05-17-24 Weekly Sports Update



The Warriors boys’ varsity baseball team met Midland Trail in a contest on Thursday May 9th at Midland losing 18-2 moving their record to 1-13-1 for the season.


The Chargers girls’ varsity tennis team won the Pioneer District regular season playoff match at Parry McCluer 5-3 on Wednesday May 8th earning them the regular season district title. Bath County won two matches at doubles with Sadie Alphin and Abbey Phillips winning at No. 1 doubles and Brooke Hess and Alyssa DePoppe winning at No. 2 doubles. Phillips won at No. 2 singles, Hess won at No. 3 singles, and Sophie Ailstock won at No. 6 singles to account for the five team points. Wednesday’s win earned the girls a berth in the Class 1, Region C tournament as well as a spot in the Pioneer District Tournament championship match.

The Chargers boys’ varsity baseball team faced Eastern Montgomery at Eastern Montgomery on May 11th losing 10-1 in the first round of the Pioneer District tournament. The Chargers ended their season at 1-13. The Chargers scored their lone run on four consecutive walks by Cooper Lowry, Issac Ingram, Owen Perdue, and Remington Gordon. Bransen Gordon and Greyson Walton had the only two hits for the Chargers. Ingram took the loss on the mound giving up nine hits and 10 runs over five innings, striking out one batter and walking six. Lowry pitched in relief for Bath, giving up just one hit.

The girls’ varsity track & field team participated in the J.J. Updike Last Chance Invitational at Harrisonburg High School on Friday May 11th. Natalie White won the 3200-meter run with a 12:34.36 time. Abbey Phillips finished in ninth in the 100-meter hurdles (19.29). Laci Ryder, Sierra Gardener, and Kenley Smith also competed for the Chargers.

The Chargers boys’ varsity soccer team played Narrows on Monday May 13th at home winning 9-1 earning themselves a berth in the Pioneer District championship game on May 20th against Eastern Montgomery. Wyatt Campbell of the Chargers scored a first-half hat trick to help Bath County to a 4-0 half time lead. Campbell had four goals and an assist and Luke Turner added three goals. Braiden Mabe also had a goal and Carter Hooker ended the match with a penalty kick. Andrew Turner had three assists and Frankie DeBoe stopped four shot attempts. The Chargers are now 7-7 for the season.

The Chargers girls JV soccer team met James River at James River in a match on Tuesday May 14th losing 5-1 moving their record to 0-2 for the season. Samantha Horne of Bath County scored a goal off an assist from Breiana Mabe. Samantha Woodson had nine saves for Bath.


Both the Highland County Rams and the Bath County Chargers girls JV softball teams ended their seasons with a game on Thursday May 10th at Highland with the Rams winning 9-1. The Rams closed the year with a 10-1 Pioneer District record, 11-3 overall. Bath finished with a 3-10 Pioneer District record, 4-12 overall. Sarah Liller earned the win on the mound for the Rams striking out three batters, while giving up just five hits. Colleen Adams and Liller had two hits apiece and Peyton Neil, Kristina Neil and Emma Brower added one hit each. Addison Lockridge walked three times and scored three runs with Adams scoring twice. Annah Moyers and Adelaide Baxter played great defense in the outfield to help the Rams. Trinity Forbes, Georgia Watkins, Kiana Williamson, Caleigh Hazelwood, and Ava Whiddon had hits for the Chargers. Whiddon scored the lone run for Bath. Cassidy Nicely pitched for Bath County, striking out eight and walking nine batters.

The Rams boys’ varsity baseball team met Craig County in the first round of the Pioneer District tournament at home on Friday May 11th losing 7-6 ending their season at 6-9-1. Tristan Carpenter was thrown out at home for the second out that could have tied the game and John Wagner was robbed of a game winning hit in the bottom of the seventh inning. Eli Moore had three hits, including two doubles, for the Rams, while both Patton Hull and Wyatt Clevinger had two hits each. Evan Kimble and Moore both scored two runs and Tristan Carpenter had two RBI. Zach Armstrong started and went 3.1 innings, allowing three earned runs and striking out six for the Rams, while Wagner took the loss pitching in relief, giving up three hits and two runs in 3.2 innings. Wagner struck out three batters and walked three.



The Virginia Military Keydets men’s baseball team picked up a win against Radford 8-1 on May 14th moving their record to 26-26.


The James Madison Dukes men’s baseball team hosted Marshall for a three-game series on May 10-12 winning the first two games 8-5 and 5-3 before losing the last game 11-7. The guys now stand at 30-20 for the season.

The women’s golf team took part in the NCAA Bermuda Run Regional on May 6-8 in Winston-Salem, NC. Kendall Turner finished in a tie for 24th place individually for the Dukes.

The women’s lacrosse team participated in the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship held in College Park, MD on May 10-12. The Lady Dukes took on Penn State in the first round winning 14-13 to advance to the next round against Maryland where they lost 17-7 ending their season at 14-6.

The women’s softball team participated in the Sun Belt Conference Championship on May 8-9 in San Marcos, TX. The Lady Dukes played Southern Miss in the first round winning 6-2 only to lose to Louisiana in the quarterfinals 8-0 ending their season at 31-22.

The women’s track & field team participated in the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Championships in Monroe, LA on May 9-11. The Lady Dukes picked up a first place in the 10000-meter run, second in the 5000-meter run, and a third in the pole vault.


The University of Virginia Cavaliers #10 men’s baseball team hosted George Washington on May 8th winning 18-5 before hosting #23 NC State on May 10-12 where they won one game 9-5 and lost two games 7-5 and 13-5 moving their record to 37-14.

The #5 men’s lacrosse team played their first match-up in the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships hosting Saint Joseph’s winning 17-11. The next round will be on May 19th.

The #2 men’s tennis team round their Super Regional round of 16 match-up in the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships against South Carolina on May 10th winning 4-1 to advance to the quarterfinals. The Cavaliers stand at 25-5 for the season.

The men’s and women’s track & field team took part in the ACC Outdoor Championships in Atlanta, GA on May 9-11. For the women they picked up they picked up a first and third in the 1500-meter run, first in the 4×400-meter relay, third in the pole vault, and a second in the discus. The guys picked up first and second in the 3000-meter steeplechase, third in the 400-meter hurdles, first in the triple jump, and first in the javelin.

The #7 women’s lacrosse team competed in the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship on May 10-12. The Lady Cavaliers won in the first round defeating LIU 21-6 then faced #10 Florida losing 13-8 to end their season at 15-5.

The women’s softball team faced #23 Clemson in the ACC Softball Championship on May 9th, losing 8-1 moving their record to 32-18. The Lady Cavaliers face #24 Miami in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Softball Championship tournament on May 17th.

The women’s golf team participated in the NCAA Cle Elum Regional in Cle Elum, WA on May 6-8. The women came in third place, out of 12 teams, and earned a spot in the national championship to be held in Carlsbad, CA.

The #6 women’s tennis team made it past the round of 16 in the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship, defeating Vanderbilt 4-1 on May 11th moving their record to 25-4. The Lady Cavaliers play in the NCAA quarterfinals on May 17th against Texas A&M.


The West Virginia men’s baseball team hosted Penn State on May 8th winning 18-7. Then the guy’s hosted Kansas State in a three-game series on May 10-12 losing the first game 4-3 before winning the last two games 13-0 and 12-5 moving their record to 31-19.

The women’s track & field team participated in the Big 12 Outdoor Track Championships in Waco, TX on May 9-11. The Lady Mountaineers recorded several personal bests and a school record in the individual events. The top finish for West Virginia was fourth place in the 3000-meter steeplechase.


The Virginia Tech Hokies men’s baseball team lost to Liberty 13-8 at Liberty on May 8th before hosting the University of Miami in a three-game series on May 10-12 losing the first two games 8-6 and 7-5. Tech won game three 13-4 moving their record to 32-17.

The women’s golf team participated in the NCAA Cle Elum Regional in Cle Elum, WA on May 6-8. The team placed ninth out of 12 teams in the competition.

The women’s softball team participated in the ACC Women’s Softball Championship in Durham, NC on May 9th losing to Georgia Tech 6-2 moving their record to 39-12-1. The Lady Hokies face San Diego State in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Softball Championship tournament on May 17th.

The men’s and women’s track & field team took part in the ACC Outdoor Championships in Atlanta, GA on May 9-11. For the men they earned first places in the 800-meter run and 5000-meter run. Second places came in the shot out and pole vault. Third place came in the 10000-meter run. The women placed second and third in the 800-meter run, first and second in the triple jump, first and second in the hammer throw, first in the pole vault, and third in the shot put.


The Liberty Flames men’s baseball team defeated Virginia Tech 13-8 at home on May 8th. The guys then took on Dallas Baptist in a three-game series at Dallas Baptist on May 10-11 losing all three games 5-2, 4-3, and 5-1 moving their record to 22-29.

The men’s and women’s track & field team participated in the Conference USA Outdoor Track Championships in El Paso, TX on May 10-12. Both the men and women captured conference titles as a team. The men earned first places in the javelin, shot put, 10000-meter run, decathlon, hammer, 1500-meter run and 100-meter dash. Second place came in the discus. Third places came in the hammer, discus, 110-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles, 5000-meter run, 800-meter run, and the triple jump. For the women they earned first places in the heptathlon, hammer throw, steeplechase, 5000-meter run, and 800-meter run. Second place finishes came in the shot put, triple jump, 200-meter dash, and the high jump. Third place finishes came in the javelin, discus, and the 100-meter dash.

The women’s softball team participated in the Conference USA Softball Championship in Las Cruces, NM on May 9-11. The Lady Flames started out with a loss to New Mexico State 11-3 before winning the next four games beating UTEP 13-10, Louisiana Tech 5-0, New Mexico State 5-3, and Western Kentucky 4-3 to win the Conference USA title. The Lady Flames now stand at 36-23 as they punched their ticket to the NCAA Women’s Softball Championship. They face #25 Charlotte in the first round on May 17th.



This will be my last weekly sports roundup for the season as most of the high school and college sport activities are winding down as the summer approaches. I’m honored to have been a part of your morning or afternoon as you have listened to the various AMR broadcasts during the day. I look forward to the fall as we begin a new season of sports activities in September. Thank you again for taking the time to listen to Allegheny Mountain Radio.



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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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