A roundup of local high school and Shepherd University sporting news
- Jefferson teams win county cross country titles: Both Jefferson High and Washington High run at Sam Michaels Park. So neither should have any home grounds advantage.
When the two cross country teams faced each other on Oct. 9, course familiarity couldn’t have been invoked as a reason both the Jefferson boys and the Lady Cougars won their respective meets.
The Jefferson boys had senior Andrew Milliron pace a 1-2-3 finish the winning Cougars enjoyed. Milliron was timed in 15:30 to easily win his division of the distance meet. Coming home 50 seconds behind Milliron was second-place finisher, Jackson Jacobs, who was timed in 16:20. Giving the Cougars third place was Rhett Zillinger, whose time was 16:35.
Milliron’s winning time was a Michaels Park course record.
Delmar Hagedorn (18:03) was fifth overall, giving the Cougars a 1-2-3-5 finish. Washington’s Kendall Coles was fourth overall with his time of 17:39.
Jefferson’s team winning score was 21 with the Patriots having a team score of 38.
The Lady Cougars finished with a team score of 17 to outdistance the Patriots and their team score of 46.
Jefferson sophomore Abby Colbert led from start to finish on the welcomed cool of the late afternoon. Her winning time was 18:44. Like Milliron had in the boys race, Colbert’s time was a course record.
Washington senior Destiny Harrison was second overall, finishing more than a minute behind Colbert with her time of 19:52.
Anya Wallace gave Jefferson third place with a clocking of 20:03. Emma Lindberg (Jefferson) was fourth in 20:07 with Catrina Russell (Washington) finishing fifth overall in 20:47.
- Cougars turn away late Bulldog bid, 3-2: After a scoreless first half, the Jefferson boys soccer team was able to score three goals within a 12-minute window as the second half of its game versus Martinsburg commenced.
A 3-0 Jefferson lead proved to be enough as the Cougars settled for a 3-2 win over the visiting Bulldogs.
The Cougars shredded the 0-0 tie within the first five minutes of the second half. Austin Ogden’s corner kick was headed into the Bulldog net by Tucker Ryan, breaking the scoreless tie and giving the Cougars a 1-0 lead.
Just minutes later, Daniel Hussion accepted a crossing pass from Jacob Lowe and placed his shot by the Bulldog goalkeeper to move the Jefferson lead ahead to 2-0.
Ogden got his second assist on another of his corner kicks several minutes later when Teo Garces controlled his teammate’s effort and beat the Martinsburg goalkeeper for a three-goal Cougar lead.
Even though the Bulldogs managed the night’s last two goals, Jefferson’s rapid-fire scoring in about a 12-minute time frame proved to be lethal enough.
On Saturday, the Cougars improved their record to 12-2-2 with a 2-0 win over Buckhanon on the road in Upshur County. Ryan was able to score both Jefferson goals. Garces was credited with an assist on one of the Ryan goals.
Monday’s game at Musselman went to Jefferson, 3-0, as the Cougars prevailed on the muddy field. Jefferson got goals from Hussion, Brett Stuart and Lowe while the defense kept
Washington traveled to Wheeling Island Stadium and lost to
Wheeling Park, 3-1. Mesfin Butera (11) tags a Wheeling Park player.
Musselman under wraps the few times the Appleman had possession. Jefferson kept its offense pressuring Musselman throughout.
In preparation for a key game against Washington the next night, the Cougars were able to rotate many players in and out of the wet going all through the night.
- Irwin goals lead Wheeling Park past Patriots: Wheeling Park’s effective defense allowed Washington’s boys soccer team only one shot and the homestanding Patriots got two goals from Landon Irwin and one from Jonathan Benson in defeating Washington, 3-1, on Saturday at Wheeling Island Stadium.
Stan Czahoroski and Anthony Chapman had assists for Wheeling Park, now 12-3-2 overall.
Ben Capriola scored Washington’s lone goal with its only shot.
Washington goalkeeper Becker Junkin had seven saves.
Washington had a 9-8-1 overall record with the road loss.
- Martinsburg rallies in late going to defeat volleyball Lady Cougars: After losing two of the first three volleyball games in its Eastern Panhandle Athletic Conference match against visiting Jefferson, the Lady Bulldogs rallied from behind to win the night’s final two games. The late-match comeback left the Lady Bulldogs with a 3-2 win at the Fieldhouse.
Martinsburg had controlled the tempo in the early match by taking a 25-11 win in the first game.
But then Jefferson prevailed in two straight close games to move ahead, 2-1. The score of the second game was 25-22 and the winning Lady Cougars took the third game, 25-21.
Martinsburg squared the match at two games each with a 25-14 win in the fourth game.
When the Lady Bulldogs grabbed the fifth game, 15-11, they had won the match.
Devan Day had 31 assists for the Lady Cougars while Mallory Jackson had 16 kills and 16 digs. Maddy Nace was credited with 24 digs.
- Musselman stops Washington, 3-0, in volleyball: Musselman continued to exert its authority on the volleyball court when the Lady Applemen improved their overall record to 23-4 with a comfortable 3-0 win over visiting Washington.
The Lady Applemen secured the Eastern Panhandle Athletic Conference victory with wins in the three games by scores of 25-16, 25-7 and 25-17.
For the Applemen, Kaitlin Ferretti had four digs, nine assists and two service aces. Kaci Dove was credited with 13 digs and Autumn Bartles had four service aces.
- Ramirez goal enough for Washington: Even though Washington’s 11th win of the girls soccer season came by a 1-0 score over homestanding Musselman, the Patriots were the team producing the most shot-attempts, scoring opportunities and displaying a clamping defense.
Haelly Ramirez had the game’s lone goal in the early stages of the opening half.
Ramirez showed aggressiveness when she misfired on her first shot, but retrieved the miss only to misfire a second time. However, she found a way to get still another shot. And the third attempt found the Musselman net.
Washington’s offense thoroughly controlled all of the first half and it had the Lady Applemen defense on its heels.
Hagan Wilt (15) struggles with a Musselman player during the
Patriots’ win over the Applemen.
But the Patriots couldn’t score again.
In the second half, Washington was able to do much the same as it had in the first half, controlling the pace and tempo with its offense.
Musselman had its moments in the game’s final 20 minutes, but could not score.
When the Lady Applemen did manage a few shots, Washington goalkeeper Kylie Nelson was able to control them all. Even a free kick from outside the box was smothered by the Patriots.
- State golf tournament finds Washington finishing sixth: Oglebay Park is the home golf course of the Wheeling Park High Patriots.
Familiarity didn’t breed contempt on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week at Oglebay as the Patriots successfully defended their 2012 Class AAA state golf championship by turning away the efforts of the other seven teams to repeat as state champions.
Wheeling Park’s winning team score was 472 for the 36-hole state tournament format. Only the team’s best three individual scores were counted.
Cabell Midland was a close second with a team score of 477.
Washington High finished in sixth place overall with a team total of 505.
‘Ryan Fleming had Washington’s lowest two-round score of 166. Fleming was 19th in the individual golfer standings. Dylan Mumaw had a two-round total of 168. Jacob Shuff was the other Washington player whose individual score counted toward the team trotal. Shuff finished at 171. Patrick Burgess was Washington’s fourth player and finished at 180.
Wheeling Park’s Cole Hand was the event’s low medalist with his tournament score of 149. Tyler Hillyer (Wheeling Park) and Alex Schreckengost (Parkersburg South) each fired a two-round total of 152.
Jefferson High golfer Patrick Glenn, playing as an individual from Region II, carded a two-round total of 179.