Major Suddenlink Market Finalist for TitleTown USA

It’s no longer a well-kept national secret. Parkersburg, W. Va., high schools have claimed more state championships than any other city in the country. The city’s three high schools claim 192 state titles, giving Parkersburg a shot at ESPN’s TitleTown USA crown. ESPN featured Parkersburg as one of 20 finalists for the TitleTown designation July 22 on its SportsCenter broadcasts, with repeat broadcasts July 23.

Parkersburg, the only Suddenlink-served community among the finalists, is part of Suddenlink’s largest cable-broadband system, which also includes Charleston and Beckley, W. Va..

Suddenlink West Virginia team members are pushing for support for Parkersburg. Additional information, including ESPN’s report on Parkersburg, is available at ESPN’s TitleTown Web site. Voting begins at that same site July 23. The winner will be announced on ESPN’s 6 p.m. (EDT) SportsCenter, Monday, July 28. A Parkersburg News and Sentinel story offers more about ESPN’s visit.

Network West Virginia, a service of Suddenlink Media, will air a special program called “TitleTown: Behind the Scenes.” The network, which televises West Virginia high-school championship football, conducted interviews with ESPN and taped coverage of the event. Network West Virginia’s special program begins a series of showings the evening of July 23.