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Marietta College women host Ohio Northern in OAC Tournament semifinals tonight

The Marietta College women’s basketball team continues its quest for the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament Championship in the semifinals on Thursday against Ohio Northern University. Tip-off in Ban Johnson Arena is set for 7 p.m. Tickets for the game will be available for purchase at ...

Church is very important in Belpre senior Jerimiah Stitt’s life

Jerimiah Stitt Belpre High Year: senior GPA: 3.8 Favorite subject: math Sports: basketball (3-year letter winner), baseball, golf Height: 6-foot-7 College: undecided College major: Bible and ministry (preacher) or athletic training Family: Scott and Katie (father and mother) ...

Go or go home: Local wrestlers look to advance past sectionals

Local wrestlers are at that point in the season this weekend where they need to minimize any slip-ups on the mat. From here on out — starting with the sectional, then on to district, and ending at state — it’s advance or go home. To move on in the sectional and in next week’s ...

Corrie Burkhardt leads Marietta College women past Mount Union

In Marietta College’s quest to repeat as OAC Tournament champions, they have to go through the best that their conference has to offer. The ladies completed step one of that process with a sound 74-55 win over visiting Mount Union on Tuesday night. Thanks in part to Corrie Burkhardt’s 21 ...

John Carroll knocks off Marietta men, 82-79

With the game on the line, Ryan Berger knocked down two clutch 3-pointers to help sixth-seeded John Carroll knock off third-seeded Marietta 82-79 in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals Tuesday at Ban Johnson Arena. Berger, who led the Blue Streaks (13-13) with 27 points and ...

Marietta High hangs on for win in tournament opener

LOGAN — When Marietta toed the charity stripe, it was an adventure. But even though the Tigers missed 14 foul shots, they were still able to prevail, defeating the Williamsport Westfall High Mustangs, 48-43, Tuesday night in an OHSAA Division II boys’ basketball sectional opener in ...

Wild COMEBACK

BEVERLY — Waterford High was down 13 points to Fort Frye early in the fourth quarter. No problem. Making the most of the remaining time, the Wildcats composed themselves and rallied with a 16-0 run to defeat the host Cadets, 45-42, Monday night in a girls’ basketball rivalry ...

OAC Champions

Marietta College claimed its fifth straight Ohio Athletic Conference regular-season men’s basketball title with an 83-66 triumph over Heidelberg University at Ban Johnson Arena on Saturday Senior Night. Actually, there is a three-way tie in first place with the Pioneers, No. 19 in the ...

Marietta women clinch three-seed in OAC

TIFFIN — The Marietta College women’s basketball team had a convincing 82-61 win over Heidelberg University Saturday afternoon. The win secured the three-seed in the Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Pioneers, improved to 17-8 overall and 12-6 in the OAC, ...

Warren falls to Logan in 56-54 thriller

VINCENT — Warren High got bopped by Bo. Bo Myers, that is. The 6-foot-4 Logan High standout scored 30 points, including the game-winning deuce in the closing seconds, to lead the Chiefs to a 56-54 triumph over the host Warriors in boys’ basketball action Saturday on senior night. “When ...

Catholic boys fall to Webster in LKC championship

GLENVILLE, W.Va. — Webster County’s defense clamped down on Parkersburg Catholic and the Highlanders’ dream of an undefeated season remained intact following a convincing 58-42 victory against the No. 5 Crusaders late Saturday night in the Little Kanawha Conference championship game at ...

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

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 Harry ...

Marietta High defeats River View, 45-29

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...