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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 - ...

Big Reds fall to GW

PARKERSBURG — Behind the strength of four Bunky Brown 3-pointers and a game-high 27 points, the visiting George Washington Patriots defeated the Parkersburg Big Reds 59-46. The Big Reds (2-7) kept it close in the first quarter, as Dylan Shaver hit a buzzer-beating 2-point shot to tie the ...

Williamstown girls off to a 9-2 hot start

WILLIAMSTOWN— Tough, tenacious and team describes the Williamstown Yellowjackets girls basketball team to a perfect ‘T’. With a 62-51 win Tuesday over Ritchie County Tuesday, the Williamstown girls team is improved to 9-2 and entered the week is currently fourth in Class A Associated ...

Pioneer men suffer first loss of the season

MARIETTA — Caleb Cox couldn’t miss. The 6-foot-7 senior Crusader scored 25 points on 10 of 10 from the floor to lead Capital University to an 82-78 triumph over Marietta College Wednesday night in Ohio Athletic Conference men’s basketball action at Ban Johnson Arena. “We did not do a ...

Williamstown too much for Ritchie County

WILLIAMSTOWN — A sluggish first quarter proved costly for upset-minded Ritchie County here Tuesday night as No. 4 Williamstown survived the Rebels, 62-51, in a Little Kanawha Conference West Division tilt. The Yellowjackets turned an early 9-6 lead into a 27-11 advantage after one quarter ...

MHS boys take down Coshocton

Marietta was not only trying to win at home for the first time since its season opener, but also was attempting to win two games in a row for the first time in the 2018-2019 campaign Tuesday night when it welcomed the Coshocton Redskins to Sutton Gymnasium. The Tigers were able to check both ...

Frontier boys get victory vs. Monroe Central

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier High outlasted Monroe Central — again. In another evenly-matched game, the Cougars hung on to defeat the Seminoles, 48-44, in Pioneer Valley Conference boys’ basketball action at Hank Morus Gymnasium Tuesday night. Last month, at Woodsfield, FHS downed MC, ...

Marietta, Capital battle for first place in the OAC tonight

MARIETTA — Sole possession of first place in the Ohio Athletic Conference is on the line at 7 p.m. today when Capital invades Ban Johnson Arena to take on 10th-ranked Marietta College. Both teams are 6-0 in the OAC. The Crusaders come in riding a 10-game winning streak while Pioneers have ...

High School Basketball Roundup

BOYS BASKETBALL Williamstown 73, Ravenswood 62 RAVENSWOOD — Devin Raines bucketed a game-high 22 points as host Ravenswood pushed No. 3 Williamstown into overtime, before falling 73-62 here Tuesday night. Ravenswood, which dropped to 1-9 and plays next Tuesday at Ritchie County, used a ...

Parkersburg High breezes by rival South

PARKERSBURG — PHS forward Shay-Lee Kirby had seen enough. With her top-ranked Big Reds trailing rival and No. 10 ranked Parkersburg South by eight early in the third quarter, the Austin Peay commit decided PHS was not dropping a home game to the Patriots. Her personal 9-0 scoring ...

PHS, South girls’ hoops meet for Round 2

PARKERSBURG — The regular season returns to normal for Parkersburg and Parkersburg South girls’ basketball teams after their meeting today inside PHS Memorial Fieldhouse. The final contest between the rivals before a possible meeting in sectional play tips off at 7:30 p.m. Scott ...

Patriots pull away in the fourth for win

PARKERSBURG — Malaki Sylvia sent the crowd at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center home happy, as he tallied 29 in a 67-59 victory over Huntington. He physically dominated, and went to the paint to record each one of his field goals. “He’s unreal. He’s so quick, and when he misses his first ...

Big Reds’ bowler Lakyn Edwards headed to Indiana Tech

PARKERSBURG— When picking a college that suits the needs of both her major and a top bowling program, it was an easy decision for Parkersburg High School bowler Lakyn Edwards picking Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Due to not being recognized as a sport by the ...

PARKERSBURG SOUTH CLASSIC DUALS: Mason tops Patriots

PARKERSBURG — Despite not having a 138-pounder and losing a team point for unsportsmanlike conduct, the Mason Comets still managed to emerge as the champions of the second annual Parkersburg South Classic here Saturday afternoon inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center as the host Patriots came ...