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South ends Big Reds’ season in sectional semifinal

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PARKERSBURG — Neither PHS, nor South were prepared for the season to end in the Class AAA Region IV, Section 1 semifinal Monday evening at Erickson All-Sports Facility. Unfortunately for the Big Reds, the Patriots scored a few timely goals in the second half to score a 3-0 victory and ...

Yellowjackets take down Ravenswood, 9-0

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown High went on a scoring binge. Emily Pickering, Shyla Watson, and Jillian Leo each had two goals as the host and fourth-seeded Yellowjackets blanked fifth-seeded Ravenswood High, 9-0, in a girls' soccer sectional tournament lid-lifter Monday. "This is a great ...

Marietta downs Massillon Washington

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DEVOLA — Marietta High was in an attack-mode for most of the match, and it paid off handsomely. Lexie Mullen and Maria Pfaff each scored two goals to help the MHS Tigers defeat the visiting Massillon Washington Tigers, 6-2, in a girls' soccer sectional opener at Jerry Brock Field Monday ...

Blue Devils roll to 20th straight win after beating Magnolia

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ST. MARYS — In a homecoming game which wasn’t decided until the fourth quarter, it was the St. Marys defense which stood strong here Friday evening at Bill Hanlin Stadium as the No. 3 Blue Devils handed Magnolia a 35-6 setback. Playing without starting quarterback Eric Illar for the second ...

Cabell Midland blasts PHS, 63-35

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ONA — Homecoming Queen Lauren Fife and King Tyler King had plenty to smile about Friday night at Cabell Midland High School. The Knights’ football team lambasted Parkersburg, 63-35, in a game that lasted 10 minutes short of three hours and featured eye-popping statistics. Cabell Midland ...

Lucasville handles Belpre

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BELPRE — A thorough 48-7 thumping at the hands, feet and arms of visiting Lucasville Valley Friday night at Ralph Holder Stadium left Belpre with a 3-5 record going into the last two games of the season for the Golden Eagle football team. The Indians took command of Friday’s matchup ...

South girls roll Spring Valley

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PARKERSBURG — Host Parkersburg South dominated play both offensively and defensively throughout its 8-0 girls soccer shutout win over Spring Valley Thursday night at Erickson All-Sports Facility as the Patriots used senior night to get in some preparation for the upcoming Class AAA sectional ...

Tigers get better of Patriots

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DEVOLA — Marietta High may have had trouble staying onside, but it didn’t have any issues finding the back of the net. In a 6-0 Senior Night victory over Parkersburg South Thursday at Jerry Brock Field, Marietta’s John Mannix was called offsides six times while Austyn Chen had five. The ...

PHS has another big matchup in Week 8

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PARKERSBURG — After a relatively worry-free win over Woodrow Wilson one week ago, Mike Byus’ Class AAA No. 9 PHS Big Reds (4-2) are back in the fire with a trip to Mountain State Athletic Conference foe and No. 15 Cabell Midland (3-3) at 7:30 p.m. tonight. PHS sit as high in the rankings ...

Belpre celebrates Senior Night with a win

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BELPRE — Belpre High had multiple scorers in its 5-2 triumph over Caldwell High at Ralph Holder Stadium Thursday night. Alex Booth, Jordan Harrington, Kellar Windland, Tyce Church, and Wyatt Field each had a goal as the Golden Eagles improved their record to 9-7 overall. “I am happy ...

PHS faces Cabell Midland on the road

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PARKERSBURG — Six games into his capacity as head football coach at Parkersburg High School, Mike Byus feels “like we’ve played well most of every game all year. I can’t look back at a game and just say we just did not play well this week.” That in the wake of the Big Reds’ 4-2 ...

St. Marys not taking Magnolia face-off lightly

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ST. MARYS — Jodi Mote is well aware of the record Magnolia brings with them to the matchup against his Class AAA No. 3 Blue Devils at 7:30 p.m. Friday night inside Bill Hanlin Stadium. Doc Chapman’s squad sits at 2-5 riding a five-game losing streak, but the results haven’t been because ...

Williamstown, Wirt in must-win situation

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ELIZABETH — Little Kanawha Conference rivals Williamstown and Wirt County each will be seeking win No. 4 of the campaign when they collide at 7 p.m. Friday at Wilson-Eismon Field. Neither the Yellowjackets (3-4) of veteran head coach Terry Smith nor the Tigers (3-3) of second-year boss Isac ...

Waterford faces key TVC matchup against Southern

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WATERFORD — In its last three games, the Waterford High football team has defeated its opponents by an average score of 47-8. Those numbers are due in part to the Wildcats playing solid football, but also to the struggles of their opponents. Frontier, Eastern and South Gallia are a ...

Big Red XC wins MSAC gold

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RIPLEY — All good things eventually must come to an end. Such was the case here Wednesday evening at Cedar Lakes during the Mountain State Athletic Conference cross country championships as 17-time defending boys champ Cabell Midland fell to Parkersburg, 55-66. Not only did the PHS boys ...

Big Reds resolve battery issues, blank Morgantown, 4-0

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PARKERSBURG — A dead 9-volt in the microphone during the senior night festivities proved the only power outage for the Parkersburg High boys soccer team during a 4-0 win over Morgantown Thursday inside PHS Stadium Field. Don Fosselman’s No. 1 Class AAA squad (15-1-3) provided a lot of ...

Yellowjacket booters edge WCC, 2-1

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WILLIAMSTOWN — In a boys soccer in-town rivalry game Tuesday evening, host Williamstown edged Wood County Christian 2-1 with the Yellowjackets notching both their goals before the Wildcats scored. Williamstown, finishing its regular season at 8-11, will start sectional-tournament play ...

Marietta Tigers nip Big Reds, 1-0

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DEVOLA — Sophie Thompson nearly kept Marietta High off the scoreboard. The Parkersburg High goalkeeper finished with six saves, but it was the only shot she couldn’t save Tuesday which proved to be the difference as the Tigers claimed a 1-0 victory. Lexie Mullen’s unassisted goal at ...

Wirt County wins triangular

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Mahala Greenleaf and Katie Frazier served visiting Wirt County to an improbable set three win here Tuesday night versus host Williamstown as the Yellowjackets watched a 21-11 lead slip away during a 25-21, 18-25 and 25-22 loss to the Tigers. Williamstown, which dropped to ...