CHAPMANVILLE — It was a big day for the growing Coalfield Youth Soccer League on April 13 as the new spring season got under way with a host of matches.
There were approximately 1,300 players, coaches and fans in attendance according to league officials.
The league has more players now than any previous season with 31 total teams ranging in ages from 3-16 years old.
The CYSL plays in the spring and fall to accommodate all players in Logan County’s fastest growing sport.
The league plays their games every Saturday at the Mullins Sports Complex on Sawmill Road in Chapmanville.
On April 13 in a 16-and-under match, Sawmill United shut out Insanity nine to nil. Mark Neace scored five goals for Sawmill United. Catherine Carter and Ethan Neace had two goals each.
In another 16-and-under match, the Ninjas overwhelmed the Gators 12-4 behind the eight-goal performance of Hunter Napier. Walker Jeffery and Walker Jeffery reached the net twice each. Bryce Hamilton and Joey Vinson had one goal each.
The Gators’ goals were unavailable.
In a 12-and-under match, Phoenix blanked the Blue Dragons 14 to nil. Stephen Clemens scored five goals for the winners. Walter MacNamara had five goals. Wes MacNamara, Cameron Adkins and Andrew Chapman had one goal each.
In another 12-and-under match, the Spartans edged the Trouble Makers 3-2. Kevin Hanshaw scored two goals to lead the Spartans. Emily Gore also reached the net. Aidan Napier and Ashley Matney tallied two goals each for the Trouble Makers.
The Phoenix also won 8-2 over the Pit Bulls in a 12-and-under match. Wes MacNamara led the Phoenix with four goals. Walter MacNamara had a hat trick. Clemens also scored a goal. Kaylee Bowe scored both goals for the Pit Bulls.
In a 9-and-under match, the Scorpions nipped the Goal Busters 3-2 as Tucker Adkins, Eddie Paynter and Kailee Ellis each scored a goal. Cassandra Carrillo netted one for the Goal Busters.
The King Snakes were a 9-0 winner over the Tornadoes in another 9-and-under match. Travis Ward netted four goals for the winners. Delaney Jackson and Diamond Jackson scored two each, while Howard Dingess also had a goal.
In the last 9-and-under match, the Roadrunners were a 4-2 winner over the Blue Jays. Allie Burton, Caydence Taylor, Jamari Turner and Adam Parsons all had one goal each for the Roadrunners. Madison Haugen and Riley Reed each kicked in a goal for the Blue Jays.