INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- West Virginia State baseball coach Calvin Bailey earned his 1,000th career victory Monday in the second game of a home doubleheader.Bailey is one of only seven baseball coaches in NCAA Division II history to reach the milestone.After dropping the first game to Pitt-Johnstown 12-8, the Yellow Jackets gave their veteran coach the victory he needed with a 7-4 victory in the second game.No other details on the games were provided to the Gazette.
SC'S MOLES TO TECH: Hunter Moles, a two-sport athlete at South Charleston, will sign a letter-of-intent to attend WVU Tech at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at the high school.Moles will compete in both soccer and basketball for the Golden Bears.He's a starter on SC's boys basketball team, ranked No. 3 in Class AAA.nn
STATE MEN LOSE: Mike Boyd tallied 17 points as host Concord downed West Virginia State 81-77 in Athens.Jordan Davis and Damien Tunstalle each contributed 16 points for the Mountain Lions (15-9, 11-9 WVC).Anton Hutchins paced the Yellow Jackets (10-16, 7-13 WVC) with 17 points and David Ford had 14. Ramon Austin and Jalen Walker each tallied 11 points for State, and Austin provided a double-double by also grabbing 11 rebounds.State led at halftime 41-38.nn
UC WOMEN LOSE: The University of Charleston women's basketball team couldn't keep pace with Glenville State as the Pioneers cruised to a 80-66 win Monday at Eddie King Gymnasium.
Charleston (13-11, 10-10 WVC) was able to match No. 16 Glenville State (24-2, 19-1 WVC) for the first 10 minutes of the first half, keeping the game within single digits. However, turnovers and poor shooting by UC enabled Glenville State to generate a 22-point halftime lead at 53-31.The Golden Eagles were paced by Tianni Kelly and Nichole Perry with 13 points apiece. The Pioneers were led by Kenyona Simmons with 25 points and Ginny Mills with 23.nn
STATE WOMEN WIN: Jasmine Blanton erupted for 27 points as the West Virginia State women's basketball posted a 93-89 win at Concord on Monday.Asia Greenleaf chipped in a double-double with 21 points and 11 boards for State (12-13, 10-10 WVC). The Mountain Lions (7-19, 6-14 WVC) were paced by Amanda Smith with 23 points.nn
CONFERENCE HONORS: University of Charleston's Jessi Cowden and West Liberty's Hillary Southworth have earned co-West Virginia Conference women's basketball players of the week.In a win against Bluefield State, Cowden erupted for a conference-season best 44 points while making 14 of 19 shots from the field, including eight 3-pointers. The 44 points were just two off the school record and marked the most points by a student-athlete at UC since moving to Division II.Southworth, the second-leading scorer in Division II, netted 34 points in a win over Charleston. At Fairmont State, she recorded a double-double by totaling 19 points and 11 rebounds.West Liberty's Chris Morrow and Fairmont State's Isaac Thornton have been tabbed with co-conference men's basketball honors.
Morrow guided the Hilltoppers to a 2-0 week with 19 points and snagged 14 rebounds against Charleston and added 11 points, six rebounds and two blocks against Fairmont State.Thornton led the Falcons to a 2-1 week. In the win over Pitt-Johnstown, he totaled 12 points, 12 rebounds and dished out six assists. Against Alderson-Broaddus, Thornton registered 21 points and four assists in the victory. In the four-point loss to West Liberty, he registered a conference-best 44 points.Charleston's Jacqueline Carlin has been selected as the conference's weekly honoree in softball and Alderson-Broaddus' Ali Neace has earned pitcher of the week accolades.
Carlin went 10 for 20 at the plate for the Golden Eagles last week. She registered four doubles, two home runs and five RBIs.Neace tossed a no-hitter for Alderson-Broaddus in a win over Virginia-Lynchburg. Neace worked five innings, struck out 10 and walked just two.Concord's Josh Wenger has been named conference baseball player of the week while Ohio Valley's Chris McIntyre has earned pitcher of the week honors.
Wenger led Concord to a 2-1 week, going nine for 13 with three runs scored. He totaled two home runs, 13 RBIs and sported an on-base percentage of .733.McIntyre gave up just one run while tossing seven innings in a victory over Virginia State, striking out three and walking just two.nn
WVU SPORTS: Following her second consecutive all-around victory, West Virginia gymnast Kaylyn Millick has been named Varsity Sports Report athlete of the week.Millick was stellar at No. 18 Maryland last Sunday, scoring 39.35 and winning the all-around competition. She earned 9.8+ on each event, including a career-best 9.9 on bars for the discipline win. Millick also finished fifth (9.8) on beam, sixth (9.825) on vault and eighth (9.825) on floor.The WVU gymnastics team is ranked in the GymInfo poll, as the Mountaineers check in at No. 25 thanks to a string of four 195.0-plus scores, including two 196.0+ marks and a season-best road score of 195.775 earned at then-No. 18 Maryland last Sunday.nn
CONCORD ALUMNI: Mountain Lion fans and alumni have a special place to gather during the upcoming West Virginia Conference basketball tournament in Charleston.The Concord University Alumni Hospitality Room will be open Feb. 27-March 2 in Parlor C of the Charleston Civic Center. For more information, contact the Concord University Office of Advancement at (304) 384-6311.nn
GLENVILLE FOOTBALL: Glenville State senior offensive tackle Mark Jackson has been invited to the NFL Combine Saturday in Indianapolis.Jackson, a three-year starter for the Pioneers, will be one of the offensive line prospects working out. In 2012, he was a first-team all-conference honoree for the third year in a row.nn
TABLE TENNIS: The West Virginia Open Table Tennis Tournament will be held Saturday at the North Charleston Recreation Center beginning at 10:30 a.m.For more information, call (304) 415-8685.nn
TENNIS TOURNEY: The YMCA hosts its annual Marshall Alumni & Friends Tennis tournament beginning Friday. To register, call the tennis office at (304) 340-3533.The deadline to enter is Wednesday.nn
SCHEDULES NEEDED: Area high schools and colleges are urged to send their spring sports schedules to the Gazette in order to be included in our daily listing of athletic events.Schedules can be faxed to 304-348-1740, e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
or mailed to Gazette sports, 1001 Virginia St. East, Charleston, WV 25301. If high schools update their schedules on the SSAC website (wvssac.org), please make sure starting times are included.