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Eastern gets past Golden Eagles

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BELPRE — The Golden Eagles suffered a loss from Eastern Friday night 63-50. “We knew they were going to be tough,” said Eastern head coach David Knight. “They have some size and they have a really good guard. We came out and tried to match their energy early.” The first quarter ...

’Jackets Dominate

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Jenna Pridemore had the hot hand. The 5-foot-11 senior forward scored a career-high 20 points to lead Williamstown High to an 87-37 triumph over visiting Wirt County Wednesday night in Little Kanawha Conference girls’ basketball action. “We have four seniors on the ...

Duckworth’s dad has been an inspiration to the Tiger

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Derek Duckworth Marietta High Year: senior Age: 17 GPA: 3.67 Favorite subject: history Sports: baseball, basketball Height.: 5-foot-10 College: undecided Major: business and finance Family: Mark and Rebecca Duckworth; Mark (younger brother) Question: What’s your favorite ...

Marietta High swimming team boasts good numbers

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The orange and black swim numbers are good with 16 boys and 15 girls out for the Walt Teer-coached Tiger team this season. MHS graduated only five seniors from last year’s pool squad — Alicen Teer, Aryn Robinson, Riley Hearing, Madison Gault, and Max Garrison. At the 2017-18 East ...

Meigs Claws Tigers

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Marietta High was hurt by a late Marauders’ run. Trailing by three in the fourth quarter, Meigs High scored 12 unanswered points and never looked back, defeating the Tigers, 63-58, Tuesday night in boys’ basketball action at Sutton Gymnasium. “We battled but we just kind of ran out of ...

Warriors sneak past Fort Frye in 52-51 victory

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BEVERLY — Austin Barta’s free throw with 1.2 seconds remaining on the clock proved to be the game-winner Tuesday evening as the visiting Warren Warriors downed the Fort Frye Cadets, 52-51, in a non-conference thriller at Fort Frye High School. Barta was fouled as he attempted to catch a ...

Fighting Irish defeat Parkersburg Catholic 76-59

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PARKERSBURG — Bridgeport transfer Tyler Hardesty pumped in 19 of his team-high 26 points in the first half here Tuesday night for visiting Notre Dame as the Fighting Irish cruised past Parkersburg Catholic, 76-59. After draining a pair of 3s in the opening stanza, which helped stake head ...

Catholic girls roll

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PARKERSBURG — If Monday nights matchup between the Wirt County Tigers and the Parkersburg Catholic Crusaderettes was a prize fight, the referees would have stopped the bout in the opening minutes and called it a technical knockout. Parkersburg Catholic scored 29 points in the opening quarter ...

Pioneers best BW to remain unbeaten

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Marietta College used defensive pressure and smart shot selections to build an early lead against visiting Baldwin Wallace Saturday at Ban Johnson Arena. The Yellow Jackets were never able to erase the early deficit as the No. 13-ranked Pioneers pulled away for an 87-68 win, improving to 8-0 ...

Mat Madness

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VINCENT — Haden Offenberger is off to a good first tournament mat start. The Waterford High 145-pounder went undefeated at 5-0 in Saturday’s Hickory Grove Market Invitational at Warren High. “My teammates have really helped me out getting in shape and stuff,” said Offenberger, a ...

Dennis leads Warriors past Big Reds, 50-44

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VINCENT — Seth Dennis got hot at the right times and Warren got defensive stops when it needed them in a 50-44 victory over Parkersburg High Friday night. The game, which was Warren’s home opener and Parkersburg’s season opener, featured eight lead changes, the final one coming with ...

Waterford holds on to defeat Belpre, 57-53

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BELPRE — Peyten Stephens and Russell Young each stepped up at crunchtime. The Waterford High duo combined for 13 points in the fourth quarter as the visiting Wildcats downed Belpre High, 57-53, Friday night in Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division boys’ basketball action. “They’re ...

Marietta falls to Dover, 45-31

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If the Marietta Tigers basketball team can limit their opponents to 45 points a game the rest of the season they are going to win an awful lot of basketball games. In Friday night’s East Central Ohio League opener at Sutton Gymnasium against Dover, the Tiger defense did its job but ...

’Jackets victorious in Fenton Shootout

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Host Williamstown and defending Class A state champion Wheeling Central each tasted victory here Friday night in the semifinals of the annual Donnie Fenton Shootout. The Maroon Knights (2-2) were never challenged during their 59-26 triumph versus Poca, which trailed 19-1 ...

Warren’s Erin Bogard to pole vault at Youngstown State

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VINCENT — Things are looking up for senior Erin Bogard. The Warren High pole vault standout signed a National Letter of Intent Friday in the Warrior Coliseum to continue her education and jump at Youngstown State University next year. Bogard is planning to major in biology pre-med. She ...

Warren girls sharp in 59-31 victory over Athens

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VINCENT — Molly Grayson had another big game. After scoring a career-high 17 points in a Warren win at Linsly (W.Va.) Monday, the 5-foot-3 junior point guard tallied 15 markers in a 59-31 Warriors triumph over visiting Athens High in girls’ basketball action Thursday night. “We were ...

Cutright, Williamstown defeat Wildcats, 69-53

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WILLIAMSTOWN — It might not have been a thing of beauty, but visiting Williamstown managed a win in its season opener as the Yellowjackets topped Wood County Christian here Thursday evening, 69-53. Wildcat Sam Cremeans, who led the hosts with 21 points, tallied 11 straight markers — ...

’Jackets ready for Fenton Shootout

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WILLIAMSTOWN—The Fenton Shootout is a small tournament that goes back all the way to 1985. “When we took over the program we only won about 50 games in 8 years,” said Williamstown girls coach Fred Sauro. “We wanted to see if we could play against some of the best teams in the state. ...

Belpre girls top Trimble in 2 OTs

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Belpre 64, Trimble 62, 2 OTs BELPRE — Belpre outscored Trimble 9-7 in a second overtime period to earn a thrilling 64-62 win Thursday night. Trimble led 26-20 at halftime but the Golden Eagles (4-2) rallied to tie it and force overtime. Both team scored nine points in the first OT to keep ...

Marietta women fall to No. 4 Thomas More

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Marietta College gave fourth-ranked Thomas More all it wanted and then some Wednesday night in a mid-week, non-conference showdown at Ban Johnson Arena. The Pioneers came off the mat in the final period to trim a 16-point deficit to just three before eventually succumbing to the Saints, ...