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Warren blanks Marietta

VINCENT — Ethan Yost had a highlight film goal. The Warren senior striker angled a difficut, left-side, direct kick just inside the far right post to help the Warriors blank visiting Marietta High, 4-0, in boys soccer action Tuesday night. “I heard the coach (Ekrem Eksi) yelling me to ...

PHS girls grab victory over Capital

PARKERSBURG — Freshman forward Madison Spears was instrumental in all three Parkersburg High goals Tuesday night as the Big Red girls posted a 3-1 soccer victory over visiting Capital at Stadium Field. For PHS, now 5-5-1 after winning five of its last eight outings, Spears assisted on one ...

Ravenswood takes the LKC title

WAVERLY — Three players scored below 80 for Ravenswood as the Red Devils cruised to Monday’s Little Kanawha Conference Championship at the Golf Club of West Virginia. As a team Ravenswood scored a 316, 26 strokes ahead of second place Parkersburg Catholic (342). Though the team title was ...

Marietta defeats Catholic, Williamstown in tri-match

MARIETTA — Marietta High owned the whiphand in a volleyball tri-match at Sutton Gym Monday night. After sweeping Williamstown High, 25-9 and 25-11, the Tigers did the same to Parkersburg Catholic High, 25-14 and 25-18. "Our girls are getting better," said MHS coach Ron Kidder, whose ...

Week 4 prep grid takeaways

The emergence of a legitimate Class A Kennedy Award candidate, two AA schools on win streaks, and three down-to-the wire finishes highlight last week in high school football. St. Marys and Marietta (Ohio) kicked off the gridiron action last week on Thursday. The reigning Class AA champions ...

WVU shows good, bad and ugly in 59-16 win over Delaware State

MORGANTOWN — Even Clint Eastwood would have to admit that Saturday’s 59-16 victory over MEAC member Delaware State had some good, some bad and a lot of ugly. “There’s some challenges (to playing a Delaware State),” veteran WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen admitted following the game. ...

South girls fall to Redskins

PARKERSBURG — Sophia Miller played stellar between the pipes for Parkersburg South here Saturday morning at the Erickson All-Sports Facility, but the host Patriots had a defensive lapse and couldn’t muster any offense as Hurricane left town with its third straight win following a 1-0 ...

Marietta College falls to Mount Union, 69-3

MARIETTA — Marietta College had a rough, tough game against the No. 2 team in NCAA Division III football. The Pioneers (1-1 overall, 0-1 OAC) committed six turnovers in their Ohio Athletic Conference opener versus the University of Mount Union (2-0, 1-0), and as a result suffered a 69-3 ...

PHS falls to Huntington

HUNTINGTON — If just looking at Huntington High’s football game Friday night, there would be plenty of reasons for Highlanders head coach Billy Seals to be happy. The Highlanders had two rushers with more than 160 yards each and a quarterback that threw for 210 yards. And defensively, the ...

Wirt County takes down PCHS, 54-12

PARKERSBURG — Aaron Peterman had three sacks and visiting No. 16 Wirt County had a trio of ball carriers rush for more than 100 yards here Friday evening at Stadium Field as the Tigers dealt a 13-man Parkersburg Catholic program a 54-12 setback. Casey Stanley not only rushed 13 times for ...

Belpre soars past White Falcons

BELPRE — Bailey Sprague became the ultimate weapon for Belpre Friday night. Not only did the 6-foot-4 senior drill a 30-yard field goal, but he also caught two touchdown receptions to lead the Golden Eagles to a convincing 42-20 victory over Wahama in a Tri-Valley Conference game at Ralph ...

Week 4 of prep gridiron action is here

PARKERSBURG — A rivarly game, the triple-option offense and a big test highlight the matchups of the Mid-Ohio Valley prep gridiron action today. Class A perennial powers Williamstown (1-2) and Wheeling Central (0-2) face off at 7 p.m. on Bishop Schmidt Field on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit ...

River runs past Magnolia, 35-21

NEW MARTINSVILLE — When one thinks of River, one thinks of “The Lukas Isaly Show.” Thursday night against Magnolia, the Pilots senior had another spectacular day, but it was much more than him. Drew Wagnild rushed for 224 yards and two touchdowns, freshman Michael Johnston had two big ...

WVU improvement will hinge on offensive line

MORGANTOWN — Heading into West Virginia’s (1-1) final non-conference game of the 2017 campaign against FCS member Delaware State (0-2), veteran offensive line coach Joe Wickline isn’t ready to give his unit a grade. “I don’t know if I will give them a grade,” explained Wickline. ...

Trouble at the corners for Mountaineers

MORGANTOWN — It may only be week three of the 2017 season, but it’s not too soon for veteran WVU defensive coordinator Tony Gibson to be concerned over the performance of his unit in the Mountaineers’ first two games. “We are not happy right now,” Gibson lamented during ...

Delaware State seeking first 2017 win

DOVER, Del. — Let’s face it. Hornets can be pesky at times. That won’t be the case, however, at noon on Saturday when the Hornets from Delaware State University pay their first ever visit to Milan Puskar Stadium. Head coach Kenny Carter’s third DSU squad is coming off of a winless ...

Blue Devils defeat Marietta, 63-19

ST. MARYS — If Thursday’s game against Marietta was St. Marys’ first true test of the season, then the Blue Devils passed with flying colors. St. Marys (3-0) forced Marietta into turnovers on its first two possessions, scoring on the next play each time, to take a quick 14-0 lead en ...

Marietta’s Meredith Coil still unbeaten in No. 1 singles

MARIETTA — Meredith Coil won not only her No. 1 singles match but also beat the rain — barely — in the process. Just minutes after the Marietta Tiger tennis standout swept Athens’ Veda Conjeevaram, 6-0, 6-0, at the Glendale Courts Wednesday, Mother Nature intervened, and the rest of ...

Big Reds back on the road against Highlanders

PARKERSBURG — No. 2 Huntington (3-0) will be out to win its seventh straight game against visiting No. 13 Parkersburg (1-1) here Friday night when the Big Reds take on the Highlanders in a Mountain State Athletic Conference showdown. A year ago, head coach Billy Seals’ Highlanders left ...

Patriots face off against Tigers’ triple-option attack

PARKERSBURG — Someone will pick up their first win of the season when Parkersburg South (0-3) travels for a 7 p.m. road matchup against Princeton (0-2) Friday night. Obviously, Patriot head coach Mike Eddy hopes it is his team grabbing victory No. 1. “We’re not in that must-win ...