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Roundup: South Hills closes in on City Swim Meet title

LAWRENCE PIERCE | Saturday Gazette-Mail Braxton's Beau Liston is safe at third on a low throw to Martinsburg thirdbaseman Reilly Bubb during the West Virginia 9-10 Little League state tournament Friday at Little Creek Park in South Charleston.

South Hills strengthened its lead Friday as the Greater Kanawha Valley Summer Swimming Championships wrapped up its third day with 6-and-under and 8-and-under boys and girls age divisions at the University of Charleston.

South Hills, which has led since the first day of competition Wednesday, remains in first place with 2,299 points while Sleepy Hollow moved up to second (1,471 1/2) and Cross Lanes, the 26-time defending champion, has its work cut out heading into today’s finals after slipping to third (1,294). Rounding out the top five is YMCA of Kanawha Valley (1,039 1/2) and Rapids (677 1/2). (See Page 2B for results.)

Kenneth McGlothen of South Hills took the boys high-point award in the 6-and-under division while Marissa Cormany of South Hills was tops in girls with 122 points. Bosten Larck of St. Albans was the boys high-point scorer in 8-and-under with 101 points while Kara Edstrom of South Hills won the girls with 122.

The four-day meet wraps up today with competition beginning at 9:30 a.m.

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STATE HIRE: Former Texas Christian lineman Jamal Powell has been hired as offensive line coach at West Virginia State University.

Powell, who earned all-conference honors with the Horned Frogs, began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Texas A&M in 2006. He also served as an assistant at Centre College, Southwest Baptist University and, most recently, Seton Hill.

“Coach Powell brings a wealth of coaching and playing experience to the University, especially for our offensive line,” State head coachJon Anderson said in a statement released by the school. “I am excited to watch him build relationships with our players, mentor our offensive line as well as recruit future Yellow Jackets.”

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WVU TECH HIRES: West Virginia University Tech has named former Marshall soccer player Stephanie Kot as the Golden Bears’ new women’s soccer coach. Kot had spent the past two seasons serving as an assistant in Montgomery.

While at Marshall, Kot was a four-year starter at center back.

Also Friday, Tech appointed Garrett Goosman the men’s interim golf coach and athletics coordinator. Goosman, a 2011 Tech graduate, had previously held various positions within the athletic department, including stints on the wrestling and softball coaching staffs.


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