The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


November 21, 2013

Sports Briefs

Below is the trophy fish citation report for October:

Species, water, county caught, name, city, date caught, length, weight in pounds

Brown trout, Gauley River, Nicholas, Julie Anne Haynes, Bridgeport, 10-12, 22.1

Muskellunge, Kanawha River, Fayette, Christopher Burford, Ansted, 3-11, 47

Rainbow trout, Gauley River, Nicholas, William Hendershot, Waverly, 9-14, 5.17 lb.

Rainbow trout, Gauley River (SDT), Nicholas, Jeffrey K. Nicholas, St. Albans, 10-25, 22

Rainbow trout, Gauley River (SDT), Nicholas, Jimmy Walton, Mt. Nebo, 10-26, 27

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The WVU Tech Golden Bear wrestlers fell in a hard-fought road match against Division II foe Alderson-Broaddus by a score of 36-6 Tuesday evening.

There were a number of close matches throughout the dual, but the Golden Bears came up short in the majority of them.

Tech was led by freshman Kyle Shepherd, who used an aggressive first period to run out to a 5-0 lead and then cruised to a 9-3 victory. Shepherd’s record moves to 5-0 on the year at 174 pounds. His win was followed by Tola Morakinyo’s 4-3 victory over fellow freshman and West Virginia state champion Garrett Onderko. It was a match filled with hard hand fighting and a number of near-misses on the edge of the mat that could have extended the lead. Morakinyo improves to 4-1.

“Alderson-Broaddus did a really good job tonight,” Tech coach Sam Gardner told WVU Tech sports information director Becky Brouse. “They outfought us in a number of positions and were aggressive and hard nosed up and down the lineup. The team score was lopsided, but we were in a number of matches that could have gone either way if we had made better decisions here or there.

“It is early in the season, and we started nine freshmen tonight. We will learn from this and we will get better. We’ve got to be more aggressive, get more leg attacks off, and when we are defending leg attacks we need to square up and extend our opponents more.”

The Golden Bears have a quick turn-around and return to the mats Friday evening at Westminster High School (Md.), where they will take on Penn State Mont Alto in a 7 p.m. dual meet. The following day they will be across town at McDaniel College for the Sam Case Green Terror Duals (noon start), where they will wrestle Southern Virginia University, McDaniel, UMBC, and the University of Scranton.

“We are fortunate that we can get back on the mat quickly and have an opportunity to fix the mistakes we made tonight,” Gardner said. “We will face some tough competition in Maryland, so we need to really be focused on making improvements in the next few days.”

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