CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The high school volleyball sectional tournaments begin today around the state.
In the Kanawha Valley, Capital, South Charleston, Riverside, Ripley and George Washington will battle in a double-elimination tournament at 5:30 p.m. today in Class AAA Region 3 Section 1 at Capital High School. In AAA Region 4 Section 1, Nitro and Point Pleasant open single-elimination play at 6 p.m. at St. Albans High School followed by Winfield, St. Albans and Hurricane getting underway Wednesday.
In Class AA, Herbert Hoover, Poca, Sissonville, Clay County and Nicholas County start double-elimination matches at 5:30 p.m. today in Region 4 Section 1 at Herbert Hoover High School. In Class A Region 4 Section 1, Hannan, St. Joseph, Buffalo, Wahama and Charleston Catholic get underway in single-elimination format at 5 p.m. at Buffalo High School. (For pairings, see Page 2B.)
TECH BASKETBALL: The WVU Tech men's basketball team will play its second game of the season when it hosts Ohio Valley at 7 tonight at the Neal D. Baisi Athletic Center in Montgomery.
The Golden Bears are coming off of a 93-74 win in their season opener over Salem International on Saturday. Senior point guard David Rawlinson led Tech with 24 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.
MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCCER: The Kanawha County Middle School soccer championships were postponed Monday and today because of inclement weather.
The semifinal matches in both the boys and girls divisions will take place Thursday at Schoenbaum Soccer Stadium.
In the boys' bracket, top-seeded Andrew Jackson will take on No. 4 Charleston Catholic at 2 p.m. followed by No. 2 Sissonville squaring off with No. 3 John Adams at 3:30 p.m. On the girls side, No. 1 John Adams (No. 1) faces No. 4 DuPont at 5 p.m. and No. 2 Charleston Catholic plays No. 3 Sissonville at 6:45 p.m. The boys and girls championships are Saturday at Trace Fork with the girls at 10 a.m. followed by the boys at noon.
WVU WOMEN: The WVU women's basketball television schedule was announced Monday with seven additional games added to the previous Fox Sports Net package.
West Virginia PBS will air the Capital Classic against Marshall in Charleston on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Root Sports will televise four games - Dec. 20 Duquesne, Jan. 15 TCU, Jan. 26 Iowa State and Feb. 13 Oklahoma State.
Road game additions to the Mountaineers' TV schedule include the Jan. 2 game at Oklahoma on the Sooner Sports Network and the March 5 game at Texas on the Longhorn Network. Every regular-season home game this season not aired live on television will stream live on WVUsports.com.
WVU SOCCER: West Virginia University women's coach Nikki Izzo-Brown was named the Big 12 coach of the year Monday and Mountaineers senior Bry McCarthy was chosen Big 12 defensive player of the year.
McCarthy, Bri Rodriguez and Kate Schwindel were All-Big 12 selections while Frances Silva earned second-team honors. WVU also landed three players on the Big 12 all-newcomer team with Leah Emaus, Kara Blosser and Kelsie Maloney.