Roundup: Parkersburg takes swim title
The Parkersburg swim team cruised to the girls division title, narrowly earned the boys division title and took the overall combined team title at the Tri-County YMCA Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational in Scott Depot on Monday.
The Big Reds secured a 52-point win over Winfield on the girls side, but only edged Hurricane by eight points on the boys side. In combined team scores, Parkersburg bested Hurricane 403-296.
Junior Austin Green of South Charleston picked up wins in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke, while junior Christopher Canterbury notched victories in the 100-yard free. The Black Eagles team also secured an important six-second win in the 200-yard medley relay featuring Green, Canterbury, Landon Simpson and Adam Poe.
The Hurricane aquatics team recorded a few wins at the meet, including Claire Coleman (girls) and Zach Shurow (boys) in the 100-yard fly, as well as team victories in the boys' 200-yard free relay and boys' 400-yard free relay.
PREP BASKETBALL: Woodrow Wilson took over the top spot in the Class AAA Associated Press boys high school basketball poll Monday.
Martinsburg was second, followed by Fairmont Senior, Hedgesville, which was No. 1 last week, and Morgantown to round out the top five. South Charleston was sixth and George Washington eighth among Kanawha Valley schools.
Bluefield remained No. 1 in Class AA followed by Magnolia, Sissonville, Wyoming East and Tug Valley. St. Marys moved to the top spot in Class A followed by Midland Trail, Madonna, which was No. 1 last week, Charleston Catholic and Parkersburg Catholic. (See Page 2B for polls.)
South Charleston, which was in the top spot since the preseason poll, slipped to No. 2 in AAA, followed by Bridgeport, Wheeling Park and Morgantown. Scott, which ended previously No. 1 Summers County's 105-game winning streak over the weekend, is No. 1 in AA followed by Summers, Westside, Lincoln and Braxton County. St. Joseph is second in A, followed by Williamstown, St. Marys and Trinity.
GUNNERS BASKETBALL: Lionel Armstead poured in 31 points as the Charleston Gunners handed Rochester (N.Y.), the defending Premier Basketball League champions, its first loss of the season Monday afternoon with a 119-111 victory.
Armstead nailed six 3-pointers and made several clutch shots in the fourth quarter for the Gunners (2-2). Vince Goldsberry turned in his second straight triple-double with 19 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds for Charleston while Will Collins added 21 points, James Helton 18 and Jamaal Caterina 13. The Gunners' Colby Batiste grabbed 10 boards to go along with eight points.
Jamaal Davis led the RazorSharks (3-1) with 22 points. The Gunners return home at 7 p.m. Sunday to take on Scranton Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) at St. Albans High School.
WVC HONORS: Alderson-Broaddus' Kurklin Bohanon and West Liberty's Cedric Harris shared the West Virginia Conference men's basketball player of the week award Monday.
Bohanon averaged 29 points while sinking 12-of-24 from 3-point range in helping the Battlers post a 3-0 record last week. Harris averaged 14.5 points, 10.0 assists, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals as the nationally ranked Hilltoppers won twice.
YOUTH SOCCER: The West Virginia Soccer Association will conduct Olympic Development Program tryouts for boys and girls born in 1995-2000 on Sunday at the Trace Fork Soccer Complex in Charleston.
The cost is $50 or $60 if not preregistered and any soccer player is eligible to participate, but must register online at www.wvsoccer.net. Those trying out need to bring a copy of a birth certificate and insurance card. The tryout times may also be found at www.wvsoccer.net.
The WV ODP is the start of the identification process for the national and Olympic soccer teams. ODP teams are made up of the best players in the various age groups and at the state level, are selected to participate in pool trainings and competitions against other states.
WVU GYMNASTICS: The West Virginia University gymnastics team is ranked No. 21 in the GymInfo poll.
The Mountaineers, who have a 194.263 team average, weren't ranked in the coaches preseason poll, but received votes. WVU sophomore Hope Sloanhoffer owns three national top 50 rankings in vault (No. 20), all-around (No. 25) and floor exercise (No. 39) while senior Tina Maloney is nationally ranked on the floor (No. 39) and all-around (No. 47).
YMCA TENNIS: The annual YMCA-NTRP tennis tournament will take place Friday through Sunday at Charleston Family YMCA with men's and women's singles, doubles and mixed doubles competition.
Those interested must register online using the tournament identification number (856306612) before 8 a.m. Wednesday. For more information, call the YMCA at 304-340-3533.
HOOPS TOURNEY: The fourth annual Wheeling Park Classic basketball tournament is open to boys and girls in grades fourth grade through high school.
The cost is $150 per team and each team is guaranteed three games, which will be officiated by West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission-sanctioned officials. All proceeds benefit the Wheeling Park girls basketball team. For more information, call Shawna Taylor at 304-551-1960 or e-mail email@example.com.