The Times West Virginian

Prep Sports

October 9, 2013

North Marion girls celebrate senior night with a win: PHOTOS

FAIRVIEW — With flowers, balloons, colorful signs and even a couple tears, the North Marion soccer team honored its upperclassmen with a Senior Night ceremony Tuesday night.

The girls’ soccer team, which played just before the festivities, decided to start the celebration early.

The Huskies scored two second-half goals to lead North Marion past Robert C. Byrd, 2-0.

“We wanted to play for our seniors, and that’s just what we did,” North Marion coach Steve Rodriguez said. “This game was dedicated to them.”

Seniors Kate Doshier, Paige Efaw and Shelby Kings were the focal point of the post-game celebration. But during the 80-minute contest, it was the junior class that stepped up to send the seniors our right.

Madison Haught and Cassady Rodriguez scored a goal each to propel the Huskies to victory.

“We’ve got a heck of a junior class here,” Steve Rodriguez said. “They’re really strong players. And they continuously work hard.”

As Steve Rodriguez said, the Huskies were working hard in the opening 40 minutes, but it wasn’t paying off. Despite controlling the momentum and delivering several strong scoring chances, the Huskies couldn’t get one past the keeper.

Then in the second half, Steve Rodriguez moved his forwards to wings and his midfielders to forwards. It produced immediate results.

Just a minute into the second half, Haught weaved through three defenders and dished the ball to Cassady Rodriguez. Her touch with the left foot was enough to steer the ball just past the keeper and into the right corner of the net.

About 10 minutes later, Haught got a goal of her own when she booted Skylah Haught’s corner kick into the upper part of the net.

“We changed up a little bit, and it helped us out big time,” Steve Rodriguez said. “It changed the whole game. I told the girls I want to score right away. I want to go out and go as fast as we can.”

The Eagles’ best chance to get on the board came in the 26th minute, but goalkeeper Shasta Pyles made a diving stop to preserve the shutout.

“We need these games,” Steve Rodriguez said. “I’m proud of what our girls accomplished.”

Text Only
Prep Sports
  • Morgan Hoke -ts.jpg Polar Bear tennis sweeps East: PHOTOS

    Last week East Fairmont’s girls’ tennis team beat Fairmont Senior, 4-3.
    Wednesday at Fairmont State University, the Polar Bears returned the favor with a 5-2 win over their cross-town rival.
    Alissa Link won No. 1 singles, 8-4. Morgan Hoke won No. 3 singles, 9-7. And Avery Towns won No. 4 singles, 8-5, for the Polar Bears.

    April 24, 2014 8 Photos

  • Hillberry commits to Wesleyan

    Last year Emma Harrison and Kaitlyn Conaway teamed up with Alexis Hillberry to win several relay medals at the state track meet.
    Though the two West Virginia Wesleyan runners are now in college, they helped to pass the baton to Hillberry Wednesday when she signed her National Letter of Intent to join her former teammates on the Bobcats’ track team.

    April 24, 2014

  • North, East softball earn blowout wins

    The North Marion softball team was at it again Wednesday night.
    Mattie Polling tripled and singled, starting pitcher Chelsi Latocha doubled and gave up just one hit as the Huskies rolled to another 3-inning mercy-rule victory over Lewis County, 18-1.

    April 24, 2014

  • FSHS #32, 29-BU #15-TS.jpg Cousins Sansalone, Craig lead Polar Bears past B-U: PHOTOS

    They say you don’t mess with family. Buckhannon-Upshur found that one out the hard way.

    April 23, 2014 7 Photos

  • Gabbi Mascaro Signing -md.jpg Mascaro signs with FSU

    Gabi Mascaro is staying in Fairmont.
    After considering several out-of-state colleges, the Fairmont Senior soccer standout signed her National Letter of Intent Tuesday to continue her career at Fairmont State University, an upstart program which will play its first games in 2015.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • EF # 5 BP #23 MW.JPG Slow start spoils Bees’ upset bid: PHOTOS

    Fresh off a fairly successful trip to Myrtle Beach, the East Fairmont baseball team was looking to gain some respect in its own state by toppling No. 4 Bridgeport on the road. Instead, the Bees came home with an 8-3 loss after a slow start spoiled their upset bid.

    April 22, 2014 6 Photos

  • Brooks’ one-hitter powers Huskies past Cougars

    North Marion’s Skyler Brooks threw a one-hitter, Travis Smith hit a 3-run home run and the Huskies downed Lincoln, 13-1, Monday night.

    April 22, 2014

  • NMHS #5 PITCH -TS.jpg Latocha dominant in circle for North

    It’s common knowledge that you don’t talk about a no-hitter while it’s in progress or you might jynx the pitcher.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • NMHS #28 PITCH -TS.jpg Pitching pushes North past Monarchs in game two of doubleheader: PHOTOS

    North Marion coach Vic Seccuro wanted to send a message to his team, telling them to focus, bear down and grit out a victory.
    After falling 13-8 to Braxton County in game one of a Saturday doubleheader, the Huskies bounced back to beat John Marshall, 4-2, Saturday at North Marion High School.

    April 20, 2014 5 Photos

  • EFHS #21-OG #11-TS.jpg Bees split with Oak Glen on Senior Day: PHOTOS

    Twice on Saturday the East Fairmont softball team found itself leading Oak Glen 3-1 in the seventh inning.
    The situation was the same in both games of the doubleheader. The way the Bees’ handled it, though, was quiet different.

    April 20, 2014 5 Photos

Featured Ads
Prep Sports Highlights
NDN Sports
NCAA Breaking News
NCAA Photos