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Catholic out to gain some respect now

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PARKERSBURG — Lance Binegar is a teacher at Ritchie County High School. He is also the second-year head football coach at Parkersburg Catholic High School. Binegar’s Crusader gridders meet up with Ritchie Rebels, both sporting 1-0 marks, at 7 p.m. Saturday at Parkersburg High’s ...

GSC defeats UVA-Wise in opener

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Glenville State 17, UVa-Wise 7 WISE, VIRGINIA — Despite a near 90 minute lighting delay prior to halftime, Glenville State College got its Mountain East Conference campaign started on the right foot here Thursday night as the Pioneers topped host Virginia-Wise, 17-7, at Carl Smith Stadium in ...

South netters focused in 2018

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PARKERSBURG —Parkersburg South’s volleyball team is entering the 2018 season with a fresh mentality and a group of five seniors who are focused on getting the job done. “We have a pretty experienced varsity crew coming back in.” said head coach Becky Bennett. Last year the ...

Catholic volleyball starts season today

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PARKERSBURG — Last year in Amanda Weatherwax’s first season at the Parkersburg Catholic volleyball helm, “it was really a building year for us,” she said. Stepping in to guide the PCHS volleyball program, “I thought we had a lot of potential and a lot of times, our games maybe ...

Pioneers open on the road tonight

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GLENVILLE — Senior Austin Hill wants to put last year behind him. The Glenville State College defensive lineman will get that chance along with his teammates come 7 p.m. today when the Pioneers open their campaign against Mountain East Conference foe Virginia-Wise at Carl Smith Stadium. A ...

Parkersburg High boys soccer unloads on Riverside

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VIENNA — Jacob McKnight recorded his first shutout of the campaign and seven different Big Reds found the back of the net here Tuesday evening at Ohio Valley University as Parkersburg dominated Riverside, 10-0, in Mountain State Athletic Conference soccer action. PHS, which improved to 1-3-1 ...

Natalie Chambers’ late goal lifts Yellowjackets past Warren, 3-2

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VINCENT — Natalie Chambers redeemed herself. The Williamstown High freshman went from misfiring on an early-game PK attempt to scoring a goal in the final seconds as the Yellowjackets edged Warren, 3-2, in girls’ soccer action Tuesday night. “That just shows what a gamer she is,” said ...

PHS volleyball hopes to reach state tournament

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg reached the Class AAA, Region IV semifinals in 2017 before getting ousted by Hurricane, one step away from the state volleyball tournament. The Big Reds of head coach Erin Thorpe plan to move on from last fall’s tough 25-21, 27-25 and 25-23 setback to the Redskins ...

Belpre makes short work of Parkersburg Catholic

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BELPRE—The Golden Eagles had a big win against Parkersburg Catholic’s soccer team Monday scoring 12 goals against the Crusaders who scored one goal in the second half. The first 40 minutes on the field set the tone for the rest of the match. Catholic was forced to play a man down due to ...

Monday Morning Quarterback: WVU to take opener

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The West Virginia Mountaineers enter the 2018 season with a Top 25 ranking and projected by many to be a contender for one of the spots in the Big 12 Championship game. Indeed, WVU will have the best quarterback in the conference and plenty of talent at the wide receiver and running back ...

PHS, Marietta boys play to 2-2 draw in soccer

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DEVOLA, Ohio — Marietta High was 2 minutes and 19 seconds away from a win on the pitch. But it was at that time on the clock that Parkersburg High senior captain Isaiah Owen booted home the equalizer, and the two cross river rivals ended up tying 2-2 in boys’ soccer action at Jerry Brock ...

Parkersburg High girls blanked 3-0 in soccer match

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VIENNA — Hurricane, spearheaded by Sydney Wheeler and Bailey Fisher, posted a 3-0 girls soccer shutout of host Parkersburg High Saturday afternoon at Ohio Valley University. The setback left the Big Red booters still winless on the season at 0-4, while the visiting Redskins improved to ...

Late penalty kick lifts Ripley past Warren, 3-2

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VINCENT — Ripley’s boys soccer team faced off against the Warren Warriors Saturday morning for the first regular season match the two schools played together in the last three years. The weekend soccer matchup came down to the dramatic conclusion of a penalty kick with 31.7 seconds left ...

OVU volleyball sweeps tri-match

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VIENNA — It may not have been pretty, but the Ohio Valley University women’s volleyball team took two wins in a tri match on opening day of the season over Rio Grande and Notre Dame (Ohio) Saturday at the Snyder Activity Center. The host Scots took the first match of the day from Rio ...

Ritchie County Rebels win Broughton Invitational

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MARIETTA — Williamstown sophomore Ella Hesson successfully defended her cross country title here Saturday morning at the 19th annual Elizabeth S. Broughton Memorial and the Ritchie County boys claimed top team honors, thanks to a solid finishing pack for head coach Holli Vaughan. Hesson, ...

Nick Yoho leads Patriots to win

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PARKERSBURG — Versatile Nick Yoho ran for three touchdowns, two coming on long dashes to paydirt Friday night to pace Parkersburg South to a 27-7 win over visiting Ripley as the Partiots posted a season-opening triumph over the Vikings for the first time in three years. In all, South piled ...

Marietta dominant in grid opener

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McCONNELSVILLE — Nearly everything went Marietta’s way in a season-opening 41-0 victory over Morgan Friday night. The Tigers were sharp on offense, on the ground and in the air, and the defense pitched a shutout as the Tigers ran away with the victory. “It’s a good start,” said ...

Magnolia blanks Sherman

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — After Magnolia’s season opener against Sherman, Doc Chapman couldn’t praise his Blue Eagles’ defense enough. And rightfully so. Magnolia started 2018 with a bang as the offense capitalized on a handful of Sherman mistakes in a 24-0 victory on Friday night. “I ...

Waterford avenges playoff loss

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WATERFORD — Payback was severe. Waterford High avenged last season’s Ohio Division VII playoff loss to Sciotoville East with a 55-0 trouncing of the visiting Tartans in a season-opening football game at Wildcat Field Friday night. “Our kids played outstanding,” said WHS head coach ...