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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; ...

Fort Frye volleyball in regional semi tonight

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BEVERLY — Fort Frye’s experience and versatility may serve it well in the D4 regional volleyball tournament. At least, Tiffany Smith is hoping it does when the Cadets square off against Portsmouth Notre Dame in a 6 p.m. Wednesday semifinal at Lancaster High. After that match, No. 8-ranked ...

WVU opens with 88-53 exhibition win over West Liberty

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MORGANTOWN — Veteran West Virginia University head women’s basketball coach Mike Carey knew he had a roster of players who could score any time from any place on the court. But could they defend. Second-year head coach Kyle Cooper and his DII women’s team from West Liberty University ...

Monday Morning Quarterback: WVU responds to loss

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The West Virginia Mountaineers gained some redemption with a resounding 58-14 victory over Baylor Thursday night in Morgantown. With 12 days to deal with the bad taste of a one-sided loss at Iowa State, they bounced back with their best performance of the season. After striking for a touchdown ...

Big Reds’ Madison Trippett wins Class AAA cross country crown

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ONA — Parkersburg High School’s Madison Trippett topped the field to win the Class AAA state cross country championship here Saturday afternoon at Cabell Midland High School. The Big Red junior already had a pair of top-10 all-state finishes to her resume, but with defending champion Tori ...

Dave Hall: chiropractor and behind the mic for ’Jackets

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Dave Hall never met a microphone he didn’t like. That’s true for sure, but not exactly what Hall does behind a mic now for the last eight years as part of the radio broadcast crew for Williamstown High School football and also doing Yellowjacket boys and girls basketball ...

Need more good guys

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One thing never lacking here in the Mid-Ohio Valley, for the most part, are good people. Working in the sports department through the years, I’ve had a plethora of opportunities to form relationships with countless coaches and folks who are always there to help our area youth. Two people ...

Last-second field goal dooms Pioneers

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MARIETTA — Jimmy Marshall's 42-yard field goal as time expired gave Baldwin Wallace a 30-28 win to stun Marietta College Saturday at Don Drumm Stadium. The Pioneers (6-2 overall, 5-2 in the Ohio Athletic Conference) led 21-7 at halftime and were clinging to a 28-27 lead most of the fourth ...

GSC trumps Urbana

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GLENVILLE — Quintavius Twine broke up Urbana’s last-ditch pass attempt and Jaylen McNair lined up in the victory formation as host Glenville State held off Urbana, 28-21, here Saturday afternoon in Mountain East Conference action at Morris Stadium. The G-men (4-5, 4-4) nearly let a 28-0 ...

America, Bulldogs run wild

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WEST UNION — The running game played a huge part in one of the best games in the Mountain State this season on a rainy, muddy evening Friday at Doddridge County’s Cline Stansberry Stadium. Doddridge running back Hunter America ran 42 times for 310 yards and scored both Bulldog touchdowns, ...

Yoho, South cruise past Park, 30-0

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PARKERSBURG — A rainy night that turned the Erickson All-Sports Facilty into a sloppy, muddy mess didn’t deter host Parkersburg South from thoroughly besting Wheeling Park 30-0 Friday in a battle of top-10 Class AAA Patriot teams. There was not much doubt about which Patriot would ...