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Belpre’s Fullerton having XC super season

WILLIAMSTOWN — Belpre cross country sophomore Eli Fullerton has really got it going this season. This fall, Fullerton has won two major cross country events, with one being last Saturday’s inaugural Belpre Invitational at Civitan Park, in which he claimed the top spot over his friendly ...

Thompson strikes new role on soccer pitch

PARKERSBURG — Sophie Thompson arrived to the pitch her senior year as a returning all-state keeper for the Big Reds. Thompson, a four-year veteran of the soccer program, finds herself in the midst of her final season wearing the red and white jersey for The School of Champions. She has ...

Warren sweeps home tri

VINCENT — Warren senior setter Victoria Lewis surpassed the 1,000 career assist mark here Saturday afternoon as the host Warriors swept a home volleyball triangular versus Parkersburg Catholic and Ironton. The Warriors (10-4) concluded the day by topping the Crusaderettes 26-24 and 25-10. ...

Wildcats win homecoming soccer match

WILLIAMSTOWN — Wood County Christian 4enjoyed some homecoming fireworks on the pitch. The Wildcat booters exploded for seven goals en route to a 7-1 triumph over visiting St. Marys High in prep soccer action Saturday afternoon. “The guys did a good job of controlling the game,” said ...

Patriot girls’ soccer a complete No. 1 team

PARKERSBURG — Riley Pigott had no idea the ramifications her 79th-minute game-winning goal against No. 5 Ripley Sept. 13 would have for then No. 2 Parkersburg South. Her rebound shot off an initial attempt blocked by a Ripley player crossed the field and in to the scoring box for the 2-1 ...

Parkersburg Big Reds pull away from Marietta Tigers, 41-28

MARIETTA — In a game that saw 12 offensive plays from scrimmage go for at least 25 yards, it was a defensive play that may well have been the difference in Friday night’s showdown between visiting Parkersburg and host Marietta at Don Drumm Stadium. Jeremy Walls’ 87-yard interception ...

All America(n)

ELLENBORO — Michael Chandler’s fumble recovery following a sack by Doddridge County teammates Connor Cunningham and Josh Ashcraft allowed the visiting Bulldogs to go into the victory formation here Friday night as the West Union gang handed host Ritchie County a 41-12 setback inside Chuck ...

Fort Frye dominates Monroe Central, improves to 4-0

BEVERLY — Fort Fyre was raring to go. After a rare week off from the high school football wars, the Eric Huck-coached Cadets returned to action Friday night and defeated visiting Monroe Central, 53-0, in a Pioneer Valley Conference matchup. FFHS, No. 2 in the Ohio Division VI, Region 23 ...

South grid team conquers JM Monarchs

MOUNDSVILLE — Deja vu all over again. Six days after a beatdown at Bellaire, things got no better for John Marshall on Friday night at Monarch Stadium. The homestanding and banged-up Monarchs ran into their second straight buzz-saw, this one in the form of Parkersburg South. The Wood ...

Golden Eagles soar past the Tornadoes in offensive game

BELPRE — After a wild and wooly first half, host Belpre settled down in the last 24 minutes in outdoing Southern as the Golden Eagles knocked the Tornadoes from the unbeaten ranks Friday night with a 55-41 win, pushing Belpre over the .500 mark at 3-2. The scoring started early with ...

High School Football Roundup

Ripley 42, Brooke 14 RIPLEY — Ripley held visiting Brooke to minus-8 rushing yards en route to a 42-14 win Friday. The Vikings (4-1) accumulated 386 yards on 59 carries, led by RJ Evans’ 174 yards on 26 carries. Evans scored on a career-high five touchdown runs of 4, 5, 12, 12 and 17 ...

Big Reds’ Kendal Domenick goes off

PARKERSBURG — 18-0. Wow! Freshman Kendal Domenick scored five first-half goals, including the game’s first three in the initial 12 minutes of play, to spur host Parkersburg High on to a resounding 18-0 girls soccer win over South Charleston Thursday night at Stadium Field. The victory ...

Belpre blanks the visiting Ravenswood

BELPRE — Belpre High was goal-driven. The Golden Eagle booters put a half dozen balls into the back of the net en route to a 6-0 blanking of Ravenswood High in prep soccer action Thursday night at Ralph Holder Stadium. “We’re pretty excited,” said BHS head coach Mike Matheny. “I ...

Five-set thriller for Williamstown and Ritchie County

WILLIAMSTOWN — Kayla Bauman and Brittney Hooper had season-highs of 15 kills apiece here Thursday night as Williamstown used a balanced hitting attack and proved to be a tad more consistent during a five-set Little Kanawha Conference West Division volleyball victory versus Ritchie ...

Red Devils repeat as LKC Golf champions

Staff Report ELIZABETH — Ravenswood repeated as Little Kanawha Conference golf champions Wednesday at Mingo Bottom Golf Club, besting runner-up Roane County by four strokes. Led by Ciah Kennedy’s 77, Gavin Fox’s 81 and Devin Raines’ 84, the Red Devils posted a team score of 342. The ...

Parkersburg, Marietta meet Friday

MARIETTA — Perhaps the third time will be the charm for Marietta High School head football coach Jason Schob. After starting off 2-0, the Tigers have dropped consecutive games to West Virginia opponents and now welcome in Mountain State Athletic Conference member Parkersburg High and ...

Patriots visit John Marshall

GLEN DALE — John Marshall will be bringing a 3-1 record to its home field Friday as it prepares to take on Parkersburg South at 7 p.m. The school from Glen Dale began its 2018 season with three straight wins leaving its mark against University 35-28, taking a narrow victory against ...

’Jackets look to keep rolling vs. Buffalo

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown High is expected to be a prohibitive favorite when it plays the Buffalo Bison at 7 p.m. Friday at the new Buffalo Stadium. The Terry Smith-coached Yellowjackets, 11-ranked in Class A with a 3-1 overall record, has won three straight since falling 33-0 to ...

Belpre could go 3-2, but Southern in way

BELPRE — While Belpre likes to mainly run the ball, the Golden Eagles’ football foe this Friday will be visiting pass-happy Southern as the two teams clash at 7:30 p.m. at Ralph Holder Stadium. In winning its second straight game last week with a 41-22 decision over host Wahama, Belpre ...

Prep Football Roundup

PARKERSBURG CATHOLIC at GILMER COUNTY Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday 2017 result: Gilmer 1, PCHS 0 PCHS (4-0) results: d. Paden City, 47-14; d. Ritchie, 32-28; d. South Harrison, 36-21; d. Wirt, 38-8 GCHS (1-3) results: lost to Clay, 53-14; lost to Richwood, 37-0; d. Wirt, 20-14 Key PCHS ...