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Parkersburg boys edge Marietta Tigers, 2-0

DEVOLA — Even without its head coach, Parkersburg High prevailed. The Big Reds made two first-half goals stand up in a 2-0 triumph over Marietta High in a boys’ soccer match Saturday night at Jerry Brock Field. Don Fosselman, the longtime PHS soccer boss, was absent due to ...

Yellowjacket girls top Huntington St. Joseph

WILLIAMSTOWN — Huntington St. Joseph may have scored the first goal here Saturday afternoon, but host Williamstown then tallied the final five to notch a 5-1 girls soccer win, improving to 9-1-4 on the season. “I thought they hit us right across the jaw with a right hook right at the ...

PHS, South golfers ready for regional event

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg’s Don Snider and Parkersburg South’s Sherry Morris were in unison when asked who the favorite was to win the West Virginia High School Class AAA Region IV golf title Monday at Greenhills Country Club in Ravenswood. “Cabell Midland, no doubt,” said the ...

Warren Warriors shut down Oak Glen, 28-0

VINCENT — The Warren Warriors shut down visiting Oak Glen 28-0 here Saturday night, to improve their record to 2-3 on the campaign. Warren held the Golden Bears to negative 8 yards rushing, and 86 total yards, while Cole Riffle ran for 184 yards and three touchdowns for the Warriors. After ...

Parkersburg no match for Marietta Tigers

MARIETTA — A running clock early in the fourth quarter was the signal Marietta had come to play against long-time rival Parkersburg here at Don Drumm Stadium Friday night. The Tigers (4-1) lit up the scoreboard and their defense held a very athletic Big Red offense to just two scores in ...

Marietta Tigers fueled by playmakers

By now, most people have heard or seen what Marietta High’s offense is capable of. After a 49-13 statement victory over Parkersburg Friday at Don Drumm Stadium, the Tigers are sitting at 4-1 and eyeing a spot in the Ohio Division III playoffs. If they continue to average 46 points per game, ...

High school football roundup

Roane County 22, Braxton County 12 SUTTON — Tyler May found paydirt thrice and visiting Roane County picked up a key win here Friday night as the Raiders knocked off 15th-ranked Braxton County, 22-12, in a battle of Class AA Little Kanawha Conference programs. Braxton County, which ...

Parkersburg South Patriots out do John Marshall

GLEN DALE — John Marshall’s homecoming game got off to a rocky start on  and it didn’t get much better as the night progressed, as the Monarchs fell to Parkersburg South by a final score of 44-12 Friday night under the lights of Monarch Stadium. The fans were still taking their ...

Belpre Eagles turned back by Southern’s Tornadoes

BELPRE — Southern scored five first-half touchdowns, three on passes of 55, 33 and 57 yards to 6-4 tight end Crenson Rogers, as the visiting Tornadoes remained undefeated at 5-0 by besting Belpre 34-18 Friday night at Ralph Holder Stadium. Southern, the No. 2 team in Ohio Division VII, ...

Williamstown Yellowjackets top Ravenswood, 55-12

RAVENSWOOD — Williamstown rolled to a 48-0 halftime lead here Friday night at Flinn Field en route to a 55-12 victory. The ‘Jackets held Ravenswood to 29 total yards and a single first down in the first half, and Williamstown kicker Sydney Palmer made history with a fourth-quarter ...

George Washington girls outlast Parkersburg booters for 3-0 win

PARKERSBURG — The sixth-ranked George Washington girls of head man Ali Sadeghian added two late goals here Thursday at Stadium Field as the visiting Patriots handed Parkersburg High School a 3-0 Mountain State Athletic Conference soccer setback. While George Washington (7-2-4) kept ...

Belpre boys netters score 3-1 win over Ravenswood

BELPRE — Wyatt Fields scored on a pair of break-away goals for Belpre in a span of 2:12 in the first half, then added a third goal in the second half after visiting Ravenswood closed to within 2-1 as the Golden Eagles post a 3-1 boys soccer win Thursday evening at Ralph Holder ...

Offenses could take center stage in Week 5 of prep gridiron action

PARKERSBURG — One of the country’s longest-running high school football rivalries leads off the local gridiron schedule this weekend, as Parkersburg and Marietta meet for the 112th time. The Big Reds (1-3) will attempt to break a three-game skid, while the Tigers (3-1) look to bounce back ...

Marietta tennis handles Claymont

MARIETTA — The Marietta High girls tennis team had a perfect sendoff for its senior class Thursday, as the Tigers defeated Claymont, 5-0, in the team’s final home match of the season at Glendale Courts. “Everybody played well,” said Marietta tennis coach Chris Mayer. “We had a ...

Matt Dugan’s hat trick paces Warren boys to 6-1 win over Athens

VINCENT — Matt Dugan had a career match. The Warren High junior notched a hat trick and added two assists as the Warriors drilled visiting Athens High, 6-1, in Southeastern Ohio Athletic League boys’ soccer action Thursday night. “It’s definitely one of my best games,” said ...

High school football gameday capsules

PARKERSBURG SOUTH vs. JOHN MARSHALL Visiting team: Parkersburg South (1-3) Home team: John Marshall (0-4) Game time: 7 p.m. Friday 2015 result: Parkersburg South 37, John Marshall 20 Parkersburg South results: lost to Ripley, 14-7; lost to University, 16-9; lost to Morgantown, 31-19; ...

PHS shuts out Capital, 8-0

PARKERSBURG — The impressive Big Red boys produced a display of ruthless attacking and near impenetrable defense in annihilating Capital 8-0 Tuesday night at Stadium Field. Spells of three goals in four minutes in the first half, and three in three minutes in the second put the Cougars ...

Parkersburg High golfers victorious over Roane County

By STEVE HEMMELGARN shemmelgarn@newsandsentinel.com VIENNA — When it’s time to get prepared for the regional and state golf tournaments, Roane County and Parkersburg High get together to play a tune-up match for the postseason. And late Tuesday afternoon was time for this ...

PHS cross country claims interstate challenge

MINERAL WELLS — Despite rather warm temperatures here early Tuesday evening, it was all Parkersburg High School during the annual Mid-Ohio Valley cross country challenge. Big Red senior Scott Barker finally conquered the course at the Wood County 4-H Camp on Butcher Bend Road as PHS ...

Fort Frye netters take down Waterford

BEVERLY — Things got off to a great start for Waterford, but it was Fort Frye which had the last laugh. After dropping the opening set of a rivalry volleyball match Tuesday in Beverly, the Cadets (9-3) rallied to win the final three for a four-set win over the Wildcats (7-4). The two ...