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PHS girls roll in sectional vs. Hurricane

PARKERSBURG — Two-time defending state champion Parkersburg High School appeared to have its hands full with visiting Hurricane in a Class AAAA Region IV, Section II semifinal Wednesday night inside the PHS Memorial Fieldhouse. But then the second quarter began … once the Big Reds ...

South girls clamp down on St. Albans in Sectional

PARKERSBURG — Makalah Williams’ top of the key trifecta opened the scoring here Wednesday night inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center and host Parkersburg South never trailed as the Patriots cruised past St. Albans, 49-24, in a Class AAAA, Region IV, Section 2 semifinal. Rylee Harner ...

ALBRIGHT: Ravenswood’s Hunt rises to the occasion

Give it up for Ravenswood point guard Annie Hunt. Commend her in any way you choose, it really doesn’t matter. Perhaps, deliver her a round of applause. Or throw your hands in the air and wave them around like you just don’t care. Maybe, whip your head back and forth, whip your head back ...

‘Jackets roll against Wirt in sectional semifinal win

WILLIAMSTOWN — After getting off to a bit of a sluggish start in Wednesday evening’s Class AA, Region I, Section 2 semifinal against visiting Wirt County, the Williamstown Yellowjackets recovered in a big way as they rolled to an 83-44 win over the Tigers. The ‘Jackets missed their first ...

‘Jackets win LKC again

GLENVILLE — In a battle of top-five ranked Class AA programs here Monday night at the Waco Center, No. 1 Williamstown held fourth-rated Clay County to its season low in points as the Yellowjackets prevailed 55-44 to capture back-to-back Little Kanawha Conference championship games. Tanner ...

Patriots roll to team title, advance all 14 wrestlers to state

PARKERSBURG — The quest for a seventh consecutive Class AAA state championship for the Parkersburg South Patriots got underway, as 14 grapplers punched their tickets to Charleston, during Saturday’s Region IV championships from Parkersburg High’s Memorial Fieldhouse. Ten of those ...

Jackson edges Edison to win MS county title

PARKERSBURG — The future of wrestling in the area is in good hands, as the 2021 Wood County Middle School Wrestling championships directly followed high school regional competition at Parkersburg High School’s Memorial Fieldhouse. This was day two of the middle school tournament, since ...

South boys sweep PHS

PARKERSBURG — Jake Hogsett went off for a career-high 30 points and host Parkersburg South used a key run in the fourth quarter here Friday night inside Rod Oldham Athletic Center to sweep the season series from rival Parkersburg via a 61-53 triumph. The 4-6 Big Reds, who had a three-game ...

BENNETT: Catching up with Braxton Amos

I had a more than interesting catch-up conversation earlier this week with Wisconsin’s Braxton Amos, who last weekend finished runner-up in Greco-Roman at 97 kg to G’Angelo Hancock at the United State Olympic Team Trials. Many subjects were broached, but suffice it to say Mr. Amos ...

News and Sentinel Races put on hold for ‘21

Facing another summer in which the safety of mass gatherings and athletic events is still in question amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Parkersburg News and Sentinel representatives are postponing the return of the News and Sentinel Half Marathon, Two-Mile Race and accompanying children’s events ...

Big Reds get back to .500 with win vs. Black Eagles

PARKERSBURG — Riley Hilling never met a shot she wasn’t willing to take … not one. “Usually when there is a foot or two in front of me, I will take it, but obviously if someone else is open I will kick it to them,” she said. So, as the ball rested in her hands with Parkersburg ...

Regional wrestling action set to begin Saturday at PHS

PARKERSBURG — Upsets in sports go hand-in-hand and there’s likely to be plenty this weekend as regional wrestling tournaments get underway throughout the Mountain State both today and Saturday. Starting at 11 a.m. Saturday inside Parkersburg’s Memorial Fieldhouse, the Big Reds of head ...

River jumps on Frontier early in 7-2 victory

NEW MATAMORAS — Elijah Wayt tossed 4 1-3 innings of no-hit ball on a rainy Thursday evening to help lift visiting River to a 7-2 victory versus Frontier. The 3-3 Cougars of skipper Kurt Satterfield, who return to action at 3 p.m. Saturday at Shadyside, didn’t record their first hit until a ...

Prep Basketball Roundup

BOYS LKC 15th Calhoun County 48, Parkersburg Catholic 43 MT. ZION — It took longer than anyone wanted, but first-year Calhoun County head coach Marcus Davis picked up victory number one as the Red Devils outlasted visiting Parkersburg Catholic, 48-43, here Thursday night to secure 15th ...

Parkersburg South boys pick up sixth win in seven games

PARKERSBURG — Caleb Schaffer scored five straight points in the fourth quarter here Wednesday night inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center to give host Parkersburg South the lead for good and the Patriots rallied to win for the sixth time in seven games following a 54-48 triumph versus Spring ...

Fort Frye’s Nic Hart named to All-Ohio second team in basketball

PARKERSBURG — In a Jan. 21 boys basketball showdown between Fort Frye and Morgan in Beverly, a pair of local hoops standouts got to put their talents on full display. Fort Frye’s Nic Hart put together a 20-point, 11-rebound double-double while Morgan’s Carver Myers produced 19 points, ...

Patriots fall to Wheeling Park, 74-55

PARKERSBURG —When it mattered most, Class AAAA’s No. 3 Wheeling Park Patriots showed why that ranking mattered. However, Parkersburg South did its best to make the visitors as uncomfortable as possible during Tuesday night’s 74-55 WP victory from the Rod Oldham Athletic ...

Williamstown routs St. Marys boys, 64-41

WILLIAMSTOWN — Big man Kent Wigal drained a corner 3 before the break to give Williamstown a lift and the host Yellowjackets clamped down defensively after intermission here Tuesday night en route to a 64-41 Little Kanawha Conference victory versus rival St. Marys in a battle of top-five ...

Prep Basketball Roundup

BOYS BASKETBALL Wirt County 69, Wahama 36 ELIZABETH — Wirt County cruised to a 69-36 win over Wahama Tuesday. The Tigers, who improved to 5-9, got a game-high 24 points from Nathan Murray plus 10 each from Deshawn Middleton and Dylan Lowe. Wahama was paced by Sawyer VanMatre’s 14 ...