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Patriots ground Black Eagles

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South and head coach Nate Tanner made sure their first-round playoff game against South Charleston didn’t come down to a kick return this season. Instead, the Patriots used a 28-7 outburst in the second quarter as the catalyst in a 47-13 win over the Black ...

Musselman downs PHS

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BUNKER HILL — Parkersburg kept fighting from behind Friday night in the first round of the Class AAA football playoffs, and Musselman kept giving the Big Reds chances. The fifth-seeded Applemen suffered four turnovers in the first half, three deep in Parkersburg territory, but they were able ...

Yellowjackets tame Panthers in first round, 42-0

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown High conducted a gridiron playoff clinic. Sparked by quarterback Brayden Modesitt, running back Ty Moore, and a tough-as-nails defense, the host and fifth-seeded Yellowjackets blanked 12th-seeded Tug Valley, 42-0, in a Class A opening round football game Friday ...

Moss, Owens lead Ritchie to historic win

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ELLENBORO — History was made Friday night in Ellenboro, as the Ritchie County Rebels recorded their first playoff win at Chuck Schofield Memorial Stadium in program history. A 40-6 triumph over the South Harrison Hawks (6-5) was the final during the first round contest, as Tre Moss and ...

St. Marys rallies to defeat Cameron, 51-28

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ST. MARYS — It was a tale of two halves. For St. Marys, the first half was one to forget. Cameron came out of the gates hot as it played solid in all three phases of the game to take a 28-14 lead at halftime. However, the Blue Devils came out determined after intermission and forced a ...

Class A netters state bound

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PARKERSBURG — The road to the Class A state volleyball championship begins at 8:30 a.m. today in Charleston and the first area team to take to the court will be No. 5 seed Ritchie County, which tangles with fourth-seeded Moorefield. The 27-12 Rebels of head coach Matt Carpenter missed out ...

Hunter Hickman to play baseball at GSC

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ELIZABETH — Wirt County senior Hunter Hickman, a first team all-Little Kanawha Conference selection last spring, will continue his baseball career as a student-athlete for Glenville State College head coach Jimmy Mullins’ Pioneers. Already having earned three letters each in basketball ...

Area gridders named all-district

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Zane Heiss battled through pain to throw for 96 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 60 more yards in Waterford’s first-round playoff victory over Shenandoah Saturday. Heiss finished the regular season with 617 passing yards, 640 rushing yards and 14 total touchdowns for the Wildcats ...

Glenville State out for seventh victory

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GLENVILLE — A year ago at about this time, senior day didn’t turn out too well for Glenville State College as the Pioneers were upended by Charleston, 28-6. Fast forward more than 365 days and now first-year GSC head coach Mike Kellar and his staff will be attempting to send this year’s ...

Big Reds’ John Martin Best off to Air Force

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PARKERSBURG- Parkersburg senior John Martin Best made it known where he would be wrestling at for the next four years Wednesday afternoon inside the PHS Memorial Fieldhouse. Best will be trading in his red and white for blue and white, signing with the Air Force Academy Falcons in front of ...

Catholic pitcher Pat Copen newest member of Herd

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic High School senior Pat Copen made his commitment to play baseball for Marshall University official on Wednesday afternoon. The lanky right-hander inked his national letter-of-intent to compete for the Thundering Herd in Conference USA. Copen, also a ...

PHS netters face familiar foe in Spring Valley

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PARKERSBURG — Nothing is going to come easy at the Class AAA state volleyball tournament, which gets underway at 8:30 a.m. Friday in Charleston when No. 4 seed Spring Valley takes on No. 5 seed Parkersburg in the first quarterfinal showdown. This past Saturday, the Big Reds of head coach ...

Catholic’s Gracie Lowers off to Shepherd

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic four-year starting libero Gracie Lowers made it official on Wednesday that she will continue her career as a student-athlete for Shepherd University. “It’s the furthest I can get while still being instate,” quipped the Class A all-state netter, who is ...

Belpre’s Kyna Waderker selects Otterbein University

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BELPRE — Kyna Waderker is expected to reach a prep career basketball milestone this upcoming season. “I think I’m only about 110 points away from 1,000,” said the Belpre High senior standout. “I should get it some time this year.” Achieving that goal will look good on ...

GAMEDAY: Golden Eagles out to ground the Patriots

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg South Patriots (9-1) are back in the Class AAA football playoffs as the No. 4 seed, and this time, they’re gearing up for a run with some of the biggest expectations they’ve had in over a decade. When first-year head coach Nate Tanner arrived on the scene on ...

GAMEDAY: Upset-minded Big Reds set to visit Musselman

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INWOOD — The regular season didn’t end the way he wanted it to, but Parkersburg head coach Mike Byus and his squad are moving forward. The Big Reds lost 49-14 to rival Parkersburg South last Friday, but still finished with a 5-5 overall record and earned the 12th seed in the Class AAA ...

GAMEDAY: St. Marys makes return to playoffs

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ST. MARYS—Having a rare losing season and snapping sixth straight seasons going to the postseason, the No.6 St. Marys Blue Devils will be making a return to the Class A playoffs when the No.11 Cameron Dragons come into Bill Hanlin Stadium looking for the first round upset Friday night. ...

GAMEDAY:Williamstown welcomes seven-win Tug Valley

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WILLIAMSTOWN — The first round of the state football playoffs are almost upon us, as the dust has finally cleared in Class A. The result of a tight race for top seeding sees the Williamstown Yellowjackets (8-2) enter the postseason as the No. 5 seed with Tug Valley coming to town at 7:30 p.m. ...

GAMEDAY: Ritchie County sees a familiar foe in first round

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ELLENSBORO—Opening up as the second-seeded team in the Class-A playoffs, the Ritchie County Rebels will be hosting a familiar team when the No. 14 South Harrison Hawks will try to once again leave Chuck Schofield Memorial Stadium with a victory in the first round Friday night. Locking up ...