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Jeremiah Stitt leads the way: Belpre’s big man scores 30 in win over Miller

BELPRE — Jerimiah Stitt was unstoppable on the inside, while Colby Bartley couldn’t be stopped on the outside. In the end, it was Stitt and the Belpre Golden Eagles who prevailed over Bartley’s Miller Falcons by a score of 83-73 Tuesday in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division ...

Waterford wins 3rd straight, defeats White Falcons 43-27

WATERFORD — Waterford High was all over Wahama High like syrup on a pancake. The Wildcats limited the White Falcons to four single-digit quarters en route to a 43-27 triumph Tuesday night in Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division boys’ basketball action at the Harry Cooper Annex. “We ...

Catholic ladies run by the Irish

CLARKSBURG — We’ve all heard the old adage, ‘Offense sells tickets, but defense wins chammpionships’. But when it comes to No. 2 ranked Parkersburg Catholic (15-1) that ‘old’ adage is as ‘young’ as the senior-less Crusaderettes. “We have a lot of respect for Notre Dame,” ...

Frontier rallies to defeat Valley

PINE GROVE, W.Va. — Kyle Daugherty scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help Frontier defeat Valley (Wetzel) 55-49 Tuesday. Logan Brookover added an 18-point, 14-rebound double-double for the Cougars, who evened their record at 8-8. Valley, which led 28-17 at halftime, got 14 ...

Crowned CADETS

BEVERLY — Morgan Borich fittingly was the game’s leading scorer on senior night. As the only final-year player on the Fort Frye roster, the 5-foot-10 wing tallied 13 points to lead the Cadets to a 52-23 triumph over visiting Shenandoah Monday night in Pioneer Valley Conference girls’ ...

Tigers’ Matt Bertram to play in Blue-Grey All-American Bowl

Matt Bertram is scheduled to be on ESPN3 TV at 11 a.m. Tuesday. That’s when the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl kicks off at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). The 18-year-old Bertram, who is a senior at Marietta High, is one of 64 players on ...

Belpre girls roll past TVC rival Miller by 22

BELPRE— The last time Belpre played Miller, it was a low-scoring win (32-29) but this time was different out of the gate Monday night. The Golden Eagles nearly doubled their point total from the early season game in a 63-41 win. Only a 20-16 Belpre (14-5) lead going into the second, the ...

Pioneers stop streaks

Marietta College defeated John Carroll 108-92 Saturday at Ban Johnson Arena, but Pioneers head coach Jon VanderWal was more impressed with a different margin. Marietta outrebounded the Blue Streaks 44-22, a dominating performance on the glass for a Marietta squad which improved to 17-2 ...

Waterford girls cooled off by South, 47-22

WATERFORD — Parkersburg South owned the whip hand. The Patriots limited Ohio-ranked Waterford High to three single digit quarters en route to a 47-22 triumph Saturday night in non-conference girls’ basketball action at the Harry Cooper Annex. “The kids have had a really good week of ...

Cadets fall to top-ranked Berlin Hiland, 60-41

BEVERLY — It’s hard enough to spot any team a 13-point first quarter lead....let alone the number one-ranked team in the state. Saturday night the Fort Frye Cadets fell behind 15-2 at the end of the first quarter to Berlin Hiland, the number one-ranked team in Division IV, and never ...

Sophomore helps Fort Frye knock off Shenandoah

BEVERLY — Fort Frye High played with a lot of ‘Hart.’ Nic Hart, that is. The 6-foot sophomore guard scored a game-high 19 points, 13 in the second quarter, to help lead the Cadets to a 51-40 triumph over visiting Shenandoah High Friday night in Pioneer Valley Conference boys basketball ...

Marietta boys fall to Quakers, 73-50

NEW PHILADELPHIA — Marietta High knocked down 11 3-pointers Friday night, but it wasn’t enough against a red-hot New Philadelphia team. The Quakers defeated the Tigers 73-50 for an East Central Ohio League victory, their 12th straight win to improve to 13-1. They also now have the ...

Caldwell boys fall to Barnesville, 80-65

CALDWELL — A fast and furious first quarter start by visiting Barnesville High held up on Friday night with a 80-65 victory over Caldwell High in boys’ hardwood action. Despite the chilly temperatures outside the gymnasium, the ‘Rocks displayed a red-hot shooting touch to seize the ...

Russell Young, Peyten Stephens help Waterford defeat Lancers

STEWART — Waterford trailed host Federal Hocking 28-27 at halftime Friday night before outscoring the Lancers 32-23 in the second half for a 59-51 victory. Russell Young posted 16 points, seven rebounds, five steals, four assists and four blocks in the win for the Wildcats. Peyten Stephens ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Basketball Statistical Leaders

GIRLS SCORING AVERAGE 21.8 - Mady Winters (Magnolia) 18.8 - Abi Haught (Ritchie) 18.6 - Josey Jones (Tyler) 18.2 - Aaliyah Brunny (Catholic) 17.2 - Kyndra Pilant (Magnolia) 16.9 - Josie Montgomery (Calhoun) 16.7 - Shay-Lee Kirby (PHS) 15.8 - Hannah Kroft (Marietta) 15.6 - ...

Waterford shuts down Federal Hocking in 43-13 win

WATERFORD — To say Thursday night’s Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division tussle between visiting Federal Hocking and the Waterford Wildcats was a bit of a sloppy one would be a major understatement. Even on a night when they certainly didn’t play their basketball, the Wildcats still ...

Patrick Copen helps Catholic run past Williamstown

PARKERSBURG — Cade Ullman’s 28 points helped his Parkersburg Catholic Crusaders surge past rival Williamstown by a final of 83-52 in a Thursday night LKC West contest. Patrick Copen chipped in with 26 points of his own in what was a statement night for him. After dropping a tight one ...

Belpre girls down Wahama

BELPRE — Kyanna Ray scored 17 points and Sydney Spencer added 12 on four 3-pointers as Belpre defeated Wahama 59-48 Thursday. The Golden Eagles, now 13-5 overall, led 17-14 after one quarter and 34-25 at halftime. They outscored Wahama 17-10 in the third to take a 51-35 advantage into ...

Jon VanderWal’s look was amusing, priceless

Early in the second half of Wednesday night’s men’s basketball game at the BanJo, Marietta College sophomore Tim Kreeger made a highlight film shot in the paint. The 6-foot-7 pivot player — who is right-handed — left-handed about a 10-foot hook off the glass to give the Pioneers a ...

Warren girls get revenge on Marietta, 52-42

VINCENT — On a night where they couldn’t seem to put it all together, the Warren Warriors still found a way to get a home win over the arch rival Marietta Tigers. Despite shooting just 21 percent in the opening half and making just 9-of-24 shots from the free-throw line in the game, the ...