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Doddridge County, PCHS ready to tango

PARKERSBURG — Class A’s eighth-ranked team Doddridge County finds itself in a deja vu-like situation from 2014 heading in to a season-ending matchup with Parkersburg Catholic at 7 p.m. Friday on the turf at PHS Stadium Field. Then fourth-year head coach Bobby Burnside brought his Bulldogs ...

Fort Frye Cadets host Northmor

BEVERLY — The high school football playoffs are back in Beverly for the third straight year. After a 9-1 regular season which included a Pioneer Valley Conference championship, Fort Frye clinched the four seed in the Division VI, Region 23 playoffs and will play host to 8-2 Northmor at 7:30 ...

Wildcats ready for football playoffs

WATERFORD — For the second consecutive season the Waterford Wildcats will open the postseason on their home field when they host the Sciotoville East Tartans Friday night in a Division VII, Region 27 playoff opener at Waterford Elementary. For the second straight year the Wildcats went 9-1 ...

Week 10 Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Football Leaders

Week 10 Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Football Leaders RUSHING Player, School Att Yds Avg TD Braden Bellville, Wford 194 1,759 9.1 26 Dominic Vanfossen, Mtty 211 1,356 6.4 14 Tyler Moler, PHS 155 1,169 7.2 15 Seth Arnold, Braxton 207 1,140 5.5 17 Mark Rucker, Tyler 121 988 8.2 19 Hunter ...

Waterford netters in ‘Sweet 16’

WATERFORD — With it being the Halloween season, the Waterford High volleyball team received a scare in its Ohio D-IV district final match last weekend. But all’s well that ends well as the Wildcat netters treated themselves to a 3-2 come-from-behind triumph (17-25, 11-25, 25-22, 25-18, ...

Fort Frye Cadets, Wildcats get home playoff games

The high school football playoffs return to Washington County Friday night. Fort Frye and Waterford High School, separated by less than a mile, both will take the spotlight at 7:30 p.m. when they welcome their respective opponents for opening round matchups. The Cadets (9-1) play host to ...

WVU results deceiving

College football fans from around the country who saw the score of Oklahoma State’s 50-39 win over West Virginia would have assumed the game played out as projected: two prolific offenses battling it out in a competitive game with the Mountaineers just falling short. But Mountaineer fans who ...

’Jackets win state cross country title

ONA, W.Va. — Ripley’s Tori Starcher put on a dominating performance to cap her sophomore campaign while the Williamstown girls and the Doddridge County boys topped the field here Saturday at Cabell Midland High School during the state cross country championships. Parkersburg High School ...

WVU falls to Oklahoma State, 50-39

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Even without a week of practice, Mason Rudolph outshined Will Grier in the rain. Rudolph threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead No. 11 Oklahoma State to a 50-39 victory over No. 22 West Virginia on Saturday. A senior, Rudolph earned his ...

OVU soccer marches into G-MAC semifinals

VIENNA — Luis Rincon’s top-seeded Ohio Valley University men’s and women’s soccer programs did exactly what they were expected to do on a dreary and wet Saturday during the quarterfinals of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference tournament. In the women’s noon opener, No. 1 OVU ...

South drops nailbiter to Wheeling Park, 35-28

WHEELING —It wasn’t pretty but when you are fighting just to sneak into the playoffs, you will take a victory any way you can get it. That’s what Wheeling Park coach Chris Daugherty was thinking following Friday’s 35-28 victory against Parkersburg South at Wheeling Island ...

Parkersburg claims 44-30 win over Riverside

RIPLEY — During an unprecedented senior night here Friday at Death Valley, “host” Parkersburg tallied the final two six-pointers of the game in the last 65 seconds to earn a hard-fought 44-30 triumph against fellow Mountain State Athletic Conference foe Riverside. The No. 10 Big Reds, ...

Waterford flies past Belpre, 44-3

BELPRE — Braden Bellville ran for 261 yards and four touchdowns while becoming Wateford’s all-time single season rushing leader to lead the Wildcats to a dominating 44-3 win over the Belpre Golden Eagles at Ralph Holder Stadium Friday night. Bellville came into the game needing 123 yards ...

Friday’s high school football roundup with stats

Berkeley Springs 57, Ritchie County 15 BERKELEY SPRINGS — Ritchie County fell behind 34-0 and never recovered in a 57-15 loss to Berkeley Springs. The Rebels finally got on the board at the end of the first quarter on Tatum McCloy’s 70-yard touchdown pass to Gabe Ray. In the fourth ...

Class AAA runners eye all-state status

PARKERSBURG — Although no local Class AAA program is expected to earn team hardware at today's state cross country championships at Cabell Midland High School, the individual races are a different story. Parkersburg High School head coach Larry Games' squads are each predicted to finish ...

South, Park Patriots square off in Week 9

PARKERSBURG — With just two weeks left in the high school football season, Mike Eddy’s Parkersburg South gridiron squad finds itself in need of wins fast as the Patriots sit at 19th in the latest West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commissions’s playoff rankings. Winning out is ...

Locals eye hardware at state cross country

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Little Kanawha Conference should stand tall again come Saturday at Cabell Midland High School when the dust, or mud, settles on the Class AA/A state cross country championships. For the second time ever, a single-A boys and girls state team champion and runner-up will be ...

Cabell Midland beats South in regional

RIPLEY — Keeper Rayen Ciccolella earned the shutout, Emilie Charles found the back of the net for the only goal and defender Abby Long made the save of the match here Wednesday night at Memorial Stadium as Cabell Midland punched its ticket back to the Class AAA state tournament next Friday in ...

Parkersburg Big Reds blanked by Hurricane

RIPLEY — Parkersburg High boys’ soccer team’s bid to advance to next week’s state tournament in Beckley for the second straight year was vehemently denied by Hurricane High Wednesday night at Ripley High School. Jim Dagostine’s Redskins shut down Don Fosselman’s Big Reds in a 2-0 ...

Fort Frye wins district volleyball title over Zeps

BYESVILLE, Ohio — It may have taken the Fort Frye Cadets 30 years to win a district volleyball championship but it took them just one more year to win their next one. Alissa Ginther and Kasey Buchanan combined for 28 kills and Stephanie Camden contributed 36 assists as the five-seeded ...