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Natalie Chambers’ late goal lifts Yellowjackets past Warren, 3-2

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VINCENT — Natalie Chambers redeemed herself. The Williamstown High freshman went from misfiring on an early-game PK attempt to scoring a goal in the final seconds as the Yellowjackets edged Warren, 3-2, in girls’ soccer action Tuesday night. “That just shows what a gamer she is,” said ...

PHS volleyball hopes to reach state tournament

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg reached the Class AAA, Region IV semifinals in 2017 before getting ousted by Hurricane, one step away from the state volleyball tournament. The Big Reds of head coach Erin Thorpe plan to move on from last fall’s tough 25-21, 27-25 and 25-23 setback to the Redskins ...

Belpre makes short work of Parkersburg Catholic

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BELPRE—The Golden Eagles had a big win against Parkersburg Catholic’s soccer team Monday scoring 12 goals against the Crusaders who scored one goal in the second half. The first 40 minutes on the field set the tone for the rest of the match. Catholic was forced to play a man down due to ...

Monday Morning Quarterback: WVU to take opener

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The West Virginia Mountaineers enter the 2018 season with a Top 25 ranking and projected by many to be a contender for one of the spots in the Big 12 Championship game. Indeed, WVU will have the best quarterback in the conference and plenty of talent at the wide receiver and running back ...

PHS, Marietta boys play to 2-2 draw in soccer

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DEVOLA, Ohio — Marietta High was 2 minutes and 19 seconds away from a win on the pitch. But it was at that time on the clock that Parkersburg High senior captain Isaiah Owen booted home the equalizer, and the two cross river rivals ended up tying 2-2 in boys’ soccer action at Jerry Brock ...

Parkersburg High girls blanked 3-0 in soccer match

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VIENNA — Hurricane, spearheaded by Sydney Wheeler and Bailey Fisher, posted a 3-0 girls soccer shutout of host Parkersburg High Saturday afternoon at Ohio Valley University. The setback left the Big Red booters still winless on the season at 0-4, while the visiting Redskins improved to ...

Late penalty kick lifts Ripley past Warren, 3-2

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VINCENT — Ripley’s boys soccer team faced off against the Warren Warriors Saturday morning for the first regular season match the two schools played together in the last three years. The weekend soccer matchup came down to the dramatic conclusion of a penalty kick with 31.7 seconds left ...

OVU volleyball sweeps tri-match

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VIENNA — It may not have been pretty, but the Ohio Valley University women’s volleyball team took two wins in a tri match on opening day of the season over Rio Grande and Notre Dame (Ohio) Saturday at the Snyder Activity Center. The host Scots took the first match of the day from Rio ...

Ritchie County Rebels win Broughton Invitational

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MARIETTA — Williamstown sophomore Ella Hesson successfully defended her cross country title here Saturday morning at the 19th annual Elizabeth S. Broughton Memorial and the Ritchie County boys claimed top team honors, thanks to a solid finishing pack for head coach Holli Vaughan. Hesson, ...

Nick Yoho leads Patriots to win

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PARKERSBURG — Versatile Nick Yoho ran for three touchdowns, two coming on long dashes to paydirt Friday night to pace Parkersburg South to a 27-7 win over visiting Ripley as the Partiots posted a season-opening triumph over the Vikings for the first time in three years. In all, South piled ...

Marietta dominant in grid opener

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McCONNELSVILLE — Nearly everything went Marietta’s way in a season-opening 41-0 victory over Morgan Friday night. The Tigers were sharp on offense, on the ground and in the air, and the defense pitched a shutout as the Tigers ran away with the victory. “It’s a good start,” said ...

Magnolia blanks Sherman

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — After Magnolia’s season opener against Sherman, Doc Chapman couldn’t praise his Blue Eagles’ defense enough. And rightfully so. Magnolia started 2018 with a bang as the offense capitalized on a handful of Sherman mistakes in a 24-0 victory on Friday night. “I ...

Waterford avenges playoff loss

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WATERFORD — Payback was severe. Waterford High avenged last season’s Ohio Division VII playoff loss to Sciotoville East with a 55-0 trouncing of the visiting Tartans in a season-opening football game at Wildcat Field Friday night. “Our kids played outstanding,” said WHS head coach ...

Fort Frye blitzes Belpre in opener, 42-14

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BELPRE — The Fort Frye Cadets opened the 2018 football season by scoring on their first four possessions and never looked back as they rolled to a 42-14 win over the Belpre Golden Eagles at Ralph Holder Stadium. Senior running back Evan Schob ran for 122 yards and a pair of touchdowns while ...

High School Football Roundup with Stats

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Ritchie County 24, Tyler Consolidated 22 KIDWELL — Rick Haught didn’t have to wait long to pick up his first win at the helm of the Ritchie County football program. Even better, his Rebels claimed a win as the visitor. He did however have to sweat it down to the last four minutes. It ...

PHS loses wild one

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MORGANTOWN — Morgantown seniors Ty Konchesky and Nick Malone go way back. In fact, they go so far back that Konchesky can barely remember how they met. “We’ve been best friends before I can even get into my head,” Konchesky said. “I can’t even think back that far.” Now, their ...

Central too much for Williamstown in 33-0 setback

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Defending Class A state champion Wheeling Central and head coach Mike Young opened its season in stride here Thursday night as the Maroon Knights blanked host Williamstown, 33-0. The Yellowjackets missed a couple of big-play opportunities in the first half and the two-headed ...

Broughton Invitational cross country race Saturday

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MARIETTA — Fort Frye senior Justin Anderson and Williamstown sophomore Ella Hesson each will be seeking to repeat as a 5K winner at Saturday’s scheduled 19th annual Elizabeth S. Broughton Memorial Cross Country Invitational at the Broughton Nature & Wildlife Area in Marietta. All the ...

PHS bests South, Marietta in tri

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VIENNA — Garrett Ballway turned in a 4-over-par 40 here Wednesday evening on the front nine at the Parkersburg Country Club to win medalist honors as host Parkersburg topped rival Parkersburg South and Marietta in a triangular golf match. Parkersburg South No. 1 golfer Zach Redmon challenged ...