Luke Cooper, Chase Cooper and Keys Are Top Athletes
The Tyler Star News Players of the Week are Luke Cooper from Paden City and Tyler Consolidated wrestlers Chase Cooper and Brandon Keys.
Paden City’s Luke Cooper, who overcame a shoulder injury and some family adversity, put on quite a display of his talents as he returned to the court Thursday against a good Linsly ball club and continued on Friday and Saturday against Paw Paw and Monroe Central.
Overall, Cooper scored 59 points in three games since his return and has grabbed 22 rebounds to go along with three blocks.
Tyler Consolidated wrestler Brandon Keys had a pair of wins in Tyler’s Tri-Match at home on Tuesday, January 26. He got his first win by decision and his second by pin. Keys continues to impress on the mat and is one of the better wrestlers in the 195 pound weight class.
Silver Knights wrestler Chase Cooper, a senior, had an outstanding night as well on Tuesday as he recorded two pins to win the 145 pound title. Cooper recently recorded his 100th win for the Silver Knights. One of his pins Tuesday was in 25 seconds.
Special Honorable Mentions goes to Darien Ritchie of Paden City as she poured in 16 points and hauled down 16 rebounds in a win over Beallsville on Saturday.
Tyler Knights Wrestler Cory Chipps got two pins in the heavyweight class on Tuesday and continues to improve his technique.