Dick Green, an assistant coach for the Nitro High School girls soccer team, collapsed and died before a game with Huntington on Saturday afternoon.
Green, the former Hurricane girls head coach, died after being taken to Thomas Memorial Hospital. (See obituary, Page 4B.)
Green was an assistant coach for the Poca girls squad last season. The Dots advanced to the Class AA-A regional finals before falling to Sissonville. Poca set a school record for wins and was playing in its first region final and won its first section game and section championship since the program began 15 years ago.
"One of the reasons we had such a great season and so successful was because Dick brought all kinds of skill and knowledge into our practices that made us a better team," said Poca head coach Mike Shrewsbury. "A guy that fit ... it just goes to show us anybody, anytime.''
SISSONVILLE 2, GRAFTON 0: Lydia Murray and Madison Jones each scored a goal as visiting Sissonville posted a victory over Class AA-A defending state champion Grafton in a rematch of last season's title game. Murray's strike in the 34th minute was the 100th goal of her career. Karli Pinkerton assisted on both goals for the Indians. Brooke Reed made four saves for Sissonville (3-0) while Grafton's Shauna Graham had six.
WINFIELD 6, WASHINGTON 1: Jayne Lawman tallied three goals, including a penalty kick, as the host Generals remained perfect. Emily Cole, Katie Bryant and Mackenzie Pritt chipped in one goal each for Winfield (4-0) while Faith Burchet halted three shots. Brianna Hester had the tally for the Patriots.
RIVERSIDE 9, LINCOLN CO. 0: Erin Hendricks, Maddie McDermott and Kaitlyn Murphy each had two goals for the visiting Warriors. Rachel Daw, Kara Knapp and Brooke Rumbaugh also scored for Riverside (2-0-1). Keepers Lauren Sparks and Sam Powers each had one stop in earning the shutout, with Sparks stopping a first-half penalty kick by Tamara Adkins.
HURRICANE 5, GREEN. EAST 0: Kayla McKnight, Audry Barber, Brittany Minor, Abby Watson and Haley Black had single tallies as Hurricane (3-0) picked up a home win. Greenbrier East (0-2) was outshot 15-5.
CAPITAL 5, RIPLEY 0: Katie Crowder netted two goals for the host Cougars while Traci Gibson, Michelle Newhouse and Ally Reeves pitched in one apiece for Capital (3-0). Newhouse and Hannah Jack had one save each to share the shutout. Ripley goalie Amanda McGreevey had two saves.
GW 2, BRIDGEPORT 1: Gaby Abad scored the winning goal in the second half as the Class AAA Patriots picked up a road win. Andrea Breeden got GW (2-0) on the board first in the fourth minute on a goal assisted by Stephanie Kelly. Alexis Alastanos scored for Bridgeport (2-2).
POCA 5, SCOTT 0: Marissa Perkins tallied thrice and Harley Hutchins and Mariah Kirk chipped in one goal apiece for host Poca (2-0). Kendall Sayre made two stops for the shutout.
HURRICANE 10, TEAYS VALLEY 0: Felipe Thompson scored three goals and added two assists as the host Redskins downed Teays Valley Christian. Rodrigo Bevaqua and Alex White pitched in two goals apiece for Hurricane (4-0) while Loran Meadows, Ian Miles and Avery Meadows scored once each. James Snavely had two assists and Brady Lawman made two saves for the shutout. Lulu Maer stopped two shots for Teays Valley (2-1).
SC 3, OAK HILL 1: Keeper Hunter Moles stopped four shots in earning the shutout and also scored on a penalty kick for host South Charleston at Oakes Field. Jared Butler and Jonah Cosby added the other goals for the Black Eagles (2-1), with each score assisted by Isaac Cosby. Ausin Nolen had the lone goal for the Red Devils.
WINFIELD 4, PRINCETON 0: Preston Sheldon netted a pair of goals as the Generals (4-0) downed the host Tigers (2-2). Steven Taylor and Jonah Sneeringer recorded single goals for Winfield. Princeton keeper Luke Lilly stopped eight shots, while Bryce Boggs made three saves for the Generals.
Football - Friday's games
SOUTH 42, RIPLEY 28: Tyler Bolen threw for 215 yards and a touchdown and also ran for two scores to pace host Parkersburg South to a season-opening win over visiting Ripley.
Bolen completed 19 of 30 attempts and Braxton Johnson added two TD runs for South.
For the Vikings, Trevor Tucker hit on 15 of 26 passes for 225 yards and three TDs, with scoring tosses of 20 yards to Tyler Kidd and Kade Harrison and one of 57 yards to Jake Martin.
LOGAN 33, MAN 0: Tyler Vernatter ran for two short touchdowns and the host Wildcats forced seven turnovers in downing their county rival.
Worm Street added a 43-yard scoring run for Logan, while Brant Williams returned a kickoff 80 yards for a TD and Clayton Marcus brought back an interception 60 yards for a score.
Vernatter also had 13 tackles to lead a defense that intercepted the Hillbillies four times, recovered three fumbles and recorded three sacks.