FROM STAFF REPORTS
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Eight members of the Keyser Golden Tornado tennis team storm into Charleston Thursday seeking to blow past the competition and capture their ultimate goal at the West Virginia Class AA-A State Tournament.
Four girls and four boys earned their way to the state tournament after finishing high enough in the Region 2 finals Saturday in Clarksburg. The team of Kari Amtower and Megan Freeburn won the region title at No. 3 doubles, and Amtower made it two championships by also winning at the No. 4 singles. Carolina Rascon and Cecil Burner worked their way into the state tournament by winning the regional championship in the No. 2 doubles bracket.
Two of the four boys traveling to the state tournament won regional titles, as Daniel Lewis and Justin Proper will take a crack at winning a title as the top-seeded team in the No. 3 doubles slot. Jacob Shumaker not only earned his way to the state tournament in No. 2 singles, but also partnered with Joel Whitlock at the No. 1 doubles slot.
Amtower beat Petersburg’s Madison George in the in the semifinals and Grafton’s Maddie Hill (8-2) to win her singles title.
Amtower and Freeburn downed Grafton’s Taylor England and Hannah Gilbert in the in the semis and beat Moorefield’s Stephanie Myers and Mallory Sisler 8-2 for the No. 3 doubles crown.
Burner and Rascon had some closer fights in their path, beating Bridgeport’s Emily Hefner and Allie Lamm in the semifinals and topping Grafton’s Brittany Alexander and Savannah Thorn, 8-6.
Shumaker beat Edgar Castro in the No. 2 singles semifinals before falling to Orry Brooks of Lincoln, 8-4, in the finals. With Whitlock as his partner, the two lost in the semifinals of the No. 1 doubles, but rebounded to beat Castro and Jesse Spear 8-3 in the consolation bracket to ean their way to states.
Lewis and Proper will be the top-seeded team in the No. 3 doubles after beating Lincoln’s Herbie Vance and Jake Harbert in the semifinal round and stopping Rex Underwood and Emery Smith of Bridgeport 8-5 in the finals.
Play begins as early as 9 a.m. on Thursday, with the tournament continuing through until Saturday. The format, for the most part, has the first-round matches being decided by the first player to reach eight points. The final rounds are played as a best-of-three series.
FROM STAFF REPORTS
- Local Sports
Allegany sweeps Harford
CUMBERLAND — Reynaldo Adames had three hits and two RBIs in the first game, and Wyatt Belinda belted a grand slam in the second, leading Allegany to a doubleheader sweep of Harford, both by 7-5 scores, in college baseball Saturday at The Rock.
So. Md. takes 2 from Allegany
LaPLATA — College of Southern Maryland took a doubleheader sweep of Allegany College of Maryland, 4-3, 6-4, in Maryland JUCO softball action Saturday at Southern Maryland.
Carr has 10 RBIs as Northern splits pair
HANCOCK — Brooks Carr hit two home runs and drove in 10 runs on the day as Northern split a pair of games at the Hancock Easter Classic, beating Broadfording Academy 26-1 before losing to St. James 10-6. Against Broadfording, Carr hit a three-run homer in a 10run first inning, and also had a two-run double, an RBI single and a sacrifice fly to finish with seven RBIs. He also teamed with Brett Oates on a four-inning no-hitter. Carr struck out seven over the first three innings and Oates fanned two in the fourth.
MR beats Southern for 58th
OAKLAND — Mountain Ridge hit three home runs on the day and used a five-run second to pull away from Southern, 9-2, in an Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference action Saturday morning at Southern to extend its winning streak to 58 games.
- Sports Roundup - 04/20/14
Donald shoots 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage
Luke Donald had an eagle and six birdies to shoot 66 on Saturday and take a two-stroke lead over John Huh after three rounds at Harbour Town Golf Links.
Alabama defense dominates spring game
Blake Sims’ bid to replace AJ McCarron as Alabama’s starting quarterback hit a snag Saturday afternoon
Allegany wins two as pitchers take control
Allegany pitchers held two teams to eight base hits while defeating Smithsburg and Preston as part of the Mountain Ridge Easter Classic Friday afternoon at the Hot Stove Complex.
Salisbury overpowers FSU
Paige Knussman hit a grand slam during a seven-run third inning to lead Salisbury University to an 11-6 victory over Frostburg State, eliminating the Bobcats from the Capital Athletic Conference tournament Friday at Christopher Newport.
Frostburg bounced from CAC
Elliott Mortimer fired a four-hitter and Brad Wenzel and Colbe Herr had three hits as top-seeded York eliminated fourth-seeded Frostburg State from the Capital Athletic Conference tournament with a 5-1 victory Friday afternoon.
- More Local Sports Headlines
- Allegany sweeps Harford