Ravenswood girls will open season March 3

Mark Martin

Schedules have been tweaked time and again since November when winter sports in West Virginia were halted due to COVID-19.

Girls basketball teams actually had started their workouts when state officials decided to hit the pause button and examine just when and if there would be a season while trying to fight around the pandemic.

Fortunately, there will be a season…but it does come at a time of year when most programs would have already wrapped up their respective campaigns.

Ravenswood’s Devilette program, like all others in the state, has been forced into the ongoing revamping of a slate for what is now simply the 2021 season, rather than 2020-21.

The Devilettes will get in a scrimmage before the regular season begins by hosting Wood County Christian on February 25.

Head coach Cara Williams will put her team out on the floor for the first time this season March 3 at home against Parkersburg Catholic.

That will be followed by another home encounter with Wirt County March 5.

The Devilettes will then be away from home for a good little stretch as they hit the road for four straight games.

The away tour begins March 8 with Wahama. Then comes a trip a few nights later on March 10 at Williamstown.

Ritchie County will host Ravenswood March 12 and Ripley entertains the Devilettes in a rivalry matchup March 15.

Ravenswood will finally park the bus to enjoy three home games in a row starting with a matchup against St. Marys March 17. Tyler Consolidated comes to Ravenswood March 18 before a second meeting takes place with Williamstown March 22.

March 24 will find the Devilettes heading to Wirt County and then right back home March 26 to host Wahama.

Parkersburg Catholic will await the Devilettes March 29.

A Little Kanawha Conference Placement game March 31 or an appearance in the the league’s Night of Champions event April 3 will follow the meeting with Catholic.

Ravenswood will close out the regular season with a road game April 5 at Roane County and a second showdown of the year with Ripley at home on April 7.

Sectional play is to begin April 13.

Ravenswood competes this season in Class AA as the state moves from a setup of three divisions to four.