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Parkersburg Catholic beats Trinity, 51-39

CHARLESTON — Parkersburg Catholic had to solve one big 5-foot-4 problem in order to advance to its first state championship game since 2007. Crusaderettes head coach Marty Vierheller and assistant Tom Carr’s ability to cripple Trinity’s main offensive weapon in Reagan Sharp proved ...

Pioneers defeat Oswego State, advance to Elite 8

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois — Marietta’s four seniors aren’t taking anything for granted as the basketball season gets closer to the end. “We’re enjoying chilling with each other,” said Anthony Wallace. “The four seniors are not going to be able to get these days back, those hours ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Basketball Statistical Leaders

GIRLS SCORING AVERAGE 22.7 - Mady Winters (Magnolia) 19.5 - Abi Haught (Ritchie) 18.6 - Josey Jones (Tyler) 17.3 - Shay-Lee Kirby (PHS) 16.5 - Aaliyah Brunny (Catholic) 16.2 - Kyndra Pilant (Magnolia) 16.0 - Josie Montgomery (Calhoun) 15.7 - Madeline Huffman (Catholic) 15.3 ...

Cade Ullman’s 44 helps Catholic take down Tug

PARKERSBURG — A career-high 44 points from Cade Ullman lifted the Parkersburg Catholic Crusaders to a 59-53 win over the Tug Valley Panthers in Thursday night’s Class A, Region IV co-final. In what was a game of runs, the Crusaders had to rely on their playmakers down the stretch. The ...

St. Marys boys whip Cameron, earn state bid

ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Blue Devils denied the Cameron Dragons their first state tournament appearance, making short work by drilling a dozen 3s and shooting 41 percent from deep to finish with an 84-55 Class A, Region I co-final win Thursday and reaching the state tournament for the first ...

’Jackets hold on to defeat Tolsia, 64-59

FORT GAY — Williamstown head coach Scott Sauro knew Thursday night’s Class A, Region IV co-final at Tolsia wasn’t going to be easy. Thanks to a solid all-around team performance and some clutch foul shooting, the Yellowjackets knocked off the host Rebels from Wayne County, 64-59, to ...

Black Eagles best Park, will play Big Reds tonight

CHARLESTON — The Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center has a reputation for wreaking havoc on shooters. In a week where records seem to be falling by the hour at the W.Va. State Girls Basketball Tournament, No. 4 Wheeling Park and No. 5 South Charleston played a game that won’t be ...

Hoop and the harm

We’ve finally reached March, which is one of my favorite times of the year. Basketball season is in its stretch run, spring training is well underway and here in the sports department things are staying pretty busy. Not only is there a nice card shaping up for the Southside Rumble III, ...

Waterford boys falls short in district final

ATHENS, Ohio — Waterford High’s bid for a Sweet 16 berth was denied. The third-seeded Wildcats played their hearts out but ultimately dropped a 61-56 decision to top-seeded Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant High Thursday night in an OHSAA Division IV boys’ basketball Southeast District final at ...

Glenville St. women advance

WHEELING — Payton Shears had a game-high 24 points and Charity Shears tossed in 14 more for West Virginia State, but it wasn’t nearly enough as No. 18 Glenville State rolled the Yellow Jackets, 105-86, Thursday evening in the Mountain East Conference quarterfinals inside WesBanco ...

Parkersburg High beat Hampshire by 63 points in state quarterfinals

CHARLESTON — Class AAA’s top-seeded Parkersburg Big Reds played like a team who had been to the state tournament. Eighth-seeded Hampshire Trojans struggled in its first trip to Charleston in 18 years. The opposition had a lot to do with their struggles. Julieanne Buckley’s Trojans ...

Crusaderettes get revenge on Summers County

CHARLESTON — Parkersburg Catholic knew what to expect at the state tournament after an eye-opening experience in the first half of a Class A opening-round loss to Summers County one year ago inside the Charleston Civic Center. The Crusaderettes’ second consecutive visit to the tournament ...

Magnolia falls to Trinity, 65-57, despite Mady Winters’ monster performance

CHARLESTON — With two of the biggest players in the state on the court, it turned out to be one of the shortest that made the biggest difference. Trinity’s 5-foot-4 sparkplug Reagan Sharp was stellar with 40 points – 16 in the fourth quarter and 10 of 12 from the free-throw line – to ...

Single-A boys teams seek spots at state

PARKERSBURG — Before tonight is over, the field for next week’s Class A state basketball tournament in Charleston will be set. Five Little Kanawha Conference programs will do battle starting at 7 p.m. today in co-regional finals with only Tyler Consolidated and Williamstown going on the ...

Patriots bound for Charleston

HUNTINGTON — Spring Valley appeared to have all of the advantages for its boys Class AAA, Region IV high school boys basketball co-final Tuesday. A top-seed in Region IV earned the Timberwolves home court advantage hosting Parkersburg South with a berth in the state tournament at the ...

ALBRIGHT: Maddi Leggett commands the Big Reds

Jolts of energy race through Parkersburg High point guard Madi Leggett’s body shortly after the ball touches her hands in a varsity game. She stands charged with the leadership of the No. 1 high school team in the Mountain State from her command atop the key. One of the most devastating ...

PHS begins state title defense today

By TYLER BENNETT tbennett@newsandsentinel.com PARKERSBURG — David versus Goliath. No avoiding this angle when it comes to Wednesday’s opening round Class AAA state tournament game between Hampshire and Parkersburg High. Hampshire has zero players with shooting experience at Charleston ...

Catholic, Summers meet again

PARKERSBURG — Everything seemed to be going in the right direction for last year’s Parkersburg Catholic Crusaderettes. The undefeated PC team is headed to the first round of the Class A West Virginia State Basketball Tournament to face the Summers County Bobcats. That’s when the 2017-18 ...

Big Reds fall to Knights, 42-40

PARKERSBURG — No. 8 Cabell Midland survived what would’ve been a miracle 3 by host Parkersburg here Tuesday night inside Memorial Fieldhouse during a Class AAA, Region IV, co-final as the Knights nipped the Big Reds, 42-40. The victory for head coach Rick Chaffin’s squad allowed the ...