The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

March 8, 2013

Field set for boys state basketball tournament

By J. Daniel Rollins
Register-Herald Sports Writer

— The 100th anniversary of the West Virginia Boys Basketball Tournament will take place next week, and four local teams will be representing the area.

Beckley will once again be able to prove it’s worth as the “City of Champions” as both the Woodrow Wilson Flying Eagles and Greater Beckley Christian Crusaders will be taking to the hardwood in the capital city.

Woodrow, the AAA No. 2 seed will be taking on No. 7 Hurricane at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday morning. The No. 5 Crusaders will battle No. 4 Tucker County in the nightcap at 9 p.m.

On Thursday, Class AA No. 3 Westside will play No. 6 Bridgeport at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed just a few hours later at 5:30 p.m. when No. 1 Bluefield and No. 8 North Marion take to the court.

Martinsburg was named the AAA No. 1 seed, followed by Beckley, South Charleston, Washington, Parkersburg South, Morgantown, Hurricane and Huntington.

In AA, Bluefield was rewarded with the top seed followed by Fairmont Senior, Westside, Robert C. Byrd, Tolsia, Brudgeport, Scott and North Marion.

Finally, the defending AA champion Tug Valley was announced as the No. 1 Class A seed, followed by Magnolia, Charleston Catholic, Tucker County, Greater Beckley, Buffalo, Wheeling Central and Notre Dame.

Games will run Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with championships being played on Saturday at the Charleston Civic Center.


9:30 a.m.  A No. 3 Charleston Catholic vs. A No. 6 Buffalo

11:15 a.m. AAA No. 2 Woodrow Wilson vs. AAA No. 7 Hurricane

1 p.m.  A No. 2 Magnolia vs. A No. 7 Wheeling Central

5:30 p.m. A No. 1 Tug Valley vs. A No. 8 Notre Dame

7:15 p.m. AAA No. 1 Martinsburg vs. AAA No. 8 Huntington

9 p.m. A No. 4 Tucker County vs. A No. 5 Greater Beckley


9:30 a.m. AA No. 3 Westside vs. AA No. 6 Bridgeport

11:15 a.m. AAA No. 4 Washington vs. AAA No. 5 Parkersburg South

1p.m. AA No. 2. Fairmont Senior vs. AA No. 7 Scott

5:30 p.m. AA No. 1 Bluefield vs. AA No. 8 North Marion

7:15 p.m. AAA No. 3. South Charleston vs. AAA No. 6 Morgantown

9 p.m. AA No. 4 Robert C. Byrd vs. AA No. 5 Tolsia