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RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Waterford’s Isaac Huffman slides into third base safely as South Webster third baseman Jacob Ruth tries to tag him during the third inning of Thursday’s Division IV regional semifinal baseball game at Beavers Field in Lancaster. Waterford third base coach Kirk Huffman looks on.

Waterford outlasts South Webster in regional semi

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LANCASTER – Waterford earned an Elite 8 date. The Wildcats are scheduled to play top-ranked Toronto today at 5 p.m. in a Division IV regional baseball championship game after defeating South Webster, 6-3, in a Sweet 16 tilt at Beavers Field Thursday night. At stake in the regional final ...

Belpre’s Racy qualifies for state

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LANCASTER — Belpre's Logan Racy became the first local track athlete to qualify for next weekend's state meet in Columbus. Wednesday, Racy threw 141 feet in the discus at a Division III regional meet at Fairfield Union High School. The mark was good enough for fourth place and a berth at ...

Warriors unable to capitalize on short fences

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PICKERINGTON -- Warren played top-ranked Lakewood in a home run-friendly ballpark at Pickerington Central Wednesday. All a batter had to do was get the ball in the air to the outfield, and it was gone as the fence down the left and right field lines said 185 feet and dead center was 200. The ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Warren High’s Tanner Neal throws a pitch during a high school baseball game earlier this season at Legion Field.

Warren’s Neal named SEOAL Player of the Year

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VINCENT — Tanner Neal thought maybe that he was in big trouble for something. There he was sitting in class last week at Warren High when he was summoned by Ryan Lemley. “Coach Lemley pulled me from class,” said Neal, laughing. “I mean, he’s my baseball coach, but he’s also the ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Marietta senior Turner Hill has started in center field for four years under head baseball coach Jim Thrash. He’s hoping to cap off his high school career with a trip to the state tournament.

Hill and Tiger teammates best of friends

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Turner Hill Marietta High Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 3.9 Sports: baseball, basketball, football (junior year), cross country (freshman year) Baseball honors (last year): 2016 MVP (Most Valuable Player) in the Washington County Tournament, 2016 team MVP (Roger Miller Award), 2016 ...

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Warren High senior Stephanie Sydenstricker (center, front row), committed to continuing her track and field career at the collegiate level for Marietta College. She plans to major in early childhood education.

Warren’s Sydenstricker to throw at Marietta College

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VINCENT — Warren High senior Stephanie Sydenstricker remembers the first time she reached the 100-feet mark in discus. “It was last year at Meigs,” she recalled. “That’s the throw that stood out. I finally got to where I wanted.” Now, Sydenstricker hopes to reach triple digits ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Warrem outfielder Emilie Mallett makes a diving attempt on a ball during Wednesday’s Division II regional semifinal softball game against Lakewood in Pickerington.

Scrappy Warriors bow out in regional

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PICKERINGTON — Warren made Lakewood work. But in the end, the Warriors had no answer for the Lancers’ longball prowess as they dropped a 10-1 decision in a D2 regional softball semifinal at Pickerington Central Wednesday night. “We faced a great team,” said WHS skipper Jenny Lynch. ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Regional track qualifiers Mary Kate McElroy, left, of Fort Frye, and Jordan Penrod, of Morgan, compete during a distance event at the Warren Warriors Invitational earlier this season in Vincent.

Area’s top thinclads seek regional success, state berths

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All area thinclads need is a top-4 finish in their respective events at this week’s regional competition to advance to the OHSAA Track & Field State Tournament at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University June 2-3. Easier said than done. At the ...

The Warren softball girls celebrate their victory at the district tournament final earlier this year.

Warren ready for defending state champs Lakewood

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Warren High will be the underdog when it plays top-ranked, defending champion Lakewood in a D2 regional tournament softball semifinal at Pickerington Central Wednesday at 5 p.m. But then, what else is new? The fifth-seeded Warriors (13-12) haven’t been favored to win since their postseason ...

Williamstown’s Tommy Bobbitt, left, and Chase Uppole run side by side in the 400 meter run at Saturday’s W.Va. Class A state track meet in Charleston, W.Va. Photo by Jordan Holland.

St. Marys nips Williamstown for title

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sweet, sweet redemption for St. Marys. The Blue Devils out-pointed Williamstown 105-99 to claim the Class A state track championship Saturday at University of Charleston Stadium. St. Marys went into the final event of the meet with a 95-93 lead, with the ...

Marietta High’s Mason Cline competes during SE District doubles competition in the second round at the Ohio Unversity Golf & Tennis Center Saturday. He and teammate Mason Cline won a first-round match but bowed out in the second round. Photo by Ron Johnston.

Marietta Tigers get competitive in district tennis tournament

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ATHENS — Tyler Wise and Mason Cline teamed to up to win a D2 district opening-round doubles match at the Ohio University Golf & Tennis Center Saturday morning. The two Marietta High seniors, however, bowed out of the tennis tournament in the afternoon. “That’s probably going to be ...

’Jackets take 3rd at state track meet

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Going into the Class A girls state track and field meet, everyone knew it was going to be a tight race. When the last event of the season — the 4x400 — finally ended early Saturday evening inside the University of Charleston Stadium, it was Wheeling Central which took ...

Williamstown High School’s, from left, Tim Wickham, Kyler Sutton, Bradey Fayad and Trevor Hoosier ran a 59.24 on Friday at the Class A state track meet to win the shuttle hurdle relay event.

’Jacket boys win hurdle event at state track meet

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CHARLESTON — Mother Nature didn’t rear her ugly head here Friday during the opening day of the West Virginia state track and field meet at the University of Charleston Stadium and the Mid-Ohio Valley had plenty of early success. Defending Class A state girls champion Magnolia held a 32-23 ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Marietta High’s Baylee Brown competes in the pole vault at Thursday’s Division I East/Southeast District track meet at Don Drumm Stadium. Brown finished first in the event.

Six Lady Tigers advance out of district track meet

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Torrance Nonnenmacher is going to be one very busy thinclad at the Ohio Division I regional tournament at Pickerington North next week. The Marietta High sophomore was a district standout, qualifying in three track and field events at Don Drumm Stadium Thursday night. She was first in the 100 ...

JAY W. BENNETT The Marietta Times
Williamstown freshman Lilly McMullen will look to contribute to the Yellowjackets’ quest for a W.Va. state title this weekend in Charleston, W.Va.

’Jackets, Devils top contenders for W.Va. state track title

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PARKERSBURG — Things could get pretty interesting before the dust settles on the Class A state track and field meet, which gets underway Friday at the University of Charleston Stadium. Five teams are in contention for the single-A girls crown, while Little Kanawha Conference rivals ...

Marietta High's Brandon Schamp delivers to a Unioto batter during Wednesday's Division II district final baseball game at Ohio University's Bob Wren Stadium in Athens. Photo by Jordan Holland.

Tigers earn berth in ‘Sweet 16’

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ATHENS — Everyone associated with the Marietta High baseball team remembers what happened in the district championship game last season. A heart-breaking 1-0 loss to Athens ended the Tigers’ postseason run, so coming into this season, winning a district title was one of Marietta’s main ...

Athens' Brody Rodgers, left, gets picked off second base as Warren's Tyler Tanner applies the tag during the third inning of Wednesday's Division II district final baseball game at Ohio University's Bob Wren Stadium in Athens. Photo by Jordan Holland.

Warren falls to Athens in district final

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ATHENS — After knocking off a pair of tough pitchers to open tournament play, Warren High had its sights set on taking down the best hurler the district has to offer — Athens’ Brendan Sano. The Warriors battled, but in the end Sano and the Bulldogs claimed a 6-1 win and a Division II ...

Waterford’s Noah Huffman (9) returns the ball as Eastern’s Nate Durst (7) approaches second base during a game-winning double play Wednesday. Waterford won, 9-3. Photo courtesy of Alex Hawley.

Waterford repeats as district champ, advances to Sweet 16

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CHILLICOTHE — Waterford High had Eastern High’s number on the baseball diamond this spring. The Wildcats topped the Eagles a third time, downing them 9-3 in an Ohio Division IV championship game at VA Memorial Stadium Wednesday night. “We beat them before, but we knew we had to come out ...