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Local air rifle champion to compete for Ohio St.

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VIENNA — Derek Keiser has put together a decorated career as a member of the Fort Harmar Rifle Club Junior Rifle Team. Now, he’ll get the chance to test his skills over the next four years as an Ohio State Buckeye, where he has signed to continue his academic and athletic ...

Warren runner-up, Waterford 3rd at Hickory

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VINCENT — Haden Offenberger barely broke a sweat. The Waterford wrestling standout recorded five pins to claim the 160-pound weight division Saturday in the Hickory Grove Market Invitational at Warrior Coliseum. “They said I wrestled for about four minutes today,” said Offenberger, ...

Prep Sports Roundup

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WRESTLING Amos tames Ironman again CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — Parkersburg South’s wrestling program finished 10th overall as a team and Wisconsin-bound senior Braxton Amos won his third career individual Ironman championship here Saturday. Amos scored a 7-1 decision in the 220-pound ...

Tigers get Rect

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PARKERSBURG —The first game of the Bret Rector era is in the books, and it was a romp. Malaki Sylvia’s 22 points and nine rebounds led the way, as a 66-36 opening-night win over Elkins (0-2) at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center got the season off to a good start. A 12-0 run to begin the ...

’Jackets overwhelm Panthers

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Wheeling Central and Williamstown will clash for the 25th annual Donnie Fenton Shootout title this afternoon. On Friday evening in the semifinals, host Williamstown raced past Clay County, 86-47, while the Maroon Knights survived Marietta, 67-66, without Class A first team ...

South boys finish strong, top Coffman

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PARKERSBURG —Games down the stretch of the season are usually filled with dramatic moments, but game two of the Brett Rector era spared no expense. In Parkersburg South’s 58-46 Saturday night win over the Dublin Coffman Shamrocks at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center, key moments and clutch ...

Belpre falls to Federal Hocking

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BELPRE— Leading by 10 points with just six minutes left to go in the final period of play, poor shooting from the free-throw line and costly fouls doomed the host Belpre Golden Eagles down the stretch. A six-point game at 65-59 with less than three minutes left in the game, the Golden ...

Yellowjackets fall in Fenton Shootout finals

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Kaylee Reinbeau finished with game-highs of 23 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and six steals here Saturday afternoon to help lift Wheeling Central past Williamstown, 72-57, in the championship game of the 25th annual Donnie Fenton Shootout. Host Williamstown, now 2-1 with ...

Southside Rumble IV set for tonight

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PARKERSBURG — Dawghouse Promotions’ Mike Sheppard used just two words to describe tonight’s card for the Southside Rumble IV set for the West Virginia Army National Guard Armory — “great matches.” The scheduled 16-bout card is expected to get underway at 7 p.m. with doors opening ...

Fort Frye hangs strong with Wheeling Park

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WHEELING, W.Va. — If there was one area Wheeling Park girls basketball coach Ryan Young wanted to see his team improve on, it’s limiting turnovers. Following 10 first half giveaways on Friday and 25 in the previous game, Young told his team at halftime he wanted to see them take care of ...

High School Basketball Roundup

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BOYS BASKETBALL Musselman 72, Parkersburg 54 INWOOD — Noah Umpleby tallied 16 points in Parkersburg’s season opener Friday night, but it wasn’t nearly enough for the Big Reds of first-year head coach Bryan Crislip as host Musselman posted a 72-54 triumph. Sam Potts chipped in ...

HOLLAND: You don’t see many 51-point games at MC

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Zero. That’s the number of times a Marietta College basketball player scored 30 points in a game last season. And it’s not because the Pioneers didn’t have the talent. Quite the opposite, actually, as they advanced all the way to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Division III Tournament. ...

Catholic trumps South

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PARKERSBURG — If Class A preseason No. 3 Parkersburg Catholic wants to get where it’s hoping to go, head coach Marty Vierheller knows defense is going to be key. That aspect of the Crusaderettes’ talent was on full display here Thursday evening inside Rod Oldham Athletic Center as ...

25th Donnie Fenton Shootout starts today

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Veteran head coach Fred Sauro is excited for the chance his Williamstown girls will have this weekend when the Yellowjackets compete in the 25th annual Donnie Fenton Shootout, which gets underway at 6 p.m. today with Marietta High taking on Wheeling Central and the hosts ...

Kari Carney lifts Waterford past Eastern, 22-21

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WATERFORD — Waterford High prevailed with blood, sweat, and tears — and not necessarily in that order. Freshman Kari Carney’s two pressure-packed free-throw conversions with six seconds left enabled the Wildcats to earn a 22-21 come-from-behind triumph over Eastern Thursday night in a ...

Prep Basketball Roundup

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BOYS BASKETBALL St. Marys 75, Wirt County 51 ELIZABETH — St. Marys led 34-24 over Wirt County at halftime and then outscored the Tigers 25-14 in the third quarter on the way to a 75-51 victory Thursday. In both teams’ season opener, the Blue Devils got 18 points apiece from William ...

Williamstown’s Terry Smith resigns as football coach

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WILLIAMSTOWN — One of the most successful eras in Williamstown football has come to a close. Head coach Terry Smith resigned his position effective immediately Tuesday after his 16th season at the helm of the Yellowjackets. The program became one of the top-Class A groups in West Virginia ...

Marietta High girls conquer Cambridge

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MARIETTA — Coming off a two-game losing streak, the Marietta Tiger girls had to respond in order to get back to the .500-mark, and they did just that. In the Tigers’ 78-59 Wednesday night win over the Cambridge Bobcats at Sutton Gymnasium, they got hot and didn’t look back. The Tigers ...