Local student-athletes and coaches continue to astonish on the playing fields and courts, as well as in the pool, this season. Here’s a look at some of the better performances from the past week:
Rock Hill’s Noah Wood broke his own school record in the 400-meter dash, running 49.1 seconds. Minford pitcher and Marshall University signee Elijah Vogelsong-Lewis pitched a perfect game against Jackson. Emily Duncan set a Chesapeake school record in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 5 inches.
Winfield baseball player Peyton Stover went 6 for 6 with a home run and five runs batted in as the Generals beat Wahama 17-7. Wheelersburg’s Macee Eaton hit three home runs and drove in seven runs in a 10-0 victory over Waverly. Fairview’s Annabelle Menshouse hurled a perfect game against Augusta.
Portsmouth West’s Sydney McDermott pitched a perfect game and struck out 13 of 15 batters in a victory over Chesapeake. McDermott struck out 48 batters during a three-game stretch. Portsmouth Notre Dame’s Gwen Sparks threw a no-hitter vs. Green. Portsmouth’s Daewin Spence threw just 48 pitches in hurling a perfect game against Coal Grove.
Ashland beat Rowan County 3-1 in baseball to end the Vikings’ 16th Region winning streak at 28 games. The Tomcats also beat West Carter 25-14. Portsmouth’s Clay’s Haidyn Wamsley set a school record with a leap of 5 foot, 7 inches in the high jump. East Carter won its 1,000th baseball game.
River Valley baseball set a school record for wins in a season, with 12, when it beat Vinton County 2-1 on Thursday. Portsmouth Clay intentionally walked Symmes Valley’s Brayden Webb five times in a game Thursday. East Carter baseball coach Jeremiah Shearer won his 300th game.