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Fort Frye overcomes injuries, tops Shenandoah

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

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

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

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

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

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. ...

’Jackets’ Fred Sauro to coach in McDonald’s All-American game

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown veteran boss Fred Sauro has been selected to lead the McDonald’s All-American East girls team as the head coach for the 19th annual game set for April 1 inside the Toyota Center in Houston. Sauro won’t be the only area coach making the trek as he selected ...

Olivia Alloway’s buzzer-beating basket lifts Warren past rival Marietta

Olivia Alloway went coast-to-coast to score the game-winner. The 5-foot-10 junior’s buzzer-beating layup after Marietta High had tied the score enabled Warren High to down the Tigers, 76-74, in double overtime Wednesday night in a prep girls basketball game at Sutton Gymnasium. “I knew ...

Pioneers too much for Mount

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

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

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

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 ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Basketball Statistical Leaders

Mid-Ohio Valley Basketball Leaders GIRLS SCORING AVERAGE 22.1 - Jocelyn Abraham (Braxton) 21.3 - Cayton Secrest (Caldwell) 19.4 - Leslie Huffman (Catholic) 18.4 - Annie Hunt (Rwood) 16.8 - Aaliyah Brunny (Catholic) 16.5 - Makenna Winans (South) 15.6 - Josie Montgomery ...

Adrian Avendano buries 3 at buzzer to lift Marietta past Athens

Adrian Avendano, Markie Duckworth and Jackson Graham combined for the game-winning play in Marietta’s 70-68 triumph over Athens Tuesday night at Sutton Gym. With Athens up 68-67 and seven seconds left, Graham got the rebound when Isaiah Butcher missed the front end of a 1-and-1 opportunity ...

Ripley too much for Warren

VINCENT — Warren High got ambushed on Military Appreciation Night. The host Warriors were unable to finish what they started in the first half as they dropped a 60-53 decision to rallying Ripley High of W.Va. in a prep boys basketball game Tuesday evening. “They (Vikings) played a nice ...

St. Marys gets revenge on Williamstown

WILLIAMSTOWN — Round two was as tight as the first. Avenging a 59-53 loss from Dec. 30 in St. Marys, the visiting Blue Devils got the job done this time around. The Williamstown Yellowjackets couldn’t string together a comeback, as they were the ones who fell on Tuesday night from the WHS ...

High School Boys Basketball Roundup

Frontier 62, Valley 45 NEW MATAMORAS — Holding on to a 20-17 halftime lead, Frontier pull away from Valley (Wetzel) in the second half for a 62-45 win Tuesday. The Cougars, now 10-3, outscored the Lumberjacks 22-15 in the third and 20-13 in the fourth. Logan Brookover led all scorers ...

Crusaderettes roll

PARKERSBURG - Marty Vierheller knew exactly what kind of team Gilmer County brought to the matchup against his undefeated Parkersburg Catholic crew Monday evening at home. Amy Chapman’s group played an aggressive style Coach V and his group would be glad to see once the state tournament ...

Cadets hook Muskies, 42-17

BEVERLY — Fort Frye High hung a goose egg on John Glenn High in the fourth quarter. With that 8-minute blanking, the Cadets rolled to 42-17 triumph over the visiting Muskies in prep girls basketball action Monday night. “The defense has got to be there,” said FFHS head coach Dan ...