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Trimble bests Waterford boys for TVC title

GLOUSTER — With the game securely in hand, Trimble senior Randy Hixson checked out of Wednesday’s makeup game with 31.7 seconds on the clock. Hixson received a bear hug from head coach Howie Caldwell, all while getting a standing ovation from the Bill White Gymnasium crowd. It ...

St. Marys, Catholic boys fall in regional co-finals

WHEELING, W.Va.—Buckets were falling at a rapid pace on Wednesday night at Coach Skip Prosser Court. Wheeling Central buried 17 3-pointers as it raced past St. Marys in a Class A Region One Co-Final by a 91-61 count, punching its ticket for a sixth consecutive state tournament ...

Area grapplers look to earn All-Ohio status this weekend

District champion Peyten Kellar will become the first Warren High freshman in the history of the Warrior grappling program to compete in this week’s Individual State Wrestling Championships. All the Ohio Division II mat action, a double-elimination tournament, is scheduled to get underway ...

Belpre’s Bailey Sprague headed to Marietta College for football

BELPRE — Belpre High School’s Bailey Sprague has signed to play football on the next level at Marietta College, and the 6-4, 210-pounder is anticipating that he may have a good shot at punting for the Pioneers as just a mere freshman. In addition to punting and place-kicking for the ...

Waterford high jump standout hoping to soar to new heights this spring

Amy Lang Waterford High Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 3.6 Favorite subject: English Sport: track and field Hgt.: 5-foot-5 College: Ohio University Major: nursing Family: Damian and Donna Lang (father and mother); sisters’ Kayle and Addy Question: Congratulations on making ...

Crusaderettes will take on Summer County at state

PARKERSBURG — It may have taken a while — since 2009 — to accomplish, but the Parkersburg Catholic Crusaderettes are finally back in the state girls basketball tournament. That takes place for PCHS at 9 p.m. Thursday versus Summers County in a first-round Class A quarterfinal game at ...

Young left a legacy at Marietta

Many great players have come through the Marietta College men’s basketball program in head coach Jon VanderWal’s 11-year tenure. A.J. Edwards is the only two-time All-American in program history. Jacob Owens put on some of the best shooting performances Ban Johnson Arena ever has seen, ...

All-East HONORS

Morgan Borich was Fort Frye’s go-to person on offense this past season. Just like her older sister Brooke Borich, who starred for the record-setting Marietta College women’s basketball team this winter. And, just like her mom, Cathy (Clark) Borich, an MC Hall of Famer on the hardwood ...

WILDCATS BOUNCED

ATHENS — With a brace on his left knee, senior Wyatt Lang got the green light to go, and he put on quite a show. But the curtain fell on Waterford High’s season as the third-seeded Wildcats suffered a 59-51 setback to second-seeded Peebles High Sunday night in an Ohio Division IV boys’ ...

MC TEAMS ONE AND DONE

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — The Marietta College men’s basketball team met the end of its road Friday at Pam Evans Smith Arena on the campus of Wittenberg. No. 24 Wisconsin-Oshkosh went on a 20-0 run midway through the second half and then held off a late Pioneers rally to hold on for a 74-67 win ...

Fort Frye falls to Ridgewood

BEVERLY — Chase Griffith tossed in a game-high 22 points to lead the Ridgewood Generals to a 56-48 win over the Fort Frye Cadets to claim a Division III Sectional Championship Friday night at Fort Frye High School. Griffith scored 14 of his points in the opening half as Ridgewood grabbed a ...

Warriors come up short

ATHENS — Warren High needed a big game from Josh Huffman — and got it. The 6-foot-5 senior pivot player posted a double-double with a game-high 21 points and 10 rebounds, but the third-seeded Warriors still came up short, dropping a 48-44 decision to second-seeded Unioto High Friday night ...

Waterford girls roll to sixth straight regional tourney

JACKSON — Waterford High was in a shutdown mood on defense. The Wildcats limited Glenwood of New Boston to two free-throw conversions in the first quarter en route to a 55-22 triumph Thursday night in an Ohio Division IV district girls basketball championship game at Jackson ...

Vivian named OAC coach of year, three players honored

AUSTINTOWN — Marietta College placed three players on the 2017-18 All-Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Team announced Wednesday by the league office and head coach Kole Vivian earned Coach of the Year honors. “I am really happy to have three representatives on the All-OAC ...

Waterford tops Vikings in OT for sectional title

POMEROY — Waterford High needed an extra 4-minute session. The third-seeded Wildcats overcame a three-point third quarter to defeat sixth-seeded Symmes Valley High, 68-61, in overtime Wednesday night in a Division IV sectional boys’ basketball final at Meigs High. “That third quarter, ...

Zeps get best of Fort Frye in district semifinal

McCONNELSVILLE — Shenandoah finally found a way. After losing two regular season games to Fort Frye, the Zeps rallied in the second half to defeat the Cadets 46-39 in the Girls Division IV District Semifinal at Morgan High School Wednesday. “I’d much rather have this win,” said ...

MC men, women open NCAA tourney vs. Titans

Good thing the Marietta College women’s basketball team claimed the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament crown. If it hadn’t, it probably wouldn’t have received an at-large bid to this week’s NCAA Division III Tournament. But, by beating Ohio Northern University, 85-68, at the ONU ...

Ohio wrestlers seek berth in state tournament this weekend

Haden Offenberger was originally an alternate to wrestle in the Ohio Division III district tournament at Heath High this weekend. Reason why, the 132-pound Waterford High freshman finished fifth in Feb. 17’s D3 Barnesville sectional, and only the top 4 in each weight class advance to the ...

Yellowjackets senior Wager a total leader

Williamstown girls’ basketball coach Fred Sauro knew last spring he was only going to have one senior on the 2017-18 version of his Yellowjackets team. Bethany Wager was going to be asked to do a lot to help a young team trying to find its way after losing six seniors from last year’s ...

Frontier star looking at a career in law enforcement

Shon Howell Frontier High Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 2.5 Favorite subject: math Sports: basketball, football, track, baseball Hgt: 6-foot-5-1/2 Other activities/club: FFA College: Hocking College Major: criminal justice and law enforcement Family: Travis and Shawna Howell ...