Local Sports

Local 14U hoops squad aims for titles

MARIETTA — Connor Baker loves facing tough competition. For the next 2 1-2 months, the Belpre eighth grader, along with eight other area basketball players who make up the AAU team Ohio Valley Hidden Gems, will be traveling around Ohio and West Virginia playing some of the top Under-14 boys ...

South snags win over ’Jackets

By JOE ALBRIGHT jalbright@newsandsentinel.com PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South softball and head coach Cindi Taylor wasted little time picking up their second win of the season Monday at Godbey Field. The Patriots jumped on top of Williamstown ace Nellie King in the very first inning ...

Tigers best Fort Frye in county final

MARIETTA — For the second straight season, Marietta High has earned the title of “Washington County Champions.” The Tigers improved to 3-0 after defeating visiting Fort Frye 9-2 in the Washington County Tournament Championship game Monday at Legion Field. That’s now back-to-back ...

In defense of the ref

The concept of fouls are integral to basketball, being written in James Naismith's original rules in 1891. Only one of his original definitions is still in use in modern basketball, "shouldering, holding, pushing, striking or tripping in any way of an opponent." But basketball is a contact ...

Locals honored on All-MSAC squads

PARKERSBURG — Both Parkersburg High teams were well represented on the 2016-17 All-Mountain State Athletic Conference teams as voted on by the MSAC basketball coaches. Big Red girls' head man Kenny DeMoss was voted coach of the year after he helped the Big Reds to a 19-6 record and their ...

Ravenswood’s Riley Heatherington named LKC Player of the Year

PARKERSBURG — Little Kanawha Conference boys basketball champion Ravenswood High School landed the Player of the Year in University of Charleston-bound Riley Heatherington. Heatherington, who is the eighth LKC POY for the Red Devils, helped the Jackson County program reach the Class A state ...

PHS boys win Kim Nutter Classic

PARKERSBURG — Perfect weather conditions for Saturday’s Kim Nutter Classic at Stadium Field provided plenty of opportunities for great results and the thinclads didn’t disappoint. On a day where Ripley High School’s girls won the team title and the Vikings swept high-point honors, the ...

Ripley’s Hunt makes Class AAA all-state

HUNTINGTON — Capital point guard Leondre Rogers was known as the closer for the Cougars during the 2016-17 season. In a close late-game situation, Rogers was the one who was counted on to make plays down the stretch that led Capital to avoiding any team’s upset bid. Rogers’ cool head ...

Dutton Award goes to Independence’s Adams

BECKLEY — It was far from the defining moment of Noah Adams’ high school career. But in his mind and in the mind of his coach, it just might have been the turning point. By now all state wrestling fans know the story. Once thought of as a sure-fire four-time state champion, Adams instead ...

Jordyn Dawson earns Ostrowski Award

HUNTINGTON — Last year, Huntington High’s Jordyn Dawson earned nearly every individual accolade available in West Virginia girls basketball. However, she would’ve traded them all to hoist a championship trophy. In 2016-17, Dawson made sure she didn’t have to make that choice or leave ...

Wirt’s Hughes off to Bethany for hoops

ELIZABETH — Wirt County guard Cori Hughes has decided to go from the Tigers’ orange and black to the green and white of the Bethany College Bison, who compete in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference as an NCAA Division III member. A four-year starter for the Tigers, Hughes averaged ...

Notre Dame’s West named for Evans Award

CLARKSBURG — Before his high school athletic journey began, Jarrod West had a set of lofty goals written on a piece of paper in his bedroom. He spent the better part of his senior season at Notre Dame, crossing them off the list. The first was reached in November when he signed his ...

Marietta wins Fair Weather Relays

VINCENT — Moments after missing his third and final attempt at 6-feet-3 in the high jump, Marietta senior Travis Moore looked like he wanted one more shot. “Getting 6-2 is all right, but I’d like to get a couple of inches higher,” Moore said. “But this is a nice place to get a ...

Parkersburg tennis nets victory

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High’s tennis team upped its season mark to 3-0 on a sunny Friday afternoon at City Park tennis courts with a win over Hurricane. The red and white clad girls scored a 5-2 mark over the Redskins, while the boys took care of business in all seven of their ...

Nutter, Jobes track meets set for today

PARKERSBURG — A pair of local track meets set for today will give area programs an early look at how things might stack up this spring in the Mountain State. Beginning at 10 a.m. today with the field events, the annual Kim Nutter Invitational will take place at Parkersburg High School with ...

PHS Big Reds fall to George Washington

PARKERSBURG — Visiting George Washington tallied 12 runs combined in the fifth through seveth innings Friday night to break open a 2-2 game and post a 14-6 baseball win over Parkersburg High at Bennett Stump Field in City Park. The loss evened the Big Reds’ record to 1-1 heading into a 7 ...

Local girls earn first team all-state prowess

CHARLESTON — After four years of pursuit, senior Jordyn Dawson was able to cap off a stellar prep career in the perfect way, with a Class AAA state championship. But even after receiving state championship and all-tournament trophies, the honors aren’t done coming in. Dawson, the 2016 ...

PHS overcomes walks, defeats John Marshall, 6-5

PARKERSBURG — Kyle Goodwin’s web gem to end John Marshall’s threat in the top of the seventh allowed host Parkersburg to win its season opener 6-5 here Thursday evening at Bennett Stump Field via a walk-off wild pitch. Big Red relief pitcher Blaine Thornburg, who recorded the last eight ...

Ripley knocks off South baseball

PARKERSBURG — Visiting Ripley scored the last 10 runs of the game after Parkersburg South had taken a 5-4 lead in the fourth inning as the Vikings downed the Patriots 14-5 in their season opener Thursday night at Hank Greenburg Field. Ripley, now 2-1, took an early 3-0 lead with a run in ...

Pioneers drop home opener to Denison, 6-2

MARIETTA — Marietta College struggled against a sidewinder. The right-handed-thowing Perley Provost pitched a nine-inning complete game as Denison Univeristy downed the Pioneers, 6-2, in MC’s home opener at Don Schaly Stadium Wednesday. “He just moved the ball around a lot,” said ...