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PHS ousted by No. 1 Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG — They say defense wins championships. Martinsburg is known for both its championships and its defense, and during Saturday’s Class AAA quarterfinal matchup with Parkersburg, the Bulldogs defense proved yet again how tough it is in a 49-20 victory. “Other than a few big ...

Kicking the ball

I could go into a long diatribe about the importance of field goals, especially concerning West Virginia University’s loss Saturday night at Oklahoma State where head coach Dana Holgorsen opted to not take the three points in the first half and got stuffed on fourth down, but I won’t even ...

Parkersburg, South open swim season

MORGANTOWN — The Parkersburg High swim teams opened the 2018-19 season with a solid showing Saturday at Morgantown High School’s Mohawk Invitational. The defending state champion Big Red girls were runner-up as were the PHS boys. Bridgeport High swept the team titles, winning 453-434 on ...

College Basketball Roundup

WOMEN Glenville State 122, West Liberty 105 WEST LIBERTY — Emily Stoller drained 18 of 26 field goals and erupted for a career-high 44 points here Saturday afternoon to help lead Glenville State to a 122-105 triumph against host West Liberty in the Mountain East Conference opener for ...

High School Football Playoff roundup

AAA: Capital 48, Hedgesville 14 Kerry Martin Jr. threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score as Capital topped visiting Hedgesville 48-14 in the Class AAA quarterfinals at University of Charleston Stadium. Capital (11-1), the No. 3 seed, plays at No. 2 Spring Valley (12-0) in next ...

’Jackets on to semis

PRINCETON — No. 6 Williamstown got a strong effort in the second half from its defense and Boston Caruthers booted three field goals on a chilly Friday night here at Anne S. Hunnicutt Stadium during the Yellowjackets’ hard-fought 23-12 victory versus No. 3 Mount View in a Class A ...

Fort Frye’s defense holds strong against Tigers, 18-6

BYESVILLE, Ohio — To put it plain and simple, the Fort Frye defense dominated from the opening whistle to the final buzzer. The Cadet defense completely shut down the Shadyside running game, sacked the quarterback five times and came up with five interceptions as Fort Frye claimed its first ...

Locals named all-state

MORGANTOWN — Joe Biafora has long been a leader. The standout senior led an undefeated University squad to Beckley, where the Hawks narrowly lost to George Washington in the state soccer semifinals. His prowess as a leader — as well as his 49 goals — have been recognized by the West ...

Kirby signs with Austin Peay

PARKERSBURG — PHS forward Shay-Lee Kirby adds to her state championship accomplishment in the opening month of the 2018-19 season. The Big Reds’ senior emotional leader will net her 1,000th career-point in a red and white uniform during the opening games, she’s currently scored 940 ...

Week 12 Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Football Leaders

RUSHING Player, School Att Yds Avg TD Hunter America, Dodd. 243 2,507 10.3 40 Ty Sturm, Catholic 205 1,964 9.6 23 Jesse Collins, Belpre 207 1,689 8.2 21 Mark Rucker, Tyler 189 1,503 8.0 23 RJ Evans, Ripley 198 1,450 7.3 20 Tyler Moler, PHS 232 1,412 6.1 12 Braden Bellville, ...

WVU’s Holgorsen sounds off on Big 12

MORGANTOWN — Veteran West Virginia University head football coach has had enough and he’s calling those in charge in the Big 12 Conference out. “I think (redshirt junior) David (Long Jr.) leads the charge, clearly,” Holgorsen replied when asked about his team’s depth at linebacker. ...

Woooo! and White

CHARLESTON — Cabell Midland fell well short of defending its Class AAA championship, falling to eventual-champion Hurricane in sectional play in what has become a rugged Region IV. But it’s hard to put any of that blame on junior forward Emilie Charles. The 2017 state player of the year ...

Patriot grappler Haga signs with D-I Lehigh

PARKERSBURG—Louden Haga, a 4-time All-American wrestler and three-time 385 weight class runner up at states, signed his National Letter of Intent to Lehigh University Wednesday afternoon. “They’re one of the top division one schools and like eleventh in the nation.” said Haga. “It ...

Big Reds eye the upset of top-ranked Martinsburg

PARKERSBURG — The Class AAA machine known as Martinsburg, which is seeking a third consecutive state title for head coach Dave Walker, will welcome Parkersburg for a 1:30 p.m. Saturday quarterfinal showdown at Cobourn Field as the Bulldogs look to make the Big Reds their 40th consecutive ...

Spot in semis on the line in ’Jackets/Knights clash

WILLIAMSTOWN — A spot in the Class A semifinals is on the line when No. 6 Williamstown and No. 3 Mount View clash at 7:30 p.m. Friday inside Princeton’s Hunnicut Stadium. The winner moves on to face the victor of the concurrently played No. 7 Sherman vs. No. 2 Midland Trail matchup at ...

ALBRIGHT: Book it! South girls’ hoops headed back to Charleston

Parkersburg South girls’ basketball fell short of the ultimate goal of all Patriot teams this century— a state championship — by two wins last season. The bar established during Scott Stephens’ tenure (three state titles) remains unmoved since his departure. Third-year head coach Ed ...

Tyler Consolidated’s Josey Jones named LKC Player of the Year

PARKERSBURG — Josey Jones was an integral part of Tyler Consolidated’s volleyball team this season and the senior from the Silver Knights was honored by league coaches as the Little Kanawha Conference’s Player of the Year. The Silver Knight, who reached the Class A state title match with ...

MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: WVU creates a spark

Coming off a dramatic last second win at Texas the previous week, the major concern of WVU fans heading into last Saturday’s game against TCU was perhaps the Mountaineers would come out a bit flat and with a lack of focus. Those concerns appeared to be justified early in the afternoon, as ...