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BENNETT: State swim format change not for best

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Here we go again. Instead of putting any blame on anyone, perhaps there is still time to make a wrong a right. Last Thursday, the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission, which included a majority vote by the swimming coaches’ committee of seven members, agreed to change the ...

PHS splits with Cabell Midland

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PARKERSBURG — Bryson Singer went off for 23 points and a game-high 23 rebounds and Parkersburg got a solid effort throughout the lineup as the Big Reds upset Class AAAA, No. 4 Cabell Midland, 69-59, here Tuesday evening inside Memorial Fieldhouse. Prior to the boys’ game, the third-ranked ...

Warren boys squeak by Fort Frye, 3-2

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VINCENT — Warren walked the tightrope late in Tuesday’s game against Fort Frye, but the Warriors got out of a couple big jams and came away with a 3-2 victory. Trailing 3-2 in the top of the seventh, Fort Frye had runners at second and third with one out, but Warren’s Kurt Taylor, ...

On a roll!!!: Williamstown girls pick up 8th win in nine games

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Jayla Wiseman took care of the scoring, Sophie Folwell took care of things under the basket, Nicole Reynolds took care of the basketball and the rest of the Williamstown Yellowjackets took care of business Monday night as they used a huge third quarter en route to a big ...

Huntington uses strong third quarter for W at South

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PARKERSBURG — Being the No. 1 team in Class AAAA means you have a target on your back, and Parkersburg South took its best shot at top-ranked Huntington. However, a physical affair in the second half from the visiting Highlanders played into their hands in a 67-48 victory inside the Rod ...

Meeks, Blue Devils hand Titans first loss of season, 68-57

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ST. MARYS — Earlier this season, St. Marys watched as a winnable game against a highly ranked Parkersburg Catholic team slipped through its hands in the fourth quarter. But the Blue Devils filed away the loss as a learning experience for down the road. On Saturday night, as Class A ...

Yellowjackets overcome slow start to beat Rebels

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WILLIAMSTOWN —Thoughts of a season sweep for Ritchie County over the Williamstown girls were at a high by the end of Friday night’s opening quarter. However, the Yellowjackets responded with a 20-2 run in the second quarter to take the lead and create distance in a 58-46 win over the ...

Prep Basketball Roundup

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GIRLS Parkersburg Catholic 75,Wirt County 33 PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic locked up a spot in next Saturday’s Little Kanwaha Conference Night of Champions title game at Glenville State College’s Waco Center as the host Crusaderetts rolled to a 75-33 triuimph here Friday versus ...

MC Pioneers fall to Blue Streaks, 34-10

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UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio — Marietta College’s Friday night matchup with John Carroll got off to a rough start, and the Pioneers never recovered en route to a 34-10 loss. The Pioneers (1-1) received the opening kickoff but Michael Palmer knocked it loose to give John Carroll the ball. The ...

Shorthanded Williamstown takes down Wahama

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Although Class AA, No. 2 Williamstown was on upset alert here Thursday evening, the Yellowjackets managed to hold off Wahama 49-42. Head coach Scott Sauro’s Yellowjackets, who welcome in Tyler Consolidated on Tuesday, were competing without four of their top eight players. ...

BENNETT: Beauty of basketball

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Many things are interesting. For instance, off the top of my head I could pick a plethora. The simplicity of basketball is honestly my favorite. There is just one ball and 10 players. The sole goal of said game is to have one more point than your opponent when time expires. Anyone who ...

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL: Spring practice opens

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MORGANTOWN — Eighty-three days after its Liberty Bowl win, the West Virginia football team returned to the field. The Mountaineers opened spring practice on Wednesday morning, and following tradition, day one resulted in more questions than answers. Head coach Neal Brown met with the media ...

Frontier’s Gaige Bowersock headed to MC for football

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NEW MATAMORAS — Gaige Bowersock made it official on Wednesday afternoon. The Frontier High School senior will continue his career as a student-athlete at Marietta College for head football coach Andy Waddle. The newest member of the Division III Pioneers was a four-year letterman for the ...

GW finally conquers PHS

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PARKERSBURG — Reigning Mary Ostrowski Award winner Kalissa Lacy has done a lot in her high school career, but a win over Parkersburg High didn’t appear among those accomplishments. You sure could tell during the Patriots and Big Reds game Tuesday night at PHS Memorial Fieldhouse. She ...

Strode and Tyler Consolidated take care of Parkersburg Catholic

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PARKERSBURG — Brody Seckman’s putback in the final minute capped the scoring here Tuesday night for visiting Tyler Consolidated as the No. 11 Class A Silver Knights won at Parkersburg Catholic for the first time in school history, 82-53. Head coach Steven Nutter’s one-two punch of ...

Tuesday’s Prep Basketball Roundup

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BOYS BASKETBALL Williamstown 59, Wirt 33 ELIZABETH — Williamstown, which led just 16-13 after one but 35-17 at the break, picked up another win after taking care of host Wirt County, 59-33. Sam Cremeans went off for 25 points, Garrett hill had 11 while Baylor Haught and Xavier Caruthers ...

Parkersburg South soars by Eagles

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PARKERSBURG — Don’t get into a track meet with the Parkersburg South Patriots. That’s what South Charleston found out when the Black Eagles were outpaced in a 49-38 South victory. It wasn’t a pretty win for head coach Mike Fallon’s squad, as it improved to 3-3 with the ...

Patriots snap losing streak inside Memorial Fieldhouse

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PARKERSBURG —Parkersburg South’s girls basketball team was riding high before a rivalry game against Parkersburg, confident and in possession of a two-game winning streak. The Patriots are still soaring. Parkersburg couldn’t find the magic it needed in the final minutes and South ...

Big Reds fall to Wheeling Park

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PARKERSBURG — Class AAAA No. 7 Wheeling Park drained 8 of 16 from downtown Saturday night inside Memorial Fieldhouse and received a game-high 26 points from Avery Lee as the Patriots held off Parkersburg, 63-57. Head coach Michael Jebbia’s squad got four 3s from Lee and the other quartet ...