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Fort Frye trio leads the way in win vs. Shenandoah

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BEVERLY — Fort Frye was hard to guard. Kelton Fogle, Nic Hart, and Zane Wallace combined to score 50 points as the Cadets downed visiting Shenandoah, 62-56, in prep boys’ basketball action Friday night. “We’re all good basketball players, all 10 of us,” said the southpaw-shooting ...

Waterford boys bounce back vs. Miller

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WATERFORD — After watching the Waterford football team advance to the playoffs for four straight seasons, veteran head basketball coach Tom Simms is growing accustomed to not having his full squad together for practice until well after most of his competition. After a couple of tough games ...

Belpre loses hard fought battle with Federal Hocking

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BELPRE— Leading by 10 points with just six minutes left to go in the final period of the play, poor shooting from the free-throw line and costly fouls doomed the hosting Belpre Golden Eagles down the stretch. The visiting Federal Hocking Lancers rallied to claim an 82-78 victory Friday ...

Warren All-Ohioan Yost to run track at Kent State

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VINCENT — Ethan Yost, a five-time All-Ohio Division II honoree in track and field, is planning to run with the Golden Flashes after prep graduation. As flash-fast as Yost is on the oval track, it is a fitting choice. The Warren senior standout signed a National Letter of Intent Friday ...

Local air rifle champion Keiser headed to Ohio St.

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VIENNA — Derek Keiser has put together a decorated career as a member of the Fort Harmar Rifle Club Junior Rifle Team. Now, he’ll get the chance to test his skills over the next four years as an Ohio State Buckeye, where he has signed to continue his academic and athletic ...

Fenton Shootout: Central nips Tigers, ’Jackets top Clay

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Wheeling Central and Williamstown will clash for the 25th annual Donnie Fenton Shootout title this afternoon. On Friday evening in the semifinals, host Williamstown raced past Clay County, 86-47, while the Maroon Knights survived Marietta, 67-66, without Class A first team ...

MHS boys give unbeaten New Philadelphia a battle

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NEW PHILADELPHIA — A lockdown defense can put away just about any high school basketball game. The New Philadelphia boys proved that on Friday night as they limited Marietta to only four points in the fourth quarter and stopped the pesky Tigers 51-40 in an East Central Ohio League game. A ...

Wheeling Park hands Fort Frye girls their 1st setback

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WHEELING, W.Va. — If there was one area Wheeling Park girls basketball coach Ryan Young wanted to see his team improve on, it’s limiting turnovers. Following 10 first half giveaways on Friday and 25 in the previous game, Young told his team at halftime he wanted to see them take care of ...

Marietta, W’town girls ready for Fenton Shootout

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Veteran head coach Fred Sauro is excited for the chance his Williamstown girls will have this weekend when the Yellowjackets compete in the 25th annual Donnie Fenton Shootout, which gets underway at 6 p.m. today with Marietta High taking on Wheeling Central and the hosts ...

Parkersburg Catholic knocks off South

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PARKERSBURG — If Class A preseason No. 3 Parkersburg Catholic wants to get where it’s hoping to go, head coach Marty Vierheller knows defense is going to be key. That aspect of the Crusaderettes’ talent was on full display here Thursday evening inside Rod Oldham Athletic Center as ...

You don’t see many 51-point games at the BanJo

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Zero. That’s the number of times a Marietta College basketball player scored 30 points in a game last season. And it’s not because the Pioneers didn’t have the talent. Quite the opposite, actually, as they advanced all the way to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Division III Tournament. ...

Morgan Altenburger leads Marietta High past Cambridge

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Coming off a two-game losing streak, the Marietta Tiger girls had to respond in order to get back to the .500-mark, and they did just that. In the Tigers’ 78-59 Wednesday night win over the Cambridge Bobcats at Sutton Gymnasium, they got hot and didn’t look back. The Tigers were looking ...

Williamstown’s Terry Smith resigns as football coach

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WILLIAMSTOWN — One of the most successful eras in Williamstown football has come to a close. Head coach Terry Smith resigned his position effective immediately Tuesday after his 16th season at the helm of the Yellowjackets. The program became one of the top-Class A groups in West Virginia ...

Brandon Simoniette has shot hoops at Cameron Indoor Stadium

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Brandon Simoniette Warren Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 4.0 Favorite subject: math Sports: basketball, football Hgt.: 6-foot-2 Wgt.: 180 pounds College: undecided Major: nutrition Family: Jeff and Suzy Simoniette; Ryan and Mike (brothers) Question: What’s your favorite sport? Answer: ...

Warren hosts Hickory Grove Market Invitational Saturday

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A day of wrestling is scheduled when Warren High hosts its annual Hickory Grove Market Invitational at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Warrior Coliseum. Both the varsity and junior high grapplers will be competing on the mats. A year ago, New Lexington ended Warren’s three-year run as team ...

Cadets escape Vincent with 49-46 win over Warren

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VINCENT — Fort Frye got the roll at the end. Warren senior Brandon Simoniette’s bid for a game-tying 3 spun in and out enabling the visiting Cadets to earn a hard-fought 49-46 triumph in prep boys’ basketball action Tuesday night. “It was in and we got lucky on that,” said FFHS ...

Belpre boys roll past Wahama, 74-24

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BELPRE — Connor Baker finished with 18 points and teammate Makiah Merritt added 15 more off the bench here Tuesday night as host Belpre drilled a short-handed Wahama squad, 74-24, in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division tilt. First-year White Falcon head coach Ed Fry’s squad was down ...

Tigers fall to Meadowbrook, denied first victory

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Meadowbrook shooting guard Zach Rusnak came up empty in the Colts season opening win over Coshocton last week. The Colt senior must have been saving up for Tuesday night’s East Central Ohio League tilt against Marietta at Sutton Gymnasium as he canned four 3-pointers in the opening quarter ...

Wildcats fall to Lancers

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Federal Hocking 71, Waterford 47 WATERFORD — Federal Hocking outscored Waterford 23-9 in the second quarter to take a 40-22 lead into halftime en route to a 71-47 win Tuesday. The Wildcats trailed just 17-13 after a quarter, but never recovered from the Lancers’ second-period ...