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Wirt County volleyball focused on consistency

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ELIZABETH — It's a long time from now until November, but the Wirt County volleyball team is hoping to make another run at a Class A state championship inside the Charleston Civic Center. Seniors Haley Moore and Katie Frazier have been key cogs for the orange and black since they were ...

Battle at the Boneyard III fights set for Saturday

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PARKERSBURG — Although not 100 percent set in stone, the Battle at the Boneyard III bout sheet has been announced for this coming Saturday’s fights on Depot Street. Promoter Mike Sheppard, who will be taking on Corey Budd in a professional boxing match, currently has 19 bouts scheduled. ...

Pioneers win Shrine Trophy Game

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MARIETTA — Roger Walker embraced the Shrine Trophy. The 5-foot-11, 215-pound running back rushed for 134 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns as Marietta College defeated Muskingum University, 49-25, in Ohio Athletic Conference football action at Don Drumm Stadium Saturday. “I love that ...

Parkersburg Big Reds take down Marietta Tigers, 45-10

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High was happy to be home. The Big Reds returned to Stadium Field Friday for the first time since the season opener against St. Albans and came away with a dominating 45-10 victory over Marietta High. The Big Reds (2-2) totaled 440 yards of offense and forced ...

Hess, John Marshall rumble past Patriots

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PARKERSBURG — Hess, Hess, Hess and Hess. If that got redundant, think how Parkersburg South head football coach Mike Eddy felt watching John Marshall back Dereck Hess run for four touchdowns in the first half alone en route to the visiting Monarchs’ 40-17 win over the Patriots Friday night ...

Waterford spoils Frontier homecoming

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NEW MATATMORAS — Waterford High spoiled Frontier High’s homecoming. Quarterback Peyten Stephens threw two touchdown passes to Cody Harris, and tailback Braden Bellville ran for three more scores as the Wildcats defeated the host Cougars, 49-7, in prep football action Friday night. “We ...

Glenville State searching for first win

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GLENVILLE — True freshman Jaylen McNair will make his second career start beginning at noon today when he will attempt to lead Glenville State College to its first victory of the campaign when the Pioneers tangle with host Alderson Broaddus inside the Multi-Sport Performance Stadium in the ...

Friday’s high school football roundup with stats

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Wheeling Central 29, Magnolia 27 WHEELING — Curtis McGhee’s 7-yard touchdown run with 37 seconds remaining here Friday night lifted host Wheeling Central past Magnolia, 29-27. The Maroon Knights (2-2) led 17-0 at half, but trailed 27-23 following Blue Eagle James Stillwagoner’s 5-yard ...

Big reds tackle unbeaten GW

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PARKERSBURG — Big Red keeper Jacob McKnight lost his shutout bid following a Solomon Clark penalty kick in the 80th minute here Thursday evening at Stadium Field, but it wasn’t enough for defending Class AAA state champion and top-ranked George Washington as host Parkersburg dealt the ...

Patriot girls fall to Hawks

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PARKERSBURG — Defending Class AAA state champion University tallied a goal in the last minute of the first half and another 2:30 into the second half to break open a close scoreless girls soccer game and the Hawks went on to post a 4-0 win over host Parkersburg South Thursday night at the ...

Home cooking for Wood County teams in Week 5

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PARKERSBURG — Football fans of six different teams take over Wood County tonight as three local squads have home games. Parkersburg High (1-2) and Marietta (3-1) meet for the 114th time at 7:30 p.m. this evening on the turf inside PHS Stadium Field. Both the Tigers and Big Reds enter the ...

Patriot boys win

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WELLSBURG—The opportunities were there for Brooke but the goals weren’t on Thursday evening at Brooke Memorial Stadium. The Bruins delivered 23 shots in the match but came away empty handed every time as Parkersburg South earned a narrow 1-0 road victory. Seniors Konner Govey and Gage ...

Marietta’s Jake Craven a nightmare for Athens

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DEVOLA, Ohio — Jake Craven was all over the pitch for Marietta High Thursday evening. Craven had a goal and two assists, one on a corner kick and the other on an impressive cross, to lead the Tigers (6-2-1) to a 4-1 win against visiting Athens at Jerry Brock Field. MHS fell into a 1-0 hole ...

Pioneer men win in double OT

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MARIETTA — Andy Rolfes got the golden goal. With less than 50 seconds remaining in the second overtime period, the Marietta College junior winger tucked a point-blank shot just inside the right post as the Pioneers beat visiting Bethany (W.Va.) College, 1-0, in non-conference men’s soccer ...

Heading into fall

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It’s hard to believe summer is almost over and October is right around the corner. Football Friday night this week marks the beginning of fall, which means golf season is quickly winding down. In fact, all of our Mid-Ohio Valley golf programs will be in action on Monday with hopes of ...

Week 4 Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Football Statistical Leaders

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RUSHING Player, School Att Yds Avg TD Nick Miller, Shen. 86 825 9.6 13 Hunter Partridge, Mag. 86 630 7.3 6 Jaiden Smith, SM 38 609 16.0 10 Braden Bellville, Wford 76 594 7.8 8 Dominic Vanfossen, Mtty 80 582 7.3 7 JT Kemp, Ripley 70 443 6.3 8 Tyler Fisher, F. Frye 48 429 8.9 ...

PHS teams sweep Mid-Ohio Valley Cross Country Challenge

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MINERAL WELLS — Parkersburg High School swept the cross country team titles here Tuesday evening at the Mid-Ohio Valley Challenge as Big Red Madison Trippett won the girls race and Brady Gorrell of St. Marys topped the boys field. Trippett’s time of 18 minutes and 58 seconds bested ...

PHS girl booters grab victory over Capital

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PARKERSBURG — Freshman forward Madison Spears was instrumental in all three Parkersburg High goals Tuesday night as the Big Red girls posted a 3-1 soccer victory over visiting Capital at Stadium Field. For PHS, now 5-5-1 after winning five of its last eight outings, Spears assisted on one ...

Wildcat netters down Cadets

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WATERFORD — As one can expect with any competition between Fort Frye and Waterford, Tuesday’s volleyball match was full of twists and turns. In the end, it was the Wildcats who prevailed in a five-set thriller over the Cadets. Waterford took the first set, 25-20, dropped the next two 25-20 ...