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Warren girls top Gallia, advance to sectional final

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VINCENT — Warren’s leading scorers both stepped up. Sophomore Macie Smith notched two goals and junior Taylor Sloan one as the Warriors downed Gallia Academy, 3-1, Tuesday evening in an OHSAA Division II sectional semifinal girls’ soccer match at WHS. Smith and Sloan each has 13 goals ...

Warren headed in right direction

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VINCENT — Friday’s football game between Warren and Williamstown will ultimately go down as a loss for the Warriors. In the grand scheme of things, though, it’s possible the game will be looked at as a turning point for the program. Williamstown, a perennial W.Va. Class A football ...

Parkersburg Catholic’s Marie Discini going Division I

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PARKERSBURG — “OK, fine” were the words Marie Discini delivered to her mother Lorri when the latter suggested her daughter honor her June 28 unofficial recruiting visit commitment to St. Francis University. The NCAA Division I Red Flash and women’s tennis head coach Lisa Swope ...

Warren advances

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VINCENT— Mistakes and sloppy plays made it closer than what the Warren Warriors and head coach Michelle Tyo wanted it to be after the first two sets when hosting the No. 9 seed River Valley Raiders in the OHSAA Division II sectional opening round Monday evening. After winning the first set ...

Pioneers fall short

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Heidelberg started and finished strong. The visiting Student Princes scored the first 14 points and final 28 points against Marietta College Saturday at Don Drumm Stadium, and while the Pioneers generated a homecoming rally, it wasn’t enough as Heidelberg left town with a 58-32 ...

Tiger boys finish regular season unbeaten

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DEVOLA — Marietta High’s boys’ soccer team concluded regular-season play Saturday Senior Night at Jerry Brock Field on an unbeaten note. After defeating the Tri-Valley Dawgs, 4-1, the MHS booters will kick off Ohio Division II sectional tournament play with a program-best 15-0-1 overall ...

Yellowjackets hold on to beat Warriors, 33-27

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VINCENT — It all came down to one play. Eighteen yards from the end zone with 20 seconds remaining and down six, Warren quarterback Kurt Taylor rolled to his right. With pressure in his face, Taylor fired to the end zone. Williamstown’s Kole Sutton tipped the ball up and teammate Logan ...

Noah Barnhart helps Cougars win slugfest vs. Caldwell

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CALDWELL — Noah Barnhart was tough to tackle. The 5-foot-10, 195-pound junior running back rushed for 98 yards on 19 carries and one touchdown —the game-winner — as Frontier High defeated Caldwell High, 12-10, Friday night in prep football action at Howard J. DeVol Memorial Field in ...

Logan Adams gives Belpre a lift in 42-12 win vs. South Gallia

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BELPRE —A surging 5-2 Belpre Golden Eagles football team marched into a Friday night matchup at Ralph Holder Stadium and silenced visiting South Gallia in a 42-12 victory. Despite a slow start, the Eagles overcame a first half which saw them be held to 134 total yards of offense in the ...

Cadets roll past Barnesville, improve to 7-0

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BARNESVILLE — These are tough times in Pumpkinville. What started as a 3-0 season with visions of a possible state playoff berth have morphed into a four-game losing streak, the most recent setback coming Friday night at the hands of powerful Fort Frye by a 55-7 count. If taking on the ...

Roundup: Tigers bounce back, cruise past Magnolia 54-8

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NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. — Marietta High got off to a hot start and never looked back en route to defeating Magnolia 54-8 Friday night. Corbin Alkire got things started with a 25-yard touchdown run at the 9:01 mark in the first quarter. Tony Munos returned a blocked punt four yards for a ...

St. Marys too much for Wirt County, 26-7

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ELIZABETH, W.Va. — William Steele found paydirt thrice and Lucas Lipscomb had the highlight-reel catch of the game here Friday night at Wilson-Eismon Field as visiting St. Marys sent Wirt County to its fourth straight setback following a 26-7 triumph. The No. 12 Blue Devils, now 4-2 with a ...

Pioneers look to bounce back from first loss

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Marietta College suffered its first setback of the 2019 season last Saturday at the hands of Ohio Northern, 31-23. This week, the Pioneers (3-1, 2-1 Ohio Athletic Conference) will look to bounce back with Heidelberg coming to town Saturday for a 2 p.m. kickoff at Don Drumm Stadium. It’s ...

Williamstown girls hand Marietta first setback, 4-3

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown High pinned Marietta High with its first setback of the season on the pitch. Sparked by sophomore Ella McMullen’s hat trick, including a match-winning header, the Yellowjackets nipped the visiting Tigers, 4-3, in girls’ soccer action Thursday evening. “It ...

Tiger netters get sweep of rival Warriors

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VINCENT — Marietta did what it needed to here Thursday as the Tigers spoiled senior night for host Warren during a 25-23, 25-20 and 25-18 sweep of head coach Michelle Tyo’s Warriors. In late August, the Tigers swept the Warriors 25-11, 25-21 and 25-21 with Hannah Kroft’s 16 kills paving ...

St. Marys wins W.Va. Class A state golf championship

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WHEELING, W.Va. — Ravenswood senior Gavin Fox ripped the biggest stick in his bag well all day. His driver helped him to an 82 and two-day score of 165 at the Class A state tournament at Oglebay’s Jones Course. So as he teed up on hole No. 1 for the second time Wednesday in a sudden-death ...

Mannix hat trick leads Tigers past Warriors

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DEVOLA — The Marietta Tigers needed only the first half to put away rival Warren, by finding the back of the net six times. Led by a hat-trick from senior goal machine Ryan Mannix, a brace by fellow senior Jake Craven and a goal from sophomore Kamden Lankford, Marietta cruised to a 6-1 win ...

Fort Frye defeats rivals in ‘Dig For a Cure’ match

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BEVERLY — Fort Frye High wanted it more on “Dig for a Cure” night. The host Cadets swept Waterford High for the second time this season, 25-13, 27-25, and 25-16, in non-conference volleyball action Wednesday evening “Some of our girls were talking about the (sectional) tournament ...

Warren golfers ‘Jank’, Dennis headed to state

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VINCENT — Hannah Jankauskas made golf history at Warren High. The Warrior senior became the first girl at the Washington County-based school to qualify for the state tournament when she carded a career- and school-best 82 Monday at the par 70 EagleSticks Golf Course in the OHSAA Division I ...