Local Prep Sports Notebook
PHS leads at
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – Parkersburg holds a narrow 87-84 advantage against St. Christopher after day one here Friday of the Christiansburg Invitational.
The host school is tied with Eastern View for third with 79 points each and Franklin County (74.5) rounds out the top five.
Seven Big Red grapplers have advanced to the championship semifinals – Austin Spears (106), Jason West (120), Trapper Hays (132), Skyler Terrell (138), Codie Barrows (145), Jared Haught (182) and Tyler Riddle (220).
PHS, which will resume wrestling at 9 a.m. today, also can earn more points from the quartet of Nick Johnson (113), Sam Phillips (1-1), Dylan Richards (160) and heavyweight Charley Conley, all of whom are still alive in the consolation round.
St. Marys 70,
Valley Wetzel 52
PINE GROVE -Visiting St. Marys rolled to a 70-52 win over Valley Wetzel here Friday night in the opening round of the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament.
The Blue Devils led, 70-35, heading into the fourth quarter, but didn’t score in the final eight minutes while Valley Wetzel closed the gap with a 17-0 run.
St. Marys (10-1) was led by Austin Bayless with 22 points while Andrew Cosper added 16, Jordan Whitehair 12 and Colby Brode 10.
Valley (5-8) was led by Trey Sheets with 17 points while Tristan Keller added 13.
St. Marys returns to tournament action today when it meets Frontier Local in the championship game of the St. Marys Invitational.
Linsly 76, Magnolia 69
WHEELING – Anthony Wallace hit five 3-pointers, connected on all 12 foul shots and poured in 41 points as Linsly improved to 7-7 here Friday evening by tripping up visiting Magnolia, 76-69.
Mark Winters tallied 37 points for the now 9-4 Blue Eagles, who play host to Clay-Battelle on Wednesday. Zach Willhoite added 10 markers in the setback.
Jibri Blunt chipped in 16 points for the Cadets.
Wahama 66, Southern 50
MASON – Southern was outscored in every stanza here Friday night and lost a 66-50 road game to Wahama (4-8).
Austin Jordan and Hunter Bradley tossed in 21 points apiece for the White Falcons, who play Tuesday at Wahama. Bradley finished with a double-double after collecting 13 boards while teammate Trenton Gibbs chipped in eight markers and 10 caroms.
Tristen Wolfe led Southern (7-7) with 19 points.
Roane County 76,
Gilmer County 71 (OT)
GLENVILLE -Gilmer County rallied in the fourth quarter here Friday night to send its Little Kanawha Conference game with visiting Roane County into overtime, but once the teams got to the extra period it was the Raiders who came away with the win, 76-71.
Roane (11-2) was led by Jacob Neal with 28 points and Scotty Meadows with 18.
Gilmer (6-6) got 24 points from Anthony Aviles, 19 from Austin Cunningham and 14 from Austin Ratliff.
Both teams return to action on Tuesday when Roane County travels to Webster County and Gilmer County visits Calhoun County.
Tyler Consolidated 58, Williamstown 49
KIDWELL – Tyler Consolidated got a game-high 15 points from Dylan Romine and the Silver Knights posted a 58-49 victory against Williamstown here Friday, sending the Yellowjackets (3-9) to their ninth consecutive defeat.
The Silver Knights, who upped their mark to 5-8 and welcomes Ritchie County to town on Thursday, also got point-production from Scott Sole with a dozen and Darren Heintzman with 10.
Chandler Weber’s 13 points and Josh DeBolt’s 11 counters led the ‘Jackets, who face rival St. Marys at home on Wednesday.
Paden City 75,
PADEN CITY – Zach Heasley hit for 28 points and Kennedy Cain flirted with a triple-double as host Paden City rolled Harman, 75-48, here Friday.
Cain finished with 17 points, 11 boards and eight assists for the 9-3 Wildcats, who play Tuesday at Bishop Donahue.
PC also got a double-double of 15 points and 10 boards from Luke Cooper. Heasley added seven caroms and a trio of steals.
Alex Armentrout tossed in 27 points for the Panthers. (3-6).
Morgantown Christian 50,
Parkersburg Christian 40
MORGANTOWN – Morgantown Christian jumped out to a 29-16 halftime advantage Friday night and knocked off visiting Parkersburg Christian, 50-40.
PC, now 1-6 with a home game Tuesday versus East Richland, had a monster double-double of 22 points and 20 boards from Austin Alley. Knight Korbin Wright chipped in nine points.
MC was led in the scoring department by Noah Burdar and Ryan Sargent, who tallied 16 and 12 markers, respectively.
River 79, Caldwell 43
CALDWELL – River rolled up a 38-14 halftime cushion and cruised to an easy 79-43 victory Friday night against host Caldwell in a Pioneer Valley Conference affair.
Brett Price finished with two dozen points to lead three River (11-3) players in double figures.
Caldwell, which plays Sunday versus Zanesville in the Bishop Rosecrans at Ohio Route 40 Classic, dropped to 2-10 and was led by Jonathon Wiechman’s 18 markers.
Gallia Academy 39
WARREN – Warren bolted out to a 20-9 lead after the opening eight minutes and went on to defeat visiting Gallia Academy, 61-39, on Friday night.
The Warriors, who improved to 12-1 and play Monday versus Newark Catholic, had double-digit scoring efforts from Michael Hall (18), Reece Patton (11) and Evan French (10). Dylan Leffingwell grabbed 10 boards and added five points for the Warriors.
Justin Bailey tallied 16 points for the Blue Devils.
St. Marys Invitational
St. Marys 58, Frontier 36
ST. MARYS – In the semifinals of its own tournament, host St. Marys received double-doubles from post players Audra Clark and Kendra Walker as the Blue Devils topped Frontier, 58-36.
Clark led all scores with 21 points while Walker added a baker’s dozen. The duo had 10 rebounds apiece. Blue Devil Dani Moore finished with eight points and as many steals as the hosts improved to 12-1.
Frontier (10-6) trailed 12-3 after one and got 12 points from Korisa Fickiesen and 10 from Christin Douglass.
Herbert Hoover 55,
Wirt County 53
ST. MARYS -Herbert Hoover held off Wirt County, 55-53, here Friday night to advance to the championship game of the St. Marys Invitational.
The Huskies (8-4) got 18 points from Jordan Marshall and 15 from Bethany Romine.
Wirt County (5-11) was led by Taylor Watson with 14 points while Amanda Clark added 11 and Miriam Smith 10.
Wirt County will meet Frontier Local for third place at 3:30 p.m. today while Herbert Hoover will meet St. Marys at 7:30 p.m. today for the championship.
Roane County 62,
Calhoun County 26
SPENCER -Roane County, led in part by Becky Frye’s game-high 16 points, improved to 4-11 on Friday night as the Raiders outscored visiting Calhoun County in every stanza and posted a 62-26 victory.
The Raiders, who play Tuesday at Ravenswood, also received a dozen markers from Cassidy Taylor and 11 counters from Kasey Blosser.
Autumn Smith tallied nine points for the now 3-9 Red Devils.
Paden City 67,
PADEN CITY – Visiting Harman was no match for Paden City on Friday night as Myah Charkawi bucketed a game-high 27 points during the Wildcats’ 67-34 win.
The Panthers, who were led by Kenna Bennett’s 12-point effort, trailed 20-4 after one quarter.
Paden City, now 7-8 with a home semifinal contest tonight in the WVHIT versus Hundred, also got 14 points from Taylor Cosper and 10 boards by Cydney Blatt.
Wood County Christian 51,
Massillon Christian 30
MASSILLON, Ohio – Hannah and Heather Lord each scored in double-digits to lead the visiting Wildcats (9-6) to a 21-point victory over host Massillon (6-4), 51-30, here Friday night.
The Wildcats pulled down 50 rebounds, led by Rachel Ruble’s 16. She had eight points. WCC led 23-13 at halftime after holding the hosts scoreless in the first quarter.
Maria Mickolini and Ellyn Yoder each scored nine points in the setback.
Braxton County 48,
South Harrison 14
SUTTON – South Harrison failed to score in the first quarter and dropped to 0-13 after falling 48-14 to host Braxton County on Friday.
Hunter Sodaro led the Eagles (8-5) with a game-high 12 points.
Hannah Burnside netted seven markers for the Hawks.