High School Sports Roundup
St. Marys wins own Invite
ST. MARYS — The Blue Devils of head coach Jay D. Smith nipped the Parkersburg South junior varsity squad 136-131.5 to capture the sixth annual St. Marys Alumni Championships here Saturday.
St. Marys received a pair of titles thanks to 145-pounder Wiley Houser notching a 16-0 technical fall against Roane County’s Ryan Conley along with 160-pounder Brennan Boron scoring a 10-2 major decision against Ravenswood’s Clay Tanner.
PSHS, which finished ahead of third-place Doddridge County (127.5), received a pair of titles from 106-pounder Brent Bosley and 113-pounder Ryan Martin, who had a 17-2 technical fall against Roane County’s Sam Richards. Bosley pinned Doddridge County’s Dawson Pumphrey.
The Bulldogs had titles at 120 by Riley Currane (7-3 decision versus Ravenswood’s Ethan Tanner), 138-pounder Reese Burnside, who needed overtime to hand Red Devil Cody Smith a 10-8 setback, along with Dylan Knight taking the 152-pound title via a 14-6 major decision against Trenton Huffman of Tyler Consolidated.
Thanks to James Stillwagoner at 195 and heavyweight Mikey Hamrick, Magnolia had two top of the podium finishers. Hamrick pinned Cameron’s Gunnar Bryan and Stillwagoner did the same to Elkins’ Nicholas Barrickman.
Ravenswood’s Joe Chambers won the 132-pound title via a 15-0 technical fall against South’s Kyle Wheeler.
The only other local champ came at 220 where Fort Frye’s Thomas Lenhart topped St. Marys’ Cody Houser, 7-4. Cadet Frank Baker was runner-up at 170 after losing via fall to Cameron’s Ian Bush. Bulldog Joseph Powers was pinned in his 126-pound finale by Cameron’s Payton Neely. In the 182-pound title match, Poca’s Dillon Taylor edged Huntington’s Quran Misner, 5-4.
Helping the host Blue Devils to the team crown were a trio of consolation finals victors in Lucas Lipscomb (138), Clayton Gray (195) and heavyweight Marshall Norman.
PHS’ Best, Inboden claim crowns
FAIRMONT — Parkersburg High School, which got individual titles from 152-pounder Noah Inboden and 160-pounder John Martin Best, finished third as a team at the Winner’s Choice.
Inboden secured his crown via an 8-3 decision versus Hunter Dodson of Spring Mills. Best doubled up Luca Augustine of Waynesburg, 2-1.
The Big Reds of head coach Matt Littleton also had a runner-up effort from 120-pounder Garret Donahue, who lost a tough 6-5 decision to Oak Glen’s Ashby West.
PHS also got a fourth-place finish at 182 from Chace Mathess along with a fifth-place showing from 145-pounder Ayden Edwards.
Ritchie County 113-pounder Brady Layman was the only other area grappler to reach the finals. However, the Rebel fell via an 11-1 major decision to Spring Mills’ Michael Dolan.
The Rebels also had a pair of eighth-place finishes thanks to Kodi Camp at 120 and Kaleb Kovacs at 170.
Clay County had a trio of top eight finishers thanks to heavyweight Colton Casto (fifth), 220-pounder Noah Casto (sixth) and 182-pounder Riley Perkins (sixth).
Waynesburg (295.5) ran away with the team title. Fairmont Senior took runner-up and finished just ahead of the Big Reds, 167-156.5.
South goes 2-1
ONA — Shaun Smith’s Parkersburg South wrestling squad went 2-1 here Saturday at Cabell Midland’s quad.
The Patriots defeated the hosts, 57-12, and knocked off Johnson Central (46-24), but were upended by Point Pleasant, 32-27.
Patriot 113-pounder Nathan Ford led the way with a 3-0 record and a trio of mat slappers.
PSHS also had 3-0 efforts from Gavin Quiocho at 145, Brayden Roberts (152/160) and Braxton Amos (220/285).
Parkersburg Catholic 64, Wirt County 42
PARKERSBURG — Rob Strcula’s Crusaders bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 64-42 home win over Wirt County Saturday afternoon.
Four Catholic players scored in double digits as the visiting Tigers made it a game until the fourth quarter.
Wirt trailed by just six, 41-35, entering the final period. Catholic then outscored its guests 23-7 to close out its sixth W of the season.
Pat Copen led the way for the Crusaders with 19 points. Kyler Carper tallied a team-high 12 for the Tigers.
Webster 83, Gilmer 44
GLENVILLE — Webster County turned a 6-4 lead after one into an 83-44 blowout win here Saturday afternoon versus host Gilmer County.
Rye Gadd poured in a game-high 27 points for the 6-2 Highlanders, who also received 16 markers from William Lewis and 10 more by Kyan Gillespie.
The 4-6 Titans, who play Friday at Roane, were led in scoring by Josh Lipscomb with nine, Jagger Furr with eight and Ean Hamric with seven.
Marietta 45, Meigs 43
POMEROY, Ohio — Markie Duckworth knocked down two free-throws with 16 seconds left as Marietta escaped Meigs with a 45-43 victory Saturday.
Duckworth and teammate Jackson scored a game-high 15 points each as the Tigers won their seventh straight game to improve to 7-4.
Marietta, which plays host to rival Warren Tuesday, also got seven points from Tony Munos and five from Adrian Avendano.
The Tigers led 19-8 after a quarter, but Meigs cut it to 25-18 by halftime and tied it at 35-all going to the fourth quarter. Marietta outscored the Marauders 10-8 over the final eight minutes, capped by Duckworth’s foul shots.
Fort Frye 51, Frontier 50
BEVERLY — A free-throw by Zane Wallace with 2.2 seconds to play proved to be the game-winner as the Fort Frye Cadets overcame an 11-point fourth quarter deficit to down the Frontier Cougars 51-50 in a thriller Saturday night in New Matamoras.
Wallace grabbed the rebound when Luke Huffman’s 3-pointer was short and drew a foul to set up the game winning free-throw.
After missing the first foul shot, Wallace connected on the second to give the Cadets their first lead since the opening minutes of the game.
Tanner Bills’ desperation shot from three quarters court bounced off the rim as the buzzer sounded to secure the Cadets their ninth victory of the season in 10 tries.
Brady Schilling paced the winners with 22 points and 11 rebounds while Huffman, Zane Wallace and Kelton Fogle added nine apiece.
The Cougars (7-2) got double-double’s from Logan Brookover with 16 points and 10 boards as well as Kyle Daugherty who finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Brookover scored his 1,000th point in the opening minute of the game.
Cross Lanes Christian 82, Wood County Christian 42
CROSS LANES — Stevie Hicks had 17 points and Ethan Hicks added 16 more on Saturday as host Cross Lanes Christian cruised past Wood County Christian, 82-42.
WCC, now 3-12 with a home game at 7 p.m. Tuesday versus Athens, was led by Max Crum’s 10 points and Ryder Davis’ nine rebounds.
Logan 63, Parkersburg South 57
LOGAN, Ohio — Parkersburg South was unable to hold a four-point lead going into the final eight minutes here Saturday night as host Logan rallied for a 63-57 victory.
The 2-8 Patriots, who play host Tuesday to rival Parkersburg, had a trio of double-digit scorers in Makenna Winans (17), Erin Williams (15) and Skylar Bosley (11). Rylee Harner tallied eight counters for the Patriots.
Parkersburg Catholic 79, Wirt County 22
PARKERSBURG — Aaliyah Brunny led the way Saturday afternoon for host Parkersburg Catholic with a game-high 17 points as the Crusaderettes easily improved to 9-0 following a 79-22 romp of Wirt County.
PCHS, which heads Monday to Ravenswood, also had double figure point-production from Madeline Huffman (12), Paige Stotts (11) and Jenna Boice (10).
The 1-8 Tigers were led by Emma Wyer’s eight counters.
Ritchie 45, St. Marys 41
ELLENBORO — Rebekah Ruppert bucketed a game-high 14 points while teammates Oliva Cress and Ashley Davis netted 12 apiece to help lift host Ritchie County to a 45-41 victory versus St. Marys here Saturday night.
The 5-2 Blue Devils, who play host Monday to Wirt County, led 20-19 at intermission but was outscored 12-6 in the third quarter. Kylie Wright led the visitors with 11 points.
Ritchie (7-5) returns to action Tuesday when Parkersburg Catholic invades.
Wood County Christian 39, Cross Lanes Christian 37
CROSS LANES — Wood County Christian used a 24-12 advantage in the middle two quarters on Saturday to secure a 39-37 road win at Cross Lanes Christian.
The 7-4 Wildcats, who play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Elk Valley Christian, were paced in scoring by Sarah Michael’s 16 points and Stella Dunn’s baker’s dozen.
Karis Shannon’s game-high 18 points weren’t enough for the hosts.
Magnolia 41, Linsly 39
NEW MARTINSVILLE — Kyndra Pilant scored a career-high 34 points to carry Magnolia past Linsly 41-39 Saturday.
Pilant made 14 buckets, including one 3-pointer, and was 5 for 5 at the free-throw line.
The Blue Eagles (5-8) trailed 29-21 at halftime but limited Linsly to five points each in the third and fourth quarter.
Magnolia is back action Wednesday at Shadyside.