Win, lose or draw, it was the best of times on the 2010 prep sports scene in the Mid-Ohio Valley. The following dates are just a sampling of some of the events that occurred during the course of the year.
Jan. 9: Sparked by LeAnne Ross and Maegan Grosel, Marietta girls downed Ironton, 45-31.
Jan. 11: Led by Sina King, Waterford girls rallied to defeat Marietta, 73-69.
Jan. 14: King scored 32 points in a 55-50 win over Eastern.
Jan. 18: Morgan's Autumn Nelson and Abby Williams were a one-two punch in a 52-44 win over Warren.
Jan. 16: Warren's Grant Venham scored 23 points in a 65-52 win over Belpre.
Jan. 19: Warren's Austin Cunningham and Venham led Warren to a 56-47 win over Marietta.
Jan. 20: Williamstown's Liz Flowers scoresd 23 points in a 97-44 win over Tyler Consolidated.
Jan. 22: The Wood County Christian boys and girls basketball teams swept Cross Lanes.
Jan. 25: The Marietta boys basketball team downed Jackson 56-45 with Adam Arnold and Wes Riley leading the way.
Jan. 26: Belpre's Markie Tate scored his 1,000th career point in an 8-47 win over Meigs.
Jan. 27: LeAnne Ross, Paige Lamb and Maegan Grosel led the Marietta girls basketball team to a 66-46 win over Logan.
Jan. 28: Heather Booth led the Fronter girls basketball team to a 38-36 win over Buckeye Trail.
Jan. 29: Marietta's LeAnne Ross scored 36 points in 58-55 win over Parkersburg South.
Jan. 30: Waterford wrestler Tyler Reed is named the most valuable grappler at the 9th annual Bob Zide Rumble at Williamstown.
Feb. 2: Sparked by Tyler Davis, the Marietta boys basketball team defeated Logan, 58-55.
Feb. 4: The Marietta girls basketball team clinched a share of the SEOAL title with a 53-21 win over Portsmouth.
Feb. 4: Led by Ashley Okey, The Fort Frye girls basketball team clinched the PVC title with a 45-33 win over Frontier.
Feb. 8: Andy Schob is hired as the Warren head football coach.
Feb. 11: The Waterford girls basketball team clinched the TVC title with a 57-38 win over Eastern.
Feb. 16: Led by Taylor Dolak, the Warren girls basketball team routed Meigs 58-27 in a sectional opener.
Feb. 19: The Fort Frye boys basketball team hit 10 threes in a win over Bellaire.
Feb. 26: Warren's Austin Cunningham scored the game-winner in a 55-53 win over Athens in a sectional basketball final.
Feb. 26: The Belpre boys basketball team claimed a sectional title with a 68-66 win over Fairland.
March 3: The Waterford girls basketball team rolled over Portsmouth Clay, 71-35, in a district final.
March 5: Waterford's Tyler Reed clinches All-Ohio status in wreslting.
March 5: Caldwell's Jeremy Border clinches All-Ohio status in wrestling.
March 13: Sina King scored 31 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, but the Waterford girls basketball team dropped a 65-59 overtime decision to Canal Winchester Harvest Prep in a regional final at Pickerington North.
March 18: King is first team All-Ohio in girls basketball.
March 18: Marietta High's LeAnne Ross is third team All-Ohio in girls basketball.
March 22: St. Marys basketball star Kelsea Fickiesen earns first team All-State honors.
March 22: Marietta's Mary Beth Schramm signs letter of intent to play soccer at Rio Grande University.
March 27: The Warren boys and girls track teams captured the Fairweather Relays in Vincent.
March 31: Shenandoah's Eric Matheny and Wes Rataiczak combined to toss a one-hitter in a 6-1 baseball win over Frontier.
April 3: The Marietta baseball team notches its first win of the season with an 8-7 8-inning win over Chillicothe. Ben Bricker got the game-winning hit.
April 5: With Maggie Lawlor pitching, the Waterford softball team improved its record to 6-0 with a 10-3 win over Southern.
April 6: The Marietta boys track and field team wins Night Relays. The MHS girls tie.
April 7: Craig Farnsworth is hired as the Marietta High head football coach.
April 7: Zach Heath pitches Warren to an 8-2 win over Marietta.
April 10: The Marietta Tiger Navy dominates the Lindamood Cup.
April 12: The Marietta baseball team defeats Parkersburg High, 6-3. Eli Lenington was the winning pitcher.
April 13: Sparked by Tim Grosel and Cole Hupp, the Marietta baseball team extended its winning streak to four with a 6-4 come-from-behind win over Morgan.
April 15: Zach Eddy and Donald Hilverding helped Fort Frye beat Caldwell 5-2 in a PVC baseball game.
April 16: Warren hammers Marietta in baseball, 16-1. Zach Heath and Tyler Proctor led the way.
April 19: With Alex Stern, Wes Cline, Cody Kriechbaum posting singles victories, the Marietta High boys tennis team defeated Logan, 4-1, at the Glendale Courts. Will O'Connor and Edwin Stoll won in doubles.
April 23: The Warren softball team blanked Marietta, 13-0, to avenge an earlier setback. Molly Powell got the mound win, and Taylor Dolak had two hits.
April 26: Williamstown baseball coach Terry Smith posts 300th career win at the helm.
April 27: Waterford wrestler Tyler Reed signs national letter of intent to compete at Ohio Valley University.
May 3: Fort Frye righthander Chad Stengel pitched the Cadets to a 3-2 win over Belpre.
May 10: Marietta's LeAnne Ross signs national letter of intent to play basketball at the University of Charleston (W.Va.).
May 13: Fort Frye cross country runner Jeremy Anderson signs national letter of intent to run at Shawnee State University.
May 15: The Marietta girls track and field team won the SEOAL championship at Don Drumm Stadium.
May 22: Marietta High claimed the SEOAL All-Sports Trophy.
May 25: The Williamstown baseball team steamrolled Wirt County, 21-2, in a regional semifinal. Lane Knost and Collin Miller each homered for the Yellowjackets.
May 28: Belpre's Hannah Hoffman set a school record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.65 in the Region 11 finals.
May 29: The Marietta Tiger Navy boys varsity 4 finished 17th at the Scholastic National Championship Regatta. The shell included coxswain Tanner O'Connor, Sterling Chapin, Wes Wagner, Eric Barengo and bow Wes Martin.
June 4: Warren's Emma Ryan earned All-Ohio honors in the discus at the state track and field meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.
June 5: Morgan's Cassie Copeland earned All-Ohio honors in the 300-meter hurdles at the state track and field meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.
June 5: Caldwell's Tyler Cordell earned All-Ohio honors in the 800 at the state track and field meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.
June 11: Ohio falls to West Virginia 31-6 in the 17th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis Classic football game at Warren High. Shenandoah's Wes Rataiczak scored Ohio's lone touchdown. Warren's Erik Mason was Ohio's MVP.
July 28: The Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 baseball team finished the summer with a state tournament berth and a 37-12 record.
July 30: Fort Fyre golfer Zach Warren finished the summer with four MOVJGA wins. He bested the 16-18 division with 157 points to earn a $1,000 scholarship.
Aug. 27: Matt McKitrick, Morgan Wynn, and Mitchel Gearhart sparked the Marietta High to a season-opening 28-7 win at Morgan. This was Craig Farnsworth's debut at the Tigers helm.
Aug. 27: Warren routed Belpre, 42-12, in Andy Schob's Warrior debut at the helm. It was the 50th meeting on the gridiron between the two schools.
Aug. 28: Led by Erica Dawson, Emily Garrison, Julie Fobes, Colleen Miracle and Lizzie Frazier, the Marietta High girls cross country team captured its fourth straight Elizabeth S. Broughton Memorial Invitational title at the Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education Area.
The Warren boys, paced by Wes Cochran, won the boys team title.
Individually, Belpre's Breydon Gates crossed the boys finish line first in a clocking of 16 minutes, 40.5 seconds.
Aug. 28: St. Marys' Maggie Drazba repeated as the Autumn Classic individual girls cross country winner in a time of 20 minutes, 24.5 seconds.
Sept. 3: Warren's Dylan Leffingwell passed for 339 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 42-6 win over Morgan.
Sept. 4: The Marietta High cross country girls team won the Scenic Hills Lion Club Invitational at Warren High. Sophomore Erica Dawson paced the winners with a second-place individual time of 21 minutes, 31 seconds.
Fort Frye's Sarah Biehl was the first girl to cross the finish line in 20:53.8.
Sept. 10: The Marietta High football team defeated Cambridge, 35-21, at Don Drumm Stadium. Morgan Wynn and Matt McKitrick score three and two touchdowns, respectively, to lead the Tigers.
Sept. 10: Fort Frye blanked Waterford, 27-0, in a Muskingum River gridiron showdown in Beverly. Colten Skinner, Eddie Watson, Chandler Lang, and Matthew Klinger each had a TD for the Cadets.
Sept. 10: The Warren football team rallied to defeat host Athens, 34-28, in overtime. Josh Windland caught a 13-yard TD pass from Dylan Leffingwell for the game-winner.
Sept. 11: The Marietta High girls cross country team finished 8th overall at the McGowan Invitational at Watkins Memorial High. Sophomore Erica Dawson led the way with a 13th-place finish in a time of 19 minutes, 45.40 seconds.
Sept. 15: Belpre head football Greg Adams returned to practice full-time just less than a month after undergoing triple-bypass surgery.
Sept. 16: Maegan Grosel scored three goals in a 4-1 Marietta High girls soccer win over Warren at the Devola Soccer Complex.
Sept. 21: Led by Nick Huggins and Jared Hammons, the Marietta High golfers won the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League championship at Valleyview Golf Club in Lancaster.
Sept. 22: Led by, Ian Smith, the Marietta High golfers claimed the East Central Ohio League crown at Greens Golf Course.
Sept. 27: The Marietta High boys soccer team nipped Warren, 3-2, at the Devola Soccer Complex. This match originally started on Sept. 16 but was postponed due to the inclement weather. Matt Morrison had two goals and, Troy Harris one for the Tigers. Caleb Jones and Derek Schwendeman each scored for the Warriors.
Oct. 1: Cody Fickiesen lead Frontier to a 28-14 gridiron win over Fort Frye.
Oct. 1: The Warren football team nipped Parkersburg South, 14-13, on touchdown runs by Dylan Leffingwell and Josh Mays.
Oct. 1: Matt Hendrickson ran for 154 yards and one TD as the Williamstown football team downed St. Marys, 22-12.
Oct. 2: The MHS girls soccer team blanks St. Ursula Academy of Toledo, 1-0, on a goal by Alex Depue at Columbus Crew Stadium.
Oct. 2: The undefeated and No. 13-ranked Marietta High volleyball team defeated Warren, 25-20, 26-24, 17-25 and 25-23, at Sutton Gymnasium.
Oct. 4: The Marietta High golfers won the sectional tournament at Valley View Golf Course.
Oct. 5: The Waterford volleyball team claimed the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division championship with a 19-25, 25-21, 25-20 and 25-16 win over Eastern at Waterford Elementary School.
Oct. 7: The Warren boys soccer team upset previously unbeaten Marietta, 1-0, on a goal by Caleb Jones. The Lady Warriors tied the MHS girls 0-0 on the same night.
Oct. 16: Warren boys and Marietta girls claimed Southeastern Ohio Athletic League cross country titles at Gallia Academy. Warren's Wes Cochran was first to cross boys finish line.
Oct. 23: Marietta High's Nick Huggins becomes first male golfer in school's history to earn All-Ohio honors with a seventh-place finish at the state tournament in Columbus. He posted a two-day score of 153 (77 and 76).
Oct. 29: Marietta High's Morgan Wynn rushed for 240 yards and four touchdwons in a 33-28 win at Warren. The Tigers finished the season 3-7 while the Warriors were 5-5.
Oct. 29: Waterford's Levi Porter scored 3 touchdowns in 49-20 over Belpre.
Oct. 30: The Marietta High volleyball team finished the season 25-1 after falling to Washington Court House in a district final at Southeastern High.
Oct. 30: The Marietta High girls soccer team blanked Tri-Valley, 2-0, in a district final in Dresden. Allison Fouss and Amanda Rinehart each scored a goal for the winners.
On the same day, the MHS boys soccer team shut out Chillicothe, 2-0, in a district final at Lucasville. Wes Riley and Matt Morrison each scored for the Tigers.
Oct. 30: The Waterford volleyball team defeated South Webster at Wellston to claim a district final. It was the Wildcats' first district title since 1995.
Nov. 2: The Marietta High boys soccer team lost a 1-0 double overtime decision to Columbus Bishop Watterson in a regional semifinal at Logan.
Nov. 3: The Waterford volleyball team fell to Tuscarawas Central Catholic in a regional semifinal at Lancaster High.
Nov. 3: The Marietta High girls soccer team fell 4-0 to Pickerington North in a regional semifinal at Logan.
Nov. 6: Warren's Wes Cochran and Halle Richards; Fort Frye's Sarah Bieh; Belpre's Breydon Gates; and Caldwell's Brandon Saling and Jenna Furr all competed at the State Cross Country Championships at Scioto Downs.
Gates placed at the event.
Nov. 6: The Monroe Central football team bows out of the playoffs with a 36-7 loss to Fredericktown.
Nov. 11: Marietta High's Nick Huggins signs national letter of intent to play golf at Northern Illinois University.
Nov. 11: St. Marys' Kelsea Fickiesen signs national letter of intent to play basketball at Youngstown State
Nov. 15: Marietta High's Wes Riley is a first-team All-Ohio in boys soccer.
Nov. 18: Marietta High's Betsy Schramm is named All-Ohio second team in volleyball.
Dec. 4: The Fort Frye boys basketball team defeated Morgan, 65-28, for head coach Dan Liedtke's 400th career milestone win at the helm. Garrett Legraen scored 25 points to lead the Cadets.
Dec. 18: Warren's Austin Cunningham scored 17 points as the Warriors improved their overall record to 5-0 with a 68-64 win at Portsmouth.
Dec. 20: Monroe Central senior Alex Kuhn scored her 1,000th career point in a 64-46 triumph over Frontier.
Dec. 23: Wes Riley scored 23 points and Jon Sewell added 18 as Marietta High improved its record to 4-1 with a 71-63 win over Athens at Sutton Gymnasium.