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PHS tennis rolls by Charleston Catholic

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PARKERSBURG — Jeff Olson and Heidi Asbury’s tennis team had no intention of wasting the first sunny day they have played under during this season. Both Big Reds’ boys and girls’ groups picked up 7-0 wins over Class AA/A power Charleston Catholic on the City Park tennis courts Wednesday ...

Parkersburg South baseball ups win streak

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South took advantage of nine Ripley free passes and a couple of errors here Wednesday night at Hank Greenburg Field en route to posting a 12-2 six-inning triumph against the Vikings. Head coach Todd Burner’s Patriots, now 6-2 with a road game set for 5:30 p.m. ...

Patriots’ runners commit to Fairmont

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PARKERSBURG—Alex White and Max Habeb have both signed on to run for the cross country team at Fairmont State University. After their fourth and final season running for Parkersburg South High School in the fall, they decided on their own to continue their running careers at the next level. ...

Red Devils’ baseball team blows past Crusaders

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DAVISVILLE — A nine-run sixth inning for Ravenswood and seven errors by Parkersburg Catholic combined to propel the visiting Red Devils to a 14-3 baseball win over the Crusaders Wednesday afternoon at Marshall Field. The teams are going in different directions with 5-4 Ravenswood now having ...

Warriors vanquish South softball again

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PARKERSBURG — Sarah Greenlee was clutch in the circle. The Warren senior closer hurled 2-1/3 innings of scoreless relief as the Warriors downed Parkersburg South, 10-7, Wednesday at Godbey Fields. The right-handed-throwing Greenlee struck out five and got out of a bases-loaded, one-out ...

Parkersburg South’s Ben Menarchek dominates PHS

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PARKERSBURG — Ohio Valley University signee Ben Menarchek twirled a six-inning two-hitter while Todd Burner had a bases-clearing three-bagger here Tuesday night for visiting Parkersburg South as the Patriots handed rival Parkersburg a 14-2 setback at Bennett Stump Field. “He’s only ...

Marietta netters break Cambridge

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MARIETTA — Marietta High’s singles play was at the top of its game. The Tiger netters were undefeated in those three matches en route to a 4-1 triumph over visiting Cambridge High in East Central Ohio League tennis action at Glendale Courts Tuesday. Marietta was 1-1 in doubles ...

This week in MOV athletics

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Mother Nature hasn’t been the most cooperative so far this spring sports season, but the prep campaign powers on regardless of delays and cancellations. PHS and South baseball try again for the first meeting of the season at 7 p.m. today after the Patriots field wasn’t ready last week. ...

South, Warren teams split a pair

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VINCENT — Near-freezing temperatures did little to cool down the red-hot bats of both the visiting Parkersburg South Lady Patriots or the host Warren Lady Warriors in Monday evenings non-conference showdown. The two teams combined to pound out 33 basehits, including a dozen doubles as ...

Marietta High can’t overcome Cambridge

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MARIETTA — Cambridge took advantage of a couple late Marietta errors to turn a 1-1 pitcher’s duel into a 6-2 victory Monday at Legion Field. After they both gave up a run in the first inning, Cambridge starter Alex Valentine and MHS starter Derek Duckworth were sharp, trading zeros in ...

No. 16 Marietta College baseball sweeps Capital

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MARIETTA — Marietta College vaulted into first place in the Ohio Athletic Conference standings after sweeping Capital University 2-1 and 9-8 in a Community Day twinbill at Don Schaly Stadium Sunday. The Pioneers, No. 16 in the D3 baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25 with a 16-4 overall record, won ...

Big Reds sweep Parkersburg South Invite

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PARKERSBURG — A pair of meet records were established here Friday inside the Erickson All-Sports Facility during the Parkersburg South Invitational. Parkersburg High School topped runner-up Parkersburg South for the boys title, 165-138. The Big Red girls amassed 132 points to finish ahead ...

Jordan Stanley pitches no-hitter as South tops Fort Frye

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PARKERSBURG — Ten runs, 10 hits and a no-hitter too! That’s what happened for host Parkersburg South Friday afternoon against Fort Frye at Godbey Field with sophomore Jordan Stanley pitching a three-inning softball no-hitter in the Patriots’ 10-0 win. Stanley faced just the minimum of ...

Cadets rally in 7th to top Warren

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BEVERLY — Down 7-4 going into the bottom of the seventh, Fort Frye plated four runs to claim an 8-7, come-from-behind win against Warren Friday. The Warriors scored three runs of their own in the top of the seventh to break a 4-4 tie, but were unable to record an out in the Cadets’ final ...

Tigers softball bests New Philly

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MARIETTA — All Marietta High needed was one big inning. The Tigers plated eight runs in the bottom of the second en route to an 8-2 triumph over visiting New Philadelphia High in an East Central Ohio League softball game Friday. “I felt that if we could find the holes that the hits ...

Marietta College softball splits twinbill with Otterbein

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WESTERVILLE — Freshman Maddi Liston shutout the top offense in the Ohio Athletic Conference salvaging a doubleheader split at Otterbein University Friday afternoon in softball. The Cardinals beat Marietta, 12-3, in five innings in the first game, while the Pioneers blanked Otterbein, 4-0, ...

Magnolia softball bests Wirt County on six-run third

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PARKERSBURG — Visiting Magnolia broke open a close softball game with a six-run third inning and Wirt County wasn’t able to get any closer than five runs the rest of the way as the Blue Eagles prevailed 11-5 over the Tigers late Thursday afternoon at Godbey Field. The two teams combined ...

Waterford baseball pulls away from Belpre, 14-4

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BELPRE — Buoyed by a five-run top of the first, visiting Waterford posted a 14-4 six-inning triumph versus Belpre here on a chilly Thursday evening at Civitan Park. The Wildcats of skipper Doug Huffman, who were playing for the first time in 10 days, upped their record to 3-1. The Golden ...

Thursday’s Spring Sports Stars

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BASEBALL ß Leewood Molessa hit a grand slam in the fifth inning of Williamstown’s 12-0 victory over Tyler Consolidated. Cullen Cutright pitched all five innings, striking out nine batters and hitting a solo bomb, while Bradan Mullenix, Mason Adkins and Evan Amos all doubled. ß Chase ...

Tiger bats cold in loss to Dover

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MARIETTA — Marietta High had difficulty making contact. The Tigers struck out 15 times en route to a 4-1 setback to Dover High Thursday in an East Central Ohio League baseball game at Legion Field. “Offensively, we did not do what we take pride in,” said first-year MHS skipper Josh ...