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Big Red Madi Mace’s other sport

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Being a professional, preparation is my key when requests are made for my contribution on a project. About a month ago, my writer friend Sean McNamara requested help with a PHS/Morgantown football preview on his new radio show. The health of Big Reds’ wide receiver Brenton Strange along ...

Monday Morning Quarterback: Big 12 shaping up to be tough

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West Virginia’s scheduled game Saturday at North Carolina State was cancelled by approaching Hurricane Florence. It was unfortunate as it was an important game for both schools, and it does not appear it will be rescheduled. The circumstances remind us that although the outcome of football ...

Fullerton, Starcher win titles

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BELPRE — It was a warm Saturday morning at Civitan Park, but that didn’t stop Eli Fullerton and Ripley All-American Tori Starcher from winning the individual titles at the inaugural Belpre Invitational. Fullerton, Belpre’s sophomore cross country standout for head coach Jen Wells, ...

Williamstown girls take 3-1 setback

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown High gave it its best boot against a Class AA/A ranked team. The host Yellowjacket girls hung tough with No. 2 Huntington St. Joseph Catholic Central, but came up short, 3-1, in prep soccer action Saturday afternoon. “We did a good job,” said WHS head coach ...

Williamstown boys fall, 2-1

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown went down shooting at the end. Yellowjacket sophomore Baylor Haught scored with less than a minute remaining in the match but it was too little, too late as the maroon and gold booters dropped a 2-1 decision to visiting Huntington St. Joseph Central Catholic in ...

Bagent leads Shepherd past GSC

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — Freshman Tyson Bagent had a 1-yard quarterback sneak and finished 32 of 41 for 378 yards and three touchdowns for host Shepherd here Saturday afternoon as the Rams jumped ahead 27-0 and cruised past visiting Glenville State, 41-24, in Mountain East Conference action. GSC ...

Pios win Shrine

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NEW CONCORD — Marietta College is off to its first 3-0 start since 1972. The Pioneers defeated Muskingum, 46-20, to retain the Shrine Trophy Saturday at McConagha Stadium. It’s the first time Marietta’s beaten the Fighting Muskies in back-to-back years since 2007 and 2008. “It feels ...

Patriots pummel Princeton

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South got off to a quick start with three touchdowns in the host Patriots’ first three possessions Friday night and they went on to shut out Princeton 37-0 to square the season at 2-2 at the Erickson All-Sports Facility. South next plays at Class AAA top-ranked ...

Yellowjackets rout Devils

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RAVENSWOOD — Williamstown continued an impressive showing away from home with a third straight win in a series of four consecutive road games Friday night at Flinn Field. Terry Smith’s Yellowjackets knocked Ravenswood from the ranks of the unbeaten after a dominating 55-19 win. ...

Capital uses big plays to outlast Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG — No. 2 Capital didn’t have it easy here Friday evening at Stadium Field, but head coach Jon Carpenter’s Cougars left town with a 35-22 Mountain State Athletic Conference victory against host Parkersburg. The No. 16 Big Reds closed to within 28-15 at 9:30 of the third when ...

Bellville, Waterford run past Eastern

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WATERFORD — Waterford High went from being flat to flat-out unstoppable. The Wildcats scored 28 second-quarter points en route to a 36-6 triumph over Reedsville Eastern in Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division football action Friday night. “We did get off to a slow start for some ...

High School Football Roundup

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Parkersburg Catholic 38, Wirt County 8 ELIZABETH — Parkersburg Catholic scored 22 points in the second quarter and never looked back as it notched their fourth consecutive win with a 38-8 win over Wirt County Friday night in Elizabeth to spoil the Tigers’ homecoming. The Crusaders ...

Prep Football Scores

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W.Va. Scores By The Associated Press Belpre, Ohio 41, Wahama 22 Cameron 40, New Matamoras Frontier, Ohio 14 Chapmanville 28, Nitro 0 George Washington 69, St. Albans 0 Hurricane 40, Cabell Midland 10 Keyser 41, Weir 40 Lewis County 21, Braxton County 12 Magnolia 22, Hannibal ...

Glenville State faces tough Shepherd squad

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From staff report GLENVILLE — It’s a good news bad news situation for the Glenville State College football team. Despite falling 27-17 last week to Notre Dame in the home opener at Morris Stadium, wideout Javon Butler finished with a Mountain East Conference season-high 187 yards ...

South girls remain undefeated

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PARKERSBURG — In a battle of top-five ranked Class AAA programs here Thursday evening at the Erickson All-Sports Facility, No. 2 Parkersburg South got the game-winner late in the 79th minute from Riley Pigott to secure a 2-1 triumph versus No. 5 Ripley. “I think defensively we did pretty ...

Ritchie holds off St. Marys, 24-21

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ST. MARYS — Travel jitters didn’t surface this time around for Ritchie County’s football team. Two weeks after watching a halftime lead slip away against Parkersburg Catholic on the road, Rick Haught’s Rebels didn’t let up Thursday night against St. Marys. Ritchie fought back from a ...

Historic first for Belpre cross country team

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BELPRE — A lot of work has gone into Saturday morning’s inaugural Belpre Cross Country Invitational, which is set to get underway at 10 a.m. inside Civitan Park with the varsity boys kicking off the meet followed by the varsity girls. “It was a vision last October, but since the spring ...

Warren rallies to beat Fort Frye

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VINCENT — With the match knotted at 1-all, Fort Frye had a seven-point lead and was one point away from winning the third set. But host Warren High had other ideas and rallied to win that game and then the next one to claim the match, 3-1, in non-conference prep volleyball action Wednesday ...

PHS to face tall task vs. Capital

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PARKERSBURG — No. 2 Capital and head coach Jon Carpenter will look for a 4-0 start to the season beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday when the Cougars and dual-threat signal-caller Kerry Martin Jr. roll into Stadium Field. Capital and PHS have went head-to-head each of the past five campaigns with ...

South seeks win over Princeton to even slate

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PARKERSBURG — It’s been two weeks in a row now that Parkersburg South head football coach Mile Eddy feels “like we had opportunities to win and based on errors, it didn’t happen. “I know as frustrating at it is for us as coaches, I know it’s just as frustrating for our players ...