St. Marys’ rare chance

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A great opportunity awaits St. Marys head coach Jodi Mote and his Blue Devils when they take the field against Wheeling Central in the W.Va. Class A state championship game at 7 p.m. Saturday inside Wheeling Island Stadium. An elusive feat all but 43 other football squads in the 195 state ...

Fort Frye stays true to tradition, defeats Belpre, 38-27

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BEVERLY - The ability to play great team defense has long been a staple for a Fort Frye girls basketball program that continues to be one of the most successful in the area. In Monday evenings season opener against Belpre, a very young Cadet team showed they have every intention of carrying ...

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Sprague, Smith, Bellville gain 1st-team All-Ohio status

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BELPRE - Bailey Sprague's strong right leg has served him well on the gridiron. This past Sunday, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Belpre High senior was honored as a Division VI OPSWA (Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association) All-Ohio first-team punter on offense. "Right now, Bailey's on cloud nine," ...

WVU creative in loss

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When Oklahoma scores a touchdown playing at home, a covered wagon emerges from the tunnel and runs around the field. They call it the “Sooner Schooner”. It is led by two ponies, named “Boomer” and “Sooner”. By halftime Saturday animal rights activists may have been concerned. The ...

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Marietta College’s Brooke Borich goes in for a layup during Turkey Shoot Tournament action at the BanJo Sunday afternoon. Borich was named the tourney MVP after the Pioneers beat Wittenberg, 88-76.

Pioneer women net big victory

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MARIETTA — Like mother, like daughter. Brooke Borich was the recipient of the Lisa Wagner MVP award after the Marietta College women’s basketball team downed Wittenberg University, 88-76, Sunday in the 33rd Annual Jim Meagle Turkey Shoot at Ban Johnson Arena sponsored by BSN ...

GW’s Wyner repeats as volleyball POY

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CHARLESTON — The joy of a won point is obvious on Tessa Wyner's face in any photo taken of the George Washington senior volleyball player — a beaming smile, fist pump or leap for joy frozen in time. And they're not always about the points she has won for the Patriots, though she has won ...

PHS gets two on 2nd AAA all-state team

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GW's Wyner lands all-state captain By ERIC JONES Special to The News and Sentinel MARTINSBURG — Musselman and George Washington were the top two volleyball teams in the state all season long. At season’s end, the Applemen finished as the top team outright after winning their second ...

St. Marys defeats East Hardy, 27-21

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BAKER — St. Marys is going back to Wheeling to defend its Class A state football championship next weekend. The Bue Devils ended the state’s longest home winning streak with a 27-21 semifinal-round victory over top-seeded East Hardy with a 27-21 win Friday night. Jaiden Smith paced SM ...

St. Marys’ Jaiden Smith (21) scrambles by Doddridge County’s Logan Gogan (4) during the Blue Devils’ 44-14 win over Doddridge County in W.Va. Class A first-round playoff action. Photo by Joe Albright.

St. Marys, East Hardy meet again

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ST. MARYS — East Hardy vs. St. Marys. This matchup is becoming a common sight in the W.Va. Class A football playoffs. After meeting in the semifinals in 2015 and the state championship game last season, the third straight contest (and fourth in the last five years) comes in a semifinal ...

Bobcats seeking finale win

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AMHERST, N.Y. — Ohio's dream season came crashing down last week, but the Bobcats are trying to focus on their final regular-season game on Friday. Frank Solich's squad travels to Buffalo (5-6, 3-4) for a Mid-American Conference game at 1 p.m. at UB Stadium in Amherst, N.Y. “All we care ...

St. Marys junior defensive back Isaak Mooney tries to chase down Magnolia signal-caller Pat Mirandy in a game earlier this year at Bill Hanlin Stadium. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Blue Devils face top-seed East Hardy Friday night

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ST. MARYS — In Greek mythology Heracles (or Hercules as he is better known) had 12 labors assigned to him by the gods, tasks they deemed impossible. His first task, assigned to him by King Eurytheus, was to slay the Nemean Lion, a beast impervious to any weapons. Class A’s fifth-seed ...

Philip Barbour junior McKenzie Carpenter, pictured here during a match at Williamstown earlier this year, helped the Colts to their third consecutive Class AA state volleyball crown and for her efforts she was honored as captain of the all-state first-team. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Carpenter captains AA all-state netters

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CLARKSBURG — For sisters McKenzie and Maddi Carpenter, it’s been quite a journey the past three volleyball seasons, as they have been key cogs in Philip Barbour’s three-straight Class AA volleyball titles. This season, they were more than just key cogs, they were the engine thrusters to ...

WVU takes on Marist at AdvoCare Invite

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — No. 23 West Virginia (3-1) will look for two things when it takes on a winless Marist (0-3) team at 8:30 p.m. today in a quarterfinal matchup in the AdvoCare Invitationa — a fourth straight win and consistency. “We still aren’t getting consistent play from ...

Pioneers to host Turkey Shoot this weekend

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MARIETTA — While the Marietta College women’s basketball season is just two games old, Alexis Enochs has yet to start. But the 6-foot-1 sophomore — this season’s first Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week — has been instant offense off the pine, averaging ...

PHS fans, jot down these dates

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One year after an energetic run to the Class AAA state tournament, the Parkersburg High School girls basketball team is set up for even more success with the return of experienced players all over the floor for first-year head man Scott Cozzens. Expectations are high for the Big Reds, but ...

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Parkersburg South’s Ben Menarchek, pictured here taking a pitch against Roane County earlier this year, will continue his baseball career at Ohio Valley University.

Patriots’ Menarchek makes his college choice

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South two-sport athlete Ben Menarchek is headed not far from home to continue playing baseball on the college level as last week, he committed to NCAA Division II Ohio Valley University in Vienna. For Menarchek, he “decided to go to OVU, because I really like the ...

Williamstown’s Mason Adkins signs his National Letter of Intent to the NCAA’s Division I Western Carolina University baseball team Sunday at Williamstown First United Methodist Church. Adkins made school history as the first Yellowjacket baseball player to sign with a Division I school. 
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Yellowjackets’ baseball player Mason Adkins going Division I

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WILLIAMSTOWN —A journey begun at the age of 2 with the swing of a baseball bat culminated for Williamstown’s Mason Adkins Sunday surrounded by friends and family inside the multi-purpose room of the Williamstown First United Methodist Church. The Yellowjacket senior shortstop, who hit ...

WVU game all down to just one play

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It isn’t often when a competitive game is decided on a first-quarter play, but to the dismay of West Virginia fans that is what occurred on Saturday. Late in the first quarter in a scoreless game quarterback Will Grier dove for the end zone on what was first ruled a touchdown. After ...