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Waterford returns to diamond, bests Belpre 14-4

BELPRE — Buoyed by a five-run top of the first, visiting Waterford posted a 14-4 six-inning triumph versus Belpre here on a chilly Thursday evening at Civitan Park. The Wildcats of skipper Doug Huffman, who were playing for the first time in 10 days, upped their record to 3-1. The Golden ...

’Jackets improve to 9-0

WILLIAMSTOWN — With a 12-0 mercy victory over visiting Tyler Consolidated Thursday, Williamstown baseball improved to 9-0 on the season. Cullen Cutright pitched a complete game, striking out nine and walking three to earn the mound victory. Leewood Molessa hit a grand slam in the fifth ...

Run, Doughty! Run! Tiger senior a cross country, track standout

Collin Doughty Marietta High Year: senior Age: 17 GPA: 3.3 Favorite subject: science Sports: cross country (4-year letter winner), track and field (junior and senior years), basketball (freshman and sophomore years) Hgt.: 6-foot-2 XC Achievement: D2 state qualifier as a junior ...

Belpre baseball clobbers Miller in twinbill

BELPRE — Exploding for 19 hits and tallying 30 runs, host Belpre bombarded Miller 30-1 in just five innings Saturday afternoon at Civitan Park to notch the Golden Eagles’ initial win of the season in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second-game 12-2 win, Belpre bested the Falcons ...

Pioneers drop 2

Marietta College struggled in the field in the opener, and wasn’t able to get a timely hit late in the nightcap. The Pioneers played a home-opening softball doubleheader Saturday at Marietta Field and suffered 8-2 and 8-6, setbacks, respectively, to Heidelberg University. “Our pitchers ...

Buckeye State boys make it three in a row vs. West Virginia, 114-108, in BACF

PARKERSBURG — The three-headed monster of River’s Lukas Isaly, Trimble’s Randy Hixson and Meadowbrook’s Trey Singleton proved to be a little too much for host West Virginia to handle here Friday night inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center as the Buckeyes defeated the Mountaineers, ...

Pioneers ready for doubleheaders vs. Heidelberg

Marietta College has had its way with Heidelberg University on the baseball diamond, dating back to 2015. The Brian Brewer-coached Pioneers own a six-game winning streak in the all-time series, and they’re hoping that trend continues when they play the Chad Fitzgerald-led Student Princes in ...

Buckeye State seeks 3rd straight BACF win vs. West Virginia

In Mark Romick’s 23-year tenure coaching River’s boys basketball team, opposing teams have come to expect a specific play style. “Our program is known for playing hard and getting after it,” Romick said. That’s what fans can count on seeing from the Ohio team in the 17th annual ...

Waterford foursome gets one more game together in BACF

The Ohio girls will have a Waterford flavor to them when the 17th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Basketball Classic tips off at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center at Parkersburg South High School. Not only will the Buckeye State be coached by Waterford boss ...

River’s Mark Romick has had success in BACF

The Ohio All-Stars are in good hands when Friday’s Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Classic boys basketball game tips off. That’s because Mark Romick, who just finished his 23rd year as River’s head coach, has been selected to lead the Buckeye State in the 17th annual BACF game ...

Jerry Close brings winning pedigree to Ohio girls

For the second time in three years, Jerry Close will be coaching the Ohio girls in the Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Basketball Classic. Close last coached in the BACF game in 2016, when West Virginia bested Ohio 94-86. Close and the Buckeye State will look to snap a three-game ...

Fort Frye’s Mya Sauls packs a punch as a leadoff batter

Mya Sauls Fort Frye Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 4.0 Favorite subject: sciences (biology) Sports: softball (Fort Frye varsity 4-year letter winner; also played for Buell Island Blaze), volleyball (freshman and sophomore seasons) Softball position(s): center field, shortstop, second ...

Wirt County star Aaron Peterman commits to Marietta College football

ELIZABETH, W.Va. — Marietta College head football coach Andy Waddle has a new “buck” on the team. Aaron Peterman, a senior at Wirt County High School, recently made his intentions known he will continue his career on the gridiron for the Division III Pioneers. “They are going to ...

David Stover, Pios knock off NCAA Division III No. 9 Frostburg

After four games in two days this weekend and with No. 9-ranked Frostburg State coming to town, Marietta College baseball coach Brian Brewer needed a good outing from senior David Stover on the mound Monday. He got it. The 6-foot-8 right-hander, who normally comes out of the bullpen, allowed ...

Washington County Tournament action underway

NEW MATAMORAS — Most high school baseball coaches would be content to have one solid lefthanded pitcher on their roster. Longtime Fort Frye head coach Sonny Bidwell is fortunate to have three on his team and all three of them were integral parts of a pair of shutout victories over a pair ...

BACF hoops rosters revealed

PARKERSBURG — The rosters for both the Ohio and West Virginia teams have been announced for the 17th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis (BACF) Basketball Classic that will take place on Friday, March 30 at Parkersburg South’s Rod Oldham Athletic Center. The Ohio vs. W.Va. girls ...

Washington County Challenge slated for Saturday

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier and Belpre will be the host sites Saturday for the third annual Washington County Baseball Classic which pits all six Washington County baseball teams against one another to open the 2018 season. Weather permitting, Frontier will play host to both Waterford and ...

Belpre’s Lauryn Simmons headed to Ohio Valley

BELPRE — A softball standout for Belpre High School, third baseman Lauryn Simmons is headed to play the sport in college for nearby Ohio Valley University in Vienna. Why Simmons chose OVU was because she “felt very comfortable going there and practicing with the team; the girls are so ...