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South in front on Day 2

HUNTINGTON — Parkersburg South’s fifth straight Class AAA title is sewn up and Wirt County has all but locked up the Class A runner-up trophy following Friday’s action at the 72nd annual West Virginia state wrestling tournament being held inside the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. PSHS head ...

Parkersburg High School takes down rival South

PARKERSBURG — The reigning Class AAA state champions began their title defense in a blaze Friday night at PHS Memorial Fieldhouse. Parkersburg’s girls basketball team shot 68 percent, including 16 of 32 behind the arc, from the field for the game on the way to a 105-49 Region IV, ...

Jenna Boice’s heroics lead Catholic past ‘Jackets

PARKERSBURG — A big 20-point night from Jenna Boice lifted her Parkersburg Catholic Crusaderettes over Williamstown 64-60 in the Class A, Region IV, Section 1 championship game. Friday night’s crowd who filled the stands inside Parkersburg Catholic High School saw a third game in the season ...

Fort Frye ends season on high note with a victory

BEVERLY — Brady Schilling went on a second-half tear after being blanked during the opening 16 minutes of play. The 6-foot-1 junior Cadet scored a game-high 16 points to lead Fort Frye High to a 47-41 come-from-behind triumph over visiting Cambridge High in boys’ basketball action on ...

Belpre’s Hunter Gilbert signs with Walsh

BELPRE — If Hunter Gilbert didn’t take a leap of faith last year trying out as Belpre’s pole vaulter, he wouldn’t have been able to continue his education and athletic career by signing with Walsh University last Friday at Belpre High School. Running cross county since his freshman ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Basketball Leaders

GIRLS SCORING AVERAGE 22.7 - Mady Winters (Magnolia) 19.2 - Abi Haught (Ritchie) 18.7 - Josey Jones (Tyler) 18.1 - Shay-Lee Kirby (PHS) 17.0 - Aaliyah Brunny (Catholic) 16.2 - Kyndra Pilant (Magnolia) 16.0 - Josie Montgomery (Calhoun) 15.8 - Hannah Kroft (Marietta) 15.3 - Madeline ...

PHS, South girls meet for a third time

PARKERSBURG — Beating a team three times in a season stands as a tall task for anyone, the opposition becomes familiar with strengths and weaknesses in personnel after the collection of game tape over two contests. But what happens when the 2-0 team has presented three different versions of ...

No. 3 Woodrow Wilson stays ahead of South

PARKERSBURG — In a season that seems they can’t catch a break, it was the same result for the Parkersburg South Patriots. Mike Fallon’s team fell the third ranked Woodrow Wilson Flying Eagles 64-58 Thursday on senior night inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center.. “This is the ninth ...

Edison takes 7th and 8th crown

PARKERSBURG — A thrilling 7th and 8th grade boys’ championship game is in the books, and the Edison Eagles grinded out a hard fought 35-30 victory to end their undefeated season on a high note over the VanDevender Blue Devils. The crowd at the Parkersburg High School Memorial Fieldhouse was ...

Williamstown sixth-graders beat Jackson

PARKERSBURG — In a No. 1 versus No. 2 matchup in the 6th grade boys’ Wood County middle school championship, it was the top-seeded Williamstown Yellowjackets that bested the Jackson Generals on Thursday night 41-25 inside Parkersburg High School Memorial Fieldhouse. The ‘Jackets jumped ...

Pioneer women’s season finished by the Polar Bears

MARIETTA — Ohio Northern University went 3-crazy. The seventh-seeded Polar Bears drained 11 triples en route to a 59-55 upset of third-seeded Marietta College Thursday night in an Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament women’s basketball semifinal at Ban Johnson Arena. “They got some good ...

High School Roundup

PREP WRESTLING HUNTINGTON — Braxton Amos’ 18-second pin of St. Albans’ Ashton Stokes was the fastest mat slapper in Class AAA and Parkersburg South held a narrow 37-36.5 lead against Wheeling Park following Thursday’s opening round of the 72nd annual West Virginia state wrestling ...

Crusaderettes, ’Jackets know what has to be done tonight

PARKERSBURG — Season sweeps usually indicate when a team is dominant over its competition. For the opposing team, one last game to get revenge is the best time for redemption. With homecourt advantage in the regional co-final hanging in the balance, the Parkersburg Catholic Crusaderettes ...

State wrestling tournament begins today

PARKERSBURG — When the 72nd annual West Virginia state wrestling tournament gets underway at 6:30 p.m. today inside Huntington’s Big Sandy Superstore Arena, a trio of area grapplers will attempt to place for a fourth straight year while top-ranked Parkersburg South will be out to set Class ...

Patriots oust Vikings

PARKERSBURG — With only a one-point Parkersburg South lead at the end of the first quarter, the Patriots held the Ripley Vikings nearly scoreless in the second quarter, making the game a breeze with the final 63-43 in the Class AAA, Region IV, Section 1 tournament opener Wednesday at the Rod ...

Pioneer women face ONU in OAC semifinals

The Marietta College women’s basketball team continues its quest for the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament Championship in the semifinals on Thursday against Ohio Northern University. Tip-off in Ban Johnson Arena is set for 7 p.m. Tickets for the game will be available for purchase at ...

High School Basketball Roundup

GIRLS BASKETBALL Tyler Consolidated 56, Ritchie County 46 KIDWELL — Abi Haught had a game-high 25 points for Ritchie County, but the Rebels shot less than 31 percent from the field and were eliminated from the postseason here Wednesday evening as host Tyler Consolidated registered a 56-46 ...

PC-Wtown: Part III coming soon

PARKERSBURG— Parkersburg Catholic head coach Marty Vierheller made it clear he and the Crusaderettes are only focusing on the now and not looking ahead, as they quickly took care business, defeating the Wahama White Falcons 67-31 here Tuesday in the Class A Region IV Section 1 ...