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Miracle play propels Parkersburg past Wheeling Park

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg coach Mike Byus said they practice the hook and lateral every Thursday. Practice makes perfect. After Wheeling Park completed a valiant comeback to take its first lead with 56 seconds left, Parkersburg stunned the Patriots in the final seconds with a perfectly ...

Waterford volleyball sweeps Southern

WATERFORD — Cara Taylor was the better setter. The Waterford High freshman had a season- and career-high 30 assists as the Wildcats breezed by the Southern Tornadoes, 25-10, 25-23 and 25-6, in Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division volleyball action at the Cooper Annex Thursday ...

Caruthers’ hat trick leads ’Jackets to win

WILLIAMSTOWN — Boston Caruthers’ penalty kick in the 76th minute here on a rainy Thursday evening gave the Williamstown senior his first hat trick of the season as the Yellowjackets doubled up visiting Ravenswood, 4-2, in Little Kanawha Conference boys soccer action at Huggins ...

Bobcats trying to get back on track vs. UMass

ATHENS — Back-to-back losses was not part of the plan, but Ohio University is still the favorite in the Mid-American Conference. The Bobcats (1-2) have one more game before they get into the heart of the conference schedule when Ohio hosts UMass (2-3) at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peden ...

Waterford, Trimble clash in important league matchup

A playoff atmosphere is expected when Waterford High plays Trimble High in a Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division football showdown at new-look Glouster Memorial Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Friday. “We will be playing in a hostile environment and our kids will have to match Trimble’s ...

Marietta, Shenandoah in need of a victory

Marietta and Shenandoah entered the 2018 season with playoff aspirations. With both teams sitting at 2-3 at the midway point of the campaign, the Tigers and Zeps go into Friday’s 7:30 p.m. matchup at Don Drumm Stadium in need of a victory. In this week’s Ohio High School Athletic ...

Warren hungry after nearly tasting victory

VINCENT — One week after narrowly missing out on their first win since the fifth game of the 2016 season, the Warren Warriors hope to snap their 20-game losing streak Saturday afternoon when they host the Crooksville Ceramics with a 3:30 kickoff. The Warriors fell to Union Local 19-13 last ...

Waterford rushing standout Bellville a team player first

Braden Bellville Waterford Year: senior Age: 17 GPA: 3.7 Favorite subject: math Sports: football, baseball 2017 football honors: first team All-Ohio Division VII; D7 District Player of the Year on Offense with a single season school record of 1,853 yards and 31 touchdowns (27 ...

Warren to join ECOL in 2020-21

VINCENT — When Warren High plays Marietta High football in the fall of 2020, bragging rights won’t be the only thing on the line. Then, it will also be a league game, just like in the old days of the Southeast Ohio Athletic Conference when both schools were members. Right now, when the ...

Marietta Sweeps

Morgan Connolly achieved a career milestone. The Marietta High senior setter recorded her 1,500th assist as the Tigers swept Meigs High, 25-9 and 25-13, Monday night in a volleyball triangular meet at Sutton Gym. “I knew I needed three to five more, but Natalie (Brooks) actually told Coach ...

WCC booters roll St. Marys

WILLIAMSTOWN — Wood County Christian enjoyed some homecoming fireworks on the pitch. The Wildcat booters exploded for seven goals en route to a 7-1 triumph over visiting St. Marys High in prep soccer action Saturday afternoon. “The guys did a good job of controlling the game,” said WCCS ...

Warren sweeps home tri

VINCENT — Warren senior setter Victoria Lewis surpassed the 1,000 career assist mark here Saturday afternoon as the host Warriors swept a home volleyball triangular versus Parkersburg Catholic and Ironton. The Warriors (10-4) concluded the day by topping the Crusaderettes 26-24 and 25-10. ...

Belpre’s Eli Fullerton enjoying season

WILLIAMSTOWN — Belpre cross country sophomore Eli Fullerton has really got it going this season. This fall, Fullerton has won two major cross country events, with one being last Saturday’s inaugural Belpre Invitational at Civitan Park, in which he claimed the top spot over his friendly ...

Big win for Belpre: Golden Eagles upend previously unbeaten Southern

BELPRE — After a wild and wooly first half, host Belpre settled down in the last 24 minutes in outdoing Southern as the Golden Eagles knocked the Tornadoes from the unbeaten ranks Friday night with a 55-41 win, pushing Belpre over the .500 mark at 3-2. The scoring started early with ...

Tigers can’t keep up with Parkersburg

In a game that saw 12 offensive plays from scrimmage go for at least 25 yards, it was a defensive play that may well have been the difference in Friday night’s showdown between visiting Parkersburg and host Marietta at Don Drumm Stadium. Jeremy Walls’ 87-yard interception return for a ...

Fort Frye cruises past Seminoles, 53-0

BEVERLY — Fort Frye was raring to go. After a rare week off from the high school football wars, the Eric Huck-coached Cadets returned to action Friday night and defeated visiting Monroe Central, 53-0, in a Pioneer Valley Conference matchup. FFHS, No. 2 in the Ohio Division VI, Region 23 ...

Belpre runner-up in TVC golf

WAVERLY, W.Va. — Southern took home the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division golf championship Friday at the Golf Club of West Virginia. The Tornadoes, who scored 329 as a team, were led by Jarrett Hupp’s 75. Belpre, at 359, was the team runner-up. Eric Dotson led the Golden Eagles ...

Golden Eagles takes victory over Ravenswood

BELPRE — Belpre High was goal-driven. The Golden Eagle booters put a half dozen balls into the back of the net en route to a 6-0 blanking of Ravenswood High in prep soccer action Thursday night at Ralph Holder Stadium. “We’re pretty excited,” said BHS head coach Mike Matheny. “I ...

Yellowjacket volleyball grabs big LKC West victory

WILLIAMSTOWN — Kayla Bauman and Brittney Hooper had season-highs of 15 kills apiece here Thursday night as Williamstown used a balanced hitting attack and proved to be a tad more consistent during a five-set Little Kanawha Conference West Division volleyball victory versus Ritchie ...

Marietta looks to snap losing skid, plays PHS at 7 p.m. Friday

Perhaps the third time will be the charm for Marietta High School head football coach Jason Schob. After starting off 2-0, the Tigers have dropped consecutive games to West Virginia opponents and now welcome in Mountain State Athletic Conference member Parkersburg High and second-year head ...