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Warriors battle past Parkersburg High, 67-59

VINCENT — Warren head coach Blane Maddox had been waiting some 17 years to get the chance to even his record against Parkersburg High School. The Warriors had not played the Big Reds since they lost to them way back in Maddox’s rookie season in 2000 before the two squared off at the ...

Marietta withstands Claymont rally in 57-54 win

Claymont clawed back, but Marietta persevered. After trading blows for most of the game, the Tigers finally pulled ahead for an 11-point lead in the third quarter Tuesday at Sutton Gym. Despite Claymont rallying back within a point with less than a minute left, MHS held on to win 57-54 to ...

Morris, ’Jackets best St. Marys

WILLIAMSTOWN — All-stater Ashley Morris pumped in 14 of her game-high 30 points in the third quarter here Tuesday night as host Williamstown swept the season series from St. Marys following a dominant second half which led to an easy 64-47 win. The two Little Kanawha Conference West ...

Catholic girls fall to Red Devils

PARKERSBURG — Host Parkersburg Catholic let a five-point lead to start the fourth quarter slip away by the 2:49 mark and after three ties, Ravenswood’s Claudia Cubides sank a free throw with 6.6 seconds left to lift the Red Devilettes to a 47-46 win over the Crusaderettes Tuesday ...

Marietta High swim team places 3rd overall at MLK Invite

Fatigue was a factor. After competing at the East Central Ohio League Championship swim meet at Coshocton High Friday, Marietta High was back in its home pool for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational Monday. The Tigers, the MLK defending champs, finished third in the combined team ...

St. Marys hands Frontier 1st loss

ST. MARYS, W.Va. — Sooner or later even the best basketball teams are bound to have an off night. That off night happened to come Monday night for the previously unbeaten Frontier Lady Cougars as they dropped a 57-40 decision to the red-hot St. Marys Blue Devils in the championship game of ...

Fort Frye wins big over New Lex

BEVERLY — Fort Frye’s focus was squarely on New Lexington. It would have been easy for the Cadets (8-5) to be looking ahead to taking on a talented Frontier girls team — a long-time Pioneer Valley Conference rival — on Wednesday. But Fort Frye didn’t let that happen and rolled to a ...

Marietta girls trample Coshocton, 59-15

Marietta seniors Hannah Grosel and Taylor McVicar combined for 21 points as the Lady Tigers cruised to a 59-15 win over the Coshocton Lady Redskins Saturday afternoon at Sutton Gymnasium. The Tiger defense was outstanding all game long as they held Coshocton to zero two-pointers and a trio of ...

No. 23 MC men beat Heidelberg

Marietta College thumped while Heidelberg University slumped. The 23rd-ranked Pioneers had too much firepower as they rolled to a 94-72 triumph over the Student Princes in Ohio Athletic Conference men’s basketball action at Ban Johnson Arena Saturday. “We pride ourselves in being ...

PCHS girls blank Madonna

PARKERSBURG — Defense was the name of the game right from the start for Parkersburg Catholic Saturday afternoon, shutting out visiting Madonna 22-0 in the first quarter en route to a 50-17 girls basketball win over the Blue Dons. Senior Alexis Saunders led the PCHS point-production ...

Waterford remains unbeaten in TVC

WATERFORD — Waterford High sizzled during the second eight minutes of play. The Wildcats outpointed Belpre High 29-4 in the second quarter en route to an 80-52 triumph in Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division boys’ basketball action at the Cooper Annex Friday night. “We made a ...

Cadets do enough to earn win over Caldwell, 54-40

CALDWELL — The ability to find a way to get a win on a night when you don’t play your best basketball is usually the sign of a pretty good basketball team. Friday night a pretty good Fort Frye Cadets basketball overcame a dismal first half shooting performance and a third quarter rally by ...

Marietta bested by New Philly; drops 4th straight

Marietta coach Glenn Dawson was already looking forward. A mere 15 minutes after falling to New Philadelphia 60-48 in an East Central Ohio League contest at Sutton Gymnasium Friday night, Dawson said the Tigers had already put it behind them. “We’re focused on playing Crooksville on ...

Catholic boys hold on for 54-48 win over Yellowjackets

WILLIAMSTOWN — Parkersburg Catholic held host Williamstown to just one field goal in the final 6:45 of the second quarter here Friday night and the Crusaders used a stout defense to hand the Yellowjackets their third straight loss, 54-48, in a battle of ranked Class A Little Kanawha ...

St. Marys Invite

ST. MARYS — Tiffany Graham had the hot hand. The 5-foot-7 junior guard scored 10 of her 15 points in the third quarter as Frontier High defeated Parkersburg Catholic, 50-40, in a St. Marys Basketball Invitational girls’ opener at SMHS Thursday night. “I haven’t been shooting very ...

Wood County Christian downs Parkersburg Christian

WILLIAMSTOWN — Wood County Christian got back on the winning track here Thursday evening as the Wildcats never trailed during a 37-14 triumph versus visiting Parkersburg Christian. Sarah Barnes, who finished the tilt with game-highs of 15 points and 10 boards, was honored before the opening ...

Linsly Academy downs host Fort Frye, 35-28

BEVERLY —  Fort Frye could simply not buy a bucket in Thursday nights rematch game against the visiting Linsly Keydets. Fort Frye shot just 22 percent from the field in the game while making just one of 14 shots from behind the arc as Linsly revenged an earlier loss with a 35-28 ...

Richardson’s hot hand helps Marietta top Purple Raiders

Keith Richardson is a scoring point guard. The 5-foot-9 junior tallied 30 points and dished out six assists, both game-highs, as Marietta College defeated the University of Mount Union, 96-78, in Ohio Athletic Conference men’s basketball action at Ban Johnson Arena Wednesday ...

Borich leads MC past Mount

ALLIANCE — The Marietta College women's basketball team downed the University of Mount Union, 80-75, in overtime Wednesday (Jan. 11) evening. The Pioneers improve to 8-6 overall and 2-5 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. Mount Union galls to 8-6 on the season and 3-4 in the OAC. Brooke Borich ...

Marietta swimmers have 2 big meets coming up

Marietta High has two scheduled swim meets that will be serving as weekend bookends. On Friday at 5 p.m., the MHS boys and girls will be competing in an East Central Ohio League (ECOL) event at Coshocton. And, then on Monday at high noon, the orange and black swimmers will be hosting their ...