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Lewis County wins golf match

September 20, 2011
By Andrew Davis, Jesse Skiles and John Wickline - Staff Writers , The Inter-Mountain

CLARKSBURG - Lewis County's Thomas Snyder fired a 4-over par round of 36 Monday, earning co-medalist honors and leading his team to victory in a four-team match at the Sunnycroft Country Club.

Lewis County had a team score of 174 to edge Robert C. Byrd by two strokes. RCB's Jay Swartzmiller also fired a 40. Lincoln carded a team total of 213.

Liberty also competed in the match, but was unable to post a team score. Lincoln was led by Kala Prunty, who finished the course with a 48. Liberty's Ty Wickline shot 61.

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The Inter-Mountain photo by John Wickline
Lewis County’s Andrew Pope follows through as he watches his drive fly down the fairway Monday during a four-team match at Sunnycroft Country Club in Clarksburg.

Others competing for Lewis County were Don Pethel, 42; Adam Jeffries, 46; Andrew Pope, 46; Mark Moran, 48; and Joe Nichols, 51.

Lewis County returns to the golf course at 9:30 a.m. today for the Big 10 Conference championships at Stonewall Resort.

High School Volleyball

Lewis County 2,

Grafton 0

SOUTH WESTON - Lewis County played dominant volleyball in games one and three in Monday night's match with Big 10 Conference foe Grafton, grinding out a hard earned win.

The match was only a best-of-three as the evening was part of a tri-match that also included East Fairmont.

Coach Tammie Gandee's Minutemaids won Game 1 25-12, but faltered and suffered a hard-fought 24-26 deficit in Game 2. However, Lewis County rebounded for a strong Game 3 to close the match, 25-12.

"We played very well in the two games we won. The serves were there and we were communicating," Gandee said. "That second game got away from us because we simply got sloppy with our passing."

Audra Jerden led the Minutemaids with nine aces, 10 assists and 11 service points. Hannah Simmons followed with 12 points, eight aces, and seven assists. Emily Osborne added five kills and Breanna Brown five service points in the win. Allie White and Kelsea Arnold added six assists and five assists, respectively.

East Fairmont defeated Lewis County in two games in the Minutemaids' second contest on Monday night.

Playing well in spurts, the Lady Bees made the necessary plays when they had to, downing the Minutemaids 25-18, 25-22.

"We had some good runs on them and had leads in both games, but we are just not sustaining that level of play right now," Gandee said. "Again it came back to our passing and committing unforced errors. Once we can clean that up, we will be able to perform like we are capable of. We have some talented girls, we just need to put it all together."

In Game 1, Lewis County led early, but fell victim to a Lady Bees spurt. Down only 11-13, the Minutemaids possessed serve, but a 10-2 East Fairmont run raised their advantage to 23-13 and the game was closed just plays later.

In Game 2, Lewis County held leads at 11-7 and 15-13. But with the team's deadlocked at 22-22, the Lady Bees rattled off the match's final three points to end the night.

Caitlin Fluharty led the East Fairmont attack, drilling home 11 kills, most of which came off sets from her twin sister Cali Fluharty, who registered 22 assists in the match.

Arlene Anderson added six kills and Tori Postelwaite four as the Lady Bees raise their mark to 4-2. They defeated Grafton in straight games in the evening's middle match.

Audra Jerden again led the Minutemaids in the nightcap, recording six assists, three kills and four service points. Hannah Simmons served three aces and seven points, with Breanna Brown adding two kills.

Lewis County (3-7-1) will return to action tonight at Bridgeport.

College Soccer

Alderson-Broaddus 4,

Shawnee State 0

PORTSMOUTH?(Oh.) - Nicole Lehman and Olivia Augustine had two goals each to lead Alderson-Broaddus past Shawnee State 4-0 Monday night.

Alderson-Broaddus outshot Shawnee State 19-9 in the contest, while the Lady Bears (5-2) held a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Kate Laird had three stops in goal for the Lady Battlers.

Emily Kuehn had five keeper saves in net for Shawnee State University.

Alderson-Broaddus vists Urbana on Friday at 4 p.m.

High School Soccer

Liberty 3, PB?1

CLARKSBURG?- Liberty defeated Philip?Barbour 3-1 Monday in Big 10 Conference action.

Ashli Shelton scored the lone goal for the Lady Colts.

Philip?Barbour travels to Buckhannon-Upshur today for a Big 10 Conference tilt at 5:30 p.m.

High School Golf

MOOREFIELD?- Tucker County placed fourth in a five-team match Monday at Valley View Country Club.

Petersburg won the match with a 169. Highland County (Va.) shot a 190 and Moorefield a 192. Tucker County hit 199 and East Hardy scored 224.

Seth Thompson, Brian George and Ryan Colaw all shot a 41 to earn low-medalist for Petersburg.

Cat Fiorini hit a 42, while Ian Nichols had a 48 to lead the Mountain Lions.

Tucker County will host Moorefield and Keyser today at 4 p.m.



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