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Williamstown in underdog role on the road at St. Marys

WILLIAMSTOWN — Although technically not a must-win game, the 2-3 Yellowjackets of veteran Williamstown head coach Terry Smith sure could use an upset come 7:30 p.m. Friday inside Bill Hanlin Stadium to start a hopeful playoff run in the second half of the season. Top-ranked and defending ...

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Big Reds, Patriots meet for the first time since ’04

WHEELING — Following a historic offensive performance last Friday night, Wheeling Park dips back into its past this week as Coach Chris Daugherty’s Patriots welcome Parkersburg to Wheeling Island Stadium Friday night. The Big Reds are a team Park has not had very good luck with in the ...

South to treat every game as ‘must win’ now

PARKERSBURG — With Parkersburg South sitting at 1-4, “now you have to take every game as a must-win game,” said Patriot head football coach Mike Eddy. “You hate to be at that point only halfway through your season, but to reach the goals we set for ourselves at the beginning of the ...

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Marietta High’s Austyn Chen (10) attempts a shot during a high school soccer match against Zanesville Tuesday at Jerry Brock Field in Devola.

Tigers earn draw with Zanesville

DEVOLA — A tie is always preferable to a defeat. Marietta High rallied late to salvage a 2-2 draw against Zanesville High in a see-saw East Central Ohio League boys’ soccer match at Jerry Brock Field Tuesday night. “A draw is a lot better than a loss,” said MHS senior captain Austyn ...

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Marietta’s Kaitlyn McClead (5) and Jillian Middleton (30) attempt to block a spike by Coshocton’s Kendall Shaw during a high school volleyball match Tuesday at Sutton Gymnasium.

Tiger netters down Coshocton

MARIETTA — Tuesday’s high school volleyball match at Sutton Gym between Marietta and Coshocton was “Senior Night” for the Tigers. Basically, for a Marietta team with only one senior, it was more like “Madison Whittle Night.” “I think we played pretty well tonight,” said MHS ...

Parkersburg High’s Madison Spears (left) maneuvers the soccer ball as Riverside’s Kaylee Hudnall (11) closes in on her during the host Big Red girls’ 5-0 win over the Warriors Tuesday evening at Stadium Field.
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Big Red girls’ booters blank Riverside, 5-0

PARKERSBURG — Host Parkersburg High domimated play throughout and the Big Reds head girls soccer coach Eric McCoy gave all his players sufficient time on the pitch in a 5-0 shutout of Riverside Tuesday evening at Stadium Field. The win boosted PHS’ record to 6-7-1, while the visiting ...

Parkersburg High’s golf team qualified for the state tournament a second consecutive season after finsihing second in the Class AAA, Region IV championship Monday at Sleepy Hollow. Celebrating from left to right are: Trey Rossana, Dylan Shaver, Isaac Prine and Garrett Ballway.

Big Reds, Devils’ golf on to states

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High and Ravenswood golf teams are ending this season where they ended last season. Both teams qualified out of their respective regionals for another trip to the state golf tournament at Oglebay Resort Thursday at Sleepy Hollow for PHS and Green Hills for ...

Injuries, lack of experience hurt WVU defense against Kansas

MORGANTOWN — Four games into the 2017 football season and Mountaineer fans have one question they are asking, “What’s wrong with our defense?”. Veteran defensive coordinator for No. 23 West Virginia Tony Gibson has a simple explanation. “It’s frustrating at times,” Gibson ...

West Virginia quarterback Will Grier (7) runs for a first down during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday against Kansas  in Lawrence, Kan. West Virginia won 56-34 (AP Photo).

WVU finally pulls away from KU, 56-34

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Veteran West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen left Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon with a partial smile on his face. His Mountaineers (3-1, 1-0 Big 12) held off the host Jayhawks of Kansas (1-3, 0-1 Big 12), 56-34, and his team will have a week off ...

Parkersburg South’s Julio Lemas (5) chases Parkersburg’s Isaiah Owen (4) with the ball during a boys soccer match Saturday afternoon at the Erickson All-Sports Facility. The host Patriots scored first, but the Big Reds won, 4-1. Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn.

Big Red boys top South booters, 4-1

PARKERSBURG — Host Parkersburg South may have scored the first goal just a minurte and a half into a boys soccer match Saturday afternoon, but Parkersburg tallied the next four goals en route to a 4-1 win over the Patriots as the Big Reds prevailed at the Erickson All-Sports Facility. PHS ...

Ohio Valley University’s Celso Riveros, who is shadowed by Ohio Dominican’s Phillip Kelly, tallied a goal and had two assists to help lead the No. 18 Fighting Scots to a 5-2 victory Saturday afternoon against the visiting Panthers in Great Midwest Athletic Conference soccer action. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

No. 18 Ohio Valley men victorious vs. Dominican

VIENNA — Ohio Dominican University struck first here Saturday afternoon, but No. 18 Ohio Valley University rallied for a 5-2 Great Midwest Athletic Conference men’s soccer triumph as head coach Luis Rincon’s squad improved to 8-1-1 overall. “I mean, I was very calm to be honest the ...

Wirt County volleyball focused on consistency

ELIZABETH — It's a long time from now until November, but the Wirt County volleyball team is hoping to make another run at a Class A state championship inside the Charleston Civic Center. Seniors Haley Moore and Katie Frazier have been key cogs for the orange and black since they were ...

Battle at the Boneyard III fights set for Saturday

PARKERSBURG — Although not 100 percent set in stone, the Battle at the Boneyard III bout sheet has been announced for this coming Saturday’s fights on Depot Street. Promoter Mike Sheppard, who will be taking on Corey Budd in a professional boxing match, currently has 19 bouts scheduled. ...

Marietta College’s Andrew Barker makes a catch during a college football game Saturday against Muskingum University. Marietta College won, 49-25. Photo by Jordan Holland

Pioneers win Shrine Trophy Game

MARIETTA — Roger Walker embraced the Shrine Trophy. The 5-foot-11, 215-pound running back rushed for 134 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns as Marietta College defeated Muskingum University, 49-25, in Ohio Athletic Conference football action at Don Drumm Stadium Saturday. “I love that ...

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Marietta High School’s Cyrus Rhodes, left, attempts to tackle Parkersburg High School’s Brenton Strange during Parkersburg’s  45-10 win over the Tigers Friday at Stadium Field.

Parkersburg Big Reds take down Marietta Tigers, 45-10

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High was happy to be home. The Big Reds returned to Stadium Field Friday for the first time since the season opener against St. Albans and came away with a dominating 45-10 victory over Marietta High. The Big Reds (2-2) totaled 440 yards of offense and forced ...

Parkersburg South’s Nick Yoho tries to dance out of the attempted tackle from John Marshall’s Charles McCool during the Monarchs’ 40-17 win over the Patriots. Photo by Joe Albright.

Hess, John Marshall rumble past Patriots

PARKERSBURG — Hess, Hess, Hess and Hess. If that got redundant, think how Parkersburg South head football coach Mike Eddy felt watching John Marshall back Dereck Hess run for four touchdowns in the first half alone en route to the visiting Monarchs’ 40-17 win over the Patriots Friday night ...

Williamstown quarterback Carter Haynes runs away from Ravenswood’s Evan Dunlap (1) during the Yellowjackets’ 52-14 homecoming victory versus the Red Devils on Friday night. Photo by Michael Uhl.

Haynes, Williamstown retire losing streak, defeat Ravenswood, 52-14

WILLIAMSTOWN — Carter Haynes was tired of hearing about Williamstown’s losing streak. The junior quarterback made sure the Yellowjackets didn’t extend the skid to four games by passing for 88 yards and two touchdowns, as well as rushing for another 86 yards and one touchdown in a ...

Waterford’s Braden Bellville, right, gives a stiffarm while carrying the ball during a high school football game against Frontier Friday in New Matamoras, Ohio. Photo by Ron Johnston.

Waterford spoils Frontier homecoming

NEW MATATMORAS — Waterford High spoiled Frontier High’s homecoming. Quarterback Peyten Stephens threw two touchdown passes to Cody Harris, and tailback Braden Bellville ran for three more scores as the Wildcats defeated the host Cougars, 49-7, in prep football action Friday night. “We ...

Glenville State searching for first win

GLENVILLE — True freshman Jaylen McNair will make his second career start beginning at noon today when he will attempt to lead Glenville State College to its first victory of the campaign when the Pioneers tangle with host Alderson Broaddus inside the Multi-Sport Performance Stadium in the ...

Friday’s high school football roundup with stats

Wheeling Central 29, Magnolia 27 WHEELING — Curtis McGhee’s 7-yard touchdown run with 37 seconds remaining here Friday night lifted host Wheeling Central past Magnolia, 29-27. The Maroon Knights (2-2) led 17-0 at half, but trailed 27-23 following Blue Eagle James Stillwagoner’s 5-yard ...