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Jessica Hartsock’s 38 paces River View past Marietta

MARIETTA — Marietta was able to overcome a 19-point, second half deficit Saturday afternoon at Sutton Gymnasium against the visiting River View Black Bears. Unfortunately for the Tigers they were unable to turn their comeback into a victory as they came up on the short end of a ...

Fort Frye grad Tyler Engle selected to OVAC Hall of Fame

BELLAIRE -- The 16th class of Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Famers will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 17. Today, the first two members of the Class of 2019 are being announced by the Hall of Fame Committee. Representing the decade of the 2000s are Fort Frye's Tyler Engle and ...

Warren edges Fort Frye, 54-53, in thriller

VINCENT — Brandon Simoniette’s basket with 26 seconds left helped Warren High claim a 54-53 win over visiting Fort Frye Friday night. The Cadets (4-4) took a 53-52 lead on Zane Greenleaf’s bucket in the final minutes before Simoniette drove the lane and put in the go-ahead basket. Nic ...

Marietta snaps skid, upends Zanesville 45-41

ZANESVILLE — The opportunities were there for Zanesville. Yet, the Blue Devils couldn’t convert on Friday night. Zanesville missed its final seven shots of the game and was 3 of 7 at the foul line in the fourth quarter of a 45-41 loss to visiting Marietta in East Central Ohio League ...

Waterford tripped up by Trimble, 52-48

WATERFORD — For a while, it looked like the Waterford Wildcats were going to cruise to a victory Friday night in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division showdown with the visiting Trimble Tomcats. Unfortunately for the white and green, they were unable to make an 18-point first-half lead ...

Catholic starts hot, tops Williamstown

WILLIAMSTOWN —Aaliyah Brunny and Madeline Huffman were red hot. The Parkersburg Catholic High duo combined for 38 points to lead the Crusaderettes to a 61-46 triumph over host Williamstown High in Little Kanawha Conference girls’ basketball action Friday night. “Our girls tend to play ...

High School Basketball Roundup

BOYS BASKETBALL Wood County Christian 59, Teays Valley Christian 53 SCOTT DEPOT — Garrett Napier’s 24-point, 11-rebound double-double paced Wood County Christian in its seventh victory of the season, 59-53, over Teays Valley. Napier connected on 11 shots from inside the arc and 2 of ...

Waterford defense shines in 39-19 win over Belpre

WATERFORD — Waterford High put the clamps on Belpre High. The Wildcats limited the visiting Golden Eagles to four single-digit quarters en route to a 39-19 triumph in Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division girls’ basketball action Thursday night. “Defensively, I was real pleased,” ...

South rallies for win over Warren, 50-44

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South’s girls basketball team has had a few tough losses to start the 2018-19 campaign, but they battled through and defeated a game Warren team, 50-44. The Rod Oldham Athletic Center crowd witnessed a tight contest dripping with all the intensity and emotion ...

Parkersburg Catholic drops nail-biter, 60-59

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic survived dry spells without a field goal of 5:47 in the second quarter and 6:23 in the third to finally erase what was once a 13-point second-half deficit here Thursday to Charleston Catholic before falling in heart-breaking fashion to the Irish, ...

High School Basketball Roundup

BOYS BASKETBALL Spring Valley 67, Warren 60 RIO GRANDE, Ohio — Spring Valley’s CJ Meredith led all scorers with 30 points as the Timberwolves came away with the win againist Warren Warriors with the final score of 67-60 Thursday. Noah Nichols led the Warriors with 25 points. Warren ...

Cadets dominate their way to 65-16 win vs. Frontier

BEVERLY — About the only thing that Fort Frye High didn’t control was the opening tip-off. Other than that, the Cadets dominated the game, defeating visiting Frontier High, 65-16, Wednesday night in Pioneer Valley Conference girls’ basketball action. “We’re playing well, and we’re ...

Marietta College upsets Baldwin Wallace, 64-62

BEREA — The Marietta College women’s basketball team dispatched 20th-ranked Baldwin Wallace, 64-62, Wednesday at Ursprung Gymnasium. With the win, Marietta improved to 9-3 overall and 4-1 in Ohio Athletic Conference play, and Baldwin Wallace fell to 10-2 overall and 4-1 in the OAC. ...

Tiger swimmers back in action Saturday in Zanesville

With the holiday layoff, Marietta High’s swim teams should be rearing to go and are expected to be energized for Saturday’s 11 a.m. Southeast Ohio Swim League South Meet at the Muskingum Recreation Center in Zanesville. The Tigers have not competed in the pool since facing Parkersburg High ...

Local wrestlers close out 2018 on a winning note

Warren High’s Peyten Kellar and Trent Sayre each was a champion at last Saturday’s 25th annual Americas Best Value Inn Wrestling Tournament at St. Clairsville High. And, further south on the same day, at the Skyline Invitational at Gallia Academy, Waterford standout Haden Offenberger was ...

Tigers fall to Morgan, 59-49

When it mattered the most Marietta simply had no answer for Morgan big man Tyler Janes. Janes poured in 15 of his game-high 24 points in the second half while yanking down 12 rebounds to lead the Raiders to a 59-49 win over the Tigers in the final game of the River City High School Classic ...

Pioneers hit century mark in win versus Muskingum, 100-61

MARIETTA — The Marietta College women’s basketball team was in action Saturday as it defeated Muskingum, 100-61. With the win Marietta improved to 8-3 overall and 3-1 in the Ohio Athletic Conference while Muskingum fell to 1-11 overall and 0-5 in OAC play. Head coach Kole Vivian ...

Crusaders take down Ravenswood

PARKERSBURG — Ravenswood never led here Saturday night as host Parkersburg Catholic got game-highs in points from Cade Ullman (21) and assists from Jeb Boice (12) during the Crusaders’ 68-44 Little Kanawha Conference West Division victory. Head coach Rob Strcula’s club, which improved ...

Mixed results for Warriors at River City High School Classic

Thanks to a missed free-throw with three-tenths of a second left in the game, Warren High escaped with a 48-47 win over Whitehall-Yearling in a River City High School Classic basketball game Friday night at Marietta College’s Ban Johnson Arena. Down two with time running out, Whitehall’s ...

Fort Frye too much for Belpre to handle in a loss

BEVERLY — The only drawback to an ultra-successful football program like the Fort Frye Cadets have is the early toll it can take on its basketball program. After a bit of a slow start that saw them open 0-3, the Cadets have rallied to win four games in a row including Friday night’s 69-53 ...