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Parkersburg High’s Shay-Lee Kirby wins Mary Ostrowski Award

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PARKERSBURG — PHS head coach Scott Cozzens’ investment in a pair of safety goggles before his dive into the haystack following May’s Parkersburg High School commencement ceremony might be a smart decision. The purchase of a full-body suit may be advisable too so he avoids hay fever. The ...

’Jacket girls, Rebel boys win Ryan Jobes

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PARKERSBURG — The 2019 Ryan Jobes Invitational at PHS Stadium Field is in the books, and local teams had quite the time with local placers in several events. In girls’ action, Williamstown took the top spot in total team points. With 136 points, they toppled runner-up Ritchie County by 41, ...

Fairmont Senior’s Jalen Bridges wins Evans Award

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FAIRMONT — Jalen Bridges disagreed with the label and was irked by the stigma. In his mind, the critics were wrong. Their perceptions that he was too cavalier as a player and too passive as a competitor were warped by his willowy build, relaxed disposition and silky-smooth overall game and ...

Marietta dominant in county tourney

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VINCENT — Marietta High got off to a hot start Saturday in the Washington County Tournament, defeating Caldwell 17-0 before besting rival Warren 9-1 to begin the 2019 baseball season 2-0. Warren won earlier in the day, defeating Caldwell 12-2. The Tigers will play Fort Frye Monday at ...

Saturday’s Spring Sports Stars

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BASEBALL ß Cade Ullman finished 5 for 8 with seven runs scored, three doubles and six RBIs during Parkersburg Catholic’s twinbill sweep at Calhoun County. Joel Stophel punched out eight in four innings to earn the game one win. Patrick Copen also blasted a two-run bomb in game one. In ...

Parkersburg’s Shay-Lee Kirby named Class AAA all-state captain

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CHARLESTON — After ripping through a one-loss campaign that concluded with a second-straight Class AAA championship, it is little surprise to see Parkersburg well represented in terms of postseason awards. That success certainly shone through in terms of the Class AAA All-State team where ...

PHS boys, South girls runners-up at Nutter

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PARKERSBURG — On a chilly Friday evening at Stadium Field, the Wheeling Park track program made it a clean sweep by topping the field at the Kim Nutter Invitational. Parkersburg’s boys were seeking a three-peat, but the Patriots bested the hosts 168 to 143 with Parkersburg South’s 97 ...

Ritchie baseball defeats Ravenswood, 10-6

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RAVENSWOOD — Ritchie County pitchers Dakota Wayne and Austin Dalton gave Ravenswood batters fits all night, combining for 11 punchouts as the Rebels defeated the Red Devils 10-6 Thursday night at Wright Field. The Rebels gave starter Wayne plenty of runs, scoring five in the second on three ...

Big weekend for local high school track programs

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PARKERSBURG — For fans wanting to take in some early season track action, Parkersburg High School and Stadium Field will be the place for it both today and Saturday. The annual Kim Nutter Invitational gets underway at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon with field events. The running events are slated ...

Fairmont Senior’s Bridges honored

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CLARKSBURG — Fairmont Senior and Chapmanville, Chapmanville and Fairmont Senior. Class AA boys basketball has belonged to those two schools, in whatever order, for the past three seasons, with the Tigers winning the last two of their best-of-three-years series in the state championship ...

Marietta baseball splits with La Roche

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MARIETTA — After dropping four consecutive games including a 15-9 first game loss to La Roche College, the Marietta College Pioneers were in dire need of some solid pitching in the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader at Don Schaly Stadium. The Etta Express got just what they needed ...

Fairmont Senior’s Jordan captains Class AA all-state team

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CHARLESTON — In reality, Fairmont Senior’s Anysa Jordan had so little left to prove. Individual notoriety? She nailed that down when she earned first-team All-State honors as a sophomore in the 2016-17 season. State championship? She also found that in her sophomore year, when she led the ...

First-team captain

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CHARLESTON — Fresh off a historic run to the state championship, Webster County leads the way on the Class A all-state team with a pair of first-team selections in Dorian Groggs and Tyler Gray. Parkersburg Catholic’s Cade Ullman was chosen as the first-team captain for the all-state team ...

Patriots’ softball earns sweep of JM 

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PARKERSBURG — It was close matchup in the first game of the doubleheader, but South scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the first game, 6-4. The Patriots used that momentum to pull of the sweep whipping John Marshall 13-5 at Godbey Field Tuesday night to start the season 5-0. ...

PHS drops just one match to Ripley

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Big Reds tennis team easily dispatched of the Ripley Vikings at the Parkersburg City Park Tuesday afternoon. It was the first set of matches of the season at the City Park. The duo of Bairavi Sundaram and Brylee Jackson opened the day in doubles action and faced ...

Crusaderettes’ duo honored

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HUNTINGTON — A dozen years passed before Parkersburg Catholic’s girls basketball team earned the opportunity to play for the program’s tenth state title. Junior Madeline Huffman (15.7 points, 5.5 assists, 3.4 steals per game) and sophomore Aaliyah Brunny (16.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.0 ...

Parkersburg grabs second win over JM

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PARKERSBURG —T.J McIntosh’s control on the mound paired well with a big third inning for the offense, as the Parkersburg Big Reds took care of the John Marshall Monarchs, 6-3 Monday. The chilly temperature at Bennett Stump Field was quite the parallel for that hot pitching performance from ...

Patriots roll Yellowjackets

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WILLIAMSTOWN— The Parkersburg South Patriots rushed out to a early 10-0 lead going in the bottom of third, but the Williamstown Yellowjackets scored three to force it past three innings, but the Yellowjackts rally was ended by a Paige Adams three-run blast in the bottom the seventh with two ...