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ALBRIGHT: Patriots’ Mike Eddy leaving is a big loss

Wrestling, a fight between boys’ and girls’ basketball, and then comes into the picture football. The above ranking stands as the heirarchy of Parkersburg South High School’s Top 4 sports in order of importance. Sure football might fill the seats, but the grapplers’ and hoops’ ...

Shay-Lee Kirby’s 33 paces PHS

CHARLESTON — Class AAA No. 1 Parkersburg brings with it a handful of things that are impossible to prepare for. Among them are length, depth and hard-nosed tenacity. Another is Shay-Lee Kirby. And all four were on full display in the Big Reds’ latest conquest on Monday night as Kirby ...

No. 2 Crusaderettes rout No. 10 Notre Dame

CLARKSBURG — We’ve all heard the old adage, ‘Offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships’. But when it comes to No. 2 ranked Parkersburg Catholic (15-1) that ‘old’ adage is as ‘young’ as the senior-less Crusaderettes. “We have a lot of respect for Notre Dame,” ...

Belpre girls fly by TVC rival Miller

BELPRE— The last time Belpre played Miller, it was a low-scoring win (32-29) but this time was different out of the gate Monday night. The Golden Eagles nearly doubled their point total from the early season game in a 63-41 win. Only a 20-16 Belpre (14-5) lead going into the second, the ...

Fort Frye girls claim PVC title

BEVERLY — Morgan Borich fittingly was the game’s leading scorer on senior night. As the only final-year player on the Fort Frye roster, the 5-foot-10 wing tallied 13 points to lead the Cadets to a 52-23 triumph over visiting Shenandoah Monday night in Pioneer Valley Conference girls’ ...

No Gambler’s Fallacy for the Patriots’ Louden Haga

PARKERSBURG — Wrestling stood as an activity Parkersburg South heavyweight Louden Haga picked up to get out of class in sixth grade. His 21-21 effort reflected this nonchalant attitude toward the sport. And yet his .500 winning percentage also signaled a possible proclivity for the ...

PHS dominates MSACs

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg crowned six champions, which included Most Outstanding Wrestler CJ Wade at 195, here Saturday afternoon inside Memorial Fieldhouse as the Big Reds rolled to their third straight Mountain State Athletic Conference title by besting runner-up Huntington, ...

Eddy steps down at South

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South football said goodbye to its head coach after Mike Eddy resigned effective immediately Friday afternoon. The Patriots’ six-year leader is expected to take the reins at Logan High in Ohio. The change is not expected to become official until after a Wood ...

Bridgeport wins Zide Rumble

WILLIAMSTOWN —The 17th annual Bob Zide Rumble is in the books, and this year’s iteration of the event was a round-robin affair. Seven teams from around the state grappled on Saturday in front of a hyped Williamstown crowd. When all was said and done, it was Bridgeport taking home first ...

Big Reds’ swim teams finish second at league title meet

HUNTINGTON — In the pool, depth is important. Roster depth, that is. George Washington used its deep, talented roster Saturday to win the Mountain State Athletic Conference swim meet at Marshall University’s Fitch Natatorium. The Patriots won boys and girls championships, edging runner-up ...

South girls sharp in 47-22 win vs. Waterford

WATERFORD — Parkersburg South High owned the whip hand. The Patriots limited Ohio-ranked Waterford High to three single digit quarters en route to a 47-22 triumph Saturday night in non-conference girls’ basketball action at the Harry Cooper Annex. “The kids have had a really good week ...

Rebounds key as Pioneer men defeat John Carroll

MARIETTA — Marietta College defeated John Carroll 108-92 Saturday at Ban Johnson Arena, but Pioneers head coach Jon VanderWal was more impressed with a different margin. Marietta outrebounded the Blue Streaks 44-22, a dominating performance on the glass for a Marietta squad which improved to ...

Wirt County wins A Challenge

ELLENBORO — Wirt County crowned three individual champions, including third-seeded 132-pounder AJ Garrett, here Saturday evening as the Tigers roared past host Ritchie County, 204-138, to win the third annual A Challenge. Two-time defending champion Madonna (106.5) finished behind South ...

High School Sports Roundup

BOYS BASKETBALL South Charleston 62, Parkersburg South 61 SOUTH CHARLESTON— Double-doubles by Parkersburg South’s Malaki Sylvia (28 points, 11 rebounds) and Brayden Mooney (10 points, 10 boards) weren’t quite enough here Saturday night as South Charleston escaped with a 62-61 win ...

Local College Basketball Roundup

COLLEGE MEN W.Va. Wesleyan 94, Glenville State 83 BUCKHANNON — W.Va. Wesleyan canned 16 of 33 from downtown and shot better than 62 percent from the floor here Saturday as the Bobcats turned back visiting Glenville State, 94-83, in Mountain East Conference action. GSC (7-11, 2-10), which ...

Fort Frye boys fall to top-ranked Berlin Hiland

BEVERLY — It’s hard enough to spot any team a 13-point first quarter lead....let alone the number one-ranked team in the state. Saturday night the Fort Frye Cadets fell behind 15-2 at the end of the first quarter to Berlin Hiland, the number one-ranked team in Division IV, and never ...

Powerful Patriots

PARKERSBURG — On an emotional Friday night inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center, the Parkersburg south Patriots took care of the John Marshall Monarchs, 76-57. The game was played in honor of Parkersburg South student Hailley Parsons, who was honored in front of the capacity crowd before ...

Zide Rumble, MSAC slated for today

PARKERSBURG — Area wrestling fans will have two options today if they wish to take in some mat action in Wood County. The annual Williamstown Bob Zide Rumble as well as Parkersburg’s Memorial Fieldhouse being the host site for the Mountain State Athletic Conference championships are the ...

Fort Frye nets big win over Shenandoah

BEVERLY — Fort Frye High played with a lot of ‘Hart.’ The 6-foot sophomore guard scored a game-high 19 points, 13 in the second quarter, to help lead the Cadets to a 51-40 triumph over visiting Shenandoah High Friday night in Pioneer Valley Conference boys basketball action. “It’s a ...

High School Sports Roundup

WRESTLING Wirt leads at A Challenge ELLENBORO — Wirt County, which has nine semifinalists, held a narrow 66-62 lead against host Ritchie County following Friday’s action at the third annual West Virginia A Challenge. Attempting to reach the finals for the Tigers are Logan Powell ...