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Parkersburg Big Red girls come back to grab first win

PARKERSBURG — The Huntington girls rallied from a 2-0 first-half deficit here Saturday afternoon at Stadium Field to tie the match, but host Parkersburg tallied the final three goals as the Big Reds of head coach Eric McCoy upended the Highlanders, 5-2, in Mountain State Athletic Conference ...

Glenville State’s Gibson ready for a big season

GLENVILLE — Entering his final campaign for the Pioneers of Glenville State College, senior running back Dominique Gibson is hoping to do his part to give his teammates and first-year head coach Eric Smith the best chance to win each and every week. The G-men, picked to finish eighth in the ...

Anderson, Hesson first in Broughton 5K

MARIETTA — Justin Anderson fell down during the race — and still won. The Fort Frye High junior running standout finished first in the 5K run of Saturday’s 18th annual Elizabeth S. Broughton Memorial Cross Country Invitational at the Broughton Nature & Wildlife Area in ...

WVU defense prepares for Virginia Tech game

MORGANTOWN — Ever since spring drills ended back in April veteran West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff have attempted to stay away from questions dealing with the No. 22 Mountaineers season opener against longtime rival, and No. 21, Virginia Tech. However, with the ...

PHS drills St. Albans in head coach Byus’ debut

PARKERSBURG — Tyler Moler found the end zone three times here Friday night at Stadium Field and rumbled for more than 200 yards as host Parkersburg High School steamrolled St. Albans, 49-10, in the season opener for both Mountain State Athletic Conference programs. Heralded Red Dragon ...

’Jackets outlast Tyler, 54-32

WILLIAMSTOWN — Carter Haynes both sparked on offense and defense for Williamstown Friday night as the Yellowjackets put away a pesky Tyler Consolidated squad in the second half to register a 54-32 season-opening win over the Silver Knights. Haynes, in his first start at quarterback, not ...

Alkire, Tigers push past Morgan, 26-7

MARIETTA — Corbin Alkire was pretty impressive in his first varsity start as Marietta High’s quarterback Friday night. The sophomore left-hander threw for 109 yards and ran for 90 more, including two touchdowns, in the Tigers’ 26-7 season opening win over Morgan. “I was pretty pleased ...

Cadets pull away from Belpre, 42-21

BEVERLY — If anybody is wondering, Fort Frye can still run the football. The Cadets, behind a 15-carry, 173-yard performance by sophomore Tyler Fisher, racked up 378 yards on the ground as Fort Frye cruised in the second half for a 42-21 victory over Belpre Friday night. Fisher also ...

Warren Warriors fall to Athens, 47-7

VINCENT — Ronnie Hill had a long run to paydirt nullified because of a penalty in the third quarter. But the 6-foot-3, 195-pound Warren High quarterback kept plugging away, and early in the final stanza, he plunged two yards into the end zone but it was not nearly enough as the Warriors ...

Waterford wins TVC shootout

WATERFORD — Waterford defeated Miller 35-25 in a TVC Hocking shootout Friday night. Waterford’s Peyten Stephens kicked things off for the Wildcats with a 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Braden Bellville added a 39-yard scoring jaunt to make it ...

Friday’s high school football roundup

Ripley 28, Parkersburg South 12 RIPLEY — Parkersburg South held a 12-7 advantage here Friday night at Memorial Stadium, but it was all Ripley after the break as the Vikings of third-year head coach Eddie Smolder handed the visiting Patriots a 28-12 setback in the season opener for both ...

University blanks Parkersburg South

PARKERSBURG — Timmy Bailey worked a clean slate and Joseph Biafora tied a career high with four goals here Thursday evening as visiting University blanked Parkersburg South, 6-0, at the Erickson All-Sports Facility. The Hawks of head man Dustin Talton, who improved to 2-0-1 and play at 3 ...

Williamstown beats up Parkersburg Catholic, 11-1

VIENNA — Five Williamstown goals in the first eight minutes of play propelled the Yellowjackets out to a swift 5-1 lead and the visitors went on to post an 11-1 boys soccer victory over Parkersburg Catholic Thursday evening at Jackson Park. The impressive win, highlighted by a five-goal ...

High school football starts tonight

PARKERSBURG — High school football begins around the state of West Virginia tonight. In the Mid-Ohio Valley, there are plenty of things to keep an eye on as the season gets underway. The Mike Byus era officially begins at Parkersburg High when St. Albans makes the trip North for a 7:30 ...

Lexie Mullen’s hat trick helps Tigers take down Yellowjackets

WILLIAMSTOWN — Marietta High’s girls’ soccer season is only three-games old, and Lexie Mullen already has six goals. The talented MHS junior striker’s first-half hat trick proved to be the difference as the Tigers defeated host Williamstown, 4-2, in pitch action Thursday ...

It’s gridiron time again

Despite giving it the old college try last season, becoming the three-time defending grid picks champion didn’t materialize as Marshall graduate Evan Bevins held on for victory in our last slate of college bowl picks. However, myself and everyone else on staff is coming out ready to swing ...

PHS, Bridgeport boys tie

PARKERSBURG — Matt Runyon’s penalty kick in the second minute here Wednesday evening at Stadium Field for host Parkersburg was denied by Bridgeport keeper Parker Sheppard and the Indians tallied a goal with 70 seconds remaining to earn a 2-2 tie versus the Big Reds. Playing its season ...

Tigers overcome rain delays, shut out Dover, 4-0

DEVOLA — Courtney Schuck and Lexie Mullen scored two goals apiece as Marietta High survived weather delays to defeat visiting Dover, 4-0, Tuesday at Jerry Brock Field. Schuck’s goal was the only score of the first half. The second half was delayed by rain, which was apparently the break ...

Holgorsen wants a preseason scrimmage

MORGANTOWN — Let’s face it, Mountaineer Nation is ready to see some ‘live’ football. And, they aren’t the only ones wanting to see the No. 22 (AP) ranked Mountaineers in action. “So, I really wish this was game week,” seventh-year head coach Dana Holgorsen said on Tuesday. ...

Pigskin Preview is coming

Every year I have worked on the football tab (three years now), I have learned something new about completing one of our most important sports sections. My first year in charge of filling in the pages taught me photos can be your best friend for blank space. Next season, I learned how ...