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UHS's Selena Jenkins has her shot blocked by Jordan Johnson of Parkersburg South, on Thursday at University.

South girls avenge early season loss to University

MORGANTOWN — A month ago, the University High girls’ basketball team walked into the gym at Parkersburg South and knocked off the Patriots, which hasn’t been easy to do in recent years. PSHS is one of the top programs in West Virginia, and the Hawks’ win came as a shock. Junior guard ...

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St. Marys’ Jenna Nichols (12) drives the lane against Wirt County’s Cori Hughes (20) during the Blue Devils’ 73-35 win over the Tigers Thursday night at the St. Marys Invitational.

Frontier, St. Marys grab wins at SMHS Invite

By RON JOHNSTON rjohnston@mariettatimes.com ST. MARYS — Tiffany Graham had the hot hand. The 5-foot-7 junior guard scored 10 of her 15 points in the third quarter as Frontier High defeated Parkersburg Catholic, 50-40, in a St. Marys Basketball Invitational girls’ opener at SMHS ...

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Wood County Christian’s Sarah Barnes, who earlier this week became the first girl to record 1,000 rebounds in school history, puts pressure on Parkersburg Christian inbounder Kiera Holton during Thursday’s game in Williamstown.

Wood County Christian girls win, 37-14

WILLIAMSTOWN — Wood County Christian got back on the winning track here Thursday evening as the Wildcats never trailed during a 37-14 triumph versus visiting Parkersburg Christian. Sarah Barnes, who finished the tilt with game-highs of 15 points and 10 boards, was honored before the ...

High School Basketball Roundup

GIRLS BASKETBALL Belpre 41, Trimble 27 BELPRE — Cheyenne Barker hit 9 of 11 from the foul line and finished with a game-high 16 points here Thursday as Belpre handed visiting Trimble a 41-27 setback. The rest of the Golden Eagles combined to miss 13 of 14 foul shots, but the ...

Parkersburg’s Ben McFarlane shoots against Parkersburg South players during a basketball game Wednesday at the ROAC. Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn.

PHS claims late win over South

PARKERSBURG — The first time, it wasn’t even close. This time, it was — very close. After a 93-58 boys basketball win at home on Dec. 23 over Parkersburg South, the Parkersburg Big Reds were pushed to the limit Wednesday night at the Patriots’ Rod Oldham Athletic Center, and it ...

Marietta College’s Keith Richardson looks to pass during a college basketball game earlier this season. Richardson scored 30 points to help the Pioneers beat Mount Union Wednesday.

Pioneer men upend Mount Union, 96-78

MARIETTA — Keith Richardson is a scoring point guard. The 5-foot-9 junior tallied 30 points and dished out six assists, both game-highs, as Marietta College defeated the University of Mount Union, 96-78, in Ohio Athletic Conference men’s basketball action at Ban Johnson Arena Wednesday ...

Gilmer County’s Abby Gwinn looks to shoot while receiving pressure from Doddridge County players earlier this season. Photo by Joe Albright.

Defending champs put the pieces together

GLENVILLE — Like completing a jigsaw puzzle, coaching requires finding the right pieces fitting together working in harmony. Last season, Gilmer County head coach Amy Chapman assembled the snuggest picture of players she could and, it just so happened, the first high school girls basketball ...

Wednesday’s high school basketball roundup with stats

GIRLS BASKETBALL Gilmer 52, Clay 47 GLENVILLE — Defending Class A state champion and top-ranked Gilmer County trailed 42-41 entering the fourth quarter here Wednesday night, but managed to post a narrow 52-47 victory against Clay County. The Titans, who made just 13 of 27 foul shots in ...

Parkersburg South 195-pounder Justin Allman controls Ripley’s Anthony Jarvis during a match Tuesday night inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. Allman won via an 11-3 major decision against his Viking opponent. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

South Patriot wrestlers dominate quad

PARKERSBURG — Top-ranked Parkersburg South heavyweight Louden Haga had the difficult task of raising his hand three times for wins by forfeit during Tuesday’s quad at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. The defending Class AAA state champion Patriots of second-year head coach Shaun Smith went ...

Parkersburg’s Madi Mace smothers Capital’s Danijah Allen during the Big Reds’ 91-51 victory over the Cougars Tuesday night inside PHS Memorial Fieldhouse. Mace paced the Big Reds with 19 points on the night. Photo by Joe Albright.

PHS girls cruise after slow start

PARKERSBURG — It took a little while for Class AAA No. 7 Parkersburg High School to get rolling against Capital after a nine-day break but once the Big Reds found their game they ran away for a 91-51 win over the visiting Cougars here Tuesday night inside Memorial Fieldhouse. “We looked ...

Warren’s Chase Weihl, right, defends as Marietta’s Isaac Danford looks to pass during a high school boys basketball game Tuesday in Vincent. Weihl finished with a game-high 20 points as Warren won, 78-61. Photo by Jordan Holland.

Warriors run past rival Tigers

VINCENT — Warren needed a big-time comeback to defeat Marietta earlier in the season. Tuesday, the Warriors almost never trailed. After outscoring the Tigers 15-2 in the second quarter, Warren rolled to a 78-61 victory to improve to 9-2 on the season. “It was a good team win,” said ...

Parkersburg Catholic’s Madeline Huffman looks to pass during a high school basketball game Tuesday against Tyler Consolidated. Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn.

PCHS falls to Tyler Consolidated

PARKERSBURG — There was not much to shout about for host Parkersburg Catholic, the 12th-ranked Class A girls basketball team in West Virginia this week, after the Crusaderettes were done in decisively by Tyler Consolidated 81-64 Tuesday night. The Silver Knights doubled their win total to ...

High school basketball roundup with stats

BOYS BASKETBALL Parkersburg 71, Athens 55 PARKERSBURG - Karson Snyder continued his hot shooting with 18 points Tuesday night and the Big Reds improved to 4-2 on the season with a 71-55 win over Athens. Snyder hit four shots from downtown and three inside the arc for head coach Jeff ...

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Marietta’s Taylor McVicar goes for a steal against Athens’ Kaylee Stewart during the Tigers’ 42-27 win over the Bulldogs Monday night.

Marietta girls grab win over Athens

MARIETTA — Marietta High’s defensive play was superb. The Tigers limited Athens High to three single-digit quarters en route to a 42-27 win in non-conference girls’ basketball action at Sutton Gym Monday night. “Our defense was pretty solid,” said MHS head coach Mark ...

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Fort Frye’s Tanner Booth, left, makes a move with the ball against Warren defender Emily Jackson Monday night during the Cadets’ 51-39 upset victory over the Warriors.

Fort Frye girls upset Warren, 51-39

BEVERLY — Fort Frye had been waiting for a performance like this all season. Entering Monday’s game at an atypical 5-4, the Cadets put together one of its best performances of the season and upset Warren 51-39 in a non-conference game. “It’s a really good win for this team,” said ...

Top-ranked Baylor next on slate for WVU men

MORGANTOWN — Six times fans of West Virginia men’s basketball have been treated to a matchup between their beloved Mountaineers (13-2, 2-1 Big 12) and the No. 1 ranked team in the country. Make that seven when they take on Baylor (15-0, 3-0 Big 12) at 7 p.m. tonight at the ...

Parkersburg Catholic’s Alec Hinton (12) tries to block a shot by Trinity Christian’s Spencer Kendall in the first half Saturday afternoon at PCHS. The host Crusaders won, 57-41. Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn.

Crusaders top Trinity, 57-41

PARKERSBURG —  Coming out to start the second half with a 10-2 run to quickly grab a 15-point lead in the first 2:50 was a springboard for Parkersburg Catholic en route to a 57-41 triumph over visiting Trinity Christian Saturday afternoon. Rob Strcula’s Class A No. 10-ranked Crusader ...

In a battle of ranked Class AAA freshmen, No. 2 Brayden Roberts of Parkersburg South tries to turn No. 1 John Martin Best of Parkersburg in the third period of Saturday’s West Virginia Duals inside Memorial Fieldhouse. Best made a first period takedown stand en route to a 3-1 decision to help PHS pull off a 37-35 championship match victory versus the Patriots. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

PHS tops South at W. Va. Duals

PARKERSBURG — Chris Way will take a West Virginia Duals championship over a runner-up finish any day of the week. The Parkersburg head wrestling coach got exactly that here Saturday inside Memorial Fieldhouse as the Big Reds got a pin from heavyweight Donavon McCune in the championship to ...

Williamstown’s Cullen Cutright tries to maintain possession with pressure from St. Marys players during a high school basketball game Saturday night in St. Marys. Photo by Ron Johnston.

St. Marys sinks ’Jackets in OT

ST. MARYS — Braden Barnhart came to the rescue. The St. Marys point guard banked home a buzzer-beating shot from halfcourt to lift the Blue Devils to a 62-61 overtime triumph over visiting Williamstown in Little Kanawha Conference boys basketball action Saturday night. “I looked at the ...

Parkersburg's Quentin Oliphant swims the butterfly leg of the 200 medley relay during the Patriot Invitational Saturday at the Parkersburg Boys and Girls Club. The Big Reds finished second in the event and the boys team won the meet. Photo by Joe Albright.

Big Red boys win Patriot Invite; girls finish second

PARKERSBURG — On a cold day outside, the Parkersburg High School swim team was hot in the water Saturday at the Parkersburg South Patriot Invitational inside the Parkersburg Boys and Girls Club. Terry Nisewarner’s boys captured a first place finish after they outscored runner-up ...