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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 ...

South Volleyball Victory

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PARKERSBURG — Host Parkersburg South upped its record to 5-3 here Thursday evening inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center for head volleyball coach Becky Bennett as the Patriots swept an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference triangular from Morgantown and Warren. The Warriors of head coach ...

’Jackets rally to beat Tigers

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WILLIAMSTOWN —First, everyone sang Happy16th Birthday to Yellowjacket volleyball player Gracie Graham. Then, Bethany Arnold achieved a career milestone in kills. And, to top it off, Williamstown High rallied from a 0-2 deficit to defeat visiting and defending Class A champion Wirt County, ...

South boys win 2-0 in soccer match

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South scored two first-half goals for a 2-0 lead, but two minutes before resuming play in the second half Thursday evening, the Patriots’ boys soccer match versus visiting Warren at the Erickson All-Sports Facility was halted for two hours by several weather delays ...

Something different about Catholic gridders

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PARKERSBURG — A scenario all too familiar to the Parkersburg Catholic football team once again faced them down at halftime against Ritchie County Saturday at Parkersburg High’s Stadium Field. The Crusaders had their backs against the wall in the form of another deficit, 14-7. A scenario PC ...

Marietta volleyball sweeps Morgan

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MARIETTA — Marietta High and Morgan High have been going in opposite directions on the volleyball court. The Tigers (8-1) won their eighth straight match with a 3-0 sweep of the Raiders, 25-18, 25-9, and 25-20, in prep VB action Wednesday night at Sutton Gymnasium. Winless Morgan fell to ...

PHS faces Woodrow Wilson, seeks first victory

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BECKLEY — Third-year Woodrow Wilson head football coach Chad Sarrett will try and lead his Flying Eagles to their first 3-0 start since 2012 when winless Parkersburg invades for a 7:30 p.m. Friday Mountain State Athletic Conference clash inside Van Meter Stadium. Two games into the campaign, ...

Parkersburg South looks to bounce back at Athens

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THE PLAINS, Ohio — Now 1-1 after last week’s 24-7 loss to visiting University, Parkersburg South will be out Friday night to get back on the winning track in its first road game of the season at 1-1 Athens (Ohio) at 7:30 p.m. Still, said Patriots’ head coach Mike Eddy, “we had ...

Waterford visits Fort Frye in annual rivalry showdown

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BEVERLY — Waterford High will be on the “road” at Fort Frye High at 7 p.m. Friday night. That’s almost laughable considering the two arch-rivals are maybe a mile or so apart and are separated by the Muskingum River. Someone once said that if the two schools ever consolidated, it ...

Yellowjackets, Tigers set for battle

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MARIETTA — After two blowout wins on the road to start the season, Marietta High is excited to open at home Friday against Williamstown on the new and improved Don Drumm Stadium turf. “We’re excited to play on new turf,” said MHS head coach Jason Schob. “I’m sure it will be packed ...

Prep Football Roundup

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WIRT COUNTY AT GILMER COUNTY Game time: 7 p.m. Friday Last year’s result: Wirt 36, Gilmer 28 Wirt County (1-1) results: lost to Calhoun County, 16-6; d. Paden City, 35-16 Gilmer County (0-2) results: lost to Clay County, 53-14; lost to Richwood, 37-0 Key Wirt County players: RB ...

Parkersburg boys soccer defeats Warren, 3-1

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VINCENT — Ethan Yost’s goal on a direct kick with 4 minutes remaining here Tuesday night cut host Warren’s deficit to 2-1, but less than 60 seconds later Parkersburg delivered the dagger as the Big Reds left town with a hard-fought 3-1 boys soccer triumph. Prior to the Warriors’ lone ...

Big Reds’ Madison Trippett healthy again

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Something was off with Parkersburg High cross country runner Madison Trippett last season. One of the Big Reds’ most accomplished runners wasn’t meeting her usually high standards she regularly set for herself. There wasn’t a sophomore slump or the realization of all the attention on ...

COLUMN: Grant Hussey’s summer to remember

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Baseball gifting big, shiny packages to Parkersburg South’s Grant Hussey shouldn’t be surprising by now. The Patriot dedicates sizable quantities of time, sweat and energy to the sport he has loved since childhood. This fall giving up basketball to focus on baseball fulltime. Effort not ...

Yellowjackets sting Silver Knights

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WILLIAMSTOWN — The Yellowjackets’ boys soccer team achieved a 10-0 victory over Tyler Consolidated Monday afternoon on Labor Day. As soon as the whistle was blown to signify the start of the first half Williamstown came out strong, making runs down the right side of the field. Tyler ...

WVU solid in opener

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If you enjoy group sings, there wasn’t much better than listening to about 40,000 West Virginia football fans doing their version of “Country Roads” Saturday in Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte at the end of the Belk Kickoff Classic. Meanwhile, while “Rocky Top” was a popular hit ...