Fourteen high school cross country teams from around the state will compete this morning in the Hurricane Invitational at Valley Park in Hurricane.
Hurricane boys coach Jason Henley said the combination of recent nice weather and hilly terrain should provide for an eventful race.
"The conditions have been great the last few days," said Henley. "The course is in great shape and we expect some fast times. The terrain is pretty difficult and geared toward those strong runners."
Teams competing include Hurricane, Winfield, Buffalo, South Charleston, Scott, Point Pleasant, St. Joseph, Tolsia, Logan, Woodrow Wilson, Riverside, Teays Valley Christian, Our Lady Fatima and Huntington. The high school girls will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by high school boys and finish with the middle school division.
MARSHALL SOCCER: Sophomore Jack Hopkins headed home a cross from freshman Ben Holt at the 88-minute mark as the Marshall men's team salvaged a 1-1 draw with Bowling Green Friday at Veteran's Memorial Soccer Complex in Huntington.
In the 59th minute, Herd goalkeeper Danny Sellitti took down a Falcon attacker inside the penalty area, awarding a penalty kick for the visiting team. Danny Baraldi took the kick and buried it in the top left corner of the goal to break a scoreless contest. With the double-overtime draw, the Thundering Herd moved to 2-4-3 on the year, while the Falcons now sit at 1-4-3.
MU SOFTBALL: Freshman Jordan Dixon threw a no-hitter and with 14 strikeouts in Marshall's fall season home-opening doubleheader sweep against Shawnee State. The Herd won both games by shutout, 5-0 and 8-0.
YOUTH SWIMMING: The Charleston YMCA Barracuda swim team is hosting the Winter Kickoff for Southeast Ohio West Virginia today starting at 1 p.m.
CORRECTION: The Hurricane girls soccer team defeated St. Albans 5-0 Thursday night. The losing team was incorrectly identified in Friday's editions.