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Wirt volleyball preparing for state title defense

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ELIZABETH — Not quite locked in or loaded just yet, the beat is trying to go on for the Wirt County High School volleyball team. The defending Class A state champion Tigers have continued workouts during the three-week summer coaching period for new leader Katie Frazier. “As far as it ...

Callaway Junior Tour nearing finish

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PARKERSBURG — Although the prep golf season in West Virginia is currently losing two weeks of previously scheduled matches, the Callaway Junior Tour is nearing completion of its season. Starting at 10 a.m. Monday at Parkersburg Country Club, the top qualifiers in each division will tee it ...

’Jackets, Devils football reach ten games once again

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WILLIAMSTOWN — After watching the opening week of the football season taken away by the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission’s decision to push back the beginning of the year to Sept. 4, teams around the Mid-Ohio Valley were sent scrambling to find replacement opponents for ...

Golfing for joy

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My buddy made a valid point to me while we were attempting to play golf Sunday. He’s like we really should be wearing GoPro cameras. The more I thought about it the more I figured he was right. Then I kept thinking and pondering and now I’m not too sure. I won’t go into full ...

Ritchie vs. Magnolia is new addition to grid slate

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PARKERSBURG — Although no one knows what the future holds for prep football, gridiron teams are preparing to play. With Mountain State programs losing their original week one contests, two schools have found some common ground. Head coach Rick Haught’s Rebels of Ritchie County, which were ...

WVSSAC announces plans for fall sports

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PARKERSBURG — There will be high school sports in West Virginia in the fall, but they won’t be during the usual time frames. West Virginia Secondary School Activities Director Bernie Dolan made the announcement during Gov. Jim Justice’s regular COVID-19 press conference Friday inside ...

Football teams adjusting to ‘different’ offseason

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to plenty of change in the sports world, and high school football is no different. Marietta’s Jason Schob and Warren’s Matt Kimes are among thousands of high school football coaches around the country who have had to adjust to new offseason guidelines. Both ...

Leewood Molessa making up for lost time

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Leewood Molessa is trying to make up for lost time as he prepares to enter his senior year at Williamstown High School. The first-team Class A all-state offensive lineman didn’t get to play baseball this spring for now retired skipper Terry Smith. However, his passion for ...

Seth Dennis, Brett Gandee lead Warren baseball past Marietta

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VINCENT — Seth Dennis pitched four dominant innings, Brett Gandee clubbed a grand slam and Kurt Taylor displayed a gold glove at first base as Warren defeated Marietta in county league action Thursday. Warren took sole possession of first place in the league standings, improving to 4-0 in ...

Kenny Hess claims W.Va. Open championship

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PARKERSBURG — Wanting to win and doing it are two different things. No one has to explain that to Parkersburg South graduate Kenny Hess, who finally broke through Thursday afternoon on the Cobb Course at the Resort at Glade Springs by winning the 87th West Virginia Open by a single stroke ...

Wood County Legion falls

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PARKERSBURG — Dakota Miller, Corbin Alkire and Kail Hill delivered three hits apiece here Wednesday night at City Park as Marietta survived a seven-run fourth inning en route to besting Wood County Legion, 12-8, in what was a scheduled nine-inning showdown between 4-2 programs. Marietta, ...