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Frontier softball falls

WHEELING, W.Va. — For Madonna coach Chris Conti, it wasn’t the expectations that mattered — it was the heart of his team. Despite losing first team all-state pitcher Katie Gasvoda to graduation and another first-teamer and a second-teamer transferring out, the Madonna softball team did ...

Fort Frye’s Huck to play in North-South Classic

Brenden Huck didn’t hesitate when he got the offer to play in the Ohio North-South Classic all-star football game. “I said, ‘Heck yeah. Of course,’” the Fort Frye senior recalled. “It’s an amazing opportunity. I feel honored to be able to play in this game.” The North-South ...

Warren’s Barta to golf at Shawnee

VINCENT — Warren High has one of the premier golfing programs not only in the Mid-Ohio Valley but in southeast Ohio. Year-in and year-out, the Nathan Evans-coached Warriors have fielded very competitive teams. And, not surprisingly, several of the players, including Nick Ward, Kyler ...

Tiger Navy on the water this weekend

Marietta High’s Tiger Navy will be heading south to Oak Ridge, Tn., with a little extra pocket change this weekend. Recently, the MHS crew won $500 from NK Sports Performance Electronics. NK annually supports 10 programs with a $500 grant towards its equipment. The five finalists with the ...

Frontier fights for 3-2 victory over River

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier High hustled its way to a 3-2 come-from-behind triumph over visiting River High in rivalry baseball action Wednesday evening. After the Cougars (7-12) scored twice from second base on two infield hits in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a one-run lead, ...

Belpre’s Jesse Collins a force on the football field, baseball diamond

Jesse Collins Nickname: Jess Belpre High Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 3.6 Sports: football, baseball, basketball (sophomore year) Hgt.: 6-foot-3 Wgt: 225 2018 football honor: Third-team All-Ohio pick at running back. Helped the Golden Eagles finish 6-4, rushing 207 times for ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Baseball/Softball Statistical Leaders

MID-OHIO VALLEY PREP BASEBALL LEADERS AVERAGE .563 - Tyler West (Tyler) .523 - Zach Knight (Ritchie) .508 - Jacob Hoyt (St. Marys) .492 - Corbin Alkire (Marietta) .489 - Gage Huffman (Tyler) .480 - Hunter Hickman (Wirt) .471 - Tyler Haskins (Ripley) .458 - Jake Whiting ...

Pioneers roll to victory over Wesleyan, 16-6

DELAWARE — Marietta College scored early and often as the Etta Express defeated Ohio Wesleyan University, 16-6, Wednesday afternoon in a non-conference match up. The Pioneers improve to 15-17 overall, while Ohio Wesleyan slips to 12-20 on the season. Marietta scored in all but two innings ...

LKC Softball: Competitive field for conference softball tourney

PARKERSBURG — The last two Little Kanawha Conference softball champions — Roane County and Ravenswood — will meet in today’s 5 p.m. semifinals at the Sue Morris Sports Complex in Glenville. At the same time, the “host” Titans of Gilmer County head coach Wendell Tomblin will square ...

Denise Young leads Waterford past Fort Frye, 12-2

BEVERLY — Denise Young enjoyed a career day on the softball diamond. The Waterford High senior catcher was 5 for 5 with a double and three runs-batted-in as the Wildcats defeated the host Fort Frye Cadets, 12-2, Tuesday evening in a rivalry softball game. “I’ve had four hits before in a ...

Hill pitches Marietta past Meigs

Kail Hill got his first start of the year on the mound and made it count. The senior right-hander threw five scoreless innings, striking out eight batters, walking one and allowing just four hits to earn the win in Marietta’s 9-0 victory over Meigs Tuesday at Legion Field. “This was the ...

Williamstown sweeps Fenton Relays; Marietta girls second

PARKERSBURG — On an evening delayed by thunderstorms in the area, there were still track and field events to be had. The Fenton Relays are normally held at Williamstown High School, but this year, the event was held at the Erickson All-Sports Facility. Even though the Williamstown ...

Tigers’ Jillian Middleton K’s 20 in loss to New Philly

Marietta High’s Jillian Middleton fanned a career-high 20 batters in 13 innings of work in the circle— and lost. Reason why, the MHS junior right-hander was outdueled by visiting New Philadelphia freshman hurler Julia Miller, who whiffed 28 en route to a 3-0 Quaker triumph Monday night in ...

Fort Frye falls to Linsly in OVAC semi, 4-1

WHEELING — It all comes down to timely hits when a pitching dual takes place. Fortunately for Linsly, it was able to come up with a few early on. Linsly scored three runs in the first three innings while Eli Petho fired a two-hitter in a 4-1 victory over Fort Frye on Monday in a OVAC 3A ...

MC baseball cannot overcome Ohio Northern

MARIETTA — Finding themselves in the middle of the pack in the Ohio Athletic Conference, the Marietta College Pioneers welcomed the Ohio Northern Polar Bears to Don Schaly Stadium in a crucial doubleheader. Things did not go as planned for the Pios, as they dropped both games. Game one ...

Warren boys track team confident, focused

VINCENT — The Warren boys track team has lofty goals and isn’t going to shy away from them. “We have a lot of guys that are hopefully going to qualify for state,” said Warriors head coach Tyler Schaad. “It’s a serious team effort. It’s been a really exciting year. Everything’s ...

’Jacket girls win another meet

WEST UNION — The final Cline Stansberry Invitational at the old football field finished up late Friday evening and the host Doddridge County boys nipped Ritchie County (109.5 to 104.5) for the team crown while the Williamstown girls continued their dominant spring. Head coach Zach Hall’s ...

Warren, Marietta impress at Erickson Invitational

PARKERSBURG — The 20th annual Erickson Invitational had a little bit of everything on Thursday night and that included eight new meet records. Led by high-point freshman Allie Germann (32 points), Winfield’s girls rolled to the team title with 169.5 points. The Generals topped host ...

Alayna Jones, ’Cats break out bats vs. Southern

WATERFORD — The Southern Tornadoes seemingly were in a very giving mood Thursday night in Tri Valley Conference softball action at Waterford Elementary. The Waterford Wildcats took full advantage as they combined 12 base hits along with nine Southern errors en route to a 14-4, six-inning ...

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 ...