Huntington had five weight-class champions Saturday and rolled to the team title at the Mountain State Athletic Conference wrestling tournament at Parkersburg High School.The Highlanders wound up with 253 points, far outdistancing runner-up Parkersburg (180) and third-place Ripley (1141/2). Huntington is the state's top-ranked Class AAA team in the West Virginia Wrestling Coaches Association/wvmat.com poll.The Kanawha Valley produced just two individual titlists in the meet, but both were notable.George Washington's Jake Smith, a defending state champ, won at 160 pounds and was selected as the meet's outstanding wrestler. Winfield's Bryce Humphreys landed a title to beat a star-studded field at 126.
Parkersburg's Chris Way was chosen as the MSAC coach of the year.Huntington's titlists were Logan Grass (106), Jordan Allen (113), Jonathan Spence (120), Billy Waldeck (138) and Justin Arthur (145). Four Ripley athletes won championships.
BOYS BASKETBALL: Parkersburg South outscored Point Pleasant 30-15 in the second half en route to 52-42 victory Saturday night in the boys co-championship game of the Big Atlantic Classic in Beckley.Logan Cox scored 14 points and Wes Mitchem added 11 points and 10 boards for the AAA No. 7 Patriots (14-3), who trailed 25-22. Dillon McCarty notched 16 points for the Big Blacks (5-9) and Wade Martin donated 11.nn
TECH BASKETBALL: The WVU Tech Athletics Department is sponsoring a "Pink-Out Night" for the men's and women's basketball doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday.Both teams will wear Strikeout Cancer T-shirts during warmups. Strikeout Cancer is the annual Tech softball charity event that raises funds and awareness for aiding the cure of breast cancer.The event begins with the 5:30 p.m. women's game against Rio Grande. The men play Southern Virginia at 7:30 p.m.