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Parkersburg South’s Sierra Hays and St. Albans’ Kiersten Eggleton try to make a play on the ball during Saturday’s Fall Brawl inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center.

PHS brawls out: Big Reds top St. Albans in Fall Brawl finals

PARKERSBURG — Katelyn McVicker went on a kill barrage for St. Albans late in the third set during Saturday’s Fall Brawl championship match inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center, but Parkersburg High School head coach Erin Thorpe’s Big Reds finally emerged victorious with a 25-22, 15-25 ...

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The Parkersburg High boys soccer team defeated Hurricane, 3-0, Saturday to win the Mountain State Athletic Conference championship.

Parkersburg boys take down Hurricane to win MSAC title

HURRICANE — John Mason got visiting Parkersburg High on the board Saturday at Hurricane in the MSAC Championship game and the Big Reds never looked back, adding two more goals and claiming a 3-0 victory. Mason’s unassisted goal made it 1-0, Parker Miller added an unassisted goal in the ...

West Virginia cornerback Elijah Battle (19) juggles a would be interception as West Virginia plays TCU during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU won 31-24. The play was ruled an incompletion. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

TCU hangs on to knock off Mountaineers

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kenny Hill avoided a defender in the backfield and lunged forward through two more for a 3-yard touchdown run with 2:53 left and No. 8 TCU remained the Big 12’s only undefeated team with a 31-24 victory over No. 23 West Virginia on Saturday. Hill also threw a ...

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Marietta High’s Ryan Mannix, left, scores off a Jake Craven corner kick. Tiger Austyn Chen is airborne trying to head the ball, while Warrior keeper Thomas Williams in dark jersey is out of the goal to the right. Warren won 2-1 Saturday afternoon at Jerry Brock Field.

Warren edges Marietta on pitch

DEVOLA — Warren High was one set piece goal better than Marietta High. Ethan Yost score two goals, both off direct kicks, as the Warriors defeated the Tigers, 2-1, in prep boys’ soccer action on Jerry Brock Field at the Marietta Soccer Complex Saturday afternoon. Ryan Mannix scored the ...

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Marietta College’s Javi Zaragoza, right, collides with John Carroll’s Antwain Hamilton during Saturday’s game at Don Drumm Stadium.

Marietta College falls to John Carroll, 48-21

John Carroll 48, Marietta College 21 MARIETTA — Darrien Fields’ 14-yard touchdown pass to Roger Walker, which included a dazzling hurdle by Walker into the end zone, got host Marietta College within 14-7 of John Carroll Saturday at Don Drumm Stadium. However, the visiting Blue ...

Williamstown's Evan Amos (33) break tackles during a high school football game against Buffalo Friday night. Photo courtesy of Michael Uhl.

Yellowjackets cruise to a 41-0 win over Buffalo

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown still believes. The Yellowjackets' road to the West Virginia Class A playoffs is not an easy one, but following a dominating 41-0 performance against Buffalo Friday night Williamstown has hope. “It's just a team thing with us,” said sophomore lineman Nick ...

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Parkersburg South's Emma Leach spikes the ball while Patriot teammate Cassie Fink covers from behind during a match earlier this year at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. The annual Parkersburg South Fall Brawl starts at 9 a.m. today. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

New champ to be crowned at Fall Brawl

PARKERSBURG — A new champion will be crowned sometime today as the 12-team field in Parkersburg South's annual Fall Brawl will begin action at 9 a.m. inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. Defending champion Woodrow Wilson isn't in the field, but PSHS head coach Becky Bennett will have ...

Parkersburg's Brenton Strange stiff-arms Woodrow Wilson defensive back Peyton Thomas to the Stadium Field turf during the Big Reds' 34-8 Friday night homecoming victory versus the Flying Eagles. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Big Reds defeat Woodrow Wilson, 34-8

PARKERSBURG — Host Parkersburg High put up 27 first-half points while limiting Woodrow Wilson to just 64 yards and nothing on the scoreboard en route to a 34-8 win for the No. 10 Class AAA Big Reds Friday night at Stadium Field. PHS, now 5-2, piled up a total of 482 yards, 350 of which came ...

Friday’s high school football roundup with stats

Parkersburg South 28, Brooke 7 WELLSBURG — Brooke quarterback Gage Yost broke loose for a 73-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 7-all here Friday night late in the first quarter, but it was all Parkersburg South after that as head coach Mike Eddy's Patriots knocked off the host Bruins, ...

Parkersburg High's Madison Spears (15) controls the ball while being chased by Huntington's Abby Bauer (6) during a girls soccer match Thursday night at Stadium Field. Spears had a goal and an assist as the host Big Reds won 3-1 in the MSAC fifth-place playoff game. Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn.

Parkersburg bests Huntington

PARKERSBURG - Host Parkersburg High tied the match with 5:11 left in the first half, then carried that momentum over to the second half with two more goals in posting a 3-1 win over Huntington in the MSAC girls soccer fifth-place playoff game Thursday night at Stadium Field. Junior co-captain ...

Parkersburg South's Bradley Stump battles Williamstown's Boston Caruthers for the ball during prep boys soccer action Thursday at Erickson All Sports Facility. The Patriots won 2-1. Photo by Ron Johnston.

South Patriots edge Yellowjackets, 2-1

PARKERSBURG - Parkersburg South High bounced back in more ways than one. The Patriots got some measure of revenge by downing Williamstown, 2-1, in prep boys' soccer action at The Erickson All-Sports Facility Thursday night. Last year, PSHS dropped a 7-1 decision to the Yellowjackets on the ...

Ohio Valley University's Stephany Orjuela (12) and Dana Lichtendonk (2) go up for a double block during Thursday's match inside the Snyder Activity Center against Trevecca Nazarene University. The Trojans defeated the Fighting Scots in five sets. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

OVU netters fall in five sets

VIENNA - Trevecca Nazarene University finally recorded its first Great Midwest Athletic Conference win here Thursday evening inside the Snyder Activity Center as the Trojans of head coach Jayme Crowley held off host Ohio Valley University in five sets - 17-25, 25-10, 25-23, 13-25 and ...

Games get bigger for prep football teams

PARKERSBURG - The first Friday night in October has arrived and that means prep gridiron teams are either eyeing the end of the regular season or hoping to factor into the playoff mix. First-year Big Red head coach Mike Byus will celebrate homecoming this evening at Stadium Field when ...

Williamstown's Skyler Chancellor (22) attempts a spike as Warren's Maggie Kemp, left, and Emily Ontko go up to block it during a high school volleyball match Thursday in Vincent. Photo by Jordan Holland.

Warren Warriors down Yellowjackets in four sets

VINCENT - Warren started off strong and, despite struggling to finish off visiting Williamstown Thursday in a Volley for the Cure match, came away with a four-set victory to improve to 11-6 overall this season. Warren jumped out in front 2-0 in the match after 25-17 and 25-12 victories. The ...

Ravenswood’s Carson Fox hits a shot during Wednesday’s Class A state championship golf tournament at Oglebay Resort’s Jones Course. Fox earned all-state honors by finishing third overall and helped the Red Devils win the school’s second state golf crown. Photo by Cody Tomer.

Ravenswood Red Devils reign supreme in Class A

WHEELING — Seniors Alex Easthom and Carson Fox helped Ravenswood High School to its second state golf crown as the Red Devils of head coach Dave Rader captured the Class A state title here Wednesday at Oglebay Resort’s Jones Course. Ravenswood, which won the 2007 double-A state crown and ...

Marietta High’s Courtney Schuck handles the ball during a high school girls soccer match against River View Wednesday at Jerry Brock Field in Devola. Photo by Ron Johnston.

Marietta falls to River View squad

DEVOLA — Marietta High came back from a two-goal deficit in the first half, but three down was too much to overcome after the break. The Tigers suffered their second setback of the season, dropping a 5-2 decision to River View in East Central Ohio League girls’ soccer action at Jerry ...

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Parkersburg’s Isaac Prine hits a shot during high school golf state tournament action Tuesday at the Jones Course in Wheeling.

Red Devils in lead at state golf tournament after Round 1

WHEELING — Success on the golf course does not come without learning from mistakes. A year ago, Madonna’s Howie Peterson struggled on day one of the West Virginia state golf tournament as he carded an 83, only to rebound and shoot a 74 on the second day to earn all-state ...

Wheeling Park's James Hofmann, right, moves with the ball as Parkersburg's Jonathan Mason closes in during Tuesday's game at Wheeling Island Stadium. The Big Reds won, 3-2.

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Runyon, Parkersburg battle past Wheeling Park

WHEELING — Wheeling Park had a game plan against No. 2 Parkersburg and for the most part, that worked. What they didn’t have was an answer for Big Reds midfielder Matt Runyon. The senior — who has a 40-yard throw-in — used that weapon to put Parkersburg (13-1-3) in prime scoring ...

Williams-town’s Natalie Sawin helped the Yellowjackets defend their Wood County Middle School cross country championship Tuesday in Mineral Wells. Sawin won the title with a time of 10 minutes, 47 seconds.

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Sawin leads ’Jackets to Wood County Middle School cross country championship

MINERAL WELLS — Wood County Christian’s Franklin Angelos continued his dominance here Tuesday evening and Natalie Sawin also topped the field to help lead the Williamstown girls to a resounding team win in the annual Wood County Middle School cross country championships. Angelos, who has ...

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The Waterford High girls golf team, led by Ashley Offenberger’s (far left) score of 84, won the Ohio Division II Southeast District championship Tuesday in Ashville, Ohio.

Waterford going back to state

ASHVILLE, Ohio — For the third year in a row, the Waterford High girls golf team has won district championship. Tuesday at Upper Landsdowne Golf Course, the Wildcats scored 358 as a team to place first at the Division II Southeast District tournament and punch their ticket to next week’s ...