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PHS, South gear up for state swim meet

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PARKERSBURG — As the rest of the student body counts down to the weekend, swimmers from PHS and South will be pacing against their own times against West Virginia competitors at the WVSSAC State Swimming championships. If either teams’ swimmers manage to rank in the top 12 in any of ...

’Jackets win shootout over Belpre

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BELPRE — Williamstown’s Ashley Morris and Belpre’s Cheyenne “Chey” Barker are two of the better senior backcourt players in the Mid-Ohio Valley. On Wednesday Senior Night at BHS, the duo put on a show. The 5-foot-1 Morris scored a team-high 23 points, including four freebies ...

West, Notre Dame shock Big Red boys

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PARKERSBURG — Clarksburg Notre Dame wielded a hot hand from 3-point range to open the game and the fourth-ranked Class A team never let up the lead to knock off host Class AAA No. 8 Parkersburg High 74-67 Wednesday night at Memorial Fieldhouse. The setback was third straight for the Big ...

Pioneers top Muskies for 11th straight win

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MARIETTA — Dillon Young tossed in a game-high 22 points to lead six Marietta College players in double figures as the Pioneers overcame a sluggish first half to down Muskingum University 94-76 Wednesday night at the Ban Johnson Arena. After defeating Muskingum earlier in the season by 36 ...

St. Marys girls win on Senior Night

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ST. MARYS — St. Marys needed contributions from all eight seniors to pull away for a 70-47 win over visiting Valley-Wetzel on Senior Night Tuesday inside St. Marys High School. Jordan Fox scored a game-high 25 points along with six boards to help St. Marys improve its record to 16-6. ...

Honoring Jim Goodwin

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When I think of Jim Goodwin, who left us Sunday night, what comes to mind is a number of things. First of all, always a gentleman — what Jim was with me in my dealings with him as a reporter covering his more than 25 years as the head coach/manager of the Parkersburg American Legion Post 15 ...

South falls in OVAC semi

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MORGANTOWN — Ask any basketball coach and they’ll all tell you that it’s always, always tough to beat the same team three times in a season. Last night, No. 2 Morgantown hosted Parkersburg South in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference tournament semifinals, trying to complete the ...

Welch leads Waterford past Southern

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WATERFORD — Southern had no answer for Jordan Welch here Tuesday inside the Harry Cooper Annex during Waterford’s senior night and the Wildcats cruised to an easy 63-50 Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division victory. Ranked 10th in Ohio Division IV, the Wildcats took the lead for good ...

Trail tops Fort Frye in OT, 68-66

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BEVERLY — Fort Frye will be playing in the Wheeling Hospital OVAC Championships later this week - just not in the preferred Class 3A title game. Instead, the Cadets (16-5) will face the loser of Martins Ferry-Linsley on Friday at Ohio University-Eastern following a 68-66 overtime loss to ...

Big Reds edge Patriots, 66-63, in rivalry classic

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PARKERSBURG — Birthday girl Madi Mace scored a career-high 28 points and Shay-Lee Kirby made a connection from downtown off a steal with 47 seconds left in regulation to lead the Parkersburg High to a 66-63 victory over crosstown rival Parkersburg South Monday night inside Memorial ...

Crusaders clip Charleston Catholic

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PARKERSBURG — It took every ounce of effort — and a rushed shot at the end — for Parkersburg Catholic to hold on for a 64-61 victory over Charleston Catholic Monday night. “We have to close out games better,” said Parkersburg Catholic coach Rob Strcula. “We made some mistakes at ...

Frontier upsets St. Marys in OT

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NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier High enjoyed a memorable Senior Night. The Cougars staged a second-half rally to upset and stun state-ranked St. Marys of Pleasants County, W.Va., 69-65, in non-conference boys’ basketball action Monday evening. “This was a big win for us,” said FHS head ...

This week in MOV sports

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To borrow a word from former Texas governor Rick Perry — Oops. In my haste to kick off the Road to Huntington (sorry WWE CEO Mr. Vincent Kennedy McMahon but you haven’t trademarked the phrase “Road to Wrestlemania” so I am using a slight variation of it), I jumped ahead a week in ...

South falls in OVAC final

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — Wheeling Park looks to have found its groove and it is coming at the perfect time. Saturday at Ohio University Eastern, Wheeling Park exorcised another demon — Parkersburg South — to win the OVAC Class 5A championship with an impressive 68-54 victory. It is the ...

WVU men knock off Kansas St.

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MORGANTOWN — It’s becoming more and more evident that if this West Virginia team (20-5, 8-4 Big 12) is going to go anywhere in the postseason it is going to have to count on the play of its bench. Especially, its freshmen. “It’s situational,” head coach Bob Huggins said following ...

Big Reds will have their say

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Going into the 2016-17 season Parkersburg High head boys basketball coach Jeff Mennillo had a feeling something was special about this version of his Big Reds. Not surprising after he returned every starter from a year ago minus the graduated Darrius Basta. Mennillo knew he had a team full ...

Titans reign over LKC

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GLENVILLE — After being held to just eight points in Gilmer County’s matchup against Williamstown 10 days ago, Riley Fitzwater exploded for 19 points and 20 rebounds to lead the Titans to their first Little Kanawha Conference crown since 1984 Saturday night inside Glenville State’s Waco ...

Seniors shining for Calhoun hoops teams

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MT. ZION — Playing sports in a rural community for Calhoun County point guard Makayla Smith and pivot Zack Yanero is second nature and neither Red Devil senior would have it any other way. “I think living here makes it harder to be as good because we don’t have as many ...

Frontier wins OVAC 1A championship

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BELMONT, Ohio — The Frontier Lady Cougars may want to call Ohio University Eastern their home away from home. Frontier made their fourth straight appearance in an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference tournament and for the third time the Lady Cougars came away with the title after downing the ...

Warren hands Waterford 60-50 loss

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WATERFORD — Josh Huffman was almost perfect. The 6-foot-3 junior forward was 10 of 11 from the floor as Warren downed Waterford, 60-50, in non-conference boys’ basketball action at the Cooper Annex Saturday night. “Most of it was just them letting me go isolation against the guy ...