Local Sports

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 ...

Patriots best Beaver in OVAC semi

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South overcame a sluggish opening quarter and an energetic Beaver Local team for a 73-43 win in an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference 5A semifinal game Monday at Rod Oldham Athletic Center. Allie Taylor and Devin Hefner tallied 15 points apiece to help the Patriots ...

Big Red boys roll

PARKERSBURG —Kionte Peacock isn’t planning on letting Monday night’s game be his best. The Parkersburg sophomore scored a career-best 18 points as the Class AAA fourth-ranked Big Reds cruised to an 87-59 victory over Riverside at Memorial Fieldhouse. “I’m not going to let this be ...

Waterford girls breeze by Belpre

BELPRE — Waterford High was at the top of its game. The defending Division IV champion Wildcats limited host Belpre High to four single-digit quarters en route to a 63-23 triumph in Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division girls’ basketball action Monday night. “We played really well as ...

High School Basketball Roundup

GIRLS BASKETBALL Little General Shootout at the Big House Williamstown 80, Notre Dame 38 CHARLESTON — Ten players scored for Williamstown in an 80-38 victory over Notre Dame Monday in the Little General Shootout at the Charleston Civic Center. Samantha Dedrick paced the Yellowjackets ...

Big Red boys capture Region I swimming title

WELLSBURG — While it had first place locked up, the Parkersburg boys team put the cherry on top during the final event of the Region I swim meet here Saturday. In second place on the last leg of the 400 freestyle relay, Big Red senior Nathan Burd took off. Gaining ground with every ...

Local runner looks to compete Down Under

WILLIAMSTOWN — A local runner from Williamstown is aiming to make waves Down Under against international competitors. Ethan Beck, a Williamstown freshman and running prodigy, will be taking a trip this summer to compete in the 29th Down Under Sports Tournament hosted on the Gold Coast of ...

Saturday’s high school sports roundup

BOYS BASKETBALL at Big Atlantic Classic Class AAA Championship Game Parkersburg 92, Greenbrier East 58 BECKLEY —Thirteen Big Reds recorded a tick in the scoring column during Parkersburg High’s 92-58 win over Greenbrier East in the Class AAA championship game of the Big Atlantic ...

MLB hitting coach offers tips

PARKERSBURG — A man with experience working with Major League Baseball players is coming back to the area to share his knowledge of the game. Ryan Ellis is a hitting coordinator in the New York Mets organization and, for the third straight year, will make an appearance in the Mid-Ohio ...

South topples Wheeling Park

WHEELING — When Wheeling Park traveled to Parkersburg South on Jan. 14, it left with an embarrassing 80-38 loss. It has only been a little more than two weeks since that game, but Wheeling Park coach Michael Jebbia has seen a lot of improvement since then. The only problem is the ...

PCHS girls claim 3rd straight win

PARKERSBURG — When this week began, the Parkersburg Catholic girls basketball Crusaderettes were mired in a funk — on a five-game losing streak to fall below the .500 mark at 8-9. But after posting three consecutive wins in five days, capped by a 53-28 victory Friday night over ...

Fox’s 27 leads St. Marys past Ritchie County

ST. MARYS — St. Marys High silenced the Rebel yell on Pack The Gym Night. Avenging a late January setback in Ellenboro, the Blue Devils defeated visiting Ritchie County, 60-45, in Little Kanawha Conference action Friday evening. “We came out with a different defense this time,” ...

PHS ready for regional swim meet

PARKERSBURG — The road to the state tournament at the West Virginia University Natatorium will begin for both Parkersburg High swim teams at 10:30 a.m. today during the Region I championships at Brooke High School. Big Red head man Terry Nisewarner’s squads come in to regional action hot ...

Patriot swimmers look to lead meet

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg South Patriot swim team is looking to make another splash at the regional meet today at Brooke High School. Head coach Steve Lutz’s team has been setting benchmarks all season, including the Patriots’ fifth OVAC title after narrowly defeating Wheeling Park ...

LKC, MSAC wrestling championships today

PARKERSBURG — Wrestling fans willing to travel today can choose between the 54th annual Little Kanawha Conference championships in Clay County or the annual Mountain State Athletic Conference tournament taking place at St. Albans High School. Calhoun County senior Allen Metheney, who is ...

Big Red boys upset Morgantown

BECKLEY — The Big Atlantic Classic provided a state tournament feel Friday night with a Class AAA boys basketball top-10 clash in the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. No. 8 Parkersburg made the key defensive stops down the stretch to hold off No. 2 Morgantown, 56-50. The first ...