PARKERSBURG -Revived for the second time after a 17-year break, the Parkersburg High School annual Sports Carnival rocked the Memorial Fieldhouse Friday night.
Intramurals kicked off at 6:15 p.m. with common sports such as volleyball, basketball, arm wrestling, table tennis and corn hole.
Courtney Ball's team dominated the volleyball contest with an undefeated and untouched skill level. Using only Big Red volleyball players, Ball's team swept the competition. Most teams varied in gender as well as age. Ball's team had juniors Courtney Ball, Samantha Shingleton, Alexandra Dils, Katelyn Bond, Katherine Baughan and Tiffany Noland.
Photo by Matt Suttles
Sophomores Katie Stanley, right, and Madi Wilhelm compete in the girls tug of war contest. The duo finished runner-up in the competition.
Being the only tennis player in the tournament, junior Big Red boys tennis player Rhone Thrash was both eager and sure of his upcoming success. "I'm sure I can take them," Thrash said before the tournament went under way. Sure enough, Thrash won the competition without breaking a sweat.
Basketball stars, Andrew Butcher and Zach Carroll teamed up to take on duos for the corn hole competition.
The duo competed against many challenging teams but went undefeated to ensure their success. Winners of the basketball 3 on 3 match were Big Red basketball seniors Levi Hays and Jeremy Stewart, and also Jeremy Wigal.
Arm wrestling was one of the most competitive sports of the night. For the boys' side of the competition, football star Melvin Stubbs won it all. Dalton Shambling was the runner-up with Stewart coming in third.
Cheerleader Tessa Longwell tied down first place for the girls. Kendra Doss finished in second, while Lindsey Daniels finished the competition in third.