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Parkersburg Catholic tennis finishes state runners-up

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For the first time in three years, the entirety of the West Virginia High School state tennis tournament was played outside at Coonskin Park and Charleston Catholic’s tennis facility. When everything was said and done the Morgantown girls and George Washington boys ...

Belpre baseball ousted by top-ranked Whiteoak

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CHILLICOTHE — Control issues on the mound doomed Belpre in a 12-3 loss to Whiteoak, the top-ranked team in Division IV, in a district semifinal Tuesday at VA Memorial Stadium. Senior right-hander Bailey Sprague got the start for the Golden Eagles, who finished the 2018 season 13-13. Sprague ...

Golden Eagles’ thinclads ready for districts

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BELPRE — After claiming high-point honors in the Tri-Valley Conference championship track meet, Belpre’s Tojzae Reams and Sydney Spencer are both looking to this week’s district track meet to further their accomplishments and hopefully eventually advance to the state meet. On May 3, ...

Express back in NCAA tourney

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MARIETTA — After a one-year hiatus, the Etta Express is back in the NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament and will do battle in the Mideast Regional being played May 17-21 at Nicolay Field on the campus of Adrian College. Winners of the eight regional tournaments will advance to the NCAA ...

Warriors OUSTED

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ATHENS — Warren High went from four up to four down in a pivotal sixth inning. The Warriors were unable to recover from that frame and dropped a 9-4 decision to Fairfield Union in an OHSAA Girls Fast-Pitch Softball Division II District semifinal at Ohio University Monday night. WHS, which ...

Down go Yellowjackets

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RAVENSWOOD — Williamstown High couldn’t get the Swain brothers out. Chase Swain had three hits, including a home run, and pinch-hitter Hayden Swain singled home the game-winner as host Ravenswood High had to stage a seventh-inning rally to edge the Yellowjackets, 6-5, in a Class A ...

Marietta College baseball team earns regional berth

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The Marietta College baseball team learned early Monday morning that its season isn't over. The Pioneers (27-16) earned the No. 4 seed in the Mideast Regional, which will be hosted by Adrian College (Mich.) May 17-21. It's Marietta's 42nd NCAA Tournament appearance, earned via an at-large ...

Ravenswood’s Chase Swain hard to stop

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Chase Swain received an intentional walk in the bottom of the fifth inning. What was a little different about it was there were two outs and nobody on base in a 2-2 ballgame. Turned out to be a good call by Williamstown High skipper Terry Smith, because the next Ravenswood High batter, ...

Frontier softball tops River for sectional crown

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NEW MATAMORAS — Kylie Daugherty and Hailey Ball combined to hit for the cycle. Daugherty had a triple, double and single while Ball crushed a home run as Frontier High downed River High, 8-1, in an OHSAA Division IV girls fast-pitch softball game at the Cougars diamond Friday night. “We ...

Williamstown sweeps single-A track regional

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PARKERSBURG — Williamstown’s track program put on a dominating effort for boys head coach Jill Bryant and girls head man Zach Hall here Friday evening at the Class A, Region IV, championships held inside the Erickson All-Sports Facility. The Williamstown girls posted 201 points to finish ...

Four Tigers win ECOL track titles

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Marietta High hosted Friday’s East Central Ohio League Championship meet at Don Drumm Stadium and saw four of its athletes claim individual titles. On the girls side, Baylee Brown took home high-point honors with 25 points. She was the ECOL champion in the pole vault with a mark of 10-feet, ...

Etta Express knocked out of OAC tourney by Otterbein, 5-3

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WESTERVILLE — Marietta College’s bid for the 2018 Ohio Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament crown came to end Friday afternoon as the Pioneers lost to Otterbein University, 5-3, in an elimination game. Marietta avoided elimination in an earlier losers bracket game with a 2-0 win over ...

Gallia Academy outlasts Marietta in sectional final

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Marietta High kept coming back, coming back until it ran out of comebacks. The Tigers rallied from a one-run deficit four times in the game before finally falling 5-4 in nine innings to Gallia Academy in an OHSAA Division II sectional baseball final Thursday night at Legion Field. “It was ...

Sarah Greenlee calm, cool and collected

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VINCENT — Sarah Greenlee had a big smile on her face after she hurled a sectional final no-hitter in a 7-0 Warren win against Chillicothe early Wednesday evening. Other than that, the senior right-hander and her Warrior teammates were pretty laid back as they walked off the ...

Belpre knocks off Waterford

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BELPRE — Belpre’s Lauryn Simmons socked a second-inning two-run homer, but the host Golden Eagles needed a two-run fifth frame to secure a 5-3 Ohio Division IV sectional softball championship win over TVC rival Waterford Thursday afternoon at Civitan Park. Belpre, now 15-13, advances to ...

Williamstown survives Wahama 12-11 in extras

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown was down to its final strike in Thursday’s Class A sectional elimination game against Wahama. The Yellowjackets rallied from three-runs down with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game and then went on to claim a thrilling 12-11 victory in ...