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IOGA Basketball Tournament Returning to Glenville State College December 11-16

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The Waco Center at Glenville State College will be the site of a boy’s and girl’s six-day high school basketball tournament this December. The Independent Oil & Gas Association (IOGA) Classic tournament is being hosted at GSC, Monday, December 11 through Saturday, December 16.

Schools slated to participate include AAA squads from Buckhannon-Upshur, Parkersburg, Cabell Midland, Riverside, and South Charleston; AA teams from Nicholas County, Roane County, Braxton County, Robert C. Byrd, and Bridgeport; and A teams from Fayetteville, Tucker County, Gilmer County, and Doddridge County.

The student participants of the tournament are eligible to apply for a Glenville State College scholarship that is being funded by IOGA. The six available scholarships will be awarded to qualified seniors who will attend GSC and pursue a degree in relation to the support and development of the oil and gas industry.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for a general admission price of $5 and a student price of $3 (with a valid school ID). Concessions and game apparel will be available as well.

For more information about the IOGA Classic, contact 304.462.6381.

About GSC’s Waco Center:
Opened in 2013, Glenville State College’s Waco Center is a $25 million facility that houses the college’s Land Resources department, a 3,000 seat sports arena, other athletic facilities and offices, and a community healthcare center operated by Minnie Hamilton Health System. The Land Resources section includes classrooms, labs, a stunning library space, and faculty offices. The remainder of the building houses McPherson Court, where the tournament will be played, and other athletic spaces and offices. GSC student athletes in basketball, volleyball, acrobatics and tumbling, boxing, and others make use of the Waco Center for practice and competition. The Waco Center is located on Mineral Road just across from the Pioneer Village student housing complex.

About IOGA:
Formed in 1959, the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation representing companies engaged in the extraction and production of natural gas and oil in West Virginia, and the companies and individuals which support extraction activities. IOGAWV was formed to promote and protect a strong, competitive and capable independent natural gas and oil producing industry in West Virginia.

2017 Class AAA high school football all-state teams

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The Class AAA all-state football team as selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.



QB – Tyson Bagent, Martinsburg, Sr.

QB – Cross Wilkinson, Wheeling Park, Sr.

RB – Jadon Hayes, Huntington, Sr. (captain)

RB – Ivan Vaughn, Cabell Midland, Jr.

RB – Jacob Northcraft, Musselman, Sr.

RB – Dereck Hess, John Marshall, Sr.

OL – Darnell Wright, Huntington, Jr.

OL – Doug Nester, Spring Valley, Jr.

OL – Trey Henry, Martinsburg, Sr.

OL – Ben Billanti, Riverside, Sr.

OL – Jordan King, Cabell Midland, Sr.

WR – Malakai Brown, Hedgesville, So.

WR – Amir Richardson, University, Jr.

UTIL – Kerry Martin, Capital, Jr.

K – Tim McCutchen, Hurricane, Jr.


DL – Jalen Hesen, Martinsburg, Sr. (captain)

DL – Jacob Cassidy, Spring Valley, Sr.

DL – Breece Hoff, Capital, Jr.

DL – Tavis Lee, Martinsburg, Sr.

LB – Dewayne Grantham, Martinsburg, Jr.

LB – Owen Porter, Spring Valley, Sr.

LB – Shymeik Burger, Huntington, Sr.

LB – Drew Joseph, South Charleston, Jr.

LB – Nick Coulter, John Marshall, Sr.

DB – Brenton Strange, Parkersburg, Jr.

DB – Nate Phillips, Wheeling Park, Sr.

DB – Grant Harman, Martinsburg, Jr.

UTIL – Anthony Pittman, Capital, Sr.

UTIL – Isaiah Duncan, Cabell Midland, Sr.

P – Grant Wells, George Washington, Jr.




QB – Clay Bailey, University, Sr. (captain)

RB – Christian Hill, Hurricane, So.

RB – Tyler Moler, Parkersburg, Jr.

RB – Blake Hartman, Musselman, Fr.

OL – Will Gurtis, University, Sr.

OL – Jackson Zdziera, Spring Mills, Sr.

OL – Will Anderson, St. Albans, Sr.

OL – Ryan Creech, Parkersburg, Jr.

OL – Brier Elswick, Cabell Midland, Sr.

WR – Dakota Williams, Hurricane, Sr.

WR – Jarod Bowie, Martinsburg, So.

UTIL – Donnie Evans, Wheeling Park, Sr.

UTIL – Jason Plotner, Hedgesville, Sr.

UTIL – Derek Johnson, Spring Valley, Sr.

K – Ahmed Ali, Parkersburg South, Sr.


DL – Hayden Starcher, University, Sr.

DL – Hunter Temple, John Marshall, Jr.

DL – Zeiqui Lawton, South Charleston, Fr.

DL – Owen Tillis, George Washington, Sr.

LB – Tanner Williams, George Washington, Sr.

LB – Chase Goldsmith, Capital, Sr. (captain)

LB – Payton Lunsford, Hurricane, Sr.

LB – Spencer Delawder, Washington, Sr.

DB – N’yjere Smith, Hedgesville, Jr.

DB – Malik Grier, Huntington, Sr.

DB – Teddy Marshall, Martinsburg, So.

UTIL – Blake Miller, Preston, Sr.

UTIL – Tyee Gibson, Parkersburg South, Sr.

UTIL – Jayson Barrett, St. Albans, Sr.

P – Finnegan Hall, Hedgesville, Jr.


Special Honorable Mention

Griffin Adkins, Cabell Midland

Trevor Barnhart, University

RJ Barrett, Martinsburg

Michael Berlo, Martinsburg

Malik Brown, Huntington

Kalai Clark, Capital

Rennie Clark, Wheeling Park

Curon Cordon, Hurricane

Dakota Cosby, George Washington

Ronnie Durrah, John Marshall

Avery Eddy, Parkersburg South

Caden Easterling, Riverside

RJ Evans, Ripley

Ben Gribble, University

Isaac Howard, Spring Valley

John Hicks, Hampshire

Max Howell, Huntington

Mikey Jackson, Martinsburg

Jalen Jones, South Charleston

Sabri Juma, Morgantown

Josh Kay, Ripley

Jovaun Light, Cabell Midland

Nick Longerbeam, Jefferson

Graeson Malashevich, Spring Valley

Chas McCool, John Marshall

Dalton McDaniels, University

Colby Piner, Greenbrier East

David Robertson, Musselman

Mark Scites, Riverside

Ethan Secrist, Brooke

Jack Stakem, Wheeling Park

Andrew Spears, Huntington

Cole Streyle, Morgantown

Wyatt Strobl, Parkersubrg

Tyree Swafford, Woodrow Wilson

Dustin Swisher, Hampshire


Honorable Mention

Gage Abrect, Hedgesville

Tre Barnes, Morgantown

Jacob Biller, Jefferson

Tristen Bittner, Wheeling Park

Brocton Blair, Huntington

Sam Buford, St. Albans

Mason Caldwell, Spring Mills

Carliton Carter, South Charleston

JT Cooper, Hurricane

Lucas Duffy, Martinsburg

Ethan Faircloth, Hedgesville

Chris Fox, Musselman

Quisean Gray, Capital

JaQuan Hall, George Washington

Drew Heatherly, Buckhannon-Upshur

Shane Hercules, John Marshall

Dakota Holt, Preston

Fazon Hunter, Spring Mills

Parker Jackson, Washington

Jake Johnson, Parkersburg

Cayden Keeler, Ripley

JT Kemp, Ripley

Tucker Knisell, Preston

Ty Konchesky, Morgantown

Jevon Lang, Jefferson

Ricky Moreland, Hampshire

Tylik Norris, Martinsburg

Sebastian Oldham, Musselman

Logan Osborne, Cabell Midland

Evan Parow, University

Devin Persinger, Greenbrier East

Ian Pomeroy, Woodrow Wilson

J.J. Roberts, Cabell Midland

Alajuan Robinson, Morgantown

Robert Sanders, University

Steven Shine, Hurricane

Davon Sibley, Princeton

Andrew Simonton, John Marshall

Logan Spurlock, Capital

Aaron Stambaugh, Musselman

Michael Turner, Hedgesville

Jonathan Warner, Buckhannon-Upshur

Blake Wentz, Riverside

Zach Williamson, Spring Valley

Dylan Wood, Wheeling Park

Colton Wright, Woodrow Wilson

Nick Yoho, Parkersburg South

GCHS Gilmer County Jr. Girls Basketball Results

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Jr. High Girls were in a four team tournament at Mountaineer Middle School in Clarksburg.

The four teams included were host Mountaineer Middle, South Harrison, Taylor County, and us. 

On the Thursday November 30 our girls played host Mountaineer Middle in the first round. 

Gilmer won by a score of 40 to 16. 

Gilmer scoring went as follows:

  • Taylor McHenry 17 points (including a buzzer beater from just inside half court to end the first half)
  • Malaysia Morgan 9 pts.
  • Carrah Ferguson 4 pts.
  • Emma Taylor 4 pts.
  • Kaitlyn Anderson 2 pts.
  • Jailyn Mims 2 pts.
  • Kiley Richards 1 pt.
  • Ashlyn Bourn 1 pt.

On Saturday December 02, our girls traveled back to Mountaineer Middle to play Taylor County for the Championship. 

Gilmer won 40 to 18. 

Scoring went as follows: 

  • Taylor McHenry 15 pts.  (including another, for 2nd game in a row buzzer beater from well behind the 3 pt. line)
  • Malaysia Morgan 11 pts.
  • Carrah Ferguson 8 pts. (including a deep 3 pt. buzzer beater to end the third quarter)
  • Emma Taylor 4 pts.
  • Kaitlyn Anderson 2 pts.

The Jr. High Girls next game is on Thursday December 07 at home against Belington. 

The “B” team game will begin at 6:00 p.m., with the “A” team following it.

2017 WVSSAC North-South Basketball Classic Rosters, Coaches

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A look at the rosters for the 2017 North-South Basketball Classic, set for Friday, June 16 from the South Charleston Community Center.

The skills competition will begin at 6 p.m., with the game set for 7:30 p.m. MetroNews will broadcast the game statewide for the first time. Airtime is set for 7:06 p.m.



Coaches: Derek Basile (Musselman) and Tom Wamsley (Tygarts Valley)

Jarrod West, Notre Dame

Bobby Foggin, Parkersburg South

Trey Shuff, Gilmer County

Tavon Jeter, Madonna

Riley Heatherington, Ravenswood

Austin Upton, Philip Barbour

Dylan Irvin, Valley Wetzel

Caleb Riggleman, Tygarts Valley

Justin Lee, Fairmont Senior

Cam Stephens, Musselman

Karson Snyder, Parkersburg

Zane Cogan, Spring Mills

Thomas Hogan, Lewis County

Clayton Burdock, Union



Coaches: Buster Large (Bluefield) and Joe McCoy (Valley Fayette)

Luke Frampton, Poca

Colten Jude, Tolsia

Hunter Neil, Chapmanville

Isaiah Francis, Woodrow Wilson

Dondre Davis, Valley Fayette

Tamon Scruggs, South Charleston

Leondre Rogers, Capital

Seth Brown, Greenbrier East

Jamison Hunt, Ripley

Tyler Haga, Independence

Chandler Stacy, Spring Valley

John Dawson, Huntington

Ryan Davis, Bluefield

DeAundra Murphy, St. Joseph Central

In Sports….

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►  North-South girls game continues to grow

Those in attendance at Sunday’s North-South Girls Basketball All-Star Classic at Glenville State College’s WACO Center witnessed a well-play, exciting matchup won by the South, 86-83.

Unfortunately, only somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 people were on hand to watch several of the best graduating girls hoopsters in the state.

That won’t deter game organizer East Fairmont coach James Beckman, who was upbeat while watching the thrilling contest.

“Honestly, we think the crowd is a little better than last year,” Beckman said while looking around the spacious arena. “We definitely have room to grow, but I’m hoping the girls who played last year and the ones playing in this game will help build excitement for future games.

“I know they are having fun and hopefully they’ll let others know about it was well.”

The game has a great deal going for it.

First, Glenville is centrally located in the state, making it easy for both North and South players and fans to attend.

Secondly, the WACO Center is the premier D-II basketball facility in the state. The arena is spacious and for certain, can seat more than 5,000 people. There is ample parking as well.

Third, GSC officials have been very receptive to the game.

“Tommy Ratliff has been a very gracious host for us,” Beckman said. “It’s a lot of hard work to get this all together, but having people like Tommy and several of the coaches around the area willing to help out, makes a big difference.

“And the guys who coach in the game have been great. They understand the approach we want for this game.”

While both rosters were stocked with outstanding talent, some players had to decline to play in the game.

“We had some girls whose graduation was this weekend,” Beckman said. “We had others who just didn’t want to play and we had one girl who was going to Hawaii. Can’t really beat Hawaii.

“And a few others were going on vacation, too. But I thought the ones that showed up gave us a really talented group of girls on both sides.”

The 2017 state player of the year, Huntington’s Jordyn Dawson showed up, as did South Charlston’s Aaliyah Dunham, both of who are headed to Division I Cincinnati Xavier.

Several other players from both squads had already signed with D-II schools.

In the pregame festivities, Calhoun County’s Makayla Smith won the free throw shooting contest, outlasting Buckhannon-Upshur’s Makayla Reynolds in a three-round event.

Reynolds, a 6-foot center heading for Bethany, surprised many, including herself by making it to the final round of the 3-point shooting contest.

She hit 10-of-20 in the first round to edge out Brittney Justice for the second spot, with St. Mary’s Jordan Fox hitting 11.

But in the next round, Fox connected on 14 shots to leave little doubt about the winner.

“I shoot around a lot with my point guard (Hanna McClung) in the gym, so when they ask I thought ‘why not? OK, sure,’” Reynolds said. “But I have to tell you I wasn’t expecting to make that many.

“We came here to have fun, and I had fun today.”

Reynolds, who had 15 points and nine rebounds, was selected as the North’s MVP.    ~~  Greg Talkington ~~

►  Soccer Stars Rally Around Girl, 8, Booted From Tourney

Some of the biggest names in US soccer are rallying around a little girl who was disqualified from her local soccer club’s tournament this weekend. Abby Wambach and Mia Hamm have both publicly supported 8-year-old Mili Hernandez after her story went viral, the AP reports. Hernandez plays for the Azzuri-Cachorros Chicas in Omaha, Neb., and her team was disqualified Sunday after playing in the earlier part of the Springfield Soccer Association girls’ tournament—because, her family claims to WOWT, organizers thought Hernandez, whose hair is short, was a boy. The family says they went so far as to show Hernandez’s insurance card, with her gender listed, to organizers, but they wouldn’t budge.

“Mili, don’t EVER let anyone tell you that you aren’t perfect just as you are.i won championships with short hair,“ Wambach wrote on Twitter Monday. Hamm weighed in with her own tweet the same day: “Hey Mili, we would love to host you at one of our camps @TeamFirstSA . Be you!“ Organizers later told WOWT that Hernandez’s hair wasn’t the issue; rather, they say, she was accidentally listed as a boy on the team roster. That didn’t change Wambach’s support for the girl: She posted on Instagram late Monday night that Hernandez is “my new hero. Her team was disqualified from a tourney cause they thought she was a boy because of a clerical error that wasn’t handled properly. Let’s meet soon sister.“

►  American Airlines Lost the Wrong Guy’s Bags

To compete in the qualifying rounds for the US Open, you sort of need your golf clubs—which is why one pro golfer is fuming at American Airlines for his now-squashed chances to make the cut. USA Today reports Michael Buttacavoli withdrew Monday from his last chance to play in the Open’s sectional qualifiers after the airline couldn’t track down a bag containing his clubs with priority tags. The 29-year-old, who’s on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica roster, had flown on a red-eye from Ecuador to Miami and was dismayed to find that even though he made it to his early-morning tee time at Florida’s Jupiter Hills Club, his clubs had gone missing, per “Thank u @AmericanAir,“ a frustrated Buttacavoli sarcastically tweeted just before 6am local time Monday, letting the airline know he had to pull out of the competition.

AA offered to help track the bag down in a responding tweet, but Buttacavoli noted that ship had sailed. “It’s too late,“ he retorted. “I already withdrew. You just needed to do your job in the first place.“ The airline tried to apologize, saying, “This wasn’t the experience we had planned for you,“ but Buttacavoli was having none of it. “Stop apologizing. Don’t need sympathy or u to be PC. Just do better,“ he tweeted. He added it was too late to rent a set by the time he realized his clubs weren’t going to show up, though Golf Digest, which reports that Buttacavoli has made it to the sectional qualifying rounds three times before (but never to the Open itself), notes Buttacavoli could have asked his brother, who was caddying for him, to bring his own set. “It’s a challenge enough to qualify with your own golf clubs,“ he says. American Airlines did eventually find his bag.

►  Weeks Before Olympic Win, She Had an Abortion

Weeks before she won gold at the 2008 Olympics, Sanya Richards-Ross had an abortion. The now-32-year-old reveals the story in her new memoir, Chasing Grace, People reports. She was engaged to Aaron Ross at the time (the two are now married), and the pregnancy was not planned. Her dream was to win Olympic gold as a sprinter, and that dream seemed within her grasp. “The culmination of a lifetime of work was right before me. In that moment, it seemed like no choice at all,“ she writes. “The veil of a child out of wedlock at the prime of my career seemed unbearable. What would my sponsors, my family, my church, and my fans think of me?“

But the decision ended up breaking her, she writes. She flew to Beijing the day after the procedure despite the fact that she was supposed to avoid exercise for two weeks; her confidence waned and she couldn’t sleep the night before her 300-meter race. She had expected to win, but instead came in third. She and her team, though, did win gold in the 4x400 relay later, and she bounced back in her career, having one of her best years as a runner in 2009. Even so, the now five-time Olympic medalist says she wore the abortion as “a scarlet letter” and that it took a toll on her relationship with Ross. She’s pregnant again now, calling it the couple’s “biggest blessing yet,“ and she tells ESPN she decided to share her story to help other young women, particularly female athletes, who experience something similar.

GCHS: Riley Fitzwater

Riley Fitzwater, a senior at Gilmer County High School, was honored at the Sports Banquet held on May 23 for being named the 2016-17 Little Kanawha Conference Player of the Year in girls basketball and awarded First Team All-State Girls Basketball honors for the 2016-17 season.

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She was also First Team All State Team Captain for the 2016 girls basketball championship team.

She reached the 1,000 points career mark in her senior season. 

Riley will continue her academic and athletic careers at Concord University in Athens, WV. 

She is the daughter of Wriston and Julia Fitzwater of Stouts Mills, WV.

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Damon West Award Winners Announced

The winners of the coveted Damon West Award for outstanding athletic performance throughtout the four years at GCHS were announced at the GCHS Varsity Sports banquet held on May 23. 

Kylie Shuff won the award for being the outstanding female athlete.  Kylie was named Girls Basketball First Team All-State and First Team All-LKC in 2017; Girls Basketball First Team All-LKC, Second Team All State, MVP Class A Girls Basketball State Championship game 2016. She scored 1,000 career points earned in four years of basketball; she never missed a practice or a game and started every game of her high school career. She has 10 earned letters (basketball, volleyball, softball and track).  two-time state qualifier in track in 2016, and 2nd Team All- LKC Volleyball in 2015. Kylie will be pursuing her academic and athletic careers at Concord University in Athens, WV.

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Trey Shuff was named Damon West Award for outstanding athletic male performance throughout four years at GCHS.  Trey was named First Team All-State Football 2016-17, First Team All-LKC Football 2016-17; All-LKC Basketball 2015-16, All-State Honorable Mention in football 2015-16; First Team All State Basketball 2017, three-time First Team All-LKC 2014-17; Honorable Mention All-LKC football 2015-16 and earned 1,000 career points in basketball. Trey shattered two school records in football, previously held by teammate Austin Ratliff,  in total yards in a single season and total touchdowns in a single season.  He has earned 8 letters and is a WV Promise Scholar.  Trey will continue his athletic and academic careers at Concord University in Athens, WV.

The Shuff twins are the children of Steve and Jesica Shuff of Glenville; grandchildren of Mike Triplett (and the late Kathy Triplett) of Glenville, and Sue Shuff (and the late Bill Shuff) of Ansted, WV.

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2017 BACF Basketball Classic Rosters Announced

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The 16th Annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis Basketball Classic will take place on Friday, April 7, at Parkersburg South’s Rod Oldham Athletic Center.  The OH vs. WV Girls All-Star game will start at 5:30PM and the boys game follows at 7:30PM.

The Ohio Boys team, coached by Meadowbrooke’s Lou Tolzda, is led by Division IV 1st Team All-Stater Jordan Welch, who led the Waterford Wildcats to the Regional Final this past season.  The 6’-3” guard was the District 13 and TVC Player of the Year after averaging 14.3 ppg, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and shooting 84% from the free-throw line.  Jordan has committed to play at Wittenberg University next year.

Other members of the Ohio Boys team include:  Konnor Roberts (Meadowbrooke, G, 5’-11”); Tylar Blevins (Racine Southern, G, 6’-0”); Trey Duffy (Monroe Central, G, 5’-9”); Griffin Lutz (Athens, PG, 6’-0”); Zach Deskins (Marietta, G, 6’-0”); Derick Jones (Vinton County, G, 6’-0”); Justin Cork (Meadowbrooke, F, 6’-3”); Landon Martin (Frontier, F, 6’-3”); Logan Wolverton (Meadowbrooke, PG, 5’-7”); Alex Masinelli (Cambridge, G, 6’-0”); Deijon Bedgood (Belpre, F, 6’-0”); Chase Weihl (Warren Local, PF, 6’-7”); Kyler Dennis (Warren Local, PG, 5’-11”); Aron Davis (Nelsonville-York, F, 6’-1”); Justin Anderson (Fort Frye, G, 6’-3”).
The West Virginia Boys team, coached by Mark Barnhart, will be led by a Class AAA 1st Team All-State selection – Jamison Hunt.  Hunt was Mr. Everything this year for Kevin Harris’ Ripley Vikings.  He finished with 23.3 point per game scoring average, 7.2 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals.  He totaled 1,426 points in his career as a Viking.  Hunt is undecided as to where he will play next year.

Other members of the WV Boys team include:  Hayden Hizer (Paden City, PG, 5’-8”); Kam White (Parkersburg, G, 6’-4”); Tyler Williamson (Magnolia, G, 5’-11”); AJ Collins (Parkersburg Catholic, PG, 5’-7”); Zack Yanero (Calhoun County, F, 6’-5”); Riley Heatherington (Ravenswood, F, 6’-7”); Logan Plummer (Parkersburg Catholic, G, 5’-9”); Will Billeter (St. Marys, F, 6’-3”); Sam Kincaid (St. Marys, G, 5’-10”); DJ Spencer (Wood County Christian, G, 6’-2”); Karson Snyder (Parkersburg, G, 6’-1”); Chris Riggs (St. Marys, F, 6’-0”); Isaac Brown (Williamstown, G, 6’-2”); Hunter Riffle (Doddridge County, PG, 6’-0”).
The Ohio Girls team, coached by Alexander’s Cory McKnight, will be led by guard Leah Richardson, who is Alexander girls’ basketball all-time leading scorer.  The senior averaged 17.4 ppg and was and AP Division III All-Ohio 1st Teamer and the TVC Player of the Year.  Richardson will play at Division 1 Murray State next year.

Other members of the Ohio Girls team include:  Jala Mace (Alexander, F, 5’-11”); Marlo Taylor (Cambridge, G, 5’11”); Laura Pullins (Reedsville Eastern, F, 5’-10”); Cheyenne Barker (Belpre, G, 5’-4”); Paige Lunsford (Logan, PG, 5’-7”); Adrienne Jenkins (Gallia Academy, C, 5’-9”); Destiny Tabler (Federal Hocking, G, 5’-7”); Sammi Morris (Frontier, SG, 5’-6”); Lexi Brookover (Frontier, SF, 5’-11”); Hannah Grosel (Marietta, G, 5’-9”); Makayla Liedtke (Fort Frye, G/SF, 5’-11”); Katie Rauch (Warren Local, PG, 5’-7”).
The West Virginia Girls team, coach by Gilmer County’s Amy Chapman, is led by Williamstown Class A 1st Team All-State Captain Ashley Morris.  Morris averaged 19 points per game, 3.7 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 4 steals, and made 76% of her free-throw attempts.

Other members of the WV Girls team include: Hannah Carroll (Parkersburg, G, 5’-8”); Haylie Reynolds (Ravenswood, G, 5’-7”); Aaliyah Dunham (South Charleston, PG, 5’-4”); Jordan Johnson (Parkersburg South, G, 5’-8”); Jordan Fox (St. Marys, SG, 5’-7”); Lexi Moore (Parkersburg South, G, 5’-8”); Jenna Nichols (St. Marys, G, 5’-5”); Alexis Saunders (Parkersburg Catholic, G, 5’-9”); Stephanie Kirk (Ritchie County, SF, 5’-11”); Cori Hughes (Wirt County, G, 5’-6”); Makayla Smith (Calhoun County, PG, 5’-0”); Kylie Shuff (Gilmer County, G, 5’-9”); Alex Delozier (Parkersburg, G, 5’-6”); Riley Fitzwater (Gilmer County, C, 6’-4”).

WVSSAC 2017 Class AAA High School Boys Basketball All-State Teams

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The 2016-17 West Virginia high school boys basketball Class AAA all-state teams, as selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.

First Team

Leondre’ Rogers, Capital, Sr. (Captain)

Jamison Hunt, Ripley, Sr.

Geoff Hamperian, University, Sr.

Nicky Solomon, Morgantown, Sr.

Mikal Dawson, Huntington, Jr.

Cam Stephens, Musselman, Sr.

Justin Phillips, George Washington, Jr.

Corey Barnett, Martinsburg, Jr.


Second Team

Cole Plants, Parkersburg South, Jr. (Captain)

Isaiah Francis, Woodrow Wilson, Sr.

Anthony Pittman, Capital, Jr.

Ethan Ridgeway, University, Jr.

Tamon Scruggs, South Charleston, Sr.

Torin Hanson, Morgantown, Sr.

Seth Brown, Greenbrier East, Sr.

Karson Snyder, Parkersburg, Sr.


Third Team

John Dawson, Huntington, (Captain), Sr.

Chris Yachini, Brooke, Sr.

Kaden Metheny, University, Fr.

Breland Walton, Woodrow Wilson, Sr.

Tracy Conliffe, George Washington, Sr.

Chandler Stacy, Spring Valley, Sr.

Jake Stephens, Musselman, Jr.

Gunner Thompson, John Marshall, Jr.


Honorable Mention

Cory Beswick, Greenbrier East

Michael Bratton, Musselman

Bunky Brown, George Washington

Evan Canterbury, Greenbrier East

Eli Casto, Ripley

Jacob Clark, Riverside

Cole Cochran, Princeton

Zane Cogan, Spring Mills

Anthony Dean, Capital

Braxton Dobert, Hurricane

Cade Fix, Princeton

Bobby Foggin, Parkersburg South

Justin Frohnapfel, John Marshall

Brennan Frye, Buckhannon-Upshur

Tristan Fulton, Buckhannon-Upshur

Grant Harman, Martinsburg

Jadon Hayes, Huntington

Derek Johnson, Spring Valley

Keondre’ King, Wheeling Park

Jovaun Light, Cabell Midland

Mike McDaniel, Washington

Nick Muto, Hurricane

Hayden Park, Preston

Tarek Payne, Woodrow Wilson

E.J. Phillips, South Charleston

Jason Plottner, Hedgesville

Josiah Rawls, Greenbrier East

Jordan Richardson, Hampshire

Rhett Schodzinski, Wheeling Park

Shane Snider, Parkersburg

Brenton Strange, Parkersburg

Grant Subik, Huntington

Rodney Toler, St. Albans

Courtney Walton, Woodrow Wilson

Jayron Wilson, Morgantown

T.J. Wood, Riverside

WVSSAC 2017 Class AAA High School Girls Basketball All-State Teams

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The 2016-17 West Virginia high school girls basketball Class AAA all-state team, as voted on by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.

First team

Jordyn Dawson, Huntington, Sr. (captain)

Aaliyah Dunham, South Charleston, Sr.

Hanna McClung, Buckhannon-Upshur, Jr.

Josie Daugherty, Wheeling Park, Sr.

Lydia Adrian, Morgantown, Sr.

Madi Mace, Parkersburg, Fr.

Devin Hefner, Parkersburg South, Sr.

Haleigh Legg, St. Albans, Sr.

Second team

Mariah Harmon, Huntington, Sr.

Katy Darnell, George Washington, So.

Makenzie Friend, Preston, Jr.

Jaden McDaniels, St. Albans, Jr.

Rhea Smith, South Charleston, Sr.

Makayla Reynolds, Buckhannon-Upshur, Sr. (captain)

Haley McClure, Greenbrier East, Fr.

Avery Derrow, John Marshall, Jr.


Third team

Lexi Moore, Parkersburg South, Sr.

Taylor Scott, Princeton, Fr.

Bre Wilson, Parkersburg, Fr.

Alex Gray, Capital, Sr. (captain)

Lexi Sheffield, Huntington, Sr.

Jaime Vest, Princeton, Sr.

Kylie McKennen, Wheeling Park, Jr.

Lauren Bennett, Buckhannon-Upshur, Jr.


Honorable mention

Kearsta Turner, Huntington

Allie Robinson, Buckhannon-Upshur

Jordan Johnson, Parkersburg South

Lavender Ward, South Charleston

Ciera Hertelendy, Martinsburg

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