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Football season shortened, all teams eligible for playoffs

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COLUMBUS — Following a recommendation this week from the Governor’s Office to shorten the season due to concerns that COVID-19 may spike in early winter, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Friday that if high school football games are approved by the Governor, all teams ...

There’s ‘no playbook’ for 2020

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Andy Waddle’s been involved with football for a long time, but he’s never had to deal with anything like this. Nobody has. “It’s a strange time for sure,” said Waddle, entering his eighth season as the Marietta College head football coach. “Everything just continues to be ...

Two Cadets commit to MC

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BEVERLY — Stephanie Camden and Isiah Jones have been important members of the Fort Frye varsity volleyball and football teams, respectively, the last four years. Now, the Cadets duo is hoping to make similar contributions as student-athletes at Marietta College, where they will continue ...

Fort Frye volleyball preparing for 2020 season

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BEVERLY — Everything is going about as well as can be expected for the Fort Frye High School volleyball program of second-year head coach Emily Tracewell. The Cadet leader was married in May to former Williamstown all-state athlete Jake Tracewell and the couple is expecting their first ...

OAC postpones athletics until Jan. 1

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The Ohio Athletic Conference announced Friday that it is postponing all NCAA intercollegiate athletic competition through Dec. 31, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The OAC is committed to moving competition to the spring, with various models currently being discussed, the conference said ...

Marietta earns win over Wood County, 4-2

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Marietta had some trouble with Wood County throughout the 2020 summer season, but Craig Scoggan had no trouble Tuesday at Don and Sue Schaly Field at Pioneer Park. The senior-to-be at Caldwell High School threw seven strong innings for Marietta, walking three and striking out three while ...

Daniel Collie ready to lead Catholic boys hoops

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PARKERSBURG — Daniel Collie is ready for whatever challenges are ahead as the new head boys basketball coach at Parkersburg Catholic High School. The 2012 PCHS graduate was recently named as the successor for former Crusader head man Rob Strcula. “I always had in the back of my mind I ...

Golfers compete in Callaway Jr. Tour playoff series

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VIENNA — Hard and firm conditions along with a heat index in the triple digits welcomed Monday’s participants at the Callaway Junior Tour playoff series event held at Parkersburg Country Club. Golfers in six different divisions battled all season long to reach the final two events with ...

Callaway Junior Tour nearing finish

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PARKERSBURG — Although the prep golf season in West Virginia is currently losing two weeks of previously scheduled matches, the Callaway Junior Tour is nearing completion of its season. Starting at 10 a.m. Monday at Parkersburg Country Club, the top qualifiers in each division will tee it ...

Full Slates: Wtown, St. Marys gridders reach ten games, again

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WILLIAMSTOWN — After watching the opening week of the football season taken away by the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission’s decision to push back the beginning of the year to Sept. 4, teams around the Mid-Ohio Valley were sent scrambling to find replacement opponents ...

County champs: Warren wins Washington County tournament

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After going undefeated against Washington County competition in the regular season, Warren secured it spot as the county's top team Saturday at Don and Sue Schaly Field at Pioneer Park. The Warriors defeated Waterford 6-2 and Marietta 7-5 in a round-robin style tournament to claim the ...

County baseball championship at stake Saturday

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The Washington County baseball league’s season will wrap up Saturday with a postseason tournament at Don and Sue Schaly Field at Pioneer Park. Warren, Marietta and Waterford will compete in a round-robin tourney with each team playing two games. The team that goes 2-0 will walk away with ...

Fall sports in West Virginia pushed back

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PARKERSBURG — There will be high school sports in West Virginia in the fall, but they won’t be during the usual time frames. West Virginia Secondary School Activities Director Bernie Dolan made the announcement during Gov. Jim Justice’s regular COVID-19 press conference Friday inside ...

Warren baseball takes down Marietta

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VINCENT — Seth Dennis pitched four dominant innings, Brett Gandee clubbed a grand slam and Kurt Taylor displayed a gold glove at first base as Warren defeated Marietta in county league action Thursday. Warren took sole possession of first place in the league standings, improving to 4-0 in ...