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Marietta’s Trent Dawson (22) goes up for a jump shot as Zanesville’s Aronde’ Myers (23) defends during a high school boys basketball game Friday night at Sutton Gymnasium.

Balanced Tigers best Zanesville, 80-67

MARIETTA — Once the Tigers got rolling, there was no slowing them down. Marietta fell behind to visiting Zanesville 19-14 after a quarter Friday night at Sutton Gym, but the Tigers (12-9, 8-5 East Central Ohio League) outscored the Blue Devils (11-11, 6-7 ECOL) 49-27 over the next two ...

Belpre’s Deijon Bedgood, left, handles the ball as Waterford’s Isaac Huffman defends during a high school boys basketball game Friday night. Photo by Ron Johnston.

Belpre falls to Waterford boys, 81-42

BELPRE — Waterford sizzled, while Belpre fizzled. The Ohio Division IV 10th-ranked Wildcats never trailed en route to an 81-42 triumph over the host Golden Eagles in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division boys basketball game Friday on Senior Night. “We came out and we got going,” ...

Friday’s high school basketball roundup with stats

GIRLS BASKETBALL Calhoun 55, Wirt 32 MT. ZION — Katie Jones tallied 12 points in the first quarter and Makayla Smith took over in the second half here Friday night as Calhoun County handed Wirt County a 55-32 Class A, Region IV, Section 1 defeat. Jones scored 14 of her 17 markers in the ...

Parkersburg’s Stephen Carder controls Parkersburg South’s Jarritt Flinn during their 145-pound match last month inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. Starting at 11 a.m. Saturday inside the ROAC, both the Patriots and Big Reds will take part in the Class AAA, Region IV wrestling tournament. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Regional wrestling starts today

PARKERSBURG — While two-time defending Class AAA state champion Parkersburg South will have to wait until Saturday to begin its journey toward a three-peat, wrestling regionals across the Mountain State get underway today. Locally, the place to be for some early wrestling starting at 12:30 ...

Hamilton’s Madison Spears is pressured by Parkersburg Catholic’s Aaliyah Brunny during the 7/8th grade Wood County Middle School championship tilt Thursday evening at Memorial Fieldhouse. The Wildcats capped off a 14-0 record by rallying past the Crusaderettes, 47-36. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Hamilton downs Catholic for title

PARKERSBURG — Hamilton capped a 14-0 season Thursday evening inside Memorial Fieldhouse as the Wildcats received a combined 15 points in the fourth quarter from Kristen Lowers and Kisten Roberts en route to rallying past turnover-plagued Parkersburg Catholic, 47-36, to win the 7/8th grade ...

Jackson’s Brilynn Florence passes to a teammate while Hamilton’s Taneekah Longwell defends during the Wood County Middle School 6th grade championship game Thursday inside Memorial Fieldhouse. The Generals outlasted the Wildcats, 37-28. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Jackson wins county championship

PARKERSBURG — The 6th grade Wood County Middle School basketball championship played Thursday inside Memorial Fieldhouse featured 89 rebounds and the advantage on the boards played a big role in top-seeded Jackson’s 37-28 victory versus third-seeded Hamilton. Hamilton, which ended the ...

PHS, South swimmers advance to state finals

MORGANTOWN — A plethora of Parkersburg and Parkersburg South swimmers will be advancing to the WVSSAC State Swimming championship today. Both teams will have participants competing in individual and relay events for the finals at the WVU Natatorium in ...

Parkersburg’s Kyle Goodwin prepares to bat during a high school baseball game last season in Parkersburg.

PHS’ Goodwin to play baseball at Bethany

PARKERSBURG — Big Red baseball player Kyle Goodwin will be a Bison this fall. Last week, Goodwin, a senior at Parkersburg High School, put his name on the dotted line to continue his diamond career in the Mountain State at NCAA Division III Bethany College. Goodwin, a grandson of the late ...

Thursday’s high school basketball roundup with stats

BOYS BASKETBALL Parkersburg Catholic 59, Doddridge County 57 WEST UNION — Tied at 57-all with 90 seconds to go, Doddridge County planned on taking the last shot, but Parkersburg Catholic’s Patrick Copen got a defensive rebound with 6.2 seconds left, was fouled and then hit two free ...

Parkersburg South’s Seth Wright catches a breath during the Penguin Invite earlier this season at the YMCA. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

PHS, South gear up for state swim meet

PARKERSBURG — As the rest of the student body counts down to the weekend, swimmers from PHS and South will be pacing against their own times against West Virginia competitors at the WVSSAC State Swimming championships. If either teams’ swimmers manage to rank in the top 12 in any of ...

Belpre’s Cheyenne Barker, left, handles the ball as Williamstown’s BreeAnn Reynolds defends during a high school girls basketball game Wednesday. Williamstown won, 80-75. Photo by Ron Johnston.

’Jackets win shootout over Belpre

BELPRE — Williamstown’s Ashley Morris and Belpre’s Cheyenne “Chey” Barker are two of the better senior backcourt players in the Mid-Ohio Valley. On Wednesday Senior Night at BHS, the duo put on a show. The 5-foot-1 Morris scored a team-high 23 points, including four freebies ...

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Parkersburg’s Ben McFarland attempts to shoot as Notre Dame’s Joel Maurer (50) attempts to block during a high school basketball game Wednesday. Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn.

West, Notre Dame shock Big Red boys

PARKERSBURG — Clarksburg Notre Dame wielded a hot hand from 3-point range to open the game and the fourth-ranked Class A team never let up the lead to knock off host Class AAA No. 8 Parkersburg High 74-67 Wednesday night at Memorial Fieldhouse. The setback was third straight for the Big ...

Marietta College’s Dillon Young (1) goes up for a basket during a college men’s basketball game against Muskingum Wednesday night at Ban Johnson Arena.

Pioneers top Muskies for 11th straight win

MARIETTA — Dillon Young tossed in a game-high 22 points to lead six Marietta College players in double figures as the Pioneers overcame a sluggish first half to down Muskingum University 94-76 Wednesday night at the Ban Johnson Arena. After defeating Muskingum earlier in the season by 36 ...

St. Marys’ Addie Furr goes up for a shot over Valley-Wetzel’s Jamey West during the Blue Devils’ 70-47 win over the Lumberjills Tuesday at St. Marys High School. Photo by Joe Albright.

St. Marys girls win on Senior Night

ST. MARYS — St. Marys needed contributions from all eight seniors to pull away for a 70-47 win over visiting Valley-Wetzel on Senior Night Tuesday inside St. Marys High School. Jordan Fox scored a game-high 25 points along with six boards to help St. Marys improve its record to 16-6. ...

Morgantown’s Torin Hanson makes contact with Parkersburg South’s Bobby Foggin’s hand as Cole Plants (right) and Brayden Mooney (32) apply additional pressure during a high school basketball game in Morgantown.

South falls in OVAC semi

MORGANTOWN — Ask any basketball coach and they’ll all tell you that it’s always, always tough to beat the same team three times in a season. Last night, No. 2 Morgantown hosted Parkersburg South in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference tournament semifinals, trying to complete the ...

Waterford’s Jordan Welch tries to block an attempted spinning lay-in by Southern’s Crenson Rogers during the Wildcats’ 63-50 win Tuesday night inside the Harry Cooper Annex. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Welch leads Waterford past Southern

WATERFORD — Southern had no answer for Jordan Welch here Tuesday inside the Harry Cooper Annex during Waterford’s senior night and the Wildcats cruised to an easy 63-50 Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division victory. Ranked 10th in Ohio Division IV, the Wildcats took the lead for good ...

Fort Frye’s Jacob Prichard (24) attempts to shoot as Buckeye Trail’s Jacob Doudna (34) defends during a high school basketball game Tuesday. Photo by Tom Perry.

Trail tops Fort Frye in OT, 68-66

BEVERLY — Fort Frye will be playing in the Wheeling Hospital OVAC Championships later this week - just not in the preferred Class 3A title game. Instead, the Cadets (16-5) will face the loser of Martins Ferry-Linsley on Friday at Ohio University-Eastern following a 68-66 overtime loss to ...

Parkersburg’s Madi Mace (35) and Bre Wilson (33) defend Parkersburg South’s Allie Taylor (44) on her way to the bucket Monday night during the Big Reds’ 66-63 victory over the Patriots. Mace and Wilson combined for 40 points for PHS.

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Joe Albright

Big Reds edge Patriots, 66-63, in rivalry classic

PARKERSBURG — Birthday girl Madi Mace scored a career-high 28 points and Shay-Lee Kirby made a connection from downtown off a steal with 47 seconds left in regulation to lead the Parkersburg High to a 66-63 victory over crosstown rival Parkersburg South Monday night inside Memorial ...

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Parkersburg Catholic’s Cade Ullman, left, dribbles behind the back as Charleston Catholic’s Robbie Williams defends during a high school boys basketball game Monday.

Crusaders clip Charleston Catholic

PARKERSBURG — It took every ounce of effort — and a rushed shot at the end — for Parkersburg Catholic to hold on for a 64-61 victory over Charleston Catholic Monday night. “We have to close out games better,” said Parkersburg Catholic coach Rob Strcula. “We made some mistakes at ...

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Frontier’s Caleb McLeish, left, makes a move with the ball as St. Marys’ Jacob Bills defends during a high school boys basketball game Monday in New Matamoras.

Frontier upsets St. Marys in OT

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier High enjoyed a memorable Senior Night. The Cougars staged a second-half rally to upset and stun state-ranked St. Marys of Pleasants County, W.Va., 69-65, in non-conference boys’ basketball action Monday evening. “This was a big win for us,” said FHS head ...