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Crusader boys, girls tennis teams among Class AA/A favorites

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic Crusaders tennis head coach Jason Discini has a good feeling that the boys’ and girls’ teams will be leaving Coonskin Park as the Class AA/A tennis state championships Saturday. The first round of the Class AA/A tennis state tournament underway this ...

Ripley baseball eliminates PHS

RIPLEY — Going to the bottom of the third down 3-0, host Ripley battled back by outscoring the Parkersburg Big Reds 7-1 for the remainder of the game to claim a 7-4 win in a Class AAA, Region IV, Section 1 tournament game Wednesday. The Big Reds tied it at four-all with a Hayden Morris ...

Class A track regionals are talent-laden

PARKERSBURG — The road to next week’s state track and field championships in Charleston begins this afternoon across the Mountain State for Class A programs. Defending Class A girls state champion Doddridge County will join Gilmer County at the Region II meet in Lewis County. Field events ...

West Virginia coaches visit Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG —The 2019 WVU Coaches Caravan made a stop in Parkersburg on its annual tour of the Mountain State on Wednesday evening. When the Blue and Gold brigade held festivities at J.P. Henry’s on Emerson Avenue, paying fans came out in full force to show their support. Among the ...

Wednesday’s Spring Sports Stars

TRACK Class AAA, Region IV ß Ripley’s Kyanah Baldwin, Allison Fields, Cassidy Miller and Tori Starcher won the 4x400 (4:09.22) and passed Hurricane for the regional title with a 118-116.5 victory. Fields won the 100 (12.66), 200 (26.30) and was runner-up to South’s Samara Nunn in the ...

CLASS AAA REGION IV, SECTION 1 BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: South shuts down PHS

PARKERSBURG — Colin Bryant wiggled his way out of two bases-loaded jams en route to working five frames and Drew Cochran slammed the door with a two-inning save as host Parkersburg South defeated rival Parkersburg, 5-2, in the Class AAA, Region IV, Section 1 tournament opener Tuesday night at ...

Yellowjacket baseball looking for more

GLENVILLE — Williamstown baseball never stopped to think about its place in the Little Kanawha Conference standings as the league season progressed through the 11 games. Terry Smith’s crew spent the brain power and energy trying to get to the league’s Night of Champions. Some help from ...

Crusaders rally over Calhoun County in sectional opener

DAVISVILLE —A three-run sixth and sharp pitching helped Parkersburg Catholic pull away from Calhoun County in a 4-2 thriller on Tuesday. The Class A Region IV, Section 1 win for the Crusaders (13-14) means they meet Williamstown tonight at 5 p.m., the loss for the Red Devils pits them on the ...

Ravenswood hands Wirt sectional loss

RAVENSWOOD- Leading in a tight 5-3 game against the Wirt County Tigers in the opening round of the Class A Region IV, Section 1 tournament, the Ravenswood Red Devils pulled away off a Hayden Swain two-run blast to right-center field in the bottom of the fourth. The bomb took the wind out of ...

Colonial House residents dress up for calendar

PARKERSBURG — A fashion show was held Monday at the Colonial House with residents and Parkersburg High School Key Club members participating. The Colonial House is a senior living facility at 1517 23rd St. in Parkersburg. Colonial House residents dressed up in costumes provided by ...

Cadets’ Devin Layton on point

WATERFORD — Devin Layton was unhittable. The Fort Frye senior southpaw pitched his first career no-no as the Cadets mercied host Waterford, 10-0, in five innings Monday night in a non-conference rivalry baseball game. “I definitely knew I had a no-hitter going, because my dad (assistant ...

Catholic tennis teams win regional

MORGANTOWN— Weather forced the remaining doubles bracket of the AA/A Region II tennis tournament to be moved inside at Morgantown High School, but the weather didn’t rain on the parade for the Parkersburg Catholic Crusaders tennis program. The Crusaders qualified six out of seven for the ...

Mennillo did things his way

Following more than three decades as a head basketball coach, Jeff Mennillo won’t pace the sidelines again. Friday afternoon I got a phone call from coach Mennillo, letting me know he decided to retire. I can’t recall the exact first time I noticed the tall man coaching Parkersburg ...

Rebel boys, ’Jacket girls win LKC

KIDWELL — A late Friday night turned out quite well for the annual Little Kanawha Conference track meet held at Tyler Consolidated High School. Roane County’s Jordan Coon followed graduated brother Haden Coon as the boys high-point champ, the Ritchie County boys topped rival Doddridge ...

Goldenjackets

GLENVILLE — Cullen Cutright had a nine-run cushion before he ever threw a pitch. The senior right-hander took the ball in Friday’s Little Kanawha Conference championship against Ritchie County at Sue Morris Sports Complex and threw a five-inning, complete game gem in the Yellowjackets’ ...

PHS, Ripley ready to move on

PARKERSBURG — Ripley head coach Ken Swisher and Parkersburg skipper Jason Roberts have been here before. Last May, the Class AAA, Region IV, Section 1 softball tournament came down to a winner-take-all finale and the Big Reds scored a 12-1 victory thanks in part to two home runs and seven ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Softball and Baseball Leaders

MID-OHIO VALLEY PREP SOFTBALL LEADERS AVERAGE .628 - Allie Mace (Roane) .544 - Haley Wilson (Calhoun) .533 - Rylin Tabor (Rwood) .522 - Ashlyn Spears (Roane) .520 - Whitney Stevens (Calhoun) .517 - Katie Jones (Calhoun) .515 - Taylor McHenry (Gilmer) .507 - Katie Gaughan ...

Several PC netters on way to states

CLARKSBURG— Repeating as the Class AA/A Region II was put on the hold for the Parkersburg Catholic Crusaders boys’ and girls’ tennis teams. Both groups managed to only finish the singles bracket, due to the weather forcing doubles to resume today at Robert C. Byrd High School. ...