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Doddridge County, East Hardy going to be a physical game

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WEST UNION — East Hardy head coach Devon Orndorff selecting 1:30 p.m. Saturday for his Cougars’ second-round playoff game with Doddridge County was an easy decision to make Sunday afternoon. Midland Trail selected the same time for the first round matchup in Baker one week ago. ...

’Jackets hit the road

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown High’s football team has a 3-plus hour drive ahead of itself to Charmco, W.Va. The fifth-seeded Yellowjackets are scheduled to play host and fourth-seeded Greenbrier West High in a Class A quarterfinal playoff game at 7:30 p.m. Friday. “Having the home field ...

Blue Devils headed to Pendleton

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FRANKLIN — Fourth-year Pendleton County head football coach Zac Smith knows the task at hand come 1:30 p.m. here Saturday at Slusher Field isn’t going to be an easy one when his No. 3 Wildcats (10-1) tangle with No. 6 St. Marys (9-2) in the Class A state quarterfinals. In the short ...

State’s triple-A booters honored

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CHARLESTON — There wasn’t much George Washington couldn’t count on Zak Abdul-Jalil for in 2019. The senior defender bounced between the front and back of the Patriots’ attack, scoring both goals in a 2-0 Class AAA state championship win over Cabell Midland and leading a defensive unit ...

CLASS AAA GIRLS SOCCER: Ripley Olivia Gandee makes 1st team

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CHARLESTON — In a year in which big goal totals highlight the Class AAA all-state first team in girls’ soccer, perhaps its fitting that it took a record-setting season to earn captain’s honors. Hurricane sophomore Bailey Fisher booted in 66 goals, an unofficial state record, and in ...

Zach Seese to play basketball at W.Va. Wesleyan

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PARKERSBURG — Back at Parkersburg South for his senior year after spending the past two years at Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, Patriot small forward Zach Seese announced that will he continue to be a student-athlete at West Virginia Wesleyan College, a member of the Mountain East ...

Hefner leads Marietta women to victory

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MARIETTA — Devin Hefner canned two clutch free-throws with one second remaining. The former Parkersburg South standout’s freebies enabled Marietta College to defeat Washington & Jefferson, 59-57, Wednesday night in a non-conference women’s basketball game at Ban Johnson ...

PHS’ Grace Cox signs with The Herd

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PARKERSBURG—From the pool at the Parkersburg YMCA to the state swimming meet in Morgantown, Parkersburg’s Grace Cox has done it all. Now, she’s taking her swimming career to the next level at Marshall University. Cox’s intent to sign with Marshall was made official Tuesday afternoon ...

Parkersburg South’s Makenna Winans headed to Charleston Southern

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By JOE ALBRIGHT Associate Sports Editor PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South’s girls basketball team has watched numerous talented post players make their way through the program’s history. Anna Hayton and Jill Stephens are two easy examples when fans are pressed for more information. Both ...

NCAA DIVISION I SIGNING: Madison Trippett lands at Richmond

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PARKERSBURG — Four-time Class AAA girls cross country all-stater and the 2018 individual champion Parkersburg senior Madison Trippett made it official Monday inside the PHS Memorial Field House. The track and field/cross country powerhouse will continue her academic sporting career at ...

Tigers’ Jillian Middleton inks with Ashland

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MARIETTA — Jillian Middleton is planning to soar with the Eagles. The Ashland University Eagles, that is. The Marietta High senior inked a National Letter of Intent to continue her education and play softball at Ashland U Monday afternoon in the lobby of Sutton Gymnasium at the Davis ...

ALBRIGHT: We should be able to avoid 84-0 in the playoffs

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Change is hard, but in this case it is necessary. Are you listening, WVSSAC? Hopefully, Bernie Dolan and company felt the winds during an opening round playoff game Saturday from Cobourne Field. Precious gates can be locked up. This was just ugly. And it was cruel. I challenge anyone ...

MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: WVU grabs big win

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Despite a 35-17 loss to Texas Tech on November 9, head coach Neal Brown reaffirmed that his team would get significantly better and a successful program would be built at WVU. The mood of Mountaineer fans was understandably skeptical, having just witnessed the low point of the 2019 season to ...

Terrific Tigers win states

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CHARLESTON — It’s not easy to make history, but that’s exactly what Wirt County did here Saturday afternoon as the Tigers captured their 12th overall state championship by sweeping Paden City in the Class A title match. When senior Kylie Stephens put down match point with her 18th kill ...

First seed Bulldogs romp Blue Dons, 57-7

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WEST UNION — The No. 1 seed showed why it is the No. 1 seed. A 57-7 win for the Doddridge County Bulldogs over the Madonna Blue Dons advanced them to the next round of the Class A playoffs against East Hardy following EHHS’s 12-7 win against Midland Trail. Three Reese Burnside scores ...

Lilly McMullen signs with WVU to run track

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown Yellowjacket two-sport senior athlete Lilly McMullen announced that she will continue to run track and field at the next level, by signing with the West Virginia Mountaineers Friday afternoon at Williamstown High School. Being named first-team all-state soccer ...

Local College Football Roundup

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Glenville State 10, Frostburg State 7 GLENVILLE — Austin Ratliff’s 10-yard touchdown catch from Jaylen McNair late in the third quarter here Saturday afternoon at Morris Stadium was the deciding score as Glenville State College nipped Frostburg State University, 10-7, in a Mountain ...