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Sturm, Catholic claw past Ritchie County

PARKERSBURG — Ty Sturm punctuated Parkersburg Catholic’s first 2-0 start since 2013 here Saturday night at Stadium Field with a late 97-yard touchdown gallop as the Crusaders held on to win a wild one against Ritchie County, 32-28. PCHS, which trailed 14-7 at the break for second-year ...

Warren’s Sayre wins Scenic Hills

VINCENT — The victorious high school girl and boy at the Scenic Hills Lions Invitational 5K cross-country meet Saturday were one runner who had never won a race before and another who was just runner-up last Saturday at the Marietta Broughton Invitational. Eastern senior Rhiannon Morris, ...

McKnight valuable in goal for PHS boys soccer

PARKERSBURG — Veteran Parkersburg High School head coach Don Fosselman has had more than his fair share of outstanding soccer players during his tenure. Third-year starting keeper Jacob McKnight, who earned second-team Class AAA all-state honors last year as a junior, is another in that ...

Local College Football Roundup

Marshall 35, Miami (Ohio) 28 OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Isaiah Green threw for two touchdowns as Marshall beat Miami (Ohio) 35-28 on Saturday in a season opener for both teams. Green had 272 yards passing for the Thundering Herd. Anthony Anderson ran for two touchdowns and Keion Davis led the ...

Too many mistakes

PARKERSBURG — Ivan Vaughn did his thing and visiting Cabell Midland broke in the new turf at Stadium Field here Friday night by doubling host Parkersburg, 40-20, in a Mountain State Athletic Conference affair. The injury-riddled Big Reds, now 0-2 for second-year head coach Mike Byus, played ...

University hands South first loss of the year

PARKERSBURG — University quarterback Logan Holgorsen did it with both his arm and his legs Friday night as the visiting Hawks downed Parkersburg South 24-7 at the Erickson All-Sports Facility. The setback bumped the Patriots down to 1-1 on the early season, while University squared its mark ...

A strong second half paces Yellowjackets

NEW MARTINSVILLE — In the first two weeks of the 2018 prep football season, Williamstown has taken on the top two teams in West Virginia. The Yellowjackets’ second foray into the Class A minefield turned out a lot more to Coach Terry Smith’s liking. Carter Haynes scored on three short ...

Marietta runs win streak over Warren to four

VINCENT — Corbin Alkire hurt Warren High with both his arm and legs. The southpaw quarterback passed for 113 yards and rushed for 91 yards as Marietta High downed the host Warriors, 55-21, in prep football action Friday night. “He played well,” said MHS head coach Jason Schob, whose ...

St. Marys falls short in season opener

ST. MARYS — Scott traveled Friday night to Bill Hanlin Stadium and ended up leaving with a 21-14 win. “To come up here and play coach (Jodi) Mote’s team and the job that he does and obviously the tradition that they got was a great win for us especially after last week.” said Scott ...

High School Football Roundup

Doddridge County 62, Tyler Consolidated 43 WEST UNION — Hunter America had a night to remember in Doddridge County’s 62-43 victory over visiting Tyler Consolidated. The senior back rushed 32 times for 452 yards and seven touchdowns. He led the charge for the Bulldogs’ offense, which ...

Catholic girls victorious

PARKERSBURG — Paige Stotts set up match point with a kill here on a hot, steamy Thursday at Parkersburg Catholic and Lainie Ross’ downed spike from a Jenna Boice assist gave Grace Pedersen the last service tally of the evening as the Crusaderettes rallied past rival Williamstown 25-23, ...

’Jackets beat Warriors, 4-2

WILLIAMSTOWN — Baylor Haught got a text at Williamstown High Thursday asking him if he wanted to play goalie against Warren High that evening. “It was Coach (Jason Hill), and I said, ‘I guess. Of course, I will,’” Haught said. Turns out that Yellowjacket starting senior keeper ...

South, PHS football home tonight

PARKERSBURG — Both Parkersburg public high schools, PHS and South, don’t go out of town for their football games tonight, while Williamstown tries to get back on track at Magnolia and Parkersburg Catholic is looking to go 2-0 Saturday night. The PHS Big Reds, 0-1 after a 45-35 ...

Catholic out to gain some respect now

PARKERSBURG — Lance Binegar is a teacher at Ritchie County High School. He is also the second-year head football coach at Parkersburg Catholic High School. Binegar’s Crusader gridders meet up with Ritchie Rebels, both sporting 1-0 marks, at 7 p.m. Saturday at Parkersburg High’s ...

GSC defeats UVA-Wise in opener

Glenville State 17, UVa-Wise 7 WISE, VIRGINIA — Despite a near 90 minute lighting delay prior to halftime, Glenville State College got its Mountain East Conference campaign started on the right foot here Thursday night as the Pioneers topped host Virginia-Wise, 17-7, at Carl Smith Stadium in ...

South netters focused in 2018

PARKERSBURG —Parkersburg South’s volleyball team is entering the 2018 season with a fresh mentality and a group of five seniors who are focused on getting the job done. “We have a pretty experienced varsity crew coming back in.” said head coach Becky Bennett. Last year the ...

Catholic volleyball starts season today

PARKERSBURG — Last year in Amanda Weatherwax’s first season at the Parkersburg Catholic volleyball helm, “it was really a building year for us,” she said. Stepping in to guide the PCHS volleyball program, “I thought we had a lot of potential and a lot of times, our games maybe ...

Pioneers open on the road tonight

GLENVILLE — Senior Austin Hill wants to put last year behind him. The Glenville State College defensive lineman will get that chance along with his teammates come 7 p.m. today when the Pioneers open their campaign against Mountain East Conference foe Virginia-Wise at Carl Smith Stadium. A ...

Parkersburg High boys soccer unloads on Riverside

VIENNA — Jacob McKnight recorded his first shutout of the campaign and seven different Big Reds found the back of the net here Tuesday evening at Ohio Valley University as Parkersburg dominated Riverside, 10-0, in Mountain State Athletic Conference soccer action. PHS, which improved to 1-3-1 ...

Natalie Chambers’ late goal lifts Yellowjackets past Warren, 3-2

VINCENT — Natalie Chambers redeemed herself. The Williamstown High freshman went from misfiring on an early-game PK attempt to scoring a goal in the final seconds as the Yellowjackets edged Warren, 3-2, in girls’ soccer action Tuesday night. “That just shows what a gamer she is,” said ...