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’Jackets grab road win

RAVENSWOOD — Previously scoring 13 runs in Wednesday’s game against Cameron, visiting Williamstown needed every run it could muster as the Yellowjackets stole a 3-1 win over host Ravenswood Thursday night at Wright Field. Collecting four RBIs on Wednesday, ‘Jacket Ethan Tawney continue ...

Pioneer softball drops two to Denison University

GRANVILLE, Ohio — Denison University swept a nonconference doubleheader from Marietta College Thursday afternoon. The Big Red won the first game by the score of 3-0 and then took game, 3-1. Marietta slips to 11-9 overall, while Denison improves to 6-4 on the season. Denison’s Taryn ...

BACF missing biggest fan

PARKERSBURG — The 18th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis Basketball Classic it taking place at 5:30 p.m. today inside Parkersburg South’s Rod Oldham Athletic Center, but it’s happening without its biggest fan and advocate in attendance. It’s with this is mind that some people and ...

Cadets’ Luke Nelson hurls gem vs. Shenandoah

BEVERLY — When Luke Nelson needed to bear down, he was tough to hit. The Fort Frye High senior southpaw pitched a 3-hitter as the Cadets downed visiting Shenandoah, 3-1, Wednesday night in a Pioneer Valley Conference baseball opener. “Luke pitched a wonderful game today, and so did their ...

Pioneers fall by one run to Wooster

WOOSTER — No. 8 ranked Wooster overcame six errors and held on to defeat Marietta College by the score of 8-7 Wednesday afternoon at Art Murray Field. The Pioneers are now 6-10 overall, while the Fighting Scots improve to 7-4 on the season. Wooster notched four of their 10 base hits in the ...

Marietta baseball claims Washington County tourney again

To say the Marietta Tigers have come out of the gates swinging it to begin the 2019 baseball campaign would be a major understatement. The Tigers pounded out 14 hits Tuesday night as they rolled to an 11-1, five-inning win over the Fort Frye Cadets to claim their fourth consecutive Washington ...

Warren bats silent in loss to Union

VINCENT — Warren High first-year softball skipper and third base coach Katie Dickson would’ve appreciated some company over at the corner. The Warriors managed just two hits and had no baserunner reach third in a 7-0 setback to visiting Fairfield Union High Tuesday evening. “We’re ...

Tiger bats hot in wins vs. Warren, Caldwell

VINCENT — Marietta High got off to a hot start Saturday in the Washington County Tournament, defeating Caldwell 17-0 before besting rival Warren 9-1 to begin the 2019 baseball season 2-0. Warren won earlier in the day, defeating Caldwell 12-2. The Tigers will play Fort Frye Monday at Legion ...

Fort Frye defeats Waterford, Belpre to advance

BEVERLY — The bats appear to be ahead of the arms judging by Saturday’s season opener for Fort Frye, Waterford and Belpre as they did battle in the Washington County Tournament at Fort Frye High School. The three schools combined to score 59 runs in the three games while pounding out 56 ...

Williamstown girls win Jobes Invite

PARKERSBURG — The 2019 Ryan Jobes Invitational at PHS Stadium Field is in the books, and local teams had quite the time with local placers in several events. In girls’ action, Williamstown took the top spot in total team points. With 136 points, they toppled runner-up Ritchie County by 41, ...

Marietta College skipper Brian Brewer earns 500th career win

BEREA, Ohio — Marietta College defeated Baldwin Wallace University by the score of 3-2 in the second game of an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader Sunday (March 24) afternoon giving head coach Brian Brewer his 500th win as the Pioneers' skipper. Brewer, in his 16th season as Marietta's ...

Waterford’s Emily Kern commits to Heidelberg

WATERFORD — Emily Kern is known for her hustle and defensive prowess on the girls’ basketball hardwood. Those qualities should serve the Waterford High senior guard well at the collegiate level. At 8 a.m Friday morning, March 22, in a commitment ceremony in the Harry Cooper Annex gym at ...

Marietta College goes 1-1 vs. La Roche

After dropping four consecutive games including a 15-9 first game loss to La Roche College, the Marietta College Pioneers were in dire need of some solid pitching in the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader at Don Schaly Stadium. The Etta Express got just what they needed from a pair of ...

Pioneer softball sweeps Presidents

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Marietta College swept a non-conference doubleheader at Washington & Jefferson College Wednesday afternoon. The Pioneers won the first game, 5-2, and completed the sweep with a 7-6 win in game two. Marietta improves to 9-5 overall, while the Presidents slip to 5-7 on the ...

Catholic’s Cade Ullman in charge

CHARLESTON — Fresh off a historic run to the state championship, Webster County leads the way on the Class A all-state team with a pair of first-team selections in Dorian Groggs and Tyler Gray. Parkersburg Catholic’s Cade Ullman was chosen as the first-team captain for the all-state team ...

Catholic Duo Honored

HUNTINGTON — A dozen years passed before Parkersburg Catholic’s girls basketball team earned the opportunity to play for the program’s tenth state title. Junior Madeline Huffman (15.7 points, 5.5 assists, 3.4 steals per game) and sophomore Aaliyah Brunny (16.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, ...

’Jackets struggle vs. South

WILLIAMSTOWN— The Parkersburg South Patriots rushed out to a early 10-0 lead going in the bottom of third, but the Williamstown Yellowjackets scored three to force it past three innings, but the Yellowjackts rally was ended by a Paige Adams three-run blast in the bottom the seventh with two ...

Webster rallies past Crusaders in state finals

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — History isn’t made very often on the hardwood, but Webster County became the first Mountain State team to go 28-0 here Saturday afternoon as the Highlanders rallied past Parkersburg Catholic in the Class A state championship game for a 47-40 victory. Dorian Groggs, who ...

Pioneers fall to Adrian

MOUNT BERRY, Georgia — Adrian College jumped on the Etta Express early and went on to defeat Marietta College, 8-4, Sunday afternoon on the campus of Berry College. The Pioneers slipped to 4-7 on the season, while Adrian improves to 7-1 overall. The Bulldogs scored in each of the first five ...

MC softball swept on final day of Florida trip

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Marietta College softball team was swept by the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, and the University of Dubuque on its final day in Florida Saturday. The Pioneers fell to the Pointers, 8-5 and dropped the second game to the Spartans, 7-5. Marietta returns home ...