Kyle Rogers is the WV 2015 AAA 182 lb class State Runner-Up. (Photos by Melissa Riley)
Rogers Is 2nd,
Carson 3rd at
Lewis County High School's wrestling team sent four wrestlers to the West Virginia State Wrestling Tournament last week, held in Huntington. Kyle Rogers, a senior, participated in the 182 lb. weight class.
In his first round match, Rogers defeated Braxton Cornell of Spring Valley in a fall. In his second match, Rogers won by a fall over Tanner Williams of George Washington. Rogers then won by decision over Tim Blake of Cabell Midland 3-2 in overtime to advance to the championship match in the 182 lb. weight class. Rogers would fall in the title match in a 3-2 decision 2-1 against Justin Allman of Parkersburg South.
Rogers completed his senior season with a record of 52-4. Rogers was a champion in the 2014 state meet.
Ryan Carson, a senior, won his first match in the 195 lb. weight class in a fall over Matthew Dull of Brooke.
Carson picked his second win of the states with a fall over Tyree Swafford of Woodrow Wilson.
Carson who was also looking to become a two-time state champion lost his semi final match in a 3-2 OT decision to Dee Ryan of Parkersburg South.
Carson would then net a third place finish with a 3-0 decision win over Isaiah Myers of Wheeling Park in the third place match. Carson finished the season also with a 52-4 record and set a school record with 204 wins during his four-year career.
Freshman Hunter Mitchell went 1-1 at the states with a 7-4 win over Jacob Hefner of Greenbrier East and lost to Micah Crowdson of St. Albans in his next match in the 126 lb. weight class.
Senior Jesse Fenton would close out his Lewis County career with a first round loss to Chase Morgan of Ripley in the 145 lb. weight class.
DANIEL CONRAD (Photo by Melissa Riley)
In what looked to be a rebuilding season the Lewis County Minutemen boys basketball team turned in a strong effort and finished the campaign with a winning mark of 11-9 for the 2014-15 season.
On Feb. 26, the Minutemen improved to 11-8 with a 65-56 win over the Philip Barbour Colts. Ben Riley with 20 points, Damien White with18 points and Nate Frazier with12 points led the Minutemen scoring for the night.
The Minutemen wrapped up the regular season with a loss to Parkersburg South 81-59 on Feb. 28, at home. Thomas Hogan with 21 points and Ben Riley with 20 points paced Lewis County in the game.
Lewis County will begin sectional tournament play tonight at 7 p.m. when they host the Buckhannon Upshur Buccaneers in South Weston.
Score By Quarters
Lewis County 14 18 20 13 - 65
Philip Barbour 12 17 11 16 - 56
Lewis County: Ian Fealy 1 0-0 2; Nate Frazier 4 1-1 12; Dylan Gump 2 0-0 5; Damien White 8 1-1 18; Thomas Hogan 4 0-3 8; Ben Riley 7 6-7 20; Totals 26 8-13 65; Three Point Field Goals: Frazier - 3; Gump - 1; White - 1
Score By Quarters
Parkersburg South 21 11 22 27 - 81
Lewis County 15 6 22 16 - 59
Lewis County: Nate Frazier 1 0-0 3; Dylan Gump 2 0-0 5; Damien White 4 0-0 8; J.P. Snuffer 1 0-0 2; Thomas Hogan 9 3-8 21; Ben Riley 7 6-8 20; Totals 24 9-16 59; Three Point Field Goals: Frazier - 1; Gump - 1