Trio Share Top Athlete Honors
This past week we had three local athletes who had exemplary performances, earning themselves the title of Athlete of the Week – the Hundred Hornets’ Cody Soles, the Blue Eagles’ Mady Winters, and the Blue Eagles’ Damon Witschey.
Sophomore Cody Soles had 13 points, including a three-ball, while grabbing seven rebounds, assists and steals, while rejecting four shots in Hundred boys basketball’s win over Mapletown.
Soles had an awesome week in boys basketball; he was the lone Hornet hitting in double figures with 15 points, that included one basket from beyond the arch, 12 rebounds, four steals and just as many assists versus Union. He also led all-scorers with 22 points and 11 rebounds, in a loss to Valley. He finished the week with his very first triple-double of the season. He scored 21 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out just as many assists; for good measure, he blocked five shots and made three steals.
Freshman Winters scored a team-high 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a win over Paden City, and she had a career-high 33 points and pulled down 21 rebounds in a win over Ritchie County.
In the newest winter sport, Archery, Magnolia’s Witschey had an awesome first tournament over the weekend. He scored 293 of a possible 300 in a tournament at Marshall University. For his outstanding play, Witschey finished second overall in the male division.
Earning Special Honorable Mention was Katherine Henderson of the Hundred High School girls basketball team. Henderson has been the Lady Hornets’ top scorer in just about every game this season. She paced the struggling Lady Hornets with a season-high 24 points, that included 9-9 from the free throw line in a loss to Morgantown Academy, and she also had nine rebounds and blocked three shots.
From Paden City High School, Hannah Loy, like Henderson, was the Lady ‘Cats top scorer for the biggest part of the season. She has also earned a Special Honorable Mention. Loy also scored a game-high with 21 points, that included a basket from beyond the arch, in a loss to Magnolia. Loy had also scored 18 points against Wood County Christian. Loy topped the week off with 13 points, including 4-4 from the charity stripe, and grabbed eight off the glass in a loss to St Marys.
Earning Honorable Mention, and also hailing from Paden City, is Ethan Cross. Cross has been the go-to guy, much like all the others mentioned above; he scored 20 points, that included four three-balls, in a loss to Magnolia.
During the winter season only high school 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.