Porter named Waynesburg athlete of week

No matter how good or productive you may have been in high school, no matter the level of college sports you compete at, there’s always an adjustment period.

Often times, that adjustment, which includes academics and social adjustments along with the atheletic portion, goes a long way in determining the amount of success the student-athlete enjoys.

Haley Porter was a brilliant high school player, student and all-around person during her career at Union Local High School. Actually, she’s a better person than she is anything else and she’s a tremendous a basketball player and student, so that tells you how good of a person she is.

Anyhow, even Porter had to make an adjustment as she’s been a starter since day one for the Waynesburg College basketball team.

Porter demonstrated last week that she’s starting to settle in. One of the areas in which Porter had to adjust was how she played. She was fouling a lot because the collegiate game is called differently than the high school game and she found herself battlingfoul trouble.

Last week, in a 1-1 week, Porter shined. She was the Jackets’ leading scorer in both games, including a 26-point outburst in a win Geneva. All told, she averaged 22 points. As she did for the Jets, she stuffed the stat sheet to a tune of 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists a game, while shooting 50 percent from the floor.

Porter was recognized as Waynesburg’s Athlete of the Week for her performances.


Division I

ROSS COMIS, UMass – The Madonna product ranked sixth, according to Pro Football Focus, nationally with a rating of 96.5 when under pressure.

Division II

ROBERT VARGO, Ohio Dominican — This former Martins Ferry standout continues to pile up the accolades. He added the ultimate academic honor to his lengthy resume earlier this week when it was announced that he had been named an Academic All-American.

Division III

LUCAS HERRINGTON, Mount Union – Steubenville grad caught three passes for 46 yards in the Purple Raiders’ semi-final victory against Johns Hopkins. Mount will go for another NCAA Division III national championship tonight in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl against Mary Hardin Baylor.


CHASE HARLER, West Virginia – Wheeling Central grad started once again and scored four points in the Mountaineers’ win over rival, Pittsburgh.

LOGAN ROUTT, West Virginia – Cameron product started against Pitt and scored four points and grabbed five rebounds in just 11 minutes of action.

PHIL BLEDSOE, Glenville State – Wheeling Park alum scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds in his team’s loss to UVA-Wise last weekend.

TRENTON TIPTON, Wooster – Union Local graduate played 25 minutes off the bench and scored three points in a loss to Wabash, which was the Scots’ first setback of the season. Tipton and his teammates are off until Tuesday when they play in an event in Mesa, Ariz.

SHANE JOHNSON, Waynesburg — Shadyside product played off the bench in the Jackets’ loss to Geneva.

LUKAS ISALY, Marietta – Former River all-Ohioan started once again for the undefeated Pioneers, scoring five points in a win over Baldwin-Wallace.

ANTHONY WALLACE, Marietta – Linsly School graduate played 16 minutes off the bench, but still scored 11 points.

TREY SINGLETON, Muskingum — Meadowbrook product scored four points in limited duty off the bench during the Muskies’ win over Kenyon.

CHASE YOHO, Muskingum — Bellaire graduate appeared in the Muskies’ win over Kenyon earlier this week. He recorded a rebound.


JENSEN CARETTI, Ohio State — River grad and the Buckeyes return to the court Sunday for a home game against Florida. Ohio State has been off since Dec. 5 because of final exams.

MORGAN BRUNNER, West Liberty – Linsly School product had five points off the bench for the Hilltoppers in their win over Fairmont State.

ALLI DELANEY, Notre Dame College – Union Local alumnus played minutes off the bench in a loss to Charleston.

KELSI CHAPMAN, Wheeling Jesuit – Magnolia graduate played 11 minutes off the bench for the Cardinals in a loss to Shepherd.

JOSIE DAUGHERTY, Fairmont State — Former Wheeling Park standout had three points in a loss to West Liberty last weekend.

KALLEE DOWLER, Westminster (Mo) — Barnesville product scored eight points for the Blue Jays, who are 8-1 on the season.


DALTON HOOVER, Wheeling Jesuit — Martins Ferry alum, who is a multiple-time state placer, got a win by decision in a dual against Urbana by a 4-1 score.

SETH BLOOR, Wheeling Jesuit — Wellsville graduate picked up a win by fall in a match against Urbana.


SKYLAR LANGFORD, Wheeling Jesuit — Buckeye Local product competed in the Youngstown State in the long jump.

JACK FITCH, Wheeling Jesuit — Martins Ferry graduate ran in the Youngstown State meet in the 60M dash.

KOHL CAMPBELL, Wheeling Jesuit — Barnesville grad took part in the YSU meet last weekend. He ran in the 200M dash and on the 4×4 team, which placed seventh.

CHRISTIAN OBERDICK, Wheeling Jesuit — St. Clairsville grad competed in the YSU meet in the 60M hurdles. He was the anchor of the 4×4 team that finished seventh.

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