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Most area teams open 2016 season Friday

BEVERLY - After reaching the playoffs a season ago, both Fort Frye and Belpre have high hopes of returning to the postseason in 2016 as the pair kickoff the 2016 season at Ralph Holder Stadium.The Eric Huck-led Cadets opened the 2015 campaign with a 21-6 win over the Golden Eagles and then ...

Tigers fall to PHS, South

VIENNA - The first round of this year's PHS-South golf fight ended even.The Big Reds and Patriots finished with equal top-four scores of 170 and Marietta placed third with a 185 in the first of their three Wednesday triangular matches in the season Wednesday. Isaac Prine of PHS recorded the ...

Reasoner ‘Taylor’-made for soccer with Pioneers

Taylor Reasoner is making the most of an opportunity.The Marietta College men's soccer standout was sidelined with a knee injury when he was a freshman, and didn't start playing until he was a redshirt sophomore three years ago.With a year of eligibility remaining, the 5-foot-11, 151-pound ...

Broughton Invitational slated for Saturday

MaryKate McElroy is expected to be the first girl to cross the finish line at the annual Elizabeth S. Broughton Memorial Invitational at the Broughton Nature & Wildlife Area in Marietta Saturday at 10 a.m.If the Fort Frye senior cross country standout wins, she will have repeated.Last ...

Williamstown boys score 11-0 win over Catholic

WILLIAMSTOWN - Williamstown scored almost at will.The Yellowjackets attacked early and often en route to an 11-0 triumph over visiting Parkersburg Catholic in boys' soccer action Tuesday night."I don't know what to say," said WHS senior tri-captain Dakota Hammer, who finished with a hat trick ...

Hear Them Roar

Marietta High was scouted by rival Warren at Sutton Gymnasium."They were all here," said veteran MHS volleyball coach Ron Kidder after the Tigers swept visiting Alexander, 25-23, 25-17, and 25-22 in non-conference net action Monday night."We play them at Warren Thursday."The Tigers, who ...

Lady Tigers clobber Warren girls in opener, 6-0

DEVOLA - A couple of Marietta High sophomores spearheaded the attack.Lexie Mullen and Kyleigh Lewis each had two goals and one assist as the Tigers blanked rival Warren, 6-0, in a season- and home-opening girls' soccer match at Jerry Brock Field Saturday afternoon."I think we did well," said ...

Marietta, Warren boys play to 2-2 draw

VINCENT - While Marietta High never trailed, Warren High never led.At the finish, the two Washington County big school rivals had to settle for a 2-2 tie in a season-opening boys' soccer match on the Warriors' pitch Saturday night."We had them beat twice, and couldn't close it out," said MHS ...

Carpenter family shines at Hilltop

Nearly 45 years ago The Carpenters had a smash pop hit entitled "The Top Of The World."That catchy little tune could well be the theme song for the Carpenter racing family of Parkersburg this season as they are no doubt on top of the local dirt track racing scene.Friday night at The Legendary ...

Yellowjackets’ boys soccer drops season opener to Fairmont Senior

WILLIAMSTOWN - Jonathan Petty scored two goals but would've preferred a Williamstown win.The host Yellowjackets gave Class AA defending champion Fairmont Senior a scare before falling 4-2 in season-opening boys' soccer action Friday."We knew coming in that it was going to be tough," Petty said. ...

Frontier volleyball players talented

NEW MATAMORAS -- Frontier High has the look of a veteran volleyball team with eight seniors on the varsity roster.That might be a little misleading, though."Yes, we have eight seniors, but they have limited experience at the varsity level," said FHS head coach Donna Murphy, who has been in the ...

Golden Eagles look good in gridiron scrimmage against Warren

VINCENT - Visiting Belpre broke open a tie game with two touchdowns in the final nine minutes of play to post a 23-7 football scrimmage victory over Warren Friday night.Now it's down to just a week for both squads to sort out what they need to do yet before starting the actual season next ...

MC football opens two-a-days; scrimmage on Saturday

Marietta College's football team was greeted with overcast skies and the sounds of AC/DC at Don Drumm Stadium Thursday morning.The Pioneers, who kicked off practice last Saturday, also had an afternoon session, which was sunnier and warmer."Weather hasn't been that much of an issue," said ...

MC men booters have high expectations

Marietta College has 12 of 15 players back who saw action on the pitch in last year's Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament men's soccer quarterfinal match at Heidelberg University.OK, the fifth-seeded Pioneers dropped a gut-wrenching 2-1 double overtime decision to the Student Princes, but that ...

Fort Frye volleyball fundamentally solid

BEVERLY - If Fort Frye High's showing at June's Maysville Summer Volleyball Tournament is any indication, the Cadets will once again be a force on the court this upcoming season.After beating a good Marietta High team in three sets, top-seeded FFHS downed Laken Adams-coached Waterford High, a ...

Lady ’Cats coming off historic season

WATERFORD - Not many smaller schools are fortunate enough to ever get the chance to play in Columbus for a state championship in any given sport let alone a pair in the same year.The 2015 Waterford Lady Wildcats won a state championship in basketball and advanced all the way to the final four ...

Belpre soccer team senior-led, athletic

BELPRE - Belpre High scrimmaged Zanesville High on the pitch last Saturday, and dropped a 4-2 decision.Even so, fifth-year BHS boys head soccer coach Jeff Stanley was very pleased with the effort of his Division III Golden Eagle booters against the D1 Blue Devils."They (Zanesville) did not win ...

Warren volleyball hoping for bounce-back season

VINCENT - There wasn't much to enjoy about last year's volleyball season if you were a Warren Warrior.A 6-17 season that ended in the sectional opener to rival Marietta is something fourth-year coach Michelle Tyo said the program is putting behind it.When this season opens at Shenandoah on Aug. ...

Caldwell soccer has a lot of new faces

CALDWELL -- Caldwell High's soccer program is closing in on a decade as a sport at the Noble County-based school.Head coach Troy Nething has been with the Redskin booters since the beginning, and will be entering his eighth year as the pitch boss. During that time, he's been instrumental in ...