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Parkersburg dominates Ripley in season opener

PARKERSBURG — Freshman or not, rookie starter Breanna Wilson led the way for Parkersburg High Friday night, dropping in game-high 19 points to pace the Big Red girls over visiting Ripley 79-37 at Memorial Fieldhouse in the hosts’ season opener. After the first half, which ended with ...

Marietta rolls to win over Ceramics

MARIETTA — It’s too early to make any serious predictions about Marietta High School’s basketball season, but if the season opener on Friday is any indication the Tigers won’t be outhustled. Marietta (1-0) harassed and frustrated Crooksville (0-1) from the opening tip off as the ...

Williamstown girls run past Tyler

WILLIAMSTOWN — If anyone thought Fred Sauro and his Williamstown girls would ever slow down, it won’t be this season. With losing only two regulars from last year, the Yellowjacket cagers after five minutes Thursday night sprung into action with their lethal fullcourt trapping defense and ...

Waterford QB named 1st team All-Ohio

As a four-year starter under center for Waterford, Isaac Huffman saw the Wildcats go from a two-win team as a freshman to one of the top teams in Division VII as a senior. Huffman was an integral part of the team’s improvement — he enjoyed a breakout season as a junior before establishing ...

Fort Frye girls dominate Caldwell, 47-18

BEVERLY — As far as Fort Frye girls’ basketball coach Dan Liedtke is concerned, there’s plenty of room for improvement. Still, the Cadets never trailed en route to a 47-18 triumph over visiting Caldwell High in Pioneer Valley Conference basketball action Thursday night. “The defense ...

St. Marys D has been tough all season

ST. MARYS — One of the stingiest defenses in Class A will take the field either shortly after the opening kickoff or the first drive of the game when the No. 2 St. Marys’ point-stopping unit sets up shop across from No. 1 East Hardy’s offense Saturday in the classification’s state title ...

The Blue Devils journey to Wheeling

ST. MARYS — Though the win over West Virginia Class A playoff seed No. 3 Fayetteville in a semifinal matchup was without a doubt one of the biggest, No. 2 seed St. Marys had to bring it for 12 other wins this season to earn the opportunity to play for a championship against No. 1 East Hardy ...

St. Marys girls down Wirt County in opener

ELIZABETH — Fifth-ranked Class A St. Marys held host Wirt County to six made field goals in each half here Tuesday night and forced 32 orange and black turnovers as the Blue Devils rolled past the Tigers, 85-33, in the season opener for both Little Kanawha Conference programs. Jordan ...

Belpre girls basketball blows by Caldwell

BELPRE — Both the present and the future of Belpre girls basketball were on display in Monday night’s home opener against Caldwell and judging by the early returns the Eagles are going to be a force to be reckoned with not only this season but for the next several seasons to come. Senior ...

Warren girls basketball earns comeback victory over Alexander

VINCENT — Warren High had an off-shooting night, but its defense was solid. The Warriors limited visiting Alexander High to 14 second-half points en route to a 47-39 come-from-behind win Monday night. “It’s a great win for us,” said WHS girls basketball coach Amy Colgrove. “It’s ...

Super Six week under way

PARKERSBURG — After 13 weeks of grueling gridiron action and three more hard-fought games of the postseason, the three classes of West Virginia High School football are ready to declare champions this weekend during the Super Six at Wheeling Island Stadium. “It is a remarkable ...

Parkersburg netter Shay-Lee Kirby honored on Class AAA All-State first team

CHARLESTON — It takes more than two players to make a standout high school volleyball team. Musselman coach Shawn Martz has a duo whose complementary skills and personalities helped propel his team to yet another state championship. The Applemen were one of three Class AAA teams to place ...

St. Marys rolls into Super Six

ST. MARYS — For the second time in three seasons. the St. Marys football squad will make the trek up to Wheeling Island Stadium to play for a Class A state title after the No. 2 seeded Blue Devils shut out previously unbeaten and No. 3 seeded Fayetteville, 47-0, Friday night. Jodi Mote ...

Pioneers knock off another nationally-ranked team

Marietta College has made a statement or two in its last two games. The NCAA Division III 17th-ranked Pioneers defeated No. 7 College of Wooster, 99-70, at Ban Johnson Arena Wednesday night. Before that, they knocked off No. 2 Christopher Newport, 74-50, in the Hoopsville National ...

St. Marys, Fayetteville gridiron squads similar in some areas

ST.  MARYS — The gridiron stakes almost will be at its apex during the first Class A high school football semifinal at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bill Hanlin Stadium. Both No. 2 St. Marys and No. 3 Fayetteville are just one win away from a trip to Wheeling Island Stadium to face the ...

WVU men’s hoops face Illinois today

MORGANTOWN — No. 19 West Virginia (3-0) will get its first real test of the 2016-17 season when the Old Gold and Blue travel to Brooklyn, N.Y. to take on an Illinois team (4-1) that has appeared to have turned the corner under fourth-year head coach Josh Groce. “They played Northern ...

PHS grappler Jared Donahue signs on with Wheeling Jesuit

PARKERSBURG — Eyeing a second state wrestling championship for Parkersburg High School, senior Big Red Jared Donahue used the early signing period to continue his career as a student-athlete for NCAA Division II member Wheeling Jesuit University. Donahue reached the Class AAA state finals ...

ISU trap game for No. 18 WVU?

By JIM BUTTA Special to the News and Sentinel AMES, IOWA — If there is one thing veteran West Virginia University head coach Dana Holgorsen knows about this Saturday’s contest at Iowa State is that his No. 18 Mountaineers will be in for one of their toughest games of the year. “If ...