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Marietta’s Kail Hill saves his team as they move on to sectional final

MARIETTA — After falling behind by five runs early in Monday’s Division II sectional semifinal at Legion Field, Marietta had to find a way to hold Waverly in check until its offense could get rolling. Senior Kail Hill delivered in a big way as the right hander tossed five innings of ...

ALBRIGHT: Patience pays off for Ravenswood tennis player Maximus Hilton

Ravenswood Red Devil Maximus (Max) Hilton entered the end game of his prep sports career at 8 a.m. Saturday on Court 2 of the Charleston YMCA. He arrived exactly at the desired destination for his final representation on any athletic playing surface for the Class A red and black. After ...

Crusader girls capture AA/A tennis championship

CHARLESTON — Marie Discini’s primal exclamation of “Let’s go” following her Class AA/A girls’ tennis No. 1 singles’ state championship win rang appropriate for a number of reasons. Not only did the Parkersburg Catholic player secure her third ultimate prize finish in as many ...

Big Red boys tennis finishes as triple-A runner-up

CHARLESTON — Class AAA’s State Championship Saturday had a decidedly second-place feeling about it for Parkersburg High’s boys’ tennis team. The Big Reds finished runner-up as a team and in their four finals matches of the morning/early afternoon session during a rainy day indoors at ...

Patriots, Vikings suspended to Monday in 6th

RIPLEY — After resuming play in the bottom of the fourth following a 45-minute rain delay, the Parkersburg South Patriots and Ripley Vikings managed to get only two more innings in. With no one out and a Viking on first base in the bottom of the sixth and a 7-4 South lead, officials ...

Rebels, Big Reds ready for regionals

PARKERSBURG — Ritchie County and Parkersburg High School’s softball teams have a daunting task ahead of them this week as both programs enter best-of-three regional series with berths in the state tournament on the line. Head coach Jason Roberts’ Big Reds will carry a 19-10 record into ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Baseball/Softball Statistical Leaders

MID-OHIO VALLEY PREP BASEBALL LEADERS AVERAGE .567 - Tyler West (Tyler) .517 - Braden Bellville (Wford) .506 - Jacob Hoyt (St. Marys) .505 - Zach Knight (Ritchie) .479 - Corbin Alkire (Marietta) .471 - Hunter Hickman (Wirt) .432 - Max Anderson (PHS) .431 - Tyler Haskins ...

Waterford’s Hayes fires no-hitter to beat South Gallia in sectional, 12-0

WATERFORD — Brock Hayes was in a mow down mood on the bump. The Waterford senior right-hander fired a no-hitter as the sixth-seeded Wildcats mercied visiting South Gallia, 12-0, in an OHSAA Division IV sectional baseball opener Saturday. “We finally came together as a team and did ...

Warren outslugs Jackson in sectional

VINCENT — The old adage that good things come in threes proved to be oh so true Saturday afternoon for the Warren Warriors baseball team. The eighth-seeded Warriors pounded out three triples with two of them driving in three runs as they downed the number nine-seeded Jackson Ironmen 9-5 in ...

Fort Frye baseball clubs Bridgeport, 10-1, in sectional

BEVERLY — Maeson Long provided Fort Frye with a boost from the No. 9 hole. The FFHS freshman third baseman was 3-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs as the No. 7-seeded Cadets downed visiting Bridgeport, 10-1, Saturday in an OHSAA Division III baseball sectional semifinal. “Not bad for the ...

Parkersburg’s Jalen King to wrestle at West Liberty

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Big Red Jalen King is ready to embark on his next journey in life, which will come this fall when he enrolls at West Liberty University to wrestle for the Division II Hilltoppers of head coach Danny Irwin. Although King thought about trying to play college football ...

PHS in running for individual state tennis crowns

CHARLESTON — Tests of endurance, will power, and focus awaited the Class AAA state semifinalist Friday at Schoenbaum Courts in Kanawha City. The sun beat down on the hard surfaces as spots in the finals were up for grabs following an early morning rain storm. Parkersburg High’s Jacob ...

Catholic girls on the brink of a state championship

CHARLESTON — Program first opportunities await the Parkersburg Catholic girls’ tennis team and Ravenswood’s Max Hilton in the championship matches of the Class AA/A state tournament this morning. One win by any of the Crusaders’ five finalists awards the blue and white clad ladies the ...

South in driver’s seat after 10-4 win vs. Ripley

RIPLEY — Parkersburg South scored five runs off four Ripley errors, Nathan Currey had a blast over the left-fence in the second inning and the Patriots won 10-4 during the first game in the best-of-three series for the Class AAA, Region IV, Section 1 title Friday evening at Viking Park. ...

South’s Nick Yoho signs to play football at WVU

PARKERSBURG — It’s a dream he was working for since he was 5-years-old, and now Parkersburg South’s Nick Yoho has signed as a preferred walk-on to play football at West Virginia University. At his Friday afternoon signing in Parkersburg South’s cafeteria were scores of family and ...

Tigers compete in ECOL track championships

Marietta High’s girls 4 by 100 meter relay team continued its winning ways. Meadow Benton, Courtney Schuck, Lexie Mullen, and anchor Torrance Nonnenmacher outran New Philadelphia’s foursome to the finish line to claim an East Central Ohio League Championship meet crown Friday night at Don ...

’Jacket domination: Williamstown boys, girls sweep regional track meet

PARKERSBURG —The Class A state track and field championships in Charleston are almost afoot, but there was one last meet to be held before that. The Class A, Region IV championship meet was held Thursday evening at the Erickson All-Sports Facility, and that decided the qualifiers for the ...

Big Reds swimmer David Snider signs with West Virginia

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Big Red senior swimmer David Snider is no stranger swimming at the West Virginia University Natatorium in Morgantown. Competing in the boys Class AAA Swimming Championships this past February, Snider broke the state’s record in the 100-yard backstroke with a ...

Thursday’s Spring Sports Stars

BASEBALL ß Ty Sturm pitched six innings with seven strikeouts and was 4 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI in Parkersburg Catholic’s 14-4 sectional tournament win against Wirt County. Pat Copen was 3 for 5 with three doubles and six RBIs for the Crusaders while Peyton Amrine and Joel ...

Parkersburg boys tennis eyeing a team title

PARKERSBURG — Intimidating isn’t the immediate takeway upon first gazing upon Parkersburg High’s boys tennis team. The players stand lanky and just one rises above five-foot-eight inches tall in lone upper classman Seena Saadevandi. Test them on the court however and opponents quickly ...