Williamstown’s Bethany Wager (33) and Bethany Arnold (44) behind Bethany Wager secure a rebound together during the Yellowjackets’ 96-51 Class A Region IV, Section 1 semifinal win Tuesday night over Calhoun County. Photo by Joe Albright.

Williamstown cruises into finals with 96-51 win

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown came up four points short of cracking triple-digits, four Yellowjackets threw up double-digit point totals, and the maroon and gold cruised to a 96-51 win over Calhoun County Tuesday night to advance to the Class A, Region IV sectional final. Ashley Morris and ...

Ravenswood’s Ali Westenhaver (32) passes to a teammate as Parkersburg Catholic’s Alexis Saunders (13) defends during a high school basketball game Tuesday in Parkersburg. Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn.

Devils slip past PCHS girls, 46-43

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PARKERSBURG — Ravenswood belied the old axiom, third time’s the charm, Tuesday night as the visiting Red Devilettes clipped Parkersburg Catholic 46-43 in the semifinals of the Class A Region IV, Section 1 girls basketball tournament, keyed mightily by 6-0 junior center Ali Westenhaver’s ...

Marietta College’s RaNeal Ewing attempts to shoot against a Heidelberg player during a college basketball Tuesday at the Ban Johnson Arena. Photo courtesy of Nate Knobel.

MC men survive in OT thriller

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Marietta College’s cagers needed an extra session to subdue a scrappy Heidelberg University ballclub. The NCAA D3 eighth-ranked Pioneers outpointed the Student Princes, 18-4, in overtime en route to a 94-80 triumph in an Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament men’s quarterfinal game at Ban ...

Marietta College’s Brooke Borich shoots against a Capital player during a college basketball game Tuesday at Ban Johnson Arena. Photo courtesy of Nate Knobel.

Pioneer women advance to OAC semifinals

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Marietta College’s women’s basketball team will be getting another crack at Ohio Northern University. The offensive-minded Pioneers (16-10) went on a scoring binge, defeating Capital University, 89-64, in an Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal game at Ban Johnson Arena Tuesday ...

Marietta College’s Dillon Young attempts to shoot against an Ohio Northern player during a college basketball game Saturday. Photo by Tom Perry.

Pioneers down Ohio Northern, 100-85

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Jack Thome felt right at home. The 6-foot-6 senior post player scored a career-high 25 points as nationally ninth-ranked Marietta College downed Ohio Northern University, 100-85, to claim its third consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference regular-season men’s basketball championship outright at ...

TOM PERRY The Marietta Times
Marietta College’s Kyle Dixon (21) goes up for a basket during a college men’s basketball game against Ohio Northern Saturday at Ban Johnson Arena.

OAC doubleheader: Pioneer men, women open tournament play tonight

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Marietta College is the place to be tonight for local basketball fans. The Pioneers, both the men’s and women’s teams, open up Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament action at 6 p.m. at Ban Johnson Arena. The women entertain Capital at 6 followed by the men taking on Heidelberg at 8. Both ...

Richardson’s hustle helps Pioneers ‘roll’

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If ever a play exemplified the Marietta College men’s basketball team, it was Keith Richardson’s hustle and steal just before the intermission on Saturday at Ban Johnson Arena.With the half winding down, Ohio Northern University — which trailed 50-41 at the time — rolled the ball ...

Warren’s Katie Liston drives for a basket in sectional tournament action Saturday afternoon at Logan High School. The Warriors scored a 52-42 win over Fairfield union to claim a sectional championship. Photo by Mike Morrison.

Warren stretches lead in Division II final, 52-42

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LOGAN — Warren saved it’s very best for last in its Division II sectional final against Fairfield Union Saturday inside the Jim Myers Gymnasium at Logan High School. The Warriors entered the final period leading the Falcons by a single point, before dominating the final eight minutes to ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Marietta’s Gage Herb (1) brings the ball up the court as Zanesville’s Aronde’ Myers (23) and Clayton Foreman (22) defend during a high school boys basketball game Friday night at Sutton Gym.

Marietta rolling: Balanced Tigers best Zanesville, 80-67

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Once the Tigers got rolling, there was no slowing them down. Marietta fell behind to visiting Zanesville 19-14 after a quarter Friday night at Sutton Gym, but the Tigers (12-9, 8-5 East Central Ohio League) outscored the Blue Devils (11-11, 6-7 ECOL) 49-27 over the next two quarters and went ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Belpre’s Deijon Bedgood, left, handles the ball as Waterford’s Isaac Huffman defends during a high school boys basketball game Friday night.

Waterford boys too much for Belpre

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BELPRE — Waterford sizzled, while Belpre fizzled. The Ohio Division IV 10th-ranked Wildcats never trailed en route to an 81-42 triumph over the host Golden Eagles in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division boys basketball game Friday on Senior Night. “We came out and we got going,” ...

Belpre aiming for another sectional title

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BELPRE — Out to notch a second straight Division IV sectional championship today, Belpre’s girls basketball team will face a TVC foe that it already has two wins over this season in Southern at 2:45 p.m. at Meigs High School in Pomeroy. The Golden Eagles own a 15-7 record and third seed ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Trimble’s Sydney Hardy, left, looks to pass as Waterford’s Emily Kern, right, and Megan Ball defend during a high school girls sectional basketball game Thursday in Pomeroy. Waterford won, 51-24.

Lady Wildcats claim sectional championship

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POMEROY — Waterford High tipped off tournament play in championship fashion. The defending Ohio IV champion Wildcats never trailed en route to a 51-24 triumph over Trimble High in a sectional girls basketball final at Meigs High Thursday night. “Any tournament win is good,” said WHS ...

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Marietta College’s Dillon Young (1) goes up for a basket during a college men’s basketball game against Muskingum Wednesday at Ban Johnson Arena.

Pios hoping to ‘White Out’ Polar Bears

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While going for their 12th win in a row, the Marietta College Pioneers are focused on a different number — one. Marietta can clinch the No. 1 seed and homecourt advantage in next week’s Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament with a win over Ohio Northern, which visits Ban Johnson Arena at 3 ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Belpre’s Cheyenne Barker, left, handles the ball as Williamstown’s BreeAnn Reynolds defends during a high school girls basketball game Wednesday. Williamstown won, 80-75.

Belpre falls in shootout to Williamstown

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BELPRE — Williamstown’s Ashley Morris and Belpre’s Cheyenne “Chey” Barker are two of the better senior backcourt players in the Mid-Ohio Valley. On Wednesday Senior Night at BHS, the duo put on a show. The 5-foot-1 Morris scored a team-high 23 points, including four freebies at ...

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Marietta College’s A.J. Edwards, right, goes up for a basket as Muskingum’s Rickey Wilson defends during a college men’s basketball game Wednesday night at Ban Johnson Arena.

No. 9 Pioneers best Muskingum to extend win streak to 11

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Dillon Young tossed in a game-high 22 points to lead six Marietta College players in double figures as the Pioneers overcame a sluggish first half to down Muskingum University 94-76 Wednesday night at the Ban Johnson Arena. After defeating Muskingum earlier in the season by 36 points, the ...

Marietta’s Natalie Brooks, left, goes up for a basket as Warren’s Emma Bowe defends during a high school girls basketball game earlier this season in Vincent.

TOM PERRY The Marietta Times

Warren-Marietta girls meet in sectional opener today

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Marietta High's girls have totaled 47 points in each game that it's played against Warren High this season. During the last basketball meeting on Jan. 25, the Tigers won 47-43 at Sutton Gym. The first contest, on Dec. 12, 2016, they dropped a 54-47 decision to the Warriors in Vincent. Now, ...

Local wrestlers ready for sectional

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Casey Parsons needs two more wins to make Warren High wrestling history. With his next victory on the mat, the 160-pound Warrior senior will tie Levi Congleton, who has 168 career triumphs. Win number 169 will put Parsons at the top. Parsons is hoping to accomplish the milestone in the Ohio ...

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Morgan’s Jordan Work, center, signs a National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Ohio Valley University last week in McConnelsville.
He is joined by father David Work and mother Lori Work.

Morgan soccer standout Work to play at OVU

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Jordan Work Morgan High Year: Senior Age: 18 GPA: 3.7 Sports: soccer, basketball, baseball Soccer senior honors: 2nd team All-Ohio (a program first in boys’ soccer at Morgan) with 24 goals and 5 assists; 2016 Muskingum Valley League (MVL) Player of the Year Soccer career ...