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PHS, Warren boys battle to a draw

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VINCENT — Warren High School head coach Ekrem Eksi was hoping for a victory on senior day here Saturday afternoon, but the visiting Parkersburg Big Reds battled to a physical 0-0 draw after 80 minutes of action. “We’ve had some very difficult games to start the season,” admitted Big ...

PHS scratches Marietta

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MARIETTA — Keenan Curry’s 85-yard pick-6 late in the first quarter put visiting Parkersburg ahead for good here Friday night inside Don Drumm Stadium as the Big Reds defeated Marietta, 34-20, in the 116th meeting between the two programs. Tony Munos’ touchdown grab on a ...

Herd hosts No. 24 App. State in second game

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HUNTINGTON —It’s time for the Herd’s first test of 2020. When Marshall had its way with Eastern Kentucky two weeks ago, it saw a new signal-caller and a collection of running backs come out to shine. Now, all those new weapons are set to be challenged at 3:30 p.m. Saturday when No. 24 ...

Cadets trample Yellowjackets

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BEVERLY — After a great week of practice, Fort Frye head coach Eric Huck had an inkling his team was primed for a great performance Friday night when it hosted Williamstown in a much-anticipated showdown between two small school powerhouses. The Cadets lived up to their coach’s ...

St. Marys moves to 3-0 with big win over Ritchie Co.

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ST. MARYS— Drama ensued on Senior Night, but the St. Marys Blue Devils prevailed, 34-26. SMHS Quarterback Brennan Boron ran for three scores and threw for one in the effort, as it took a large offensive effort to come away with the victory on Friday night from Bill Hanlin Stadium. Up 14-0 ...

Natalie Chambers’ hat trick leads Williamstown past Linsly

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Defending Ohio Valley Athletic Conference small school champion Linsly couldn’t get much going here Thursday evening as host Williamstown received a hat track from junior Natalie Chambers during a 4-1 victory. The 3-2 Yellowjackets of head coach Ben Rinehart, who play host ...

South travels to Princeton for a 7 p.m. start on Friday

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PARKERSBURG — Back to facing a more traditional offense and getting the usual preparation time, Parkersburg South shined in its first win of the season, 42-6, on the road at Woodrow Wilson. Quarterback Sam Schuler shone even brighter by completing 26 of 31 passes for 350 yards with five ...

Big Reds, Tigers eye win streaks

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MARIETTA — Parkersburg High School head coach Mike Byus will be looking for more consistency out of his squad when the Big Reds take on Marietta at 7 p.m. Friday inside Don Drumm Stadium. The 1-2 Tigers of head man Jason Schob, who are coming off a 24-20 win at Athens where they managed to ...

Fort Frye, Williamstown clash in big battle on Friday

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BEVERLY — Williamstown head coach Chris Beck gave a long list of reasons why Fort Frye will present a big challenge for his football team this week. “They’re the No. 3 team in the state of Ohio for a reason,” said Beck, whose 2-0 Yellowjackets visit the 3-0 Cadets at 7 p.m. Friday. ...

Ritchie, St. Marys meet in LKC scrum

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ST. MARYS — In a year and football season anything but ordinary, St. Marys and Ritchie County rekindle their familiar rivalry with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff under the Friday lights at Bill Hanlin Stadium in St. Marys. Both teams enter at 2-0, and both come off a 2019 which saw them claw for ...

High School Football Roundup

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LINCOLN COUNTY AT DODDRIDGE COUNTY Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday Last year’s result: Did not play Lincoln County (1-1) results: d. Roane County, 33-14; lost to Ripley, 21-7 Doddridge County (2-0) results: d. Tyler Consolidated, 40-0; d. Calhoun County, 47-0 Key Lincoln County ...

PHS survives Catholic netters in five sets

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PARKERSBURG —Late drama ensued in a five-set thriller on Monday, as the Parkersburg Big Reds went to Parkersburg Catholic and got the win, 25-15, 23-25, 25-15, 13-25, 15-10. The Big Reds answered challenges at the net to put away the first set by double figures. However, the Crusaderettes did ...

Yellowjacket girls claim Chick-Fil-A Invitational

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MINERAL WELLS — Doddridge County senior Carter Lipscomb and Ripley freshman Ellie Hosaflook won individual titles here Saturday at the 22nd annual Chick-fil-A Invitational while the Williamstown girls and the Wheeling Park boys topped the field for the team hardware. Head coach Larry ...

CLASH OF STATE POWERS: A Big Reds’ first

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PARKERSBURG — Wheeling Central owned the first half, but host Parkersburg stormed back with 31 unanswered points and held the Maroon Knights to 34 second-half total yards here Friday night during the Big Reds’ 38-21 victory at Stadium Field. Big Red junior signal-caller Bryson Singer, who ...

South flies by Woodrow

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BECKLEY — One of the uncertainties surrounding Parkersburg South this season was settling on a replacement for quarterback Brandon Penn. Sam Schuler seems to fit the bill nicely. The Patriots senior threw for five touchdown passes in leading his team to a 42-6 win over Woodrow Wilson at ...

Fort Frye blanks Caldwell

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CALDWELL — The Fort Frye defense had its best showing of the 2020 season thus far Friday night, limiting host Caldwell to 89 total yards in a 26-0 victory at the Noble County Fairgrounds. The Cadets, who are now 3-0, surrendered just 59 rushing yards on 20 carries. Caldwell also could only ...

High School Football Roundup

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WILLIAMSTOWN 61, RAVENSWOOD 7 RAVENSWOOD — The Williamstown Yellowjackets made short work of the hosting Red Devils, winning 61-7 here on Friday night. The Yellowjackets (2-0) ran the ball all night long versus the Red Devils (0-2) defense, as Trevor Oates (103 yards) and Brayden ...

Competitive field set for Jeremy Anderson Invitational

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BEVERLY — At 10 a.m. Saturday, Fort Frye will host the 2nd annual Jeremy Anderson Invitational. Formerly the Fort Frye Invitational, the Cadets changed the name last year to honor former running standout Jeremy Anderson, who passed away suddenly last August. “He was an extraordinary ...

South too much for Park

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PARKERSBURG — The shutout streak for the Parkersburg South girls soccer team of head coach Ron Bucholtz continued here Thursday evening at Erickson All-Sports Facility as the Patriots blanked Wheeling Park, 2-0. PSHS recorded a goal in each half as senior keeper Kendal Mader recorded five ...