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Hess, John Marshall rumble past Patriots

PARKERSBURG — Hess, Hess, Hess and Hess. If that got redundant, think how Parkersburg South head football coach Mike Eddy felt watching John Marshall back Dereck Hess run for four touchdowns in the first half alone en route to the visiting Monarchs’ 40-17 win over the Patriots Friday night ...

Haynes, Williamstown retire losing streak, defeat Ravenswood, 52-14

WILLIAMSTOWN — Carter Haynes was tired of hearing about Williamstown’s losing streak. The junior quarterback made sure the Yellowjackets didn’t extend the skid to four games by passing for 88 yards and two touchdowns, as well as rushing for another 86 yards and one touchdown in a ...

Waterford spoils Frontier homecoming

NEW MATATMORAS — Waterford High spoiled Frontier High’s homecoming. Quarterback Peyten Stephens threw two touchdown passes to Cody Harris, and tailback Braden Bellville ran for three more scores as the Wildcats defeated the host Cougars, 49-7, in prep football action Friday night. “We ...

Glenville State searching for first win

GLENVILLE — True freshman Jaylen McNair will make his second career start beginning at noon today when he will attempt to lead Glenville State College to its first victory of the campaign when the Pioneers tangle with host Alderson Broaddus inside the Multi-Sport Performance Stadium in the ...

Friday’s high school football roundup with stats

Wheeling Central 29, Magnolia 27 WHEELING — Curtis McGhee’s 7-yard touchdown run with 37 seconds remaining here Friday night lifted host Wheeling Central past Magnolia, 29-27. The Maroon Knights (2-2) led 17-0 at half, but trailed 27-23 following Blue Eagle James Stillwagoner’s 5-yard ...

Big reds tackle unbeaten GW

PARKERSBURG — Big Red keeper Jacob McKnight lost his shutout bid following a Solomon Clark penalty kick in the 80th minute here Thursday evening at Stadium Field, but it wasn’t enough for defending Class AAA state champion and top-ranked George Washington as host Parkersburg dealt the ...

Patriot girls fall to Hawks

PARKERSBURG — Defending Class AAA state champion University tallied a goal in the last minute of the first half and another 2:30 into the second half to break open a close scoreless girls soccer game and the Hawks went on to post a 4-0 win over host Parkersburg South Thursday night at the ...

Home cooking for Wood County teams in Week 5

PARKERSBURG — Football fans of six different teams take over Wood County tonight as three local squads have home games. Parkersburg High (1-2) and Marietta (3-1) meet for the 114th time at 7:30 p.m. this evening on the turf inside PHS Stadium Field. Both the Tigers and Big Reds enter the ...

Patriot boys win

WELLSBURG—The opportunities were there for Brooke but the goals weren’t on Thursday evening at Brooke Memorial Stadium. The Bruins delivered 23 shots in the match but came away empty handed every time as Parkersburg South earned a narrow 1-0 road victory. Seniors Konner Govey and Gage ...

Marietta’s Jake Craven a nightmare for Athens

DEVOLA, Ohio — Jake Craven was all over the pitch for Marietta High Thursday evening. Craven had a goal and two assists, one on a corner kick and the other on an impressive cross, to lead the Tigers (6-2-1) to a 4-1 win against visiting Athens at Jerry Brock Field. MHS fell into a 1-0 hole ...

Pioneer men win in double OT

MARIETTA — Andy Rolfes got the golden goal. With less than 50 seconds remaining in the second overtime period, the Marietta College junior winger tucked a point-blank shot just inside the right post as the Pioneers beat visiting Bethany (W.Va.) College, 1-0, in non-conference men’s soccer ...

Heading into fall

It’s hard to believe summer is almost over and October is right around the corner. Football Friday night this week marks the beginning of fall, which means golf season is quickly winding down. In fact, all of our Mid-Ohio Valley golf programs will be in action on Monday with hopes of ...

Week 4 Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Football Statistical Leaders

RUSHING Player, School Att Yds Avg TD Nick Miller, Shen. 86 825 9.6 13 Hunter Partridge, Mag. 86 630 7.3 6 Jaiden Smith, SM 38 609 16.0 10 Braden Bellville, Wford 76 594 7.8 8 Dominic Vanfossen, Mtty 80 582 7.3 7 JT Kemp, Ripley 70 443 6.3 8 Tyler Fisher, F. Frye 48 429 8.9 ...

PHS teams sweep Mid-Ohio Valley Cross Country Challenge

MINERAL WELLS — Parkersburg High School swept the cross country team titles here Tuesday evening at the Mid-Ohio Valley Challenge as Big Red Madison Trippett won the girls race and Brady Gorrell of St. Marys topped the boys field. Trippett’s time of 18 minutes and 58 seconds bested ...

PHS girl booters grab victory over Capital

PARKERSBURG — Freshman forward Madison Spears was instrumental in all three Parkersburg High goals Tuesday night as the Big Red girls posted a 3-1 soccer victory over visiting Capital at Stadium Field. For PHS, now 5-5-1 after winning five of its last eight outings, Spears assisted on one ...

Wildcat netters down Cadets

WATERFORD — As one can expect with any competition between Fort Frye and Waterford, Tuesday’s volleyball match was full of twists and turns. In the end, it was the Wildcats who prevailed in a five-set thriller over the Cadets. Waterford took the first set, 25-20, dropped the next two 25-20 ...

Warren blanks Marietta

VINCENT — Ethan Yost had a highlight film goal. The Warren senior striker angled a difficut, left-side, direct kick just inside the far right post to help the Warriors blank visiting Marietta High, 4-0, in boys soccer action Tuesday night. “I heard the coach (Ekrem Eksi) yelling me to ...

PHS girls grab victory over Capital

PARKERSBURG — Freshman forward Madison Spears was instrumental in all three Parkersburg High goals Tuesday night as the Big Red girls posted a 3-1 soccer victory over visiting Capital at Stadium Field. For PHS, now 5-5-1 after winning five of its last eight outings, Spears assisted on one ...

Ravenswood takes the LKC title

WAVERLY — Three players scored below 80 for Ravenswood as the Red Devils cruised to Monday’s Little Kanawha Conference Championship at the Golf Club of West Virginia. As a team Ravenswood scored a 316, 26 strokes ahead of second place Parkersburg Catholic (342). Though the team title was ...

Marietta defeats Catholic, Williamstown in tri-match

MARIETTA — Marietta High owned the whiphand in a volleyball tri-match at Sutton Gym Monday night. After sweeping Williamstown High, 25-9 and 25-11, the Tigers did the same to Parkersburg Catholic High, 25-14 and 25-18. "Our girls are getting better," said MHS coach Ron Kidder, whose ...