Area Class A teams will look for state berths today

By Joey Kittle

Sports Editor

Regardless of the outcome of today’s Class A regional finals, a Potomac Valley Conference team is guaranteed a spot in next week’s state tournament.

Tucker County will seek its 12th straight appearance in Charleston when it visits PVC?rival Moorefield in one Region II final. Pendleton County, meanwhile, travels to Notre Dame in the other half of the bracket.

Both games will begin at 7 p.m.

The Mountain Lions (16-6) defeated the Yellow Jackets in both regular-season meetings by an average of 30 points.

But Moorefield (10-12) has won six out of its last seven games, including a thrilling overtime victory over Pendleton County in Saturday’s sectional final on Tyler Smith’s 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Tucker County, led by all-stater Ian Nichols, is on the road because of its two-point loss to Notre Dame in the other sectional final.

The Irish (19-4) and Wildcats (17-6) did not meet during the regular season.