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Saturday’s high school basketball roundup

GIRLS BASKETBALL Huntington 80, Parkersburg South 56 HUNTINGTON — Jordyn Dawson went off for a game-high 30 points and host Huntington shot 56.1 percent (32 of 57) from the field here Saturday as the top-ranked Highlanders raced past No. 3 Parkersburg South, 80-56. The 9-3 Patriots ...

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Belpre’s Deijon Bedgood handles the ball during a high school basketball game against Southern Friday night.

Belpre senior reaches milestone in loss to Southern

BELPRE — Host Belpre lost another close game Friday night 56-51 to visiting Southern, but there was some joy for the Golden Eagles as 6-2 senior Deijon Bedgood, who led with 27 points, notched his 1,000th career point on a second-period foul shot. Still, the loss left Belpre with a 2-7 mark ...

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Williamstown’s Ashley Morris, bottom, and Parkersburg Catholic’s Madeline Huffman battle for a loose ball during a high school girls basketball game Friday night. Catholic won, 70-55.

Crusaderettes too much for Williamstown, 70-55

WILLIAMSTOWN — Olivia Ullman equaled her single-game career-high point total. The 5-foot-8 junior scored 25 points to help Parkersburg Catholic defeat host Williamstown, 70-55, in Little Kanawha Conference girls’ basketball action Friday night. “It just feels good to help my teammates ...

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Parkersburg South’s Devin Hefner battles for the opening tipoff against Fort Frye’s Makayla Liedtk during the Patriots’ 48-39 win over the Cadets earlier this season.

South girls off to an unexpected 9-2 start

PARKERSBURG — Eyebrow raising. This is the response you would get from Parkersburg South head girls basketball coach Ed Davis if you told him before the year his Patriots would be 9-2 just past the halfway point of the 2016-17 regular season. No one knew what to expect as South said ...

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Parkersburg South's Tucker Windland, last year's Class AAA 103-pound state runner-up, works during practice Wednesday. The defending state champion Patriots will compete Saturday at Parkersburg's Memorial Fieldhouse in what could be the final West Virginia Duals.

West Virginia Duals scheduled for Saturday

By JAY W. BENNETT jbennett@newsandsentinel.com PARKERSBURG — In what is expected to be the final West Virginia Duals, eight teams will converge for a 10 a.m. start Saturday inside Parkersburg’s Memorial Fieldhouse. Top-ranked and defending Class AAA state champion Parkersburg ...

Ohio Valley University women fall to Kentucky Wesleyan

VIENNA — After falling behind by 10 points at the half, Ohio Valley University never got any closer than seven in the second half Thursday night in falling to visiting Kentucky Wesleyan 73-60 in a Great Midwest Athletic Conference women’s basketball game at the Snyder Activity ...

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Parkersburg South's Devan Wilson competes in the breaststroke during a swim meet earlier this year. At noon Saturday, Parkersburg South will hold the annual Patriot Invitational at the Parkersburg Boys and Girls Club.

Competition should be stiff at Patriot Invitational

By JAY W. BENNETT jbennett@newsandsentinel.com PARKERSBURG — For swimming fans, there should be plenty of quality competition when the Patriot Invitational gets underway at noon Saturday inside the Parkersburg Boys and Girls Club. Defending boys state champion Parkersburg South is ...

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Warren's Josh Hoffman looks to drive to the basket as Fort Frye's Casey Lewis applies pressure.

Warren stands strong; downs Fort Frye by 10 points Thursday

VINCENT — Warren never flinched. As Fort Frye’s early lead continued to build, the Warriors didn’t stray from the plan and in the end it’s how they pulled away for a 73-63 victory Thursday night in a non-conference game. “We’ve had a lot of confidence against Fort Frye the past ...

Marietta College’s Corrie Burkhardt brings the ball up the court during a college women’s basketball game against Muskingum Wednesday at Ban Johnson Arena. Photo by Stacy Nichols.

Shooting woes plague Marietta women in loss

MARIETTA — Marietta College just had one of those off-shooting nights. The Pioneers strugged from both the floor and the foul line as they dropped a 75-62 decision to Muskingum University in Ohio Athletic Conference women’s basketball action at Ban Johnson Arena Wednesday night. “We ...

Parkersburg’s Breanna Wilson (33) shoots a floater while teammate Alex Delozier (24) looks on earlier this season in a game against Warren. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Resiliency a big factor to PHS girls hot start

PARKERSBURG — After losing eight seniors and the majority of its scoring from a year ago, predicting the path of the 2016-17 Parkersburg High School girls basketball team in the preseason was next to impossible. Getting on the hardwood in real game situations was the only way Big Red head ...

Tuesday’s high school basketball roundup

BOYS BASKETBALL Parkersburg Catholic 65, Notre Dame 62 PARKERSBURG — In a battle of state-ranked Class A programs here Tuesday, Cade Ullman poured in a game-high 24 points and No. 10 Parkersburg Catholic outlasted No. 2 Notre Dame, 65-62. It was the second time in as many games Ullman ...

Parkersburg South’s Shane Snider (22) goes up for a shot as University’s Clay Bailey (2) defends in Tuesday night’s game at South won by the visiting Hawks, 60-54. Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn.

University upends Patriots, 60-54

PARKERSBURG — After the first quarter, it was a tight game score-wise the rest of the way with No. 4 and undefeated University coming out on top 60-54 over host Parkersbug South in Class AAA boys basketball Tuesday night at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. The setback dropped Mike Fallon’s ...

Williamstown’s Josh Folwell, right, handles the ball as Tyler Consolidated’s Jace Reed defends during a high school basketball game Tuesday. Photo by Mike Morrison.

Brown pushes Yellowjackets past Tyler Co.

WILLIAMSTOWN — Tyler Consolidated was bound and determined not to allow Williamstown senior Isaac Brown to beat them. The visiting Silver Knights used “junk” defenses all game long on the Williamstown senior standout but when it was all said and done Brown still tossed in a game-high 20 ...

Wednesday’s high school basketball roundup

GIRLS BASKETBALL Parkersburg South 56, Ripley 33 RIPLEY — No. 3 Parkersburg South improved to 9-2 overall with a 56-33 win at Ripley Wednesday night. Lexi Moore led the Patriots with 19 points and six rebounds. Devin Hefner added 12 points, five boards and four steals. Ripley (4-7) ...

Warren’s Chase Weihl, left, spots up with the ball as Meadowbrook’s Justin Cork defends during a high school basketball game Tuesday in Vincent. Meadowbrook won, 50-49. Photo by Jordan Holland.

Meadowbrook edges Warren, 50-49

VINCENT — When two evenly-matched basketball teams square off, sometimes all it comes down to is one big shot. Tuesday night at Warren High School, it was visiting Meadowbrook which saw Zach Touvell drain a corner 3-pointer with eight seconds left to give the undefeated Colts (10-0) a 50-49 ...

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Marietta High's Travis Moore makes a pass as Whitehall-Yearling's Jalen Willis (3) defends during a high school boys basketball game Monday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Tiger boys play at The Q

CLEVELAND — Not many high school basketball players get an opportunity to play on the same floor as the defending National Basketball Association champions. On Monday at Quicken Loans Arena, home of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Marietta High fell to Whitehall-Yearling, 56-43, but enjoyed the ...

No. 7 WVU hoops teams next stop is Texas Tech

MORGANTOWN — Thanks to a season high 22 points from junior guard Daxter Miles Jr., No. 7 ranked West Virginia (12-1 1-0 Big 12) passed its first conference road test of the year with a 92-75 win over Oklahoma State. Now, veteran head coach Bob Huggins and his Mountaineers take to the ...

This week in Mid-Ohio Valley Sports

Hello everyone! Let me be the first (well maybe not exactly the first) to welcome you to 2017. We have our college football national championship game decided (a rematch I am looking forward to), the NBA is in full swing, the Cavaliers are on top of the East, and of course the Mid-Ohio ...

Parkersburg South's Jordan Johnson brings the ball up the court during the third quarter of Parkersburg South's win over Parkersburg. Photo by Joe Albright.

South girls edge Big Reds, 78-69

PARKERSBURG — Whenever rivals Parkersburg and Parkersburg South get together on the hardwood, someone is going to step up and help their team to victory. Here Friday night inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center, senior Jordan Johnson not only knocked down all 12 of her free throws in ...

Charleston Catholic edges Crusaderettes

PARKERSBURG — Vida Imani capped a 30-point performance for Charleston Catholic Friday night, dropping in a basket inside as time expired to lift the visiting Irish to a 64-62 comeback girls basketball victory over Parkersburg Catholic. The devastating loss left the Crusaderettes with a 6-2 ...