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Two Cadets commit to MC

BEVERLY — Stephanie Camden and Isiah Jones have been important members of the Fort Frye varsity volleyball and football teams, respectively, the last four years. Now, the Cadets duo is hoping to make similar contributions as student-athletes at Marietta College, where they will continue ...

Fort Frye volleyball preparing for 2020 season

BEVERLY — Everything is going about as well as can be expected for the Fort Frye High School volleyball program of second-year head coach Emily Tracewell. The Cadet leader was married in May to former Williamstown all-state athlete Jake Tracewell and the couple is expecting their first ...

OAC postpones athletics until Jan. 1

The Ohio Athletic Conference announced Friday that it is postponing all NCAA intercollegiate athletic competition through Dec. 31, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The OAC is committed to moving competition to the spring, with various models currently being discussed, the conference said ...

Marietta earns win over Wood County, 4-2

Marietta had some trouble with Wood County throughout the 2020 summer season, but Craig Scoggan had no trouble Tuesday at Don and Sue Schaly Field at Pioneer Park. The senior-to-be at Caldwell High School threw seven strong innings for Marietta, walking three and striking out three while ...

Daniel Collie ready to lead Catholic boys hoops

PARKERSBURG — Daniel Collie is ready for whatever challenges are ahead as the new head boys basketball coach at Parkersburg Catholic High School. The 2012 PCHS graduate was recently named as the successor for former Crusader head man Rob Strcula. “I always had in the back of my mind I ...

Golfers compete in Callaway Jr. Tour playoff series

VIENNA — Hard and firm conditions along with a heat index in the triple digits welcomed Monday’s participants at the Callaway Junior Tour playoff series event held at Parkersburg Country Club. Golfers in six different divisions battled all season long to reach the final two events with ...

Callaway Junior Tour nearing finish

PARKERSBURG — Although the prep golf season in West Virginia is currently losing two weeks of previously scheduled matches, the Callaway Junior Tour is nearing completion of its season. Starting at 10 a.m. Monday at Parkersburg Country Club, the top qualifiers in each division will tee it ...

Full Slates: Wtown, St. Marys gridders reach ten games, again

WILLIAMSTOWN — After watching the opening week of the football season taken away by the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission’s decision to push back the beginning of the year to Sept. 4, teams around the Mid-Ohio Valley were sent scrambling to find replacement opponents ...

A special win: Vienna’s Cale Conley victorious at Lou Blaney Memorial

HARTFORD, Ohio — Professional sprint car driver Cale Conley, a Vienna resident, has won plenty of races before. However, his victory on Saturday night had a little more meaning to it, and not just because he pocketed the $7,500 top prize. Conley won the Lou Blaney Memorial, which was part ...

County champs: Warren wins Washington County tournament

After going undefeated against Washington County competition in the regular season, Warren secured it spot as the county's top team Saturday at Don and Sue Schaly Field at Pioneer Park. The Warriors defeated Waterford 6-2 and Marietta 7-5 in a round-robin style tournament to claim the ...

County baseball championship at stake Saturday

The Washington County baseball league’s season will wrap up Saturday with a postseason tournament at Don and Sue Schaly Field at Pioneer Park. Warren, Marietta and Waterford will compete in a round-robin tourney with each team playing two games. The team that goes 2-0 will walk away with ...

Christina Ullman to defend world powerlifting records at national meet

“Next to the platform is Christina Ullman. This is a state, American, and world record attempt.” Those are words Ullman never expected to hear from a powerlifting meet announcer. At age 49, she didn’t really plan to compete in powerlifting. It just sort of happened. “I was doing ...

Fall sports in West Virginia pushed back

PARKERSBURG — There will be high school sports in West Virginia in the fall, but they won’t be during the usual time frames. West Virginia Secondary School Activities Director Bernie Dolan made the announcement during Gov. Jim Justice’s regular COVID-19 press conference Friday inside ...

Different offseason: High school football teams adjusting to new normal

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to plenty of change in the sports world, and high school football is no different. Marietta’s Jason Schob and Warren’s Matt Kimes are among thousands of high school football coaches around the country who have had to adjust to new offseason guidelines. Both ...

Warren baseball takes down Marietta

VINCENT — Seth Dennis pitched four dominant innings, Brett Gandee clubbed a grand slam and Kurt Taylor displayed a gold glove at first base as Warren defeated Marietta in county league action Thursday. Warren took sole possession of first place in the league standings, improving to 4-0 in ...

Williamstown’s Leewood Molessa making up for lost time

WILLIAMSTOWN — Leewood Molessa is trying to make up for lost time as he prepares to enter his senior year at Williamstown High School. The first-team Class A all-state offensive lineman didn’t get to play baseball this spring for now retired skipper Terry Smith. However, his passion for ...

Kory Science to play college football at Alderson Broaddus

For Kory Science, patience is a virtue. The Marietta High grad helped form a potent 1-2 punch at running back, along with Chase Taylor, for the Tiger football team last fall. Science now will take his talents to Alderson Broaddus, where he plans to continue his football career and major in ...