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Fort Frye girls’ run halted by Shenandoah

McCONNELSVILLE — Shenandoah finally found a way. After losing two regular season games to Fort Frye, the Zeps rallied in the second half to defeat the Cadets 46-39 in the Girls Division IV District Semifinal at Morgan High School Wednesday. “I’d much rather have this win,” said ...

Magnolia downs Cameron to earn a place at states

NEW MARTINSVILLE — There is an old saying that goes “it is hard to beat a team three times.” For Magnolia, that phrase has a sweet to ring to it. But more importantly than that, the Blue Eagles won the one that mattered the most. After dropping two regular season meetings to Cameron, ...

Big Reds hold on to beat Cabell, advance to state

ONA — Despite missing starting point guard Maddi Leggett, Parkersburg defeated feisty Cabell Midland 48-43 Tuesday night in girls high school basketball to earn a trip to next week’s girls basketball state tournament. Madi Mace scored 19 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked two shots ...

Crusaders hold on to beat Williamstown

PARKERSBURG — It was one of those ding-dong dillys of a donnybrook Tuesday night as Williamstown and host Parkersburg Catholic battled in the Class A, Region IV Section 1 boys basketball semifinal. In the end, the No. 10 Crusaders staved off the No. 14 Yellowjackets in a physical contest to ...

’Jackets’ Wager a total leader

Williamstown girls’ basketball coach Fred Sauro knew last spring he was only going to have one senior on the 2017-18 version of his Yellowjackets team. Bethany Wager was going to be asked to do a lot to help a young team trying to find its way after losing six seniors from last year’s ...

Fort Frye starts slow, rallies to beat Buckeye Trail

BEVERLY — It started like so many other Fort Frye games this season. The Cadets couldn’t make a shot and their opponent was on fire. Fortunately for Fort Frye a late first-quarter rally sparked the Cadets as they rallied for a 57-47 victory over Buckeye Trail in the Division III Sectional ...

Miller ousts Belpre in sectional, 73-43

POMEROY, Ohio — It’s very hard to beat the same team three times in the same season. The Belpre Golden Eagles learned that lesson the hard way Tuesday night as they were routed by the Miller Falcons 73-43 in a Division IV sectional championship game at Meigs High School. After downing ...

South mat not going anywhere

I suppose one could use a plethora of words to describe Parkersburg South’s state mat performance this past weekend in Huntington, but pure utter dominance comes to my mind first. Of course, in order to achieve goals and break school and state records, a lot of work has to take place behind ...

One win from the state tourney

PARKERSBURG — Allie Taylor’s final home game of her Parkersburg South girls’ basketball career happens to be the biggest contest she will play in as a starter inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. “It is great,” said Taylor on being in the ROAC one more time. “Last year I ...

Both Marietta College basketball squads are going dancing

MARIETTA — The Marietta College men’s basketball team received an at-large bid into the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament Monday afternoon. The Pioneers will be making their seventh overall NCAA appearance and sixth in the last eight seasons. Marietta (21-6 overall) ...

This week in MOV athletics

Basketball now takes center stage for the rest of the winter sports campaign after the completion of a fairly smooth state wrestling tournament Saturday in Huntington. Mountain State hoops fans will have a complete picture of who is playing in the girls’ state tournament and what the ...

Parkersburg South’s Luke Martin enjoyed the ride

HUNTINGTON — When Parkersburg South senior Luke Martin walked off the mat Saturday night at the 71st West Virginia state wrestling tournament with his third career crown, Patriot mat boss Shaun Smith told him “that was the best match I’ve seen you wrestle in a long time.” The ...

WVU men celebrate Senior Night this evening

MORGANTOWN — When asked about his team’s chance to secure the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Big 12 Conference Championships when No. 21 West Virginia (21-8, 10-6 Big 12) plays host to No. 6 Texas Tech (22-7, 10-6 Big 12) at 9 p.m. on ESPN2, veteran head coach Bob Huggins made a unique ...

Marietta High falls in sectional title game

LOGAN — H&H Incorporated got started early on Saturday, and that’s usually a bad sign for the opposition. Marietta found out first hand. Ethan Heller scored 14 first-quarter points and Grant Heileman added 11 in the second, building a lead Sheridan wouldn’t relinquish in a 67-54 ...

Marietta College women are Ohio Athletic Conference tournament champions

ADA — While flooding is causing all kinds of havoc in Washington County, the Marietta College women’s basketball team is on top of the world. The underdog Pioneers accomplished another program first this winter by defeating nationally-ranked Ohio Northern University, 85-68, in an Ohio ...

Waterford girls advance to the district final

JACKSON — Waterford High scored more points in the first quarter than Portsmouth Clay did in the whole game. Staking itself to a 22-2 opening period advantage, the Wildcats cruised to a 52-20 triumph over the Panthers in an Ohio Division IV district girls’ basketball semifinal at Jackson ...

A special day for the Patriots’ wrestling team

Parkersburg High School casts a towering, sometimes inescapable shadow over the other schools in the area, especially when it comes to sports. The School of Champions isn’t just a nickname, it is a way of life all Big Reds take pride in. PHS teams have accumulated enough state championships ...

Record Breaking

HUNTINGTON — Parkersburg South’s Class AAA four-peat domination is complete as too is the one-year run of Patriot 152-pounder Josh Humphreys, who on Saturday night inside Huntington’s Big Sandy Superstore Arena became the 18th grappler in Mountain State history to win four individual ...

Fort Frye girls on to districts

BEVERLY, Ohio — One point in the third quarter. That was the difference in host Fort Frye’s 49-33 Division IV girls basketball sectional championship here Saturday afternoon versus Zanesville Rosecrans. After a close first half ended with the visiting Bishops on top by just 20-19, Fort ...