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Marietta’s Taylor McVicar (23) and Coshocton’s Olivia Ward fight for possession of the ball in high school basketball action Saturday afternoon at Sutton Gymnasium. MHS cruised to a 59-15 win. Photo by Mike Morrison.

Marietta girls trample Coshocton, 59-15

Marietta seniors Hannah Grosel and Taylor McVicar combined for 21 points as the Lady Tigers cruised to a 59-15 win over the Coshocton Lady Redskins Saturday afternoon at Sutton Gymnasium. The Tiger defense was outstanding all game long as they held Coshocton to zero two-pointers and a trio of ...

Marietta College’s Anthony Wallace dribbles up the court at the BanJo. He scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Pioneers to a 94-72 win against Heidelberg University. Photo by Ron Johnston.

No. 23 MC men beat Heidelberg

Marietta College thumped while Heidelberg University slumped. The 23rd-ranked Pioneers had too much firepower as they rolled to a 94-72 triumph over the Student Princes in Ohio Athletic Conference men’s basketball action at Ban Johnson Arena Saturday. “We pride ourselves in being ...

Madonna’s Gianna Mascio (25) passes the basketball as Parkersburg Catholic’s Madeline Huffman (left) defends during the host Crusaderettes’ 50-17 win Saturday afternoon. Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn.

PCHS girls blank Madonna

PARKERSBURG — Defense was the name of the game right from the start for Parkersburg Catholic Saturday afternoon, shutting out visiting Madonna 22-0 in the first quarter en route to a 50-17 girls basketball win over the Blue Dons. Senior Alexis Saunders led the PCHS point-production ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Waterford’s Travis Pottmeyer, left, looks to pass as Belpre’s Cole Knotts defends during a high school boys basketball game Friday night at the Harry Cooper Annex inside Waterford Elementary.

Waterford remains unbeaten in TVC

WATERFORD — Waterford High sizzled during the second eight minutes of play. The Wildcats outpointed Belpre High 29-4 in the second quarter en route to an 80-52 triumph in Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division boys’ basketball action at the Cooper Annex Friday night. “We made a ...

MIKE MORRISON The Marietta Times
Fort Frye’s Tate Engle, left, makes a move with the ball as Caldwell’s Casey Farnese defends during a high school boys basketball game Friday.

Cadets do enough to earn win over Caldwell, 54-40

CALDWELL — The ability to find a way to get a win on a night when you don’t play your best basketball is usually the sign of a pretty good basketball team. Friday night a pretty good Fort Frye Cadets basketball overcame a dismal first half shooting performance and a third quarter rally by ...

TOM PERRY The Marietta Times
Marietta’s Brandon Neville (10) attacks the basket as New Philadelphia’s Joe Boose (22) defends during a high school boys basketball game Friday night at Sutton Gymnasium.

Marietta bested by New Philly; drops 4th straight

Marietta coach Glenn Dawson was already looking forward. A mere 15 minutes after falling to New Philadelphia 60-48 in an East Central Ohio League contest at Sutton Gymnasium Friday night, Dawson said the Tigers had already put it behind them. “We’re focused on playing Crooksville on ...

JAY W. BENNETT The Marietta Times
Parkersburg Catholic’s Logan Plummer (14) attempts a 3-pointer as Williamstown’s Josh Folwell (23) defends during a high school boys basketball game Friday night.

Catholic boys hold on for 54-48 win over Yellowjackets

WILLIAMSTOWN — Parkersburg Catholic held host Williamstown to just one field goal in the final 6:45 of the second quarter here Friday night and the Crusaders used a stout defense to hand the Yellowjackets their third straight loss, 54-48, in a battle of ranked Class A Little Kanawha ...

RON JOHNSTON, The Marietta Times
Frontier’s Sammi Morris (23) drives to dribble around Parkersburg Catholic’s Madeline Huffman (31) to get to the hoop during the Cougars’ 50-40 victory over the Crusaderettes Thursday at St. Marys High School.

St. Marys Invite

ST. MARYS — Tiffany Graham had the hot hand. The 5-foot-7 junior guard scored 10 of her 15 points in the third quarter as Frontier High defeated Parkersburg Catholic, 50-40, in a St. Marys Basketball Invitational girls’ opener at SMHS Thursday night. “I haven’t been shooting very ...

Parkersburg Christian’s Kiera Holton tries to react to a triple team by Wood County Christian’s Hannah Headley (left), Holly Haught (back) and Alexis Shutts (right) during their game Thursday in Williamstown.
Photo by Jay W. Bennett

Wood County Christian downs Parkersburg Christian

WILLIAMSTOWN — Wood County Christian got back on the winning track here Thursday evening as the Wildcats never trailed during a 37-14 triumph versus visiting Parkersburg Christian. Sarah Barnes, who finished the tilt with game-highs of 15 points and 10 boards, was honored before the opening ...

Linsly Academy downs host Fort Frye, 35-28

BEVERLY —  Fort Frye could simply not buy a bucket in Thursday nights rematch game against the visiting Linsly Keydets. Fort Frye shot just 22 percent from the field in the game while making just one of 14 shots from behind the arc as Linsly revenged an earlier loss with a 35-28 ...

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Marietta College’s Keith Richardson handles the ball during a college men’s basketball game earlier this season. Richardson scored 30 points to lead the Pioneers past Mount Union Wednesday at Ban Johnson Arena.

Richardson’s hot hand helps Marietta top Purple Raiders

Keith Richardson is a scoring point guard. The 5-foot-9 junior tallied 30 points and dished out six assists, both game-highs, as Marietta College defeated the University of Mount Union, 96-78, in Ohio Athletic Conference men’s basketball action at Ban Johnson Arena Wednesday ...

Borich leads MC past Mount

ALLIANCE — The Marietta College women's basketball team downed the University of Mount Union, 80-75, in overtime Wednesday (Jan. 11) evening. The Pioneers improve to 8-6 overall and 2-5 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. Mount Union galls to 8-6 on the season and 3-4 in the OAC. Brooke Borich ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Marietta High swimmers stop for a picture during a practice session at the Marietta YMCA; Cooper Halliday, bottom; Ashley Stewart, left; Alicen Teer, right; and Hunter Danford, top.

Marietta swimmers have 2 big meets coming up

Marietta High has two scheduled swim meets that will be serving as weekend bookends. On Friday at 5 p.m., the MHS boys and girls will be competing in an East Central Ohio League (ECOL) event at Coshocton. And, then on Monday at high noon, the orange and black swimmers will be hosting their ...

TOM PERRY The Marietta Times
Belpre’s Deijon Bedgood handles the ball during a high school basketball game against Eastern earlier this season.

Bedgood wants to play college football

Deijon Bedgood Belpre High Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 3.2 Sports: basketball, football College: Muskingum or Marietta Major: computer engineering Family: Jeff Bedgood and Candice Gabriel (father and mother); two brothers — Makaia and Andre Q: You recently scored your ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Warren’s Bishop Ford, right, makes a pass during a high school boys basketball game against Meadowbrook earlier this season in Vincent.

Warren’s Ford embraces bench role

VINCENT — Following Tuesday’s 78-61 victory over Marietta High, Warren senior Bishop Ford exited the locker room and was congratulated by family and friends on a solid performance. Ford, typically the first player off Warren’s bench, finished with 16 points and eight rebounds to help ...

MIKE MORRISON The Marietta Times
Frontier’s Lexi Brookover attempts a jump shot during a high school girls basketball game against Buckeye Trail earlier this season in New Matamoras.

Frontier, Catholic to meet in St. Marys Invite tonight

ST. MARYS — A potential match-up between the undefeated Frontier Lady Cougars and the St. Marys Lady Blue Devils could well be the highlight of the 13th annual St. Marys Invitational which kicks off tonight. Frontier comes into the invite winners of 11 straight games to kick off the ...

Warren matmen to compete in Mountain State Saturday

Fort Frye High was the lone Ohio school in last year’s St. Marys Blue Devil Alumni wrestling tournament in Pleasants County, W.Va. This Saturday at 10 a.m. at the third annual event, the Cadets will be joined by a couple of other Washington County schools, Warren and Marietta. Also in the ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Warren’s Chase Weihl (23) handles the ball as Marietta’s Gage Herb looks on during a high school boys basketball game Tuesday in Vincent. Weihl scored a game-high 20 points as Warren won, 78-61.

Warriors roll past rival Marietta High, 78-61

VINCENT — Warren needed a big-time comeback to defeat Marietta earlier in the season. This time, the Warriors almost never trailed. After outscoring the Tigers 15-2 in the second quarter, Warren rolled to a 78-61 victory Tuesday to improve to 9-2 on the season. “It was a good team ...

Parkersburg Catholic’s Reagan Shriver boxes out on a shot attempt during a high school girls basketball game Tuesday night.

Crusaderettes fall to Tyler Consolidated

PARKERSBURG — There was not much to shout about for host Parkersburg Catholic, the 12th-ranked Class A girls basketball team in West Virginia this week, after the Crusaderettes were done in decisively by Tyler Consolidated 81-64 Tuesday night. The Silver Knights doubled their win total to ...

Marietta’s Torrance Nonnenmacher drives with the ball during a high school basketball game against Athens Monday at Sutton Gym. Marietta won, 42-27 for its third win in its last four games.

JOHNSTON The Marietta Times

Lady Tigers cruise past Athens for 4th victory

Marietta High’s defensive play was superb. The Tigers limited Athens High to three single-digit quarters en route to a 42-27 win in non-conference girls’ basketball action at Sutton Gym Monday night. “Our defense was pretty solid,” said MHS head coach Mark Hannuksela. “It’s not ...