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South grapplers take top honors at WSAZ Invitational

HUNTINGTON — Parkersburg South left with the championship trophy in the 44th WSAZ Invitational which wrapped up Saturday afternoon at Huntington High’s Lucas-Archer Gymnasium. Patriots coach Shaun Smith tempered the enthusiasm due to the way his team performed Saturday. The top concern was ...

Sunday’s Prep Sports Roundup

PREP SWIMMING PHS boys top Wheeling Park WHEELING — Carty Ramsay was a double-winner for Parkersburg’s swim team as the Big Reds nipped Wheeling Park, 82-79, here Saturday in a dual swim meet. Ramsay went 25.09 to win the 50 free and touched the wall in 1:03.77 to capture the 100 ...

Big Reds, Patriots compete in swimming dual

PARKERSBURG — During Friday night’s dual swim meet at the Boys & Girls Club of Parkersburg, the boys of host Parkersburg South tied rival Parkersburg, 79-79, while the Big Red girls knocked off the Patriots, 80-57. “I scored it as a tie today, although I had it 82-82,” admitted ...

Leslie Huffman leads Catholic past Williamstown

PARKERSBURG — Two days after a “poor shooting performance” filled with “some questionable shots,” Parkersburg Catholic head coach Marty Vierheller thought his girls may have something to prove. Mainly because after the hard-to-stomach performance against St. Marys, he pushed them to ...

Glenville State women set for NCAA D2 tournament

GLENVILLE — Things didn’t go as planned for Glenville State College and head women’s basketball coach Kim Stephens during Sunday’s Mountain East Conference championship game versus Charleston, which resulted in an 87-80 setback. Nonetheless, the 12-3 Pioneers earned the No. 2 seed in ...

All-East District hoops teams announced

What a season it has been for Fort Frye basketball. The Cadets, both the boys and girls teams, advanced to the Sweet 16 this year in Division III. For boys head coach Eric Henniger, it was Fort Frye’s first regional tournament berth since 2016. Henniger, whose squad finished 20-3, was ...

Big Red girls win again

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg upped its record to 3-1 here Thursday evening inside Memorial Fieldhouse thanks to a 61-24 victory versus Riverside, but the Big Reds likely lost junior forward Kisten Roberts. “We think she broke her arm,” said Big Red head man Scott Cozzens, whose squad used ...

Waterford comes up short in state semi

DAYTON — Waterford proved a lot of doubters wrong this year. The Wildcats made an improbable run to the Final Four, claiming sectional, district and regional titles along the way. In Thursday’s state semifinal matchup against McDonald, Waterford came up short 57-29, but the ‘Cats left ...

Fort ends season with loss to Fairland in regional semi

CHILLICOTHE — Everything seemed to go Fort Frye’s way in the opening quarter of Wednesday nights Division III Regional Semi-Final versus Fairland at Southeastern High School. Unfortunately for the Cadets, the second quarter proved disastrous as the Dragons went on a 19-2 run and never ...

Warriors fall in double-overtime vs. Meadowbrook

CHILLICOTHE — In their second trip to the Sweet 16 in program history, the Warren Warriors left everything on the court. Unfortunately for the royal blue and white, they came up just short in a thrilling 52-51 overtime loss to Meadowbrook in a Division II regional semifinal Thursday at ...

THURSDAY’S PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

BOYS University 60, Parkersburg South 43 MORGANTOWN -- University used an 18-6 effort in the fourth quarter to earn a 60-43 victory against visiting Parkersburg South. Ryan Niceler had a game-high 19 points for the 1-0 Hawks, who also got double figures from Blake Barkley (17) and ...

Strong fourth quarter pushes Catholic past St. Marys

ST. MARYS — Through the first four games of the season, Parkersburg Catholic hadn’t been challenged for a full thirty-two minutes. In fact, no one came close to giving the Crusaderettes a full-game challenge. And yet, that didn’t deter PC head coach Marty Vierheller from feeling ...

Rebekah Rupert, Rebels too much for Emma Wyer, Wirt

ELLENBORO — Emma Wyer’s triple-double that featured 15 points along with game-highs of 16 rebounds and a baker’s dozen blocks weren’t enough for visiting Wirt County here Wednesday evening as Ritchie County turned back the Tigers, 60-38. The lone lead for the orange and black came at ...

Belpre’s Dylan Cox headed to Mount Union for football

BELPRE — Dylan Cox might be getting ready for baseball season at Belpre High School, but the Golden Eagle made it official Wednesday afternoon that he will continue his career as a student-athlete for Division III power Mount Union and head football coach Geoff Dartt. Cox earned three ...

’Cats back in Final Four

WATERFORD — The Waterford girls basketball team is back in the state tournament. The Wildcats (20-6), after a brief two-year absence, have made their return to the Final Four. It’s the team’s fifth state berth in program history after making it four straight seasons from 2015 to ...

Fort Frye boys fall to Fairland in regional semi

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Fairland used a 21-0 run between the second and third quarter to take control of Wednesday’s Division III regional semifinal game against Fort Frye. That made it 40-24, Fairland, and the Cadets never recovered as they fell 68-45. Fort Frye, playing in its first ...

Former Marietta baseball player Tom Beckwith gets overdue honor

MARIETTA — When spring sports were canceled last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, former Marietta baseball coach Jim Thrash had some time on his hands. He decided to use that time to compile some Tiger baseball history, when he stumbled upon something that caught his eye. Marietta ...

Catholic cruises over Wirt

PARKERSBURG — Ethan Lang scored eight of his 18 points during a 10-0 spurt to end the first half and host Parkersburg Catholic never trailed again here Tuesday evening as the Crusaders won their home opener for first-year head coach Daniel Collie by besting Wirt County, 71-54. Wirt County, ...

Trinity improves to 4-0 with win over Wood County Christian

WILLIAMSTOWN – As the chance to start the season 4-0 stared Class AA Trinity in the face, the Warriors never blinked. They gathered themselves, rose up, and grabbed a 58-12 win over Class A Wood County Christian. As has been the case early in the season, Mike Baldy’s group used its deep ...

Warren runner Pate to attend Ohio Northern University

VINCENT —Warren senior Justin Pate prides himself on his endurance as a distance runner, and now, his endurance helped him commit to run track and cross country at Ohio Northern University. While at ONU, Pate will study engineering. He said the school’s engineering program was the biggest ...