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Fort Frye wins district volleyball title over Zeps

BYESVILLE, Ohio — It may have taken the Fort Frye Cadets 30 years to win a district volleyball championship but it took them just one more year to win their next one. Alissa Ginther and Kasey Buchanan combined for 28 kills and Stephanie Camden contributed 36 assists as the five-seeded ...

Big Reds host Riverside for AAA showdown

PARKERSBURG — If everything goes as planned, a ranked Class AAA showdown of Mountain State Athletic Conference members Riverside and Parkersburg will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday inside Stadium Field. The fire from last Saturday morning's old Ames shovel plant hasn't slowed down the No. ...

South, Park fighting for their playoff futures

WHEELING — Wheeling Park coach Chris Daugherty and Parkersburg South coach Mike Eddy know the playoffs have already started for their respective teams. Friday becomes a likely elimination game. Daugherty's club comes in at No. 14 in the latest WVSSAC rankings. Eddy's Patriots are on the ...

Wildcats looking to secure conference title

BELPRE — Waterford and Belpre both could really use a victory in the regular-season finale on Friday. Waterford (8-1) wants a win, so the Wildcats enter the Ohio Division VII playoffs on a high note and a seven-game winning streak. If the Golden Eagles can pull off the Tri-Valley Conference ...

Cadets take on Catholic Central

BEVERLY — Fort Frye is in great shape after last week’s 26-8 win at Shenandoah. The Cadets not only clinched the Pioneer Valley Conference championship with the victory, but also secured a spot in the Division VI, Region 23 playoffs. However, there is still work to be done. Fort Frye ...

PHS football game moved to Ripley

Parkersburg High School's Friday night football game against Riverside has been moved to Memorial Stadium in Ripley, according to PHS Athletic Director Chris Way. The game was originally scheduled as a home game for PHS at Stadium Field, but it has apparently been moved due to air quality ...

South on the path to states

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South girls’ soccer team sets the same goal every season - reach the November Class AAA state tournament in Beckley. Head man Ron Buchholtz’ Patriots stand one win away from the lofty mark after a thrilling 3-1 shootout win over Ripley in the Class AAA Region ...

Littleton named new PHS wrestling coach

PARKERSBURG — Matt Littleton, 28, a Parkersburg High School grad and a former wrestler for the Big Reds, was hired as the new PHS head wrestling coach Tuesday night at the Wood County Board of Education meeting. Littleton graduated in 2008 from PHS, where he was a part a two Big Red state ...

PHS boys one win away from state

PARKERSBURG — Two teams remain after the regular season and sectional dust settled in Class AAA's Region IV boys soccer pod. Parkersburg High (17-2-3) and Hurricane (17-1-4) meet to decide who goes to next week's state tournament at Paul Cline Memorial Sports Complex in Beckley at 7 p.m. ...

OVU soccer programs clinch G-MAC titles

NEW CONCORD, Ohio — Despite not playing in the friendly confines of Vienna due to the massive fire this past weekend at the old Ames shovel plant and its continued aftermath, head coach Luis Rincon’s Ohio Valley University soccer programs got the job done Tuesday afternoon away from ...

WVU escapes Baylor

It was eerily similar to the scenario one week earlier in Morgantown. One team had dominated the first three quarters and had a comfortable lead. But then that team couldn’t get a stop on defense and suddenly had its offense disappear. But this time it was the West Virginia Mountaineers on ...

WVU wins a close call

WACO, Texas – Veteran West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen had a simple, two-word speech for his No. 23 Mountaineers at halftime of their Big 12 showdown with a winless Baylor Bears squad. “Finish strong, finish strong, finish strong,” the leader of the Old Gold and Blue ...

Wirt County takes Little Kanawha Conference crown

WEST UNION — Senior-laden Wirt County had too much firepower here Saturday as the Tigers upended Ritchie County in straight sets — 25-12, 25-17 and 25-19 — to capture the Little Kanawha Conference volleyball championship at Doddridge County High School. The Tigers of head coach Janet ...

Pioneers just crush Heidelberg

MARIETTA — Roger Walker gave all the credit to his line. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back rushed for 189 yards on 29 carries and four touchdowns to lead Marietta College to a 44-21 triumph over nationally-ranked Heidelberg University in a football homecoming game Saturday at Don Drumm ...

Parkersburg’s Mace has big game vs. Hurricane

PARKERSBURG — Quarterback Kam Mace had another big game for host Parkersburg here Friday night at Stadium Field as the No. 12 Big Reds never trailed during a 35-7 victory against No. 8 Hurricane. The 5-3 Big Reds of first-year head coach Mike Byus took a big step in securing an opening ...

South claims win over Greenbrier East, 29-12

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg South offense got going after a penalty-plagued start and visiting Greenbrier East’s only scores came on a pair of kick returns as the Patriot defense shut out the Spartan offense en route to a 29-12 win Friday night at Erickson All-Sports Facility. South, ...

Fort Frye Cadets upend Shenandoah, 26-8

SARAHSVILLE, Ohio — This season was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Fort Frye Cadets, who lost no less than 17 graduates off of last year’s team. Nine weeks and eight wins later, the Cadets once again find themselves Champions of the Pioneer Valley Conference for the third ...

Dover too much for Tigers, 49-6

MARIETTA — Tiger highlights were very few in Marietta High’s 49-6 setback to Dover High in an East Central Ohio League football game at Don Drumm Stadium Friday night. “Dover’s special and a pretty good ballclub, and my hat’s off to them,” said MHS head coach Jason Schob. The ...

High school football roundup with stats

Ravenswood 35, Roane County 14 RAVENSWOOD — Jake Greene had the game-changing play for Ravenswood. Along with scoring three rushing touchdowns in the game, Greene had a pivotal caused fumble on a Roane County Brandon May carry that went through the end zone for a touchback. Already ...

Area runners rock regional

MINERAL WELLS — Although things could’ve finished a little better for a few teams and individuals, the Mid-Ohio Valley definitely was well represented here Thursday afternoon when the dust settled in the Region IV cross country championships. In Class AAA, Parkersburg’s Ian Domenick won ...