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This week in Mid-Ohio Valley Sports

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Hello everyone! Let me be the first (well maybe not exactly the first) to welcome you to 2017. We have our college football national championship game decided (a rematch I am looking forward to), the NBA is in full swing, the Cavaliers are on top of the East, and of course the Mid-Ohio ...

South girls edge Big Reds, 78-69

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PARKERSBURG — Whenever rivals Parkersburg and Parkersburg South get together on the hardwood, someone is going to step up and help their team to victory. Here Friday night inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center, senior Jordan Johnson not only knocked down all 12 of her free throws in ...

Charleston Catholic edges Crusaderettes

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PARKERSBURG — Vida Imani capped a 30-point performance for Charleston Catholic Friday night, dropping in a basket inside as time expired to lift the visiting Irish to a 64-62 comeback girls basketball victory over Parkersburg Catholic. The devastating loss left the Crusaderettes with a 6-2 ...

Yellowjacket boys defeat Belpre Golden Eagles, 63-59

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MARIETTA — Williamstown did everything it could to get ready for Belpre’s pressure defense, but it still took the Yellowjackets time to adjust. “We didn’t handle their pressure very well in the first quarter,” said Williamstown coach Scott Sauro. “You can’t play slow against ...

Fort Frye rolls against Wirt; high school basketball roundup

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MARIETTA — Fort Frye High got after it right after the opening tip-off. And, there was no slowing down the Cadets as they defeated Wirt County, 86-38, in a Peoples Bank Ohio River Basketball Challenge Tournament game at Marietta College’s Ban Johnson Arena Friday afternoon. “We wanted ...

PHS, South girls ready for tonight’s matchup

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PARKERSBURG — Fans should expect an exceptionally competitive game as the first rivalry showdown between Parkersburg and Parkersburg South girls commences today. But for the coaches on opposing ends, the feelings of rivalry are more optimistic than begrudging for tonight’s ...

Warren girls bury Beallsville

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VINCENT -- Warren High played its third game in as many nights, routing visiting Beallsville High, 79-43, in OVAC girls' basketball action Thursday evening. "You could tell a little bit on defense that we were a step or two slower," said WHS head Amy Colgrove, whose Warriors (8-2) played ...

Waterford girls suffer 1st defeat

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WATERFORD — Rachel Richardson’s 3-pointer at the buzzer spoiled a dramatic fourth quarter comeback by the defending state champion Waterford Wildcats and gave the visiting Alexander Spartans a 55-52 win at the Harry W. Cooper Annex Thursday night. Waterford trailed by 10 points heading ...

Crusaderettes victorious at Mary O Crusaderette Classic

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PARKRSBURG — Senior Alex Saunders had one of those games Wednesday night for Parkersburg Catholic. Saunders scored 25 points, including her 1,000th career point at PCHS, to help the hosts win the 21st annual Mary O Crusaderette Classic and was named the tournament’s Most Outsanding ...

PHS girls defeat Warren, secure Jack Stephens

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg used a 13-1 run early in the opening stanza here Wednesday night and Warren never fully recovered as the Big Reds successfully defended their Jack Stephens Memorial Holiday Classic title by handing the Warriors a 68-56 setback in the ninth annual event. Warren, ...

High school winter sports roundup

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PREP SWIMMING Big Reds sweep Brooke Invite BROOKE — The Parkersburg High swim team swept the Brooke Winter Invitational Wednesday, with the boys team placing first with 79 points and the girls taking the top spot with 110 points. On the girls side, PHS won six events Wednesday. The 400 ...

Crusaderettes best Wirt County in home tournament

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PARKERSBURG — Alexis Saunders scored 27 points and host Parkersburg Catholic teammate Olivia Ullman notched 23 to rally the Crusaderettes back from a slow and sloppy start en route to a 72-45 win over Wirt County Tuesday night in the semifinals of the Mary O Crusaderette Classic. That ...

South boys dominate Spring Valley, 83-63

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PARKERSBURG — Mike Fallon saw a glimpse of how good his Parkersburg South squad can be Tuesday night — and it translated into an impressive 83-63 victory over Spring Valley at Rod Oldham Athletic Center. “We looked to turn up the pressure on defense a little more than we have this ...

’Jackets top Devils

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ST. MARYS — On a night tabbed by Fred Sauro as “not the best night to come see us play,” his Williamstown girls basketball team performed well in a 75-70 comeback win over rival St. Marys. Senior Ashley Morris and Bree Reynolds both nursed illnesses through the contest but were able to ...

High School Basketball Roundup

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BOYS BASKETBALL Williamstown 68, Wirt County 44 ELIZABETH — Williamstown raced out to a 35-16 halftime advantage here Tuesday and knocked off host Wirt County in the semifinals of its own tournament, 68-44. The 5-1 Yellowjackets, who were led by Cullen Cutright’s game-high 19 ...

Big Reds, Warren get wins in tourney

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PARKERSBURG — Warren needed overtime to upend Wayne, 63-53, while host Parkersburg dominated Meigs, 84-23, here Tuesday evening during the semifinals of the ninth annual Jack Stephens Memorial Holiday Classic contested inside Memorial Fieldhouse. The Warriors of head coach Amy Colgrove now ...

Fans have choice of Holiday tournaments

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PARKERSBURG — Mid-Ohio Valley basketball fans will have a plethora of options this week when it comes to taking in some roundball. Highlighting the schedule are a pair of Wood County tournaments — the ninth annual Jack Stephens Memorial Holiday Classic at Parkersburg’s Memorial ...

Top MOV sports moments of 2016

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Last year about this time, yours truly established a new Christmas tradition here at the paper. I brought to you the top moments in the Mid-Ohio sports world for 2015 with the plan of making the list an annual thing. Well another year has gone by and fortunately I am once again able to share ...

Toughman returns for 32nd year

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PARKERSBURG — It’s back — for the 32nd straight year in Parkersburg. What’s that, you ask? Why, the annual Mid-Ohio Valley Toughman Contest Feb. 3-4 at Parkersburg High School Memorial Fieldhouse. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Jan. 6 at PHS and Speedway stores in ...

Mingo’s Dillon wins 2016 Kennedy Award

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HUNTINGTON — When Jeremy Dillon transferred to Mingo Central before the 2016-17 school year, he came with lofty expectations. Dillon made no secret about the fact that he wanted a Class AA championship and he wanted to be the guy to lead the Miners to that title. So when he took a snap ...