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Ravenswood heads to first state tournament in 18 years

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RAVENSWOOD — It may have taken five days with a suspended game and a rainout, but finally Saturday afternoon, Ravenswood got splendid pitching, solid defense and timely hitting to best an underdog Buffalo squad 5-1 and secure its first trip to the state baseball tournament since 1999. It ...

Edison Middle School claims another All-Sports Trophy

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­PARKERSBURG — For the second year in a row and eight out the last 12, Edison has claimed the annual Wood County junior high — and or , — now middle school All-Sports Trophy for the 2016-2017 school year. Edison captured the last two county junior high all-sports plaques in 2005-06 and ...

Ravenswood drops regional championship contest

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BUFFALO — Buffalo was able to force a third game in the Class A Region IV championship series by rallying from an early deficit to beat Ravenswood 7-4 on Friday. The two teams will meet one last time in Ravenswood at 2 p.m. Saturday to decide who will represent the region at the state ...

Wheeling Central ­claims 2nd straight title

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VIENNA — With a three-run lead and a second straight championship within their grasp, Wheeling Central went to its “closer.” Arguably the best pitcher in Class A, Riley Bennington hasn’t been able to pitch much this season because of an injury. When she told the team she was good to ...

Area baseball teams seek out state berths

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PARKERSBURG — Three Mid-Ohio Valley programs are still alive with their eye set on making the state baseball tournament at Appalachian Power Park. Beginning today throughout the Mountain State, game one of the best-of-three regional series will get underway as Ripley, Ravenswood and Tyler ...

This week in MOV athletics

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West Virginia High School softball and baseball grab the spotlight for the last three weeks of the 2016-17 scholastic sports calendar. Vienna plays host to the state softball tournament Wednesday and Thursday. Unfortunately, no Mid-Ohio Valley teams qualified for the event. Williamstown came ...

St. Marys gets redemption over Yellowjackets

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CHARLESTON — Sweet, sweet redemption for St. Marys. The Blue Devils out-pointed Williamstown 105-99 to claim the Class A state track championship Saturday at University of Charleston Stadium. St. Marys went into the final event of the meet with a 95-93 lead, with the Yellowjackets right ...

Vikings make school history at state track meet

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PARKERSBURG — Here Saturday at the state track and field meet inside the University of Charleston Stadium, the Ripley girls nearly brought home a Class AAA championship back to Jackson County while Roane County senior Josie Raines went out with a bang for the Raiders. The Vikings of head ...

PHS boys take third at state meet

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CHARLESTON — Haden Coon was pretty confident he could hold his own in Saturday’s Class AA state pole vault finals, but the Roane County junior didn’t want to get too far ahead of himself. “Kind of, then kind of not at the same time,” Coon said of whether he expected to win a a state ...

Big Reds’ Carroll inks with Muskingum

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PARKERSBURG — Playing collegiate basketball never left Parkersburg High senior Hannah Carroll’s mind during her journey to find the best-fitting next-step educational institution. The only thing left for the Big Red senior to decide on was whether or not she would travel several hours ...

Catholic’s Collins chooses Concord

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PARKERSBURG — A.J. Collins may be only 5-foot-7, but the Parkersburg Catholic High School point guard is headed to NCAA Division II Concord University in Athens, W.Va. to play basketball in college for the Mountain Lions. Collins became a mainstay for head coach Rob Strcula’s Crusader ...

Doddridge girls come up short at state meet

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CHARLESTON — Going into the Class A girls state track and field meet, everyone knew it was going to be a tight race. When the last event of the season — the 4x400 — finally ended early Saturday evening inside the University of Charleston Stadium, it was Wheeling Central which took gold ...

Eight apply to be next Parkersburg High football coach

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PARKERSBURG — Eight applicants showed interest in the vacant Parkersburg High School football head coaching job earlier this week. The complete list was presented to The Parkersburg News and Sentinel courtesy of the Wood County Board of Education’s Director of Personnel Sean Francisco ...

Big Red swimmer Nathan Burd chooses Mountaineers

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University’s Natatorium has been a second aquatic home for Parkersburg High swimmer Nathan Burd when he isn’t in his home pool at the YMCA the past four seasons. The Big Red senior made four trips to the high school state tournament in Morgantown and swam ...

Ready for AAA meet

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PARKERSBURG — While Parkersburg High is striving to finish in the Class AAA top-five team standings in both boys and girls at the state track meet at Laidley Field today and Saturday, Parkersburg South too will be contending at state to see how well the Patriots can fare against the Mountain ...