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Crusaderettes’ duo honored

HUNTINGTON — A dozen years passed before Parkersburg Catholic’s girls basketball team earned the opportunity to play for the program’s tenth state title. Junior Madeline Huffman (15.7 points, 5.5 assists, 3.4 steals per game) and sophomore Aaliyah Brunny (16.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.0 ...

Parkersburg grabs second win over JM

PARKERSBURG —T.J McIntosh’s control on the mound paired well with a big third inning for the offense, as the Parkersburg Big Reds took care of the John Marshall Monarchs, 6-3 Monday. The chilly temperature at Bennett Stump Field was quite the parallel for that hot pitching performance from ...

Patriots roll Yellowjackets

WILLIAMSTOWN— The Parkersburg South Patriots rushed out to a early 10-0 lead going in the bottom of third, but the Williamstown Yellowjackets scored three to force it past three innings, but the Yellowjackts rally was ended by a Paige Adams three-run blast in the bottom the seventh with two ...

Crusaders fall to Webster County in state title game

CHARLESTON — History isn’t made very often on the hardwood, but Webster County became the first Mountain State team to go 28-0 here Saturday afternoon as the Highlanders rallied past Parkersburg Catholic in the Class A state championship game for a 47-40 victory. Dorian Groggs, who ...

Parkersburg South’s Braxton Amos named Dutton Award winner

PARKERSBURG — Olympic aspirations naturally elevate athletes onto higher planes of performance. Limits are pushed and boundaries broken on one’s rise to an elite existence. If you multiply this factor by Parkersburg South 220-pound wrestler Braxton Amos’ talent and insatiable will to ...

Webster’s Dorian Groggs named LKC Player of the Year

PARKERSBURG — Little Kanawha Conference champion Webster County landed both the player and coach of the year as top honors went to Dorian Groggs and Highlander head man Mike Gray. The Highlanders not only completed an undefeated regular season and won the school’s first LKC title, but ...

Huntington smacks Parkersburg, 12-1

PARKERSBURG — “It was the first time we faced adversity all year.” That’s what Parkersburg head coach Alan Burns said following a 12-1 home loss to Huntington on a chilly Saturday afternoon. The Big Reds dug themselves in a hole in the first inning, as Jackson Wagner only lasted 1.1 ...

South drops pair to Park

PARKERSBURG — It was a cold and windy opening day at Hank Greenberg Field Saturday as the Parkersburg South Patriots were swept in a doubleheader by the Wheeling Park Patriots. Down 3-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning of the first game, South forced it to the ninth, thanks to a Grant ...

Crusaders knock off second-seeded Wheeling Central, 61-50, in state semis

CHARLESTON — Parkersburg Catholic has no qualms about being the No. 6 seed. Head coach Rob Strcula’s Crusaders got the job done early Friday morning in the Class A state semifinals as PCHS sent defending state champion Wheeling Central and its 16-game winning streak packing following a ...

Parkersburg High bats sizzle in 16-5 win against Ripley

PARKERSBURG — One night after George Washington’s Brianna McCown hurled a one-hitter against his team, PHS head coach Jason Roberts’ lineup exploded for a 16-5 mercy-rule victory over Ripley in 4 2/3 innings. The Big Reds overcame a shaky start on the bases and in the field on the way ...

Highlanders hold on to beat Trinity, look to complete perfect season

CHARLESTON — Top-seeded Webster County used a dominating effort on the glass to help pull out a 45-42 triumph early Friday afternoon in the Class A state semifinals as the Highlanders improved to 27-0 after holding off fifth-seeded Trinity. For the first time in Little Kanawha Conference ...

GSC women win tourney opener

GLENVILLE — Glenville State extended its winning streak to 21 with a 116-92 victory over West Liberty in Friday's NCAA Division II Atlantic Region first round contest at the Waco Center. The Pioneers, now 30-2, play either California (Pa.) or Charleston at 7:30 p.m. today with a Sweet 16 ...

‘K-App’ helped Raiders make history

Kaylie Apperson Morgan High Year: senior GPA: 3.9 Favorite subject: history Sports: basketball, soccer (junior year) Hgt: 5-foot-7 Honors: All-State honoree (15.5 ppg, 5 rpg, 3 apg) College: undecided Major: early childhood education/sports management Family: Anthony and Kelly (father ...

Calhoun girls dominate Wirt County, 19-2

PARKERSBURG — There’s no substitute for experience on the softball diamond and Wirt County found that out the hard way here Thursday as the host Tigers were beaten 19-2 in four innings by Calhoun County at Godbey Field. The Red Devils of fifth-year head coach Suzanne Allen returned their ...

Parkersburg Catholic wins semifinal in state B-ball tourney

The Parkersburg Catholic High School boys basketball team has won the semifinal game this morning against Wheeling Central Catholic High School 61-50 and will play for the state Single A championship at noon Saturday. Parkersburg Catholic's Cade Ullman had 27 points, Jeb Boice had 18 and ...

Glenville State faces tough regional field

GLENVILLE — The road to the Elite 8 and victory No. 30 of the campaign begins at 5 p.m. today for head coach Kim Stephens’ Glenville State College women’s basketball team as the Pioneers are the top seed and host for the Division II Atlantic Regional being held inside the Waco ...

Cade Ullman, Parkersburg Catholic a threat at state tournament

Any time a high school basketball player scores 33 points in a single game, it’s an impressive accomplishment. To do it in the state quarterfinals with your season and high school career on the line, as Parkersburg Catholic senior Cade Ullman did against Notre Dame Wednesday, is an ...

Cade Ullman, Crusaders send home Irish early

CHARLESTON — After falling to Notre Dame twice in the regular season, Parkersburg Catholic finally found a way to beat the Irish. It couldn’t have come at a better time, as the sixth-seeded Crusaders knocked off third-seeded Notre Dame 58-56 in Wednesday’s Class A state quarterfinals ...

Cold shooting night dooms Patriots

CHARLESTON — Parkersburg South couldn’t stop the bleeding in the third quarter. Facing a tough challenge in top-seeded, unbeaten Martinsburg in Wednesday’s Class AAA state quarterfinals, the Patriots (8-17) matched the Bulldogs (26-0) basket for basket for most of the first half. A 20-0 ...