Four Named As Athletes Of The Week
Two Magnolia males athletes, one Valley female athlete, and one Hundred male athlete are this week’s top-notch Athletes of the Week. Specifically, Leo Herrick and James Stillwagoner of Magnolia, Sophie Palmer of Valley, and Travis McCoy of Hundred have received the Wetzel Chronicle’s nod.
Herrick, the Blue Eagles senior center, had a good week. He scored 31 points and pulled down 21 rebounds in a loss to the Valley Lumberjacks.
Stillwagoner only won both of his matches by a pin, against Brooke and Tyler Consolidated, and won all his matches in the Larry Richie Memorial Wrestle-A-Bout in the 182 lbs weight class, gaining first place to open the season.
Palmer scored 29 points, while stuffing the stat sheet with 12 rebounds, four steals and dishing out four assists in a close loss to Tyler Consolidated.
The Hundred Hornets 6-5 junior center Travis McCoy has been a double-double machine this season. He added 22 points and 11 rebounds in a loss to Clay-Battelle, and has earned himself the Athlete of the Week title.
You could make a good reason for the River Pilots’ Lukas Isaly to have also been another athlete to be added. He scored 23 points, while stuffing the stat sheet with seven assists, three steals, six rebounds and seven assists in a solid win over the Linsly Cadets. He also just missed getting a quadruple-double-double against Martins Ferry with 15 points, nine rebounds, nine assists and eight steals, receiving a Special Mention.
Logan Riggs and Mady Winters from Magnolia, as well as Lauren Flannery of River, and Levi Streets of Valley each earned themselves an Honorable Mention.
Riggs scored 17 points, including a three ball, in the Eagles’ win over St. Marys, while Winters added 18 points and 10 rebounds in the win over the Blue Devils. She also scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a loss to Beallsville.
Flannery compiled 25 points, seven rebounds and four steals in three quarters of play in River’s win over Frontier. She also scored 20 points in a loss to Parkersburg South. She also paced the Pilots with 10 points in a win over Magnolia.
During the winter season only high schools teams from Hundred, Magnolia, Paden City, River and Valley are eligible to win, and the winners can’t win again until sectionals, as well as OVAC and Mason-Dixon, and H.I.T. Tournament.