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Chick-fil-A Invite has smaller field

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PARKERSBURG — The 22nd annual Chick-fil-A Invitational, which is set for a 9 a.m. start on Saturday morning at the Wood County 4-H grounds, will have quite a different look to it this year. “Because of WVSSAC guidelines and protocols, we have had to tone down the meet and have just over ...

Wheeling Park tops South boys, 3-0

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Photo by Jay W. Bennett Parkersburg Southás Tyson Meadows tries to settle the ball with his chest as Wheeling Parkás Scott Petticord looks on during Wednesday nightás match at Erickson All-Sports Facility. PARKERSBURG ä In a battle of the Patriots here Wednesday night inside Erickson ...

Big Reds now will play host to Wheeling Central

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PARKERSBURG — Mike Young and Mike Byus, the respective head coaches of Wheeling Central and Parkersburg High, are just glad to still be playing football. Continued state regulations for COVID-19 forced both the Maroon Knights and the Big Reds to find a new opponent this week and the two ...

South, Woodrow both looking to pick up win No. 1

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PARKERSBURG — Woodrow Wilson head coach Street Sarrett’s concerns about his team’s 7 p.m. Friday contest with Parkersburg South are understandable. Chances are his Flying Eagles are in for quite the jump in competition in Week 2. While the Patriots and his Eagles both come into this ...

Prep Football Capsules

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DODDRIDGE COUNTY AT CALHOUN COUNTY Game time: 7 p.m. Friday Last year’s result: Doddridge County 65, Calhoun County 0 Calhoun County (0-1) results: lost to Valley (Wetzel), 33-26 Doddridge County (1-0) results: defeated Tyler Consolidated, 40-0 Calhoun County key players: ...

Ravenswood looking to stop Williamstown in week 2

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RAVENSWOOD — First-year Williamstown head coach Chris Beck notched his first career win in week one versus Marietta, and will be out for his first road win when his Yellowjackets face the Ravenswood Red Devils on Friday night. Like Williamstown teams of the past, the Yellowjackets ...

PHS defeats South

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PARKERSBURG — Tristan Brogan tallied a hat trick here Saturday afternoon for host Parkersburg and the Big Reds gave new head man Billy Shedd his first coaching victory after upending rival Parkersburg South, 8-0. Brogan’s first goal came in the fourth minute via a header on Caden ...

Warren, Quakers settle for 2-2 tie

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VINCENT — Warren held a lead twice during Saturday afternoon’s girls soccer match against New Philadelphia, but both times the Quakers were able to find the equalizer and force a 2-2 tie. “It was a very evenly matched game,” said Warren head coach Andy Pinkerton. “Both teams put ...

Two late goals lift Warren to win, 2-1

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VINCENT — Warren scored two goals in the final nine minutes of play to pick up win No. 1 of the 2020 season, taking down New Philadelphia 3-1 Saturday. Knotted at 1-all with nine minutes to play, things got a bit heated between the two sides. Both teams were issued yellow cards around the ...

MYERS: Like much of 2020, WVU will look different

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Like nearly everything else in our lives in 2020, this college football season will look much different. Schedules are shortened, fans are either not permitted or numbers substantially limited, and Covid protocals risk disruptions. And to think we used to joke about the long Route 50 drives ...

‘Jackets sting Tigers

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Trevor Oates found paydirt thrice, surpassed 200 yards rushing and intercepted Marietta signal-caller Reece Gerber in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter here Friday night as host Williamstown gave new head coach Chris Beck his first win thanks to a 34-28 triumph against ...

Cabell cruises by South in home opener

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PARKERSBURG — Though Cabell Midland spent the day on a tour of the Mountain State, the Knights had plenty left in the tank for their 8 p.m. rendezvous with Parkersburg South Friday evening at Erickson All-Sports Facility. Luke Salmons’ crew put on a running game clinic in a 69-34 win over ...

Spring Valley runs away from Parkersburg

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HUNTINGTON - Jack Roy threw for three touchdowns and ran for another and Brody Brumfield scored two more and the Spring Valley Timberwolves defeated the visiting Parkersburg Big Reds 42-7 in their first game of the 2020 high school football season. “I’ve been worried about getting this ...

Cadets hold on to defeat Warren

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VINCENT — Sometimes the very best defense can be an effective offense that keeps the opposing offense off of the field. After allowing three first half touchdowns to the high-powered Warren offense, Fort Frye controlled the clock in the second half and kept the Warriors off the scoreboard ...

High School Football Roundup

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Ripley 42, Buckhannon-Upshur 0 BUCKHANNON — Joey Ramsey scored four total touchdowns and Kadin Hall crossed the century mark in rushing yards to help Ripley earn a 42-0 season opening win over Buckhannon-Upshur Friday. Hall carried 16 times for 103 yards and scored a 1-yard TD at the ...

New look Herd opens with Eastern Kentucky

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HUNTINGTON — While the schedule may be different than what the Thundering Herd prepared for going in for preseason camp, the goal remains the same — win the Conference USA championship. That goal will start with Saturday’s season opener against Eastern Kentucky at 1 p.m.. Marshall ...

Catholic netters win

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PARKERSBURG — Aaliyah Brunny produced a match-high 18 kills and host Parkersburg Catholic handed rival Williamstown a 25-19, 17-25, 25-14 and 25-14 setback here Thursday in a season opening volleyball dual that featured hot conditions and at times a slippery floor. PCHS head coach Amanda ...

Wirt opts to forfeit versus Trinity

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ELIZABETH — Trinity Christian School Superintendent Michelle Stellato received a phone call Thursday morning she didn’t like. John McKown, the new superintendent at Wirt County, decided not to allow travel to Morgantown on Thursday night for the Tigers’ season-opening football game ...

Golf still trying to plug along

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It was truly refreshing to have long sustained social contact with a plethora of great people throughout a long day Tuesday at Mingo Bottom Golf Club. The third annual state invitational for girls appeared to be a success on nearly all accounts. Of course, the only negative was a natural ...

Facing an old friend: South opens against improved University

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PARKERSBURG — South and head coach Nate Tanner used a 48-14 win over University as a springboard to a special season, one year ago. In order for the Patriots to do so again, they’ll need to come prepared against UHS head coach John Kelley’s vastly improved Hawks team Friday night at ...