Parkersburg South’s Devin Hefner attempts to score against Morgantown’s Cassie Parks (3) and Keyira Gordo (45) during the Mohigans’ 55-49 upset road win over the Patriots Tuesday night at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. Photo by Joe Albright.

Patriot girls fall to Morgantown, 55-49

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PARKERSBURG — Just like Parkersburg South and Morgantown’s first meeting earlier this season, a matchup won by the visiting Patriots (46-37), the second meeting between the two schools was defensively charged and a hard fought contest all the way to the end. Also similar to the first ...

Parkersburg’s Parker Miller, left, guards Warren’s Kyler Dennis during a high school boys basketball game Tuesday night in Vincent. Warren won, 67-59. Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn.

PHS Big Reds lose to Warren

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VINCENT — Warren head coach Blane Maddox had been waiting some 17 years to get the chance to even his record against Parkersburg High School. The Warriors had not played the Big Reds since they lost to them way back in Maddox’s rookie season in 2000 before the two squared off at the ...

Williamstown’s Victoria Clark (24) challenges the shot by St. Marys’ Amanda Cox during the Yellowjackets’ 64-47 victory on Tuesday night against the visiting Blue Devils. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Morris’ 30 leads ’Jackets past SM

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WILLIAMSTOWN — All-stater Ashley Morris pumped in 14 of her game-high 30 points in the third quarter here Tuesday night as host Williamstown swept the season series from St. Marys following a dominant second half which led to an easy 64-47 win. The two Little Kanawha Conference West ...

Parkersburg Catholic’s Alexis Saunders dribbles down the court against Ravenswood players during a high school basketball game Tuesday. Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn.

Ravenswood slips past PCHS girls

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PARKERSBURG — Host Parkersburg Catholic let a five-point lead to start the fourth quarter slip away by the 2:49 mark and after three ties, Ravenswood’s Claudia Cubides sank a free throw with 6.6 seconds left to lift the Red Devilettes to a 47-46 win over the Crusaderettes Tuesday ...

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St. Marys’ Kylie Buzzard goes up for a shot while being defended by Frontier’ Kylie Daugherty during the Blue Devils’ 57-40 win over the previously undefeated Cougars Monday in the championship game of the St. Marys Invitational.

St. Marys girls upset 12-0 Frontier

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ST. MARYS — Sooner or later even the best basketball teams are bound to have an off night. That off night happened to come Monday night for the previously unbeaten Frontier Cougars as they dropped a 57-40 decision to the red-hot St. Marys Blue Devils in the championship game of the 13th ...

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Marietta’s Hunter Danford takes his mark on the starting block before an event Monday at the MLK Invitational at the Marietta YMCA.

Marietta High takes third at MLK meet

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MARIETTA — Fatigue was a factor. After competing at the East Central Ohio League Championship swim meet at Coshocton High Friday, Marietta High was back in its home pool for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational Monday. The Tigers, the MLK defending champs, finished third in the ...

High School Girls Basketball Roundup

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Fort Frye 63, New Lexington 30 BEVERLY — Fort Frye’s focus was squarely on New Lexington. It would have been easy for the Cadets (8-5) to be looking ahead to taking on a talented Frontier girls team - a long-time Pioneer Valley Conference rival - on Wednesday. But Fort Frye didn’t let ...

This week in MOV sports

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If it is Monday morning and if you are looking at this special space in the paper, there is a good chance you, dear reader, have been accustomed to my usual update on the week ahead in the Mid-Ohio Valley sports scene. Thanks for coming back by and let’s get started with the athletic action ...

Parkersburg South’s Cole Plants looks to put up a shot in the lane against Wheeling Park’s Rhett Shodzinski during South’s 80-39 win over Park Saturday at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. Photo by Joe Albright.

Anna’s Army, South down Wheeling Park

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PARKERSBURG — More than just a basketball game took place inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center Saturday night, it was Anna’s Army night here at Parkersburg South High School. The southside community packed the ROAC in support of Anna Gordon and her fight against and determination to find a ...

Parkersburg Catholic’s Ryan Roedersheimer (2) shoots as Ravenswood’s Chase Swain (left) and Steven Dawson defends during the Red Devils’ 74-48 win over the host Crusaders Saturday night. Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn.

Ravenswood boys blow out Crusaders, 74-48

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic got caught up in a Ravenswood first-half blitz that put the visiting Red Devils in command by halftime on their way to a 74-48 win Saturday night in a battle of two Class A top 10 boys basketball teams. The 16-minute scoring barrage let No. 2-ranked ...

Parkersburg’s David Snider speeds through the water en route to posing a winning time of 56.12 in the 100 backstroke during Saturday’s Parkersburg Penguin Invitational at the YMCA. Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn.

PHS boys win Penguin Invite

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PARKERSBURG — David Snider won two golds and helped host Parkersburg capture the boys title here Saturday at the Penguin Invitational inside the YMCA, while the Big Red girls also got two wins apiece from Grace Cox and Kate Snider en route to a runner-up finish behind champion Wheeling ...

Parkersburg South’s McKenna Winans drives the ball against Brooke defender Gabriella VeleGol during the Patriots’ 68-48 win over the Bruins Saturday at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. Winans finished with eight points and five boards for South, which improved to 11-3 with the win. Photo by Joe Albright.

South girls get ugly win over Brooke

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PARKERSBURG — The scoreboard may have read in favor of Parkersburg South girls basketball in its 68-48 win over Brooke here Saturday inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center, but it wasn’t one the Patriots will highlight as a bright spot during the 2016-17 campaign. South, which welcomes in ...

Madonna’s Gianna Mascio (25) passes the basketball as Parkersburg Catholic’s Madeline Huffman (left) defends during the host Crusaderettes’ 50-17 win Saturday afternoon. Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn.

Crusaderettes’ 22-0 start keys 50-17 win

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PARKERSBURG — Defense was the name of the game right from the start for Parkersburg Catholic Saturday afternoon, shutting out visiting Madonna 22-0 in the first quarter en route to a 50-17 girls basketball win over the Blue Dons. Senior Alexis Saunders led the PCHS point-production with 26, ...

Parkersburg High’s Parker Miller (5) looks to grab a rebound off a missed shot while Woodrow Wilson’s Isaiah Francis (22) tries to figure out what is going on during the Big Reds’ 85-71 win over the Class AAA, No. 5 Flying Eagles Friday night at PHS Memorial Fieldhouse.  Photo by Joe Albright.

Parkersburg boys upset Woodrow Wilson, 86-71

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PARKERSBURG — If the Parkersburg High boys basketball team was supposed to be the underdogs in its matchup with Class AAA, No. 5 Woodrow Wilson Friday night at Memorial Fieldhouse, somebody forgot to tell the Big Reds. PHS dominated from the start and never trailed en route to an ...

Williamstown’s Boston Caruthers drives to the basket as Parkersburg Catholic’s Cade Ullman (4) and AJ Collins (3) defend. Ullman had a game-high 21 points to help lead the Crusaders to a 54-48 road win Friday night against the Yellowjackets. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Catholic boys drop WHS for 5th straight win

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Parkersburg Catholic held host Williamstown to just one field goal in the final 6:45 of the second quarter here Friday night and the Crusaders used a stout defense to hand the Yellowjackets their third straight loss, 54-48, in a battle of ranked Class A Little Kanawha ...

Parkersburg’s Quentin Oliphant swims the butterfly leg of the 200 medley relay during the Patriot Invitational earlier this season at the Parkersburg Boys and Girls Club. The Big Reds finished second in the event. Photo by Joe Albright.

Big Reds, South to compete at local swim meet today

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PARKERSBURG — Local swim fans will get another taste of local action at today’s Penguin Invitational at the Parkersburg YMCA. The Penguin Invitational, hosted by the Parkersburg High School swim team, will commence at 10:30 a.m. today. The meet will feature the aforementioned Parkersburg ...

Waterford’s Tanner Pottmeyer, left, looks to pass as Belpre’s Cole Knotts defends during a high school boys basketball game Friday night at the Harry Cooper Annex inside Waterford Elementary. Both players led their respective teams in scoring. Photo by Ron Johnston.

Wildcats upend Belpre, 80-52

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WATERFORD — Waterford High sizzled during the second eight minutes of play. The Wildcats outpointed Belpre High 29-4 in the second quarter en route to an 80-52 triumph in Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division boys’ basketball action at the Cooper Annex Friday night. “We made a ...

Marietta’s Brandon Neville (10) attacks the basket as New Philadelphia’ Joe Boose (22) defends during a high school boys basketball game Friday night at Sutton Gymnasium. Photo by Tom Perry.

Tigers fall to New Philly, 60-48

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MARIETTA — Marietta coach Glenn Dawson was already looking forward. A mere 15 minutes after falling to New Philadelphia 60-48 in an East Central Ohio League contest at Sutton Gymnasium Friday night, Dawson said the Tigers had already put it behind them. “We’re focused on playing ...

Fort Frye rallies past Caldwell

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CALDWELL — The ability to find a way to get a win on a night when you don’t play your best basketball is usually the sign of a pretty good basketball team. Friday night a pretty good Fort Frye Cadets basketball overcame a dismal first half shooting performance and a third quarter rally ...

Friday’s high school basketball roundup with stats

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BOYS BASKETBALL Ripley 60, Riverside 53 BELLE — Visiting Ripley overcame a 20-13 first half deficit to defeat Riverside 60-53 Friday. Jamison Hunt led the Vikings, who cut the hosts lead to 34-33 by halftime, with 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Ripley outscored Riverside ...