Cross Country Little Bucs and Little Lady Bucs set to open their season this Friday at Philip Barbour

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Buc and Little Buccaneer cross country teams are under new leadership in the 2019 season.

Denise Hyre is the new head coach, and Brandon Williams the new assistant.

Hyre has previously coached track at the middle school and tennis at the high school, while Williams is back with the team after taking a year off from coaching. He has also coached the high school and West Virginia Wesleyan swim teams.

The new coaching staff has 27 runners on the rosters – 11 Little Lady Bucs and 16 Little Bucs.

Six of the Little Lady Bucs are returnees. They are eighth graders Alecsis Butler, Brianna Dalton and Miah Reger, and seventh graders Pressley Bowers, Samantha Shreve and Taylor Spratt. The new runners are seventh graders Chloe Blonn, Allie Frye and Kaydence Monti, and sixth graders Channing Gillum and Jordan Wells.

Seven Little Bucs are back for another year. The veterans include eighth graders Ryan Dowell and Elijah Mahaffey, and seventh graders Alex Casto, Brandon Landis, Atticus Miller, Roman Rizo and Jack Waggy. Newcomers are eighth graders Lucas Bennett, Jude Snyder and Nicholas Winter, and sixth graders Ty Bosley, Peyton Brady, Janson Garton, Brody McDaniels, Alex Sappey and Weldon Zirkle.

“The kids have been working hard in this heat to get in shape for the season,” Hyre said. “They are excited to get the season started Friday at Philip Barbour.”


Eighth graders

Alecsis Butler – returnee

Brianna Dalton – returnee

Miah Reger – returnee

Seventh graders

Chloe Blonn

Pressley Bowers – returnee

Allie Frye

Kaydence Monti

Samantha Shreve – returnee

Taylor Spratt – returnee

Sixth graders

Channing Gillum

Jordan Wells



Eighth graders

Lucas Bennett

Ryan Dowell – returnee

Elijah Mahaffey – returnee

Jude Snyder

Nicholas Winter – returnee

Seventh graders

Alex Casto – returnee

Brandon Landis – returnee

Atticus Miller – returnee

Roman Rizo – returnee

Jack Waggy – returnee

Sixth graders

Ty Bosley

Peyton Brady

Janson Garton

Brody McDaniels

Alex Sappey

Weldon Zirkle


Aug. 30 – At Philip Barbour High School.

Sept. 14 – at Bridgeport Recreation Center.

Sept. 28 – at Davis & Elkins College.

Oct. 1 – at Barbour County Fairgrounds.

Oct. 8 – Home meet at B-U High School.

Oct. 15 – at Doddridge County.


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