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Local Sports Columns

Fun ride at state for Williamstown boys

As I was sitting in the media room following Williamstown’s 50-47 Class AA state championship game victory versus Poca on Saturday afternoon and looking up at the podium, it was 100% all smiles for ‘Jacket boss Scott Sauro along with players Sam Cremeans, Xavier Caruthers and Baylor ...

‘Jackets earned stripes in Charleston with grit

WILLIAMSTOWN — Fresh off the Williamstown Yellowjackets’ 50-47 win over Poca in the 2021 Class AA boys’ state championship basketball game, the feeling of jubilation hasn’t worn off head coach Scott Sauro. The victory came a year removed from when his ‘Jackets were the No. 1 seed in ...

Turner Hill wears the Marietta College pinstripes well

Turner Hill is good at hitting baseballs. He’s proven that over the last decade, whether he was playing for the Marietta High Tigers or the NCAA Division II Malone Pioneers. Hill has always known his way around the batter’s box. When Hill transferred to Marietta College before the 2021 ...

Lakyn Joy proved to be invaluable as ‘Jackets punched ticket to state

Lakyn Joy was pretty quiet. Nearly silent, in fact. She was one-for-something from the field with just three points. “I didn’t really know how the night was going to go,” she said. But that wasn’t the worst part. St. Marys, predictably, continued fighting in the third ...

Prep basketball season delivered excitement to area

Another high school basketball season has come and gone. Way back in late November when football season was wrapping up and we began to work on our annual Tip-Off basketball preview their was a feeling of uncertainty from area coaches as to how much, if any, of the 2020-2021 basketball ...

Caldwell sophomore Bede Lori set a state mark for free throw percentage

Bede Lori owns the free throw line. The Caldwell sophomore stepped to the foul line 188 times this season. The result was 180 makes, which equals a shooting percentage of 95.74%. That’s the Ohio High School Athletic Association boys basketball state record, as he topped West Saken ...