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County baseball tournament Saturday

BEVERLY - Sonny Bidwell hopes long-time residents of Washington County get a little nostalgic when they see the baseball action at Fort Frye and Warren high schools on Saturday.That's when the Washington County Baseball Tournament kicks off the 2016 season, but Bidwell believes it is a nod to ...

Late bucket gives Ohio boys win over West Virginia

PARKERSBURG - Players have a tendency to be more offensive-minded in an all-star basketball game.But the Ohio standouts definitely needed a defensive stop in the closing seconds of the 15th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis boys' classic, and got it to hang on to a 107-106 triumph over the ...

Ohio girls rally but can’t hold on, go down 94-86

PARKERSBURG - After trailing by as many as 16 points in the opening half the Ohio All-Stars made their run on the All-Stars from across the river.The Buckeye team briefly grabbed the lead midway through the final period before West Virginia scored 13 of the final 18 points of the game to score ...

Pioneer women split doubleheader with Northern

Marietta College centerfielder Brianna Finck gunned down Amanda Lahti at the plate for the final out to preserve the Pioneers' 6-5 win over visiting Ohio Northern University Friday afternoon.Marietta moves to 9-9 on the season and opens Ohio Athletic Conference play at 1-1.The Polar Bears are ...

Prep crew racing on Muskingum River Saturday

The Marietta Tiger Navy will probably have both Parkersburg High and Parkersburg South outnumbered on the Muskingum River in a season-opening triangular at 8 a.m. Saturday."It's actually more of a scrimmage since we are boating some crews to match up with the other schools that whaat we hope to ...

Ryan Jobes Invitational scheduled for today

WILLIAMSTOWN - The Williamstown boys and girls track teams will open their season Saturday when they host the Ryan Jobes Invitational, which will begin at 9 a.m.Doak Markley, headman for the Yellowjackets boys squad, will have almost everyone back from last year's team, but emphasized this ...

Fairweather relays

VINCENT - After a year's absence, Warren High's annual Fairweather Relays is scheduled to run at 10 a.m. Saturday.The Warriors' 2015 track and field season opener was cancelled due to the harsh winter conditions."That might've been a first (Fairweathers cancellation)," said veteran Warren boy ...

Williamstown softball tops Ravenswood, 12-2

WILLIAMSTOWN - Williamstown High School scored early and often as the Yellowjackets rolled to a 12-2 four-inning victory Wednesday evening over visiting Ravenswood.WHS (1-1) scored three runs in each of the first two innings and then broke things wide open when its scored four times in the ...

Williamstown’s Travis named 1st team all-state

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - In terms of the pure talent level of athletes, there have been few years such as the 2015-16 season in W.Va. Class A boys basketball.The Class A All-State Team, announced by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association, is a testament to some of that talent.Williamstown's ...

Ravenswood gets best of St. Marys on diamond

ST. MARYS - The Red Devils of Ravenswood wielded diabolically effective bats against their blue counterparts at Dave Wilson Field Monday night, overwhelming St. Marys with an offensive onslaught and winning 20-3 in a five inning contest.Ravenswood scored 18 runs before the Blue Devils had sent ...

White, Pioneers top Bethany, 5-1, in nightcap

Marietta College scored four times in the bottom of the third inning and then relied on the strong pitching of sophomore Jocelyn White as the Pioneers scored a 5-1 victory in the nightcap to salvage a split in a home-opening doubleheader against Bethany College Tuesday at Marietta ...

French, Hilltoppers in D2 Elite 8

FRISCO, Texas - Evan French is no stranger to competing for championships.A 2014 Warren High graduate, French helped the Warriors win league, sectional, district and regional titles during his prep career. Now, French, a sophomore at West Liberty, is preparing for the NCAA Division II Elite ...

Flowers leaves mark on West Lib

WEST LIBERTY - West Liberty senior guard Liz Flowers completed her collegiate career earlier this month.Flowers helped the Hilltoppers make their deepest NCAA Tournament run in program history this season, advancing to the Sweet 16 before bowing out with a 29-5 record. The 29 wins are the most ...

Lady Devils fall to Wirt

ELIZABETH, W.Va. - Wirt County's battery provided lots of spark Tuesday, with Jess Lockhart pitching a solid complete game while going 3 for 4 at the plate, and catcher Skylar Bogan hitting a three-run homer in the seventh to ice a 9-4 win for the Tigers over St. Marys.Lockhart allowed only ...

LKC Cleans Up

By Joe AlbrightThe Marietta?Timesjalbright@mariettatimes.comCHARLESTON - A special year ended in a big way on two fronts for the Gilmer County High School girls' basketball team March 12 at the Charleston Civic Center.Not only did the Little Kanawha Conference's Amy Chapman-led team dethrone ...

Herstine leads Pioneers to win

From staff reportsPITTSBURGH, Penn. - Christian Herstine struck out a career-high 14 batters and Joe Begany smacked a solo home run leading Marietta College to a 1-0 win over case Western Reserve University Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers then dropped a 6-1 decision to host La Roche College in ...

‘ONE BAD QUARTER’

CHARLESTON - A one-point halftime lead turned into a 16-point deficit after a disastrous third quarter for Parkersburg Catholic here Thursday afternoon and the Crusaders never fully recovered in falling to Wheeling Central 68-54 in a Class A boys basketball state-tournament quarterfinal at the ...

MC’s Edwards named first-team All-American

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The post-season honors continue to accumulate for Marietta College junior A.J. Edwards as the Pioneer post player picked up three more Thursday from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).Edwards was named to the 2016 NABC Division III All-America first team. ...

Shrider resigns as MC coach

Marietta College head women's basketball coach Stacia Shrider announced on Wednesday that she is resigning her position to pursue other professional and personal opportunities in St. Louis, Missouri."I want to thank Larry (Hiser) and the administration for giving me the opportunity to coach at ...

All-Ohio honors for local cagers

Another Dawson has earned all-state honors on the hardwood.Marietta High junior Trent Dawson was recently named an Associated Press All-Ohio Division II boys basketball honorable mention. The 6-foot guard played for the Mark Duckworth-coached Tigers, who compiled a 9-15 record this past winter. ...