Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 23, 2013

Roundup: G-Girls rally to beat Providence on soccer pitch

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

EAST RIVER — The Graham G-Girls soccer team fought back from a 3-3 tie in the second half to defeat Providence Academy, a private school from Johnson City, Tenn., 6-3 on Monday evening at East River Soccer Complex.

Liz Workman started the scoring with an unassisted goal for Graham (6-1) around the 10-minute mark, executing a looping shot from about 25 yards out that went over the goalkeeper’s head.

Kali Furry gave Graham a 2-0 lead, assisted by Whitney Browning after a back-and-forth exchange down the field between the two. After Providence’s Erica Roller cut the lead in half, Morgan Whisman gave Graham its 3-1 halftime lead with an unassisted shot from 18-yard mark, landing just inside the far post.

Kyler Williams of Providence scored twice to tie the match. Workman then scored the go-ahead tally, Alysia Leung added to the lead after an assist from Elizabeth Barker, and Browning wrapped up the scoring with an unassisted goal, battling through four defenders.

Karly Morgan was in goal throughout for Graham, which plays today at Giles.

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Boys Soccer

Graham 6, Fort Chiswell 0

EAST RIVER — Forrest Yates netted three of Graham’s six goals on Monday at East River Soccer Complex, and Hunter Cook had six saves in goal, recording a shutout.

Alex Aiello bagged Graham’s first goal, followed by two from Yates and a fourth by Samuel Stowers. Yates picked up the hat trick after that, and Tanner Winesett had the final goal.

Graham (3-0-1) plays Giles at 6:30 p.m. today at East River.



Grayson County 10, Narrows 2

NARROWS, Va. — Jake Ballard scored twice for Narrows in the first half, but the Blue Devils took a 6-2 lead into halftime and cruised to victory. Frankie Kantsious had 16 saves in goal for the Green Wave (0-7).

Narrows hosts Galax on Wednesday.

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Baseball

Montcalm 16, Meadow Bridge 1

COOPERS — John Casto and Steven Whitteker each struck out five Wildcats in the Generals’ big win on Monday.

Casto and Matt Pennington batted 1 for 1, while Josh Clower was 1 for 3 and Dakota Lanter was 1 for 2.

For Meadow Bridge, senior Zach Wingerd was 2 for 2 and Shane Harless was 2 for 3.

Montcalm (6-8) plays Wednesday at home against Twin Valley.

At Coopers Field

Meadow Bridge.................001   00  —    1  4  2

Montcalm...........................049   3x  —  16  5  1

Jimmy Richmond, Alley (3) and Farr. John Casto, Steven Whitteker (4) and Tyler Poe. WP - Casto. LP - Richmond.



Bland County 9, Graham 4

BASTIAN, Va. — The Bears picked up their first Mountain Empire District win of the year on Monday at Skip Dillow Memorial Field.

Andy Pauley struck out five in five innings, John Miller pitched the sixth and Aaron Rose struck out all three batters he faced to close it out.

For Bland County, Bryan King was 2 for 3 and drove in a run, Tyler Faulkner was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Pauley 2 for 3 with one RBI.

The Bears (6-3, 1-2 MED) play at Galax at 5 p.m. today.



At Skip Dillow Memorial Field

Graham.........................300   010   0  —  4    6  1

Bland County................201   231   x  —  9  12  1

McKinley Webb, Tommy Lovell (6) and Cory Monninger. Andy Pauley, John Miller (6), Aaron Rose (7) and Jonah Miller. WP - Pauley. LP - Webb.



Mount View 6, Westside 4

WELCH — Maurice Brown struck out 11 Renegades Monday in a complete-game win at Nick Shaffron Field. He allowed five hits and three earned runs for the Golden Knights (4-9).

Tony Blackburn batted 3 for 4 for Mount View with a run, an RBI and a double. Aaron Whittaker was 1 for 3 with a two-RBI double in the first, and a walk. Joe Bishop was 2 for 3 with two doubles, both of which scored runs. Tashaan Vineyard was 2 for 4 at the plate and scored three runs.

For Westside, Drew Bragg was 2 for 4 and scored a run; Dakota Bailey was 1 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Mount View (4-9) hosts PikeView today.



At Nick Shaffron Field

Westside.........................000   120   1  —  4  5  2

Mount View.....................301   011   x  —  6  9  2

Breyer Morgan, Tyler Copley (4) and Dakota Paynter. Maurice Brown and Joe Bishop.

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Softball

PikeView 10, Summers County 5

GARDNER — Lyndsay Hat-field and Savannah Coalson each drove in three runs on 1-for-3 batting as the Panthers doubled up the Lady Bobcats on Monday.

Haleigh Compton who went 2 for 4 for PikeView and Brooke Baker and Kristin Worrell were 1 for 2 at bat. Worrell got the pitching start. Compton struck out 10 batters in four innings of relief.

For the Lady Bobcats, Kendall Wiley was 1 for 4 and scored a run.

PikeView (9-9) plays today at Nicholas County.



At PikeView High School

Summers County........203   000   0  —    5  2  2

PikeView......................001   090   x  —  10  5  3

Katie Walker and Brooke Cole. Kristin Worrell, Haleigh Compton (3) and Savannah Coalson. WP - Compton. LP - Walker.



Grundy 4, East Ridge, Ky. 0

GRUNDY, Va. — The Lady Wave rolled on to an 8-0 record Monday.

Misty Kelly struck out seven in the complete-game win. Crystal Cantrell was 2 for 4 for Grundy, Morgan Hall was 1 for 3 with two RBIs, and Kayla McClanahan was 1 for 2.

Grundy (8-0) plays Thursday at Honaker.



At Grundy

East Ridge....................000   000    0  —  0  4  4

Grundy..........................100   030    x  —  4  4  4

C. Yates and T. Rowe. Misty Kelly and Morgan Hall.

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Boys Tennis

Graham 9, Ft. Chiswell 0

FORT CHISWELL, Va. — The G-Men remained undefeated Monday. Among the 8-0 results in the Mountain Empire District match were Conner Wilson, Hasan Muzaffer, Otto Leung and Jorge Castillo in singles, and the team of Leung and Wilson in doubles.

Graham (9-0, 4-0 MED) plays Thursday at Bluefield College against Grayson County, a match for the No. 1 spot in the district.



Singles — Conner Wilson def. Steven Peters 8-0. Hasan Muzaffer def. Jacob Odum 8-0. Otto Leung def. Jordan Burks 8-0. David Figueroa def. Xavier Marshall 8-1. Jorge Castillo def. Cole Underwood 8-0. Dakota Miller def. Robert Turner 8-2.

Doubles — Wilson-Leung def. Peters-Marshall 8-0. Muzaffer-Figueroa def. Odum-Burks 8-2. Castillo-Dexter Kirk def. Underwood-Turner 8-3.

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Girls Tennis

Graham 9, Ft. Chiswell 0

BLUEFIELD — Graham’s girls rolled to 4-0 in Mountain Empire District play on Monday at Bluefield City Courts, allowing Fort Chiswell only one game.

The G-Girls (7-1) play Thursday at Grayson County.



Singles — Caitlin Williams def. Tiffany Hudson 6-0, 6-0. Rebecca Day def. Hannah Ingo 6-0, 6-0. Haley Sheets def. Aurora Harper 6-0, 6-0. Misbah Muzaffer def. Lindsey Addison 6-0, 6-0. MyKenzie Roach def. Brooke Hager 6-0, 6-0. Nicole Gabe won by default.

Doubles — Williams-Day def. Hudson-Ingo 6-0, 6-1. Sheets-Gabe def. Harper-Addison 6-0, 6-0. Muzaffer-Roach won by default.