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Magnolia shuts down PCHS

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PARKERSBURG — Not only did Magnolia have the perfect start to its game, it had the perfect start to the season. Offensive lineman Jakob Barrows returned the opening kickoff 53 yards for a touchdown and the Blue Eagles scored four touchdowns the first four times they touched the ball in a 48-0 ...

Middle of the pack for WVU?

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It is hard to believe that this begins the 30th year writing the Monday Morning Quarterback Column. By my estimate we are approaching 400 columns, but with WVU football one never runs out of things to say. Thanks to all you loyal readers. The Mountaineers overachieved in 2016, taking advantage ...

Patriot girls best Princeton, 7-1

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PARKERSBURG — A team effort all the way through propelled the Parkersburg South girls to a 7-1 soccer victory over visiting Princeton Saturday afternoon at the Erickson All-Sports Facility. Aiyana Lauderman and Audrie Leasure each had two goals in the first and second halves respectively to ...

Parkersburg Big Red girls come back to grab first win

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PARKERSBURG — The Huntington girls rallied from a 2-0 first-half deficit here Saturday afternoon at Stadium Field to tie the match, but host Parkersburg tallied the final three goals as the Big Reds of head coach Eric McCoy upended the Highlanders, 5-2, in Mountain State Athletic Conference ...

Glenville State’s Gibson ready for a big season

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GLENVILLE — Entering his final campaign for the Pioneers of Glenville State College, senior running back Dominique Gibson is hoping to do his part to give his teammates and first-year head coach Eric Smith the best chance to win each and every week. The G-men, picked to finish eighth in the ...

Anderson, Hesson first in Broughton 5K

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MARIETTA — Justin Anderson fell down during the race — and still won. The Fort Frye High junior running standout finished first in the 5K run of Saturday’s 18th annual Elizabeth S. Broughton Memorial Cross Country Invitational at the Broughton Nature & Wildlife Area in ...

WVU defense prepares for Virginia Tech game

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MORGANTOWN — Ever since spring drills ended back in April veteran West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff have attempted to stay away from questions dealing with the No. 22 Mountaineers season opener against longtime rival, and No. 21, Virginia Tech. However, with the ...

PHS drills St. Albans in head coach Byus’ debut

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PARKERSBURG — Tyler Moler found the end zone three times here Friday night at Stadium Field and rumbled for more than 200 yards as host Parkersburg High School steamrolled St. Albans, 49-10, in the season opener for both Mountain State Athletic Conference programs. Heralded Red Dragon ...

’Jackets outlast Tyler, 54-32

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Carter Haynes both sparked on offense and defense for Williamstown Friday night as the Yellowjackets put away a pesky Tyler Consolidated squad in the second half to register a 54-32 season-opening win over the Silver Knights. Haynes, in his first start at quarterback, not ...

Alkire, Tigers push past Morgan, 26-7

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MARIETTA — Corbin Alkire was pretty impressive in his first varsity start as Marietta High’s quarterback Friday night. The sophomore left-hander threw for 109 yards and ran for 90 more, including two touchdowns, in the Tigers’ 26-7 season opening win over Morgan. “I was pretty pleased ...

Cadets pull away from Belpre, 42-21

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BEVERLY — If anybody is wondering, Fort Frye can still run the football. The Cadets, behind a 15-carry, 173-yard performance by sophomore Tyler Fisher, racked up 378 yards on the ground as Fort Frye cruised in the second half for a 42-21 victory over Belpre Friday night. Fisher also ...

Warren Warriors fall to Athens, 47-7

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VINCENT — Ronnie Hill had a long run to paydirt nullified because of a penalty in the third quarter. But the 6-foot-3, 195-pound Warren High quarterback kept plugging away, and early in the final stanza, he plunged two yards into the end zone but it was not nearly enough as the Warriors ...

Waterford wins TVC shootout

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WATERFORD — Waterford defeated Miller 35-25 in a TVC Hocking shootout Friday night. Waterford’s Peyten Stephens kicked things off for the Wildcats with a 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Braden Bellville added a 39-yard scoring jaunt to make it ...

Friday’s high school football roundup

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Ripley 28, Parkersburg South 12 RIPLEY — Parkersburg South held a 12-7 advantage here Friday night at Memorial Stadium, but it was all Ripley after the break as the Vikings of third-year head coach Eddie Smolder handed the visiting Patriots a 28-12 setback in the season opener for both ...

University blanks Parkersburg South

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PARKERSBURG — Timmy Bailey worked a clean slate and Joseph Biafora tied a career high with four goals here Thursday evening as visiting University blanked Parkersburg South, 6-0, at the Erickson All-Sports Facility. The Hawks of head man Dustin Talton, who improved to 2-0-1 and play at 3 ...

Williamstown beats up Parkersburg Catholic, 11-1

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VIENNA — Five Williamstown goals in the first eight minutes of play propelled the Yellowjackets out to a swift 5-1 lead and the visitors went on to post an 11-1 boys soccer victory over Parkersburg Catholic Thursday evening at Jackson Park. The impressive win, highlighted by a five-goal ...

High school football starts tonight

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PARKERSBURG — High school football begins around the state of West Virginia tonight. In the Mid-Ohio Valley, there are plenty of things to keep an eye on as the season gets underway. The Mike Byus era officially begins at Parkersburg High when St. Albans makes the trip North for a 7:30 ...

It’s gridiron time again

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Despite giving it the old college try last season, becoming the three-time defending grid picks champion didn’t materialize as Marshall graduate Evan Bevins held on for victory in our last slate of college bowl picks. However, myself and everyone else on staff is coming out ready to swing ...

PHS, Bridgeport boys tie

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PARKERSBURG — Matt Runyon’s penalty kick in the second minute here Wednesday evening at Stadium Field for host Parkersburg was denied by Bridgeport keeper Parker Sheppard and the Indians tallied a goal with 70 seconds remaining to earn a 2-2 tie versus the Big Reds. Playing its season ...