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PHS hammers Patriots

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PARKERSBURG — Scott Cozzens and the Parkersburg High girls basketball team are on a winning streak inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. After 18 years without a victory at the home of their rivals, the Big Reds won their second in a row after a 69-42 outcome over Parkersburg South Tuesday ...

’Jackets romp Red Devils

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WILLIAMSTOWN — The No. 1 team in Class A played like it. That’s the summary of the Williamstown Yellowjackets’ 85-51win over the Ravenswood Red Devils on Tuesday night from Williamstown. A balanced attack from the undefeated ‘Jackets (10-0) sunk the Red Devils from the start. A total ...

Chris Beck named new Williamstown grid boss

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PARKERSBURG — Chris Beck, a 2002 Williamstown High School graduate, was approved Tuesday night by the Wood County Board of Education to become the 23rd different head football coach for the Yellowjackets. A program which has reached the postseason every year since 2000, Beck is taking over ...

Brandon Simoniette leads Warren past Marietta, 58-40

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MARIETTA — The Marietta High student section let Warren’s Brandon Simoniette hear it Tuesday at Sutton Gym, booing the Warrior senior nearly every time he touched the ball. Simoniette responded by putting up a game-high 18 points, including sinking five 3-pointers, to help Warren (8-4) ...

Fort Frye downs Meigs for 10th win on the year

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BEVERLY — For the first 11 minutes of Tuesday night’s tussle with visiting Meigs, Fort Frye literally couldn’t miss. The Cadets opened the game by knocking down their first 11 shots and went on to down the Marauders 67-54 to improve to 10-1 at the halfway point of the season. The ...

Winfield’s Withrow wins Ray McCoy Award

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CHARLESTON — Growing up in Putnam County, Aaron Withrow dabbled in the traditional sports for a young man — baseball, basketball and football. It wasn’t until he reached the eighth grade that Withrow tried his hand — and legs — at track. He’s certainly made up for lost ...

High School Basketball Roundup

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GIRLS BASKETBALL Parkersburg Catholic 73, Ritchie County 44 ELLENBORO — Leslie Huffman scored 13 of her game-high 22 points in the second quarter as Class A, No. 2 Parkersburg Catholic improved to 11-0 following a 73-44 Little Kanawha Conference West Division win here Tuesday evening versus ...

PHS, South girls meet for Round 1

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PARKERSBURG —Maggie Richards never tires of the hype up to any Parkersburg South game. “Not even a little bit,” said the Big Reds’ senior forward. “Gameday is just as exciting, too.” This year is no different for her or for PHS. The Big Reds can build their first winning streak ...

Belpre girls survive Tornadoes

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BELPRE —A late surge from the Southern Tornadoes wasn’t enough, as the Belpre Golden Eagles held on to win in a 44-37 Tri-Valley Conference battle on Monday evening from home. The contest was in-hand for the Golden Eagles at halftime, as they took a 26-10 lead into the locker room off a ...

Monroe Central girls conquer Frontier, 46-40

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NEW MATAMORAS — It takes an all-out effort in all four quarters to win in basketball, and the Frontier Cougars experienced that phenomenon.. Poor shooting from the field doomed the home team on Monday night from inside Frontier High School. Managing only five buckets in the third quarter, ...

Amazing Grace: Big Reds’ Cox puts on show for senior day

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PARKERSBURG —The 2019-20 swimming season is getting closer to championship action, but this year’s PHS Penguin Invitational at the YMCA of Parkersburg served as a way for the teams involved to gauge how close they are to being 100% for bigger meets down the stretch. Events began in the ...

Pioneer men cruise to a W

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MARIETTA — Christian James and Lukas Isaly gave Marietta College a spark. The Pioneer point guards shined on the offensive end to help lift their team to a 96-75 victory over Heidelberg in an Ohio Athletic Conference battle Saturday at Ban Johnson Arena. James started and scored a ...

Marietta girls run past the Colts

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MARIETTA — Marietta High honored local law enforcement with a resounding 72-20 triumph over Meadowbrook High Saturday in an East Central Ohio League girls basketball game at Sutton Gymnasium. Earlier in the season at Byesville in November, the Tigers defeated the Colts by 50 points ...

Local College Basketball Roundup

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MEN UAB 61, Marshall 50 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Marshall fell on the road to UAB, 61-50, on Saturday night inside Bartow Arena after the game was delayed due to potentially catastrophic weather. Taevion Kinsey led the Thundering Herd (8-9, 2-2 C-USA) with a team-high 20 points. Jarrod West ...

High School Sports Roundup

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WRESTLING St. Marys wins own Invite ST. MARYS — The Blue Devils of head coach Jay D. Smith nipped the Parkersburg South junior varsity squad 136-131.5 to capture the sixth annual St. Marys Alumni Championships here Saturday. St. Marys received a pair of titles thanks to 145-pounder ...

Victor-three

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Xavier Caruthers dropped in six of Williamstown’s dozen made 3s here Friday night and the Yellowjackets dominated the second half en route to a 65-44 victory against rival Parkersburg Catholic. The two Little Kanawha Conference West Division foes entered the affair ranked ...

Parkersburg man caught on camera abusing cat

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PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man was charged Friday with animal cruelty after a video allegedly showing him brutally abusing a kitten went viral. Bailey E. Keel, 23, last known address 1310 Oak St., was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court on a felony count of animal cruelty and two ...

Tigers surge past River View, 73-49

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MARIETTA — The first quarter belonged to Jackson Graham. The second, Tony Munos. And the fourth, Tyler Kytta. The Tiger trio each got hot at the right time to help MHS take down River View 73-49 Friday night at Sutton Gymasium. Graham scored 14 of Marietta’s 16 points in the first ...

Frontier nips Magnolia, 49-47

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NEW MATAMORAS — Corby Curtis made a dream shot. With about 10 seconds left, the 5-foot-11 senior sharpshooter swished a 3-point game-winner as Frontier High downed Magnolia High, 49-47, Friday night in a prep boys’ basketball game at Hank Morus Gymnasium. “That’s incredible, and I ...

High School Basketball Roundup

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BOYS Calhoun County 38, Gilmer County 30 MT. ZION — Andrew Liu’s 3-point make with five seconds left in the game pulled Gilmer County closer in an otherwise non-competitve contest Friday night at Calhoun County High School. Liu’s 3 was one of few conversions for the Titans in ...