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Williamstown’s Cullen Cutright (0) goes up for one of his 11 baskets during a high school boys basketball game against Calhoun County Tuesday. Cutright finished with 25 points as Williamstown won, 74-52.
TOM PERRY The Marietta Times

Yellowjackets run by Red Devils

WILLIAMSTOWN — Cullen Cutright had a pretty good idea he would play a big part in Williamstown’s offense Tuesday night. “In practice we worked a lot on our post-entry passes,” said the Williamstown center. “My teammates did a great job of getting me the ball and I made some ...

JAY W. BENNETT The Marietta Times
Parkersburg Catholic’s Julia Ambrozy applies defensive pressure to Charleston Catholic guard Katie Nester during the Crusaderettes’ 54-25 win Tuesday evening versus the Irish. Ambrozy, Olivia Ullman and Mikayla Alkire were honored on senior night.

Crusaderettes improve to 21-0

PARKERSBURG — No. 2 Parkersburg Catholic held visiting Charleston Catholic to just six field goals while forcing 21 turnovers through the first three quarters here Tuesday on senior night as the Crusaderettes finished their first unbeaten regular season since 1995 following a dominant 54-25 ...

Cadets fall in OVAC semifinal

WHEELING, W.Va. — As Wheeling Central goes for its sixth straight OVAC title — this one in Class 3A after winning the previous crowns in 2A — new foes and new challengers come with stepping up in class. Tuesday’s came in the form of a Fort Frye squad that is no stranger to the OVAC ...

High School Basketball Roundup

BOYS BASKETBALL Belpre 93, Southern 82 BELPRE — Belpre shot 52 percent on senior night here Tuesday and the Golden Eagles improved to 12-9 following a 93-82 triumph against Southern. The Golden Eagles, who honored 12th-graders Bailey Sprague, Cole Knotts and Nate Godfrey, trailed 20-18 ...

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Parkersburg Catholic’s Olivia Ullman on her long journey

The answer was unanimous among the entire Parkersburg Catholic girls’ basketball team when I asked them to identify the best shooter on the squad. “It is Olivia,” said Mikayla Alkire. “Olivia Ullman,” added Jenna Boice. “Oh, it is Olivia,” chimed in Kamaria Robinson. ...

Pioneers’ basketball teams need some help

Marietta College needs to win its next two road games, and then get some help if it is to finish atop the Ohio Athletic Conference men’s basketball standings. The Kole Vivian-coached MC women are in a similar situation, but have both games at home. First up for the men is Muskingum ...

MIKE MORRISON The Marietta Times
Warren’s Josh Huffman (15) guards Waterford’s Austin Pyatt during a high school boys basketball game Saturday in Vincent.

Warren boys roll on ‘Senior Night’

VINCENT — Make no mistake about it, the Warren Warriors know how to share the basketball. Nine different Warrior players had at least one assist in the first half and 10 different Warren players collected dimes in Saturday night’s 73-45 victory over the Waterford Wildcats that improved ...

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Marietta College’s Avery Williams, left, goes up with the ball during a college men’s basketball game against Wilmington Saturday at Ban Johnson Arena.

MC’s Amazing Avery Williams

Avery Williams had a monster game in the paint. The 6-foot-7 junior pivot player posted a double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds to help Marietta College whip Wilmington College, 80-65, in Ohio Athletic Conference men’s basketball action at Ban Johnson Arena Saturday. “I just ...

Parkersburg Catholic’s Olivia Ullman, left, drives on Roane County’s Silkin Harlan during Saturday’s game in Glenville, W.Va. Catholic won, 60-45.

JOE ALBRIGHT The Marietta Times

Crusaderettes top Roane for LKC championship

GLENVILLE, W.Va. — Parkersburg Catholic didn’t have its best shooting night, but the Crusaderettes got a 25-point effort from Aaliyah Brunny and forced 25 turnovers in a 60-45 win over Roane County in the Little Kanawha Conference championship game Saturday night inside Glenville State’s ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Fort Frye’s Brayson Schilling, right, guards Morgan’s Owen Bowen during a high school boys basketball game Friday in McConnelsville.

Cadets tripped up by Raiders

McCONNELSVILLE — Marty Sidwell was all over the court. The 6-foot senior Raider posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, and also had four assists and three steals to lead Morgan High to a 48-33 triumph over visiting Fort Frye in boys’ basketball action Friday ...

TOM PERRY The Marietta Times
Caldwell’s Jeremy Ditch (45) looks to pass as Monroe Central’s Zac Jones defends during Friday’s game.

Caldwell bests Seminoles to claim share of PVC lead

CALDWELL — Every Caldwell player and coach knew what was on the line Friday night. “We knew we had a shot at a share of the (Pioneer Valley Conference),” said senior Christopher Hupp. The Redskins (12-6, 5-2) didn’t look ahead to a Feb. 21 game at Fort Frye, and took care of ...

Parkersburg Catholic’s Pat Copen, right, guards Ravenswood’s Alex Easthom during a high school boys basketball game Friday.

Catholic falls to Red Devils

PARKERSBURG — Cade Ullman let fly with a halfcourt buzzer-beater try, but it bounced off the rim and host Parkersburg Catholic narrowly lost to Ravenswood 63-61 Friday night in a duel between two Class A top-10 teams. But the last shot was only the finish to a high-intensity game pitting ...

Gymnastics competition this weekend at Elite Center

PARKERSBURG — Gymniks Gymnastics is taking over the Elite Center this weekend. The local gymnastics program out of Vienna is hosting the annual Peace, Love, Gymniks Invitational Saturday and Sunday and will feature close to 400 athletes. Competition will go from around 8 a.m. to 8 p.m on ...

High School Basketball Roundup

BOYS Grace Christian 61, Wood County Christian 49 HUNTINGTON — Luke Spencer scored his 1,000th career point Friday night, but Wood County Christian fell 61-49 to Grace Christian. Spencer, who led the Wildcats with 16 points, hit the milestone on a layup in the third quarter. Wood ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Marietta’s Hannah Kroft, right, drives with the ball during a high school girls basketball game against River View Thursday at Sutton Gymnasium.

Lady Tigers lose 64-49 to River View

Marietta High limited the Hartsock sisters to 11 first-half points. But after the break, it was a different story as the talented River View High freshman and sophomore combined to score 25 points en route to a 64-49 triumph over the Tigers in an East Central Ohio League girls’ basketball ...

Belpre’s Abbey LaFatch, left, handles the ball as Southern’s Jaiden Roberts defends during a high school girls basketball game Thursday.

Waderker’s 26 lifts Belpre past Southern

BELPRE — The first time around, Belpre won at Southern on a game-winning trey. But Thursday night at Belpre, it was a different story as the Golden Eagle girls prevailed over the same Tornadoes by a 67-45 margin. The win upped Belpre’s record to 12-8 with a game at Portsmouth Notre Dame ...

Photo courtesy of Evan Odom
Marietta College’s Corrie Burkhardt goes up to attempt a jump shot during a college women’s basketball game against Capital Wednesday at Ban Johnson Arena.

Marietta women rally in second half to beat Crusaders

Jenna Andersen looked to shoot more. The 6-foot-2 senior pivot player scored 15 points to help Marietta College claim an 80-67 come-from-behind triumph over Capital University in an Ohio Athletic Conference women’s basketball game at Ban Johnson Arena Wednesday night. “I’ve been in ...

Wallace returns, Pioneers victorious

COLUMBUS — In his first game back from injury, Anthony Wallace scored nine points and made two free throws in the final seconds to secure a 79-74 win for Marietta College over Capital Wednesday. Wallace, who was 6-of-6 from the charity stripe, played for the first time since a leg injury in ...

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The 14th annual Cabin Fever 2-Mile Run/Walk event is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education Area near Marietta and Devola.

14th annual Cabin Fever run/walk is scheduled for Feb. 25

By Ron Johnston The Marietta Times rjohnston@mariettatimes.com While the weather outdoors may sometimes be frightful at this time of the year, it also can be delightful. Thing is, many runners and walkers believe that any day of the year is a good enough reason for them to be out churning ...

Williamstown’s Blake Neely signed a National Letter of Intent to play college football at West Liberty Wednesday.

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Williamstown’s Neely signs with West Liberty

WILLIAMSTOWN — There are a lot of factors involved in picking out the right college to attend. Whichever school you choose most likely will be your home for the next four years, so you have to make sure you are comfortable in your decision. Blake Neely was sure West Liberty was the ...