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Williamstown boys booters aiming high this season

WILLIAMSTOWN - Telma Poole, a native of Brazil, is hopeful her 2016 Williamstown boys soccer team full of 10 seniors and 10 sophomores will be the one that breaks through and gets to the state tournament.In her fourth year at the boys-only helm after Williamstown split its coed soccer team into ...

’Jacket girls soccer loaded

WILLIAMSTOWN - Last year, the Williamstown girls soccer team had no problem lighting up the scoreboard.While they sometimes lacked a bit on the defensive side, the Yellowjackets had an overall successful season but fell short to Sissonville in a Class A/AA sectional final match."That was a ...

Warren harriers seeking success

VINCENT - Warren High has good cross country numbers and some experience on the 5K race course."We have a pretty big group again this season," said Warriors head coach Neil Brague. "A lot of seniors."WHS will be featuring nine senior boys and one senior girl in Kaylee Pate.But the best of the ...

MHS cross country eager to compete

Marietta High has a challenging fall cross country schedule, starting with its home- and season-opening Elizabeth S. Broughton Memorial Invitational on August 27."We are traveling to major invitationals after the Elizabeth S. Broughton Invitational," said veteran MHS cross country head coach ...

Versatility to be a strength for Warriors’ boys soccer team

VINCENT - Warren High graduated six starters from last year's 11-6-1 boy' soccer team.Some schools might be in rebuilding phase with that kind of hit, but not the Warriors necessarily.The 2016 royal blue and white booters are expected once again to be talented, tough, and deep on the pitch."We ...

Lady Warriors’ soccer team has youth on its side

VINCENT - Warren High will be fielding a fairly young girls' soccer team this upcoming season.Reason why, 10 Lady Warrior seniors graduated from last year's 7-9 squad, including Raeli Barnes, the program's all-time leading scorer with 101 goals (23 in 2015). Barnes will be continuing her ...

Warren’s Nick Ward wins playoff hole to medal at Waterford Invitational

BEVERLY - A large crowd of spectators got an opportunity to witness a playoff hole at Wednesday's Waterford Invitational at Lakeside Golf Course."I was pretty nervous with all the people here," said Warren junior Nick Ward, who claimed medalist honors with a par on the ninth hole, a par 4, ...

Marietta volleyball coming off solid season, hoping for more success

After reaching as high as 14th in the state rankings and finishing 18-6, Marietta volleyball coach Ron Kidder believes the Tigers are primed for another memorable season this fall."We had some big wins last year and the returning players had a taste of being successful," said Kidder, who ...

MHS girls soccer anxious to kick off 2016 season

Marietta High has two bonafide scorers in senior Embrey Roberts and sophomore Lexie Mullen.The Lady Tigers also have an experienced goalkeeper in sophomore Brooke Heiss and defender in senior Kaleigh Stewart.No question about it, providing that MHS stays healthy, it has the potential to be even ...

Waterford golf invite today

WATERFORD - Waterford High has the home course advantage in Beverly.The Wildcat golfers are scheduled to host their annual Waterford Invitational 8 a.m. today at Lakeside Golf Course. The tournament will probably last about 5-1/2 hours, Brandyn Offenberger said."There's 23 teams in the field ...

Roane County dominates St. Marys Golf Invite

ST. MARYS - Roane County rolled to the St. Marys Invitational championship here Tuesday at St. Marys Golf Club behind a 2-over-par 66 from medalist Caleb Moore while Parkersburg Catholic held off Wirt County for runner-up honors.Buoyed by Moore's solid round, the Raiders of head coach James ...

Marietta High boys soccer has scoring capabilities

Marietta High has plenty of scoring potential.And, if the defense can come together and solidify, the Tigers could be a team to be reckoned with during postseason play."Internally we have some lofty goals, and we feel we have the talent and the depth to meet those goals - and be where we want ...

Marietta High grad Randy Stacy ‘meets’ Reds star Joey Votto

Former Marietta resident and Marietta High School graduate Randy Stacy has been around the game of baseball in one shape or form practically his whole life.For the past 15 years Stacy has been a yearly participant in the Cincinnati Reds fantasy camp in Goodyear, Ariz., and the 54-year old ...

Waterford girls basketball celebrates state title with barbeque dinner

WATERFORD - Since winning the Ohio Division IV state championship game in Columbus in March, the Waterford girls' basketball team has been on a kind of whirlwind tour."I appreciate all the exposure the kids have gotten," said WHS head coach Jerry Close. "It's been good for them."We've been to ...

Freddie Carpenter claims Hilltop feature race

After a recent stretch of bad luck, Parkersburg late model racer Freddie Carpenter decided to shake things up a bit for this weekend's racing action by returning his car number to its original number C4 and also switching to a black paint scheme.Whether it was superstition or not Carpenter's ...

Local high school golf teams in Washington County Championship today

BELPRE - For the five Washington County high school golf teams, the 2016 season officially kicks off today in the Washington County Championship at Oxbow Golf Course.Defending champ Warren will defend its crown against Marietta, Waterford, Belpre and Fort Frye. The Waterford girls also open ...

Fort Frye football has night practice Saturday

BEVERLY - Saturday will be the first day of hitting, and Fort Frye's planning to do it at its high school stadium under the lights from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m."It's a day you wait for all year," said FFHS head coach Eric Huck. "It'll just start to get dark about then (8 p.m.), and we'll also be ...

Washington County teams training on football field

BELPRE - On the Belpre High football practice field sideline was a small plastic pool filled with water.According to seventh-year BHS head coach Greg Adams, it was there to be used by players, who were overheating on the gridiron."We haven't had anybody use it during practice, yet," said ...