Miners, Panthers rise in rankings


By William Plaster - [email protected]



Pictured above is Tug Valley’s head coach Tony Clusky giving instructions to his players on the field. Clusky and his Panthers are ranked No. 17 now and are just one spot outside of the playoff cut off line of 16 teams. If the Panthers can win out they will more than likely win a ticket into the post season.


WILLIAMSON — Many Miner fans knew what was coming at halftime of the game against Chapmanville. The numbers had been crunched and the predictions had been compared and just as everyone had guessed the Miners enter the week-8 rankings tied for third with Point Pleasant.

The Miners show no signs of stopping and a championship title is the ultimate goal. The Miner fans know that the big game coming up is the week 10 meeting between No.1 Bridgeport and No.2 Fairmont Senior where one teams will lose points.

Mingo is tied with Point Pleasant for No.3. Point Pleasant has three games left starting with Man, then Westside, and finally Princeton; No. 11 in Class-AAA.

The Miners have three Cardinal conference matches left with Scott, Herbert Hoover, and Winfield left to go.

Along with Mingo central in the rankings is Tug Valley who gained some points with their latest upset over Mount View. The Panthers move into seventeenth place with Montcalm and Man left to play. As everyone knows the top 16 teams in each division make the playoff cut and the Panthers are on the outside looking in at the moment. However, if the Panthers get a win over Montcalm , which won’t be many points, and get the win over Man, in the final game, the Panthers have a shot to break the plain.

Only time will tell if Tug will make the cut.

CLASS AA

Rank School Rating Won Lost Tied

1 BRIDGEPORT 13.13 8 0 0

2 FAIRMONT SENIOR 11.86 6 1 0

T-3 MINGO CENTRAL 11.43 7 0 0

T-3 POINT PLEASANT 11.43 7 0 0

5 JAMES MONROE 10.57 6 1 0

6 SISSONVILLE 10.43 6 1 0

7 NICHOLAS COUNTY 9.71 6 1 0

8 INDEPENDENCE 9.5 7 1 0

9 NORTH MARION 8.57 5 2 0

10 KEYSER 8.43 5 2 0

11 LINCOLN 8.29 5 2 0

12 WEIR 8.13 6 2 0

T-13 HERBERT HOOVER 7.71 5 2 0

T-13 WINFIELD 7.71 5 2 0

15 LIBERTY (Harrison) 6.88 5 3 0

16 ROANE COUNTY 6.86 5 2 0

17 CHAPMANVILLE 6.75 5 3 0

18 LEWIS COUNTY 5.88 4 4 0

19 FRANKFORT 5.75 4 4 0

T-20 MAN 5.57 4 3 0

T-20 PETERSBURG 5.57 4 3 0

22 BRAXTON COUNTY 5 3 4 0

23 BLUEFIELD 4.75 3 5 0

T-24 ELKINS 4.43 3 4 0

T-24 LOGAN 4.43 3 4 0

26 LIBERTY (Raleigh) 4.29 3 4 0

27 ROBERT C. BYRD 4.25 3 5 0

28 GRAFTON 4.14 3 4 0

29 EAST FAIRMONT 3.71 2 5 0

30 WESTSIDE 3.29 2 5 0

31 SCOTT 2.71 2 5 0

T-32 PIKEVIEW 2.5 2 6 0

T-32 SHADY SPRING 2.5 2 6 0

T-32 WYOMING EAST 2.5 2 6 0

T-35 BERKELEY SPRINGS 2.29 2 5 0

T-35 CLAY COUNTY 2.29 2 5 0

37 RIVER VIEW 2 2 5 0

38 LINCOLN COUNTY 1.57 1 6 0

T-39 NITRO 1.29 1 6 0

T-39 WAYNE 1.29 1 6 0

41 OAK GLEN 0.88 1 7 0

T-42 OAK HILL 0 0 7 0

T-42 PHILIP BARBOUR 0 0 7 0

T-42 POCA 0 0 8 0

CLASS A

Rank School Rating Won Lost Tied

1 EAST HARDY 10.14 7 0 0

2 FAYETTEVILLE 9.13 8 0 0

3 SOUTH HARRISON 8.86 7 0 0

4 TOLSIA 8.67 5 1 0

5 ST. MARYS 8.57 7 0 0

6 CAMERON 8.43 7 0 0

7 GILMER COUNTY 8.29 7 0 0

T-8 VAN 7.57 6 1 0

T-8 WHEELING CENTRAL 7.57 6 1 0

10 BUFFALO 7.29 6 1 0

11 WILLIAMSTOWN 7.25 6 2 0

12 SUMMERS COUNTY 7.14 5 2 0

13 SHERMAN 6.25 6 2 0

14 PENDLETON COUNTY 6.14 5 2 0

15 MOOREFIELD 5.86 4 3 0

16 CLAY-BATTELLE 5.71 6 1 0

17 TUG VALLEY 5.5 5 3 0

18 BISHOP DONAHUE 4.86 5 2 0

19 TYLER CONSOLIDATED 4.71 4 3 0

20 POCAHONTAS COUNTY 4.5 5 3 0

21 WEBSTER COUNTY 4.14 4 3 0

T-22 MIDLAND TRAIL 4.13 4 4 0

T-22 RAVENSWOOD 4.13 4 4 0

24 MOUNT VIEW 3.86 3 4 0

25 NOTRE DAME 3.5 3 5 0

26 DODDRIDGE COUNTY 3.38 4 4 0

27 PARKERSBURG CATHOLIC 2.86 3 4 0

28 GREENBRIER WEST 2.43 2 5 0

29 TUCKER COUNTY 2.29 2 5 0

30 WAHAMA 2 2 6 0

31 PADEN CITY 1.86 2 5 0

32 MADONNA 1.29 1 6 0

T-33 MONTCALM 1 1 6 0

T-33 TYGARTS VALLEY 1 1 7 0

T-33 VALLEY (Wetzel) 1 1 6 0

36 WIRT COUNTY 0.88 1 7 0

37 HANNAN 0.86 1 6 0

T-38 CALHOUN COUNTY 0.75 1 7 0

T-38 MAGNOLIA 0.75 1 7 0

T-38 MEADOW BRIDGE 0.75 1 7 0

T-41 HUNDRED 0 0 6 0

T-41 RICHWOOD 0 0 7 0

T-41 RITCHIE COUNTY 0 0 8 0

T-41 VALLEY (Fayette) 0 0 7 0

CLASS AAA

Rank School Rating Won Lost Tied

1 MARTINSBURG 13.88 8 0 0

2 SPRING VALLEY 12.88 7 1 0

3 CAPITAL 12.86 6 1 0

4 MUSSELMAN 12.43 6 1 0

5 UNIVERSITY 11.75 7 1 0

6 HUNTINGTON 11.25 6 2 0

7 MORGANTOWN 9.88 6 2 0

T-8 HURRICANE 8.14 4 3 0

T-8 JEFFERSON 8.14 4 3 0

10 SOUTH CHARLESTON 8 4 3 0

11 PRINCETON 7.86 5 2 0

12 CABELL MIDLAND 7.5 4 4 0

13 GEORGE WASHINGTON 7.43 4 3 0

14 WHEELING PARK 7.14 4 3 0

15 HEDGESVILLE 6.38 4 4 0

16 RIVERSIDE 6.25 4 4 0

17 GREENBRIER EAST 5.29 3 4 0

18 PARKERSBURG SOUTH 5 3 4 0

19 SPRING MILLS 4.71 3 4 0

20 BUCKHANNON-UPSHUR 4.17 2 4 0

21 PARKERSBURG 3.43 2 5 0

22 RIPLEY 3.25 2 6 0

23 JOHN MARSHALL 2.63 2 6 0

T-24 PRESTON 1.71 1 6 0

T-24 WOODROW WILSON 1.71 1 6 0

26 BROOKE 1.5 1 7 0

27 ST. ALBANS 1.25 1 7 0

T-28 HAMPSHIRE 0 0 7 0

T-28 WASHINGTON 0 0 7 0

Pictured above is Tug Valley’s head coach Tony Clusky giving instructions to his players on the field. Clusky and his Panthers are ranked No. 17 now and are just one spot outside of the playoff cut off line of 16 teams. If the Panthers can win out they will more than likely win a ticket into the post season.
http://williamsondailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_DSC_0093.jpgPictured above is Tug Valley’s head coach Tony Clusky giving instructions to his players on the field. Clusky and his Panthers are ranked No. 17 now and are just one spot outside of the playoff cut off line of 16 teams. If the Panthers can win out they will more than likely win a ticket into the post season.

By William Plaster

[email protected]

(William Plaster is the sports reporter for the Williamson Daily News, he can be reached at 304-235-4242 ext. 2274 or at [email protected] on on twitter @sidplaster.)

(William Plaster is the sports reporter for the Williamson Daily News, he can be reached at 304-235-4242 ext. 2274 or at [email protected] on on twitter @sidplaster.)

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