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Catholic ready for state rematch

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PARKERSBURG — Everything seemed to be going in the right direction for last year’s Parkersburg Catholic Crusaderettes. The undefeated PC team is headed to the first round of the Class A West Virginia State Basketball Tournament to face the Summers County Bobcats. That’s when the 2017-18 ...

‘Doink’ and other things at the BanJo

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Marietta College fan Barry Taylor, who was sitting with Cathy Binegar behind press row, yelled out to yours truly during second-half action at Fenton Court Saturday night. He had to holler, because the BanJo was so alive, so noisy. “Do you know what the record is for fouls in a game?” ...

BORICH HONORED

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The only senior on Fort Frye’s roster, Morgan Borich played a major role in the Cadets’ run to the district finals this season. Borich, who averaged 13.3 points per game for the Dan Liedtke-coached Cadets, was one of four Fort Frye girls who earned Division IV All-East District honors over ...

How sweet it is for MC

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After Marietta College got a double-digit lead on Arcadia University late in the first half, it never dipped below 10 points again. With a Sweet 16 berth on the line, the nationally-ranked Pioneers took care of business, defeating the Knights of Pennsylvania, 88-76, Saturday night in an NCAA ...

Waterford boys advance to the district final, 56-43

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ATHENS — Waterford High played with a lot of confidence. Relying on ball movement and capitalizing on turnovers, the third-seeded WHS Wildcats downed the seventh-seeded Whiteoak Wildcats, 56-43, Sunday night in an OHSAA Division IV District semifinal boys’ basketball game at the Ohio ...

Raiders win first district title in program history

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BYESVILLE — The Morgan High School girls basketball team took home its first ever district championship Saturday. The Raiders defeated Bellaire 46-44 in a Division IV district final at Meadowbrook to advance to the “Sweet 16.” They’ll play in the regional semifinals Wednesday at ...

Cadets edged in district final by Shadyside, 46-44

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CAMBRIDGE — Saturday’s Division IV district final between Fort Frye and Shadyside came down to the wire. With the Tigers holding a 46-44 lead in the final seconds, the Cadets got a shot off at the buzzer but it was off the mark as Shadyside held on to advance to the “Sweet 16.” Fort ...

Cadets complete epic comeback

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BEVERLY — It took Fort Frye all of eight minutes to dig themselves a 17-point hole in Friday night’s Division III Sectional final against the visiting Coshocton Redskins. Incredibly, it took the Cadets just over five minutes to erase the deficit and take the lead as they went on to claim ...

Warren boys fall to Jackson in district semifinal, 42-32

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ATHENS — Warren High got swatted. The third-seeded Warriors just had too many shots contested and blocked in a 42-32 setback to second-seeded Jackson High Friday night in an OHSAA Divison II district semifinal boys’ basketball game at the Ohio University Convocation Center. “Yes, they ...

Catholic beats ’Jackets for title

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PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Catholic Crusaders battled through a deliberately slow Williamstown Yellowjacket attack to win 28-27 in the Class A, Region IV, Section I championship game on Friday. The game’s score, which sounds like more of a football score, featured gridiron-style ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Basketball Statistical Leaders

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MID-OHIO VALLEY BASKETBALL LEADERS BOYS SCORING AVERAGE 24.1 - Jadyn Stewart (Braxton) 23.5 - Cade Ullman (Catholic) 22.1 - Griffin Phillips (Tyler) 20.9 - Dorian Groggs (Webster) 20.1 - Trevor Carder (Calhoun) 19.8 - Sam Cremeans (WCC) 19.7 - Tanner Lett (DC) 19.4 - Cullen Cutright ...

WATERFORD DONE

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JACKSON — Waterford just couldn’t get shots to go through the hoop. The Wildcats were 14 for 58 from the floor (24 percent) and just 1 for 21 from the 3-point line in a 50-39 loss to Peebles in a Division IV district final Thursday at Jackson. Also plaguing Waterford (20-5) was 14 missed ...

Crusaderettes headed to Charleston

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PARKERSBURG —A game-opening 17-0 Parkersburg Catholic run set in motion a 79-44 win over Tug Valley in a Class A, Region IV co-final matchup on Thursday night. The streak, which propelled the Crusaderettes to Charleston for the second year in a row, lasted through the first three minutes. ...

Wildcats fend off Tornadoes for sectional title

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POMEROY — Waterford High reduced the Southern Tornadoes to a gentle breeze. Playing in-your-face, winning defense, the third-seeded Wildcats limited SHS to three single-digit quarters en route to a 52-28 triumph Wednesday night in an OHSAA Division IV sectional final at Meigs High. With ...

Pioneers to play Maryville in NCAA opener

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For the fifth straight year, the Marietta College Pioneers are in the NCAA Division III Tournament. At this point, though, the program isn’t satisfied with just making the tournament. Head coach Jon VanderWal and his players expect to do some damage, and it all starts at 8 p.m. Friday when ...

Waterford’s Ethan Hinton commits to Marietta College football

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WATERFORD — At 6-foot-4, 325 pounds, Ethan Hinton stood out on the gridiron at Waterford High. The Wildcat senior lineman is hoping to do the same at the collegiate level next season. In the Harry Cooper Annex at the Waterford Elementary School Wednesday afternoon, Hinton announced his ...

Three Pioneers earn All-OAC hoops honors

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AUSTINTOWN — Marietta College placed three players on the 2018-19 All-Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Team announced Wednesday morning by the league office. In voting by the conference coaches, Corrie Burkhardt earned first team honors, Shay Lett was second team and Alexis ...