In season-opening baseball games:
Summers County 0 (5 innings)
Arik McGinnis smacked two doubles and a home run and drove in six runs, and Joseph Eckert hurled a two-hit shutout to lead the Valley Greyhounds past Summers County Tuesday.
Druw Bowen added a double and three RBIs for Valley (3-0), while Raeshawn Breckenridge and John Riddle drove in two runs apiece.
Drae Hutchens had a double for the Bobcats.
Valley 13, Summers Co. 0
V: 004 45 — 13 11 0
SC: 000 00 — 0 2 2
V: Joseph Eckert and John Riddle, SC: Drae Hutchens, Trevor Anderson (4), Josh Smith (5) and Dustin Smith. WP — Eckert. LP — Hutchens. Hitting — V: Raeshawn Breckenridge 2-4 (2 RBI), Arik McGinnis 3-3 (2 2b, HR, 6 RBI), Druw Bowen 2-4 (2b, 3 RBI), John Riddle 1-3 (2 RBI); SC: Drae Hutchens 1-3 (2b).
Records: Valley (3-0).
Cross Lanes Christian 3-8
Arik McGinnis led Valley to a pair of season-opening victories Friday over visiting Cross Lanes Christian.
McGinnis went 2-for-4 with a home run and four runs batted in the first game, and was 2-for-3 with a double and RBI in the second.
John Riddle picked up the victory for the Greyhounds in Game 1, while Drew Jones did the same in the second.
The ‘Hounds visit Oak Hill Friday.
Valley 20, C. Lanes Christian 3
CLC: 0 3 0 0 0 — 3 3 5
V: 2 1 0 8 0 — 20 12 0
CLC: Lee McQuain, Chad Williams (3) and Josh Dolin, V: John Riddle and Cody Winter. WP — Riddle. LP — McQuain. Hitting — CLC: Josh Dolan (2 RBI), V: Arik McGinnis 2-4 (HR, 4 RBI). Cody Winter 2-3 (2B, 2 RBI), Joseph Eckert 2-3 (RBI), Druw Bowen 1-2 (RBI), Todd Coleman 2-4, Mark Hess 3-3 (2B, 3B, 2 RBI), Drew Jones (3B, 2 RBI).
Valley 19, C. Lanes Christian 8
CLC: 1 0 1 6 0 — 8 9 2
V: 6 7 0 3 3 —19 14 1
CLC: Chad Williams and Josh Pauley. V: Drew Jones, Raeshawn Breckenridge (4) and John Riddle. WP — Jones. LP — Williams. Hitting — CLC: Lee McQuain 2-3 (HR, 2 RBI), Ethan Stepp 3-3 (2B, 2 RBI), Bert Withers 1-3 (2B, 2 RBI). V: Breckenridge 1-4 (HR, 3 RBI), Arik McGinnis 2-3 (2B, RBI), Cody Winter (2B, RBI), Druw Bowen 2-2 (2B, 4 RBI), Mark Hess 2-2 (2B, 2 RBI), John Riddle 2-2 (2B, 3 RBI).
Records: V: 2-0.
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In season-opening baseball games:
Trail girls fall to TV
Seeking a coveted state tournament berth, Midland Trail instead found itself on the outside looking in all evening.
Lions, Panthers, Eagles and Sharks earn MHYBL crowns
The Mount Hope Youth Basketball League crowned four 2013-14 champions Saturday at the Mount Hope Community Center.
Pirate girls, Trailblazer boys claim Fayette hoops titles
The Fayetteville girls and the Ansted boys were the big winners on the final night of the recent Fayette County Middle School Basketball Tournament.
Middle school champions
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Boys hoops tournament pairings set
Valley and Greater Beckley Christian have landed the No. 1 seeds in the upcoming boys Class A Region 3 basketball tournament.
High school basketball roundup
In recent high school games:
Tech baseball off to 0-4 start
The WVU Tech baseball team finished its season-opening series with a pair of losses Saturday afternoon as 10th-ranked Cumberland (Tenn.) University recorded the sweep over the Golden Bears 6-5, 15-1 at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.
Pirates, Patriots eye section championship
Top-seeded Fayetteville easily advanced to Thursday’s Class A Region 3, Section 2 girls basketball championship, but the second seed, Meadow Bridge, wasn’t as fortunate.
Local wrestlers among qualifiers for state event
Cliff Warden is good at keeping things in perspective.
MHYBL posts results as tourneys begin
In recent action in the Mount Hope Youth Basketball League:
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