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Sports Talk: Are we sure big time college sports betting is a good thing? 

While Ohio won’t be ready in time to accept college sports bets, three other states make history this weekend as the first outside of Nevada to allow mass legalized collegiate gambling in the United States. New Jersey, Delaware and Mississippi become first states flaunting victory after a ...

Marietta, PHS boys play to 2-2 draw

DEVOLA — Marietta High was 2 minutes and 19 seconds away from a win on the pitch. But it was at that time on the clock that Parkersburg High senior captain Isaiah Owen booted home the equalizer, and the two cross river rivals ended up tying 2-2 in boys’ soccer action at Jerry Brock Field ...

Yellowjackets’ cross country runner Ella Hesson repeats at event

Williamstown sophomore Ella Hesson successfully defended her cross country title here Saturday morning at the 19th annual Elizabeth S. Broughton Memorial and the Ritchie County boys claimed top team honors, thanks to a solid finishing pack for head coach Holli Vaughan. Hesson, who set the ...

Marietta dominant in opener vs. Morgan

McCONNELSVILLE — Nearly everything went Marietta’s way in a season-opening 41-0 victory over Morgan Friday night. The Tigers were sharp on offense, on the ground and in the air, and the defense pitched a shutout as the Tigers ran away with the victory. “It’s a good start,” said ...

Waterford wallops Sciotoville East, 55-0

WATERFORD — Payback was severe. Waterford High avenged last season’s Ohio Division VII playoff loss to Sciotoville East with a 55-0 trouncing of the visiting Tartans in a season-opening football game at Wildcat Field Friday night. “Our kids played outstanding,” said WHS head coach ...

Fort Frye blitzes Belpre, 42-14 in season opener

BELPRE — The Fort Frye Cadets opened the 2018 football season by scoring on their first four possessions and never looked back as they rolled to a 42-14 win over the Belpre Golden Eagles Friday night at Ralph Holder Stadium. Senior running back Evan Schob ran for 122 yards and a pair of ...

Williamstown falls to Wheeling Central, 33-0

WILLIAMSTOWN — Defending Class A state champion Wheeling Central and head coach Mike Young opened its season in stride here Thursday night as the Maroon Knights blanked host Williamstown, 33-0. The Yellowjackets missed a couple of big-play opportunities in the first half and the two-headed ...

Broughton Invitational race Saturday

Fort Frye senior Justin Anderson and Williamstown sophomore Ella Hesson each will be seeking to repeat as a 5K winner at Saturday’s scheduled 19th annual Elizabeth S. Broughton Memorial Cross Country Invitational at the Broughton Nature & Wildlife Area in Marietta. All the racing ...

Morgantown hands PHS 45-35 setback

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Morgantown seniors Ty Konchesky and Nick Malone go way back. In fact, they go so far back that Konchesky can barely remember how they met. “We’ve been best friends before I can even get into my head,” Konchesky said. “I can’t even think back that far.” Now, ...

Full prep football slate tonight

It’s still hot outside, but the high school football season is upon us. Williamstown and Parkersburg High may have kicked it off Thursday night, but tonight practically everybody else in the Mid-Ohio Valley will be in action on the gridiron. Marietta, 5-5 last year, heads up Ohio 60 to ...

Waterford volleyball wins season-opener vs. Morgan

WATERFORD — Allex Teters finished with a double-double. The senior outside hitter had 14 digs and 10 kills to help Waterford High sweep Morgan High, 25-23, 25-19 and 25-16, in a season and home volleyball opener at the Cooper Annex Wednesday night. Teters also added three service aces for ...

Tiger golf drops tri-match to Parkersburg, South

VIENNA — Garrett Ballway turned in a 4-over-par 40 here Wednesday evening on the front nine at the Parkersburg Country Club to win medalist honors as host Parkersburg topped rival Parkersburg South and Marietta in a triangular golf match. Parkersburg South No. 1 golfer Zach Redmon challenged ...

Belpre seeks volunteers for cross country meet

BELPRE — Belpre City Schools is seeking volunteers for the city’s first home cross country meet in more than 40 years. The Belpre XC Invitational will be held Sept. 15 at the Belpre Civitan Park, with open courses beginning at 8 a.m. and school races beginning at 10 a.m. More than a dozen ...

Win No. 400: Marietta boys blank Dover, 3-0, for milestone victory

DEVOLA — History was made at Jerry Brock Field Tuesday night. The Marietta High boys’ soccer program notched a milestone 400th win when the Tigers blanked Dover High, 3-0, in a season opening and East Central Ohio League match. “I was here for 100, 200, 300, and now 400,” said MHS ...

Cadets Roll

BELPRE — Fort Frye has gotten off to a good start on the volleyball court. After sweeping Morgan in its season and home opener Saturday, FFHS (2-0) went on the road Monday and did the same to Belpre, 25-10, 25-12, and 25-15. “It’s awesome to me to see them grow and how far we’ve ...

Kogo wins News and Sentinel Half Marathon again; claims eighth career crown

PARKERSBURG — The News and Sentinel Half Marathon has been held 32 times. Following another dominating effort on Saturday morning, 25 percent of those titles belong to Kenyan Julius Kogo. Kogo, who is now 32, ran the 13.1-mile course in a victorious time of 1 hour and 4 minutes flat to ...

Warren Confident

VINCENT — Warren High enjoyed a 15-win season on the volleyball court last season. Head coach Michelle Tyo believes that a 2018 run is not far-fetched. “Warren volleyball is hoping to have another successful season,” said the sixth-year Warriors boss. From the 15-7 squad, Warren ...

’Jackets soccer top-heavy with seniors

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown High will be fielding a veteran boys’ soccer team this upcoming season. Those 13 juniors on the Yellowjacket roster last year are now seniors. “These guys have known each other for a long, long time,” said first-year WHS boys’ head coach Jason Hill. ...

Waterford volleyball team has talent, experience

WATERFORD — Waterford High is senior-loaded for the second straight year on the volleyball floor. “I am very excited about this upcoming season,” said second-year WHS head coach Kim Barker. “It is going to be a different look than last year, but we’ve got a lot of talent.” With ...