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Local volleyball ref to be honored in Columbus

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Tonya Kidder is considered one of the best prep volleyball officials in the game.The 1982 Marietta High graduate was honored just a few short years ago (2012) as WVSSAC Referee of the Year in West Virginia. Now, it's Ohio's turn.Next month, on June 11, at the OHSAA Officials Hall of Fame ...

Williamstown still alive at state

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VIENNA - An exciting first day of action in the Class A state softball tournament saw top-ranked Wheeling Central Catholic advance to play for the championship after defeating Williamstown 4-0 and coming from behind in the bottom of the seventh to beat Man, 3-2.Williamstown stayed alive in the ...

St. Marys baseball ousted in regional final

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ST. MARYS - It's been said in the game of baseball that issuing free passes will come back to haunt you.St. Marys starting pitcher Ty Flowers walked just three hitters in Wednesday night's Class A, Region I final against Wheeling Central Catholic, but unfortunately for the Blue Devils, every ...

D-I, D-III regional track begins today

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Travis Moore hit a hurdle in the 300 meter event at the D1 Central District Championship at Westerville South last Saturday, and still set a personal record.More importantly, though, the 6-foot-2 Marietta High junior finished runner-up in a time of 39.46 seconds to earn a berth in today's ...

Williamstown softball has long awaited state berth

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WILLIAMSTOWN - "The girls are looking forward to the challenge" was Williamstown head softball coach Kayla Stanley's thought on the Yellowjackets' Class A state-tournament opener at 9:45 a.m. today at Jackson Park versus Wheeling Central.And what a challenge it will be as Williamstown (15-14), ...

’Jackets fall to Gilmer in regional semifinal

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WILLIAMSTOWN - Cole Haley and the Gilmer County Titans turned the tables on Williamstown Monday at American Legion field.On their previous visit to Williamstown this season, the Titans were annihilated in a double-header by 14-2 and 19-0 scorelines. On this occasion, Haley delivered a mound ...

Herstine collects more hardware

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Marietta College placed three players on the 2016 D3baseball.com All-Mideast Region team released Monday morning.Senior Christian Herstine was named the Pitcher of the Year for the second time in his career.Sophomore relief pitcher David Stover was a second team selection, while senior center ...

’Jackets Gardner establishes new state pole vault record

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CHARLESTON - The Magnolia girls claimed the school's first Class A state track championship here Saturday at Laidley Field and Williamstown's Ellie Gardner continued her dominance in the pole vault.First-year Blue Eagle head coach Michael Harwick's thinclads nipped Charleston Catholic, 70-68, ...

Ohio thinclads find success at district meets

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CHILLICOTHE - Belpre's Cray Sistrunk and Fort Frye's Ford McElroy and MaryKate McElroy all were double champions over the weekend at their respective district meets.In the Division III Southeast meet Saturday at Southeastern High School, Sistrunk took first in the 800 and 1600, with his time of ...

Williamstown’s Cieslewski sets W.Va. Class A discus record

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Williamstown's Melissa Cieslewski and Gilmer County's Nathan Stout each established new Class A records here Friday at Laidley Field on the opening evening of the state track meet.The senior Cieslewski topped the discus field with a throw of 126 feet, 5 inches to break ...

Several MHS track girls advance out of district

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Embrey Roberts will have some company this time.The Marietta High junior was the lone Tiger girl to qualify for the Pickerington North regional in the 100 meter high hurdles last year. But now, she will be joined by several of her orange and black teammates after the running of the D1 district ...

Pioneers bow out of regional tourney

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MOUNT BERRY, Ga. -Emory University knocked Marietta College out of the NCAA Division III Baseball South Regional Tournament with an 8-0 win Thursday afternoon at Bowdoin Field on the campus of Berry College. With the loss, the Etta Express finishes the season with a 28-17 record.The Eagles ...

Lady ’Jackets headed to state

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WILLIAMSTOWN - Just a 15-14 record, but in the state tournament - and that's the only thing that really counts for Williamstown's softball team.Thursday, the host Yellowjackets stymied Wahama, which had knocked off five-time defending Class A state champion Buffalo last week, by a 4-1 count to ...

Williamstown tops Catholic for sectional crown

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Flat tire may have been an omen

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CAMBRIDGE - Frontier High benefitted from a lift on the highway Monday, but couldn't get one on the diamond.The Cougars' team bus had a flat tire on I-77 North in Noble County, near Caldwell. But fortunately several parents and fans had been trailing the bus, and were able to transport the team ...