Vannoy paces A-B golf team

The Alderson-Broaddus golf program has enjoyed a strong run of success in recent years.

Part of that is because of the recruiting its done in the Ohio Valley.

During a tournament last weekend in Xenia, the Battlers posted a seventh-place finish and two area products helped to lead the way.

St. Clairsville graduate Seth Vannoy was the team’s leader. He finished tied for 10th overall with rounds of 76 and 82. For his efforts, Vannoy was named one of A-B’s Athletes of the Week.

River graduate Isaac Curtis, who is just a true freshman, posted the second-best score for the Battlers. He finished tied for 26th overall with rounds of 86 and 79.

At the Division I golf level, Wheeling native Thad Obecny continued to play well at Coastal Carolina. He finished tied for 12th despite shooting a 5-under par for three rounds in a tournament in Tennessee. He signed for rounds of 71, 69 and 71.

Here’s a look at other area products:


Division I

COLTON McKIVITZ, West Virginia — Union Local graduate started once again at tackle in the win against Texas Tech. He was also listed as the 16th-best offensive tackle in America this week by PFF College Football.

JOSH SILLS, West Virginia — Meadowbrook product saw time along the Mountaineers’ offensive line during last week’s game.

AUSTIN DORRIS, Indiana — Shadyside graduate played once again last week in the Hoosiers’ overtime loss to Michigan.

ELIJIAH BELL, North Carolina A&T — Wheeling Park graduate caught six passes for 53 yards and a touchdown in a win over FAMU.

CHUCKWUDI CHUCKWU, Ohio — Linsly School graduate recorded a tackle in last week’s win over Bowling Green.

Division II

COLE SKAGGS, West Virginia Wesleyan — St. Clairsville graduate saw time in the win over UVA-Wise.

MATT KINNICK, West Virginia State — Senior quarterback from St. C. did a little bit of everything in last week’s victory. He completed 19-of-28 passes for 231 yards and a touchdown. He rushed for 67 yards on 7 carries. For good measure, he caught a 27-yard touchdown.

GEREMY PAIGE, Gannon — Wheeling Park graduate started at linebacker last week in his team’s win over Seton Hill.

MATT HACKATHORN, Gannon — Wheeling Park graduate started at right tackle once again.

COREY ERNEST, West Liberty — St. Clairsville graduate started at left guard in last week’s loss.

BRENTON COLABELLA, West Liberty — Steubenville Central graduate completed 18-of-30 passes for 158 yards and a touchdown in a loss to Glenville.

TREVOR HARDESTY, West Liberty — John Marshall graduate caught 5 passes for 25 yards last week.

CLIFFORD CLARK, West Liberty — Cambridge product led the Hilltoppers with 12 tackles.

CHANCE RUCKER, West Liberty — Caldwell graduate started at right tackle in last week’s setback.

AUSTIN WHIPKEY, West Liberty — Linsly product started at right guard.

THEO BLACKSTON, Mercyhurst — Wheeling Park grad caught 5 passes for 31 yards in a loss to Edinboro.

DEVON HARRIS, Walsh — St. Clairsville graduate caught a pass for 50 yards in last week’s victory.

Division III

DALTON SECHREST, Marietta — Beallsville product recorded 3 tackles, including 1.5 for loss.

TANNER CLARK, Marietta — Caldwell graduate rushed 8 times for 27 yards.

GAGE GIOVENGO, Marietta — True freshman from Linsly made his first career start for the Pioneers.

LUCAS HERRINGTON, Mt. Union — Steubenville graduate caught 3 passes for 69 yards and a touchdown.

BRETT ROSEN, Muskingum — River graduate played in last week’s loss.

CHASE KINEMOND, Bethany — Shadyside product was unable to return his quarterback spot due to injury, but did return to the lineup as the Bison punter. He had seven punts for 292 yards and a long of 50.

VON WOODING, Oberlin — Linsly graduate posted eight tackles in last week’s game.

HAYDEN GAUS, Kenyon — Linsly product had five tackles.

AUSTIN CURNES, Washington & Jefferson — Wheeling Park graduate started at left guard in last week’s win at Bethany.

JUSTIN LOUGHRIE, Geneva — Brooke graduate rushed once for 14 yards.


ZACH OLIVER, Thiel — St. Clairsville product had an assist during a game against Westminster.

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