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Williamstown Yellowjackets take down Marietta Tigers, 34-7

MARIETTA — The Williamstown Yellowjackets took advantage off Marietta Tigers junior kick returner Tony Munos fumbling in the games opening kick-off. Williamstown later scored after receiving good field position and forced the Tigers to cough up the ball two more times in the half, as the ...

Big Reds get back in win column

PARKERSBURG — Xadrian Snodgrass had a pair of second-half touchdown runs and Bryson Singer had another big game here Friday night at Stadium Field as host Parkersburg rolled to a 35-6 Mountain State Athletic Conference victory versus Woodrow Wilson. The Flying Eagles of head man Street ...

Visiting Fort Frye soundly defeats rival Waterford

WATERFORD — Fort Frye skipped the drama in this year’s rivalry showdown. After winning nail-biting decisions in the last two seasons, the Cadets drilled Waterford, 49-0, in prep football action Friday night. “All week in practice, it was about leaving no doubt,” said FFHS head coach ...

High School Football Week Three Roundup

Wirt County 27, Gilmer County 2 ELIZABETH — Garrett Parsons rushed for three 1-yard touchdowns and, a week after nabbing five interceptions, Nathan Murray returned a pick 73 yards for a TD to help Wirt County beat Gilmer County 27-2 Friday. Gilmer County got on the board with 4:05 left in ...

Marshall and Ohio U meet for the Bell

HUNTINGTON — Bad blood boils over and a rivalry is renewed at 6:30 p.m. when the Ohio Bobcats travel to Joan C. Edwards Stadium to take on the Marshall Thundering Herd. Both teams had their hands full the week prior, as Marshall dropped a tightly-contested 14-7 game on the blue turf to ...

MC defense aiming for more zeros

COLUMBUS — Marietta College is coming off its first shutout since 2004. The Pioneers defeated Hiram 41-0 last Saturday to open the season. This Saturday, they’ll visit Capital for a 7 p.m. kickoff in an Ohio Athletic Conference opener for both teams. The Crusaders put up 50 points against ...

South is 3-0

PARKERSBURG —The first home game of the year for the Patriots went as planned, as they downed Athens in a 42-20 showing Friday night at the Erickson All-Sports Facility. Brandon Penn did Brandon Penn things, and he torched the Bulldogs through the air and on the ground. The senior quarterback ...

Big Reds down Vikes

PARKERSBURG — It took second-half heroics and a defensive stand over the last couple minutes of the match, but Parkersburg ultimately topped Ripley in a 2-1 Thursday night thriller at Parkersburg’s Stadium Field. Career and program win no. 501 didn’t come without adversity for PHS head ...

Snowball Invite set for Saturday

PARKERSBURG — The fourth annual Carl Harnish Snowball Invitational is set to get underway at 9 a.m. Saturday inside Parkersburg’s Memorial Fieldhouse. Defending tournament champion Spring Valley, which knocked off Cabell Midland in 2018, isn’t in the field. Hurricane, the 2017 champ, is ...

Wirt netters sweep ’Jackets

ELIZABETH — Senior Kylie Stephens stuffed the stat sheet, which included a match-high 15 kills, for host Wirt County here Thursday night as the Tigers pulled off a sweep of Little Kanawha Conference West Division rival Williamstown by scores of 25-16, 25-18 and 25-23. First-year Tiger head ...

Warren gets 8-0 win vs. Patriots

VINCENT — Gavin Ott was hot and got a lot. The Warren High junior striker/midfielder scored four first-half goals as the host Warriors blanked Parkersburg South, 8-0, in boys’ soccer action Thursday night. “I just got open, trusted the shot, and let it go,” Ott said. “The team did ...

Glenville State eyes quick start

GLENVILLE — Test number two of the Mike Kellar era at Glenville State College won’t be an easy one as the Pioneers open Mountain East Conference play 1 p.m. Saturday at Lakin Field against host W.Va. State. The Yellow Jackets, who are seeking their first 2-0 start since 2008, rallied from ...

Big XC race in Belpre this weekend

BELPRE — Saturday is expected to be a big day in the local high school cross country scene when teams from all around West Virginia and Southeast Ohio meet for the Belpre Invitational. Slated to compete in the race are 21 high school boys teams, 20 high school girls teams and 15 middle ...

Wirt County focused after interception barrage

ELIZABETH — Records might be made to be broken, but the Wirt County football team was just glad to get a win last Friday night at Paden City. During the Tigers’ 40-8 triumph last week against the host Wildcats, head coach Jason Hickman’s team ended up snatching 10 interceptions. Prior ...

GAMEDAY: 3-0 in sight for the Patriots

PARKERSBURG — A golden opportunity for the Parkersburg South Patriots to start 3-0 is at stake in the team's first home game of the 2019 season. The Athens Bulldogs come to the Erickson All-Sports Facility to take on the upstart Patriots, and when the ball is kicked off at 7 p.m. this Friday ...

GAMEDAY: PHS looks to keep run of success going vs. Beckley

PARKERSBURG — Woodrow Wilson will be out to stop a five-year losing skid against Parkersburg come 7:30 p.m. Friday when the Flying Eagles of head coach Street Sarrett invade Stadium Field to take on the Big Reds. The last time a Woodrow Wilson squad defeated the red and white was back in ...

GAMEDAY: Yellowjackets, Tigers come into game off solid showings

WILLIAMSTOWN — History is repeating itself for the Marietta Tigers and Williamstown Yellowjackets, as the two teams will enter with the same records as last year. Losing 33-22 to the ‘Jackets in last years’ meeting, the Tigers (2-0) will be hitting the road for the first time this ...

Undefeated Fort, Waterford square off in rivalry

WATERFORD — Fort Frye and Waterford each is undefeated at 2-0 and rolling in the early going of the prep football season. One of these schools, though, will be derailed at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the Wildcat gridiron. The Fort is currently in a 4-way tie for fourth place in the OHSAA Division ...

GAMEDAY: Prep Football Roundup

ROANE COUNTY AT CLAY COUNTY Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday Last year’s results: Clay County 34, Roane County 22 Roane County (1-1) results: lost to St. Marys, 31-13; d. Lincoln County, 39-22 Clay County (1-1) results: d. Sherman, 52-26; lost to Tolsia, 22-14 Key Roane County ...

Catholic sweeps Irish

PARKERSBURG — Grace Pedersen, Gracie Lowers and Paige Stotts tallied four aces apiece here Tuesday night to help host Parkersburg Catholic sweep visiting Charleston Catholic in its season opener 25-18, 25-12 and 25-17. The Irish of head coach Mary Beth Smith, who received eight kills from ...