Waterford’s Megan Ball (24) goes up for a basket during a high school girls basketball game against Eastern Thursday at the Harry Cooper Annex. Photo by Mike Morrison.

Waterford rolls past Eastern, 64-34

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WATERFORD — After advancing to the Final Four in the state of Ohio three consecutive years, the 2017-2018 Waterford Wildcats obviously have some goals in mind as the season nears the midway point. The 2015-2016 state champs took a giant step towards accomplishing their first goal of ...

Parkersburg South's Kenzie Johnson plays tight defense against John Marshall's Avery Derrow in a game earlier this year inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. The Patriots will play host to Boyd County from Kentucky at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Talented Boyd County team to invade South

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South head coach Ed Davis is just glad to be back playing some basketball. The 7-3 Patriots, who are coming off a road win Thursday at University and entered the week ranked seventh in Class AAA, just played their first game since a three point setback on Dec. 30 ...

2017-18 high school basketball stats

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2017-18 Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Basketball Leaders BOYS SCORING 29.0 — Cade Ullman (Catholic) 25.8 — Devin Heeter (Roane) 24.9 — Isaiah Morgan (Rwood) 21.3 — Chase Sullivan (Ritchie) 20.6 — Tanner Lett (DC) 20.4 — Cole Plants (South) 18.4 — Pat Copen ...

Gordon feeling hopeful

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While it is true the fires of competition rage through Parkersburg South's Rod Oldham Athletic Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, another flame takes center stage. Writers refer to this light as the human races' simultaneous source of our greatest strength and our greatest weakness. But come ...

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Parkersburg Catholic’s Ty Sturm defends a shot attempt by Wirt County’s Blake Batten Wednesday night during the Crusaders’ 80-50 win over the Tigers.

Parkersburg Catholic boys tame Wirt County

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PARKERSBURG — Jeb Boice gave Parkersburg Catholic “a spark” in his season debut from a football injury in mid-October and Cade Ullman poured in 36 points to help the Crusaders produce an 80-50 win over visiting Wirt County Wednesday night. The victory for PCHS, ranked No. 12 in Class A, ...

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Marietta College’s Amisha Herd prepares for a free-throw attempt, while teammate Brooke Borich looks to the bench Wednesday during the Pioneers’ 74-72 win over Mount Union.

Marietta College women tackle tough Mount Union squad

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MARIETTA — Marietta College probably wouldn’t mind playing all of its games at Ban Johnson Arena. The Pioneers stayed undefeated on their home floor at 7-0 with a thrilling 74-72 triumph over the University of Mount Union in Ohio Athletic Conference women’s basketball action Wednesday ...

Ravenswood’s Stephen Dawson, who had the game-winning bucket late in the fourth quarter during the Red Devils’ 62-61 road victory Tuesday night, wins the jump ball to open the game against Williamstown’s Cullen Cutright. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Ravenswood survives Williamstown, 62-61

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WILLIAMSTOWN — No. 2 Ravenswood upped its record to 9-0 here Tuesday night, but it wasn’t easy as the Red Devils got the game-winning deuce from Stephen Dawson with 12.5 seconds left to survive No. 9 Williamstown, 62-61. Eli Inman celebrated his 16th birthday by pumping in both a career ...

Warren pulls away from rival Marietta

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VINCENT — Warren High’s stretch run in the fourth quarter was the difference. The Warriors outpointed visiting Marietta High 20-12 in the final eight minutes of play en route to an 80-66 triumph Tuesday night in boys’ basketball action. Noah Nichols paced the Warriors (8-3) with 22 ...

Parkersburg South’s Seth Fallon dribbles downcourt as PHS’ Kionte Peacock defends Tuesday night at Memorial Fieldhouse. The visiting Patriots won a close game by a 62-61 score. (Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn)

Parkersburg South holds off PHS, 62-61

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PARKERSBURG — The first three quarters aside, it came down to the final period to determime whether visiting Parkersburg South or Parkersburg High was going to win Tuesday night’s cross-town Class AAA basketball rivalry at Memorial Fieldhouse. The Patriots overcame an early 51-46 PHS lead ...

Parkersburg’s Brenton Strange (32) pursues Parkersburg South’s Seth Fallon as he brings the ball up the floor during the Patriots’ 51-46 win over PHS back on Dec. 22. Photo by Joe Albright.

PHS, South ready to write second chapter

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PARKERSBURG — PHS Memorial Fieldhouse is the place to be tonight if you are a fan of either the Parkersburg High Big Reds or Parkersburg South Patriots boys’ basketball teams. The final game of the season series kicks off at 7:30 p.m. with plenty on the line. Besides a victory over a ...

This week in MOV athletics

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Wow! There is a lot of action slated for this week on the Mid-Ohio Valley High School sports scene. If we are going to get to all of the big matchups, we had better jump right in. Local businesses should prepare for a quiet night Tuesday as the PHS Memorial Fieldhouse is the place to be for ...

South’s Braxton Amos staying focused

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Let’s be honest for a minute ... There is nothing easy about being a teenager most, if not all, of the time. Teens have a lot going on between puberty, school, fighting with parents, a love life, friends, phones and extracurricular activities. Something almost always is cropping up. ...

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Louden Haga (left) of Parkersburg South and Methacton’s Tonee Ellis battle for position in a heavyweight wrestling match during the South Classic Duals Saturday at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center.

Patriots put up a good showing at South Classic Duals

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PARKERSBURG — For Parkersburg South, it — as usual — was pin after wrestling pin Saturday for the host Patriots in the South Classic Duals at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. That is until the Patriots’ final match of the day, pitting South versus Cincinnati LaSalle in a duel of ...

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Fort Frye’s Mackenzie White (13) and Warren’s Daisy Baker (23) battle for a loose ball during a high school girls basketball game Saturday in Beverly.

Warren girls take down Fort Frye

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BEVERLY — Warren girls basketball head coach Amy Colgrove wasn’t going to complain. A win is a win, right — even if you don’t feel your team played that well? “I don’t know if I’ve ever won here before,” said Colgrove following a 44-30 Warrior victory at Fort Frye Saturday ...

High School Sports Roundup

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BOYS BASKETBALL Roane County 77, Calhoun County 38 SPENCER — Devin Heeter followed up his 47-point outburst against Doddridge County Thursday night with a 30-point effort in the Raiders’ 77-38 win over Calhoun County Saturday afternoon. Heeter nailed 13 shots from the field, ...

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Parkersburg Catholic's Madeline Huffman goes up for a shot against Williamstown's Bethany Arnold during the Crusaderettes' 83-66 Friday night win over Williamstown. Huffman tallied 20 points in the victory.

Catholic runs past ’Jackets

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WILLIAMSTOWN — The final score wasn’t quite indicative of the hard-nosed action in visiting Parkersburg Catholic’s 83-66 win over Williamstown Friday night. The real numbers to look on why the Crusaderettes improved to 9-0 on the season was a 19-4 edge in turnovers forced in the first ...

Belpre’s Brandon Simoniette (12) and Bailey Sprague (42) challenge South Gallia’s Braxton Hardy at the rim during a high school boys basketball game Friday.

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Belpre boys stave off South Gallia for 74-59 victory

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BELPRE — Host Belpre built up a 21-point lead after the second and third quarters, but then had to quiet a fourth-period comeback try by South Gallia to secure its third boys basketball win by a 74-59 count Friday night. The Golden Eagles, now 3-6, were paced point-wise by five players in ...

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Marietta High’s Mark Duckworth goes up for a basket during a high school boys basketball game against River View Friday at Sutton Gymnasium.

Avendano leads Marietta past River View

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MARIETTA — Anthony Avendano knew he could play better, but he was starting to wonder when it would all come together. Well, it finally did on Friday night. The 5-foot-11 senior hit some clutch baskets in the second half as Marietta held off a pesky River View squad 69-61 in an East ...

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Warren’s Thomas Williams (5) guards Fort Frye’s Tate Engle during a high school boys basketball game Friday night in Beverly.

Warriors complete season sweep of Cadets

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BEVERLY — Warren High’s defense handcuffed Fort Frye’s offense in the second half. The Warriors limited the host Cadets to two third-quarter points and 11 in the fourth en route to a 53-37 triumph Friday night in boys’ basketball action. “When we play good D, we’re pretty ...

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Parkersburg Catholic’s Pat Copen (24) finishes at the rim during a high school boys basketball game against Tyler Consolidated Thursday.

Crusaders conquer: Catholic trio shines in 78-54 win vs. Tyler

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PARKERSBURG — Peyton Amrine drained a quartet of 3s off the bench, Patrick Copen flirted with a triple-double and Cade Ullman poured in a game-high 35 points here Thursday evening to help lead host Parkersburg Catholic to a 78-54 Little Kanawha Conference West Division victory against Tyler ...