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South falls to Fort Frye, 6-4

BEVERLY - A win by either host Fort Frye or visiting Parkersburg South would all but punch their ticket to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference tournament that begins this weekend in their respective divisions. The Cadets made the most of just three basehits as they used a five-run fourth ...

ALBRIGHT: Patriots’ Mike Fallon more than a coach

Mike Fallon dealt with an array of topics as the head coach of the Parkersburg South boys’ basketball program this past season. He struggled with the loss of his brother James and friend Keith Barker, battled with his team to a state-tournament first round exit, and dealt with changes in ...

Catholic bats ignite

WILLIAMSTOWN — Trailing 4-0 for most of the game, the Parkersburg Catholic Crusaders were able to take the lead for the first time in the top of the sixth. However, the Williamstown Yellowjackets regained the lead in the bottom of the sixth, only to have PC’s Peyton Amrine deliver a ...

Patriots suffer Big Red sweep

By JOSH HUGHES PARKERSBURG —Coming off a 9-7 loss to Steubenville in the first game of a Tuesday evening doubleheader at Godbey Field, the Parkersburg South Patriots looked to bounce back by splitting the twin bill. A late surge in game one fell short, and Ashlee Ellison took the mound after ...

Tigers get hard fought win over Warren

MARIETTA — Tuesday was a perfect example of what can be expected when Marietta and Warren square off on the baseball diamond. In a game that had four lead changes, it was the host Tigers who came away with a 5-4 victory over the Warriors in a rivalry showdown at Legion Field. With two ...

Middleton lifts Marietta past Warren, 7-1

MARIETTA — Marietta pitcher Jillian Middleton had one of those games that she will likely remember for a long, long time. The Tiger junior fired a complete-game three-hitter while fanning 10 and also slammed a three-run home run as Marietta downed the Warren Warriors 7-1 Tuesday night at ...

Crusaders roll

PARKERSBURG — The undefeated Parkersburg Catholic boys and girls sides took care of the visiting Ripley Vikings, winning 7-0 for the boys and 5-2 for the girls Monday evening at Jackson Park. “Both our boys and girls are undefeated throughout the season, so everyone is doing well and they ...

Belpre topples TVC conference rival Trimble

BELPRE —On a cold Monday afternoon at Civitan Park, the Belpre Golden Eagles were anything but frigid. They quickly dispatched of conference rival Trimble in five innings with an 11-0 shutout win. Nick Godfrey pitched effectively for the Eagles, as he allowed two hits in those five innings ...

Warren’s Erin Bogard a fearless fighter

VINCENT — With a bag of ice in her right hand, Erin Bogard was nursing a broken nose and sitting “Native American style” on the ground not far from the pole vault pit at Warren High field. It was late Saturday afternoon, and the annual Warrior Track and Field Invitational was in the ...

GSC’s Stephens honored as W.Va. top college coach

GLENVILLE — Kim Stephens knows she has a good thing going at Glenville State College. The third-year head women’s basketball coach for the Pioneers has made the Waco Center one of the toughest venues in the nation to earn a Division II road win. For the third successive campaign, the ...

Senior day friendly to PHS track teams

PARKERSBURG — Senior day was a pretty good one for host Parkersburg here Saturday at the Russ Parsons Invitational as the Big Red boys topped runner-up Martinsburg for the team title, 139-123. The Big Red girls of head coach Lia Fleek, who were without the services of Madison Trippett, ...

Warren girls 3-peat; Warrior boys repeat

VINCENT — Erin Bogard broke her nose in the pole vault but still prevailed in the event. The senior track and field standout cleared the bar in a winning jump of 12 feet to help the Warren High girls 3-peat in their annual Warrior Invitational Saturday afternoon. Warren was first with 157 ...

Marietta tops Black Bears

MARIETTA — Derek Duckworth’s two-run double in the last of the fifth inning proved to be the game-winner Friday night as the Marietta Tigers rallied for a 5-3 win over the River View Black Bears in an East Central Ohio League battle at Legion Field. Marietta trailed by a run entering the ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Baseball and Softball Statistical Leaders

MID-OHIO VALLEY PREP BASEBALL LEADERS AVERAGE .594 - Tyler West (Tyler) .563 - Gage Huffman (Tyler) .535 - Jacob Hoyt (St. Marys) .528 - Ethan Tawney (Wtown) .486 - Jake Whiting (Roane), Ciah Kennedy (Rwood) .480 - Hunter Hickman (Wirt) ,477 - Leewood Molessa (Wtown) .469 - Jesse ...

South holds off Warren

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South third baseman Nathan Currey turned a 5-3 double play on a bases-loaded shot hit by Brett Gandee to seal the Patriots’ 7-5 victory against Warren here Thursday evening at Hank Greenburg Field. Patriot Eli Reeves scattered 11 hits in six-plus innings of work ...

Blue Devils, ’Jackets split

ST. MARYS — St. Marys High led only one time in the opening game of a scheduled doubleheader — at the end. Sydni Hinton plated Cara Masters with an infield hit in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Blue Devils rallied for four runs to defeat visiting Williamstown High, 8-7, in a ...

Frontier rallies past Catholic

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier freshman J.D. Schmidt got the job done with his bat and his arm in Thursday night’s 6-5 come-from-behind win over Parkersburg Catholic. The Cougar right-hander fired 3 1-3 innings of one-hit relief and also knocked in three runs as Frontier erased a four-run ...

PHS girls tennis defeats GW; boys go down

PARKERSBURG —The PHS boys tennis team won a whopping seven games in as many matches in the first meeting with a George Washington squad favored to win a state title in a little over two months. Mental toughness factors in as a key component when faced with a team as good as the Patriots. ...

Williamstown baseball cruises past Golden Eagles

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown’s Ryan Brown didn’t get off to a hot start, allowing an early 1-0 Belpre lead after the top of the first. But the Yellowjackets’ offense gave Brown plenty of support, scoring seven runs in the bottom of the first, ending with 10 base hits and a 9-1 win over ...

Garry Seckman’s five RBIs leads Tyler past Catholic

DAVISVILLE — Garry Seckman knocked in a career-high five runs and visiting Tyler Consolidated escaped with a 10-8 victory here Wednesday at Marshall Field against host Parkersburg Catholic. “With the new pitching rules, everybody is trying to mix and match and we brought our starter (Gage ...