×

Local Sports

Catholic starts fast: Brunny, Huffmans lead PCHS past Ritchie

PARKERSBURG — Head coach Marty Vierheller had very few complaints after his Parkersburg Catholic girls’ basketball team opened the year with a 76-35 rout of Ritchie County Thursday night at home. The Crusaderettes’ pressure created 36 turnovers, his big three of Madeline and Leslie ...

College Basketball Roundup

MEN Findlay 79, Ohio Valley 55 VIENNA — Visiting Findlay shot 47% from the floor en route to a 79-55 win over Ohio Valley Thursday night. Findlay (3-4) was led by Anthony Masterlasco’s game-high 17 points. Tommy Schmock and Ethan Linder each added 12 points while Tre’Maine Gray and ...

Prep Basketball Roundup

GIRLS BASKETBALL Huntington 48, Parkersburg South 47 HUNTINGTON — Alezha Turner banked in a short runner in the lane with 4 seconds to play here Thursday to lift host Huntington past Parkersburg South, 48-47. Makenna Winans and Erin Williams tied for game-high scoring honors with 16 ...

Patriots start season strong in home quad

PARKERSBURG — Five-time defending Class AAA state wrestling champion Parkersburg South opened its season with a bang Wednesday evening inside Rod Oldham Athletic Center by sweeping a quad against Ritchie County (69-12), Hurricane (73-6) and Ripley (69-9). A trio of Patriot ninth-graders ...

Ohio Valley men headed to Sweet 16 Friday

VIENNA — The Ohio Valley University men’s soccer team will be taking part in the 2019 NCAA Division II Soccer tournament ”Sweet Sixteen” this Friday. The Fighting Scots (13-4-2) will be facing the University of Indianapolis (UIndy) for a right to move on in the tournament. Game ...

ALBRIGHT: Tanner, company deserve community’s support

Brandon Penn is back home after a successful surgery. It is a development inserting another happy note on the best Parkersburg South football season since 2003. More good times arrive in a few weeks. The release of the Kennedy Award, where Penn is in the running, and the Class AAA all-state ...

Warren tops Marietta

VINCENT — Clutch shots, an epic rally and a controversial call at the end. Tuesday night’s Marietta-Warren boys basketball game had it all. Despite letting a 13-point fourth quarter lead dwindle down to one, the Warriors held on for a 57-56 win to improve to 1-1 on the season. Tony ...

High School Basketball Roundup

BOYS BASKETBALL Wood Co. Christian 69, Grace Christian 65 HUNTINGTON — Five different players cracked double figures in scoring here Tuesday night as visiting Wood County Christian slipped past Grace Christian, 69-65. Tucker Dougherty finished with 14 points for the 2-2 Wildcats, who ...

Waterford opens with a W

WATERFORD—The expression that “defense wins championships” was alive and well during the Waterford Wildcat girls’ 40-31 season-opening win over Tri-Valley Conference foe, Miller. Although this game wasn’t a championship affair, the Monday night matchup at the Harry Cooper Annex ...

Five area gridders named first team All-Ohio

BEVERLY — Fort Frye had some serious talent on the football field this season. That talent was rewarded Sunday to the tune of four first team All-Ohio selections, two third teamers and four special mentions. Isiah Jones, Tyler Fisher, Brady Schilling and Dylan Hart all were named to the ...

Visiting Zeps get best of the Cougars

NEW MATAMORAS — With four freshman in the starting lineup, the Frontier Cougars can expect some inconsistency, especially in the early part of the season. The undefeated Shenandoah Zeps took advantage of that inexperience Monday night with a 38-25 win over their former Pioneer Valley ...

Monday Morning Quarterback: WVU picks up W for the road

When the WVU football team flew to Fort Worth to play TCU Friday everyone knew that this would be the final game in a disappointing 2019 season. A losing record was assured. There would be no bowl game. To the casual observer there wouldn’t be much difference between a 4-8 and 5-7 ...

South’s remarkable 2019 run comes to close in state semis

MARTINSBURG — Martinsburg football coach David Walker expected a tight game when his No. 1 Bulldogs hosted No. 4 Parkersburg South in the Class AAA semifinals on Saturday. The Bulldogs addressed Walker’s concerns early, taking advantage of opportunities in the opening minutes as ...

PHS’ Clelia Molinari Tosatti named triple-A all-state captain

CHARLESTON — Spring Valley wasn’t able to stand atop the mountain this year after winning the 2018 Class AAA state volleyball title. That honor belonged to the 58-2-2 Patriots of George Washington head coach Missy Smith. Despite losing four senior starters, the Timberwolves of head coach ...

Oak Glen’s Skye Stokes named West Virginia Volleyball Player of Year

NEW CUMBERLAND — The checklist continues to grow for Oak Glen volleyball standout Skye Stokes. After leading the Golden Bears to an OVAC 4A title, a W.Va. Class AA championship and a perfect 38-0 season, she was named first team all-state for her dominating campaign. Now, she has been ...

’Dogs oust ’Jackets

WEST UNION — Bring on two-time defending Class A champion Wheeling Central for the Doddridge County football team. Bobby Burnside’s group set up a rematch of last year’s semifinal 49-7 loss at 7 p.m. Saturday at Wheeling Island Stadium. The Bulldogs are chasing their first state title ...

South ready for tall task against Martinsburg

PARKERSBURG — And then, there were four. That’s the position the Parkersburg South Patriots (11-1) find themselves in the Class AAA state football playoffs. In order to punch its ticket to the state championship game in Wheeling, South has one big obstacle remaining. That obstacle comes ...

Bulldogs vs. ‘Jackets II

WEST UNION — Wheeling Island Stadium and a spot in the Class A state championship game beckon Williamstown and Doddridge County at 7:30 p.m. today. The Yellowjackets and Bulldogs meet for the second time this season, but this time on Doddridge County’s home turf of Cline Stansberry ...

PHS’ Tori Fluharty heads to Salem

PARKERSBURG — The 2019-20 swimming season is underway, and the Parkersburg Big Reds already have a couple of student-athletes gearing up to take their talents to the collegiate level. One of those speedsters is Tori Fluharty. When she officially signed with Salem University on Nov, 19 from ...

Oak Glen’s Skye Stokes captains AA netters

CLARKSBURG — When Morgan Poling took the head volleyball coaching position at Oak Glen heading into the 2019 season, she knew the Golden Bears had a bevy or talent returning. But when West Virginia University commit Skye Stokes moved into the area from across the Ohio River, hopes for a ...