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’Jackets favorites vs. Red Devils

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — Williamstown’s gridiron squad will be solid favorites as they take on Ravenswood (1-3) at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Flinn Field, but after the Red Devils’ impressive upset win over Tyler Consolidated last weekend, ‘Jackets’ coach Terry Smith knows no complacency ...

Golden Eagles face tough test against Tornadoes

BELPRE — At Wahama last Friday, Belpre won a close game over the White Falcons, 28-20 “We made it closer than it needed to be,” stated Belpre head football coach Greg Adams. “Every time we turned around, we were shooting ourselves in the foot with a penalty, missed tackles or ...

Warren plays host to Oak Glen Saturday

VINCENT — Warren will look to notch its second win of the season Saturday night when it hosts the Oak Glen Golden Bears, a team that owns an identical record as the Warriors. The big blue snapped a 20-game losing streak with a 65-0 win over Beallsville in week number three but struggled ...

MHS-PHS boys, girls to meet on soccer pitch Saturday

Marietta High owns the all-time series advantage against Parkersburg High on the boys’ soccer pitch. Not many (if any) schools can boast that. At one time, the cross-river rivals played each other on an annual basis. Thing is, MHS and PHS have not squared off in soccer in over a ...

Fort Frye volleyball rallies to defeat Waterford in 4 sets

BEVERLY — Things got off to a great start for Waterford, but it was Fort Frye which had the last laugh. After dropping the opening set of a rivalry volleyball match Tuesday in Beverly, the Cadets (9-3) rallied to win the final three for a four-set win over the Wildcats (7-4). The two ...

MHS boys soccer blanks New Philadelphia, 1-0

DEVOLA — Height is definitely an advantage on corner kicks. Six-foot-three defender Max Miller’s header into the back of the net was all that Marietta High needed to defeat New Philadelphia, 1-0, in an East Central Ohio League boys’ soccer match at Jerry Brock Field Tuesday ...

MHS boys soccer blanks New Philadelphia, 1-0

DEVOLA — Height is definitely an advantage on corner kicks. Six-foot-three defender Max Miller’s header into the back of the net was all that Marietta High needed to defeat New Philadelphia, 1-0, in an East Central Ohio League boys’ soccer match at Jerry Brock Field Tuesday ...

Williamstown boys soccer blanks Point Pleasant, 4-0

WILLIAMSTOWN — Dakota Hammer’s goal in the 20th minute was all Williamstown needed in its matchup against Point Pleasant Monday. For good measure, Hammer added another goal, and teammates Josh Folwell and Jonathan Petty each tacked on one, as the Yellowjackets scored a 4-0 victory over ...

Fort Frye stays unbeaten

BEVERLY — Last week in Fort Frye’s victory over Waterford, the Wildcats game plan was to key on Fort Frye senior Casey Lewis but the Cadets had an answer in Garrett Lochary and Clay Baker who led there team to the win. Friday night against visiting Northridge, there was no stopping ...

Waterford defeats Belpre in 3 sets

WATERFORD - Waterford High cleaned up - again.The Wildcat netters posted their fifth straight sweep, downing visiting Belpre High 25-6, 25-6, and 25-16 in Tri-Valley Conference volleyball action Thursday night."We're hoping to keep it going (next week)," said WHS junior hitter Alli Kern of the ...

Lady Tigers edge Athens

DEVOLA - Marietta girls soccer coach was looking for his team to get a statement win Thursday night in a non-conference tilt against a very good Athens team at Jerry Brock Field.The Lady Tigers delivered for their veteran coach in a big way as they erased an early Lady Bulldog goal and went on ...

Belpre battles back against PCHS, 3-0

VIENNA - In a hard-fought, physical match, Belpre prevailed over Parkersburg Catholic by a 3-0 margin Thursday evening at Jackson Park. The Golden Eagles dominated possession in the first half, but could manage only a single Alexander Guttesen goal. The Crusaders saw a lot more of the ball in ...

Williamstown boys overcome 2-0 deficit, beat Ripley 4-2

WILLIAMSTOWN - Ripley bolted to a 2-0 lead here Thursday evening, but Williamstown found a different gear after halftime as the Yellowjackets doubled up the visiting Vikings, 4-2. In match which was truly a tale of two halves, the sixth-ranked triple-A Vikings (7-3-1) of head man Tim ...

Warren tops Marietta in golf dual

Nick Ward only had one birdie, but it was a confidence builder.The Warren High golfing standout finished with a two-over par 37 on the front nine to lead the Warriors to a 156-172 triumph over host Marietta High on Senior Night at Marietta Country Club Wednesday."I started out with a bogey but ...

Marietta High volleyball dominates Zanesville

Marietta made quick work of Zanesville in a high school volleyball match Tuesday at Sutton Gymnasium.The Lady Tigers (7-3) swept the Lady Blue Devils by scores of 25-14, 25-8 and 25-9 to bounce back from a tough loss against Alexander Monday."We definitely wanted to come play as hard as we ...

Williamstown girls soccer holds Charleston Catholic to 0-0 draw

WILLIAMSTOWN - In a match featuring plenty of long throws, long clearances and hopeful balls into the channels, but little constructive attacking play, the Williamstown girls held defending Class AA/A state champion Charleston Catholic to a deserved 0-0 draw Tuesday evening."I'm disappointed," ...

Cadets rally to beat Warren in 5 sets

BEVERLY - Monday evening's rematch between visiting Warren and Fort Frye resembled a good old game of tug of war.From the very beginning, the Lady Warriors were able to gradually pull the rope to their side, almost pulling Fort Frye past the elimination point.Slowly but surely however the Lady ...

Williamstown girls sweep Madonna

WILLIAMSTOWN - The Yellowjacket volleyball team's combination of outstanding multi-sport athletes and impressive young talent proved far too much for visiting Weirton Madonna Monday evening, as Williamstown cruised to a 25-5, 25-6, 25-11 victory. The win takes the 'Jackets' record to a perfect ...

Williamstown defeats Parkersburg South, 7-1

WILLIAMSTOWN - Williamstown High was very offensive-minded against Parkersburg South.Sparked by Dakota Hammer's two first-half goals and Jonathan Petty's second-half hat trick, the Yellowjackets routed the visiting Patriots, 7-1, in boys' soccer action Saturday afternoon."We were sluggish the ...