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Regional golf awaits color map

PARKERSBURG — Saturday evening has become the time when hopes and dreams for prep athletics to be played the following week in the Mountain State is determined. Like head golf coaches across the state and players themselves, Bernie Dolan is waiting to see what will come out this weekend on ...

South football changing before John Marshall

PARKERSBURG — Nathan Tanner hoped his Parkersburg South football team would take another leap toward becoming a good group on the road last Friday against Princeton. What he got instead was a bag of mixed results featuring some good and a lot of bad. Positives aside, the Patriots went ...

PHS welcomes MSAC friend Huntington

PARKERSBURG — What was supposed to be Parkersburg’s original season opener against Huntington now will be played at 7:30 p.m. Friday inside Stadium Field as the Big Reds of head coach Mike Byus seek a three-game winning streak. Huntington High head coach Billy Seals’ club isn’t coming ...

Belpre, Eastern meet with playoff seeding on the line

BELPRE — Two teams that scored timely wins last week are set to do battle at 7 p.m. with playoff positioning in mind, when the Belpre Golden Eagles (2-2) host the Eastern Eagles (2-2). Belpre bounced back from a 41-0 loss to Trimble with a 26-14 victory over South Gallia. On the other side, ...

Warren looks to keep rolling Saturday

VINCENT — The Warren Warriors are feeling good going into Saturday’s 1 p.m. matchup against Union Local this week. Warren is off to a 3-1 start to 2020. Defensively, the Warriors have allowed more than 14 points in a game just once. Offensively, quarterback Kurt Taylor and wide ...

Prep Football Roundup

DODDRIDGE COUNTY AT RITCHIE COUNTY Game time: 7 p.m. Friday Last year’s result: Doddridge County 27, Ritchie County 18 Doddridge County (3-0) results: d. Tyler Consolidated, 40-0; d. Calhoun County, 47-0; d. Lincoln County (AAA), 31-0 Ritchie County (2-1) results: d. Magnolia, 26-0; d. ...

Tiger on the Prowl: Wirt County’s Cam Nelson playing rugby in Germany

PARKERSBURG — Former Wirt County High School football player Cam Nelson was ready to pay his dues for a shot to compete in college after he graduated in 2016. More than four years later, playing football is the last thing on the ex-Tiger running back’s mind. That’s because he’s ...

Yellowjacket boys soccer push past Belpre, 10-2

WILLIAMSTOWN — Led by Garret Hill’s hat trick, the Williamstown Yellowjackets cruised past the visiting Belpre Golden Eagles on Tuesday evening, 10-2. Hill started early with a pair of goals in the 6th and 11th minutes, respectively. Still, he was only half of the team’s offensive ...

Ritchie wins LKC title; Catholic’s Blake Lewis top golfer

ELIZABETH —Two strokes were the deciding factor, as Ritchie County edged St. Marys (232-234) to win the Little Kanawha Conference Championship on Monday afternoon from the Mingo Bottom Golf Club. The win comes a year removed from when the Blue Devils dispatched of the Rebels, as RCHS head ...

PHS, Warren boys battle to a draw

VINCENT — Warren High School head coach Ekrem Eksi was hoping for a victory on senior day here Saturday afternoon, but the visiting Parkersburg Big Reds battled to a physical 0-0 draw after 80 minutes of action. “We’ve had some very difficult games to start the season,” admitted Big ...

PHS scratches Marietta

MARIETTA — Keenan Curry’s 85-yard pick-6 late in the first quarter put visiting Parkersburg ahead for good here Friday night inside Don Drumm Stadium as the Big Reds defeated Marietta, 34-20, in the 116th meeting between the two programs. Tony Munos’ touchdown grab on a ...

Herd hosts No. 24 App. State in second game

HUNTINGTON —It’s time for the Herd’s first test of 2020. When Marshall had its way with Eastern Kentucky two weeks ago, it saw a new signal-caller and a collection of running backs come out to shine. Now, all those new weapons are set to be challenged at 3:30 p.m. Saturday when No. 24 ...

Cadets trample Yellowjackets

BEVERLY — After a great week of practice, Fort Frye head coach Eric Huck had an inkling his team was primed for a great performance Friday night when it hosted Williamstown in a much-anticipated showdown between two small school powerhouses. The Cadets lived up to their coach’s ...

St. Marys moves to 3-0 with big win over Ritchie Co.

ST. MARYS— Drama ensued on Senior Night, but the St. Marys Blue Devils prevailed, 34-26. SMHS Quarterback Brennan Boron ran for three scores and threw for one in the effort, as it took a large offensive effort to come away with the victory on Friday night from Bill Hanlin Stadium. Up 14-0 ...

Natalie Chambers’ hat trick leads Williamstown past Linsly

WILLIAMSTOWN — Defending Ohio Valley Athletic Conference small school champion Linsly couldn’t get much going here Thursday evening as host Williamstown received a hat track from junior Natalie Chambers during a 4-1 victory. The 3-2 Yellowjackets of head coach Ben Rinehart, who play host ...

South travels to Princeton for a 7 p.m. start on Friday

PARKERSBURG — Back to facing a more traditional offense and getting the usual preparation time, Parkersburg South shined in its first win of the season, 42-6, on the road at Woodrow Wilson. Quarterback Sam Schuler shone even brighter by completing 26 of 31 passes for 350 yards with five ...

Big Reds, Tigers eye win streaks

MARIETTA — Parkersburg High School head coach Mike Byus will be looking for more consistency out of his squad when the Big Reds take on Marietta at 7 p.m. Friday inside Don Drumm Stadium. The 1-2 Tigers of head man Jason Schob, who are coming off a 24-20 win at Athens where they managed to ...

Fort Frye, Williamstown clash in big battle on Friday

BEVERLY — Williamstown head coach Chris Beck gave a long list of reasons why Fort Frye will present a big challenge for his football team this week. “They’re the No. 3 team in the state of Ohio for a reason,” said Beck, whose 2-0 Yellowjackets visit the 3-0 Cadets at 7 p.m. Friday. ...