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RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Marietta High’s Jacob Freeland follows through on a serve during a high school tennis match against Claymont. Wednesday at Glendale Courts.

Tiger tennis team dominates Claymont

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Marietta High has owned the Glendale Courts this week. The Tigers (3-0 overall, 3-0 ECOL) won their third East Central Ohio League tennis match in as many days, downing visiting Claymont High, 5-0, Wednesday. The MHS streak started Monday when it blanked Coshocton, 5-0. On Tuesday, the ...

Mixed reviews for new pitch count rules

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If you’ve been to a high school baseball diamond over the last week, you’ve probably heard discussion about the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s new pitch count rules. The rules, which went into effect on March 25 when the spring sports season in Ohio officially began, have ...

Marietta's Jillian Middleton delivers a pitch in Wednesday night’s game against Cloverleaf at Phillips Field. Middleton collected the win while fanning 10 in the Tigers’ 5-4, walk-off win.

MIKE 
MORRISON The Marietta Times

Marietta High softball team beats Cloverleaf in walk-off fashion

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Bailey Hogue’s walk-off, two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning provided the Marietta Lady Tigers with a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the visiting Cloverleaf Lady Colts Wednesday evening at Phillips Field. Hogue’s line drive single up the middle plated Jillian Middleton with ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Marietta’s Isaac Danford, left, leaps to field a throw at second base as Fairfield Union’s Isaac Smith slides in safely during a high school baseball game Wednesday at Legion Field.

MHS baseball off to 4-0 start after 13-3 win vs Falcons

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The Marietta Tigers took what Fairfield Union gave them. The Tigers were patient at the plate and put the ball in play in key situations, leading to seven walks, six Falcon errors and, ultimately, a 13-3 win Wednesday at Legion Field. The two teams last played in the 2016 Division II, ...

Williamstown's Alyssa Hoffman sizes up the ball before she hits a return to Parkersburg Catholic's Marie Discini during the girls' No. 1 singles match Wednesday afternoon.

JOE ALBRIGHT The Marietta Times

’Jackets, Catholic split boys, girls tennis matches

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WILLIAMSTOWN — The Parkersburg Catholic and Williamstown tennis teams earned a split decision here Wednesday afternoon. The Crusader boys had few bumps in the road against a Yellowjacket team in its first competitive match of the season. PCHS head man Jason Discini’s squad won, ...

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The Ohio Valley Hidden Gems 14U basketball team won the Parkersburg Elite G&W tournament earlier this month. In the front row, from left to right, are Joel Chevalier, Mark Duckworth, Nic Hart and Tony Munos. In the back row, from left to right, are coach Michael Hall, Jake Baumguard, Conner Baker, Makiah Merritt, coach Mark Tate II and coach Mark Tate.

Local 14U basketball team making name for itself

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Connor Baker loves facing tough competition. For the next 2 1-2 months, the Belpre eighth grader, along with eight other area basketball players who make up the AAU team Ohio Valley Hidden Gems, will be traveling around Ohio and West Virginia playing some of the top Under-14 boys basketball ...

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Frontier senior Nikki Haught has excelled in volleyball and basketball for the Lady Cougars, but her favorite sport to play is softball. Haught is Frontier’s starting shortstop.

Frontier’s Haught a three-sport standout

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Nikki Haught (Nicole Leeann Haught) Frontier Year: senior Age: 17 GPA: 3.9 Favorite subject: science Sports: softball, basketball, volleyball Hgt.: 5-11 2016 softball stats: .366, 22 RBI Other activities: Student Council, Yearbook, FFA (Sentinel 2 yrs.), Class Officer ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Williamstown’s Lexie Zide competes in a hurdles race at Saturday’s Ryan Jobes Invitational in Williamstown.

Track rivalry: Williamstown vs. St. Marys

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Williamstown and St. Marys have already squared off twice this spring, once in last Saturday's Ryan Jobes Spring Special at Jack Jones Track and Field facility and in a Tuesday quad at WHS. Now, the Yellowjackets and Blue Devils are ready to do it again at the Tyler Consolidated Invitational ...

BACF hoops rosters set

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PARKERSBURG — The rosters for the 16th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis (BACF) Ohio vs. West Virginia Basketball Classic on Friday, April 7 at Parkersburg South High School have been announced. The games will take place in South’s Rod Oldham Athletic Center, starting with the girls ...

Ben Howlett

MHS grad named men’s hoops coach at West Liberty

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WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. – Ben Howlett, a 2005 graduate of Marietta High School, was introduced Tuesday as the 16th head men’s basketball coach at West Liberty University. The announcement was made by WLU President Dr. Stephen Greiner, who was joined by co-interim athletic directors Lynn ...

MIKE MORRISON The Marietta Times
Frontier’s Reese Amos delivers a pitch during a high school baseball game against Monroe Central Monday in New Matamoras.

Frontier baseball mauls Monroe Central, 13-1

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NEW MATAMORAS — After opening their season Saturday afternoon with a pair of lopsided losses to Warren and Marietta in the Washington County Baseball Tourney, the Frontier Cougars were ready to take out their frustrations on someone. Unfortunately for first-year Monroe Central head coach ...

Williamstown senior Isaac Brown makes a move with the ball during a game against Belpre at Ban Johnson Arena. Brown was named to the All-Little Kanawha Conference first team.

TOM PERRY
The Marietta 
Times

Local hoopsters earn All-LKC recognition

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PARKERSBURG — Little Kanawha Conference boys basketball champion Ravenswood High School landed the Player of the Year in University of Charleston-bound Riley Heatherington. Heatherington, who is the eighth LKC POY for the Red Devils, helped the Jackson County program reach the Class A state ...

Lady ’Jackets fall to South

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South softball and head coach Cindi Taylor wasted little time picking up their second win of the season Monday at Godbey Field. The Patriots jumped on top of Williamstown ace Nellie King in the very first inning and senior starter Madison Cox kept the ...

Fort Frye’s Tate Engle is tagged out at the plate by Waterford catcher Isaac Huffman trying to score on a base-hit by Tyler Bradford in Saturday’s Washington County Tournamnent at Waterford Elementary School. The Cadets scored a 4-1 win over the Wildcats to claim a spot in tonight’s championship game against Marietta. Photo by Mike Morrison.

Fort Frye downs Waterford, 4-1

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WATERFORD — Fort Frye left hander Tyler Bradford fanned 16 Waterford hitters while allowing just three base hits as the Cadets downed the Wildcats 4-1 Saturday afternoon at Waterford Elementary School to earn a berth in the championship game of the third annual Washington County Baseball ...

Marietta's Turner Hill, right, slides safely into second base as Warren's Max Hapney fields a late throw during a high school baseball game Saturday at Legion Field. Photo by Jordan Holland.

Tigers take 2 at county tournament

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Marietta High will get a chance to defend its Washington County title. The Tigers picked up wins over Warren and Frontier Saturday at Legion Field in the second annual Washington County Tournament, and will play host to Fort Frye at 5 p.m. Monday in the championship. The Tigers defeated the ...

Marietta's Travis Moore had the best individual high jump at 6-feet-2 inches to help the Tigers win the event and the overall points title at Saturday's Fair Weather Relays at Warren High School. Photo by Tom Perry.

Marietta claims victory at Fair Weather Relays

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VINCENT — Moments after missing his third and final attempt at 6-feet-3 in the high jump, Marietta senior Travis Moore looked like he wanted one more shot. “Getting 6-2 is all right, but I’d like to get a couple of inches higher,” Moore said. “But this is a nice place to get a ...

Williamstown’s Ellie Gardner runs during the 200 meter race at the Ryan Jobes Spring Special at the Jack Jones Track and Field Facility in Williamstown. Photo by Ron Johnston.

Jackets’ claims Jobes combined team scores

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown’s Ellie Gardner and Magnolia’s Bailey Estep each set a Ryan Jobes Spring Special record at Jack Jones Track and Field Facility Saturday. Gardner, a senior Yellowjacket, pole vaulted 11 feet on her first attempts to shatter the previous standard of 10-4 set ...

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Front row (left to right): younger brother Evan Cunningham, father Ryan Cunningham, Zach Cunningham, mother Holly Cunningham and older brother CJ Cunningham. Second row: Grandfather Charles Loughry (seated), FHS assistant coach John Hoff, FHS head coach Kurt Satterfield,  FHS assistant coach Corey Powers and grandmother Dixie Loughry (seated).

Frontier’s Cunningham OAC-bound

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NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier senior Zach Cunningham recently signed a celebratory letter of intent to continue his education and to play baseball at Capital University in Columbus. The Cougar shortstop, who had narrowed his choices down to Capital and West Liberty, is glad to have his ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Warren senior Katie Rauch and Bishop Ford commited to continuing their athletic career at Marietta College Wednesday. Sitting, left to right: Brian Rauch (father), Katie, and Jenny Rauch (mother). Standing, left to right: Ben Cunningham (principal), Katie Farley (assistant coach), Arielle Baker (athletic trainer), Ryan Lemley (principal) and Deb Proctor (AD).

Warren athletes headed to Marietta College

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VINCENT — Warren High featured a tag team collegiate ceremonial commitment at the gym Thursday afternoon. Both seniors’ Bishop Ford and Katie Rauch are planning to continue their education and play a sport at Marietta College after high school graduation. Leading off, the 18-year-old ...