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Former Cadet an Olympic trials qualifier

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — When Sarah Biehl crossed the finish line at Oct. 21’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon, the former Fort Frye Cadet running standout was draped in an American flag. And, fittingly so, because she had just qualified for her first Olympic trials with a ...

Parkersburg takes down rival South

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PARKERSBURG — An early Parkersburg South field goal did not a win make, as host Parkersburg High got its offense going in the second half to roar ahead 21-3 en route to a 28-10 win Friday night that nevertheless will see both the Big Reds and Patriots in the Class AAA state tournament ...

Ripley wins Hatchet

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RAVENSWOOD — Class AAA, No. 7 Ripley concluded a 9-1 regular season here Friday night at Flinn Field as the Vikings of head coach Eddie Smolder rolled to a 41-7 victory versus rival Ravenswood in the annual Battle for the Hatchet. Although Ravenswood managed some time consuming drives, the ...

Waterford wins playoff opener, 34-14

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WATERFORD — Peyten Stephens had a hand in all five of Waterford’s touchdowns Saturday night as the Wildcats defeated Berne Union 34-14 in a Division VII, Region 27 quarterfinal playoff game. Stephens completed 11-of-17 passes for 189 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for touchdowns ...

Magnolia claims regional volleyball crown

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ELLENBORO — Magnolia is heading back to the state volleyball tournament for the first time since 2016. Here Saturday evening inside Ritchie County High School, the Blue Eagles defeated rival Tyler Consolidated in straight sets — 25-16, 26-24 and 25-22 — to lay claim to the Class A, ...

Local College Football Roundup

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Glenville State 36, W.Va. Wesleyan 33 BUCKHANNON — Glenville State College will have a chance for a winning record next week after the Pioneers held on for a 36-33 victory here Saturday afternoon against host West Virginia Wesleyan at Cebe Ross Field in Mountain East Conference ...

High School Football Roundup

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No. 4 Doddridge County 62, Tygarts Valley 0 WEST UNION — Doddridge County completed the first undefeated season at the high school in 43 years after a 62-0 win over Tygarts Valley to close out in style Cline Stansberry Stadium. The home Bulldogs (10-0) used a 34-point second quarter to ...

GSC tries for winning streak at W.Va. Wesleyan

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GLENVILLE — Second-year Glenville State College head football coach Eric Smith’s Pioneers will try for a winning streak this afternoon in Mountain East Conference action. West Virginia Wesleyan (1-8, 1-7) will provide the opposition for the Pioneers (4-5, 4-4) at noon today at Cebe Ross ...

Prep Football Scores

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W.Va. Scores By The Associated Press Bluefield 20, Woodrow Wilson 7 Bridgeport 56, Lincoln 12 Buckhannon-Upshur 39, Elkins 33 Buffalo 42, Wahama 18 Cabell Midland 41, South Charleston 7 Capital 62, George Washington 30 Clay County 38, Wirt County 0 Doddridge County 62, Tygarts ...

Fort Frye bests Fairbanks in playoff opener

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BEVERLY — Fort Frye quarterback Tate Engle tossed four touchdown passes to lead the second-seeded Cadets to a 34-14 win Friday night over the seventh-seeded Fairbanks Panthers in a Division VI, Region 23 quarterfinal at Cadet Field. Engle completed a touchdown pass in every single quarter ...

Williamstown On Top

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ELIZABETH — Williamstown watched Parkersburg Catholic take out defending Class A state champion Wirt County here Thursday night in an electrifying five set packed-house match and then the Yellowjackets of head coach Rachelle Cole took care of business by sweeping the Crusaderettes — 25-22, ...

Column: We meet again so soon?

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Tonight’s loser of the No. 10 Parkersburg High vs. No. 5 Parkersburg South football game might not have to wait long to score revenge according to two WVSSAC playoff scenarios. If Mike Byus’ PHS club pulls off the upset, according to the SSAC ratings, and Huntington beats Spring Valley, ...

MOV Prep Football Stats

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Week 10 Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Football Leaders RUSHING Player, School Att Yds Avg TD Hunter America, Dodd. 207 2,193 10.6 34 Ty Sturm, Catholic 196 1,949 9.9 23 Jesse Collins, Belpre 207 1,689 8.2 n/a Reece Nutter, Webster 156 1,309 8.4 16 Tyler Moler, PHS 208 1,288 6.2 ...

GAME DAY: Doddridge County seeks perfection

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WEST UNION — Doddridge County head coach Bobby Burnside was just a year old the last time a Bulldogs’ football team went 10-0. Legendary coach Cline Stansberry led his 1975 team to a perfect mark along with one of just four playoff spots. Sherman sent them home after the semifinal round. ...

PHS wins sectional

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PARKERSBURG — No. 2 seed Parkersburg High School swept its way to the Class AAA, Region IV, Section 1 volleyball championship here Wednesday night inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. Despite having lost starters Grace West and Maggie Sauers to season-ending injuries, the Big Reds of head ...

GAME DAY: Battle for the Hatchet has playoff implications

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RAVENSWOOD — The annual Battle for the Hatchet has some big playoff implications this year. Ripley head coach Eddie Smolder’s 8-1 squad enters the 7:30 p.m. Friday kickoff at Flinn Field ranked No. 7 in Class AAA. The Vikings need a win in order to secure a first round home playoff ...

Fort Frye falls in regional semi

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LANCASTER — Fort Frye High would probably just as soon forget the Titans. The Cadets ran into a buzzsaw in the Ohio Division IV regional volleyball semis at Lancaster High Wednesday night, falling in straight sets to Portsmouth Notre Dame, 22-25, 16-25, and 17-25. “You know, honestly, ...

Waterford hosts Berne Union

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WATERFORD — A sea of green and white is expected on the press box side of the Waterford Elementary School gridiron at 7 p.m. Saturday night. In fact, the Waterford High football team is counting on it when it hosts Berne Union in an OHSAA Division VII, Region 27 playoff opener. “We are ...

GAME DAY: Prep Football Roundup

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ROANE COUNTY AT MIDLAND TRAIL Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday Last year’s result: Did not play Roane County (3-6) results: lost to Liberty (Harrison), 42-22; lost to Lincoln County, 37-6; d. St. Marys, 28-17; d. Braxton County, 40-14; lost to Nicholas County, 39-0; lost to Clay County, 34-22; ...