BARBOURSVILLE -- It was just two days ago that the U-18 Boys YMS Xplosion (Pa.-E) were literally packing their stuff at the Barboursville Soccer Complex because they thought they were going home.
BARBOURSVILLE -- One of the loudest celebrations Tuesday afternoon came from the U-15 Girls Beadling 94/95 (PA-W) team at the awards ceremony.
BARBOURSVILLE -- Out of the 18 championships played Tuesday morning at the Barboursville Soccer Complex, six featured defending champions from 2009.
BARBOURSVILLE -- They went to movies and swam, and some even watched the funeral procession for the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd. They also reported no trouble getting around and found local residents to be friendly.
Championship game results Tuesday from the US Youth Soccer Region I Championships at the Barboursville Soccer Complex.
US Youth Soccer Region I Championships; At Barboursville Soccer Complex; Monday's semifinals
They've played against each other so many times, the coaches can't even even keep track.
9:30 a.m. -- Field 11: Empire United SA - Syracuse (N.Y.-W) vs. VSA Heat Blue (Va.)
Many West Virginia soccer fans got a first-hand look at Annandale (Va.) this week when the WVSC Elite Titans U-16 Boys battled the Virginia side to a 2-2 draw.
Organizers of the 2010 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships described this year's six-day tournament as a "well-oiled machine" after addressing issues that sprung up during last year's tournament.