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South, PHS face off to open mat season

PARKERSBURG — Six-time defending Class AAA state wrestling champion Parkersburg South finally gets to open its season at 7 p.m. today inside Rod Oldham Athletic Center when the Patriots of head coach Shaun Smith welcome in rival Parkersburg for the annual city dual. The two Wood County ...

Cadets hold on to beat Generals in district semi

BEVERLY — From the very beginning of the 2020-2021 basketball campaign Fort Frye head coach Eric Henniger and his staff have made a concerted effort to build team depth by substituting freely and keeping as many kids fresh and involved as possible. That year-long strategy paid huge ...

Pioneer men advance in OAC tourney; women ousted

MARIETTA — No. 6 ranked Marietta College defeated Otterbein University by the score of 88-71 in the quarterfinal round of the Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Tuesday evening in Ban Johnson Arena. The top-seeded Pioneers improved to 10-1 on the season, while the No. 8 ...

No. 6 WVU men finally get shot at No. 3 Baylor

MORGANTOWN — Following countless postponements and reschedulings, arguably one of the most anticipated matchups in the Big 12 will become a reality. When No. 6 West Virginia hosts No. 3 Baylor at 5 p.m. Tuesday (ESPN), it’ll be the first time the two teams have faced off this season, and ...

Glenville State baseball hosts Ohio Valley University in season opener

GLENVILLE — Despite a plethora of rain in the Mountain State the past few days, Glenville State College and Ohio Valley University will meet at 2 p.m. today at the Sue Morris Sports Complex in the season opener for both Division II programs. GSC head man Jimmy Mullins’ squad is more than ...

Warren falls to Sheridan

NELSONVILLE — For the second year in a row, the Warren girls had their tournament run ended by Sheridan. The top-ranked Generals got 24 points from Faith Stinson, 17 from Jamisyn Stinson and 16 from Bailey Beckstedt in a 66-55 win over the Warriors Friday in a Division II district final ...

Parkersburg South wrestling sitting pretty for another state title run

PARKERSBURG — Even with so much change in the Mountain State, one thing in Class AAA’s wrestling scene remains the same: Parkersburg South is ready to chase another state championship. There’s no replacing NCAA Divison I wrestlers Braxton Amos and Brayden Roberts, but the Patriots turn ...

West Virginia top-ranked recruit Hussey ready to get back on the diamond

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University commit and Parkersburg South senior first baseman Grant Hussey is more than ready to get back on the diamond for Patriot head coach Matt Emerick inside the spacious confines of Hank Greenburg Field. “In January I went down to Florida for the Perfect ...

Fort Frye outlasts Sandy Valley for sectional gold

BEVERLY — For the second straight game top-seeded Fort Frye was put to the test and for the second straight game the Cadets withstood the challenge and survived to fight another day. Friday night at Fort Frye High School the Cadets claimed their third sectional title in the past four years, ...

Despite the losing, St. Marys’ Fox savored basketball career at OVU

VIENNA — Former St. Marys High School all-stater and current Ohio Valley University senior guard Jordan Fox played her final collegiate game on the road Saturday afternoon at Trevecca University. The 5-foot-8 former Blue Devil for head coach Howard Meeks is set to finish her business degree ...

Fort keeps rolling

BEVERLY — Second-seeded Fort Frye got the job done Thursday night in its Division III district semifinal as the Cadets rolled past seventh-seeded West Muskingum, 55-25. The victory for the now 21-1 Cadets of head coach Dan Liedtke sets up a 1 p.m. Saturday district championship showdown ...

Warren uses big first half to down Washington

VINCENT — It goes without saying that every high school basketball team wants to play its very best basketball come tournament time. To say that Warren played its best ball of the season in Thursday evening’s Division II sectional championship game at home against Washington would be a ...

BENNETT: Excitement builds for youth golf in the MOV

It was a tough one for the golfing world on Tuesday when news broke about Tiger Woods’ car accident. Forget the fact he already was debating about skipping the Masters because of recent back surgery. Following his plethora of leg injuries from the Tuesday morning crash, it’s safe to say ...

Local girls basketball teams in district semis today

WATERFORD — Playing in the district semifinals is nothing new to the Waterford Wildcats. After all, the Waterford girls basketball team has won an incredible 17 straight sectional championships, the latest coming via a 54-25 victory over Western Saturday. Today, Waterford, along with ...

Wildcats cruise: Waterford boys way too much for Manchester

WATERFORD — One-win Manchester made Wednesday’s Division IV sectional opener a game into the fourth quarter, but the 20th-seeded Greyhounds couldn’t overcome the one-two punch of Waterford’s Jarrett Armstrong and Luke Teters as the 13th-seeded Wildcats pulled away for a 74-54 win inside ...

Warren downs Fairfield Union in district semis

VINCENT — Warren took care of business in Tuesday’s Division II district semifinal, cruising past Fairfield Union for a 59-23 victory. The win sets up Friday’s district championship game against Sheridan, a rematch the Warriors have been waiting a year for. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 ...

Fort moves on with 47-36 win over Barnesville

BEVERLY — No. 1 seeded Fort Frye simply did not play anywhere close to as good as they are capable of playing in their Division III sectional semifinal against 16th seeded Barnesville Tuesday night at Fort Frye High School. Fortunately, the Cadets played good enough to win as they scored a ...

Warren’s Snyder claims back-to-back state titles

HILLIARD, Ohio — History was made on Saturday in Hilliard, as Warren’s Hayley Snyder claimed her second consecutive Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association girls state wrestling championship. This year’s event ended like last year’s did for the 101-pounder, by defeating ...