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Long Drain Football on the Rise

The Long Drain Middle School has been taking names and kicking opponents around some as they jumped out to a 3-0 record on the season. In their first game of 2021 they visited Paden City on September 9, where they jumped on top 16-6 after one quarter and increased the lead to 36-12 at the ...

Williamstown Defeats The Wildcats

Paden City played host to Williamstown on Tuesday, September 14, in hopes of improving their record on the home court but the Yellow Jackets proved to be to much for the Cats as the visitors won the match in straight sets 25-11, 25.17, and 25-8. The loss against the powerful Jackets dropped the ...

NMS School Ready To Play Some Volleyball

The New Martinsville School Vollleyball team is ready for action with a seventh grade team and an eigth grade team. Coaches for this season are Amy Littell and Amanda Tallman. The seventh grade team is made up of McKenzy Longwell, Madilynn Mears, Alyssa Tamborello, Emma Bumgardner, Chloe ...

Barnesville Uses Strong Second Half To Take Down The Pilots

The River Pilots traveled to Barnesville Friday night, September 17, 2021, to do battle with the 2-1 Shamrocks. It was big plays in the first half for both squads with the Pilots Avery Creamer scoring with five ticks on the first half clock to give River a lead of 21-20 at intermission. Coach ...

Valley Wins Home Tri-Match

The Lumberjills improved their record to 4-3 on Tuesday night, September 14, in Pine Grove as they defeated Clay County 25-13, 25-17, and South Harrison 19-25, 25-18, and 25-18. In the match against South Harrison the home team Lumberjills took no pity on the visitors on their way winning ...

The Press Box: Bullying is never OK

I had a young boy tell me last week he wanted to play football at a local high school this season, but he was bullied by some other kids and their parents so he never went out. I didn’t know what to say to him, and wasn’t sure he was telling the truth. I did some leg work on this and found ...

River Girls Cross Country Finding Success

River girls cross country team had a strong showing at the Belpre Invitational this past Saturday, September 17. This was the biggest meet and most competitive field they’ve faced this year. Out of 150 runners, Mara Beard earned a medal by placing 16th, Camryn Caldweel came in 63rd overall. ...

The Valley Lumber Jacks Falls To The Cougars

Valley High School played host to the Cougars from Frontier on Friday night September 17, with the visitors dropping the hosts to 0-4 on the season with a 54-12 victory to up Frontier’s record to 3-1. Frontier had their way most of the game with Quarterback Jason Schmith running and ...

Chili Open Set for October

The 3rd Annual Chili Open (a 4-person scramble) at Sistersville Country Club in Sistersville, West Virginia will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Registration will begin at 10 AM and a shotgun start at 11 AM. The event is open to the public! We are inviting area businesses to be sponsors ...

Paden City falls to Montcalm 20-14

The Wildcats fresh off a big win over Hancock, Md, the previous week fell to a good Moncalm team on Friday night in Vincent, WV. The Cats made the three hour trip south with hopes of making it two in a row, but the home standing Generals stood their ground and after a hard fought battle came ...