Bluefield 70, Poca 54
Anthony Eades scored 26 of his 34 points in the second half to lead defending champion Bluefield to a 70-54 win over Poca in the Class AA semifinals Friday.
Lykel Collier added 14 points for third-seeded Bluefield (24-2), which outscored Poca 24-10 in the third quarter.
Poca freshman Luke Frampton, who had 21 points in a quarterfinal win, made a 3-pointer and an ensuing free throw after he was fouled for his only points of the game to put the Dots ahead 30-24 early in the third quarter. But Frampton soon went to the bench with his fourth foul.
Bluefield then took over, scoring 10 straight points and the Beavers never trailed again.
Noah Frampton led Poca with 14 points. The second-seeded Dots (25-2) saw their 23-game winning streak snapped.
Robert C. Byrd 78, Westside 73
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Cameron Carvelli scored seven of his 13 points in overtime to lead Robert C. Byrd to a 78-73 comeback win over Westside in the Class AA semifinals Friday.
Top-seeded Robert C. Byrd (24-0) faces defending champion Bluefield on Saturday. It’ll be the first finals appearance for Robert C. Byrd since it lost to Fairmont Senior in Class AAA in 1996.
Trailing 37-29 at halftime, Luke Dyer scored 13 points in the third quarter to ignite a 15-6 run for Robert C. Byrd.
Will Fox had six points in the closing minutes of regulation as Westside scored eight of the final 10 to force overtime.
Justin Cogar had 21 points and 10 rebounds while Fox finished with 20 points for fourth-seeded Westside (20-7).
Robert C. Byrd’s Devonti Birch added 16 points.
Bluefield 70, Poca 54
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Post 17 stays alive in American Legion state tournament
After a rather sloppy Area tournament, Post 17 Fairmont managed to turn things around Thursday afternoon at Hawley Filed in Morgantown, staying alive with a 4-2 win over Elkins in the American Legion state baseball tournament.
Wheeling holds off Post 17 rally in state tournament opener: PHOTOS
Wheeling Post 1 pitcher Mo Felt nearly went the distance in a 7-6 victory over Fairmont Post 17 on Tuesday afternoon at the West Virginia American Legion Baseball State Tournament at Hawley Field.
Felt struck out seven in 8.1 innings of work in the team’s first-round victory over Fairmont.
DeVaul wraps up final season as Post 17’s leader
If you were to ask players on Fairmont American Legion Post 17’s roster who they looked up to, you’d find a familiar pattern.
Post 17 falls short of Area II championship
Sometimes getting a bad game out of your system is what a team needs.
Post 17 plays itself into Area II championship game: PHOTOS
The goal was simple for Post 17 Fairmont: Beat Bridgeport and advance to the state American Legion Tournament. But it left with more than a state tournament berth Saturday night at East Fairmont High School.
After beating Bridgeport, 11-8, Fairmont secured a spot in next week’s state tournament. But with one challenge down, Fairmont moved on to the next: Playing itself into an area championship game.
Post 17 plays itself into Area II championship game
The goal was simple for Post 17 Fairmont: beat Bridgeport and advance to the state American Legion Tournament. But it left with more than a state tournament berth Saturday night at East Fairmont High School.
Late rally douses Post 17’s flames: PHOTOS
It ain’t over till it’s over.
Post 2 Morgantown proved that against Post 17 Fairmont Friday night in the second day of action in the Area II American Legion tournament, Fairmont falling, 7-6, late to Morgantown.
After Fairmont found itself leading 6-5 heading into the eighth inning, momentum shifted hands.
Post 17 falls late to Morgantown
It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.
Mohr leads Post 17 past Bridgeport into winner’s bracket: PHOTOS
Sometimes breaking out of a slump at the right time can really lift a team.
As Post 17 Fairmont was trying to get the sour taste of a defeat against Morgantown out of their mouth from earlier in the week, so, too, was Fairmont’s Bailey Mohr.
Tough decision leads Bolander to Garrett
For East Fairmont’s James Bolander, deciding between playing soccer and baseball at the collegiate level was no easy task.
But in the end, Bolander went with his gut and one deciding factor.
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