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Yellowjackets cruise at states

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Ella Hesson took home high-point honors and the Williamstown girls of head man Zach Hall rolled to the Class A girls state championship here Saturday as the Yellowjackets scored 108.5 points to easily outdistance runner-up Ritchie County (52) and third-place Wheeling ...

Waterford to face Notre Dame in district final

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RIO GRANDE — Despite being a young team, Waterford softball belongs right where it is — playing for a district championship. The Wildcats, now 19-5 overall, are scheduled to play the 21-1 Notre Dame Titans at 1 p.m. at the University of Rio Grande Saturday in a Division IV district final. ...

WHS girls have success at state track meet

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CHARLESTON —The big winner on Friday at the West Virginia state track and field championships held inside UC Stadium at Laidley Field turned out to be the weather. Due to multiple delays from Mother Nature, all of today’s scheduled events have been pushed back by one hour. Also, the ...

Life in the fast lane with Meadow Benton

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Give me an M-E-A-D-O-W. What’s that spell? Meadow! Again. Meadow! One more time. Meadow, as in Meadow Benton! Yea! The Marietta High senior was a Tigers’ cheerleading co-captain. So, she might get a kick out of that little cheer for her. Thing is, Benton’s also a track standout, ...

Wildcats walk off in district semi win

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RIO GRANDE — Riley Schweikert’s two-out single in the bottom of the seventh plated Alayna Jones to give Waterford a 4-3 win and send the Wildcats to Saturday’s Division IV district final. Alayna Jones stood at first with two outs before stealing second and advancing to third on a ...

Marietta girls track sets school record

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Marietta High’s undefeated girls 4 by 100 meter relay team was rewarded. MHS seniors’ Meadow Benton, Lexie Mullen, and Torrance Nonnenmacher each was presented with a necklace momento while sophomore Courtney Schuck got a ring from a Tiger parent after breaking the 1986 school record in ...

Williamstown has high hopes for state track meet

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WILLIAMSTOWN — The journey back to the Class A track and field championships for the Williamstown Yellowjackets started back in March, and now both boys and girls teams are looking to finish strong and end some unfinished business. For coach Zach Hall’s girls, they were runners-up in ...

’Jackets fall in sectional title game

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MASON, W.Va. — Winning 11-1 in Wednesday’s elimination game against Wahama and forcing a game three, it looked like another runaway victory for the Williamstown Yellowjackets after scoring three runs through four innings for a 3-1 lead. That was not the case though, as the White Falcons ...

Williamstown ousts Parkersburg Catholic, 10-2

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown High had a bitter-sweet fifth inning. After giving up two runs to Parkersburg Catholic in the top half of the frame, the host Yellowjackets answered with five of their own en route to a 10-2 triumph over the Crusaders in Class A sectional baseball action Tuesday ...

Warren, Waterford advance; Fort ousted

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CHILLICOTHE — Down 1-0 going into the fourth inning of Tuesday’s Division II sectional semifinal against Unioto, Warren dialed up some runs. The Warriors scored four in the fourth, two in the fifth, four in the sixth and one more in the seventh to claim an 11-1 victory and advance to ...

Fort Frye’s Eric Huck named OVAC Coach of the Year

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WHEELING — Fort Frye has long been known as a basketball school. Eric Huck, however, is changing the sports landscape in Beverly. Huck has been in charge of the Cadets’ football program for 11 years now. During that time, Fort Frye’s football fortunes have risen dramatically. The 2018 ...

Marietta rallies

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After falling behind by five runs early in Monday’s Division II sectional semifinal at Legion Field, Marietta had to find a way to hold Waverly in check until its offense could get rolling. Senior Kail Hill delivered in a big way as the right hander tossed five innings of shutout, no-hit ...

Brock Hayes throws no-hitter

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WATERFORD — Brock Hayes was in a mow down mood on the bump. The Waterford senior right-hander fired a no-hitter as the sixth-seeded Wildcats mercied visiting South Gallia, 12-0, in an OHSAA Division IV sectional baseball opener Saturday. “We finally came together as a team and did pretty ...

PCHS girls’ tennis claims state title

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Marie Discini’s primal exclamation of “Let’s go” following her Class AA/A girls’ tennis No. 1 singles’ state championship win rang appropriate for a number of reasons. Not only did the Parkersburg Catholic player secure her third ultimate prize finish in as ...

Cadets club their way past Bridgeport

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BEVERLY — Maeson Long provided Fort Frye with a boost from the No. 9 hole. The FFHS freshman third baseman was 3-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs as the No. 7-seeded Cadets downed visiting Bridgeport, 10-1, Saturday in an OHSAA Division III baseball sectional semifinal. “Not bad for the ...

Warren holds on to beat Jackson in sectional

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VINCENT — The old adage that good things come in threes proved to be oh so true Saturday afternoon for the Warren Warriors baseball team. The eighth-seeded Warriors pounded out three triples with two of them driving in three runs as they downed the number nine-seeded Jackson Ironmen 9-5 in ...