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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 ...

Kaitlyn McClead, Tigers make short work of Bears

MARIETTA — Kaitlyn McClead enjoyed a good all-round match. The senior setter had a match-high 30 assists to help Marietta High sweep River View, 25-20, 25-19, and 25-14, Tuesday night in East Central Ohio League volleyball action at Sutton Gymnasium. “I know I’m short and I can’t do ...

Big Reds get the shutout

VINCENT— Unable to come up with a goal in numerous chances throughout the entire first half, junior forward Madison Spears finally put the Big Reds on the scoreboard in the 38th minute. It wasn’t until a goal from midfielder Maddi Leggett off the assist from freshman Payton Harvey in the ...

St. Marys’ netters have tough tri outcome

WILLIAMSTOWN —Three teams hoping to find their groove in the early going of the 2019 volleyball season did battle in a tri-meet Monday night at Wood County Christian School. After host school WCC dispatched of Parkersburg Christian in two sets, the Knights turned their attention to St. Marys ...

Ripley’s Tori Starcher wins 3rd straight Chick-fil-A title

MINERAL WELLS — On an overcast Saturday morning at the 4H campgrounds in Mineral Wells, a pair of 5K races set in motion a chance for local runners to impress at the 20th Chick-fil-A Invitational. The much-lauded event featured runners in the boys’ and girls’ high school races who are ...

South escapes with 4-3 win vs. PHS

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South sophomore Samara Nunn stepped up for the Patriots every time she was called upon during South’s close 4-3 victory versus crosstown rivals Parkersburg Big Reds, ending a two-game losing skid at Stadium Field Saturday afternoon. Equalizing both times in the ...

Ritchie County wins Bulldog Bash title

WEST UNION — Ritchie County upped its mark to 6-0 here Saturday after claiming the Doddridge County Bulldog Bash volleyball tournament by besting Williamstown in the finals — 22-25, 25-20 and 15-10. Skyler Chancellor, who joined teammate Lakyn Joy on the all-tournament team for the ...

Right response

WILLIAMSTOWN — For the first time in more than four decades, Magnolia suffered a season-opening shutout as the Blue Eagle offense never got untracked here Friday night, falling 27-0 to host Williamstown. The 1-1 Yellowjackets of head coach Terry Smith, who play at Marietta next Friday, led ...

The Penn proves mightier

ORGANTOWN — There was a lot of bad, especially early, for the University High football team Friday night against Parkersburg South, but head coach John Kelley wasn’t quite as upset as most coaches would be following a 48–14 loss at home. The first half numbers were not pretty for the ...

Turnovers doom the Big Reds

ONA —Cabell Midland ran up 633 yards rushing behind three 100-yard rushers for the game in rolling over Parkersburg 55-13 Friday at The Castle in a Mountain State Athletic Conference contest. Jakob Caudill paced the rushing attack for Cabell Midland (2-0, 2-0 MSAC) with 22 caries for 217 ...

Trimble rolls past Belpre, 46-0

BELPRE — The first home game of the year didn’t go as planned for the Belpre Golden Eagles, as they suffered a 46-0 shutout at the hands of the Trimble Tomcats on Friday night at Ralph Holder Stadium. The defense had no answer for a stout Tomcat rushing attack, and Conner Wright showed why. ...

Taylor’s has record day in MHS win

MARIETTA —Marietta executed its pin-and-pull offensive scheme to perfection Friday night at Don Drumm Stadium, as senior Chase Taylor rushed for a school record 332 yards in a 52-34 win over rival Warren. Taylor accomplished the feat on just 19 carries, scoring four touchdowns on runs of ...

High School Football Week Two Roundup

Ripley 38, Buckhannon-Upshur 7 RIPLEY — Death Valley took a while to live up to its namesake here Friday night in Ripley. Eddie Smolder’s Vikings finally exploded for 35 second-half points following a three-point showing in the first-half in a 38-7 win over Buckhannon-Upshur. Noah ...

No problem for PC

WILLIAMSTOWN — In the season opener for both Little Kanawha Conference volleyball programs here Thursday evening, host Williamstown won the first two sets — 25-20 and 25-23 — before watching rival Parkersburg Catholic rally to capture the match by taking the final three sets — 25-21, ...