01-12-24 Weekly Sports Roundup

THIS IS PISTOL PETE ATKESON WITH THE WEEKLY SPORTS ROUNDUP

POCAHONTAS COUNTY SCHOOLS

The Warriors girls’ varsity basketball team played Tygarts Valley in a home game on Wednesday Jan 3rd winning 62-34. Three Pocahontas players scored in double figures with O. Vandevender scoring 16, Calli Probst adding 15, and Shayla Bennett chipping in with 10. On Jan 5th the girls team played Greenbrier West, losing 77-49 dropping their record to 3-4. Vandevender scored 19 points and Propst 14 to lead the Warriors girls.

The boys’ varsity basketball team played Meadow Bridge in an away game on Jan 5th losing 63-60 dropping their record to 0-5.

BATH COUNTY SCHOOLS

The Chargers boys’ varsity wrestling team participated in a tri-match at Rockbridge County, losing to Rockbridge County 60-20 and Parry McCluer 42-36. Ethan Bryant and Jeremy Burns earned wins against Rockbridge.

The Chargers boys’ varsity basketball team played Craig County in Newcastle Thursday night Jan 4th winning 70-59. Andrew Turner and Issac Ingram both scored 16 points to lead the Chargers. Luke Turner added 15 points, Wyatt Campbell 12, and Frankie DeBoe 11. On Monday night Jan 8th the boys played the Riverheads Gladiators at home winning 62-59 to improve their record to 7-6 overall. Campbell led Bath County with 25 points, nine rebounds, three assists and four steals. Ingram added 12 points, 11 rebounds, and five steals and Turner contributed 11 points and 14 rebounds along with three blocked shots. Andrew Turner tossed in five assists.

Bath County lost in the JV boy’s game to Craig County 27-9. Dylan Hicklin and Issac Phillips scored three points each for Bath. On Monday night at home the JV boys lost to Riverheads 56-11 dropping their record to 2-8. Bryer Nicely scored four points for the Chargers.

The Chargers JV girls’ basketball team lost to Craig County Thursday night Jan 4th in an away game 40-25. Trinity Forbes led the Chargers with 12 points, Sophie Ailstock chipped in five and Ryleigh Phillips scored four. On Monday night Jan 8th in Greenville the JV girls lost to Riverheads 41-21 dropping their record to 3-5. Forbes scored 11 points for Bath County.

HIGHLAND COUNTY SCHOOLS

Both Rams middle school basketball teams played against Union Educational in Monterey Wednesday night Jan 3rd. The girls’ team won 51-20 improving their record to 6-3 with Brooklyn Bussard scoring 12 points for the Rams. The boys’ team lost 46-35 dropping their record to 0-9. Levi Warner led Highland with 13 points and Preston Jaccard added 12. Karl Sax had four rebounds and Steven Rogers chipped in with three steals.

The Rams boys’ varsity basketball team took on Parry McCluer at Buena Vista on Friday night Jan 5th losing 55-32 dropping their record to 2-1 in the Pioneer District, 3-5 overall. Patton Hull scored 11 points for Highland with Eli Moore adding nine points, six rebounds, and three blocked shots. John Wagner led the Rams in rebounds with nine and Zach Armstrong had three assists.

The girls’ varsity basketball team faced Parry McCluer on Friday night Jan 5th as well losing 60-21 dropping their record to 0-2 in the Pioneer District, 0-6 overall. Zalea Good was the leading scorer for the Lady Rams with seven points and Annah Moyers, Colleen Adams, and Jazmine Douglas each had four points. Adams had four rebounds and two steals and Hannah Meyerhoeffer had three rebounds.

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VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE

The Virginia Military Keydets men’s basketball team took on Wofford in Spartanburg, SC on Jan 3rd losing in overtime 87-85. Brennan Watkins scored 24 points and Devin Butler 20 to lead VMI. On Jan 6th the Keydets faced Mercer at home losing 86-64 dropping their record to 3-12. Tyran Cook led VMI with 19 points while Taeshaud Jackson II added 13 points and 12 rebounds.

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

The James Madison Dukes men’s basketball team beat Louisiana in Lafayette, LA on Jan 4th 68-61. Three players for JMU scored in double figures led by Terrance Edwards, Jr with 19 points. T.J. Bickerstaff added 14 points and 11 rebounds while Raekwon chipped in with eight points and 10 rebounds. On Jan 6th in an away game against Southern Miss the Dukes lost 81-71 losing their first game of the season dropping their record to 14-1. Four Dukes players scored in double figures led by Edwards, Jr with 15 points, Bickerstaff scoring 14 points and 16 rebounds, and Noah Freidel chipping in with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

The women’s basketball team hosted Arkansas State on Jan 4th winning 64-57. Ashanti Barnes led the Dukes in scoring with 17 points plus 10 rebounds and Kseniia Kozlova added 13 points and 15 rebounds. On Jan 6th the women hosted Louisiana winning in overtime 77-72 improving their record to 11-4. Kozlova led the Dukes with 20 points and nine rebounds.

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

The Virginia Cavaliers men’s basketball team hosted the Louisville Cardinals on Jan 3rd winning 77-53. Four players scored in double figures for Virginia led by Isaac McKneely with 18 points. Ryan Dunn added 15 points and 10 rebounds. On Jan 6th the Cavaliers faced the Wolfpack of NC State in Raleigh, NC losing 76-60 dropping their record to 11-4. McKneely lad Virginia with 18 points.

The women’s basketball team faced Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA Thursday night Jan 4th losing 63-60. Camryn Taylor scored 19 points and Paris Clark chipped in with 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Cavaliers. Against Duke at home on Jan 7th the Lady Cavaliers lost 60-56 dropping their record to 8-6. Taylor scored 17 points and Kymore Johnson added 14 to lead UVA.

The men’s wrestling team took part in the Arms Duals in Richmond, VA on Jan 6th against Gardner Webb, and George Mason. The Cavaliers won against Gardener Webb but lost a close one to George Mason. Against Gardner Webb Todd Carter, Nick Sanko, Mason Stefanelli, Justin McCoy, Colden Dorfman, and Ryan Catka notched wins for Virginia. Against George Mason Kyle Montaperto, Keyveon Roller, Kyren Butler, McCoy, Malachi Duvall, and Catka earned victories for UVA.

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

The West Virginia Mountaineers women’s basketball team hosted the Cincinnati Bearcats on Jan 3rd winning 68-53. Four Mountaineers led a balanced scoring attack with Kyah Watson getting 14 points, Jordan Harrison with 13 points, and J.J. Quinerly and Lauren Fields with 12 points apiece. The Lady Mountaineers lost their first game of the season against #10 Texas at home on Jan 6th losing 70-49. West Virginia now stands at 13-1. Quinerly led West Virginia with 22 points.

The men’s basketball team traveled to Houston, TX to face #3 Houston on Jan 6th losing 89-55. Patrick Suemnick led West Virginia with 12 points. On Jan 9th the Mountaineers played Kansas St at home losing 81-67 dropping their record to 5-10. RaeQuan Battle led West Virginia in scoring with 21 points.

The #20 men’s wrestling team faced Columbia in the Battle on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ on Jan 7th picking up a 22-21 win. Jett Strickenberger, Ty Watters, Alex Hornfeck, Peyton Hall, and Michael Wolfgram notched wins for West Virginia.

VIRGINIA TECH UNIVERSITY

The #13 Virginia Tech Hokies women’s basketball team traveled to Winston-Salem, NC to face Wake Forest winning 82-73. Elizabeth Kitley scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Virginia Tech. Georgia Amoore added 20 points. The Lady Hokies continued their winning streak facing the #3 NC State Wolfpack beating them at home on Jan 7th 63-62 to bump their record up to 12-2. Kitley scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Virginia Tech and Amoore added 21 points.

The men’s wrestling team took on #5 Cornell in Ithaca, NY on Jan 7th losing 24-13. Cooper Flynn, Sam Latona, Caleb Henson, Mehki Lewis picked up wins for Virginia Tech.

The men’s basketball team lost a tightly contested game against Florida State on Jan 6th in Tallahassee, FL 77-74 dropping their record to 9-5. Seam Pedulla scored 26 points to lead the Hokies.

LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

The Liberty Flames men’s basketball team traveled to Bowling Green, KY to play Western Kentucky on Jan 6th, losing 70-68 dropping their record to 11-5. Zach Cleveland scored 23 points and Kyle Rode added 15 to lead the Flames.

While the men went to Bowling Green, KY the Lady Flames hosted Western Kentucky on Jan 6th losing 68-66 dropping their record to 5-11. Jordan Hodges and Bella Smuda both scored 14 points for Liberty.

INFORMATION FOR THIS REPORT CAME FROM: MARK PIFER OF THE RECORDER, FLO WRESTLING, MAX-PREPS, AND INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL WEBSITES.

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THIS HAS BEEN PISTOL PETE ATKESON FOR ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN RADIO NEWS.

 

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle. scott@amrmail.org

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