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Pioneers knock off another nationally-ranked team

Marietta College has made a statement or two in its last two games.The NCAA Division III 17th-ranked Pioneers defeated No. 7 College of Wooster, 99-70, at Ban Johnson Arena Wednesday night. Before that, they knocked off No. 2 Christopher Newport, 74-50, in the Hoopsville National Invitational ...

Waterford wrestling to feature ‘Fab 5’ on mat

WATERFORD — Waterford High has just one grappler back from last year's varsity wrestling roster -- junior Logan Pugh. A couple of WHS grads from that 2015-16 team were Weston Wagner (182 pounds) and Tim Leach (145). The Wildcats also have a new varsity mat coach in Greg Offenberger, who ...

St. Marys, Fayetteville similar in some areas

ST.  MARYS — The gridiron stakes almost will be at its apex during the first Class A high school football semifinal at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bill Hanlin Stadium. Both No. 2 St. Marys and No. 3 Fayetteville are just one win away from a trip to Wheeling Island Stadium to face the winner of No. ...

Seven Pioneer gridders honoroed

AUSTINTOWN — The Ohio Athletic Conference office announced the 2016 football special award winners along with the All-OC teams Monday (Nov. 20) morning. The league coaches voted seven Marietta College players all-conference, including the Bob Packard Most Outstanding Offensive Back Roger ...

Warren wrestling has good numbers, some experience

VINCENT — Warren High will have every weight class filled, except one, this season. “Do not have a big guy out, so we are missing a heavy,” said WHS second-year head wrestling coach Jim Rhodes. Warren actually hasn’t had a 285-pounder since Brandon Pahl placed fourth at state ...

Ohio looking to punch ticket to MAC championship game

ATHENS - After a disappointing 27-20 loss over Central Michigan last week, the Ohio Bobcats will look to rebound and book their tickets to the Mid-American Conference championship game with a win over the Akron Zips at 7 p.m. today at Peden Stadium. A Bobcat win or a Miami loss puts Ohio in the ...

Waterford ousted in regional football final

LOGAN — Waterford High was unlucky. The Wildcats got burned for a touchdown twice with no time remaining on clock, once at the end of the opening quarter and also at the conclusion of the first half. Both of those Canal Winchester Harvest Prep scores came back to haunt WHS, which ended up ...

Pioneers defeat Newport

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — In the feature game of the Hoopsville National Invitational Classic No. 17 Marietta College sailed past the No. 2 ranked Captains of Christopher Newport University by the score of 74-50 Saturday evening on the campus of Stevenson University. "This was a great weekend for ...

Newark Catholic too much for Fort Frye, 41-7

ZANESVILLE — The Fort Frye Cadets spent the 2016 season leaving their opponents without an answer as they won 12 straight games all by at least 17 points to earn a berth in Friday night's Division VI, Region 23 championship game against Newark Catholic at the John D. Sulsberger Memorial ...

Fort Frye football’s 17 seniors left their mark in area history

ZANESVILLE — Eric Huck did not dwell very long on Fort Frye’s 41-7 setback to Newark Catholic in a D6 regional football final at John D. Sulsberger Memorial Stadium Friday night. But on the subject of the FFHS seniors, the ninth-year head coach could only beam with pride. “I’m very ...

’Jackets bow out to East Hardy

BAKER — East Hardy, which finished as the Class A runner-up a year ago, punched its ticket to the state semifinals here Friday night as the top-seeded Cougars improved to 12-0 after outlasting No. 8 Williamstown, 20-14. With three scores in the opening period, it appeared this state ...

St. Marys rolls past Gilmer, into state semis

ST. MARYS, W.Va. — The referees called the game with 55.6 seconds left here Friday night after fighting broke out during West Virginia Class A No. 2 seed St. Marys’ 47-0 victory over No. 7 Gilmer County at Bill Hanlin Stadium. The skirmish was the last straw after the zebras were forced to ...

Williamstown visits top-seeded East Hardy

WILLIAMSTOWN — When West Virginia Class A No. 8 seed Williamstown takes the field against top-seeded East Hardy at 7:30 p.m. today, the Cougars will be a stark contrast from the No. 9 seed South Harrison squad the Yellowjackets dismantled 55-27 in the opening round. A fact not lost on ...

Cadets meet Newark Catholic for Region 23 championship

BEVERLY — It is the goal of every single high school football team to capture a regional title and put themselves in position to play for a state championship. After last week’s 40-19 win over Barnesville at Don Drumm Stadium, the Fort Frye Cadets are just one win away from claiming a ...

Waterford D faces tough challenge vs. Harvest Prep’s Bangura

WATERFORD — Waterford coach Eric McCutcheon can only laugh when he hears the name Daniel Bangura. The Harvest Prep running back is about 200 yards shy of rushing for 4,000 yards this season and as he leads the entire nation. And Waterford (11-1) faces Harvest Prep (9-3) at 7 p.m. Saturday ...

Waterford’s 1,000-yards-plus rusher

Tyler McCutcheon Waterford Year: senior Age: 17 GPA: 3.4 Sports: football, basketball, track&field (sophomore year) College: undecided College major: criminal justice Family: Eric and Kim (father and mother) McCutcheon; siblings: Paige, Grant, Dylan, ...

Fort’s Liedtke signs with Rio Grande

BEVERLY — Makayla Liedtke will be reunited with her older sister Megan on the hardwood when she plays at the University of Rio Grande next season. The Fort Frye senior inked a National Letter of Intent to continue her education and play basketball at Rio in a signing ceremony at Cadet Gym ...

’Jackets star earns top LKC honors

WILLIAMSTOWN — A plethora of familiar names comprised the all-Little Kanawha Conference volleyball team and league coaches picked Williamstown senior setter BreeAnn Reynolds as the Player of the Year. Reynolds, a repeat first-team honoree, concluded her final season with the Yellowjackets ...

St. Marys takes on Gilmer County in 2nd round

ST. MARYS, W.Va. — Marietta and Magnolia High School football squads. For St. Marys’ football fans who haven’t seen the next Blue Devils’ opponent Gilmer County in action this season, those two teams are about as close in play style as what fans can expect to see when the Titans meet ...

Pioneer men top La Roche; MC women fall to Adrian

Marietta College cracked the century mark, beating La Roche College, 101-75, in the Shrine game at Ban Johnson Arena Tuesday night. “I think we opened up the season with 100 last year also,” said 10th-year MC men’s basketball coach Jon VanderWal, whose Pioneers downed Westminster, ...