GW's Eddy named MSAC boys player of year
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Luke Eddy of George Washington, who leads the Mountain State Athletic Conference in scoring at more than 27 points per game, was honored as the league's boys player of the year Saturday during the MSAC Night of Champions at the South Charleston Community Center.
Selected as the girls player of the year was Mckenzie Akers of Princeton.
Other MSAC award winners revealed Saturday were Ron Kidd of Woodrow Wilson (boys coach of year), Larry "Bo" Miller of Spring Valley and Scott James of St. Albans (girls co-coaches of year), Will Hosaflook of Ripley (principal of year) and Shawn Wheeler of GW (athletic director of year).
Also honored were recent retirees John Messinger of South Charleston (football), Ralph Hensley of Riverside (football), Ted Spadaro of Princeton (football) and Bill Posey of Hurricane (track and cross country).
Prior to Saturday's games at the Night of Champions, the MSAC held its skills competitions at the Community Center.
Nick Light of Riverside won the slam-dunk event and Spring Valley teammates Austin Keyser and Greg Herbert were double winners.
Keyser won the boys free-throw shooting and prevailed over girls free-throw champion Haeley Moore of Winfield to capture the overall crown. Herbert claimed the boys 3-point shooting competition and downed girls 3-point winner Mckenzie Akers of Princeton for the overall title.
Champions in the hot shot event, consisting of one girl and one boy from each of the 15 MSAC schools, were Marisa Mullens and Derek Jennelle of Princeton.