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Parkersburg South’s Drew Yanok comes into score during a win over Warren Friday at Hank Greenburg Field.

Parkersburg South baseball takes two from Warren

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South had a Good Friday at Hank Greenburg Field. The Patriots swept a pair of baseball games from visiting Warren High, 5-3 and 11-4, to improve their record to 10-3. PSHS righties’ Dalton Wiggins and Hunter DeLong each pitched a 7-inning complete game for the ...

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Williamstown leadoff hitter Bryce Haer grimaces before taking one for the team in the top of the first inning during the Yellowjackets’ 18-4 five-inning mercy rule victory Friday at St. Marys.

Yellowjackets roll Blue Devils, 18-4

ST. MARYS — Bradan Mullenix pitched effectively into the fifth, Cullen Cutright knocked in three runs and Mason Adkins added a late two-run insurance dinger here Friday as visiting Williamstown routed St. Marys, 18-4, in five innings. “It was positive getting the ‘W’ but both of our ...

Parkersburg South’s Jordan Stanley pitches during a softball game Thursday against Point Pleasant at Godbey Field. Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn.

South girls fall to Point Pleasant, 8-3

PARKERSBURG — Host Parkersburg South wasn’t able to match Point Pleasant in either hits and runs, and eventually fell to the Black Knights by an 8-3 score in a Thursday afternoon softball game at Godbey Field. The Patriots, now 6-8 on the season, stayed in contention until Point broke a ...

Warren catcher Chloe Corser looks on in disbelief after Parkersburg’s Maddi Leggett eluded her tag by side stepping into the field of play during Thursday’s game at Jackson Park. Leggett reached back and touched the plate to score one of the Big Reds’ five runs in the fourth inning of the red and white’s eventual 8-7 victory against the Warriors. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Big Reds push past Warren’s rally for 8-7 victory

VIENNA — Kacee Roberts showed off her arm in right field here Thursday night and used an outfield assist to help turn a game-ending double play as host Parkersburg held off Warren’s rally for a narrow 8-7 victory at Jackson Park. Roberts, who was a second team Class AAA all-state catcher ...

Williamstown’s Kristin Harmon, left, crosses first base safely as St. Marys’ Dixie Price stretches for a throw during a high school softball game Thursday in Williamstown. Photo by Jordan Holland.

’Jackets rally, hold on to beat St. Marys

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown had to rally to take the lead before withstanding St. Marys’ own rally en route to a 7-5 Little Kanawha Conference victory Thursday. Down 2-0 early, the Yellowjackets (6-7) scored all of their runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings to take a 7-2 lead. The ...

Parkersburg golfer Whitney Milhoan packs up her clubs during a high school golf match last season. Photo by Joe Albright.

PHS golfer Milhoan signs to Wesleyan

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High’s lone female golfer the last few seasons, Whitney Milhoan, will no longer be the solo female on the team next year in Buckhannon. Milhoan penned on the dotted line her John Hancock to continue her academic links career on the West Virginia Wesleyan College ...

Wood County Christian’s Josh Stoia, right, eludes Grace Christian catcher Cooper Branson’s tag at the plate duirng third-inning action at Jackson Park Thursday. The Wildcats won, 16-2. Photo by Ron Johnston.

Wildcats mercy Soldiers for 16-2 victory

VIENNA — Right-hander DJ Spencer seemed to get stronger as the game progressed. The Wood County Christian School senior tossed a one-hitter as the host Wildcats mercied Grace Christian School, 16-2, in prep baseball action at Jackson Memorial Park Thursday. “We had a lot of guys hit the ...

Parkersburg’s Alex Olson serves during her No. 1 doubles matchup with partner Ashley Casto against Parkersburg South’s Katie Athey and Jordan Mader Wednesday at Erickson All-Sports Facility. Photo by Joe Albright.

PHS tennis defeats South

PARKERSBURG — Very little stood in the way of Parkersburg High as it picked up its second match win of the year against Parkersburg South Wednesday at Erickson All-Sports Facility. Jeff Olson and Heidi Asbury’s boys and girls teams each netted 7-0 wins over their crosstown rivals. In ...

Parkersburg South’s Jordan Mader returns a service shot in her singles match against Ripley’s Mary Pierson Wednesday at the Erickson All-Sports Facility. Photo by Joe Albright.

South tennis finishes off Ripley

PARKERSBURG — Twenty-four hours and one rain storm later, Parkersburg South’s boys tennis team and girls singles finished what the Patriot girls doubles team started Tuesday. Both teams combined to drop just two matches in route to picking up wins over Ripley on Wednesday. Marge ...

Parkersburg South's Hunter DeLong signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday afternoon to continue his wrestling career at West Virginia University. Pictured at the ceremony were, front row, from left, grandmother Linda Maxwell, mother Paula DeLong, Hunter DeLong, father Chris DeLong and grandmother Gloria DeLong. Back row, from left, grandfather Richard Maxwell, head baseball coach Matt Null, head wrestling coach Shaun Smith, head football coach Mike Eddy, assistant football coach Cody Nutter and youth mat coach Tim Amos. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

South’s DeLong to wrestle for WVU

PARKERSBURG — Three-sport athlete and Class AAA 182-pound state champion Hunter DeLong of Parkersburg South inked his national letter of intent on Wednesday to continue his career on the mat for the Mountaineers of West Virginia University head coach Sammie Henson. DeLong, who earned four ...

Parkersburg South’s Todd Burner makes it to third on a wild pitch just before Roane County’s Alex Reynolds can apply the tag during the Patriots’ 11-4 win on Wednesday at Hank Greenburg Field. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Patriots down Roane for sixth straight win

PARKERSBURG — Jared Wilson lasted 5 1-3 innings and recorded eight strikeouts while teammates Ben Menarcheck and Drew Yanok knocked in three runs apiece to help lead Parkersburg South past visiting Roane County here Wednesday at Hank Greenburg Field, 11-4. Roane County freshman Danny Bush, ...

Parkersburg’s Kacee Roberts makes a run past Ripley first basemen Ella Casto during a softball game Wednesday at Jackson Park. Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn.

Goots’ 2 homers key Big Red win

VIENNA — Kelsey Goots is on a homer tear. The Parkersburg High senior belted two more round-trippers Wednesday afternoon, both in the deciding fifth inning, to spark the Big Reds to a 13-5 softball win over visiting Ripley at Jackson Park. PHS came into the bottom of the fifth tied with ...

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Parkersburg High’s Riley Boggess takes off from second base during a Big Red softball game.

PHS’ Riley Boggess to continue softball career at OVU

PARKERSBURG — For someone who played soccer “back as far as I can remember,” Parkersburg High senior Rylee Boggess has become a pretty good softball player for the Big Reds. So much so that Boggess is going to play softball next year for Ohio Valley University in Vienna. “I played ...

Mountaineer gridiron spring drills end Saturday

MORGANTOWN — Fans planning on attending Saturday’s annual Gold/Blue Scrimmage will get a chance to see a lot of new faces that they hope will lead WVU to the top of the Big 12 Conference when the season opens in September. However, that may not be the case. “Yeah, still way too early ...

Doddridge County’s Hunter Riffle enjoys giving back

Being a standout athlete at any small high school in West Virginia is not for the faint of heart. Your pure athleticism puts your services in popular demand for just about any sport imaginable. Whether it is basketball, football, or running, Doddridge County’s Hunter Riffle is always on ...

Catholic’s Marie Discini sends a forehand shot back across the net during her No. 1 doubles victory with partner Hannah Sprout over Williamstown’s Alyssa Hoffman and Siara Deem.

Crusaders, Yellowjackets’ tennis split again

VIENNA — The rematch between Parkersburg Catholic and Williamstown tennis squads Monday at Jackson Park ended similarly to the two teams’ first meeting 11 days ago in Williamstown. Once again, Jason Discini’s Crusader boys won a 7-0 decision and Diane Leo’s girls emerged victorious ...

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Williamstown Nellie King and Kristen Harmon (21) collide in the outfield, while going for a fly ball Monday against Ritchie County.

’Jacket softball sweeps Ritchie County

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown head coach Kayla Stanley believes it has been some 17 years since the last time a Yellowjacket softball squad had defeated Ritchie County. Monday night the ‘Jackets snapped that streak with a 9-1 win in the opener of a double header over the visiting Rebels ...

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Warren’s Diamond Decker takes a pitch from Fort Frye hurler Jada Baker during a high school softball game Monday in Vincent.

Avery Grayson, Diamond Decker lead Warren past Fort Frye

VINCENT — Avery Grayson has had solid days at the plate before, but never one like this. Warren High’s junior centerfielder was a perfect 5 for 5 with three runs-batted-in to help the Warriors defeat visiting Fort Frye 11-4 Monday. Grayson also had a pair of outfield assists to help ...

Parkersburg High’s Lauren Kruger returns a shot during her No. 2 doubles match with partner Bairavi Sundaram against Morgantown Saturday at the City Park tennis courts. Photo by Joe Albright.

PHS boys netters cruise; girls struggle against Morgantown

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High’s boys tennis team needed zero time to recover after its first lost match of the year, against Huntington, Friday. Jeff Olson and Heidi Asbury’s Big Red males dominated visiting Morgantown, 7-0, Saturday afternoon at the City Park tennis courts. Male No. ...

Williamstown’s Brayden Mullenix beats Calhoun County’s Caden Hicks to third base for a force out during the first game of Saturday’s twinbill. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Adkins has big day as ’Jackets sweep Calhoun

WILLIAMSTOWN — Mason Adkins had quite the twinbill on Saturday as Williamstown swept Calhoun County by scores of 13-3 and 25-0, both in five innings. The Yellowjacket junior recorded 11 strikeouts in four innings to earn the win in game one. In game two, he finished 3 for 4 with two bombs ...