The year of the Wheelersburg Pirates continues to roll on as we edge towards the beginning of the fall sports playoff season.
After Tuesday night’s volleyball, girls’ soccer, and boys’ soccer victories over Portsmouth West, and the girls’ tennis conference victory two weekends ago, the Pirates were able to clinch outright SOC II titles in each of the four sports.
For Wheelersburg Athletic Director Jarod Shaw, the conference victories is what he and the Pirates coaches strive for. “At the start of each season, as is the case with any school in our league, the number one goal for each team is to win the conference title” said Shaw, “So to have that many teams accomplish that goal is exciting for our student athletes, coaches, and community members. We have an immense amount of respect for our league opponents and appreciate the honor of winning titles in a conference as competitive as the SOC.”
In girls’ tennis, Lea Wright in singles and Maddie Gill and Kaitlyn Sommer as a doubles team qualified for the state tournament with their advancement to the regional championships on Wednesday. The state tournament will take place next Friday and Saturday at the Lindner Family Tennis Center just outside of Cincinnati in Mason.
Coach Allen Perry’s volleyball team was seeded as the number one seed in the Waverly 1 district and will face West Union next Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in their first round sectional matchup of the Division III playoffs.
Todd Jarvis’ girls’ soccer team will square off against the winner of Minford and West on Wednesday for a spot in the district semifinals of the Waverly 1 district at 5:00 p.m. in their first round sectional matchup.
The Wheelersburg boys’ soccer team coached by Jon Estep will face off against Ironton St. Joes on Monday at 5:00 p.m. at Ed Miller Stadium in the highly contentious Division III boys’ tournament which features fellow county opponents South Webster and Northwest as number one seeds in the top and bottom halves of the bracket.
To see the full district tournament breakdowns for the entire southeast district, visit https://www.seodab.org/.
Reach Jacob Smith at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930, by email at [email protected], or on Twitter @JacobSmithPDT