Cooperation among citizens in the bordering counties of Wetzel and Tyler is paramount to achieving success on various levels. On March 3 Deputy Donald Bordenkircher of Paden City teamed up with Valley High School Junior Megan Bucher and Hundred High School Senior Mitch Moore in the Wetzel-Tyler Child Advocacy Center's annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament. The tournament was held in Middlebourne and the chief aim of the tournament was to raise money for and awareness of underprivileged and abused youth of Wetzel and Tyler counties. Though the team didn't perform on the basketball court to a championship level, their intentions and support were both more than of winning caliber.
After the tournament, Bucher said, "At the end of the day, it's not about who won or who lost. It's about giving to those who really need it in any way possible. This shows the importance of community pride and what can be accomplished when students and even law enforcement officers gear up to fight a battle where the resolution doesn't even concern the matter of winning and losing."
In the photo, from left, are Hundred High School senior Mitch Moore, Valley High School junior Megan Bucher and Wetzel County Sheriff’s Deputy Donald Bordenkircher, who teamed up in a “3-on-3” basketball tourney to earn money for underprivileged and abused youth of Wetzel and Tyler counties.