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Mohigans top Patriots, 31-10

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PARKERSBURG — Morgantown scored the only points of the second half to turn a 17-10 halftime lead into a 31-10 win over host Parkersburg South Friday night at the Erickson All-Sports to drop the Patriots to 0-3 on the season. For the now 1-2 Mohigans, Ty Kochesky rambled for 228 yards on 22 ...

Capital claims victory over PHS

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CHARLESTON — After jumping into a big lead early, Capital needed a couple of fourth-quarter touchdowns to pick up a 40-21 victory against Parkersburg on Friday night at University of Charleston Stadium. The Cougars (2-1) had a 27-0 lead in the second quarter before the Big Reds were able to ...

Wirt outlasts Gilmer for homecoming win

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ELIZABETH — Gilmer County fought tooth and nail all evening long here Friday night at Wilson-Eismon Field, but host Wirt County managed to outlast the Titans for a 36-28 homecoming victory. It appeared the orange and black would roll to an easy triumph after leading 20-6 after one and 36-6 ...

Friday’s high school football roundup with stats

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Webster County 34, Tyler Consolidated 33 UPPER GLADE — Tyler Consolidated dropped a heart-breaker Friday night, falling to Webster County 34-33 on Luke Williamstown 1-yard touchdown run and Dorian Groggs’ two-point converson run with 3:38 left in the fourth quarter. Griffin Phillips’ ...

Week 3 of prep football will be entertaining

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PARKERSBURG — Three of the four Wood County schools are in action this week as we enter Week 3 of prep gridiron action. Mike Byus and his Parkersburg Big Reds (1-0) face their first big test of the season versus Capital (1-1) at 7:30 p.m. at University of Charleston Stadium in the ...

Spears’ four goals lead Parkersburg to victory

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PARKERSBURG — Freshman Madison Spears tallied her first career hat trick and host Parkersburg climbed back to the .500 mark here Thursday evening as the Big Reds jumped out on South Charleston early en route to a 5-1 Mountain State Athletic Conference victory at Stadium Field. “Not that I ...

South golfers best Marietta, PHS in triangular

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MINERAL WELLS — Host Parkersburg South may not have had the medalist Wednesday, but got a pair of 37s from Chance Shears and Luke Commiskey to still win a tri golf match with Marietta and Parkersburg on the par-35 front 9 at Woodridge Golf Club. B.J. Hess’ Patriots recorded a 154 team ...

Chick-fil-A Invite is this Saturday in Mineral Wells

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MINERAL WELLS — Like last year, Marietta High and Caldwell High each is expecting to be in the boys’ hunt at the 9 a.m. Chick-fil-A Invitational cross country meet at the 4-H Campground at Mineral Wells, W.Va. Also competing locally in the annual XC event in Wood County will be ...

Dangerous Cougars welcome in the Big Reds

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PARKERSBURG — Since the Parkersburg High and Capital High series renewed in 2013, it’s been all Cougars. While Capital has allowed 19, 20, 20 and 21 points each of the past four seasons, the Big Reds have watched the Cougars roll up point totals of 41, 49, 55 and 56. First-year PHS ...

Patriots seeking first win after 0-2 start

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PARKERSBURG — Having an 0-2 record is not a good place to be with a football team like Morgantown coming to town. That’s the scenario facing a struggling Parkersburg South squad which tackles the equally 0-2 Mohigans at 7 p.m. Friday at the Erickson All-Sports Facility. After going 0-2 ...

‘Jackets vs. Tigers could be a high-scoring affair

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MARIETTA — Friday night’s matchup between Marietta and Williamstown at 7 p.m. Friday at Don Drumm Stadium has the potential to be a high-scoring contest. Through two games in 2017, the Yellowjackets (1-1) are averaging 42 points per game while the Tigers (2-0) are scoring 38 points a ...

South netters drop two

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PARKERSBURG — University swept a volleyball triangular here Tuesday evening inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center by handing host Parkersburg South a 25-14 and 25-19 setback and dispatching the Rebels of Ritchie County in straight sets as well — 25-16 and 25-18. In the final showdown of ...

PHS, Warren boys’ booters end knotted up

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PARKERSBURG — Host Parkersburg High tallied a goal with 3:02 left in the first half, but Warren knotted the count at 1-1 for a score with just 27.3 seconds remaining in a boys soccer match that ended in a tie Tuesday night at Stadium Field. It was sort of ironic that each team got a goal ...

Position made the Virginia Tech game

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West Virginia and Virginia Tech played one of the best games of the first college football weekend on a national television stage Sunday night, but that was little consolation for Mountaineer fans who endured a tough 31-24 loss. As we mentioned here last week, WVU had won all four of its close ...

Not Quite Enough

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LANDOVER, MD – Neither coaches or player for either No. 21 Virginia Tech or No. 22 West Virginia would admit, but following the results from Saturday’s opening season slate of contest the two former-Big East rivals were going to be playing for more than just the Black Diamond Trophy when ...

WVU, Tech meet for first time since 2005

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MORGANTOWN — While there are a myriad of items veteran West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff will have to review before the No. 22 Mountaineers take the field at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, against No. 21 Virginia Tech. One of them won’t be the ...

STUNG!: Partridge, Magnolia roll Williamstown

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Quarterback Patrick Mirandy put visiting Magnolia ahead for good on a 55-yard quarterback keeper here Friday night in the first quarter, but senior tailback Hunter Partridge stole the show as the Blue Eagles ran through Williamstown en route to a 45-30 triumph. “It felt ...

Tigers pull away from Warren

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MARIETTA — Marietta High won the Al Miller United Way Bowl going away, 50-16, at Don Drumm Stadium Friday night. But the annual Washington County rivalry football game was actually tough going for the Tigers in the beginning. “We started extremely slow,” said MHS head coach Jason ...

Parkersburg South fails to hold early lead against University

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MORGANTOWN — The University High football team’s offensive attack proved to be too much for the young Parkersburg South team as the Hawks extended its season to 2-0 with a 49-24 victory on Friday at Mylan Pharmaceuticals Stadium. Although the Patriots (0-2) held a 10-7 lead in the first ...

Trimble takes down Belpre

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BELPRE — Three first-quarter touchdowns paved the way for Trimble to down host Belpre 44-7 Friday night to drop the Golden Eagles to 0-2 already on the season. It took the now 1-1 Tomcats just 50 seconds to light up the scoreboard. On the second play from scrimmage, Cameron Roback ...