BLUEFIELD — Anthony Eades, right, and the defending state champion Bluefield Beavers have been selected as the top team in Class AA in West Virginia in the preseason poll conducted by the Associated Press. Bluefield received six of eight first place votes, with the others coming from Robert C. Byrd and Fairmont Senior. Bluefield defeated both teams last March in the Class AA state tournament. Wyoming East was sixth, and Summers was among those teams receiving votes.
CHARLESTON (AP) — The Associated Press high school boys preseason basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses and total points:
Team Record Pts
1. Washington (3) 0-0 69
2. Woodrow Wilson (1) 0-0 67
3. Martinsburg (4) 0-0 63
4. Huntington 0-0 50
5. South Charleston 0-0 34
6. Greenbrier East 0-0 32
7. Wheeling Park 0-0 26
8. George Washington 0-0 24
9. Hedgesville 0-0 21
10. Preston 0-0 12
(tie) Musselman 0-0 12
Others receiving votes: Hurricane 9, Parkersburg South 8, Capital 7, Lewis County 3, Morgantown 2, Spring Valley 1.
1. Bluefield (6) 0-0 77
2. Bridgeport 0-0 55
3. Robert C. Byrd (1) 0-0 54
(tie) Westside 0-0 54
5. Fairmont Senior (1) 0-0 47
6. Wyoming East 0-0 42
7. Poca 0-0 35
8. Scott 0-0 21
9. Mingo Central 0-0 14
10. Tolsia 0-0 10
Others receiving votes: Roane County 9, Ritchie County 6, North Marion 4, East Fairmont 3, Sissonville 3, Chapmanville 2, Summers County 1, Grafton 1, Nicholas County 1, Webster County 1.
1. Charleston Catholic (4) 0-0 75
2. Parkersburg Catholic (1) 0-0 46
3. Wheeling Central 0-0 43
4. G.Beckley Christian (1) 0-0 42
5. Magnolia 0-0 41
6. Tug Valley (2) 0-0 39
7. Notre Dame 0-0 34
8. Tucker County 0-0 31
9. Bishop Donahue 0-0 21
10. Madonna 0-0 20
Others receiving votes: Buffalo 10, Valley Fayette 9, Greenbrier West 8, Gilmer County 6, Man 5, Saint Joseph Central 4, Clay-Battelle 4, Williamstown 2.
* Montcalm senior football player Jason Grose was tabbed for Special Honorable Mention when the Class A all-state football team was released on Monday. Grose, who earned similar honors last season, was a mainstay for the Generals, earning 1,000 yards rushing in the previous two seasons, but was held to under 700 due to injuries this year. He led Montcalm to a 3-7 record, with three of those defeats coming by a combined 11 points.
* Honaker quarterback Casey Dye, left, has been chosen for first team honors for the Group 1A West football team. Other honorees include Galax running back Steven Peoples, who earned Player of the Year honors. James Colley of Haysi was selected as coach of the year, while Haysi’s Tristan Yates earned the defensive back of the award. Fort Chiswell and University of Tennessee signee Coleman Thomas was tabbed as defensive player of the year.
Group 1A West Football Team
Player of Year: Steven Peoples, Galax
Back of Year: Steven Peoples, Galax
Lineman of Year: Coleman Thomas, Fort Chiswell
QB—Casey Dye, Honaker; RB—Jeffery Bowen, Haysi; WR—Tanner O’Quinn, Haysi; OL—Chandler Miller, Honaker; K—Makenzie Phillips, Honaker; KR—Tanner O’Quinn, Haysi.
OL—Brian Duncan, Haysi; UTIL—Shannon Adams, Twin Valley.
Player of Year: Coleman Thomas, Fort Chiswell
Lineman of the Year: Coleman Thomas, Fort Chiswell
Defensive back of Year: Tristan Yates, Haysi
DE—Casey Harman, Honaker; DL—Steven Stacy, Hurley; Chandler Miller, Honaker; LB—Tristan Yates, Haysi, Jeffery Bowen, Haysi; DB—Tanner O’Quinn, Haysi.
RB—Austin Smith, Honaker; WR—Randy Horton, Honaker; OL—James Atkins, Haysi; DL—Austin Lively, Narrows, Jerome Williams, Honaker; DB—Rodney Perdue, Narrows, Randy Horton, Honaker, Tanner O’Quinn, Haysi; P—Makenzie Phillips, Honaker.
Coach of Year: James Colley,
Black Diamond District
Top Awards only
Offensive Player of Year: Jeffery Bowen, Haysi
Offensive Back of Year: Jeffery Bowen, Haysi
Offensive Lineman of Year: Chandler Miller, Honaker
Defensive Lineman of Year: Steven Stacy, Hurley
Defensive Back of Year: Tristan Yates, Haysi
Defensive Player of Year: Tristan Yates, Haysi
Coach of Year: James Colley, Haysi
*The 2013-14 BDTBounce 48-page basketball edition will be available in Thursday’s edition of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph. The bdtbounce.com website will also be ready for use soon.