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Williamstown tops Catholic for sectional crown

WILLIAMSTOWN - A gutsy pitching performance by Parkersburg Catholic freshman Ty Sturm gave the Crusaders a chance against highly favored Williamstown in the third game of their best-of-three sectional series, but a late defensive meltdown undid the good work.Sturm battled senior 'Jacket ace ...

W.Va. Class A thinclads prepared for today’s state tourney

PARKERSBURG - Doak Markley has been around track for a long time and the veteran Williamstown boys head coach is hoping his thinclads can continue their form when the West Virginia state track meet gets underway at 2 p.m. today at the University of Charleston's Laidley Field.The Yellowjackets ...

Tigers bow out of postseason play with 1-0 loss to Athens

ATHENS - Athens starting pitcher Brendan Sano was simply overpowering. Marietta starter Trent Dawson was incredibly efficient and effective.The two right-handers hooked up in a pitcher's duel for the ages Wednesday night in a Division II district championship game at Bob Wren Stadium in Athens ...

A pair of fine pitching performances

ATHENS - Marietta High faced a good pitcher.But then, Athens High did, too.Something had to give, and it did with the visiting Tigers (21-8) dropping a 1-0 decision to the host Bulldogs (17-11) in an Ohio Division II district final at Ohio University's Bob Wren Stadium Wednesday night.MHS ...

Pioneers drop regional opener

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. - Shenandoah University strung together three straight hits, all with two outs, in the bottom of the ninth to come from behind and beat Marietta College, 3-2, in the first round of the NCAA Division III South Regional Wednesday at Bowdoin Filed on the Campus of Berry ...

Pioneers in regional baseball action tonight

Christian Herstine was thinking that Marietta College might be playing in the Mideast Regional in the Keystone State."Hopefully, we're in Pittsburgh (Pa.), my hometown," said the Beaver, Pa., native after the Pioneers (28-15) edged Baldwin Wallace University, 6-5, Saturday at Otterbein ...

Catholic tops ’Jackets in game 2 of sectional

WILLIAMSTOWN - Left fielder Isaac Walters singled in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Parkersburg Catholic a 5-4 comeback win over Williamstown in a classic rivalry game, forcing a rubber match in their best-of-three game sectional series.Walters' third ...

Waterford gets best of Trimble in D-IV district championship

CHILLICOTHE - Devyn Farley tossed a five-hitter and Waterford was brilliant on defense Monday night as the No. 3 seeded Wildcats claimed a Division IV district championship with a 5-2 win over the No. 1 seeded Trimble Tomcats at Chillicothe Paint Stadium.Waterford broke a 2-2 tie with a run in ...

Hill, Schamp throw Tigers past Falcons in district semi

ATHENS - The left arms of Brandon Schamp and Turner Hill helped put the Marietta Tigers in Wednesday's Division II district championship game against Athens.Hill's throw to the plate from center field with two outs in the seventh inning Monday beat Fairfield Union's Donnie Waldrop, who was ...

Cougars ousted from tournament

CAMBRIDGE - Frontier High's bats were silenced - again.The seventh-seeded Cougars went hitless for the second straight game, dropping a 2-0 decision to the fourth-seeded Strasburg Tigers in an Ohio Division IV district semifinal baseball game at Don Coss Field Monday night.Last Thursday in a ...

Pioneers headed to South Regional

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Marietta College Pioneers are one of 56 teams competing in the 2016 NCAA Division III baseball Championship as the full tournament field was announced early Monday morning by the NCAA.The Pioneers earned an automatic bid into the championship field on Saturday by ...

Williamstown outlasts Catholic

WILLIAMSTOWN - With a 6-0 lead after two innings and ace Reece Westfall occupying the mound, Williamstown looked to be cruising to an easy win over Parkersburg Catholic in the first game of their best-of-three sectional final.However, the Crusaders, led by a two-run home run by first baseman ...

Marietta College baseball team is OAC Tourney Champions

WESTERVILLE - Tim McCoy had a blast.Two of them, actually, as second-seeded Marietta College defeated third-seeded Baldwin Wallace University, 6-5, to claim the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament baseball crown at Otterbein University's Fishbaugh Field Saturday.The Pioneer leader in home runs ...

Moore, Brown win ECOL titles for Marietta High

Travis Moore had to do a little leaning when crossing the 100 boys high hurdles finish line.In doing so, the 6-foot-2 Marietta High junior thinclad won the event, and earned All-East Central Ohio League honors Friday night at Don Drumm Stadium on the campus of Marietta College."He was a fast ...

’Jackets blow out Bulldogs

WILLIAMSTOWN -The Williamstown baseball team utilized timely hitting, a trio of sharp pitching performances and some charitable Doddridge County defending to record a 12-0 five-inning victory at American Legion field Friday, eliminating the Bulldogs from sectional play.Mason Adkins, who started ...

Etta Express in OAC title game

WESTERVILLE - Marietta College is in the driver's seat at the 2016 Ohio Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament after knocking off top-seeded Otterbein University by a 13-8 score Friday morning at Fishbaugh Field on the Otterbein campus."It was a tightly contested game and you can't relax ...

Catholic trio to play for state title

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Three Parkersburg Catholic tennis players have earned the privilege at an attempt to end their seasons with a state-championship win at 7:30 a.m. today at Schoenbaum Courts in Kanawha City.Crusaders Nash Morris, Noah Chidester and Brendan Smith made it through their ...

Marietta tops Warren in 8-inning sectional thriller

Marietta High had to summon some two-out lightning in extra innings to claim its first sectional baseball championship since 2009.Turner Hill scored from second base on Isaac Danford's groundball, which got by the Warren infielder, in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Tigers to a ...

Pios win OAC tourney opener

WESTERVILLE - Marietta College opened play in the 2016 Ohio Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament with a thrilling 1-0 win over Baldwin Wallace University Thursday afternoon at Fishbaugh Field on the campus of Otterbein University."Winning each game is important regardless of whether you're ...

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 ...