Tug Valley drops to No. 4


By Kyle Lovern - klovern@civitasmedia.com



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 klovern@civitasmedia.com 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.

By Kyle Lovern

klovern@civitasmedia.com

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