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Waterford overturns Jeeps, advances to Elite 8

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JACKSON - Waterford High was at full-strength.Megan Ball, after missing a couple of postseason games due to illness, provided a boost off the bench with 15 points as the Wildcats defeated South Webster, 62-27, in an Ohio Division IV regional semifinal girls basketball game at Jackson High ...

Pios begin NCAA tourney play tonight

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The Pioneer men's basketball team begins its postseason journey at 8 p.m. today as it hosts an NCAA Division III tournament game for the second consecutive year.The 21-6 Griffins of Gwynedd Mercy University are the visitors, and Marietta College coach Jon VanderWal cautions that facing the ...

Waterford well-represented in SE District

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Waterford's basketball coaches swept Thursday's Southeast District awards.Boys coach Tom Simms and girls coach Jerry Close were each named Associated Press Southeast District Coach of the Year in Division IV, while Waterford girls senior Dani Drayer was named D4 District Player of the ...

Devils suffer OT loss

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NEW MARTINSVILLE, W. Va. - Five extra minutes were needed here Thursday night at the Magnolia gymnasium to determine the Class A Region I, Section 2 champion between Trinity Christian and St. Marys.Through four quarters both the "host" Warriors and "visiting" Blue Devils each amassed 59 points ...

Raiders hoping to join exclusive company

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McCONNELSVILLE - From day one of the season, Adam Copeland's goal for his Morgan Raiders has been to win a district championship and be one the last 16 teams standing in Division II.Copeland and the Raiders will get their chance Saturday when they match up against Steubenville in a D2 East ...

Waterford 2 wins from state, faces South Webster tonight

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JACKSON - As the competition gets tougher, Waterford coach Jerry Close likes what he's seeing from his Wildcats."You hope you get better throughout the year, and you rely on what you do well and adjust to each opponent," he said. "We played really well last week, but week to week things can ...

Pioneer softball Florida-bound

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Jeanne Arbuckle and her Marietta College softball team have their bags packed and are preparing to head south to the Sunshine State Friday night at 6 p.m. for the Rebel Spring Games.The Pioneers are scheduled to play the College of Mount St. Joseph in Kissimee, Fla., Sunday at 11:15 a.m. ...

St. Marys advances to state

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ST. MARYS -It looked as though a marvelous season was about to come to a sad and premature end.With one minute remaining in the third quarter, St. Marys trailed by eleven points to a Magnolia team which had done little wrong all evening. The tenacious Blue Eagle defense had shut down the ...

Catholic stuns ’Jackets

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WILLIAMSTOWN - A freshman helped lead the way.Cade Ullman scored 18 points, including two clutch freebies at crunch time, as Parkersburg Catholic staged a second-half rally to defeat host and fifth-ranked Williamstown High, 57-53, in a sectional boys basketball semifinal Tuesday night."I just ...

Last-second shot ends Belpre’s season in district semi

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ATHENS - It all came down to the last 5.2 seconds Tuesday night, as Belpre suffered a heart-breaking, last-second, season-ending 59-58 loss in a Division IV district semifinal at the OU Convo.After the Golden Eagles' Deijon Bedgood's free throw at 5.2 snapped a 57-57 tie, No. 1 district seed ...

Blue Devils advance

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NEW MARTINSVILLE, W. Va. - St. Marys pulled away at the end to win a back-and-forth thriller against Valley Wetzel, 70-61 to advance to the Region 1, Section 2 final."That was a game of runs, wasn't it?" remarked Blue Devil coach Mark Barnhart after an unpredictable game, which featured ...

Local cagers recognized on All-East District list

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A number of local high school basketball players were recognized by The Associated Press on the All-East District basketball teams Monday.Among the first team honorees were Morgan's Marcus Mayle, Caldwell's Tanner Clark, Frontier's Nick Camino, Monroe Central's Allison Kuhn and Fort Frye's ...

Drayer, Maddox honored in SEOAL

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After averaging 12 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game this season, Warren senior Luke Drayer was awarded Southeast Ohio Athletic League Player of the Year honors.Led by Drayer and fellow first team All-SEOAL selections Seth Hall and Kyler Dennis, the Warriors finished the season 18-6 ...

Waterford tops Eastern, plays in district final Saturday

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ATHENS - Catching a little break at just the right point of a basketball game can sometimes go a long way to claiming a victory.Taking advantage of that little break and making your opponent pay for their mistake in a big way improves your chances even more.Waterford High School took full ...

MC FALLS

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Dillon Young never got the shot off in time.The Marietta College guard's 3-point attempt at the buzzer was off the mark and actually came too late as the Pioneers fell short, dropping an 87-85 decision to John Carroll University in an Ohio Athletic Confererence Tournament championship game at ...

Catholic treys do in Calhoun County, 72-49

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PARKERSBURG - Logan Plummer and Cade Ullman, Parkersburg Catholic's Belpre connection, accounted for 12 of the host Crusaders' 13 treys Saturday night in a 72-49 victory over Calhoun County in an opening-round game of the Class A Region IV, Section 1 tournament.Catholic, now 12-11, will face ...

Rosecrans too much for Redskins, 65-47

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MORRISTOWN - Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans outscored Caldwell 17-2 in a pivotal third quarter and then took care of business at the charity stripe in the final period to score a 65-47 win over the Redskins and claim a Division IV sectional championship Saturday at Union Local High School.After ...

Belpre boys play in district semifinals Tuesday

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BELPRE - P.E. + P.A. = Success.That's "a little motto" Belpre head boys basketball coach Chad Williams and his staff came up with during the latter part of the season that now has the Golden Eagles in Division IV district tournament play Tuesday."It (the motto) is something we go by; I put it ...

Marietta baseball team tops Neumann University, 6-5

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Sophomores David Stover and Shane Fetsko led the Etta Express to a 6-5 come from behind victory over Neumann University Sunday in Marietta's final game of the Methodist Diamond Invitational.Stover threw 4.0 innings of shutout relief, while Fetsko delivered a three-run ...

Hoop Briefs

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Michigan State 107,Ohio State 105, 3 OTEAST LANSING, Mich. - Jasmine Hines scored a career-high 36 points, and Tori Jankoska made three free throws in the final 39 seconds of the third overtime to lift No. 20 Michigan State to a 107-105 victory over No. 5 Ohio State, denying the Buckeyes a ...