Local Sports

IOGA Classic should be a big hit

GLENVILLE — The inaugural Independent Oil & Gas Association Classic gets underway Monday and will continue through late Saturday night at Glenville State College’s Waco Center. All three classifications in the Mountain State will be represented and each team which was invited will ...

South girls fight for win over Wheeling Park

WHEELING — Josie Daugherty was lights out for Wheeling Park as she supplied seven 3-pointers and 32 points, but the sharp-shooting Patriots of Parkersburg South rode away with a narrow 77-73 road victory at Wheeling Park High School on Saturday afternoon. Parkersburg South (4-0) rarely ...

Local Class AAA gridders make 2nd team all-state

HUNTINGTON — It takes more than just one elite player to make it to Wheeling Island Stadium. It takes talent and chemistry, which is something both Martinsburg and Spring Valley brought to the table this season. As it turned out, both teams were the last dogs standing in Class AAA with ...

Poca, Central to face off in Fenton Shootout finals

WILLIAMSTOWN — Wheeling Central scored the first 10 points of the game against Clay County in the opening semifinal of Friday’s 22nd annual Donnie Fenton Shootout and Poca also never trailed against host Williamstown as the Maroon Knights and the Dots will square off at approximately ...

St. Marys climbs to 2-0

ST. MARYS — Jordan Fox recorded a double-double of 22 points and 11 boards to help St. Marys get through a sluggish outing and emerge victorious 52-37 over visiting Tyler Consolidated Friday night at St. Marys High School. “We were off eight or nine days after our opener against Wirt ...

Belpre beats Wahama in OT

BELPRE — Things looked rather bleak early in the fourth quarter for the Belpre Golden Eagles in their home opener against Wahama Friday night. A rare five-point play by Wahama’s Noah Litchfield had given the White Falcons a 16-point lead with just seven minutes to play in the game and ...

High school basketball roundup with stat boxes

BOYS BASKETBALL Williamstown 76, Calhoun County 48 MT. ZION — Isaac Brown pumped in a game-high 28 points here Friday night as Williamstown rolled over host Calhoun County by a 76-48 score to improve to 2-0 on the season. The Yellowjackets burst out to a 20-10 advantage after ...

Parkersburg South Patriots pull upset, take down No. 2 Huntington

PARKERSBURG — Host Parkersburg South overcame deficits of 12 and 13 points in the first half and then as much as 11 five times in the second half before rallying in the final six minutes of play to post an 82-80 win over Huntington Thursday night in a duel of top-5 preseason Class AAA ...

Williamstown High School girls eye repeat at Fenton Shootout

WILLIAMSTOWN — The 22nd annual Donnie Fenton Shootout, set to get underway at 6 p.m. today with the first semifinal between Wheeling Central and Clay County, has plenty of firepower in it once again. Veteran Williamstown head coach Fred Sauro’s Yellowjackets will play the late semifinal ...

Roane’s Burnside, May make first team

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Senior Polar Bears rode a stout defense all the way to the Class AA state championship game, and leading the group which allowed an average of 16 points per game this season was Class AA first-team All-State defensive captain Jake Abbott, as selected by the West ...

Wednesday’s basketball roundup

No. 12 Ohio State 108, Southern 73 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored 23 points, becoming the fastest player in NCAA women’s basketball history to reach 2,000 points, and No. 12 Ohio State cruised to a 108-73 win over Southern on Wednesday night. Mitchell, who has played in 78 ...

Parkersburg swimmers sweep home triangular

PARKERSBURG — Five different Parkersburg High School swimmers had two individual victories apiece here Wednesday night during a triangular at the YMCA as the Big Reds amassed 232 total points to top runner-up Parkersburg South (118) and Marietta High School (84). The Big Red girls ...

Williamstown boys roll past Wood County Christian

  WILLIAMSTOWN — Wood County Christian knew full well heading into Tuesday night’s battle with neighbor Williamstown that finding a way to shut down guard Isaac Brown would be crucial to its success. Brown, who spent his freshman year at Wood County Christian, proved to ...

Six West Virginia University football players honored

  MORGANTOWN — The Big 12 released its all-conference lists on Tuesday and several Mountaineers earned a spot on the league’s first two units. Senior Tyler Orlosky, who was recently selected as one of the three finalists for the Rimington Trophy, was chosen as the 10-team ...

No. 15 WVU takes on Western Carolina today

  MORGANTOWN — Coming off of his team’s most impressive win of the young 2016-17 season, West Virginia men’s head basketball coach Bob Huggins is still in search of some answers as his No. 15 ranked Mountainers (7-1) prepare to take on Western Carolina (3-5) at 7 p.m. today ...

White Sox Chris Sale away to Boston in trade

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — No surprise that Chris Sale got traded. The real shocker? That the Boston Red Sox swooped in to snag him. The reloading Red Sox pulled off the biggest deal yet at the winter meetings, acquiring the dominant ace from the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday for a hefty ...

Ritchie golfer Sydney Brill inks with Fairmont State

ELLENBORO — Ritchie County’s Sydney Brill might not have a hole-in-one on her resume yet, but the Rebel golfer has decided to continue her career on the links for Division II Mountain East Conference member Fairmont State University. Inspired by ex-Rebel standout Sydney Snodgrass, who ...

High School Basketball Roundup

BOYS BASKETBALL Magnolia 76, Monroe Central 52 WOODSFIELD, Ohio — Preseason Class A No. 10 Magnolia, which averaged 72 points per game a season ago but returned just eight points an outing on average entering this year, got a career-high 30-point effort from senior Tyler Williamson ...

South girls defeat Fort Frye cagers

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South’s Devin Hefner scored 10 of her 15 points in the second half to help the Patriots overcome a seven-point halftime deficit and improve to 2-0 on the year after downing Fort Frye, 48-39, at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. Neither team got much going early on ...

Waterford rolls ahead of Trimble for 63-9 victory

WATERFORD — Defending state champion Waterford was excited to get their home season underway and give the home crowd their first real look at what they hope will be yet another very good basketball team. The Wildcat faithful had to leave the Harry Cooper Annex feeling excited as well as ...