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Belpre boys beat Trimble, 66-52

BELPRE — Mythius Houghton and Deijon Bedgood were all over the floor Tuesday night, combining for 50 points as host Belpre knocked off TVC rival Trimble in boys basketball for the first time in six years with a 66-52 triumph over the Tomcats, The win made the Golden Eagles 6-13, while ...

Frontier’s Morris standout athlete and singer

Sammi Morris Frontier Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 4.0 Sports: basketball, softball Other activities/clubs: Class secretary 4 years, Student Council, Key Club, Spanish Club, Spanish National Honor Society, National Honor Society, Educational Talent Search, and Homecoming ...

Shenandoah boys double up on Frontier

NEW MATAMORAS — Shenandoah High doubled up on Frontier High. The Zeps limited the host Cougars to three single-digit quarters en route to a 48-24 triumph in Pioneer Valley Conference boys basketball action Tuesday night. “We’ll take any win that we can get, I’ll be honest,” said ...

South Patriots defeat Warren boys, 66-63

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South came out on fire and then held off a second rally to score a 66-63 win over the visiting Warren Warriors Tuesday night. Shane Snider led three Patriots in double figures with 19 points in a game that saw each team connect on no less than 10 3-point ...

Lady Warriors run past visiting Morgan, 58-39

VINCENT — Junior guard Molly McCutcheon tossed in a game-high 16 points to lead the Warren Lady Warriors to a 58-39 win over the visiting Morgan Lady Raiders in a non-conference battle Monday evening at Warren High School. McCutcheon divided her points up evenly as she scored eight points ...

Waterford earns 7th straight win

BELPRE — Waterford High was at the top of its game. The defending Division IV champion Wildcats limited host Belpre High to four single-digit quarters en route to a 63-23 triumph in Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division girls’ basketball action Monday night. “We played really well as ...

Frontier advances to OVAC Final

NEW MATAMORAS — Sammi Morris scored a game-high 18 points, Lexi Brookover chipped in 16 and Frontier advanced to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference championship game vs. Valley (Wetzel) at 10 a.m. Saturday with a 67-23 win over Beallsville Monday. The Cougars (15-6) allowed their opponents ...

Waterford snags win from Fort Frye, 61-51

Bryce Hilverding just knew that Waterford’s senior class hadn’t defeated Fort Frye in boys basketball. In fact, the drought against the Wildcats’ biggest rival has been going on since 2012. But all of that ended as Hilverding led all scorers with 20 points en route to a 61-51 ...

Marietta Tigers edge Alexander High, 59-57

Zach Deskins, a righty, made a contested, game-winning left-handed layup. With about three seconds left in the game, the 6-foot senior drove and scored to give Marietta High a hard-fought 59-57 triumph over Alexander High in non-conference boys’ basketball action at Sutton Gym Saturday ...

Tigers get hard-earned win vs. Cambridge on Senior Night

Marietta High’s seven seniors have played together long enough to know each other’s roles. Each senior played their role to perfection Friday night as the Tigers clawed their way to a 67-63 win over Cambridge at Sutton Gymnasium. “This is a special night,” said MHS senior Zach ...

Fox’s 27 leads St. Marys to win

ST. MARYS — St. Marys High silenced the Rebel yell on Pack The Gym Night. Avenging a late January setback in Ellenboro, the Blue Devils defeated visiting Ritchie County, 60-45, in Little Kanawha Conference action Friday evening. “We came out with a different defense this time,” said ...

PCHS girls earn 3rd straight win

PARKERSBURG — When this week began, the Parkersburg Catholic girls basketball Crusaderettes were mired in a funk — on a five-game losing streak to fall below the .500 mark at 8-9. But after posting three consecutive wins in five days, capped by a 53-28 victory Friday night over visiting ...

Cadets complete epic rally at Frontier

NEW MATAMORAS — Fort Frye barely had a pulse. But in the fourth quarter, the Cadets came alive and rallied from a 13-point deficit to defeat host Frontier High, 37-35, in Pioneer Valley Conference girls’ basketball action Thursday night. “Y’know, these girls have had a lot thrown at ...

Williamstown rolls past Wirt County, 74-42

WILLIAMSTOWN — No. 11 Class A Williamstown bounced back Thursday night from 30-point loss on Tuesday to the second-ranked Ravenswood boys with a 74-42 drubbing of visiting Wirt County. The Yellowjackets improved to 11-7, while the Tiger cagers fell to 1-17 on the campaign. Cullen Cutright ...

Cousins lead MC women to victory

Amisha Herd and Jo Herd-Middlebrooks were a one-two family punch on Play For Kay night. The first cousins combined to record a double-double as Marietta College defeated Mount Union, 76-62, in Ohio Athletic Conference women’s basketball action at Ban Johnson Arena Wednesday ...

’Jackets come up just short vs. defending state champs

WILLIAMSTOWN — If a person took a look back at the last four years of the rivalry between Williamstown and Gilmer girls’ basketball teams, they would discover something special happens in nearly every one of them. This statement rang true again Wednesday night. Class A, No. 2 Gilmer ...

Pioneers win 7th straight

ALLIANCE — All-American A.J. Edwards scored an old-fashioned three-point play in the final minute as No. 13 ranked Marietta College held off the University of Mount Union for a 82-75 victory Wednesday evening. The Pioneers remain tied atop the Ohio Athletic Conference standings with Ohio ...

Marietta High swim teams getting ready for tournament

Marietta High’s swim team has Saturday, Feb. 11 circled on its calendar. That’s when the “second” season gets underway as the Tigers are scheduled to compete at the sectional meet at the Ohio University natatorium at 12:15 p.m. that weekend. MHS will have plenty of practice time at ...

Belpre standout planning to play hoops at MC

Cheyenne Barker Belpre High Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 3.8 Sports: basketball, track&field (relays) Some awards: All-Ohio honoree, All-District, and All-TVC College: Marietta College Major: biology (pre-med) Family: Jason and Heather Ray (father and mother); sisters’ ...

Williamstown runner set to compete Down Under

WILLIAMSTOWN — A local runner from Williamstown is about to make his own splash Down Under among international competitors. Ethan Beck, a Williamstown freshman and running prodigy, will be taking a trip this summer to compete in the 29th Down Under Sports Tournament hosted on the Gold Coast ...