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Mid-Ohio Valley fans spoiled once again

CHARLESTON — First-year Charleston Catholic head coach Hunter Moles was looking forward to the Class A state tournament and hopefully cutting the nets down, but the COVID-19 pandemic changed those plans. The Irish, who were hoping to claim their first state crown since 2012, earned the ...

Maggie Drazba, Tyler Engle among MOV Hall of Fame Class of 2020

The Mid-Ohio Valley Hall of Fame Class of 2020 is set to be inducted on Saturday, June 13, at the Grande Pointe Conference and Reception Center in Vienna. This year’s inductees include James Abshire, Maggie Drazba, Tyler Engle, Chase Fischer, Dail Harper, Mary A. Lopez, Josh Miller, Paul ...

Anna Hayton reflects on UC career

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Anna Hayton arrived on the University of Charleston’s women’s basketball team fresh off one of the more storied careers for a Parkersburg South center. Jill Stephens and her set themselves apart with their play in the paint as Patriots and each claimed multiple ...

’Jackets’ girls track and field team still putting in work

WILLIAMSTOWN — The past couple of weeks have put area student-athletes to the test. The only game they’re playing is the waiting game. The Williamstown girls’ track team is no exception. The ‘Jackets had big expectations, as the defending Class A state champions did not experience ...

Remembering glory: Waterford girls had a wild four-year journey

WATERFORD — When Megan Ball and Walsh University played at Ohio Valley University on January 18, the color green was prevalent in the Snyder Activity Center bleachers. “That’s one of the best feelings,” said Ball, who starred at Waterford High, about a half-hour or so drive from ...

Catholic’s Marie Discini added more weapons for hopeful senior season

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic’s No. 1 girls tennis player Marie Discini used this past offseason to prepare for what she thought would be her best high school season yet. Shortly after adding a long-awaited No. 1 high school doubles’ state championship to her third straight singles ...

OHSAA cancels winter sports

COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Thursday that the winter sports tournaments of wrestling, basketball and ice hockey, which were postponed indefinitely on March 12, are now cancelled due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. It is anticipated that schools will ...

Column: Top 5 Reds games I’ve attended

I’ve always looked forward to Opening Day in Major League Baseball. This year, though, my excitement level was through the roof as my dad and I had tickets to the Cincinnati Reds’ season opener against the Cardinals. Attending a Reds Opening Day game has always been on my bucket list and ...

ALBRIGHT: Madeline Huffman takes place among the MOV greats at point guard

Three young ladies hold perhaps the highest spot in the pantheon of great Mid-Ohio Valley high-school point guards. Parkersburg South, St. Marys and Parkersburg Catholic fans certainly know their names well. Each young lady contributed heaps of everything to their teams during the time spent in ...

Parkersburg Catholic duo honored

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Huntington St. Joe’s 5-foot-7 senior guard Bailee Adkins could have displayed her considerable scoring talent across a challenging schedule during her senior season. But as the heartbeat of the Irish, Adkins sacrificed those high point totals. Instead, she ...

MC softball program will miss 4 seniors

MARIETTA — Marietta College went from sweeping to weeping. After the Pioneer softball team took two on its last day in Clermont, Fla., March 13, it got the “word” officially from its boss. “You know, we had a feeling the stoppage of all play (due to the coronavirus COVID-19 ...

Ohio’s Madison Sury tries to move past COVID-19

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Less than two weeks ago the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. It wasn’t long afterward life changed for a lot of people, which included former standout student-athletes Maddy Sury of Waterford and Parkersburg High’s Lauren ...

PC’s Leslie Huffman named LKC player of the year

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic head coach Marty Vierheller and his sophomore guard Leslie Huffman never once stopped to review the season in progress for the Crusaderette player. “If you look back you could lose yourself, you have to keep going and work hard and I knew I couldn’t do ...

Marietta High’s Josh Sandford invited to golf in Ireland

A local golfer has earned a cool opportunity. Marietta High senior Josh Sandford, an all-district honoree this fall for the Tigers, has been invited to compete in the Champion of Champions two-day golf event at the famed Powerscourt Golf Club in Dublin, Ireland. Sandford received the invite ...

Etta Express disappointed season cut short

Under normal circumstances, the Marietta College baseball team would have played its home opener Wednesday on the brand new playing surface at Don and Sue Schaly Field at Pioneer Park. COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has made for not so normal circumstances as the Etta Express had ...

South’s Malaki Sylvia commits to Marietta College men’s hoops team

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South’s Malaki Sylvia isn’t quite ready to have his prep career end, but he is looking forward to his future at Marietta College. The Patriot senior, who shot 55% from the field and averaged 18.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.4 assists, is anxious to ...

Doddridge’s Cole James commits to Pioneer football

WEST UNION, W.Va. — Doddridge County athlete Cole James’ menacing 6-foot-2, 340-pound frame loomed over the West Virginia Class A sports scene much of the last four years. Whether causing chaos as an offensive or defensive lineman on the football field or flinging the shot put or discus far ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Basketball Statistical Leaders

BOYS SCORING AVERAGE 22.0 - Logan Brookover (Frontier) 21.5 - Bede Lori (Caldwell) 20.5 - Grant Barnhart (SM) 20.0 - Patrick Copen (Catholic) 18.8 - Malaki Sylvia (South) 18.2 - Sam Potts (PHS) 17.8 - Makiah Merritt (Belpre) 17.7 - Ty Johnson (Ripley) 17.1 - William Steele ...

New Mid-Ohio Valley Hall of Fame Class announced

New MOV Hall of Fame class The Mid-Ohio Valley Hall of Fame Class of 2020 has been announced. Set to be inducted in this year’s class includes: James Ashbire (Ripley), Maggie Drazba (Pleasants), Tyler Engle (Fort Frye), Chase Fischer (Ripley), Dail Harper (Caldwell), Mary A. Lopez ...