MORGANTOWN \u2014 When the Clay-Battelle softball team walked off the field Thursday at the state tournament in Vienna, it marked the end of the sports calendar for the 2018-19 school year in Monongalia County.\n\nThe Cee-Bees\u2019 run through the season, one of the best in school history, is a blueprint for how most of the year went for a majority of the teams at Morgantown, University, Trinity and C-B \u2014 triumphs, pitfalls and everything in between.\n\nOf course, there were several trophies hoisted at the end of state tournaments or meets, the most notably being the UHS boys\u2019 basketball team in mid-March. The Hawks won the first state title in school history after falling short in the semifinals the previous two years, but this was the season it all came together.\n\n\u201cIt\u2019s kind of surreal. I\u2019m almost speechless. Other than my daughter being born, this is the happiest day of my life,\u201d coach Joe Schmidle said after the game. \u201cWe proved a lot of people wrong that said University could never be sitting here as a Class AAA champion. It feels good to kick down that door.\u201d\n\nThe first of the year was taken by the UHS girls\u2019 cross-country teams in late October in Ona, the programs\u2019 fifth-straight state championship. The Hawks were led by top 10 finishes from Zoe Shetty, Caroline Kirby and Emma Troischt.\n\n\u201cWe\u2019ve been working hard this whole season, and we knew that we had a good chance of winning today,\u201d Shetty said.\n\nThe third and final team title was captured by the MHS girls\u2019 tennis team this month, which dominated the championship round, which four of the seven individual titles.\n\nNo. 3 singles Mackenzie Sorton, No. 4 singles Bella Mascari, No. 2 doubles of Sorton and Mascari, and No. 3 doubles of Ashalia Aggarwal and Kathryn Regules finished off their seasons with titles.\n\n\u201cIt was wonderful this year,\u201d coach Ted Greenlee said. \u201cWe had so many contributors.\u201d\n\nWhen the dust settled, UHS claimed two team titles with MHS finishing with one.\n\nIndividually, UHS\u2019s Frankie McCutchan won the first championship of the year in February at the state swim meet in the 500-freestyle with a time 4:53.07.\n\n\u201cI\u2019m very thankful for the coaching I get, the pool time I get and my supportive teammates,\u201d he said. \u201cIt feels really good to be the one to get that first title.\u201d\n\nFollowing the MHS girls\u2019 tennis team\u2019s dominance, the next Mohigans to win a title were the 4x800 girls\u2019 relay at the state track meet May 17. Tazanna Epps, Amelia Haddox, Athena Young and Lea Hatcher finished with a time of 9:33.71.\n\n\u201cI feel ecstatic,\u201d distance coach Mike Ryan said. \u201cThat was a great race by our girls. All of them ran PRs or were right at their PR. I knew they had it in them. I told them just to go do their thing and not overthink it.\u201d\n\nUHS freshman Sierra Lanham won her first state title the next day in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 10 inches.\n\n\u201cIt felt pretty good, I\u2019m not going to lie. Now I have three more years to get up there again,\u201d she said.\n\nLastly, Clay-Battelle finally got on the board when Hailey Carreon won the 100-meter hurdles at 15.72.\n\n\u201cIt\u2019s a long-time coming. I really wanted it last year, but finished second. This year it was do-or-die,\u201d she said.\n\n<strong>Close, but not quite<\/strong>\n\nThe UHS girls\u2019 basketball team made a surprising run at the state title after beating Martinsburg and upsetting Greenbrier East on the way to the championship game in March, and even stayed with No. 1 Parkersburg for two quarters, but it got away from the Hawks in the end.\n\n\u201cThis is not the order I want to do an interview, but at the same time, I definitely want to give it up to our girls for that battle they just put out there,\u201d coach David Price said after the game. \u201cI think it was the gamut of all those games one day after another and we ran out of energy, and Parkersburg proved why they\u2019re a state championship team.\u201d\n\nThe Trinity girls reached the state semifinals after beating Magnolia in the first round, and the Trinity boys followed suit by also getting to the semis with a win over Greenbrier West.\n\nHowever, both teams fell shy of the title game.