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Hot start continues for Pioneer men

EMORY, Virginia — The No. 18 ranked Marietta College men’s basketball team dominated Emory and Henry on Wednesday evening, 89-65. The Pioneers improve to 3-0 early on the season and the Wasps fall to 1-2 overall. “I thought our guys did a great job of setting the tone and being ready ...

Devin Hefner’s clutch free-throws lift MC women to win

Devin Hefner canned two clutch free-throws with one second remaining. The former Parkersburg South standout’s freebies enabled Marietta College to defeat Washington & Jefferson, 59-57, Wednesday night in a non-conference women’s basketball game at Ban Johnson Arena. “I was very ...

Middleton is an Eagle

MARIETTA — Jillian Middleton is planning to soar with the Eagles. The Ashland University Eagles, that is. The Marietta High senior inked a National Letter of Intent to continue her education and play softball at Ashland U Monday afternoon in the lobby of Sutton Gymnasium at the Davis ...

Williamstown’s Mara Rinehart named to W.Va. Class AA/A All-State first team

NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen is turning into one of the premier soccer teams in West Virginia, advancing to two straight state tournaments and, this year, making its first state title game. Next year, the Golden Bears will look to take that next step and a big part of that optimism has been ...

Turnovers Haunt Waterford in loss to Harvest Prep

THORNVILLE — Turnovers were Waterford High’s big bugaboo. A trio of them cost the fourth seeded Wildcats as they dropped a 35-21 decision to Canal Winchester Harvest Prep Saturday night in an OHSAA Division VII, Region 27 semifinal football game at Sheridan High’s Paul Culver Jr. ...

Ten Cadets earn All-East District honors

Though Fort Frye’s 2019 season came to a heart-breaking end Friday, the Cadets still had an amazing year on the gridiron. Fort Frye, which went a perfect 10-0 in regular season play and won the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference 3A championship, saw 10 of its players earn first team All-East ...

Late punt block lifts Mogadore past Fort Frye

BYESVILLE — Fort Frye was a minute and a half away from claiming Friday night’s Division VI, Region 21 semifinal against Mogadore at Meadowbrook High School and advancing to their second straight appearance in next week’s regional championship game. The Cadets’ dreams turned into a ...

Yellowjackets roll past Tug Valley, 42-0

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown High conducted a gridrion playoff clinic. Sparked by quarterback Brayden Modesitt, running back Ty Moore, and a tough-as-nails defense, the host and fifth-seeded Yellowjackets blanked 12th-seeded Tug Valley, 42-0, in a Class A opening round football game Friday ...

All-Southeast District football team announced

Zane Heiss battled through pain to throw for 96 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 60 more yards in Waterford’s first-round playoff victory over Shenandoah Saturday. Heiss finished the regular season with 617 passing yards, 640 rushing yards and 14 total touchdowns for the Wildcats ...

Pioneers to host the Mount on Senior Day Saturday

Marietta College will be seeking its first gridiron win against the University of Mount Union since 1977. To say the underdog Pioneers are long overdue for a victory would be an understatement. But seventh-year head coach Andy Waddle and his team are looking forward to the challenge of ...

MC men, women ready to compete in 2019-20

Marietta College basketball is back. The Pioneers return to the hardwood Friday night for the start of their 2019-20 campaigns. The men play host to Eastern Mennonite at 8 p.m. in the 49th annual Marietta Shrine Tournament opener at Ban Johnson Arena, while the women travel to take on Trine ...

Marietta’s Courtney Schuck 2nd-team All-Ohio in girls’ soccer

When Courtney Schuck was a Marietta High sophomore, she was teamed up with two-time All-Ohio honoree Lexie Mullen on the pitch. The dynamic duo gave opposing defenses fits all season long. After the high-scoring Mullen graduated and went to West Liberty University, Schuck was expected to ...

Fort Frye set to take on football powerhouse Mogadore Friday at Meadowbrook

BEVERLY — Fort Frye has some fond memories of Meadowbrook’s Eugene Capers Field in Byesville. A year ago, that’s where the Cadets defeated Shadyside, 18-6, in a D6 regional final football game. During regular-season play this season, Fort played the Colts there and won 42-34. So, ...

Wildcats hoping to ‘scratch’ state-ranked Warriors

WATERFORD — Waterford High will be the “undercat” when it plays Canal Winchester Harvest Prep Academy in an OHSAA Division VII, Region 27 semifinal football game at 7 p.m. Saturday at Sheridan High’s Paul Culver Jr. Stadium in Thornville. After all the Wildcats (9-2) were unranked in ...

Belpre’s Kyna Waderker commits to Otterbein

BELPRE — Kyna Waderker is expected to reach a prep career basketball milestone this upcoming season. “I think I’m only about 110 points away from 1,000,” said the Belpre High senior standout. “I should get it some time this year.” Achieving that goal will look good on ...

Catholic’s Pat Copen inks with Marshall baseball

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic High School senior Pat Copen made his commitment to play baseball for Marshall University official on Wednesday afternoon. The lanky right-hander inked his national letter-of-intent to compete for the Thundering Herd in Conference USA. Copen, also a ...

Crusaderettes’ Lowers off to Shepherd for volleyball

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic four-year starting libero Gracie Lowers made it official on Wednesday that she will continue her career as a student-athlete for Shepherd University. “It’s the furthest I can get while still being instate,” quipped the Class A all-state netter, who is ...

Catholic volleyball team ready for next step

PARKERSBURG — A year after reaching the Class A state semifinals, Parkersburg Catholic is back in the field for this week’s state volleyball tournament in Charleston. Head coach Amanda Weatherwax’s squad will open play at 1:30 p.m. Friday as the No. 2 seed against No. 7 seed East Hardy, ...

JOHNSTON: Fort Frye football and food for thought

BEVERLY — Fort Frye’s Braden Medley pounced on the Dalton fumble at the 2-yard line like it was a sirloin steak. Ah, the sweet taste of Fort Frye victory. Then, Cadet running back Tyler Fisher took an Ian Ellis hand-off and raced, like he was late for Mindy’s supper, 98 yards to the ...