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TCHS Sends Rebels Back to the Hills

By Staff | Nov 4, 2016

Silver Knights gain some valuable coach's instructions to help them defeat the Rebels.

How about waking up to some good news!

The Silver Knights won their 41st game of the season and claimed the West Virginia Class A Region Two crown over Ritchie County at Magnolia High School on Thursday.

The Silver Knights sent the Rebels back into the hills with a three-set sweep 25-14, 25-17, 25-21.

“I’m really proud of the girls,” said TCHS Coach Richard Summers. “This is probably the the toughest or second toughest sectional in West Virginia. We had a hard fought win (Wednesday) against Magnolia that had a really good team. Either one of us could have won that one. We’re playing well right now and we’re thrilled about having the Regionals on our floor and the opportunity to play well and go to Charleston.”

TCHS will play at 6 p.m. Saturday for the Regional title and a trip to Charleston.

TyCon cheerleaders' winning spirit is what is needed by the TCHS community to spur the Silver Knights onto victory.

Abbie Fletcher had 23 kills to pace the Silver Knights.

Congrats go to a great team, legendary coach.

Coach Summers has won more than 500 games this season, so maybe nominate him for MaxPreps’ 2017 Double – Goal Coach Award. Nominations close Nov. 30. The man deserves it.

The Silver Knights’ football team was busy doing last minute drills and training this week to prepare for tonight’s home game at 7 p.m. against St. Marys. According to the latest rankings from the WVSSAC, the Blue Devils (9-0) are ranked fourth with TCHS (6-4) holding steady in the 16th spot. A win for the Silver Knights would most likely mean the playoffs, so the home team is really going to need a big crowd to cheer for them. That’s why the TSN posted this photo of the TyCon Cheerleaders, who recently captured top honors for their spirit. Thanks for the photo Kevin Roberts.

Anyway, being the underdog going into a tough match makes it a challenge, and that’s a good thing. The Mountaineers were down and out for many reasons when Coach Bill Stewart inspired them to victory over the Oklahoma Sooners a few years back in the Fiesta Bowl.

During the summer Olympics, long distance runner Mo Farrah fell during the 10,000 meter race, but picked himself up and paced his way to a gold medal.

And honestly, anyone who has seen Rocky IV should realize that Balboa was the underdog against Ivan Drago the giant Russian but that didn’t stop the Italian Stallion.

The drills this week show that the team is sharp, focused and ready for battle.

Veterans will be honored during Senior Night at the game.

The football team, cheerleaders, and band will be having their Senior Night this Friday at home against Saint Marys. The Knights would like to invite all military, active or retired, to join them for the football game that evening. All military men and women will be admitted for free. The Knights ask that if you want to wear your uniform that evening you do but it is not required for free admittance. The festivities will start around 6:40 p.m. around the flagpole in the end zone next to the concession stand. The Knights would like you to join us first for the national anthem and then join the cheerleaders and the band in making a tunnel for the boys to run through. This week, at the high school, the classes and the teachers will all be competing in making a sign signifying one of the branches of the service. Please look for those to be displayed at the field that evening. There have been more events planned that will be taking place at the game as well. The Knights hope to see you all there this Friday night and we thank each and every one of you for your service and sacrifice! If you have any questions about this event you can contact Kristen Cunningham at klhickma@k12.wv.us.

Speaking of school spirit, TCHS’ yearbook Excalibur looks excellent. The school and community should be proud.

Last note, don’t throw away that Halloween costume. Donate and drop it off at Boreman Elementary (304-758-2153), The Stealey Green Family Center (304-758-4469), EV International (304-386-4900), Ashley DeVries (304-917-9465) or Dave Metzger at (304-917-9444).