The Division I state runner-up George Washington boys lacrosse team placed six of its players on the West Virginia Scholastic Lacrosse Association All-State second team, while the Kanawha Valley Spartans, a team made up of players from several Kanawha Valley schools, put two on the Division II first-team.
The Spartans placed senior long stick midfielder Cody Cato and senior defender Zach Nichols on the first team.
The Patriots’ second-teamers were junior John Fenwick and sophomnore Jerett Gaeger on attack, junior Nick Driggs at midfield, sophomore Isacc Walbeck at long stick midfield, senior Adam Sutton on defense and sophomore Dakota Cosby in goal. Capital senior defender Chris Harris also made the Division I second team, while the Putnam County Storm, a team of players from several Putnam County schools, put junior midfielder Cole Newman and junior defender Trentan Sizemore on the Division II second team.
A full list of the teams can be found on Page 2B.
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WEST VIRGINIA POWER: The Power dropped the first of a three-game series with the Kannapolis Intimidators 8-2 Friday in Kannapolis, N.C.
Two big innings, the fourth and fifth, decided the game for Kannapolis. In the fourth, the Intimidators strung together singles by Mitch Rowan, Jameson Fisher, Micker Adolfo and Brandon Dulin to score two runs. With two on, Seby Zavala hit a three-run homer to increase the lead to 5-0.
The Power responded in the top of the fifth, cutting the lead to 5-2 on an Alexis Bastardo two-run double that scored Tyler Sullivan and Trae Arbet. However, the Intimidators regained the five-run lead in the bottom half of the inning. Jameson Fisher walked and Brandon Dulin hit a two-run homer. Zach Remillard followed with a single and scored on a double by Seby Zavala.
West Virginia’s James Marvel (2-5) took the loss after surrendering five earned runs on six hits in just 3 2/3 innings.
Bernando Flores (7-4) picked up the win for the Intimidators, allowing two runs on four hits over six solid innings.
The Power and Intimidators square off in game two of the series Saturday at 7:05 p.m..
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MARSHALL WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Katie Pate was named associate head women’s basketball coach at Marshall on Friday.
Pate most recently served as head coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C., for the last three seasons. Prior to that, she was the program’s associate head coach and recruiting coordinator for four years. Lenoir-Ryne was the nation’s ninth best defensive team in 2016-17 and finished 17-12. Pate and former head coach Todd Starkey led the Bears to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances and top 25 national rankings in 2012-13 and 2013-14.
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ZITEK NAMED HEAD COACH: Charleston native Natalie Zitek was named head coach of the women’s hockey team at Johnson & Wales University on Friday.
Zitek served as assistant head coach at the school for the last two seasons. Prior to that, she was an assistant coach at Glmour Academy in Gates Mills, Ohio. She competed in hockey for Manhattanville College, a Division III school in Harrison, N.Y.
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MARSHALL BASEBALL CAMP: The Marshall baseball team will host a summer youth camp on July 17-18 in Hurricane.
The camp is for players form first to eighth grade and will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m at the Hurricane Little League Field. The cost is $65.
Marshall coaches and players will cover the techniques and fundamentals of hitting, pitching, infield, outfield, catching, base-running, bunting, cutoffs and relays, rundowns and sliding. Campers will play games to practice what they’ve learned.
For more information, contact Brian Karlet at (502) 767-4829 or firstname.lastname@example.org.