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Duckworth drives in 3, Alkire pitches MHS to win

Derek Duckworth’s two-run double in the last of the fifth inning proved to be the game-winner Friday night as the Marietta Tigers rallied for a 5-3 win over the River View Black Bears in an East Central Ohio League battle at Legion Field. Marietta trailed by a run entering the fifth frame ...

Cougars rally for win over Crusaders

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier freshman J.D. Schmidt got the job done with his bat and his arm in Thursday night’s 6-5 come-from-behind win over Parkersburg Catholic. The Cougar right-hander fired 3 1-3 innings of one-hit relief and also knocked in three runs as Frontier erased a four-run ...

Parkersburg South baseball beats Warren, 7-5

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South third baseman Nathan Currey turned a 5-3 double play on a bases-loaded shot hit by Brett Gandee to seal the Patriots’ 7-5 victory against Warren here Thursday evening at Hank Greenburg Field. Patriot Eli Reeves scattered 11 hits in six-plus innings of work ...

Blue Devils rally for win over ’Jackets

ST. MARYS — St. Marys High led only one time in the opening game of a scheduled doubleheader — at the end. Sydni Hinton plated Cara Masters with an infield hit in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Blue Devils rallied for four runs to defeat visiting Williamstown High, 8-7, in a ...

Pioneers fall to Denison

No. 11 ranked Denison University defeated Marietta College by the score of 11-2 Thursday evening under the lights at Don Schaly Stadium. The Pioneers slipped to 10-14 on the season, while Denison improved to 22-2 overall. The Big Red scored three runs in the top of the first inning and ...

Warrior bats come alive in 17-3 win vs. Fort Frye

VINCENT — Even when Warren High was whiffing, it was still lighting up the scoreboard. The Warriors tallied 17 unanswered runs, including two on a strikeout in the fourth frame, en route to a five-inning 17-3 mercy triumph over visiting Fort Frye High in a softball game Wednesday night. The ...

Belpre baseball falls to Williamstown, 9-1

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown’s Ryan Brown didn’t get off to a hot start, allowing an early 1-0 Belpre lead after the top of the first. But the Yellowjackets’ offense gave Brown plenty of support, scoring seven runs in the bottom of the first, ending with 10 base hits and a 9-1 win ...

Mid-Ohio Valley youth baseball season begins Saturday

With youth players signed up and drafted and equipment distributed and diamonds prepped, it’s time to play ball y’all. “We’re a little up from last year as far as numbers go,” said Marietta Bantam League president Jim Brown. “We have about 230 kids out this season. “There are ...

Torrance Nonnenmacher an all-around Tiger athlete

Torrance Nonnenmacher Marietta High Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 3.879 Favorite subject: English composition (I love writing.) Sports: track & field, volleyball, soccer, basketball Hgt.: 5-foot-2 2018 Honor: All-Ohio Division I in long jump College: The Ohio State ...

Tigers’ Matt Bertram commits to playing football for Pios

Matt Bertram is looking forward to making the transition from prep to collegiate football. This past Monday afternoon in the Sutton Gym lobby at Marietta High, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound senior announced his intentions of continuing his education and playing football at Marietta College after ...

Garry Seckman’s 5 RBIs helps Tyler Consolidated top Catholic, 10-8

DAVISVILLE, W.Va. — Garry Seckman knocked in a career-high five runs and visiting Tyler Consolidated escaped with a 10-8 victory here Wednesday at Marshall Field against host Parkersburg Catholic. “With the new pitching rules, everybody is trying to mix and match and we brought our ...

Belpre baseball defeats Waterford

BELPRE — Nick Godfrey got a good workout on the bump. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound southpaw threw 125 pitches in six innings of work as Belpre edged Waterford, 6-5, Tuesday night in Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division baseball action at Civitan Park. “Nick’s a junior, and he pitched ...

Etta Express splits twinbill with Mount Union

Marietta College split its fifth straight doubleheader Tuesday at Don Schaly Stadium, falling to Mount Union 8-7 before winning the nightcap 5-1. “I told them I think this might be the best 18 innings we’ve put together this year,” said Marietta head coach Brian Brewer. “As a whole, ...

Etta Express splits twinbill with Mount Union

Marietta College split its fifth straight doubleheader Tuesday at Don Schaly Stadium, falling to Mount Union 8-7 before winning the nightcap 5-1. “I told them I think this might be the best 18 innings we’ve put together this year,” said Marietta head coach Brian Brewer. “As a whole, ...

Williamstown picks up seventh-straight victory

ST. MARYS, W.Va. — Leewood Molessa pitched into the seventh and visiting Williamstown took full advantage of six St. Marys errors here Tuesday evening as the Yellowjackets held off the Blue Devils, 9-6, to remain undefeated in the Little Kanawha Conference West Division. Yellowjacket ...

Williamstown picks up seventh-straight victory

ST. MARYS, W.Va. — Leewood Molessa pitched into the seventh and visiting Williamstown took full advantage of six St. Marys errors here Tuesday evening as the Yellowjackets held off the Blue Devils, 9-6, to remain undefeated in the Little Kanawha Conference West Division. Yellowjacket ...

Belpre tops Waterford

BELPRE — Nick Godfrey got a good workout on the bump. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound southpaw threw 125 pitches in six innings of work as Belpre edged Waterford, 6-5, Tuesday night in Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division baseball action at Civitan Park. “Nick’s a junior, and he pitched ...

Tigers Fall Late

A timely hit probably would’ve benefitted Marietta High. The Tigers had the bases loaded in their last at-bats but came up empty and dropped a 3-2 decision to Zanesville Monday night in East Central Ohio League baseball action at Legion Field. “That’s a game that we probably should’ve ...

Warriors conquer Patriots

VINCENT—With both teams coming in a needing a win in the worst possible way, it looked like the visiting Parkersburg South Patriots would be leaving with a win, scoring three runs in the top the first. Looking like a runaway win for the Patriots, the Warren Warriors slowly came back to win ...

Warren baseball hustles past Morgan

VINCENT — Warren capped off a very successful week Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader sweep of the visiting Morgan Raiders. Kurt Taylor tossed six scoreless innings to lead the Warriors to a 7-3 win in the opener while Warren spotted Morgan three runs in the night cap before rallying for ...