11-03-23 Weekly Sports Roundup



The Pocahontas County Warriors football team lost a close one to the Tygarts Valley Bulldogs in Mill Creek, WV Friday night Oct 27th losing 19-14 dropping their record to 1-8. The Warriors next face the Midland Trail Patriots in Hico, WV Friday Nov 3rd.


The Bath County Chargers football team blanked the Parry McCluer Fighting Blues 55-0 on Friday night Oct 27th to remain undefeated at 9-0. Wyatt Campbell accounted for six touchdowns and 204 yards of total offense scoring on runs of  29, 7 and 2 yards and threw three touchdown passes to lead the Chargers. Luke Turner chipped in with two touchdown receptions, both being from 35 yards out and Braiden Mabe caught a 10-yard touchdown reception along with another touchdown from a 15-yard interception return. Bath County hosts Narrows on Friday Nov 3rd for the Pioneer District championship.

Bath County Senior Natalie White ran a 21:07 at Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista, VA to win the Pioneer District girls’ individual cross-country title on Wednesday Oct 25th. Chargers Sadie Alphin and Abbey Phillips came in 7th and 11th with times of 24:52 and 36:45. For the boys’ race Noah Bolling placed 15th with a 22:30 for the Chargers. In the Class I, Region C cross-country championships on Oct 30th White placed third individually qualifying for the Class I State Championships for the third time with a 5K time of 21:13. Alphin also medaled with a 15th place showing in 24:26. Phillips finished with a 35:52. For the Charger boys Bolling placed 43rd with a time of 23:49.

The Bath County junior varsity football team faced the Fighting Blues of Parry McCluer Wednesday night Oct 25th at home losing 22-0 to end their season at 5-2.

The girls’ varsity volleyball team beat Eastern Montgomery Thursday night Oct 26th to win the Pioneer District Tournament title in three straight sets. Delaney Hicklin and Lindsay Oliver both had eight kills and Bayley Gardzinski added five kills for the winners. Bath County hosted Grayson County in a first round Class I, Region C tournament match on Tuesday Oct 31st losing in four sets to end their season at 17-6. Kenley Smith led Bath County with 22 assists and 20 digs and Oliver added 17 digs and 10 kills. Hannah Armstrong had 37 digs that placed her over the 1000 dig mark for her career. Sierra Gardener added 13 digs, Hicklin had nine kills and Caleigh Hazelwood recorded two blocks.


Rams’ lone varsity runner Cash Chambers competed in the Pioneer District Cross-Country Championships Wednesday Oct 25th placing 19th with a time of 26:59. Ram Middle schooler Preston Jaccard posted a fifth-place finish in the 1.5-mile race with a 10:46.



The Virginia Military Keydets football team lost a tight game against the Chattanooga Mocs Saturday afternoon Oct 28th 24-23 dropping their record to 2-3 in the Southern Conference, 3-5 overall. Hunter Rice led the Keydets with 208 rushing yards and three touchdowns, one being a 67-yard run. The guy’s next face ETSU in Johnson City, TN on Saturday Nov 4th.

The men’s soccer team played in a pair of games this past week – they first faced Queens in Charlotte, NC on Oct 25th winning 4-2 and then faced UNCG in Greensboro, NC on Oct 28th losing 6-2 to move their record to 5-13. Against Queens Cole Mooney scored two goals, Grant Martin and Conner Reid scored one each for the Keydets. Against UNCG Zacharia Bouchachia and Jack Miller scored goals for VMI. Next up for the men is a Southern Conference tournament match against Furman on Nov 3rd.

The men’s and women’s rifle teams competed in a match against Georgia Southern at home on Oct 28th where the VMI mixed team finished 2nd and the women came in third.


The James Madison Dukes football team faced the Old Dominion Monarchs Saturday evening Oct 28th winning a closely contested game 30-27 to remain undefeated at 5-0 in the Sun Belt Conference, 8-0 overall. The Dukes had two receivers go over 100 yards in receiving yards – Reggie Brown had nine catches for 142 yards plus two touchdowns and Elijah Sarratt registered eight grabs for 139 yards and a touchdown. Jordan McCloud went 37-of-40 for 340 passing yards and three touchdowns and added 13 rushing yards and a touchdown for James Madison. JMU next plays Georgia State in Atlanta, GA on Nov 4th.

The men’s soccer team played Georgia Southern at home on Oct 27th winning 5-1. Rodrigo Robles, Cameron Arnold, Kevin Larsson, Clay Obara and Balint Kocso scored goals for JMU. Next up for the men was a game against #1 UCF on Orlando, FL on Oct 31st which they won 2-1 improving their record to 8-3-5. Robles and Arnold scored goals for JMU. Up next for the guys is a Sun Belt Conference tournament quarter-final match-up against Kentucky in Huntington, WV on Nov 5th.

The women’s cross-country team competed in the Sun Belt Conference Championship in Foley, AL on Oct 28th placing second out of 13 teams for the 5K distance. Miranda Stanhope paced the Dukes with a seventh-place finish in 17:34.9 with three other JMU runners finishing in the top 25.

The women’s soccer team played Coastal Carolina at home on Oct 26th winning 1-0 moving their record to 7-3-8. Suwaibatu Mohammed scored the goal for JMU. The women are paired up against Appalachian State in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Championship on Nov 1st in Foley, AL.

The women’s volleyball team played in a double-header against Georgia Southern Oct 26-27 at home winning the first game in five sets and the second in four sets. James Madison improved their record to 17-6. The women play in another double-header against Marshall on Nov 3-4 at home.

The women’s field hockey team has a game against Queens at home on Nov 4th. The Dukes currently stand at 4-12.


The Virginia Cavaliers football team traveled to Miami, FL to face Miami Saturday afternoon Oct 8th losing in overtime 31-27 dropping their record to 1-3 in the ACC, 2-6 overall. Tony Muskett went 24-of-38 passing for 239 yards with Mike Hollins scoring two touchdowns and Malik Washington catching 12 passes for 152 yards to lead Virginia. Up next is a home game against Georgia Tech on Nov 4th.

The men’s and women’s cross-country teams competed in the ACC Cross Country Championships in Tallahassee, FL on Oct 27th finishing in third for both teams. Will Anthony and Gary Martin led the UVA men in the 8K distance with a seventh and eighth place finish while Margot Appleton and Jenny Schilling led the UVA women in the 6K finishing in fifth and tenth place.

The women’s field hockey team faced Syracuse in the ACC Championship quarterfinals held in Charlottesville, VA on Oct 31st winning 3-2 improving their record to 12-5. Noa Boterman scored two goals and Laura Janssen added a goal for Virginia. The Lady Cavaliers next play North Carolina in the semifinals on Nov 1st.

The 14th ranked men’s soccer team faced the 10th ranked North Carolina at home on Oct 27th winning 1-0 improving their record to 10-3-3. Mouhameth Thiam scored the goal for UVA. Up next is a quarter-final game in the ACC Tournament on Nov 5th.

The women’s soccer team traveled to Syracuse, NY on Oct 26th to play Syracuse winning 4-0 moving their record to 8-3-6. Scoring goals for UVA were Jill Flammia, Magle Cagle, Meredith McDermott, and Talia Staude.

The women’s volleyball team played Wake Forest at home on Oct 27th, losing in four sets. Up next for the Cavaliers was a home game against Virginia Tech on Oct 29th which they won in five sets improving their record to 9-13. Up next for the Lady Cavaliers is a game against Miami in Coral Gables, FL on Nov 3rd.


The West Virginia Mountaineers football team faced UCF in Orlando, FL on Oct 28th winning 41-28 to move their record to 3-2 in the Big 12 Conference, 5-3 overall. Garrett Greene ran for three touchdowns, rushed for 55 yards, and went 14-of-23 passes for 156 yards to lead West Virginia. C.J. Donaldson rushed for 121 yards and scored a touchdown in a contributing effort for WVU. Up next for the guys is a game against BYU at home on Nov 4th.

The #2 men’s soccer team traveled to Lexington, KY to face Kentucky on Oct 27th losing 1-0. Up next for West Virginia was a game against Old Dominion at home on Oct 31st which they won 2-1 moving their record to 12-1-4. Carlos Hernando and Yutaro Tsukada scored goals for West Viginia. Up next for the guys is a game against Georgia State in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament held in Orlando, FL on Nov 5th.

The women’s cross-country team participated in the Big 12 Cross Country Championships on Oct 28th in Ames, IA. The team came in fourth out of 14 teams with Sarah Tait leading the Mountaineers with a 25th place finish in the 6K distance. Katherine Dowie helped with a 28th place finish.

The women’s soccer team played against Texas in the Big 12 Soccer Championship in Round Rock, TX on Oct 30th losing 3-1 falling to 7-8-4 ending their season. Dilary Heredia-Beltran scored the lone goal for West Virginia.

The women’s volleyball team played a double-header against Kansas in Lawrence, KS Oct 26-27 losing both games in straight sets dropping their record to 9-15. The Lady Mountaineers play Texas in a double-header at home Nov 2-3.


The Virginia Tech Hokies football team faced the Syracuse Orangemen at home on Oct 26th winning 38-10 improving their record to 3-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, 4-4 overall. Kyron Jones went 15-of-24 through the air for 194 yards and one touchdown, Bhayshul Tuten had 18 carries for 118 yards and a touchdown, Da’Quan had two receiving touchdowns to lead the Hokies. Virginia Tech next faces #18 Louisville in Louisville, KY on Nov 4th.

The men’s and women’s cross-country teams competed in the ACC Championships in Tallahassee, FL on Oct 27th. The men’s team finished in 11th place while the women finished in 10th place. For the men they were led by Declan Rymer and Arnav Tikhe who finished 58th and 59th individually in the 8K distance. For the women in the 6K distance they were led by Lindsey Butler who finished in 31st place.

The men’s soccer team faced #8 Duke in Durham, NC on Oct 27th losing 7-1 dropping their record to 4-8-4. Marcos Escoe scored the lone goal for Virginia Tech. Up next for the guys is a game against #10 North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC on Nov 1st.

The women’s soccer team played Pitt up in Pittsburgh, PA on Oct 26th losing 2-1 to move their record to 7-8-3. Natalie Mitchell scored the lone goal for the Hokies.

The women’s volleyball team faced #7 Pitt in Pittsburgh, PA on Oct 37th losing in three straight sets and then played Virginia in Charlottesville, VA on Oct 29th losing in five sets to move their record to 12-11. The Lady Hokies next face North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC on Nov 3rd.


The Liberty Flames football team face the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in a home contest on Nov 4th. The Flames are currently undefeated at 8-0.

The men’s and women’s cross-country teams competed in the Conference USA Championships in Bowling Green, KY on Oct 28th. Both teams finished in second place. The men, in the 8K distance, were led by Nicholas Kiprotich, Nathan Moore, Kyle Harkabus who finished in 7th, 9th and 11th place respectively out of 74 runners. The women, in the 6K distance, were led by Adelyn Fairley and Catherine Farrell who finished second and fifth overall amongst 76 runners.

The men’s soccer team played Houston Christian in Houston, TX on Oct 26th finishing in a tie 1-1. Up next was a game against Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX which they lost 2-0. The Flames record now stands at 9-6-2. Against Houston Christian Bryce Swinehart scored for Liberty. Their next game is a first-round match against Eastern Illinois in the OVC Men’s Soccer Championship on Nov 5th.

The #6 women’s field hockey team traveled to Towson, MD to play Georgetown on Oct 27th winning 5-0 moving their record to 16-1. Milagros Arteta, Anna Miller, Danielle Hamm, Bethany Dykema, and Kyleigh Faust scored goals for the Flames. Up next is a first-round game in the Big East Field Hockey Championship against Villanova on Nov 3rd.

The women’s soccer team improved to 14-2-1 winning against Louisiana Tech 4-1 in Ruston, LA on Oct 29th. Ava Goodman scored two goals for the Flames with Saydie Holland, Claire Valentine adding one apiece. The women are awaiting their yet to be determined opponent in the CUSA Women’s Soccer Championships in Ruston, LA for Nov 3rd.

The Lady Flames volleyball team won a pair of games, winning both in four sets each, against Sam Houston in Huntsville, TX Oct 27-28 improving their record to 13-11. Up next for the women is another double-header at home against Louisiana Tech on Nov 2-3.




Story By

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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