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Waterford returns to diamond, bests Belpre 14-4

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BELPRE — Buoyed by a five-run top of the first, visiting Waterford posted a 14-4 six-inning triumph versus Belpre here on a chilly Thursday evening at Civitan Park. The Wildcats of skipper Doug Huffman, who were playing for the first time in 10 days, upped their record to 3-1. The Golden ...

’Jackets improve to 9-0

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WILLIAMSTOWN — With a 12-0 mercy victory over visiting Tyler Consolidated Thursday, Williamstown baseball improved to 9-0 on the season. Cullen Cutright pitched a complete game, striking out nine and walking three to earn the mound victory. Leewood Molessa hit a grand slam in the fifth ...

Belpre baseball clobbers Miller in twinbill

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BELPRE — Exploding for 19 hits and tallying 30 runs, host Belpre bombarded Miller 30-1 in just five innings Saturday afternoon at Civitan Park to notch the Golden Eagles’ initial win of the season in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second-game 12-2 win, Belpre bested the Falcons ...

Pioneers drop 2

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Marietta College struggled in the field in the opener, and wasn’t able to get a timely hit late in the nightcap. The Pioneers played a home-opening softball doubleheader Saturday at Marietta Field and suffered 8-2 and 8-6, setbacks, respectively, to Heidelberg University. “Our pitchers ...

Pioneers ready for doubleheaders vs. Heidelberg

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Marietta College has had its way with Heidelberg University on the baseball diamond, dating back to 2015. The Brian Brewer-coached Pioneers own a six-game winning streak in the all-time series, and they’re hoping that trend continues when they play the Chad Fitzgerald-led Student Princes in ...

Buckeye State seeks 3rd straight BACF win vs. West Virginia

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In Mark Romick’s 23-year tenure coaching River’s boys basketball team, opposing teams have come to expect a specific play style. “Our program is known for playing hard and getting after it,” Romick said. That’s what fans can count on seeing from the Ohio team in the 17th annual ...

Waterford foursome gets one more game together in BACF

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The Ohio girls will have a Waterford flavor to them when the 17th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Basketball Classic tips off at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center at Parkersburg South High School. Not only will the Buckeye State be coached by Waterford boss ...

River’s Mark Romick has had success in BACF

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The Ohio All-Stars are in good hands when Friday’s Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Classic boys basketball game tips off. That’s because Mark Romick, who just finished his 23rd year as River’s head coach, has been selected to lead the Buckeye State in the 17th annual BACF game ...

Jerry Close brings winning pedigree to Ohio girls

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For the second time in three years, Jerry Close will be coaching the Ohio girls in the Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Basketball Classic. Close last coached in the BACF game in 2016, when West Virginia bested Ohio 94-86. Close and the Buckeye State will look to snap a three-game ...

Fort Frye’s Mya Sauls packs a punch as a leadoff batter

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Mya Sauls Fort Frye Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 4.0 Favorite subject: sciences (biology) Sports: softball (Fort Frye varsity 4-year letter winner; also played for Buell Island Blaze), volleyball (freshman and sophomore seasons) Softball position(s): center field, shortstop, second ...

Gotta root for that team up north in the Final Four

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Even though the Mid-Ohio Valley on the Ohio side of the river is predominantly “Buckeye country,” local college basketball fans will have at least one good reason to cheer for the University of Michigan in the NCAA Final Four at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tx., this upcoming ...

Washington County Tournament action underway

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NEW MATAMORAS — Most high school baseball coaches would be content to have one solid lefthanded pitcher on their roster. Longtime Fort Frye head coach Sonny Bidwell is fortunate to have three on his team and all three of them were integral parts of a pair of shutout victories over a pair ...

BACF hoops rosters revealed

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PARKERSBURG — The rosters for both the Ohio and West Virginia teams have been announced for the 17th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis (BACF) Basketball Classic that will take place on Friday, March 30 at Parkersburg South’s Rod Oldham Athletic Center. The Ohio vs. W.Va. girls ...

Washington County Challenge slated for Saturday

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NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier and Belpre will be the host sites Saturday for the third annual Washington County Baseball Classic which pits all six Washington County baseball teams against one another to open the 2018 season. Weather permitting, Frontier will play host to both Waterford and ...