02-02-24 Weekly Sports Roundup



The Warriors girls’ varsity basketball team picked up a win against Union 69-33 in an away contest on Thursday Jan 25th. O. Vandevender scored 14 points and Riley Pollack added 12 for the Lady Warriors. Allyson Taylor added 11 rebounds. On Saturday Jan 27th the Lady Warriors faced Sherman in a home contest, winning 73-33. Vandevender led the Warriors in scoring with 21 points, M. Taylor added 12 points, and Allyson Taylor had 11. On Monday Jan 29th the Warrior girls took on James Monroe losing 73-38 dropping their record to 5-8. Calli Propst led the Lady Warriors in scoring with 10 points.

The Warriors boys’ varsity basketball team had several games to make-up due to the weather this past week. On Wednesday Jan 24th the Warriors hosted Tygarts Valley losing 66-32. The guys then played Union on Thursday Jan 25th in an away contest losing 42-39. The boys team then hosted Greenbrier West on Friday night Jan 26th losing 70-47 dropping their record to 0-10. Against Tygarts Valley M.S. McQuain scored 12 points to lead Pocahontas County.


The Bath County boys’ varsity basketball team faced Craig County in a home contest Friday night Jan 26th losing 74-54. Andrew Turner and Issac Ingram both scored 12 points while Luke Turner and Greyson Walton added 10 each for the Chargers. Ingram had eight rebounds, Walton had six, Andrew Turner had five assists and Wyatt Campbell had four steals. On Monday Jan 29th the Chargers mounted a big comeback to defeat Eastern Montgomery 64-63. Andrew Turner led Bath County with 20 points, Luke Turner added 18, and Ingram scored 17 points, had 10 rebounds and six steals. On Tuesday Jan 30th the Charger boys took on Parry McCluer losing 86-55 dropping their record to 2-6 in the Pioneer District, 9-10 overall. Andrew Turner scored 15 points and had six assists to lead the Chargers. Frankie DeBoe added 13 points and six rebounds, Ingram had six rebounds and Luke Turner had three blocked shots.

The Chargers boys’ JV basketball team played Craig County Friday Jan 26th losing a close one 29-26. Remington Gordon scored 13 points to lead Bath County. The JV team lost to Eastern Mongomery 54-34 on Monday night Jan 29th. Issac Phillips scored 13 points for the Chargers JV. On Tuesday night Jan 30th the JV boys faced Parry McCluer losing 57-10 dropping their record to 0-6 in the Pioneer District, 3-12 overall. Jake Boguess scored three points for the Chargers.

The Chargers JV girls’ basketball team took on Parry McCluer on Tuesday night winning 39-15 moving their record to 3-2 in the Pioneer District, 5-8 overall. Trinity Forbes scored 19 points and Zoey Jenkins added 12 to lead Bath County.


Both Rams middle school basketball teams won on Wednesday Jan 24th in home contests against Green Bank. The boys’ team won 27-24 in overtime, improving their record to 1-9. Levi Warner scored 18 points and Preston Jaccard added seven points while Gavin Neave contributed 10 rebounds for the Rams. The girls’ team won 35-13 moving their record up to 7-3. Makynley Smith scored 14 points and Addison Lockridge added 10 for the Lady Rams.

The boys’ varsity basketball team played Narrows in an away game on Saturday Jan 27th losing 79-48. Patton Hull led the Rams with 14 points with John Wagner and Eli Moore adding 12 apiece. On Jan 29th, in front of a home crowd, the Rams defeated Harman WV 67-38 improving their record to 6-8 overall. Wagner notched a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds, along with three assists to lead the Rams. Moore added 14 points, Elijah Good scored 13 and Zach Armstrong had 12. Moore and Good both had eight rebounds with Armstrong adding four assists and three steals.

The girls’ varsity basketball team were outmanned on Saturday Jan 27th facing Narrows at home losing 64-7. Annah Moyers led the Lady Rams with four points while Jazmine Douglas scored three. Colleen Adams contributed three rebounds and four steals with Douglas and Hannah Meyerhoeffer pulling in three rebounds each. On Monday night Jan 29th the Lady Rams notched their first win of the season at home defeating Harman WV 52-13 moving their record to 1-9 overall. Adams led the Lady Rams with 14 points, nine rebounds, and nine steals. Meyerhoeffer scored 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while both Annah Moyers and Douglas contributed 10 points each for Highland. Moyers also added six assists along with six steals and Douglas had five steals.



The Virginia Military Keydets men’s basketball team lost to East Tennessee State on Jan 24th in a home contest 74-73. Brennan Watkins scored 21 points and Taeshaud Jackson II added 10 points and 12 rebounds for VMI. Tyran Cook added 13 points and Devin Butler 11. The Keydets traveled to Cullowhee, NC on Jan 27th to face Western Carolina and lost 102-77 dropping their record to 4-17. Watkins scored 22 points, Tyran Cook tossed in 20 points, and Jackson II added nine points plus 11 rebounds to lead VMI.

VMI’s co-ed rifle team competed against The Citadel in Charleston, SC with the Keydets coming in second place. Christopher Hicks and Ryan Harlow of VMI came in third and fourth overall in the aggregate scores.

The men’s swim team hosted Washington & Lee on Jan 27th losing 148-114.

On Sunday Jan 28th VMI’s wrestling team faced off against The Citadel in Charleston, SC losing 35-3. Braxton Lewis picked up a win for VMI.


The James Madison Dukes men’s basketball team traveled to Norfolk, VA to play Old Dominion on Jan 24th winning 78-62. Julien Wooden scored 23 points and T.J. Bickerstaff added 12 points and 12 boards for JMU. On Saturday Jan 27th the Dukes traveled to Boone, NC to face Appalachian State losing 82-76 falling to 18-3 overall, Terrence Edwards, Jr lead JMU with 25 points and Bickerstaff added 15 points plus 12 rebounds.

The men’s tennis team took on Liberty in Lynchburg, VA on Saturday Jan 27th losing 6-1.

The women’s basketball team hosted Marshall on Jan 24th losing 77-70. Hevynne Bristow scored 11 points and Chloe Sterling added 10 for JMU. Ashanti Barnes added 11 rebounds. On Saturday Jan 27th JMU hosted Appalachian State winning 78-61 improving their record to 15-6. Peyton McDaniel scored 22 points, Kseniia Kozlova added 19 points with 14 rebounds, and Bristow tossed in 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Dukes.

The women’s tennis team faced Howard at home in a match on Jan 27th winning 5-2.

The women’s swim team faced off against the Richmond Spiders in Richmond, VA on Jan 27th winning 160-140. The swim team currently stands at 4-3.


The University of Virginia Cavaliers men’s basketball team hosted the NC State Wolfpack on Jan 24th winning in overtime 59-53. Five Cavalier players scored in double figures led by Ryan Dunn who scored 13 points. The Cavaliers then traveled to Louisville, KY on Jan 27th to face the Louisville Cardinals and got the better of them winning 69-52 improving their record to 15-5. Dunn led Virginia in scoring with 19 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

The women’s basketball team hosted Pittsburgh on Jan 25th losing 56-52. Kymora Johnson lead the Lady Cavaliers with 17 points. On Jan 28th Virginia squared off against #20 North Carolina at home upsetting them 81-66 moving their record to 10-10. Johnson scored 25 points, Sam Brunelle and Paris Clark added 14 points each to lead UVA.

The #3 men’s tennis team, in conjunction with the #11 women’s team, hosted the ITA Kickoff Weekend against Northern Arizona, Penn and Florida Atlantic. On Saturday Jan 27th UVA faced Northern Arizona winning 4-1 and on Sunday Jan 28th defeated Florida Atlantic 4-0. The women faced Texas Tech on Jan 26th winning 4-1, and Georgia Tech on Jan 27th defeating Georgia Tech 4-0.

The men’s wrestling team traveled to Durham, NC on Friday Jan 26th to face Duke and promptly swept Duke 45-0 winning all ten matches with nationally ranked wrestlers #33 Ryan Catka and #14 Justin McCoy earning victories.


The West Virginia Mountaineers men’s basketball team traveled to Stillwater, OK on Jan 27th to face Oklahoma State losing a close one 70-66 dropping their record to 7-13. Kerr Kriisa scored 21 points and Quinn Slazinski added 18 to lead West Virginia.

The #20 men’s wrestling team took on #2 Missouri in a home match on Jan 26th losing 30-6. Jordan Titus and Ty Watters earned victories for WVU. On Jan 29th the Mountaineers faced Morgan State in Baltimore, MD winning 40-3. Nine Mountaineers picked up victories with three technical falls in the first four matches.

The women’s basketball team faced Iowa State at home on Jan 27th winning 84-78. Four Lady Mountaineers scored in double figures led by J.J. Quinerly with 31. On Tuesday night Jan 30th the women played a home game against UCF winning 84-43 moving their record to 18-2. Quinerly led WVU with 26 points and Lauren Fields added 15. Kyah Watson contributed 10 rebounds.

The women’s tennis team faced Marshall in a home match on Jan 27th winning 4-3 and then on Jan 28th played Virginia Tech in an away match winning 4-3.

The men’s swim team took on Villanova in a home meet and handled them easily winning 234-66.

The women’s swim team participated in a dual meet on Jan 27th at home against Villanova and Iowa State. The WVU women won against both 173.50-125.50 and 191-108 respectively.


The #19 Virginia Tech Hokies women’s basketball team hosted Georgia Tech on Jan 25th winning 87-69. Elizabeth Kitley scored 29 points and Georgia Amoore had 24 to lead the Lady Hokies. Kitley and Olivia Summiel added nine rebounds each. On Jan 28th Virginia Tech took on #22 Syracuse in Syracuse, NY winning 75-62 moving their record to 16-4. Kitley led Tech with 29 points.

The men’s basketball team got the better of Georgia Tech on Saturday Jan 27th winning 91-67. Five Virginia Tech players scored in double figures led by Lynn Kidd and Mylyjael Poteat who both scored 18. On Jan 29th the Hokies faced #7 Duke in a home game losing 77-67 dropping their record to 13-8. Four players scored in double figures for the Hokies led by M.J. Collins with 17 points.

The #12 men’s wrestling team faced North Carolina in a home contest winning 33-3. The Hokies were led by upset victories from Tom Crook and Andy Smith.

The men’s tennis team hosted a dual match on Jan 28th beating Charlotte 5-2, and Bellarmine 7-0.


The Liberty Flames men’s basketball team fell to 13-8 after losing to Jacksonville State in Jacksonville, AL on Jan 27th 73-62. Liberty was led in scoring by Kyle Rode and Colin Porter who both had 15 points. Brody Peebles added 14.

The men’s tennis team hosted James Madison and Longwood on Saturday Jan 27th beating JMU 6-1 and Longwood 7-0.

The women’s basketball team defeated Jacksonville State at home on Jan 27th by a score of 63-32 moving their record to 8-13. The Lady Flames were led in scoring by Bella Smuda who scored 14 points.

The women’s swim team won a meet against Campbell at home on Jan 27th 190-117.





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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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