According to published reports, the Winfield boys basketball team, which recently rose to No. 1 in the Class AA poll, has been forced to forfeit 12 of its victories this season because of the use of an ineligible player.
Both the Wildcats and Tigers lost to Winfield earlier in the season.
Chapmanville fell to the Generals 77-55 on Dec. 14.
Logan lost to Winfield 69-55 on Jan. 19 at home.
With the forfeit wins, Logan’s record would improve from 10-3 to 11-2 heading into tonight’s game at Chapmanville. The Tigers would go from 6-9 to 7-8.
Winfield athletic director Bruce McGrew reportedly learned Thursday morning from the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission that Generals guard Lamar Clark does not meet residency requirements because he transferred from Hedgesville High School and did not sit out the required 365 days.
Winfield had a 14-1 record.
Because Clark did not play against Sissonville and Hurricane, the Generals are allowed to retain those victories, and their record is now 2-13.
Chapmanville and Logan are each scheduled to play Winfield a second time.
The Tigers host Winfield on Feb. 12.
Logan is set to play at Winfield on Feb. 9.
Clark, a senior guard, was averaging 11.4 points, five rebounds and three assists per game this season for Coach Pat McGinnis and the Generals.