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Sunday Afternoon Briefing

By Staff | Dec 4, 2016

Good afternoon Tyler County.

Posted was a photo of Middlebourne’s parade. Thanks Lauren Matthews.

Well, if you don’t already know, St. Marys defeated East Hardy –23-8 — in the West Virginia Class A State Championship Saturday at Wheeling Island Stadium. After 104 years of school history, the Blue Devils’ won their first state title.

“I give all glory to God,” St. Marys coach Jodi Mote said. Good quote, good team.

Area police and fire escorted the victorious team on their way back to Pleasants County.

This is the second year that Cougars have finished as runner-up, but at least they got points on the board this time. Last year, Magnolia soundly defeated the East Hardy — 62-0 — on a cold, windy December night to claim the state championship and clinch a perfect season.

In other sports news, OVAC All-Valley Soccer named Silver Knights’ Amanda Reynolds and Kenna Smith as Honorable Mention. Good job.

Silver Knights’ Jenny Lynch and Justin Phillips as well as Wildcats’ Isaac Price were selected All-State Band. More on that story will be appearing in the next edition of the Tyler Star News.

WVU men’s basketball team knocked off No. 6 Virginia — 66-57 — Saturday in Charlottesville. Now that’s something because the Cavaliers have always been a good team, sometimes even beating Duke or UNC Chapel Hill.

The Mountaineers defeated Baylor — 24-21 — Saturday in Morgantown. Ten wins — regular season. That hasn’t happened in a long time.