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St. Marys’ Eric Illar commits to WV State baseball

ST MARYS, W.Va. — Being around a family-like atmosphere was a big deal during the recruiting process for St. Marys senior pitcher Eric Illar. So when it came down to visiting the campus of West Virginia State University and sitting down with baseball coach Sean Loyd, Illar knew it would be ...

Fort Frye tops South, punches OVAC ticket

BEVERLY — A win by either host Fort Frye or visiting Parkersburg South Wednesday would all but punch their ticket to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference tournament that begins this weekend in their respective divisions. The Cadets made the most of just three base hits as they used a ...

Upset alert: Marietta tennis gives New Philadelphia a scare in loss

Marietta High gave New Philadelphia a little scare. With it even at two sets apiece, the MHS first doubles team of Blake Villers and Brett Saffell jumped out to a 7-6 win in the opening game of the best-of-3. All the duo needed to do was win one more, and the Tigers would pin the Quakers ...

Pat Copen pitches Catholic past St. Marys, 5-2

DAVISVILLE, W.Va. — A four-run fifth inning lifted Parkersburg Catholic past St. Marys in a pivotal Wednesday evening Little Kanawha Conference West battle, 5-2. The Crusader faithful at Marshall Field went home happy, and a game that was a pitchers’ duel in the early going got away from ...

Etta Express picks up key regional win over Presidents

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Freshman Justin Aviles pitched six shutout innings as Marietta College defeated Washington & Jefferson College by the score of 6-3 Wednesday evening in a nonconference baseball matchup. The Pioneers improved to 14-15 on the season, while the Presidents slipped to 19-9 ...

Waterford senior stands out in multiple track events

Bethany Dawson Waterford High Year: senior Age: 18 Sports: track&field, volleyball, cheerleading Track events: 300 hurdles, high jump, long jump, 4 by 100 relay College: Muskingum University Major: Early childhood education Honor: The winner of the annual T-shirt design ...

Tiger vaulter Baylee Brown commits to Marietta College

Baylee Brown, Marietta High’s school record-holder in the girls’ pole vault at 11-feet, 5-1/2 inches, is planning to compete at the next level. At a commitment ceremony in the Sutton Gymnasium lobby Wednesday afternoon, the MHS senior thinclad announced her intentions to continue her ...

St. Marys softball comes up short against Ritchie

ELLENBORO, W.Va. — Attendees intent on offensive fireworks as Ritchie County faced fellow Little Kanawha Conference West team St. Marys Wednesday evening left disappointed. Rebel ace Chloe Elliott and Blue Devils’ ace Mahayla Nichols dueled back and forth late into the game. Seven hits ...

Jillian Middleton, Marietta get big win vs. Warren

Marietta pitcher Jillian Middleton had one of those games that she will likely remember for a long, long time. The Tiger junior fired a complete-game three-hitter while fanning 10 and also slammed a three-run home run as Marietta downed the Warren Warriors 7-1 Tuesday night at Phillips ...

Tigers come away with 5-4 victory over Warriors

Tuesday was a perfect example of what can be expected when Marietta and Warren square off on the baseball diamond. In a game that had four lead changes, it was the host Tigers who came away with a 5-4 victory over the Warriors in a rivalry showdown at Legion Field. With two outs and ...

Waterford falls 18-12 to Eastern in a slugfest

WATERFORD —Brock Hayes and Russell Young each had a 3-run homer in a slugfest. Problem was, the Waterford Wildcats could’ve used a couple of more dingers like that as they dropped an 18-12 decision to visiting Eastern High in a Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division baseball game Tuesday ...

Belpre Rolls

BELPRE —On a cold Monday afternoon at Civitan Park, the Belpre Golden Eagles were anything but frigid. They quickly dispatched of conference rival Trimble in five innings with an 11-0 shutout win. Nick Godfrey pitched effectively for the Eagles, as he allowed two hits in those five innings ...

Crusaders drop one match in win

PARKERSBURG — The undefeated Parkersburg Catholic boys and girls sides took care of the visiting Ripley Vikings, winning 7-0 for the boys and 5-2 for the girls Monday evening at Jackson Park. “Both our boys and girls are undefeated throughout the season, so everyone is doing well and they ...

Warren’s Bogard fearless, will bounce back

VINCENT -- With a bag of ice in her right hand, Erin Bogard was nursing a broken nose and sitting "Native American style" on the ground not far from the pole vault pit at Warren High field. It was late Saturday afternoon, and the annual Warrior Track&Field Invitational was in the process ...

Warren girls 3-peat at Warrior Invitational

VINCENT — Erin Bogard broke her nose in the pole vault but still prevailed in the event. The senior track and field standout cleared the bar in a winning jump of 12 feet to help the Warren High girls 3-peat in their annual Warrior Invitational Saturday afternoon. Warren was first with 157 ...

MC baseball gets first sweep of year vs. Wilmington

Marietta College had not been swept in a doubleheader all season long. By the same token the Pioneers had not swept one either as they entered Saturday afternoon’s double-dipper against Wilmington having settled for splits in all five of their twinbills. That all changed Saturday as in ...

Duckworth drives in 3, Alkire pitches MHS to win

Derek Duckworth’s two-run double in the last of the fifth inning proved to be the game-winner Friday night as the Marietta Tigers rallied for a 5-3 win over the River View Black Bears in an East Central Ohio League battle at Legion Field. Marietta trailed by a run entering the fifth frame ...

Cougars rally for win over Crusaders

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier freshman J.D. Schmidt got the job done with his bat and his arm in Thursday night’s 6-5 come-from-behind win over Parkersburg Catholic. The Cougar right-hander fired 3 1-3 innings of one-hit relief and also knocked in three runs as Frontier erased a four-run ...

Parkersburg South baseball beats Warren, 7-5

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South third baseman Nathan Currey turned a 5-3 double play on a bases-loaded shot hit by Brett Gandee to seal the Patriots’ 7-5 victory against Warren here Thursday evening at Hank Greenburg Field. Patriot Eli Reeves scattered 11 hits in six-plus innings of work ...

Blue Devils rally for win over ’Jackets

ST. MARYS — St. Marys High led only one time in the opening game of a scheduled doubleheader — at the end. Sydni Hinton plated Cara Masters with an infield hit in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Blue Devils rallied for four runs to defeat visiting Williamstown High, 8-7, in a ...