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Kaitlyn McClead, Tigers make short work of Bears

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MARIETTA — Kaitlyn McClead enjoyed a good all-round match. The senior setter had a match-high 30 assists to help Marietta High sweep River View, 25-20, 25-19, and 25-14, Tuesday night in East Central Ohio League volleyball action at Sutton Gymnasium. “I know I’m short and I can’t do ...

Big Reds get the shutout

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VINCENT— Unable to come up with a goal in numerous chances throughout the entire first half, junior forward Madison Spears finally put the Big Reds on the scoreboard in the 38th minute. It wasn’t until a goal from midfielder Maddi Leggett off the assist from freshman Payton Harvey in the ...

St. Marys’ netters have tough tri outcome

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WILLIAMSTOWN —Three teams hoping to find their groove in the early going of the 2019 volleyball season did battle in a tri-meet Monday night at Wood County Christian School. After host school WCC dispatched of Parkersburg Christian in two sets, the Knights turned their attention to St. Marys ...

MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: One very long day for WVU

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Those of you who have read this column for a long time will recall that for many years a companion Monday Morning Quarterback column was written by Oz Campbell. Oz would occasionally make a profound comment that would say it all, and one of those occurred to me as the game against Missouri was ...

Ripley’s Tori Starcher wins 3rd straight Chick-fil-A title

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MINERAL WELLS — On an overcast Saturday morning at the 4H campgrounds in Mineral Wells, a pair of 5K races set in motion a chance for local runners to impress at the 20th Chick-fil-A Invitational. The much-lauded event featured runners in the boys’ and girls’ high school races who are ...

South escapes with 4-3 win vs. PHS

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South sophomore Samara Nunn stepped up for the Patriots every time she was called upon during South’s close 4-3 victory versus crosstown rivals Parkersburg Big Reds, ending a two-game losing skid at Stadium Field Saturday afternoon. Equalizing both times in the ...

Ritchie County wins Bulldog Bash title

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WEST UNION — Ritchie County upped its mark to 6-0 here Saturday after claiming the Doddridge County Bulldog Bash volleyball tournament by besting Williamstown in the finals — 22-25, 25-20 and 15-10. Skyler Chancellor, who joined teammate Lakyn Joy on the all-tournament team for the ...

Sitting at 0-2

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I don’t know Matt Lacy from Adam. The beauty of the gig at times is meeting new people. Although I’d spoken with the Morgantown High School head football coach on the phone leading up to the Big Reds’ 27-21 “upset” of the Mohigans in the West Virginia MetroNews Chick-fil-A Class ...

Right response

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WILLIAMSTOWN — For the first time in more than four decades, Magnolia suffered a season-opening shutout as the Blue Eagle offense never got untracked here Friday night, falling 27-0 to host Williamstown. The 1-1 Yellowjackets of head coach Terry Smith, who play at Marietta next Friday, led ...

The Penn proves mightier

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ORGANTOWN — There was a lot of bad, especially early, for the University High football team Friday night against Parkersburg South, but head coach John Kelley wasn’t quite as upset as most coaches would be following a 48–14 loss at home. The first half numbers were not pretty for the ...

Turnovers doom the Big Reds

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ONA —Cabell Midland ran up 633 yards rushing behind three 100-yard rushers for the game in rolling over Parkersburg 55-13 Friday at The Castle in a Mountain State Athletic Conference contest. Jakob Caudill paced the rushing attack for Cabell Midland (2-0, 2-0 MSAC) with 22 caries for 217 ...

Trimble rolls past Belpre, 46-0

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BELPRE — The first home game of the year didn’t go as planned for the Belpre Golden Eagles, as they suffered a 46-0 shutout at the hands of the Trimble Tomcats on Friday night at Ralph Holder Stadium. The defense had no answer for a stout Tomcat rushing attack, and Conner Wright showed why. ...

Taylor’s has record day in MHS win

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MARIETTA —Marietta executed its pin-and-pull offensive scheme to perfection Friday night at Don Drumm Stadium, as senior Chase Taylor rushed for a school record 332 yards in a 52-34 win over rival Warren. Taylor accomplished the feat on just 19 carries, scoring four touchdowns on runs of ...

High School Football Week Two Roundup

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Ripley 38, Buckhannon-Upshur 7 RIPLEY — Death Valley took a while to live up to its namesake here Friday night in Ripley. Eddie Smolder’s Vikings finally exploded for 35 second-half points following a three-point showing in the first-half in a 38-7 win over Buckhannon-Upshur. Noah ...

No problem for PC

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WILLIAMSTOWN — In the season opener for both Little Kanawha Conference volleyball programs here Thursday evening, host Williamstown won the first two sets — 25-20 and 25-23 — before watching rival Parkersburg Catholic rally to capture the match by taking the final three sets — 25-21, ...

Magnolia netters begin road to repeat

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — The path to a Class A state title repeat for the Magnolia Blue Eagles volleyball team begins in September. It’s a long road that culminates in another trip to the Capitol. However, head coach Pam Chapman doesn’t want her netters to get too far ahead of ...

Tigers’ ladies blank Big Reds

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DEVOLA — Courtney Schuck was the difference at the offensive end of the pitch. The talented junior midfielder scored two first-half goals to lead Marietta High to 2-0 triumph over Parkersburg High Thursday night in girls’ soccer action at Jerry Brock Field. “I had lots of good looks,” ...

Marietta boys rock PHS

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PARKERSBURG — Marietta Tigers’ senior forwards Ryan Mannix and Ethan Feathers both found the back of the net three times, combining for six out of the teams eight goals. And the Tigers handed the Parkersburg Big Reds a 8-0 setback and improved to 6-0 on the season Thursday night at Stadium ...

Everyone wins at Parkersburg South tri

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PARKERSBURG — Makenna Gibson’s kill from a Lauren Somerville assist sealed match point for host Parkersburg South against Warren here Wednesday evening inside Rod Oldham Athletic Center as the Patriots opened their campaign with a triangular split. In the opener, head coach Becky ...