Parkersburg High captured the Parkersburg City Cup back from Parkersburg South, 4.5 points to 3.5 points, Tuesday at the Parkersburg Country Club in Vienna. Pictured with the City Cup from left to right in the front row: Jackson DeVol, Isaac Prine, Nicole Lincicome, Dylan Shaver; back row (L to R): Trey Rossana, Garrett Ballway, Carter Stone and Daniel Wharton.

PHS wins back the City Cup

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PARKERSBURG — The annual match-play tournament known as the City Cup between Parkersburg and Parkersburg South came down to a freshman vs. freshman matchup to decide the final outcome here Tuesday at the Parkersburg Country Club. Down one point and requiring one point to win, all eyes were ...

Marietta High’s Austyn Chen, left, controls the ball as Parkersburg High’s Caden Rogers keeps pace during a high school boys soccer match Tuesday at Stadium Field. Photo by Ron Johnston.

Big Red boys hand Marietta its first defeat

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High pinned Marietta High with its first soccer setback of the season. The W.Va. Class AAA, ninth-ranked Big Reds scored four second-half goals en route to a 5-0 triumph over the Tigers Tuesday night at Stadium Field. “I didn’t expect that,” said PHS head ...

Week 3 prep grid takeaways

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There can never be enough football talk this time of year. One of the most watched sports in the Mountain State is in full-swing and with it comes me catching up on all the action around the state from the previous night, which kicks off an always busy Saturday for me afterwards. Here are a ...

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After a disappointing close loss to Virginia Tech the previous weekend, the West Virginia Mountaineers took out their frustrations on an overmatched East Carolina squad Saturday in Morgantown. WVU fans were all smiles in the first half as the Mountaineers were nearly flawless on their way ...

West Virginia quarterback Will Grier (7) attempts a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against East Carolina, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

Mountaineers QB leads team past East Carolina

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MORGANTOWN — Coming into the 2017 season it was a well-known fact that West Virginia (1-1) and veteran head coach Dana Holgorsen would have a lot of weapons on offense to surround University of Florida transfer Will Grier. Fans of the Old Gold and Blue saw some of those weapons in the ...

Parkersburg’s Shelby Roberts (13) and Grace West (16) go up for a double block during Saturday’s second annual Carl Harnish Snowball Invitational inside Memorial Fieldhouse. 

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Hurricane tops Spring Valley at Snowball Invite

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PARKERSBURG — Hurricane didn’t do it the easy way, but the Redskins of head coach Allie Pennington got it done when they needed to by knocking off Spring Valley 27-29, 25-14 and 15-10 to win the second annual Carl Harnish Snowball Invitational here Saturday night inside Memorial ...

Ripley’s Tori Starcher is the first girl to cross the finish line at Saturday’s Chick-fil-A Invitational in Mineral Wells. 

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Big Red boys 1st at Chick-fil-A Invitational race

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MINERAL WELLS — Parkersburg High’s varsity harriers enjoyed a productive Saturday on the 5K race course. The Big Red boys claimed the team title with 78 points, while the red and white girls were runners-up in their run at the Chick-fil-A Invitational cross country meet at the Wood County ...

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Parkersburg’s Sarah Moise and Parkersburg South’s Riley Pigott battle for control of the ball during the Patriots’ 2-0 win over the Big Reds Saturday at PHS Stadium Field.

South girls fight off PHS for 2-0 victory

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South netted one goal per half and keeper Sophia Miller pitched a shutout during the Patriots’ 2-0 win over crosstown rival PHS on Saturday at PHS Stadium Field. Ron Bucholtz’ team improved to 2-0 against Eric McCoy’s Big Reds in a matchup just as physical ...

West Virginia wide receiver Gary Jennings celebrates his touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game Sunday against Virginia Tech in Landover, Md. (AP Photo)

Mountaineers face off against ECU Pirates

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia (0-1) and East Carolina (0-1) enter Saturday’s noon showdown at Milan Puskar Stadium with one goal in mind – the running game. “James Madison (who beat ECU 34-14) is a very good opponent,” offensive coordinator Jake Spavital said. “If you watch their ...

Ritchie County’s Brianna Jones, pictured here setting the ball earlier this season, will join her Rebel teammates at today’s second annual Carl Harnish Snowball Invitational. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Snowball Invite pool play begins

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PARKERSBURG — A loaded field will be on hand when the second annual Carl Harnish Snowball Invitational gets underway at 9 a.m. today inside Memorial Fieldhouse. While every coach wants to win their own tournament, Big Red boss Erin Thorpe knows that task is never easy. Last year, the Big ...

Ritchie County’s Brianna Jones, pictured here setting the ball earlier this season, will join her Rebel teammates at today’s second annual Carl Harnish Snowball Invitational. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Tigers score hefty win over ’Jackets

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MARIETTA — Marietta High football coach Jason Schob and his staff gameplanned all week to run the football early and often against Williamstown Friday at Don Drumm Stadium. After all, the Yellowjackets allowed 360 yards to Hunter Partridge in a 45-30 loss to Magnolis last week. However, it ...

Parkersburg South’s Tyee Gibson battles with Morgantown’s Ben Turner during the Mohigans’ 31-10 win over the Patriots Friday night at Erickson All-Sports Facility. Photo by Joe Albright.

Mohigans top Patriots, 31-10

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PARKERSBURG — Morgantown scored the only points of the second half to turn a 17-10 halftime lead into a 31-10 win over host Parkersburg South Friday night at the Erickson All-Sports to drop the Patriots to 0-3 on the season. For the now 1-2 Mohigans, Ty Kochesky rambled for 228 yards on 22 ...

Parkersburg’s Nathaniel Steed catches a pass from QB Jake Johnson as Capital’s KJ Figures tries to tip it away. Photo by Chris Dorst, Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Capital claims victory over PHS

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CHARLESTON — After jumping into a big lead early, Capital needed a couple of fourth-quarter touchdowns to pick up a 40-21 victory against Parkersburg on Friday night at University of Charleston Stadium. The Cougars (2-1) had a 27-0 lead in the second quarter before the Big Reds were able to ...

Wirt County’s Aaron Peterman, left, gets help from fellow Tiger Casey Stanley to bring down Gilmer County’s Joey Frame for a loss Friday night at Wilson-Eismon Field during the orange and black’s 36-28 homecoming triumph. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Wirt outlasts Gilmer for homecoming win

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ELIZABETH — Gilmer County fought tooth and nail all evening long here Friday night at Wilson-Eismon Field, but host Wirt County managed to outlast the Titans for a 36-28 homecoming victory. It appeared the orange and black would roll to an easy triumph after leading 20-6 after one and 36-6 ...

Friday’s high school football roundup with stats

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Webster County 34, Tyler Consolidated 33 UPPER GLADE — Tyler Consolidated dropped a heart-breaker Friday night, falling to Webster County 34-33 on Luke Williamstown 1-yard touchdown run and Dorian Groggs’ two-point converson run with 3:38 left in the fourth quarter. Griffin Phillips’ ...

Williamstown’s Preston Mayer intercepts a pass intended for Magnolia’s Brooks Parsons during the Yellowjackets’ 45-30 loss against the Blue Eagles last week. Mayer and the rest of the Williamstown team travel to take on Marietta at 7 p.m. today at Don Drumm Stadium. Photo by Michael Uhl.

Week 3 of prep football will be entertaining

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PARKERSBURG — Three of the four Wood County schools are in action this week as we enter Week 3 of prep gridiron action. Mike Byus and his Parkersburg Big Reds (1-0) face their first big test of the season versus Capital (1-1) at 7:30 p.m. at University of Charleston Stadium in the ...

South Charleston’s Makayla George gets converged on by Parkersburg’s Sarah McDonnell, left, and Madison Spears. Spears scored four times and McDonnell once as the Big Reds defeated the Black Eagles, 5-1, Thursday night at Stadium Field. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Spears’ four goals lead Parkersburg to victory

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PARKERSBURG — Freshman Madison Spears tallied her first career hat trick and host Parkersburg climbed back to the .500 mark here Thursday evening as the Big Reds jumped out on South Charleston early en route to a 5-1 Mountain State Athletic Conference victory at Stadium Field. “Not that I ...

Parkersburg High’s Nicole Lincicome lines up a putt during a golf tri match Wednesday at Woodridge Golf Club in Mineral Wells. Parkersburg South won, with Marietta second and PHS third.
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South golfers best Marietta, PHS in triangular

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MINERAL WELLS — Host Parkersburg South may not have had the medalist Wednesday, but got a pair of 37s from Chance Shears and Luke Commiskey to still win a tri golf match with Marietta and Parkersburg on the par-35 front 9 at Woodridge Golf Club. B.J. Hess’ Patriots recorded a 154 team ...

Chick-fil-A Invite is this Saturday in Mineral Wells

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MINERAL WELLS — Like last year, Marietta High and Caldwell High each is expecting to be in the boys’ hunt at the 9 a.m. Chick-fil-A Invitational cross country meet at the 4-H Campground at Mineral Wells, W.Va. Also competing locally in the annual XC event in Wood County will be ...

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Parkersburg High quarterback Jake Johnson (10) checks with the sideline before running a play during the Big Reds’ 49-10 season-opening win over St. Albans. PHS hits the road to play Capital at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Dangerous Cougars welcome in the Big Reds

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PARKERSBURG — Since the Parkersburg High and Capital High series renewed in 2013, it’s been all Cougars. While Capital has allowed 19, 20, 20 and 21 points each of the past four seasons, the Big Reds have watched the Cougars roll up point totals of 41, 49, 55 and 56. First-year PHS ...