Zervos Leads John Marshall Girls to Victory
ELKINS — John Marshall’s Zara Zervos broke the tape as she won the Forest Festival Invational clocking in at 23:24 at Davis and Elkins College. The Monarchs also had their top five runners place in the Top 20 as they claimed the overall girls title.
John Marshall scored 40 points while second place Tucker County totaled 87.
Ally Hicks placed seventh clocking in at 24:35 while Sierra Taylor (25:28) and Audrey Robinson (25:42) placed 14th and 15th, respectively.
Natalie Keim rounded out the scoring for the Monarchs as she placed 20th with in a time of 26:46.
On the boys’ side, Mack Allen placed second to pace John Marshall in a time of 18:49 as the Monarchs placed sixth.
Brooke 6, Liberty Harrison 3
WELLSBURG — Josh Ferguson recorded a hat trick and supplied two assists as Brooke got back into the win column with a victory against Liberty Harrison.
Tyler McMahon scored two goals for the Bruins (2-4-1), while Alex Isinghood added the other. McMahon added two assists, along with Isinghood and Eddie Marks. Andrew Coursin stopped nine shots.
Weir 2, Beaver Local 0
CALCUTTA — Joe Iafrate scored two goals, as Weir defeated Beaver Local. One of the goals was assisted by Mason Cassels.
Red Riders’ goalkeeper had nine saves.
Oak Glen 3, Weir 0
WEIRTON — Jori Alexander found the back of the net twice and dished out an assist as Oak Glen defeated Weir. Reece Enochs also scored a goal for the Golden Bears (5-1-1).
Alexis Adams tallied 16 saves for the Red Riders (3-2-1).
Edison 4, Steubenville Catholic 2
RICHMOND — Laine Murphey netted two goals to lead Edison over Steubenville Catholic.
Bailey McAfoose and Somer Speedy also found the back of the net for the Wildcats.
Union Local d. Beallsville
25-19, 25-13, 25-17
BEALLSVILLE — Casey Kildow had 16 assists, seven digs and five kills Saturday as Union Local moved to 9-0 with a victory against Beallsville.
Torre Kildow added 15 kills, 10 digs and eight assists for the Jets, while Lacy Bilyeu had nine digs. Baylee Rex had seven digs.
Ashlee Louden had five assists for the Blue Devils.
Shadyside d. Buckeye Local 25-16, 25-5, 25-10
SHADYSIDE — Madison davis had 18 assists and Riley Brown had seven kills and Shadyside moved to 8-0 with a triumph against Buckeye Local.
Sarah Teasdale added six aces for the Lady Tigers, while Tory Hendershot had five kills.
Jenna MacAlister had 17 assists, seven points and five digs for the Panthers. Abby Kinyo added 11 assists and six digs.
Wheeling Park Volleyball Tournament
Oak Glen d. Magnolia
Magnolia d. Wheeling Park
Magnolia d. Weir
21-25, 25-18, 25-13
Philip Barbour d. Magnolia 25-22, 25-15
WHEELING — Oak Glen played lights out in defeating defending state champion Magnolia at the Wheeling Park Volleyball Tournament.
Despite the loss, the Blue Eagles were led by Kyndra Pilant who amassed seven kills and four digs, while Leneica Grimm tallied nine assists and Kayna Anderson supplied seven digs.
In the Pool Play, Pilant recorded 17 kills in a win over Wheeling Park and 23 kills in a victory over Weir, while Grimm dished out 31 assists against the Red Riders.
Strong Debut for West
Liberty Cross Country
BETHANY — The West Liberty men’s and women’s cross country teams opened their seasons with strong debuts at Saturday’s Bethany Invitational. Coach Justin Simpson’s men placed fourth in a mammoth 22-team field while the West Liberty women impressed with a fifth-place finish.
Returning All-MEC standouts Phil White and Bryce Childers are redshirting this season on the men’s side but Hilltopper sophomores Michael Harriman and Jared Ullom placed seventh and eighth, respectively, with fellow sophomore Danah Phillips hot on their heels in 12th. Freshman Tavian Richardson was 45th and junior Cole Wright took 56th to round out the scoring slots.
On the women’s side, the freshman trio of Hannah Kemp, Nichole Groseclose and Bailee Upole placed 9th, 12th and 20th, respectively. Returning All-MEC veterans Hannah Ramirez (26th) and Emily Louk (41st) backed the newcomers in the scoring column.
WLU Volleyball Downs
Malone in Florida
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The West Liberty University volleyball team split its final two matches at the Eckerd Volleyball Classic Saturday at the McArthur Center.
Coach Kayla Mull’s Hilltoppers (1-3) breezed to a 3-1 win against Malone (Ohio) in their morning match before dropping a 3-0 decision to the host Tritons on Saturday afternoon.
Caitlin Clarke led all players with a dozen kills for WLU while Mackenzie Sims had another strong match with 11 kills and 14 digs. Madison Clayton and Olivia Baumhoer added 10 kills apiece with Kailee Cunningham posting a match-high 27 digs.
Renee Lemke had a double-double with 15 assists and 11 digs while Kendall Souder led the Hilltoppers with 23 assists.