The Mountain State Athletic Conference swim meet will still be held Saturday but the location has changed from the University of Charleston natatorium to the Logan Recreation Center.Warmups will begin at 9:40 a.m. with the meet starting an hour earlier than originally scheduled, with events beginning at noon.Due to water contamination, the pool at the University of Charleston had to be drained, and while it has already been refilled and heating has begun, the water was only at 55 degrees as of Tuesday and not expected to be warm enough for competition until at least Monday.nn
WVU SPORTS: The West Virginia women's basketball team remains in the top 25 in both major polls despite posting a 1-1 record on the road last week.The Mountaineers dropped from No. 18 to No. 20 in the Associated Press Poll and from No. 21 to No. 24 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. WVU is 17-3 overall and 6-2 in Big 12 play.The No. 3-ranked WVU rifle team finished first with a season-best 4710 score at the Winthrow Invitational at Murray State Tuesday.
Junior Maren Prediger won air rifle with a 598 score and sophomore Garrett Spurgeon finished second overall in smallbore with a season-best 587 to lead the Mountaineers (8-0). WVU's aggregate score is the top mark shot in the NCAA this season.nn
WVU TECH SPORTS: WVU Tech's men's basketball player Stephen Coles has been named the United States Collegiate Athletic Association men's Division I basketball player of the week, the league office announced Tuesday.Coles led the Golden Bears (13-9) to wins over Washington Adventist and Campbellsville last week. The senior forward averaged 20.5 points, 14 rebounds and three assists on 55 percent shooting from the floor over the two-game stretch.The WVU Tech athletic department announced that men's basketball player Jaren Marino and women's basketball player LaKisha Adkins have been named the Golden Bear Star Performers of the Week.
Marino scored eight points in the Golden Bears' victory over Washington Adventist and poured in a game-high 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting from the field in a win against Campbellsville.Adkins racked up a career-high 24 points, shooting 11 of 14 from the field, in Tech's 88-34 victory over Barba-Scotia College.The WVU Tech cross country team announced the signing St. Albans native Adam Kincaid to the 2014-15 recruiting class Tuesday. Kincaid set a school record for 5,000 meters in 2013 with a time of 19:48.79.
The WVU Tech's men's and women's basketball games scheduled for Tuesday at WVU Parkersburg were postponed. The games will be rescheduled at a later time.nn
YOUTH BASKETBALL: North American Youth Sports will hold its annual spring youth basketball tournament April 4-6 at Parkersburg South High School.This tournament will feature 10 brackets, including fifth and sixth grade boys, fifth and sixth grade girls, seventh grade boys, seventh grade girls, eighth grade boys, eighth grade girls, ninth and 10th grade boys, ninth and 10th grade girls, 11th and 12th grade boys and 11th and 12th grade girls. The fee is $115 per team with two games guaranteed.For more information, contact tournament director Bill Camp at 304-483-8922 or visit www.northamericanyouthsports.org
PRINCETON RAYS: Danny Sheaffer will return as manager of the Princeton Rays for the upcoming Appalachian League baseball season, his second consecutive year with the club.Sheaffer led the Rays to a 25-61 record in 2013, including a franchise tying seven-game win streak.He will be joined this season by hitting coach Reinaldo Ruiz and pitching coach Jose Gonzalez.