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Goots’ 2 homers key Big Red win

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VIENNA — Kelsey Goots is on a homer tear. The Parkersburg High senior belted two more round-trippers Wednesday afternoon, both in the deciding fifth inning, to spark the Big Reds to a 13-5 softball win over visiting Ripley at Jackson Park. PHS came into the bottom of the fifth tied with ...

PHS’ Riley Boggess to continue softball career at OVU

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PARKERSBURG — For someone who played soccer “back as far as I can remember,” Parkersburg High senior Rylee Boggess has become a pretty good softball player for the Big Reds. So much so that Boggess is going to play softball next year for Ohio Valley University in Vienna. “I played ...

Mountaineer gridiron spring drills end Saturday

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MORGANTOWN — Fans planning on attending Saturday’s annual Gold/Blue Scrimmage will get a chance to see a lot of new faces that they hope will lead WVU to the top of the Big 12 Conference when the season opens in September. However, that may not be the case. “Yeah, still way too early ...

Doddridge County’s Hunter Riffle enjoys giving back

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Being a standout athlete at any small high school in West Virginia is not for the faint of heart. Your pure athleticism puts your services in popular demand for just about any sport imaginable. Whether it is basketball, football, or running, Doddridge County’s Hunter Riffle is always on ...

Crusaders, Yellowjackets’ tennis split again

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VIENNA — The rematch between Parkersburg Catholic and Williamstown tennis squads Monday at Jackson Park ended similarly to the two teams’ first meeting 11 days ago in Williamstown. Once again, Jason Discini’s Crusader boys won a 7-0 decision and Diane Leo’s girls emerged victorious ...

’Jacket softball sweeps Ritchie County

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown head coach Kayla Stanley believes it has been some 17 years since the last time a Yellowjacket softball squad had defeated Ritchie County. Monday night the ‘Jackets snapped that streak with a 9-1 win in the opener of a double header over the visiting Rebels ...

Avery Grayson, Diamond Decker lead Warren past Fort Frye

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VINCENT — Avery Grayson has had solid days at the plate before, but never one like this. Warren High’s junior centerfielder was a perfect 5 for 5 with three runs-batted-in to help the Warriors defeat visiting Fort Frye 11-4 Monday. Grayson also had a pair of outfield assists to help ...

This week in MOV athletics

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What crazy weather we have been having lately, huh? First we get beautiful spring time and then we are thrust right back into the harshness of winter ... Certainly isn’t helping my sinuses at all. My body isn’t the only thing this weather has messed with though. Local baseball, softball, ...

PHS boys netters cruise; girls struggle against Morgantown

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High’s boys tennis team needed zero time to recover after its first lost match of the year, against Huntington, Friday. Jeff Olson and Heidi Asbury’s Big Red males dominated visiting Morgantown, 7-0, Saturday afternoon at the City Park tennis courts. Male No. ...

Adkins has big day as ’Jackets sweep Calhoun

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Mason Adkins had quite the twinbill on Saturday as Williamstown swept Calhoun County by scores of 13-3 and 25-0, both in five innings. The Yellowjacket junior recorded 11 strikeouts in four innings to earn the win in game one. In game two, he finished 3 for 4 with two bombs ...

South’s Luke Martin earns All-American honors at Flo

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PARKERSBURG — Luke Martin has added another accolade on his wrestling resume. A week ago Saturday, the Parkersburg South junior earned All-American honors by placing eighth in the 120-pound weight class at the Flo Nationals, which were held at the Kovalchick Center in Indiana, ...

Tigers snag 2nd at Lindamood

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MARIETTA — Marietta High’s girls’ varsity 8 finished runner-up to Saint Joseph Academy, and earned a silver medal in the annual Lindamood Cup Saturday on the Muskingum River. Joe Tewkesbury was very pleased with the progress of the shell. “A week ago Parkersburg South got us in that ...

Patriots’ Jimmy Kemp sets record at South Invite

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PARKERSBURG — Although Bridgeport stole the show, which included an epic performance from Indian senior McKenna Smith, local athletes had some solid efforts at Friday’s fifth annual South Invitational held at the Erickson All-Sports Facility. Williamstown finished runner-up to the ...

BACF Basketball Classic set for tonight at South

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PARKERSBURG — Remember, “It’s not just a game — it’s a battle for a cure.” That’s the motto of the BACF (Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis) Ohio vs. West Virginia Basketball Classic, which will present its 16th annual girls and boys hoop games tonight at Parkersburg South’s Rod ...

South, St. Marys track invites today

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PARKERSBURG — Although it doesn’t appear Mother Nature is going to allow for nice weather at today’s area track meets, both the South Invitational and the St. Marys Invitational will be held as scheduled. The Parkersburg High girls are seeking their fifth straight championship while the ...

Parkersburg tennis downs Cabell Midland

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PARKERSBURG — Jeff Olson and Heidi Asbury’s Big Reds’ tennis teams continued their undefeated streaks to begin the 2017 season with victories over Cabell Midland Wednesday at City Park tennis courts. The Big Red boys went 7-0, while the girls finished the day 6-1. Thirty minutes was ...

Cutright, Amos power Yellowjackets past Belpre

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WILLIAMSTOWN — A seven-run fourth, highlighted by a triple steal, broke open the flood gates for host Williamstown here Wednesday and the Yellowjackets defeated visiting Belpre, 13-3, in five innings. “I’ve been begging for that since my freshman year. I’ve been trying to steal ...

Parkersburg South tops Warren, 9-2

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VINCENT — Parkersburg South came out swinging. The Patriots plated five runs on six hits in the top of the first inning en route to a 9-2 triumph over host Warren High in Ohio Valley Athletic Conference softball action Wednesday. “We came out with the bats going,” said first-year ...