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Ritchie’s Gus Morrison captains Class A all-state first team

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PARKERSBURG — The captains of the 2020 W.Va. Class A All-State football team, as voted on by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association, took very different paths to arrive at their honors. One went on a windy road, while the other traveled on a straight-forward journey. For utility ...

Warren boys dominant in win over Belpre

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VINCENT — Warren used a 10-2 run to open the second quarter and a 12-2 spurt coming out of halftime here Tuesday night as the host Warriors cruised past Belpre, 73-39. Kurt Taylor pumped in a game-high 17 points and added nine caroms, Jake Baumgard finished with 16 points, Seth Dennis ...

MYERS: Can WVU bounce back?

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After seeing West Virginia play its best game in soundly defeating TCU three weeks ago, WVU football faithful were somewhat encouraged that the Mountaineers appeared to be an improving team that had been competitive all season. Thus even though they were clear underdogs against Iowa State most ...

Ritchie’s Morrison named LKC Player of the Year

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PARKERSBURG — Highlighting the 41-member all-Little Kanawha Conference Class A first team, as selected by league coaches, Ritchie County junior Gus Morrison was honored as player of the year. Morrison, who was thrust into a different role this season with the Rebels needing a tailback, ...

WVU looks to snap Cyclones’ win streak

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia University’s last chance to win a road game will take place starting at 3:30 p.m. today in Ames when the Mountaineers take on No. 12 Iowa State for senior day inside Jack Trice Stadium. The Cyclones (7-2,7-1) of head coach Matt Campbell, who were ninth in the ...

Fort Frye tops Belpre in opener, 68-51

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BEVERLY — Fort Frye wasn’t at full strength going into Friday night’s season opener against Belpre, and it showed early. The visiting Golden Eagles jumped out to a quick 10-2 lead, but the Cadets rallied to tie it at 14-14 by the end of the first quarter. They then outscored Belpre 18-11 ...

Waterford nips Frontier in season opener, 34-32

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NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier junior Tanner Bills finished with game-highs of 11 points and 10 rebounds here Friday night inside Hank Morus Gymnasium, but it wasn’t quite enough as the host Cougars were upended by Waterford, 34-32, in what was the season opener for both programs. It was evident ...

Fort Frye girls cruise past Frontier in season opener

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BEVERLY — The Fort Frye girls picked up right where they left off. A 61-15 win over Frontier Thursday night is how the Cadets opened the 2020-21 season, and the team’s speed and defense was on full display. Following a pair of Logan Haught free throws, the Cougars had their only lead of ...

Warren girls taken down by Vinton County

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VINCENT — Morgan Bentley had game-highs of 22 points and 13 rebounds and Vinton County forced 10 turnovers in the third quarter against host Warren here Wednesday night as the Vikings left town with a 61-50 victory in what was an early season showdown between 1-0 programs. Alex Frazee, who ...

Connor Baker’s late 3 powers Belpre past Meigs

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BELPRE —The Belpre Golden Eagles opened the 2020-21 campaign up with a dramatic win over Meigs, as Connor Baker’s game winning 3-pointer with eight seconds left in regulation gave his team a 62-61 win and Belpre’s first 1-0 start in close to a decade. The Tuesday night thriller in ...

Great season, unfortunate ending for Rebels

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ELLENBORO — All things considered, Ritchie County third-year head football coach Rick Haught was more than pleased with his team in 2020. An 8-2 regular season earned the Rebels the No. 7 seed, which led to a 16-7 opening round playoff win versus Wirt County at Chuck Schofield Memorial ...

Belpre girls drop opener

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BELPRE —The 2020-21 girls basketball season is underway, and the Belpre Golden Eagles look to learn as they move along. A 48-21 defeat at the hands of the Meigs Marauders opened the year up on Monday for Belpre, and it was the full-court press that created separation after a low-scoring ...

MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK: WVU is clear underdog vs. ISU

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Late Wednesday afternoon it was announced that the Saturday game with Oklahoma was postponed due to Covid issues in the Sooner program. It has been rescheduled to December 12th. But Mountaineers fans were not deterred, as they immediately pivoted their focus to watching Bob Huggins and his ...

Warren girls open with a victory, 55-34

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VINCENT — The rust was there but so were the results. That might be the best way to describe the Warren Warriors season-opening 55-34 win over Dover Saturday evening at Warren High School. Despite committing 17 turnovers and making just three-of-22 attempts from behind the three-point arc, ...

Darrien Bortley’s run, defense lifts Devils to title

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ST. MARYS — With his team leading by seven points, fresh off a goal-line stand, and the offense lining up in the shadow of its own one-yard line late in the third quarter, St. Marys senior running back Darrien Bortey knew it was his time to make something big happen for the Blue Devils. He ...

Greenbrier East’s Chylyn Pate named state player of year

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PARKERSBURG — The talent level in Class AAA was anything but lacking. Greenbrier East’s Chylyn Pate, one of six players to earn repeat first team all-state status, was honored as captain by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. The senior setter had 262 aces with 86 kills, 690 ...