The Chapmanville Regional High School softball team heads into this week’s sectional tourney as the No. 1-ranked Class AA team in the state, according to this week’s coaches poll.
The Lady Tigers are followed by Ritchie County, Herbert Hoover, Wayne, Scott, Magnolia, Sherman, Liberty Raleigh, Shady Spring and Lincoln in the top 10.
In the Class AAA softball poll, Logan is ranked fifth in the state. Cabell Midland is first, Hurricane second, St. Albans third and Lincoln County fourth. Parkersburg South, John Marshall, South Charleston, Nicholas County and Ripley finish out the top 10.
In the Class A poll, Man is ranked fourth in the state. Buffalo is first, Moorefield is second and St. Marys is third. Wheeling Central is fifth, followed by Cameron, East Hardy, Valley-Fayette, Wahama and Bishop Donahue.
In this week’s Class AAA baseball poll, Logan (17-3) dropped from sixth to seventh in the state despite riding a 12-game winning streak going into Monday’s action.
Hurricane (22-4) is first, Fairmont Senior (18-6) second, Musselman (20-8) third, Jefferson (19-7) fourth and St. Albans (22-4) fifth. Bridgeport (19-7), Logan, Princeton (19-6), Nitro (18-7), Greenbrier East (13-4) and Parkersburg South (17-8) round out the top 10.
Chapmanville Regional High School (15-10), the defending Class AA stats, are ranked No. 8 in the state this week. Ritchie County (20-2) is the new number one, followed by Petersburg (20-5), Herbert Hoover (18-6), Point Pleasant (16-6), Wyoming East (16-4) and Poca (17-10), which is ranked sixth. Wayne is seventh with a 15-8 mark. Berkeley Springs (13-12) is ninth, while Bluefield (12-8) and Oak Hill (15-9) are tied for 10th.
Man is seventh in the Class A baseball poll with a 14-10 record. Charleston Catholic (21-4) remains on top and are followed by East Hardy (21-5), Moorefield (14-6), Bishop Donahue (20-4), Williamstown (18-5), Valley-Fayette (20-6) and Weirton Madonna (14-8), which is eighth. Gilmer County is ninth at 20-6, while Buffalo is 10th in the state with a 15-12 record.