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Waterford boys win close one vs. Belpre, 61-57

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WATERFORD — Russ Young was Mr. Clutch at crunchtime. The 6-foot-4 Wildcat frontcourt player converted four freebies in the last 12 seconds to help Waterford High defeat Belpre High, 61-57, on Friday Senior Night in Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division boys’ basketball action at the ...

Marietta High defeats River View, 45-29

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Senior night for the Marietta Tigers brought back a lot of memories for those senior players, and Friday, they made one more memory in the regular season finale. That came via a 45-29 win over River View at Sutton Gymnasium. Austin Witucky made the most of his curtain call with 14 points in ...

Warren knocks off Cavs

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CHILLICOTHE — Warren held on to defeat Chillicothe Friday night behind 17 points from Clay Miller. Noah Nichols added 14 points while Seth Dennis chipped in 12 for the Warriors, who improved to 14-6 overall this season. Warren is back in action Saturday when it plays host to Logan. The ...

Marietta College relaunches lacrosse Saturday

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Marietta College will relaunch its men’s lacrosse program in 2019. The men’s lacrosse program played 14 seasons from 1990-2003, but the 2019 season will be the first in 15 years. The Pioneers will be under the direction of head coach Shawn Runyon who said, “The level of excitement ...

Sectional champs: Kyna Waderker, defense lift Belpre past Trimble

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POMEROY — Defense wins championships, and in Belpre’s case, defense netted the Golden Eagles their third sectional championship in four years. Belpre held on to beat Trimble, 40-37, in a Division IV sectional final Thursday at Meigs High School. Kyna Waderker accounted for half of the ...

Williamstown sixth-graders win county title

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PARKERSBURG —Annabelle Haught led all scorers in Williamstown’s 40-16 6th grade championship win over Jackson on Thursday inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center. From the jump, the Yellowjackets played an aggressive style of defense that led to a multitude of Generals’ turnovers. ...

Wildcats on to WVCAT semis

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SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. — Wood County Christian is advancing to the West Virginia Christian Athletic Tournament semifinals after a 66-60 win over Teays Valley Christian Thursday. The Wildcats (11-12) are back in action at 6 p.m. today against Calvary Baptist. Sam Cremeans finished with 21 ...

Pioneers shot the lights out but still 2 points shy of 100

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Marietta College could’ve hit the century mark for the third time this season Wednesday night at Ban Johnson Arena. The Pioneers — who are No. 19-ranked in the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll with a 19-5 overall record (13-4 Ohio Athletic Conference) — were leading rival Muskingum University ...

Cougars rally to take down Blue Devils

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NEW MATAMORAS — After a tough loss the night before to Trinity Christian in an OVAC semifinal and then falling behind by 10 points in the opening quarter of Wednesday night’s battle against cross river rival St. Marys things were looking a bit bleak for Frontier High School. The Cougars ...

Pioneer women overcome slow start to roll past Muskingum, 72-52

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NEW CONCORD – The Marietta College women’s basketball team cruised past Muskingum University Wednesday with a 72-52 victory. With the win the Pioneers improve to 16-8 overall and 11-6 in the Ohio Athletic Conference, and with the loss the Fighting Muskies fall to 1-23 overall and 0-17 in ...

Crusaderettes sprint past St. Marys girls, 67-36

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PARKERSBURG — For the second time in four games Parkersburg Catholic and St. Marys’ girls’ basketball teams met for a contest, the result was the same - a Crusaderettes’ win. Leslie Huffman scored 19 points, Aaliyah Brunny tallied 17 markers and Catholic turned 10 first-quarter St. ...

Warren’s Trent Sayre to run at Charleston

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VINCENT — Trent Sayre will be donning the maroon and gold after prep graduation. The Warren High senior cross country and track standout is scheduled to sign a National Letter of Intent at 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon in the Warriors gymnasium to continue his academic and running careers at ...

Warren football hires Matt Kimes as head coach

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VINCENT — Matt Kimes knows a thing or two about winning. And that should be beneficial to the Warren High football program in the fall. The 39-year-old Kimes was introduced to the players, parents and school staff as the Warriors’ new head football coach in a Tuesday 3 p.m. afternoon ...

Warren holds on to defeat South, 68-63

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VINCENT — Warren High earned some hard-fought payback. After falling at Parkersburg South earlier in the season, the Warriors turned the tables on the visiting Patriots with a 68-63 triumph in boys’ basketball action Tuesday night. “It’s sweet revenge,” said WHS head coach Blane ...

Cadets fall to Barnesville in OVAC 3A semifinals

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BEVERLY — Fort Frye prides itself year in and year out at being a fundamentally sound basketball team. Leading by 12 points in the second half against visiting Barnesville in Tuesday night’s Ohio Valley Athletic Conference 3A semifinal, the Cadets had a bit of a fundamental breakdown at ...

Zeps bring down ’Noles in OVAC semis

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SARAHSVILLE — Tuesday night’s Ohio Valley Athletic Conference 3A semifinal victory proved to be a statement victory by host Shenandoah High as a pretty special season on the hardwood continued for head coach Marc Smith and his Zeps’ squad. With the 69-53 victory over Monroe Central, for ...

Williamstown girls beat Gilmer, boys top Wirt

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Senior night went off without a hitch on Tuesday evening, as the Williamstown girls handled Gilmer County, 77-52. The game was played shortly after the boys won a make-up game against Wirt County by an 87-42 final score, but the crowd was just as excited to see their favorite ...

High School Basketball Roundup

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BOYS BASKETBALL Waterford 59, South Gallia 35 CROWN CITY — Waterford received a 17-point, 11-rebound double-double from Russell Young here Tuesday night as the visiting Wildcats improved to 13-6 following an easy 59-35 triumph against South Gallia. The Rebels only trailed 10-6 after ...