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MHS in district swim meet Friday at Ohio State

Cooper Halliday is expected to be in the pool a fair amount of time Friday at 2:30 p.m. That's when the Marietta High senior and seven of her orange and black swim teammates will be competing in the district meet at Ohio State University's Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. At ...

WILDCATS WIN

WATERFORD — Southern had no answer for Jordan Welch here Tuesday inside the Harry Cooper Annex during Waterford’s senior night and the Wildcats cruised to an easy 63-50 Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division victory. Ranked 10th in Ohio Division IV, the Wildcats took the lead for good ...

St. Marys girls down Valley-Wetzel on Senior Night

ST. MARYS — St. Marys needed contributions from all eight seniors to pull away for a 70-47 win over visiting Valley-Wetzel on Senior Night Tuesday inside St. Marys High School. Jordan Fox scored a game-high 25 points along with six boards to help St. Marys improve its record to 16-6. ...

Cadets lose to Buckeye Trail in overtime

BEVERLY — Fort Frye will be playing in the Wheeling Hospital OVAC Championships later this week - just not in the preferred Class 3A title game. Instead, the Cadets (16-5) will face the loser of Martins Ferry-Linsley on Friday at Ohio University-Eastern following a 68-66 overtime loss to ...

Cougars stun St. Marys, 69-65

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier High enjoyed a memorable Senior Night. The Cougars staged a second-half rally to upset and stun state-ranked St. Marys of Pleasants County, W.Va., 69-65, in non-conference boys’ basketball action Monday evening. “This was a big win for us,” said FHS head ...

Waterford suffers rare setback, 64-37, to Minford

WATERFORD — Waterford head coach Jerry Close was hoping to provide his defending champion Wildcats with a major challenge in their regular season finale when he scheduled Division III Minford prior to the season. Close and the ’Cats got that major challenge they were looking for and then ...

Crusaders earn win over Charleston Catholic, 64-61

PARKERSBURG — It took every ounce of effort — and a rushed shot at the end — for Parkersburg Catholic to hold on for a 64-61 victory over Charleston Catholic Monday night. “We have to close out games better,” said Parkersburg Catholic coach Rob Strcula. “We made some mistakes at ...

Frontier tops Valley for 3rd title in last 4 years

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Frontier Lady Cougars may want to call Ohio University Eastern their home away from home. Frontier made their fourth straight appearance in an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference tournament and for the third time the Lady Cougars came away with the title after downing the ...

MC women halt Quakers, currently in 4th for OAC

What a difference almost two months can make. Back on Dec. 17, the Marietta College women’s basketball team was done in 90-60 at Wilmington. But Saturday afternoon in Marietta, the Pioneer women turned things around on the visiting Quakers to the tune of 57-42 to help fortify their hold on ...

Ewing eclipses 1,000 points

WILMINGTON— No. 10-ranked Marietta College won its tenth straight game with a 94-79 victory over Wilmington College Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers improve to 19-4 overall and 14-2 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. Wilmington falls to 9-14 overall and 4-12 in the OAC. The Pioneer win, ...

Warren downs Waterford boys

WATERFORD — Josh Huffman flirted with perfection. The 6-foot-3 junior forward was 10 of 11 from the floor as Warren downed Waterford, 60-50, in non-conference boys’ basketball action at the Cooper Annex Saturday night. “Most of it was just them letting me go isolation against the guy ...

Moore leads Marietta to blowout win vs. River View

Travis Moore was in a dunking mood. The 6-foot-4 senior scored a team-high 15 points, including one slam, to help Marietta High defeat River View High, 84-55, in East Central Ohio League boys’ basketball action at Sutton Gym Friday night. “It’s always good to have one of ...

Wildcats dominate Eastern, 76-37

WATERFORD — Waterford’s Tri-Valley Conference game with Eastern Friday night was sort of a tune up for the Wildcats. Coach Tom Simms’ squad took control of this contest early and rolled to a 76-37 victory to improve to 14-3 and 13-0 in the TVC. “We got our rotation going and that ...

Cadets cruise past Cougars, 66-38

NEW MATAMORAS — Make no mistake about it, the Fort Frye Cadets are a very unselfish basketball team. Friday night, eight different players combined for 19 assists as the Pioneer Valley Conference champion Cadets rolled to a 66-38 win over the Frontier Cougars at Hank Morus ...

Hot start lifts Warren past Jackson, 62-51

VINCENT — Warren put the pedal to the metal early on. Even though visiting Jackson hung with the Warriors the rest of the game, a hot first quarter from the hosts was enough to lift them to a 62-51 Senior Night victory Friday night. Warren, which got a game-high 22 points from Kyler ...

Crusaderettes rout Calhoun girls, 61-46

PARKERSBURG — Freshman point guard Madeline Huffman scored 20 points and two more frosh, Emma Gardner and Emma Pfeiffer, were a presence inside as Parkersburg Catholic downed visiting Calhoun County 61-46 Thursday night to claim 9th place in the LKC this season. Victorious PCHS, now 12-10, ...

Edison nips Blennerhassett for county title

PARKERSBURG — Ethan Prather of Edison didn’t need a pin in the final match of Thursday’s 56th Wood County Middle School wrestling championships to seal the Eagles’ five-peat, but he got one anyway. The Eagles of head coach Tammy Koreski trailed 204-199 entering the heavyweight ...

Wood County Christian boys beat Wirt County

WILLIAMSTOWN — Wood County Christian received 12 points from Luke Spencer and 11 more from DJ Spencer here Thursday en route to handing visiting Wirt County a 45-38 setback. Luke Spencer gradded 14 boards to finish with a double-double while teammate Garrett Napier pitched in nine points ...

Ball scores 21 to lead Waterford past Fort Frye

WATERFORD — Waterford High was tested in the first half. But after the break, it was all Wildcats as the defending Ohio Division IV champions cruised to a 45-24 triumph over Fort Frye High in non-conference girls’ basketball action at the Cooper Annex Wednesday night. Earlier this ...

Frontier girls set to take on Valley (Wetzel) Saturday

NEW MATAMORAS — The Frontier Lady Cougars have fond memories playing at Ohio University Eastern in St. Clairsville, having won Ohio Valley Athletic Conference championships there two out of the last three years. Saturday, Frontier (15-6) will look to make it three OVAC titles in four years ...