		TC	24:49.6	26
35	106	Boe Masterman		bu	24:53.8	-
36	216	Will White		TC	25:19.7	-
37	127	Thomas Harte		L	25:36.3	27
38	98	Logan Evans		BU	25:46.0	-
39	126	Scotty Gaines		L	26:08.5	28
40	110	Noam keith		BU	26:27.8	-
41	182	Mark Love		BU	26:39.8	-
42	223	Nathaniel Rader		TC	26:53.4	-
43	111	Will McCayley		BU	26:56.0	-
44	112	David Hayes		L	27:04.7	29
45	203	Jacob Poole		GC	27:13.5	30
46	124	David Hays		L	27:49.8	31
47	222	David Kines		TC	28:31.5	-
48	113	LJ Wyatt		BU	29:17.0	-
49	202	Joey Frame		GC	29:55.4	32
50	107	Patrick Nanners		BU	30:44.9	-
51	101	Nathaniel Beer		BU	35:03.9	-
52	204	Gabe White		GC	35:48.0	33

Meet:		Barbour County Skirmish
Location:	Philip Barbour
Date:		September 02, 2017

Girls Team Scores
1.  Philip Barbour	PB	 32
2.  Fairmont Senior	FS	 39
3.  Tucker County	TC	 93
4.  Buckhannon-Upshur	BU	 98
5.  Liberty Harrison	L	 98
6.  Gilmer County	GC	150

Girls Individual Results
Place 	Runner	Runner Name		School	Time	Score
—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
1	169	Jess Melvin		PB	20:49.9	1
2	159	Kierra Hodges		PB	21:23.6	2
3	140	Carlina Jacquez		FS	22:54.4	3
4	145	Sophia Tomana		FS	23:21.5	4
5	160	Olivia Frye		PB	23:34.0	5
6	166	Jay Cee Everson		PB	23:41.6	6
7	142	Machenzie Stanley	FS	24:26.3	7
8	134	Hannah Moore		L	25:09.9	8
9	116	Tiffany Williams	BU	25:22.6	9
10	143	Halle Cole		FS	25:32.1	10
11	226	Morgan Key		TC	25:46.4	11
12	136	Mercbdes Ray		L	25:49.5	12
13	205	Bayley Wellings		GC	25:58.6	13
14	227	Karlee Smith		TC	26:18.5	14
15	146	Kathleen McPherson	FS	26:19.3	15
16	118	Joradan Cutright	BU	26:42.8	16
17	147	Marley Carson		FS	27:05.5	17
18	170	Moriah Mitchell		PB	27:14.8	18
19	115	Iris Kolenich		BU	27:25.0	19
20	230	Maya Paul		TC	27:33.4	20
21	232	Natalie Evans		TC	28:20.4	21
22	144	Alexa Stemple		FS	28:42.6	22
23	122	Jenny Williams		BU	28:46.1	23
24	131	Kristin Phillips	L	28:53.5	24
25	120	Katherine Tenny		BU	29:34.6	25
26	135	Hannah Shreve		L	29:47.9	26
27	138	Miranda Kockt		FS	30:07.6	-
28	231	Mikala Betler		TC	30:59.6	27
29	133	Destiny Lusk		L	31:13.9	28
30	119	Molly Fox		BU	31:30.8	29
31	229	Sarah Bates		TC	31:34.5	30
32	225	Kandace Nester		TC	38:19.0	31
33	208	Rachel Phases		GC	32:20.3	32
34	123	Kellie Castro		BU	32:24.2	33
35	114	Taylor Chapman		BU	32:48.6	-
36	209	Tom Williams		GC	33:03.1	34
37	224	Zoe Nestor		TC	33:37.9	-
38	228	Catlin Flodung		TC	33:43.7	-
39	141	Sydni Jordan		FS	35:04.1	-
40	117	Adriana Cutright	BU	36:18.4	-
41	137	Mariah Duckworth	FS	36:36.4	-
42	207	Emma Fox		GC	39:14.0	35
43	206	Kaaitlynn Williams	GC	39:51.1	36


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Girls 5k Run CC
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points          
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  1 Schoonover, Desirae       11 Doddridge Co          22:39.00    1             
  2 Napier, Gwyneth           11 Ritchie County        23:44.00    2             
  3 Beard, Olivia             10 River High/M          24:15.00    3             
  4 Schoonover, Jaklin         9 Doddridge Co          24:36.00    4             
  5 Higgins, Jessy            10 St. Marys Hi          25:06.00    5             
  6 Wilson, Ryan              12 St. Marys Hi          25:12.00    6             
  7 Duncan, Jahnvi            12 Tchs                  25:18.00                  
  8 Keith, Sydney             10 Doddridge Co          25:24.00    7             
  9 Asher, Emilie              9 St. Marys Hi          25:44.00    8             
 10 Davis, Bralynn             9 St. Marys Hi          25:56.00    9             
 11 Hall, Aubrey              10 Magnolia Hig          26:17.00                  
 12 Meeks, Emily              12 St. Marys Hi          26:28.00   10             
 13 Barr, Haley               12 Clay Battell          26:33.00                  
 14 Britton, Chloe            11 Ritchie County        26:43.00   11             
 15 Jones, Gabrielle           9 Ritchie County        27:02.00   12             
 16 Turner, Morgan            10 Notre Dame            27:13.00                  
 17 Patel, Karina             10 Magnolia Hig          27:14.00                  
 18 Boring, Emma               9 Doddridge Co          27:18.00   13             
 19 Hashman, Alexis            9 St. Marys Hi          27:30.00   14             
 20 Huihui, Kanoe              9 Doddridge Co          27:56.00   15             
 21 Paden, Emma               10 Tchs                  28:19.00                  
 22 Myers, Kylie              10 St. Marys Hi          28:35.00   16             
 23 Robertson, Maggie         10 Ritchie County        28:37.00   17             
 24 Dwire, Kailey             10 Ritchie County        29:25.00   18             
 25 Jackson, Brynna            9 Wheeling Cen          29:58.67   19             
 26 Lestitian, Caroline       11 Wheeling Cen          29:59.19   20             
 27 Talkington, Sophie        10 Notre Dame            30:03.00                  
 28 Taylor, Mary              10 St. Marys Hi          30:29.00                  
 29 Rinschler, Paige           9 Notre Dame            30:33.00                  
 30 Fetty, Lara                9 St. Marys Hi          30:39.00                  
 31 Jones, Addison             9 Ritchie County        31:08.00   21             
 32 Farson, Alexus             9 St. Marys Hi          31:16.00                  
 33 Dotterer, Katlyn          10 River High/M          31:29.00   22             
 34 Cox, Natasha              10 Doddridge Co          31:36.00   23             
 35 Karpacs-Brown, Adrianna    9 River High/M          31:38.00   24             
 36 Meyers, Sofie              9 River High/M          32:06.00   25             
 37 McCabe, Halea              9 Wheeling Cen          32:43.00   26             
 38 Paras, Alexis              9 Wheeling Cen          32:44.00   27             
 39 Marquez, Zuly             10 Wheeling Cen          32:50.00   28             
 40 Smith, Fiona               9 Notre Dame            34:40.00                  
 41 Taylor, Julianna          10 River High/M          34:47.00   29             
 42 Dye, Mekayla              10 River High/M          34:56.00   30             
 43 Moyer, Alayna             10 Ritchie County        35:13.21   31             
 44 Loy, Hannah               11 Paden City H          35:13.70                  
 45 Kline, Arissa             11 Paden City H          35:54.75                  
 46 Vanhorn, Sidney            9 Beallsville           35:54.98                  
 47 Ebert, Taylor             11 Tchs                  36:02.00                  
 48 Leonard, Paige            11 Paden City H          36:07.00                  
 49 Smith, Sydney              9 Tchs                  36:27.00                  
 50 Tucker, Jenna             10 River High/M          36:53.00   32             
 51 Flesher, Lauren           11 Ritchie County        39:21.00                  
 52 Vogrin, Chloe              9 Wheeling Cen          40:27.00   33             
 53 Otto, Brynlyn             11 Beallsville           40:53.00                  
 54 Florence, Breann          12 Ritchie County        48:38.00                  
                                                                                 
                                   Team Scores                                   
=================================================================================
Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7   *8   *9
=================================================================================
   1 St. Marys High School        38    5    6    8    9   10   14   16          
      Total Time:  2:08:26.00                                                    
         Average:    25:41.20                                                    
   2 Doddridge County High Sch    40    1    4    7   13   15   23               
      Total Time:  2:07:53.00                                                    
         Average:    25:34.60                                                    
   3 Ritchie County               60    2   11   12   17   18   21   31          
      Total Time:  2:15:31.00                                                    
         Average:    27:06.20                                                    
   4 River High/Middle School    103    3   22   24   25   29   30   32          
      Total Time:  2:34:15.00                                                    
         Average:    30:51.00                                                    
   5 Wheeling Central Catholic   120   19   20   26   27   28   33               
      Total Time:  2:38:14.86                                                    
         Average:    31:38.98     



Boys 5k Run CC
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points          
=======================================================================          
  1 Gorrell, Brady            12 St. Marys Hi          18:26.00    1             
  2 Lipscomb, Carter           9 Doddridge Co          18:36.00    2             
  3 Hashman, Walker           12 St. Marys Hi          18:58.00    3             
  4 Corley, Spencer            9 Tchs                  19:01.00    4             
  5 Bee, Clayton              11 Ritchie County        19:36.00    5             
  6 Sullivan, Chase           12 Ritchie County        20:12.00    6             
  7 Gum, Brennan               9 Doddridge Co          20:16.00    7             
  8 Thomas, Quintin           11 Wheeling Cen          20:24.00    8             
  9 Wren, Spencer             12 St. Marys Hi          20:24.60    9             
 10 Allender, Jarett          11 Ritchie County        20:25.17   10             
 11 Bee, Kent                 10 Ritchie County        20:42.00   11             
 12 Slater, Isaac              9 Ritchie County        20:44.00   12             
 13 Corley, Gavin             12 Tchs                  20:45.00   13             
 14 Frum, Josh                12 Tchs                  21:10.00   14             
 15 Layman, Brady              9 Ritchie County        21:15.00   15             
 16 Smith, Gage               10 Doddridge Co          21:26.00   16             
 17 Wolfe, Jayden             11 St. Marys Hi          21:39.00   17             
 18 Ghigo, Edoardo            11 Wheeling Cen          21:49.00   18             
 19 Davis, Adam               10 Ritchie County        21:50.00   19             
 20 Streets, James             9 Tchs                  21:54.00   20             
 21 Underwood, Dakota          9 Doddridge Co          21:56.00   21             
 22 Elder, Jacob               9 St. Marys Hi          22:06.00   22             
 23 Statler, Kayden           11 Clay Battell          22:09.51   23             
 24 Saxon, Matthew            11 Paden City H          22:10.01   24             
 25 Ammons, Chase              9 Clay Battell          22:11.00   25             
 26 Morrison, Gabriel          9 Ritchie County        22:12.00                  
 27 Ammons, Creed             10 Tchs                  22:16.00   26             
 28 Chisler, Ty               10 Clay Battell          22:24.00   27             
 29 Garvin, Cole              11 Doddridge Co          22:40.00   28             
 30 Powers, Joseph             9 Doddridge Co          22:47.00   29             
 31 Hayes, Dalton              9 Ritchie County        23:04.00                  
 32 Osullivan, Devin          11 Notre Dame            23:21.00   30             
 33 Davis, Brenden            10 Ritchie County        23:25.00                  
 34 Brown, Cooper             10 River High/M          23:32.00                  
 35 Pethel, Jacob             12 St. Marys Hi          23:38.00   31             
 36 Brown, Hadyn               9 Tchs                  23:46.00   32             
 37 Smith, Landon             12 Paden City H          23:47.00   33             
 38 Hostuttler, Logan         10 Ritchie County        23:50.15                  
 39 Keys, Trey                11 Tchs                  23:50.37   34             
 40 Deem, Huston              11 Ritchie County        24:04.00                  
 41 Kibbey, Jackson            9 Tchs                  24:05.00                  
 42 LaHood, JD                 9 Wheeling Cen          24:06.00   35             
 43 Knight, Creed              9 Ritchie County        24:24.00                  
 44 Jones, Michael            10 Ritchie County        24:40.00                  
 45 Lemley, Noah              12 Clay Battell          24:59.00   36             
 46 Guggenheimer, Ian          9 Wheeling Cen          25:00.00   37             
 47 DeGarmo, Britton          11 River High/M          25:01.00                  
 48 Shultz, Wyatt             11 St. Marys Hi          25:21.00   38             
 49 Riley, Levi               12 Doddridge Co          25:28.00   39             
 50 Taylor, Orv               12 St. Marys Hi          25:33.00                  
 51 Stanalan, Jason            9 Tchs                  25:36.00                  
 52 Henderson, Aaron          10 St. Marys Hi          25:50.53                  
 53 Vanmeter, Austin          11 Beallsville           25:50.77                  
 54 Haught, Austin            11 Clay Battell          26:11.00   40             
 55 Palmer, Nathaniel         10 Notre Dame            26:50.00   41             
 56 Byrd, Kyle                12 Notre Dame            26:54.00   42             
 57 Cline, James               9 Tchs                  27:14.00                  
 58 Pyles, Austin             11 Magnolia Hig          27:23.00                  
 59 Wagner, John              10 Wheeling Cen          28:11.00   43             
 60 Ruble-Osbourne, Vasa       9 Notre Dame            28:30.56   44             
 61 Shaw, Jayden              10 Doddridge Co          28:31.48                  
 62 Britton, Damien           10 Paden City H          28:32.00   45             
 63 Rhodes, Brian              9 St. Marys Hi          29:25.16                  
 64 Osullivan, Dylan           9 Notre Dame            29:25.49   46             
 65 Yeager, Mitch              9 Wheeling Cen          29:31.00   47             
 66 Pierce, Paxton            10 Paden City H          30:42.00   48             
 67 Blair, Nathan             12 Wheeling Cen          31:04.00   49             
 68 Klug, Jack                 9 Wheeling Cen          32:49.49                  
 69 Kent, Andy                 9 Wheeling Cen          32:50.01                  
 70 Stillwagoner, Cyrus       12 Paden City H          36:45.00   50             
                                                                                 
                                   Team Scores                                   
=================================================================================
Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7   *8   *9
=================================================================================
   1 Ritchie County               44    5    6   10   11   12   15   19          
      Total Time:  1:41:39.17                                                    
         Average:    20:19.84                                                    
   2 St. Marys High School        52    1    3    9   17   22   31   38          
      Total Time:  1:41:33.60                                                    
         Average:    20:18.72                                                    
   3 Doddridge County High Sch    74    2    7   16   21   28   29   39          
      Total Time:  1:44:54.00                                                    
         Average:    20:58.80                                                    
   4 Tchs                         77    4   13   14   20   26   32   34          
      Total Time:  1:45:06.00                                                    
         Average:    21:01.20                                                    
   5 Wheeling Central Catholic   141    8   18   35   37   43   47   49          
      Total Time:  1:59:30.00                                                    
         Average:    23:54.00                                                    
   6 Clay Battelle High School   151   23   25   27   36   40                    
      Total Time:  1:57:54.51                                                    
         Average:    23:34.91                                                    
   7 Paden City High School      200   24   33   45   48   50                    
      Total Time:  2:21:56.01                                                    
         Average:    28:23.21                                                    
   8 Notre Dame                  203   30   41   42   44   46                    
      Total Time:  2:15:01.05                                                    
         Average:    27:00.21                                                    

                     


►  Pioneer Football Travels to Notre Dame College in Week Two

The Pioneers opened up the 2017 season at home under the lights on Thursday but came up short as they fell to the Cavaliers of UVa-Wise 41-29, this week they hit the road for the first time as they travel to Notre Dame College for a 12 p.m. kickoff with the Falcons.

The last time the Pioneers (0-1, 0-1) lost their season opener was back in 2014 (Concord).

In last Thursday’s matchup Glenville State would squander away an early nine point lead in the loss.

Glenville State had 421 total yards of offense with 311 in the air and 110 on the ground. Quarterback Ja’Quay Garmon was 16-of-50 on the night for 311 yards, four touchdowns but had two costly interceptions.

Javon Butler led the receiving corps with three receptions for 128 yards and three TD’s while DJ Williams also contributed eight receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown. After Butler’s performance in week onr he ranks 1st in Receiving TD’s, 20th in Receiving Yards, 20th in Receiving Yards Per Game, 2nd in Scoring, 3rd in Total TD’s, and 2nd in Yards Per Reception in NCAA DII.
On the ground, Dominique Gibson led GSC with 15 carries for 68 yards. For the GSC defense, Corey Roberts paced the Pioneers with 12 total tackles, while Andre Dalton and Quintavius Twine each contributed nine tackles.

Notre Dame comes into the matchup after falling on the road to Shepherd 54-49, which was part of the NCAA Division II Showcase and shown on ESPN3. The Falcons racked up 389 yards while the defense allowed Shepherd to gain 561 yards of total offense on 80 plays. Notre Dame also had two costly fumbles both which Shepherd recovered.
Malik Grove was 21-of-29 for 216 yards and three scores. D.J. Greene rushed 22 times for 121 yards and two more scores. Emmanuel Smith hauled in 14 passes for 98 yards and also returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Tay Johnson had two touchdown catches for the Falcons.

Last season’s matchup between Glenville State and Notre Dame was a thriller, with 1:08 left Notre Dame would start on their own 25 yard line and drive to the Pioneers 44 yard line with just six second to play. Notre Dame’s Malik Grove would throw one up two the endzone for one last chance and BJ Baldwin would come down with the catch in the endzone as the Falcons defeated the Pioneers, 34-28 on the Hail Mary miracle.

Last year in the contest Glenville State ran 76 plays and racked up a total of 489 yards with 325 yard in the air and 164 on the ground. Notre Dame finished the contest with 547 total yards on 77 plays with 351 in the air and 196 on the ground.

Kickoff between Glenville State and Notre Dame is set for 12:00 p.m. from Mueller Field.

GSC Cross Country Opens Season on the Road

The Free Press WV

The GSC cross country team opened up their fall season on the road Thursday night at West Virginia Wesleyan.

Both the men’s and women’s team competed against West Virginia Wesleyan and Davis & Elkins College.

The Lady Pioneers placed third overall with an average time of 26:09.9. Andrea Burns paced GSC as she finished fourth with a time of 20:20.2 while Sapphire Parsons finished 16th with a time of 24:23.2.

Also for the ladies team Hannah Dennis placed 18th, Macey Nuzum finished 19th, and Kyana Jones came in 20th.

On the men’s side the Pioneers placed third overall with an average time of 18:47.1.

Mikey Null led GSC as he placed 12th with a time of 17:44.9 while Kyle Stutler came in 17th with a time of 18:15.0. The Pioneers then placed 24th through 27th with Dalton Fisher in 24th followed by Alex Kirk, Samuel Johns, and Caleb White.

Logan McKinney placed 29th with a time of 19:55.2 followed by Samuel Pollard, Justice Bowyer, and Mathew Roush.

GSC’s next meet will be at Bethany on Saturday, September 9th at 10:00 a.m.

In Sports….

The Free Press WV

►  Pure Cross Country 5K Inaugural Run at Cacapon State Park June 03, 2017

To celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 03, Cacapon Resort State Park will host the inaugural Pure Cross Country 5KRun on the park’s newly designed cross-country trail.

“We’ve developed a true off-road cross-country course that uses four trails within the park to provide participants with spectacular views among the hills of West Virginia,” said Naturalist and Activities Coordinator Renee Fincham. “This will be the official course used by our Berkeley Springs schools’ cross-country teams as well as park visitors. Park employees and foundation members are honored to provide this outdoor venue for area youth and anyone who runs cross-country for leisure or sport.”

The Cacapon Resort State Park Foundation is hosting the all-ages race, which will start and finish at the park lodge. Arrangements for parking and guest services will be provided by the park and the park foundation. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers. Age categories are 10 and younger, 11-14, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and older. Race fees for each participant range from $20-$30, depending upon the date of registration. Cacapon State Park Foundation will use all entry fees to fund future maintenance costs of the 5K course.

Early arrivals on Friday, June 02, may pick up the Pure Cross County 5K pre-packet from 5:45-6:30 p.m. A Welcome Walk will start at 6:30 p.m. for anyone wanting to become familiar with the course.On Saturday, registration will open at 7:45 a.m., the opening ceremony will start at 8:30 a.m., and awards will be presented at 11 a.m.

Racers may register online at www.active.com/berkeley-springs-wv/running/races/inaugural or download the flier at www.cacaponresort.com/PureCC5K.pdf and register at the park.

Cacapon Resort State Park is located minutes off Route 522 near Berkeley Springs in Morgan County. The traditional lodge vacation cabins are comfortable accommodations at the base of Cacapon Mountain.A Robert Trent Jones golf course, riding stables and lake swimming are featured attractions. The park celebrates its 80th year in 2017.

National Trails Day, a nationwide activity promoted by the American Hiking Society, is held annually on the first Saturday in June.The race at Cacapon State Park is one of many organized events at West Virginia’s state parks. Find more walks, hikes and activities on the event calendar at www.wvstateparks.com.

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