Times West Virginian
Back to its winning ways, the North Marion (14-3) softball team picked up two wins on the road against Braxton County Saturday.
The Huskies won the first game 16-1 and the second 6-3.
In game one, Chelsi Latocha pitched the whole game, struck out six and allowed three hits. Offensively, Paige Efaw picked up two hits including a double to lead the way. Amanda Sigley (two hits), Taylor Wells (double), Shelby King (single), Mattie Polling (single), Morgan Clyde (single), Chey Steen (single), Rachel Wiley (single) and Latocha (single) also contributed.
Efaw pitched all 7.0 innings in game two to pick up the win. She struck out eight and scattered nine hits.
At the plate, King and Sigley each had two hits and both tripled. Clyde and Wiley also added two hits each while Wells (single), Efaw (double) and Laramie Lynn (single) added hits.
North is back on the field Monday to host East Fairmont.
North baseball splits with Weir
WEIRTON — After suffering a loss in game one of a double-header, North Marion bounced back to win game two by a landslide, 18-9.
In game one, the Huskies couldn’t cling to a small lead in the bottom of the 8th inning and Weir came out with a 5-4 win.
Despite taking the loss, Christian Tomana pitched all 8.0 innings, struck out 11 and allowed just two walks.
Offensively, Keegun McCullough went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Cody Opron, Travis Smith and Jacob Brunett each added hits. Smith also scored three of the team’s four runs.
In game two, the Huskies turned to Matt Hawkins after Skyler Brooks gave up nine runs in the first three innings. Rallied by solid offense, Hawkins didn’t allow any runs and had six strikeouts in his four innings of work.
At the plate, Opron went 3-for-5 with four RBIs McCullough went 4-for-5 with three RBI, Smith went 2-for-4 with three runs scored, Brooks went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, Angelo Bombardiere went 2-for-5 with two RBIs, Ryan Jolliffe went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, and Cole Richards went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
That moves the Huskies to 7-10 on the season as the prepare to travel to face Preston Monday.
East softball downs Buckhannon-Upshur
BUCKHANNON — East Fairmont’s softball team picked up a win over Buckhannon-Upshur on the road in impressive fashion, winning 8-0 in five innings.
Tori Postlewait went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs and pitched all 5.0 innings, striking out four and allowing just three hits.
On the offensive side, Sydney Postlewait went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, Mikayla Moore and Hannah Ferrell each went 2-for-3, Cassidy Toothman went 1-for-2 with an RBI, Brooklyn Nuzum went 1-for-3 with an RBI and Leeanna Downey provided an RBI on a sacrifice.
The Bees are now 11-8 on the season and will play Monday at North Marion.
North track teams have success at Rush Invitational
BLACKSVILLE — The North Marion girls’ track team tied with Morgantown for second and the boys’ team finished fifth at the Rush Inviational at Clay-Battelle High School Saturday.
Claiming first place finishes for the girls’ team was Alexis Hillberry in the 400-meter run, the 4X100 team of McKenzi Fisher, Mariah Dent, Marlee Angelucci and Hillberry, the 4X400 team of Hillberry, Madison Haught, Lauren Freels and Taylor Trowbridge and the shuttle hurdle team of Madison Haught, Fisher, Cyphers and Hannah Gorden.
The 4x200 meter relay team of Madison Haught, Fisher, Angelucci and Hillberry also finished second while Skylah Haught continued her string of second place finishes, clearing nine feet in the pole vault. Mckenzi Fisher, in her first ever run in the 300 hurdles, also finished second. Angelucci took third in the 100-meter dash in a season best 13.16 and fourth in the 200-meter dash. Anna Marie Moscufo finished third in the high jump, Madison Haught took fourth in the 100-meter high hurdles, breaking the 17 mark for the first time with a time of 16.92, Trowbridge claimed fourth place in the 800-meter run and sixth in the 1600-meter run and Emiley Maddow finished soxth in the 3200-meter run with a season best of 14:00.
For the fifth-place finishing boys John Merrifield lead the way with a second place finish in the 200-meter dash and a third place finish in the 100-meter dash. The 4x200 team of Merrifield, Cody Colisino, Andy Moore and Jeffrey Garrison took third and then took fourth in the 4x100. The 4x800 team of Alex Myers, Forrest Funkhouser, Fred Harrison and Ritchie Stalknaker took fourth and the 4x400 team of Funkhouser, Harrison, Stalknaker and Jordan Duncan were also fourth. Colisino was sixth in the 400-meter run and Franklin Thomas took fifth in 100 high hurdles and tied for sixth in the high jump.
The Huskies will be back in action next Saturday when they travel to Charleston for the Gazette Relays.
Fairmont Senior tennis drops two to Madonna
FAIRMONT — Both Fairmont Senior’s tennis teams took one on the chin Saturday, the boys falling, 7-0 and the girls falling, 6-1.
Avery Towns won the only match of the day in an exciting 8-5 victory at No. 4 singles.
The boys’ team is now 10-5 and the girls are 7-8.
The Polar Bears are back on the court Monday when they host Buckhannon-Upshur.
Fairmont Senior boys’ lacrosse beats Freeport (Pa.)
FREEPORT, Pa. — Fairmont Senior’s boys’ lacrosse team got back in the win column Friday with a 13-10 victory over Freeport (Pa.) on the road.
The Polar Bears were led by Seth Travelsted’s six goals.
They’re back in action Wednesday at Preston.