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South eyes seventh state title in a row

PARKERSBURG — Suffice it to say there’s some lofty expectations for the Parkersburg South wrestling program of head coach Shaun Smith. The Patriots are expected to roll to a seventh straight Class AAA state title once the final two days of the season get underway beginning Monday inside ...

Williamstown girls claim Ryan Jobes Invitational championship

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williamstown girls, led by high-point winner Ella Hesson (28), topped the field during Friday night’s Ryan Jobes Invitational. Ritchie County’s Gus Morrison was the high-point victor for the boys after amassing 38 points, but the Rebels had to settle for runner-up ...

PHS knocks off South

PARKERSBURG — Sierra Mason poured in a game-high 25 points while teammates Brilynn Florence and Hayley McCale added a baker’s dozen markers apiece here Friday night to help lift Parkersburg to a 67-49 victory against Parkersburg South in the Class AAAA, Region IV, Section 2 championship ...

Parkersburg Catholic takes care of Williamstown in sectional final

PARKERSBURG — Class AA top-ranked Parkersburg Catholic has other capable players outside of its dynamic duo of Aaliyah Brunny and Leslie Huffman. It is a fact that is easy to forget, but not impossible. Just in case anyone needed a reminder on Friday night, with Williamstown clamping ...

Brookover to bowl at Duquesne

PARKERSBURG — Focus and determination are just two of the many aspects that make a good bowler. Parkersburg High School senior Morgan Brookover has been honing her skills for more than a decade and it all came to a climax Friday evening at Emerson Bowling Lanes when the Big Red inked her ...

Area wrestlers gear up for 74th annual state tournament

PARKERSBURG — Things are going to be quite different for the 74th annual West Virginia state wrestling championships set to take place Monday through Thursday inside Huntington’s Mountain Health Arena. As opposed to having a three-day tournament with Saturday night culminating in the ...

Ravenswood defeats Roane County to claim sectional title

RAVENSWOOD — Even after arriving back from a three-week layoff, Ravenswood’s girls’ basketball team knew if they had to, they could rely on their defense as everyone shook off offensive rust. The unit was fully healthy and recently back to full strength with fresh legs after the long ...

Pioneers close spring season vs. Wilmington

MARIETTA — Marietta College’s spring football season comes to a close today when Wilmington invades Don Drumm Stadium for an Ohio Athletic Conference Divisional Crossover game. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Pioneers and Quakers both went 2-2 and finished third in their respective ...

PHS girls roll in sectional vs. Hurricane

PARKERSBURG — Two-time defending state champion Parkersburg High School appeared to have its hands full with visiting Hurricane in a Class AAAA Region IV, Section II semifinal Wednesday night inside the PHS Memorial Fieldhouse. But then the second quarter began … once the Big Reds ...

South girls clamp down on St. Albans in Sectional

PARKERSBURG — Makalah Williams’ top of the key trifecta opened the scoring here Wednesday night inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center and host Parkersburg South never trailed as the Patriots cruised past St. Albans, 49-24, in a Class AAAA, Region IV, Section 2 semifinal. Rylee Harner ...

ALBRIGHT: Ravenswood’s Hunt rises to the occasion

Give it up for Ravenswood point guard Annie Hunt. Commend her in any way you choose, it really doesn’t matter. Perhaps, deliver her a round of applause. Or throw your hands in the air and wave them around like you just don’t care. Maybe, whip your head back and forth, whip your head back ...

‘Jackets roll against Wirt in sectional semifinal win

WILLIAMSTOWN — After getting off to a bit of a sluggish start in Wednesday evening’s Class AA, Region I, Section 2 semifinal against visiting Wirt County, the Williamstown Yellowjackets recovered in a big way as they rolled to an 83-44 win over the Tigers. The ‘Jackets missed their first ...

‘Jackets win LKC again

GLENVILLE — In a battle of top-five ranked Class AA programs here Monday night at the Waco Center, No. 1 Williamstown held fourth-rated Clay County to its season low in points as the Yellowjackets prevailed 55-44 to capture back-to-back Little Kanawha Conference championship games. Tanner ...

Patriots roll to team title, advance all 14 wrestlers to state

PARKERSBURG — The quest for a seventh consecutive Class AAA state championship for the Parkersburg South Patriots got underway, as 14 grapplers punched their tickets to Charleston, during Saturday’s Region IV championships from Parkersburg High’s Memorial Fieldhouse. Ten of those ...

Jackson edges Edison to win MS county title

PARKERSBURG — The future of wrestling in the area is in good hands, as the 2021 Wood County Middle School Wrestling championships directly followed high school regional competition at Parkersburg High School’s Memorial Fieldhouse. This was day two of the middle school tournament, since ...

South boys sweep PHS

PARKERSBURG — Jake Hogsett went off for a career-high 30 points and host Parkersburg South used a key run in the fourth quarter here Friday night inside Rod Oldham Athletic Center to sweep the season series from rival Parkersburg via a 61-53 triumph. The 4-6 Big Reds, who had a three-game ...

BENNETT: Catching up with Braxton Amos

I had a more than interesting catch-up conversation earlier this week with Wisconsin’s Braxton Amos, who last weekend finished runner-up in Greco-Roman at 97 kg to G’Angelo Hancock at the United State Olympic Team Trials. Many subjects were broached, but suffice it to say Mr. Amos ...

News and Sentinel Races put on hold for ‘21

Facing another summer in which the safety of mass gatherings and athletic events is still in question amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Parkersburg News and Sentinel representatives are postponing the return of the News and Sentinel Half Marathon, Two-Mile Race and accompanying children’s events ...

Big Reds get back to .500 with win vs. Black Eagles

PARKERSBURG — Riley Hilling never met a shot she wasn’t willing to take … not one. “Usually when there is a foot or two in front of me, I will take it, but obviously if someone else is open I will kick it to them,” she said. So, as the ball rested in her hands with Parkersburg ...