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Shenandoah defeats Caldwell in 14-6 slugfest

SARAHSVILLE — Caldwell needed a win over Shenandoah Friday night along with a little bit of help to extend its season by clinching a spot in the postseason that begins next week. For a while it looked like the Redskins just might find a way to slip in but on a frigid, rainy night things ...

High School Football Roundup

River 18, Frontier 7 HANNIBAL, Ohio — Down 12-0, Frontier had the ball at River’s 1-yard line looking to cut the deficit in half Friday night. However, the Cougars lost a fumble a River went on to claim an 18-7 victory as Frontier finished the 2018 season 2-8. Dennis Hunter’s ...

’Jackets succumb to Doddridge rushing attack

WEST UNION, W.Va. — The running game played a huge part in one of the best games in the Mountain State this season on a rainy, muddy evening Friday at Doddridge County’s Cline Stansberry Stadium. Doddridge running back Hunter America ran 42 times for 310 yards and scored both Bulldog ...

Waterford netters upset by Paint Valley in 5 sets

JACKSON — Waterford High was in the driver’s seat and flirting with a sweep. But after winning the first two sets 25-17 and 25-16, the top-seeded Wildcats had a meltdown and dropped three in a row to fifth-seeded and underdog Bainbridge Paint Valley, 22-25, 11-25, and 10-15, in an OHSAA ...

Pioneers look to bounce back vs. Baldwin Wallace

Marietta College nearly pulled off one of the biggest wins in program history last week. The Pioneers ultimately lost 27-24 at 10th-ranked John Carroll, a program they’ve never beaten, but proved they can hang with one of the best teams in Division III. People clearly took notice of the ...

Fort Frye volleyball advances to district final

BYESVILLE — Fort Frye High was at the top of its game. Everything seemed to click as the top-seeded and PVC champion Cadet netters swept fifth-seeded New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 25-17, 25-20, and 25-14, in an OHSAA Division IV district semifinal volleyball match at ...

Local teams, runners hoping to qualify for state meet

Trent Sayre, Eli Fullerton, and Justin Anderson each has competed at the state cross country meet in November. As regional qualifiers, the Washington County trio will be seeking to accomplish that goal again at 11 a.m. this upcoming Saturday at Pickerington North. They’re also hoping to be ...

Playoff implications at stake in Belpre-Waterford matchup

WATERFORD — Waterford High needs a win, and so does Belpre High. But only one will cap regular-season and Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division football play on a high note at the Waterford Elementary School gridiron at 7:30 p.m. this Friday night. “It should be a great game Friday ...

Fort Frye’s Kasey Buchanan a power hitter at the net

Kasey Buchanan Fort Frye Nicknames: Kase, Lola Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 4.0 Favorite subject: math (with Mr. Sleek) Sports: volleyball, basketball (freshman year) Volleyball position: middle hitter Volleyball achievement: 1,000-plus kills School activities: National Honor ...

Fort Frye, Marietta, Warren, Frontier all on road this week

FORT FRYE at STEUBENVILLE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (Saturday) STEUBENVILLE — The undefeated Fort Frye Cadets have already clinched their fourth consecutive appearance in the playoffs, now they will look to host a playoff game in Beverly by defeating a very good Catholic Central team Saturday night ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Football Statistical Leaders

RUSHING Player, School Att Yds Avg TD Hunter America, Dodd. 165 1,883 11.4 32 Ty Sturm, Catholic 178 1,742 9.8 21 Jesse Collins, Belpre 184 1,507 8.2 n/a Tyler Moler, PHS 190 1,248 6.6 11 Reece Nutter, Webster 151 1,223 8.1 15 RJ Evans, Ripley 169 1,215 7.2 17 Jeb Boice, ...

MHS boys top Fairfield Union, on to district finals

LOGAN — While Marietta High was playing good heads-up soccer on offense, Mason Wittekind was giving it a boost on D. “We lost Jackson Graham with a fractured foot in our last game, and Mason stepped in at the left back position tonight and did a great job,” said MHS head coach Todd ...

’Jackets fall in regional finals

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — As good teams do more often than not, Winfield took advantage of more Williamstown mistakes than vice versa during both Class AA/A Region IV finals Tuesday night at Point Pleasant High School. Both Generals’ teams advanced to the state semifinals after dual 3-0 ...

Williamstown girls win middle school volleyball title

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County middle school volleyball championship match came down to a deciding third set between the top two teams, Jackson and Williamstown, Tuesday night at Parkersburg South. And the #2 seed Yellowjackets prevailed over the top-seeded Generals 25-23, 11-25, 25-14 to ...

State awaits Yellowjackets

WILLIAMSTOWN — The goal is the same. The opponent from the same school. Beating Winfield’s boys’ and girls’ soccer teams are the only thing left to do for the respective Williamstown netter programs. A win puts the Yellowjackets in the state semifinals on Nov. 2 on the pitch at Paul ...

Fort Frye netters cruise

BEVERLY — Kasey Buchanan celebrated her 18th birthday Saturday with a prep volleyball career milestone. The 6-foot senior middle hitter recorded her 1,000th kill as top-seeded Fort Frye claimed an OHSAA Division IV sectional championship with a 25-12, 25-13, 25-10 sweep of 12th-seeded ...

LKC Volleyball Runner-Up

KIDWELL — Tyler Consolidated’s six seniors accomplished one of their season-long goals here Saturday night as the Silver Knights defeated Parkersburg Catholic 25-22, 23-25, 25-20 and 25-13 to win the Little Kanawha Conference volleyball championship. Libero Peyton Kocher, who had a ...

Marietta falls short versus JC

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio — Marietta College ran out of last-second magic this week as the Pioneers fell to No. 10 ranked John Carroll University, 27-24, Saturday afternoon in Don Shula Stadium. The loss drops Marietta to 6-1 overall and 5-1 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. John Carroll is ...

PVC champs: Fort Frye tops Shenandoah, 31-12

BEVERLY — It was a Senior Night to remember for the nine seniors on the Fort Frye Cadet football team. Not only did the Cadet senior class win their 40th game with a 31-12 win over Shenandoah but they also clinched their fourth consecutive Pioneer Valley Conference title. “I can’t say ...

Warren upends Alexander for 2nd win of season

VINCENT—The Warren Warriors claimed a victory on their home field against Alexander, 33-21, Friday. Warren took the early lead on its second drive with Brandon Simoniette throwing a TD pass to Clay Miller with success on the extra point from kicker Ethan Yost to make the score 7-0 ...