Local Basketball Wrap-up

Mill Creek, WV – In local high school basketball action, defense was key for the Pocahontas Lady Warriors as they defeated the Tygarts Valley Lady Bulldogs in Mill Creek Tuesday night by a score of 59-36. Seniors Miranda McNabb and Erin White each had five steals and Heather Snead stole the ball four times. Chloe Bland led the Warriors with 16 points; McNabb sunk 12 points and freshman Tristin Day added 11 for the Lady Warriors. Next up for the Pocahontas Girls is a road game Thursday night at Richwood.
The Bath County Lady Chargers evened their record at 7-7 with a 42-23 victory over the Craig County Rockets Tuesday night. Jessie O’Connor led Bath County with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Alexa Faraone scored 10 points, including two three-pointers, and stole the ball five times. Melia Hutton led the Rockets with eight points and Jordan Persinger added 6 points for Craig. The Bath Girls improved their Pioneer District record to 2-2 with the win and jumped into third place with the win. Next up for the Lady Chargers is a Wednesday night game at Buffalo Gap.
The Highland County Lady Rams, missing two of their senior leaders due to injuries, fell to powerhouse James River Tuesday night in Monterey by a score of 70-28. The young Highland squad is fielding four freshmen and sophomores on their seven-girl roster. Kristin Vandevender led the Lady Rams with 10 points; Emily Botkin connected for eight points; Burgundy Hicks scored five and Ashley Hiner added three for Highland. Number five ranked James River improved their record to 13-3 with the win.
The Pocahontas County boys basketball team traveled to Baker Monday night to challenge their Potomac Valley Conference rivals the East Hardy Cougars. The Cougars took away a hard-fought 63-54 victory. Jed Sheets led the Warriors with 16 points; Dillon Kelley sunk 14 and Steve Halterman added 13 for Pocahontas. Pocahontas is now 5-4 overall and 2-2 in the conference. Jamie Miller led the Cougars with 21 points. The Warriors get a rematch with the Cougars at PCHS on February 4. The Warrior boys host Tygarts Valley Bulldogs tonight in Dunmore.

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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