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Minster silences Wildcats’ title bid

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COLUMBUS — For the first time in four years, Waterford won’t be playing in the Division IV state championship game. The Wildcats fell to Minster, 46-31, in Thursday’s state semifinal at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, snapping three-year streak of getting to the state ...

Crusader tennis player Nash Morris not resting on his laurels

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Any person who was around Parkersburg Catholic No. 1 singles’ tennis player Nash Morris after his Class AA/A state finals matchup against Ravenswood’s Maximus Hilton could see the jubilation on his face. Charleston Catholic’s Andrew Jones wasn’t going to take anything away from Nash ...

Ravenswood routs Webster County

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Ravenswood High School defeated No. 7 seeded Webster County 86-40 Thursday in semifinal action in the West Virginia boys basketball tournament in Charleston. Ravenswood is the No. 2 seed.

Patriots stunned at the Charleston Civic Center

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CHARLESTON — Jake Stephens did his thing with 26 points and 18 rebounds while teammate Taralle Hayden scored 13 straight points for Musselman in the fourth quarter as the seventh-seeded Applemen rallied to upset No. 2 Parkersburg South in Wednesday’s Class AAA state quarterfinal at the ...

Ravenswood boys begin title quest today against Webster County

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RAVENSWOOD — Mick Price is always looking for a way to find an edge for his team and win the upcoming game at hand. The next opportunity, which would be career victory No. 670, comes at 1 p.m. today when his second-seeded 24-1 Red Devils of Ravenswood tangle with No. 7 seed Webster ...

Tyler in underdog role versus Wheeling Central

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KIDWELL — Teams earn the top seed at the state tournament for a reason. Tyler Consolidated head coach Rick Leach knows that all too well, but the No. 8-seeded Silver Knights don’t plan to back down when they take on Class A state tournament favorite Wheeling Central at 5:30 p.m. Thursday ...

Waterford’s Alli Kern named Division IV Player of the Year

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WATERFORD — In 2016, Waterford High had the best girls basketball team in all of Division IV. Two years later, the Wildcats now have the best player in all of Division IV — and possibly still the best team. Senior Alli Kern not only repeated as a first team All-Ohio honoree Monday, but ...

Ohio Valley baseball hosts home opener today

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VIENNA — It won’t be ideal baseball weather, but don’t tell Ohio Valley University’s squad. The Fighting Scots (9-7) face Lake Erie in their home opener, as well as their Great Midwest Athletic Conference opener, at 1 p.m. today when the temperature is expected to be 37 degrees. OVU ...

Big Reds’ Aleea Crites raised up her game

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Expectation-changing freshmen classes don’t come along very often for high school sports programs. Talented incoming groups can be broken up before they collectively step foot on campus by a number of factors from transfers, injuries or sometimes parents. Parkersburg High School girls’ ...

Waterford is Columbus bound

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PICKERINGTON — For the fourth straight month of March folks in Columbus should be prepared for a sea of green and white heading their way for next week’s Girls Division IV State Basketball Championships. The Waterford Lady Wildcats punched their ticket to the big dance for the fourth ...

South’s Humphreys wins Dutton Award

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South 152-pounder Josh Humphreys has been dominant since the first time he stepped on a wrestling mat. In his final appearance at the state tournament, he capped off a 168-7 career record by getting a pin in the first period, which secured his fourth state title ...

Parkersburg High School girls win Class AAA basketball title

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CHARLESTON — As cool as the other side of the pillow. Shay-Lee Kirby calmly stepped to the free-throw line, sank two foul shots with 7.5 seconds left and moments later celebrated a state championship. Second-seeded Parkersburg High School claimed the program’s sixth state title Saturday ...

Waterford’s had one heckuva 4-year run

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One...two...three...four. If it sounds like I’m getting ready to start a song, I’m not. After Saturday night’s regional final triumph against Fairfield Christian Academy, the Waterford High girls basketball team is headed back to the Schott and the Ohio state tournament. And four is ...

Glenville State women ousted

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RICHMOND, Va. — Glenville State College’s run to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division II tournament got derailed here Saturday evening inside Barco-Stevens Hall as Indiana University of Pennsylvania eliminated the Pioneers, 88-68, in the second round. Abby Stoller’s layup with 3:06 left in ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Basketball Statistical Leaders

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2017-18 Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Basketball Leaders BOYS SCORING 26.0 - Cade Ullman (Catholic) 25.3 - Devin Heeter (Roane) 25.2 - Isaiah Morgan (Rwood) 23.0 - Leo Herrick (Magnolia) 18.9 - Tayton Stout (BC) 18.6 - Josh Huffman (Warren) 17.8 - Chase Sullivan (Ritchie), Parker ...

West Lib in good hands with Howlett at the helm

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty is having another successful men’s basketball campaign this season, but with a different man in charge. Marietta High graduate Ben Howlett has guided the Hilltoppers to a 26-3 record in his first season taking over for longtime coach Jim Crutchfield, who helped ...

PHS Girls win state tourney

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CHARLESTON - The Parkersburg High School girls upset Buckhannon-Upshur for the AAA state basketball title on Saturday. PHS, the No. 3 seed, got two free throws from Shay-Lee Kirby to break a 47-all tie late in the fourth quarter Saturday night at the Charleston Civic Center as the Big Reds ...

PHS Big Reds face Buckhannon-Upshur tonight

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CHARLESTON — Even J.J. Abrams couldn’t have thought up a better storyline if he had been in attendance for the final Class AAA girls’ basketball state semifinal at 9 p.m. Friday inside the Charleston Civic Center. Mega rivals Parkersburg High and Parkersburg South clashed for a date ...