Saxon, Shuttle Hurdle Team Garner Weekly Honors
The Tyler Star News Athletes of the Week for April 10, 2019 are the Silver Knights’ shuttle hurdle relay team of Nathan Barker, Elijah Day, Austin Timmons and Zack Placer, plus Paden City senior Matt Saxon.
The Knights’ shuttle team won both meets they competed in this week but came up extra big at Morgantown, besting the 18-team field of mostly AAA schools to finish first in the event with a sparkling time of 1:03.80. The time is one of the state’s best this season, a possible prelude to a state-run at Charleston next month.
Saxon had an excellent week of sports for the Wildcats as he competed well in track events – running the 100-meter and two relay events while winning the long jump. His best performance, however, came on April 6 against Bridgeport, Ohio, when he tossed a no-hit shutout and added two singles and an RBI to give the Wildcat baseball team a victory and raise the team record to 8-7. Saxon is a four-sport athlete for the Wildcats. He also played in the OVAC All-Star basketball game on Sunday.