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Tigers take advantage of ground game, turnovers

Chase Taylor came to the rescue. After Ripley High scored two straight touchdowns to tie the game, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Marietta High senior broke one for 65 yards and a score in the fourth quarter to lead the Tigers to a 21-14 homecoming triumph Friday night at Don Drumm ...

Warriors can’t keep up with Bobcats, fall 42-23

VINCENT — Warren appeared to have the visiting Cambridge Bobcats right where they wanted them at halftime of Friday night’s non-conference contest. Unfortunately for first-year Warren head coach Matt Kimes and his Warriors, Cambridge scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to pull ...

Williamstown gets defensive, runs past Ravenswood, 44-0

WILLIAMSTOWN — Jacob Modesitt opened the second half with a 5-yard scoop-and-score and it was all Williamstown after halftime here Friday night as the No. 8 Yellowjackets held Ravenswood to 68 total yards during a 44-0 blowout victory. Ravenswood, which had five first downs on the night but ...

Cadets improve to 4-0 with 42-34 victory over Colts

BYESVILLE — A huge second quarter scoring explosion lifted visiting Fort Frye past Meadowbrook High by a final count of 42-34 in a non-league match-up at Eugene Capers Field on Friday night. Trailing 6-0 after the opening quarter with Colts’ senior Timmy Ferguson putting up the game’s ...

Catholic takes down Wirt

PARKERSBURG — On a Friday night where Parkersburg Catholic’s Jeb Boice was named homecoming king, he delivered a royal performance on the ground. In the Crusaders’ 28-7 win over Wirt County at Stadium Field, he torched the Tigers to the tune of 310 yards and three scores to help put the ...

Ryan Mannix’s hat trick leads Tigers past Bulldogs

DEVOLA — Losing 2-1 to Athens in last year’s district finals, the Marietta Tigers didn’t let their second chance versus the Bulldogs go to waste. Led by another hat-trick by senior forward Ryan Mannix, which brings his total to 20 on the year, the host Tigers scored three goals in both ...

Big Reds get best of Warriors, claim 3-1 win

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High’s boys soccer team brought its A-game to the Stadium Field pitch Thursday night. After spotting Warren High an early one-goal lead, the Big Reds bounced back with three unanswered scores to claim a 3-1 decision. “That’s a good win,” said PHS head ...

Pioneers set for home opener, rivalry game

The Pioneers are coming home. After a successful two-game road trip in which Marietta College outscored Hiram and Capital 85-7, the Pios are ready for Saturday’s home opener against rival Muskingum. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Don Drumm Stadium. “To get back home for the first ...

Crusaderettes sweep Rebels in volleyball

PARKERSBURG — Grace Pedersen made a pair of key digs with set three tied at 18-all here Thursday evening for Parkersburg Catholic as the hosts closed out match point on Ritchie County via a Jenna Boice ace during a 25-13, 25-21 and 25-20 Little Kanawha Conference West Division sweep of the ...

Three of a kind: Frontier volleyball sweeps St. Marys 25-7, 25-7, 25-7

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier High recorded a rare 3-of-a-kind on the volleyball court. The Cougars swept three by the identical score of 25-7 in each set against St. Marys High Wednesday night at Hank Morus Gymnasium. “I don’t think it’s ever been all the same (score),” said veteran FHS ...

Tigers look to rebound after first loss; take on Ripley Friday at Don Drumm

Both Marietta High and Ripley High will be seeking a bounce-back win. The Jason Schob-coached Tigers (2-1) are scheduled to host the Eddie Smolder-led Vikings (1-2) of Jackson County, W.Va., in a prep football game at 7 p.m. Friday at Don Drumm Stadium on the campus of Marietta ...

Q&A: Ryan Mannix has become an elite finisher on the pitch

Ryan Mannix Marietta High Year: senior Age: 17 GPA: 2.9 Favorite subject: history Sports: soccer, basketball Hgt.: 6-foot-2 College: undecided Major: business Family: Bill and Holli Mannix; older brother John Mannix, younger sister Katie Mannix Question: How long have you been ...

Fort Frye faces first road test; Warren seeks third win

BYESVILLE — The beat continues to roll on for Fort Frye head coach Eric Huck and his Cadets. Last Friday night the Cadets completely dominated their neighbor and arch-rival Waterford Wildcats 49-0 for their third consecutive win of the season and 20th regular season win in a row. Tomorrow ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Football Statistical Leaders

Mid-Ohio Valley Football Leaders SCORING Name, school TD FG 2 1 PTS Noah Barnhart, Frontier 7 0 0 0 42 Brandon Penn, South 6 0 0 0 36 Reese Burnside, DC 6 0 0 0 36 Hunter America, DC 6 0 0 0 36 Garrett Owens, Ritchie 6 0 0 0 36 Tre Moss, Ritchie 5 0 1 0 32 Logan Vance, Clay 5 ...

Williamstown boys roll past Ravenswood, 5-1

WILLIAMSTOWN — After the Williamstown Yellowjackets got off to a slow start in 2019, they continue to pick up steam as the postseason approaches in the next few weeks. The ‘Jacket boys welcomed Ravenswood in a Tuesday night showdown and won, 5-1. A balanced attack featuring goals from ...

South’s Braxton Amos heading for the Big Ten

PARKERSBURG — The city of Parkersburg is no stranger to high school wrestlers moving on to the next level, and Parkersburg South’s Braxton Amos is the next one taking his wrestling career up a notch. Before Friday’s home football game, he announced via the video screen his commitment to ...

Waterford rolls

WATERFORD — Cara Taylor was all over the volleyball court. The Waterford sophomore setter was instrumental in helping the Wildcats defeat Wahama, 3-1, Monday night in Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division volleyball action at the Cooper Annex. “Cara does things for us, and she makes it ...

Parkersburg Catholic’s Madeline Huffman chooses Fairmont State

PARKERSBURG — Head coach Marty Vierheller and his Parkersburg Catholic Crusaderettes begin their journey toward a third consecutive Little Kanawha Conference title and second-straight state championship game appearance later this year. Commanding his PCHS forces for the small school in her ...

Belpre’s Eli Fullerton makes it five wins in as many races in 2019

BELPRE — Five races into the 2019 high school cross country season, Eli Fullerton still hasn’t lost. The Belpre junior is a perfect five-for-five this season. Saturday, Fullerton successfully defended his Belpre Invitational title, placing first in the race with a time of 16:04 at Civitan ...

9th-ranked Tigers blank Shermans, 8-0

DEVOLA — Marietta High displayed a pair of winning fours. The Tigers scored four goals in the opening half and four after the break en route to an 8-0 triumph over visiting Unioto Saturday in boys’ soccer action at Jerry Brock Field. “Fantastic,” said MHS co-captain Jake Craven, ...