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Parkersburg South netters return with experience

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South had a very good year in 2016 regardless of what the final record read at the season’s end. Becky Bennett’s Patriots were bested by Spring Valley in the Class AAA, Region IV semifinal 25-14, 25-14, 25-9 despite their 12-29-1 mark, just two match wins away ...

Ravenswood turnovers prove costly

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RAVENSWOOD — No Jayden Rhodes and seven first-half turnovers proved to a bit of a problem for host Ravenswood as the Red Devils dropped their home opener against visiting Webster County by a 34-7 margin Friday night at rainy Flinn Field. “We told the kids at halftime that we were only down ...

High school football roundup with stats

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St. Marys 39, Wirt County 0 ELIZABETH — Jaiden Smith had a monster game on the ground for the defending Class A champions in a 39-0 road win over Wirt County here Friday night. The senior running back scored four times on runs of 30 or more yards. Smith found the end zone from 38, 52, 75 ...

WVU to be tested by Virginia Tech’s defense

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MORGANTOWN — First-year offensive coordinator Jake Spavital’s resume includes stops in Tulsa (2008), Houston (2009), Oklahoma State (2010), WVU (2011-12), Texas A&M (2013), and California (2016-17) before returning to Morgantown to take over the offensive play calling for veteran head ...

Virginia Tech’s QB no stranger to WVU’s Tony Gibson

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MORGANTOWN — Opening your team’s season against a longtime rival that is being led by a first-year quarterback can be scary for most defensive coordinators. That will not be the case, however, when No. 22 West Virginia’s veteran defensive leader Tony Gibson lines his 3-3-5 prevent unit ...

PHS boys soccer team doubles up Ripley, 4-2

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PARKERSBURG — Host Parkersburg High tallied two goals in each half while limiting Ripley to just one in each half as the Big Reds posted a 4-2 boys soccer win over the Vikings Thursday evening at Stadium Field. PHS, now 4-1-1 on the season, plays next at home again on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. ...

Yellowjackets best Catholic in 3 sets

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Things didn’t go as planned for first-year Parkersburg Catholic head volleyball coach Amanda Weatherwax here Thursday night as the visiting Crusaderettes were swept in straight sets by Williamstown — 25-7, 25-10 and 25-14. PCHS had brief leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in the second ...

Devils edge out ’Jackets

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Colton Clark was right on target with a couple of first-half direct kicks. The Ravenswood High junior co-captain scored on two freebie boots, each from about 25 yards out, to lead the visiting Red Devils to a 2-1 triumph over Williamstown High in Little Kanawha Conference ...

Week 2 of prep football is here

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PARKERSBURG — Two teams with championship pedigrees meet for a big showdown in Week 2 of local gridiron action. Winners of two of the last three Class A state championships clash at 7 p.m. today. Williamstown, the 2014 title winner, and Magnolia, the 2015 title winner get together on ...

GSC football falls in season opener

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GLENVILLE — Host Glenville State College bolted out to a 16-3 lead here Thursday night inside Morris Stadium for first-year head coach Eric Smith, but Virginia-Wise scored 24 points in the second quarter and rallied for a 41-29 Mountain East Conference triumph in the season opener for both ...

Parkersburg High netters will be young

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PARKERSBURG — Second-year Parkersburg High School head volleyball coach Erin Thorpe’s Big Reds will get their season underway on Saturday morning at the Woodrow Wilson Invitational. Last fall, the Big Reds finished 36-15-4 and advanced to the Class AAA state quarterfinals inside the ...

Concert Series moved to Smoot

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The final show Friday in the 2017 Point Park Concert Series is being moved indoors to the Smoot Theatre for fear of rain from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Wendy Shriver of Downtown PKB said. Reserved chair holders are asked to bring their lanyard as identification and enter through the ...

South, Morgantown girls battle to 2-2 tie

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PARKERSBURG — When the final horn sounded following the 80th minute of play here Tuesday evening at the Erickson All-Sports Facility, visiting Morgantown and Parkersburg South walked away knowing it should’ve been a win. However, the two Ohio Valley Athletic Conference programs had to ...

PHS girls down Warren, 1-0

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VINCENT — Madison Spears is rapidly making a name for herself. The freshman striker’s late second-half goal snapped a scoreless deadlock, and enabled Parkersburg High to defeat host Warren High, 1-0, in girls’ soccer action Tuesday night. “That’s Madison’s fourth goal of the ...

Warrior boys defeat ’Jackets, 7-0

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VINCENT — Warren High had visiting Williamstown High in a defensive posture for much of the match. Ethan Yost and Matt Modesitt each had a hat trick to lead the Warriors to a 7-0 triumph over the Yellowjackets in boys’ soccer action Tuesday night. “That doesn’t happen too often,” ...

Cabell Midland kings of the MSAC

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MINERAL WELLS — Reigning Mountain State Athletic Conference golf champion Cabell Midland faced competition from an unlikely source during the 2017 MSAC golf tournament Monday at Woodridge Golf Club in Mineral Wells. Ripley players fired four rounds of sub-80 scores for a 310 combined team ...

Parkersburg’s Prine top golfer at MSAC event

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MINERAL WELLS — Parkersburg High golfer Isaac Prine never imagined he would have three Mountain State Athletic Conference top player awards when he stepped out on a golf course four years ago as a member of the Big Reds. “No,” was Prine’s simple response. “Seeing my brother (Lucas) ...

Cieslewski looks to help build Belpre volleyball

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BELPRE — When Brooke Cieslewski applied for a teaching job at Belpre Elementary School, “I mentioned that I really wanted to coach. So they gave me an opportunity to interview for this job, and luckily I got it.” That job — which she got — was as the head volleyball coach at Belpre ...