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Friday’s high school football roundup with stats

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St. Marys 55, Tyler Consolidated 14 KIDWELL — Jaiden Smith and Matt Eichhorn each had a pick-6 here Friday night as No. 5 St. Marys jumped out to a 35-0 advantage and cruised past host Tyler Consolidated, 55-14. Smith, who rushed seven times for 170 yards and had TD runs of 7 and 67 ...

Ohio Valley University men’s soccer claims G-MAC Championship

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Ohio Valley University men's soccer team are conference champions for the first time in program history. The Fighting Scots downed Davis & Elkins 3-1 to win the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Championship Saturday on the campus of Muskingum University. Ignacio Diaz scored twice for ...

Wirt County senior setter Katie Frazier had match-highs of 35 assists and five aces while adding four kills during the Tigers’ 25-8, 25-14 and 25-21 Class A, Region IV, Section 1 championship match against Williamstown on Thursday evening at Parkersburg Catholic. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Wirt County beats Williamstown in sectional final

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PARKERSBURG — Little Kanawha Conference champion Wirt County upped its mark to 43-3-3 here Thursday night at Parkersburg Catholic as the Tigers handed rival Williamstown a 25-8, 25-14 and 25-21 setback in the Class A, Region IV, Section 1 title match. The Yellowjackets (22-20-4) of head ...

11-3 Rwood

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PARKERSBURG — Little Kanawha Conference champion Wirt County upped its mark to 43-3-3 here Thursday night at Parkersburg Catholic as the Tigers handed rival Williamstown a 25-8, 25-14 and 25-21 setback in the Class A, Region IV, Section 1 title match. The Yellowjackets (22-20-4) of head ...

WVU coach Holgorsen: It all starts with me

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen has seen the ups and downs that accompany being the CEO of a Power 5 school. “Twenty years of coaching kind of does it,” said Holgorsen.”I’m spending more time with it now than I did when all I worried about ...

OVU men, women win again

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From staff reports The Ohio Valley men and women’s soccer teams will play in their respective Great Midwest Athletic Conference tournament championship games Saturday at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio. The OVU women overcame a late switch in locations to defeat Ursuline 3-2 ...

A look at tonight’s rivalry games

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PARKERSBURG — A nationally-recognized rivalry writes another chapter at 7 p.m. tonight inside Erickson All-Sports Facility. Parkersburg (6-3) and Parkersburg South (3-6) battle for the 51st time with plenty on the line for both teams during the Class AAA showdown. First-year head coach ...

Parkersburg High School’s Shay-Lee Kirby powers a spike past the double block of Ripley’s Kenzie Casto (14) and Anna Kurnot (9) during Wednesday’s Class AAA sectional tournament inside Memorial Fieldhouse. PHS claimed the sectional title, but both the Big Reds and Vikings will return for the regional on Saturday morning. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Ripley Viking netters advance to regional championship

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PARKERSBURG — Just when it looked like third-seeded Ripley was in position to force a decisive fifth set here Wednesday evening inside Memorial Fieldhouse in the Class AAA, Region IV, Section 1 championship match, Parkersburg’s Hannah Adkins served for 16 consecutive points in the fourth ...

Jackson claims county football crown

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PARKERSBURG — A stout defense and three touchdown passes propelled top seed Jackson to a 20-6 victory over No. 3 seed Hamilton as the Generals claimed the Wood County middle school football championship Wednesday night at Stadium Field. Jackson finished with an unblemished county record of ...

Ohio Valley University’s Konstantina Giannou was named the Great Midwest Athletic Conferene Offensive Player of the Year. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

OVU soccer squads honored at All-Conference banquet

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VIENNA — As part of Wednesday’s Great Midwest Athletic Conference annual awards banquet, the Ohio Valley University men’s soccer program was well represented when the individual awards and All-Conference teams were announced. Head coach Luis Rincon was voted the conference Coach of the ...

Williamstown hoping for a win, playoff spot

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown coach Terry Smith is done trying to figure out what it will take for the Yellowjackets to qualify for the Class A state football playoffs. One thing he knows must happen is Williamstown must defeat Tolsia on Friday night. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 ...

Doddridge County, PCHS ready to tango

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PARKERSBURG — Class A’s eighth-ranked team Doddridge County finds itself in a deja vu-like situation from 2014 heading in to a season-ending matchup with Parkersburg Catholic at 7 p.m. Friday on the turf at PHS Stadium Field. Then fourth-year head coach Bobby Burnside brought his Bulldogs ...

Fort Frye Cadets host Northmor

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BEVERLY — The high school football playoffs are back in Beverly for the third straight year. After a 9-1 regular season which included a Pioneer Valley Conference championship, Fort Frye clinched the four seed in the Division VI, Region 23 playoffs and will play host to 8-2 Northmor at 7:30 ...

Wildcats ready for football playoffs

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WATERFORD — For the second consecutive season the Waterford Wildcats will open the postseason on their home field when they host the Sciotoville East Tartans Friday night in a Division VII, Region 27 playoff opener at Waterford Elementary. For the second straight year the Wildcats went 9-1 ...

Week 10 Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Football Leaders

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Week 10 Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Football Leaders RUSHING Player, School Att Yds Avg TD Braden Bellville, Wford 194 1,759 9.1 26 Dominic Vanfossen, Mtty 211 1,356 6.4 14 Tyler Moler, PHS 155 1,169 7.2 15 Seth Arnold, Braxton 207 1,140 5.5 17 Mark Rucker, Tyler 121 988 8.2 19 Hunter ...

Waterford’s Megan Ball (18) and Denise Young (16) go up for a block during a district final volleyball match against Portsmouth Clay Saturday at Jackson High School in Jackson, Ohio. Photo by Kevin Colley

Waterford netters in ‘Sweet 16’

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WATERFORD — With it being the Halloween season, the Waterford High volleyball team received a scare in its Ohio D-IV district final match last weekend. But all’s well that ends well as the Wildcat netters treated themselves to a 3-2 come-from-behind triumph (17-25, 11-25, 25-22, 25-18, ...

Fort Frye’s Tate Engle (12) carries the ball as teammate Brenden Huck (9) blocks during a high school football game against Frontier earlier this season. Photo by Mike Morrison

Fort Frye Cadets, Wildcats get home playoff games

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The high school football playoffs return to Washington County Friday night. Fort Frye and Waterford High School, separated by less than a mile, both will take the spotlight at 7:30 p.m. when they welcome their respective opponents for opening round matchups. The Cadets (9-1) play host to ...

WVU results deceiving

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College football fans from around the country who saw the score of Oklahoma State’s 50-39 win over West Virginia would have assumed the game played out as projected: two prolific offenses battling it out in a competitive game with the Mountaineers just falling short. But Mountaineer fans who ...

Tori Starcher of Ripley High School finishes first in the girls AAA during the state cross country championship at Cabell Midland High School in Ona, W.V., on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

’Jackets win state cross country title

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ONA, W.Va. — Ripley’s Tori Starcher put on a dominating performance to cap her sophomore campaign while the Williamstown girls and the Doddridge County boys topped the field here Saturday at Cabell Midland High School during the state cross country championships. Parkersburg High School ...

West Virginia running back Justin Crawford (25) is tackled by Oklahoma State safety Tre Flowers (31) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)

WVU falls to Oklahoma State, 50-39

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Even without a week of practice, Mason Rudolph outshined Will Grier in the rain. Rudolph threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead No. 11 Oklahoma State to a 50-39 victory over No. 22 West Virginia on Saturday. A senior, Rudolph earned his ...