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Tigers to face high-powered Dover Friday

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MARIETTA — Marietta High is clinging to its playoff hopes, which will be put on the line at 7 p.m. Friday at Dover. Offensive prowess is set to be on display as both teams are averaging nearly 40 points per game. Both teams also come in with a 5-3 record, making this a must-win game on both ...

Looking at West Virginia Class A girls hoops

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While some of my readers who pick up this column will look at the calendar and still see football on the menu for the next few weeks and wonder why I am writing about basketball, others will be very excited to see this column come out because we are quickly approaching basketball ...

South, PHS runners ready for cross country regional

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PARKERSBURG — The time to be at your best in cross country is right about now as statewide regionals are set for Thursday across the Mountain State. In Class AAA, Parkersburg and Parkersburg South will be joined in the Region IV meet by boys power Cabell Midland. The Knights are ...

Locals should impact AA/A cross country regionals

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PARKERSBURG — Class AA/A cross country teams from the Mid-Ohio Valley will be in action on Thursday with hopes of advancing out of regional competition to next week’s state meet. While 20 percent of finishers based on the number of individuals running will advance, it appears likely four ...

Parkersburg Catholic sweeps Point Pleasant in straight sets

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PARKERSBURG — Host Parkersburg Catholic dominated play to sweep Point Pleasant 3-0 in volleyball Tuesday night in straight sets, 25-14, 25-17, 25-14, with lone Crusaderette senior Abby Witucky leading the way on Senior Night with 13 kills, 13 assists, four digs and three aces. Class A PCHS, ...

WVU spoils Texas Tech Homecoming

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LUBBOCK, Texas — It was Homecoming day for the Red Raiders from Texas Tech University (3-3, 1-3 Big 12), but it was West Virginia (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) senior quarterback Skyler Howard and his Mountaineers that left the artificial surface at Jones AT&T Stadium celebrating following a ...

WVU still going strong

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After two games in which the West Virginia Mountaineers overcame numerous mistakes but still escaped with victories, fans wondered how high the ceiling might be if the flaws were somehow corrected. We got a glimpse of the potential in the unexpected one sided 48-17 thrashing of Texas Tech on ...

Williamstown upends Wirt County Tigers

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown High dominated the maroon and gold gridiron. Sophomore Carter Haynes took center snaps, and helped engineer a convincing 69-6 Yellowjacket triumph over visiting Wirt County in a Little Kanahwa Conference football game Friday evening. “Carter’s pretty ...

Cabell Midland tops PHS

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PARKERSBURG — Start to finish, Cabell Midland had its way with Parkersburg High Friday at Stadium Field during its 56-8 victory. The Knights accumulated 481 total yards of offense, including 371 of those on the ground and 183 of those coming from Ivan Vaughn. Vaughn had 19 carries with four ...

Bigs Reds dominate Patriots

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PARKERSBURG — Coming off a solid performance at the Mountain State Athletic Conference championships earlier this week, host Parkersburg dominated the annual city dual here Friday evening at Stadium Field as the Big Reds swept rival Parkersburg South. Kerwyn Marshall, who finished third ...

PCHS Crusaders match up against Notre Dame today

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PARKERSBURG - Parkersburg Catholic  head coach Curt Shriver expects a warm reception for his team as they face Clarksburg Notre Dame at 7 p.m. Saturday at PHS Stadium Field. “Being senior night, it will be a good atmosphere. We’ve got eight seniors we’d like to send off with a win,” ...

Wildcats pull away from Southern

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WATERFORD — Waterford led only by a single score at the intermission, but pulled away in the second half for an impressive 37-7 win over Southern. The victory puts the Wildcats in the driver’s seat for the Tri-Valley Conference, Hocking Division championship. The ground attack paved the ...

High school football roundup

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No. 5 Gilmer County 61, Calhoun County 6 GLENVILLE — There were no jitters or nerves with Gilmer County High School sports historians on hand for the Titans football team Friday night with history on the line. No, instead there was nothing but excitement and hype as the 2016 Gilmer County ...

St. Marys boys, Doddridge girls capture LKC title

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HARRISVILLE — While Braxton County’s Seth Backus ended his career with a Little Kanawha Conference cross country championship here Thursday evening at the Cokeley Recreation Area at North Bend State Park, Desirae Schoonover repeated as an individual champion to help Doddridge County win the ...

PHS girls finished top 3 at MSAC

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RIPLEY — Cabell Midland displayed its dominance here Wednesday at Cedar Lakes Resort during the Mountain State Athletic Conference cross country meet, but the Big Reds of Parkersburg head coach Larry Games watched his squads grab runner-up finishes and dominate the girls ...

History on the line during Week 8 of MOV prep football

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PARKERSBURG — With the regular season coming to a close here in the next month or so ... Two local teams are on getting ever closer to making history. Both Gilmer County and Fort Frye, undefeated, have no chance but to put their respective bids for the record books up once again this ...