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Roundup: WVU Sports Hall inductions set for Saturday

By Staff reports
Chris Dorst
chris dorst | Gazette Scott's Nick Dolan taps in a putt at Big Bend Monday during a prep golf match against St. Albans and Herbert Hoover. Watching Dolan are Scott's Jonathan Butcher (left) and St. Albans' Josie Hunt (right).

West Virginia University will hold its 23rd annual Sports Hall of Fame induction on Saturday prior to the WVU-Georgia State football game.

Induction ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility. The event is free and open to the public.

The 2013 class includes Dale Blaney (men's basketball), Olivia Bradley (women's basketball), Linda Burdette-Good (gymnastics), Dr. Ed Etzel (rifle), Dean Morrison (wrestling), Paul Popovich (men's basketball/baseball) and Tom Woodeshick (football).

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  • WVU SPORTS: Soccer forward Andy Bevin was named the Varsity Sport Report Athlete of the Week and the Mid-American Conference Player of the Week. On Sunday at No. 8 Indiana, Bevin scored two goals to lead the Mountaineers to a 5-4 double-overtime victory, over the 2012 national champions.

    Sophomore Ryan Cain scored the winning goal in the 103rd minute. West Virginia returns to Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium for a match against Wright State at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

  • Volleyball freshman outside hitter Jordan Anderson has been named the Big 12 Conference's rookie of the week for the second consecutive week. The Flower Mound, Texas, native leads the Mountaineers with 91 kills on the season helping guide WVU to 20 consecutive set wins, the second-longest streak in program history.
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  • HUGGINS VISITING TECH: West Virginia coach Bob Huggins will be part of a coaching education and sport management panel at WVU Tech. The event, which also features attorney James "Rocky" Gianola, will take place at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Engineering Auditorium.

    The presenters will discuss sport law, athletic contracts and labor issues, legal issues facing athletic associations and conferences, collegiate coaching and careers in athletics. The presentation is sponsored in part by Summit Community Bank and is free and open to the public.

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  • MU VOLLEYBALL: Marshall volleyball will welcome East Tennessee State to the Cam Henderson Center at 7 p.m. today for its 2013 home opener. Marshall and East Tennessee State last met in 2012, with ETSU picking up a 3-1 victory.

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  • MOUNTAIN EAST AWARDS: Ray Russ (Notre Dame), Octavius Thomas (Shepherd) and James Long (Virginia-Wise) were named Mountain East Conference football players of the week.

    Russ threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for the game-winning score in a win over Malone Saturday. Thomas notched seven tackles, including 11/2 sacks and recovered a fumble. Long had an 88-yard touchdown on a kickoff return.

  • Concord soccer player Abby Barber, a Hurricane native, was named the MEC women's defensive player of the week. She scored two goals and had two assists in a loss to Converse and a win over WVU Tech. Shepherd's Courtney Baltizar was named the top offensive player for her game-winner against Davis & Elkins.
  • Notre Dame College's Tom Owens and  Jan Skorupinski are the men's soccer offensive and defensive players of the week as the Falcons picked up two wins.
  • Fairmont State's Bri Swann has been named the volleyball player of the week after leading the Falcons to a 3-1 week at the Falcon Fest Invitational. The senior outside hitter tallied 64 kills and 38 digs in four matches.
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  • AREA GOLF: Local professional Scott Davis finished first in the senior event and second overall in the Tri-State Section PGA's TaylorMade/Adidas Classic in Verona, Pa. Davis finished one stroke behind the leader at 68.

    Riverside Country Club's Ty Roush shot a 73, finishing sixth in the senior and 17th overall.

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  • PREP SOCCER: The top spots in all four state coaches association rankings got shook up Monday. George Washington is the new No. 1 in AAA boys, followed by Wheeling Park. In AA-A, Sissonville owns the top spot for the first time, followed by Notre Dame, Fairmont Senior, Bridgeport and Charleston Catholic.

    Winfield took over No. 1 in AAA girls, followed by Hurricane, Morgantown, Spring Valley and GW. In AA-A, Catholic takes the top spot for the first time, followed by Sissonville and Linsly.

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  • MU GOLF: The Thundering Herd men's golf team sits eighth in the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invite at Guyan Golf & Country Club, at 13-over-par. Richmond (4-under) leads after 36 holes.

    West Virginia native and MU senior Brian Anania of Hurricane finished in a four-way tie for sixth (69) and Will Evans (70) is tied for 10th. Alex Hicks of William & Mary and Jack Wilkes of Richmond are tied for first in the individual standings at 7-under. Clarke Robinson is tied for fourth with a low score of 68 for Marshall.

  • The Marshall women's golf team concluded day one of the Murray State Drake Creek Invitational in seventh place on Monday. The Thundering Herd had a 65-over-par score of 641 after 36 holes.
  • Korakot Simsiriwong currently sits in second place in the individual standings for the Herd, five strokes behind the leader, Delaney Howson of Murray State.

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  • CORRECTION: Cameron Norris scored four goals Saturday as Riverside downed Nitro 4-1. Norris' name was misspelled in Monday's Gazette.

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  • LILLY HONORED: Concord University senior linebacker Jake Lilly was one of six football players selected as the Beyond Sports Network Player of the Week.

    Lilly helped lead the Mountain Lions to an 18-10 victory at No. 23 Lenoir-Rhyne by totaling a game-high 13 tackles, four forced fumbles and one tackle for loss. The four forced fumbles were the most by a Division II player.

    The Mountain Lions are set to host West Virginia State Saturday at 1 p.m.

     

     


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