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Williamstown cross country sweeps regional

MINERAL WELLS —It was a sweep in the Class A, Region IV final, and Williamstown cross country did it in commanding fashion on Thursday from the fairgrounds in Mineral Wells. The girls go to Cabell Midland on Halloween with visions of a fourth consecutive state title. This year’s regional ...

Area to be well represented at state meet

From Staff Reports HUNTINGTON — Parkersburg junior Franklin Angelos finished atop the field at Thursday’s Class AAA, Region IV cross country meet and the Big Reds placed third as a team to advance to the state championship on Halloween at Cabell Midland. Ripley freshman Ellie Hosaflook ...

Ritchie, Roane football meet for first time in six years

SPENCER — Little Kanawha Conference groups that haven’t renewed acquaintances in six years will meet tonight. Ritchie County and Roane County are kicking off at 7:30 p.m. inside County Stadium. The matchup comes as an unexpected meeting for both schools. Raider faithful along with head ...

PHS welcomes John Marshall

PARKERSBURG — What’s better than a road trip to Beckley to take on Woodrow Wilson? Parkersburg fourth-year head coach Mike Byus is hoping it’s playing a home game against No. 10 John Marshall (5-2) on Friday night at Stadium Field. “I’ll tell you after the game,” quipped the Big ...

Warren facing its toughest test yet

VINCENT — Warren is in uncharted waters, as an appearance in the quarterfinal round of the OHSAA Division IV, Region 15 playoffs is on the horizon. It took a thunderous comeback to defeat John Glenn in double overtime one week ago, but now Warren faces its toughest test on Saturday. St. ...

Cadets look to limit big plays vs. Africentric

By JORDAN HOLLAND Associate Sports Editor BEVERLY — As Fort Frye rolls deeper and deeper into the postseason, head coach Eric Huck said the Cadets will continue to lean on their defense. The Fort D has recorded back-to-back shutouts and has allowed more than seven points in a game just ...

Prep Football Roundup

ST. MARYS AT SOUTH HARRISON Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday Last year’s result: St. Marys 25, South Harrison 8 St. Marys (6-1) results: d. Alexander, 42-6; d. Grafton, 33-6; d. Ritchie County, 34-26; d. Calhoun County, 60-8; lost to Williamstown 20-7; d. Wirt County, 26-7; d. Magnolia, ...

Parkersburg Catholic easily sweeps home tri

PARKERSBURG — Consecutive kills by Lainie Ross with Madison Ross at the service line finally capped host Parkersburg Catholic’s triangular sweep of Gilmer County and Williamstown here Tuesday night. PCHS (18-2) opened the evening with a 25-12 and 25-19 victory against Gilmer County, which ...

Doddridge County cross country team to compete in regional meet

WEST UNION — The Doddridge County cross country team is now able to compete in today’s regional meet after they were initially told by the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission they weren’t able to because the county was in the red on the county map at the time. After ...

Caden Rogers lifts Big Reds past Vikings in 2OTs

RIPLEY — Caden Rogers saw his opportunity and made the most of it. A free kick from the PHS striker in double-overtime lifted the visiting Big Reds over the Ripley Vikings, 2-1 in a Region IV Section II Semifinal on Tuesday. A defensive battle took place in Ripley, as goals were hard to ...

Catholic volleyball sweeps tri

PARKERSBURG — Consecutive kills by Lainie Ross with Madison Ross at the service line finally capped host Parkersburg Catholic's triangular sweep of Gilmer County and Williamstown here Tuesday night. PCHS (18-2) opened the evening with a 25-12 and 25-19 victory against Gilmer County, which ...

From 0 to 100: Fort Frye starts slow, finishes strong in 54-0 win over Belpre

BEVERLY — When it came time to kick into postseason mode, Fort Frye may have been a bit slow on the uptake but once the Cadets found their playoff gear they rolled to a 54-0 win over Belpre in an Ohio Division VI, Region 23 game Saturday evening at Cadet Field. The floodgates opened and ...

Warren overcomes 16-point deficit to move on

VINCENT — After tasting victory in the postseason for the first time in school history last week, the Warren Warriors simply were not going to be denied playoff victory number two no matter what obstacles they had to overcome. The Warriors rallied to overcome a 16-point half time deficit ...

Tigers fall to Trojans in shootout

Portsmouth quarterback Drew Roe completed several big passes against Marietta Saturday at Don Drumm Stadium. It was his 8-yard run late in the fourth quarter, though, that secured the 34-28 victory for the Trojans. Facing a 3rd-and-8 with 2:30 left in the game and the Tigers out of ...

Fort Frye volleyball claims first OVAC championship

MORRISTOWN — Linsly senior outside hitter Charlie Allison brings many challenges to the volleyball court for her opponents. Fort Frye coach Emily Tracewell knew that in order for her Cadets to bring their first OVAC championship in school history back home, they would need to be prepared for ...

Big-time victory: PHS sends Class AA No. 1 Bluefield back home with a loss

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg’s defense held top-rated Class AA Bluefield to less than 200 total yards of offense on a crisp Friday night at Stadium Field as the Big Reds secured a 29-8 victory. The Class AAA No. 18 Big Reds of head coach Mike Byus appeared as though they might be in a ...

Patriots’ losing streak reaches five games

PARKERSBURG — Morgantown’s Wing-T offensive attack overwhelmed Parkersburg South early and often on a cold Friday night, as the Mohigans walked out of the Erickson All-Sports Facility with a 55-21victory. The loss for the Patriots (1-6) is their fifth-straight defeat, and that’s the ...

‘Jackets roll past Knights, 41-6

WILLIAMSTOWN — Senior quarterback Brayden Modesitt passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third while junior Trevor Oates ran for a pair of scores to lead the Williamstown Yellowjackets to a convincing 41-6 victory Friday night over the visiting Tyler Consolidated Silver Knights. The ...