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Big Reds get back to .500 with win vs. Black Eagles

PARKERSBURG — Riley Hilling never met a shot she wasn’t willing to take … not one. “Usually when there is a foot or two in front of me, I will take it, but obviously if someone else is open I will kick it to them,” she said. So, as the ball rested in her hands with Parkersburg ...

Regional wrestling action set to begin Saturday at PHS

PARKERSBURG — Upsets in sports go hand-in-hand and there’s likely to be plenty this weekend as regional wrestling tournaments get underway throughout the Mountain State both today and Saturday. Starting at 11 a.m. Saturday inside Parkersburg’s Memorial Fieldhouse, the Big Reds of head ...

River jumps on Frontier early in 7-2 victory

NEW MATAMORAS — Elijah Wayt tossed 4 1-3 innings of no-hit ball on a rainy Thursday evening to help lift visiting River to a 7-2 victory versus Frontier. The 3-3 Cougars of skipper Kurt Satterfield, who return to action at 3 p.m. Saturday at Shadyside, didn’t record their first hit until a ...

Prep Basketball Roundup

BOYS LKC 15th Calhoun County 48, Parkersburg Catholic 43 MT. ZION — It took longer than anyone wanted, but first-year Calhoun County head coach Marcus Davis picked up victory number one as the Red Devils outlasted visiting Parkersburg Catholic, 48-43, here Thursday night to secure 15th ...

Parkersburg South boys pick up sixth win in seven games

PARKERSBURG — Caleb Schaffer scored five straight points in the fourth quarter here Wednesday night inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center to give host Parkersburg South the lead for good and the Patriots rallied to win for the sixth time in seven games following a 54-48 triumph versus Spring ...

Fort Frye’s Nic Hart named to All-Ohio second team in basketball

PARKERSBURG — In a Jan. 21 boys basketball showdown between Fort Frye and Morgan in Beverly, a pair of local hoops standouts got to put their talents on full display. Fort Frye’s Nic Hart put together a 20-point, 11-rebound double-double while Morgan’s Carver Myers produced 19 points, ...

Patriots fall to Wheeling Park, 74-55

PARKERSBURG —When it mattered most, Class AAAA’s No. 3 Wheeling Park Patriots showed why that ranking mattered. However, Parkersburg South did its best to make the visitors as uncomfortable as possible during Tuesday night’s 74-55 WP victory from the Rod Oldham Athletic ...

Williamstown routs St. Marys boys, 64-41

WILLIAMSTOWN — Big man Kent Wigal drained a corner 3 before the break to give Williamstown a lift and the host Yellowjackets clamped down defensively after intermission here Tuesday night en route to a 64-41 Little Kanawha Conference victory versus rival St. Marys in a battle of top-five ...

Prep Basketball Roundup

BOYS BASKETBALL Wirt County 69, Wahama 36 ELIZABETH — Wirt County cruised to a 69-36 win over Wahama Tuesday. The Tigers, who improved to 5-9, got a game-high 24 points from Nathan Murray plus 10 each from Deshawn Middleton and Dylan Lowe. Wahama was paced by Sawyer VanMatre’s 14 ...

Parkersburg Catholic girls down Gilmer County in title game, 64-51

GLENVILLE — Good things seem to happen for the Parkersburg Catholic girls basketball team inside Glenville State College’s WACO Center. Actually, they are more like really good things. Three years ago, the Crusaderettes took down Roane County in the championship game. That win then ...

Shots don’t fall for South in loss to Linsly, 58-44

PARKERSBURG — Playing for the first time in 10 days, visiting Linsly was able to pull away from Parkersburg South here Saturday afternoon inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center for a 58-44 victory. The 8-0 Cadets trailed 15-12 early in the second after Hannah Wingrove made two free throws ...

Braxton Amos makes incredible run in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — After making his way through a rugged field at the United States Olympic Team Trials being held inside Dickies Arena, No. 6 seed Braxton Amos had to settle for a runner-up finish in his 97 kg Greco-Roman championship showdown versus G’Angelo Hancock. Hancock, a ...

Singer gets Elite 11 invite

PARKERSBURG — When it comes to exposure for a high school quarterback, receiving an invitation to the Elite 11 is as good as it gets. Parkersburg High School junior Bryson Singer, who is currently playing basketball for the Big Reds, will get his opportunity to shine during the Elite 11 ...

Parkersburg High School’s Kupfner inks with W.Va. Wesleyan

PARKERSBURG — Hurdler Aaron Kupfner has some unfinished business left to attend to on the track at Parkersburg High School before he heads off to continue his career as a student-athlete for West Virginia Wesleyan and head coach Alan Crise. Kupfner, who recently signed with the Division II ...

Etta Express cruises past Blue Streaks to complete the sweep

MARIETTA — There haven’t been a lot of pressure moments in Marietta College baseball games this season. The Division III 12th-ranked Pioneers have outscored their opponents 166-28 through 13 games, which included a doubleheader sweep of John Carroll Friday at Pioneer Park. The Pioneers ...

Waterford baseball, softball swept by Athens in DH

WATERFORD — Despite trailing by 10 runs in the opening inning of Friday night’s game with Athens, the Waterford Wildcats found themselves down by just two in the final inning with the tying run on base and the winning run at the plate. Unfortunately the Wildcats were unable to complete a ...

Warrior boys, Tiger girls win Marietta Night Relays

MARIETTA — On a chilly night at Don Drumm Stadium, it was the Warren boys and Marietta girls who came away with the team titles at Thursday’s Marietta Night Relays. The Tyler Schaad-coached Warren boys scored 92 points as a team to claim the victory. Waterford finished second (73) ...

High School Basketball Roundup

GIRLS Calhoun 81, Valley 38 MT. ZION — Josie Montgomery not only led all scorers with 30, but she also surpassed 1,000 career points here Thursday night as host Calhoun County improved to 9-2 following an 81-38 blowout of Valley. Montgomery, who added 10 rebounds and nine steals, did ...

Williamstown High School works Webster

WILLIAMSTOWN — Visiting Webster County hung tough with Williamstown through two quarters in the Little Kanawha Conference fifth place game Tuesday night, but once the Yellowjackets started running in the third quarter it was all over. Just like that, the Highlanders couldn’t keep up as ...