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PHS loses wild one

MORGANTOWN — Morgantown seniors Ty Konchesky and Nick Malone go way back. In fact, they go so far back that Konchesky can barely remember how they met. “We’ve been best friends before I can even get into my head,” Konchesky said. “I can’t even think back that far.” Now, their ...

Central too much for Williamstown in 33-0 setback

WILLIAMSTOWN — Defending Class A state champion Wheeling Central and head coach Mike Young opened its season in stride here Thursday night as the Maroon Knights blanked host Williamstown, 33-0. The Yellowjackets missed a couple of big-play opportunities in the first half and the two-headed ...

Broughton Invitational cross country race Saturday

MARIETTA — Fort Frye senior Justin Anderson and Williamstown sophomore Ella Hesson each will be seeking to repeat as a 5K winner at Saturday’s scheduled 19th annual Elizabeth S. Broughton Memorial Cross Country Invitational at the Broughton Nature & Wildlife Area in Marietta. All the ...

PHS bests South, Marietta in tri

VIENNA — Garrett Ballway turned in a 4-over-par 40 here Wednesday evening on the front nine at the Parkersburg Country Club to win medalist honors as host Parkersburg topped rival Parkersburg South and Marietta in a triangular golf match. Parkersburg South No. 1 golfer Zach Redmon challenged ...

Milestone win for Marietta boys soccer

DEVOLA — History was made at Jerry Brock Field Tuesday night. The Marietta High boys’ soccer program notched a milestone 400th win when the Tigers blanked Dover High, 3-0, in a season opening and East Central Ohio League match. “I was here for 100, 200, 300, and now 400,” said MHS ...

Pigskin Preview coming soon!

Golf and cross country are well underway around the Mountain State; however, the official start of the high school fall sports season comes Thursday evening. Friday night lights spark on a day early as the gridiron season opens for business around West Virginia. Wood County fans won’t have ...

Belpre falls

BELPRE — Fort Frye has gotten off to a good start on the volleyball court. After sweeping Morgan in its season and home opener Saturday, FFHS (2-0) went on the road Monday and did the same to Belpre, 25-10, 25-12, and 25-15. “It’s awesome to me to see them grow and how far we’ve ...

Eighth win for Kogo

PARKERSBURG — The News and Sentinel Half Marathon has been held 32 times. Following another dominating effort on Saturday morning, 25 percent of those titles belong to Kenyan Julius Kogo. Kogo, who is now 32, ran the 13.1-mile course in a victorious time of 1 hour and 4 minutes flat to ...

Meringor wins 1st women’s Half

PARKERSBURG — Delvine Meringor started out in a pack of five and finished all alone at the finish line. The 26-year-old runner from Kenya claimed Saturday’s 32nd Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon in the women’s division in a winning time of 1 hour, 10.12 minutes. “This is ...

Ex-half champ Alene Reta is top American finisher

PARKERSBURG — Longtime fans of The News and Sentinel Half Marathon may have noticed an old familiar face competing on Saturday morning. The 32nd running of the 13.1-mile race had some tough competition, but the honors for top American went to Alene Reta. Reta, who won the local race here ...

Former Cadet 1st American woman

PARKERSBURG — Sarah Biehl signed up late for Saturday’s 32nd annual Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon. But the former Fort Frye High and Shawnee State University running standout still was the first American woman to cross the finish line in a clocking of 1 hour, 20.34 minutes. ...

Barker wins two-mile title

PARKERSBURG — With the finish line in site, Scott Barker’s smile widened and his pace quickened as he realized his quest to win the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Two-Mile Race was coming to fruition. Barker, 19, a freshman at Davis & Elkins, sprinted to the finish line with a winning ...

PHS junior wins women’s two-mile

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High School junior Madison Trippett ran her first Parkersburg News & Sentinel Two-Mile Race when she was 10. On Saturday morning, the 16-year-old finally experienced the feeling of crossing the finish line first with a time of 11:22 - almost 40 seconds faster ...

Sharon Marks wins women’s Half Marathon walk

PARKERSBURG — One of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon’s own was the winner of the women’s half marathon race-walk event Saturday morning. Sharon Marks, who has been one of the race directors for 22 years now, “used to run the half marathon all the time. But it’s got ...

Stough wins 2nd race-walk

PARKERSBURG — For Lee Stough, he’s competed in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon race-walk four times and now has won it twice after Saturday’s victory. His first Parkersburg half marathon race-walk win occurred in 2015. “That was my last time here,” said Stough. ...

Mountaineers prepped and ready for Vols

MORGANTOWN – No. 20 (Coaches Poll) West Virginia University doesn’t take on SEC member Tennessee for another 13 days. But, that doesn’t mean that head coach Dana Holgorsen and his staff haven’t been busy getting the Mountaineers ready for the 3:30 p.m. showdown with the Volunteers ...

GSC’s Twine expects solid campaign

GLENVILLE — Known simply as “Tay” to most everyone, Glenville State College defensive back Quintavius Twine is hoping to make the best of his final campaign for the Pioneers of head coach Eric Smith. After heading to Eastern Kentucky following graduation from Rockmart High School in ...

Dowler makes eventful return to Grand American competition

PARKERSBURG — Trapshooting is definitely in JW Dowler’s blood, but it took a near life threatening experience for the current Belpre resident and 2003 Parkersburg High School graduate to get back into the sport on the national stage. The week before last, the ex-Big Red made the trek to ...

Taylor-made

PARKERSBURG — Charley Taylor had a pretty productive offensive outing. The Parkersburg South senior striker scored two goals and had two assists as the Patriots blanked visiting Parkersburg High, 5-0, in a season opening girls’ soccer match Friday night at the Erickson All-Sports ...