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Sluggerfest is a softball smorgasbord

March 25, 2019

Fans have an opportunity to soak in two days of all-day softball Thursday and Friday in Cabell Midland’s Sluggerfest.

The slate of games Thursday at Cabell Midland has Huntington High vs. Hedgesville at 10 a.m. followed by Cabell Midland vs. Parkersburg South at noon; Huntington High vs. Musselman at 2 p.m.; Cabell Midland vs. Hedgesville at 4 p.m.; Hurricane vs. Musselman at 6 p.m.; and Hurricane vs. Wheelersburg at 8 p.m.

At the Ona Little League fields Thursday games are Clay County vs. Cross Lanes Christian at 2 p.m. followed by Clay County vs. Coal Grove at 4 p.m.; Spring Valley vs. Wheelersburg at 6 p.m.; and Spring Valley vs. Grafton at 8 p.m.

On Friday at Cabell Midland, the schedule begins with a 10 a.m. game featuring Hedgesville vs. Parkersburg South, followed at noon by Musselman vs. Clay County. At 2 p.m., Huntington High takes on Parkersburg South and at 4 p.m. Cabell Midland plays University. At 6 p.m. Wheelersburg plays University followed at 8 p.m. by Hurricane vs. University.

Friday at Ona it’s Webster County playing Cross Lanes Christian at noon followed at 2 p.m. by Webster County vs. Grafton, at 4 p.m. Coal Grove vs. Grafton, at 6 p.m. Spring Valley vs. Cross Lanes Christian and at 8 p.m. by Coal Grove plays Webster County.

ST. JOE NEEDS COACH: Huntington St. Joe High School is seeking a boys head basketball coach.

If interested, submit a resume to bchapman@stjosephhs.org. For more information, contact Belinda Chapman at 304-525-5096.

RECRUITING ROUNDUP: Ironton sophomore linebacker Reid Carrico received scholarship offers from Marshall University, Ohio University and the University of Toledo. Carrico also has college visits scheduled to Michigan State (March 23), Iowa State (March 29), Nebraska (March 30), Ohio State (April 3) and Wisconsin (April 14). Fellow Fighting Tigers Seth Meadows and Gage Salyers visited Miami (Ohio) last week.

Huntington St. Joe girls basketball standout guard Bailee Adkins committed to DePaul University. ... Minford’s Hannah Tolle committed to play softball at Fairmont State University. ... Wheelersburg basketball standout Abbie Kallner was named Academic All-Ohio. ... Greenup County kicker Trey Collier committed to Union (Kentucky) College. ... Cabell Midland defensive back J.J. Roberts visited Miami (Ohio) and received an offer from Army. ... Ashland track standout Kate Reese signed to run at Georgetown College. Kittens volleyball star Kaylie Music committed to Midway University, which also signed Boyd County track athlete Landon Meade. ... Gallia Academy pitcher Josh Faro signed with the University of Rio Grande. .

Ironton defensive back Brycen Thomas signed with Kentucky Christian University. ... Ashland defensive tackle Ryan Bryant committed to the University of Kentucky. ... Spring Valley offensive lineman Wyatt Milum picked up an offer from the University of Toledo.

UPDATE ROSTERS, SCHEDULES: Athletic directors and coaches, please update rosters and schedules on your state’s respective websites.

Updated information is a valuable tool for fans, media and college recruiters following your teams.

Also, you can report your game results to us at 304-526-2759 or sports@heralddispatch.com.

ROUNDING UP: Mayor Steve Williams honored the Huntington Middle School girls basketball team for winning the Cabell County championship in his office. ... Greenup County quarterback Eli Sammons, who has committed to Marshall University, was invited to the Under Armour All-American Camp. ... Fairland basketball players swept the 3-point shooting contest at the Ohio District 13 all-star game. Harlie Lyons won the girls title for the second consecutive season. Clayton Thomas took the boys honor.

Former Ironton St. Joe basketball star Hannah Miller of Shawnee State University was named a NAIA Scholar Athlete. ... Coal Grove’s powerlifting team finished as state runner-up in the Division 5, 6 and 7 meet in Kenton, Ohio. ... Former Huntington High tennis star Hunter Tubert and his doubles partner Martin Joyce of Ohio State are ranked third in the nation. ... Former Hurricane baseball star Alex Wilson signed a one-year, $750,000 deal with the Milwaukee Brewers. ... Travis York resigned as head boys basketball coach at Lawrence County. York’s teams went 100-60 in five seasons.

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