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Valley Has Shot At Playoffs

By Staff | Oct 21, 2015

With the fall high school sports season winding down, we have a few teams with the chance to make the playoffs. Magnolia is a lock in Class A, while Tyler and Valley still have shots at a playoff bid.

It looks like if Valley can run the table and pick up some much-needed points to gain a post-season spot. If so, we might have an all Wetzel County first-round playoff game between Magnolia and Valley.

The gate for this one would be awesome as every county football enthusiast would be there to watch, it would be great for the county and for high school football to have David and Goliath playing against each other at Bill Stewart Memorial Stadium on a Friday night.

Bill would have the best seat in the house to watch it. Across the river, the River Pilots still has a shot at hosting a playoff spot themselves. Having only one loss in the season the Pilots are primed and ready to make some noise in the Ohio playoffs once more.

In volleyball action, congrats to the Lady Pilots in winning the OVAC Class AA title this season. Also congrats to the Lady Wildcats who gave Weirton Madonna all they could handle in Class A before losing in five sets in a close championship.

Madonna had a handful of seniors on its squad while the Lady Wildcats only had three. Paden City gave the more experienced Dons all they had and then some.

Sectional action has started in boys’ and girls’ soccer, while the cross country teams are in regional play Thursday at Cameron. Good luck to all.

Parents of the winter sports athletes can help area coaches by getting their child a physical and school packet. If the parents do that, it will give their child a better chance on making the team.

This also goes to the middle school kids going out for basketball and wrestling. However, if the student-athlete is already playing in either football, volleyball, cross country, golf and soccer they don’t have to have another physical.

But, remember, if your child comes out for practice the first day and doesn’t have a physical, it will not go well with the coaches, hurting their chance of making the team, or getting an upper hand in having a shot of starting.