High School Sports Roundup
South leads OVAC
WHEELING, W.Va. — Following day two of wrestling here Friday at the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference championships, Parkersburg South holds a 157-151 lead against Wheeling Park.
Eight Patriots are still in the championship bracket with current 3-0 records — Brady Roberts (106), Nathan Ford (113), Devin Easton (120), Trent Jones (126), Brayden Johnson (132), Gavin Quiocho (145), Brayden Roberts (152) and 220-pounder Braxton Amos. Patriot 170-pounder Casch Somerville also is still alive.
Peyten Kellar of Warren is 3-0 at 145 pounds. The Warriors also have Cole Coleman (113) alive.
Magnolia’s only wrestler in the championship round is heavyweight Mikey Hamrick, but 195-pounder James Stillwagoner is 3-1 thus far.
Caldwell 138-pounder Collin Wiley also is 3-1 through two days.
Shenandoah leads the Class 2A/1A team race 77.5 to 64.5 over Southern. The Zeps only remaining wrestlers are both in the championship round — 106-pounder Alex Overly and heavyweight Easton Hitchens.
Williamstown 60, Ritchie County 42
ELLENBORO, W.Va. –Williamstown’s Sam Cremeans provided a game-high 20 points in the ‘Jackets’ 60-42 away-win versus Ritchie County to improve to 11-0 on Friday night.
Peyton Amrine made three from behind the arc, finished with 11 points and Garret Hill and Baylor Haught each chipped in with nine markers. Haught was one point away from a double-double, as the junior pulled down 11 boards.
The Yellowjackets jumped out to an 11-3 lead after playing one and continue to build upon that lead, scoring 22 points in the second to pull away from the Rebels.
Ritchie County’s Graden McKinney was leading point-getter for the home team, scoring 17 points, including four long bombs.
Frontier 53, South Harrison 43
ST. MARYS, W.Va. — Logan Brookover poured in a game-high 32 points to lead Frontier past South Harrison 53-43 Saturday in the St. Marys Invitational semifinals.
Kyle Daugherty added eight points for the Cougars, who will play host St. Marys in the championship game at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Frontier improved to 9-2 with the win.
South Harrison (3-5) got 15 points from Corey Bolden. The Hawks will take on Wirt County at 3:30 p.m. in Saturday’s consolation game.
Belpre 81, Miller 56
BELPRE — Makiah Merritt’s 26 points led all scorers Friday night as Belpre defeated Miller 81-56.
Connor Baker added 13 points, Logan Adams scored 12, Evan Wells tallied 9 and PJ Alder and Nick Godfrey netted seven apiece.
Colby Bartley led the Falcons with 17 points while Kylan McClain added 15, Blayton Cox scored eight and Tre McCoy chipped in seven.
Belpre led 25-19 after quarter but pulled away in the second to lead 43-28 at halftime.
Now 9-4, the Golden Eagles will take on Federal Hocking Tuesday and Trimble Friday, the two teams ahead of them in the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division standings.
St. Marys 74, Wirt County 49
ST. MARYS, W.Va. — Five players scored in double figures for St. Marys en route to a 74-49 win over Wirt County Friday night in the St. Marys Invitational semifinals.
The Blue Devils (6-5) got 14 points from Grant Barnhart, 12 from William Steele and 10 each from Peyton Auxier, Richard Dornan and Carson Miller 10. Auxier, Barnhart and Miller grabbed six rebounds apiece, Auxier had four assists and Steele notched four steals.
Wirt County was paced by Kyler Carper’s 13 points, while Hunter Hickman added 12 and Justin Windland tacked on nine.
The Tigers trailed just 10-9 after a quarter.
Calvary Baptist 75, Wood County Christian 41
WILLIAMSTOWN — Wood County Christian was in the thick of things after a quarter Friday night, with the score tied at 14-all against visiting Calvary Baptist.
From there, though, Calvary Baptist pulled away for a 75-41 win. Ben Scarbo led the way for the winner with 25 points. Micah Daniels added 14, Isaiah Bosley tallied 10 and Scottied Richards netted nine.
Trey Davis led the Wildcats (3-14) with 12 points while Garrett Napier added 10. Ryder Davis and Camden Huck grabbed eight and seven rebounds, respectively, while Trey Davis notched four assists.
Wood County Christian will look to bounce back Tuesday at Ohio Valley Christian.
Athens 77, Warren 65
THE PLAINS — Tied at 50-all going into the fourth quarter, Athens High scored 27 points over the final eight minutes to defeat Warren 77-65 Friday night.
The Warriors (8-5) trailed 36-29 at halftime before outscoring the Bulldogs (10-3) 21-14 in the third to knot things up.
Athens took control from there, getting 20 points from Brayden Markins, 18 from Brayden Whiting, 15 from Isaiah Butcher and 11 from Nate Trainer.
Warren, which visits Parkersburg High Saturday, got 18 points from Brandon Simoniette and 12 apiece from Joel Chevalier and Brayden Sallee. Chevalier also tallied eight rebounds, four assists and three steals.
New Lexington 54, Morgan 48
McCONNELSVILLE — Carver Myers’ 22-point, 11-rebound double-double wasnt quite enough to lift Morgan to victory Friday as New Lexington escaped with a 54-48 victory.
The Panthers trailed 23-22 at halftime but outscored Morgan 17-8 in the third to take a 39-31 lead and held on in the the fourth.
Luke Ratliff led the way with 15 points while Logyn Ratliff and Braden Agriesti added 13 each. Will Stenson chipped in nine.
The Raiders, who dropped to 7-7 overall, got nine points and three assists from Jason Wells.
Calvary Christian 41, Wood County Christian 18
WILLIAMSTOWN — The Wildcats were unable to overcome a poor shooting effort in the second half after trailing 18-11, as Wood County Christian was downed by Calvary Christian 41-18 Friday night.
Ashlyn Bowles had a game-high 13 points and Kaitlyn Richards chipped in with 10 for the winners.
Sarah Michael was the only double-digit scorer for the Wildcats and Katie Michael had 11 rebounds.