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JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Marietta College’s Roger Walker (1) follows the block of teammate Caleb Riggleman during a college football game against John Carroll earlier this season at Don Drumm Stadium.

Pioneers celebrate Homecoming with Heidelberg in town

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Marietta College is in a position to make a statement in its homecoming game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The Pioneers (3-3 overall, 2-3 OAC) are scheduled to host Heidelberg University (5-1, 4-1), one of the better Ohio Athletic Conference football teams, and a triumph over the visiting Student ...

JOE ALBRIGHT The Marietta Times
St. Marys’ Dylan Gray, left, tries to avoid from a South Harrison player’s tackle Friday night during the Hawks’ 43-15 win over the Blue Devils at Bill Hanlin Stadium.

South Harrison hands St. Marys first loss

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ST. MARYS, W.Va. — Class A top-ranked South Harrison improved to 2-0 on a tough four-game gauntlet to end the season after the Hawks snapped 2016 state champion St. Marys’ 20 game-winning streak Friday night in Pleasants County. Brad Jett’s Hawks rolled into Bill Hanlin Stadium, now ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Warren’s Ethan Yost (7) races past downed Waverly keeper Levi Moore (24) and scores early in the second half. Tiger defender Dawson Horner (15) looks on. Warren won, 1-0.

Yost’s goal lifts Warriors to sectional win vs. Waverly

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VINCENT — While Warren High had the upperhand for most of the match, it would’ve preferred more goals. The second-seeded Warriors managed just one score in a 1-0 triumph over visiting and seventh-seeded Waverly High in an Ohio Division II boys’ soccer sectional lid-lifter Thursday ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Marietta’s Ethan Feathers (11) looks to pass as Unioto’s Zach Tackett (9) defends during a high school boys soccer match Thursday at Jerry Brock Field in Devola. Marietta won the Division II sectional final, 3-1.

Tigers top Unioto for sectional title

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DEVOLA — Jake Craven has had a memorable sophomore season on the pitch for Marietta High. Craven was instrumental in the Tigers’ 3-1 sectional final victory against Unioto Thursday at Jerry Brock Field, assisting Austyn Chen on a goal to tie the match a 1-1 in the 30th minute. It was ...

JAY W. BENNETT The Marietta Times
Williamstown’s Ella Hesson approaches the finish line during Thursday’s W.Va. Class AA/A regional cross country championship in Mineral Wells, W.Va.

’Jackets’ Hesson wins cross country Class A regional title

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MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. — Although things could’ve finished a little better for a few teams and individuals, the Mid-Ohio Valley definitely was well represented here Thursday afternoon when the dust settled in the Region IV cross country championships. In Class AAA, Parkersburg’s Ian ...

MIKE MORRISON The Marietta Times
Fort Frye’s Tyler Fisher (7) follows the block of teammate Tyson Miller (64) on a carry during a high school football game against Caldwell last week in Beverly.

Fort Frye, Shenandoah ready for pivotal game

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SARAHSVILLE — The most important Pioneer Valley Conference football game of the year is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday between Fort Frye and Shenandoah. The visiting Cadets (7-1 overall) are 3-0 in PVC play while the Zeps (7-1) are 1-1 and need a win to stay in contention for a share of the ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
St. Marys’ Jaiden Smith carries the ball during a game against Marietta earlier this season. Smith is a game-time decision for Friday’s game against South Harrison.

St. Marys hosts top-ranked South Harrison Friday

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ST. MARYS, W.Va. — South Harrison coach Brady Jett remembers all too well how St. Marys dominated the Hawks 47-6 last season. “When we usually play they are good ball games, but they dominated us last year,” he said. “They came ready to play in the rain and we didn’t. In West ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Local cross country runners at the starting line of the Elizabeth S. Broughton Memorial Invitational earlier this season.

District time for local Ohio cross country teams

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Marietta High enjoyed a good outing at the East Central Ohio League Cross Country Championships in Cambridge last weekend. The Tiger harriers are hoping that fast-paced running continues at the D1 district tournament at Watkins Memorial at 2:30 p.m. (girls) and 4 p.m. (boys) ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
The Marietta High football teams runs onto the Don Drumm Stadium gridiron before a game against New Philadelphia earlier this season.

Tigers still looking for first ECOL win

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With hopes of reaching the playoffs very slim, the Marietta Tigers will try and finish the 2017 campaign with a winning record as they host an always tough Dover Tornado team Friday night at Don Drumm Stadium in an East Central Ohio League contest. The Tigers likely feel like they let one get ...

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Waterford senior Kenzie Dietz competes in golf and basketball for the Wildcats. She’s helped both teams reach the state tournament.

Waterford’s Dietz has been to state in golf, basketball

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Kenzie Dietz Waterford Age: 18 GPA: 3.9 Favorite subject: math Sports: golf, basketball Honor: 2015 District Golfer of the Year College: undecided Major: Pharmacy Family: Dana and Tami Dietz (father and mother), brother Josh Question: How’d you feel the day after (Sunday) ...

JAY W. BENNETT The Marietta Times
Williamstown’s Skylar Watson (7) gets her hands on the ball during a high school volleyball match against Wheeling Park Wednesday at Memorial Fieldhouse.

Lady ’Jackets, Big Reds compete in volleyball quad

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PARKERSBURG — Williamstown had the last crack at it, but host Parkersburg wasn’t going to be denied as head coach Erin Thorpe’s Big Reds improved to 24-11-7 following a quadrangular sweep here Wednesday during senior night inside Memorial Fieldhouse. Prior to the volleyball action, red ...

Warren freshman Taylor Sloan heads teammate Taylor Vickers’ (not pictured) corner kick into the goal to give the Warriors a 1-0 lead during first-half girls’ sectional soccer action at WHS Tuesday. The 5-foot-2 Sloan also had a head goal in the second half, and helped Warren defeat Athens, 3-0.
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Warren girl booters are moving on in postseason

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VINCENT — Taylor Sloan was big on corner kicks. The 5-foot-2 Warren High freshman headed home two winners to help the Warriors blank visiting Athens High, 3-0, in a girls’ soccer Division II sectional opener Tuesday night. “Being the shortest one is very hard to get headers, but I ...

Williamstown High's Katie Pickering, right, battles Ravenswood High's Savannah Bibbee, left, for the ball during sectional girls' soccer action in Williamstown Monday. The Yellowjackets won 9-0. Photo by Ron Johnston.

Yellowjackets take down Ravenswood, 9-0

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown High went on a scoring binge. Emily Pickering, Shyla Watson, and Jillian Leo each had two goals as the host and fourth-seeded Yellowjackets blanked fifth-seeded Ravenswood High, 9-0, in a girls' soccer sectional tournament lid-lifter Monday. "This is a great ...

Massillon Washington's Deja Benjamin, left, battles Marietta's Ava Limegrover, right, for the ball during girls' soccer sectional tournament action at Jerry Brock Field Monday night. The Marietta Tigers won 6-2. Photo by Ron Johnston.

Marietta downs Massillon Washington

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DEVOLA — Marietta High was in an attack-mode for most of the match, and it paid off handsomely. Lexie Mullen and Maria Pfaff each scored two goals to help the MHS Tigers defeat the visiting Massillon Washington Tigers, 6-2, in a girls' soccer sectional opener at Jerry Brock Field Monday ...

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The Waterford golf team featured, from left to right, Ashley Offenberger, Kenzie Dietz, Rachel Adams, Abby Eichmiller, Allie Leach, Liz Leach, Alicia Dickenson, and Bri Hart.

Waterford girls golf team wraps up at state

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COLUMBUS — Waterford High had a subpar golf outing on an ideal day for the sport. The Wildcats carded a team score of 709, good for an eighth-place Saturday in the OHSAA Girls Division II State Tournament at the Ohio State University Gray Course in Columbus. “It was a beautiful day ...

MIKE MORRISON The Marietta Times
Fort Frye’s Evan Schob (33) carries the ball during a high school football game against Caldwell Friday night in Beverly. Fort Frye won, 33-0.

Fort Frye blanks Caldwell for 33-0 victory

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BEVERLY — The Fort Frye defense just seems to get better and better with each passing week as the regular season begins to wind down. Friday night at home the tenacious Cadet defense limited a Caldwell team that had scored 95 points the past two weeks to just 114 total yards and zero points ...

STEVE HEMMELGARN The Marietta Times
Belpre’s Logan Adams (14) tries to get away from Lucasville Valley’s Nate Crabtree during a high school football game Friday night at Ralph Holder Stadium.

Belpre bested by Lucasville Valley, 48-7

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BELPRE — A thorough 48-7 thumping at the hands, feet and arms of visiting Lucasville Valley Friday night at Ralph Holder Stadium left Belpre with a 3-5 record going into the last two games of the season for the Golden Eagle football team. The Indians took command of Friday’s matchup ...

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Cambridge High's Garrett Dostall (65) tackles Marietta's Corbin Alkire (13) during Friday night's high school football game at McFarland Stadium.

Fumbles plague Tigers vs. Bobcats

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CAMBRIDGE — Marietta moved the ball, but didn’t take care of it. The Tigers (4-4) had four turnovers in Friday night’s 27-20 loss to host Cambridge, including a fumbled handoff late in the fourth quarter to stall a potential game-tying drive. Marietta forced a fumble of its own as ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Warren's Ronnie Hill, right, tries to bring down Weir’s Chad Custer during a high school football game Friday night in Vincent.

Warren falls to Weir, 44-6, on Senior Night

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VINCENT — Evan Gandee had a solid football game, completing six-of-16 passes for 182 yards. But the 5-foot-11, 145-pound freshman quarterback needed a lot more help from his teammates as Warren High dropped a 44-6 decision to visiting Weir High on Senior Friday night. “Evan’s a ...

Marietta's Gavin Estes (23) attempts a shot as Parkersburg South keeper Chase Hawkins saves it during a high school boys soccer match Thursday at Jerry Brock Field in Devola. Marietta won, 6-0. Photo by Jordan Holland.

Chen’s 4 goals bury South, lift Marietta in 6-0 win

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DEVOLA — Marietta High may have had trouble staying onside, but it didn't have any issues finding the back of the net. In a 6-0 Senior Night victory over Parkersburg South Thursday at Jerry Brock Field, Marietta's John Mannix was called offsides six times while Austyn Chen had five. The ...