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Post proves to be Warren’s best friend

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VINCENT - In soccer, it is said that a tie is comparable to "kissing your sister."Warren boys' soccer coach Andy Pinkerton had something else in mind after the host Warriors (0-0-1) rallied twice to tie rival Marietta High, 2-2, in a season opener Saturday night."It seemed like last year, the ...

Lady Tigers clobber Warren girls in opener, 6-0

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DEVOLA - A couple of Marietta High sophomores spearheaded the attack.Lexie Mullen and Kyleigh Lewis each had two goals and one assist as the Tigers blanked rival Warren, 6-0, in a season- and home-opening girls' soccer match at Jerry Brock Field Saturday afternoon."I think we did well," said ...

Marietta, Warren boys play to 2-2 draw

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VINCENT - While Marietta High never trailed, Warren High never led.At the finish, the two Washington County big school rivals had to settle for a 2-2 tie in a season-opening boys' soccer match on the Warriors' pitch Saturday night."We had them beat twice, and couldn't close it out," said MHS ...

Carpenter family shines at Hilltop

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Nearly 45 years ago The Carpenters had a smash pop hit entitled "The Top Of The World."That catchy little tune could well be the theme song for the Carpenter racing family of Parkersburg this season as they are no doubt on top of the local dirt track racing scene.Friday night at The Legendary ...

Frontier volleyball players talented

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NEW MATAMORAS -- Frontier High has the look of a veteran volleyball team with eight seniors on the varsity roster.That might be a little misleading, though."Yes, we have eight seniors, but they have limited experience at the varsity level," said FHS head coach Donna Murphy, who has been in the ...

Golden Eagles look good in gridiron scrimmage against Warren

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VINCENT - Visiting Belpre broke open a tie game with two touchdowns in the final nine minutes of play to post a 23-7 football scrimmage victory over Warren Friday night.Now it's down to just a week for both squads to sort out what they need to do yet before starting the actual season next ...

MC football opens two-a-days; scrimmage on Saturday

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Marietta College's football team was greeted with overcast skies and the sounds of AC/DC at Don Drumm Stadium Thursday morning.The Pioneers, who kicked off practice last Saturday, also had an afternoon session, which was sunnier and warmer."Weather hasn't been that much of an issue," said ...

MC men booters have high expectations

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Marietta College has 12 of 15 players back who saw action on the pitch in last year's Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament men's soccer quarterfinal match at Heidelberg University.OK, the fifth-seeded Pioneers dropped a gut-wrenching 2-1 double overtime decision to the Student Princes, but that ...

Fort Frye volleyball fundamentally solid

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BEVERLY - If Fort Frye High's showing at June's Maysville Summer Volleyball Tournament is any indication, the Cadets will once again be a force on the court this upcoming season.After beating a good Marietta High team in three sets, top-seeded FFHS downed Laken Adams-coached Waterford High, a ...

Lady ’Cats coming off historic season

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WATERFORD - Not many smaller schools are fortunate enough to ever get the chance to play in Columbus for a state championship in any given sport let alone a pair in the same year.The 2015 Waterford Lady Wildcats won a state championship in basketball and advanced all the way to the final four ...

Belpre soccer team senior-led, athletic

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BELPRE - Belpre High scrimmaged Zanesville High on the pitch last Saturday, and dropped a 4-2 decision.Even so, fifth-year BHS boys head soccer coach Jeff Stanley was very pleased with the effort of his Division III Golden Eagle booters against the D1 Blue Devils."They (Zanesville) did not win ...

Warren volleyball hoping for bounce-back season

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VINCENT - There wasn't much to enjoy about last year's volleyball season if you were a Warren Warrior.A 6-17 season that ended in the sectional opener to rival Marietta is something fourth-year coach Michelle Tyo said the program is putting behind it.When this season opens at Shenandoah on Aug. ...

Caldwell soccer has a lot of new faces

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CALDWELL -- Caldwell High's soccer program is closing in on a decade as a sport at the Noble County-based school.Head coach Troy Nething has been with the Redskin booters since the beginning, and will be entering his eighth year as the pitch boss. During that time, he's been instrumental in ...

Williamstown boys booters aiming high this season

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WILLIAMSTOWN - Telma Poole, a native of Brazil, is hopeful her 2016 Williamstown boys soccer team full of 10 seniors and 10 sophomores will be the one that breaks through and gets to the state tournament.In her fourth year at the boys-only helm after Williamstown split its coed soccer team into ...

’Jacket girls soccer loaded

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WILLIAMSTOWN - Last year, the Williamstown girls soccer team had no problem lighting up the scoreboard.While they sometimes lacked a bit on the defensive side, the Yellowjackets had an overall successful season but fell short to Sissonville in a Class A/AA sectional final match."That was a ...

Warren harriers seeking success

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VINCENT - Warren High has good cross country numbers and some experience on the 5K race course."We have a pretty big group again this season," said Warriors head coach Neil Brague. "A lot of seniors."WHS will be featuring nine senior boys and one senior girl in Kaylee Pate.But the best of the ...

MHS cross country eager to compete

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Marietta High has a challenging fall cross country schedule, starting with its home- and season-opening Elizabeth S. Broughton Memorial Invitational on August 27."We are traveling to major invitationals after the Elizabeth S. Broughton Invitational," said veteran MHS cross country head coach ...