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Big Reds fall in OT, 27-21

HUNTINGTON — Huntington High coach Billy Seals said prior to Friday’s contest with Parkersburg that he would learn a lot about his team on senior night. What he found was his team made some mistakes, but they found a way against a tough Parkersburg squad. Huntington got three ...

State cross country meet today

PARKERSBURG — A long season comes to its conclusion today when the annual state cross country championships get underway at Cabell Midland High School. The Mid-Ohio Valley is expected to be well represented. Ripley’s Tori Starcher returns to defend her Class AAA crown and will be ...

Marietta High falls to Athens in district final, 2-1

LOGAN, Ohio — Marietta High is expected to have the majority of its players back on the pitch next season. And, that 2019 Tiger boys’ soccer team should be a hungry one, especially after dropping a 2-1 decision to top-seeded Athens High in an OHSAA Division II district final at Logan ...

Ravenswood victorious against St. Marys, 31-13

ST. MARYS — Ravenswood left a rainy Bill Hanlin Stadium with a ‘W’ to add to their 2018 record, a 31-13 victory versus host St. Marys. Ravenswood opened the scoring in the game when Chase Hood ran a 28-yard run into the end zone. The effort would be complimented by Red Devils’ kicker ...

Warriors blanked 39-0 by John Marshall

MOUNDSVILLE — The surface at Monarch Stadium now may be turf, but the weather Friday night was to John Marshall’s liking anyway. Playing in a constant rain, the Monarchs gouged Warren (2-8) for 455 yards on the ground in a 39-0 shellacking. Sophomore Alex Burton exploded for 277 yards on ...

Pioneers look to bounce back vs. Baldwin Wallace

MARIETTA — Marietta College nearly pulled off one of the biggest wins in program history last week. The Pioneers ultimately lost 27-24 at 10th-ranked John Carroll, a program they’ve never beaten, but proved they can hang with one of the best teams in Division III. People clearly took ...

Urbana invades Glenville today

GLENVILLE — Entering the 2018 Mountain East Conference campaign, the Urbana Blue Knights were picked to finish 10th. Conversely, the Pioneers of Glenville State College head coach Eric Smith were predicted to finish one spot higher in ninth. At noon today inside Morris Stadium, the two ...

Prep Football Scores

W.Va. Scores By The Associated Press Bluefield 48, James Monroe 0 Bowerston Conotton Valley, Ohio 15, Madonna 12 Braxton County 35, East Fairmont 0 Buckhannon-Upshur 21, Preston 3 Cameron 52, Bridgeport, Ohio 0 Capital 41, Riverside 0 Columbiana Crestview, Ohio 24, Linsly ...

Vikings fall in heart-breaking setback to defending champion Hurricane

RIPLEY — It’s hard enough to get to a regional soccer championship, let alone win one. The Ripley High School boys of head coach Tim Ross led 2-1 in the second half here Thursday evening in Death Valley against defending Class AAA state champion Hurricane during the Region IV final, but ...

Edison wins middle school title

PARKERSBRUG —Edison’s grid-iron squad held on for a hard-fought win against Blennerhassett Thursday evening at PHS Stadium Field, 24-22. The Eagles started off with the ball in the opening quarter of the Wood County final and scored on their first drive of the game. Running back Cyrus ...

Patriots’ season over after 2-0 setback to Redskins

RIPLEY — Hurricane’s girls soccer team had scored just three goals off corner kicks all season. Two of them came in the Redskins’ 2-0 Class AAA Region IV final win over Parkersburg South Thursday night at Ripley High School. Bailey Fisher found the back of the net twice off assists from ...

Patriots go for grand finale

PARKERSBURG — Forward Charley Taylor and the Parkersburg South girls’ soccer team hope the third time is the charm to advance to the state semifinals in their Class AAA Region IV final match at 5 p.m. today at Ripley High School. Cabell Midland ended the Patriots’ season each of the ...

Cadet netters advance to district finals

BYESVILLE — Fort Frye High was at the top of its game. Everything seemed to click as the top-seeded and PVC champion Cadet netters swept fifth-seeded New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 25-17, 25-20, and 25-14, in an OHSAA Division IV district semifinal volleyball match at ...

No. 13 WVU looks to make rebound against Baylor

MORGANTOWN — Redshirt senior wide receiver Gary Jennings Jr. has played a lot of games at Milan Puskar Stadium. But, his favorite has been the ones played when the sun goes down. “Night games in Morgantown are always special,” Jennings said during Monday’s press conference. “Our ...

South looks for 1st win vs. Park since 2010

PARKERSBURG — There may still be two weeks left in the high school football regular season in West Virginia, but Friday night’s big-school battle between Wheeling Park and Parkersburg South at the Erickson All-Sports Facility should have all the feel of a postseason contest. Both teams ...

Doddridge, Williamstown ready for showdown

WEST UNION — In the immortal words of the late Keith Jackson “Whoa Nelly.” A packed house is expected at Doddridge County’s Cline Stansberry Stadium as the host Bulldogs play their biggest home game in three years at 7 p.m. Friday night. Bobby Burnside’s WVSSAC sixth-rated ...

Big Reds coach Byus: Huntington big, strong, fast

PARKERSBURG — It’s only a week away before the big game and Wood County bragging rights. Of course, second-year Parkersburg High School head football coach Mike Byus and his No. 9 Big Reds (5-3) have a small task at hand before worrying about rival Parkersburg South. That would be a ...

Prep Football Roundup

GILMER COUNTY at RITCHIE COUNTY Game time: 7 p.m. Friday Last year’s result: Did not meet. GCHS (3-5) results: lost to Clay, 53-14; lost to Richwood, 37-0; d. Wirt, 20-14; lost to P. Catholic, 44-7; d. Hundred, 45-8; lost to Doddridge, 57-7; d. Calhoun, 21-12; lost to Valley (F), ...

A smash-mouth regular-season finale

WATERFORD — Waterford High needs a win, and so does Belpre High. But only one will cap regular-season and Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division football play on a high note at the Waterford Elementary School gridiron at 7:30 p.m. this Friday night. “It should make be a great game ...

Middle School Volleyball Champions

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County middle school volleyball championship match came down to a deciding third set between the top two teams, Jackson and Williamstown, Tuesday night at Parkersburg South. And the #2 seed Yellowjackets prevailed over the top-seeded Generals 25-23, 11-25, 25-14 to ...