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PHS, South still have plenty on the line

PARKERSBURG — Players play the game and coaches coach, but history will not be on the side of first-year Parkersburg South head man Nate Tanner when his fourth-rated Patriots take on rival and No. 11 Parkersburg High at 7 p.m. Friday inside Erickson All-Sports Facility. Since the very first ...

Doddridge County staring at perfection, again

WEST UNION — Deja vu strikes for the Doddridge County football team at 7 p.m. Friday. One season ago, the Bulldogs (9-0) were fresh off a win over Williamstown with a 10-0 mark directly staring at their faces. Tygarts Valley stood as the last remaining obstacle for head coach Bobby ...

Tyler needs to beat Blue Devils to get in playoffs

ST. MARYS —A Week 11 matchup with heavy playoff seeding implications in Class A will be underway on Friday night from St. Marys when the hometown Blue Devils battle the Tyler Consolidated Knights. The Blue Devils (7-2) enter this game winners of their last four, as they try and assert ...

Cadets to host Dalton ‘gang’ Friday night

BEVERLY — Since the Fort Frye senior football players started playing in the fourth grade, they have lost only three regular season games — one in the seventh grade, one in the eighth grade, and one in the 10th grade. In both their junior and senior varsity seasons, they were on Cadet ...

Waterford welcomes Shenandoah

WATERFORD — Several years ago, Waterford High and Shenandoah High were members of the now defunct Pioneer Valley Conference (PVC). It’s almost going to feel like old times when the Wildcats of Washington County host the Zeps of Noble County at 7 p.m. Saturday in an OHSAA Division VII, ...

Prep Football Roundup

ROANE COUNTY AT SISSONVILLE Game time: Friday, 7:30 p.m. Last year’s result: Did not play RCHS (4-4) results: lost to St. Marys, 31-13; d. Lincoln County, 39-22; d. Braxton County, 44-14; lost to Nicholas County, 47-19; lost to Elkins, 32-30; lost to Lincoln, 27-13; d. Ravenswood, 14-7; ...

Fighting Scots sweep

VIENNA—Riding a four-game losing streak heading into a non-conference meeting with the Salem Tigers Tuesday night inside the Snyder Activities Center, the Ohio Valley Fighting Scots picked up their ninth victory on the season, winning in three straight sets, 25-14, 25-19 and 25-11. It’s ...

JOHNSTON: Joe Bergin feeling, looking good

Joe Bergin has had an amazing comeback. The seventh-year Marietta College men’s boss faced a life without Pioneer soccer for five-plus weeks last May and June with a heart issue and a journey to the Cleveland Clinic. But happy to say, Bergin, a former MC soccer standout and 1986 grad, was ...

MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: Missed chances cost WVU

Few West Virginia football fans thought the Mountaineers would be competitive in their trip to play undefeated Baylor last Thursday night. So maybe we should be happy to have battled the Bears to the end only to narrowly lose 17-14. We all know that’s not how it works. While not suffering ...

State champions again: ’Jacket girls three-peat, Ritchie boys repeat

ONA — Given the amount of Little Kanawha Conference schools qualifying for the Class AA/A state tournament, there should be little surprise the league dominated the Class A portion of the meet. Both state championship trophies and the runner-up honors went to the LKC, along with a pair of ...

South girls, PHS boys fall in regional

HURRICANE — Being forced to reschedule the Class AAA WVSSAC boys and girls Region IV Final from the original date of Thursday evening due to high winds, both the Parkersburg Big Reds boys and Parkersburg South Patriots girls’ seasons ended on a sour note Saturday afternoon at Hurricane High ...

Belpre’s Eli Fullerton repeats as All-Ohioan in cross country

HEBRON, Ohio — Eli Fullerton has repeated as an All-Ohio cross country runner. The Belpre junior finished with a time of 16 minutes, 9.4 seconds at Saturday’s state meet to place fifth overall. Last year, he was sixth to earn all-state honors for the first time. “It feels great that ...

Doddridge County forces five turnovers in win

WILLIAMSTOWN — Doddridge County head man Bobby Burnside requested great effort from his team on the road at Williamstown Friday evening. Ask and you shall receive, coach. His Bulldog defense stifled a high-powered Yellowjacket offense and forced five turnovers in a 20-7 win. Running ...

Huntington handles PHS

PARKERSBURG —On a cold Friday night at Stadium Field, the Parkersburg Big Reds dropped a 44-13 game to the Huntington Highlanders on Senior Night. Early in the game, the Highlanders’ rushing attack of Brocton Blair and Tajan Blackwell had the Big Red defense on its heels. However, PHS ...

Wheeling Park hands South first loss, 35-27

WHEELING — Wheeling Park’s offense dominates the headlines, led by Kennedy Award candidate Alex Dunlevy. Facing a similar style of quarterback in Parkersburg South’s Brandon Penn, Park’s defense was going to be challenged and expected to make big plays. And after a shaky first ...

Waterford rallies past Golden Eagles, 26-16

BELPRE — Zane Heiss found paydirt thrice here Friday night at Ralph Holder Stadium, Waterford’s defense held host Belpre to just 11 total yards after intermission as the Wildcats of head coach Eric McCutcheon rallied past the Golden Eagles, 26-16. “Every moment of that game I was ...

Tigers fall to Blue Devils

MARIETTA — Trailing by 24 points early in the second quarter in their season finale to playoff-bound Zanesville, it would have been awful easy for the Marietta Tigers to pack it in and call it a 2019 season. Instead the Tigers fought and clawed their way right back into the ball game before ...

High School Football Roundup

St. Marys 27, Ravenswood 6 RAVENSWOOD — The St. Marys defense came to play, causing four turnovers, including a 33-yard pick-6 from Dylan Patterson in the fourth, en route to a 27-6 road win versus Ravenswood on the Red Devils’ senior night Friday. Quarterback Brennan Boron and Ben ...

Belpre’s Eli Fullerton to compete at state

BELPRE — Eli Fullerton was slowed down a little bit at the start of last Saturday’s D3 regional cross country run at Pickerington North. But the Belpre junior standout was able to recover and finished third overall to clinch a berth at this Saturday’s 1:30 p.m. Cross Country State ...