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R.C. Byrd, Liberty win impressively

From Staff Reports

Robert C. Byrd swept past Fairmont Senior 15-11, 15-4 and 15-7 to improve to 2-1 on the season.

Heather Coleman recorded seven aces and Cherra Richards had eight kills for the Eagles.

Stacey Hall added three aces and Katie Critchfield had eight kills and four blocks for Robert C. Byrd, which will be in action again today at 6 p.m. when it hosts South Harrison.

· LIBERTY STOPS DC: Liberty improved to 2-0 on the year with a 2-1 win over Doddridge County in high school volleyball.

The Mountaineers won 15-12, 3-15 and 15-10.

Audra Hamrick led Liberty with 12 points, while Patricia Savina had nine points and five assists.

Amanda Nicholson had 10 points for the Bulldogs.

The Mountaineers return to action tonight at Braxton County in a tri-match with the Eagles and Lincoln.

· EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN FALLS: Wood County Christian topped Emmanuel Christian 2-1 Tuesday in prep volleyball action.

The Eagles (0-2) lost by scores of 7-15, 15-9 and 10-15.

Ileana Martinez led Emmanuel Christian with nine points and 29 sets, while teammate Jackie Smith added seven points.

College volleyball

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- Salem-Teikyo's volleyball team lost a three-set match at Shepherd College on Monday.

The Rams earned the win with a 15-8, 15-7, 15-8 sweep that dropped the Tigers to 2-3 overall, 0-1 WVC.

Jolene Kellogg had 18 assists for Salem, while Tiffany Rifenberry added 5 kills.

Salem will host Concord in a WVIAC match on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

· GLENVILLE WINS AGAIN: Cheryl Stout's 9-point, 16-kill, 5- block performance led Glenville State (7-2) to an easy sweep of visiting College of West Virginia in college volleyball Tuesday night.

Crystal Affolter added 8 points and 5 kills for the Pioneers.

Glenville State hosts Ohio Valley College on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m.


While three golfers recorded hole-in-ones during the preliminary rounds of the CRISS-CROSS Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shootout, no one could win the big money in the final round, according to organizers.

Clarksburg native Charles Thayer was the overall winner as his shot in the finals came within 16-feet, 10 inches of the hole. He was followed closely by Dan Pollack and Jeff Ritter.

The remainder of the 20 finalists (in order of finish) were: Kay Ling, Paul Harclerode, Bob Riggs, Chuck Kersting, Aaron Helmick, Charles Reed, Gary Landers, Mark Rorhbough.

Also, Matt Fogg, Joe Kirtner, John Stemple, Larry Palumbo, Jack Plivilitch, Dale Adams, Patrick Clevenger, Hop Shepherd and Mike Bramer.

Prep Soccer

Philip Barbour handed Robert C. Byrd its first loss of the season as the Colts claimed a 3-1 win Tuesday evening in high school soccer action.

Luke Southerlan scored the Eagles (4-1-2) lone goal in the fourth quarter of play.

On Monday, Robert C. Byrd defeated Lewis County 2-0.

Ryan Light and Anthony Gianettino scored goals for the Eagles (4-1-2) while Jon Curran continued his stellar play in goal by posting his fourth shutout of the season.

Robert C. Byrd returns to action Tuesday when they host Elkins at 6 p.m.