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Rhys Thatcher’s pick sets up ’Cats in win vs. Southern

WATERFORD — Even though it was early in the game, after Waterford senior Rhys Thatcher’s interception, Racine Southern’s fortunes went south pretty quick. Sparked by that turnover, the Wildcats scored 20 unanswered points en route to a 42-7 triumph over the visiting Tornadoes in ...

Williamstown pulls away to beat Warren, 33-13

WILLIAMSTOWN — With their leading rusher on the sidelines due to an injury, one might have expected the Williamstown offense to hiccup a bit in Friday night’s non-conference clash with visiting Warren. That would be anything but the case as the Yellowjackets rushed for 384 yards as they ...

Cadets, Cougars win big

Fort Frye 42, Caldwell 8 CALDWELL — Tyler Fisher was a problem for Caldwell Friday night, as the Fort Frye junior carried seven times for 83 yards and a touchdown and also caught four passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns in the Cadets’ 42-8 victory. Fort Frye is not 7-0 while ...

Tigers fall to Quakers

NEW PHILADELPHIA — It was a tough night all the way around for Marietta in New Philadelphia on Friday. The Quakers limited the Tigers to less than 200 yards of total offense and sealed off the end zone as they methodically built a big lead and finished with a big 33-0 win over Marietta. The ...

Catholic survives, beats Notre Dame 35-28

PARKERSBURG — The Crusaders ground and pound strategy proved strong enough to hold on to a hard-fought win against Notre Dame Friday night. The Crusaders persevered through a battle for a 35-28 victory over the Fighting Irish at PHS’ Stadium Field. “I’ve never seen anything like ...

Senior night sweep

Senior Night was a special evening for Marietta High’s fab five. Veterans’ Vanessa Wilson, Natalie Brooks, Tia Jarvis, Morgan Connolly, and Carlie Hamilton each was instrumental in helping the Tigers sweep Warren High, 25-13, 25-17, and 25-13, in prep volleyball action at Sutton Gymnasium ...

Second-half goal helps Warren nip Marietta

VINCENT — Ethan Yost assisted Shane Gardner for the game-winning goal Thursday evening to give Warren a 2-1 “Senior Night” win over rival Marietta. The Warriors improved to 6-8-1 while the Tigers fell to 7-5-1. Marietta defeated Warren, 5-0, earlier in the year in Devola, but the ...

’Jacket girls repeat as LKC champions

WEST UNION, W.Va. — Usually the first ten runners across the finish line in a cross country race only signify who the best runners are in an event . Rarely does the set determine the best team in an entire race. Then again, most contests normally don’t have the Williamstown girls’ cross ...

Pioneers meet Quakers seeking 6-0 start

Marietta College’s 2018 football season is halfway over and the Pioneers have yet to lose a game. It’s the program’s first 5-0 start since 1923 and Marietta has a shot to improve to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference at 1:30 p.m. Saturday when Wilmington (1-4, 0-4) ...

Wildcats get volleyball win over rival Fort Frye in 4 sets

WATERFORD — Dink you very much. After being swept by Fort Frye earlier this season, Waterford exacted some measure of revenge with a 25-19, 19-25, 25-7, and 26-24 triumph over its arch-rival in prep volleyball action at the Cooper Annex on Volley for a Cure Wednesday night. “We didn’t ...

Tigers claim ECOL crown

DEVOLA — The Marietta High boys soccer team defeated River View, 2-1, Wednesday night at Jerry Brock Field, the completion of a game started last Tuesday that was suspended due to weather. The win, along with Coshocton’s 1-0 win over New Philadelphia, clinched Marietta’s third East ...

Waterford entertains Southern Friday night in TVC showdown

WATERFORD — Neither Waterford nor Southern has defeated a team on the gridiron with a winning record this season. That will change at 7:30 p.m. this Friday evening when the Wildcats (5-2) host the Tornadoes (6-1) in a key Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division football game. The Cats’ ...

Williamstown plays host to improving Warren

WILLIAMSTOWN — Warren will be hitting the road for an away game against the Williamstown Yellowjackets this Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Williamstown currently is on a five-game win streak and will be looking to add another tally to its winning record. Last week the ’Jackets pulled off a ...

Evan Schob does whatever it takes to help the team

Evan Schob Fort Frye Year: senior Age: 17 GPA: 3.4 Favorite subject: history Sport: football Positions: FB/MLB Hgt.: 5-foot-9 Wgt.: 190 pounds Honor: 2017 All-Ohio honorable mention in Division VI College: Marietta College Major: Education Family: Andy and Candi Schob; Jason Schob ...

Cadets, ’Skins square off in battle of PVC undefeateds

CALDWELL — The Fort Frye Cadets have won 17 consecutive Pioneer Valley Conference games dating all the way back to the 2014 campaign. That loss came at the hands of the Caldwell Redskins, who will host the Cadets Friday night in a PVC showdown at the Noble County Fairgrounds. While the ...

Catholic goes for 8-0 on homecoming game Friday

PARKERSBURG — Now tied for No. 6 in the WVSSAC Class A state football ratings, unbeaten 7-0 Parkersburg Catholic faces tough tests in its next two games as the Crusaders start down their stretch run to hopefully the playoffs at 7 p.m. Friday versus Clarksburg Notre Dame at PHS Stadium Field ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Football Statistical Leaders

Week 7 Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Football Leaders RUSHING Player, School Att Yds Avg TD Ty Sturm, Catholic 133 1,551 11.7 19 Hunter America, Dodd. 114 1,459 12.8 26 Tyler Moler, PHS 161 1,095 6.8 10 Jesse Collins, Belpre 117 1,023 8.7 n/a Reece Nutter, Webster 108 898 8.3 11 Jeb ...

Marietta, Williamstown girls play to 0-0 tie

DEVOLA — Marietta High and Williamstown High both were fit to be tied. The Tigers and Yellowjackets battled to a 0-0 draw in prep girls’ soccer action Tuesday night at Jerry Brock Field. “It wasn’t quite how we like to play,” said MHS head coach Jeff Price. “They know it. We ...

Yellowjackets best WCCS, 4-1, to claim Williamstown Cup

WILLIAMSTOWN — Visiting Williamstown High School broke open a 1-1 deadlock with 23:02 to play, then added two more goals in the final 7:47 to register a 4-1 boys soccer win over town rival Wood County Christian Tuesday evening. The victory upped the Yellowjackets to 11-6-2 with their last ...

Frontier sweeps St. Marys

NEW MATAMORAS — Katen Petty and Allison Myers both had some incentive to play well on Senior Night. The two Frontier High veteran netters capped regular-season play in their home gym on a winning note as the Donna Murphy-coached Cougars swept visiting St. Marys High of Pleasants County, ...