Prep Sports Roundup
Amos tames Ironman again
CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — Parkersburg South’s wrestling program finished 10th overall as a team and Wisconsin-bound senior Braxton Amos won his third career individual Ironman championship here Saturday.
Amos scored a 7-1 decision in the 220-pound finals versus Ethan Hatcher of Brecksville.
“Beating Hatcher was good for me to kind of prove that I am the guy to beat at 220,” Amos admitted. “I thought the team did awesome. It was good for our young guys to get an idea of what national level guys are like that way when we get back to West Virginia (against) the instate guys they can see that even if they’re beating instate kids that they still have guys to work to beat.
“Having three guys place was huge for us, especially when you have Gavin returning next year with a group of young guys with a ton of potential. I was also happy to see Gabe Hendershot (285) get two wins this weekend. With it only being his second year for wrestling it was great for him to come and fight with a lot of good wrestlers. I think as our team gets more experience against good competition that we’ll be hard to stop come February.”
The Patriots of head coach Shawn Smith also had a pair of sixth-place finishes from 145-pounder Gavin Quiocho and 152-pounder Brayden Roberts.
John Martin Best was fifth in the 160-pound weight class to help Parkersburg High to a 56th place team finish.
Parkersburg 69, Spring Mills 48
MARTINSBURG — Sam Potts dropped in 20 points to help lead Parkersburg to a 69-48 victory here Saturday afternoon versus host Spring Mills.
The 1-1 Big Reds of head man Bryan Crislip, who return to action Thursday at Wheeling Park, also received 18 markers from Noah Umpleby, a dozen by Josh Kopec and seven from Aiden Vega.
Parkersburg Catholic 52,
St. Marys 48
ST. MARYS — Parkersburg Catholic turned a 23-all halftime score into a key early season 52-48 Little Kanawha Conference West Division victory by edging St. Marys here Saturday, 52-48.
Pat Copen led the 2-0 Crusaders, who welcome in Tyler Consolidated on Tuesday, with a game-high 16 points and five rebounds. Charles Leisure added 15 points for the visitors while Xavier Collie had eight. Jeb Boice dished out three assists and tallied six markers.
The Blue Devils trailed by one entering the fourth and got double figures from Grant Barnhart (14) and William Steele (13). Barnhart missed a double-double by one board. Richard Dornon chipped in seven points and eight caroms for 1-1 SMHS, which visits the Silver Knights on Friday.
Van 67, Tyler Consolidated 55
KIDWELL — A second-quarter slump and a 7 for 23 effort at the free-throw line doomed Tyler Consolidated in a season-opening 67-55 loss to Van Saturday.
The Silver Knights led 13-10 after a quarter but were outscored 23-12 in the second period to trail 33-25 at halftime. The Bulldogs, led by Jacob Jerrell’s 23 points and David Stewart’s 22, held on from there. Tyler got 17 points from Gage Huffman and 10 apiece from Justin Bowman, Mark Rucker and Caleb Strode. Bowman and Huffman grabbed nine and eight rebounds, respectively.
St. Albans 41, Ripley 25
MONTGOMERY — Ty Johnson recorded a 13-point, 10-rebound double-double, but it wasn’t quite enough in a 41-25 loss to St. Albans at the FCA Hoops Classic Saturday.
The Vikings shot just 23% (9 for 39) from the floor and had just eight points by halftime, trailing 22-8.
Jaimelle Claytor led St. Albans with 14 points, while Rodney Taylor added nine.
Wirt County 49, Scott 21
MADISON — Wirt County finally picked up win No. 1 for head coach Mike Hughes on Saturday as the Tigers toppled host Scott in the Skyhawks’ own holiday tournament, 49-21. The 1-5 Tigers, who welcome Doddridge County to town on Monday, received a game-high 14 points from Emma Wyer. Freshman Lydia Eberbaugh went for 12 while Kayleigh Murray finished with seven and Shelby Simonton six.
Shay Miller led the hosts with nine counters.
Van 52, Ravenswood 46 (OT)
MADISON — Van outscored Ravenswood 8-2 in overtime to earn a 52-46 victory Saturday at the Scott Holiday Tournament.
Bulldog Karlie LaFauci led all scorers with 26 points.
Ravenswood was paced in point-production by Annie Hunt (15), Libby Hall (13) and Lydia Alfred (11).