The 8th annual Mike Ellis Invitational high school wrestling tournament will take place beginning at 9:30 a.m. today at Hurricane High School.Hurricane, Winfield, Riverside, Cabell Midland, St. Albans, Nitro, Herbert Hoover, Ritchie County, Lincoln County, Logan, South Charleston, Spring Valley, Poca, Johnson Central (Ky.), Oak Hill, Ravenswood and Huntington (junior varsity) will compete. Winfield is the defending invitational champion.nn
WVU TECH: The WVU Tech men's basketball team fell to St. Catharine's College 89-80 in the two Ramey Car Classic Friday in Bluefield, Va.The Golden Bears (8-5) were led by senior guard Brandon Burgraff's 27 points. Tech will continue play at 4 p.m. today against host Bluefield College (Va.).nn
WVU SPORTS: Season tickets for West Virginia baseball will go on sale Monday at the Mountaineer Ticket Office.Season tickets are $90 each for reserved seating at Hawley Field with options behind home plate or along the third base line. General admission season tickets are available for $60 each. For more information, visit www.WVUGame.com
.WVU women's soccer team members Frances Silva and Kadeisha Buchanan were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tire All-America second team.nn
MARSHALL BASEBALL: The Marshall University baseball team has announced time changes to its upcoming winter camps, moving both the hitting and pitching clinics to one session apiece.
The hitting clinic scheduled for today has been modified into one session for all ages and will run from 9 a.m. until noon.The pitching clinic scheduled for Sunday has also been modified into one session for all ages and will run from 9 a.m. until noon. All clinics will be held in Gullickson Gym.nn
TECH WRESTLING: The WVU Tech wrestling team beat visiting Tennessee Temple University 46-9 Friday.
Senior John Walters led the Golden Bears (8-3) with a victory in the 149 lb. Weight class, scoring his fifth first-period fall of the season.Freshmen Zach Nibert (174 lb.) and Tola Morakinyo (184 lb.) also recorded victories.
PREP BASKETBALL: Courtney Kendrick poured in 14 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to help lead Cross Lanes Christian past Grace Christian 54-13 Friday in girls basketball.Laura Jones added 13 points and 10 rebounds for Cross Lanes (4-0). Jill Salyers led Grace Christian (0-2) with eight points.TYGARTS VALLEY 54, PENDLETON 53: Tygarts Valley hit two free throws with 18 seconds left and came up with a big defensive stop at the end of regulation to hold off Pendleton County.
Paige Pritt scored 17 points and Kelsey Arbogast contributed 14 for the Bulldogs (2-0). Kaylee Edwards led Pendleton (1-1) with 19 points.BoysTEAYS VALLEY 90, BALLARD 57: Teays Valley Christian built a 21-point first-quarter lead and cruised to victory over visiting Ballard Christian Friday in boys basketball.Vlad Novak scored 18 points to lead a balanced Teays Valley attack. Parker D'Antoni added 16 and Jeriah Joseph had 15. Teays Valley (3-0) led 24-3 after the first period.Blake Bowles scored 16, and Chris Prunesti had 12 for Ballard. 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 email@example.com
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.