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Marietta College’s Dillon Young (1) goes up for a basket during a college men’s basketball game against John Carroll Saturday at Ban Johnson Arena in Marietta. Photo courtesy of Nate Knobel.

No. 13 Pioneers upset by Blue Streaks, 93-82

Marietta College got outplayed in the second half. The nationally-ranked Pioneers squandered a 19-point first half advantage en route to a 93-82 setback to John Carroll University in an Ohio Athletic Conference men’s basketball game at Ban Johnson Arena Saturday afternoon. “A 19-point ...

Warren's Cole Hupp wrestles with New Lexington's Jacob Vance Saturday in the Hickory Grove Invitational at Warren High School. Vance won by decision in the 145-pound weight class. Photo Mike Morrison.

Warren grapplers win 3rd straight team title

VINCENT — Eight Warren High School grapplers claimed the top individual place in their respective classes as Warren claimed top team honors for the third consecutive season Saturday afternoon at the Hickory Grove Invitational at Warren High School. For the second consecutive season Warren ...

TOM PERRY The Marietta Times
Waterford’s Noah Huffman makes a move with the ball as Belpre’s Bailey Sprague defends during a high school boys basketball game Friday at the Harry Cooper Annex. Waterford won, 62-36.

Waterford comes alive in second half, beats Belpre

WATERFORD — After a sluggish first half, it wouldn’t have surprised many if Waterford coach Tom Simms had ripped into his players in the locker room. “I’m sure they were in there thinking the world was going to come to an end when I walked in,” said the Wildcats’ veteran boys ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Warren’s Seth Dennis (30) guards Meigs’ Nick Lilly during a high school boys basketball game Friday in Vincent.

Warriors breeze past Meigs, 68-27

VINCENT — Once Warren got going, there was nothing Meigs could do. The Warriors used a 19-2 run in the third quarter to pull away from the Marauders en route to a 68-27 victory Friday night. The win puts Warren at 2-1 on the year with Fort Frye visiting Tuesday. “We picked up the ...

JAY W. BENNETT The Marietta Times
Williamstown’s Jenna Pridemore and Clay County’s Kacey Butcher battle for a loose ball during the semifinals of Friday night’s Donnie Fenton Shootout.

Williamstown girls defeat Clay County, 83-53

WILLIAMSTOWN — Host Williamstown and Wheeling Central rolled to easy semifinal victories here Friday night in the annual Donnie Fenton Shootout as the Yellowjackets ran past Clay County 83-53 while the Maroon Knights put on a dominating effort in a 92-54 triumph versus Poca. Following an 11 ...

Catholic sharp in win vs. Gilmer

PARKERSBURG — A 22-0 run by Parkersburg Catholic to kick off its Friday night girls basketball game versus Gilmer County gave the host Crusaderettes a big advantage right from the start as PCHS prevailed over the Titans, 71-37, to go to 3-0 on the young season. Catholic had it all going its ...

Photo courtesy of Nate Knobel Photography
Marietta College’s DeVaughn Wingard, left, shoots during a college men’s basketball game against Baldwin Wallace earlier this season at Ban Johnson Arena.

MC men host John Carroll Saturday; women on road

White makes might. Marietta College men's basketball coach Jon VanderWal is encouraging Pioneer fans to don white clothing when the Pioneers host always-dangerous John Carroll University in an Ohio Athletic Conference showdown at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ban Johnson Arena. MC is No. 13-ranked in ...

MIKE MORRISON The Marietta Times
Marietta's Jennifer Smith (22) goes up for a basket as Warren's Emily Jackson (43) defends during a high school girls basketball game Wednesday at Sutton Gymnasium.

Lady Warriors best Marietta in round one of rivalry

Warren senior Emily Jackson celebrated her 18th birthday in style by pouring in a game-high 19 points to lead the visiting Warren Warriors to a 58-39 win over the Marietta Tigers Wednesday night at Sutton Gymnasium. Jackson scored eight first quarter points to help give her team the early ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Warren’s Josh Huffman, left, handles the ball as Morgan’s Marty Sidwell defends during a high school boys basketball game Friday in Vincent.

Warren senior eyes Convo, college basketball

Josh Huffman Warren Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 3.1 Favorite subject: sciences or history Sports: basketball Hgt.: 6-foot-5 Position: forward/post College: Marietta College or Muskingum University Major: health sciences (physical therapy) Familey: Jared Huffman and April ...

Kern, Maddox reach milestones

Monday and Tuesday were significant days for local high school basketball. In a girls game against Federal Hocking Monday, Waterford senior Alli Kern scored her 1,000th career point. A day later, veteran Warren boys coach Blane Maddox notched his 300th career coaching victory at Athens. The ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Marietta's Dominic Vanfossen (32) goes up for a basket as Meadowbrook's Dylan Webster (2) defends during a high school boys basketball game Tuesday at Sutton Gymnasium. Meadowbrook won, 86-65.

Meadowbrooks runs past Marietta, 86-65

Marietta High has had a challenging start to the 2017-18 season. After falling to Dover in their season opener last week, the Tigers fell to Meadowbrook 86-65 Tuesday night at Sutton Gymnasium. Off to an 0-2 start, MHS will travel to New Philadelphia Friday in search of its first win. “We ...

Catholic rolls past Silver Knights

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic’s 1-2-3 punch of 5-11 freshman Aaliyah Brunny, sophomore Madeline Huffman and senior Olivia Ullman combined for 24, 18 and 18 points respectively Tuesday night as the host Crusaderettes bested Tyler Consolidated 84-56. PCHS, now 2-0, welcomes in Gilmer ...

Warren’s Maddox notches 300th career win

THE PLAINS — Warren boys basketball head coach Blane Maddox earned his 300th career coaching victory Tuesday against Athens. The Warriors defeated the Bulldogs 61-38 to improve to 1-1 this season and bounce back from a season-opening loss to Morgan. Josh Huffman paced Warren with a ...

St. Marys’ defensive end Dylan Gray brings down Doddridge County’s Hunter America during a first-round playoff game. Gray was named to the W.Va. Class A All-State First Team as voted on by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.

St. Marys puts four on Class A All-State First Team

PARKERSBURG — Wheeling Central Head Coach Mike Young had a feeling if his team could just get into the playoffs it could make some noise. At the same time, St. Marys’ leader Jodi Mote knew if his squad could get healthy they had a chance to return to Wheeling. Each head man turned out to ...

Fort Frye’s Kiersten Kesselring (15) looks for an open teammate, while defended by Parkersburg South’s Kenzie Johnson during the Patriots’ 63-39 win over the Cadets

Fort Frye girls fall to Parkersburg South

BEVERLY — A very young Fort Frye Cadet team knew they would have to play their very best basketball if they were to have any chance at all at competing against a very deep and experienced Parkersburg South squad. What the Cadets didn’t need was for South to be at their very ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Waterford’s Alli Kern (30) guards Parkersburg’s Bre Wilson during a high school girls basketball game Saturday in Parkersburg.

Waterford girls fall to PHS in season opener

PARKERSBURG — Ohio Division IV power Waterford gave host Parkersburg all it wanted Saturday night inside Memorial Fieldhouse, but the Big Reds of first-year head coach Scott Cozzens survived the Wildcats’ comeback bid and held on for a 56-52 triumph in the season opener for both ...

Photo by Joe Albright
St. Marys’ Jaiden Smith tries to fight off the tackle of Wheeling Central’s Adam Murray during a running play Saturday night in the first half of the Class A state championship game inside Wheeling Island Stadium. Murray and the Maroon Knights took down Smith and the Blue Devils 40-21.

St. Marys falls to Wheeling Central in W.Va. Class A state final

WHEELING, W,Va. —Two comebacks in one game proved too much to ask of defending state champion St. Marys Saturday night in the West Virginia Class A state title game. The Blue Devils trailed by 14 early and 12 late in a 40-21 loss to Wheeling Central. Two fumbled snaps inside the 5-yard line ...

Photo courtesy of Nate Knobel
Marietta College’s Avery Williams (42) goes up for a jump shot during a college men’s basketball game against Baldwin Wallace Saturday at Ban Johnson Arena.

Buzzer-beater by BW buries No. 6 Pioneers

Marietta College had the game all but won. But with time running out, sophomore Michael Quiring banked home a long, buzzer-beating three to give Baldwin Wallace Univeristy a dramatic 73-72 triumph over the nationally-ranked Pioneers in an Ohio Athletic Conference men’s basketball game at Ban ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Warren’s Josh Huffman (15) holds the ball as Morgan’s Marty Penrod (30) defends during a high school boys basketball game Friday night in Vincent.

Morgan bests Warren boys 50-43 in season opener

VINCENT — During crunchtime action in the final period, Morgan High head coach Adam Copeland turned to the media table nearby and said, “This is fun.” While it might have been that for the Raider boss and his team, it was anything but for Warren High, which dropped a 50-43 decision ...

JOE ALBRIGHT The Marietta Times
St. Marys’ Dylan Gray carries the ball during a high school football game against South Harrison earlier this season at Bill Hanlin Stadium in St. Marys, W.Va.

St. Marys, Wheeling Central battle for state title

WHEELING, W.Va. — Since the year 2000, Wheeling Central and St. Marys have participated in the West Virginia Class A State Championship a combined 10 times, just not against each other. That will change at 7 on Saturday night at Wheeling Island Stadium as the two collide in the Super Six ...