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MC softball to miss four seniors

MARIETTA — Marietta College went from sweeping to weeping. After the Pioneer softball team took two on its last day in Clermont, Fla., March 13, it got the “word” officially from its boss. “You know, we had a feeling the stoppage of all play (due to the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis) ...

PHS’ Maggie Richards to pull double duty at W.Va. Tech

PARKERSBURG - High school athletes who excel in multiple sports experience a difficult decision when selecting one physical endeavor to continue at the college level. Time restraints and class requirements present new challenges making committing to both a hard road. Parkersburg High’s ...

Parkersburg Catholic’s Leslie Huffman named league’s player of the year

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic head coach Marty Vierheller and his sophomore guard Leslie Huffman never once stopped to review the season in progress for the Crusaderette player. “If you look back you could lose yourself, you have to keep going and work hard and I knew I couldn’t do ...

Famous Amos: Part II

PARKERSBURG — Braxton Amos built an expectant reputation on the wrestling mat thanks to his many early successes. Notoriety he’s repeatedly lived up to while attending Parkersburg South. During his sophomore season as a Patriot, he swept through the Mountain State on the way to state title ...

Ohio’s Sury, Wesleyan’s Leaman try to move on

PARKERSBURG — Less than two weeks ago the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. It wasn’t long afterward life changed for a lot of people, which included former standout student-athletes Maddy Sury of Waterford and Parkersburg High’s Lauren ...

Local golfer invited to Irish tournament

MARIETTA — A local golfer has earned a cool opportunity. Marietta High senior Josh Sandford, an all-district honoree this fall for the Tigers, has been invited to compete in the Champion of Champions two-day golf event at the famed Powerscourt Golf Club in Dublin, Ireland. Sandford ...

JAY W. BENNETT: There’s still hope for BACF hoops

Good Friday is still on April 10, but the 19th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis Basketball All-Star Classic scheduled for the same day is in complete limbo just like all other sports nationwide currently are. Lots of good people have helped make this a success going on nearly two decades ...

Big Reds’ girls basketball places three on All-MSAC teams

PARKERSBURG — Head coach Scott Cozzens and his Parkersburg High School girls’ basketball team’s run of MSAC dominance continued in the 2019-20 campaign. PHS polished off a third consecutive undefeated league season with a third straight conference championship after a 61-46 win over ...

Parkersburg High’s Sam Potts honored on first squad

PARKERSBURG — Senior guard Sam Potts of Parkersburg High School landed a spot on the first unit of the all-Mountain State Athletic Conference basketball team. Spring Valley’s C.J. Meredith was honored as the MSAC Player of the Year while Cabell Midland’s J.J. Martin was selected as the ...

Parkersburg South’s Malaki Sylvia to play basketball for Marietta

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South’s Malaki Sylvia isn’t quite ready to have his prep career end, but he is looking forward to his future at Marietta College. The Patriot senior, who shot 55% from the field and averaged 18.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.4 assists, is anxious to ...

Doddridge’s Cole James decides on MC

WEST UNION — Doddridge County athlete Cole James’ menacing 6-foot-2, 340-pound frame loomed over the West Virginia Class A sports scene much of the last four years. Whether causing chaos as an offensive or defensive lineman on the football field or flinging the shot put or discus far in the ...

Fairmont State’s Knight in limbo

PARKERSBURG — Golfers play the game for a variety of reasons. The ultimate goal for many is to finally make that elusive first ace. Some golfers can play their entire life and never get a hole-in-one while others seem to perhaps just have better luck. Ben Knight, a first team ...

ALBRIGHT: W.Va. should still name high school hoops’ state champions

Parkersburg High’s girls basketball team largely rolled through its in-state regular-season schedule. University and Williamstown’s boys alongside North Marion’s and Huntington St. Joe’s girls then similarly followed suit. As a result, all performances earned these groups the No. 1 ...

PHS’ Bre Wilson flying to Fairmont State

PARKERSBURG —Bre Wilson’s college decision-making process wasn’t as smooth as others may seem, even the rockier ones. Parkersburg High’s hybrid guard selecting a major that dictated her higher education destination erected plenty of road blocks. Her wish to simultaneously learn and ...

Youth bowlers eye nationals in Las Vegas

PARKERSBURG — Beginning at 10 a.m. today inside Emerson Lanes, eight youth bowlers will punch their ticket for July’s Junior Gold championships in Las Vegas. After qualifying last weekend and Saturday, the field is set for both the boys and girls U12, U15, U17 and U20 West Virginia State ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Basketball Statistical Leaders

Mid-Ohio Valley Basketball Leaders BOYS SCORING AVERAGE 22.0 - Logan Brookover (Frontier) 21.7 - Jadyn Stewart (Braxton) 21.5 - Bede Lori (Caldwell); Rye Gadd (Webster) 21.2 - Brayden Miller (Roane) 20.0 - Grant Barnhart (SM); Patrick Copen (Catholic) 18.8 - Malaki Sylvia ...

History at West Lib

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. —The Mountain East Conference began competition in 2013. In men’s basketball, no MEC team had ever won both the conference regular season championship and the tournament championship. That changed this season when head coach Ben Howlett’s West Liberty Hilltoppers ...

Catholic girls celebrate 26-0 just in case

PARKERSBURG — Will the WVSSAC and the state board of education allow the high school basketball state and regional tournaments to resume or won’t they? This question, as well as others surrounding COVID-19, continues weighing heavily on the minds of many of the still alive coaches around ...

Local basketball teams unsure of the future

PARKERSBURG —The sports world is at a standstill. The spread of COVID-19 is to blame for a myriad of economic and societal issues, and the current postponement of the West Virginia State Basketball Tournaments is no exception. Following suit behind other states and sports organizations, ...