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Parkersburg man caught on camera abusing cat

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PARKERSBURG — A Parkersburg man was charged Friday with animal cruelty after a video allegedly showing him brutally abusing a kitten went viral. Bailey E. Keel, 23, last known address 1310 Oak St., was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court on a felony count of animal cruelty and two ...

Tigers surge past River View, 73-49

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MARIETTA — The first quarter belonged to Jackson Graham. The second, Tony Munos. And the fourth, Tyler Kytta. The Tiger trio each got hot at the right time to help MHS take down River View 73-49 Friday night at Sutton Gymasium. Graham scored 14 of Marietta’s 16 points in the first ...

Frontier nips Magnolia, 49-47

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NEW MATAMORAS — Corby Curtis made a dream shot. With about 10 seconds left, the 5-foot-11 senior sharpshooter swished a 3-point game-winner as Frontier High downed Magnolia High, 49-47, Friday night in a prep boys’ basketball game at Hank Morus Gymnasium. “That’s incredible, and I ...

High School Basketball Roundup

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BOYS Calhoun County 38, Gilmer County 30 MT. ZION — Andrew Liu’s 3-point make with five seconds left in the game pulled Gilmer County closer in an otherwise non-competitve contest Friday night at Calhoun County High School. Liu’s 3 was one of few conversions for the Titans in ...

Crusaderettes win big: Catholic’s energy overwhelms Central

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic’s Thursday night opponent Wheeling Central being down one of its best players in Liberty commit and Class A all-state first-team player Eden Gainer was little comfort to head coach Marty Vierheller on his home court. The Crusaderettes’ head man still ...

Vikings rally for victory over Parkersburg, 68-60

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RIPLEY — Down 38-23 to the visiting Parkersburg Big Reds going into halftime Thursday, host Ripley needed a spark and senior big man Ty Johnson provided just that for the Vikings. Scoring 18 out of his game-high 22 points in the second half, Johnson and fellow Viking senior teammates ...

’Jackets’ hot streak continues in win vs. Tyler

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Lakyn Joy led five double-digit scorers with a game-high 19 points here Thursday night as Class A, No. 10 Williamstown ran past Tyler Consolidated, 90-54, in a Little Kanawha Conference West Division matchup. WHS (7-3, 6-1) scored the first four field goals of the game, which ...

Sarah Michael leads Wood County Christian past Paden City

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WILLIAMSTOWN — It was a tale of two halves, as Wood County Christian took control in the third quarter to surge to a 40-30 win over Paden City on Thursday night in Williamstown. Down 18-14 at the half, WCC (6-4) became more assertive by attacking the ball, as that strategy paid dividends ...

College Basketball Roundup

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WOMEN Ohio State 78, No. 24 Michigan 69 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Freshman Madison Greene scored a season-high 23 points and Ohio State beat No. 24 Michigan 78-69 on Thursday night in their lone regular-season meeting. Greene topped her previous best of 13 points by making 8 of 10 shots, ...

Prep Hoops Roundup

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BOYS BASKETBALL Ritchie County 68, Wirt County 58 ELLEBORO — Graden McKinney was the star in Ritchie County’s 68-58 win over Wirt County Thursday, finishing with 18 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and five steals. McKinney’s performance helped Ritchie, which plays Tuesday at St. ...

Marietta wins in a blowout

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MARIETTA — Marietta College gave Muskingum University a dose of “Special K.” Tim Kreeger scored a team-high 21 points, including 17 in the first half, to help the Pioneers defeat the Fighting Muskies, 95-73, Wednesday night in an Ohio Athletic Conference men’s basketball game at Ban ...

Bre Wilson gets 1,000th point in PHS win

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HUNTINGTON — The journey through a high school basketball season includes developing a group of kids into a team that will compete for a state championship. Both Huntington and Parkersburg, combined winners of the previous three Class AAA state championships, met in a matchup of two top 10 ...

Making it matter

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When it comes to sports, especially being a participant in one, all the little things truly do matter. A player might not be able to see exactly what the coach is trying to get across to them at the time, but rest assured in the end there is likely a master plan. One of the best aspects of ...

High School Basketball Roundup

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BOYS BASKETBALL Braxton 63, Calhoun 45 MT. ZION—Braxton County’s Jadyn Stewart scored his 1,000th career point with 1:47 left in the first quarter in the Eagles’ 63-45 road win versus Calhoun County here Wednesday night. Stewart finished with a game-high of 25 points and pulled ...

Local College Basketball Roundup

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WOMEN No. 19 West Virginia 68, Kansas 49 LAWRENCE, Kan. — Tynice Martin scored 23 points, Kysre Gondrezick added 21 and No. 19 West Virginia pulled away in the second half to defeat Kansas 68-49 on Wednesday night, the Mountaineers’ eighth-straight win. Both players had 13 points in the ...

Stunner

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PARKERSBURG — Amare Smith had a game-high 30 points for No. 7 Huntington here Tuesday evening inside Memorial Fieldhouse, but Noah Umpleby got a mid-range shot to fall with 2 seconds to play as Parkersburg upset the Highlanders, 72-70. The 4-3 Highlanders of head coach Ty Holmes trailed by ...

South tops Warren in 3-OT thriller, 53-49

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VINCENT — Parkersburg South needed three extra sessions to prevail. After squandering a 13-point lead in the third quarter, the visiting Patriots managed to hang on to defeat Warren, 53-49, in triple overtime in a prep boys’ basketball game Tuesday night. “Warren’s a good team,” ...

Cougars too much for Seminoles, 65-41

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NEW MATAMORAS — An important week for the Frontier boys basketball team started off well Tuesday at Hank Morus Gym. The Cougars earned a 65-41 victory over Monroe Central, setting up a big weekend with home games against Magnolia and Fort Frye. Frontier, which has now won six straight ...

High School Basketball Roundup

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GIRLS BASKETBALL Parkersburg South 65, University 59 MORGANTOWN — Parkersburg South received four double-digit scoring efforts in a 65-59 upset of 2018 Class AAA state runner-up University Tuesday night on the road. Makenna Winans (19), Erin Williams (12), Hannah Wingrove (11) and ...