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PC’s Alkire sees things differently

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Parkersburg Catholic student Mikalya Alkire is very smart. Being the recent recipient of a 30 score on her ACT is proof enough of this fact. The Crusaderette basketball player also was quick to deduce why I wished to speak with her when I showed up Tuesday at practice. “It is ...

A look back at Big Reds, South hoops Friday night

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Friday night’s basketball game between rivals Parkersburg and Parkersburg South inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center was quite the joy to cover. Granted, neither program could throw the ball into the proverbial ocean, but it sure wasn’t for a lack of trying. Especially in the first ...

No. 10 WVU entertains Fordham to close non-conference schedule

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MORGANTOWN — For most coaches a 10-game winning streak just before the Christmas holiday would be a reason for glee. Veteran West Virginia head men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins isn’t one of those coaches, however. “No,” Huggins said when asked about his team’s success. ...

Parkersburg South holds off rival PHS

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg had its chances here Friday night against rival Parkersburg South inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center, but the host Patriots got a big game from senior Cole Plants and held off the Big Reds, 51-46, in front of an overflow crowd. “What an environment,” said ...

Belpre defeats Federal, 56-48

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BELPRE — A slow start turned into quite an interesting boys basketball game at Belpre Friday night before the host Golden Eagles posted a 56-48 win over TVC Hocking rival Federal Hocking. The score was only 9-4 in Belpre’s favor after one quarter, but the Golden Eagles outdid the Lancers ...

Shenandoah Zeps zap Frontier, 60-27

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NEW MATAMORAS, Ohio — While Frontier High struggled, visiting Shenandoah High steamrolled to a 60-27 triumph in a Pioneer Valley Conference boys’ basketball game Friday night. “We can’t score,” said FHS head coach Roger Kirkpatrick. “Ever since the Caldwell game, and even against ...

Friday’s high school basketball roundup with stats

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BOYS Ravenswood 90, St. Marys 55 RAVENSWOOD — Jayden Rhodes, Isaiah Morgan and Stephen Dawson were a triple threat for Ravenswood in a 90-55 win over St. Marys Friday night at The Pit. Rhodes scored a game-high 23 points and added three assists. Morgan posted 20 points, 14 rebounds, four ...

South, Big Red boys to battle tonight

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PARKERSBURG — An early-season challenge awaits Parkersburg and Parkersburg South at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Rod Oldham Athletic Center. The rivals are set do battle in each team’s final game before Christmas, and both head coaches know it will be a tough test. “The thing with South is ...

Parkersburg South tops best of Class AA/A competition

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PARKERSBURG — Although it took nearly five hours to complete, wrestling fans definitely got what they paid for here Thursday night inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center as Class AAA defending state champion Parkersburg South and the top two programs in Class AA/A varsity wrestling squared off ...

Waterford girls roll Belpre, 64-18

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BELPRE — Waterford’s girls basketball team has been the best in Washington County for four years now. Others might say they’ve been the best in the Mid-Ohio Valley, but the Wildcats coach Jerry Close isn’t so sure that’s true this year. “I like the way this team is maturing. We ...

Cadets’ Liedtke wins 600th game

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BEVERLY — Head coach Dan Liedtke got an early Christmas present with Fort Frye High’s 40-33 triumph over visiting Hannibal River High in a girls’ basketball game Thursday night. The victory was a career milestone 600 (both boys and girls) for the longtime Cadet boss. “It never ...

Notre Dame tops Catholic boys, 74-57

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PARKERSBURG — Defending Class A state champion Clarksburg Notre Dame claimed a 74-57 boys basketball win over host Parkersburg Catholic Thursday night as the Crusaders’ record dropped to 3-2. Both squads had a pair of double-digit point-producers on the night as Robert Griffith netted 21 ...

South drops 1st decision of season in tourney finale

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South is “probably not going to play another team with two 6-10 guys” again this season, stated Patriot boys head basketball coach Mike Fallon after his team’s first loss of the season Wednesday night. But the Patriots did have to Wednesday in the ...

Parkersburg swim team tops Marietta

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PARKERSBURG — Wednesday’s dual swim meet between Marietta High School and the host Big Reds of Parkersburg at the YMCA was more about continued improvement than the final results. While the Big Reds of head coach Terry Nisewarner swept the meet with a 104-61 win for the girls and a 123-31 ...

Mountaineers ink 18 during early signing period

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MORGANTOWN — National Letter of Intent Signing Day actually came two weeks early for veteran head coach Dana Holgorsen and his West Virginia University Mountaineers when seniors-to-be Will Grier and David Sills V announced their intentions to return to campus for their final years of ...

Huntington’s Darnell Wright wins the Stydahar Award

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HUNTINGTON — For years, there has been an image of offensive and defensive linemen that they are just big guys who like to bully each other along the line of scrimmage in the nasty area called the trenches. While part of that is true, Huntington High junior two-way standout Darnell Wright is ...

Capital Victory!

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PARKERSBURG — Fans were able to take in a pair of action-packed games here Tuesday evening inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center during the Parkersburg South Holiday Tournament. Sasha Sukhanov and Anderson Mirambeaux each had big games to help lift Teays Valley Christian past First Love ...

Warren boys roll by rival Belpre, 80-42

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BELPRE — Outmanned Belpre stayed with visiting Warren for most of the first half before the Warriors ran away from the Golden Eagles to record a 80-42 boys basketball win Tuesday night. Senior Josh Huffman was a mighty man in the middle for Warren on the night, piling up 29 points to pace ...

Big Reds respond: PHS girls dismantle George Washington

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PARKERSBURG — Visiting George Washington held a 17-15 advantage after one period of play against host Parkersburg Monday night inside PHS Memorial Fieldhouse. However, the momentum swayed in the blink of an eye. The Big Reds went on a 13-0 run in the opening two minutes of the second ...