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Crusaders come away with 36-21 win over South Harrison

PARKERSBURG — Behind by 13-0 early in the second quarter didn’t daze Parkersburg Catholic as the host Crusaders tallied the next four out of five touchdowns to keep its season-opening win streak intact by besting South Harrison 36-21 at Stadium Field Friday night to go 3-0. PCHS plays ...

Zeps fall to Beaver Local in overtime; Warren blanked by Point Pleasant

LISBON — Shenandoah dropped an overtime heartbreaker at Beaver Local, 13-12, Friday night. The Zeps took a 6-0 lead in the second quarter on Kendal Sherman’s 55-yard touchdown run. The two-point conversion pass attempt failed. Beaver answered with Garrett Givens’ 5-yard TD rush at the ...

Parkersburg High defeats Woodrow Wilson for 1st win

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Woodrow Wilson Flying Eagles came into week three in unfamiliar territory under head coach Street Sarrett. They were 2-0 for the first time under the third-year head coach who has drawn praise from his colleagues for the turnaround. Parkersburg entered the night with the ...

Tigers withstand weather delay, pull away from Warren

DEVOLA — Marietta High defeated Warren 4-1 in a high school girls soccer match Thursday at Jerry Brock Field, but the final score was not reflective of how the competitive the match was. The Tigers, now 6-1, led just 1-0 with 18 minutes remaining in the match and just 2-1 with 12:35 to go. ...

Warren volleyball tops Morgantown, falls to South in tri-match

PARKERSBURG — Host Parkersburg South upped its record to 5-3 here Thursday evening inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center for head volleyball coach Becky Bennett as the Patriots swept an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference triangular from Morgantown and Warren. The Warriors of head coach ...

Warriors fall to South in weather-shortened match

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South scored two first-half goals for a 2-0 lead, but two minutes before resuming play in the second half Thursday evening, the Patriots’ boys soccer match versus visiting Warren at the Erickson All-Sports Facility was halted for two hours by several weather delays ...

Bethany Arnold gets 1,000th kill as Williamstown volleyball rallies to top Wirt

WILLIAMSTOWN —First, everyone sang Happy 16th Birthday to Yellowjacket volleyball player Gracie Graham. Then, Bethany Arnold achieved a career milestone in kills. And, to top it off, Williamstown High rallied from a 0-2 deficit to defeat visiting and defending Class A champion Wirt County, ...

Marietta volleyball improves to 8-1 after sweeping Morgan

Marietta High and Morgan High have been going in opposite directions on the volleyball court. The Tigers (8-1) won their eighth straight match with a 3-0 sweep of the Raiders, 25-18, 25-9, and 25-20, in prep VB action Wednesday night at Sutton Gymnasium. Winless Morgan fell to 0-8 on the ...

Waterford visits Fort Frye in annual rivalry showdown Friday

BEVERLY — Waterford High will be on the “road” at Fort Frye High at 7 p.m. Friday night. That’s almost laughable considering the two arch-rivals are maybe a mile or so apart and are separated by the Muskingum River. Someone once said that if the two schools ever consolidated, it ...

Marietta football plays Williamstown in home opener

After two blowout wins on the road to start the season, Marietta High is excited to open at home Friday against Williamstown on the new and improved Don Drumm Stadium turf. “We’re excited to play on new turf,” said MHS head coach Jason Schob. “I’m sure it will be packed house and a ...

Frontier travels to Ritchie in search of win streak

ELLENBORO, W.Va. — After allowing 60 points in their season opener in a lop-sided loss to Pioneer Valley Conference rival Shenandoah, Frontier dished out the punishment in week number two by demolishing Beallsville 61-6. The Cougars scored eight touchdowns in 10 possessions against the ...

Lexie Mullen credits teammates for goal-scoring record

Lexie Mullen Marietta High YEAR: senior AGE: 17 GPA: unweighted 3.9 Favorite subject: English Sports: soccer, track&field Soccer position: striker 2015: 19 goals, 4 assists (JJHuddle athlete of the week, first team all district, first team all league) 2016: 22 goals, 4 ...

Still searching: Warren boys fall to Parkersburg High, remain winless

VINCENT — Ethan Yost’s goal on a direct kick with 4 minutes remaining here Tuesday night cut host Warren’s deficit to 2-1, but less than 60 seconds later Parkersburg delivered the dagger as the Big Reds left town with a hard-fought 3-1 boys soccer triumph. Prior to the Warriors’ lone ...

Catholic looks for 3-0 start vs. South Harrison

PARKERSBURG — Lance Binegar, Parkersburg Catholic’s second-year coach, is not sure what to make of all the attention the Crusaders are getting lately. That’s what happens when you open the season 2-0 after going 0-8 a year ago. “Everyone’s congratulating us,” he said. “I ...

COLUMN: Parkersburg South’s Grant Hussey has summer to remember

Baseball gifting big, shiny packages to Parkersburg South’s Grant Hussey shouldn’t be surprising by now. The Patriot dedicates sizable quantities of time, sweat and energy to the sport he has loved since childhood. This fall giving up basketball to focus on baseball fulltime. Effort not ...

Yellowjackets Roll

WILLIAMSTOWN—The Yellowjackets’ boys soccer team achieved a 10-0 victory over Tyler Consolidated Monday afternoon on Labor Day. As soon as the whistle was blown to signify the start of the first half Williamstown came out strong, making runs down the right side of the field. Tyler ...

Warren’s Trent Sayre wins Scenic Hills Invite

VINCENT — The victorious high school girl and boy at the Scenic Hills Lions Invitational 5K cross-country meet Saturday were one runner who had never won a race before and another who was just runner-up last Saturday at the Marietta Broughton Invitational. Eastern senior Rhiannon Morris, ...

Marietta boys blank Warren, 5-0

DEVOLA — Kamden Lankford suffered a bloody nose in the first half, and then injured his right leg after the break. But in between those two mishaps, the Marietta High freshman scored his first varsity goal to help the Tigers defeat Warren, 5-0, Saturday night in prep boys’ soccer action at ...

MC off to a good start

Marietta College celebrated the opening of their brand new field at Don Drumm Stadium in grand fashion Saturday evening as they opened the 2018 campaign with a 35-24 win over the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes. Pioneer junior tailback Tanner Clark ran for 128 yards and three touchdowns and ...

Ty Sturm, Catholic claw past Ritchie County, 32-28

PARKERSBURG — Ty Sturm punctuated Parkersburg Catholic’s first 2-0 start since 2013 here Saturday night at Stadium Field with a late 97-yard touchdown gallop as the Crusaders held on to win a wild one against Ritchie County, 32-28. PCHS, which trailed 14-7 at the break for second-year ...