BOYS PREP SOCCER
PikeView 3, Shady Spring 0
Class AA/A No. 3 PikeView ended the regular season with a 3-0 shutout win over the Shady Spring Tigers Thursday at the YMCA Paul Cline Memorial Youth Sports Complex.
Seth Wood found the back of the net twice and added one assist to lead the Panthers.
Brandon Calfee added a goal, while Gene Weatherly and Paydon Cutliff added one assist each in the win.
The Panthers are now 9-1 in the last 10 matches and the starting defense has allowed just one goal over the stretch, that being to Class AA/A No. 1 Charleston Catholic.
PikeView (15-4-1) opens sectional play Monday against Mingo Central in Bluefield at 5 p.m.
GIRLS PREP SOCCER
Midland Trail 6, Wyoming East 1
NEW RICHMOND — The Class AA/A No. 12 Midland Trail Lady Patriots rolled past the Wyoming East Lady Warriors 6-1 Thursday to close out the regular season.
Brittney Moore scored two goals to lead the Lady Patriots, while Savannah Skaggs and Heaven Simms scored one goal apiece. Midland Trail also had two own goals.
Peyton Fisher, Kiera Lusher and Jill Gray added one assist each.
Goalkeeper Jessica Fox had two saves for Midland Trail.
Midland Trail (11-4-5) plays Pocahontas County Monday in Summersville to open sectional play.
MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Trap Hill 24, Park 20
Trap Hill defeated Park in a back-and-forth tussle 24-20 Thursday to capture the Raleigh County championship, ending Park’s four-year reign as county champions.
Eric Workman opened the scoring for Trap Hill with a 12-yard run in the first quarter. Park answered that score in the second quarter with a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown by Austin Anderson and a successful conversion run by Peyton Thomas for an 8-6 halftime lead for the Roadrunners.
Johnny Drafton started the second half off with an electrifying 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and a 12-8 Trap Hill lead.
Anderson again was up to the challenge with a two-yard touchdown run for Park, only to see Trenton Begley score on a 35-yard run for Trap Hill and an 18-14 lead after three quarters.
Park regained the lead at 20-18 when Tyree Swafford crashed in from two yards out for a score. With the championship in the balance, Eric Workman broke free and raced 47 yards for the game winning touchdown with just over three minutes remaining for Trap Hill. Park could not score on their final drive.
Trap Hill (7-0) ends the season at Richwood Thursday.
Summers County 52, Shady Spring 14
The Summers County Bobcats raced out to a 30-0 first-half lead and cruised by the Shady Spring Tigers 52-14 Thursday.
Dalton Meador led the ground attack with two touchdowns, while Ben Neal, Arizona Fox, Braden Knight, Timothy Persiani and Tucker Lilly scored one touchdown apiece for the Bobcats.
Summers County (6-1) hosts Peterstown Thursday in the opening round of the Bluegrass Conference playoffs. The Bobcats defeated Peterstown 8-6 in the regular season.
Independence 28, Beckley-Stratton 0
The Independence Patriots held their third opponent in a row scoreless and rolled past Beckley-Stratton 28-0 Thursday.
The Patriots offense was led by scores from Isaac Trotter, Logan Stump, Matt McKinney and Fisher Horton, while the defense was led by Will Milam, Logan Muncy and Alex Hart with a fumble recovery.
The Patriots will look for their fourth win in a row as they close out the season against county rival Shady Spring.
BOYS PREP SOCCER
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