05-10-24 Weekly Sports Roundup

HEY EVERYONE, THIS IS PISTOL PETE ATKESON WITH THE WEEKLY SPORTS ROUNDUP

POCAHONTAS COUNTY SCHOOLS

The Warriors boys’ varsity baseball team played in a double-header against Mount View on Friday May 3rd at Mount View losing both games 5-0 and 7-6. Then the guys played against Richwood at Richwood losing 6-1 on Tuesday May 6th moving their record to 1-12-1.

The Warriors girls’ varsity softball team played against Webster County on Wednesday May 1st at Webster County losing 25-2 moving their record to 0-9 for the season.

BATH COUNTY SCHOOLS

The Chargers boys’ varsity baseball team were swept in a doubleheader Wednesday night May 1st against Narrows at home losing 12-1 and 15-0 moving their record to 0-8 in the Pioneer District, 1-12 overall. Bath scored their only run in the first game in the fourth inning when Cooper Lowry was hit by a pitch and scored on a Bransen Gordon single. Issac Ingram started for the Chargers and took the loss on the mound, allowing eight hits and five earned runs in two plus innings. Remington Gordon pitched in relief. In the second game Nathan Hunt, Lowry and Ingram all had one hit for Bath. Hunt started and was saddled with the loss, allowing eight hits and 10 runs in two plus innings. Owen Perdue and Colton Wilhelm pitched in relief. As the boys were playing the girls JV softball team split a pair of games against Narrows, losing the first game 8-7 and winning the second 17-7. Trinity Forbes, Georgia Watkins, Bayley Gardzinski, Caleigh Hazelwood, and Kiana Williamson each had a hit for Bath in the first game. Cassidee Nicely pitched the opener, allowing two hits and five earned runs, while striking out nine batters and walking six in six innings of work. In game two Forbes was the winner on the mound for Bath. Forbes allowed four hits, four earned runs, striking out four and walked five in five innings. Nicely had three hits, while Forbes and Williamson both hit inside-the-park home runs.

The Chargers girls JV softball team played in a double-header against Eastern Montgomery on Tuesday May 7th losing game one 9-3 and winning game two 7-4 moving their record to 3-9 in the Pioneer District, 4-11 overall. Nicely pitched the opener, striking out six, and Williamson had a double. In the second game Forbes held Eastern Montgomery in check on four hits and one strike out. Nicely and Williamson had two hits apiece for the Lady Chargers.

The girls’ varsity tennis team played Narrows at Narrows on Wednesday May 1st, winning 6-3. Sadie Alphin and Abbey Phillips won at No. 1 doubles, Brooke Hess and Alyssa DePoppe won at No. 2 doubles, and Adrianna Miller and Sophie Ailstock won at No. 3 doubles. Phillips won at No. 2 singles, Hess won at No. 3 singles and Ailstock won at No. 6 singles. On Tuesday May 7th the Chargers completed a suspended match against Parry McCluer losing 5-4 dropping their record to 3-1 in the Pioneer District, 6-3 overall. This, in turn, forced a one-match playoff for the regular season Pioneer District title which will be played on Wednesday May 8th. Phillips, Hess, and Ailstock won in singles for Bath County with Phillips and Alphin won at No. 1 doubles for the Chargers.

The boys’ varsity soccer team came up with a win against Narrows 4-1 at Narrows on Wednesday May 1st. Braiden Mabe scored two goals and two assists for Bath, while Andrew Turner and Wyatt Campbell added one goal apiece. Frankie DeBoe, at goalie, had eight saves for Bath County. On Friday May 3rd the guys played against Alleghany losing 7-0. DeBoe stopped 25 shots from Alleghany. On May 7th Bath hosted Narrows winning 7-1 moving their record to 2-4 in the Pioneer District, 4-12 overall. Luke Turner scored a hat trick with Braiden Mabe adding two more goals, Andrew Turner had a goal and two assists, Wyatt Campbell scored a goal and Carter Hooker chipped in with two assists. Bath goalkeeper DeBoe stopped nine shots from Narrows.

The girls’ varsity soccer team played a match against Grace Christian losing 7-0 on Friday May 3rd at Grace Christian. Bath County goalkeeper Samantha Woodson made 19 saves. On Tuesday May 7th the Lady Chargers faced Giles, losing 5-2 dropping their record to 2-10-1. Laci Ryder and Samanatha Horne scored goals for Bath County. Charger keeper Zoey Jenkins had 22 saves.

The girls track & field team took part in the Generals Invitational that was cut short due to rain and heavy lightning. Abbey Phillips was the only Charger to compete, finishing in 10th place in the 100-meter hurdles (19.51).

HIGHLAND COUNTY SCHOOLS

The Rams track & field team participated in a track meet at Waynesboro High School on Wednesday May 1st. Colleen Adams tied for sixth in the high jump (4’-4”) scoring the only points for Highland. Zalea Good was seventh in the long jump (13’-3”) and Jazmine Douglas placed eighth in the 100-meter dash (13.91) and 200-meter dash (29.16).

The Rams boys’ varsity baseball team lost a cliffhanger to Eastern Montgomery 13-12 at Eastern Montgomery Wednesday night May 1st. Both teams combined for 29 hits – 16 for the Mustangs and 13 for the Rams. John Wagner started for the Rams, allowing 11 runs (five earned) over 4.2 innings. Zack Wright wound up with the loss pitching in relief, allowing two runs and two hits in 1.1 innings. Both combined for four strikeouts and one walk. Zach Armstrong had three hits, including two triples, and scored three runs for the Rams. Wagner added three hits, Patton Hull and Eli Moore had two each and Evan Kimble, Tristan Carpenter, and Wyatt Clevinger all had one. Carpenter had three RBI and Kimble had two.

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VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE

The Virginia Military Keydets men’s baseball team played Coppin State at Coppin State on May 1st, winning 8-2. The guys then played in a three-game series on May 3-5 against East Tennessee State at East Tennessee State losing all three games 8-3, 11-1, and 9-0 moving their record to 25-26.

The men’s and women’s track & field team participated in the Liberty Twilight Qualifier in Lynchburg, VA on May 1st. The guys placed third in the long jump while several other Keydets placed in the top ten of their events.

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

The James Madison Dukes men’s baseball team played a three-game series against Arkansas State at Arkansas State on May 3-5 winning two of the games 9-4 and 9-2 while losing one 8-1 moving their record to 28-19.

The women’s lacrosse team played a pair of games this past week in the American Athletic Conference Championships held in Nashville, TN on May 2-4. The Lady Dukes won the first game against Temple 16-7 before losing to Florida in the Championship game 21-11 moving their record to 13-5.

The women’s softball team hosted Coastal Carolina in a three-game series on May 2-3 losing the first two games 8-7 and 8-4 before winning the last game 8-5 moving their record to 30-21.

The women’s track & field team participated in the Liberty Twilight Qualifier in Lynchburg, VA on May 1st. The Lady Dukes picked up wins in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash, and the 4×400-meter relay. They also picked up second place finishes in the 100-meter dash, 400-meter dash, and third place in the 200-meter dash.

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

The University of Virginia #11 men’s baseball team picked up a win against Navy 10-0 at home on May 1st moving their record to 35-12.

The #5 men’s lacrosse team faced #1 Notre Dame for the second game in a row in the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship semi-finals on May 3rd losing 18-9 moving their record to 10-5.

The #2 men’s tennis team won the first two games in the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship Tournament beating NJIT on May 3rd 4-0 and defeating VCU 4-0 on May 4th moving their record to 24-5.

The #6 women’s tennis team won the first two matches in the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships, defeating LIU in the first round 4-0 on May 4th and then beating Princeton in the second round 4-0 on May 5th moving their record to 24-4.

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

The West Virginia Mountaineers men’s baseball team played Cincinnati in a three-game series in Cincinnati on May 3-5 winning the first game 5-4 before dropping the next two games 10-4 and 8-2 moving their record to 28-18.

The women’s tennis team played Pacific on May 6th in the quarterfinals of the UTR Sports NIT Championship, winning 4-2 moving their record to 15-13.

The women’s track & field team hosted the WVU Last Chance Meet on May 4th. The women earned first place finishes in the 3000-meter steeplechase, 5000-meter run, 800-meter run, and the 400-meter hurdles. The Lady Mountaineers also earned a second and third place finish in the high jump.

VIRGINIA TECH UNIVERSITY

The Virginia Tech Hokies men’s baseball team played North Carolina A&T on May 1st at home, winning 11-0. The guys then hosted Ohio in a three-game series on May 4-5 winning all three games 14-1, 14-2, and 11-2 moving their record to 31-14.

The men’s and women’s track & field team participated in two events this past week: the Liberty Twilight Qualifier on May 1st and the Hill City Twilight on May 3rd, both events being in Lynchburg, VA. In the Hill City event the women earned first places in the pole vault, 800-meter run, and 3000-meter steeplechase. They also earned second places in the pole vault, 800-meter run, 3000-meter steeplechase, and the 5000-meter run. Third place finishes came in the 1500-meter run, 3000-meter steeplechase. The men earned first places in the 800-meter run, 3000-meter steeplechase, 4×400-meter relay, and the 5000-meter run. The guys also picked up second place finishes in the pole vault, and the 5000-meter run. Third place finishes came in the pole vault, 1500-meter run, and the 5000-meter run.

The #16 women’s softball team defeated Liberty 4-1 in an away game on May 1st moving their record to 39-11-1 for the season.

LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

The Liberty Flames men’s baseball team was busy this past week hosting Campbell on May 1st, winning 14-9. The guys then continued their homestand against FIU in a three-game series on May 3-4 winning two of the three games 11-5 and 12-11while losing one game 10-7 moving their record to 21-26.

The men’s tennis team took part in the UTR Sports NIT Tennis Championship in Bradenton, FL on May 5-7. The Flames won their first-round match against North Alabama 4-1 before losing to Pacific 4-0 to end their season at 18-9.

The men’s and women’s track & field team hosted two events this past week: the Liberty Twilight Qualifier on May 1st and the Hill City Twilight on May 3rd. In the Liberty Qualifier event the women earned first places in the 100-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles, 800-meter run, shot put, and the triple jump. The guys picked up firsts in 110-meter hurdles, hammer 1500-meter run, and the 400-meter hurdles. In the Hill City event the guys picked up a win in the 1500-meter run and two middle distance team records were broken.

The women’s lacrosse team participated in the ASUN Women’s Lacrosse Championship held in Jacksonville, FL on May 2nd. The women lost in the first round to Jacksonville 10-9 ending their season at 6-12.

The women’s softball team lost to #16 Virginia Tech 4-1 on May 1st at home. The Lady Flames then faced #10 LSU in a three-game series at LSU on May 3-5 losing the first two games 4-0 and 9-4 before picking up a win in the third game 3-1 moving their record to 32-22.

The women’s tennis team took part in the UTR Sports NIT Tennis Championships in Bradenton, FL on May 6-7. The Lady Flames won in the first round against Appalachian State 4-3 then losing to Colorado 4-1 ending their season at 18-7.

INFORMATION FOR THIS REPORT CAME FROM: MARK PIFER OF THE RECORDER, 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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