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OVAC Honors Season’s Best

By Staff | Nov 23, 2016

Paden City volleyball Coach Fred King was named OVAC All-Conference Volleyball Coach of Year.

King is a great coach and a good guy who does a lot for the community.

Worth noting, when King is being interviewed after basketball games, he doesn’t use cliches, but instead tells the truth about the team’s strengths and weaknesses. Much appreciated.

OVAC Player of the Year honors went to Paden City’s Aubrey Neff, volleyball standout, for Class 1A. Wildcats’ Malayna Price was named named OVAC Volleyball All-Conference.

Silver Knights’ football player Jace Reed is ranked 16th among the top 20 scoring leaders this season by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. Reed scored 122 points to help lead this talented team to win after win and a state playoff berth. If memory serves me correctly, though it is still early, Reed is related to Tyler County Commissioner Eric Vincent; his grandson.

The TCHS girls’ soccer team was awarded the 2016 Pete Whitaker Sportsmanship Award for outstanding sportsmanship.

Speaking of soccer, Silver Knights’ Quintin Richmond and Nate Lantz were named All-OVAC Soccer. Honorable Mention goes to Levi Morgan and Luke Daugherty.

On the girls’ side of the ledger, Silver Knights’ Amanda Reynolds was named All-OVAC. Honorable Mention goes to Kenna Smith and Miranda Weekley.

TCHS volleyball team captured sectional and regional titles before competing in the state championship Nov. 11 in Charleston.

Senior Madison West broke the record for points in a single set with 25 to help her teammates defeat Moorefield in three sets 25-2, 25-14 and 25-14 to reach the semifinals at the state tournament.

Abbie Fletcher captured All-state honors for her volleyball skills at the state tournament last Friday in Charleston. A few weeks back, this scrappy senior recorded her 1,000th career kill in the first set. Fletcher is a four-year starter for the Knights’ volleyball team.

Charlene Galluzzo received the WVSSAC Volleyball Official of the Year award. During Galluzzo’s long teaching career in Tyler County, she has coached volleyball, softball, girls basketball and track at the high schools. After more than 30 years of teaching and coaching, Galluzzo retired earlier this year.