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MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: WVU thrashing not easy to stomach

There is more than one way to keep the Sooner Schooner off the field at Oklahoma home games. The preferred way, of course, is to stop the Sooners from scoring so often. Regretfully, the West Virginia Mountaineers couldn’t find a way to do that in Norman in Saturday. But the Schooner, a ...

Fort Frye crowned sectional champs

FORT FRYE— The postseason will last a little bit longer for the Fort Frye Cadets and first-year head coach Emily Ohrn. The Beverly volleyball team won the Division IV sectional title by sweeping the visiting Malvern Hornets 25-16, 25-8, and 25-18 Saturday afternoon at Fort Fyre High School. ...

Jerry ‘Woody’ Burns, Will ‘Scheny’ Schenerlein entering mat HOF

PARKERSBURG — Five new members, including locals Jerry “Woody” Burns and Will “Scheny” Schenerlein, will be honored next Sunday afternoon at the Embassy Suites in Charleston with their induction into the West Virginia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. Burns, ...

Magnolia ousts host South in Fall Brawl semis, finishes 2nd

PARKERSBURG — Lauren Gaiser (17 assists) and Kyndra Pilant (14 kills) both had match-highs for Magnolia in the finals of Saturday’s annual Fall Brawl at Parkersburg South, but University High and head coach Don Godfrey hoisted the trophy thanks to a 25-21 and 25-13 victory. Ashten Boggs ...

Warriors come out to play in 1-0 postseason victory

VINCENT — High drama unfolded late in Vincent, as a 73rd minute goal from Macie Smith lifted the Warren Warriors over the Waverly Tigers in a 1-0 thriller during Saturday afternoon’s Division II Sectional girls’ soccer championship. When these teams met earlier in the season on Sept. 23, ...

Warriors soar over the Golden Eagles

BELPRE —The Warren Warriors dashed hopes of a homecoming victory for the Belpre Golden Eagles, as they claimed a 35-7 victory on Friday night. A meeting which was a two-score affair at halftime, the Warriors spread the ball around en route to 19 more points in the third quarter. Early ...

Big Reds hold on

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg exploded for 28 points in the opening quarter Friday night at Stadium Field and then held off pass-happy Hurricane for a key 42-28 Mountain State Athletic Conference victory. Third-year head coach Mike Byus’ No. 13 Big Reds, now 4-3 with a home game next Friday ...

South wins in road thriller

MORGANTOWN — Two weeks in a row, it took until the last possessions for top 10 Class AAA schools to knock off the Morgantown football team, but in the end, the Mohigans just haven’t been able to get over the hump. That’s been the case the entire season for MHS, and it came to a head ...

Ty Moore, ’Jackets run past Silver Knights 46-28

KIDWELL — Although Williamstown was up by eight at halftime, it seemed like all the momentum was in favor of Tyler Consolidated. Mark Rucker found a gap and raced down the sidelines as time expired for a 63-yard score to get the Silver Knights within one possession. Then, the 7-1 ...

Quakers too much for Tigers, 49-14

MARIETTA — Tony Munos gave the Tiger faithful something to cheer about in the fourth quarter. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound junior had a 77-yard touchdown run, but it was too little, too late as Marietta High dropped a 49-14 decision to No. 1 New Philadelphia Friday Hall of Fame night in an East ...

High School Football Roundup

Greenbrier East 34, Ripley 28 (OT) RIPLEY — Ripley held a 28-14 lead to start the fourth quarter, but 14 unanswered points by Greenbrier East forced overtime and then a 20-yard touchdown pass from Kyle King to Monquelle Davis in the extra session lifted the Spartans to a 34-28 win ...

Wesleyan invades GSC for homecoming

GLENVILLE — Homecoming is always a good time to play your best game. First-year Glenville State College head football coach Mike Kellar is hoping his Pioneers do just that come 1 p.m. today inside Morris Stadium when West Virginia Wesleyan invades in a Mountain East Conference tilt. The ...

Struggling Ohio hosts first place Golden Flashes

ATHENS, Ohio—Usually a tough atmosphere to play at for opposing teams, it’s been the opposite at Peden Stadium for the Ohio Bobcats in 2019. The Bobcats went undefeated at home in 2018, as they try to get back on the winning side of things at home against Kent State with the kickoff coming ...

’Jackets do it again

ST. MARYS — The Williamstown Yellowjacket girls and Ritchie County Rebel boys successfully defended their titles as Little Kanawha Conference champions for the third year in a row during the LKC Championship cross country meet Thursday evening at St. Marys High School. It was another ...

Hawks too much for PHS

PARKERSBURG — A scoreless match at the half didn’t stay that way here Thursday evening at Stadium Field as No. 7 University received a pair of goals from Emily Lattea en route to a 2-0 victory versus No. 10 Parkersburg. The Big Reds of head coach Brad Morris will carry an 11-7-2 mark into ...

Marietta boys roll in sectional opener

DEVOLA — Sean Fournier notched a career-first 5-goal match on the pitch. The senior standout converted three free kicks and two other scores as the Marietta Tigers blanked the Waverly Tigers, 12-0, Thursday evening in an Ohio Division II sectional boys’ soccer semifinal at Jerry Brock ...

Taylor reaches milestone, Wildcats win sectional

WATERFORD — Cara Taylor had no idea how close she was to notching her 1,000th career assist. She entered Thursday’s Division IV sectional final volleyball match against South Gallia 17 assists shy of the century mark. Taylor got her 17th dime of the night midway through the second set, ...

Tiger girls advance to sectional championship

DEVOLA — Claire Schenkel has had the hot foot of late. The Marietta left winger scored two goals for the second straight game to lead the third-seeded Tigers to a 4-2 triumph over the North Canton Vikings in an Ohio Division I sectional semifinal at Jerry Brock Field Thursday ...

Parkersburg has stern test in Hurricane

PARKERSBURG — A confident Hurricane football program of head coach Jeremy Taylor will invade Parkersburg’s Stadium Field for a big Mountain State Athletic Conference showdown on Friday night. With a chill in the air expected for the 7:30 p.m. kick, the Big Reds of third-year boss Mike ...

GAMEDAY: Parkersburg South faces OVAC foe Morgantown out of bye

MORGANTOWN — Coming fresh off a bye week, the Parkersburg South Patriots are 6-0 and ready for another Friday night battle on the road. The Morgantown Mohigans (1-6) enter this game with a lot to handle from the Patriots, as it’s business as usual for PSHS. That was the message head coach ...