Post-Season Updates for Fall Sports


Lora Abruzzino

The LCHS Boys’ Soccer team members are 2018 Sectional Champs.

LCHS’s seven sports are finishing the fall sports season in strong fashion with many athletes heading into post-season play.

Cross Country: LCHS XC runners finished with many personal records at the regional tournament October 19.  Sophomore Jacob Moore and Senior Aiden Post earned times which qualified them for the state XCountry tournament October 26-27 in Ona, WV.  Both teams featured strong finishes with Moore, Post and sophomore Lindsay Bennington pacing the teams.  The team is coached by Bill Linger and Rachel Boone.

Golf: Senior Aiden Wyckoff finished 12th in the state at the WV Golf Tournament at Olgebay Park near Wheeling.  This makes Myckoff’s third-straight state tourney appearance as an individual golfer.  The golf team narrowly missed a second-straight state tourney team appearance.  The team is coached by Mark Workman and Kenny James.

Boys’ Soccer: The Soccer Minutemen captured its second-straight sectional title October 18 in OT/PKs.  All five kickers made their shots and Ethan Haught defended to give Lewis the win. More details will updated this week.

Girls’ Soccer: The LCHS Maids finished the season strong, losing its sectional bid by 1.  The girls’ overcame injuries and the loss of several graduating seniors to finish the season strong.  More details will be updated this week.

Football: The Minutemen thinclads are now 6-3 on the season defeating Phillip-Barbour 10-0 Oct. 19. They are WVSSAC-ranked 17, hoping to close in on a Top 16 placement and position in the state football tournament. They will finish the season on the road against Liberty October 26 at 7 p.m.

Volleyball: The LCHS Spikers have bounced back from a rough year to find themselves ranked in the WVSSAC with a winning record and strong regular season performance. The team is lead by a core group of seniors–Tiffany Curtis, Senna Stump, Kylee Coffield, Anna Tucker and Melea Stutler.  Senior Night is October 22.

Cheerleading: The latest addition of the LCHS Cheerleadering team is closing in on its Regional Competition Nov. 3 at Robert C. Byrd. The cheer squad is hoping to capture a bid to the state tournament by placing first or second in its regional competition. The cheerleaders will compete in a floor cheer and routine competition. This year’s squad features a strong showing of tumbling, stunts, builds and cheer.

Band: The 2018-19 Marching Minuteman Band served as the WV Forest Festival Honor Band from its first place finish the year before.  Director Allen Heath told board members he was very proud of the band in its recent performances in field shows and parades. He said members had particularly difficult marching conditions in unseasonably hot October weather conditions.