The 2013-14 girls high school basketball season got under way earlier this week, and the boys are setting their sights on games beginning next week.
Among the opening action was Valley’s 56-36 victory over visiting Greenbrier West on Tuesday.
The Valley girls, led by new coach John Hammonds, will next host Oak Hill, now being coached by former longtime VHS coach Marshall Murray, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6. The Greyhounds will then visit Fayetteville at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
The Riverside girls will entertain Elk Valley Christian at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5. That will be followed by a 5 p.m. home contest against St. Albans on Dec. 13.
Among girls teams opening up tonight will be Fayetteville, Meadow Bridge and Oak Hill. Fayetteville will travel to Independence at 7:30 p.m., Meadow Bridge will play at Liberty at 7 p.m., and Oak Hill will entertain Greenbrier West at 7:30 p.m.
The Midland Trail girls will open their season under new coach Matt Harper with a 7:30 p.m. game Friday, Dec. 6 at rival Fayetteville.
In other upcoming contests:
-- Tuesday, Dec. 10 — Wyoming East girls at Oak Hill, 7:30 p.m.; Fayetteville girls at Montcalm (varsity only), 6 p.m.; Midland Trail girls at Meadow Bridge, 7 p.m.
-- Friday, Dec. 13 — Fayetteville boys at Oak Hill, 7:30 p.m.; Webster County boys at Midland Trail, 7:30 p.m.
-- Monday, Dec. 16 — Fayetteville boys at Valley, 7:30 p.m.
-- Tuesday, Dec. 17 — Sherman boys at Meadow Bridge, 7:30 p.m.
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The Valley High boys will have two preseason scrimmages at home in the coming days: versus Roane Co. at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5; and versus Riverside at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12.
In other upcoming boys scrimmages:
-- Friday, Dec. 6 — Meadow Bridge at Tygarts Valley, 6 p.m.
-- Friday, Dec. 6 — Buckhannon-Upshur at Midland Trail, 6 p.m.
-- Friday, Dec. 6 — Sissonville at Oak Hill (varsity only), 5 p.m.