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Marietta falls to River View squad

DEVOLA — Marietta High came back from a two-goal deficit in the first half, but three down was too much to overcome after the break. The Tigers suffered their second setback of the season, dropping a 5-2 decision to River View in East Central Ohio League girls’ soccer action at Jerry ...

Red Devils in lead at state golf tournament after Round 1

WHEELING — Success on the golf course does not come without learning from mistakes. A year ago, Madonna’s Howie Peterson struggled on day one of the West Virginia state golf tournament as he carded an 83, only to rebound and shoot a 74 on the second day to earn all-state ...

Runyon, Parkersburg battle past Wheeling Park

WHEELING — Wheeling Park had a game plan against No. 2 Parkersburg and for the most part, that worked. What they didn’t have was an answer for Big Reds midfielder Matt Runyon. The senior — who has a 40-yard throw-in — used that weapon to put Parkersburg (13-1-3) in prime scoring ...

Sawin leads ’Jackets to Wood County Middle School cross country championship

MINERAL WELLS — Wood County Christian’s Franklin Angelos continued his dominance here Tuesday evening and Natalie Sawin also topped the field to help lead the Williamstown girls to a resounding team win in the annual Wood County Middle School cross country championships. Angelos, who has ...

Waterford going back to state

ASHVILLE, Ohio — For the third year in a row, the Waterford High girls golf team has won district championship. Tuesday at Upper Landsdowne Golf Course, the Wildcats scored 358 as a team to place first at the Division II Southeast District tournament and punch their ticket to next week’s ...

Patriots get ‘big’ win over Cabell Midland

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South got a big 2-0 girls soccer win over visiting Cabell Midland Tuesday night at the Erickson All-Sports Facility, playing what Patriot head coach Ron Bucholtz considered “maybe our best overall game this season.” After a scoreless first half, South notched ...

PHS, Ravenswood will vie for state golf team hardware

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia prep golf championships get underway at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Oglebay Resort’s Jones Course and the Mid-Ohio Valley will be well represented. Parkersburg High School head coach Don Snider’s Big Reds and Ravenswood head man Dave Rader’s Red Devils are the ...

Warren Warriors zap Zanesville, 7-0

VINCENT — Even Warren High reserve keeper Bryar Powell was in on the scoring parade. The Warriors got goals from six different players, and also benefitted from an own-goal en route to a 7-0 triumph over visiting Zanesville High in prep boys’ soccer action Saturday afternoon. “That is ...

Girl jumping at chance to make gymnast dreams a reality

VIENNA — Anyone can dream. Realizing one’s dream, though, takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Vienna Elementary School fourth-grader and Gymniks Gymnastics member Isabella Woods knows all too well about that. For the second straight year, the soon-to-be 10-year-old will be making ...

St. Marys takes down Williamstown

ST. MARYS, W.Va. — Throughout St. Marys’ impressive run of 18 consecutive victories, coach Jodi Mote has seen a little bit of everything. On Friday night, Mote and the top-ranked Class A Blue Devils won ugly over rival Williamstown. But Mote said he’d take the 34-17 Little Kanawha ...

Big Reds stun Wheeling Park, 43-36

WHEELING — Mike Byus is in his first year at the Parkersburg High grid helm, charged with trying to rebuild a once powerful program. The Boone County native got the landmark win that may go a long way in returning his Big Reds to greatness, rallying past Wheeling Park, 43-36, Friday night at ...

Point Pleasant overpowers South Patriots

PARKERSBURG — From start to finish, Point Pleasant dominated Parkersburg South Friday night at Erickson All-Sports Facility. The Big Blacks spoiled homecoming for the Patriots, who fell to 1-5 with a 49-3 loss. The backfield duo of Cason Payne and Justin Brumfield helped the visitors ...

Belpre Golden Eagles hammer South Gallia, 52-13

BELPRE — Having all going its way most of the night, Belpre blistered visiting South Gallia time after time in a 38-point first half en route to a 52-13 shellacking of the Rebels Friday evening at Ralph Holder Stadium. The overwhelming triumph evened the Golden Eagles’ record at 3-3 while ...

Marietta Tigers hang in there with New Philly, but fall 44-14

MARIETTA — Dominic Vanfossen is known more for gaining yards on the ground. But the 5-foot-10, 205-pound Marietta High senior also has good hands as he made a career-high 13 receptions for 114 yards in the Tigers’ homecoming game. It was nearly enough, though, as MHS dropped a 44-14 ...

Fort Frye cruises past Cougars, 38-8

NEW MATAMORAS — Over the past few years the ability to make the big play has been one of the main reasons for the success of a Fort Frye Cadet team that had won 24 of their past 25 regular season games. Friday night that big play ability was on display in grand fashion as the visiting ...

High school football roundup with stats

Ravenswood 39, Ritchie County 6 RAVENSWOOD — It was quite the memorable homecoming here Friday night at Flinn Field as Ravenswood upped its mark to 3-2 following a 39-6 triumph versus now 2-3 Ritchie County. The Red Devils, who play at 7 p.m. next Friday at Wirt County while the Rebels ...

Turner accepts job at Coppin State University

VIENNA — Ohio Valley University head women’s basketball coach Jazmone Turner recently announced she is leaving her position and has accepted a job as the associate head women’s basketball coach at Division I Coppin State University, which is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic ...

Big Reds fall late to Redskins

PARKERSBURG — Host Parkersburg was unable to clear Brooke Lucas’ fifth corner kick of the match here Thursday night in the 78th minute at Stadium Field and Hurricane’s Sydney Wheeler booted home the lone goal of the match as the No. 9 Redskins upended the Big Reds, 1-0, in Mountain State ...

OVU men handle Trevecca

VIENNA — Trevecca Nazarene may have scored first, but every goal after belonged to host Ohio Valley University as the nationally-ranked Fighting Scots’ men’s soccer team downed the Trojans 3-1 Thursday afternoon to improve their overall record to 9-1-1. OVU is No. 18 in NCAA Division II ...

Williamstown, Warren girls booters end in tie

WILLIAMSTOWN — Emily Pickering was a little misty-eyed, but still smiling — and it had nothing to do with the final result. The Williamstown High senior captain played in her last home match and helped the Yellowjackets tie visiting Warren High, 3-3, in girls’ soccer action Thursday ...