Five former West Virginia State athletes and an award-winning coach will be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 6 in the Wilson University Union.The new "W" Club Sports Hall of Fame members are Debra Anderson-Conliff (basketball); Craig Carse (basketball coach); Phillip Hill (swimming and diving); Tyrone Taylor (posthumous - track); Keith O. Wade (basketball); and Phillip Wilson (track and field). They will also be recognized during halftime at the homecoming football game later that day.
nnUC SOCCER: Elyse Surbaugh netted the game-winning goal in the 36th minute as the University of Charleston women's team earned a 2-0 win over Cedarville Saturday at Trace Fork. Holly Bigg added an insurance goal just before halftime on a cross from the corner by Surbaugh. Courtney Budd made nine saves in goal for the Golden Eagles (4-5-1).
nnWVU SPORTS: The No. 17 West Virginia University men's team played to a 1-1 draw with Western Michigan Saturday at the WMU Soccer Complex in Kalamazoo, Mich. Ryan Cain netted a goal in the 53rd minute to salvage the draw for the Mountaineers (6-2-2). Shane Lyons scored on a breakaway in the 11th minute for Western Michigan (7-2-2). The No. 21 WVU women's soccer team score two unanswered goals as the Mountaineers downed host TCU 2-1 Friday at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium. Amanda Hill and Bri Rodriguez netted goals for WVU (7-3-3). Makenzie Koch had the lone goal for TCU. After placing all five scoring runners in the top 12, the West Virginia cross country team took first place in the Blue Race at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic Saturday in Louisville, Ky. The Mountaineers finished with 41 points for first out of 43 teams while Penn State came in second with 134 points. Jordan Hamric, Sarah Martinelli and Savanna Plombon finished in third, sixth and ninth place, respectively, for the Mountaineers. Hamric led WVU with a 5K time of 17:57.60. nnMU SPORTS: Marshall freshman Erin Simmons converted a penalty kick in the 79th minute against UAB as the Thundering Herd earned a 3-2 win Friday in Birmingham, Ala. Kelly Culicerto and Chelsey Maiden netted goals for Marshall (6-5). A mix of newcomers and returning players led Marshall softball to wins over Ohio Valley and the University of Charleston Saturday at Dot Hicks Field in Huntington. The Thundering Herd won 5-3 over Ohio Valley and 5-0 against Charleston. The wins were the first for Marshall during its fall exhibition season. Freshman Kaelynn Greene led of the Marshall offense with two hits and two stolen bases in each game. nnFOOTBALL AWARD: Wirt County's Josh Trembly and Jon Cain are the U.S. Air Force Precision Air Strike of the Week award winners. Trembly threw for 273 yards on 11-of-17 passing with two touchdowns while Cain had three catches for 101 yards and both scoring strikes in Wirt's 33-6 win over Parkersburg Catholic last week.Prep football: Friday's games CHAPMANVILLE 19, JAMES MONROE 6: DeShawn Alexander carried 11 times for 108 yards and one touchdown Friday night to lift visiting Chapmanville to a 19-6 victory over James Monroe.
Alexander's 63-yard run marked the first TD for the Tigers (3-3), who also got scores from Dustin Smith (5-yard run) and Devin Wiley (30-yard pass from Brandon White).Matt Chapman led Chapmanville's defense with seven solo tackles and an interception he returned 37 yards. For the Mavericks (2-4), Micah Deskins had a 5-yard TD run. RIPLEY 27, ROANE 19: Tyler Pittenger ran for 135 yards and two TDs and Jake Martin ran for 111 yards and one score and threw for another for the host Vikings (3-3).Hunter Bradley scored all three TDs for the Raiders (3-3) and ended with 158 yards on 22 carries.