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Crusaderettes ahead of schedule

PARKERSBURG — A two-point home loss to a Class A Top 10 Trinity group remains the only blemish on the record of the Parkersburg Catholic girls’ basketball team as Marty Vierheller’s squad enters the second half of the campaign at 10-1. Vierheller’s team was due for a mid-term exam ...

Cullen Cutright’s 35 helps Williamstown to a W

WILLIAMSTOWN — Cullen Cutright’s career-high 35 points fueled his Williamstown Yellowjackets to a 91-54 Monday victory over the visiting Calhoun County Red Devils. From start to finish, the Jackets controlled every aspect of the game. Turnovers turned into high percentage looks at the ...

Washington County set for Rivalry Tuesday

MARIETTA — If Old Man Winter shows any mercy, two Washington County rivalry games will be played on the boys’ basketball hardwood at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Over at Vincent, Warren (8-3) is scheduled to host Marietta (4-6), while up the road, Fort Frye (7-4) is slated to play at Waterford ...

WVU men seek first Big 12 win at TCU

MORGANTOWN — Freshman Derek Culver has shown flashes of becoming West Virginia’s next ‘NBA ready’ big man. That is what comes about when you produce three double-doubles – two straight – in the six games you have played since coming off suspension. The most recent – 15 points ...

PHS PENGUIN INVITATIONAL: Big Reds’ girls finish second

PARKERSBURG —The first swim meet of the new year for the Parkersburg Big Reds and Parkersburg South Patriots is in the books. The 2019 Parkersburg Penguin Invitational had plenty of local swimmers looking to make waves in plenty of events. The girls 400 freestyle relay meet record was ...

Patriots’ Seth Fallon signs with GSC

PARKERSBURG — Mentioning the term “legacy signee” to Parkersburg South point guard Seth Fallon when discussing his decision to play basketball for Glenville State brings a smile to his face. Despite the fact his father Mike and mother Ann played there and sister Mykalyn signed on to ...

PHS grad Tony Testa new grid leader at W.Va. Wesleyan

PARKERSBURG — Tony Testa, a former two-time state champion as a lineman for the Parkersburg Big Reds, never was one to back down from a challenge. On Friday, Testa started a new chapter and his biggest test to date when he accepted the role as the new head football coach for his alma mater ...

High School Wrestling Roundup

WRESTLING Wirt County wins Blue Devil Alumni Tournament ST. MARYS — Wirt County bested nine other teams here Saturday to capture the fifth annual Blue Devil Alumni Tournament as Ravenswood finished runner-up (131.5 to 121) with host St. Marys (111) placing third. The expected 16-team ...

College Basketball Roundup

WOMEN Glenville State 90, Urbana 77 URBANA, Ohio — Glenville State proved up for a road test from 1-11 Urbana Saturday afternoon. Kim Stephens’ Pioneers overcame a 1-point halftime deficit and 3 for 31 performance from 3-point land for a 90-77 victory. The host Blue Knights used a ...

Cade Ullman’s 43 helps Parkersburg Catholic sting Yellowjackets

WILLIAMSTOWN — Parkersburg Catholic senior Cade Ullman put on a mesmerizing performance here Friday night in front of a packed house, scoring 28 of his career-high 43 points after halftime, as No. 8 Parkersburg Catholic knocked rival and No. 3 Williamstown from the ranks of the unbeaten with ...

Noah Nichols paces Warren in win

VINCENT — Noah Nichols missed some time earlier this season due to an injury, but since returning has helped Warren get on a roll. His game-high 18 points Friday helped the Warriors defeat visiting Athens, 56-40, and improve to 8-3 overall this season. Nichols’ floater right before the ...

Jeremiah Stitt helps Belpre down Wahama

BELPRE —A double-double that included a game-high 24 points from Jeremiah Stitt helped the Belpre Golden Eagles trounce visiting Wahama by a final of 75-51. Stitt was a big factor early on, but the White Falcons kept pace with Belpre through a quarter, as they were only down by 7. They ...

Wildcats fall to S. Gallia in OT

WATERFORD — Waterford High was cruising along with a double-digit lead when it got torpedoed late in the fourth quarter by South Gallia High, which forced an extra four minutes. In overtime, the Tom Simm-coached Wildcats never led and dropped a 56-54 decision to the rallying Rebels in ...

Big Reds’ Penguin Invite set for today

PARKERSBURG — Mother Nature was not kind to the Parkersburg High School swim team this time last year. Big Red head coach Terry Nisewarner is hoping things will go smoothly with the weather as the annual Penguin Invitational is set to get underway at 10:30 a.m. today at the YMCA of ...

South pulls upset: Winans leads Patriots past University

PARKERSBURG — Rylee Harner and Makenna Winans knocked down two charity stripe tosses apiece in the final 13.6 seconds here Thursday evening at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center as No. 10 Parkersburg South climbed back to the .500 plateau after upending No. 6 University, 66-61. The Hawks, who ...

’Jackets playing well together

WILLIAMSTOWN— Returning all five starters from last year’s 18-6 team, head coach Scott Sauro was expecting another solid season for his Williamstown Yellowjackets boys team, but he wasn’t expecting a start like this. The 9-0 Yellowjackets are outscoring teams 64-46 and are ranked third ...

Kyna Waderker leads Belpre past Rebels

BELPRE— Kyna Waderker was the game leader in points with 20 as the Belpre Golden Eagles made short work of South Gallia in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division showdown Thursday with a final of 54-28. “Kyna runs the floor so well and did a good job getting into position tonight,” ...

High School Basketball Roundup

GIRLS BASKETBALL Parkersburg 87, Capital 41 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High, ranked No.1 in Class AAA, rolled to an 87-41 victory over Capital Thursday at Memorial Fieldhouse. Five Big Reds (scored in double figures, led by 12 each from Shay-Lee Kirby, Aleea Crites and Bre Wilson. Hayley ...

College Basketball Roundup

WOMEN Glenville State 99, Notre Dame 85 SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — Glenville State outscored Notre Dame 35-16 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 99-85 win Thursday. The Pioneers, who improved to 11-2 overall and 6-1 in the Mountain East Conference, were led by Re’Shawna Stone’s 17 ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Basketball Statistical Leaders

MID-OHIO VALLEY BASKETBALL LEADERS GIRLS SCORING AVERAGE 21.8 - Mady Winters (Magnolia) 18.8 - Josey Jones (Tyler) 18.1 - Aaliyah Brunny (Catholic) 17.4 - Abi Haught (Ritchie) 17.2 - Kyndra Pilant (Magnolia) 16.8 - Josie Montgomery (Calhoun) 16.6 - Madi Mace (PHS) 16.3 - ...