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Proud limp: Former Cadet runner an Olympic trials qualifier

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COLUMBUS — When Sarah Biehl crossed the finish line at Oct. 21’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon, the former Fort Frye Cadet running standout was draped in an American flag. And, fittingly so, because she had just qualified for her first Olympic trials with a clocking of ...

Williamstown volleyball wins sectional

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ELIZABETH — Williamstown watched Parkersburg Catholic take out defending Class A state champion Wirt County here Thursday night in an electrifying five set packed-house match and then the Yellowjackets of head coach Rachelle Cole took care of business by sweeping the Crusaderettes — 25-22, ...

Tigers receive ECOL honors

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Marietta High’s fall sports teams were well represented on this year’s All-East Central Ohio League list. The boys and girls soccer teams combined for eight first-team honorees and had both coaches honored. Boys coach Todd Morris named Coach of the Year as was girls coach Jeff ...

Notre Dame too much for Cadets in regional semi

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LANCASTER — Fort Frye High would probably just as soon forget the Titans. The Cadets ran into a buzzsaw in the Ohio Division IV regional volleyball semis at Lancaster High Wednesday night, falling in straight sets to Portsmouth Notre Dame, 22-25, 16-25, and 17-25. “You know, honestly, ...

Waterford hopes for home-field advantage vs. Berne Union

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WATERFORD — A sea of green and white is expected on the press box side of the Waterford Elementary School gridiron at 7 p.m. Saturday night. In fact, the Waterford High football team is counting on it when it hosts Berne Union in an OHSAA Division VII, Region 27 playoff opener. “We are ...

Cadets have playoff-tested football team

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BEVERLY — For the fourth straight season Fort Frye will host a first-round playoff game at Cadet Field and the Cadets will be looking to win their postseason opener for the third time in a row Friday night when they host the 7-3 Fairbanks Panthers in a Division VI, Region 23 ...

Local duo seeks All-Ohio XC status

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Warren senior Trent Sayre and Belpre sophomore Eli Fullerton each is a state cross country meet “veteran.” But while familiarity and experience is one thing, shifting gears and accelerating is quite another on the 5,000-meters course. “In order to be All-Ohio, Trent’ll need to ...

ALBRIGHT: Can the Red Sox repeat as World Series champions?

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American League champion Boston Red Sox dipped in 24 karat gold a dominant Major League Baseball season Sunday night with a World Series championship. National League winner Los Angeles became the final victim of a group responsible for a franchise-record 108 regular-season wins. Manager ...

Tigers Eliminated

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LOGAN — Marietta High is expected to have the majority of its players back on the pitch next season. And, that 2019 Tiger boys’ soccer team should be a hungry one, especially after dropping a 2-1 decision to top-seeded Athens High in an OHSAA Division II district final at Logan Chieftain ...

Last-second field goal dooms Pioneers

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Jimmy Marshall’s 42-yard field goal as time expired gave Baldwin Wallace a 30-28 win to stun Marietta College Saturday at Don Drumm Stadium. The Pioneers (6-2 overall, 5-2 in the Ohio Athletic Conference) led 21-7 at halftime and were clinging to a 28-27 lead most of the fourth quarter. The ...

Yellowjacket girls’ XC wins state title

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ONA — When it comes to excellence in running, the Little Kanawha Conference leads the way. On a dreary, damp, rainy and cold late Saturday morning here at Cabell Midland High School, Williamstown’s Ella Hesson topped the Class AA/A field and helped her team repeat as single-A state cross ...

Braden Bellville sets rushing mark, Waterford tops Belpre

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WATERFORD — After Belpre High took the lead early in the fourth quarter, Waterford High assistant coach Phil McGraw yelled out to the Wildcats, “All right, how bad do you guys want it now?” Well, the Cats answered that question with a scoring drive of their own, and ended up defeating ...

Warriors blanked by John Marshall, 39-0

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MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — The surface at Monarch Stadium now may be turf, but the weather Friday night was to John Marshall’s liking anyway. Playing in a constant rain, the Monarchs gouged Warren (2-8) for 455 yards on the ground in a 39-0 shellacking. Sophomore Alex Burton exploded for 277 ...

Zanesville pulls away for 41-7 win over Marietta

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ZANESVILLE — J.C. Curtis stood in the rain following a 41-7 win against Marietta at John D. Sulsberger Memorial Stadium wondering what could have been. Zanesville’s senior running back and middle linebacker went out with a victory, but he couldn’t help but think of the ones that got ...

Shenandoah defeats Caldwell in 14-6 slugfest

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SARAHSVILLE — Caldwell needed a win over Shenandoah Friday night along with a little bit of help to extend its season by clinching a spot in the postseason that begins next week. For a while it looked like the Redskins just might find a way to slip in but on a frigid, rainy night things ...

High School Football Roundup

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River 18, Frontier 7 HANNIBAL, Ohio — Down 12-0, Frontier had the ball at River’s 1-yard line looking to cut the deficit in half Friday night. However, the Cougars lost a fumble a River went on to claim an 18-7 victory as Frontier finished the 2018 season 2-8. Dennis Hunter’s ...

’Jackets succumb to Doddridge rushing attack

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WEST UNION, W.Va. — The running game played a huge part in one of the best games in the Mountain State this season on a rainy, muddy evening Friday at Doddridge County’s Cline Stansberry Stadium. Doddridge running back Hunter America ran 42 times for 310 yards and scored both Bulldog ...

Barker tried hard to ‘stop the bleeding’

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JACKSON — With a 2-0 advantage in sets and needing one more to secure a berth in Saturday’s OHSAA Division IV district final volleyball match at Jackson High, top-seeded Waterford High seemed almost a lock to advance this past Thursday night But fifth-seeded Bainbridge Paint Valley proved ...