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Magnolia Trio Named Players of Week

By Staff | Mar 9, 2016

Kelsi Chapman

This week’s “Players Of The Week” hail from Magnolia High School.

First up is Preston Boswell. He could have been the player of the week every week this season. However, when the Wetzel Chronicle started this, we wanted to get as many players involved. Twenty-one different area players have been “Players of the Week.”

Boswell lit up the John Marshall Field House against Weirton Madonna in their Region I, Section I opener for 39 points, including 17 points in the third period in helping the Eagles crush Madonna, 74-42. Boswell also tore up the Moundsville Field House in the Region I, Section I Sectional Championship game against No. 1 Wheeling Central Marron Knights, 78-74, scoring a school-record 54 points, breaking his dad’s and Jim McCormick’s record of 51.

Next up is the Lady Eagles’ Kelsi Chapman and Grace Berisford. The Chronicle coudln’t decide which should win over the other since they both scored 21 points in the Region I championship loss to St. Marys.

Earning “Special Mention” was last week’s player of the week winner, Mitch Winters. Against Wheeling Central, he ripped the cords from down-town back-to-back to pull the Eagles out from a three point deficit, to a three point advantage. He finished the game with 12 points.

Grace Berisford

Earning Honorable Mention is the MHS Cheerleading team. Not only did it keep the team’s Mo-Jo flowing, they kept the entire Blue Eagle Nation fans on their feet chanting Lets-Go-Big-Blue for the biggest part of the game, while never stopping to take a break.

During the winter sports season, players can only be named Player of the Week once with Hundred, Magnolia, Paden City, River and Valley the only teams being recognized.

However, with the regular season over and only post-season left, anyone that has already won, can win the honor again in the next couple weeks until the winter sports season is over and the spring season takes off. The athletes for “Players Of The Week” honors are selected by the sports staff at the Wetzel Chronicle.

Preston Boswell