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St. Marys softball ousted by Central

WHEELING — Wheeling Central is headed to Vienna looking for the three-peat. The Maroon Knights punched their fifth straight ticket to the W.Va. State Softball Tournament with an 8-0 victory against St. Marys in Game 2 of their Best-of-3 Region One championship series on Ben’s Field at the ...

Bulldogs’ Jonna Ferrell is on fire

Doddridge County sprinter Jonna Ferrell is a bilingual athlete in an unconventional sense. She speaks English, but also is well versed in the language of speed. The Bulldogs’ sophomore always has been fast. During her time at Doddridge County Middle School, she would race the boys in gym ...

Tigers advance seven to regional track meet

MARIETTA — Torrance Nonnenmacher was a two-event winner in Thursday night’s Ohio Division I District track & field meet at Don Drumm Stadium. The Marietta High junior thinclad was first in both the long jump and the 100 meter dash. She also finished fourth in the 200 meter dash to ...

University of Charleston’s Hunter Riffle making his name known

The phrase “wasting time” doesn’t exist in the vernacular of University of Charleston distance runner Hunter Riffle. He quickly introduced himself to the rest of the Little Kanawha Conference with his blend of talent, athleticism and speed as a freshman at Doddridge County High ...

Big Reds’ softball silenced

VIENNA — For the second straight day, Hurricane sophomore pitcher Harlie Vannater was nothing short of brilliant in the circle as Redskins traveled to take on the Big Reds in the second game of the Class AAA Regional Finals. After tossing a perfect game Monday night, Vannater struck out 10 ...

Belpre track and field prepared for districts

BELPRE — After claiming high-point honors in the Tri-Valley Conference championship track meet, Belpre’s Tojzae Reams and Sydney Spencer are both looking to this week’s district track meet to further their accomplishments and hopefully eventually advance to the state meet. On May 3, ...

Belpre baseball finished

CHILLICOTHE — Control issues on the mound doomed Belpre in a 12-3 loss to Whiteoak, the top-ranked team in Division IV, in a district semifinal Tuesday at VA Memorial Stadium. Senior right-hander Bailey Sprague got the start for the Golden Eagles, who finished the 2018 season 13-13. Sprague ...

St. Marys-Central softball suspended due to weather

ST. MARYS — Wheeling Central has its eyes set on a third straight Class A state softball championship and the Maroon Knights can punch their ticket to Vienna tonight. In the opening game of Tuesday’s Class A, Region I, best-of-three series, Maroon Knight senior right-hander Riley ...

’Skins cruise past PHS

HURRICANE — On Monday evening, it was 85 degrees, there was a slight breeze and the sky was blue. It was a great day to have a Harley — or, if you are Hurricane, a Harlie. Hurricane sophomore pitcher Harlie Vannatter threw a perfect game, striking out 13 of 15 batters she faced, while ...

Parkersburg South crew boats on to nationals

NASHPORT, Ohio — After graduating nine seniors from one season ago, Parkersburg South crew wasn’t sure what to expect as the season got underway. On top of the loss of speed and experience, all departed rowers are now rowing in college. Any time a program loses a large amount of talent ...

Warriors’ season ends at hands of Fairfield Union

ATHENS — Warren High went from four up to four down in a pivotal sixth inning. The Warriors were unable to recover from that frame and dropped a 9-4 decision to Fairfield Union in an OHSAA Girls Fast-Pitch Softball Division II District semifinal at Ohio University Monday night. WHS, which ...

Ravenswood’s Chase Swain is the total package

Chase Swain received an intentional walk in the bottom of the fifth inning. What was a little different about it was there were two outs and nobody on base in a 2-2 ballgame. Turned out to be a good call by Williamstown High skipper Terry Smith, because the next Ravenswood High batter, ...

PHS, Catholic tennis teams finish strong

CHARLESTON — For the first time in three years, the entirety of the state tennis tournament was played outside at Coonskin Park and Charleston Catholic’s tennis facility. When everything was said and done the Morgantown girls and George Washington boys took home the state title in Class ...

Red Devils knock off ’Jackets, earn berth in regional

RAVENSWOOD — Williamstown High couldn’t get the Swain brothers out. Chase Swain had three hits, including a home run, and pinch-hitter Hayden Swain singled home the game-winner as host Ravenswood High had to stage a seventh-inning rally to edge the Yellowjackets, 6-5, in a Class A ...

Class A thinclads advance to state

WESTON — Class A defending state shot put and discus champion Sada Wright of Gilmer County continued her solid senior campaign here Friday night during the Region II meet at Lewis County High School. The Titan was the only thinclad to break a regional record, which she smashed with a discus ...

Softball teams face tough regional opponents

PARKERSBURG — It could be more of the same later this month in Vienna when the state softball tournament gets underway, but a trio of local programs will be trying to punch their ticket to the state semifinals starting on Monday in regional play. Defending Class AA state champion Herbert ...

Williamstown Sweep

PARKERSBURG — Williamstown’s track program put on a dominating effort for boys head coach Jill Bryant and girls head man Zach Hall here Friday evening at the Class A, Region IV, championships held inside the Erickson All-Sports Facility. The Williamstown girls posted 201 points to finish ...

Winner takes all

KIDWELL — It was not the day for a pitching duel during the Class A, Region I, Section 2 championships game as both sides struggled from the mound, but the offense made up for it as Tyler Consolidated defeated Magnolia, 18-13, on Saturday. The Silver Knights and Blue Eagles will play for ...

South wins baseball sectional over PHS

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South scored the game’s first four runs and never looked back Friday night as the host Patriots posted a 6-3 win over cross-town rival Parkersburg High to claim the Class AAA Region IV, Section 1 baseball championship at Hank Greenburg Field. South won the ...

Catholic eyeing state net titles

CHARLESTON — You could refer to Parkersburg Catholic tennis head coach Jason Discini as musician Pharrell because he is happy after the second day of the Class AA/A state tennis tournament. Nothing but good news was delivered to the second-year head man. His boys are in a great position to ...