The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Latest Sports

January 21, 2013

Area shows well at WSAZ

4 local teams finish in tournament’s top 10

Area wrestling teams made quite a showing at the WSAZ Invitational over the weekend.

Four teams finished in the top 10 and another, Liberty, was 11th. Greenbrier West, the state’s second-ranked Class AA/A team, was second to champion Huntington, the No. 1 team in Class AAA that had five champions and scored 271.5 points.

The Cavaliers had eight placewinners, including champions Malik Boatwright and Tyler Parker, and finished with 175.5 points.

Finishing third was Shady Spring with 162.5 points. Woodrow Wilson was seventh with 124 and Independence was ninth with 112.5.

Liberty, battling a numbers disadvantage all season, scored 96 points.

Boatwright and Parker remained undefeated in their title runs. Boatwright, who beat Huntington’s Paden Christian 4-3 for the 152-pound title, is now 31-0 on the season. Parker ran his record to 33-0 after he beat Nicholas County’s Jake Tyler 5-0 for the championship at 170.

Also winning a championship was Colton Ward of Independence. Ward defeated North Marion’s Austin Stanley 9-6 in the 132-pound finals to solidify his hold on the state’s No. 1 ranking in that weight class.

Shady had two wrestlers in the finals in continuing its recent surge. Johnny Forren fell to Class AA/A No. 2 Ryan Elliott of North Marion in the 120 finals, while Nick Farley was defeated by Huntington’s Billy Waldeck — ranked second in Class AAA — in the 138 title match.

Woodrow, buoyed by the return of Jakob Cooper and Cole Williams, had its most impressive tournament of the season. The Flying Eagles had four placewinners, including Cooper at 126 (sixth) and Williams at 152 (fourth).

Nicholas County (18th) had 54.5 points, while Richwood (22nd) scored 35.

Complete results and a list of placewinners can be found at wvmat.com.

n n n

Fayetteville enjoyed a successful weekend, placing fourth at the Calhoun Invitational. The Pirates scored 92 points and had five placewinners.

River Pullens pinned Caleb Ferguson of Class AA/A No. 3 Wirt County to win the 195-pound championship.

Also placing for coach Wayne Yonkelowitz’s Pirates were Bailey Bowles (second, 113), Troy Farrell (second, 126), Cameron Underwood (fourth, 138) and Hunter Pullens (second, 170).

The Pirates will compete in the Bob Stover Classic at Clay County on Saturday, as will Fayette County rival Oak Hill.

n n n

Greenbrier East continued its tour of Virginia over the weekend, competing in the Big Blue Tournament in Christiansburg.

The Spartans were unable to win their third straight tournament, but they did come away with a top 10 finish at ninth.

They had five placewinners in all: Davis Solak (third, 170), Jasiel Kinder (fourth, 106), Dylan Bullock (fourth, 138), Charles Withrow (sixth, 182) and Josiah Solak (seventh, 160).

Up next for East is the Greenbrier Dual, a county showdown with Greenbrier West. The match will start at 7 p.m. Saturday.

n n n

Other teams in action this weekend include Woodrow Wilson and Shady Spring at the West Virginia Duals in Parkersburg on Friday and Saturday, and Independence at the Bob Zide Rumble in Williamstown on Saturday.

Shady’s junior varsity team will host the Dix Manning Memorial on Saturday.

— E-mail:

gfauber@

register-herald.com

1
Text Only
Latest Sports
  • 041914 old white Old White to celebrate 100 years

    The home of The Greenbrier Classic will be having a birthday today, and the celebration should be something special.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mullens, Pineville to meet in Anderson Memorial

    After many years away from the sideline, legendary Mullens High School coach Don Nuckols is returning to the game of basketball.

    April 19, 2014

  • 041914 D'Antoni Lakers mum on D’Antoni

    Mike D’Antoni was still the Los Angeles Lakers’ coach when he left their training complex to spend the Easter weekend out of town with his family.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 041914 gibby WVU trying to find speed on defense

    Tony Gibson took over as West Virginia’s new defensive coordinator over the winter with the goal of trying not to do too much to rock the boat. As the fourth coach to hold that spot in as many years, the Van native — in his second stint as a Mountaineer assistant — knew that his players needed some stability.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 041814 Sisler Diamond Classic continues today

    Fayetteville pitcher Kaitlyn Sisler pitched five innings of shutout softball as the Pirates beat Oak Hill 10-0 Wednesday in the Diamond Classic in Fayetteville.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • D’Antoni’s Lakers future still unclear

    With the Los Angeles Lakers season officially over — the Lakers beat the Spurs 113-100 Wednesday but finished 27-55 overall, the most losses in the club’s history and the franchise’s worst winning percentage since the Minneapolis Lakers in 1957-58 — Marshall fans will be keeping a close eye on what’s going on in Tinsel Town over the coming days.

    April 17, 2014

  • Turnbull’s tenure dominates WVU wrestling history

    Did Oliver Luck really do a thorough job in deeply evaluating Craig Turnbull’s 36-year career as wrestling coach before firing him?

    April 17, 2014

  • WVU’s top football prospects working out for NFL teams

    As we draw ever closer to the NFL Draft, the prospect workouts for teams are picking up steam for former Mountaineers. Both running back Charles Sims and defensive end Will Clarke have a busy road ahead.

    April 17, 2014

  • 041814 james monroe Crusaders make history in loss to James Monroe

    The first season for Greater Beckley Christian’s baseball team has been met with growing pains — to say the least.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 041714 millard Kickoff time set for WVU-Alabama

    West Virginia football fans can now start counting down to the exact minute, instead of just the day.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo