1. Oak Hill (25) — A win over Point Pleasant was convincing. The Red Devils (5-1) begin a four-game road streak Friday at Lewis County.
2. Woodrow Wilson (20) — The Flying Eagles (4-3) didn’t quite have enough to beat Huntington. They will host Parkersburg Friday.
3. Greenbrier East (14) — The Spartans (2-4) walloped host Nitro. They will welcome Hurricane to town on Friday.
4. Shady Spring (11) — The Tigers took to the ground to beat James Monroe. Up next is a trip to dangerous Wyoming East Friday.
5. Princeton (5) — The Tigers (1-7) beat St. Albans for their first win under coach Randy Peek. They will go to Spring Valley Friday.
1. Bluefield (25) — The Beavers (5-1) dominated River View. They will travel to Westside Friday.
2. Wyoming East (20) — The Warriors (5-2) had no trouble with PikeView. A visit from AAA Shady Spring is next.
3. River View (11) — The Raiders (4-3) will take a week off before hosting Nicholas County Oct. 19.
4. Westside (10) — The Renegades (4-3) survived a shootout with Tug Valley. A tough matchup with Bluefield awaits.
5. Webster County (5) — The Highlanders (4-3) make their debut to the rankings before Friday’s game against Greenbrier West.
1. Greenbrier West (23) — The Cavaliers (6-1) destroyed Pocahontas County. They have another tough trip to Upper Glade.
2. Valley (22) — The Greyhounds (6-0) narrowed the gap after a win over Pendleton County. Up next is a Saturday trip to Parkersburg Catholic.
3. Meadow Bridge (15) — Grundy, Va., was no match for the Wildcats (6-1). They will host Summers County Friday.
4. Midland Trail (8) — The Patriots (4-3) took a hit at Clay County. They are idle this week before an Oct. 19 home game versus Hannan.
5. Richwood (4) — The Lumberjacks (3-4) are back after throttling Tygarts Valley. They will go to Valley Oct. 19.
About the poll: Our panel of five voters — Cam Huffman (sports editor), Gary Fauber (assistant sports editor), Dan Stillwell (sports writer), Cody Lewis (sports copy editor) and Rusty Udy (sports clerk) — ranked the top five teams in each class. Teams received five points for a first place vote, four for a second place vote and on down to one. The vote totals are listed in parentheses.
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Fayetteville girls headed to states; Wildcats, Greyhounds get wins
The Fayetteville girls weathered a late surge from host Sherman Wednesday to claim victory in a Class A Region 3 co-final.
- Scores and schedules
One step from state tourney
Home, sweet, home.
The ball seemed to bounce Woodrow Wilson’s way as the Flying Eagles turned back visiting Greenbrier East 63-46 in the Class AAA Region 3, Section 2 final at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center.
Lester powers No. 2 Renegades past PikeView
Westside head coach Jamie Lusk feels that what separates an athlete from a champion is the will to win, pouring yourself out and leaving your heart on the court in the pursuit of victory.
Lady Bobcats headed back to Charleston
It was the new kids on the block against the old guard. The Bluefield Lady Beavers were looking to make their first appearance in the state tournament while the Summers County Lady Bobcats, winners of seven state titles, were looking to go back to Charleston for the first time in three years.
Woodrow turns back Tigers 61-43
One down, five to go.
Spartans capture 73-57 win with Bradley looking on
With a matchup with rival Woodrow Wilson in the Class AAA Region 3, Section 2 championship game the reward for the winner, No. 6 Greenbrier East didn’t need any extra motivation Wednesday night at home against Oak Hill.
Trail girls fall 59-26 to Tug Valley
Seeking a coveted state tournament berth, Midland Trail instead found itself on the outside looking in all evening.
Shady Spring players can have lots of fun in The Yard
When a baseball player in the Shady Spring district tells his parents that he’s going to go play in The Yard, he’s going to need a ride to get there.
South Charleston downs Lady Eagles 68-47
South Charleston has relied all season on its guard play, but Wednesday night the Black Eagles were led by the frontcourt.
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