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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 ...

Parkersburg boys cruise past Patriots, 93-58

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PARKERSBURG — A great beginning, blitzing visiting Parkersburg South by a 27-16 margin in the first quarter, set the tone for Parkersburg High’s 93-58 boys basketball win over the Patriots Friday night at Memorial Fieldhouse. Senior Karson Snyder led the way for the 10th-ranked Class AAA ...

Tigers spring past Rosecrans

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MARIETTA — Gage Herb never had a doubt. Every time the Marietta High School junior stepped to the foul line, he knew he was going to make it. “I’m confident that I’ll make my free throws. It’s like stealing points,” he said. “Of course, we’ve been working on it a lot in ...

High school basketball roundup

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BOYS BASKETBALL Ravenswood 87, Southern 38 RAVENSWOOD — Isaiah Morgan made 10 of 10 from the foul line and finished with a game-high 24 points here Friday evening as Class A No. 2 Ravenswood (3-1) drilled visiting Southern, 87-38. Riley Heatherington tossed in 21 points, grabbed nine ...

PHS, South cagers set to clash tonight

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High and Parkersburg South meet in boys basketball for the first time this season at 7:30 p.m. today in PHS Memorial Fieldhouse. PHS is only 1-2, but it’s not like the Big Reds haven’t played “anybody” yet. “We’ve had a hard open,” said PHS head ...

Crusaderettes tripped by Blue Devils, 81-6­0

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ST. MARYS — Jordan Fox had to be assisted off the court in the final seconds of the game. “I had a really bad calf cramp,” said the 5-foot-7 senior St. Marys guard, who was walking OK after the final buzzer. “It hurt really bad.” Thing is, before leaving, there was nothing wrong ...

PHS Big Red grapplers roll past Huntington

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PARKERSBURG — Alumni night turned out just fine here Thursday evening inside Parkersburg’s Memorial Fieldhouse as the host and second-ranked Big Reds took the lead for good on Jalen King’s technical fall and sealed an eventual 50-20 domination of No. 3 Huntington following Bo Moler’s ...

Martinsburg’s Lee receives Huff Award

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MARTINSBURG — Just when Martinsburg solved an alignment issue, someone jumped offside. So instead of trying to kick a field goal as Spring Valley initially intended, the Timberwolves took the penalty yardage and were able to score a touchdown during the early going of the Class AAA state ...

Marietta Tigers feast on Meadowbrook

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MARIETTA — Marietta High was hungry for its first win of the season — and got it. The Tigers feasted on the Meadowbrook Colts, claiming a 65-33 decision in East Central Ohio League girls’ basketball action Wednesday night at Sutton Gym. “I’m really happy we won,” said Marietta ...

Spring Valley’s Locklear wins Stydahar Award

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HUNTINGTON — On Thursday, Spring Valley offensive lineman Riley Locklear will take the field at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, for the Blue-Grey All-American Game, which matches him against the nation’s best players. When Locklear enters the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys ...

High school basketball roundup

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GIRLS BASKETBALL No. 10 PHS 64, No. 5 George Washington 60 CHARLESTON — Visiting No. 10-ranked Parkersburg High sank 13 of 18 free throws in the fourth quarter to topple No. 5 George Washington 64-60 in a Class AAA duel Wednesday night. PHS (4-1) got 18 points from Bre Wilson and 13 ...

Belpre boys victorious

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BELPRE — Deijon Bedgood may have enjoyed his best offensive game this season, but he was more impressed with Belpre’s defense Tuesday night. The senior has a good point. The Golden Eagles (2-3, 2-2) harassed Eastern from the opening tip off as Belpre rolled to a 74-58 victory in the ...

Patriots earn win over John Marshall

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PARKERSBURG — Host Parkersburg South turned only a six-point halftime lead into a convincing 93-57 win with a 51-21 second-half advantage to take down John Marshall as the Patriots triumphed in their home opener Tuesday night. It was South’s second straight 93-point effort in hiking its ...

Catholic boys defeat Wirt County

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PARKERSBURG — Just about everyone in the building aside from Parkersburg Catholic’s Logan Plummer knew how many points away from 1,000 he was when the Crusaders played host to Wirt County on Tuesday night. The outcome of the affair for PCHS head coach Rob Strcula’s club was never in ...

Catholic triumphs over Irish

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PARKERSBURG — Undefeated Parkersburg Catholic faced an early season test against Clarksburg Notre Dame here Monday night and was up to the challenge. Alexis Saunders scored 21 points and Maddie Huffman chipped in 16 as the Crusaderettes improved to 4-0 on the year with a 64-55 win over the ...

Devils defeat ’Jackets in OT

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown had its opportunities to put visiting St. Marys away in Monday night’s Little Kanawha Conference battle but the pesky Blue Devils just kept hanging around. That persistence paid huge dividends as St. Marys rallied from an eight-point fourth quarter deficit to ...