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Marietta College’s Roger Walker carries the ball during a college football game against Otterbein this season at Don Drumm Stadium.

MC’s Walker repeats as All-American

SALEM, Va. — The accolades keep coming for Marietta College senior running back Roger Walker. Walker was named to the 2017 D3football.com All-American first team Friday evening. The All-American teams were released in conjunction with the NCAA Division III National Championship Stagg ...

Tigers fall to Blue Devils

Zanesville scored at least 20 points in all four quarters against Marietta Friday night, shooting 23 for 34 (67.6 percent) from the floor en route to an 81-58 victory at Sutton Gymnasium. Cameron Brooks-Harris poured in a game-high 35 points to lead the Blue Devils. Aronde Myers added 18 ...

Waterford’s Alli Kern drives to the basket during a high school basketball game Thursday against South Gallia. Photo by Ron Johnston.

Waterford Wildcats fly past South Gallia, 70-15

WATERFORD — Waterford High’s starters rested in the fourth quarter. The Wildcats never trailed en route to a 70-15 triumph over visiting South Gallia in a Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division girls’ basketball game at the Cooper Annex Thursday night. “I love it when everyone gets ...

Parkersburg Catholic’s Emma Gardner (50) lets go of a pass as St. Marys’ Ciara Bennett (right) and PCHS teammate Madison Ross (22) watch Thursday night. Catholic won 71-39. Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn.

Crusaderettes roll over St. Marys, 71-39

PARKERSBURG — A 37-11 run in a span of 12:27 to close the first half propelled host Parkersburg Catholic into a commanding 44-16 margin en route to a 71-39 girls basketball victory over St. Marys Thursday night. The win pushed PCHS out to a 4-0 record, while the loss left the visiting Blue ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Warren’s Kate Liston drives and goes up for a basket during a high school girls basketball game against Parkersburg South Wednesday in Vincent. South won, 48-42.

Warren loses early lead, falls to Patriots 48-42

VINCENT — To say Parkersburg South senior guard Devin Hefner took over Wednesday evening’s clash against Warren would be a little bit of an understatement. With her team trailing by six points with four and a half minutes to play in the game, Hefner scored 12 consecutive points to turn a ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Marietta High’s Hannah Kroft goes up for a basket during a high school girls basketball game against Cambridge Wednesday at Sutton Gymnasium. Cambridge won, 65-32.

Tigers falter vs. Bobcats

Marietta High had a good start. But then the Tigers faded fast after the opening period and dropped a 65-32 decision to undefeated Cambridge High in East Central Ohio League girls’ basketball action at Sutton Gym Wednesday night. “You know, that’s just a glimpse of what they can ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Marietta College’s Alexis Enochs, left, drives to the basket during a college women’s basketball game earlier this season at Ban Johnson Arena.

Pioneers face off vs. Wilmington Quakers Saturday

Marietta College took another tumble in the national rankings. After being as high as No. 6 in the D3hoops.com men’s top 25 poll a couple of games ago, the Pioneers (6-2 overall, 1-2 Ohio Athletic Conference) slipped to 13th last week and are now 20th. Jon VanderWal is more concerned, ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Waterford girls golf coach Cris Baker, far left, is pictured after the Wildcats won the 2017 Waterford Invitational at Lakeside Golf Course in Beverly. Baker was named the 2017 Ohio Girls Golf Coach of the Year.

Waterford’s Baker named Ohio Golf Coach of the Year

WATERFORD — Cris Baker bleeds green and white. OK, OK, not really. But the Waterford High golf coach is a dedicated Wildcat through and through. “I am a true Wildcat,” Baker said. “I graduated from Waterford High School and our four children all graduated from Waterford High ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Marietta High senior Caleb Scharff had his signing ceremony Monday at Sutton Gymnasium. Next fall, Scharff will be a member of the Ohio Valley University golf team. Pictured above, from left to right, Chad Deem (MHS golf coach), Mandy Scharff (mother), Caleb Scharff, Brian Scharff (father) and Madelyn Scharff (sister).

Marietta’s Scharff to golf at Ohio Valley

Caleb Scharff was a key member of one of the most talented classes ever to compete in golf at Marietta High School. Scharff is hoping that success continues at the collegiate level, as he signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf at Ohio Valley University. “It’s just a good ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Marietta’s Caleigh Doan (43) drives with the ball against New Philadelphia during a high school girls basketball game last season at Sutton Gymnasium.

Tigers’ Doan an aspiring nurse, leader on basketball court

Caleigh Doan Marietta High/Washington State Community College Year: senior Age: 17 GPA: 3.4 Favorite subject: anatomy Sports: basketball, cross country Hgt.: 5-foot-9 College: Muskingum University Major: nursing Family: Jamie and Melissa Doan (father and mother) Question: ...

MIKE MORRISON The Marietta Times
Warren’s Josh Huffman backs down a Fort Frye defender during a high school boys basketball game Tuesday in Vincent.

Warriors jump all over Fort Frye in 56-36 victory

VINCENT — Troy Huck provided the energy while Jared Hall and Josh Huffman provided the points as the Warren Warriors rolled to a 56-36 win Tuesday evening over the visiting Fort Frye Cadets at the Warrior Coliseum in Vincent. Huck came up with six steals including four in the opening ...

Belpre’s Cole Knotts (3) guards Wahama’s Brady Bumgarner (23) during the host Golden Eagles’ 69-63 over the White Falcons Tuesday night.

Belpre boys earn win against Wahama

BELPRE — First-year Belpre head boys basketball coach Tyler Leasure gave a lot of the credit for the Golden Eagles’ 69-63 win over visiting Wahama Tuesday night to the talking-to at halftime to the team by some of its seniors without the coaches present. After that, Belpre, down 38-33 at ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Williamstown's Breanna Lowe, center, is defended by Wirt County's Taylor Anderson, left, and Shelby Simonton, right, during a high school girls basketball game Tuesday.

’Jackets beat Wirt County by 60

WILLIAMSTOWN — Everyone on the Williamstown High roster got playing time and scored. The Yellowjackets exploded for 43 first-quarter points en route to an 81-21 triumph over visiting Wirt County in Little Kanawha Conference basketball action Tuesday night. “I think we have 10 or 12 kids ...

Tigers beat Bobcats in OT

CAMBRIDGE — Mark Duckworth stole an inbound pass with two seconds left in overtime and assisted Anthony Avendano on a buzzer-beater to lift Marietta High to a 64-62 win over Cambridge Tuesday. Avendano, who finished with 12 points for the Tigers (1-3), scored six of Marietta’s eight ...

MIKE MORRISON The Marietta Times
Fort Frye’s MacKenzie White (13) takes a shot as Shenandoah’s Dany Dimmerling (15) defends during a high school girls basketball game Monday in Beverly.

Fort Frye holds off PVC foe Shenandoah, 44-38

BEVERLY — Shenandoah had all the intentions of taking early control of the Pioneer Valley Conference Monday night when it traveled to Fort Frye to take on a very young Lady Cadet squad. Trouble is, Fort Frye was not ready to relinquish its stranglehold on the conference quite yet as the ...

Marietta College’s Dillon Young (1) goes up for a basket during a college men’s basketball game against John Carroll Saturday at Ban Johnson Arena in Marietta. Photo courtesy of Nate Knobel.

No. 13 Pioneers upset by Blue Streaks, 93-82

Marietta College got outplayed in the second half. The nationally-ranked Pioneers squandered a 19-point first half advantage en route to a 93-82 setback to John Carroll University in an Ohio Athletic Conference men’s basketball game at Ban Johnson Arena Saturday afternoon. “A 19-point ...

Warren's Cole Hupp wrestles with New Lexington's Jacob Vance Saturday in the Hickory Grove Invitational at Warren High School. Vance won by decision in the 145-pound weight class. Photo Mike Morrison.

Warren grapplers win 3rd straight team title

VINCENT — Eight Warren High School grapplers claimed the top individual place in their respective classes as Warren claimed top team honors for the third consecutive season Saturday afternoon at the Hickory Grove Invitational at Warren High School. For the second consecutive season Warren ...

TOM PERRY The Marietta Times
Waterford’s Noah Huffman makes a move with the ball as Belpre’s Bailey Sprague defends during a high school boys basketball game Friday at the Harry Cooper Annex. Waterford won, 62-36.

Waterford comes alive in second half, beats Belpre

WATERFORD — After a sluggish first half, it wouldn’t have surprised many if Waterford coach Tom Simms had ripped into his players in the locker room. “I’m sure they were in there thinking the world was going to come to an end when I walked in,” said the Wildcats’ veteran boys ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Warren’s Seth Dennis (30) guards Meigs’ Nick Lilly during a high school boys basketball game Friday in Vincent.

Warriors breeze past Meigs, 68-27

VINCENT — Once Warren got going, there was nothing Meigs could do. The Warriors used a 19-2 run in the third quarter to pull away from the Marauders en route to a 68-27 victory Friday night. The win puts Warren at 2-1 on the year with Fort Frye visiting Tuesday. “We picked up the ...

JAY W. BENNETT The Marietta Times
Williamstown’s Jenna Pridemore and Clay County’s Kacey Butcher battle for a loose ball during the semifinals of Friday night’s Donnie Fenton Shootout.

Williamstown girls defeat Clay County, 83-53

WILLIAMSTOWN — Host Williamstown and Wheeling Central rolled to easy semifinal victories here Friday night in the annual Donnie Fenton Shootout as the Yellowjackets ran past Clay County 83-53 while the Maroon Knights put on a dominating effort in a 92-54 triumph versus Poca. Following an 11 ...