The U12 WV Rapids girls soccer team, based out of the YMCA of Southern West Virginia in Beckley, won the WV Open Cup travel division this past weekend. There were over 115 teams entered, and the travel division is the Cup’s top division. The WV Rapids included Galilea Villasnenor, front left, Autumn Hill and Abby Conrad; and coach Stephanie Kot, back left, Liz Rahall, Tori Mackowiak, Madison Wills, Laurel Johnson, Mykah Price, Roe Cutright, Anna Hewitt, Jessica Martin, Tabitha Gill and Skylar Martin.
Local high schools post wins
In recent high school games:
Tech hires volleyball coach; softball, baseball squads compete
Kenny Howell, WVU Tech’s interim athletic director, has announced the appointment of Ashley Ziegle as head volleyball coach.
FHS girls, Valley boys post wins on diamond
In recent softball and baseball games:
- Knicks rule JAMBL Buddy Division
Pirate boys win sixth straight
In recent high school baseball and softball games:
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Tanner Harris, Connor Gibson state champs; other local youth wrestlers perform well
Local wrestlers recently competed in the 2014 WV Jr. State Tournament in Parkersburg and Novice States in St. Albans.
Valley’s Warden named to all-state first team
The season didn’t end the way Greater Beckley Christian and Valley would have liked, but both teams are being recognized for some of their individual talent.
St. Joe trio leads girls Class A all-state team
Huntington St. Joseph might’ve won its sixth straight Class A title in the 2013-14 season, but the theme of the year could’ve simply been called “Three.”
Fighters eye Toughman prizes; Thomas to fight pro bout
West Virginia Sports Promotions Inc. and 105.9 WTNJ are making final preparations for the 35th annual Southern West Virginia Budweiser Original Toughman Contest.
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