Tony Shade showed little effects from his extended basketball season.
The senior hurdler finished last season as one of the top performers in his respective events and added another one to his list.
Shade was stellar in a performance at the St. Joseph Invitational at Parkersburg and for that has been selected as the BB&T Clarksburg Exponent and Telegram boys Athlete of the Week. He is joined by Liberty's Becca Conch, who was selected for her play in a victory over Robert C. Byrd in softball.
Shade was his usual self in the hurdle events, winning the 110's with a time of :14.89 and the 300's in 41.15. He wasn't finished, though. Shade also placed first in the long jump with a leap of 21-feet, 4 3/4 inches.
Conch, meanwhile, was instrumental in her team pulling away for a 15-3 win over Robert C. Byrd.
Conch was 3-for-4, including two doubles, a triple and two RBIs.
Both she and Shade will be honored at the BB&T Athlete of the Year Banquet.
Other boys nominated:
n Robert C. Byrd's R.J. Coleman was first in the shot put with a throw of 49-6.
n Liberty's Chad Southern scattered three hits and struck out six in five innings in a 5-1 victory over Philip Barbour.
n Notre Dame's Jake Minges was 2-for-3, including the game-winning two-run home run in a 4-3 win over Lincoln. Teammate Jon Alfera finished 3-for-3.
Other girls nominated:
n Bridgeport's Adrienne Belcastro drove in five runs in the Indians 19-0 win over Lincoln. Teammate Libby Reep allowed just one hit.
n Robert C. Byrd's Celia Gottschling was second in the 100 meter dash. Teammates Stephanie Hatfield was second in the 3,200, while Liann Gottschling was second in the 300 hurdles.
n Bridgeport's Lacy Hill placed second in the shot put.
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