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Parkersburg Catholic’s Cade Ullman fights for the basketball during the Crusaders’ 81-47 win over Ritchie County Tuesday night. 
Photo by Steve Hemmelgarn

Catholic boys roll through Ritchie

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PARKERSBURG — Even without the usual bushel of buckets by Cade Ullman, No. 8 Parkersburg Catholic spurted away from visiting Ritchie County in the middle two quarters Tuesday night en route to an 81-47 Class A boys basketball win over the Rebels. After a 22-12 first-quarter advantage, the ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Wood County Christian’s Luke Spencer (2) handles the ball as Williamstown’s Boston Caruthers defends during a high school boys basketball game Monday.

Yellowjackets reign over Wildcats, 75-53

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown could’ve easily been looking ahead to tonight’s showdown at W.Va. Class A second-ranked Ravenswood High. But the Yellowjacket knew they had to take care of business first at Wood County Christian School Monday night, which they did, downing the Wildcats, ...

MIKE MORRISON The Marietta Times
Williamstown’s Jayca Wiseman (34) calls for the ball in the post during a high school girls basketball game against Southern Monday.

Williamstown girls cruise past Southern, 80-41

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown struggled at times to put the ball in the basket in Monday night’s non-conference matchup with the Southern Tornadoes but a tenacious defensive attack along with complete dominance on the boards led them to an 80-41 win. Izzy Erb’s 17 points led four ...

Belpre defeats South Gallia

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BELPRE — Kyna Waderker scored a game-high 16 points to help Belpre dispatch visiting South Gallia 48-35 Monday. The Golden Eagles also got 12 points from Sydney Spencer and nine from Kyanna Ray on three 3-pointers. South Gallia was led by Erin Evans’ 10 points. Belpre, which improved ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Marietta High’s Caleigh Doan (43) attacks the basket as teammate Jennifer Smith (10) looks on during a game against Zanesville Saturday at Sutton Gym.

Zanesville pulls away in 2nd half, beats Marietta

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Marietta High was stuck on 20 for the longest time. While the Tigers slumped in the third quarter, Zanesville scored 14 unanswered points en route to a 55-42 triumph in East Central Ohio League girls’ basketball action at Sutton Gymnasium Saturday afternoon. Down only two at halftime, MHS ...

JAY W. BENNETT The Marietta Times
Marietta Ethan Prather competes against Weir’s Jordan Brueck in a 285-pound Bob Zide Rumble championship match Saturday at Williamstown High. Brueck won by fall in the third period.

Action on the Mat

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Braxton County had a dominant tune-up here Saturday at the Bob Zide Rumble for the upcoming Little Kanawha Conference championship as the Eagles of head coach Sterling Beane had five top of the podium finishes and rolled past Weir, 204.5 to 114.5, to win Williamstown’s annual ...

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Marietta College’s Amisha Herd, right goes up for a basket during a college women’s basketball game against Baldwin Wallace’s Megan Schubert Saturday at Ban Johnson Arena.

MC women bounce back from loss to beat Yellow Jackets

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Marietta College started great and finished great in Saturday afternoon’s Ohio Athletic Conference battle with Baldwin Wallace. The 19th-ranked Pioneers opened the game on a 16-3 run and finished the game on an identical 16-3 run as they went on to down the Yellow Jackets 82-72 to remain ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Belpre’s Sydney Spencer (5) dribbles the ball while being defended by Federal Hocking’s Tamika Mayle during a high school girls basketball game Saturday in Belpre.

Belpre tripped up by Lancers, 47-42

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BELPRE — It all came down to the fourth quarter Saturday between Belpre and Federal Hocking. Taking a 42-41 lead on Kyanna Ray’s 3-pointer with 2:21 left to play, the Golden Eagles seemed to be in good position to get the win. However, the Lancers scored the final six points of the game, ...

Frontier's Shon Howell (5) goes up with the ball as Caldwell's Christopher Hupp defends during a high school boys basketball game Saturday at FHS. Caldwell won, 54-37
RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times

Caldwell bests Frontier, 54-37

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NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier High saw too much of 20/20 Saturday night. No, not the TV show, but of Caldwell High basketball players'Logan Heller and Clark Jennings. Each scored 20 points to lead the Redskins to a 54-37 triumph over the Cougars in a Pioneer Valley Conference boys' basketball ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Marietta’s Kail Hill (33) battles Cambridge’s Trent Valentine for the ball during a high school boys basketball game Friday night at Sutton Gymnasium. Cambridge won, 70-53.

Marietta High boys fall to Cambridge, 70-53

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Anthony Avendano came off the bench roaring. The 5-foot-11 Tiger senior scored 19 points but it was not nearly enough as Marietta High suffered a 70-53 setback to Cambridge High in an East Central Ohio League boys’ basketball game at Sutton Gymnasium Friday night. “(Avendano) shot the ...

STEVE HEMMELGARN The Marietta Times
Parkersburg Catholic’s Cade Ullman, left, attempts a jump shot as Williamstown’s Trent Lynch defends during a high school boys basketball game Friday.

Ullman’s 39 propels Catholic past ’Jackets

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic’s Cade Ullman canned 39 points and the host Crusaders turned good first and third quarters into a 58-37 lead, but then had to fend off a furious Williamstown rally in the final period Friday night to record a 72-62 boys basketball win. Seventh-ranked ...

Cadets slip past Zeps, 48-42

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SARAHSVILLE — Fort Frye’s Brady Schilling and Zane Greenleaf each scored 10 points as the Cadets edged out Shenandoah 48-42 in a Pioneer Valley Conference game Friday night. The Cadets, who improved to 6-4, used a 17-9 fourth quarter to erase a 33-31 Shenandoah lead. Shenandoah’s ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Frontier’s Kylie Daugherty (22) drives with the ball past Caldwell’s Chloe Siddle during a high school girls basketball game Thursday in New Matamoras.

Late rally propels Frontier past Caldwell

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NEW MATAMORAS — Caldwell High tried to milk the clock with the lead late in the game. But it backfired as Frontier High rallied to nip the Redskins, 51-50, in a thrilling Pioneer Valley Conference girls’ basketball game at Hank Morus Gymasium Thursday night. “We were up by seven with ...

JAY W. BENNETT The Marietta Times
Warren’s Troy Huck, who finished with 15 points including a slam dunk in the second quarter during the Warriors’ 67-42 win against visiting Parkersburg Catholic on Thursday night, challenges a shot in the paint by Crusader Jeb Boice.

Huck’s dunk, Huffman’s 20 lifts Warren past Catholic

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VINCENT — Josh Huffman tallied the final four field goals of the opening quarter here Thursday night and Warren teammate Noah Nichols drained a key buzzer-beating 3 thanks to a Jared Hall assist just before the halftime horn as the Warriors used a dominate second half to secure a 67-42 ...

TOM PERRY The Marietta Times
Monroe Central’s Sydney Yoho, left, makes a move with the ball as Fort Frye’s Lexie Huck defends during a high school girls basketball game Thursday in Beverly.

Fort Frye girls earn win vs. Monroe Central

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BEVERLY — Practice could be fairly intense for Fort Frye’s girls basketball team today. On the surface, the Cadets’ 42-25 victory over Monroe Central Thursday night looks like a solid Pioneer Valley Conference victory. Fort Frye coach Dan Liedtke see things a little ...

High School Basketball Roundup

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GIRLS Williamstown 61, Ritchie County 48 WILLIAMSTOWN — Abi Haught led all scorers with 20 points for visiting Ritchie County here Thursday evening, but it wasn’t enough as the Rebels were upended by Williamstown, 61-48. The 10-4 Yellowjackets, who welcome in Southern on Monday, ...

MIKE MORRISON The Marietta Times
Warren’s Molly McCutcheon, center, makes a move with the ball as Marietta’s Tia Jarvis, right, and Natalie Brooks, left, defend during a high school girls basketball game Wednesday in Vincent. Warren won, 73-43.

Senior trio leads Warriors past Marietta, 73-43

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VINCENT — The Warren Lady Warriors are in the middle of putting together a very special season. Wednesday night Warren celebrated there senior night as they welcomed the arch-rival Marietta Lady Tigers and right on cue the Warrior ladies delivered a special performance en route to a 73-43 ...

Marietta College’s Kyle Dixon attacks the basket as teammate Mike Hall looks on during a college men’s basketball game Wednesday at Ban Johnson Arena.

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Pioneers roll past winless Otterbein, 87-68

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Marietta College took care of the rock. The Pioneers committed just three turnovers en route to an 87-68 triumph over Otterbein University in Ohio Athletic Conference men’s basketball action at Ban Johnson Arena Wednesday night. “That’s amazing, turning over the ball just three ...

Ron Johnston, THE MARIETTA TIMES
Marietta High’s Anthony Avendano (1) drives as New Philadelphia’s Jent Joseph (24) and Jelani Walker (15) defend during prep boys’ basketball action Tuesday night at Sutton Gym. The Tigers lost 66-51.

Marietta boys fall to New Philadelphia

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Marietta High had to play catch-up from the get-go. The Tigers never led en route to a 66-51 setback to New Philadelphia in prep boys basketball action Tuesday night at Sutton Gym. “The effort was the most important thing that we needed to bring tonight, and I thought the kids gave a ...