By Nick Cammuso
Times West Virginian
It might be a good idea for Marion County’s high schools to invest in some more trophy cases.
Heck, maybe redo a room or even tack on a new addition to Fairmont Senior, East Fairmont and North Marion.
Because with the drop to Class AA after decades in the state’s highest classification, all three could be big winners when it comes to future athletic accolades.
We already saw the beginning of this in the fall, the first sports season since the move down went into effect:
• Each of Fairmont Senior’s soccer programs made the state championship game, and the improved East Fairmont boys went from a middle of the road AAA squad to one of the top teams in Double-A.
• The Fairmont Senior boys’ cross country team had both Class AA’s individual champ in Nick Trefz and team champs with a deep group of runners.
• Even area cheerleading got into the act, as East Fairmont and North Marion will take part in next month’s state tournament in Charleston.
And while county football teams will have a year to better themselves after a playoff-less, and by all accounts, tremendously down 2012, the upcoming winter season appears bright.