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Doddridge County upends Williamstown, 20-7

WILLIAMSTOWN — Doddridge County head man Bobby Burnside requested great effort from his team on the road at Williamstown Friday evening. Ask and you shall receive, coach. His Bulldog defense stifled a high-powered Yellowjacket offense and forced five turnovers in a 20-7 win. Running back ...

Cadets romp Magnolia, complete perfect regular season

NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. — Fort Frye scored five touchdowns in the first quarter and four more in the second to run away with a 69-8 win over Magnolia Friday night. The Cadets competed a perfect 10-0 regular season and will now await their first-round playoff matchup. Tyler Fisher ran for ...

Marietta’s Courtney Schuck named district player of year

Courtney Schuck can take a bow. The talented Marietta High junior midfielder recently was honored as the Southeast District Division I Player of the Year in girls’ soccer. Also a first-team all-district selection, Schuck was instrumental in helping the Tigers post a 16-2-0 overall record ...

Catholic tops Webster County in shootout

PARKERSBURG — Jeb Boice’s big game helped Parkersburg Catholic keep its playoff hopes alive, as a 67-38 win over Webster County on Thursday ended their regular season at 6-4. The Crusader faithful made their presence known at Parkersburg High School’s Stadium Field, as Senior Night ...

Historic Tigers soccer season comes to an end

CHILLICOTHE — Marietta High had a good run. But its playoff journey came to an abrupt halt on a rainy Wednesday night when it dropped a 5-1 decision to second-ranked Tippecanoe High in a D2 regional semifinal at Herrnstein Field at the Obadiah Harris Family Athletic Complex at Chillicothe ...

Frontier plays River in search of first postseason berth since 2004

NEW MATAMORAS — Head Coach Russ Morris enjoys the fact that people are talking about Frontier football in Week 10 of the season. A year ago, that wasn’t the case when the Cougars finished 2-8. But this fall, Frontier is 7-2 and battling for a playoff berth in Ohio Division VII, Region 27. ...

Waterford could clinch home game with win vs. Belpre

BELPRE — The Waterford Wildcats and Belpre Golden Eagles will be playing for different reasons on the Golden Eagles’ senior night at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Ralph Holder Stadium. Already clinching a return trip to the Division VII, Region 27 playoffs with a 7-2 seven to record on the ...

Fullerton, Ackley, Caldwell girls to run at state meet

BELPRE — Eli Fullerton was slowed down a little bit at the start of last Saturday’s D3 regional cross country run at Pickerington North. But the Belpre junior standout was able to recover and finished third overall to clinch a berth at this Saturday’s 1:30 p.m. Cross Country State ...

Williamstown girls cross country eyeing 3-peat

WILLIAMSTOWN — Class A girls’ cross country teams attempting to end the two-year reign of the Williamstown Yellowjackets received bad news after Wednesday’s Class AA/A Region IV meet. Yellowjacket head coach Larry Cassady’s young ladies, Class A regional champions, would have the ...

Williamstown to take on Doddridge in W.Va. Class A showdown

WILLIAMSTOWN — No. 2 rated Doddridge County travels to Williamstown Friday night to take on the No. 3 Yellowjackets in a pivotal Class A contest. The game will not only pit two of the best teams in the state of West Virginia against one another but also be a battle between two of the ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Football Statistical Leaders

SCORING Name, school TD FG 2 1 PTS Mark Rucker, Tyler 26 0 16 0 188 Ty Moore, Wtown 19 0 2 0 118 Logan Vance, Clay 17 0 5 0 112 Jeb Boice, Catholic 18 0 1 0 110 Tyler Fisher, Ft. Frye 17 0 1 0 104 Dawson Tharp, Webster 16 0 3 1 103 Garrett Owens, Ritchie 15 0 3 0 96 Reece ...

Tigers in regional semifinal: Marietta vs. Tippecanoe in battle of unbeatens

Marietta High’s boys’ soccer team will be looking to advance past the Sweet 16 round for the first time in the program’s history. “It has not been a kind round for us,” said MHS boss Todd Morris, whose Tiger booters are scheduled to play Tippecanoe High in an OHSAA Division II ...

Soccer honors: Marietta’s Jake Craven district MVP, Ryan Mannix league MVP

Marietta High will be featuring several highly decorated soccer players on the pitch when it plays second-ranked Tippecanoe High in an Ohio D2 regional semifinal at 7 p.m. today at Chillicothe High. Seven of the 11 Tiger starters recently were selected as All-Southeast District honorees, and ...

Record-setting Warriors finish season Friday

VINCENT — A couple of short years ago, Warren High quarterbacks coach Shawn Taylor sat in the coach’s football office at the school, and predicted his son would break his passing records before all was said and done. Well, guess what...Kurt Taylor has done just that. After completing 32 ...

Marietta College renames baseball park

Following six months of renovations, Marietta College is excited to announce its baseball facility will now be called Don and Sue Schaly Field at Pioneer Park. “I am confident that alumni of the program will be ecstatic to know we are reintroducing Pioneer Park into the name,” said Brian ...

Williamstown girls ousted by Winfield

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Maybe Winfield doesn’t have one, goal-hoarding superstar anymore — and maybe, that’s OK. Because on Tuesday night, the interplay between all of Winfield’s attackers proved to be the difference as the Generals overcame a tough Williamstown squad 3-0 in a Class ...

Winfield Waiting for Williamstown

WILLIAMSTOWN —The Williamstown Yellowjacket girls’ soccer team is a win away from moving on to the Class AA-A state semifinals. They face a familiar foe on the road in the Winfield General at 5 p.m. tonight,, a team that bested the ‘Jackets in last season’s Region IV final en route ...

Tigers win for Jake

LOGAN — With a 1-0 lead in the second half, top-seeded Marietta High needed an insurance goal. It got two instead, and went on to defeat Alexander High, 3-1, to claim the Tiger boys’ soccer program’s ninth district championhip on a rainy Saturday at Logan Chieftain ...

Williamstown turns it on in 2nd half to beat Catholic

PARKERSBURG — A strong second half from Ty Moore, Brayden Modesitt and the rest of the Williamstown Yellowjackets was more than enough to handle Parkersburg Catholic in a 45-14 victory on a rainy Saturday night at Parkersburg High School’s Stadium Field. The win sets up Williamstown for ...

Valiant effort: Pioneers fall to No. 11 John Carroll

MARIETTA — For a few minutes late in the game it looked like Marietta College might just pull off an upset and capture their first ever win against the No. 11-ranked John Carroll Blue Streaks on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Don Drumm Stadium. A furious fourth quarter Pioneer comeback bid ...