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Huntington St. Joe, Ravenswood heading to a Game 3

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HUNTINGTON — Facing elimination, Huntington St. Joe forced a third and deciding game in the best-of-three Class A, Region IV high school baseball championship with a 4-1 victory over Ravenswood Thursday at George T. Smailes Field at the YMCA Kennedy Center. Friday’s 1 p.m. finale will ...

Belpre’s thinclad quintet heading to regional meet

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BELPRE — Five competitors will be the contingent Belpre takes to the finals of a 5 p.m. Ohio Division III track regional today at Fairfield Union High School in Lancaster. For the Golden Eagle girls, both junior Sydney Spencer and sophomore Karley Bell will be running in the open 800, while ...

Hurricane wins Class AAA Region IV championship

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South made it a lot closer than 12-2 Tuesday night at Hurricane, but it was still a loss Wednesday, albeit by only a 4-3 margin, to the visiting Redskins, who claimed the best-of-three Class AAA Region IV baseball championhip on a 2-0 sweep at Hank Greenburg ...

Red Devils club Irish in regional

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RAVENSWOOD — Ravenswood High roughed up four Irish pitchers. Even so, the Red Devils still had to erase two early-game deficits to chalk up a 17-8 triumph over visiting Huntington St. Joseph in the first game of a best-of-3 Class A baseball regional at Wright Field Wednesday night. “We ...

W.Va. softball crowns champions

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VIENNA — Different year, same results. Hurricane, Herbert Hoover and Wheeling Central all defended their state championships in the state softball tournament Thursday at Jackson Park. The Redskins won their fourth straight triple-A title, the Huskies three-peated in double-A and the Maroon ...

High School State Softball Scores

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W.Va. State Tournament Day One at Jackson Park Class AAA GAME 1: John Marshall 7, Washington 5 J. Marshall 001 001 5 — 7 9 1 Washington 000 230 0 — 5 5 0 WP: Lauren Garcia 3 IP, 1 BB, 3 SO Carli Lightner (starter) 4 IP, 2 BB, 2 SO LP: Jordyn Brown 7 IP, 1 BB, 3 ...

Hurricane takes down Patriots in game one, 12-2

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HURRICANE — After digging a hole for itself during the sectional tournament, Hurricane made sure it didn’t repeat that performance in the opening game of regional play. Noah Birthisel went 4 for 4 with three runs-batted-in Tuesday evening to lead the Redskins (29-4) to a 12-2 mercy ...

State softball tournament begins with a pizza party

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VIENNA — Before the first pitch is thrown at Vienna’s Jackson Memorial Park, a celebration is thrown for the teams who will be participating in the state softball tournament. Coaches and athletes representing their school colors were present at the annual softball celebration where music is ...

State title memorable for Doddridge County’s Craig Kellar

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Near misses, especially when any championship is involved, can be haunting, ever-present demons chained to any team, weighing them down. The opportunity could have been the only chance for a certain team to win a title. The lucky breaks and other good fortunes that have to happen one year ...

Ripley girls claim Class AAA team title, high point

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CHARLESTON — Head coach Krystle Cunningham and her Ripley Vikings didn’t come up short this time around during the Class AAA state track meet at the University of Charleston Stadium’s Laidley Field. Viking All-American Tori Starcher was the high-point winner (32.5) and needed a little ...

Bulldog ladies top Class A field

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CHARLESTON — Doddridge County sophomore Jonna Ferrell won four events, set a meet record, tied another and helped the Bulldogs of head coach Craig Kellar claim the girls Class A state track title as the squad from West Union topped runner-up Williamstown, 89-68, here Saturday inside the ...

BACF football game undergoes changes

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PARKERSBURG —- The BACF All-Star Football Classic, which has gone back and forth between West Virginia and Ohio venues almost each year of its existence, now will be played starting this June at St. Marys High School’s Bill Hanlin Stadium in a more permanent site for the game for the ...

Day one of state track meet in books

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CHARLESTON — The Doddridge County boys of head coach Bobby Burnside have the lead following Friday’s opening day of the state track meet taking place at Laidley Field, but the Bulldogs and a plethora of fans from around the Mountain State are carrying heavy hearts. The Bulldogs, who lead ...

WVU hoops coach Huggins discusses Rice Commission

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MORGANTOWN — When the FBI and the 12-member commission headed by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice released its findings surrounding the state of affairs in collegiate sports, fans of every major university in the country began to look at their own institutions to see if their ...

Magnolia boys’ group takes first

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CHARLESTON — Brooks Parsons has grown accustomed to winning state championships in his time at Magnolia High, but that didn’t make this latest one any less sweet. Parsons has been a member of state title winning football and basketball teams as a Blue Eagle and, for good measure, helped ...

Roane’s Coon wins three events

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CHARLESTON — Haden Coon thrives on competition. The Roane County senior proved it Saturday at the West Virginia state track meet at Laidley Field, winning Class AA state titles in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles by the slimmest of margins. He also won the pole vault crown for the second ...

Class A track is competitive

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PARKERSBURG — Suffice it to say, when the state track meet gets underway at 2 p.m. today inside the University of Charleston Stadium at Laidley Field the competition is going to be fierce, especially when it comes to Class A. Although it appears defending single-A boys state champion St. ...

Magnolia ousts Tyler Consolidated

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KIDWELL — Two teams. One game. One spot in the regional tournament. In a win or go home Class A, Region I, Section 2 championship, every player in Magnolia’s lineup recorded a hit as the Blue Eagles defeated host Tyler Consolidated by a 17-11 count to claim the sectional title and advance ...

State track meet nears

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PARKERSBURG — Mid-Ohio Valley big school programs should factor in quite nicely during the two-day state track meet, which gets underway Friday at the University of Charleston’s Laidley Field. The girls from Ripley High School will be out to avenge last year’s narrow miss on bringing ...

St. Marys softball ousted by Central

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WHEELING — Wheeling Central is headed to Vienna looking for the three-peat. The Maroon Knights punched their fifth straight ticket to the W.Va. State Softball Tournament with an 8-0 victory against St. Marys in Game 2 of their Best-of-3 Region One championship series on Ben’s Field at the ...