Edison Middle School claims another All-Sports Trophy

Members of Edison’s sports teams who helped the Eagles win the 2016-17 Wood Connty Middle School All-Sports Trophy, as represented to them by county middle school athletic director Bill Vincent (back row, middle), are (on the floor, from left) Trenton Jones, Emma Kerns, Ashlee Ellison, Tatum Jones, Kendal Mader and Taylor Hawkins, and (in back, from left) Zach Meadows, Bentley Kinzer, Ben Starkey, Cady DeBarr, Chloe Smith, Colton Parsons, Vincent, Jake Hogsett, Gavin Quiocho, Cade Murray, Abigail Francisco, Breanna Beverage and Haley Hatfield.Members of Edison’s sports teams who helped the Eagles win the 2016-17 Wood Connty Middle School All-Sports Trophy, as represented to them by county middle school athletic director Bill Vincent (back row, middle), are (on the floor, from left) Trenton Jones, Emma Kerns, Ashlee Ellison, Tatum Jones, Kendal Mader and Taylor Hawkins, and (in back, from left) Zach Meadows, Bentley Kinzer, Ben Starkey, Cady DeBarr, Chloe Smith, Colton Parsons, Vincent, Jake Hogsett, Gavin Quiocho, Cade Murray, Abigail Francisco, Breanna Beverage and Haley Hatfield. Photo provided.

­PARKERSBURG — For the second year in a row and eight out the last 12, Edison has claimed the annual Wood County junior high — and or , — now middle school All-Sports Trophy for the 2016-2017 school year.

Edison captured the last two county junior high all-sports plaques in 2005-06 and 2006-07 before the middle school system began. But that change didn’t hinder the Eagles sports teams’ dominance over the past decade at all.

In this just-completed school year, Edison won county championships in wrestling, boys 6th grade and 7th/8th grade track, and cheerleading, plus finished as runners-up in football, girls and boys tennis, golf, and girls 6th grade and 7th/8th grade track.

That along with Edison scoring placement points in every sport, along with eventual second-place Blennerhassett and third-place Jackson, enabled the Eagles to end up on top of the heap when it came to the 2016-17 All-Sports standings.

The final point totals were Edison, 108.5; Blennerhassett, 97; Jackson, 87; Hamilton, 86.5; Willamstown, 82.5; and VanDevender, 40. The Eagles’ margin of victory was largest in the last 10 years.

Edison was in front of the pack all school year long, leading after both the fall and winter sports seasons, and then pulling away in the spring track season.

The Edison head coaching staff for 2016-17 were for cross country — Jason Czerr, tennis — J.T. Spivy, golf — B.J. Hess, football — Lee Lauderman, volleyball — Abbie Burge, cheerleading — Tammy Koreski, 6th grade boys basketball — A.J. McGary, 7th/8th grade boys basketball — Rusty Miller, 6th grade girls basketball — Megan Forshey, 7th/8th grade girls basketball — Bill Marshall, wrestling — Tammy Koreski, boys track — Janet Sears, and girls track — Sarah Wilson.

The All-Sports award represents the great competition between the middle schools, and was first presented in the 1986-87 school year 30 years ago with Jackson Junior High winning the initial trophy.

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