WVU escapes Baylor

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It was eerily similar to the scenario one week earlier in Morgantown. One team had dominated the first three quarters and had a comfortable lead. But then that team couldn’t get a stop on defense and suddenly had its offense disappear. But this time it was the West Virginia Mountaineers on ...

West Virginia wide receiver David Sills V, left, scores past Baylor cornerback Grayland Arnold and safety Taion Sells, right, in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Waco, Texas. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

WVU wins a close call

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WACO, Texas – Veteran West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen had a simple, two-word speech for his No. 23 Mountaineers at halftime of their Big 12 showdown with a winless Baylor Bears squad. “Finish strong, finish strong, finish strong,” the leader of the Old Gold and Blue ...

The Wirt County volleyball team captured the Little Kanawha Conference championship after downing Ritchie County in three sets Saturday night at Doddridge County High School. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Wirt County takes Little Kanawha Conference crown

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WEST UNION — Senior-laden Wirt County had too much firepower here Saturday as the Tigers upended Ritchie County in straight sets — 25-12, 25-17 and 25-19 — to capture the Little Kanawha Conference volleyball championship at Doddridge County High School. The Tigers of head coach Janet ...

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Marietta College’s Tanner Clark (9) runs through a hole during a college football game against No. 24 Heidelberg Saturday at Don Drumm Stadium. Marietta won, 44-21.

Pioneers just crush Heidelberg

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MARIETTA — Roger Walker gave all the credit to his line. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back rushed for 189 yards on 29 carries and four touchdowns to lead Marietta College to a 44-21 triumph over nationally-ranked Heidelberg University in a football homecoming game Saturday at Don Drumm ...

Parkersburg’s Jake Johnson, pictured here looking for running room during the Big Reds’ 35-7 victory Friday night against Hurricane inside Stadium Field, returned the second-half kickoff 87 yards, which set up teammate Tyler Moler’s 3-yard touchdown run. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Parkersburg’s Mace has big game vs. Hurricane

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PARKERSBURG — Quarterback Kam Mace had another big game for host Parkersburg here Friday night at Stadium Field as the No. 12 Big Reds never trailed during a 35-7 victory against No. 8 Hurricane. The 5-3 Big Reds of first-year head coach Mike Byus took a big step in securing an opening ...

Parkersburg South’s Kory Williams (72) tackles Greenbrier East’s Jacob Thomas in the host Patriots’ 29-12 win Friday night at Erickson All-Sports Facility. Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn.

South claims win over Greenbrier East, 29-12

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg South offense got going after a penalty-plagued start and visiting Greenbrier East’s only scores came on a pair of kick returns as the Patriot defense shut out the Spartan offense en route to a 29-12 win Friday night at Erickson All-Sports Facility. South, ...

Shenandoah’s Nick Miller (22) tries to avoid getting tackled by Fort Frye’s Caden Fryman during a high school football game Friday night in Sarahsville, Ohio. Fort Frye won, 26-8. Photo by Mike Morrison.

Fort Frye Cadets upend Shenandoah, 26-8

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SARAHSVILLE, Ohio — This season was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Fort Frye Cadets, who lost no less than 17 graduates off of last year’s team. Nine weeks and eight wins later, the Cadets once again find themselves Champions of the Pioneer Valley Conference for the third ...

Dover too much for Tigers, 49-6

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MARIETTA — Tiger highlights were very few in Marietta High’s 49-6 setback to Dover High in an East Central Ohio League football game at Don Drumm Stadium Friday night. “Dover’s special and a pretty good ballclub, and my hat’s off to them,” said MHS head coach Jason Schob. The ...

High school football roundup with stats

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Ravenswood 35, Roane County 14 RAVENSWOOD — Jake Greene had the game-changing play for Ravenswood. Along with scoring three rushing touchdowns in the game, Greene had a pivotal caused fumble on a Roane County Brandon May carry that went through the end zone for a touchback. Already ...

Parkersburg High School senior Ian Domenick had a dominating performance at Thursday’s Class AAA, Region IV meet in Mineral Wells. The Big Red crossed the finish line with a winning effort of 16 minutes and 11 seconds. PHS was the regional runner-up and will join the red and white girls, who won the regional title, at next week’s state meet. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Area runners rock regional

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MINERAL WELLS — Although things could’ve finished a little better for a few teams and individuals, the Mid-Ohio Valley definitely was well represented here Thursday afternoon when the dust settled in the Region IV cross country championships. In Class AAA, Parkersburg’s Ian Domenick won ...

Parkersburg High won the Class AAA region IV section I championship Thursday night at Stadium Field. The Big Reds are one win away from advancing to the state tournament. Photo by Joe Albright.

Big Reds claim sectional title

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PARKERSBURG — Don Fosselman’s Big Reds are one win away from making back-to-back state tournament appearances after a 3-1 victory over Ripley in the Class AAA Region IV, Section 1 final Thursday night on their home turf. “This was a tough one,” said Fosselman, when asked how it felt ...

Parkersburg South’s Callie Leasure passes the ball while Ripley’s Cassidy Miller tries to regain her footing during a high school soccer match Wednesday in Ripley. Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn.

A look-back at Wednesday’s Ripley-South soccer showdown

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RIPLEY — Talk about a ding-dong dilly of a soccer game! Parkersburg South and Ripley really put one on Wednesday night in the Class AAA Region IV, Section 1 girls soccer championship tussle at Memorial Stadium. The Patriot girls won 1-0, with the only goals in the game coming in a 5-on-5 ...

MOV has game of the week

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PARKERSBURG — One of the biggest prep games, if not the biggest, of Week 9 takes place in the Mid-Ohio Valley this evening. Pleasants County is the place for a titanic Class A matchup, which could prove to be a state championship game preview after everything is said and done in the ...

Parkersburg’s Lindsey Kiger prepares to serve the ball during Wednesday’s home triangular inside Memorial Fieldhouse. Kiger and fellow teammate Amayah Lauer were honored prior to the quad on senior night for the Big Reds, who went 3-0. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

PHS netters shine on senior night

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PARKERSBURG — Williamstown had the last crack at it, but host Parkersburg wasn’t going to be denied as head coach Erin Thorpe’s Big Reds improved to 24-11-7 following a quadrangular sweep here Wednesday during senior night inside Memorial Fieldhouse. Prior to the volleyball action, red ...

Flint quite appreciative of Glenville

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I’m not sure exactly when the first time it was I met John Flint, the current superintendent of Wood County Schools, but I reckon it’s going on nearly two decades. One thing which I always could bank on when it came to seeing him was a friendly smile, a firm handshake and some good ...

Patriot booters capture sectional

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RIPLEY — It may have taken a while to decide, but eventually in a 5-on-5 penalty-kick shootout, visiting Parkersburg South clipped Ripley 3-1 to claim the Class AAA Region IV, Section 1 girls soccer championship Wednesday night at Memorial Stadium. The Patriots, now 12-5-3, will play Cabell ...

Veterans Tab submissions being accepted

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Submissions are being accepted for the annual Veterans Tab published by The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. The tab is a collection of reader-submitted stories and photos about veterans in Wood, Washington and surrounding counties, living or deceased in any period of history. Information ...

PHS looks to rebound versus Hurricane

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PARKERSBURG — A pair of Mountain State Athletic Conference programs trying to get back on the right track will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Stadium Field as No. 8 Hurricane invades No. 12 Parkersburg. PHS, now 4-3 for first-year head coach Mike Byus, found the end zone five times last week ...

Patriots primed for victory on Senior Night

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PARKERSBURG — After win No. 2 for Parkersburg South two weeks ago on the road at Brooke and a bye from competition last week, Mike Eddy’s 2-5 Patriot gridders are home Friday night at Erickson All-Sports Facility to begin a stretch of the final three regular-season games, starting with a 7 ...

St. Marys ready for showdown with top-ranked South Harrison

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ST. MARYS, W.Va. — South Harrison coach Brady Jett remembers all too well how St. Marys dominated the Hawks 47-6 last season. “When we usually play they are good ball games, but they dominated us last year,” he said. “They came ready to play in the rain and we didn’t. In West ...