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Heartbreaker: Fort Frye drops tough one in state semis

ZANESVILLE — In racking up 10 consecutive wins heading into Saturday night’s Division VI Ohio State semi-final at Zanesville High School, finishing had not been a problem at all for the Fort Frye Cadets. Fort Frye was able to move the ball like they had all season Saturday but their ...

MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: WVU grabs dominant victory

The West Virginia Mountaineers parlayed a solid running attack and a smothering defense into a convincing 24-6 win over TCU Saturday. The Mountaineers first possession of the game began on their own one-yard line but they efficiently drove 99 yards in 15 plays for a score, spanning half of ...

Doddridge drops playoff opener to East Hardy, 25-19

WEST UNION —The No. 14 seed came into West Union with a first round upset on the mind, and that’s exactly what happened. The East Hardy Cougars jumped out to an early 18-0 lead against the third-seeded Doddridge County Bulldogs and used it to pull off the win, 25-19 on Saturday. The ...

Ritchie defeats Wirt in hard fought battle

ELLENBORO — Ritchie County’s Graden McKinney spent the last few weeks in COVID-19 quarantine just watching his Rebel teammates playing out the regular season. “It was a struggle and you see your team make big plays and you just want to make big plays as well,” McKinney said. Upon ...

Wirt netters wrap up ‘20

CHARLESTON — Looking ahead to a hopeful 2021 full volleyball season, Class A coaches across the state will be glad Wirt County graduates four seniors. The Tigers considered themselves more than fortunate to even have the opportunity to defend their 2019 state championship, which they did ...

Herd to play on 50th anniversary of crash

HUNTINGTON — November 14 always holds a special amount of weight for the Marshall Thundering Herd, as the team plays on the 50th anniversary of the plane crash that killed 75 people, including 37 Marshall football players in 1970. A day of remembrance commences on the campus, as a memorial ...

Five Warriors named first team all-district

After winning seven games and claiming the program’s first ever playoff victories this season, the Warren football team had six of its players earn All-Southeast District recognition. Seniors Evan Gandee, Kurt Taylor, Josh Welsh, Joel Chevalier and Peyten Kellar all were named to the ...

PHS set to entertain Spring Mills

PARKERSBURG — Former Magnolia head coach Josh Sims, who guided the Blue Eagles to the 2015 Class A state championship, recently made a trek to the Mid-Ohio Valley. He’s hoping his No. 9 seed Spring Mills Cardinals (5-2) will get a chance to square off against No. 8 Parkersburg (6-2) come ...

Uncertainty surrounds Williamstown-Tolsia matchup

WILLIAMSTOWN — The No. 6 Williamstown Yellowjackets (5-2) welcome the No. 11 Tolsia Rebels (4-2), as a Sunday afternoon tilt between the two sends the winner to the quarterfinal round of the Class A football playoffs. Both teams are familiar with the uncertain nature of the COVID-19 map, as ...

St. Marys hoping for a shot at defending state champs

ST. MARYS — At the beginning of the year, a potential St. Marys-Wheeling Central Catholic matchup could have been seen as a potential championship game, but these two teams meet in the first round of the West Virginia Class A playoffs on Sunday afternoon from St. Marys. A wild and ...

St. Marys’ Wiley Houser signs with Davis & Elkins

ST. MARYS — Wiley Houser has carved out a reputation of being a leader in the St. Marys mat room, and now he’s signed his national letter of intent to wrestle at Davis and Elkins College. Houser said he’ll study education while attending school, as the decision to become a D&E Senator ...

Wirt County repeats as Class A volleyball state champs

CHARLESTON — A pass by Emma Wyer, a set from Adeline Sims and then a Maddy Richards kill gave Cheyann Seevers match point here Thursday night and Wirt County repeated as Class A state volleyball champions following a 25-14, 25-15 and 25-8 sweep of East Hardy. Wyer, who had 30 kills in the ...

Big Reds’ Emily Allen inks with NC State

PARKERSBURG — Back before becoming the head coach of the Parkersburg High softball team, Jason Roberts knew of Emily Allen’s softball talent and decided it would translate well to the prep level. Then he became the leader of the Big Reds and got a first-person view of Allen’s ...

Doddridge County is ready for a fight vs. East Hardy

WEST UNION — It is easier than ever for Doddridge County head coach Bobby Burnside to say a lot of the Class A first-round playoff matchups look like they could be second-round matchups. He would know as his Bulldogs have made two straight deep runs into the postseason, and hope to begin ...

Cadets hoping for different outcome in state semis this time

BEVERLY — Two years ago, the Fort Frye football team played in its first ever state semifinal game. The Cadets lost to eventual state champion Kirtland that year, ending the deepest playoff run in program history. The next step for Fort Frye is getting to the state championship game, which ...

Rebel hurler Chloe Elliott off to Seton Hill

ELLENBORO — Although Ritchie County fireballer Chloe Elliott always had dreams of playing college softball at the Division I level, Seton Hill University made her an offer she couldn’t refuse. Griffins head coach Jessica Strong put together a package and the Rebel junior made it official ...

Ritchie and Wirt will meet a little later than planned

ELLENBORO — Ritchie County and Wirt County are no strangers when it comes to football. Normally, the two programs will square off for a regular season game at some point during the fall. In 2020, however, the game was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the Tigers and Rebels will ...

Marietta’s Courtney Schuck to play soccer at Wingate

MARIETTA — Courtney Schuck put together a decorated career as a Marietta High School girls soccer player. As a junior, she was a second team All-Ohioan and the District Player of the year. This season, she led the Tigers with 20 goals and 14 assists on the way to the East Central Ohio League ...

Wirt netters only area program to compete at state

PARKERSBURG — Wirt County, which has won more state volleyball titles than any program in West Virginia history, will be the lone representative from the Mid-Ohio Valley at this week’s state tournament in Charleston. Due to continued Mountain State COVID-19 regulations, a quarter of the ...

South girls can make another run

PARKERSBURG —The season is over for the Parkersburg South Patriots girls soccer team, and despite falling short in the state championship match, the team met expectations throughout the year. South’s 19-1 record came paired with the fact senior goalkeeper Kendal Mader only allowed two ...