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Summer sports period swing into action

By Staff | Jun 24, 2009

SPIKING IN THE SUMMER — Lynsey Casteel spikes the ball for a point against Doddridge County during pool play in the first annual Putzulu invitational on Friday. Tyler Consolidated would end up winning the championship over Philip Barbour.

The Tyler Consolidated volleyball team is continuing its winning ways even during the summer.

Taking advantage of the three-week coaching period starting on June 14, the Silver Knights hosted the First Annual Putzulu Invitational Tournament on June 19.

Six teams from four schools participated in the event including Doddridge County, Philip Barbour, Tyler Consolidated A and B, and Williamstown A and B.

The teams were split into two pools with Doddridge County, Williamstown B and Tyler Consolidated A making up Pool A and Williamstown A, Philip Barbour and Tyler Consolidated B making up Pool B.

All matchers were played in a best two of three format. Teams played to 25 points and having to win by two with a cap of 30 points. Two timeouts were allowed per match.

A LAND DOWN UNDER — BJ Eastham, Jeremy Smith, Evan Cline, and Justin Carpenter get in position for a rebound during their game at Parkersburg on Friday.

Tyler Consolidated A would win their pool while the Colts of Philip Barbour took Pool B. Both teams would advance to the four-team tournament following and meet up in the championship where the Silver Knights were victorious.


The Silver Knights’ boys basketball team are also taking advantage of the summer workout period as they have been competing in a summer league at Parkersburg High School.

So far the team has played numerous games and have recently scored wins over the Belpre Golden Eagles by a score of 69-53 and the Ritchie County Rebels by a score of 44-42.

Players participating include Zac Minger, Cory Lowe, Dustin Snyder, Aaron Estep, BJ Eastham, Jeremy Smith, Justin Carpenter and Evan Cline.