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Parkersburg South looks to knock off Martinsburg

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PARKERSBURG — It wasn’t easy for Parkersburg South during this past regular season, but the Patriots will be returning to the Charleston Civic Center at 7:15 p.m. for a school-record seventh consecutive trip to play in the triple-A state tournament. Fighting and crawling throughout the ...

Mike Kellar hired to coach Glenville State gridders

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GLENVILLE — Glenville State College has hired Mike Kellar to become the 25th head coach in Pioneer football history. “I am truly excited to be back at Glenville,” Kellar said. “It’s where it all started for me back in 1989 and I feel like there is some unfinished business. I want to ...

Running with the Herd

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PARKERSBURG — Unsure if she would be continuing her running after high school Abby Herring will keep her cross county career alive, but only after a strong showing her senior year. Herring will continue to run cross county, signing with Marshall University at Parkersburg South High School ...

Pioneers couldn’t turn off scoring machine

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Marietta College got beat by one player. That shouldn’t happen. I mean, basketball is a team game. But after the Pioneers dropped a 91-87 decision to Wheaton (Ill.) College in front of 359 spectators Saturday night in an NCAA Division III men’s basketball sectional final at the Carver ...

MC softball splits, baseball victorious

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Marietta College softball team split a pair of games on Monday against Beloit College and Haverford College. The Pioneers won game one, 16-4, against Beloit but fell in game two 5-1 to Haverford. With the split Marietta is now 3-1 overall on the season. Marietta jumped ...

Vienna man joins W.Va. Soccer Association Hall of Fame

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PARKERSBURG — A Vienna man has been inducted into the 2019 Class of the West Virginia Soccer Association Hall of Fame. John W. Newton and four other referees were inducted during ceremonies March 3 at the Marriott Inn in Morgantown. The others were Dr. Doug McKinney, Ray Petrisin, Paul ...

GSC women take home second-straight MEC title

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WHEELING — A new hosting venue, but the same results. For the second straight year, the top-seeded Glenville State women’s basketball team was able to cut down the nets. The Pioneers held off a fierce Charleston rally in a 78-69 victory during the Mountain East Conference Tournament ...

Big Reds repeat

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CHARLESTON — Class AAA third seed University entered on a euphoric high the state championship game. David Price’s Hawks earned the right to play for the program’s first title after a grueling 65-60 victory over No. 2 Greenbrier East less than 24 hours prior. Defending state champion ...

Irish overpower Crusaderettes in single-A final

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CHARLESTON — No. 1 and No. 2. With the exception of one week when Magnolia took over the second-ranked spot in Class A, the Huntington St. Joe Irish and Parkersburg Catholic Crusaderettes held tall as the best two teams in the classification. Numbers indifferent to the fact postseason play ...

Catholic junior honored by LKC

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PARKERSBURG — Little Kanawha Conference champion Parkersburg Catholic’s Madeline Huffman was named Player of the Year by league coaches. LKC Coach of the Year Marty Vierheller’s junior point guard beat out Ritchie County’s Abi Haught and Tyler Consolidated’s Josey Jones for the ...

Belpre’s Gavyn Freeland headed to Muskies

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BELPRE— Being able to play football and live in a college town that reminds him of Belpre, it’s going to be best of both worlds for Gavyn Freeland. He will continue his education and football career at Muskingum University, a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference in Division III. ...

Southside Rumble III slated for Saturday

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PARKERSBURG — It appears the 17-bout Dawghouse Promotions fight card is all but set for Saturday night’s Southside Rumble III, which will get underway at 7:30 p.m. inside the National Guard Armory. The main event, a scheduled four-rounder, will feature local Parkersburg pro heavyweight Tim ...

Glenville St. women to play for MEC title

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WHEELING — When Glenville State coach Kim Stephens’ Pioneers took a 26-point lead over West Liberty with 3:59 remaining in the third quarter, not once did she think the game was over. In fact, she knew that coach Kyle Cooper’s Hilltoppers were going to make a run. After all, her team was ...

Local cagers earn All-Southeast District recognition

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Waterford High had its four-year Final Four streak snapped with a loss to Peebles in the Division IV district finals this year, but it was still an incredible season for the Wildcats, who finished 20-5 overall and 16-0 in the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division. Waterford was rewarded with ...

Wheaton ousts Marietta men from NCAA tournament

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ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Sixty-two points from a basketball player is hard to fathom. For Wheaton's Aston Francis, that's the number it took for him to lift his team past Marietta College in the Division III Elite Eight Saturday at Augustana College. Francis knocked down 19 of 37 field goals, 12 ...

Parkersburg girls take down South Charleston

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CHARLESTON — Parkersburg’s girls basketball team could smell the finish line during its 66-50 win over South Charleston in a Class AAA state semifinal Friday night inside the Charleston Coliseum. Scott Cozzens’ Big Reds stood two wins away from their second straight state ...

Parkersburg Catholic beats Trinity, 51-39

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CHARLESTON — Parkersburg Catholic had to solve one big 5-foot-4 problem in order to advance to its first state championship game since 2007. Crusaderettes head coach Marty Vierheller and assistant Tom Carr’s ability to cripple Trinity’s main offensive weapon in Reagan Sharp proved ...

Pioneers defeat Oswego State, advance to Elite 8

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ROCK ISLAND, Illinois — Marietta’s four seniors aren’t taking anything for granted as the basketball season gets closer to the end. “We’re enjoying chilling with each other,” said Anthony Wallace. “The four seniors are not going to be able to get these days back, those hours ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Basketball Statistical Leaders

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GIRLS SCORING AVERAGE 22.7 - Mady Winters (Magnolia) 19.5 - Abi Haught (Ritchie) 18.6 - Josey Jones (Tyler) 17.3 - Shay-Lee Kirby (PHS) 16.5 - Aaliyah Brunny (Catholic) 16.2 - Kyndra Pilant (Magnolia) 16.0 - Josie Montgomery (Calhoun) 15.7 - Madeline Huffman (Catholic) 15.3 ...