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Frontier aces St. Marys

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier High recorded a rare 3-of-a-kind on the volleyball court. The Cougars swept three by the identical score of 25-7 in each set against St. Marys High Wednesday night at Hank Morus Gymnasium. “I don’t think it’s ever been all the same (score),” said veteran ...

GAMEDAY: An MSAC Showdown

PARKERSBURG — Something will have to give come 7:30 p.m. Friday inside the University of Charleston Stadium at Laidley Field when visiting Parkersburg collides with Capital. The two Mountain State Athletic Conference members enter the fray with identical 2-1 records and are in a four-way ...

GAMEDAY: Wirt County begins tough stretch Friday night

PARKERSBURG — Three measly points. These are the only factors keeping Wirt County from a 3-0 record heading into Week 4 of the regular season. Jason Hickman’s squad responded well to a close season-opening loss to Calhoun County with two straight wins. Blowouts over Paden City and ...

GAMEDAY: South out to continue hot start vs. Tigers

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg South Patriots are off to a hot start, and a win against Princeton puts them at 4-0 for the first time in 15 years. After the Patriots dispatched of the Athens Bulldogs in a 42-20 romp, they turned their sights to a Princeton team aiming for revenge. Last year, ...

GAMEDAY: Williamstown, Ravenswood open LKC seasons

WILLIAMSTOWN— Allowing nearly 300 yards and 34 points to the defending single-A title winners in Wheeling Central in the opening week of the 2019 season, the Williamstown Yellowjackets defense has looked like its usual self in the past two weeks. The unit is playing fast, controlling the line ...

GAMEDAY: Prep Football Roundup

ST. MARYS AT RITCHIE COUNTY Game time: 7 p.m. Friday Last year’s result: Ritchie County 24, St. Marys 21 St. Marys (2-0) results: d. Roane County, 31-13; d. Scott, 34-7 Ritchie County (2-0) results: d. Tyler Consolidated, 58-20; d. Parkersburg Catholic, 50-13 Key St. Marys ...

Rebels sweep South tri

In the final set of the evening, the Rebels used a Kayla Holbrook kill, a PSHS attack error and then an ace from libero Ashley Davis to take a 3-0 lead they never relinquished. PSHS, now 5-6-2 with a match Thursday at Wheeling Park, also made a pair of early service errors and trailed 6-3 ...

Williamstown boys run past Red Devils

WILLIAMSTOWN — After the Williamstown Yellowjackets got off to a slow start in 2019, they continue to pick up steam as the postseason approaches in the next few weeks. The ‘Jacket boys welcomed Ravenswood in a Tuesday night showdown and won, 5-1. A balanced attack featuring goals from five ...

Big Reds blanked

PARKERSBURG — After a hard lesson from one of Class AAA’s best in the Wheeling Park Patriots, the Parkersburg Big Reds need to go back to the drawing board. The Patriots shut out Brad Morris’ squad and found the back of the net six times in a 6-0 victory Monday night at Stadium ...

Wildcats maul Falcons

WATERFORD — Cara Taylor was all over the volleyball court. The Waterford sophomore setter was instrumental in helping the Wildcats defeat Wahama, 3-1, Monday night in Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division volleyball action at the Cooper Annex. “Cara does things for us, and she makes ...

Parkersburg South’s Braxton Amos makes his college decision

PARKERSBURG — The city of Parkersburg is no stranger to high school wrestlers moving on to the next level, and Parkersburg South’s Braxton Amos is the next one taking his wrestling career up a notch. Before Friday’s home football game, he announced via the video screen his commitment to ...

MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: Stepping back from the cliff

After a disastrous outing at Missouri two Saturdays ago, WVU football fans were already at the edge of the cliff believing we were looking into the abyss of a long suffering season. It is indeed human nature for fans to overreact to a single performance of our teams, and most of us were no ...

Parkersburg Catholic’s Madeline Huffman decides to attend Fairmont State

PARKERSBURG — Head coach Marty Vierheller and his Parkersburg Catholic Crusaderettes begin their journey toward a third consecutive Little Kanawha Conference title and second-straight state championship game appearance later this year. Commanding his PCHS forces for the small school in her ...

ALBRIGHT: Stay strong Roane County

Nothing again will be the same about another Week 3 of any high school football season in the state of West Virginia. Nothing again will be normal for the Roane County Raiders’ gridiron program, no matter the opponent or the venue. Raider No. 80 won’t take the field with his teammates, ...

Spring Mills captures Snowball

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic advanced to the semifinals of the fourth annual Carl Harnish Snowball Invitational here Saturday inside Memorial Fieldhouse, but the locals were ousted by eventual tournament champion Spring Mills, which upended Greenbrier East in the finals — 23-25, 25-23 ...

Home sweet home

PARKERSBURG —The first home game of the year for the Patriots went as planned, as they downed Athens in a 42-20 showing Friday night at the Erickson All-Sports Facility. Brandon Penn did Brandon Penn things, and he torched the Bulldogs through the air and on the ground. The senior quarterback ...

Williamstown Yellowjackets take down Marietta Tigers, 34-7

MARIETTA — The Williamstown Yellowjackets took advantage off Marietta Tigers junior kick returner Tony Munos fumbling in the games opening kick-off. Williamstown later scored after receiving good field position and forced the Tigers to cough up the ball two more times in the half, as the ...

Big Reds get back in win column

PARKERSBURG — Xadrian Snodgrass had a pair of second-half touchdown runs and Bryson Singer had another big game here Friday night at Stadium Field as host Parkersburg rolled to a 35-6 Mountain State Athletic Conference victory versus Woodrow Wilson. The Flying Eagles of head man Street ...

Visiting Fort Frye soundly defeats rival Waterford

WATERFORD — Fort Frye skipped the drama in this year’s rivalry showdown. After winning nail-biting decisions in the last two seasons, the Cadets drilled Waterford, 49-0, in prep football action Friday night. “All week in practice, it was about leaving no doubt,” said FFHS head coach ...

High School Football Week Three Roundup

Wirt County 27, Gilmer County 2 ELIZABETH — Garrett Parsons rushed for three 1-yard touchdowns and, a week after nabbing five interceptions, Nathan Murray returned a pick 73 yards for a TD to help Wirt County beat Gilmer County 27-2 Friday. Gilmer County got on the board with 4:05 left in ...