9/28/23 Weekly Sports Report
THIS IS PETE ATKESON WITH THE WEEKLY SPORTS ROUNDUP
POCAHONTAS COUNTY SCHOOLS
The Warriors won their first football game of the season 18-16 against the Richwood Lumberjacks Sept 21st at home. The win improved their record to 1-3 for the season. Up next is a Friday night tilt against East Hardy at home Sept 29th.
The boys’ soccer team played in three games this past week. First up was Nicholas County on Sept 21st where the end result was a 1-1 tie with Matthew McQuain scoring for the Warriors. Next was Midland Trail on Sept 23rd where the Warriors won 6-1. McQuain and Griffin Taylor scored two goals each for the Warriors with Trenton Brock and Quincy Sharp adding a goal each. The Warriors then faced James Monroe Sept 26th losing 7-3 to move their record to 5-7-2. The guy’s next play Shady Spring at home Sept 28th and Braxton County at home Sept 30th.
The girls’ soccer team won three games this past week. The first game was against Nicholas County on Sept 21st with a score of 3-2, next was Midland Trail on Sept 23rd winning 4-1 and then against James Monroe on Sept 26th winning 2-0. The girls improved their record to 8-5-2. The girls next play Shady Spring at home Sept 28th and Braxton County at home Sept 30th.
BATH COUNTY SCHOOLS
Carter Hooker of the Chargers golf team placed fifth individually with a 103 at the Pioneer District Golf Tournament Sept 20th hosted by Narrows at Castle Rock Golf Course. Issac Ingram shot a 115 for the Chargers also. Hooker and Ingram will both play in the Class I, Region C tournament next Wednesday Sept 27th at Great Oaks Country Club in Floyd County.
Chargers Natalie White and Noah Bolling both won races at a Pioneer District cross-country meet hosted by Bath County. White ran a time of 21:04 for the girls while Bolling ran a 22:28 for the boys. The next race for Bath County will be at Parry McCluer joined by Highland County Wednesday Sept 27th.
The Chargers varsity volleyball team beat Parry McCluer in five sets in a match-up Thursday night Sept 21st in Buena Vista. The Lady Chargers faced Buffalo Gap in an away match Sept 25th coming away with the win. Bath County raised their record to 4-0 in the Pioneer District, 10-4 overall.
The Chargers junior varsity volleyball team also met Parry McCluer at Buena Vista on Sept 21st, winning in two sets. The girls played Buffalo Gap on Sept 25th losing in two sets moving their record to 4-0 in the Pioneer District, 7-3 overall.
The Chargers football team scored the last 27 points of the game beating Roanoke Catholic 63-28 Friday night Sept 22nd moving to 5-0. Wyatt Campbell rushed for five touchdowns for the winners with Hunter Waldeck adding three rushing touchdowns and Andrew Turner returning a interception back for a touchdown. The Chargers take the next week off returning to play Auburn in their homecoming game on October 6th.
HIGHLAND COUNTY SCHOOLS
The girls’ varsity volleyball team hosted a game Friday night Sept 22nd against Union Educational losing in five sets. Annah Moyers led Highland with four kills and five aces, Colleen Adams had three kills and seven aces and Zalea Good added four kills and four aces. On Sept 26th the girls’ varsity won a four-set match against Tygarts Valley, WV improving their record to 1-2 in the Pioneer District, 4-5 overall. Good had a team high five kills for Highland, Adams added five aces and Moyers served four aces.
The Lady Rams middle school volleyball team dropped a home decision to Pendleton County, WV Sept 25th losing in three sets. Juliet Scott had 13 points, eight aces and two digs for Highland. Hensley Neil had three points and Daisy Moyers added two points.
The Rams junior varsity volleyball team lost two games this week losing in straight sets to Pendleton County Monday on Sept 25th and losing to Tygarts Valley, WV on Sept 26th in two sets dropping their record to 1-3.
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VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE
The Keydets hosted Wofford in a Southern Conference football game Sept 23rd winning 17-14 to improve their record to 2-2. Hunter Rice scored on a seven-yard run and threw a three-yard pass to Aidan Twombly to lead VMI. Caden Beck added a 25-yard FG. VMI faces Mercer in Macon, GA Sept 30th in another conference match-up.
The VMI rifle team traveled to Annapolis, MD to face #9 Navy and #1 TCU in a tri-meet and finished in third place.
The men’s soccer team played Radford Sept 19th in a home match winning 1-0. Kyle Grant scored for the Keydets. The game against Liberty on Sept 23rd was cancelled. The Keydets moved to 2-6 for the season. Next up for the guys is Mary Baldwin in Staunton, VA Sept 26th and Mercer in Macon, GA Sept 30th.
The women’s soccer team played in a pair of home games against Liberty on Sept 17th losing 2-0 and Wofford on Sept 21st losing 2-0. The women also played a game against ETSU in Johnson City, TN Sept 24th losing 2-0. The Keydets fell to 1-10 for the season. Up next for the women is an away match against Samford Sept 28th.
JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
JMU’s football team faced Utah State Sept 23rd in Logan, UT winning 45-38 to remain undefeated at 4-0. Jordan McCloud finished 23-of-24 for 364 passing yards and four touchdown passes and ran 26 yards and a pair of scores to lead the Dukes while Reggie Brown caught five passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns. Up next for the Dukes is a home game on Sept 30th against South Alabama.
The men’s soccer team played Coastal Carolina in Conway, SC Sept 23rd losing 3-2 dropping their record to 4-3-2. Clay Obara and Demitri Turner scored goals for the Dukes. The men face South Carolina at home Sept 30th.
The women’s cross-country team took part in the Virgnia College & Open Invitational Sept 23rd in Earlysville, VA. The Lady Dukes finished 23rd out of 23 teams. Katherine Lawson finished 116th out of 199 runners to pace the Dukes.
The women’s field hockey team faced #1 Louisville in Louisville, KY Sept 22nd losing 4-1. Mia Julian scored for JMU. On Sept 24th JMU faced Indiana in Bloomington, IN losing 3-2 moving their record to 2-7. Julian and Brynna Hill scored for the Dukes. Next up for the women will be Monmouth on Sept 29th in West Long Branch, NJ.
The women’s golf team participated in the Lady Paladin Invitational in Greenville, SC Sept 22-24 finishing 5th out of 16 teams. Amelia Williams finished in a tie for 17th to lead the Dukes.
The women’s soccer team played in a pair of games this past week hosting Marshall Sept 21st winning- and traveling to Boone, NC Sept 24th to play Appalachian State which resulted in a 1-1 tie. The Dukes improved their record to 5-2-4. Amanda Attanasi, London Lewis, Ariana Reyes, JMU team scored goals against Marshall. Suwaibatu Mohommed scored the lone goal against Appalachian State. The women next face Louisiana Sept 30th in Lafayette, LA.
The women’s volleyball team played in a two-game series against Appalachian State Sept 22-23 in Boone, NC. The Dukes won both games in four sets to improve their record to 9-4. The Lady Dukes host Texas State for two games Sept 28-29.
The women’s tennis team participated in the Elon Fall Invitational Sept 22-24 in Elon, NC. JMU went 8-1 overall in doubles play and 8-10 in singles matches. There were eight teams taking part.
The men’s tennis team took part in the NYCC Collegiate Invitational hosted by Old Dominion Sept 22-24. Seven different schools participated. The Dukes went 4-5 overall in doubles and 9-11 in singles.
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
The Cavaliers faced NC State in a home football game Friday Sept 22nd and lost their fourth game in a row 24-21 dropping to 0-4. Anthony Colandrea completed 18-of-30 passes for 271 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 43 yards to lead UVA. Malik Washington caught ten passes for 170 yards and a pair of touchdowns to aid the Cavaliers. Next up for the guys is Boston College at Chestnut Hill, MA Sept 30th.
The men’s and women’s cross-country team hosted the Virginia College & Open Invitational Sept 23rd where the men finished 7th out of 23 teams and the women finished 3rd out of 23 teams. Gary Martin finished 13th to lead the Cavaliers and Margot Appleton finished 3rd to lead the women.
The men’s soccer team faced #15 Notre Dame Sept 22nd in South Bend, IN losing 3-1. The Cavaliers scored on a own goal from a deflection off of a ND player. The next game for the Cavaliers was against ETSU at home on Sept 26th where they won 1-0 moving their record to 5-3-1. Stephen Annor Gyamfi scored for the Cavaliers. The guy’s next face Louisville at home on Sept 29th.
The women’s field hockey team faced #10 Syracuse Sept 22nd in Syracuse, NY winning in double overtime 3-2. The Cavaliers moved to 6-3. Dani Mendez-Trendler, Laura Janssen, Adele Iacobucci scored for UVA. The women face #4 Louisville in Louisville, KY Sept 29th.
The women’s soccer team ranked #22 faced #1 UNC Sept 21st at home losing 1-0. They next faced Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, NC Sept 24th losing 2-0 dropping their record to 5-2-3. Next up for the Cavaliers is Duke at home Oct 1st.
The women’s tennis team participated in the Full Ranked Spotlight Invitational in Cary, NC Sept 21-24. The Cavaliers went 3-3 overall in doubles play and 14-7 in singles matches.
The Cavaliers volleyball team faced UNC Sept 22nd in Chapel Hill, NC and Duke in Durham, NC Sept 24th losing both games in three sets. Virginia drops to 7-5 for the season. The women next face Syracuse and Boston College Sept 29th and Oct 1st at home.
The men’s tennis team took part in the Orange & Blue Classic in Charlottesville, VA Sept 22-24. Vanderbilt, Penn, Virginia Tech with UVA were the participants. The Cavaliers went 12-7 overall in singles matches and 4-4 in doubles play.
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
The Mountaineers hosted Texas Tech in a football game Sept 23rd winning 20-13 moving their record to 3-1. West Virginia scored on two touchdowns – one on a two-yard run from CJ Donaldson and the other a nine-yard pass from Nicco Marchiol to Kole Taylor. Michael Hayes added two field goals of 56 yards and 26 yards. Up next for the guys is a match-up against TCU Sept 30th in Fort Worth, TX.
The men’s soccer team met Georgia Southern at home Sept 22nd where the game ended in a scoreless tie 0-0. In the next game against UNC Greensboro in Greensboro, NC Sept 26th the Mountaineers came away with a 2-1 win moving their record to 7-0-2. Marcus Caldeira and Max Broughton scored for West Virginia. Up next for the men is Georgia State in Atlanta, GA on Sept 30th.
The women’s cross-country team took part in the Lock Haven Invitational in Lock Haven, PA Sept 23rd. Sara Tait, Zara Zerves and Aubris Custer participated for the Mountaineers. Tait finished second overall in the women’s 6K.
The women’s soccer team played in two matches at home Sept 21st against Iowa State winning 1-0 and TCU Sept 24th losing 5-1. The women dropped to 3-6-2. Against Iowa State Maya McCutcheon scored the lone goal for WVU while against TCU Taylor White scored for WVU. Up next for the women are a pair of games in Texas against Texas on Sept 28th and Houston on Oct 1st.
The women’s tennis team took part in the Thunder In The Mountains held in Charleston, WV Sept 22-24. For the weekend the Mountaineers went 6-2 overall in doubles matches and 12-4 in singles play.
The Mountaineer women’s volleyball team dropped a pair of games to Iowa State Sept 21st and 22nd losing both in three sets. West Virginia dropped to 6-8 for the season. Up next for the women is a match-up against Kansas State at home on Sept 27th.
VIRGINIA TECH UNIVERSITY
The Hokies dropped to 1-3 after losing to Marshall 24-17 on Sept 23rd in Huntington, WV. Kyron Jones completed 19-of-35 passes for 160 yards and ran for 75 yards, scoring two touchdowns – one on a 31-yard run and the other a 16-yard run. Next up for the guys is a game against Pitt at home on Sept 30th.
The men’s golf team participated in the Rod Myers Invitational in Durham, NC Sept 24-25 placing 9th out of 121 teams. Mehrbaan Singh led the Hokie contingent with a 4-over 220 in the three-round tournament.
The women’s golf team took part in the Schooner Fall Classic in Norman, OK Sept 23-25 finishing 2nd out of 15 teams. Megan Ketchum fired a 9-under 201 to capture the second career collegiate title of her career. Three Hokies, including Ketchum, finished in the top 25.
The men’s soccer team faced Boston College Sept 22nd at home winning 1-0 with Noe Uwimana scoring the loan goal for the Hokies.
The women’s soccer team played in a pair of games last week – Sept 21st against Boston College in Chestnut Hill, PA winning 2-1 and against Syracuse in Syracuse, NY Sept 24th winning 4-0 moving their record to 5-3-3. Against Boston College Natalie Mitchell scored both goals for the Hokies and against Syracuse Emma Pelkowski scored two goals with Mitchell and Anna Weir adding one each for Virginia Tech. Next up for the Lady Hokies is Wake Forest in a home match Sept 29th.
The men’s tennis team took part in the NYCC Collegiate Invitational Sept 22-24. The Hokies were one of seven schools taking part. Virginia Tech went 1-5 overall in singles play and 2-1 in doubles matches.
The women’s volleyball team played in a pair of home games this past week losing in five sets to Florida State on Sept 22nd and losing in four sets to Miami on Sept 24th. The Hokies dropped to 10-3 for the season. Next up for the Lady Hokies is Georgia Tech at home on Sept 29th.
The Flames football team remained undefeated after beating FIU 38-6 Sept 23rd in Miami, FL moving to 4-0. Kaidon Salter accounted for four of the five touchdowns Liberty scored by completing 11-of-21 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 77 yards and two more scores. The guy’s next face Sam Houston Oct 5th in a home contest.
The women’s cross-country team participated in the Virginia College & Open Invitational Sept 23rd in Charlottesville, VA. The Falmes finished 19th out of22 teams. Adelyn Fairley led the Flames with a 34th place showing.
The women’s field hockey team won a pair of home games against Providence 5-2 on Sept 22nd and against Longwood 7-1 on Sept 24th moving their record to 9-1 overall. Lou Combrinck scored two goals while Ellie Livingston, Tuti Dell Anna, Martu Cian added one apiece for the Flames against Providence. Against Longwood Milagros Arteta scored with Livingston, Kylie Faust, Cian, Dell Anna, and Titu added one each for the Lady Flames. The women next face Temple in Philadelphia, PA n Sept 29th.
The Lady Flames soccer team remained undefeated at 11-0 after beating Middle Tennessee 1-0 in Murfreesboro, TN on Sept 21st and beating Sam Houston 6-0 at home on Sept 24th. Against Middle Tennessee Ava Goodman scored the lone goal for the Flames. Against Sam Houston Saydie Holland scored two goals with Goodman, Rachel DeRuby, Megan Hagan registering one goal each. Another goal was scored for the Flames on a errant pass from Sam Houston. The women next face New Mexico State at home on Sept 30th.
INFORMATION FOR THIS REPORT CAME FROM: MARK PIFER OF THE RECORDER, MAX-PREPS, AND INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL WEBSITES.
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THIS HAS BEEN PETE ATKESON FOR ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN RADIO NEWS.