Area roundup: GW wins MSAC golf title

George Washington claimed the Mountain State Athletic Conference golf title Tuesday at Berry Hills Country Club.GW posted a score of 305, while Cabell Midland (316) came in second, followed by Huntington (317), Princeton (319) and Parkersburg (334).Harry Baisile was named MSAC player of the year after earning medalist honors by shooting a 73 for the Patriots, one stroke better than Cabell Midland's Seth Kinker and Huntington's Fisher Cross. Baisile, Kinker and Cross made the all-conference team along with Cabell Midland's Mark Wilcox and Zach Chapman, Princeton's Tyler Hilyer and Jared Porter, GW's Kyle Bird and Matt Nelson and Parkersburg's Austin Davis.  
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  • LOCAL RACE: The fourth annual Capital City Challenge will be held on 9 a.m. on Sept. 14 at Magic Island in Charleston.The event will begin at Magic Island with a 4.2-mile run on Kanawha Boulevard, followed by a 4.2-mile kayak or canoe leg from Daniel Boone Park back to Magic Island on the Kanawha River, and a two-loop, 16.8-mile bicycle leg on Kanawha Boulevard that will end at Magic Island.  Participants may compete individually or in two- or three-person teams.Registration forms are available online at ; You may also request a form or additional information by emailing  The deadline for registration is Sept. 10.
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  • WVU sports: West Virginia women's goalkeeper Sara Keane has been named the Big 12 soccer defensive player of the week.
    Keane faced 21 shots and made eight saves in a 2-2 draw with Penn State last week. She also saw nine shots in a 2-1 win over Syracuse.
  • The West Virginia men's soccer team was picked to finish second in the Mid-American Conference preseason poll. Akron was chosen to win the league, getting six first-place votes, while WVU was second with one first-place vote. Northern Illinois came in at No. 3, followed by Bowling Green, Buffalo, Western Michigan and Hartwick
  • After earning a 1-0-1 mark at the Penn State Invitational last weekend, the West Virginia women's soccer team climbed to No. 10 in Soccer America's Top 25, released Tuesday. The Mountaineers (1-0-1) opened their campaign with a 2-2 draw at former-No. 2 Penn State (1-0-1) on Aug. 23 and bested Syracuse 2-1 on Aug. 25.
  • The West Virginia cross country team was picked No. 29 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association preseason national coaches poll on Tuesday. This marks the sixth consecutive year the Mountaineers have been chosen in the top 30 of the preseason poll, and the seventh time in the last nine seasons.
  • The West Virginia rifle team is ranked No. 1 according to the College Rifle Coaches Association preseason top 20 poll. WVU, the defending national champion, earned 12 of the poll's 16 first-place votes.
  • The West Virginia Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has added four entrances at the East Gate of Milan Puskar Stadium. In an effort to better accommodate fans and WVU students attending football games, two additional entry points for students holding lower-level student section tickets and two general public entry points have been added.
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  • CORRECTION: Andrew Wells scored a goal in George Washington's 4-0 win Monday over Spring Valley in boys high school soccer. Jeff Hodge also scored a goal for GW and his last name was misspelled. 
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