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Waterford hangs on

WATERFORD — Freshman Jarrett Armstrong tallied 10 of his game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter and host Waterford stopped a four-game slide by holding off Belpre, 54-51, in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division showdown here Friday night inside Harry Cooper Annex. The Golden Eagles ...

BENNETT: LKC boys will crown new POY

Everyone in the Mountain State continues to hold out hope a winter sports season indeed will happen. Staying on the positive side this actually will be the case means roundballs on the hardwood should start bouncing soon. I for one am more than ready to cover basketball in West Virginia, but ...

Belpre girls soar past Eastern, 61-46

BELPRE — Sydney Reynolds went for game-highs of 24 points and 14 rebounds here Thursday night for host Eastern, but the visiting Eagles weren’t able to hold a 29-20 halftime advantage as Belpre evened its record at 7-7 after rallying for a 61-46 victory to sweep the season ...

Tigers too much for Cougars in 64-47 victory

MARIETTA — The Marietta Tigers celebrated their “Senior Night” with a 64-47 win over a very young Frontier Cougar squad Thursday evening at Sutton Gymnasium. The six MHS seniors combined for all but six of the Tigers points paced by Morgan Altenburger’s 22. With both teams playing ...

ALBRIGHT: Sophie Nelson and Ritchie County girls’ basketball are a good match

Sophie Nelson’s overjoyed to be a member of the Ritchie County girls’ basketball team. Good. Good, because she’s often going to be playing in front of her aunt Missy Spangler (aka the school’s all-time leading scorer). So, there’s no pressure or anything waiting for Nelson. Instead, ...

BENNETT: Going on with life

Trying to do anything “normal” in this day and age is anything but easy. However, at least it appears there is some hope to have a winter sports season in the Mountain State. Normally at this time of the month we’re in full swing with basketball every night and lots and lots of ...

Cadets force 29 turnovers in 55-27 win

WATERFORD — Any time you can force your opponent into more turnovers than they score points you are likely to get very good results on the basketball court. Fort Frye accomplished that feat Tuesday night on the road against arch-rival Waterford as they forced 29 turnovers and rolled to a ...

Warren rolls over Alexander, 96-22

VINCENT — Joel Chevalier’s breakaway slam not quite midway through the third quarter following a steal was one of many highlights for host Warren here Tuesday night as the Division II No. 10 Warriors blitzed Alexander, 96-22. Head coach Blane Maddox’s Warriors, who improved to 7-1 with ...

Wells, Baker lead Belpre past Caldwell, 71-67

BELPRE — It was Evan Wells’ two 3-pointers early that got Belpre going, and it was his four free throws down the stretch that helped secure a 71-67 victory over Caldwell Tuesday. Wells, a senior, finished with 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists to lead the Golden Eagles to their ...

Winter coaches react to start date for practice, season

PARKERSBURG — The 2021 winter sports season is inching closer, and Governor Jim Justice’s announcement naming February 14 as the start date for practices to begin gives area teams a chance to prepare for this abbreviated season. March 3 is the start date for the season itself, but those ...

Hot start propels Golden Eagles

BELPRE — A 20-5 outburst in the opening stanza here Friday night helped propel Belpre to a 70-44 Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division triumph versus Southern. The victory for head coach Tyler Leasure’s squad snapped a three-game losing streak for the Golden Eagles, who improved to 4-6 ...

Chieftains top Tigers, 66-48

MARIETTA — Playing in just its second game of the season, Logan put on an absolute shooting clinic Friday night at Sutton Gymnasium. The Chieftans knocked down 12 of their first 16 3-point attempts as they spoiled senior night for the Marietta Tigers with a 66-48 win. Logan shot 46 ...

Belpre girls fall to Frontier, 44-23

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier has devoted their focus in practice of late to the defensive end of the court. That hard work paid off in a big way Thursday evening for the youthful Cougars as they limited visiting Belpre to just seven field goals as they rolled to a 44-23 win to notch their first ...

HOLLAND: Browns seek more than just a playoff win

Browns fans vividly remember the last time Cleveland visited the Pittsburgh Steelers for a playoff game, at least the ones who are old enough. It was January of 2003, and the Browns were playing in their first postseason since returning to the NFL in 1999. The Kelly Holcomb-quarterbacked ...

BENNETT: High school wrestling continues to wait

The best gift of 2020 from Jim Justice, the governor of West Virginia, had to be his announcement a week ago Wednesday where he came out and pushed back winter sports. “We are targeting March 1, now, to be a startup,” he said. As tough as 2020 had been on everyone, whether financially, ...

Glenville State hoops set to tip-off tonight

GLENVILLE — Finally, the Glenville State College basketball teams are ready to hit the hardwood. GSC is set to open Mountain East Conference action with a doubleheader starting at 5:30 p.m. today with the Pioneer women taking on West Virginia State with the men’s game ...

Local coaches weigh in on another delay to winter campaign

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Governor Jim Justice’s decision to push the winter sports season back to March 1 is causing more area high school teams to rethink how the season will move ahead. While the state’s COVID-19 numbers did not look promising, the initial startup date of Jan. 11 was ...