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Blennerhasset boys, ’Jacket girls win track titles

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PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Middle School Track Championship took place Wednesday at Parkersburg High School’s Stadium Field. The Blennerhassett 7th and 8th grade boys found themselves taking first place overall with a grand total of 73 points. The Williamstown 7th and 8th grade boys ...

LKC track championship slated for Friday

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ELLENBORO — The Little Kanawha Conference track and field championships will get underway at 4 p.m. Friday with the field events and at 5 p.m. for the running events at Ritchie County High School. The Doddridge County girls, led by sophomore sensation Jonna Ferrell, are vying for a third ...

Wednesday Spring Sports Stars

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SOFTBALL ß Olivia Mace went 4 for 4 with a double, three RBIs and three runs scored in Roane County’s 11-3 sectional win over Braxton County. Ashlyn Spears was 2 for 2 with a two-run home run while Katie Gaughan, Carley Jarrell, Allison Mace and Hannah Lambert all had two hits for the ...

Patriots’ Jordan Mader didn’t settle

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As the number implies, competition in high school No. 1 singles’ tennis isn’t easy. A leap in playing ability for anyone new to the position can be an eye opener. Physically, players must be ready to put opponents away with hard shots and tough serves, while possessing the mental mindset of ...

A wild start for the Class AAA Region IV, Section 1 tournament

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PARKERSBURG — Top-seeded Parkersburg South will be playing for its postseason life come 6 p.m. today at Godbey Field. Here Tuesday night in the Class AAA, Region IV, Section 1 tournament at Godbey Field, the host Patriots (9-12) rallied from a 6-1 deficit against second-seeded Ripley to ...

Williamstown breezes past Parkersburg Catholic

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Trenton Lynch had the last laugh as he circled the bases. The Williamstown High junior slugged a game-ending 3-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Yellowjackets mercied visiting Parkersburg Catholic, 13-3, in Little Kanawha Conference baseball action Tuesday ...

Heath Hill, Tigers shut down rival Warren

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MARIETTA — Senior Heath Hill pitched six strong innings for Marietta High, got great defense behind him and plenty of offensive support as the Tigers defeated Warren 6-0 Tuesday at Legion Field. It was Marietta’s seventh straight win over their rivals, dating back to 2016. “Heath ...

Crusader Aidan Roberts’ eye of the tiger

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Beneath Aidan Roberts’ polite and composed demeanor lies a caged beast he only lets out when on the tennis court. The Parkersburg Catholic tennis player’s competitive nature and a controlled fury explode out of him through his weapon of choice, a tennis racquet, aimed straight at his ...

This week in MOV athletics

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Hold on to something strong Little Kanawha Conference baseball fans, because we have some drama ahead this week in the final games of the league’s regular season. Ritchie County’s 8-6 road win over LKC West foe Williamstown Saturday meant the battle to join Ravenswood, Gilmer County and ...

Mountaineers hook the Longhorns, 8-3

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MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University baseball team won its second consecutive Big 12 series with an 8-3 victory over No. 19 Texas on Sunday afternoon at Monongalia County Ballpark. The Mountaineers (22-19, 6-9 Big 12) benefited from a three-run fourth inning, a four-run eighth and a ...

Frontier falls to Monroe Central in PVC game

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NEW MATAMORAS — The Frontier Cougars played six good innings of baseball on Monday night as they celebrated their senior night as hosts to Monroe Central in a Pioneer Valley Conference matchup. Unfortunately it took just one bad inning to spoil the day for the Kurt Satterfield-coached ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Leaders

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BASEBALL AVERAGE .574 - Noah Huffman (Wford) .554 - Chase Swain (Rwood) .541 - Braden Bellville (Wford) .519 - Logan Adams (Belpre) .517 - Hunter Hickman (Wirt) .500 - Ben Menarcheck (South); Luke Nelson (FF) .492 - Blake Bennett (Rwood) .491 - Devin Williams (Ritchie) .486 - Jake ...

Etta Express split twinbill with John Carroll

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MARIETTA — John Carroll earned an Ohio Athletic Conference split with No. 20 Marietta College here Saturday at Don Schaly Stadium as the Blue Streaks won game two 5-2 after falling 10-4 in the opener. David Stover scattered nine hits over 5 1-3 innings to improve to 9-2 for Pioneer skipper ...

Fort Frye breaks through in 11th inning for OVAC title

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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—The longest game of the OVAC tournament came down to simply executing the fundamentals. In an 11-inning marathon, Fort Frye’s Devin Layton dropped down the game-winning RBI bunt single to lift the Cadets over Wheeling Central 3-1, in the OVAC 3A Championship at Vaccaro ...

Saturday’s Spring Sports Stars

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BASEBALL ß Blake Bennett was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs, Ethan Mahan tripled and drove in a run while Jake Greene and Ciah Kennedy knocked in two runs each in Ravenswood’s 13-2 five-inning victory over Waterford. ß Winning pitcher Chase Swain (5 IP, 7 SO) had five RBIs and ...

Roane County wins first LKC softball title

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ELLENBORO — Ashlyn Spears reached via an error with two outs in the last of the fifth inning here Friday night and two runs scored as Roane County knocked off Braxton County 8-0 via the mercy rule to give the Raiders of 19th year head coach Sam Salvucci the school’s first Little Kanawha ...

Ritchie boys on top

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MARIETTA — Torrance Nonnenmacher hesitated briefly when asked what her favorite event was in track and field. “Ummm, I would probably say the 100,” said the Marietta High junior thinclad. “I love running with my team in the relays (4 by 100), but there’s just something about...like ...

Patriots hang on for first OVAC crown

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WHEELING—All season long, Wheeling Park has thrived under pressure. Park tried its hand once again on Friday to excite the crowd with another comeback victory but the talent of Parkersburg South stood strong as it held on for a 7-6 triumph to capture the OVAC 5A Championship at the J.B. ...

Crusaders celebrate Senior Day

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VIENNA — Parkersburg Catholic tennis and head coach Jason Discini couldn’t have asked for a better day to celebrate eight seniors Friday at Jackson Park. The sun shined down on the courts, but not enough to be to harsh or hot as can happen with outdoor sports. The Crusaders deviated from ...