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Marietta MS golfers capture title

BELPRE — Marietta took the honors of first place at the Wood County Middle School golf championship Wednesday at Oxbow Golf and Country Club with a combined team effort of 388. Parkersburg Catholic finished the course as the runners-up in the championship and also ended the 2018 golf ...

Game Day: PHS, GW don’t want to tally a loss this week

PARKERSBURG — It’s not make or break time just yet, but neither George Washington nor host Parkersburg High School are wanting to suffer a loss this week on the gridiron. The 3-3 Patriots of head coach Steve Edwards are coming to town for a 7:30 p.m. Mountain State Athletic Conference ...

PHS, GW don’t want to tally a loss this week

PARKERSBURG — It’s not make or break time just yet, but neither George Washington nor host Parkersburg High School are wanting to suffer a loss this week on the gridiron. The 3-3 Patriots of head coach Steve Edwards are coming to town for a 7:30 p.m. Mountain State Athletic Conference ...

Game Day: Which team blinks first in Knights vs. Yellowjackets? 

WILLIAMSTOWN — Something has to give when two of the hottest teams in Class A meet at 7 p.m. Friday night. Eighth-ranked Williamstown (5-1) hosts 18th-ranked Tyler Consolidated (3-2) as winners of five in a row, while the Silver Knights tasted victory the past three weeks after an 0-2 ...

Which team blinks first in Knights vs. Yellowjackets? 

WILLIAMSTOWN — Something has to give when two of the hottest teams in Class A meet at 7 p.m. Friday night. Eighth-ranked Williamstown (5-1) hosts 18th-ranked Tyler Consolidated (3-2) as winners of five in a row, while the Silver Knights tasted victory the past three weeks after an 0-2 ...

Game Day: Patriots eyeing third straight win vs. Brooke

PARKERSBURG — Fresh off a bye week, Parkersburg South’s football team resumes its season in search of a third straight win against visiting Brooke at 7 p.m. Friday inside the Erickson All-Sports Facility. Fresh may not be the best word to use after talking to Mike Eddy however. “I ...

Tigers play host to River View at Don Drumm

MARIETTA — River View head coach Mike Hemming has watched his program win more games through six weeks this season than it had the previous five seasons combined. The Black Bears are off to a 4-2 start heading into this Friday’s game against Marietta. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at ...

Game Day: Tigers play host to River View at Don Drumm

MARIETTA — River View head coach Mike Hemming has watched his program win more games through six weeks this season than it had the previous five seasons combined. The Black Bears are off to a 4-2 start heading into this Friday’s game against Marietta. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at ...

Patriots eyeing third straight win vs. Brooke

PARKERSBURG — Fresh off a bye week, Parkersburg South’s football team resumes its season in search of a third straight win against visiting Brooke at 7 p.m. Friday inside the Erickson All-Sports Facility. Fresh may not be the best word to use after talking to Mike Eddy however. “I think ...

Prep Football Roundup

GILMER COUNTY AT DODDRIDGE COUNTY Game time: 7 p.m. Friday Last year’s result: Doddridge County 38, Gilmer County 6 Gilmer County (2-3) results: lost to Clay County, 53-14; lost to Richwood, 37-0; d. Wirt County, 20-14; lost to Parkersburg Catholic, 44-7; d. Hundred, ...

Middle School cross country county champions crowned

MINERAL WELLS—The Wood County Middle School Cross Country championships took place Tuesday afternoon at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Mineral Wells. Runners were met with damp conditions and occasional passing rain, but Blennerhassett’s Brody Cochran managed to overcome the conditions first ...

Wheeling Park boys shut down Parkersburg, 3-0

PARKERSBURG — Zach Calvert worked a clean slate here Tuesday evening at Stadium Field and No. 5 Wheeling Park left town with a 3-0 boys soccer victory against No. 10 Parkersburg. Just three seconds into the fourth minute, Patriot head man Mario Julian’s club took the lead for good when ...

Yellowjackets down Class A champs during home tri

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown beat Philip Barbour on the road last week and had the visiting Colts on the ropes in the opening set of Monday night’s triangular volleyball meet before being swept 25-21 and 25-23. “We just kind of lost our focus,” said Yellowjackets head coach Rachelle ...

Warren rallies to defeat Crooksville, 20-14

VINCENT — Brandon Simoniette rolled right and didn’t stop until he reached paydirt. The Warren senior quarterback’s 33-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter proved to be the game-winner as the Warriors rallied to defeat visiting Crooksville, 20-14, in prep football action ...

Top 25 College Football Roundup

NO. 3 CLEMSON 27, SYRACUSE 23 CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — With new starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence knocked out of the game, Travis Etienne scored on a 2-yard run with 41 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to give No. 3 Clemson a 27-23 victory over Syracuse on Saturday. Etienne had ...

PHS wins epic battle: Big Reds use last-second miracle play to take down Park

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg coach Mike Byus said they practice the hook and lateral every Thursday. Practice makes perfect. After Wheeling Park completed a valiant comeback to take its first lead with 56 seconds left, Parkersburg stunned the Patriots in the final seconds with a perfectly ...

Crusaders victorious

PARKERSBURG — Ty Sturm and Jeb Boice ran wild here Saturday evening at Stadium Field as No. 7 Parkersburg Catholic improved to 6-0 for the first time since 2004 following a 56-24 victory against Valley (Wetzel). Sturm, who finished with 11 rushes and a game-high 281 yards, raced to paydirt ...

Williamstown tops St. Marys for 5th straight win

WILLIAMSTOWN — St. Marys scored a late touchdown on a running clock in the fourth quarter here Friday night, but No. 8 Williamstown put on a dominating performance as the Yellowjackets improved to 5-1 with a 48-14 victory. The Blue Devils led 7-6 early in the second quarter when Anthony ...

South girls win OVAC 5A title

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — The seniors on the Parkersburg South girls’ soccer team had never beaten their fellow Class AAA foe University High on the soccer field in their four years. However, that all changed within a two-hour time span Saturday afternoon on the artificial pitch inside Red ...

Belpre rolls for 41-8 win over Federal Hocking

BELRPE — A contest turned into no contest quickly as Belpre scored three touchdowns on three plays in as many first-quarter possessions Friday night to roll over visiting Federal Hocking 41-8 for the Golden Eagles’ fourth straight victory while the Lancers dropped to 0-5 on the ...