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St. Marys knocks Tyler out of playoffs

ST. MARYS — St. Marys knew full well going into Friday night’s regular season finale that Tyler Consolidated running back Mark Rucker would be very hard to stop. Rucker lived up to his expectations by rushing for 285 yards and scoring four touchdowns in the game but the Blue Devils put on ...

Cadets down Dalton, 48-39

BEVERLY — Tyler Fisher treated the Fort Frye faithful to a 98-yard touchdown run. But that’s not all as the senior running back rushed for a single-game career-high 202 yards and two more TDs to lead the Cadets to a 48-39 triumph over visiting Dalton High in an OHSAA Division VI ...

High School Football Roundup

Doddridge County 46, Tygarts Valley 7 MILL CREEK — Bobby Burnside’s Doddridge County Bulldogs locked up the No. 1 seed here Friday night following a 46-7 victory against No. 9 Tygarts Valley. It was the second consecutive undefeated campaign for the West Union-based Bulldogs, who will ...

Area volleyball teams eye state tournament

PARKERSBURG — Eight area programs will attempt to punch their respective tickets today to next week’s state volleyball tournament in Charleston. Parkersburg High School and Parkersburg South will be in today’s Class AAA, Region IV tournament, which is set to get underway at 6 p.m. inside ...

GSC faces stern test at No. 6 Notre Dame

GLENVILLE — Fourth-year Notre Dame College head coach Mike Jacobs’ No. 6 Falcons will have a chance to secure consecutive Mountain East Conference titles if the hosts can take care of business starting at noon today at Mueller Field when Glenville State College invades. The Falcons (9-0, ...

ALBRIGHT: South’s Brandon Penn can add to Kennedy Award resume tonight

Raising the roof seemed appropriate. Hopefuls for the vacated South quarterback position needed to gain as much possible arm strength in the offseason. Nate Tanner’s hiring as the next Patriots’ grid-iron head coach marked a new era in more than one way. Throwing motions after all ...

Tigers shread Catholic for sectional championship

RAVENSWOOD — When senior Kylie Stephens stepped up to the service line for the Wirt County Tigers versus Parkersburg Catholic during the Class A Region IV, Section I finals Thursday night inside the New Gym, it seemed like the Crusaders had no answers for the hard-hitting senior. Stephens ...

Big Turn Around

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier may not have accomplished its goal of making the playoffs this season, but it did accomplish another goal — winning the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference 1A championship. The Cougars finished the regular season with a 7-3 record, its best mark in 10 years. That’s ...

100 years after first game, Red Devils, Vikings battle for the Hatchet

RIPLEY — The Vikings have it and the Red Devils want it, The old Hatchet will be on the line for the 65th time on the 100th anniversary of the first game played, as the cross-county rivals look to end their season with county bragging rights Friday night at Memorial Stadium. Both wishing ...

PHS, South still have plenty on the line

PARKERSBURG — Players play the game and coaches coach, but history will not be on the side of first-year Parkersburg South head man Nate Tanner when his fourth-rated Patriots take on rival and No. 11 Parkersburg High at 7 p.m. Friday inside Erickson All-Sports Facility. Since the very first ...

Doddridge County staring at perfection, again

WEST UNION — Deja vu strikes for the Doddridge County football team at 7 p.m. Friday. One season ago, the Bulldogs (9-0) were fresh off a win over Williamstown with a 10-0 mark directly staring at their faces. Tygarts Valley stood as the last remaining obstacle for head coach Bobby ...

Tyler needs to beat Blue Devils to get in playoffs

ST. MARYS —A Week 11 matchup with heavy playoff seeding implications in Class A will be underway on Friday night from St. Marys when the hometown Blue Devils battle the Tyler Consolidated Knights. The Blue Devils (7-2) enter this game winners of their last four, as they try and assert ...

Cadets to host Dalton ‘gang’ Friday night

BEVERLY — Since the Fort Frye senior football players started playing in the fourth grade, they have lost only three regular season games — one in the seventh grade, one in the eighth grade, and one in the 10th grade. In both their junior and senior varsity seasons, they were on Cadet ...

Waterford welcomes Shenandoah

WATERFORD — Several years ago, Waterford High and Shenandoah High were members of the now defunct Pioneer Valley Conference (PVC). It’s almost going to feel like old times when the Wildcats of Washington County host the Zeps of Noble County at 7 p.m. Saturday in an OHSAA Division VII, ...

Prep Football Roundup

ROANE COUNTY AT SISSONVILLE Game time: Friday, 7:30 p.m. Last year’s result: Did not play RCHS (4-4) results: lost to St. Marys, 31-13; d. Lincoln County, 39-22; d. Braxton County, 44-14; lost to Nicholas County, 47-19; lost to Elkins, 32-30; lost to Lincoln, 27-13; d. Ravenswood, 14-7; ...

Fighting Scots sweep

VIENNA—Riding a four-game losing streak heading into a non-conference meeting with the Salem Tigers Tuesday night inside the Snyder Activities Center, the Ohio Valley Fighting Scots picked up their ninth victory on the season, winning in three straight sets, 25-14, 25-19 and 25-11. It’s ...

JOHNSTON: Joe Bergin feeling, looking good

Joe Bergin has had an amazing comeback. The seventh-year Marietta College men’s boss faced a life without Pioneer soccer for five-plus weeks last May and June with a heart issue and a journey to the Cleveland Clinic. But happy to say, Bergin, a former MC soccer standout and 1986 grad, was ...

MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: Missed chances cost WVU

Few West Virginia football fans thought the Mountaineers would be competitive in their trip to play undefeated Baylor last Thursday night. So maybe we should be happy to have battled the Bears to the end only to narrowly lose 17-14. We all know that’s not how it works. While not suffering ...

State champions again: ’Jacket girls three-peat, Ritchie boys repeat

ONA — Given the amount of Little Kanawha Conference schools qualifying for the Class AA/A state tournament, there should be little surprise the league dominated the Class A portion of the meet. Both state championship trophies and the runner-up honors went to the LKC, along with a pair of ...