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Urbana invades Glenville today

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GLENVILLE — Entering the 2018 Mountain East Conference campaign, the Urbana Blue Knights were picked to finish 10th. Conversely, the Pioneers of Glenville State College head coach Eric Smith were predicted to finish one spot higher in ninth. At noon today inside Morris Stadium, the two ...

Prep Football Scores

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W.Va. Scores By The Associated Press Bluefield 48, James Monroe 0 Bowerston Conotton Valley, Ohio 15, Madonna 12 Braxton County 35, East Fairmont 0 Buckhannon-Upshur 21, Preston 3 Cameron 52, Bridgeport, Ohio 0 Capital 41, Riverside 0 Columbiana Crestview, Ohio 24, Linsly ...

Edison wins middle school title

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PARKERSBRUG —Edison’s grid-iron squad held on for a hard-fought win against Blennerhassett Thursday evening at PHS Stadium Field, 24-22. The Eagles started off with the ball in the opening quarter of the Wood County final and scored on their first drive of the game. Running back Cyrus ...

Patriots’ season over after 2-0 setback to Redskins

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RIPLEY — Hurricane’s girls soccer team had scored just three goals off corner kicks all season. Two of them came in the Redskins’ 2-0 Class AAA Region IV final win over Parkersburg South Thursday night at Ripley High School. Bailey Fisher found the back of the net twice off assists from ...

Patriots go for grand finale

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PARKERSBURG — Forward Charley Taylor and the Parkersburg South girls’ soccer team hope the third time is the charm to advance to the state semifinals in their Class AAA Region IV final match at 5 p.m. today at Ripley High School. Cabell Midland ended the Patriots’ season each of the ...

Cadet netters advance to district finals

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BYESVILLE — Fort Frye High was at the top of its game. Everything seemed to click as the top-seeded and PVC champion Cadet netters swept fifth-seeded New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 25-17, 25-20, and 25-14, in an OHSAA Division IV district semifinal volleyball match at ...

No. 13 WVU looks to make rebound against Baylor

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MORGANTOWN — Redshirt senior wide receiver Gary Jennings Jr. has played a lot of games at Milan Puskar Stadium. But, his favorite has been the ones played when the sun goes down. “Night games in Morgantown are always special,” Jennings said during Monday’s press conference. “Our ...

South looks for 1st win vs. Park since 2010

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PARKERSBURG — There may still be two weeks left in the high school football regular season in West Virginia, but Friday night’s big-school battle between Wheeling Park and Parkersburg South at the Erickson All-Sports Facility should have all the feel of a postseason contest. Both teams ...

Doddridge, Williamstown ready for showdown

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WEST UNION — In the immortal words of the late Keith Jackson “Whoa Nelly.” A packed house is expected at Doddridge County’s Cline Stansberry Stadium as the host Bulldogs play their biggest home game in three years at 7 p.m. Friday night. Bobby Burnside’s WVSSAC sixth-rated ...

Big Reds coach Byus: Huntington big, strong, fast

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PARKERSBURG — It’s only a week away before the big game and Wood County bragging rights. Of course, second-year Parkersburg High School head football coach Mike Byus and his No. 9 Big Reds (5-3) have a small task at hand before worrying about rival Parkersburg South. That would be a ...

Prep Football Roundup

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GILMER COUNTY at RITCHIE COUNTY Game time: 7 p.m. Friday Last year’s result: Did not meet. GCHS (3-5) results: lost to Clay, 53-14; lost to Richwood, 37-0; d. Wirt, 20-14; lost to P. Catholic, 44-7; d. Hundred, 45-8; lost to Doddridge, 57-7; d. Calhoun, 21-12; lost to Valley (F), ...

A smash-mouth regular-season finale

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WATERFORD — Waterford High needs a win, and so does Belpre High. But only one will cap regular-season and Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division football play on a high note at the Waterford Elementary School gridiron at 7:30 p.m. this Friday night. “It should make be a great game ...

Middle School Volleyball Champions

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County middle school volleyball championship match came down to a deciding third set between the top two teams, Jackson and Williamstown, Tuesday night at Parkersburg South. And the #2 seed Yellowjackets prevailed over the top-seeded Generals 25-23, 11-25, 25-14 to ...

PHS netters split senior night tri

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PARKERSBURG — Although host Parkersburg High School didn’t sweep its volleyball triangular here Tuesday on senior night inside Memorial Fieldhouse, the Big Reds managed a split thanks to defeating Cabell Midland 25-23 in straight sets before falling to Winfield 25-18 and 25-22. Middle ...

MHS boys soccer defeats Fairfield Union

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LOGAN — While Marietta High was playing good heads-up soccer on offense, Mason Wittekind was giving it a boost on D. “We lost Jackson Graham with a fractured foot in our last game, and Mason stepped in at the left back position tonight and did a great job,” said MHS head coach Todd ...

Bengals’ Lewis has to go

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A television camera picked up a telling look on the face of Cincinnati head coach Marvin Lewis during his Bengals’ 45-10 Sunday night primetime blowout loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Lewis was visibly dumbfounded as Chiefs’ free safety Ron Parker picked off quarterback Andy Dalton for a ...

’Jackets boys, girls soccer ousted in regional action

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Staff Report POINT PLEASANT — As good teams do more often than not, Winfield took advantage of more Williamstown mistakes than vice versa during both Class AA/A Region IV finals Tuesday night at Point Pleasant High School. Both Generals’ teams advanced to the state semifinals after ...

No boys line up on Doddridge County’s offensive line

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WEST UNION — Following Doddridge County’s 42-0 road win over Valley (Wetzel) Friday night, the Bulldogs improved to 8-0 with a critical matchup against Williamstown at 7 p.m. Friday inside Cline Stansberry Stadium. A dominant running game racked up 308 yards on the ground against the ...

To be the best…

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WILLIAMSTOWN — The goal is the same. The opponent from the same school. Beating Winfield’s boys’ and girls’ soccer teams are the only thing left to do for the respective Williamstown netter programs. A win puts the Yellowjackets in the state semifinals on Nov. 2 on the pitch at Paul ...