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    Jessica Melvin took a victory in the 3200 run at the big Harry Green Invitational at Bridgeport.

PB Track Competes In Harry Green Invitational; Melvin Champ At 3200

by CHRISTIAN STULL

  The Philip Barbour tracks teams traveled to Bridgeport on Saturday to compete in their first major event of the season, the Harry Green Invitational. The girls’ squad placed seventh out of 16 teams with 23 points, led by Jessica Melvin, who was the champion of the 3200 run. The boys’ team struggled with several members missing from the team and placed 18th with just one point, which was picked up by the 4x110 shuttle hurdles squad with a sixth place finish.  
  Other top finishes for the girls included Kasey Neville taking second in the shot put and fourth in the discus, while Olivia Frye was seventh in the 1600 and Kierra Hodge had her best race of the spring, finishing in the points in the 3200 with a sixth place run. On the boys’ side the bright spots of the day were the relay teams, who took eighth in the 4x100 and seventh in the 4x200 and 4x400, and Casey Titchnell, who took ninth in the long jump. The Colts will travel to RCB this Saturday then wrap up the regular season the following Tuesday at Grafton.
Women's Golf Finishes Fifth At OVU Women's Invitational

  The Alderson Broaddus women's golf team competed in the OVU Women's Invitational on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Battlers finished the two-day tournament in fifth place overall; they shot a team score of 725.
  Alderson Broaddus had three individuals place in the top 20 at the tournament. Julia Heser led the way for AB as she finished the tournament tied for third as she shot a +26 score. Randee Seevers had the next best finish as she was 18th with a +42 score, Savannah Jackson tied for 19th with a +44 score.
  The Battlers women are next in action at the G-MAC championship, which is hosted in Liberty Township, Ohio.
Women's Tennis Falls To Cedarville 5-0 In G-MAC Semifinals

  The Alderson Broaddus women's tennis team fell to Cedarville University 5-0 in the Great-Midwest Athletic Conference semifinals on Friday afternoon.
  The Yellow Jackets advanced to Saturday's G-MAC Championship match against Davis & Elkins with the victory.
Cedarville opened up doubles play with three victories to take the early 3-0 lead. Needing just two victories in singles, the Yellow Jackets got wins at second and fourth singles to ice the match.
  In matches not finished, Eva Sever took the first set 7-5 over Lauren Jackets at first singles while Jordyn Walker was in a first-set tiebreak in third singles. Nicole Martin and Chelsea Jefferson each dropped the first set in their respective matches as well.
  Friday's match concluded the 2016-17 season for the Battlers.
Colts’ Baseball Struggles Continue
by CHRISTIAN STULL

  The Philip Barbour Colts’ baseball team continues to struggle through its worst season in recent memory. The team dropped four games this week with tough losses to Petersburg and Lewis County and blowout losses to Buckhannon-Upshur and Elkins. The team will look to turn things around this Wednesday as it hosts Notre Dame. 
  The team began the week with a 17-7 loss to Petersburg at home. After jumping out to a 6-1 lead through two innings, the Colts allowed eight runs to the Vikings in the third inning and five more in the fourth as the PB bats went cold over the final three innings. Nathan Baldwin led the offense, going two-for-four with a run scored, while Zac Short was three-for-three with a run scored and Will Knight went two-for-three with a run scored. 
  The team then dropped a 9-1 loss to Buckhannon-Upshur and followed up with a 9-0 home loss to Elkins. The squad finished up the week with a 3-2 loss on Monday night at Lewis County.
Late Rallies Not Enough For PB Softball At Tournament
by CHRISTIAN  STULL

  The Philip Barbour Lady Colts had an up-and-down week, dropping several lopsided losses and coming up just short in several come from behind attempts at a tournament in Moorefield.
  The squad began the week with a tough 16-0 home loss to Elkins on senior night. The team then traveled to Moorefield for a weekend tournament. The Lady Colts played three games on Friday as tournament organizers tried to get as many games played before the rains came in on Saturday. PB got off to a very slow start on Friday afternoon, dropping a 13-0 loss to Washington and a 16-0 loss to undefeated Petersburg. In the final game of the day, the squad allowed East Hardy to jump out to a 7-0 lead through three innings before the PB bats woke up.
  Carmen Cline scored the first PB run of the week in the bottom of the third on a Jess Metheney double. The Lady Colts added another run in the bottom of the fourth on a Shelby Collins single that scored Erica Simon. The PB rally continued in the bottom of the fifth as Emma Kennedy and Carmen Cline both scored on a Jess Metheney single.  The four PB runs were not enough and East Hardy tacked on three more in the bottom of the sixth to set the final at 10-4. Jess Metheney had a great game, pitching all seven innings while going two-for-three with three RBIs at the plate. Jess Harris was two-for-three and Carmen Cline went two-for-three with two runs scored. Six PB fielding errors provided a total of six runs for East Hardy.
  On Saturday, the Lady Colts woke up to rain and temperatures in the low 50's as they headed out to the wonderful softball complex in Moorefield for the single elimination bracket play portion of the tournament. After waiting for one more pool play game to finish, the Lady Colts were seeded ninth and were set to face eighth-seeded South Harrison in the first round of elimination play. South Harrison jumped out to an early 4-0 lead with two runs in each of the first two innings. PB responded with one run in the top of the third with Carmen Cline doubling in Savannah Webster. South Harrison looked to put the game away with one in the fourth, two in the fifth, and one more in the sixth inning to go up 8-1. Down to their last at bats, the Lady Colts staged a big comeback attempt. Emma Kennedy opened the scoring, touching home on a Brie Warner single. Erica Simon then doubled home Brie Warner and Jess Metheney. Sarah Jones then singled home Erica Simon for the final PB run of the inning. Several base running mistakes and a disputed call at home put an end to the Lady Colts’ rally as they came up just short in the 8-5 loss. Erica Simon led the offense going two-for-four with two RBIs and one run scored. Sarah Jones was two-for-four with an RBI, while Carmen Cline was two-for-three with an RBI and Savannah Webster was two-for-three with one run scored.
  The team wrapped up the week of play with a difficult 12-2 loss at Lewis County on Monday night.

    Shayna Rexrode picked up two wins this week at number three singles, taking an 8-2 win over Moorefield and an 8-0 victory over Elkins.


PB Girls’ Tennis Takes Two Wins

by CHRISTIAN STULL

  The Philip Barbour girls’ tennis team picked up two wins this week while dropping one match. The boys’ team was swept in all three of its matches. The girls opened the week with a tough 3-4 loss against Big 10 for East Fairmont. The squad then rebounded to take a very good 4-3 win against regional opponent Moorefield. The team then wrapped up the week of play with a 4-3 victory over Elkins in Big 10 play. The boys’ team dropped 0-7 losses to all three opponents.
  The squads will travel to Notre Dame on Wednesday and then get ready for the Big 10 Championships.
This Week In Sports

Wednesday, April 26
PB Tennis at Notre Dame 4 p.m.
PB Baseball vs. Notre Dame 4:30 p.m.
PB Softball vs. Buckhannon-Upshur 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 27
PB Tennis at Braxton County 4 p.m.
PB Baseball vs. Tucker County 4:30 p.m.
ABU Acrobatics and Tumbling at NCATA National Championships

Friday, April 28
PB Tennis at Big 10 Championships TBA
PB Baseball vs. Preston High 5 p.m.
ABU Acrobatics and Tumbling at NCATA National Championships
ABU Baseball at Kentucky Wesleyan College TBA *doubleheader
ABU Track at G-MAC Championships *at Cedarville University
ABU Softball at Trevecca Nazarene University 3 p.m. *doubleheader

Saturday, April 29
PB Tennis at Big 10 Championships TBA
PB Track at Robert C. Byrd
PB Softball vs. Fairmont Senior TBA
PB Softball vs. Preston High TBA *at Fairmont Senior
ABU Acrobatics and Tumbling at NCATA National Championships
ABU Track at G-MAC Championships *at Cedarville University
ABU Men’s Lacrosse at University of Indianapolis 1 p.m.
ABU Baseball at Kentucky Wesleyan College TBA *doubleheader
ABU Softball at Trevecca Nazarene University 12 noon *doubleheader
ABU Women’s Lacrosse vs. Davis & Elkins College 4 p.m.

Monday, May 1
PB Baseball vs. Tygarts-Valley 6 p.m.

Tuesday, May 2
PB Track at Grafton
PB Baseball at Tucker County 5 p.m.
PB Softball sectional tournament TBA
ABU Baseball at Mercyhurst University 5 p.m.