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Parkersburg Catholic suffers defeat against Madonna

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PARKERSBURG — Visiting Madonna turned a close football game into a 38-25 win over Parkersburg Catholic in the second half Saturday afternoon at PHS Stadium Field. The loss dropped the Crusaders to .500 at 3-3 while the Blue Dons rolled up 310 yards, 249 coming on the ground, to secure their ...

Miller defeats Belpre, 27-8

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BELPRE — Host Belpre’s defense produced two scores, but couldn’t save the day for the Golden Eagles from a 27-8 loss to visiting Miller Friday night that dashed any hopes for a third straight state playoff berth by virtue of falling to 3-4. Belpre, though, got on the board first when ...

Gilmer County Titans edge Doddridge County, 20-7

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WEST UNION — The score was closer than Gilmer head coach Steve Shuff would have preferred it to be here Friday night at Cline Stansberry Stadium Friday night. However, the Class A No. 5 Titans managed a hard fought 20-7 victory over Doddridge County to improve to 6-0 on the season and secure ...

South Patriots defeat Brooke at Homecoming, 65-19

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South coach Mike Eddy had been high on his defense and special teams coming into Friday night’s contest with Brooke, and the players backed his words up with deeds. The Patriot defense held the Bruins to negative 31 rushing yards and intercepted Brooke ...

Williamstown rallies over Buffalo Bison

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BUFFALO — Buffalo was just about ready to sign off on that signature win against a power program, but Williamstown had other plans. Backup quarterback Carter Haynes led the Yellowjackets on a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown drives and Donathan Taylor scored on a 9-yard run with 1:21 ...

High school football roundup

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Parkersburg 52, Woodrow Wilson 15 BECKLEY — Karson Snyder took a short pass from Ethan Airhart on the first play of scrimmage for visiting Parkersburg here Friday night and raced 59 yards to paydirt and the Big Reds steamrolled past Woodrow Wilson, 52-15, on the Flying Eagles’ ...

Parkersburg South girls soccer downs Marietta, 2-0

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DEVOLA — Parkersburg South’s defense was tough to penetrate on the pitch. The Patriots limited host Marietta High to just one shot on the goal frame in a 2-0 triumph in girls’ soccer action Thursday night at Jerry Brock Field. “Defensively, the girls played really, really ...

Parkersburg Catholic gridiron squad ready for Madonna

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PARKERSBURG — When Parkersburg Catholic lost three-year starting quarterback Alec Hinton in the Crusaders’ season opener, practically pretty much everyone bailed on PCHS’ football fortunes this fall. Now though, behind switching some players around, mere freshman Jeb Boice taking over ...

Perfect records on the line in Week 7 of prep football

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PARKERSBURG  —  As we come down the homestretch of the 2016 West Virginia and Ohio prep football season, three teams in the Mid-Ohio Valley still have perfect records. Two local West Virginia area teams are sitting at 5-0 while an area team in the Buckeye State is 6-0. All three of these ...

PHS Snowball Invite set for Saturday

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By JAY W. BENNETT jbennett@newsandsentinel.com PARKERSBURG — Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday inside Memorial Fieldhouse, Parkersburg will play host to the inaugural Carl Harnish Snowball Invitational. During the then 40th annual Snowball Invitational last fall, the Big Reds sent now ...

Warriors sweep Williamstown netters in 3 sets

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Brooke Stewart had a match-high 15 kills, which included career downed spike No. 1,000 here Thursday night, but it wasn’t enough for host Williamstown as Warren left town with a hard-fought 25-23, 25-17 and 25-21 victory. The Warriors, who improved to 14-4 and locked up the ...

Tough day for MOV golfers at states

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WHEELING — A bright, warm day did not translate well into good scores team-wise for the Mid-Ohio Valley high schools who participated in the second round of the West Virginia state golf championships. A true dynasty came to a screeching halt after Roane County, winners of the last four ...

Football season in the air

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While I’ll get to some gridiron thoughts shortly, I’m still in a state of utter disbelief of how Baltimore’s season ended late Tuesday night against Toronto. Early Tuesday, long before first pitch, I ran into meet director Sam Vincent at the Wood County Middle School cross country ...

Ravenswood football to induct 2nd Hall of Fame class

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RAVENSWOOD — Starting at 6:45 p.m. Friday at Flinn Field prior to Ravenswood’s homecoming game against Wirt County, the Red Devils will induct their second hall-of-fame class. ∫ Jim Porter (meritorious member) — Porter was the longtime band director of Ravenswood from ...

Jackson dominates MS tennis championships

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PARKERSBURG — Just as it had done all season long on the way to compiling a 9-0 regular season record, the Jackson Generals dominated the competition Tuesday during the Wood County Middle School Tennis Championships at the City Park tennis courts. The Jeff Olson-led squad won all but ...

Taking a look at my MLB picks

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About six months or 163 games ago, I came to you in this space and gave my predictions for the division and wild card winners for the 2016 Major League Baseball season. I was sitting in bed last night and it hit me in previous years I had written these columns but had never followed up to see ...

Wheeling Park falls to Big Reds

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PARKERSBURG — Host Parkersburg High scored two goals in each half and Big Red keeper Jacob McKnight stopped all six of Wheeling Park’s shots on goal to record PHS’ 10th shutout of the season in 4-0 boys soccer win Tuesday night over the Patriots at Stadium Field. PHS, now 11-3-3 and ...

Barnette repeats, Hesson wins girls title

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MINERAL WELLS — Hamilton’s Keegan Barnette repeated as the individual champion here Tuesday at the 4-H Camp on Butcher Bend Road during the Wood County Middle School cross country championships while Williamstown’s Ella Hesson topped the field in the girls race. Barnette, who clocked in ...

Local prep golf teams need help

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WHEELING —  It is going to take a lot of help for Roane County to claim its fifth straight Class AA state championship in as many seasons after Jim Kendall’s team finished 16 strokes behind Wyoming East on the first day of the West Virginia High School state golf championships. The ...

Waterford volleyball sweeps Wahama

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WATERFORD — Jill McCutcheon has had eventful week on the volleyball court. After the 5-foot-4 Waterford senior setter eclipsed the 2,000 career assists mark Monday in a 3-set win against Miller, she added 29 more to that total in the Wildcats’ 3-0 sweep of visiting Wahama Tuesday evening, ...