Paul Adkins Sports Editor
September 17, 2013
CHAPMANVILLE – Make it a 3-peat.
The Logan High School golf team won the county championship for the third straight year with last Monday’s victory over rivals Man and Chapmanville at the Logan Country Club in Chapmanville.
Junior Chase Preston led the Wildcats with a sizzling 3-under-par 67 at the LCC. Teammate Samuel Corns posted a 72 with J.C. Motes and Jacob Vance each coming in at 78 for a team score of 295.
Man was second place, 43 strokes behind with a 338. Jon Collins led the Hillbillies with a round of 78.
Chapmanville Regional High School was third with a 353. The Tigers were paced by Jacob Workman, who shot a 74.
In addition to winning the tournament, Logan also took four of the six top spots for the all-county team. Each of Logan’s four starters earned the honors along with Workman from Chapmanville and Collins from Man.
The county championship is held each year at a golf course in the area and is often one of the biggest events of the season for the local high school teams.
Logan, now 8-1 overall, is heading into the upcoming Class AAA regional match with a lot of confidence.
“Our guys are peaking at the right time,” Logan coach Cliff Motes said. “Each match, our top three players keep putting up more and more impressive numbers. Chase’s 67 wasn’t a fluke. These guys are just that good. This match Chase had the hot round. The next one might be J.C. or Samuel. But, together, their composite score continues to go down. They are ready and eager to get back to the state championship and they are playing great as a team.”
The Logan golf team will be put to the test on Sept. 30 with a regional match at the Twin Silos Golf course near Huntington.
Regional opponents Logan will face are Huntington, Cabell Midland, Hurricane, Lincoln County, Spring Valley, Winfield and St. Albans. The top two teams advance to the state championship in October.