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Belpre set to face South Gallia, seeks 5th straight win

BELPRE — Flying high on a four-game winning streak, the Belpre Golden Eagles are putting that streak on the line against South Gallia in a 7:30 p.m. Friday home contest at Ralph Holder Stadium. After facing two top-tier opponents in Fort Frye and Trimble, the Golen Eagles have scored more ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Football Statistical Leaders

SCORING Name, school TD FG 2 1 PTS Mark Rucker, Tyler 20 0 10 0 140 Reece Nutter, Webster 12 0 4 0 80 Jeb Boice, Catholic 13 0 0 0 78 Gage Huffman, Tyler 12 0 3 0 78 Garrett Owens, Ritchie 12 0 0 0 72 Logan Vance, Clay 11 0 3 0 72 Dawson Tharp, Webster 11 0 2 1 71 Holden ...

MOV has strong group in W.Va. state golf meet

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley will be well represented during the WVSSAC state golf tournament as five schools and three individuals will be competing at Oglebay Resort’s Jones Course in Wheeling today and Wednesday. A new title winner will be crowned in all three classes as last ...

Unbeaten Tigers cruise past Chieftains, 5-0

DEVOLA — Marietta High scored on its first shot attempt in the opening minute of the match. After that quickie goal, the Tigers never looked back en route to a 5-0 triumph over Logan High Tuesday night at Jerry Brock Field. MHS, No. 8-ranked in the Division II OSSCA State Poll with a 13-0-1 ...

Marietta booters are still unbeaten

At halftime, during last Thursday night's Marietta High at Warren High rivalry girls' soccer match, the Jeff Price-coached Tigers got a rousing pep talk and cheer from senior Ethan Feathers. The score was 0-0 at the intermission. "We go to the boys' games all the time," said MHS girls' senior ...

Catholic snaps Cougars’ winning streak

NEW MATAMORAS —A Friday night thriller in New Matamoras went down to the wire, as Parkersburg Catholic pulled out a 36-33 win on the road over Frontier. A couple late lead changes put this game up in the air for anyone to take. For Jeb Boice and Ethan Lang, they took it with the most ...

Waterford tripped up by Trimble defense, falls 37-0

WATERFORD — Waterford High was hurt by the “Wright” stuff. Trimble senior running back Conner Wright rushed for four touchdowns as the Tomcats of Glouster blanked the host Wildcats, 37-0, in Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division football action Friday night. “They’re a power team ...

Tigers fall to Bobcats

CAMBRIDGE — Marietta High slumped offensively in the first half and wasn’t able to overcome the slow start, falling to Cambridge 42-20 Friday night. Cambridge (3-3) threatened to score early, but the Tigers (3-3) got a fourth down stop at the goal line to keep the game scoreless. Tiger ...

Williamstown blanks rival St. Marys, 35-0

ST. MARYS, W.Va. — In a battle of Little Kanawha Conference rivals here Friday night at Bill Hanlin Stadium, No. 7 Class A Williamstown blanked No. 8 St. Marys for the first time since 2011 en route to improving to 5-1 following a 35-0 triumph. St. Marys, which used Jason Clayton at ...

Belpre defeats Federal Hocking, wins 4th straight game

STEWART — Belpre kept rolling Friday night for its fourth straight win, a 42-12 triumph over host Federal Hocking. The Golden Eagles are now 4-2 after an 0-2 start. Federal Hocking fell to 1-5. Nick Godfrey, who rushed for 43 yards on six carries, got the scoring started with a 5-yard ...

Scoring sisters: Pfaffs help Marietta girls soccer beat rival Warren

VINCENT — Marietta High featured a family scoring act. Senior co-captain Maria Pfaff had two second-half goals and younger sister Kristen Pfaff added an insurance score as the Tigers defeated host Warren High, 3-1, in girls’ rivalry soccer action Thursday night. “I’m more proud of ...

5-set thriller: Fort Frye falls to Catholic

BEVERLY — Senior night didn’t turn out the way host Fort Frye and head coach Emily Ohrn wanted it to here Thursday as visiting Parkersburg Catholic rallied for a 16-25, 25-22, 23-25, 28-26 and 15-8 triumph against the Cadets. Fort Frye, which dropped to 13-6 and plays Wednesday at rival ...

Pioneers rested, ready to face Ohio Northern

Tied for first in the Ohio Athletic Conference and coming off a bye week, Marietta College looks to be in pretty good shape going into Saturday’s 2 p.m. matchup against Ohio Northern. However, the Polar Bears (2-2 overall, 2-1 OAC) feature one of the top offenses in the league and will ...

Football powerhouses Fort Frye, Wheeling Central meet Friday

BEVERLY — Wheeling Central and Fort Frye’s consistent success the past few years in each’s respective state have left the small schools short on willing teams to add to the schedule. Head coach Mike Young’s Maroon Knights were forced to look to Ohio and Virginia to reach nine games, ...

Steph Camden leads Cadets to sweep of Caldwell

BEVERLY — Steph Camden helped Fort Frye High’s hitters dominate the net. The 5-foot-6 senior setter finished with a match-high 36 assists as the Cadets swept visiting Caldwell High, 25-23, 25-8 and 25-15 Wednesday night in prep volleyball action. Camden is currently at 2,000-plus career ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Football Statistical Leaders

SCORING Name, school TD FG 2 1 PTS Mark Rucker, Tyler 15 0 6 0 102 Jeb Boice, Catholic 13 0 0 0 78 Logan Vance, Clay 11 0 3 0 72 Reece Nutter, Webster 10 0 4 0 68 Noah Barnhart, Frontier 11 0 0 0 66 Brandon Penn, South 10 0 0 0 60 Dawson Tharp, Webster 9 0 2 1 59 Gage Huffman, ...

Maddie Webb Fort Frye standout in volleyball, track

Maddie Webb Fort Frye Year: senior Age: 17 GPA: 4.0 Favorite subject: math Sports: volleyball, track & field 2019 track resume: Season girls high points OVAC runner-up in pole vault PVC discus champ PVC shot runner-up District pole vault champ Regional qualifier pole ...

Waterford faces tough TVC test; Belpre looks to stay hot

WATERFORD — Through five games, no one has been able to put up a strong fight against the undefeated Trimble Tomcats. The Waterford Wildcats will look to be the first when they host the Tomcats in a crucial Tri-Valley Conference showdown Friday night. Trimble has allowed a grand total of ...