Huntington High won another West Virginia Class AAA, Region IV wrestling championship Saturday at Cabell Midland High School. Coach Rob Archer, however, knows his Highlanders have plenty of work to do before Thursday when the State Tournament begins at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington.
When adversity struck the Huntington High School girls on Saturday afternoon, the Highlanders struck back with an even quicker answer.
Shelby Cicenas scored 25 points and snagged 23 rebounds Saturday to lead Grace Christian to a 54-51 victory over Greater Beckley Christian in the West Virginia Christian Schools Tournament at the Beckley Armory.
MORGANTOWN - George Washington's dominance in Mountain State high school swimming continues for another year.
The Patriots swept the championships in the West Virginia High School Championships held Thursday and Friday at the West Virginia University Natatorium. The boys racked up 237 points to extend their streak to five in row. Notre Dame was second with 178. The girls had 205 points to 173 for runner-up Morgantown. The Patriots extended that title run to three years.
The top six qualifiers from Thursday's preliminaries swam in Friday's championship finals in the all-class meet. The top six scores in each divison made All-State.
Matt Nelson was George Washington's lone individual winner Friday. He opened the morning session with a win in the 500-yard freestyle (4:50.68). The Patriots got their other title in the 200 free relay. David Nason, Majester Abdul-Jalil, Nelson and Nick Peyatte won in a state-record time of 1.38.13, bettering the mark they set in Thursday's session. After that, the Patriots relied on their depth to take home the championship under first-year coach Kaycee McCormick.
In the afternoon, the girls took to the water. George Washington got three wins and again used its depth to outdistance the field. The Patriots started with a win in the 200 medley relay and wrapped up the long day with a victory in the 400 free relay. Emily Hageboeck got their individual title, winning the 100 breaststroke.
Cabell Midland's boys finished eight
ONA - The West Virginia Class AAA, Region IV wrestling tournament is scheduled Saturday at Cabell Midland High School. Wrestling begins at 12:30 p.m. and the finals are at 5 p.m.
HUNTINGTON - Mountain State Athletic Conference commissioner Fred Aldridge announced some weather-related changes to the Night of Champions basketball lineup of events Saturday in the South Charleston Community Center.
HUNTINGTON - Thanks to an assist by Winter Storm Octavia, Huntington High School's boys will participate in the Mountain State Athletic Conference basketball Night of Champions.
SPRING VALLEY - Jacob Kilgore is a horrible basketball player. ... on Xbox.
HUNTINGTON - Huntington High School defensive back Brandon Morrison committed Tuesday to play football for the NCAA Division II team at West Liberty (W.Va.) University.
HUNTINGTON - Huntington High School will feature at least one, maybe two, basketball teams in the Mountain State Athletic Conference Night of Champions Saturday at the South Charleston Community Center.