We get so caught up in the day-to-day results of sports events, we sometimes forget to take the time to recognize the athletes who accomplish incredible feats.
It's been a great week for Mid-Ohio Valley athletes. Here are some of the individuals deserving of attention.
Considering the MSAC?comprises nearly half of the Class AAA?teams in the state -including several of the perennial powers -that is quite an honor.
It certainly looks good on the resume when the all-state committee meets during the state tournament.
In those four games, Alley accounted for 165 points. That's not a typo.
Alley had games of 40, 36, 50 and 39 points.
He's a major talent who can play at the next level.
Jeffrey not only has an opportunity to become the first four-time state champion in the history of Parkersburg South, but he also can do so by being a member of four state championship teams if the Patriots claim the title.
He is South's all-time win leader, having compiled a record of 206-9.
Cottrell can join the list of four time champions from Spencer/Roane County, which has produced more than any other school.
He has suffered just one loss in each of his four seasons and enters the state tournament with a career record of 177-4.
Bicak can become the first Ripley wrestler to claim four state championships. He has a career record of 172-19 and will attend and wrestle for Harvard.
The Dutton Award committee has its work cut out.
In the story, it mentioned that Yeater was a finalist for the 2012 Magic American Scholar Award presented by West Virginia Wesleyan College, which offers the winner a four-year scholarship.
Thanks to votes from readers of our newspaper and bluegoldnews.com, an Internet site devoted to West Virginia University sports, Yeater emerged as the winner. It's great to see local athletes be honored.
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