LCHS football standout Damien White signs his letter of intent to play football for the Glenville State College Pioneers. Pictured in front are Jeremy White, Damien White, and Christina White. Pictured in back are LCHS football coach Dustin Cogar, LCHS Principal Derek Lambert, and LCHS Assistant Principal John Whiston.
LCHS dual sport athlete Riley Gunter signing his letter of intent to play football for the Glenville State College Pioneers. Pictured in front are John Whiston, Riley Gunter, and Jena Whiston. Pictured in back are LCHS football coach Dustin Cogar and LCHS principal Derek Lambert.
Gunter, White Sign
To Play at Glenville
White, Gunter will continue football careers at Glenville State
Feb. 3 was National Signing Day for athletes to continue their careers at the collegiate level. For two Lewis County High School athletes they did just that when they signed letters of intent to Glenville State College.
Damien White a key part of the Lewis County running game during the past four years signed his letter of intent to play for the Pioneers.
Also signing on Wednesday was one of the most successful kickers in Lewis County High School history Riley Gunter. White, a three sport star at Lewis County, will play football at Glenville State. White rushed for 868 yards on 115 carries during the 2015 season and scored 10 touchdowns. For his career he finished up with 1,816 yards rushing with 27 total touchdowns scored. White at 190 lbs. has 4.5-4.6 speed and plans are for him to play slot receiver or running back at Glenville. White earned All Big Ten honors at defensive end his junior season and All Big Ten running back his senior season to go along with special honorable mention honors his senior season.
Gunter, a two sport standout at Lewis County signed his letter of intent on Wednesday where he is expected to handle the field goal and punting for the Pioneers. Gunter was responsible for over 100 points during his high school career. As a junior, Gunter hit for 42 PATs to go along with four field goals and during his senior campaign he connected for 39 PATs and 1 field goal. Gunter also rushed for a touchdown his senior season as he picked an errant snap and raced 80 yards for the score against Preston County. Gunter earned Class AAA honorable Mention Honors during his senior season. Congratulations and best of luck to both of these hard working scholar athletes.
LC Varsity Wins
2 of 3 in a Week
The Lewis County boys varsity basketball team had a successful week as they won two of three games during the week to push their record on the season to 10-7. The first game of the week was on Feb. 3 when they traveled to Elkins to take on The Tigers. The Minutemen trailed 15-10 after one quarter of play. Lewis County then outscored Elkins 24-18 in the second quarter to take the halftime lead at 34-33. Lewis County would never look back from that points as they outscored Elkins 34-20 in the second half to take a 68-53 win. Thomas Hogan with 19 points paced the Minutemen while Ben Riley added 16 points and Nate Frazier added 13 points to the cause.
Next up for Lewis County was a trip to Upshur County to take on the arch rival Buccaneers. In what is almost always the case, this one would prove to be a close game. The two long-time rivals would trade punches throughout the night as Lewis County jumped out to the early lead at 16-12 after the first quarter. Lewis County made that lead 5 points at the half by outscoring the Bucs 13-12 in the second quarter to make the halftime score 29-24 in favor of the Minutemen.
A 13-9 scoring edge in the third quarter pushed the Lewis County lead to 42-33 heading into the final quarter of play. The Bucs had different plans as they outscored Lewis County 17-8 in the fourth quarter to force overtime with the score tied at 50-50. In the extra session Lewis County tallied 10 points while holding the Bucs to 4 to claim a 60-54 win over the Bucs. Ben Riley led the way with 22 points with help from Nate Frazier’ 14 points and Thomas Hogan’ 10 points.
The final game of the week was a tough one as they welcomed the undefeated Bridgeport Indians to town on Saturday, Feb. 6. The Indians held a 14-10 lead after one quarter of play. A 17-9 scoring edge in the second quarter by the Indians gave Bridgeport a 31-19 halftime lead. Bridgeport would not be headed in the second half as they outscored the Minutemen 27-22 to claim a 58-41 win over Lewis County. The Minutemen were led by Ben Riley who scored 20 points followed by Damien White and Thomas Hogan with 8 points each. Lewis County will be back in action on Feb. 12 when they host the Philip Barbour Colts.
Score By Quarters
Lewis County 10 24 20 14 - 68
Elkins 15 18 8 12 - 53
Lewis County: Jake Rahming 3 0-3 6; Ben Riley 5 4-4 16; Nate Frazier 4 2-4 13; Ian Young 3 1-3 6; Damien White 3 0-0 7; Thomas Hogan 9 1-5 19; Totals 27 8-19 68; Three Point Field Goals: Riley - 2; Frazier - 2; Hogan - 1
Score By Quarters
Lewis County 16 13 13 8 10 - 60
Buckhannon Upshur 12 12 9 17 4 - 54
Lewis County: Jake Rahming 0 1-2 1; Ben Riley 6 10-11 22; Nate Frazier 5 2-2 14; Ian Young 3 0-0 6; Damien White 3 0-0 7; Thomas Hogan 4 2-3 10; Totals 21 15-18 60; Three Point Field Goals: Frazier - 2; White - 1
Score By Quarters
Bridgeport 14 17 17 10 - 58
Lewis County 10 9 9 13 - 41
Lewis County: Damien White 3 0-2 8; Ben Riley 8 2-2 20; Thomas Hogan 3 2-5 8; Nate Frazier 2 0-0 5; Totals 16 4-9 41; Three Point Field Goals: White - 2; Riley - 2; Frazier - 1
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