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Marietta College’s Corrie Burkhardt goes up for a layup earlier in the season opener. Burkhardt and the rest of the Pioneers host the 33rd Jim Meagle Turkey Shootout inside Ban Johnson Arena this weekend.

Marietta College welcomes basketball tournament to campus

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While the Marietta College women’s basketball season is just two games old, Alexis Enochs has yet to start. But the 6-foot-1 sophomore — this season’s first Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week — has been instant offense off the pine, averaging a team-high ...

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Marietta College's Anthony Wallace goes up for a basket during a college men's basketball game against St. Thomas Saturday at Ban Johnson Arena.

Marietta College men grab an OT victory

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DeVaughn Wingard was clutch in the waning seconds of overtime. The 6-foot-3 Marietta College cager made a putback of his own miss and then a bonus freebie with 9.9 ticks on the clock to help the Pioneer men escape with a thrilling 85-83 triumph over the University of St. Thomas in the Great ...

Marietta College’s Amisha Herd, right, dribbles upcourt as Transylvania’s Celia Kline defends during women’s basketball action at Ban Johnson Arena Sunday. MC won 70-67.
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Pioneer women cagers rally back for a 70-67 home win

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Marietta College was down big early on — but not for long. Trailing by 17 points in the second quarter, the MC Pioneers came back to post a 70-67 triumph over the Transylvania College Pioneers in non-conference women’s basketball action Sunday afternoon at Ban Johnson Arena. “We came ...

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Marietta College’s Kyle Dixon (21) goes up for a basketball during a college men’s basketball Great Lakes Invitationl Tournament game against Hope Friday night at Ban Johnson Arena. Marietta won, 102-71.

Pios Hope-ful: No. 13 Marietta dominates Flying Dutch, 102-71

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Marietta College hit the century mark on the scoreboard for the third straight year in its season- and home-opener. The Pioneer men got off to a slow start but once they got a double-digit lead, they never relinquished it as they defeated Hope College, 102-71, in the nightcap of the Great ...

JOE ALBRIGHT The Marietta Times
St. Marys' running back Jaiden Smith (21) sizes up a Tug Valley defender before making a move during the Blue Devils' 47-0 win over the Panthers in a W.Va. high school football Class A playoff matchup Friday night in Naugatuck, W.Va.

St. Marys shuts down Tug Valley, 47-0

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NAUGATUCK, W.Va. — This time of year is when you want to be playing your best football, which is something St. Marys did Friday night. Oh! The fifth-seeded Blue Devils also showed what they can do when they are healthy after a dominating 47-0 win over fourth-seeded Tug Valley in a West ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Sitting, left to right: Natalie Doughty (mother), Collin Doughty, Craig Dougherty (University of Rio Grande assistant coach), and John Doughty (father). Standing: left to right, Rick Guimond (MHS athletic director), Isabelle Doughty (sister), Mollie Schramm (MHS track&field coach), Dale Leeper (MHS cross country coach), and Chris Laumann (MHS assistant principal).

Tigers standout Doughty to run at Rio Grande

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After an internship at Marietta Memorial Hospital last summer, Collin Doughty knew what he wanted to study in college. On Thursday afternoon at Marietta High’s Sutton Gymnasium, the MHS senior runner signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his education and run at the University of ...

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Marietta College’s Kyle Dixon (21) attempts a shot during a college men’s basketball last season at Ban Johnson Arena.

Marietta men open season Friday in Great Lakes Invite

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Some of the best Division III men’s basketball programs in the country are scheduled to visit Marietta this weekend. Ban Johnson Arena on the campus of Marietta College will be the home for the inaugural Great Lakes Invitational this Friday and Saturday. The first game begins at 2 p.m. ...

Pioneers defeat Adrian in season opener, 84-60

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ADRIAN, Mich. — Marietta College dominated the paint in an impressive 84-60 season-opening win at Adrian College Wednesday evening. "I am really proud of our effort and intensity to open the season," Marietta head coach Kole Vivian said. "We were focusing on rebounding and taking away their ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Williamstown senior Skylar Watson is a standout libero for the Lady Yellowjackets volleyball team. She helped the program make four straight appearances at the state tournament.

’Jackets senior made state four times in volleyball

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Skylar Watson Williamstown Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 4.429 Favorite subject: government classes Sport: volleyball (4-year letter winner) Position: libero Hgt.: 5-foot-5 College: WVU in Morgantown Major: exercise physiology Family: Dusty and Connie Watson (father and ...

Williamstown hitter Bethany Arnold attempts to spike the ball during a high school volleyball match this season. Arnold and teammate Skylar Watson, a senior, represented the Yellowjackets on the All-Little Kanawha Conference first team.

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All-LKC volleyball teams announced

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PARKERSBURG — Wirt County senior setter Katie Frazier was honored by league coaches as the Little Kanawha Conference’s Player of the Year. The Tigers not only won the LKC crown, but captured their second Class A state championship in the past three seasons. “Katie is a great ...

JOE ALBRIGHT The Marietta Times
St. Marys’ Jaiden Smith (21) carries the ball during a W.Va. Class A high school playoff football game against Doddridge County last week at Bill Hanlin Stadium.

Blue Devils looking to stay alive in playoffs

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ST. MARYS, W.Va. —There will be plenty on the line when No. 5 St. Marys (9-1) and No. 4 Tug Valley (10-1) get together for a quarterfinal playoff matchup at Tug Valley High School in Naugatuck. Two more wins are the only obstacles remaining for a Blue Devils football team looking to return ...

Fort Frye’s Tate Engle (12) fakes a handoff to teammate Tyler Bradford (10) during a high school football playoff game against Northmor earlier this season in Beverly. Engle and Bradford were two of the Cadets’ 11 All-East District honorees Tuesday. Photo by Jordan Holland.

Fort Frye recognized for 11 district honorees

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Tate Engle has been Fort Frye High’s starting quarterback since he was a freshman. Now a junior, the 5-foot-10, 160-pound signal caller has been instrumental in helping the Eric Huck-coached Cadets make the Ohio Division VI playoffs three straight years. During that time, the Fort had ...

Waterford’s Braden Bellvile runs the ball during a high school football game earlier this season against Trimble.

7 Wildcats, head coach earn all-district honors

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“I’m glad Braden’s on our team.” That’s what Waterford High head football coach Eric McCutcheon said after junior running back Braden Bellville rushed for 176 yards on 15 carries and three touchdown runs of 32, 10, and 14 yards, and caught an 84 TD pass from quarterback Peyten ...

Marietta’s Austyn  Chen dribbles past Parkersburg’s Caden Rogers during a high school soccer game earlier this season.

Washington County trio earns All-Ohio soccer honors

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On the pitch, Marietta High's Lexie Mullen and Austyn Chen each was a first-rate goal scorer, who recently were honored as All-Ohio second team selections by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (OSSCA). Also named to the second all-state team was Warren senior midfielder and ...

JOE ALBRIGHT The Marietta Times
Doddridge County’s Seth Davis and St. Marys’ Matt Eichhorn battle for a ball in the end zone Saturday during a Class A first-round playoff match. Davis came down with the ball for a touchdown to tie the game at 6-6 in the closing seconds of the second quarter.

Second-half explosion propels St. Marys to second round

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ST. MARYS, W.Va. — West Virginia’s Class A high school football playoff matchup between No. 12 Doddridge County and No. 5 St. Marys was close for a half before the final outcome was decided. Tied 6-6 coming out of the locker room, the defending state champion Blue Devils exploded for 38 ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Marietta College’s Roger Walker (1) runs with the ball as teammate Alex Smith (8) looks on during a college football game against Otterbein Saturday at Don Drumm Stadium.

Marietta falls in season finale to Otterbein, 48-14

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Roger Walker had his usual great game at running back. But Marietta College on the whole suffered an off Senior/Vets Appreciation Saturday as it dropped a 48-14 decision to Otterbein University in an Ohio Athletic Conference season finale at Don Drumm Stadium. “It’s definitely sad, ...

Fort Frye’s Tyler Bradford (10) and Isiah Jones (76) look for someone to hit during Friday’s Division VI, Region 23 semifinal against Nelsonville-York at Jim Rockwell Stadium in New Lexington.

MIKE 
MORRISON The 
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Fort Frye was just unlucky

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NEW LEXINGTON — Fort Frye High owned the fourth quarter, and was one extra-point kick conversion of erasing a 20-point deficit and winning the football game at Rockwell Stadium Friday night. Instead, the fourth-seeded Cadets (10-2) missed the PAT, and the contest ended up going into ...

TOM PERRY The Marietta  Times
Parkersburg’s Jake Johnson (10) pursues John Marshall’s Nick Coulter on a carry during Friday’s W.Va. Class AAA playoff game at Stadium Field in Parkersburg.

PHS, Williamstown ousted from football playoffs

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High let loose with its passing game in the second half, but could never quite overtake visiting John Marshall in falling 42-35 in a first-round Class AAA football playoff game Friday night at Stadium Field to end its season. The No. 7-ranked Big Reds finished at ...