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Vikings advance over Warren in Championship

VINCENT — In may not have been the prettiest Division II sectional championship game in history but Monday afternoon’s battle between host Warren and Vinton County was a thrilling one none the less. The two teams combined to make 11 errors and in the end, the Vikings survived a tenacious ...

Red Devils win the LKC

GLENVILLE — Ravenswood had to rally to do it, but the Red Devils beat Gilmer County 11-5 in Friday’s Little Kanawha Conference championship game at Sue Morris Sports Complex. Trailing 4-2, Ravenswood scored four runs in the fourth and five more in the sixth to capture its first LKC crown ...

Fort Frye survives sectional scare, tops West M 8-5

BEVERLY — Zane Greenleaf swung a hot bat in the No. 9 spot. The Fort Frye sophomore second baseman was 3-for-3 with a triple and two runs-batted-in to lead the host Cadets to an 8-5 come-from-behind win against West Muskingum in an Ohio Division III sectional opener Saturday. “Zane, at ...

Big Reds capture Class AAA sectional title

RIPLEY — After just getting three hits Thursday in a sectional softball setback to Ripley, Parkersburg High responded here Friday night with a 15-hit barrage, led by Kacee Roberts’ two homers, as the Big Reds rolled to a 12-1 five-inning victory over the host Vikings to capture the Class ...

Sour Mash Memorial Open moved to early July

VIENNA — The date for the Sour Mash Memorial Open has been moved for the second year in a row. The 47th annual event will be held July 9 at the Parkersburg Country Club. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel was unable to confirm the reason for the change in date from last year’s Sept. 1 ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Baseball/Softball Statistical Leaders

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Leaders SOFTBALL AVERAGE .640 - Katie Osburn (Belpre) .633 - Oliva Mace (Roane) .578 - Mahayla Nichols (SM) .575 - Kendall Bowen (Rwood) .568 - Skylar Bogan (Wirt); Hannah Loy (P. City) .566 - Paige Swisher (Ripley) .554 - Kacee Roberts (PHS) .535 - ...

Mason Adkins no-hits Clay, Yellowjackets win 11-0

GLENVILLE -- Williamstown's Mason Adkins was close to perfect in the Yellowjackets' 11-0 win over Clay County Friday in the Little Kanawha Conference third place game at Sue Morris Sports Complex. The WHS senior right-hander tossed a five-inning no-hitter, with Clay's only base-runner coming ...

Big Reds win regional championship

HUNTINGTON — A beautiful Thursday afternoon at Huntington’s Ritter Park produced almost nothing but good news Parkersburg High School’s tennis teams. The Big Reds claimed the Class AAA Region IV crowns and qualified someone at all but one position for next week’s state tournament in ...

Calhoun wins, in ‘A’ sectional final

PARKERSBURG — Calhoun County unleashed a 20-hit attack with its bats Thursday afternoon versus LKC rival Wirt County en route to posting a 13-7 softball win at Godbey Field to stake half of the Class A Region IV, Section 1 championship duo at noon on Saturday against either Wirt or ...

PHS baseball takes 4-2 victory

­­VINCENT — Nolan Brace’s seventh inning, run-scoring double off of the wall in left field scored T.J. McIntosh with the go-ahead run as the visiting Parkersburg Big Reds doubled up the Warren Warriors 4-2 Thursday evening at Warren High School. PHS rallied from a pair of runs down to ...

Ripley knocks off Parkersburg

RIPLEY — Host Ripley took advantage of an overturned call in the fourth inning and stole all the momentum away from visiting Parkersburg here Thursday night en route to upending the Big Reds, 8-3, in the Class AAA, Region IV, Section 1 tournament. The Vikings of head man Ken Swisher now will ...

PHS knocks off South

PARKERSBURG — No. 3 seed Parkersburg eliminated top-seeded and rival Parkersburg South from the Class AAA, Region IV, Section 1 tournament here Wednesday evening at Godbey Field as the Big Reds rallied past the Patriots to win a wild 16-14 affair. Second-seeded Ripley (14-9) scored six runs ...

Yellowjackets eliminate Red Devils, 9-6

WILLIAMSTOWN — Down 5-2 going to the bottom of fourth inning, host Williamstown scored the next seven runs, capped by a five-run sixth highlighted by Kristin Harmon’s bases-loaded triple, to put the Yellowjackets ahead for good as they went on to win 9-6 and oust Ravenswood from the Class A ...

Marietta High softball splits doubleheader with River View

MARIETTA — Madison Gault got mobbed by her teammates. The Marietta High senior catcher’s clutch, two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning enabled the Tigers to earn a 6-5 come-from-behind triumph over visiting River View High in doubleheader softball action Wednesday. The ...

Blennerhasset boys, ’Jacket girls win track titles

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Middle School Track Championship took place Wednesday at Parkersburg High School’s Stadium Field. The Blennerhassett 7th and 8th grade boys found themselves taking first place overall with a grand total of 73 points. The Williamstown 7th and 8th grade boys ...

LKC track championship slated for Friday

ELLENBORO — The Little Kanawha Conference track and field championships will get underway at 4 p.m. Friday with the field events and at 5 p.m. for the running events at Ritchie County High School. The Doddridge County girls, led by sophomore sensation Jonna Ferrell, are vying for a third ...

Wednesday Spring Sports Stars

SOFTBALL ß Olivia Mace went 4 for 4 with a double, three RBIs and three runs scored in Roane County’s 11-3 sectional win over Braxton County. Ashlyn Spears was 2 for 2 with a two-run home run while Katie Gaughan, Carley Jarrell, Allison Mace and Hannah Lambert all had two hits for the ...

Patriots’ Jordan Mader didn’t settle

As the number implies, competition in high school No. 1 singles’ tennis isn’t easy. A leap in playing ability for anyone new to the position can be an eye opener. Physically, players must be ready to put opponents away with hard shots and tough serves, while possessing the mental mindset of ...

A wild start for the Class AAA Region IV, Section 1 tournament

PARKERSBURG — Top-seeded Parkersburg South will be playing for its postseason life come 6 p.m. today at Godbey Field. Here Tuesday night in the Class AAA, Region IV, Section 1 tournament at Godbey Field, the host Patriots (9-12) rallied from a 6-1 deficit against second-seeded Ripley to ...