Williamstown can’t overcome slow start in loss to Central

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Wheeling Central head coach Jason Rowe required a special effort from pitcher Ben Foster in order for the Maroon Knights to keep their season alive. One night after his staff gave up 17 free passes in an 11-6 loss to Williamstown, more of the same couldn’t happen. Foster ...

Ritchie rocks Madonna in game one win

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ELLENBORO — Landry Bone launched a two-run bomb in the first inning for visiting Madonna here Tuesday evening in the Class A, Region I best-of-three series, but it was all Ritchie County after that as the host Rebels rallied for a 7-2 victory. “I didn’t know how good they were,” ...

Vikings blanked in regional by Cabell Midland

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ONA — With its season on the line, it didn’t take long for Cabell Midland’s softball team to set the tone for the day against Ripley. Pitcher Jess Terry struck out the side and slugger Rielly Lucas belted her 13th home run of the year in the first inning to propel the Knights to a 5-0 ...

Ripley softball stands a win from Class AAA state tournament

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RIPLEY — Cabell Midland senior first baseman Rielly Lucas launched a moon shot in the fourth inning here Monday evening in game one of the Class AAA, Region IV championship best-of-the three series, but it proved to be the only run for the Knights as host Ripley secured a 4-1 victory. The ...

Kids Count Golf Classic raises $273K

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VIENNA — The 25th annual Kids Count Golf Classic tournament proved to be the event’s largest yet, in terms of fundraising. The Boys & Girls Club of Parkersburg goes into this charity event with high hopes, as the organization annually pockets proceeds to help in its mission. A ...