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Front row (left to right): younger brother Evan Cunningham, father Ryan Cunningham, Zach Cunningham, mother Holly Cunningham and older brother CJ Cunningham. Second row: Grandfather Charles Loughry (seated), FHS assistant coach John Hoff, FHS head coach Kurt Satterfield,  FHS assistant coach Corey Powers and grandmother Dixie Loughry (seated).

Frontier’s Cunningham OAC-bound

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier senior Zach Cunningham recently signed a celebratory letter of intent to continue his education and to play baseball at Capital University in Columbus. The Cougar shortstop, who had narrowed his choices down to Capital and West Liberty, is glad to have his ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Warren senior Katie Rauch and Bishop Ford commited to continuing their athletic career at Marietta College Wednesday. Sitting, left to right: Brian Rauch (father), Katie, and Jenny Rauch (mother). Standing, left to right: Ben Cunningham (principal), Katie Farley (assistant coach), Arielle Baker (athletic trainer), Ryan Lemley (principal) and Deb Proctor (AD).

Warren athletes headed to Marietta College

VINCENT — Warren High featured a tag team collegiate ceremonial commitment at the gym Thursday afternoon. Both seniors’ Bishop Ford and Katie Rauch are planning to continue their education and play a sport at Marietta College after high school graduation. Leading off, the 18-year-old ...

County baseball tourney Saturday

Marietta High School baseball coach Jim Thrash wants nothing more than the Washington County Baseball Tournament to become a long-standing tradition. Of course, like any spring sport, the weather can play havoc on the best-laid plans. “We want this to be something that throughout the ...

Marietta College’s Connor Golden takes a swing during the team’s home opener against Denison University. Photo courtesy of France Moise.

Marietta Pioneers drop home opener

MARIETTA — Marietta College struggled against a sidewinder. The right-handed-throwing Perley Provost pitched a nine-inning complete game as Denison University downed the Pioneers, 6-2, in MC’s home opener at Don Schaly Stadium Wednesday. “He just moved the ball around a lot,” said ...

Fort Frye’s Justin Anderson (42) goes up for a bucket during a high school boys basketball game against Shenandoah this season in Beverly. Anderson was named second team All-Ohio in Division III Tuesday.

TOM PERRY The Marietta Times

Fort Frye standout earns 2nd team All-Ohio honors

When Justin Anderson got hot — which was often — the Fort Frye senior was almost impossible to stop. Recently, the 6-foot-2 jumping jack was named a second team Ohio Division III boys’ basketball honoree. On the season, he averaged 23.3 points per game. Perhaps the highlight of ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Marietta College’s Chris Petrucci, right, slides into first base during an Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament baseball game against Baldwin Wallace in Westerville.

Pioneers to host home opener today

Marietta College historically has been tough to beat on its home diamond. The Pioneers are hoping that trend continues when they host Denison University in a baseball home lid-lifter at Don Schaly Stadium today at 4:30 p.m. The Big Red (7-3) are coached by former MC player and assistant ...

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Waterford’s Jordan Welch (13) handles the ball during a high school boys basketball game against Trimble this season.

Waterford’s Welch earns postseason basketball honor

COLUMBUS — Many young basketball players grow up wanting to be like Mike, as in Michael Jordan. Jordan Welch wanted to be like Evan French. Welch, who was named first team All-Ohio in Division IV Monday, was a fan of French coming into high school and wanted to emulate his game after ...

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Marietta College’s A.J. Edwards, left, makes a move with the ball during a college men’s basketball game at Ban Johnson Arena.

MC’s Edwards repeats as All-American

Marietta College senior A.J. Edwards was named to the D3hoops.com All-America third team Saturday evening. Edwards becomes the first player in Marietta College men's basketball history to earn All-American honors in two seasons. "I'm extremely proud of A.J. and everything he has been able ...

Waterford head coach Jerry Close speaks with media following a 61-41 loss to Hiland in the Division IV girls basketball state championship game Saturday at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus. Photo by Jordan Holland.

Waterford falls in state final, 61-41

COLUMBUS — Berlin Hiland lived up to its No. 1 ranking in Ohio Division IV. The Hawks claimed the school’s fifth girls state basketball crown with a 61-41 triumph over defending state champion Waterford High at Value City Arena Saturday. Hiland (29-1) and No. 4 Waterford (25-4) were ...

Williamstown senior point guard Ashley Morris, pictured here in the Class A state championship game against Huntington St. Joe, earned first-team all-state honors for the third consecutive season. Photo by Michael Uhl.

Williamstown’s Morris receives all-state honors

PARKERSBURG — Class A’s eight schools at the 2016-17 girls basketball state tournament were well represented on the all-state first team as voted on by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. Seven of the eight honorees were selected from one of the deepest Class A fields ever. ...

WHS’ Morris earns fourth LKC 1st team nod

PARKERSBURG — Gilmer County senior pivot Riley Fitzwater was honored as the Little Kanawha Conference’s Player of the Year. The Titans, who won the 2016 Class A state championship and advanced to the state quarterfinals this year, knocked off rival Williamstown for the conference ...

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Waterford’s Alli Kern, right, goes up for a block during a high school girls basketball game against Eastern earlier this season.

Waterford plays Hiland Saturday in state final

COLUMBUS — For the third time in as many years, the Waterford girls basketball team finds itself in the Division IV state championship game. The No. 4-ranked Lady Wildcats (25-3) will take on No. 1 Berlin Hiland (28-1) at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus with ...

Pioneers beat 2nd straight ranked team

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Marietta College split a pair of games in the Snowbird Baseball Classic Friday afternoon. The Pioneers made it two in a row against ranked teams beating No. 25 North Central College, 7-2, in the first game and then dropped a 9-2 decision to Adrian College. The Etta ...

Marietta College softball drops 2

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Marietta College finished play in the Rebel Spring Games on Friday. The Pioneer softball team lost to Wisconsin River falls, 4-3, and fell to Wisconsin-Eau Clair, 8-3. Marietta heads back north with a 5-9 overall record. River Falls improves to 4-8 on the season, while ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Waterford’s Megan Ball, left, attacks the basket as Jackson Center’s Kennadie Reese defends during Thursday’s Division IV state semifinal girls basketball game at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. Waterford won, 37-35.

Duff-defying act: Waterford beats Jackson Center at buzzer in state semi

COLUMBUS — Hayley Duff came to the rescue. The 5-foot-8 junior’s buzzer-beating drive and layup helped Waterford High defeat Jackson Center, 37-35, in an Ohio Division IV girls’ basketball semifinal at Value City Arena Thursday night. “Quite honestly, I had no clue how much time was ...

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Marietta College’s David Stover throws a pitch during a college baseball game against No. 19 Keystone Thursday at Port Charlotte, Fla.

Etta Express knocks off No. 19 Keystone

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Senior catcher Eric White doubled off the right field wall in the top of the 12th inning driving in Chris Petrucci with the winning run as Marietta College upset No. 19-ranked Keystone College Thursday afternoon. With two outs, Petrucci hit a chopper to third and ...

MIKE MORRISON The Marietta Times
Waterford’s Hannah Duff, left, battles for possession of the ball during a high school girls basketball game against Danville Saturday in Pickerington.

Wildcat girls looking to repeat

COLUMBUS — It's still fun. Waterford coach Jerry Close said there is no other way to look at it. Returning to the Division IV girls basketball state tournament was the expectation for the Wildcats and now the goal is to repeat as state champs. "I honestly think we're playing the best ...

MIKE MORRISON The Marietta Times
Waterford’s Jordan Welch goes up for a basket during a high school boys basketball game against Wellington Tuesday in Athens.

Waterford boys basketball falls to Wellington in regional semifinal

ATHENS — For three and a half quarters, Waterford gave lengthy Columbus-Wellington all they wanted and then some despite a definite size disadvantage. In the end the Jaquars proved to be too much for the Wildcats as they pulled away down the stretch to score a 50-43 victory Tuesday night in ...

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Waterford’s Alli Kern, left, Jillian McCutcheon, center, and Megan Ball celebrate after winning a high school girls basketball regional championship last week in Pickerington.

Lady Wildcat duo named 1st team All-Ohio

COLUMBUS — It was never a secret that Waterford juniors Alli Kern and Megan Ball were one of the best one-two punches in Mid-Ohio Valley girls basketball. Now, they’re recognized as one of the best one-two punches in the entire state. Monday, Kern and Ball each were named to The ...

RON JOHNSTON, The Marietta Times 
Waterford’s Cody Harris drives by a Southern player on his way to the basket in a regular season matchup. Harris and rest of the Wildcats fight for a spot in a regional final when they take on Wellington at 6:15 p.m. today.

Wildcat boys ready for next postseason matchup

WATERFORD — Waterford High has multiple go-to guys on offense. The eighth-ranked Wildcats (20-4) are hoping their balanced scoring will help propel them past Wellington High (19-7) when the two teams get together at 6:15 p.m. today in an Ohio Division IV regional boys’ basketball ...