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Local golfer invited to Irish tournament

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MARIETTA — A local golfer has earned a cool opportunity. Marietta High senior Josh Sandford, an all-district honoree this fall for the Tigers, has been invited to compete in the Champion of Champions two-day golf event at the famed Powerscourt Golf Club in Dublin, Ireland. Sandford ...

JAY W. BENNETT: There’s still hope for BACF hoops

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Good Friday is still on April 10, but the 19th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis Basketball All-Star Classic scheduled for the same day is in complete limbo just like all other sports nationwide currently are. Lots of good people have helped make this a success going on nearly two decades ...

Big Reds’ girls basketball places three on All-MSAC teams

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PARKERSBURG — Head coach Scott Cozzens and his Parkersburg High School girls’ basketball team’s run of MSAC dominance continued in the 2019-20 campaign. PHS polished off a third consecutive undefeated league season with a third straight conference championship after a 61-46 win over ...

Parkersburg High’s Sam Potts honored on first squad

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PARKERSBURG — Senior guard Sam Potts of Parkersburg High School landed a spot on the first unit of the all-Mountain State Athletic Conference basketball team. Spring Valley’s C.J. Meredith was honored as the MSAC Player of the Year while Cabell Midland’s J.J. Martin was selected as the ...

Doddridge’s Cole James decides on MC

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WEST UNION — Doddridge County athlete Cole James’ menacing 6-foot-2, 340-pound frame loomed over the West Virginia Class A sports scene much of the last four years. Whether causing chaos as an offensive or defensive lineman on the football field or flinging the shot put or discus far in the ...

Fairmont State’s Knight in limbo

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PARKERSBURG — Golfers play the game for a variety of reasons. The ultimate goal for many is to finally make that elusive first ace. Some golfers can play their entire life and never get a hole-in-one while others seem to perhaps just have better luck. Ben Knight, a first team ...

PHS’ Bre Wilson flying to Fairmont State

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PARKERSBURG —Bre Wilson’s college decision-making process wasn’t as smooth as others may seem, even the rockier ones. Parkersburg High’s hybrid guard selecting a major that dictated her higher education destination erected plenty of road blocks. Her wish to simultaneously learn and ...

Youth bowlers eye nationals in Las Vegas

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PARKERSBURG — Beginning at 10 a.m. today inside Emerson Lanes, eight youth bowlers will punch their ticket for July’s Junior Gold championships in Las Vegas. After qualifying last weekend and Saturday, the field is set for both the boys and girls U12, U15, U17 and U20 West Virginia State ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Basketball Statistical Leaders

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Mid-Ohio Valley Basketball Leaders BOYS SCORING AVERAGE 22.0 - Logan Brookover (Frontier) 21.7 - Jadyn Stewart (Braxton) 21.5 - Bede Lori (Caldwell); Rye Gadd (Webster) 21.2 - Brayden Miller (Roane) 20.0 - Grant Barnhart (SM); Patrick Copen (Catholic) 18.8 - Malaki Sylvia ...

History at West Lib

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WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. —The Mountain East Conference began competition in 2013. In men’s basketball, no MEC team had ever won both the conference regular season championship and the tournament championship. That changed this season when head coach Ben Howlett’s West Liberty Hilltoppers ...

Catholic girls celebrate 26-0 just in case

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PARKERSBURG — Will the WVSSAC and the state board of education allow the high school basketball state and regional tournaments to resume or won’t they? This question, as well as others surrounding COVID-19, continues weighing heavily on the minds of many of the still alive coaches around ...

Local basketball teams unsure of the future

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PARKERSBURG —The sports world is at a standstill. The spread of COVID-19 is to blame for a myriad of economic and societal issues, and the current postponement of the West Virginia State Basketball Tournaments is no exception. Following suit behind other states and sports organizations, ...

Trinity Bancroft scores 35, Titans top Knights in opener

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CHARLESTON — If a young Gilmer County team was nervous playing in its first state tournament game, there were no signs Thursday morning in a 75-63 Class A state quarterfinal win over sixth-seeded Wheeling Central. Even after watching its early 12-6 lead evaporate in a 15-4 second-quarter ...

Madeline Huffman sets assists record in Catholic triumph

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CHARLESTON — The Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center rarely cozies up to any team when it comes to hitting baskets during the state tournament. The rims are unforgiving and more than one deserving has been sent home after an off shooting day or night. Yet, Parkersburg Catholic ...

Historic time in sports

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Not sure what the silver lining is just yet with this whole coronavirus COVID-19 ongoing situation, but perhaps at some point there will be one. I sure can’t come up with any off the top of my head though. It’s hard to fathom less than 48 hours ago as I type this I watched Parkersburg ...

PHS advances to semis

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CHARLESTON — One down, two to go. PHS moved a step closer to its third straight state title Wednesday night inside the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. Aleea Crites tallied a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds, along with four assists and three blocks, Maddi Leggett ...