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Devils excited to welcome ’Jackets

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RAVENSWOOD — Eric Hupp and his team have a chance to make a big statement at 7 p.m. Friday night at Flynn Field. A Ravenswood win over visiting Williamstown not only sets the Red Devils at 3-0, but sends a message to the remaining opponents on their schedule: We can compete with anyone. It ...

Ripley, Marietta each looking for 3rd win

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RIPLEY — Marietta High visits Ripley Friday for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff, with the Tigers looking to rebounds from their only loss of the season and Vikings hoping to extend their winning streak to three. Both teams are coming off a strange week three — the Tigers lost to Williamstown, 33-22, ...

Wildcats looking to bounce back vs. Eagles

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WATERFORD — Shortly after Waterford High dropped a heartbreaking 22-20 decision at Fort Frye last Friday night, Cadet football boss Eric Huck paused a media interview to congratulate Wildcat running back Braden Bellville on a great game. The 6-foot, 205-pound Bellville was a workhorse ...

Prep Football Roundup

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PARKERSBURG CATHOLIC AT WIRT COUNTY Game time: 7 p.m. Friday Last year’s result: Wirt County 52, Parkersburg Catholic 14 Parkersburg Catholic (3-0) results: d. Paden City, 47-14; d. Ritchie County, 32-28; d. South Harrison, 36-21 Wirt County (1-2) results: lost to Calhoun, 16-6; d. ...

South netters down PHS for first time in five years

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PARKERSBURG — Jacqui Foggin’s kill put Parkersburg South ahead for good in the third set against rival Parkersburg here Tuesday night inside Memorial Fieldhouse and Cassie Fink served for the final eight points as the Patriots knocked off the Big Reds 23-25, 25-22 and 25-15 to put the ...

COLUMN: An Xs and Os rain delay in Spencer

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As soon as the first lighting bolt forked across the sky Friday night at Roane County’s County Stadium I thought, “Oh boy ... This game could take a while.” As an already steady rain became stronger by the minute and thunder boomed overhead late in the first quarter, the chances steadily ...

WVU, NC State football game off

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The football game between West Virginia University and North Carolina State scheduled Saturday in North Carolina will not be played because of likely unsafe conditions from Hurricane Florence, WVU announced on Tuesday. Emergency management resources are expected to be fully utilized and needed ...

Boston Caruthers scores twice for Williamstown

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WILLIAMSTOWN—The Yellowjackets’ boys soccer team took home a hard fought win against Class AAA Parkersburg South, 2-0, Tuesday. The Patriots, who host another Class A team Tyler Consolidated at 5 p.m. Wednesday, brought a lot of early pressure on the ‘Jackets side. Williamstown shut ...

Cadet netters have little problem with Wildcats

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BEVERLY — Kasey Buchanan just had another night at the volleyball office. The Fort Frye senior standout finished with a match-high 15 kills as the Cadets swept visiting Waterford High, 25-16, 25-17 and 25-18, in prep VB action Monday evening. “Kasey put stats up in every category,” said ...

Monday Morning Quarterback: Rain no problem for WVU

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It was a rainy afternoon for the home opener at Mountaineer Field but after a slow start West Virginia cruised to a 52-17 victory over Youngstown State. Recognizing its secondary would be overmatched against the WVU passing attack, the Penguins basically dropped seven into coverage and ...

Roane downs St. Marys, ends losing streak

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SPENCER — Roane County’s 13-game losing streak ended here late Friday night inside County Stadium in a contest featuring an hour-and-a-half rain delay, 28-17, over St. Marys. Respected senior defensive end Michael Starkey’s sack of Blue Devil quarterback Brennan Boron with 16.7 seconds ...

Charley Taylor nets two goals to Patriots win over Big Reds

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PARKERSBURG — The first three goals Saturday night belonged to Parkersburg South and the visiting Patriot girls went on to register a 3-1 soccer win over host Parkersburg High as they swept the regular-season series with the Big Reds 2-0. Eight to 10 minutes into the match, South was ...

MC stuffs late conversion try in a victory

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MARIETTA — On a day highlighted by the offenses, it was a defensive play that decided Saturday’s game between Marietta College and Capital Saturday at Don Drumm Stadium. Marietta College’s Garrett Davis laid the big hit on Capital quarterback Thomas Wibbeler and James Knox cleaned it up ...

Yellowjackets knock off Tigers

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MARIETTA — Donathan Taylor rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns and the Williamstown defense came up with big play after big play at the most crucial points of the game as the Yellowjackets captured the “Rumble On The River” with a 33-22 win Friday night over the previously unbeaten ...

Big Reds defeat Beckley, 28-7, for 1st win

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BECKLEY — The Woodrow Wilson Flying Eagles came into week three in unfamiliar territory under head coach Street Sarrett. They were 2-0 for the first time under the third-year head coach who has drawn praise from his colleagues for the turnaround. Parkersburg entered the night with the ...

South drops tough one to Athens

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THE PLAINS, Ohio — Parkersburg South was in position to earn a win Friday at Athens, but the host Bulldogs held off the Patriots for a 26-16 victory. South got 141 yards on 20 carries from Nick Yoho, who scored their first touchdown at the 8:26 mark in the second quarter. That 45-yard ...

Crusaders pull away to beat South Harrison, 36-21

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PARKERSBURG — Behind by 13-0 early in the second quarter didn’t daze Parkersburg Catholic as the host Crusaders tallied the next four out of five touchdowns to keep its season-opening win streak intact by besting South Harrison 36-21 at Stadium Field Friday night to go 3-0. PCHS plays ...

High School Football Roundup

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Gilmer 20, Wirt 14 GLENVILLE — Gilmer County gave head coach Thomas Cogar his first victory here Friday night as the Titans nipped visiting Wirt County, 20-14, inside Morris Stadium. Despite a Trent Richards touchdown run and an early 8-0 lead for the Tigers, now 1-2 with a home game next ...