Capital coach Carl Clark leads his team through workouts Monday on the first day of boys basketball practice around West Virginia.
The WVU Tech men's basketball team will play its third straight home game tonight when it hosts WVU Parkersburg at 7:30.The Golden Bears, off to a 5-1 start, try to ride the momentum of a dominating 101-63 win over Ohio Mid-Western on Saturday.Tech will play Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Barber Scotia Shootout in Concord, N.C.nn
SHEPHERD GETS BYE: After completing an undefeated regular season with a win at Concord on Saturday, Shepherd earned a first-round bye as the NCAA Division II playoff bracket was released on Sunday.The Rams will host the winner of Slippery Rock (9-2) and Winston-Salem State (9-1) at noon on Nov. 30.All first round games will be held on Saturday.nn
WVU WOMEN'S SOCCER: Frances Silva, Kadeisha Buchanan, and Jess Crowder each buried penalty kicks after a scoreless match as the No. 7 women's soccer team got past Rutgers to advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament Saturday night in Morgantown.Goalkeeper Sara Keane made seven saves and denied all three of Rutgers penalty kick attempts to preserve the shutout for the Mountaineers (16-3-3).West Virginia will take on No. 4 Virginia Tech at 6 p.m. on Friday with the winner advancing to the Round of 16.nn
PREP FOOTBALL: D.J. Stewart rushed for 171 yards and two touchdowns in the first quarter as Class AA No. 3 Bluefield stormed past No. 14 Ravenswood 31-14 Saturday night.Ravenswood was on or inside Bluefield's 10 three times without scoring.Bluefield took a 28-0 lead before the Red Devils' Thomas Sturm and Heath Burgess made a game of it. Burgess was 15 of 36 for 188 yards and two TDs and Sturm set a school record with 168 receiving yards.
MSAC HONORS: Joy Bailey of Spring Valley claimed volleyball coach of the year honors Monday in the Mountain State Athletic Conference.Shea Hoffman (South Charleston), Jessica Sayre (George Washington), Maura James (St. Albans) and Kelsey Matusic (Winfield) were Kanawha Valley players selected for first-team accolades. (For complete team, see Page 2B).Pebbles Anderson of South Charleston earned cheerleading coach of the year honors in the MSAC.
Eight Kanawha Valley cheerleaders earned first-team honors, including Haley Snodgrass (Capital); Kenllie Walls (GW), Lauren Raney (Hurricane), Madison Higginbotham (Nitro), Courtney Sands (Riverside), Nautica Saunders (SC), MaKayla Moss (St. Albans) and Rachel Sneeringer (Winfield). For complete team, see Page 2B.nn
WVU SPORTS: For the second consecutive week, West Virginia women's soccer goalkeeper Sara Keane has been named the WVU Varsity Sports Report athlete of the week.The Mountaineers defeated Rutgers in penalty kicks in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 16 and Keane stopped all three of the Scarlet Knights' penalty kick attempts, and recorded seven saves in the match, securing her career-high 10th shutout of the season.nn
WVU FAN CLUB: The Kanawha Valley WVU Fan Club has moved its meeting from Thursday to Wednesday at Harding's Restaurant in Mink Shoals. The speaker at the 7 p.m. meeting will be Quincy Wilson, assistant director of football operations.nn
MEC AWARDS: Josh Reuber of West Virginia State, Jeff Ziemba of Shepherd and James Johnson of Glenville State were named Mountain East Conference football players of the week.Reuber picked up special teams honors as he connected on four field goal attempts to provide all of the scoring for West Virginia State as the Yellow Jackets lost to Glenville 17-12 Saturday.Ziemba earned offensive honors, going 14 for 15 for 231 yards passing and three touchdowns to lead Shepherd to a 41-33 win over Concord. Johnson notched defensive accolades, racking up 131/2 tackles as Glenville State beat West Virginia State.nn
HERD WOMEN LOSE: Terrice Robinson poured in 27 points as Morehead State edged the Marshall women's basketball team 53-51 Monday at Cam Henderson Center in Huntington.A.J. Johnson paced the Herd (1-2) with 11 points and Leah Scott added 10 points.