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Williamstown downs St. Marys, 16-1

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown made it look easy — and it was. The Yellowjackets hit the sweet 16 mark for the second time this season, defeating visiting St. Marys High, 16-1, in boys’ soccer action Saturday afternoon. “That’s a lot of goals,” said WHS coach Telma Poole, whose ...

’Jackets’ girl booters down Linsly

Snap streak of frustrating ties with triumph WILLIAMSTOWN — The Yellowjacket girls soccer team (6-1-4) finally broke a run of tie games with a 4-2 victory over Linsly (3-5-1) here Saturday afternoon. The match was preceded by grey clouds and drizzles of rain, but the sun timed its ...

PHS boys blank Beckley

BECKLEY — Was Parkersburg allowing Woodrow Wilson to hang around too long? Coach Don Fosselman thought so. “I told the team it was a carbon copy of the JV game, when we scored in the first two minutes and then hung on to win 1-0,” he said. “But our defenders weren’t giving up a ...

Huntington spoils PHS Homecoming

PARKERSBURG — Top-ranked Huntington earned a hard-fought 28-6 victory here Friday evening at Stadium Field as the 4-0 Highlanders spoiled Parkersburg’s homecoming, 28-6. HHS head coach Billy Seals’ squad led just 7-6 at intermission, but the Highlanders dominated the trenches in the ...

South Patriots surpass Warren Warriors

PARKERSBURG — Scoring five touchdowns in a row after a opening-quarter Warren field goal, host Parkersburg South took control of Friday night’s football game at the Erickson All-Sports Facility and went on to notch a 39-16 victory, the Patriots first of the season after three straight ...

St. Marys holds on to trump Marietta Tigers

MARIETTA ­— St. Marys scored 23 first-quarter points and led 30-8 at halftime en route to downing host Marietta 51-36 Friday night at Don Drumm Stadium. A furious rally attempt in the second half had the Tigers within seven, 37-30, early in the fourth quarter. Marietta had a chance to get ...

’Jackets edge Wheeling Central

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown quarterback Trenton Tallman had a beast of a game, but a stout second-half defensive performance is why the Yellowjackets pulled off a mini-upset of rival Wheeling Central Catholic Friday night. After the Maroon Knights torched Williamstown’s defense for 378 ...

Parkersburg Catholic rolls over Wirt

ELIZABETH — Wirt County’s impressive new LED field lights were on display Friday night at Wilson-Eismon Field, but the game was mostly illuminated by Ryan Roedersheimer and the Parkersburg Catholic defense. Roedersheimer rushed for 204 yards and two touchdowns, and returned an ...

Marshall not looking past Akron matchup

HUNTINGTON — With a monster matchup with Associated Press Top 10 team Louisville looming large next week, the Marshall Thundering Herd isn’t letting the game with the Cardinals impact its preparation for non-conference opponent Akron, who it faces at noon, Saturday at Joan C. Edwards ...

AAA Upset: Class A  Williamstown shocks Ripley

WILLIAMSTOWN — Ripley bolted to a 2-0 lead here Thursday evening, but Williamstown found a different gear after halftime as the Yellowjackets doubled up the visiting Vikings, 4-2. In match which was truly a tale of two halves, the sixth-ranked triple-A Vikings (7-3-1) of head man Tim ...

Big Red girls tie Beckley

PARKERSBURG — After a scoreless first half, Parkersburg High and visiting Woodrow Wilson traded single goals in the final 40 minutes as the Big Reds and Flying Eagles ended up playing to a 1-1 girls soccer tie Thursday evening at Stadium Field. The standoff left PHS at 1-6-3 on the season, ...

Belpre blanks Catholic, 3-0

VIENNA — In a hard-fought, physical match, Belpre prevailed over Parkersburg Catholic by a 3-0 margin Thursday evening at Jackson Park. The Golden Eagles dominated possession in the first half, but could manage only a single Alexander Guttesen goal. The Crusaders saw a lot more of the ...

Waterford downs Belpre in three sets

WATERFORD — Waterford High cleaned up — again. The Wildcat netters posted their fifth straight sweep, downing visiting Belpre High 25-6, 25-6, and 25-16 in Tri-Valley Conference volleyball action Thursday night. “We’re hoping to keep it going (next week),” said WHS junior hitter ...

OVU’s Morrison sets new school digs record

VIENNA — It only took one weekend of action for Megan Morrison to surpass Ohio Valley’s all-time dig record, 1,700 digs, a record (1,683, held by Kristan Ashbrook, 2004-2008) that had stood for eight years prior. Coming into the first tournament for the Fighting Scots volleyball team, ...

Big Reds,’Jackets welcome No. 1 teams

PARKERSBURG — Two gigantic matchups highlight Week 4 of Mid-Ohio Valley prep football as two teams will play host to the top-ranked squads in their respective classes tonight The festivities begin in Class AAA, where the No. 16 Parkersburg Big Reds (1-2) welcome top-ranked Huntington (3-0, ...

Warren golfers best Marietta High School

MARIETTA - Nick Ward only had one birdie, but it was a confidence builder.The Warren High golfing standout finished with a two-over-par 37 on the front nine to lead the Warriors to a 156-172 triumph over host Marietta High on Senior Night at Marietta Country Club Wednesday."I started out with a ...

Marietta to host first half marathon race next month

MARIETTA More than 200 runners are expected for Marietta's first half marathon on Oct. 1."We will easily be over 200 race entries by this week. I see us reaching 300 entries," said Coordinator Brian Anderson. "For our first year, we are extremely happy with the results."Anderson said runners, ...

Marietta netters sweep Zanesville

MARIETTA - Marietta made quick work of Zanesville in a high school volleyball match Tuesday at Sutton Gymnasium.The Lady Tigers (7-3) swept the Lady Blue Devils by scores of 25-14, 25-8 and 25-9 to bounce back from a tough loss against Alexander Monday."We definitely wanted to come play as hard ...

‘Jackets draw against Charleston Catholic

WILLIAMSTOWN - In a match featuring plenty of long throws, long clearances and hopeful balls into the channels, but little constructive attacking play, the Williamstown girls held defending Class AA/A state champion Charleston Catholic to a deserved 0-0 draw Tuesday evening."I'm disappointed," ...

Winfield booters blank Big Red girls

PARKERSBURG - Senior Mary Lawman scored five goals Tuesday night to lead visiting Winfield to a 8-0 girls soccer win over Parkersburg High at Stadium Field.In all, the now 9-2 Generals pretty much wrapped the victory in the first half with seven goals. They tallied at 31:44, 21:35, 18:14, ...