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Fort Frye advances in sectional

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BEVERLY — Until Thursday night, Fort Frye freshman Kirsten Kesselring had started one game this season. “It didn’t go so well, either,” said Cadets coach Dan Liedtke. “That’s why it’s so good for this to happen for her tonight. It was nice to see her play with such ...

Frontier advances in sectional

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NEW MATAMORAS — Good things usually happened when Kylie Daugherty attacked the basket. The 5-foot-10 junior scored a game-high 20 points to help Frontier High defeat visiting Shenandoah High, 48-36, in an Ohio Division IV girls’ basketball sectional opener Thursday night. “We pushed ...

Marietta College men defeat Mount Union in OAC semi-final

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MARIETTA — Marietta College found itself in need of a spark in Thursday nights Ohio Athletic Conference semi-final against Mount Union at Ban Johnson Arena. Trailing the Purple Raiders by 15 points late in the first half, the reigning OAC regular season champs got the spark they were ...

PHS, South meets for sectional

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PARKERSBURG — More than just city bragging rights will be on the line when the Parkersburg and Parkersburg South basketball teams get together for the third time this season at 7 p.m. today inside PHS Memorial Fieldhouse. The Class AAA Region IV, Section 1 title as well as the right to host ...

Locals ready for AAA mat

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PARKERSBURG — When the state wrestling tournament in Huntington gets underway this evening, the 32 area grapplers who qualified through last Saturday’s Class AAA, Region IV gauntlet will be out to give it their all on the mats. The one certainty about this year’s state tournament is ...

Wrestling not getting any easier

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One thing which always holds true in the sport of wrestling is there really aren’t any shortcuts to success. Barring a rare egregious call by a referee, when the match is over the wrestler knows the effort they’ve put forth and they have to live with the result attained. Just like in ...

South holds on, defeats Ripley

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South’s Allie Taylor and Makenna Winans stepped up when head coach Ed Davis needed them the most and helped keep the Patriots’ season alive in a 48-45 win over Ripley in the Region IV, Section 1 semifinal Wednesday night at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. ...

’Jackets cruise past Red Devil boys, 60-39

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WILLIAMSTOWN — A 22-4 run in the first half for host Williamstown propelled it into a 27-9 lead and the Yellowjackets never looked back in registering a 60-39 regular season-ending boys basketball win over Calhoun County Wednesday night. Both teams will now play in the same sectional ...

Golden Eagles advance past South Gallia

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POMEROY, Ohio — Chad Williams tweaked Belpre High’s line-up a little bit. The third-year BHS boys’ basketball coach inserted 6-foot-4 sophomore Jerimiah Stitt into the starting five and the move paid off dividends as the Golden Eagles defeated South Gallia, 59-45, in a Division IV ...

Wednesday’s high school basketball roundup

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BOYS BASKETBALL Ravenswood 92, Magnolia 56 RAVENSWOOD — Third-ranked Class A Ravenswood finished off a 20-2 regular season on Wednesday night by blowing out visiting Magnolia, 92-56. Tyler Williamson canned seven 3s en route to a game-high 33 points, but it wasn’t nearly enough for ...

Wirt eyes Single-A mat title

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ELIZABETH — While nearly four dozen grapplers from the Mid-Ohio Valley will be competing at this week’s Class AA/A West Virginia state wrestling championships which begin Thursday evening inside Huntington’s Big Sandy Superstore Arena, it appears only one area squad has a chance to bring ...

Williamstown girls down Devils, cruise into sectional final, 96-51

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown came up four points short of cracking triple-digits, four Yellowjackets threw up double-digit point totals, and the maroon and gold cruised to a 96-51 win over Calhoun County Tuesday night to advance to the Class A, Region IV sectional final. Ashley Morris and ...

Ravenswood Devils dance past Crusaderettes, 46-43

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PARKERSBURG — Ravenswood belied the old axiom, third time’s the charm, Tuesday night as the visiting Red Devilettes clipped Parkersburg Catholic 46-43 in the semifinals of the Class A Region IV, Section 1 girls basketball tournament, keyed mightily by 6-0 junior center Ali Westenhaver’s ...

Tuesday’s high school basketball roundup with stats

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BOYS BASKETBALL Parkersburg South 77, George Washington 76 CHARLESTON — Cole Plants stole a halfcourt inbound pass with 4.4 seconds to play and made his first foul shot with 1.2 ticks remaining as Parkersburg South stunned No. 3 George Washington here Tuesday evening, 77-76. After ...

Big Reds drop tough game to Musselman on Senior Night, 57-56

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PARKERSBURG — Eight seniors were honored in a pre-game ceremony before a top-10 matchup between No. 10 Parkersburg and No. 7 Musselman Monday night inside PHS Memorial Fieldhouse. Unfortunately for the honorees, the visiting Applemen were able to hang on and spoil Senior Night with a 57-56 ...

WVU topples Texas

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — After West Virginia coach Bob Huggins dropped to his knees and clutched his chest in a scary moment shortly before halftime, Jevon Carter finished with 24 points to lead the 12th-ranked Mountaineers to a 77-62 win over Texas on Monday night. Lamont West had a ...

This week in MOV sports

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One of my favorite times of the year is finally upon us for the Mid-Ohio Valley prep sports scene with the beginning of postseason play upon us. High school swim teams from around the Mountain State battled for the first of five state titles available from a full season of winter ...

South wrestlers looking to three-peat in Huntington

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PARKERSBURG — The journey for Parkersburg South to win a third straight state title took a solid step in the right direction here Saturday inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center as head coach Shaun Smith’s Patriots dominated the Class AAA, Region IV championships and qualified a dozen ...

Ravenswood boys capture Little Kanawha Conference championship

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GLENVILLE — If there’s a better basketball player in the Little Kanawha Conference than Ravenswood’s Riley Heatherington, Red Devils head coach Mick Price has yet to see it. Heatherington posted game-highs of 25 points and 14 rebounds in a 69-59 win over Gilmer County Saturday in the ...