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PB Baseball Falls At Petersburg
by CHRISTIAN STULL

  The Philip Barbour Colts’ baseball team dropped its only game of the week to a perennially strong Petersburg team. Alex Wilson scored the only PB run on a sacrifice fly from David Shriver in the 8-1 road loss. Nathan Baldwin tallied the only Colts’ hit during the game. Starting pitcher Will Knight threw the ball well, allowing just one earned run in five innings of work with seven strikeouts, three hits, and four walks.
  The Colts hope to return to action on Wednesday when they are scheduled to host Berkeley Springs with the first pitch set for 4:30 p.m. The team is also set to host Tucker County on Friday evening and Frankfort on Saturday afternoon, weather permitting, of course. Bring an umbrella and your mittens!
Rotz Powers AB Baseball to Sweep at Walsh

  Alderson Broaddus baseball team closed the weekend trip in Ohio with a pair of wins over Walsh on Saturday afternoon at Biery Stadium.
  Game 1: AB 9, Walsh 7
  In game one, the Battlers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning. Todd Sekowski singled in Chasen Claus followed by an RBI single from Dylan Rotz to score Sekowski.
  After the Cavaliers added two in the fourth to tie it and three in the fifth to take the lead at 5-2, the Battlers got their bats going again in the bottom of the fifth.
Rotz cut the lead to 5-3 on an RBI single and then later on, Chuck Hooker made it 5-4 with an RBI single to score Sekowski. The Battlers then tied the game at five when Tylyn James reached on an error that scored Rotz and then closed the scoring on an base-scoring knock from Taylor Cook to make it 6-5.
  In the top of the seventh, Walsh evened the game at seven on an RBI double from Brendan Spaulding and then took the lead in the eighth as Marcus Bobb singled in Ross Etgen to make it 7-6.
  The Battlers led off the bottom of the eighth with a single from Cook followed by a walk from Kosta Kafes. Following a sacrifice bunt and a strikeout, Rotz gave the Battlers the lead with a two-run single to make it 8-7. Up next, Tyler Amedure drove in Rotz, who advanced to second on his single, with an insurance run to extend the lead to two.
  Walsh put one runner on base in the top of the ninth on a walk but Justin Smith closed the door to pick up the win in relief.
Rotz led the way offensively with three hits, four RBIs, and a pair of runs scored in the opener. Sekowski finished 3-for-4 as well with an RBI and a run scored while Amedure, Cook, and Hooker also each finished with a pair of hits and an RBI.
  On the mound, Gordon Swiger allowed four hits, five runs, and struck out three in four and two thirds innings in the start. In relief, Mitchell Griffiths pitched three frames and gave up a pair of runs and four hits. Smith won his first game of the season and allowed no runs and no hits and struck out one in one and one-third of an inning.
  Game 2: AB 4, Walsh 3
  In game two, Walsh (13-11 overall, 7-5 G-MAC) opened the scoring in the top of the first when Andrew Czech hit a two-run shot down the right field line to make it 2-0. In the second, the Cavaliers added one more when Alec Debruler hit a homer as well, this time a solo shot, extending the lead to 3-0.
  James cut into the Walsh lead for the Battlers (5-19, 3-9) in the fourth when he hit a two-run single to score Cook and Hooker to cut the lead to 3-2. In the fifth, Rotz reached on an error, scoring Sekowski to knot the game at three.
  After Cook led of the bottom of the sixth with a walk, Kafes bunted him over to put Cook in scoring position. Up next, James hit an RBI double to center field, scoring cook to take a 4-3 lead. Following a pitching change, Walsh escaped further damage with back-to-back strikeouts to end the inning.
  After Walsh led off the seventh with a walk, Rotz recorded back-to-back outs on the mound. With two outs, the Cavaliers put runners on first and third following a stolen base and an infield single. Walsh had one final chance but Rotz closed the door with a pop out to center to close out the complete-game victory.
  Rotz won his second game of the season, finishing with four strikeouts and allowing just six hits and three runs in seven innings.
  Offensively, James finished 2-for-3 with two RBI's while Sekowski was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Cook also reached base twice as he went 1-for-2 with a single, walk, and two runs scored
  AB returns to the field on Wednesday when it will take on Wheeling Jesuit on the road at 3:30 p.m.
PB Track Off To Fast Start
by CHRISTIAN STULL

  The Philip Barbour track teams got off to a fast start this week with a very successful outing at the Irwin Invitational hosted by Elkins High School. The girls’ squad placed fourth in the event with a total of 46 points. The team was led by Kasey Neville who set a meet and personal record in the shot put while also winning the discus event. Kierra Hodge led the distance runners, taking first in the 3200 while running a leg for the victorious 4x800 team along with Olivia Frye, Shania Keene, and freshman Izabella Hubbard. Hubbard impressed in her PB debut with a second-place finish in the 400, while Frye took second in the 3200.  
The boys came home from the meet with a strong second-place finish with a total of 50 points. Nathan Riccio led the team with a first-place finish in the 100 dash and third in the long jump while also running a leg for the winning 4x100 team along with Damien Gonzales, Mason Long, and Dan Zboril.
  It is great to see the sprinters improving so quickly for the Colts. The team has been dominated by distance runners for years. Surely having a track to practice on has been a big benefit to the sprinters. Five separate sprinters scored team points in this event. The middle and distance runners fared well for PB also. Noah Ward led the distance runners with a second-place finish in the 3200, while Johnny Williams brought home a third-place time in the 800. The Colts will return to competition this Saturday in a big meet held at Glenville State College.
  See this week's edition for full results.
Acro & Tumbling Concludes Regular Season With Road Loss At Gannon

  The Alderson Broaddus acrobatics and tumbling team competed in their last regular season meet against Gannon University on Saturday evening. The Battlers fell 277.260-263.060.
  In the compulsory event, the Battlers scored a 36.20 to Gannon's 37.65 to open things up. In the acro event, the team of Alanna Kelley, Shayla Bolduc, and Shannon Miller scored a 9.90 out of 10.00 in the seven-element heat for their top performance.
  In the pyramid event, the Battlers scored an event total of 29.55 to the Lady Knights 29.60 as Gannon had the lead at 96.85 to 95.00 at the halftime intermission.
  In the toss event, the Battlers scored a 9.60 in the first heat and an event total 28.05. In tumbling, Brittany Kenny scored a 9.300 out of 10.00 as the Battlers scored a 51.200 while Gannon scored a 56.000 to push its lead.
  In the team event, the Lady Knights scored a 96.06 out of a 104.61 while the Battlers scored a 88.81 out of 102.61 as Gannon pulled away for the victory.
  Next time out, the Battlers will compete in the NCATA Championships on April 27th to 29th in Erie.
AB Track And Field Competes At Bethany College Invite

  The Alderson Broaddus track and field teams competed at the Bethany Invite this on Saturday afternoon.
  Starting things off for the women, Kamiyah Temple finished third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.53 seconds. Temple also competed in the 100-meter run and finished in fifth-place with a time of 12.83 seconds.
  Madison Ross began her day in the 200-meter run finishing just outside the top-10 in 11th with a time of 28.39 seconds. In the 400, Ross placed eighth, with a time of 1:05.54.
  In the 1500-meter run, Ashleigh Martin led the four AB competitors with a time of 5:18.67 to place 13th overall. Tiara Hunter, Ciara McDaniel, and Morgan Creamer also raced for AB. In the 10000-meter run, Taylor Treadway was the lone competitor and finished first out of three runners with a time of 41:00.81 seconds.
  In the field events, Kelsey Hudson finished 18th in the shot put with a throw of 9.83 meters followed by a 15th-place finish in the discus. In the javelin, Rachel Adamski finished in fifth place at 33.39 meters while Hudson finished 15th, Chloe Corbitt 16th, and Jayme Hykes 21st.
  On the men's side, Antwon Foster placed first in the 400-meter dash at 50.60 seconds as Korey Fennell finished in second place with a time of 51.22 seconds. In the men's 400-meter hurdles, Paris Vaughan finished in first place at 56 seconds and first place in the 110 hurdles at 15.16 seconds. In the 10000-meter run, Caleb Pell placed second with a time of 32:47.
  In field events, Marcus Anderson finished in third place in long jump at 6.59 meters. To close out the day, Alan Blair finished in fifth place in the javelin throw while Zach Fletcher finished in 12th.
  The Battlers compete again on April 6th at the Brandi Bowen Invitational at Glenville State.
Two PB Seniors Chosen To Represent WV At ITPS Cancer Sucks Classic

  Philip Barbour seniors Cole Whited and David Shriver were chosen to represent team WV at the ITPS Cancer Sucks Classic held at Chatham University. The event was an all-star charity basketball game to help raise money for cancer research. The boys were teamed up with other seniors from WV to take on team Pennsylvania. David Shriver was chosen as game MVP and also helped WV win the three-point completion. Both boys represented PB and WV very well while raising money for a great cause. 
This Week In Sports

Wednesday, April 4
PB Tennis at Lewis County 4 p.m.
PB Softball vs. Berkeley Springs 4:30 p.m.
PB Baseball vs. Berkeley Springs 4:30 p.m.
ABU Baseball at Wheeling Jesuit University 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 5
PB Tennis at Lincoln 4 p.m.
PB Softball vs. Frankfort 4:30 p.m.
PB Baseball at Lincoln 5:30 p.m.
Friday, April 6
PB Tennis at Grafton 4 p.m.
PB Baseball vs. Tucker County 5 p.m.
PB Softball at RCB 7 p.m.
ABU Track at Glenville State College
ABU Baseball vs. Trevecca Nazarene University 1 p.m. *doubleheader
ABU Softball vs. Cedarville University 3 p.m. *doubleheader
ABU Women’s Lacrosse at Lake Erie College 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 7
PB Track at Glenville State College 8 a.m.
PB Softball vs. Roane County 12 noon *doubleheader
PB Baseball vs. Frankfort 12 noon
ABU Women’s Tennis at Hillsdale College TBA
ABU Softball vs. Ohio Dominican University 12 noon *doubleheader
ABU Baseball vs. Trevecca Nazarene University 1 p.m.
ABU Men’s Lacrosse at Ohio Valley University 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 8
ABU Women’s Golf at NC4K Classic
ABU Men’s Golf at Kentucky Wesleyan
ABU Women’s Tennis at University of Findlay 10 a.m.
ABU Women’s Lacrosse at Ursuline College 1 p.m.
Monday, April 9
PB Tennis at Parkersburg Catholic 4 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10
PB Tennis at Bridgeport 4 p.m.
PB Track at Grafton 4 p.m.
PB Baseball at Bridgeport 4:30 p.m.
PB Softball at Bridgeport 5 p.m. *doubleheader
ABU Softball at West Virginia Wesleyan College 2 p.m. *doubleheader
ABU Baseball vs. Seton Hill University 3 p.m.
ABU Men’s Lacrosse vs. Hampton University 4 p.m.
AB Men's Golf Closes Out Findlay Spring Invite

  The Alderson Broaddus men's golf team competed in the Findlay Spring Invite on Monday and Tuesday at the University Club of Kentucky Golf Course.
  Kevin Martz led the Battler men as he finished with a 161 in two-day tournament as he shot a 79 on Tuesday. Seth Vannoy opened the tournament on Monday with a 76 and finished in second for the Battlers as he shot three shots behind Martz with a 164.
  Jarrett Fitzpatrick shot an 80 and an 84 to finish tied with Vannoy while Isaac Curtis and Brandon Talaska closed out the top-5.
  The University of Indianapolis finished in first place overall to win the tournament as Trevecca Nazarene's Larken Whittenmore finished in first place individually.
  The Battler men return to action on April 8/9 when they will compete at the KWC Panther Invitational in Owensboro, Ky.
Varela Named G-MAC Defensive Player of the Week

  Joseph Varela of the Alderson Broaddus men's lacrosse team was named Great Midwest Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday afternoon.
  In the Battlers lone game this past week, the Battlers won 12-8. Varela had 16 saves in the game and got the win in the net.
  Varela has started in all four games for the Battlers this year and has 62 saves and a save percentage of.508. On the season, he has 18 ground balls as well which is tied for first on the team.