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Weather leaves Flyers, Vikes facing tough week

This isn’t an NBA schedule. It’s more like Major League Baseball.

Rescheduling basketball games that were postponed due to snowy weather, the St. Joseph Flyers and Symmes Valley Vikings are facing a grueling week.

The Flyers are looking at five games in six days — four of them at home.

The week begins at home Monday with Portsmouth Notre Dame, Sciotoville East on Tuesday, South Webster on Thursday, a trip to South Gallia on Friday and back home against New Boston on Saturday.

The Vikings visit Racine Southern on Tuesday, host Green on Wednesday, travel to Western on Friday and return home for league-leading Beaver Eastern on Saturday.

“It’s going to be an interesting week,” said Vikings’ coach Jerome Fuller.

And tiring.

Adding an honor

Junior forward Jalynn Bradburn of the South Point Lady Pointers eclipsed the 1,000-career point mark two weeks ago and picked up another honor the followed week.

Bradburn was named the St. Mary’s Medical center Athlete of the Week.

The Lady Pointers are enjoying their best season with a 16-2 record and Bradburn is the team’s leading scorer.

South Point — the Division II sectional tournament No. 2 seed — plays at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at Alexander High School against the winner of Monday’s game between Athens and Vinton County.

Chesy wrestlers win

Chesapeake wrestlers Chris Hughes and Shane Pelphrey have another win around their singlet waist.

Hughes captured first place in the 215-pound weight class while Pelphrey claimed the top spot in the 171-division at the 15-team Winfield (W.Va.) Invitational.

The wins were hard-earned. The tournament featured a large number of Class AAA team from West Virginia including Parkersburg and Cabell Midland.

—— Sinatra ——

Jim Walker is sports editor of The Ironton Tribune.