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Charley leads A-B past WVU Tech

Charley leads A-B past WVU Tech
Tori Charley, a former South Charleston High standout, scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Alderson-Broaddus to its first win of the season, a 73-48 decision over WVU Tech in a women's basketball matchup Monday evening in Montgomery.

Charley, a 5-foot-10 junior forward from Cross Lanes, made 9-of-16 shots from the field and blocked two shots. Junior Lauren Reed added 15 points, including three 3-pointers, for the NCAA Division II Battlers (1-4).

Ashley Blaney and Sharange Young tallied 13 points apiece for WVU Tech (0-7) of the NAIA Mid-South Conference, which trailed 31-24 at halftime.

Blaney, a Woodrow Wilson graduate, landed nine rebounds, handed out three assists and came up with three steals while Young had eight boards. Jessica Johnson, a Winfield graduate, dropped in 10 points for the Golden Bears.


WVC AWARDS: Concord's Cordale Boyd was named the West Virginia Conference men's basketball player of the week Monday.

The Cincinnati native was named the MVP of the Currence Classic after leading the Mountain Lions (2-1) to the tournament title last week. The 6-foot-2 senior guard averaged 25.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 2.0 steals per game.

-Fairmont State's Ashley Vavrek was selected the WVC women's player of the week Monday. The 5-8 junior guard from Bellaire, Ohio, netted 25 points, hit six 3-pointers and grabbed six rebounds as the Falcons (2-2) picked up a key 70-60 victory over Slippery Rock.


SC PEP RALLY: A pep rally for the South Charleston football team will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mound on Seventh Avenue in South Charleston.

The rally is open to the public and SC Mayor Frank Mullens will speak. South Charleston (13-0), the top-ranked team in the state playoff ratings, will meet No. 2 George Washington (12-1) at noon Saturday in the Class AAA state championship game at Wheeling Island Stadium.

-Advance tickets for the Class AAA championship game may be purchased at SC High School until noon Friday.

SC is also offering a fan bus for the trip to Wheeling. All seats are $25 per person. For more information, call (304) 766-0352.


Rays Baseball: The Princeton Rays, a rookie league affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays , will be sporting new colors, uniforms and caps this upcoming season.

The official colors for the Princeton Rays, which officially dropped Devil Rays on Monday, are navy blue with light Carolina sky blue trim and bright yellow star pattern to signify Rays of light. The uniforms will mirror those worn by Tampa Bay this past season.

The Princeton Rays souvenir shop has already ordered merchandise with the new logo and color scheme and is expected before Christmas. However, the new caps will not be available until after Christmas. For more information, call (304) 487-2000 or e-mail


WVU Athletics: Senior women's basketball player Takisha Granberry was named West Virginia University's athlete of the week Monday.

Granberry averaged 20.5 points and 10.5 rebounds as the Mountaineers won the Dead River Company Classic in Maine last week. She was also chosen most outstanding player of the tournament.

-WVU cross country runner Kate Harrison finished eighth in the women's junior race at the Canadian National Cross Country Championship on Saturday. Teammates Jessica O'Connell took 26th and Hallina Portner was 52nd.


MU Athletics: Karlyn Timko, Dominika Zaprazna and Ester Dorova have signed to play tennis at Marshall, according to Herd coach John Mercer.

Timko, who is from Houston, Pa., is rated as the nation's No. 154 prospect, according to Tennis Recruiting Network. Timko's father is former WVU quarterback Mike Timko and she is also the niece of Olympic gold medal gymnast Mary Lou Retton.

-Vera Niemeyer of Wuerselen, Germany, has signed to compete for Marshall's swimming and diving team. Niemeyer placed in the top 22 in three events at the German Olympic trials.


CLARIFICATION: The National Football Foundation and College Football Hall class of 2009 will be announced in May. Former WVU quarterback Major Harris and linebacker Darryl Talley along with former Marshall coach Jim Donnan are on the ballot, which will not go out to voters until late February or early March.

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Added: December 3, 2008

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