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South knocks out Tigers

PARKERSBURG — Head coach Nate Tanner and his Parkersburg South Patriots improved to 4-0 for the first time in 15 years after a dominant performance Friday night at Erickson All-Sports Facility. South’s offense continued its blistering pace set through the first three games of the season ...

Big plays doom Big Reds, 35-13

By RICK RYAN Special to The News and Sentinel CHARLESTON — The frustration of playing Capital: You can bottle up the Cougars one, two, three plays in a row, then they break one. And then you’re done. Capital hit four more home run plays Friday night and got an accurate passing effort ...

Yellowjackets run away from Devils

WILLIAMSTOWN — Jacob Modesitt opened the second half with a 5-yard scoop-and-score and it was all Williamstown after halftime here Friday night as the No. 8 Yellowjackets held Ravenswood to 68 total yards during a 44-0 blowout victory. Ravenswood, which had five first downs on the night but ...

Crusaders win behind king Jeb Boice, 28-7

PARKERSBURG — On a Friday night where Parkersburg Catholic’s Jeb Boice was named homecoming king, he delivered a royal performance on the ground. In the Crusaders’ 28-7 win over Wirt County at Stadium Field, he torched the Tigers to the tune of 310 yards and three scores to help put the ...

Case Taylor, Tigers hold on to beat Ripley, 21-14

By RON JOHNSTON Staff Reporter MARIETTA — Chase Taylor came to the rescue. After Ripley High scored two straight touchdowns to tie the game, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Marietta High senior broke one for 65 yards and a score in the fourth quarter to lead the Tigers to a 21-14 homecoming ...

High School Football Week Four Roundup

Tyler Consolidated 74, Calhoun County 36 KIDWELL — Gage Huffman rushed for 283 yards and six touchdowns on 14 carries to help Tyler Consolidated defeat Calhoun County 74-36 Friday. Mark Rucker added 108 yards and three TDs on nine carries for the now 1-3 Silver Knights, who visit Wirt ...

Ohio looking to bounce back versus Louisiana

ATHENS — The Ohio Bobcats need a bounce-back game. After losing their last two contests, the Bobcats close out their non-conference schedule with a home contest against UL-Lafayette at 2 p.m on ESPN+. A 33-31 loss to rival Marshall dropped the ‘Cats to 1-2 on the year, but the season is ...

Big win for Big Reds

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High’s boys soccer team brought its A-game to the Stadium Field pitch Thursday night. After spotting Warren High an early one-goal lead, the Big Reds bounced back with three unanswered scores to claim a 3-1 decision. “That’s a good win,” said PHS head ...

Ryan Mannix leads Tigers past Bulldogs

DEVOLA — Losing 2-1 to Athens in last year’s district finals, the Marietta Tigers didn’t let their second chance versus the Bulldogs go to waste. Led by another hat-trick by senior forward Ryan Mannix, which brings his total to 20 on the year, the host Tigers scored three goals in both ...

Catholic girls sweep Ritchie

PARKERSBURG — Grace Pedersen made a pair of key digs with set three tied at 18-all here Thursday evening for Parkersburg Catholic as the hosts closed out match point on Ritchie County via a Jenna Boice ace during a 25-13, 25-21 and 25-20 Little Kanawha Conference West Division sweep of the ...

Concord invades Glenville on HOF weekend

GLENVILLE — The home opener for first-year Glenville State College head coach Mike Kellar is set for noon Saturday inside Morris Stadium versus fellow Mountain East Conference program Concord. The Mountain Lions (0-2, 0-2) of head coach Paul Price are coming off a lopsided 52-14 home setback ...

Frontier aces St. Marys

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier High recorded a rare 3-of-a-kind on the volleyball court. The Cougars swept three by the identical score of 25-7 in each set against St. Marys High Wednesday night at Hank Morus Gymnasium. “I don’t think it’s ever been all the same (score),” said veteran ...

GAMEDAY: An MSAC Showdown

PARKERSBURG — Something will have to give come 7:30 p.m. Friday inside the University of Charleston Stadium at Laidley Field when visiting Parkersburg collides with Capital. The two Mountain State Athletic Conference members enter the fray with identical 2-1 records and are in a four-way ...

GAMEDAY: Wirt County begins tough stretch Friday night

PARKERSBURG — Three measly points. These are the only factors keeping Wirt County from a 3-0 record heading into Week 4 of the regular season. Jason Hickman’s squad responded well to a close season-opening loss to Calhoun County with two straight wins. Blowouts over Paden City and ...

GAMEDAY: South out to continue hot start vs. Tigers

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg South Patriots are off to a hot start, and a win against Princeton puts them at 4-0 for the first time in 15 years. After the Patriots dispatched of the Athens Bulldogs in a 42-20 romp, they turned their sights to a Princeton team aiming for revenge. Last year, ...

GAMEDAY: Williamstown, Ravenswood open LKC seasons

WILLIAMSTOWN— Allowing nearly 300 yards and 34 points to the defending single-A title winners in Wheeling Central in the opening week of the 2019 season, the Williamstown Yellowjackets defense has looked like its usual self in the past two weeks. The unit is playing fast, controlling the line ...

GAMEDAY: Prep Football Roundup

ST. MARYS AT RITCHIE COUNTY Game time: 7 p.m. Friday Last year’s result: Ritchie County 24, St. Marys 21 St. Marys (2-0) results: d. Roane County, 31-13; d. Scott, 34-7 Ritchie County (2-0) results: d. Tyler Consolidated, 58-20; d. Parkersburg Catholic, 50-13 Key St. Marys ...

Rebels sweep South tri

In the final set of the evening, the Rebels used a Kayla Holbrook kill, a PSHS attack error and then an ace from libero Ashley Davis to take a 3-0 lead they never relinquished. PSHS, now 5-6-2 with a match Thursday at Wheeling Park, also made a pair of early service errors and trailed 6-3 ...

Williamstown boys run past Red Devils

WILLIAMSTOWN — After the Williamstown Yellowjackets got off to a slow start in 2019, they continue to pick up steam as the postseason approaches in the next few weeks. The ‘Jacket boys welcomed Ravenswood in a Tuesday night showdown and won, 5-1. A balanced attack featuring goals from five ...

Big Reds blanked

PARKERSBURG — After a hard lesson from one of Class AAA’s best in the Wheeling Park Patriots, the Parkersburg Big Reds need to go back to the drawing board. The Patriots shut out Brad Morris’ squad and found the back of the net six times in a 6-0 victory Monday night at Stadium ...