I’ve to confess getting again to the workplace truly felt fairly good this week.
Nonetheless, a pair weeks of trip undoubtedly had been wanted for a recharge.
From all accounts, Saturday’s Summer season Smackdown 3 was fairly the success in line with Dawghouse Promotions’ Mike Sheppard, who mentioned it was his greatest occasion but — regardless of all of the stress.
It’s wanting like the subsequent present can be held the center of October.
I needed to present a shout out to a pair of native student-athletes.
Parkersburg Excessive’s Molly McLean (women golf) and Parkersburg South graduate/West Virginia College signee Grant Hussey (baseball) had been just lately honored because the Mountain State winners for his or her respective sports activities by USA At present within the nationwide highschool sports activities awards introduced by america Polo Affiliation.
It’s laborious to consider we’re solely a bit greater than a month away from the beginning of soccer season.
In fact, which means it’s practically time to begin gathering up rosters and dealing on previews and have tales.
Parkersburg and Parkersburg South participated in some Mountain State Athletic Convention three-week summer season interval motion final week.
Evidently, issues went pretty properly for each the Massive Reds and Patriots.
“The 7-on-7 we misplaced within the semifinals to Hurricane and our linemen completed second,” famous Patriot boss Nathan Tanner, who watched the Massive Reds’ linemen take first within the competitors.
“The MSAC put this collectively and made it type of regional. 4 totally different websites and eight faculties in every. They took the highest two at every website and on Saturday we went to Riverside.”
Massive Crimson head coach Mike Byus didn’t put an excessive amount of inventory into the victory, although.
“We’ve obtained loads of massive children who’ve labored laborious to get sturdy,” Byus admitted. “It’s not soccer. It’s tire flipping and bench urgent and pushing the sled and tug-of-war.
“It’s enjoyable and we received, sure. That’s nothing that’s going to point something, however we’re good up entrance.”
The 2 rivals will meet in week 4 on Sept. 17 when the Patriots invade Stadium Discipline.
“We’re simply going to apply and prepare for August at this level,” Byus added.
Coach Tanner’s squad was in New Lexington on Wednesday and can be there once more subsequent week for 7-on-7s.
At present, PSHS is heading to Poca as the top coach famous “it’s type of like a 7-on-7 and a few totally different staff competitors stuff.”
On Friday, a few of the Patriots will head to St. Marys for a 7-on-7 whereas the linemen are going to Shadyside.
“Week three, we’re going to do a youth camp on Monday and Tuesday we’re going to apply with North Marion (at Erickson),” Tanner added.
Subsequent Thursday, the staff can be at Fairmont State for 7-on-7 and linemen competitors.
“I used to be speaking to our coaches the opposite day,” Tanner mentioned. “The place we’re at this summer season, to this point, I’m fairly happy with how our children have progressed and the way issues are coming alongside.
“I can inform our children are becoming bored of not doing the true factor and chopping it free.”
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