Colin C. Rhodes: Notebook: Fairmont Senior golfers, coach make inaugural North/South All-Star tournament

Jan. 20—FAIRMONT — On Jan. 10, the West Virginia Athletic Directors Association announced on Facebook the inaugural North/South All-Star Golf Tournament.

The tournament features the same teams as other North/South All-Star games: the North Bears and the South Cardinals. Both teams will have eight golfers and a head coach from various schools in the northern and southern halves of West Virginia.

Three golfers and a head coach represent Marion County in the tournament. Fairmont Senior's Caleb Young, Caden Musgrove and Lanae Street will participate as golfers for the North, and Fairmont Senior Head Coach Luke Corley will coach the North Bears.

"It is a great honor to be selected to be the head coach for this event," Corley said via text message. "I think it is a great thing the WVADA is doing. It gives high school seniors another opportunity to be recognized for all the hard work they have put in over their high school golf careers.

"Having three golfers selected to the team is an incredible accomplishment. Those three players have worked extremely hard their entire golf careers, and they will go down in West Virginia golf history as the first ever North Bears golf team. I am super proud of them all."

Young and Street both signed letters of intent in November to play golf at Fairmont State University. Teammate Gianna Koski will join them on the Falcons golf team.

Young also holds the honor of winning the Boys 17-18 Player of the Year from the West Virginia Golf Association. He placed fifth individually at the state tournament in October and received All-State honors.

The first ever North/South All-Star Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 3 at the Little Creek Country Club in South Charleston.

Senior Night Swim Meet

East Fairmont, Fairmont Senior, North Marion and Grafton swim teams met at the Mahaney Natatorium in the Feaster Center on the campus of Fairmont State University on Thursday for the last home meet of the season and celebrated senior night for all Marion County teams.

Marion County schools celebrated the seniors on their teams before the meet began. The seniors from each school are:

East Fairmont: Jenna Casto, Shawn Utt and Breanna Waldron.

Fairmont Senior: Taylor Burkel, Samuel Cox, Myah Ferrell, Kinsey Kraft, Caroline Logue, Lacy Miller, Brea Presley, Audrie Smith, Lindsay Smith, and Lanae Street.

North Marion: Jordan Cox, Isaac Davis, Samuel Findo, Taylor Hess and Malachi Stewart.

Waldron highlights the senior class of swimmers. She committed to West Virginia Wesleyan College to be a member of its swim team.

Fairmont Senior won both girls and boys as teams. East Fairmont came in second for girls and fourth for boys. North Marion came second in boys and fourth in girls. Grafton finished third in both.

Around the Area

The Fairmont State women's basketball team ranked 13th in the country for NCAA Division II women's basketball in the last Women's Basketball Coaches Association poll. The Falcons are 13-2 and first in the Mountain East Conference with a 7-1 conference record.

meanwhile, the Fairmont State men's basketball team is 11-4 overall and 4-4 in the MEC.

The Fairmont Senior wrestling team ranks first in AA in the latest West Virginia Coaches Association/ team poll.

Reach Colin C. Rhodes at 304-367-2548