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Sunday Morning Briefing

By Staff | Oct 23, 2016

Photo by Ed Parsons Silver Knights' Abbie Fletcher slams down a kill on senior night.

Morning Briefing for sports/news happenings across Tyler County.

The Silver Knights’ volleyball beat Calhoun County on Saturday in the semi-finals for the LKC Championship to advance to the final round against Williamstown in Ravenswood. After a hard fought contest, the Yellowjackets defeated the Silver Knights 25-22, 25-22 and 25-23. Seniors Abbie Fletcher, Macy Long and Madison West played with distinction.

TCHS claimed the runner-up trophy that stands as a testament to their skill this season.

“It was a battle between two good teams with a total of eight points and three sets separating the champion and runner-up,” Coach Richard Summers said. “We played hard and certainly got better at a crucial time of the year.”

Sports writer Ed Parsons will have more about this story in the next edition of the Tyler Star News.

Boys’ Soccer

Up the river in Wellsburg, Weir defeated Tyler Consolidated 6-0 in the Sectional Finals’ Silver Knights’ goalkeeper Luke Daugherty had 15 saves.

College Football

WVU took down TCU to remain undefeated this season and perhaps even clinch a spot in the top 10, particularly as Ohio State lost to Penn State on Saturday.

Marching Bands

The judges liked what they saw Saturday because the Silver Knights’ and Wildcats’ marching bands added a few more trophies to their collection.

Multiple top note bands competed in Point Pleasant, but only the Silver Knights won first place in that class; first place percussion; second place field commander (Jenny Lynch). Overall, TCHS received the highest score day from the music judge and captured third place honors behind Spring Valley and Princeton. As Silver Knights’ Band Director Matt Jennings attended a tribute concert to composer John Williams on Thursday, to borrow a phrase, the Force is strong with the Silver Knights.

After PCHS’ band competed in Winfield, the Wildcats took home first in music, second in percussion, guard, marching and field commander (Levi Goddard) with Issac Price being the best overall soloist.

Congrats to both teams.

More about this story will appear in the next edition of the Tyler Star News.

In other news, Tyler County is forming a new running club: Pure Potential Running Group. The club offers a chance to run near and far all over the county. As they say with regard to breaking news stories, developing…