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Plenty on line in the Hatchet Game

RAVENSWOOD — Plenty will be on the line for both teams as the Ripley Vikings and Ravenswood Red Devils battle for the Old Hatchet at Flinn Field at Spano-Taylor Stadium on Friday night. The Vikings, ranked 16th in WVSSAC AAA ratings, have bounced back from a losing season last fall to go ...

Prep Football Roundup

TYGARTS VALLEY AT DODDRIDGE COUNTY Game time: 7 p.m. Friday Last year’s result: Doddridge County 46, Tygarts Valley 7 Tygarts Valley (7-1) results: d. Tucker County, 34-6; d. Webster County, 59-0; d. Valley (Wetzel), 59-16; d. Gilmer County, 44-21; d. Richwood, 62-13; lost to Elkins, ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Football Statistical Leaders

SCORING Name, school TD FG 2 1 PTS Gus Morrison, Ritchie 21 0 9 0 144 Brennan Boron, SM 17 0 0 0 102 Bryson Singer, PHS 15 0 0 0 90 Tre Moss, SM 14 0 1 0 86 Slade Amos, Frontier 12 0 5 0 82 Noah Barnhart, Frontier 11 0 8 0 82 Joey Ramsey, Ripley 13 0 0 0 78 Garrett Parsons, Wirt 13 0 0 ...

PHS volleyball wins sectional title

PARKERSBURG — Beyonce Pierce's ace got host Parkersburg to match point and Anna Umpleby's 24th kill ended it here Wednesday night inside Memorial Fieldhouse as the Big Reds captured the Class AAA, Region IV, Section 2 championship with a 25-20, 25-11, 15-25 and 25-18 victory versus ...

Belpre boys excited for state cross country meet

BELPRE — Belpre senior Eli Fullerton will be making his fourth trip to the Ohio high school cross country state tournament Saturday at Fortress Obetz. His first three years, Fullerton qualified as an individual. This year, he’ll have some company, as Belpre placed fourth at regionals to ...

Fort Frye advances to regional final, 34-0

BEVERLY — Maeson Long and Collin Welsh had big games running the ball and Fort Frye’s defense had another outstanding showing as the Cadets ousted Barnesville 34-0 in Saturday’s Division VI, Region 23 semifinal. The Cadets (9-0) now will get a chance to accomplish one of their biggest ...

MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: WVU pulls off upset

As sports fans, many of us fall into the trap of putting far too much emphasis on the most recent game played by our favorite team. When an outcome is negative, we often view future prospects through a dark, cloudy prism. So after the losing performance at Texas Tech a couple of weeks ago ...

Williamstown girls cross country wins fourth straight state championship

ONA — Four turned out to be a pretty good number for the Williamstown girls of head coach Larry Cassady here Saturday morning at the Class A state cross country championships at Cabell Midland. Not only did the Yellowjackets capture their fourth straight title, but Ella Hesson earned ...

Area triple-A runners claim all-state XC honors

ONA — A quartet of area thinclads earned Class AAA top honors here Saturday at the state cross country meet. Ripley’s Ellie Hosaflook capped off her freshman campaign for head coach Hilary Groves with a time of 18 minutes and 51 seconds to place third. She finished behind Morgantown ...

Ritchie boys three-peat, Doddridge’s Lipscomb dominates

ONA — The Ritchie County boys of head coach Holli Vaughan pulled off a three-peat while Doddridge County senior Carter Lipscomb put on a dominating performance in his last Class A state cross country meet on Saturday at Cabell Midland. Lipscomb, who had a goal to run a 15:49, finished five ...

Belpre boys cross country team makes school history

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — For the first time in Belpre history, the boys cross country team has earned a berth at the state tournament. The Golden Eagles placed fourth as a team in Saturday’s Division III regional meet to advance. Eli Fullerton, who qualified for state as an individual the ...

Make it three-in-a-row: Parkersburg High ups winning streak, 37-20

PARKERSBURG — Quarterback Bryson Singer’s done the heavy lifting for the Parkersburg offense through the pass game and the run game this season. Well, in Friday’s 37-20 victory over visiting Jefferson High, Singer made an impact as a receiver. Running back Michael Owen took a shotgun ...

Wheeling Park is too much for Parkersburg South

PARKERSBURG — In a battle of the Patriots here Friday at Erickson All-Sports Facility, No. 6 Wheeling Park bolted out to a 44-12 halftime lead en route to a 50-20 victory against Parkersburg South on homecoming. The visiting Patriots of head coach Chris Daugherty, now 7-1 with a home game ...

Knights are sharp against ‘Jackets

WEST LIBERTY — While there have been a lot of changes throughout this season when it comes to high school football, there’s one thing that hasn’t changed: in big games, Wheeling Central will flex its muscles. And on Friday night, that’s exactly what the Maroon Knights did. They also ...

Devils scratch Cougars

ST. MARYS, W.Va. — St. Marys took full advantage of a very tough second quarter by the visiting Frontier Cougars as they rolled to a 55-20 victory in the first match-up between the two former arch-rivals in more than a decade. Frontier turned the ball over four times in the second quarter ...

Perfect Bulldog: DC’s Carter Lipscomb one win from undefeated season

WEST UNION — Doddridge County’s top runner Carter Lipscomb blew away the Class A Region II tournament field by more than a minute, despite missing the last three weeks of competitive competition because of COVID-19 restrictions. With the win, his undefeated season stayed intact. Now ...

AAA runners have high hopes for state tournament

PARKERSBURG — All three area Class AAA programs will be represented at Saturday’s state cross country championships at Cabell Midland High School. Parkersburg junior Franklin Angelos and Ripley freshman Ellie Hosaflook enter the final race of the campaign ranked second by ...

Ohio thinclads compete in regionals Saturday

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The final step in getting to state in cross country happens Saturday at Pickerington. The Belpre boys, the Warren boys and girls, the Caldwell boys and girls as well as individuals from Marietta, Fort Frye and Waterford will help represent the area at the regional ...

Finally!: South girls soccer off to the state tourney

RIPLEY — Finally, the Parkersburg South soccer team had something to celebrate in Death Valley at Ripley’s Memorial Stadium. After three year’s of finishing as the runner-up, the Patriots of head coach Ron Bucholtz got the job done Tuesday night in the Class AAA, Region IV championship ...