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Warren wrestling: Peyten Kellar earns All-Ohio, Jim Rhodes steps down as coach

COLUMBUS — Peyten Kellar earned All-Ohio Division II status on the mat for the second straight year at last weekend’s Jerome Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University. The Warren High sophomore wrestler pinned Jack Gorman of Aurora early in the second period (2:32) of ...

‘K-App’ helped Raiders make history

Kaylie Apperson Morgan High Year: senior GPA: 3.9 Favorite subject: history Sports: basketball, soccer (junior year) Hgt: 5-foot-7 Honors: All-State honoree (15.5 ppg, 5 rpg, 3 apg) College: undecided Major: early childhood education/sports management Family: Anthony and Kelly (father ...

Cade Ullman, Parkersburg Catholic a threat at state

Any time a high school basketball player scores 33 points in a single game, it’s an impressive accomplishment. To do it in the state quarterfinals with your season and high school career on the line, as Parkersburg Catholic senior Cade Ullman did against Notre Dame Wednesday, is an ...

Parkersburg Catholic pulls off first-round upset

CHARLESTON — After falling to Notre Dame twice in the regular season, Parkersburg Catholic finally found a way to beat the Irish. It couldn’t have come at a better time, as the sixth-seeded Crusaders knocked off third-seeded Notre Dame 58-56 in Wednesday’s Class A state quarterfinals ...

Webster County powers past St. Marys, 78-63

CHARLESTON — Webster County jumped out to a 10-0 lead and never looked back en route to handing St. Marys a 78-63 defeat in the Class A state quarterfinals Wednesday at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. The unbeaten Highlanders (26-0) were led by Tyler Gray’s game-high 20 ...

Second-half slump sinks Yellowjackets

CHARLESTON — Scott Sauro came in with a solid gameplan. After falling to Wheeling Central by 32 earlier in the season, the Williamstown head coach wanted to slow the tempo and limit the Maroon Knights’ possessions. The plan worked for awhile, but eventually Central’s speed and ...

Williamstown meets talented Wheeling Central in W.Va. state tournament

WILLIAMSTOWN — At 1 p.m. today, Williamstown High School will be in search of win No. 20 as head coach Scott Sauro’s six-loss and seventh-seeded Yellowjackets take on No. 2 seed and defending state champion Wheeling Central. The Maroon Knights, who are led in scoring by Ryan Reasbeck ...

MC softball stays hot; baseball gets win

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Marietta College softball team earned a sweep of Plymouth State University and Carnegie Mellon University on Tuesday at the spring games in Florida. The Pioneers defeated the Panthers 4-3 in game one, and won game two 6-0 over the Tartans. With the sweep Marietta ...

Parkersburg Catholic boys seek revenge against Notre Dame

PARKERSBURG — Although few are predicting it, there’s a chance sectional rivals Parkersburg Catholic and Williamstown could play in the Class A state semifinals on Friday in Charleston. Up first, though, the No. 6 seed Crusaders of head coach Rob Strcula will have to improve to 18-7 by ...

Pioneers couldn’t turn off scoring machine

Marietta College got beat by one player. That shouldn't happen. I mean, basketball is a team game. But after the Pioneers dropped a 91-87 decision to Wheaton (Ill.) College in front of 359 spectators Saturday night in an NCAA Division III men's basketball sectional final at the Carver PT ...

MARIETTA COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Gut-Wrencher

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois — It took a record-breaking performance to keep Marietta from advancing to its first NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Final Four. Wheaton senior guard Aston Francis scored 62 points, a Division III tournament record, to lead the Thunder to a come-from-behind 91-87 ...

Crusaderettes fall in Class A state championship

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — No. 1 and No. 2. With the exception of one week when Magnolia took over the second-ranked spot in W.Va. Class A, the Huntington St. Joe Irish and Parkersburg Catholic Crusaderettes held tall as the best two teams in the classification. Numbers indifferent to the fact ...

Pioneers defeat Oswego State in Elite Eight

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois — Marietta’s four seniors aren’t taking anything for granted as the basketball season gets closer to the end. “We’re enjoying chilling with each other,” said Anthony Wallace. “The four seniors are not going to be able to get these days back, those hours ...

Warren’s Erin Bogard earns All-Ohio pole vault honors in indoor track

Erin Bogard continues to make a name for herself in pole vault competition The Warren High senior standout was runner-up in the PV event with a vault of 12 feet at last Saturday’s DII-DIII OATCCC Indoor Track and Field Championships at The SPIRE Institute in Geneva. Not far from Geneva in ...

Local basketball players earn Southeast District honors

Waterford High had its four-year Final Four streak snapped with a loss to Peebles in the Division IV district finals this year, but it was still an incredible season for the Wildcats, who finished 20-5 overall and 16-0 in the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division. Waterford was rewarded with ...

Crusaderettes advance to state championship

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Parkersburg Catholic had to solve one big 5-foot-4 problem in order to advance to its first state championship game since 2007. Crusaderettes head coach Marty Vierheller and assistant Tom Carr’s ability to cripple Trinity’s main offensive weapon in Reagan Sharp ...

Waterford falls to Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant in district final

ATHENS — Waterford High’s bid for a Sweet 16 berth was denied. The third-seeded Wildcats played their hearts out but ultimately dropped a 61-56 decision to top-seeded Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant High Thursday night in an OHSAA Division IV boys’ basketball Southeast District final at the ...

Morgan boys ousted by New Philly

BYESVILLE — Morgan could simply not afford to get off to a bad start if they were to have any chance at upsetting top-seeded New Philadelphia in Thursday evening’s Division II district final at Meadowbrook High School. Unfortunately the 11th seeded Raiders could not buy a bucket early on ...

’Jackets hold on to beat Tolsia, advance to state

FORT GAY, W.Va. — Williamstown head coach Scott Sauro knew Thursday night’s Class A, Region IV co-final at Tolsia wasn’t going to be easy. Thanks to a solid all-around team performance and some clutch foul shooting, the Yellowjackets knocked off the host Rebels from Wayne County, 64-59, ...

Cade Ullman’s 44 leads Catholic to victory

PARKERSBURG — A career-high 44 points from Cade Ullman lifted the Parkersburg Catholic Crusaders to a 59-53 win over the Tug Valley Panthers in Thursday night’s Class A, Region IV co-final. In what was a game of runs, the Crusaders had to rely on their playmakers down the stretch. The ...