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St. Marys boys capture win over Ritchie County

ST. MARYS — Fittingly, all four St. Marys seniors scored in double figures in a 73-39 Senior Night victory over visiting Ritchie County Thursday. Sam Kincaid and Braden Barnhart led the way with 13 points each and fellow classmates Chris Riggs and Will Billeter added 11 apiece. Junior Noah ...

Yellowjacket boys take down Wirt County

WILLIAMSTOWN — No. 11 Class A Williamstown bounced back Thursday night from 30-point loss on Tuesday to the second-ranked Ravenswood boys with a 74-42 drubbing of visiting Wirt County. The Yellowjackets improved to 11-7, while the Tiger cagers fell to 1-17 on the campaign. Cullen Cutright ...

Fort Frye sweeps season series with Frontier

NEW MATAMORAS — Fort Frye barely had a pulse. But in the fourth quarter, the Cadets came alive and rallied from a 13-point deficit to defeat host Frontier High, 37-35, in Pioneer Valley Conference girls’ basketball action Thursday night. “Y’know, these girls have had a lot thrown at ...

High School Basketball Roundup

GIRLS BASKETBALL at the Big Atlantic Classic Parkersburg 44, Morgantown 42 BECKLEY — Madi Mace grabbed the rebound off a missed Bre Wilson layup and connected with a putback of her own and the follow-up foul shot with five tenths of a second left to give Parkersburg High School a ...

Gilmer County edges Williamstown girls, 57-55

WILLIAMSTOWN — If a person took a look back at the last four years of the rivalry between Williamstown and Gilmer girls’ basketball teams, they would discover something special happens in nearly every one of them. This statement rang true again Wednesday night. Class A, No. 2 Gilmer ...

Patriot girls beat Logan

PARKERSBURG — Senior night couldn’t have gone much better here Wednesday inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center for Parkersburg South’s Jordan Johnson, Cassie Whitlatch, Lexi Moore, Destiney Wells and Lauren Hanna. By the time Hanna scored her first bucket of the game against visiting ...

Wednesday’s high school sports roundup with stats

GIRLS BASKETBALL Roane 56, Calhoun 50 SPENCER — Lucille Westfall became the first junior in Roane County history to record 1,000 career points and she had a monster game here Wednesday as host Roane County nipped Calhoun County, 56-50. Westfall became the fifth Raider girl and just the ...

PHS girls demolish Riverside

PARKERSBURG — It may have taken host Parkersburg High about five minutes to get going Tuesday, but when the Big Red girls did, they ran off 17 of the last 19 first-quarter points and never looked back in rolling over Riverside 92-52 on Senior Night at Memorial Fieldhouse. PHS, the No. 8 ...

Ravenswood dispatches Williamstown ’Jackets

WILLIAMSTOWN — Riley Heatherington scored a game-high 26 points, teammate Stephen Dawson poured in 17 and Class A, No. 2 Ravenswood ran away from host Williamstown for a 69-39 win Tuesday night inside Williamstown High School. Dawson collected 11 markers for head man Mick Price in the ...

South’s Dennis to run at Glenville State

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South senior Hannah Dennis, who will earn her eighth varsity athletic letter following track this spring, has decided to continue her running career for Division II Mountain East Conference member Glenville State College. A four-year letterwinner in cross country, ...

High school basketball roundup with stats

BOYS BASKETBALL Meadowbrook 82, Parkersburg South 48 BYESVILLE, Ohio — Parkersburg South couldn’t keep up with Meadowbook Tuesday night, losing 82-48 to fall to 7-7 on the year. The Patriots trailed just 14-10 after a quarter but the Colts (15-2) ran away in the second and third ...

#DirkStrong set to go public

WILLIAMSTOWN — Strength is defined as the quality or state of being strong. Today in Williamstown that’s exactly what the community is showing for Dirk Bosgraf as #DirkStrong is set to be unleashed on Twitter and the Facebook group No One Fights Alone #DirkStrong will become ...

Waterford girls are victorious over Eastern, 37-33

WATERFORD — Waterford scored four points in the final 35 seconds Tuesday to pull off a 37-33 victory over Eastern at the Harry Cooper Annex. Megan Ball hit a pair of free throws to give the Wildcats a 35-33 advantage before Alli Kern came up with a steal and dished to Hayley Duff, who ...

Shenandoah girls down Fort Frye

BEVERLY — For the past seven years, the Fort Frye Cadets have held a strangle hold on the Pioneer Valley Conference championship. Fort Frye’s hopes for an eighth straight title took a major hit as the visiting Shenandoah Zeps scored a 27-25 win in a titanic defensive struggle Monday night ...

Independence dominates Zide Rumble

WILLIAMSTOWN — Three-time defending Class AA/A state champion Independence had five top of the podium finishes and the Patriots flexed their muscle here Saturday by amassing 217 points to easily outdistance runner-up East Fairmont (145.5) en route to winning the Bob Zide Rumble. East ...

Reds’ addition Storen hopes to help bullpen

VIENNA — Despite a string of not-so-good seasons lately for the Cincinnati Reds, that didn’t deter the team’s fans from coming out Saturday morning at Grand Central Mall to welcome the Reds Caravan to the Mid-Ohio Valley for its annual preseason visit. With only about two weeks until ...

Paintiff happy to be back in the ring

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia cruiserweight state boxing champion Joe Paintiff is just happy to be back in the ring. Paintiff officially will complete his comeback from neck surgery when he takes on Corey Budd of Lima, Ohio during a non-title professional bout at the annual Mid-Ohio Valley ...

Kincaid’s free throw tosses lead SMHS to win

ST. MARYS — About one hour and 40 minutes after being named Mr. Saint Marys, SMHS basketball player Sam Kincaid was again the center of attention in St. Marys’ 52-49 win over visiting Parkersburg Catholic Saturday night. Kincaid calmly stepped to the free throw line and sank three of his ...

High school sports roundup with stats

BOYS BASKETBALL Valley (Wetzel) 54, Ritchie County 53 ELLENBORO — Levi Streets’ 3-pointer with three seconds left lifted Valley (Wetzel) to a 54-53 win over Ritchie County Saturday in a West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament game. Ritchie, which fell to 2-11, was not able to ...

Catholic tallies 2nd win vs. ’Jackets this season

PARKERSBURG — A.J. Collins may be only 5-7, but the Parkersburg Catholic senior point guard was at his biggest for the Crusaders Friday night. Collins scored a game-high 20 points, Logan Plummer tallied 18 and PCHS ran off the first 17 points, including a 15-0 opening period, in posting a ...