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Ten Cadets earn All-East District honors

Though Fort Frye’s 2019 season came to a heart-breaking end Friday, the Cadets still had an amazing year on the gridiron. Fort Frye, which went a perfect 10-0 in regular season play and won the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference 3A championship, saw 10 of its players earn first team All-East ...

Late punt block lifts Mogadore past Fort Frye

BYESVILLE — Fort Frye was a minute and a half away from claiming Friday night’s Division VI, Region 21 semifinal against Mogadore at Meadowbrook High School and advancing to their second straight appearance in next week’s regional championship game. The Cadets’ dreams turned into a ...

Yellowjackets roll past Tug Valley, 42-0

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown High conducted a gridrion playoff clinic. Sparked by quarterback Brayden Modesitt, running back Ty Moore, and a tough-as-nails defense, the host and fifth-seeded Yellowjackets blanked 12th-seeded Tug Valley, 42-0, in a Class A opening round football game Friday ...

All-Southeast District football team announced

Zane Heiss battled through pain to throw for 96 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 60 more yards in Waterford’s first-round playoff victory over Shenandoah Saturday. Heiss finished the regular season with 617 passing yards, 640 rushing yards and 14 total touchdowns for the Wildcats ...

Pioneers to host the Mount on Senior Day Saturday

Marietta College will be seeking its first gridiron win against the University of Mount Union since 1977. To say the underdog Pioneers are long overdue for a victory would be an understatement. But seventh-year head coach Andy Waddle and his team are looking forward to the challenge of ...

MC men, women ready to compete in 2019-20

Marietta College basketball is back. The Pioneers return to the hardwood Friday night for the start of their 2019-20 campaigns. The men play host to Eastern Mennonite at 8 p.m. in the 49th annual Marietta Shrine Tournament opener at Ban Johnson Arena, while the women travel to take on Trine ...

Marietta’s Courtney Schuck 2nd-team All-Ohio in girls’ soccer

When Courtney Schuck was a Marietta High sophomore, she was teamed up with two-time All-Ohio honoree Lexie Mullen on the pitch. The dynamic duo gave opposing defenses fits all season long. After the high-scoring Mullen graduated and went to West Liberty University, Schuck was expected to ...

Fort Frye set to take on football powerhouse Mogadore Friday at Meadowbrook

BEVERLY — Fort Frye has some fond memories of Meadowbrook’s Eugene Capers Field in Byesville. A year ago, that’s where the Cadets defeated Shadyside, 18-6, in a D6 regional final football game. During regular-season play this season, Fort played the Colts there and won 42-34. So, ...

Wildcats hoping to ‘scratch’ state-ranked Warriors

WATERFORD — Waterford High will be the “undercat” when it plays Canal Winchester Harvest Prep Academy in an OHSAA Division VII, Region 27 semifinal football game at 7 p.m. Saturday at Sheridan High’s Paul Culver Jr. Stadium in Thornville. After all the Wildcats (9-2) were unranked in ...

Belpre’s Kyna Waderker commits to Otterbein

BELPRE — Kyna Waderker is expected to reach a prep career basketball milestone this upcoming season. “I think I’m only about 110 points away from 1,000,” said the Belpre High senior standout. “I should get it some time this year.” Achieving that goal will look good on ...

Catholic’s Pat Copen inks with Marshall baseball

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic High School senior Pat Copen made his commitment to play baseball for Marshall University official on Wednesday afternoon. The lanky right-hander inked his national letter-of-intent to compete for the Thundering Herd in Conference USA. Copen, also a ...

Crusaderettes’ Lowers off to Shepherd for volleyball

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic four-year starting libero Gracie Lowers made it official on Wednesday that she will continue her career as a student-athlete for Shepherd University. “It’s the furthest I can get while still being instate,” quipped the Class A all-state netter, who is ...

Catholic volleyball team ready for next step

PARKERSBURG — A year after reaching the Class A state semifinals, Parkersburg Catholic is back in the field for this week’s state volleyball tournament in Charleston. Head coach Amanda Weatherwax’s squad will open play at 1:30 p.m. Friday as the No. 2 seed against No. 7 seed East Hardy, ...

JOHNSTON: Fort Frye football and food for thought

BEVERLY — Fort Frye’s Braden Medley pounced on the Dalton fumble at the 2-yard line like it was a sirloin steak. Ah, the sweet taste of Fort Frye victory. Then, Cadet running back Tyler Fisher took an Ian Ellis hand-off and raced, like he was late for Mindy’s supper, 98 yards to the ...

ALBRIGHT: What a ride for Don Fosselman

Don Fosselman is hanging it up. No, I cannot believe it either. Father time usually always makes the final save. Fosselman laid out the plan to feed him an easy shot, too. “I always said when my youngest grandson reached his senior year I was going to walk away,” he said. But, ...

Wildcats get feisty

WATERFORD — Shenandoah matched Waterford blow-for-blow in the first half of Saturday nights OHSAA Division VII, Region 27 first round playoff game at Waterford Elementary School. The Zeps proved no match for the Wildcats after the halftime break though as Waterford scored four touchdowns in ...

Blocked FG propels Pioneers past Cardinals

A blocked field attempt in the third quarter proved to be pivotal. Tay Pryor got a hand on Nate Strong’s 23-yard bid for 3, and the loose ball was collected by James Knox, who raced 84 yards down the left side line to the end zone. That touchdown and ensuing extra-point kick helped ...

’Jacket, Devil gridiron teams discover their playoff draws

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Set brackets and go. The race to Wheeling Island Stadium kicked off with the announcement of game times and locations for the playoffs Sunday morning at the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission office. Class AAA Martinsburg, Class AA Fairmont Senior ...