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Pioneer women fall to NCAA Division III ninth-ranked Trine

MARIETTA, Ohio – The Marietta College women’s basketball team was in action Sunday afternoon as they hosted ninth ranked Trine University in the championship game of the 34th Annual Jim Meagle Turkey Shoot sponsored by BSN Sports. The Pioneers were defeated by the Thunder 64-43. Corrie ...

Williamstown headed to Wheeling Island Stadium

FAIRLEA — Class A No. 2 Midland Trail journeyed to Spartans Stadium Friday night looking to become the first football team in school history to play in a state championship game. No. 6 Williamstown had other ideas. Exploding for 35 points in the second quarter, the Yellowjackets led from ...

Parkersburg’s Kirby named all-state

BECKLEY — Over the course of her high school career, no player has done more for her team than Woodrow Wilson’s Bryce Knapp. “Bryce has been the anchor of the team the last four years,” Woodrow Wilson head coach Bre Rhodes said. “She always did what was best for the team and was ...

Carpenter earns state’s top volleyball honor

BELINGTON — A fourth Class AA state volleyball championship was McKenzie Carpenter’s goal for her senior year. She nearly got it, as the Colts made it all the way to the title match and were on the verge of taking out chief rival Bridgeport, up 2 sets to 1, and 18-13 in the fourth ...

Fort Frye’s historic season comes to an end

MASSILLON — Fort Frye went toe to toe with Kirtland Friday night, giving the Hornets everything they could handle in a state semifinal matchup at Robert Fife Stadium. In the end, Kirtland came away with a 35-18 victory, but Cadets head coach Eric Huck felt his team proved it belonged on the ...

Bulldogs’ campaign over after setback in state semifinals

WHEELING—There was plenty of talk about the dominating running game of Doddridge County heading into Friday’s West Virginia Class A Semifinal against Wheeling Central. Following the game, that focus shifted to a shutdown performance by the Maroon Knights’ defense and their explosive ...

Bulldogs not backing down from Central

WEST UNION — Doddridge County's football team has answered every question asked of them on the way to a school record 12 wins and a spot in a Class A state semifinal. A young defense matured into a solid unit, Hunter America proved he could be an every-down back, and the team showed a ...

ALBRIGHT: Big Red girls’ top my AP preseason Class AAA poll

One of the best sports times of the year is right around the corner! Basketball begins within the borders of the Mountain State in the final week of November. The start of the hardwood sport brings my attention to girls' basketball as I vote on the all-state committee. A duty taken ...

PHS keeper Sophie Thompson inks with Marshall

PARKERSBURG — Sophie Thompson, a former Class AAA first team all-state keeper, made it official on Wednesday afternoon inside Memorial Fieldhouse when the senior Parkersburg Big Red inked her national letter of intent to join the Marshall University soccer program. Entering her freshman ...

Class AA all-state volleyball teams announced

CLARKSBURG — Bridgeport volleyball coach Ali Burton knows she's been blessed with a strong senior class, five of whom started since their sophomore seasons. She also knows that two of those seniors are special players, the kind you can build a championship team around. Outside hitter ...

Marietta men pull away from Frostburg State

MARIETTA — Marietta College came into Tuesday evening’s non-conference match-up against Frostburg State averaging a cool 99 points per contest in its first four games of the 2018-2019 season. On a night where the offense struggled early on, the undefeated Pioneers relied on their defense ...

ALBRIGHT: Big Reds made the correct gridiron hire with Mike Byus

Mike Byus brought a winning pedigree with him two years ago to a Parkersburg High School football program stuck in a rut. One of the winningest head coaches during his time at East Lincoln High School (including two state titles and a 28-game winning streak) in North Carolina, Byus was used ...

10 Pioneers honored by OAC

AUSTINTOWN — Marietta College placed 10 players on the 2018 All-Ohio Athletic Conference football team, announced Monday morning by the league office. The 10 honorees are the most since 11 Pioneers were honored following the 1996 season. “Having the third most all-conference selections ...

PHS ousted by No. 1 Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG — They say defense wins championships. Martinsburg is known for both its championships and its defense, and during Saturday’s Class AAA quarterfinal matchup with Parkersburg, the Bulldogs defense proved yet again how tough it is in a 49-20 victory. “Other than a few big ...

Kicking the ball

I could go into a long diatribe about the importance of field goals, especially concerning West Virginia University’s loss Saturday night at Oklahoma State where head coach Dana Holgorsen opted to not take the three points in the first half and got stuffed on fourth down, but I won’t even ...

Parkersburg, South open swim season

MORGANTOWN — The Parkersburg High swim teams opened the 2018-19 season with a solid showing Saturday at Morgantown High School’s Mohawk Invitational. The defending state champion Big Red girls were runner-up as were the PHS boys. Bridgeport High swept the team titles, winning 453-434 on ...

College Basketball Roundup

WOMEN Glenville State 122, West Liberty 105 WEST LIBERTY — Emily Stoller drained 18 of 26 field goals and erupted for a career-high 44 points here Saturday afternoon to help lead Glenville State to a 122-105 triumph against host West Liberty in the Mountain East Conference opener for ...