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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 ...

South conquers PHS in the sectional final

PARKERSBURG — A strong defense. Parkersburg South head coach Ed Davis has preached the need for a tough point-stopping unit all year long as there would be nights where shots weren’t falling and the Patriots had to get stops to stay in games. One of those contests happened during the ...

Patriots cruising at Class AAA state wrestling tourney

HUNTINGTON — Parkersburg South has clinched its state record 22nd championship, which will become official late Saturday night inside the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. On Friday evening, the Patriots won all nine of their semifinal matches and are on pace to break their state record team total ...

Magnolia girls defeat Ritchie in sectional final

NEW MARTINSVILLE — When it comes to defense, Magnolia doesn’t go for the style points. Instead its nature is to stay in front of the player the Blue Eagles are guarding. It worked to almost perfection during the West Virginia Class A Region 1, Section 2 girls basketball championship game ...

Marietta College women in OAC final today

MARIETTA — Marietta College figures Ohio Northern University standout Amy Bullimore, the Ohio Athletic Conference’s leading scorer, will get her points. But, if the Pioneer defense can somehow shut down the 6-foot-1 senior post’s supporting cast...hmmmm...just maybe...yes, just maybe, ...

Crusaderettes power past Williamstown in Class A sectional final

PARKERSBURG — It was 23-0 for Parkersburg Catholic Thursday night, but visiting Williamstown played its heart out until the Crusaderettes took control in the final six minutes to record a 73-60 win over the Yellowjackets in the Class A Region IV, Section 1 championship contest. Both No. ...

Parkersburg South leads after day one of state wrestling tournament

HUNTINGTON — Parkersburg South’s quest to capture its fourth consecutive Class AAA crown and state record 22nd got off to a fine start Thursday night inside the Big Sandy Superstore Arena as the Patriots of head coach Shaun Smith went 11-3 in the opening round to score 43.5 points, which ...

PHS, South girls face off in sectional final

PARKERSBURG — If there has been one constant to take away from the first two meeting between the Parkersburg High and Parkersburg South girls basketball teams this season, it is this: The team starting strong ends up winning the game. Parkersburg High (18-5) jumped on top early during its ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Basketball Statistical Leaders

BOYS SCORING 27.8 - Cade Ullman (Catholic) 25.0 - Isaiah Morgan (Rwood) 25.3 - Devin Heeter (Roane) 24.7 - Leo Herrick (Magnolia) 18.9 - Tayton Stout (BC) 18.7 - Josh Huffman (Warren) 18.2 - Chase Sullivan (Ritchie) 17.8 - Parker Miller (PHS) 17.7 - Cole Plants ...

Fort Frye dominant in sectional semifinal win

BEVERLY — Fort Frye probably wouldn’t call it one, but it was clear Wednesday’s Division IV Region 15 Sectional opener against Conotton Valley was nothing more than a tune up game. The Cadets (16-7) cruised to a 46-12 victory on its home court, setting up a showdown at 2 p.m. Saturday ...