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Williamstown volleyball ready for state tourney

PARKERSBURG — When it comes to the state volleyball tournament, the Little Kanawha Conference has dominated the Class A field. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. today inside the Charleston Civic Center, Tyler Consolidated will get the single-A portion of the tournament underway when the Silver Knights ...

Fort Frye, Barnesville meet in D6, Region 23 semifinal

BEVERLY — What do you do for encore one week after making Washington County history? Do it again. “That’s the next step,” said Fort Frye football coach Eric Huck. “When you reach the goal you set another one.” Fort Frye (11-0) became the first Washington County school to win a ...

Waterford, Trimble set for round 2 rematch Saturday at Philo

WATERFORD — Before the 2016 prep football season even began, Waterford football had some revenge in mind for a Trimble Tomcat team that had beaten them in eight straight meetings dating way back to 2007. The Wildcats were able to gain a measure of redemption back in September when they ...

Fort Frye football star wants to play at the next level

Casey Lewis Fort Frye Year: senior Age: 18 Nickname: Lewie GPA: 3.375 Sports: football, basketball (2 years ago), track&field (2 years ago) Football positions (running back/right cornerback) College: undecided Major: interested in becoming a ...

Williamstown opens playoffs with South Harrison rematch

WILLIAMSTOWN — When West Virginia Class A No. 8 Williamstown and No. 9 South Harrison get together at 1:30 p.m. Saturday for an opening round Class A playoff game at Williamstown High School, the matchup will be the first one at home for the Yellowjackets in a few postseasons. “It was ...

Former Cadets runner still excelling on race course

PORTSMOUTH — Sarah Biehl is still a little achy after running Oct. 16’s Columbus Half Marathon. The former Fort Frye running standout has always excelled in long distances in high school and college, but she’d never competed in a 13.1-mile race before. “I started training for it ...

Fort Frye volleyball players earn postseason accolades

From staff reports BEVERLY — You don’t get to the “Sweet 16” without having talent. The Fort Frye High volleyball team certainly had plenty of that, as several Lady Cadets earned postseason accolades after leading the team to its first district championship since 1986. Senior ...

Local golfers claim district honors

VINCENT — Warren High enjoyed a dream season on the golf course and made a lot of memories. The Nathan Evans-coached Warriors won a plethora of tournaments, including district, sectional, SEOAL, OVAC (5-A) to name but a few. “It was a very fun and rewarding year,” Evans said. “All of ...

Tiger booters receive accolades

From staff reports Ben Dehmlow had a senior season to remember on the soccer pitch this fall and was properly recognized. Marietta High’s Dehmlow was awarded first team honors in the district as well as the East Central Ohio League. Dehmlow was one of seven MHS boys to receive ...

Fort’s McElroy earns All-Ohio cross country status

BEVERLY — “I’m not fast, but I can run forever.” Mary Kate McElroy said that after repeating as the Elizabeth S. Broughton Memorial Invitational girls’ cross country winner in late August. Thing is, the Fort Frye senior running standout was fast enough on the 5k course last ...

Waterford claims 13-9 win over Bishop Rosecrans

WATERFORD — Although they may have been overshadowed by a powerhouse offense, the Waterford Wildcat defense has been outstanding all season long. With their offense having a rare off night in Saturday night’s Division VII, Region 27 playoff game against Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans, it ...

Waterford upperclassmen see hard work pay off

WATERFORD — Isaac Huffman and Tyler McCutcheon have been through a lot as members of the Waterford High football team. From 2013 to 2014, the Wildcats won a total of four games. In that time, Huffman and McCutcheon had a little bit of everything thrown at them, from a 69-0 beatdown ...

MC grinds out a 27-21 triumph over Cap

MARIETTA — Roger Walker did a little skip and prance into the end zone. With under a minute remaining and the football game tied at 21-all, the 5-foot-10, 180-pound running back scored untouched from 16 yards out to give Marietta College a hard-fought 27-21 triumph over Capital University ...

11-0 Fort Frye wins big over Centerburg, 44-6

BEVERLY — Fort Frye made history Friday night as the Cadets accomplished something that no Washington County school had ever done before them and that is to win an Ohio High School Athletic Association playoff football game. Quarterback Tate Engle threw three touchdown passes and running ...

Fort Frye D steps up

BEVERLY — During second-quarter action with Fort Frye leading 14-0, Centerburg was on the Cadet five-yard line and threatening to score. On a fourth-and-goal situation, FFHS senior Cadet Casey Lewis had an apparent pickoff of Trojan quarterback Gunnar Gregory’s pass in the end zone. But ...

Williamstown beats Wirt County in 4 sets

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — Defending Class A state champion Wirt County got the victory it needed versus Parkersburg Catholic, but it was Williamstown which claimed the Class A, Region IV, Section 1 championship here Thursday evening at “The Pit” as the Yellowjackets turned back the Tigers, ...

Pioneers host Capital Saturday

All that Roger Walker remembers about Marietta College’s 28-21 overtime setback at Capital University last year is that the Pioneer football team literally came up short at the goal line. “You know, the game is about inches,” said the 5-foot-10, 180-pound Pioneer junior running back. ...

Cadets’ run comes to end

UNIONTOWN — Sweet 16 was anything but as the Fort Frye volleyball team was swept 3-0 by Dalton in an OHSAA Division IV, Region 13 semifinal at Lake High Wednesday night. The Cadets dropped 25-18, 25-10 and 25-16 decisions to the Bulldogs. “As tough as tonight was, they really were a ...

Cadets enter Week 11, look to stay perfect

BEVERLY — For the second straight season the Fort Frye Cadets compiled a perfect 10-0 record in the regular season. Last season the Cadets miracle season came to an abrupt end with a 13-0 loss to Fredricktown in the opening round of the Division VI, Region 23 playoffs in Beverly. Fort ...

Waterford hosts first ever postseason game Saturday

WATERFORD — Bishop Rosecrans needed about nine different scenarios to go just right for a shot at the postseason. But Rosecrans coach Mark Johnston told his team before it took the field last Saturday to worry about just one thing. “I told them to take care of what they can control,” ...