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JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Marietta High’s Jake Craven (1) handles the ball as Athens’ Jack Conrath-Sweeney (8) defends during a high school boys soccer match Thursday evening at Jerry Brock Field in Devola. Marietta won, 4-1.

Marietta’s Craven a nightmare for Athens in 4-1 win

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DEVOLA — Jake Craven was all over the pitch for Marietta High Thursday evening. Craven had a goal and two assists, one on a corner kick and the other on an impressive cross, to lead the Tigers (6-2-1) to a 4-1 win against visiting Athens at Jerry Brock Field. MHS fell into a 1-0 hole in ...

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Marietta College’s Andrew Barker goes up to catch a pass during a college football game against Mount Union last Saturday at Don Drumm Stadium.

Pios look to rebound vs. Muskies

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Marietta College took it on the chin in its Ohio Athletic Conference opener last Saturday at Don Drumm Stadium, dropping a 69-3 decision to the University of Mount Union, the No. 2 team in NCAA Division III football. But then, very few OAC schools have given the Purple Raiders (2-0 overall, ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Marietta College’s Noah Laliberty (20) and Alex Gruss (29) defend as Bethany College’s Baboucar Sallah-Mohammed (14) tries to make a move with the ball during a college men’s soccer match Wednesday. MC won 1-0 in double overtime.

Marietta College defeats Bethany with goal in double OT

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Andy Rolfes got the golden goal. With less than 50 seconds remaining in the second overtime period, the Marietta College junior winger tucked a point-blank shot just inside the right post as the Pioneers beat visiting Bethany (W.Va.) College, 1-0, in non-conference men’s soccer action ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Marietta’s Dominic Vanfossen tries to break tackles during a high school football game against Williamstown earlier this season at Don Drumm Stadium.

Tigers seek bounceback victory vs. Parkersburg

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PARKERSBURG — Neither Parkersburg nor Marietta lack motivation when the schools get together for the 114th gridiron meeting at 7:30 p.m. Friday night on the turf at PHS Stadium Field. “I was very upset,” said PHS wide receiver Brenton Strange, who was on the team last year when the ...

TOM PERRY The Marietta Times
Belpre’s Jesse Collins (82) runs with the ball during a high school football game against Wahama last Friday at Ralph Holder Stadium.

Shenandoah faces Cameron, looks to stay unbeaten

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SARAHSVILLE — A pair of unbeatens will do battle Friday night when the (3-0) Cameron Dragons travel to Shenandoah to take on the (4-0) Zeps. Shenandoah has used a very balanced attack to grab dominating wins over Frontier (51-6), River (44-12), Southern (Salineville) (28-0) and Barnesville ...

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Belpre’s Tojzae Reams is a standout football player and an All-Ohio track honoree for the Golden Eagles.

Belpre senior hopes to make football postseason

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Tojzae Reams Belpre Year: senior Age: 17 GPA: 3.3 Nickname: Golden Eagles football coach Greg Adams calls him “Reamsy” Sports: football, basketball, track and field Track highlights: D3 All-Ohio (8th in 40.77) in 300-meter hurdles (2017); state qualifier (finished 9th in ...

Warren’s Devanne Reynolds crosses the finish line at the Scenic Hills Lions Club Invitational cross country race earlier this season in Vincent. Reynolds and the Warriors head to Lancaster Saturday for the Bob Reall Invitational.

RON 
JOHNSTON The Marietta Times

Local cross country teams Lancaster-bound

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Marietta High and Warren High both are scheduled to toe the cross country starting line at the Lancaster Bob Reall Invitational at 8 a.m. this Saturday. The two large Washington County schools squared off one other time this season earlier this month. “We had seen Warren on September 2 at ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Waterford’s Megan Ball (18) spikes the ball as Fort Frye’s Kasey Buchanan (31) tries to block it during a high school volleyball match Tuesday at Harry Cooper Gym.

Waterford tops Fort Frye in 5-set thriller

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WATERFORD — As one can expect with any competition between Fort Frye and Waterford, Tuesday’s volleyball match was full of twists and turns. In the end, it was the Wildcats who prevailed in a five-set thriller over the Cadets. Waterford took the first set, 25-20, dropped the next two ...

Marietta’s Sean Fournier (6) battles Warren’s Kyler Gardner for the ball during a high school boys soccer match Tuesday in Vincent. Warren won, 4-0.

RON 
JOHNSTON The Marietta Times

Warriors blank Tigers on pitch, 4-0

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VINCENT — Ethan Yost had a highlight film goal. The Warren sophomore striker angled a difficult, left-side, direct kick just inside the far right post to help the Warriors blank visiting Marietta High, 4-0, in boys soccer action Tuesday night. “I heard the coach (Ekrem Eksi) yelling me to ...

Williamstown’s Ella Hesson finished third overall and helped the Yellowjackets to a runner-up finish at the Mid-Ohio Valley Cross Country Challenge Tuesday in Mineral Wells, W.Va.

JAY W. BENNETT The 
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St. Marys’ Gorrell wins MOV Challenge

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MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. — Parkersburg High School swept the cross country team titles here Tuesday evening at the Mid-Ohio Valley Challenge as Big Red Madison Trippett won the girls race and Brady Gorrell of St. Marys topped the boys field. Trippett’s time of 18 minutes and 58 seconds bested ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Williamstown’s Carter Haynes (3) fakes a handoff to Donathan Taylor during a high school football game against Marietta earlier this season.

Williamstown looks to avoid 4-game losing skid

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WILLIAMSTOWN — No current Williamstown football player had even been born the last time the Yellowjackets suffered through a four-game losing streak. In fact, the last time Williamstown had a three-game skid was all the way back in 1999 when then head coach Bernie Buttrey’s squad tasted ...

Wildcats trying to stay hot vs. Cougars

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NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier coach Johnny Schmidt is still trying to figure out how good his football team is this season. The Cougars are 1-3 and have not been overly competitive in those losses. However, as Schmidt points out, Frontier’s first five opponents of the season have a combined ...

Williamstown’s Xavier Caruthers putts during the Little Kanawha Conference Championships Monday at the Golf Club of West Virginia. Caruthers carded a 77 to earn All-LKC honors. Photo by Jordan Holland.

Catholic’s Ferrell medals at LKC Championships

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WAVERLY, W.Va. — Three players scored below 80 for Ravenswood as the Red Devils cruised to Monday’s Little Kanawha Conference Championship at the Golf Club of West Virginia. As a team Ravenswood scored a 316, 26 strokes ahead of second place Parkersburg Catholic (342). Though the team ...

Marietta College’s Darrien Fields (4) looks for running room during a college football game Saturday against Mount Union. Photo courtesy of Nate Knobel.

Pioneers fall to No. 2 Raiders, 69-3

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Marietta College had a rough, tough game against the No. 2 team in NCAA Division III football. The Pioneers (1-1 overall, 0-1 OAC) committed six turnovers in their Ohio Athletic Conference opener versus the University of Mount Union (2-0, 1-0), and as a result suffered a 69-3 setback ...

Marietta’s Natalie Brooks serves during a high school volleyball game Monday at the Sutton Gym in Marietta. Photo by Ron Johnston.

Marietta defeats Catholic, Williamstown in tri-match

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Marietta High owned the whiphand in a volleyball tri-match at Sutton Gym Monday night. After sweeping Williamstown High, 25-9 and 25-11, the Tigers did the same to Parkersburg Catholic High, 25-14 and 25-18. "Our girls are getting better," said MHS coach Ron Kidder, whose orange and black ...

MIKE MORRISON The Marietta Times
Waterford’s Braden Bellville (30) tries to run through the Trimble defense during a high school football game Friday night in Waterford. Waterford won, 30-12.

Waterford tops Trimble, takes control of TVC

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WATERFORD — After spotting the Trimble Tomcats a pair of first quarter touchdowns, the Waterford Wildcats rallied for 30 unanswered points en route to a 30-12, Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division showdown Friday night at Waterford Elementary. Trimble scored twice in a span of 20 seconds, ...

TOM PERRY The Marietta Times
Belpre’s Tojzae Reams (4) carries the ball during a high school football game against Wahama Friday.

Sprague, Belpre blast Wahama to even record at 2-2

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BELPRE — Bailey Sprague became the ultimate weapon for Belpre Friday night. Not only did the 6-foot-4 senior drill a 30-yard field goal, but he also caught two touchdown receptions to lead the Golden Eagles to a convincing 42-20 victory over Wahama in a Tri-Valley Conference game at Ralph ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Fort Frye’s Tate Engle (12) carries the ball as Warren’s Tim Seevers (58) defends during a high school football game Friday in Beverly.

Fort Frye makes statement, dominates Warren 50-6

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BEVERLY — Tyler Fisher once was enrolled as a fifth-grader in the Warren Local School District. Now, he’s a 5-foot-9, 143-pound Fort Frye sophomore running back, who helped the D6 Cadets defeat visiting Warren, 50-7, in non-conference football action Friday night. “The offense did ...

Still undefeated, Shenandoah blasts Barnesville, 42-0

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BARNESVILLE — Shenandoah is, in many ways, a reflection of its head coach. Jesse Wells is a man of few words when it comes to talking about his team. He’s direct and to the point. The Zeps (4-0) were the same Friday night, scoring on their first three drives en route to a 42-0 ...

JOE ALBRIGHT The Marietta Times
Parkersburg Catholic’s Alex Schriner (20) carries the ball during a high school football game Friday at Stadium Field in Parkersburg.

Crusaders return to gridiron, fall to Wirt County, 54-12

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PARKERSBURG — Aaron Peterman had three sacks and visiting No. 16 Wirt County had a trio of ball carriers rush for more than 100 yards here Friday evening at Stadium Field as the Tigers dealt a 13-man Parkersburg Catholic program a 54-12 setback. Casey Stanley not only rushed 13 times for ...