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Williamstown steals one from Ravenswood

RAVENSWOOD — Previously scoring 13 runs in Wednesday’s game against Cameron, visiting Williamstown needed every run it could muster as the Yellowjackets stole a 3-1 win over host Ravenswood Thursday night at Wright Field. Collecting four RBIs on Wednesday, ‘Jacket Ethan Tawney continue ...

Big Reds slug Black Eagles

PARKERSBURG — Four different Big Reds drove in two runs apiece and T.J. McIntosh finished with a two-hitter as Parkersburg blanked South Charleston, 11-0, in five innings here Wednesday evening at Bennett Stump Field. The two Mountain State Athletic Conference programs both came in on losing ...

Cullen Cutright pitches ’Jackets past Cameron

WILLIAMSTOWN—Forcing to start the game an hour later due to some Cameron players taking the ACT test, the Williamstown Yellowjackets didn’t seem to mind the late start. The offense exploded for 16 hits following the delay in a 13-6 win over the Dragons Wednesday evening. Ethan Tawney had ...

Marietta baseball falls short to eighth-ranked Wooster

WOOSTER — No. 8 ranked Wooster overcame six errors and held on to defeat Marietta College by the score of 8-7 Wednesday afternoon at Art Murray Field. The Pioneers are now 6-10 overall, while the Fighting Scots improve to 7-4 on the season. Wooster notched four of their 10 base hits in the ...

Luke Nelson pitches Fort Frye past Shenandoah, 3-1

BEVERLY — When Luke Nelson needed to bear down, he was tough to hit. The Fort Frye High senior southpaw pitched a 3-hitter as the Cadets downed visiting Shenandoah, 3-1, Wednesday night in a Pioneer Valley Conference baseball opener. “Luke pitched a wonderful game today, and so did their ...

Undefeated no more

PARKERSBURG—Even with his Parkersburg softball team scoing eight runs in the second inning, Big Reds head coach Jason Robers wants his Big Reds to score more runs throughout the game, instead of relying on big run innings. The monster inning proved enough in a 10-5 win against Parkersburg ...

Patriots’ Zane Hinzman commits to West Lib

PARKERSBURG — Escaping the sport of wrestling was never in the cards for Parkersburg South grappler Zane Hinzman. The Harrisville native spent years watching his father coach and his brother participate in the mat sport. Not to mention he took up the sport at the age of 3 and proved adept ...

Marietta captures Wash. County tourney

MARIETTA — To say the Marietta Tigers have come out of the gates swinging it to begin the 2019 baseball campaign would be a major understatement. The Tigers pounded out 14 hits Tuesday night as they rolled to an 11-1, five-inning win over the Fort Frye Cadets to claim their fourth ...

Warren offense absent in shutout

VINCENT — Warren High first-year softball skipper and third base coach Katie Dickson would’ve appreciated some company over at the corner. The Warriors managed just two hits and had no baserunner reach third in a 7-0 setback to visiting Fairfield Union High Tuesday evening. “We’re ...

’Jacket tennis is ready to swarm nets

WILLIAMSTOWN — Dave and Dianna Leo’s Williamstown Yellowjacket tennis teams are back looking to swarm the nets and make big strides in 2019. The boys lost only one senior and are coming off a year where they made it to the second round of the regional tournament. That improvement from ...

Parkersburg High’s Shay-Lee Kirby wins Mary Ostrowski Award

PARKERSBURG — PHS head coach Scott Cozzens’ investment in a pair of safety goggles before his dive into the haystack following May’s Parkersburg High School commencement ceremony might be a smart decision. The purchase of a full-body suit may be advisable too so he avoids hay fever. The ...

Parkersburg South’s Seth Fallon named first team all-state in triple-A

CHARLESTON — Most every team competing in this year’s boys Class AAA state basketball tournament featured balanced scoring, with multiple players averaging 10 or more points. In fact, the teams playing in the championship game at the Charleston Coliseum — Martinsburg (four) and ...

’Jacket girls, Rebel boys win Ryan Jobes

PARKERSBURG — The 2019 Ryan Jobes Invitational at PHS Stadium Field is in the books, and local teams had quite the time with local placers in several events. In girls’ action, Williamstown took the top spot in total team points. With 136 points, they toppled runner-up Ritchie County by 41, ...

Fairmont Senior’s Jalen Bridges wins Evans Award

FAIRMONT — Jalen Bridges disagreed with the label and was irked by the stigma. In his mind, the critics were wrong. Their perceptions that he was too cavalier as a player and too passive as a competitor were warped by his willowy build, relaxed disposition and silky-smooth overall game and ...

Colin Bryant pitches South to first win of the season over Huntington

PARKERSBURG— Colin Bryant was firing on all cylinders from the rubber punching out 11 batters and only giving up four hits and one walk en route to a complete-game effort. Parkersburg South’s bats made sure he got the W after a 7-2 outcome over the Huntington Highlanders Saturday at Hank ...

Marietta dominant in county tourney

VINCENT — Marietta High got off to a hot start Saturday in the Washington County Tournament, defeating Caldwell 17-0 before besting rival Warren 9-1 to begin the 2019 baseball season 2-0. Warren won earlier in the day, defeating Caldwell 12-2. The Tigers will play Fort Frye Monday at ...

Saturday’s Spring Sports Stars

BASEBALL ß Cade Ullman finished 5 for 8 with seven runs scored, three doubles and six RBIs during Parkersburg Catholic’s twinbill sweep at Calhoun County. Joel Stophel punched out eight in four innings to earn the game one win. Patrick Copen also blasted a two-run bomb in game one. In ...

Parkersburg’s Shay-Lee Kirby named Class AAA all-state captain

CHARLESTON — After ripping through a one-loss campaign that concluded with a second-straight Class AAA championship, it is little surprise to see Parkersburg well represented in terms of postseason awards. That success certainly shone through in terms of the Class AAA All-State team where ...

PHS boys, South girls runners-up at Nutter

PARKERSBURG — On a chilly Friday evening at Stadium Field, the Wheeling Park track program made it a clean sweep by topping the field at the Kim Nutter Invitational. Parkersburg’s boys were seeking a three-peat, but the Patriots bested the hosts 168 to 143 with Parkersburg South’s 97 ...

Ritchie baseball defeats Ravenswood, 10-6

RAVENSWOOD — Ritchie County pitchers Dakota Wayne and Austin Dalton gave Ravenswood batters fits all night, combining for 11 punchouts as the Rebels defeated the Red Devils 10-6 Thursday night at Wright Field. The Rebels gave starter Wayne plenty of runs, scoring five in the second on three ...