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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 ...

W.Va. Volleyball State Tournament:Big Reds shock ’Wolves

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia state volleyball tournament had plenty of ups and downs for area squads here Friday, from Paden City High School earning its first ever win in the big show to Parkersburg High School boss Erin Thorpe tasting her first career coaching victory for the Big Reds on ...

Patriots ground Black Eagles

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South and head coach Nate Tanner made sure their first-round playoff game against South Charleston didn’t come down to a kick return this season. Instead, the Patriots used a 28-7 outburst in the second quarter as the catalyst in a 47-13 win over the Black ...

Musselman downs PHS

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BUNKER HILL — Parkersburg kept fighting from behind Friday night in the first round of the Class AAA football playoffs, and Musselman kept giving the Big Reds chances. The fifth-seeded Applemen suffered four turnovers in the first half, three deep in Parkersburg territory, but they were able ...

Yellowjackets tame Panthers in first round, 42-0

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown High conducted a gridiron playoff clinic. Sparked by quarterback Brayden Modesitt, running back Ty Moore, and a tough-as-nails defense, the host and fifth-seeded Yellowjackets blanked 12th-seeded Tug Valley, 42-0, in a Class A opening round football game Friday ...

Moss, Owens lead Ritchie to historic win

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ELLENBORO — History was made Friday night in Ellenboro, as the Ritchie County Rebels recorded their first playoff win at Chuck Schofield Memorial Stadium in program history. A 40-6 triumph over the South Harrison Hawks (6-5) was the final during the first round contest, as Tre Moss and ...

St. Marys rallies to defeat Cameron, 51-28

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ST. MARYS — It was a tale of two halves. For St. Marys, the first half was one to forget. Cameron came out of the gates hot as it played solid in all three phases of the game to take a 28-14 lead at halftime. However, the Blue Devils came out determined after intermission and forced a ...

Class A netters state bound

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PARKERSBURG — The road to the Class A state volleyball championship begins at 8:30 a.m. today in Charleston and the first area team to take to the court will be No. 5 seed Ritchie County, which tangles with fourth-seeded Moorefield. The 27-12 Rebels of head coach Matt Carpenter missed out ...

Hunter Hickman to play baseball at GSC

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ELIZABETH — Wirt County senior Hunter Hickman, a first team all-Little Kanawha Conference selection last spring, will continue his baseball career as a student-athlete for Glenville State College head coach Jimmy Mullins’ Pioneers. Already having earned three letters each in basketball ...