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Red Devils punch ticket to LKC NOC

RAVENSWOOD — Despite playing another game without point guard Hayden Mandrake, host Ravenswood picked up a key 64-55 Little Kanawha Conference West Division victory here Friday night against Parkersburg Catholic in a battle of ranked Class A programs. No. 2 Ravenswood, which had a ...

Hot start lifts Warren Warriors past Jackson

VINCENT — Warren put the pedal to the metal early on. Even though visiting Jackson hung with the Warriors the rest of the game, a hot first quarter from the hosts was enough to lift them to a 62-51 Senior Night victory Friday night. Warren, which got a game-high 22 points from Kyler ...

Waterford dominates Eastern boys, 76-37

WATERFORD — Waterford’s Tri-Valley Conference game with Eastern Friday night was sort of a tune up for the Wildcats. Coach Tom Simms’ squad took control of this contest early and rolled to a 76-37 victory to improve to 14-3 and 13-0 in the TVC. “We got our rotation going and that ...

Cadets cruise past Cougars, 66-38

NEW MATAMORAS — Make no mistake about it, the Fort Frye Cadets are a very unselfish basketball team. Friday night, eight different players combined for 19 assists as the Pioneer Valley Conference champion Cadets rolled to a 66-38 win over the Frontier Cougars at Hank Morus ...

LKC girls’ title game commences tonight

PARKERSBURG — For the second time in as many seasons, the Little Kanawha Conference girls basketball championship will come down to a matchup between Gilmer County and Williamstown at 8:05 p.m. today inside Glenville State’s WACO Center. In last year’s championship matchup, ...

Edison nips Blennerhassett for county title

PARKERSBURG — Ethan Prather of Edison didn’t need a pin in the final match of Thursday’s 56th Wood County Middle School wrestling championships to seal the Eagles’ five-peat, but he got one anyway. The Eagles of head coach Tammy Koreski trailed 204-199 entering the heavyweight ...

Freshmen pace LKC win for PCHS Crusaderettes

PARKERSBURG — Freshman point guard Madeline Huffman scored 20 points and two more frosh, Emma Gardner and Emma Pfeiffer, were a presence inside as Parkersburg Catholic downed visiting Calhoun County 61-46 Thursday night to claim 9th place in the LKC this season. Victorious PCHS, now 12-10, ...

South’s Whitlatch inks with Fairmont State

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South soccer player Cassie Whitlatch got to commemorate two occassions Thursday inside South’s main office conference room. Not only did the Patriot senior celebrate her 18th birthday among friends and family, but she also signed her national letter of intent to ...

Thursday’s high school basketball roundup

GIRLS BASKETBALL Ravenswood 76, Braxton 45 RAVENSWOOD — Braxton County got outscored 22-6 after the opening eight minutes and never got back into the game here Thursday as host Ravenswood rolled to a 76-45 victory and in the process claimed seventh in the LKC. Claudia Cubides led all ...

Catholic boys grab win over Tyler Consolidated

PARKERSBURG — Playing maybe their best half of the season Wednesday night, the Parkersburg Catholic boys rolled out to a 48-26 lead over visiting Tyler Consolidated, but then had to fend off the rallying Silver Knights throughout the second half to notch a 74-60 win. The Crusaders, tied for ...

Waterford downs Fort Frye

WATERFORD — Waterford High was tested in the first half. But after the break, it was all Wildcats as the defending Ohio Division IV champions cruised to a 45-24 triumph over Fort Frye High in non-conference girls’ basketball action at the Cooper Annex Wednesday night. Earlier this ...

South’s Hays talks ACL tear

A pop ... But no pain. This was the signal to Parkersburg South’s Savannah Hays she had just torn her anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee during a basketball event with Parkersburg South in Columbus this past September. “I drove baseline and the girl from the help-side slid to ...

High School Basketball Roundup

GIRLS BASKETBALL Parkersburg 57, Woodrow Wilson 43 BECKLEY —One day after scoring a team-high 17 points in a comeback win against Spring Valley, Bre Wilson again poured in 17 markers and helped PHS to a 57-43 win over Woodrow Wilson, 57-43. Class AAA, No. 5 PHS (16-4) only led 16-12 ...

Tuesday’s high school basketball roundup with stats

GIRLS BASKETBALL Ravenswood 53, Parkersburg Catholic 41 RAVENSWOOD — Ravenswood outscored visiting Parkersburg Catholic 14-4 in the fourth quarter here Tuesday as the Red Devils locked up fourth place in the LKC West after handing the Crusaderettes a 53-41 setback. Haylie Reynolds went ...

Both Gilmer teams pick up wins at Little General Shootout

CHARLESTON — The Gilmer County boys and girls basketball teams got to play hoops under the brightest of lights during the Little General Shootout at the Big House at the Charleston Civic Center here Tuesday. The Gilmer girls were first on the hardwood with a matchup against Class AA Lincoln ...

Delozier’s triple lifts PHS Big Red girls to win

CHARLESTON — Alex Delozier’s 3-point shot attempt with 14 seconds left in a tie game between Parkersburg High and Spring Valley was not the play drawn up in the huddle by head coach Kenny DeMoss during a 30-second time out. Yet, it is hard to argue with the result of the downtown ...

South Patriots defeat Warren cagers, 66-63

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South came out on fire and then held off a second rally to score a 66-63 win over the visiting Warren Warriors Tuesday night. Shane Snider led three Patriots in double figures with 19 points in a game that saw each team connect on no less than 10 3-point ...

Belpre bests Trimble boys, 66-52

BELPRE — Mythius Houghton and Deijon Bedgood were all over the floor Tuesday night, combining for 50 points as host Belpre knocked off TVC rival Trimble in boys basketball for the first time in six years with a 66-52 triumph over the Tomcats, The win made the Golden Eagles 6-13, while ...

Curry to continue gridiron career at Alderson Broaddus

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High School’s D’Shawn Curry has always loved football. The 6-foot-2, 265-pound Big Red, who will graduate this spring, is one of more than four dozen student-athletes who signed their national letter of intent to play for the Battlers of Alderson Broaddus ...

Lacaria to play for Hocking College

PARKERSBURG — Jaden Lacaria just wanted a chance to play football at the next level and the soon-to-be Parkersburg High School graduate has opted to go the junior college route. Lacaria, who was at Belpre as a freshman and then spent two years with the Big Reds before playing football for ...