Charleston Catholic's Sierra Portillo (15) leaps high for the dump shot as Teays Valley's Bethany Legg goes for the block in Monday's match.
West Virginia's quarterback Geno Smith has been named a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award.Three Davey O'Brien finalists will be announced on Nov. 19 and the winner will be announced on Dec. 6 on ESPN.nn
WVC HONORS: Concord's Jake Lilly, Fairmont State's Daniel Monroe and Shepherd's Keon Robinson have been named West Virginia Conference football players of the week.
Monroe earned offensive accolades in the Falcons' 54-47 win over Seton Hill. Monroe rushed for 136 yards and had three touchdowns, adding four catches for a career-high 103 yards.Lilly picked up defensive honors for the Mountain Lions. In a 21-13 loss at Division I Liberty, Lilly made a career-high 18 tackles, including 12 solo stops.Robinson was tabbed for special teams honors, helping the Rams to a 41-20 win against West Virginia State. Robinson returned a punt 61 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter as well returned an 88-yard kickoff for a score in the third.
Wheeling Jesuit's Allissa Ware has been named the conference volleyball player of the week, helping the No. 19 Cardinals to a 3-0 week, including a 2-0 effort against conference teams. In wins over Shippensburg, Fairmont State and Davis & Elkins, Ware accounted for 39 kills, 20 digs and three blocks.Alderson-Broaddus sophomore Olivia Augustine earned the WVC award in women's soccer, guiding the Battlers to a 2-0 week with wins over Ohio Valley and Davis & Elkins. Augustine booted home two goals and tallied one assist in the victories.Charleston's Jules Gabbiadini has been tabbed men's soccer player of the week, carrying the Golden Eagles past Shepherd and Ohio Valley. In the win over the Rams, Gabbiadini registered two second-half goals. Against the Fighting Scots, he dished out an assist on the game-winning score.
UC finished its first conference women's golf championship tournament with a fifth-place overall finish Saturday, led by Kelli Garrett's second-place individual showing. Garrett gave UC its first medalist in school history by shooting an overall 154. Charleston closed the championship tournament only three strokes behind fourth-place Wesleyan, while Wheeling Jesuit took the conference crown with a team score of 636.nn
LOCAL GOLF: Steve Fox and Harold Payne have the early lead in the West Virginia Senior Four-Ball Championship at The Greenbrier Monday. The duo shot a 1-under-par 69 on the Meadows course, the only team in the championship division to shoot under par.One stroke behind are Vienna's Scott Bibbee and Bill Boyle, and Beckley's Greg McGraw and Dennis Vass - both at even par. Leading the Senior division are Hurricane's Tommy Holland and Tom Turner, shooting the low round of the day with a 6-under-par 64.The best-ball championship final round begins at 10 a.m. today with a shotgun start.
WVU FAN CLUB: Quincy Wilson, former Mountaineer running back and now assistant director of football operations, will speak to the Charleston WVU Fan Club at 7 p.m. Thursday at Harding's Restaurant in Charleston.nn
WVU TECH SOCCER: Joe Jackson and Dennis Furst each netted three goals as WVU Tech's men downed Southern State Community College 12-1 Monday.Rodrigo Manzanares also added a pair of goals for the Golden Bears, while Michael Powell, Craig Mitchell, Jordan Brooksher, and Edson Borja had single tallies. Greg Roades had the lone goal for Southern State.