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Herd hits the road to face winless Rice

HOUSTON — A last-second win for the Marshall Thundering Herd against rival Western Kentucky put them at 4-3 and in the driver’s seat in the Conference USA East division. A game-winning 53-yard field goal from Justin Rohrwasser sealed the deal, as a win over Rice on Friday will help them ...

PCHS trounces Webster, 67-38

PARKERSBURG —Jeb Boice’s big game helped Parkersburg Catholic keep its playoff hopes alive, as a 67-38 win over Webster County on Thursday ended their regular season at 6-4. The Crusader faithful made their presence known at Parkersburg High School’s Stadium Field, as Senior Night ...

Local Class AAA runners ready for state meet

PARKERSBURG — The final races for the 2019 cross country season commence at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cabell Midland High School. The Class AAA girls begin the coronations with the boys slated for a 10:45 a.m. gun start. Morgantown is projected to win both races by runwv.com. Parkersburg High ...

Marietta’s Courtney Schuck named district POY

Courtney Schuck can take a bow. The talented Marietta High junior midfielder recently was honored as the Southeast District Division I Player of the Year in girls’ soccer. Also a first-team all-district selection, Schuck was instrumental in helping the Tigers post a 16-2-0 overall record ...

GSC hosts MEC newcomer Wheeling

GLENVILLE — Wheeling University will provide the opposition for the noon Saturday kickoff inside Morris Stadium as the Cardinals are set to invade host Glenville State College in Mountain East Conference action. First-year GSC (4-4, 3-4) boss Mike Kellar’s squad got a 48-yard field goal ...

ALBRIGHT: Bulldogs versus Yellowjackets is as big as games come

One hearty “Thank you” goes out to the Williamstown and Doddridge County football teams. The Bulldogs and Yellowjackets successfully executing the game plan against Parkersburg Catholic and Valley (Wetzel) respectively last week brought to life this column. For now, Mid-Ohio Valley sports ...

Parkersburg South girls, PHS boys prepared for regional final

PARKERSBURG — Both Parkersburg South girls and Parkersburg boys soccer team will be looking to avenge 5-0 losses in the regular season in the Class AAA Region IV championship games today at Hurricane High School. The Big Reds will be facing the Cabell Midland Knights at 5 p.m. and the ...

Edison claims middle school title

PARKERSBURG — An offensive outburst ended in triumph for the Edison Eagles, as a 52-30 final score cemented them as Wood County Middle School football champions with their second consecutive undefeated season coming on Wednesday night from a sloppy Erickson All-Sports Facility. Gage Wright ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Football Leaders

SCORING Name, school TD FG 2 1 PTS Mark Rucker, Tyler 26 0 16 0 188 Ty Moore, Wtown 19 0 2 0 118 Logan Vance, Clay 17 0 5 0 112 Jeb Boice, Catholic 18 0 1 0 110 Tyler Fisher, Ft. Frye 17 0 1 0 104 Dawson Tharp, Webster 16 0 3 1 103 Garrett Owens, Ritchie 15 0 3 0 96 Reece ...

GAMEDAY: Huntington next up for the Big Reds

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High School will be in the Class AAA postseason, but if third-year Big Red head coach Mike Byus’ gang wants to continue playing at Stadium Field they need to keep winning. Following last week’s victory against Spring Mills, PHS enters a tough Mountain State ...

GAMEDAY: Patriots seeking their first 9-0 start since 1975

WHEELING — The Parkersburg South Patriots face stiff competition at 7 p.m. on Friday in the northern panhandle, as they put their 8-0 record on the line against the Wheeling Park Patriots. The ultimate goal of every team in West Virginia is to end the year in Wheeling, and for Parkersburg ...

GAMEDAY: Belpre, Waterford playing for different reasons on Friday night

BELPRE — The Waterford Wildcats and Belpre Golden Eagles will be playing for different reasons on the Golden Eagles’ senior night at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ralph Holder Stadium. Already clinching a return trip to the Division VII Region 27 playoffs with a 7-2 seven to record on the year, ...

GAMEDAY: Warren hosts JM in season finale

VINCENT — A couple of short years ago, Warren High quarterbacks coach Shawn Taylor sat in the coach’s football office at the school, and predicted his son would break his passing records before all was said and done. Well, guess what...Kurt Taylor has done just that. After completing 32 ...

GAMEDAY: Prep Football Roundup

RITCHIE COUNTY AT GILMER COUNTY Game time: 7 p.m. Friday Last year’s result: Ritchie County 46, Gilmer County 0 Ritchie County (7-1) results: d. Tyler Consolidated, 58-20; d. Parkersburg Catholic, 50-13; d. St. Marys, 32-2; lost to Doddridge County, 27-18; d. Ravenswood, 41-13; d. ...

Big Reds sweep tri

PARKERSBURG — Anna Umpleby’s smash via a Kristen Lowers assist sealed host Parkersburg High School’s triangular sweep here Tuesday evening inside Memorial Fieldhouse as the red and white opened with a 25-17 and 25-10 triumph versus Ritchie County and closed it with a 25-16 and 25-19 ...

Yellowjacket netters finish season perfect

PARKERSBURG—The Williamstown middle school volleyball team put the finishing touches on its perfect season, sweeping Jackson 25-18 and 25-13 Tuesday night inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. Williamstown’s Kyndra Johnson gave Jackson’s defenders fits all night, from not being able to ...

Williamstown girls ousted by Winfield, 3-0

POINT PLEASANT — Maybe Winfield doesn’t have one, goal-hoarding superstar anymore — and maybe, that’s OK. Because on Tuesday night, the interplay between all of Winfield’s attackers proved to be the difference as the Generals overcame a tough Williamstown squad 3-0 in a Class AA-A ...

Marietta boys to take on Tippecanoe

DEVOLA, Ohio — Marietta High’s boys’ soccer team will be looking to advance past the Sweet 16 round for the first time in the program’s history. “It has not been a kind round for us,” said MHS boss Todd Morris, whose Tiger booters are scheduled to play Tippecanoe High in an OHSAA ...