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Defense key for Red Raiders against WVU

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LUBBOCK, TEXAS — Since taking over as head football coach at his alma mater on Dec. 12, 2012, Kliff Kingsbury has wowed Texas Tech fans with an offensive production which has produced more than 500 yards of total offense 27 times, including all four games the Red Raiders have played this ...

Running game important to WVU’s chances Saturday

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MORGANTOWN — A year ago West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen and running backs coach Ja’Juan Seider challenged Wendell Smallwood and Rushel Shell to take control when the Mountaineers played host to Big 12 rival Texas Tech at Milan Puskar Stadium. The challenge ...

No Josh Lambert when WVU takes on the Texas Tech

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MORGANTOWN — The last time West Virginia (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) visited Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, to face host Texas Tech (3-2, 1-1 Big 12), the game’s outcome wasn’t decided until the final seconds when then-sophomore placekicker Josh Lambert connected on a career-long ...

Glenville State drops 19-7 decision to Alderson Broaddus

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GLENVILLE — Alderson Broaddus held Glenville State to just a single touchdown as the Battlers earned a 19-7 win over Glenville State on Thursday night at Morris Stadium. GSC suffered its fourth-straight loss to drop to 3-4 on the year, while Alderson Broaddus improved to 5-2. The ...

LKC cross country championships today

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ELLENBORO — Things could get interesting this afternoon when the Little Kanawha Conference cross country championships get underway at 5 p.m. with the boys race at the Cokeley Recreation Area at North Bend State Park. Defending champion Desirae Schoonover of Doddridge County returns and ...

Warren golfers state bound

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ZANESVILLE — Warren’s golf team got a small taste of the state tournament last season when Nick Ward qualified. However, the Warriors were disappointed they were unable to make it to Columbus as a team. That disappointment fueled them to work harder this offseason with hopes of earning a ...

Glenville State ready to break from losing skid tonight

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GLENVILLE — Alderson Broaddus University will provide the opposition for today’s 7 p.m. kickoff at Morris Stadium as host Glenville State College head coach David Hutchison’s program tries to snap a three-game losing streak in the I-79 Barrel Classic. This past Saturday in ...

Class AAA No. 3 Parkersburg shuts out No. 2 Morgantown, 3-0

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MORGANTOWN — An Ian Domenick goal off a Matt Runyon assist in the fifth minute of action was all the scoring the Class AAA No. 2 Parkersburg High boys soccer team would need in an impressive 3-0 victory over No. 2 Morgantown here Tuesday night. The Big Reds (13-3-3), who will be back in ...

Warren boys booters shut out Athens, 3-0; girls fall by one goal

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VINCENT  —  The Warren boys soccer team was looking for a little revenge Tuesday on its home turf after dropping a 3-0 decision on the road to Alexander earlier in the season. The Warriors got the next best thing as they remained unbeaten at home by playing to a 2-2 tie with the ...

Tigers get 2 wins in tri

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WILLIAMSTOWN — It is likely the goal of every high school volleyball team to be playing their best ball as the regular season nears a conclusion and the postseason begins. Marietta High School may be doing just that as the Lady Tigers notched their third and fourth consecutive wins in less ...

Yellowjacket boys best Grafton, 3-1

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WILLIAMSTOWN — As Williamstown honored its outstanding class of senior soccer players Monday evening, the team responded with an excellent 3-1 win over Grafton - state semifinalists the past two seasons and winners of 12 games thus far this year. The Yellowjackets utilized a pair of goals ...

First Pam Reeves Memorial tourney honors coach

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VIENNA — The weather and temperature were great for tennis over the last three days during the inaugural Pam Reeves Memorial Tennis Tournament played at the Jackson Park Tennis Complex. Players from her beloved Big Reds, as well as Parkersburg South, Marietta, Parkersburg Catholic and ...

What’s next for the Mountaineers?

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In an unusual scheduling anomaly, West Virginia had a second Saturday off over the last four weekends. The plus side of that circumstance is the Mountaineers had an opportunity to rest some players with nicks and bumps, which occur over the course of a season, but the flip side is the remainder ...

South Patriot girls sink Buccaneers, 4-0

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PARKERSBURG — On a chilly, windy Saturday morning at Erickson Field, it took the Parkersburg South girls a while to warm up against visiting Buckhannon-Upshur, but in the end, tight defending and some superb finishing propelled the Patriots to a comfortable 4-0 win. “I was pleased with ...

Parkersburg Big Reds blank Highlanders, 5-0

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High has had Huntington High’s number on the boys’ soccer pitch this season. Sparked by two Immanuel “Pokey” Opoku-Duah goals, the Big Reds blanked the Highlanders, 4-0, in a Mountain State Athletic Conference tournament third-place game Saturday night at ...

Parkersburg netters runner-up at Snowball

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PARKERSBURG — For the second time this season, the Woodrow Wilson volleyball team of head coach Bre Knapp waltzed into town and left with a championship trophy. Here Saturday night inside Memorial Fieldhouse, the Flying Eagles escaped with a narrow 20-25, 25-17 and 16-14 victory to ...

Parkersburg Catholic suffers defeat against Madonna

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PARKERSBURG — Visiting Madonna turned a close football game into a 38-25 win over Parkersburg Catholic in the second half Saturday afternoon at PHS Stadium Field. The loss dropped the Crusaders to .500 at 3-3 while the Blue Dons rolled up 310 yards, 249 coming on the ground, to secure their ...

Miller defeats Belpre, 27-8

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BELPRE — Host Belpre’s defense produced two scores, but couldn’t save the day for the Golden Eagles from a 27-8 loss to visiting Miller Friday night that dashed any hopes for a third straight state playoff berth by virtue of falling to 3-4. Belpre, though, got on the board first when ...