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College Basketball Roundup

MEN Ohio State 82, High Point 64 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State overcame an early challenge and finished its nonconference schedule on a positive note. C.J. Jackson scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half and Kaleb Wesson added 17 points as the No. 13 Buckeyes beat High Point ...

Crusaderettes capture fourth straight Mary O

PARKERSBURG — For the fourth straight year, the 23rd annual Mary “O” Crusaderette Classic championship game pitted Herbert Hoover and Parkersburg Catholic and the result was the same as the past three winters as head coach Marty Vierheller’s club once again defeated the Huskies, ...

Cadets too much for Eagles

BEVERLY — The only drawback to an ultra-successful football program like the Fort Frye Cadets have is the early toll it can take on its basketball program. After a bit of a slow start that saw them open 0-3, the Cadets have rallied to win four games in a row including Friday night’s 69-53 ...

Warren boys win, girls fall

MARIETTA — Thanks to a missed free-throw with three-tenths of a second left in the game, Warren High escaped with a 48-47 win over Whitehall-Yearling in a River City High School Classic basketball game Friday night at Marietta College’s Ban Johnson Arena. Down two with time running ...

PHS girls stay unbeaten

PARKERSBURG — The number one ranked Parkersburg Big Reds (7-0) left no doubt as to which team is the best in the state Thursday. The hometown fans went home happy, as it was a wire-to-wire drubbing of number two Wheeling Park (6-2) with a score of 63-31. Junior Aleea Crites led all scorers ...

South boys can’t keep up with Spring Valley

PARKERSBURG — Spring Valley’s CJ Meredith poured in a game-high 34 points here Thursday inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center as the visiting Timberwolves topped Parkersburg South, 82-72. The Patriots, now 1-4 with a home game next Friday versus Morgantown, never had a lead after the ...

Pridemore leads Williamstown past Marietta

The fast-paced Williamstown style of basketball on both ends of the court simply proved to be too much for the Marietta Tigers in a non-conference showdown Thursday night at Sutton Gymnasium. The Yellowjackets erupted for 30 points in the second quarter and never looked back as they rolled to ...

High School Sports Roundup

BOYS BASKETBALL Thurgood Marshall 67, Parkersburg 54 CINCINNATI — Anthony McComb tossed in a game-high 21 points to help lead Thurgood Marshall to a 67-54 victory versus Parkersburg here Thursday in the Braggin Rights Challenge. TMHS, which also got double figure point-production from ...

River City Classic coming to Marietta College

There will be some intriguing basketball action going on this week at Marietta College, and not just from the Pioneers. The River City High School Classic is slated for Friday and Saturday at Ban Johnson Arena and will include 10 high school basketball matchups before the Marietta College ...

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My name is Josh Hughes, and I am the newest sports reporter here at The News and Sentinel. I grew up around the area, and I can’t wait to become more involved in the community. I graduated from Parkersburg High School in 2013 with my sights set on a career in covering sports. I always ...

ALBRIGHT: Top 5 MOV sports moments of 2018

One of the best parts of covering high school sports in the Mid-Ohio Valley every season is the abundance of great athletic feats within the News and Sentinel's coverage area. An actual cornucopia of success annually spreads joy around the area from January to December because of the ...

PHS upsets rival South

PARKERSBURG — Christmas came a couple days early for host Parkersburg here Saturday night inside Memorial Fieldhouse as the Big Reds upset rival Parkersburg South in overtime, 60-56. “This is for our kids,” said Big Red boss Jeff Mennillo, who got a game-high 20 points from Dylan Shaver, ...

Prep Basketball Roundup

BOYS BASKETBALL Williamstown 62, Magnolia 37 NEW MARTINSVILLE — Scott Sauro’s Yellowjackets connected on seven treys in cruising to a 5-0 mark after a 62-37 road win over Magnolia Saturday. Six different players hit triples for the Yellowjackets, who led by 10 going in to halftime. ...

Fairmont Senior QB Neal wins Kennedy Award

FAIRMONT — Similar to so many of his student-athlete peers, Fairmont Senior quarterback Connor Neal cycled through a daily after-school routine of going to practice and churning through his night’s homework before turning on the TV or flipping open his laptop to stream his go-to show. No ...

PHS girls finally win on South court

PARKERSBURG — PHS head coach Scott Cozzens raised his hands to the sky as the fourth-quarter clock hit all zeroes inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center Friday night. Missing two of his best players (Bre Wilson and Madi Mace) and with the Patriots living at the free-throw line in the final ...

Warren boys click on all cylinders in win vs. Belpre

VINCENT — Warren head coach Blane Maddox was hoping to get all of his kids involved in Friday night’s non-conference home game against Belpre as a pair of his starters continue to recover from early season injuries. The Warriors achieved their objective as 11 different players scored at ...

Marietta High boys fall to Cambridge in overtime, 63-59

MARIETTA — Both Marietta High and Cambridge High will probably be spending some extra practice time at the foul line the next time each is on the hardwood. The Tigers missed 17 free-throws in a 63-59 overtime loss to the Bobcats Friday night in East Central Ohio League boys’ basketball ...

High School Sports Roundup

BOYS BASKETBALL St. Marys 61, Ravenswood 35 ST. MARYS — In an LKC West Division tilt which featured just six combined free throws, visiting Ravenswood went from leading 13-6 after one quarter to losing 61-35 to St. Marys here Friday night. RHS (1-3, 1-2), which plays host to Sissonville ...