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South hoping to be different team vs. Mohigans

PARKERSBURG — In a season that is becoming increasingly uncomfortable for the Parkersburg South football team, a troubling problem continues to cause a lot of concern: Why can’t the Patriots play a full game? That has become the ultimate question for Nate Tanner and his staff as they ...

Knights, ‘Jackets clash again

WILLIAMSTOWN — Two teams going in opposite directions battle at 7 p.m. Friday, as Williamstown (4-1) welcomes Tyler Consolidated (2-4). What makes this game so contentious even with the Knights losing their last three and the Yellowjackets being winners of two in a row? Tyler is willing to ...

Fort Frye begins playoff journey

By JORDAN HOLLAND Associate Sports Editor BEVERLY — Each of the last four seasons, Fort Frye has won at least one playoff game. The Cadets open postseason play at 7 p.m. Saturday against Belpre, and they’re hoping a win over the Golden Eagles will jumpstart a deep run into the ...

Prep Football Roundup

ST. MARYS AT MAGNOLIA Game time: 7 p.m. Friday Last years result: St. Marys 40, Magnolia 6 St. Marys (5-1) 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 Magnolia (1-5) results: lost to ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Football Leaders

SCORING Name, school TD FG 2 1 PTS Evan Gandee, Warren 13 0 0 0 78 Noah Barnhart, Frontier 11 0 6 0 78 Slade Amos, Frontier 11 0 5 0 76 Gus Morrison, Ritchie 11 0 3 0 72 Brennan Boron, SM 11 0 0 0 66 Garrett Parsons, Wirt 11 0 0 0 66 Bryson Singer, PHS 11 0 0 0 66 Tony Munos, ...

Fort Frye edges Magnolia in OVAC semifinals

BEVERLY — It will be a battle of the Cadets on Saturday at Union Local High School for the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 3A volleyball championship. Top-seeded Fort Frye (17-3) survived No. 4 Magnolia here Tuesday evening during the semifinals in five sets by scores of 25-22, 25-16, ...

Williamstown jumps all over Marietta girls

DEVOLA — In a matchup of two local girls’ soccer heavyweights, it was Williamstown that used a 2-goal first half to ride early momentum and defeat the homestanding Marietta Tigers, 6-0 on Tuesday. The ‘Jackets used their strikers to make MHS goalie Jocelyn Rings uncomfortable in the ...

St. Marys golfers already focusing on 2021’s ultimate prize

ST. MARYS — Catie Hamilton and her St. Marys golfers easily claimed a second straight Class A championship after a performance 16 strokes better than runner-up Moorefield last Wednesday at Oglebay Resort’s Jones Course. They may not be done. Three-peat, anyone? It certainly appears to ...

Warren picks up first ever playoff win

VINCENT —The high-powered Warren offense has been earning plenty of attention this season as the Warriors reeled off five wins in their first six games. Some of that attention might need to be given to the Warrior defense after they secured their third shutout in four games Saturday night as ...

Midland sweeps quad

PARKERSBURG — Cabell Midland swept a quad match here Saturday afternoon inside Rod Oldham Athletic Center as Magnolia went 2-1 and Parkersburg knocked off host Parkersburg South 25-15 and 25-10 to pick up a victory. The Big Reds, who were upended by the Knights 25-20, 19-25 and 25-19 and ...

Williamstown’s Sauro named top boys coach

WILLIAMSTOWN — Though the 2019-20 basketball postseason was cut short, the Class A No. 1 Williamstown Yellowjackets got one more honor before the next season officially begins. Head coach Scott Sauro was named the 2019-20 coach of the year by the WVSSAC. When Sauro received the recognition ...

Parkersburg South drops 4th-straight in 33-19 loss vs. Linsly

PARKERSBURG — Hunter Kelley rushed for two scores, Joao Lima booted a pair of field goals and Luca DiLorenzo had two interceptions as visiting Linsly dominated the second half here Friday night at Erickson All-Sports Facility en route to handing Parkersburg South its fourth straight setback, ...

St. Marys shuts down Wirt County, 26-7

ST. MARYS — Jodi Mote and his St. Marys Blue Devils entered their matchup with Wirt County possessing a want to get back on the winning track after suffering their first loss of the season last week. They did just that. Brennan Boron scored three rushing touchdowns, the St. Marys’ offense ...

Cougars cruise past Fairfield Christian, 54-13

NEW MATAMORAS — The Frontier Cougars claimed their first ever playoff victory Friday night with a dominating 54-13 win over the visiting Fairfield Christian Knights in a Division VII, Region 27 first round tilt at Frontier High School. Junior tailback Slade Amos ran for 120 yards and three ...

Tigers fall short in playoff opener

WILMINGTON, Ohio — After losing its three previous football playoff contests, Wilmington High School secured its first-ever victory in the post-season Friday night with a 56-14 victory over visiting Marietta. Wilmington (3-3) advances to play No. 1 seed Columbus DeSales Friday in a Region ...

Blue Devils reign supreme, again

WHEELING — Parkersburg Catholic sophomore Blake Lewis earned medalist honors while St. Marys repeated as Class A state champions following Wednesday’s final round on the Jones course at Oglebay Resort. The Blue Devils of head coach Catie Hamilton finished with a two-day total of 523 ...

South looks to end skid vs. Linsly

PARKERSBURG — Like many area teams, Parkersburg South had to make a change in its 2020 football campaign, as Linsly visits the Erickson All-Sports Facility for a 7 p.m. kickoff. The sudden change in schedule came earlier in the week, after South’s original opponent was unable to play due to ...

Blue Devils, Tigers look to get back on track

By JOE ALBRIGHT Associate Sports Editor ST. MARYS — St. Marys and Wirt County football had yet to taste defeat through four weeks of the 2020 season. Four quarters later, Williamstown and Doddridge County knocked the Blue Devils and Tigers from the ranks of the unbeaten. Jodi Mote’s ...

Playoff chance here for Warren, at last

By JORDAN HOLLAND Associate Sports Editor VINCENT — This is the opportunity Warren has been waiting for. The Warriors have never won a playoff football game in program history. They’ll get a chance to change that at 7 p.m. Saturday when they play host to Columbus East in the first ...

Prep Football Roundup

WILLIAMSTOWN AT SUMMERS COUNTY Game time: 7 p.m. Friday Last year’s result: Did not play Williamstown (3-1) results: d. Marietta, 34-28; d. Ravenswood, 61-7; lost to Fort Frye, 49-7; d. St. Marys, 20-7 Summers County (3-1) results: lost to Greenbrier West, 34-6; d. Shady Spring, 26-7; ...