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Quiocho reigns supreme

PARKERSBURG — The 21st and 22nd four-time state champions in Mountain State history — Parkersburg South’s Gavin Quiocho and East Fairmont’s Blake Boyers — were runaway selections for the top two spots in the 37th annual Robert Dutton Award voting. However, for the fourth consecutive ...

ALBRIGHT: Crusaderettes aren’t guaranteed a spot in 2022 state title game

The Parkersburg Catholic girls basketball team faces a few hurdles going into next season. Not any problems with in-fighting or squabbles over playing time. By all accounts, those issues have never been concerns. Picture, instead, a pie chart with 11 pieces. Now, take out the chunks ...

‘Jackets cruise into AA semifinal

CHARLESTON — Baylor Haught came out hot. The Williamstown senior tallied nine of his team’s first 12 points en route to a 21-point, 12-rebound double-double to lead the Yellowjackets past Moorefield 67-32 in Tuesday’s W.Va. Class AA state quarterfinal at the Charleston Coliseum and ...

South wins again

To say Monday night’s rivalry softball game between visiting Parkersburg South and Parkersburg High School had a bit of everything in it would simply be a major understatement. When it was all said and done the Patriots held on for a 21-16 victory in a game halted by heavy rains with the Big ...

Top-seeded ‘Jackets back in Charleston

WILLIAMSTOWN — After a 14-1 regular season and a regional co-final win over St. Marys, the Williamstown Yellowjackets earned the No. 1 seed in the W.Va. Class AA state tournament. The ’Jackets begin their quest for a state championship at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday when they take on Moorefield in ...

Rebels prepare, eye first round upset of Irish

ELLENBORO — Don’t expect Ritchie County to try and get up and down the court and create an up-tempo style game against Charleston Catholic when the sixth-seeded Rebels take on the third-seeded Irish in a Class AA state tournament quarterfinal contest slated for 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. “We ...

Amos and Roberts compete at U.S. Junior World Team Trials

CORALVILLE, Iowa —Former Patriot grapplers Braxton Amos and Brayden Roberts both made an impact during this year’s United States Junior World Team Trials. On Friday, Amos (who is also a current Wisconsin RTC/Sunkist kids athlete) went 5-0 by winning via technical fall in the first period ...

Warren falls to Morgantown in OVAC semi

WHEELING, W.Va. — After a recent hot streak the Warren Warriors found themselves in the 5A Ohio Valley Athletic Conference semifinals Saturday against the top-seeded Morgantown Mohigans. Unfortunately for the Warriors they came up short in one of the better pitching duels you will see in a ...

Wyoming East tops Catholic in the Class AA state championship game

CHARLESTON — Wyoming East walked into Saturday’s Class AA state championship game inside the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center with a self-proclaimed chip on its collective shoulders. The Warriors danced out state champions. Skylar Davidson scored 23 points, pulled down eight ...

Leslie Huffman leads Crusaderettes past Williamstown

CHARLESTON — Reigning Little Kanawha Conference player of the year Leslie Huffman normally leads Parkersburg Catholic into battle. She also is the reason the Crusaderettes are playing for a state title. Huffman poured in 22 points, added 10 assists, eight rebounds and seven steals as ...

South’s mat coach Shaun Smith wins Van Meter Award

PARKERSBURG —Shaun Smith, Parkersburg South head wrestling coach and architect of the Patriots’ grappling dynasty, has another accolade to his name. The West Virginia Sports Writers Association named Smith the 2021 recipient of the Van Meter Award. Named after legendary coach Jerome Van ...

Dawson Layton lifts Fort Frye to win vs. Williamstown

WILLIAMSTOWN —Timely hitting helped Fort Frye, as key innings on the mound from Dawson Layton set the stage for a 9-4 Cadet victory over Williamstown on Friday evening. The Fort bats came alive early on, as WHS starter Chase Barkley had his hands full. In the first three innings, the Cadets ...

OVAC Bill Welker Wrestlers of the Year announced

WHEELING — Rick Welker chairs the committee of five Ohio Valley wrestling dignitaries that select the honorees. The West Virginia representatives are Dr. Dan Doyle and Ron Mauck. The Ohio representatives are Kim North and Sean Smith. Today, the committee has the extreme pleasure of ...

PGA Junior League set for Minibel

VIENNA — The PGA Junior League is set to return to The Parkersburg Country Club this summer and also will expand to include a team at Minibel Par 3 Golf Course. PCC head pro Scott Davidson said he was able to open up a public league at Minibel. “It’s basically little league golf. ...

Calhoun falls to Cameron in state semifinal

CHARLESTON — In a Class A state tournament quarterfinal against Madonna on Tuesday, the Cameron Dragons held the Blue Dons to 28 points in picking up the victory. It was a solid defensive effort, but Cameron head coach Holly Pettit said she doesn’t have a number in mind to tell the girls ...

Williamstown boys take down St. Marys, 70-58, in regional co-final

WILLIAMSTOWN — Visiting St. Marys and junior guard Grant Barnhart were able to counter-attack the Class AA top-ranked Williamstown during the first half of a Class AA, Region I co-final. But the Yellowjackets’ offense was too much for the Blue Devils after intermission thanks to senior ...

Ritchie County defeats Wirt, claims program’s first state tourney berth

ELLENBORO — Ethan Haught scored a game-high 18 points, Aiden Murphy drained a trio of 3s in the second quarter and host Ritchie County ran past Wirt County, 59-33, here Thursday night in a Class AA, Region I co-final as the Rebels advanced to the state tournament for the first time in school ...

Boys’ regional matchups see state berths on the line

WILLIAMSTOWN — It’s been more than a year since Williamstown went 24-1 and finished atop the final Associated Press Class A basketball poll and didn’t get a chance to play in the state quarterfinals versus Tug Valley. Fast forward to tonight, the top-ranked Class AA Yellowjackets (13-1) ...

Belpre names new football coach

Jimmie Bell III today was named the new head football coach at Belpre High School. The unanimous decision was made a special meeting of the board of education this morning. Bell, of Youngstown, Ohio, played at The Ohio State University under Coach John Cooper and was on the 1997 Rose Bowl ...

PHS’s Barnette, Belpre’s Fullerton make history

PARKERSBURG — After breaking respective school records at last week’s Kim Nutter Invitational in the 3200, Belpre’s Eli Fullerton and Parkersburg’s Keegan Barnette will be back at it again this Friday with hopes of a repeat in the 1600. During last Friday’s home meet at Stadium ...