Let’s get caught up from the weekend, shall we?
Evans Award winner and current Marshall freshman Jarrod West did some Jarrod West stuff in the North-South basketball game. He led his Notre Dame team to the Class A state title earlier this year, and on Friday he sank a buzzer-beater give the North a win in the annual All-Star game.
Saturday saw the North team grind out a 10-7 win in the North-South football game at University of Charleston Stadium. If you couldn’t tell from the score, defense played a big part in the contest.
Our guys Rick Ryan, Ryan Pritt and Michael Carvelli all wrote good features on N-S football players. Carvelli dug into the story of Nichols County’s Moss Award winning receiver Carter Sebert-Sweeny and Scott standout Garrett Roberts on comparisons to his excellent at football older brother Jordan. Rick went in on Class AA state champion Mingo Central’s Joe Hunt playing a final game for Miners coach Yogi Kinder as well as Point Pleasant’s move from Class AAA to AA last season and what that meant for Big Blacks’ standout Grant Safford. Pritt wrote about the Roane County Bulldozer, Tyler May and East Hardy standout quarterback Corey McDonald.
On Monday we learned that former Winfield girls soccer star Mary Lawman is the West Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year. Why are we just now finding this out if soccer season was last fall? My best guess is because soccer is a spring sport in many states and the folks at Gatorade just wait until everyone around the country is finished to hand out the awards.
From Tuesday’s Gazette-Mail, columnist Mitch Vingle takes a look at Spring Valley junior offensive lineman Doug Nester and the bounty of big-time college offers coming his way.
Fun first day here at The Varsity Blog. Thanks for reading, let’s do this again on Tuesday.