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Sports Round-up; Football Action Ahead

By Staff | Sep 16, 2016

Photo by Tamie Weekley Though the Silver Knights' girls soccer team fell Thursday to John Marshall, they made the Monarchs earn every point.

SISTERSVILLE It’s shaping up to be an active week in local high school sports.

The Silver Knights’ football team (2-1) travels to Ravenswood to take on the Red Devils (0-3) at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

Paden City’s Wildcats’ football team (0-2) travels to Bridgeport, Ohio, to take on the Bulldogs (0-3) at 7 p.m. tonight.

Magnolia High School’s Blue Eagles (0-3) travel across the bridge to take on River High School (3-0) at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

For more information about these football games and others, see next week’s edition of the Tyler Star News and Wetzel Chronicle.

Many area high school teams posted solid results this week.

The TCHS cross country team competed Tuesday in the Doddridge County High School Invitational. Amidst a tough field that included the host school, St. Marys and Marion County high schools, the Silver Knights’ boys’ team finished in 10th place while the girls team had some top scorers that included Jahnvi Duncan and Katie Pratt. The Silver Knights travel up the river on Saturday to compete in the Wheeling Park Fall Classic. Good luck.

“I am excited for Saturday because the kids get to see some some new teams,” said TCHS Coach Brenna Haggerty. “They always race well at Wheeling Park. “I think it is at this point in the season when their hard work and training really start to show.”

Speaking of cross country, the Blue Eagles will host cross country stars who will compete Saturday at the Magnolia Mud Bowl.

In volleyball action, TCHS (4-2) defeated Warren High School (7-4) at home (25-20; 25-19; 25-15) on Thursday. Tyler Star News sports writer Ed Parsons will have the details next week. High praise goes to Silver Knights’ Abbie Fletcher.

And the Wildcats’ volleyball team beat Notre Dame (25-11; 25-4) and Valley (25-21; 25-8) this week. Congrats.

Tyler Consolidated’s girls’ soccer team was defeated 6-0 by St. Johns Thursday. Keep up the faith!

Speaking of soccer, Magnolia’s boys soccer team was defeated 3-0 by Steubenville Catholic. Blue

The Blue Eagles have qualified for OVAC’s and will play Steubenville Catholic again Monday at 5 p.m. at Steubenville Catholic.

“I am very optimistic about the rematch,” Blue Eagles’ Coach Ryan Yost said. “We’re going to make a few changes in practice tonight (Friday), and hopefully with that we can come away with the win.”

For more details about area matches from cross country to golf, see sports writers Bruce Crawford, Miles Layton and Parsons’ stories next week. Cover photos by Shari Smith (football) and Tamie Weekley (soccer).