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Roundup: Williamstown defense dominates Magnolia, 27-0

WILLIAMSTOWN — For the first time in more than four decades, Magnolia suffered a season-opening shutout as the Blue Eagle offense never got untracked here Friday night, falling 27-0 to host Williamstown. The 1-1 Yellowjackets of head coach Terry Smith, who play at Marietta next Friday, led ...

Pios hoping to overcome injuries in season opener

Marietta College is banged up. Heading into Saturday’s season opener against Hiram, the Pioneers will be without a handful of players who entered the preseason as projected starters, while several others will try to play through minor injuries. Still, MC head coach Andy Waddle is optimistic ...

Marietta High boys overpower Big Reds, 8-0

PARKERSBURG — Marietta High senior forwards Ryan Mannix and Ethan Feathers both found the back of the net three times, combining for six out of the team’s eight goals as the Tigers handed the Parkersburg Big Reds an 8-0 setback and improved to 6-0 on the season Thursday night at Stadium ...

Courtney Schuck scores two goals, MHS girls beat Parkersburg

DEVOLA — Courtney Schuck was the difference at the offensive end of the pitch. The talented junior midfielder scored two first-half goals to lead Marietta High to 2-0 triumph over Parkersburg High Thursday night in girls’ soccer action at Jerry Brock Field. “I had lots of good ...

Catholic outlasts Williamstown in five-set thriller

WILLIAMSTOWN — In the season opener for both Little Kanawha Conference volleyball programs here Thursday evening, host Williamstown won the first two sets — 25-20 and 25-23 — before watching rival Parkersburg Catholic rally to capture the match by taking the final three sets — 25-21, ...

Cross country: Jeremy Anderson Invitational Saturday

BEVERLY — Jeremy “Gem” Anderson was one of the greatest long distance runners to ever compete at Fort Frye High and Shawnee State University. The cross country and track standout still holds the Cadet record in the 3200 (9:40.59) and 5K (16:09.20), and was a member of the school’s ...

Warrior volleyball splits with South, Morgantown at tri

PARKERSBURG — Makenna Gibson’s kill from a Lauren Somerville assist sealed match point for host Parkersburg South against Warren here Wednesday evening inside Rod Oldham Athletic Center as the Patriots opened their campaign with a triangular split. In the opener, head coach Becky ...

Marietta, Warren both 1-0 headed into Friday’s rivalry game at Don Drumm

A shootout may be in the forecast when Marietta High hosts Warren High in a rivalry football game at 7 p.m. Friday night at Don Drumm Stadium. Both Washington County schools are coming off impressive season opening wins with the Jason Schob-coached Tigers downing Morgan, 56-14, at DDS, and the ...

‘Jank’ having a solid year on the golf course

Hannah Jankauskas Warren Year: senior Age: 17 GPA: 3.0 Favorite subject: science Sport: golf, soccer (freshman year) College: Otterbein University Major: allied health Family: Joe and Cathy Jankauskas (father and mother); Lauren Hilverding (older sister), Josh Jankauskas ...

Fort, Waterford, Frontier seek 2-0 starts

BELPRE — To say the Belpre Golden Eagles have as tough a schedule as anyone to open the 2019 campaign would be a major understatement. Belpre opened things up last week at Fort Frye and gave the reigning regional champion Cadets all they wanted for the first 24 minutes of the game before ...

Magnolia, Williamstown renew rivalry Friday

PARKERSBURG — The old adage in football goes teams make the most improvements between Weeks 1 and 2 of the regular season. Real game action brings to the surface pluses and minuses. Video review adds to the dissection of programs. Williamstown (0-1) hopes to make a positive jump when ...

Tigers Cruises By

DEVOLA -- Ryan Mannix doubled his team-high scoring total -- plus one. The senior striker set a single-game school record with six goals as Marietta High blanked Coshocton High, 11-0, Tuesday night in East Central Ohio League boys' soccer action at Jerry Brock Field. Mannix went from five ...

Yellowjackets shutout Wood Christian

WILLIAMSTOWN — With city bragging rights on the line in soccer, it was Williamstown who came out on top of Wood County Christian in a 3-0 Tuesday evening shutout at WCC. The teams matched efforts in the early going, as defense reigned supreme for a large chunk of the first half. In the 3rd ...

Tigers Prevail

VINCENT — Sean Fournier is equally adept at splitting the uprights and hitting the back of the net. After converting eight consecutive extra-point kicks on the football gridiron Friday evening, the Marietta High senior standout scored two goals to help the Tigers blank host Warren, 4-0, in ...

Williamstown falls to Bridgeport, 4-1

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown girls soccer coach Ben Rinehart knew Bridgeport was going to be a strong early-season test for his squad. He was proven right, as the Indians came away with a 4-1 victory Saturday afternoon. It was Williamstown’s first loss of the season. The Yellowjackets ...

Marietta wins 4-3 thriller over Alexander

DEVOLA — Thursday’s Division II Southeast District showdown between host Marietta and Alexander was worth the price of admission. Sean Fournier’s goal on a penalty kick with 11 minutes left lifted the Tigers to a 4-3 victory at Jerry Brock Field. Marietta improved to 3-0 and plays rival ...

Cadets take care of business against Belpre, 34-12

BEVERLY — After clinging to a one-point lead at halftime in Friday night’s season opener against Belpre, Fort Frye played vintage Cadet football in the second half to pull away to a 34-12 win over the Golden Eagles. After allowing Belpre to score a pair of second quarter touchdowns to ...

Marietta High dominant in season opener

After spotting Morgan High an early touchdown, Marietta High got down to work. The Tigers (1-0) responded with 49 unanswered points en route to a 56-14 triumph over the Raiders (0-1) Friday night in a season opening football game at Don Drumm Stadium. “We started off about as bad we could ...

Williamstown drops season opener to Wheeling Central

WHEELING, W.Va. — The Wheeling Central offense is filled with a lot of motion. The Maroon Knights will spread you wide, find the holes and make the big play. They will push you around thanks to an offensive line that is normally one of the best in Class A. But with a three-year starter ...

Prep football roundup: Frontier, Waterford come away with week one wins

Frontier 61, Paden City 6 NEW MATAMORAS — J.D. Schmidt had a breakout performance for the Frontier Cougars Friday. The sophomore quarterback was 12 for 16 for 309 yards and five touchdowns through the air while also rushing twice for 14 yards and a touchdown. For good measure, he threw a ...