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Park. South welcomes Hedgesville Saturday

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PARKERSBURG —The Patriots (7-3) play their first playoff football game in four years when they host Hedgesville (6-4) at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Erickson All-Sports Facility. Eddy’s team last qualified for the post-season field in 2014. Eventual state champion Capital set the Patriots home ...

Wheeling Park, PHS tangle one more time

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PARKERSBURG — Host and eighth-rated Wheeling Park will be out to even the all-time series at 10-10-1 come Friday night when second-year head coach Mike Byus’ No. 9 Big Reds of Parkersburg invade. Almost a certainty, the victor of this wild rematch the red and white pulled out (57-51) at ...

Coach Smith is glad his ’Jackets are home

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WILLIAMSTOWN — There won’t be a three-and-a-half hour trip to Baker for Williamstown’s opening round game of the 2018 postseason. An eight-game winning streak sandwiched between the Yellowjackets only two losses earned the Class A power at least one playoff contest on their homefield, a ...

Doddridge, Webster have similar goals Friday night

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WEST UNION — Making the playoffs for the second time in as many seasons was the goal from the beginning of summer camp until one week ago against Tygarts Valley for Doddridge County’s football team. School history was accomplished after a 10-0 regular season wrapped up with a 62-0 win ...

Ritchie faces big test in Mount View

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ELLENBORO — Two postseason droughts dry up when No. 14 Ritchie County faces No. 3 Mount View in Class A playoff action at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Princeton High School. Mount View’s field was not approved for postseason competition by the WVSSAC. First-year head coach Rick Haught and ...

Return of running game fuels WVU in win

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AUSTIN, Texas — By this time in the season, everyone has heard of No. 7 (Will Grier) and No. 13 (David Sills V) from No. 13 West Virginia (7-1, 5-1 Big 12). But now opponents are learning more about No. 32 (Martell Pettaway), No. 6 (Kennedy McKoy) and No. 72 (Kelby Wickline). “Yeah, he ...

MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: WVU claims a thriller

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It not only was the most exciting game of the season so far for WVU football fans, but perhaps the most entertaining game in all of college football this season. After a 33-yard touchdown pass to Gary Jennings with 16 seconds remaining there was no hesitation by head coach Dana Holgorsen. ...

Knight’s 811 breaks Pike Street mark

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PARKERSBURG — As simple as the concept of rolling a bowling ball down the lane and hitting pins is, the sport often times proves to be quite difficult. However, a week ago Thursday at Pike Street Lanes was just one of those nights where everything came together for Parkersburg South ...

Former Cadet an Olympic trials qualifier

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — When Sarah Biehl crossed the finish line at Oct. 21’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon, the former Fort Frye Cadet running standout was draped in an American flag. And, fittingly so, because she had just qualified for her first Olympic trials with a ...

Parkersburg takes down rival South

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PARKERSBURG — An early Parkersburg South field goal did not a win make, as host Parkersburg High got its offense going in the second half to roar ahead 21-3 en route to a 28-10 win Friday night that nevertheless will see both the Big Reds and Patriots in the Class AAA state tournament ...

Ripley wins Hatchet

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RAVENSWOOD — Class AAA, No. 7 Ripley concluded a 9-1 regular season here Friday night at Flinn Field as the Vikings of head coach Eddie Smolder rolled to a 41-7 victory versus rival Ravenswood in the annual Battle for the Hatchet. Although Ravenswood managed some time consuming drives, the ...

Waterford wins playoff opener, 34-14

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WATERFORD — Peyten Stephens had a hand in all five of Waterford’s touchdowns Saturday night as the Wildcats defeated Berne Union 34-14 in a Division VII, Region 27 quarterfinal playoff game. Stephens completed 11-of-17 passes for 189 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for touchdowns ...

Magnolia claims regional volleyball crown

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ELLENBORO — Magnolia is heading back to the state volleyball tournament for the first time since 2016. Here Saturday evening inside Ritchie County High School, the Blue Eagles defeated rival Tyler Consolidated in straight sets — 25-16, 26-24 and 25-22 — to lay claim to the Class A, ...

Local College Football Roundup

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Glenville State 36, W.Va. Wesleyan 33 BUCKHANNON — Glenville State College will have a chance for a winning record next week after the Pioneers held on for a 36-33 victory here Saturday afternoon against host West Virginia Wesleyan at Cebe Ross Field in Mountain East Conference ...

High School Football Roundup

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No. 4 Doddridge County 62, Tygarts Valley 0 WEST UNION — Doddridge County completed the first undefeated season at the high school in 43 years after a 62-0 win over Tygarts Valley to close out in style Cline Stansberry Stadium. The home Bulldogs (10-0) used a 34-point second quarter to ...

GSC tries for winning streak at W.Va. Wesleyan

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GLENVILLE — Second-year Glenville State College head football coach Eric Smith’s Pioneers will try for a winning streak this afternoon in Mountain East Conference action. West Virginia Wesleyan (1-8, 1-7) will provide the opposition for the Pioneers (4-5, 4-4) at noon today at Cebe Ross ...

Prep Football Scores

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W.Va. Scores By The Associated Press Bluefield 20, Woodrow Wilson 7 Bridgeport 56, Lincoln 12 Buckhannon-Upshur 39, Elkins 33 Buffalo 42, Wahama 18 Cabell Midland 41, South Charleston 7 Capital 62, George Washington 30 Clay County 38, Wirt County 0 Doddridge County 62, Tygarts ...

Fort Frye bests Fairbanks in playoff opener

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BEVERLY — Fort Frye quarterback Tate Engle tossed four touchdown passes to lead the second-seeded Cadets to a 34-14 win Friday night over the seventh-seeded Fairbanks Panthers in a Division VI, Region 23 quarterfinal at Cadet Field. Engle completed a touchdown pass in every single quarter ...

Williamstown On Top

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ELIZABETH — Williamstown watched Parkersburg Catholic take out defending Class A state champion Wirt County here Thursday night in an electrifying five set packed-house match and then the Yellowjackets of head coach Rachelle Cole took care of business by sweeping the Crusaderettes — 25-22, ...