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PB Volleyball Takes Two Of Three At Home


by CHRISTIAN STULL

The PB Lady Colts’ volleyball squad played their final regular season home match on Wednesday night as they hosted Tyler Consolidated, Morgantown and Buckhannon-Upshur. The squad won two of the three matches, topping Tyler Consolidated 2-0 and securing second place in the Big 10 standing with a 2-0 victory over B-U. The team dropped a close 2-1 match to Class AAA Morgantown. Also this week the team travelled to Hedgesville for a tournament to wrap up the regular season. Look for results from the match next week. PB will host the sectional tournament this week with the team expected to play in the finals this Wednesday, October 31 at 7 p.m. Just by making it to the finals of the sectional the team will advance to the regional championships which will be held at Oak Glen on Saturday, November 3 with the first serves at 10 a.m.

PB 2 – Tyler Consolidated 0 (25-23, 25-19)
Kills – McKeznie Carpenter 13, Jyra Casto 10; Assists – Riley Domingues 17; Digs – McKenzie Carpenter 14, Kilea Payne 9; Points – Shelby Collins 6 with 2 aces, Emma Kennedy 6 with 2 aces.
PB 1 – Morgantown 2 (25-21, 19-25, 23-25)
Kills – McKenzie Carpenter 19, Jyra Casto 14; Assists – Riley Domingues 19, Taylor Mayle 13; Digs – McKenzie Carpenter 17, Maddy Jones 15; Blocks – McKenzie Carpenter 4, Jyra Casto 4; Points – McKenzie Carpenter 8, Kilea Payne 6 with 2 aces.
PB 2 – B-U 0(25-11, 25-15)
Kills – McKenzie Carpenter 13, Jyra Casto 6; Assists – Riley Domingues 10, Taylor Mayle 8; Digs – Maddy Jones 12, Riley Domingues 9; Blocks – Jyra Casto 4; Points – Emma Kennedy 10 with 4 aces, Maddy Jones 7, Riley Domingues 5.

Middle School Football Falls To Preston
by CHRISTIAN STULL

The Barbour County Middle School football team wrapped up a successful 2018 season on Wednesday night in a tough ten point loss to Preston Middle.The team finished up the year with a 5-3 overall record that included a five game winning streak. Congratulations to the players and coaches who worked hard after a dismal start to finish strong with a winning record.

BCMS got on the board first in the first with a touchdown to start the second quarter when Brayden Cole threw a pass to Kaden Humphries, the same play that they scored on against Grafton last week. The two point run try was no good and BCMS led 6-0. Michael Salisbury came up with an interception on the next Preston Middle possession but Barbour County was unable to turn it into points and punted after five plays. Preston Middle tied the game at 6-6 with a touchdown just before half and when the two point try failed the squads went to the locker room tied.
Preston ran a reverse on the opening kickoff of the second half for an 80 yard touchdown and converted the two point try to go up 14-6 just seconds into the third quarter. After a Barbour County punt they found the end zone again on a touchdown run with 25 seconds to play in the third quarter to take a 22-6 lead. Dashawn Webster returned the kickoff to the end zone for a BCMS touchdown and with the two point try failing again Preston led 22-12 at the end of the third quarter. Preston could have run the clock out late in the fourth quarter but chose to leave their starters in and threw for a 25 yard touchdown pass against many of the BCMS second and third string players to go up 30-12. Barbour County got fired up over the “slight” and put together a quick touchdown drive with Zach Dickenson getting a 4 yard touchdown run. Brayden Owens ran in the 2 point try and the final score was set at 30-20 in favor of Preston Middle.

Lady Colts Soccer Stopped At Regionals


by CHRISTIAN STULL

One of the best seasons in PB Lady Colts’ soccer history came to an end on Tuesday night in a difficult 3-1 loss to RCB in the regional title game played at Bridgeport High. The Lady Colts’ season comes up one game short of the goal of the first ever trip to states for the squad, however they did pick up the first sectional trophy in over a decade and will have several players named to the All-Big 10 and All-State teams. The young squad graduates just two players in Jenna Poling and Haleigh White and will welcome several talented players from the new middle school program next season as they will surely make an even stronger run towards Beckley and a state title. The team finishes the year with a very good 11-6-2 record after dropping several games early on that they should have won. As the season rolled on they learned what it took to play a full 80 minutes and how to close out games as was evident in their impressive 3-2 win over Elkins in the sectional title game. Congratulations to the team, players, coaches, parents and fans. The alumni soccer game is only ten months away, time to start training!
In the regional title game, RCB got on the board first with a beautiful shot from on a free kick from 35 yards out the found the top right corner of the goal in the only spot that a score was possible just over 12 minutes into the game. The Lady Eagles scored again 12 minutes later when their top scorer was able to dribble past four PB defenders and found a teammate wide open in front of the goal just five yards out for the second goal of the game. PB’s Lydia Phillips pulled the Lady Colts to within one with 4 minutes left in the half with a fine goal from an impossible angle at the one foot line with the ball finding the top right of the side nets to make it a 2-1 game going into halftime.
PB played well in the second half but was unable to take advantage of the opportunities that they were given with several shots just missing wide and four that rang off the football goal post just a foot too high. RCB took advantage of the one good opportunity they had in the half and added an insurance goal 12 minutes into the half to set the final score at 3-1 and qualify for the state tournament in Beckley the first weekend of November. Hopefully the Lady Colts learned plenty of lessons in this game and will use that knowledge next year to take the historic next step and make it to the state championship series with a chance to bring home the big trophy they have all been working hard for a decade to get to.

This Week In Sports

Wednesday, October 31
PB Volleyball hosts Sectional Championship game 7 p.m.
Thursday, November 1
AB Wrestling vs. Southern Virginia University 2 p.m.
Friday, November 2
PB Football at RCB 7 p.m.
AB Women’s Volleyball at Lake Erie College 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 3
PB Volleyball at Oak Glen 10 a.m. *Regional Championships
AB Cross Country at G-MAC Championships *at Walsh University
AB Women’s Volleyball at Ursuline College 1 p.m.
AB Football at Walsh University 1 p.m.
Sunday, November 4
AB Women’s Basketball vs. Fairmont State University 2 p.m.

Women's Golf Competes In TNU Music City Invitational


The Alderson Broaddus women’s golf team competed in the Music City Invitational on Monday and Tuesday, hosted by Trevecca Nazarene University. AB finished in 20th place.
Savannah Jackson paced the Battlers, shooting a score of 169 over the course of two days. Jackson was followed by Taylor Ross and Isabelle Castro who shot a 177 and 179 respectively. Emily Isaacson and Skyler Kochan rounded out the tournament for the Battlers, with Isaacson’s score of 188 and Kochan’s 192.
AB’s Fall golf season has concluded, and they will continue their split season in the Spring.

AB Wrestling Host Second Annual “Hams & Slams” Outdoor Match

The Alderson Broaddus wrestling team will welcome the Southern Virginia Knights to the Mutli-Sport Performance Stadium for the second annual “Hams & Slams” event November 1 at 2 p.m.
The “Hams & Slams” match is an outdoor wrestling match at the Multi-Sport Performance Stadium followed by a dinner of a whole roasted pig. The event is free to the public and will be streamed here.
“We are excited about hosting this fun event,” said head coach and amateur pitmaster Sam Gardner. “I was inspired by a match held at the University of Iowa in 2015 against Oklahoma State University that was held on the field at Kinnick Stadium. It was an awesome event with tons of excitement and energy. I got to thinking ‘How can we do something similar, but put our own twist on it?’ I’m a pretty good amateur chef, and I’ve been known to do a good job roasting a pig, so I figured ‘Why not combine wrestling and barbecue?’ In the end we have “Hams & Slams”.”
The wrestling match that will provide the Slams portion of the event will be the fifth meeting between the Battlers and the Knights. AB is 3-1 against Southern Virginia all-time.
“Southern Virginia University is a program on the rise,” said Gardner. “Coach Davis is doing a really nice job with the Knights of SVU. I expect it to be a competitive bout. We’ve got a few young guys who can scrap and a couple of hammers in our line-up. It will be a unique atmosphere that I hope will bring the best out of both teams. Regardless, I think the environment will be a memorable one for everyone who attends.”
Immediately following the match, both teams and all fans in attendance are welcome to enjoy the whole roasted pig that will be on hand to provide the hams portion of the festivities.

2018-19 AB Men’s Basketball Schedule
November
10 H Grand Valley State University 3 p.m.
11 H Ferris State University 1 p.m.
17 A Seton Hill University 4 p.m.
23 A Michigan Tech 5:30 p.m. *at Erie, PA
24 A TBD *at Erie, PA
29 A Lake Erie College TBA
December 
4 H Salem University 7:30 p.m.
6 A Davis & Elkins College TBA
13 A Ohio Valley University 7:30 p.m.
15 A Ohio Dominican University 4 p.m.
20 A West Virginia Wesleyan College TBA
January 
3 H Hillsdale College 7:30 p.m.
5 H University of Findlay 4 p.m.
12 H Kentucky Wesleyan College 4 p.m.
17 A Cedarville University 7:30 p.m.
19 A Tiffin University 4 p.m.
24 A Walsh University 7:30 p.m.
26 A Malone University 4 p.m.
30 H Bluefield State College 7:30 p.m.
February
2 H Davis & Elkins College 4 p.m.
7 H Malone University 7:30 p.m.
9 H Walsh University 4 p.m.
14 H Ohio Dominican University 7:30 p.m.
16 H Ohio Valley University 4 p.m.
21 A Trevecca Nazarene University 8:30 p.m.
23 A Kentucky Wesleyan College 3 p.m.
28 H Tiffin University 7:30 p.m.
March 
2 H Cedarville University 4 p.m.
2018-19 AB Men’s Basketball Schedule
November
10 H Grand Valley State University 3 p.m.
11 H Ferris State University 1 p.m.
17 A Seton Hill University 4 p.m.
23 A Michigan Tech 5:30 p.m. *at Erie, PA
24 A TBD *at Erie, PA
29 A Lake Erie College TBA
December 
4 H Salem University 7:30 p.m.
6 A Davis & Elkins College TBA
13 A Ohio Valley University 7:30 p.m.
15 A Ohio Dominican University 4 p.m.
20 A West Virginia Wesleyan College TBA
January 
3 H Hillsdale College 7:30 p.m.
5 H University of Findlay 4 p.m.
12 H Kentucky Wesleyan College 4 p.m.
17 A Cedarville University 7:30 p.m.
19 A Tiffin University 4 p.m.
24 A Walsh University 7:30 p.m.
26 A Malone University 4 p.m.
30 H Bluefield State College 7:30 p.m.
February
2 H Davis & Elkins College 4 p.m.
7 H Malone University 7:30 p.m.
9 H Walsh University 4 p.m.
14 H Ohio Dominican University 7:30 p.m.
16 H Ohio Valley University 4 p.m.
21 A Trevecca Nazarene University 8:30 p.m.
23 A Kentucky Wesleyan College 3 p.m.
28 H Tiffin University 7:30 p.m.
March 
2 H Cedarville University 4 p.m.

2018-19 AB Men’s Basketball Schedule


November
10 H Grand Valley State University 3 p.m.
11 H Ferris State University 1 p.m.
17 A Seton Hill University 4 p.m.
23 A Michigan Tech 5:30 p.m. *at Erie, PA
24 A TBD *at Erie, PA
29 A Lake Erie College TBA
December
4 H Salem University 7:30 p.m.
6 A Davis & Elkins College TBA
13 A Ohio Valley University 7:30 p.m.
15 A Ohio Dominican University 4 p.m.
20 A West Virginia Wesleyan College TBA
January
3 H Hillsdale College 7:30 p.m.
5 H University of Findlay 4 p.m.
12 H Kentucky Wesleyan College 4 p.m.
17 A Cedarville University 7:30 p.m.
19 A Tiffin University 4 p.m.
24 A Walsh University 7:30 p.m.
26 A Malone University 4 p.m.
30 H Bluefield State College 7:30 p.m.
February
2 H Davis & Elkins College 4 p.m.
7 H Malone University 7:30 p.m.
9 H Walsh University 4 p.m.
14 H Ohio Dominican University 7:30 p.m.
16 H Ohio Valley University 4 p.m.
21 A Trevecca Nazarene University 8:30 p.m.
23 A Kentucky Wesleyan College 3 p.m.
28 H Tiffin University 7:30 p.m.
March
2 H Cedarville University 4 p.m.