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Belpre girls claim second straight sectional championship

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POMEROY, Ohio — It wasn’t a technical masterpiece, but Belpre downed Southern 42-34 to capture a second straight Division IV girls basketball sectional tournament championship Saturday afternoon at Meigs High School. There were just 19 baskets total, 13 by the winning Golden Eagles and six ...

Warren girls claim second straight sectional crown

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LOGAN, Ohio — Warren saved it’s very best for last in its Division II sectional final against Fairfield Union Saturday inside the Jim Myers Gymnasium at Logan High School. The Warriors entered the final period leading the Falcons by a single point, before dominating the final eight ...

Pioneer men claim regular-season OAC title in win

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MARIETTA — Jack Thome felt right at home. The 6-foot-6 senior post players scored a career-high 25 points as nationally ninth-ranked Marietta College downed Ohio Northern University, 100-85, to claim its third consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference regular-season men’s basketball ...

WVU’s Macon sizzles

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MORGANTOWN — After sustaining its third overtime loss of the season at No. 3 Kansas on Monday, Bob Huggins’ No. 13 West Virginia Mountaineers began the tough road to “Macon” it’s way back into the Big 12 race with a hard fought, 83-74, win over Texas Tech Saturday at the ...

High School Basketball Roundup

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GIRLS BASKETBALL Mountain State Athletic Conference Championship Game Huntington 67, Parkersburg 61 SOUTH CHARLESTON - A 14-8 Huntington advantage in the second quarter proved to be the difference in Parkersburg’s 67-61 loss to the Highlanders Saturday night in the Mountain State ...

Local College Basketball Roundup

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COLLEGE WOMEN Glenville State 100, West Liberty 74 WEST LIBERTY — The Glenville State Pioneers used a 36-17 second quarter to pull away from home team West Liberty and claim their 22nd win of the season, 100-74, Saturday. Glenville State (22-4, 16-4) had five players score in double ...

PHS claims a silver finish at state meet

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MORGANTOWN — Parkersburg High and Parkersburg South’s boys swim teams’ bids to bring a state title back to Parkersburg for the second year in a row fell shor tin the Friday morning session of the West Virginia high sSchool state swim meet inside the WVU Natatorium. First-place finisher ...

Texas Tech looks for sweep over WVU

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MORGANTOWN — Ask any hunter about the perils faced when dealing with a wounded animal that has been cornered and he will entertain you for hours with stories of heroic exploits one could only expect to witness on the ‘big screen.’ As odd as it might sound unranked Texas Tech (17-9, 5-8 ...

Big Red girls play for MSAC crown today

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PARKERSBURG — Break their pressure. That, according to Parkersburg High head girls basketball coach Kenny DeMoss, is what the fourth-ranked Big Reds (17-4) specifically need to do today versus No. 1 Huntington (18-3) in the 6 p.m. MSAC championship game at the South Charleston Community ...

Belpre girls after 2nd sectional title

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BELPRE — Out to notch a second straight Division IV sectional championship today, Belpre’s girls basketball team will face a TVC foe that it already has two wins over this season in Southern at 2:45 p.m. at Meigs High School in Pomeroy. The Golden Eagles own a 15-7 record and third seed ...

Balanced Tigers best Zanesville, 80-67

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MARIETTA — Once the Tigers got rolling, there was no slowing them down. Marietta fell behind to visiting Zanesville 19-14 after a quarter Friday night at Sutton Gym, but the Tigers (12-9, 8-5 East Central Ohio League) outscored the Blue Devils (11-11, 6-7 ECOL) 49-27 over the next two ...

Belpre falls to Waterford boys, 81-42

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BELPRE — Waterford sizzled, while Belpre fizzled. The Ohio Division IV 10th-ranked Wildcats never trailed en route to an 81-42 triumph over the host Golden Eagles in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division boys basketball game Friday on Senior Night. “We came out and we got going,” ...

Friday’s high school basketball roundup with stats

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GIRLS BASKETBALL Calhoun 55, Wirt 32 MT. ZION — Katie Jones tallied 12 points in the first quarter and Makayla Smith took over in the second half here Friday night as Calhoun County handed Wirt County a 55-32 Class A, Region IV, Section 1 defeat. Jones scored 14 of her 17 markers in the ...

Regional wrestling starts today

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PARKERSBURG — While two-time defending Class AAA state champion Parkersburg South will have to wait until Saturday to begin its journey toward a three-peat, wrestling regionals across the Mountain State get underway today. Locally, the place to be for some early wrestling starting at 12:30 ...

Hamilton downs Catholic for title

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PARKERSBURG — Hamilton capped a 14-0 season Thursday evening inside Memorial Fieldhouse as the Wildcats received a combined 15 points in the fourth quarter from Kristen Lowers and Kisten Roberts en route to rallying past turnover-plagued Parkersburg Catholic, 47-36, to win the 7/8th grade ...

Jackson wins county championship

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PARKERSBURG — The 6th grade Wood County Middle School basketball championship played Thursday inside Memorial Fieldhouse featured 89 rebounds and the advantage on the boards played a big role in top-seeded Jackson’s 37-28 victory versus third-seeded Hamilton. Hamilton, which ended the ...

PHS, South swimmers advance to state finals

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MORGANTOWN — A plethora of Parkersburg and Parkersburg South swimmers will be advancing to the WVSSAC State Swimming championship today. Both teams will have participants competing in individual and relay events for the finals at the WVU Natatorium in ...

PHS’ Goodwin to play baseball at Bethany

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PARKERSBURG — Big Red baseball player Kyle Goodwin will be a Bison this fall. Last week, Goodwin, a senior at Parkersburg High School, put his name on the dotted line to continue his diamond career in the Mountain State at NCAA Division III Bethany College. Goodwin, a grandson of the late ...

Thursday’s high school basketball roundup with stats

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BOYS BASKETBALL Parkersburg Catholic 59, Doddridge County 57 WEST UNION — Tied at 57-all with 90 seconds to go, Doddridge County planned on taking the last shot, but Parkersburg Catholic’s Patrick Copen got a defensive rebound with 6.2 seconds left, was fouled and then hit two free ...