MU CROSS COUNTRY: David Caldwell finish 12th and Celia Leonard 24th as the pair led their respective Marshall men's and women's cross country teams to fifth- and eighth-place finishes at the Conference USA championships this past weekend. Caldwell ran a team-best 8-kilometer time of 24 minutes, 56.40 seconds. Leonard paced the Herd with a personal-best 5K clocking of 17:56.4.
WVC SPORTS: The West Virginia Conference has made adjustments to the league's upcoming men's soccer tournament.
On Thursday, third-seeded West Virginia Wesleyan will host No. 6 Seton Hill at Buckhannon Upshur High School at 7 p.m., while fourth-seeded Wheeling Jesuit hosts No. 5 Shepherd at 7 p.m.
The first semifinal match on Saturday at noon will feature Charleston and the winner of the Wheeling Jesuit-Shepherd game. At 2:30 p.m., Davis & Elkins will take on the winner of the Seton Hill-West Virginia Wesleyan match. Both games will take place at Schoenbaum Soccer Stadium. Sunday's conference championship, which will also take place at Schoenbaum, will begin at 1 p.m.
With one first-round match slated to be played, Concord will face Davis & Elkins at 7 p.m. Thursday in Philippi.
Alderson-Broaddus will host both semifinal matches on Saturday. The Battlers will tangle with Charleston in a 10 a.m. match for a spot in the championship. West Virginia Wesleyan will face the winner of the Concord-Davis & Elkins match at 12 p.m. Alderson-Broaddus will host the conference championship match at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The winner receives the league's automatic berth to the NCAA tournament.
Montana picked up the offensive award after completing 28 passes for 414 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-14 win at West Virginia State. Quarles secured defensive accolades by gathering three interceptions in the win over No. 25 Charleston. He also tallied seven tackles, five of which were solo stops.
Hughes returned two punts for touchdowns, covering 89 and 79 yards, against State.
TECH SOCCER: No. 2 seed WVU Tech will take on No. 7 Penn College at 1 p.m. Thursday in the opening round of the eight-team USCAA men's soccer national tournament in Asheville, N.C. The Golden Bears (16-1-1) held the top ranking in the coaches' poll until the last few weeks of the season. Penn College captured the Penn State University Athletic Conference title last week.
COLLEGE SIGNING: South Charleston standout Alli Burdette has committed to play softball with Elon University in North Carolina. Burdette will sign a national letter of intent on Nov. 16 at SCHS.