Tug Valley drops to No. 4




Wes Wilson Photography Tug Valley Coach Ed May and assistant Coach Tyler Hodge are pictured above on the bench during the recent Mingo Central game. The Panthers are ranked No. 4 in Class A in the Mountain State.


Tug Valley dropped to No. 4 this week after losing this past Saturday to No. 8 Huntington St. Joe in the HIT event at the Big Sandy Arena.

The Panthers had been ranked No. 2 the past three weeks, trailing No. 1 Wheeling Central Catholic. Tug Valley (12-2) did defeat Class AA Ravenswood in the King Coal Classic played at the Logan Memorial Fieldhouse on Friday night.

Wheeling Central (12-1) lost to Magnolia (9-2) this past week, but still comes in at No. 1 with five first place votes. Clarksburg Notre Dame (10-1) comes in at No. 2 with three first place votes and Magnolia is ranked No. 3 with a pair of first place votes. Tug Valley defeated Notre Dame earlier this season.

The rest of the Class A top 10 are Williamstown (14-1), Tucker County (11-1), Fayetteville (9-1), St. Joe (11-5), Man (11-3) and Van (12-2).

In Class AA, Poca remains at the top, but the Dots are not a unanimous choice. Poca (11-2) received nine first place votes, while No. 2 Bridgeport (8-0) got the other first place vote.

Poca has not lost a game in the state of West Virginia in the past two seasons. They did lose a pair of games at the Beach Ball Classic played at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina during a holiday tournament to out of state schools.

Coming in at No. 3 in AA is Fairmont Senior (11-2), followed by R.C. Byrd (9-2), Webster County (10-0) and Wyoming East (8-3).

In the state’s biggest classification, AAA, undefeated Huntington (12-0) remains on top and once again received all 10 first place votes.

They are followed by Morgantown (12-0), Beckley Woodrow Wilson (10-1), Martinsburg (12-2) and Capitol (10-2).

The regular season is quickly winding down and the sectional tournaments are around the corner.

The Associated Press high school boy’s basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and total points:

Rank Team Record Pts. Prv.

Class AAA

1. Huntington (10) 12-0 100 1

2. Morgantown 12-0 83 T2

(tie) Woodrow Wilson 10-1 83 T2

4. Martinsburg 12-2 68 4

5. Capital 10-2 64 5

6. Ripley 13-2 47 10

7. Musselman 11-2 28 6

8. Riverside 10-3 20 7

9. Hedgesville 11-2 18 NR

10. South Charleston 8-4 17 NR

Others receiving votes: Wheeling Park 15, George Washington 3, University 2, Parkersburg South 2.<

Class AA

1. Poca (9) 11-2 98 1

2. Bridgeport (1) 8-0 89 2

3. Fairmont Senior 11-2 80 3

4. Robert C. Byrd 9-2 65 5

5. Webster County 12-0 62 4

6. Wyoming East 8-3 41 7

7. Lincoln 10-4 29 6

8. Frankfort 12-2 24 9

9. Bluefield 8-5 23 8

10. Grafton 9-5 19 10

Others receiving votes: Herbert Hoover 9, River View 7, Ravenswood 3, Chapmanville 1.<

Class A

1. Wheeling Central (5) 12-1 92 1

2. Notre Dame (3) 10-1 85 3

3. Magnolia (2) 9-2 82 4

4. Tug Valley 12-2 71 2

5. Williamstown 14-1 61 5

6. Tucker County 11-1 49 6

7. Fayetteville 9-1 38 8

8. Saint Joseph Cent. 11-5 31 9

9. Man 11-3 17 10

10. Van 12-2 14 NR

Others receiving votes: Trinity 6, Union Grant 1, Valley Wetzel 1, Parkersburg Catholic 1, Charleston Catholic 1.

(Kyle Lovern is the Managing Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)

Wes Wilson Photography Tug Valley Coach Ed May and assistant Coach Tyler Hodge are pictured above on the bench during the recent Mingo Central game. The Panthers are ranked No. 4 in Class A in the Mountain State.
http://williamsondailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Ed-May-Tyler-Hodge.jpgWes Wilson Photography Tug Valley Coach Ed May and assistant Coach Tyler Hodge are pictured above on the bench during the recent Mingo Central game. The Panthers are ranked No. 4 in Class A in the Mountain State.
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