POMEROY — Meigs County is recognizing excellence on and off the court.
The Meigs County Commissioners recognized the Eastern Lady Eagles basketball team on Tuesday with a resolution documenting the success of the team on the court and in the classroom.
The Eastern Lady Eagles completed the regular season with an 18-4 record and have won five postseason contests to advance to the OHSAA Division IV Final Four on Friday. Eastern defeated Newark Catholic 57-56 on Saturday to reach the state tournament. Friday’s game will mark the first time the Lady Eagles basketball team has advanced to the state tournament.
The resolution recognizes the team members for academic excellence with a combined grade point average (GPA) that exceeds 3.5, and many team members on the National Honor Society.
The resolution reads in part,
The Eastern Lady Eagles, under the direction of Head Coach John Burdette, assistant coaches Tim Baum and Bobby Callaway, have proved that hard work, dedication, and sacrifice can lead to victory.
The team will take on Berlin Hiland at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University.
Eastern High School Principal Shawn Bush said school will be canceled on Friday.
A community pep rally is planned for 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening in the Eastern High School gymnasium. The team will be leaving the school on Thursday around 9:30 a.m.
Tickets and t-shirts, along with information including directions and other travel information will be available in the school lobby from 2-7 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday.
Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the school or at the game. The school will receive a portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased at the school.