Senior Caden Andrick, the #2 seed singles and #1 seed doubles, won his season opening match back on Thursday, March 17, as he defended the Buccaneers home court against University’s Salah Abunnaja, winning the match-up, 8-2. In doubles action against the Hawks, Andrick paired with senior partner Aden Pitts to beat the University duo of Andrew McClellan and Andrew Lerfald by a score of 8-2, sealing an undefeated opening day for Andrick.
The very next day, on Friday, March 18 the Buccaneers traveled to Clarksburg to take on Lincoln. Andrick, pitted against the Cougar’s Santino Loretta, cruised to another 8-2 victory, keeping his streak of individual wins rolling after two matches. Pitts and Andrick teamed to beat Lincoln’s duo of Daniel Dodd and Santino Loretta by a tally of 8-2, to cap off another perfect day on the court for Andrick.
Andrick’s top notch play continued in his most recent match, Monday, March 21 against Wheeling Park’s Wyatt Andrews, where he collected his third consecutive singles win to start the 2022 campaign, by a final score of 8-3. The lethal combination he forms with Andrick was evident as they conquered their tough doubles foes Braeden Koon and Wyatt Andrews by a score of 8-4.
The Buckhannon-Upshur track teams kicked their season off with a home meet this past Wednesday, March 23. Junior Chloe Cale wasted no time establishing herself as one of the area’s rising junior track stars, collecting a second-place finish in the always competitive 100-meter hurdles event with a time of 13.50 to go along with a win in the long jump, with a leap of 16 feet, 9 inches. Cale was also a major contributor on the second-place 4x102.5-meter shuttle hurdle relay event team.
Cale followed her dominant home meet, with a strong outing in the track team’s most recent meet, held in Doddridge County back on Friday, March 25. Cale was one of only two Lady Buccaneers to win an event, claiming the meet’s long jump title with a leap of 16 feet, 2.75 inches, a very impressive feat of composure and athletic ability, especially considering the outright awful weather conditions. The junior was also racked up a third-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.66. As part of relay teams, Cale was a part of the second-place 4x200-meter relay squad, as well as the third-place 4x102.5-meter shuttle hurdle relay event team.