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Marietta’s Austyn  Chen dribbles past Parkersburg’s Caden Rogers during a high school soccer game earlier this season.

Washington County trio earns All-Ohio soccer honors

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On the pitch, Marietta High's Lexie Mullen and Austyn Chen each was a first-rate goal scorer, who recently were honored as All-Ohio second team selections by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (OSSCA). Also named to the second all-state team was Warren senior midfielder and ...

JOE ALBRIGHT The Marietta Times
Doddridge County’s Seth Davis and St. Marys’ Matt Eichhorn battle for a ball in the end zone Saturday during a Class A first-round playoff match. Davis came down with the ball for a touchdown to tie the game at 6-6 in the closing seconds of the second quarter.

Second-half explosion propels St. Marys to second round

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ST. MARYS, W.Va. — West Virginia’s Class A high school football playoff matchup between No. 12 Doddridge County and No. 5 St. Marys was close for a half before the final outcome was decided. Tied 6-6 coming out of the locker room, the defending state champion Blue Devils exploded for 38 ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Marietta College’s Roger Walker (1) runs with the ball as teammate Alex Smith (8) looks on during a college football game against Otterbein Saturday at Don Drumm Stadium.

Marietta falls in season finale to Otterbein, 48-14

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Roger Walker had his usual great game at running back. But Marietta College on the whole suffered an off Senior/Vets Appreciation Saturday as it dropped a 48-14 decision to Otterbein University in an Ohio Athletic Conference season finale at Don Drumm Stadium. “It’s definitely sad, ...

Fort Frye’s Tyler Bradford (10) and Isiah Jones (76) look for someone to hit during Friday’s Division VI, Region 23 semifinal against Nelsonville-York at Jim Rockwell Stadium in New Lexington.

MIKE 
MORRISON The 
Marietta Times

Fort Frye was just unlucky

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NEW LEXINGTON — Fort Frye High owned the fourth quarter, and was one extra-point kick conversion of erasing a 20-point deficit and winning the football game at Rockwell Stadium Friday night. Instead, the fourth-seeded Cadets (10-2) missed the PAT, and the contest ended up going into ...

TOM PERRY The Marietta  Times
Parkersburg’s Jake Johnson (10) pursues John Marshall’s Nick Coulter on a carry during Friday’s W.Va. Class AAA playoff game at Stadium Field in Parkersburg.

PHS, Williamstown ousted from football playoffs

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High let loose with its passing game in the second half, but could never quite overtake visiting John Marshall in falling 42-35 in a first-round Class AAA football playoff game Friday night at Stadium Field to end its season. The No. 7-ranked Big Reds finished at ...

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Williamtown’s Kayla Bauman, right, attempts to spike the ball during a high school volleyball W.Va. Class A state tournament match against Ritchie County Friday in Charleston, W.Va.

Williamstown falls to Ritchie in 5 sets at state

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Little Kanawha Conference programs Ritchie County and Wirt County will collide at 9:30 a.m. today inside the Charleston Civic Center with the victor earning the Class A state volleyball championship. The Rebels ousted defending state champ East Hardy in the semifinals — ...

Marietta College’s Ryan VanMeter (15) catches a pass during a college football game against Muskingum earlier this season at Don Drumm Stadium. Photo by Jordan Holland.

Pioneers seeking 5th straight win, play Otterbein Saturday

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Marietta College won seven football games under the guidance of the late Gene Epley during the fall of 1996. Twenty-one years later, the Andy Waddle-coached Pioneers (6-3 overall, 5-3 Ohio Athletic Conference) could do it again if they defeat Otterbein University (5-4, 4-4) on Veterans ...

Mullen district Player of the Year

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When Lexie Mullen touches the soccer ball on the pitch, she's a threat to put it in the back of the net at any time. This past fall, the Marietta High junior striker scored a school-single season record 29 goals and added three assists to help the Jeff Price-coached Tigers post a 15-3-1 ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Waterford senior Megan Ball signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball at Walsh University Monday at the Harry Cooper Annex in Waterford. Sitting from left to right are Travis Ball (brother), Darren Ball (father), Megan, and Lisa Ball (mother). Standing, left to right, are Waterford assistant Todd Hilverding, head coach Jerry Close, assistant Kevin McCutcheon, and AAU coach Jeff Smith.

Waterford’s Megan Ball taking versatility to Walsh

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WATERFORD — Megan Ball is one of those basketball players who can play any position on the hardwood. “We can put Megan wherever we want to,” said Waterford girls’ head basketball coach Jerry Close. “She can bring the ball up the floor. We’ve also used her in the post and coming off ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Waterford senior Alli Kern signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball at Ohio Dominican University Monday at the Harry Cooper Annex in Waterford. Sitting from left to right are Luke Kern (brother), Dan Kern (father), Alli, and Cindy Kern (mother). Standing, left to right, are Waterford assistant Kevin McCutcheon, assist Todd Hilverding, head coach Jerry Close, and AAU coach Jeff Smith.

Waterford’s Alli Kern headed to Ohio Dominican

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WATERFORD — Alli Kern has been a Waterford High varsity basketball starter since she was a freshman. That in itself says a lot about her hoops ability on the court. The 5-foot-9 cager’s “got game.” On Wednesday morning in the Cooper Annex gym, the 17-year-old Kern signed a National ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Fort Frye’s Evan Schob (33) carries the ball during a high school football Division VI, Region 23 quarterfinal against Northmor last Friday in Beverly.

Fourth-seeded Fort Frye matches up with top-seeded Nelsonville-York

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BEVERLY — Fort Frye head football coach Eric Huck likely will need to get a little more out of his offense in Friday night’s Division VI, Region 23 semifinal tilt against top-seeded Nelsonville-York in New Lexington than he got last week in their thrilling 6-0 win at home over Northmor, but ...

Williamstown’s Donathan Taylor (5) carries the ball during a high school football game earlier this season.

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’Jackets face top-seeded East Hardy Friday

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BAKER, W.Va. — Williamstown isn’t talking about payback, but the Yellowjackets could get some Friday night. No. 16 WHS travels to Baker to take on top-ranked East Hardy (10-0) in the opening round of the Class A football playoffs. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Cougars ended the ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Waterford’s Teddy Smith has been a force on the Wildcats’ defensive line each of the last three seasons.

Waterford senior more than holds his own on the line

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Teddy Smith Waterford Year: senior Age: 17 GPA: 3.5 Favorite subject: biology Sports: football, baseball, track and field Hgt.: 5-foot-8 Wgt.: 180 pounds College: undecided Major: biology (pre-med) Family: Gerry and Amy Smith (father and mother); younger sister ...

JOE ALBRIGHT The Marietta Times
St. Marys’ quarterback Eric Illar (5) thorws a pass during a high school football game against South Harrison earlier this season at Bill Hanlin Stadium. St. Marys is scheduled to play host to Doddridge County at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in a W.Va. Class A playoff game.

St. Marys begins quest to repeat as Class A champs

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ST. MARYS, W.Va. — Opportunities to make history don’t present themselves every day in the realm of sports. St. Marys High School’s football team received one of those rare chances last season when it brought home the first gridiron state championship in the 106-year history of the ...

Williamstown’s Skyler Chancellor spikes the ball during Saturday’s Class A regional tournament in Elizabeth, W.Va., as teammates Bethany Arnold (20) and libero Skylar Watson (7) look on. The Yellowjackets face Ritchie County at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the state quarterfinals at the Charleston Civic Center.

JAY W. 
BENNETT The Marietta Times

Williamstown making fourth straight appearance at state

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WILLIAMSTOWN — There was a chance Little Kanawha Conference volleyball programs Wirt County, Ritchie County, Williamstown and Tyler Consolidated could meet in the Class A state semifinals on Friday evening inside the Charleston Civic Center. As it turned out, such wasn’t the case as ...

Local volleyball players honored

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Several area high school volleyball players were recognized in District 13 this week. Local District 13 schools include Marietta, Warren, Waterford and Belpre. In Division I, Marietta junior Natalie Brooks was voted Defensive Player of the Year while Ron Kidder was selected as the Coach of ...

MAC leaders Ohio, Toledo meet tonight

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ATHENS — If you’re around Athens tonight, it might be worth getting a ticket to the Ohio-Toledo game. There’s a strong possibility it will serve as a preview of the Mid-American Conference championship game, which will be played Saturday, Dec. 2, at Ford Field in Detroit. Ohio leads the ...

Marietta Pioneers set records in win

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COLUMBUS — Marietta College finished with more than 500 yards of total offense as the Pioneers defeated Capital, 49-21, Saturday in Bernlohr Stadium. Marietta improved to 6-3 overall and 5-3 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. The six wins are the most since the Pioneers went 6-4 in 2006. A ...