High School Roundup

Boys Basketball

Tyler Consolidated 62,

Valley (Wetzel) 51

KIDWELL – Dylan Reynolds posted his first career triple-double – 11 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds – to help lead Tyler Consolidated to a 62-51 victory Friday night against Valley (Wetzel) in the semifinals of the Boggs Roundball Classic.

Jace Reed (15), Kordell Stewart (14) and Cole Kocher (11) also provided double figures in scoring for the 4-8 Silver Knights, who face Magnolia at 7 p.m. today in the championship.

The Lumberjacks (3-8) got a game-high 20 points from Tucker Cain while Kocher’s cousin Triston Kocher finished with eight points. Trey Street had nine markers for Valley, which plays at 5 p.m. versus Bellaire St. John in the consolation game.

Magnolia 101,

Bellaire St. John 33

KIDWELL – Magnolia exploded for 101 points against Bellaire St. John in the semifinals of the Boggs Roundball Classic here Friday night at Tyler Consolidated and advanced to face the host Silver Knights today.

Magnolia’s Spencer Campbell led all scorers with 23 points, including five treys. Mitch Winters (16), Preston Boswell (11) and Derrick Blain (11) joined Campbell in double digits.

Parkersburg Catholic 56,

Doddridge County 48

WEST UNION – Joe Padden scored 20 of his game-high 25 points in the first half and Parkersburg Catholic left town here Friday night with a 56-48 victory against Doddridge County.

The 7-4 Crusaders also received nine points and nine boards from Brady Kurucz. Jake Boice added eight points.

Ashton Hintzman had 15 points and Drew Lett a dozen for the 1-7 Bulldogs, who play Thursday at PCHS. David Lipscomb grabbed a game-high 10 boards for DCHS, which lost the turnover battle, 21-6.

Southern 61, Belpre 49

RACINE, Ohio – Belpre’s Logan Plummer canned six treys, but his game-high 20 points weren’t enough as the Golden Eagles suffered a 61-49 Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division road loss at Southern.

Taylor McNickle had 15 points in the victory, Tristen Wolfe and Dennis Teaford tallied 14 points apiece and Chandler Drummer scored 10.

Tavian Miller had eight points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals in the setback.

Gilmer County 52,

Calhoun County 46

MT. ZION – A trio of technical fouls near the end of the game against host Calhoun County proved costly here Friday night as Gilmer County escaped with a wild 52-46 victory.

“That was one of the most bizarre endings I’ve ever been a part of,” said Titan head coach Steve Shuff.

The Titans, who had the game tied at 46-all, went ahead for good with 6.4 ticks left on two Austin Cunningham foul shots. Titan teammate Colby Cunningham, who had a game-high 21 points, added four successive foul shots for the final margin of victory.

Gilmer County, now 8-1 with a road trip today at Charleston Catholic, also got a 10-point effort from Austin Cunningham.

The Red Devils, now 3-6 with a home game Monday versus Hannan, were paced by Tyler Sims with 16 and Ethyn Miller with 15.

South Charleston 82, Ripley 48

RIPLEY – No. 7 South Charleston only led 15-14 after one, but it was all Black Eagles after that as the visitors rolled to an easy 82-48 triumph at Ripley.

Kade Harrison led the 1-8 Vikings with 15 points while Jamison Hunt and Luke Layhew tallied nine markers apiece.

Sophomore Brandon Knapper paced 7-1 SC with a game-high 17 points and was backed by double digit scoring teammates Tre Clark and Anthony Billings, who had 10 counters apiece.

Parkersburg Christian 50,

Morgantown Christian 48

MORGANTOWN – Three Knights scored in double digits Friday night, led by Harlan Bowser’s 17 and Parkersburg Christian upped its record to 5-6 with a 50-48 win over Morgantown Christian.

Korben Wright had 11 points and a dozen rebounds to post a double-double for the Knights, who got 10 points from Eric Wade.

Leading the way for the visitors were Ryan Sargent with 19 and Nick Kerns with 14.

Cross Lanes Christian 50,

Wood County Christian 46

CROSS LANES – Patrick Goff recorded a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Wildcats here Friday night but it was not enough to lead Wood County Christian (12-3) to a win as they fell to Cross Lanes, 50-46.

Brock Norwood led the victors with 15 points and Tyler Corbin had 12.

Warren 92, Gallia Academy 54

WARREN – Evan French scored 26, Reece Patton had 21 and host Warren dominated Gallia Academy here Friday night, 92-54.

The Warriors (10-3) also received a dozen tallies from Michael Hall.

Jacob Streiter’s 18 points led 7-7 Gallia Academy.

Marietta 55, Coshocton 41

MARIETTA -Marietta inched closer to the .500 mark after defeating Coshocton 55-41 on Friday night.

A hot start enabled Marietta to improve to 5-6. The Tigers outscored Coshocton 11-4 in the first quarter then increased the advantage to 22-9 by intermission.

Braden Riley led the Tigers with with 19 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks. Teammate Jonathan Wood added 13 points.

Connor Roahrig led Coshocton with 13 points.

Caldwell 70, River 48

HANNIBAL, Ohio – Jonathan Wiechman poured in a game-high 26 points, Tanner Harding had 16 and Tanner Clark tallied 11 as Caldwell blew past host River here Friday night, 70-48.

Girls Basketball

Cross Lanes Christian 58,

Wood County Christian 56

TEAYS VALLEY – Kathryn Legg scored the game-winning basket with 2.1 seconds left Friday night to lift host Cross Lanes Christian to a 58-56 victory against Wood County Christian.

WCC, now 8-4 with a 6 p.m. varsity only game versus Williamstown on Monday, led 11-4 early before Heather Lord (game-high 34 points) got in foul trouble and the Wildcats found themselves down 26-11.

Courtney Kendrick led the 9-1 Warriors with 23 points while Legg had 14.

Hannah Lord chipped in seven points for the Wildcats, who receiving six points, 11 boards and three blocks from Adria Herridge.

St. Marys 88, Wirt County 31

ST. MARYS – Mikaela Britton scored 20 points and Kendra Walker had a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds during St. Marys’ 88-31 blowout of Wirt County in the 10th annual SMHS Invitational.

Ashley Hall added 15 points, eight assists and seven steals while teammate Jordan Fox scored a dozen for Howard Meeks’ 11-0 club.

Wirt County (2-10) was led by Liz Adams’ double-double of 11 points and 11 boards.

Buffalo 63, Hedgesville 54

ST. MARYS – Buffalo had Hedgesville doubled up at the half and cruised to a 63-54 victory Friday night in the 10th annual St. Marys Invitational.

Chelsea Parkins bucketed a game-high 29 points for the Bison, who also got double figure scoring efforts from Olivia Dunn (12) and Paige Roush (10).

Carly Elliott paced the Eagles with 22 points, five steals and four assists while Courtney Sansone contributed seven points and 10 caroms.

Hedgesville will take on Wirt County at 3:30 p.m. today in the consolation game. Buffalo faces the host Blue Devils in the 7:30 p.m. title match.


South still leads OVAC

WHEELING – Parkersburg South, which only had 13 entries into the 61st Ron Mauck Ohio Valley Athletic Conference tournament, will place every wrestler.

After the second day of competition inside the WesBanco Arena, the Patriots of head coach Donna Dixon had 160 points with last year’s winner Steubenville in second at 126. Wheeling Park (116.5), Oak Glen (104) and Beaver Local (94) rounded out the top five.

Seven PSHS grapplers are still alive in the championship round and will compete in today’s semifinals – Austin Harris (126), Hunter DeLong (145), Damon Gandee (160), Matthew Dixon (170), Justin Allman (182), Tyler Newhart (195) and Thomas Hall (285).

Parkersburg South’s other six wrestlers – Hunter Cline (106), Colten Nangle (120), T.J. Lambiotte (132), Tyler Windland (138), Dylan Alexander (152) and 220-pounder Logan Dilliner – each will finish in the top eight.

High School Roundup


St. Marys 86, Clay-Battelle 26

ST. MARYS – Top-seeded St. Marys knocked down 10 3-pointers and blew away No. 8 seed Clay-Battelle, 86-26, here Saturday in the opening round of the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament.

Kendra Walker led the 9-0 Blue Devils with 21 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots. Ashley Hall finished with 15 points, eight steals and five assists. St. Marys, which plays Wednesday at Doddridge County, also received 11 points from Mikaela Britton.

Clay-Battelle (3-4) was led by Katlyn Casino’s 11 markers.

Gilmer County 53, Fayetteville 31

GLENVILLE – Kylie Shuff scored a game-high 13 points to help lead host Gilmer County to an easy 53-31 victory here Saturday against Fayetteville in the WVHIT.

The third-seeded Titans (9-2) also received 11 points from Carly Somerville and 10 by Jordanne Pritt.

Fayetteville, the sixth seed, trailed 33-14 at halftime. Kaylee Wood and Alvina Sedlock scored eight points each for the Pirates.

Wood County Christian 56,

Calhoun County 26

MT. ZION – Wood County Christian outscored host Calhoun County 24-6 in the third quarter and left town Saturday afternoon with a 56-26 triumph.

Heather Lord scored 17 points and collected nine steals for the 7-3 Wildcats, who got a double-double of 11 points and 17 boards from Rachel Ruble.

The Red Devils, now 3-3 with a scheduled Monday road affair at Clay County, was led by Makayla Smith’s nine markers.

Magnolia 69, Beallsville 27

NEW MARTINSVILLE – Beallsville trailed 22-2 after the opening eight minutes and had no answer for host Magnolia during a 69-27 setback.

The Blue Eagles, now 7-4 with a road game Monday at Frontier, got 13 points, six assists and four steals from Grace Berisford. Kiera Standiford had 11 points while Mallory Chapman scored nine markers and grabbed eight caroms.

Dicey Stewart and Tabitha Bedford had 10 points each for Beallsville.

Webster County 58, Ritchie County 26

ELLENBORO – Ritchie County missed 15 of 16 free throws and was outscored in every quarter here Saturday as Webster County rolled to a 58-26 win.

Taylor Anderson had a game-high 14 points in the win while teammates Meagan Bragg and Kendall Riffle tallied 11 points apiece.

The Rebels (3-7) were led by Rachel Haddox’s eight markers.


Spring Valley 66, Parkersburg 64

HUNTINGTON – Jacob Kilgore’s putback before time expired lifted Spring Valley to a 66-64 win Saturday night against visiting Parkersburg.

Kilgore scored half of the Timberwolves’ points while Greg Herbert added 17.

Jordan Colebank and Ja’Darien Wade led the 2-5 Big Reds, who play host Wednesday to South Charleston, with 17 points each. Colebank grabbed 14 boards. The red and white also received 13 markers from Levi Hays and 10 points from Andrew Butcher.

Wood County Christian 52,

Calhoun County 47

MT. ZION – Patrick Goff scored a game-high 23 points, 11 in the fourth quarter, as Wood County Christian improved to 12-1 following a 52-47 road win Saturday afternoon at Calhoun County.

The Wildcats shot 13 of 21 from the foul line in the fourth quarter and also received 15 points from Isaac Brown. Goff had a double-double with 13 caroms.

Calhoun County, now 2-5 with a home game Wednesday versus Clay County, had a trio of double figure scoring efforts. Ethyn Miller tallied 11 while Tyler Sims and Tyler Gerwig chipped in 10 markers apiece.

Ritchie County 57, Webster County 50

ELLENBORO – Ritchie County, thanks to a 20-11 effort in the final eight minutes, improved to 3-4 on the campaign by knocking off visiting Webster County, 57-50.

Seth Cottrill bucketed 19 points and Riley Allen double-doubled thanks to 16 points and 13 boards for the Rebels. Ritchie’s A.J. Collins had nine points, three assists and as many steals.

Webster County (1-6) had three players reach double figures, led by Stephen Cogar’s 15.

Paden City 74, Bellaire St. John 39

BELLAIRE, Ohio -Paden City junior Kennedy Cain scored a career high 32 points here Saturday afternoon to lead the Wildcats (5-2) to a 74-39 win over Bellaire St. John. Cain connected on 14 field goals -including one 3-pointer -and made three of his six free throws to eclipse his previous high-point performance by a single point.

Zach Heasley added 12 points and Hayden Hizer 11 as the Wildcats used a 20-5 third quarter to pull away from their foe.

Paden City will entertain Hundred at 7 p.m. on Tuesday (varsity only).

Gilmer County 72, Williamstown 64

GLENVILLE – Williamstown’s one-point halftime lead evaporated following a 26-16 third quarter deficit and host Gilmer County improved to 6-1 after turning back the Yellowjackets here Saturday evening, 72-64.

Austin Ratliff and Austin Cunningham tallied 18 points each for the Titans, who also received double figure scoring nights from Zach Chapman (13), Colby Cunningham (11) and Nathan Allison (10).

Landon Travis poured in a career-high 33 points, but it wasn’t enough. Gage Wix added 15 points and Chandler Weber 10 in the setback.

Ravenswood 70, Braxton County 51

RAVENSWOOD – Jake Martin poured in 32 points and missed a double-double by one rebound for host Ravenswood on Saturday night as the Blue Devils coasted by Braxton County, 70-51.

The Red Devils, who surpassed their win total from a year ago and improved to 6-2, got 12 points from Riley Heatherington along with 10 markers and eight caroms from Issac Crow. Heath Burgess finished with six points, seven assists and four steals for the Red Devils, who play Tuesday at Williamstown.

Cody Hilton’s 19-point effort led Braxton County (1-6).


Big Reds swimmers

sweep Buckhannon titles

BUCKHANNON -Parkersburg High School’s swimming teams -in a warmup for next Saturday’s PHS Penguin Invitational at the Parkersburg YMCA -dominated the competition at the Buckhannon Upshur Splash Invitational on Saturday as both the Big Red boys and girls won titles.

The Big Red girls amassed 128 points to 82 for runnerup Elkins. Claire Collett won the 200 freestyle and teamed with Hannah Wareheim, Tara Foster and Jen Standley to win the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay titles.

Foster had a pair of seconds in the 50 and 100 freestyle events and Wareheim did likewise in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke.

The Big Red boys outpointed runnerup Notre Dame, 106 to 89 as Preston Padden won the 50 and 100 freestyle events and teamed with Sean Snider, Anthony Kist and Nic Cheuvront to win the 200 freestyle relay. The team of Padden, Snider, Cheuvront and Stevie Cottrell was second in the 200 medley relay while Kist took third in the 100 butterfly.

PHS expects a 16-team field for Saturday’s home meet.

High School Roundup


Parkersburg South 55, Morgantown 49

MORGANTOWN -Parkersburg South’s boys basketball team not only remained undefeated here Friday night with a 55-49 win over Morgantown, but in doing so won at Morgantown’s gymnasium for the first time since Feb. 26, 2005.

The Patriots (8-0) led by just one point heading into the final eight minutes before finally pulling away from the Mohigans (2-4).

Leading the way for South was Logan Lawrentz with 18 points while Cody Monroe added 13 and JR Kerr 10. Lawrentz had a double-double as he also grabbed 10 rebounds.

South will entertain Point Pleasant on Tuesday.

St. Marys 70,

Doddridge County 56

WEST UNION – Drew Lett’s double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds wasn’t quite enough for host Doddridge County on Friday night as the Bulldogs suffered a 70-56 setback to St. Marys.

The Blue Devils led by just two points entering the final eight minutes, but outscored the hosts 23-11.

Jordan Parsons and Jessy Moore scored 16 points each for the victors, who also got 14 points from Adam Bills. Moore missed a double-double by one rebound.

DCHS (1-5) also got double figure scoring efforts from Brandon Smith (15), Ashton Hinzman (12) and Jesse Lackey (11).

Waterford 45,

South Gallia 39

WATERFORD – Visiting South Gallia couldn’t overcome 21 turnovers here Friday night as Waterford rallied in the fourth quarter to secure a 45-39 victory.

The Wildcats, who were led by Tryston Crawford’s game-high 15 points along with 10 rebounds apiece from Wyatt Porter (nine points) and Tanner Pottmeyer, trailed 30-28 entering the final eight minutes.

South Gallia received a dozen markers from Ethan Spurlock as well as seven points and 10 caroms from Mikey Wheeler.

Clay County 56,

Braxton County 35

FLATWOODS – Stephen Cole had a game-high 14 points and Chris Cole added a baker’s dozen as visiting Clay County topped Braxton County, 56-35.

The game was originally set to be played in Clay County, but a waterline problem moved the contest to Braxton County.

Cody Hilton was the only Eagle to crack double figures in scoring, finishing with 11.

Ravenswood 62,

Tyler Consolidated 36

KIDWELL -Senior Jake Martin tallied a game-high 19 points and Heath Burgess, Riley Heatherington and Dylan Radabaugh added 10 points apiece as visiting Ravenswood came away with a 62-36 win over host Tyler Consolidated here Friday night.

Tyler, now 2-8 on the season, was paced by Cole Kocher’s 10 points.

Meadowbrook 67,

Marietta 52

MARIETTA -Visiting Meadowbrook built up a 50-30 lead over Marietta after three quarters here Friday night and cruised to a 67-52 win over the Tigers at the Sutton Gymnasium.

Cameron Summers led the way for the visitors with a game-high 24 points. Isiah Green added 18 points for Meadowbrook (6-4).

Marietta (4-5) got 19 points from Corey Hill, 18 from Braden Riley and 10 from Jonathony Wood.

The Tigers travel to Claymont on Tuesday.

Frontier 62,

Shenandoah 58

NEW MATAMORAS, Ohio -Frontier Local held off Shenandoah in the fourth quarter here Friday night to take a 62-58 Pioneer Valley Conference victory.

The Cougars (5-5) led 48-37 heading into the final eight minutes before the visitors staged a rally to turn the game into a nailbiter down the stretch.

Nick Camino led Frontier with 15 points while Rodney Barnes added 14 and Drew Schneider 12.

Shenandoah (2-9) got a game-high 30 points from Merritt Flood while Stanley Gutowski added 11.

Frontier returns to action tonight, hosting River at 7:30 p.m.

Warren 80, Logan 44

VINCENT – Warren opened the game on a 10-0 run and never looked back in securing an easy 80-44 victory here Friday night against visiting Logan.

Michael Hall posted game-highs of 23 points and 14 rebounds for the 8-3 Warriors, who led 22-8 after the opening stanza.

Evan French added 22 points and Reece Patton had 16 in the victory.

Nick Kost led Logan (3-6) with nine markers.


St. Albans 50,

Parkersburg 34

ST. ALBANS -Parkersburg High scored just nine points in the first half here Friday night, dropping a 50-34 Mountain State Athletic Conference decision to St. Albans.

The Red Dragons (7-2) led 10-1 after the first quarter and never looked back. Torri Wilson scored a game-high 16 points for SA, while Breanna Propst added 10.

Parkersburg (2-7, 1-4) was led by Brooke Kurucz with nine points.

PHS returns to action next Thursday when it visits South Charleston.

Clay County 65,

Wirt County 24

ELIZABETH – Clay County outscored Wirt County in every stanza here Friday night and left town with a 65-24 triumph.

Katelyn Horrocks and McKinzee Barker scored 11 points apiece for the Panthers, who also received 10 markers each from Isabelle Haverty and Payton Lucas.

The Tigers, who return to action Monday at Gilmer County in a makeup game, were led in scoring by Allie Bailey with eight.

Gilmer County 61,

Doddridge County 27

GLENVILLE – Senior Julie Bishop nearly outscored visiting Doddridge County by herself here Friday night as Gilmer County upped its record to 8-2 with an easy 61-27 victory.

Bishop led all point-producers with 27 while Kylie Shuff and Jordanne Pritt chipped in eight markers apiece.

The Bulldogs, who trailed 29-14 at halftime, received a team-high 15 points from Sierra Riffle.