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Jeb Boice nails teardrop for big win

PARKERSBURG — Jeb Boice’s high-arcing teardrop found the bottom of the net with less than a second to play here Thursday night as Class A, No. 4 Parkersburg Catholic survived Ripley in overtime, 49-47. Patrick Copen led the 7-1 Crusaders with a game-high 20 points and finished a carom shy ...

Warren sends Patriot girls to ninth loss

VINCENT — Warren High protected the lead. After the Warriors took command late in the second quarter, they never looked back and defeated visiting Parkersburg South, 56-49, in a prep girls basketball game Thursday night. WHS, No. 10 in Ohio Division II AP State Poll with a 14-1 record, ...

Big Reds light it up

PARKERSBURG —Led by the normal suspects in seniors Noah Umpleby and Sam Potts, the Parkersburg Big Reds and head coach Bryan Crislip had another Big Red to provide the scoring for the red and white. Sophomore Josh Kopec had 19 points, to go along with Potts’ 24 and Umpleby’s 15, in the ...

Prep Basketball Roundup

GIRLS BASKETBALL Williamstown 91, Tyler 34 KIDWELL — Williamstown connected on 14 trifectas, led 28-10 after one and 50-23 at the brerak as the Yellowjackets ran past host Tyler Consolidated here Wednesday night, 91-34. WHS (8-3), which plays Friday at Parkersburg Catholic, was led by ...

College Basketball Roundup

WOMEN Oklahoma 73, No. 17 West Virginia 49 MORGANTOWN (AP) — Taylor Roberston made eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 31 points to help Oklahoma beat No. 17 West Virginia 73-49 on Wednesday night. Robertson, who is the national leader in made 3s with 86, extended her program ...

PHS hammers Patriots

PARKERSBURG — Scott Cozzens and the Parkersburg High girls basketball team are on a winning streak inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. After 18 years without a victory at the home of their rivals, the Big Reds won their second in a row after a 69-42 outcome over Parkersburg South Tuesday ...

’Jackets romp Red Devils

WILLIAMSTOWN — The No. 1 team in Class A played like it. That’s the summary of the Williamstown Yellowjackets’ 85-51win over the Ravenswood Red Devils on Tuesday night from Williamstown. A balanced attack from the undefeated ‘Jackets (10-0) sunk the Red Devils from the start. A total ...

Chris Beck named new Williamstown grid boss

PARKERSBURG — Chris Beck, a 2002 Williamstown High School graduate, was approved Tuesday night by the Wood County Board of Education to become the 23rd different head football coach for the Yellowjackets. A program which has reached the postseason every year since 2000, Beck is taking over ...

Brandon Simoniette leads Warren past Marietta, 58-40

MARIETTA — The Marietta High student section let Warren’s Brandon Simoniette hear it Tuesday at Sutton Gym, booing the Warrior senior nearly every time he touched the ball. Simoniette responded by putting up a game-high 18 points, including sinking five 3-pointers, to help Warren (8-4) ...

Fort Frye downs Meigs for 10th win on the year

BEVERLY — For the first 11 minutes of Tuesday night’s tussle with visiting Meigs, Fort Frye literally couldn’t miss. The Cadets opened the game by knocking down their first 11 shots and went on to down the Marauders 67-54 to improve to 10-1 at the halfway point of the season. The ...

Winfield’s Withrow wins Ray McCoy Award

CHARLESTON — Growing up in Putnam County, Aaron Withrow dabbled in the traditional sports for a young man — baseball, basketball and football. It wasn’t until he reached the eighth grade that Withrow tried his hand — and legs — at track. He’s certainly made up for lost ...

High School Basketball Roundup

GIRLS BASKETBALL Parkersburg Catholic 73, Ritchie County 44 ELLENBORO — Leslie Huffman scored 13 of her game-high 22 points in the second quarter as Class A, No. 2 Parkersburg Catholic improved to 11-0 following a 73-44 Little Kanawha Conference West Division win here Tuesday evening versus ...

PHS, South girls meet for Round 1

PARKERSBURG —Maggie Richards never tires of the hype up to any Parkersburg South game. “Not even a little bit,” said the Big Reds’ senior forward. “Gameday is just as exciting, too.” This year is no different for her or for PHS. The Big Reds can build their first winning streak ...

Belpre girls survive Tornadoes

BELPRE —A late surge from the Southern Tornadoes wasn’t enough, as the Belpre Golden Eagles held on to win in a 44-37 Tri-Valley Conference battle on Monday evening from home. The contest was in-hand for the Golden Eagles at halftime, as they took a 26-10 lead into the locker room off a ...

Monroe Central girls conquer Frontier, 46-40

NEW MATAMORAS — It takes an all-out effort in all four quarters to win in basketball, and the Frontier Cougars experienced that phenomenon.. Poor shooting from the field doomed the home team on Monday night from inside Frontier High School. Managing only five buckets in the third quarter, ...

Amazing Grace: Big Reds’ Cox puts on show for senior day

PARKERSBURG —The 2019-20 swimming season is getting closer to championship action, but this year’s PHS Penguin Invitational at the YMCA of Parkersburg served as a way for the teams involved to gauge how close they are to being 100% for bigger meets down the stretch. Events began in the ...

Pioneer men cruise to a W

MARIETTA — Christian James and Lukas Isaly gave Marietta College a spark. The Pioneer point guards shined on the offensive end to help lift their team to a 96-75 victory over Heidelberg in an Ohio Athletic Conference battle Saturday at Ban Johnson Arena. James started and scored a ...

Marietta girls run past the Colts

MARIETTA — Marietta High honored local law enforcement with a resounding 72-20 triumph over Meadowbrook High Saturday in an East Central Ohio League girls basketball game at Sutton Gymnasium. Earlier in the season at Byesville in November, the Tigers defeated the Colts by 50 points ...

Local College Basketball Roundup

MEN UAB 61, Marshall 50 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Marshall fell on the road to UAB, 61-50, on Saturday night inside Bartow Arena after the game was delayed due to potentially catastrophic weather. Taevion Kinsey led the Thundering Herd (8-9, 2-2 C-USA) with a team-high 20 points. Jarrod West ...