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Buckeyes fill holes in spring

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With Ohio State already two-thirds of the way through spring football practice, there are still holes to fill for the upcoming season as there usually are yet in the spring. Of course, the No. 1 question on offense is who will take over at quarterback for J.T. Barrett, with apparently just ...

This week in MOV athletics

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The completion of the spring tab means a return to a somewhat normal schedule for yours’ truly. In additon, I can finally turn my full attention to the spring athletic slate which means I once again bring you the sporting events to keep an eye on in the area. Several local baseball ...

Getting fussy over Patriots’ Grant Hussey

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Parkersburg South’s Grant Hussey doesn’t quite remember how he got started in baseball. “It just kind of happened,” said the Patriots’ freshman. In a sport unfriendly to people who don’t take it seriously, fate must have had special plans in mind for Hussey during his time on ...

Belpre baseball explodes for 30 runs

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BELPRE — Exploding for 19 hits and tallying 30 runs, host Belpre bombarded Miller 30-1 in just five innings Saturday afternoon at Civitan Park to notch the Golden Eagles’ initial win of the season in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second-game 12-2 win, Belpre bested the Falcons ...

Wheeling Central’s Riley Bennington wins Huff Award

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WHEELING — Whether it is on a softball diamond or a basketball court, Riley Bennington doesn’t allow an opposing team much offense. While Bennington has made her name in the circle — she is taking her talents to West Liberty — she doesn’t get those same headlines on the ...

South’s Wilson to play college basketball

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PARKERSBURG —Parkersburg South senior Allyssa Wilson will make her move to college knowing the fact that she will be continuing her basketball career. Wilson has set her eyes on playing for Columbus State Community College and has signed on to compete for the school. “I knew a while back ...

BACF hoops games tonight

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PARKERSBURG — The high school basketball season may be over for some, but there’s an important part to be played yet as tonight both girls and boys from Ohio and West Virginia will take to the court at Parkersburg South’s Rod Oldham Athletic Center for the 17th annual BACF (Battle Against ...

Patriots’ hoopster Devin Hefner commits to Ohio Wesleyan

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PARKERSBURG — Devin Hefner always knew she wanted to play basketball in college. The Parkersburg South senior built a multi-talented skill set, which gave her the opportunity to control any game she was involved in. Rebounds, assists, being a scoring threat and a good defender, Hefner could ...

Tigers make it three-in-a-row

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BEVERLY — The other five Washington County schools will have to wait at least one more year to wrestle the Washington County Baseball Classic Trophy away from the Marietta Tigers. The Tigers made it three-in-a-row Monday evening with a come-from-behind 5-3 win over the Fort Frye Cadets to ...

David Stover, Pioneers handle Frostburg

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MARIETTA — After four games in two days this weekend and with No. 9-ranked Frostburg State coming to town, Marietta College baseball coach Brian Brewer needed a good outing from senior David Stover on the mound Monday. He got it. The 6-foot-8 right-hander, who normally comes out of the ...

Ravenswood’s Isaiah Morgan named LKC Player of Year

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PARKERSBURG — Only one player on this year’s all-Little Kanawha Conference boys basketball squad is a three-time first-teamer — Ravenswood’s Isaiah Morgan. The Red Devil senior, who helped lead his team to consecutive Class A state runner-up finishes as well as back-to-back LKC ...

Pride of the Devil

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One of the best things about working in sports are the relationships one builds over time. That goes for myself personally, but also for a plethora of coaches. In the case of veteran Ravenswood head boys basketball coach Mick Price, things are definitely going to be different next ...

Local thinclads compete at Jobes

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WILLIAMSTOWN — St. Marys boys and Williamstown girls took home the team titles at Saturday’s Ryan Jobes Spring Special track meet. Zac Long was the meet’s high-point winner for the boys, accruing 32.5 points for the Blue Devils. Long won the 200, 400 and 300 hurdles. Parkersburg ...

Fort Frye, Marietta to play for Washington County title

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NEW MATAMORAS — Most high school baseball coaches would be content to have one solid lefthanded pitcher on their roster. Longtime Fort Frye head coach Sonny Bidwell is fortunate to have three on his team and all three of them were integral parts of a pair of shutout victories over a pair of ...

Wirt County’s Aaron Peterman off to Marietta College

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ELIZABETH — Marietta College head football coach Andy Waddle has a new “buck” on the team. Aaron Peterman, a senior at Wirt County High School, recently made his intentions known he will continue his career on the gridiron for the Division III Pioneers. “They are going to play me at ...

Cole Plants represents Patriots on first team all-state

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Two years ago, Mikal Dawson had already developed as a player, starting as a mere sophomore on an accomplished Huntington squad that reached the Class AAA state finals. But over the past two years, Dawson developed even more as a leader, and helped the Highlanders get back to the state ...

PHS boys win Kim Nutter Classic, Chris Elschlager high-point

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg’s boys beat out rival Parkersburg South here on a cold Friday night to capture the annual Kim Nutter Classic crown at Stadium Field and Patriot Chris Elschlager won the high-point award. “Seeing him healthy definitely makes a big difference. It’s a confidence ...