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Wirt County reaches finals; ‘Jackets fall to East Hardy

CHARLESTON — Finally, there was just one. Defending Class A state champion Wirt County was the only area team from the Mid-Ohio Valley to punch its ticket to today’s state volleyball tournament finals as the Tigers of head coach Janet Frazier ousted Charleston Catholic and then defeated ...

Fort Frye stays ahead of Barnesville Shamrocks

MARIETTA — Casey Lewis had a hand in five touchdowns and the Fort Frye defense forced four turnovers as the Cadets rolled to a 40-19 win over the Barnesville Shamrocks Friday night in a Division VI, Region 23 playoff semifinal at Don Drumm Stadium. Lewis had three rushing touchdowns, ...

Wahama pitcher Philip Hoffman inks with Marshall University

MASON — Philip Hoffman, an integral part of Wahama’s two straight Class A state baseball championships the last two years and rated the No. 1 class of 2017 college prospect in West Virginia, is headed to Marshall University to pitch for the Thundering Herd. On Wednesday before family and ...

Class A state field features quartet of Little Kanawha Conference squads

PARKERSBURG — When it comes to the state volleyball tournament, the Little Kanawha Conference has dominated the Class A field. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. today inside the Charleston Civic Center, Tyler Consolidated will get the single-A portion of the tournament underway when the Silver Knights ...

Marietta College seeking the first road win of the year at Otterbein

MARIETTA — Marietta College is scheduled to cap its 2016 football campaign against Otterbein University in an Ohio Athletic Conference game at Memorial Stadium in Westerville Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The Pioneers (3-6 overall, 3-5 OAC) will also be seeking their first road win of the season. ...

Short memory good for WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen

MORGANTOWN — It’s probably a good thing that College Football Playoff No. 16-ranked West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen has a short memory. Case in point happened two years ago when a then-No. 24 West Virginia invaded Darrell K. Royal Stadium with hopes of knocking off an unranked ...

Home very sweet to Longhorns

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Charlie Strong and his University of Texas Longhorns (5-4, 3-3 Big 12) got over one hump when they held on to beat Texas Tech by a 45-37 in Lubbock. Now, it’s time to overcome another one when No. 16 (CFP) West Virginia (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) invades Darrell K. Royal Stadium at ...

Texas causing sleepless nights for WVU’s coaches

MORGANTOWN — Everybody has heard of the movie “Sleepless in Seattle”. But, only No. 16 (CFP) West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen’s staff has lived its sequel “Sleepless in Morgantown” starring defensive coordinator Tony Gibson and offensive line coach ...

PHS netters to face defending champ GW

PARKERSBURG — The task at hand come late Friday morning inside the Charleston Civic Center for first-year Parkersburg head volleyball coach Erin Thorpe in the Class AAA state quarterfinals won’t be an easy one as the Big Reds are set to clash with defending state champion George ...

Williamstown to face a 9-1 South Harrison squad at home

WILLIAMSTOWN — When West Virginia Class A No. 8 Williamstown and No. 9 South Harrison get together at 1:30 p.m. Saturday for an opening round Class A playoff game at Williamstown High School, the matchup will be the first one at home for the Yellowjackets in a few postseasons. “It was ...

St. Marys’ duo leads by example

ST. MARYS — When St. Marys football players Will Billeter and Jacob Northrop take the field against Buffalo in a West Virginia Class A playoff battle Friday night, the two seniors will have one goal left to accomplish after a successful 10-0 campaign - winning a state championship. “It ...

Field position will be key for Titans, Bobcats

PARKERSBURG - A season full of history takes another big step for the Gilmer County High School football team when it welcomes in Summers County for a 7:30 p.m. Saturday start in the opening round of the Class A playoffs. Titans’ fans and their team will be celebrating the first home ...

Roane County has tall task against Bridgeport champs

PARKERSBURG — With one game left in the regular season, Roane County needed a big win and some help to make it into the West Virginia Class AA playoff field. Spencer’s gridiron squad scored a huge win over then-No. 8 Independence, 23-8, then received some help and snared the last playoff ...

Fort Frye, Barnesville meet in semi

BEVERLY — What do you do for encore one week after making Washington County history? Do it again. “That’s the next step,” said Fort Frye football coach Eric Huck. “When you reach the goal you set another one.” Fort Frye (11-0) became the first Washington County school to win a ...

St. Marys enters playoffs

ST. MARYS — For the second time in as many seasons, St. Marys and Buffalo will meet in the opening round of the West Virginia Class A football playofffs after the Blue Devils earned the second seed and the Bison claimed the 15th seed Sunday at the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activites ...

Williamstown wins regional championship

RAVENSWOOD — Skylar Watson served up seven aces and Brooke Stewart posted a monster double-double here early Saturday afternoon to help Williamstown capture the Class A, Region IV championship match versus Wirt County — 25-13, 26-24, 9-25 and 25-20. The defending state champion Tigers ...

State playoff pairings set

PARKERSBURG — Following the conclusion of the Magnolia at Moorefield football game Saturday, the playoff pairings were set in stone for all three West Virginia high school classifications. Official dates and times will not be known until after the WVSSAC meetings today. However, here are a ...

Waterford football claims playoff win

WATERFORD — Isaac Huffman’s 35-yard touchdown pass to Cody Harris late in the third quarter gave Waterford a 13-9 Division VII, Region 27 playoff win over visiting Rosecrans Saturday night. Harris faked a curl route, drawing the defender in, then seamed down the right sideline wide ...