With its two wins Wednesday, Bridgeport locked up the Big 10 title. The Indians finished with a 12-2 mark in the conference after sharing the title last season with Liberty.
But a major individual achievement could be accomplished this week by South Harrison's Jerred Novotny.
Novotny has a chance to accomplish something few have done. The Hawks senior pitcher/first baseman could finish as Harrison County's leader in batting average, home runs and RBIs.
With one full week of regular season left, Novotny's .509 average is tops in the county. His four home runs trail only Robert C. Byrd's James Funk (5), and he is third in RBIs with 22. Bridgeport's Alan Robbins (25) and Funk (24) are the two in front of him.
South Harrison visits Valley Wetzel Tuesday, and is home against East Fairmont Wednesday and finish the next two days on the road at Doddridge County and Notre Dame.
n TOUGH FINDING 'O': In its last three games against Elkins, Robert C. Byrd has managed just five runs on 11 hits, including being the victim of Kyle Pawelczyk's no-hitter last year in the regional semifinals.
n HOT WEEK: Through Friday, Bridgeport's Chris Liebig was 11-of-17 with nine RBIs, two home runs and five doubles. After tossing a no-hitter against Grafton, Lincoln's Wes Osbourn gave up just five hits and fanned 10 in a 7-2 victory over Robert C. Byrd. The sophomore now leads Harrison County with 54 strikeouts. Bridgeport's Mike Honce is second with 52.
n TOURNAMENT TIME: The high school tennis season is now coming to its postseason.
Robert C. Byrd will compete in the regionals Wednesday and Thursday in Parkersburg, while the V.A. Park and Robert C. Byrd High School will be the site of the Class AA-A regional.
The Big 10 track and field championship will be Friday at Robert C. Byrd High School.
In softball, Big 10 champ Lewis County will travel to Buckhannon-Upshur for the Class AAA Region I, Section 4 Tournament beginning Monday. Joining the Minutemaids are Buckhannon-Upshur and Elkins. Robert C. Byrd will travel to Philip Barbour for the Section 3 tournament.
In AA, Bridgeport will host South Harrison and Grafton in the Region II, Section 3, while Ritchie will host the Section 4 tournament with Liberty and Lincoln.
n MORGANTOWN STRIPPED: The Mohigans got just six months to enjoy their state soccer title.
Thursday, the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission rescinded Morgantown's soccer crown when it ruled the Mohigans played with an illegal foreign exchange student.
Morgantown plans to appeal the decision.
Sports writer Mike Nutter can be reached at 626-1444 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.