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Mid-Ohio Valley Football Leaders

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FINAL Mid-Ohio Valley Football Leaders SCORING Name, school TD FG 2 1 PTS Mark Rucker, Tyler 33 0 18 0 234 Jeb Boice, Catholic 22 0 4 0 140 Reece Nutter, Webster 21 0 7 0 140 Logan Vance, Clay 21 0 5 0 136 Dawson Tharp, Webster 20 0 4 1 129 Tyler Fisher, Ft. Frye 21 0 1 0 128 Hunter ...

Marietta High boys soccer duo named All-Ohio

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MARIETTA — Co-captain Jake Craven was hoping to finish his Marietta High soccer career on the pitch — preferably in the state finals at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus. Instead, the talented MHS senior midfielder/playmaker was in a hospital in Columbus and scheduled for heart surgery the week ...

ALBRIGHT: Forget about Ravenswood’s Annie Hunt? Oops.

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This certainly wasn’t the plan. Annie Hunt earned better. Of this, there is no doubt. The Ravenswood point guard completed a freshman season full of promise and potential in 2017. Toe stepping wasn’t on her agenda. But, her genetic gifts and hoops’ IQ still emerged inside the ...

Ready for next step: Catholic netters open play Friday

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PARKERSBURG — A year after reaching the Class A state semifinals, Parkersburg Catholic is back in the field for this week’s state volleyball tournament in Charleston. Head coach Amanda Weatherwax’s squad will open play at 1:30 p.m. Friday as the No. 2 seed against No. 7 seed East Hardy, ...

ALBRIGHT: What a long, crazy ride it has been, Don Fosselman!

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Don Fosselman is hanging it up. No, I cannot believe it either. Father Time usually always makes the final save. Fosselman laid out the plan to feed him an easy shot, too. “I always said when my youngest grandson reached his senior year I was going to walk away,” he said. But, his ...

JOHNSTON: Fort Frye football and food for thought

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BEVERLY — Fort Frye’s Braden Medley pounced on the Dalton fumble at the 2-yard line like it was a sirloin steak. Ah, the sweet taste of Fort Frye victory. Then, Cadet running back Tyler Fisher took an Ian Ellis hand-off and raced, like he was late for Mindy’s supper, 98 yards to the ...

MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: WVU loss not good for sleep

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Those among you who attend WVU home football games may have noticed that for some reason the return trip from Morgantown across Route 50 seems to become longer and longer. That is what happens after three consecutive home losses, this one an embarrassing blowout to a Texas Tech team with a ...

Parkersburg Catholic tops Wirt for regional title

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RAVENSWOOD — Aaliyah Brunny’s 21st and final kill sealed match point here Saturday afternoon in the Class A, Region IV tournament as Little Kanawha Conference champ Parkersburg Catholic topped Wirt County 25-23, 25-20, 24-26 and 25-22. Brunny was supported at the net by a baker’s dozen ...

Big Reds reach regional finals, headed back to state

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PARKERSBURG — For the first time in three years, the Parkersburg Big Red netters (34-11-5) are moving on to the Class AAA state volleyball tournament. It took four sets to claim the clinching victory against Cabell Midland on Saturday night from PHS’s Memorial Fieldhouse. With each point ...

Paden City defeats Ritchie County, claims first ever state berth

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KIDWELL — The time has come. For the first time in program history, the Paden City volleyball team is heading to the state tournament. The Wildcats punched their ticket on Saturday morning at Tyler Consolidated by sweeping Madonna 25-10, 25-18 and 26-4 in a Class A, Region I semifinal. ...

Glenville State upsets No. 6 Notre Dame

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SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — Javon Butler threw for a touchdown and caught two more, including the game-winning 25-yarder from Jaylen McNair in overtime here Saturday afternoon, as Glenville State shocked No. 6 Notre Dame, 23-20, snapping the Falcons’ 20-game regular-season winning streak. Butler ...

Blocked FG propels Pioneers past Cardinals

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MARIETTA — A blocked field attempt in the third quarter proved to be pivotal. Tay Pryor got a hand on Nate Strong’s 23-yard bid for 3, and the loose ball was collected by James Knox, who raced 84 yards down the left side line to the end zone. That touchdown and ensuing extra-point kick ...

Parkersburg South burns Parkersburg High

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South head coach Nate Tanner was blessed for missing the discovery of the answer to an eventually inevitable question through the first eight games of the season — how would his team handle losing a football game? The 8-0 start, while great, just didn’t tell ...

Vikings keep Hatchet

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RIPLEY — The Hatchet is staying with the Ripley Vikings. With a 36-0 Friday night home win over the Ravenswood Red Devils, the Vikings ended their 100th season of play on a high note in the Battle for the Hatchet. Cam Ramsey dashed for two scores and had two picks to solidify a great final ...

St. Marys knocks Tyler out of playoffs

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ST. MARYS — St. Marys knew full well going into Friday night’s regular season finale that Tyler Consolidated running back Mark Rucker would be very hard to stop. Rucker lived up to his expectations by rushing for 285 yards and scoring four touchdowns in the game but the Blue Devils put on ...

Cadets down Dalton, 48-39

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BEVERLY — Tyler Fisher treated the Fort Frye faithful to a 98-yard touchdown run. But that’s not all as the senior running back rushed for a single-game career-high 202 yards and two more TDs to lead the Cadets to a 48-39 triumph over visiting Dalton High in an OHSAA Division VI ...

High School Football Roundup

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Doddridge County 46, Tygarts Valley 7 MILL CREEK — Bobby Burnside’s Doddridge County Bulldogs locked up the No. 1 seed here Friday night following a 46-7 victory against No. 9 Tygarts Valley. It was the second consecutive undefeated campaign for the West Union-based Bulldogs, who will ...

Area volleyball teams eye state tournament

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PARKERSBURG — Eight area programs will attempt to punch their respective tickets today to next week’s state volleyball tournament in Charleston. Parkersburg High School and Parkersburg South will be in today’s Class AAA, Region IV tournament, which is set to get underway at 6 p.m. inside ...

GSC faces stern test at No. 6 Notre Dame

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GLENVILLE — Fourth-year Notre Dame College head coach Mike Jacobs’ No. 6 Falcons will have a chance to secure consecutive Mountain East Conference titles if the hosts can take care of business starting at noon today at Mueller Field when Glenville State College invades. The Falcons (9-0, ...