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One-point quarter dooms Tigers

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A one-point quarter came back to haunt Marietta High. That’s all the scoring the Tigers had in the second period en route to a 48-41 setback to Philo High in boys’ basketball action Saturday at Sutton Gym. “They (the Electrics) switched to a zone in the second quarter, and we kind of ...

Pioneer women win a thriller on Senior Day

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The Marietta College women’s basketball team won a 97-85 double overtime thriller against Wilmington College on Senior Day Saturday inside Ban Johnson Arena. With the win the Pioneers improved to 15-8 overall and 10-6 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. The Quakers fell to 11-12 overall and ...

Fort Frye rallies past rival Frontier

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NEW MATAMORAS — Nic Hart flirted with a triple-double Saturday night as the visiting Fort Frye Cadets pulled away late to down the Frontier Cougars 63-45. Hart led his team with 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as the Cadets clinched the Pioneer Valley Conference Championship and ...

LKC Champs again

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GLENVILLE — For the second year in a row, Parkersburg Catholic cut the nets down at Glenville State’s Waco Center. The Crusaderettes, now 17-1, defeated Gilmer County 71-37 during Saturday’s Little Kanawha Conference Night of Champions title game to repeat as champs. A legitimate ...

Young, Heiss lead Waterford past Eastern, 51-45

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WATERFORD — Russ Young and Zane Heiss were the triggermen. The Waterford High duo combined for 33 points to lead the Wildcats to a 51-45 triumph over Eastern High in a Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division boys’ basketball game at the Harry Cooper Annex Friday night. Young finished ...

Belpre rallies to defeat Lancers

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BELPRE — For three quarters, visiting Federal Hocking was in complete control. But host Belpre outscored the Lancers 19-5 in the fourth quarter to rally for a 62-56 win Friday. The Golden Eagles trailed 14-9 after a quarter, 33-25 at halftime and 51-43 going into the fourth. Connor Baker ...

Catholic girls play for LKC title Saturday

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PARKERSBURG — Winners of the last two Little Kanawha Conference girls’ basketball championships face each other this evening for the 2019 league crown. Gilmer County, the 2017 victors, and Parkersburg Catholic, the 2018 queens, battle at 7:30 p.m. today inside Glenville State College’s ...

Warriors held to one fourth-quarter point in loss to Meigs

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VINCENT — Warren High suffered a meltdown after the break. While the host Warriors scored just 7 second-half points, Meigs High rallied from an 11-point deficit to claim a 48-38 decision in girls’ basketball action Thursday night. “We shot the ball terrible,” said WHS head coach Amy ...

Frontier girls fall to Paden City, 45-25

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NEW MATAMORAS — Hayley Bills scored a game-high 15 points, but it wasn’t enough as Paige Leonard and Abbe Stackpole tallied a combined 20 points as Paden City pulled away from Frontier, 45-25, in an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference consolation game Thursday. Leonard got the game’s first ...

Catholic senior becomes school’s all-time leading scorer

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PARKERSBURG — Cade Ullman had no clue that he was closing in on a school record Wednesday night at Parkersburg Catholic High. But the 6-foot senior standout became the Crusaders’ all-time leading scorer with a game-high 25 points in an 84-46 PCHS triumph over Tyler Consolidated in boys’ ...

Waterford football standout commits to Marietta College

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WATERFORD — Like most school days, Braden Bellville has to rise and shine pretty early. At 8 a.m. Wednesday morning in the Harry Cooper Annex gym at the Waterford Elementary School, the Waterford High senior student/athlete couldn’t have started off the day any better. There, Bellville ...

Belpre back Collins signs to play football at West Liberty

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BELPRE— Jesse Collins capped off his senior year officially signing for West Liberty University out of the Mountain East Conference during football’s national signing day Wednesday. Getting offers early in the season from Ohio Dominican, Lake Erie, Walsh, Charleston and Urbana, it ...

Marlo Taylor’s dagger 3 lifts Pioneers past Mount Union

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Sophomore Marlo Taylor hit a three pointer with 3.8 seconds remaining to seal the 74-71 victory over the University of Mount Union on Wednesday. With the win the Pioneers improved to 14-8 overall and 9-6 in the Ohio Athletic Conference and with the loss the Purple Raiders fall to 16-6 overall ...

Waterford, Fort Frye, Warren wrestling teams faring well

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Waterford High was six-strong when it wrestled at the Robin Drumm Classic in Heath last Saturday. In a field of 17 schools, the Wildcats finished sixth overall with 81.5 points. Westerville North was first with 324.5 and Licking Valley runner-up with 183.5. “Pretty good day for the varsity ...

Fort’s ‘Cool Hand’ Luke stars in baseball, basketball

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Luke Nelson Fort Frye Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 3.6 Favorite subject: history Sports: baseball, basketball Hgt: 5-foot-9 Bats: left; Throws: left Baseball positions: pitcher and center fielder 2018 baseball honor: OVAC (Ohio Valley Athletic Conference) 3A Player of the Year ...

Fort Frye gives dominant performance vs. Waterford

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BEVERLY — After weathering a third-quarter Waterford High surge, host Fort Frye High stormed to a 73-47 triumph in cross-river rivalry boys’ basketball action Tuesday night. “Our guys played well, and both teams played really hard,” said FFHS head coach Eric Henniger. “It came down ...

Second-half struggles doom Belpre

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BELPRE — Belpre held a 34-32 halftime lead Tuesday against Trimble, but the Golden Eagles only managed 11 points in the second half and fell 61-45. Belpre (9-10) defeated Trimble 69-59 earlier this season in Glouster, but the Tomcats (13-3) prevailed this time around. Brayden Weber and ...

Waterford girls conquer Belpre

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BELPRE— It was senior night for the Belpre Golden Eagles, but a shaky second half ended the night on a damper as the Waterford Wildcats came away with a 41-22 win Monday. Waterford (14-3) started off hot in the first quarter missing it’s first shot of the game at 4:23 but course corrected ...

Shenandoah runs away from Frontier, 59-39

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NEW MATAMORAS — Shenandoah’s experience paid off in a big way in Tuesday night’s Pioneer Valley Conference battle at Frontier. Zep seniors and three-year starters Nickolai Wickham and Boone Jones combined for 39 points as Shenandoah completed its regular season with a 59-39 win over the ...

Marietta High boys fall to Meigs

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POMEROY — Meigs jumped out to a 25-8 lead after a quarter Tuesday and never looked back en route to defeating visiting Marietta 25-8. Cyrus Rhodes led the Tigers, who actually outscored Meigs 45-42 the rest of the game, with 18 points. Austin Witucky added 16 for Marietta. Meigs was paced ...