ELKINS — The Preston girls’ cross-country team finished second to Bridgeport at the Big 10 Championship on Thursday evening in Elkins. Freshman Allie Martin was the individual champion and was named the Harrier of the Year. While Chloe Stark was fourth for the Knights and senior Alexa Gorondy was 11th.
The boys’ team finished third behind champion Fairmont Senior and runner-up Bridgeport. Earning first team all-conference honors were Cole Friend, in third, and Trey Smith-Tatham, in fifth.
Individual times were not available at press time.
MORGANTOWN — The Warriors won their first match in a tri Thursday, beating Linsly 19-25, 25-14, 25-13, and then Madonna, 25-23, 26-24.
Kate Dlugos had seven aces to lead the team. Morgan Mullens had 24 assists while Paige Dixon had 20. Rachel Rosen had 20 kills and Mullens added 11. Reagan Sharp had nine blocks and Rosen had eight. Jaclyn Smith had 46 digs.
Trinity (21-2) will play for the OVAC championship at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Union Local (Ohio).
All 10 UHS seniors started and ended the game, as the Hawks (16-2-1) beat Parkersburg (9-9) on senior night.
Ari Christiansen scored the only goal of the game early in the second half on an assist from freshman Ally Bender. The UHS defense registered its fourth-straight shutout and 12th of the season, as goalie Corinne Grabow made five saves.
The UHS seniors are Eva Bridges, Valerie Brunner, Elizabeth Carey, Stephanie Chmiel, Christiansen, Sarah Dorminey, Grabow, Kyla Riffle, Maddy Ryan and Peyton Tomlinson.
“This senior class deserves so much credit,” co-coach Graham Peace said. “On the field, they’ve been incredible — they’ve never lost more than three games in a season — but they’ve been even better people off the field. We couldn’t be more proud of them, and they’re going to go on and do great things in life.”
The Hawks will host Buckhannon-Upshur in the first round of the sectional tournament at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
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KINGWOOD — It was a good night for the Preston girls’ soccer team on senior night, getting a shutout win.
Sam Davis, Laurel Williams, Megan Noss and Kendra Bolinger each scored goals, while Noss and Davis added assists. Kinley Manko had three saves in goal.
The Knights (10-7-1) will play at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Morgantown in the first round of the sectional tournament.
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Gabe Turak continued his torrid pace for the Warriors, adding five goals to his impressive freshman season. Goalie Fletcher Hartsock had 13 saves in what ended up being an offensive shootout.
“Both teams really were pushing it on the offensive end,” head coach Chad Laskody said.
Trinity (9-8-2) will host Notre Dame at 10 a.m. Saturday.
PARKERSBURG — The Hawks hit the road and knocked off the Big Red to continue their undefeated season.
Joseph Biafora had three goals, while Mason Shockley had the other two. Shockley, Pierce Spain and JM Jones had assists. Goalie Cam Mitchell finished the game with five saves.
UHS (16-0-1) travels Saturday to Spring Mills to play its final regular season game and will play in the first round of the sectional tournament Tuesday.
Middle school football
Doddridge County 50, Trinity 28: The Warriors’ (0-4) Levi Teets had 130 yards passing and two touchdowns, plus a 2-point conversion, in the loss. He also had 48 yards rushing and a touchdown. Kyle Knight had three catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns. Carmelo Kniska had a 58-yard touchdown and a 2-point conversion. Jaylon Hill had a 2-point conversion catch.