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Crusaderettes are early LKC frontrunners

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PARKERSBURG — For the last two seasons, the Little Kanawha Conference girls’ basketball title game consisted of the same two teams and similar outcomes. LKC West champion Parkersburg Catholic beat East champion Gilmer County. Should COVID-19 not force the cancellation of the upcoming ...

Curstin Giffin leads Golden Eagles past Buckeyes

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BELPRE — Potential game-tying field goal attempts in the waning seconds by Nelsonville-York’s Kalina Hernandez and Ashleigh Cantrell didn’t fall here early Saturday afternoon as host Belpre survived the Buckeyes, 46-44, to improve to 2-3. Airah Lavy canned six trifectas for visiting ...

Warrior wrestling places 3rd at Hickory Grove

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VINCENT —The 2020 Hickory Grove Market Invitational is in the books, and in a year where this wrestling event saw the number of participants was whittled down by dozens, there were still plenty of local grapplers looking to leave an impact on Saturday. Waterford was among the teams unable to ...

Cadets edge Fairland in early season test

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ROME TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Fort Frye at Fairland lived up to its billing. The Cadets (3-0) edged the Dragons 54-53 Saturday night at the Carl York Center in a battle of two of the state’s Division III boys high school basketball powers. The Dragons’ Jacob Polcyn’s 18-foot shot at the ...

Warriors escape with thrilling OT victory over Tigers

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VINCENT — A.J. Graham’s potential game-winning corner 3 as time expired for visiting Marietta went off the iron here Friday night as Warren survived the rival Tigers in overtime, 56-55. Seth Dennis led all scorers with 23 points as head coach Blane Maddox’s squad improved to 3-0 with a ...

Fort Frye wins showdown with Shenandoah

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SARAHSVILLE — Undefeated Fort Frye saved the best for last in Friday night’s showdown between themselves and also unbeaten Shenandoah. The Cadets trailed after three quarters but out-pointed the Zeps 19-9 in the final eight minutes of play en route to a 52-44 win at Shenandoah High ...

Cadets’ team effort leads to 70-16 win on senior night

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BEVERLY — It’s very rare to celebrate Senior night on just the third home game of the basketball season. Wanting to make sure their exceptional senior class was honored regardless of what may lay ahead in the 2020-2021 basketball season, Fort Frye recognized its three seniors Thursday ...

Trimble overcomes Belpre, 66-50

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BELPRE — Emily Young went off for a game-high 27 points, Jayne Six had a strong double-double and point guard Laikyn Imler flirted with a triple-double here Thursday night as Trimble head coach Joe Richards’ squad topped Belpre, 66-50, in an early season Tri-Valley Conference Hocking ...

Warren wrestling opens up Saturday with Hickory Grove Invitational

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VINCENT — Second-year Warren High School head wrestling coach Jeff Parsons is ready to get the season underway. That officially will occur starting at 9 a.m. Saturday when the Warriors welcome a strong field to town for the Hickory Grove Invitational. The Warriors, who were supposed to open ...

Two Warren football players named second team All-Ohio

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VINCENT — A pair of Warren Warriors earned Division IV All-Ohio second team honors Tuesday. Seniors Evan Gandee and Joel Chevalier both were recognized at the state level after helping lead Warren to a 7-2 record and the program’s first two playoff wins. Gandee shattered every receiving ...

Warren, led by Kurt Taylor’s 17, blows by Belpre, 73-39

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VINCENT — Warren used a 10-2 run to open the second quarter and a 12-2 spurt coming out of halftime here Tuesday night as the host Warriors cruised past Belpre, 73-39. Kurt Taylor pumped in a game-high 17 points and added nine caroms, Jake Baumgard finished with 16 points, Seth Dennis ...

Area players earn WV all-state honors

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PARKERSBURG — The captains of the 2020 W.Va. Class A All-State football team, as voted on by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association, took very different paths to arrive at their honors. One went on a windy road, while the other traveled on a straight-forward journey. For utility ...

Trio of Cadets named to All-Ohio first team

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PARKERSBURG — Fort Frye football’s run to an Ohio Division IV state semifinal hasn’t gone unnoticed in the arena of postseason awards. Several Cadets have already been named to various teams as selected by the Ohio sports writers. Things got even better Monday afternoon. Four of head ...

Behind Smith, Warriors take care of Waterford, 51-28

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WATERFORD — A double-double seems to be becoming an every game occurrence for Warren junior Abbie Smith. For the third time in three tries Smith reached double digits in both points and rebounds as she led the Lady Warriors to a convincing 51-28 road win over the Waterford Lady Wildcats ...

All-LKC football team announced

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PARKERSBURG — Highlighting the 41-member all-Little Kanawha Conference Class A first team, as selected by league coaches, Ritchie County junior Gus Morrison was honored as player of the year. Morrison, who was thrust into a different role this season with the Rebels needing a tailback, ...

Nic Hart, Kelton Fogle combined for 50 as Fort Frye tops Belpre

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BEVERLY — Fort Frye wasn’t at full strength going into Friday night’s season opener against Belpre, and it showed early. The visiting Golden Eagles jumped out to a quick 10-2 lead, but the Cadets rallied to tie it at 14-14 by the end of the first quarter. They then outscored Belpre ...

Waterford outlasts Frontier, 34-32, in opener

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NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier junior Tanner Bills finished with game-highs of 11 points and 10 rebounds here Friday night inside Hank Morus Gymnasium, but it wasn’t quite enough as the host Cougars were upended by Waterford, 34-32, in what was the season opener for both programs. It was ...

Fort Frye downs Frontier in opener, 61-15

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BEVERLY — The Fort Frye girls picked up right where they left off. A 61-15 win over Frontier is how the Cadets opened the 2020-21 season, and the team's speed and defense was on full display. Following a pair of Logan Haught free throws, the Cougars had their only lead of the game at 3-2. ...

Warren girls suffer 61-50 setback to Vinton County

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VINCENT — Morgan Bentley had game-highs of 22 points and 13 rebounds and Vinton County forced 10 turnovers in the third quarter against host Warren here Wednesday night as the Vikings left town with a 61-50 victory in what was an early season showdown between 1-0 programs. Alex Frazee, who ...

Kurt Taylor, Brayden Sallee lead Warriors past Athens, 70-48

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VINCENT — Sure it was just one game out of 22 regular season games but if Tuesday night’s home opener was any kind of preview of things to come, the Warren Warriors have a chance to be a very good basketball team this season. Warren showed off its talent and its depth as it rolled to a ...