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May 9, 2022
Photo Provided Wheeling Central senior Danielle Agcaoili defeated Frankfort’s Erin Clark in the No. 1 singles division of the Region 1 tournament Saturday, clinching a spot in this week’s state tournament.
PARKERSBURG — Wheeling Central senior Danielle Agcaoili secured her spot in the WVSSAC State Tennis Tournament, winning her division in the Class A/AA Region 1 tournament over the weekend.
Agcaoili won three matches in the No. 1 singles division to advance to the tournament final, where she faced Frankfort’s Erin Clark. Agcaoili defeated Clark 8-3, winning the regional.
She now advances to this week’s state tournament, which will be held at Charleston Catholic. Agcaoili will begin play on Thursday although her opponent will not be determined until the coaches seeding meeting on Wednesday.
Rounds 1 and 2 of the tournament are scheduled for Thursday, while the semifinals will be played Friday and the championships on Saturday.
Joining Agcaoili at the state tournament will be a quartet of Patriots from Wheeling Park. The Class AAA tournament will be held at the Kanawha City Community Center with the same schedule as Class A/AA.
From Park’s girls’ team, Taylor Broadwater and Towne Moores both qualified individually and as a doubles pair and were joined by Taylor Andrews. Broadwater will play in No. 1 singles, Moores in No. 2 and Andrews in No. 3. Moores and Broadwater will play as a pair in No. 1 doubles.
On the boys’ team, Braeen Keene finished fourth in the Region to qualify for the state tournament in No. 1 singles.
The Tyler Consolidated baseball team poses with the trophy after winning the LKC Championship 2-0 over Williamstown at Glenville State Saturday.
Tyler Consolidated 2, Williamstown 0
GLENVILLE — The Knights tied a school record with their 20th win of their season Saturday, doing so in style as they claimed the LKC Championship against Williamstown.
Playing at Glenville State University, the Knights scored two runs in the top of the third innings as Jayden Helmick tossed a gem on the mound.
The junior struck out seven hitters during a seven-inning complete game shutout. He yielded six hits and issued three free passes, but did not allow a single Yellowjacket to complete a trip around the bases.
Shortstop Hayden Brown supplied the offense, with a two- run base knock in the third that scored Carson Gorby, who had doubled, and Helmick.
Tyler will host Ritchie County for a Region 1, Section 2 semifinal game to begin postseason play Tuesday.
Wheeling Central 16, Linsly 3
WHEELING — The Maroon Knights won an Eastern Regional semifinal game against the Cadets at 16th Street Field 16-3 Saturday.
Braxton Anderson found the back of the net six times to lead Central and finished with nine points. John Emmerth (four) and Ethan Taylor (three) also scored multiple goals. Emmerth also registered three assists to log seven points.
Also scoring were Cole O’Neil, T. Ryncarz and Brady Kerr. Matthew Maroney had three assists while Alex Nanny had one. Deante Suggs made seven saves in net.
W. Va. Wesleyan 2, West Liberty 1
SALEM, Va. – West Liberty’s Mountain East Conference Tournament run came to an end Sunday afternoon as West Virginia Wesleyan held on for a 2-1 win in the losers’ bracket final at the Moyer Sports Complex.
Coach Herb Minch’s two-time defending champion Hilltoppers (35-21-1) still hope to receive an at-large bid to their third consecutive NCAA Atlantic Region Tournament while the Bobcats advanced to Sunday’s championship finals against Fairmont State.
Sidney Little got West Liberty off to a flying start on Sunday when she launched a solo blast over the left field fence in the top of the first for a 1-0 Hilltopper lead.
The Black and Gold carried that advantage into the third inning only to see a pair of errors open the door for West Virginia Wesleyan to push a pair of unearned runs across the plate.
Gifted with a 2-1 lead, Bobcat hurler Abby O’Shields slammed the door the rest of the way. The returning All-Region southpaw retired 12 of the last 13 Hilltoppers to finish off the complete-game win.
Riley Conkle snapped O’Shields’ run of nine consecutive outs with a leadoff single in the top of the seventh but wound up stranded at first when the Bobcat pitcher got the next three outs to end the game.
Katie Beeman had two of West Liberty’s five hits and added a stolen base. Taylor Bonnett pitched well in relief, blanking the Bobcats on three singles while striking out three and not walking a batter over the final four innings.
Wheeling 18-2, West Liberty 4-4
WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. – Ty Helmke belted a three-run triple in the bottom of the sixth to give the West Liberty baseball team a come-from-behind, 4-2, win against Wheeling Sunday afternoon on Senior Day at Kovalick Field.
The victory gave Coach Eric Burkle’s Hilltoppers (12-36, 12-18) a split of the Mountain East Conference doubleheader. The visiting Cardinals (20-27, 16-14) took an 18-4 victory in the first game.
Junior righthander Justin Pennybacker stole the spotlight in Game Two. The Hilltopper hurler held the potent Wheeling attack to just two runs on three hits through the first six innings, striking out two and walking four to earn the win. Drake Dobson came out of the bullpen to pitch a 1-2-3 seventh inning for the save.
West Liberty managed just five hits in the game but made the most of them. Jake Sherman had a double and a single while Helmke also had a single to go with his game-winning two-bagger.
In the opener, Wheeling pounded out 19 hits and took advantage of five WLU errors to score multiple runs in five of their seven innings.
Delbrugge singled twice for the Hilltoppers and Kaden Blomquist belted a three-run home run in the bottom of the second inning. Kayne McGee also doubled for the hosts.
The teams close out the regular season on Monday with a doubleheader at the I-470 Complex. Game One is set for a 12:30 p.m. start.
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