Roundup: Winfield’s Mary Lawman signs with Marshall women’s soccer

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Winfield’s Mary Lawman, center, will join her older sister Jayne on the Marshall women’s soccer team.

Winfield girls soccer player Mary Lawman will continue her playing career at Marshall University, after signing a letter of intent for the Thundering Herd on Wednesday.

Lawman, the 2016 Kanawha Valley Girls Soccer Player of the Year, finished second in the regular season in the Kanawha Valley in goals (27) and was third in assists (14), all while bouncing between midfield and forward. The Generals won the Class AA-A state soccer title in 2016, beating Charleston Catholic for the crown.

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JEFFREY SIGNS WITH ASBURY: Cross Lanes Christian School girls basketball player Abigail Jeffery signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Asbury University Wednesday. Jeffrey helped lead Cross Lanes Christian to the 2016 West Virginia Christian Athletic Tournament title game, was team MVP as a junior and scored her 1,000th career point this season.

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UC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Anna Hayton scored a career-high 20 points to help lead the University of Charleston to a 73-63 home victory over Urbana in a Mountain East Conference game Wednesday at the H. Bernard Wehrle Sr. Athletic Arena.

UC only shot 30 percent from the floor in the first half but stil led 23-19 at halftime, and heated up in the second half to pull away.

Octavia Loll came off the bench to add 16 points for UC (8-13 overall, 7-8 MEC). Urbana falls to 5-13 overall and 3-12 in league play.

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WV STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Kelsey Miller tipped in a missed shot at the buzzer to give Notre Dame a 78-76 home win over West Virginia State in South Euclid, Ohio.

The Yellow Jackets trailed 67-56 with 6:23 left in the game but fought their way back, taking the lead with under a minute to play before Miller and the Falcons’ late-game heroics.

Shea Hines and Sydney Bates both scored 17 points to lead State (10-11, 8-7). Miller finished with 24 points and nine rebounds for Notre Dame (8-12, 7-8) and Terrina Robinson had a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

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WVSU MEN’S BASKETBALL: The Yellow Jackets led by two at halftime but couldn’t keep up in the second half, falling 90-75 to Notre Dame on the road in South Euclid, Oho.

State (6-15 overall and 3-12 in the MEC) led 34-32 at the break but got outscored 58-41 in the second half.

Ernest Jenkins led the Yellow Jackets with 22 points but Terrance Jenkins was the only double figure scorer with 10 points before fouling out. Drew Scarberry hit eight, three-pointers on his way to a game-high 31 points for Notre Dame (15-6, 9-6) and Kyauta Taylor added 24 points.

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WVU WOMEN’S SOCCER: The Mountaineers announced the addition of nine student-athletes for the 2017 season.

Marissa DeZorzi, Stefany Ferrer-Van Ginkel, Danielle Gordon, Lois Joel, Lexi Mitchell, Lauren Segalla, Kayla Thompson, Ashley Triplett, and Chloe Zamiela will join WVU as well as early enrollees Issy Coombes and Malia Kaleiohi.

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WEST VIRGINIA POWER: The Power will hold its annual job fair on Feb. 25 in the Macy’s Court at the Charleston Town Center.

The job fair will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. National anthem auditions will follow the job fair from 2-3 p.m.

The team is seeking game-day employees for the upcoming season, including concessions staff, promotions, production, ticket takers, ushers, team mascot performers during games and positions in the Power box office.

For more information on the job fair or auditions, contact the Power front office at 304-344-2287 or visit

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WVU BASEBALL: Mini-plan ticket packages are now on sale for the 2017 Mountaineer baseball season in addition to season tickets for all 23 home games at Monongalia County Ballpark in Morgantown.

Three new mini packages include the fireworks Friday mini package, Mountaineer mini package and the Gold and Blue mini package, to go along with the previous flex mini package.

Single-game tickets will go on sale on Feb. 28. For more information, visit

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