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Warren wins

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VINCENT — Sophomore Abbie Smith’s 19-point, six rebound night helped lift the Warren Warriors past visiting Linsly in a 52-44 win on Monday night. Smith’s output was part of an effort to force the ball inside after Warren (18-1) had trouble executing in the early going against its ...

Eagles pass ‘Cats in overtime, 48-43

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WATERFORD — It’s hard enough to score a road win against a team with a history as rich as the Waterford Wildcats, let alone capturing a victory after spotting them a double-digit lead. The Belpre Golden Eagles found a way Monday night in a Tri- Valley Conference thriller at Waterford ...

Pioneers swat Yellow Jackets

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Marietta College had to stage a second-half comeback. The Pioneers rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to defeat Baldwin Wallace University, 85-76, Saturday in Ohio Athletic Conference men’s basketball action at Ban Johnson Arena. “It seems like we haven’t been getting off to ...

Wildcats dominate Rebels

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WATERFORD — After getting outrebounded on the offensive side of the ball in the Wildcats’ 28-24 loss to Eastern on Thursday, Waterford head coach Jerry Close made that a focal point over the two-day break, and the Wildcats took heed of the message. Grabbing 17 offensive boards out of the ...

Tigers hold off pesky Blue Devils

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For the first 29 minutes of Saturday afternoon’s East Central Ohio League tussle at Sutton Gymnasium, the Marietta Tigers simply could not shake free from the pesky Zanesville Blue Devils. With three minutes remaining in the game the Tigers went on a 12-0 run at the most opportune time and ...

Warriors overpower Golden Eagles

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BELPRE — Warren started off decent and got a little better with every passing quarter in Saturday night’s 68-54 win on the road over the Belpre Golden Eagles. The Warriors scored 14 points in the opening quarter and increased their total by two points each period as they notched their ...

Belpre girls overcome foul line struggles, earn OT win

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BELPRE — It took bonus basketball to determine a winner, but the Belpre Golden Eagles held on. After losing a double-digit lead in the fourth, they downed the visiting Eastern Eagles in a 38-36 Saturday afternoon overtime thriller. This was a defensive duel throughout the entire game, and ...

Fort Frye overcomes injuries, tops Shenandoah

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SARAHSVILLE — After dropping their past two games on the road the Fort Frye Cadets were in need of a win in the worst way Friday night when they traveled to Sarahsville to take on their former conference foe Shenandoah. The Cadets found a way to get the job done as they downed the Zeps ...

Guffey helps Trimble take down Belpre

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BELPRE — Blake Guffey was a force down low for Trimble Friday night. The Tomcat sophomore powered his way to 36 points, nine rebounds and three steals to help THS defeat host Belpre 64-42. The Golden Eagles were within three, 33-30, midway through the third quarter, but Guffey’s six ...

Short-handed Tigers fall to Meadowbrook, 58-45

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BYESVILLE — The day-long rain that dampened Guernsey County seemed to have an impact inside of the Meadowbrook High School gym as well. But the lethargic Colts were still able to escape with a 58-45 win over Marietta in East Central Ohio League action Friday night. “It was one of those ...

’Jackets pull away in third to beat Crusaders

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PARKERSBURG — A big second half was what the undefeated Williamstown Yellowjackets needed to claim victory against Parkersburg Catholic during Thursday night’s game at the PCHS gymnasium. Specifically, it was a 20-9 third quarter dooming Crusader efforts. Xavier Caruthers tallied 11 of his ...

Williamstown girls survive Ritchie County rally

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Leading by double-digits entering the fourth quarter, the No. 9 ranked team in single-A Williamstown Yellowjackets had to hold off a fierce comeback by the visiting Ritchie County Rebels to pull out a 62-52 victory, snapping a two-game losing streak Thursday night in ...

Golden era of Pioneer basketball enters second decade

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Snow blasted against the windshield as the wind roared across the desolate landscape on Interstate 75 in Northwest Ohio. No music or podcasts, only the sounds of the heater running and the windshield wipers swiping back and forth. We all find different ways to slow down and reflect on things. ...

Pioneers too much for Mount

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Freshman Erin Hahn tossed in 16 points to lead five Marietta College players in double figures as the Pioneers downed the Mount Union Purple Raiders 80-72 in an Ohio Athletic Conference battle Wednesday night at Ban Johnson Arena. Marietta led by as many as 18 points in the final quarter ...

MC men struggle in loss to Mount

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ALLIANCE — With three starters nursing injuries, the 6th-ranked Marietta College men’s basketball team fell 107-70 on the road to the University of Mount Union on Wednesday evening. The Pioneers fall to 14-2 overall and 8-1 in the Ohio Athletic Conference, and the Purple Raiders are now ...

Marietta’s Dakota Miller headed to Potomac State

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Like uncle, like nephew. Marietta High senior Dakota “Dak” Miller will be following in the footsteps of Brad Berga and attending Potomac State College of West Virginia, On Wednesday afternoon in a commitment ceremony in the lobby of Sutton Gymnasium, the 17-year-old Miller announced ...

GM Krall talks offseason at Reds Caravan

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VIENNA — The Cincinnati Reds Winter Caravan made its annual stop at the Grand Central Mall on Saturday and made it quite clear that they fully expect Reds fans to see a very competitive team take the field when the major league baseball season opens in late March. Among those signing ...