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Belpre softball wins sectional

BELPRE - No. 6-seeded Beaver Eastern had a unique pitching strategy that came very close to working in Thursday's Division IV sectional championship game at Civitan Park against the third-seeded Belpre Lady Golden Eagles.Belpre took a more traditional approach in the circle and that proved to ...

Yellowjackets move on to regional final

WILLIAMSTOWN - Nellie King spun an eight-strikeout four-hitter and Williamstown had a three-run fourth inning to turn only a 2-1 lead into a 5-1 win over visiting Gilmer County in a Class A Region IV softball semifinal Thursday to move the Yellowjackets within a win of a state-tournament ...

Frontier stuns Shadyside, wins D-IV sectional crown

SHADYSIDE - Frontier's baseball team is growing up quick.Another step in the Cougars' maturation took place Wednesday afternoon at Shadyside's Fleming Field.Toby Minder and Aaron Ott both had RBIs in the pivotal fourth inning as Frontier stunned Shadyside, 3-2, in a Division IV sectional ...

Warriors upset by Ironladies, 3-2

By Ron JohnstonThe Marietta Timesrjohnston@mariettatimes.comVINCENT - Jenny Lynch made no excuses.The third-year Warren softball skipper didn't even lean on the old sports adage that it's difficult to defeat a team three times in a season.But clearly, that's exactly what happened when the ...

Catholic rallies to top Doddridge

WILLIAMSTOWN - Parkersburg Catholic overcame an early 3-0 Doddridge County lead with the next five runs while sophomore Zach VanCamp shut down the Bulldogs in the final three innings as the Crusaders posted a 5-3 Class A Region IV, Section 1 tournament win here Wednesday.PCHS, now 8-13, faces ...

Wildcats claim title after smashing Symmes Valley

WATERFORD - There's a series of steps the Waterford High baseball program would like to reach before the 2016 season concludes.Step one was accomplished Tuesday with an 11-1 sectional final victory over Symmes Valley. The Wildcats (18-7) pounded out 11 hits and limited the Vikings to just five ...

Zeps upset Frontier softball

NEW MATAMORAS - A couple Shenandoah High bat-arounds proved to be host and favored Frontier High's undoing.The 13th-seeded Zeps never looked back after scoring six runs apiece in the fifth and sixth innings to upset the fifth-seeded Cougars, 12-5, in an Ohio Division IV sectional semifinal ...

Cadets ousted by Garaway, 3-1

BEVERLY - Solid fundamental baseball and Fort Frye have went hand-in-hand through the years as the Cadets are usually one of the most fundamentally sound teams in the area.Tuesday evening the Fort played its normal sound baseball game but unfortunately ran into a carbon copy of itself in the ...

Pioneers in OAC tourney Thursday

Marietta College is expecting the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament to be very competitive this week at Fishbaugh Field on the campus of Otterbein University in Westerville.Weather permitting, the second-seeded Pioneers (25-15 overall, 13-5 OAC) are scheduled to open up baseball tourney play ...

Waterford notches sectional win over Miller, 9-5

WATERFORD - With a combined total of 12 freshman and sophomores on their roster, almost two-thirds of the Waterford Lady Wildcats played their very first prep postseason game Monday night against visiting Miller.The young Lady 'Cats showed no signs at all of the first game jitters as they ...

Williamstown slugs its way past ’Dogs

ELLENBORO, W.Va. - An early explosion proved sufficient.Williamstown's softball team scored nine runs in the first inning, and held on to defeat a persistent Doddridge County side 13-7 to win their best-of-three game series and capture the Region I, Section IV championship.The initial onslaught ...

Belpre blanks Federal Hocking, 10-0

BELPRE - A six-run first inning for Belpre put the Golden Eagles in the driver's seat in their opening-round Division IV Southeast sectional baseball game Saturday en route to a 10-0 six-inning win over visiting Federal Hocking at Civitan Park.Belpre, now 7-16, will play at South Webster at 5 ...

Frontier, Zeps play today in sectional softball

NEW MATAMORAS - Sammi Morris can deliver both a song and a pitch - but not simultaneously.The 5-foot-6 junior softball hurler sang the "Star Spangled Banner" before the Frontier High-Buckeye Trail sectional baseball game Saturday. At 5 p.m. today - weather permitting - she's hoping to lead the ...

Cougars win

NEW MATAMORAS - Brent West was determined to finish what he started - and did.The 6-foot-3 sophomore righthander pitched a seven-inning complete game as host Frontier defeated Buckeye Trail, 6-4, in Ohio Division IV sectional semifinal baseball action Saturday."I wanted to finish this one," ...

Lady Tigers roll over Athens in D-I sectional opener, 10-5

ATHENS- Every softball team strives to be playing their best ball when tournament time rolls around at the end of the season.The Marietta Lady Tigers achieved that goal and then some Saturday as they combined some great starting pitching with a 12-hit offensive outburst as well as an ...

Sports in brief

Warren's Pilkey breaks own recordST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Warren all-stater Mason Pilkey threw the discus 166 feet, 10 inches to break his own school standard in the OVAC Cal Giffin Track and Field Championship meet in Class 5A at Red Devil Stadium Saturday. The senior standout's toss also set an ...

Devin Moran wins first place at Legendary Hilltop

MARIETTA-On a night where the Legendary Hilltop Speedway paid tribute to some of the legendary drivers who raced at the track over the years it would be fitting the son of a racing legend would capture the Stars Late Model Legends 30-lap main event.Devin Moran, the son of legendary racer Donnie ...

Etta Express swept by ONU

aPios drop to 2nd in OACFrom staff reportsADA - Ohio Northern University played the role of spoiler to perfection Saturday by sweeping an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader from Marietta College.The Polar Bears won game one, 7-3, and blanked the Pioneers in the second game, 4-0.The losses, ...

’Jackets’ Hoffman makes state tennis tournament

PARKERSBURG - Charleston Catholic put on a dominating performance here Friday to close out the Class A-AA, Region IV tennis tournament at City Park, but the Parkersburg Catholic boys had a pretty solid afternoon finishing runner-up.Although no Crusaderettes advanced to next week's state ...

Frontier plays host to Trail in sectional semi Saturday

NEW MATAMORAS - While Frontier High owns two Pioneer Valley Conference wins on the baseball diamond against Buckeye Trail this spring, it's not taking the visiting Warriors from Lore City lightly in Saturday's 1 p.m. D4 sectional opener."It's hard to beat a team three times," said first-year ...