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High School Basketball Roundup

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BOYS BASKETBALL Hurricane 65, Parkersburg South 61 (OT) INSTITUTE— Parkersburg South was able to take fourth-ranked Hurricane to overtime, but the Redskins pulled away with a 65-61 win in The Little General Shootout at the Big House Wednesday. Jake Dennis was the leading scorer for the ...

Prep Basketball Roundup

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GIRLS BASKETBALL Parkersburg 77, St. Albans 51 ST. ALBANS — Madi Mace became the ninth Big Red in school history to surpass 1,000 points and the junior did it with a bucket early in the fourth quarter here Thursday as defending Class AAA state champ Parkersburg rolled St. Albans, ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Basketball Statistical Leaders

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GIRLS SCORING AVERAGE 22.7 - Mady Winters (Magnolia) 18.9 - Josey Jones (Tyler) 18.1 - Abi Haught (Ritchie); Shay-Lee Kirby (PHS) 17.3 - Aaliyah Brunny (Catholic) 16.9 - Josie Montgomery (Calhoun) 16.2 - Kyndra Pilant (Magnolia) 15.8 - Hannah Kroft (Marietta) 15.5 - Kyna Waderker ...

Taylor’s late 3-pointer lifts Marietta past Mount

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MARIETTA — Sophomore Marlo Taylor hit a three pointer with 3.8 seconds remaining to seal the 74-71 victory over the University of Mount Union on Wednesday. With the win the Pioneers improved to 14-8 overall and 9-6 in the Ohio Athletic Conference and with the loss the Purple Raiders fell ...

Golden Eagles fly too close to the sun

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BELPRE — Belpre held a 34-32 halftime lead Tuesday against Trimble, but the Golden Eagles only managed 11 points in the second half and fell 61-45. Belpre (9-10) defeated Trimble 69-59 earlier this season in Glouster, but the Tomcats (13-3) prevailed this time around. Brayden Weber and ...

Magnolia falls in semis

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BEVERLY — Fort Frye may well be playing their best basketball of the season and with tournament time just around the corner they couldn’t have picked a better time. After Saturday night’s thrilling come-from-behind win over arch-rival Waterford, the Cadets rolled to a 70-52 win over a ...

Yellowjacket girls escape Marietta, 77-73

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Fred Sauro’s Williamstown Yellowjackets escaped with a home win over Marietta on Monday night 77-73. The game featured a breakneck speed that excited the crowd with every basket. Williamstown ended the first quarter on a 15-4 run that featured a buzzer-beating 3-ball by ...

Waterford spoils Belpre senior night

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BELPRE— It was senior night for the Belpre Golden Eagles, but a shaky second half ended the night on a damper as the Waterford Wildcats came away with a 41-22 win Monday. Waterford (14-3) missed its first shot of the game at 4:23 but course corrected with a pair of 3s by Cara Taylor and Lily ...

Shenandoah handles Frontier, 59-39

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NEW MATAMORAS — Shenandoah’s experience paid off in a big way in Tuesday night’s Pioneer Valley Conference battle at Frontier. Zep seniors and three-year starters Nickolai Wickham and Boone Jones combined for 39 points as Shenandoah completed its regular season with a 59-39 win over the ...

Tecumseh gets Mace’d by PHS

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IRONTON, Ohio —The last of the three benchmark games strategically planned by Scott Cozzens’ for his top-ranked Parkersburg High girls’ basketball team was the marquee matchup at Saturday’s Tackett’s Body Shop Classic inside Ironton High School. Ohio Division I’s New Carlisle ...

Regional champs: Parkersburg girls on top

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WHEELING — The Parkersburg High School girls nipped runner-up Wheeling Park, 112-107, here Saturday at Brooke High School to win the Region I swimming championships while the Big Red boys finished behind Wheeling Park, 132-101. Parkersburg South head coach Steve Lutz’ squad also had a ...

Braxton County wrestlers three-peat as LKC champs

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SPENCER — Braxton County won its third straight Little Kanawha Conference wrestling championship here Saturday and Roane County 160-pounder Jake Whiting was honored as the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the 56th annual event. Whiting, who joined Wirt County 126-pound victor Wyatt Powell as ...

Marietta High girls dominant on Senior Day

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Second-year Marietta girls basketball coach Allen Ruth has just one lone regret when it comes to the two seniors on this year’s Tigers squad and that is the fact that he was not around to coach them longer. The Tigers and their fans saluted seniors Tia Jarvis and Ellie Smith on Senior Day ...

PHS Sports HOF to induct three on Thursday

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg High School Sports Hall of Fame will be hosting a banquet honoring the class of 2019 at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Blennerhassett Hotel. The class of 2019 will be Joe Handlan, Jr, Carl Harnish and Kathy Goldstein. A partner in education with Parkersburg High, it ...

Pioneer men blow past Polar Bears, 91-64

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MARIETTA — Marietta College had little trouble with Ohio Northern University. The Pioneers never trailed en route to a 91-64 triumph over the Polar Bears on Winter Weekend Saturday in Ohio Athletic Conference men’s basketball action at the BanJo. “I thought our guys did a great job of ...

Marietta College women hang on to beat Ohio Northern

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MARIETTA — Marietta College squandered a big first-half lead. But all’s well that ends well as the Pioneers hung on to defeat the Polar Bears, 63-59, on Winter Weekend Saturday in Ohio Athletic Conference women’s basketball action at Ban Johnson Arena. “We know that this is the time ...

Local College Basketball Roundup

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MEN Ohio Valley 62, Malone 56 VIENNA — KJ Miller finished with game-highs of 25 points, five assists and three steals while also grabbing six rebounds without a turnover in 34 minutes of action here Saturday at the Snyder Activity Center to help lead host Ohio Valley University to a 62-56 ...

High School Basketball Roundup

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GIRLS BASKETBALL St. Marys 56, Cameron 49 MILL CREEK — St. Marys avenged an earlier season loss to Cameron here late Saturday night in the seventh annual WVHIT Division I championship game as the Blue Devils of head coach Howie Meeks rallied for a 56-49 victory. “It’s just ...

Braxton County going for three-peat

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SPENCER — When the 56th annual Little Kanawha Conference wrestling championships get underway at 10 a.m. today inside Roane County High School, veteran Braxton County head coach Sterling Beane and his Eagles will be out for a three-peat. Calhoun County in 2016 was the last team not named ...