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Catholic knocks off ’Jackets in sectional

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PARKERSBURG — It was what you’d expect when visiting Williamstown and Parkersburg Catholic face each other with both their both boys basketball seasons on the line. After a back-and-fourth third quarter, it all came down to the final eight minutes Wednesday night at PCHS to decide which ...

Basketball is Makayla Liedtke’s passion

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Makayla Liedtke Fort Frye Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 3.5 Sports: basketball, volleyball (freshman year) Height: 5-11 College: University of Rio Grande Major: education Family: Dan and Loretta Liedtke (father and mother); 2 older sisters — Morgan (Marietta College grad) and ...

Cadets to open tourney play vs. Jets Friday night

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BEVERLY — Fort Frye should be well-rested and prepared when it hosts Union Local in an Ohio D3 boy’s basketball sectional co-final Friday at 7 p.m. “We’re excited to be playing a sectional game at our home gym,” said Cadets head coach Eric Henniger. “It’s a great reward for ...

District wrestling tournament this weekend

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Casey Parsons will become Warren High’s all-time winningest wrestler with his next victory on the mat. The 160-pound senior grappler is expected to notch that triumph in the Ohio Division II District Tournament at Heath High this weekend. “Casey needs one win to pass Levi ...

’Jackets one win from dancing in Charleston

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WILLIAMSTOWN — There will be no fire and brimstone speech by Williamstown veteran head girls basketball coach Fred Sauro prior to today’s 7 p.m. tip against visiting Tolsia, which will be eyeing an upset of the Yellowjackets in a Class A Region IV co-final. Sauro doesn’t need to stress ...

MC’s ‘6th man’ fun-loving and indispensable

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Whenever Marietta College senior All-American A.J. Edwards got the ball down in the low blocks, it was basically curtains for the Baldwin Wallace defender. And, the sold-out, partisan crowd at Ban Johnson Arena knew it. "Here he comes," yelled one Marietta College fan. "Here he comes," ...

Yellowjacket boys take down Tigers in sectional play

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WILLIAMSTOWN — They haven’t forgotten. Williamstown can’t shake that feeling it had after beating Parkersburg Catholic twice during the regular season before losing to its rival in the postseason in 2016. Now the Yellowjackets (15-8) have a chance to return the favor when they ...

MC men win Ohio Athletic Conference championship

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A.J. Edwards owned the paint The Marietta College senior All-American brushed off the Baldwin Wallace defenders with a game-high 28 points and eight rebounds as the top-seeded Pioneers won 83-74 in an Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament men’s basketball final Saturday night at sold-out Ban ...

Frontier girls capture sectional title

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NEW MATAMORAS — Kylie Daugherty poured in a game-high 28 points as the Frontier Cougars rolled to a 68-41 win Saturday night over the visiting Bishop Rosecrans Lady Bishops to claim a Division IV sectional championship. Leading by just eight points at halftime, the Cougars shot a blistering ...

Waterford girls advance in Division IV postseason play with win

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JACKSON, Ohio — The Waterford defense was tenacious. The defending state champion Wildcats did not allow a single point for the first 12 minutes of the game and just five total points in the first half as they rolled to a 46-17 win Saturday over the Fairfield Lions in a Division IV ...

Tiger boys fall in sectional title game

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LOGAN — Vinton County proved Saturday why it is the top seed in the Division II Southeast District tournament. The Vikings (21-2) jumped out to an early 12-2 lead, withstood a Marietta High rally, and pulled away in the second half to earn a 75-62 win and a sectional championship at Jim ...

Belpre girls drop game to South Webster

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JACKSON — For the second time this season Belpre played South Webster and for the second straight time the Golden Eagles had absolutely no answer for Jeep guard Ellie Jo Johnson. Johnson’s 21 points single handily equaled the entire Belpre total as South Webster cruised to a 44-21 win in ...

Warriors upset: Logan Elm knocks off Warren in overtime

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LOGAN — Kyler Dennis and Josh Huffman combined to score 48 points for Warren. Impressive, but the third-seeded Warriors had no answer defensively for Logan Elm’s Ridge Young, who tallied 41 points as the sixth-seeded Braves claimed a 70-63 come-from-behind overtime triumph in a Division II ...

’Jackets win sectional crown

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Ashley Morris knew she was having a nice game — she just didn’t know how good. As she stepped to the foul line with less than 10 seconds to play, the Williamstown senior glanced at the scoreboard and the reality hit her. “That’s when I realized it,” said Morris, ...

Pioneers going for OAC tourney title

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Marietta College is no stranger to the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament championship game. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ban Johnson Arena against sixth-seeded Baldwin Wallace, the top-seeded Pioneers will appear in their fifth OAC tourney title game in the last seven seasons. They’ve won two ...

Marietta College men eliminate Mount Union in OAC tourney

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Marietta College found itself in need of a spark in Thursday night’s Ohio Athletic Conference Semi-Final against Mount Union at Ban Johnson Arena. Trailing the Purple Raiders by 15 points late in the first half, the reigning OAC regular season champs got the spark they were looking for off ...

Lady Cadets top Shadyside

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BEVERLY — Until Thursday night, Fort Frye freshman Kirsten Kesselring had started one game this season. “It didn’t go so well, either,” said Cadets coach Dan Liedtke. “That’s why it’s so good for this to happen for her tonight. It was nice to see her play with such ...

Frontier girls advance in sectional play

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NEW MATAMORAS — Good things usually happened when Kylie Daugherty attacked the basket. The 5-foot-10 junior scored a game-high 20 points to help Frontier High defeat visiting Shenandoah High, 48-36, in an Ohio Division IV girls’ basketball sectional opener Thursday night. “We pushed ...