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Pioneer women drop OAC contest to Capital, 82-60

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COLUMBUS — The Marietta College women’s basketball team fell to Capital University, 82-69, Wednesday evening. With the loss, Marietta fell to 9-5 overall and 4-3 in Ohio Athletic Conference play, while Capital improved to 9-5 overall and 4-3 in the OAC. Head coach Kole Vivian said, ...

Fort Frye to host Waterford in rivalry game Saturday

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BEVERLY — Morgan Borich will be seeking a career first when Fort Frye High hosts Waterford High in a girls’ basketball showdown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening. ”As a varsity player, I’ve never been on a team that’s beaten them,” said the 5-foot-10 Cadet sharpshooter. “So, this ...

Warren rallies, makes every minute count

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VINCENT — Before Monday night’s opening tip-off between host Warren High and Fort Frye High, the Warrior band played “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” an oldie but goodie from the distant past. Can’t say that I’ve ever heard the Iron Butterfly’s signature song before at a basketball game. ...

Frontier holds on to beat Monroe Central again

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NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier High outlasted Monroe Central — again. In another evenly-matched game, the Cougars hung on to defeat the Seminoles, 48-44, in Pioneer Valley Conference boys’ basketball action at Hank Morus Gymnasium Tuesday night. Last month, at Woodsfield, FHS downed MC, ...

Austin Witucky, Jackson Graham lead Tigers past Coshocton, 52-44

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Marietta was not only trying to win at home for the first time since its season opener, but also was attempting to win two games in a row for the first time in the 2018-2019 campaign Tuesday night when it welcomed the Coshocton Redskins to Sutton Gymnasium. The Tigers were able to check both ...

Williamstown girls beat Ritchie County, 62-51

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WILLIAMSTOWN — A sluggish first quarter proved costly for upset-minded Ritchie County here Tuesday night as No. 4 Williamstown survived the Rebels, 62-51, in a Little Kanawha Conference West Division tilt. The Yellowjackets turned an early 9-6 lead into a 27-11 advantage after one quarter ...

Marietta men face Capital tonight

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Sole possession of first place in the Ohio Athletic Conference is on the line at 7 p.m. today when Capital invades Ban Johnson Arena to take on 10th-ranked Marietta College. Both teams are 6-0 in the OAC. The Crusaders come in riding a 10-game winning streak while Pioneers have won two ...

High School Basketball Roundup

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BOYS BASKETBALL Williamstown 73, Ravenswood 62 RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — Devin Raines bucketed a game-high 22 points as host Ravenswood pushed No. 3 Williamstown into overtime, before falling 73-62 here Tuesday night. Ravenswood, which dropped to 1-9 and plays next Tuesday at Ritchie County, ...

Warren finishes comeback

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VINCENT — Warren High went from a nightmare start to a dream-come-true finish. Down 20 at the end of one, the Warriors re-grouped and rallied to defeat visiting Fort Frye High, 50-48, Monday night in non-conference girls’ basketball action. “I am so proud of this team,” said WHS head ...

MC WOMEN UPSET

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MARIETTA — Marietta College went from sweet to sour in the first week of the New Year. After defeating nationally-ranked Baldwin-Wallace Wednesday, the Pioneers themselves were upset by Heidelberg University, 69-66, Saturday in Ohio Athletic Conference women’s basketball action at Ban ...

Jessica Hartsock’s 38 paces River View past Marietta

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MARIETTA — Marietta was able to overcome a 19-point, second half deficit Saturday afternoon at Sutton Gymnasium against the visiting River View Black Bears. Unfortunately for the Tigers they were unable to turn their comeback into a victory as they came up on the short end of a ...

Fort Frye grad Tyler Engle selected to OVAC Hall of Fame

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BELLAIRE -- The 16th class of Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Famers will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 17. Today, the first two members of the Class of 2019 are being announced by the Hall of Fame Committee. Representing the decade of the 2000s are Fort Frye's Tyler Engle and ...

Warren edges Fort Frye, 54-53, in thriller

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VINCENT — Brandon Simoniette’s basket with 26 seconds left helped Warren High claim a 54-53 win over visiting Fort Frye Friday night. The Cadets (4-4) took a 53-52 lead on Zane Greenleaf’s bucket in the final minutes before Simoniette drove the lane and put in the go-ahead basket. Nic ...

Marietta snaps skid, upends Zanesville 45-41

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ZANESVILLE — The opportunities were there for Zanesville. Yet, the Blue Devils couldn’t convert on Friday night. Zanesville missed its final seven shots of the game and was 3 of 7 at the foul line in the fourth quarter of a 45-41 loss to visiting Marietta in East Central Ohio League ...

Waterford tripped up by Trimble, 52-48

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WATERFORD — For a while, it looked like the Waterford Wildcats were going to cruise to a victory Friday night in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division showdown with the visiting Trimble Tomcats. Unfortunately for the white and green, they were unable to make an 18-point first-half lead ...

Catholic starts hot, tops Williamstown

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WILLIAMSTOWN —Aaliyah Brunny and Madeline Huffman were red hot. The Parkersburg Catholic High duo combined for 38 points to lead the Crusaderettes to a 61-46 triumph over host Williamstown High in Little Kanawha Conference girls’ basketball action Friday night. “Our girls tend to play ...

High School Basketball Roundup

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BOYS BASKETBALL Wood County Christian 59, Teays Valley Christian 53 SCOTT DEPOT — Garrett Napier’s 24-point, 11-rebound double-double paced Wood County Christian in its seventh victory of the season, 59-53, over Teays Valley. Napier connected on 11 shots from inside the arc and 2 of ...

Waterford defense shines in 39-19 win over Belpre

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WATERFORD — Waterford High put the clamps on Belpre High. The Wildcats limited the visiting Golden Eagles to four single-digit quarters en route to a 39-19 triumph in Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division girls’ basketball action Thursday night. “Defensively, I was real pleased,” ...

South rallies for win over Warren, 50-44

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South’s girls basketball team has had a few tough losses to start the 2018-19 campaign, but they battled through and defeated a game Warren team, 50-44. The Rod Oldham Athletic Center crowd witnessed a tight contest dripping with all the intensity and emotion ...

Parkersburg Catholic drops nail-biter, 60-59

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic survived dry spells without a field goal of 5:47 in the second quarter and 6:23 in the third to finally erase what was once a 13-point second-half deficit here Thursday to Charleston Catholic before falling in heart-breaking fashion to the Irish, ...