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Yellowjacket booters edge WCC, 2-1

WILLIAMSTOWN — In a boys soccer in-town rivalry game Tuesday evening, host Williamstown edged Wood County Christian 2-1 with the Yellowjackets notching both their goals before the Wildcats scored. Williamstown, finishing its regular season at 8-11, will start sectional-tournament play ...

Marietta Tigers nip Big Reds, 1-0

DEVOLA — Sophie Thompson nearly kept Marietta High off the scoreboard. The Parkersburg High goalkeeper finished with six saves, but it was the only shot she couldn’t save Tuesday which proved to be the difference as the Tigers claimed a 1-0 victory. Lexie Mullen’s unassisted goal at ...

Wirt County wins triangular

WILLIAMSTOWN — Mahala Greenleaf and Katie Frazier served visiting Wirt County to an improbable set three win here Tuesday night versus host Williamstown as the Yellowjackets watched a 21-11 lead slip away during a 25-21, 18-25 and 25-22 loss to the Tigers. Williamstown, which dropped to ...

My week (almost) without sports

Going back as far as I can recall, sports has always been a huge part of my life. Every day has consisted of some interaction with the topic I love maybe too much. Whether watching, playing (recreationally of course), discussing, writing, or covering some event, sports was always on the ...

Miscues lead to WVU loss

The West Virginia Mountaineers incurred their second loss of the season to a good team by an identical 31-24 score. And similar to their season opening loss to Virginia Tech, key special teams miscues led to their downfall at TCU Saturday. With the WVU defense playing well a fumble was lost on ...

PHS brawls out: Big Reds top St. Albans in Fall Brawl finals

PARKERSBURG — Katelyn McVicker went on a kill barrage for St. Albans late in the third set during Saturday’s Fall Brawl championship match inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center, but Parkersburg High School head coach Erin Thorpe’s Big Reds finally emerged victorious with a 25-22, 15-25 ...

Parkersburg boys take down Hurricane to win MSAC title

HURRICANE — John Mason got visiting Parkersburg High on the board Saturday at Hurricane in the MSAC Championship game and the Big Reds never looked back, adding two more goals and claiming a 3-0 victory. Mason’s unassisted goal made it 1-0, Parker Miller added an unassisted goal in the ...

TCU hangs on to knock off Mountaineers

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kenny Hill avoided a defender in the backfield and lunged forward through two more for a 3-yard touchdown run with 2:53 left and No. 8 TCU remained the Big 12’s only undefeated team with a 31-24 victory over No. 23 West Virginia on Saturday. Hill also threw a ...

Warren edges Marietta on pitch

DEVOLA — Warren High was one set piece goal better than Marietta High. Ethan Yost score two goals, both off direct kicks, as the Warriors defeated the Tigers, 2-1, in prep boys’ soccer action on Jerry Brock Field at the Marietta Soccer Complex Saturday afternoon. Ryan Mannix scored the ...

Marietta College falls to John Carroll, 48-21

John Carroll 48, Marietta College 21 MARIETTA — Darrien Fields’ 14-yard touchdown pass to Roger Walker, which included a dazzling hurdle by Walker into the end zone, got host Marietta College within 14-7 of John Carroll Saturday at Don Drumm Stadium. However, the visiting Blue ...

Yellowjackets cruise to a 41-0 win over Buffalo

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown still believes. The Yellowjackets' road to the West Virginia Class A playoffs is not an easy one, but following a dominating 41-0 performance against Buffalo Friday night Williamstown has hope. “It's just a team thing with us,” said sophomore lineman Nick ...

New champ to be crowned at Fall Brawl

PARKERSBURG — A new champion will be crowned sometime today as the 12-team field in Parkersburg South's annual Fall Brawl will begin action at 9 a.m. inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. Defending champion Woodrow Wilson isn't in the field, but PSHS head coach Becky Bennett will have ...

Big Reds defeat Woodrow Wilson, 34-8

PARKERSBURG — Host Parkersburg High put up 27 first-half points while limiting Woodrow Wilson to just 64 yards and nothing on the scoreboard en route to a 34-8 win for the No. 10 Class AAA Big Reds Friday night at Stadium Field. PHS, now 5-2, piled up a total of 482 yards, 350 of which came ...

Friday’s high school football roundup with stats

Parkersburg South 28, Brooke 7 WELLSBURG — Brooke quarterback Gage Yost broke loose for a 73-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 7-all here Friday night late in the first quarter, but it was all Parkersburg South after that as head coach Mike Eddy's Patriots knocked off the host Bruins, ...

Parkersburg bests Huntington

PARKERSBURG - Host Parkersburg High tied the match with 5:11 left in the first half, then carried that momentum over to the second half with two more goals in posting a 3-1 win over Huntington in the MSAC girls soccer fifth-place playoff game Thursday night at Stadium Field. Junior co-captain ...

South Patriots edge Yellowjackets, 2-1

PARKERSBURG - Parkersburg South High bounced back in more ways than one. The Patriots got some measure of revenge by downing Williamstown, 2-1, in prep boys' soccer action at The Erickson All-Sports Facility Thursday night. Last year, PSHS dropped a 7-1 decision to the Yellowjackets on the ...

OVU netters fall in five sets

VIENNA - Trevecca Nazarene University finally recorded its first Great Midwest Athletic Conference win here Thursday evening inside the Snyder Activity Center as the Trojans of head coach Jayme Crowley held off host Ohio Valley University in five sets - 17-25, 25-10, 25-23, 13-25 and ...

Games get bigger for prep football teams

PARKERSBURG - The first Friday night in October has arrived and that means prep gridiron teams are either eyeing the end of the regular season or hoping to factor into the playoff mix. First-year Big Red head coach Mike Byus will celebrate homecoming this evening at Stadium Field when ...

Warren Warriors down Yellowjackets in four sets

VINCENT - Warren started off strong and, despite struggling to finish off visiting Williamstown Thursday in a Volley for the Cure match, came away with a four-set victory to improve to 11-6 overall this season. Warren jumped out in front 2-0 in the match after 25-17 and 25-12 victories. The ...

Ravenswood Red Devils reign supreme in Class A

WHEELING — Seniors Alex Easthom and Carson Fox helped Ravenswood High School to its second state golf crown as the Red Devils of head coach Dave Rader captured the Class A state title here Wednesday at Oglebay Resort’s Jones Course. Ravenswood, which won the 2007 double-A state crown and ...