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Tiger soccer coach Todd Morris recognized at the state level

Marietta High soccer head coach Todd Morris has been awarded The Ron Pinsenschaum Award by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association. The award is given to a men’s coach based upon ethics and sportsmanship, and a coach’s contributions to the game of soccer. This is considered the ...

MHS volleyball team gets district awards

After a 19-5 season in 2020, the Marietta High volleyball team received well deserved recognition in District 13. Veteran head coach Ron Kidder was named the Division I Coach of the Year, while senior Sydney Wright was the Defensive Player of the Year and junior Maddy Muntz was the Offensive ...

Wirt’s Emma Wyer named Class A all-state captain in volleyball

PARKERSBURG — In a year like no other in Mountain State history, the Wirt County volleyball team of first-year head coach Katie Frazier finished 15-4 and repeated as Class A state volleyball champions. Only five programs were afforded the opportunity to compete in the state tournament, but ...

SURVIVED AND ADVANCED: St. Marys outlast Midland Trail, 52-49

ST. MARYS — In a game where St. Marys head coach Jodi Mote didn’t expect a shootout, his Blue Devils edged out Midland Trail in a 52-49 contest which saw plenty of offense generated. The win on Sunday afternoon loomed large, as the No. 4 Blue Devils (10-1) advance to take on Pendelton ...

11 Cadets named 1st team all-district

A collection of high-quality players, along with some outstanding coaching, powered the Fort Frye football team to the Division VI state semifinals this season. Eleven of those players were recognized Saturday, earning first team All-East District honors, and head coach Eric Huck was named the ...

Road to recovery: Resilient Seth Dennis back on court for Warren

VINCENT — Warren High School senior Seth Dennis is just glad to be back on the basketball court. After coming off the bench and lettering as a freshman for Warrior head coach Blane Maddox, Dennis started at point guard as a 10th-grader and was expected to return to that role last ...

Five Warriors named first team all-district

After winning seven games and claiming the program’s first ever playoff victories this season, the Warren football team had six of its players earn All-Southeast District recognition. Seniors Evan Gandee, Kurt Taylor, Josh Welsh, Joel Chevalier and Peyten Kellar all were named to the ...

St. Marys’ Wiley Houser signs to wrestle at Davis & Elkins

ST. MARYS — Wiley Houser has carved out a reputation of being a leader in the St. Marys mat room, and now he’s signed his national letter of intent to wrestle at Davis and Elkins College. Houser said he’ll study education while attending school, as the decision to become a D&E Senator ...

Marietta’s Courtney Schuck to play soccer at Wingate University

Courtney Schuck put together a decorated career as a Marietta High School girls soccer player. As a junior, she was a second team All-Ohioan and the District Player of the Year. This season, she led the Tigers with 20 goals and 14 assists on the way to the East Central Ohio League ...

Williamstown meets Tolsia in first round of W.Va. Class A football playoffs

WILLIAMSTOWN — The No. 6 Williamstown Yellowjackets (5-2) welcome the No. 11 Tolsia Rebels (4-2), as a Sunday afternoon tilt between the two sends the winner to the quarterfinal round of the Class A football playoffs. Both teams are familiar with the uncertain nature of the COVID-19 map, as ...

St. Marys opens playoffs vs. defending state champs

ST. MARYS — At the beginning of the year, a potential St. Marys-Wheeling Central Catholic matchup could have been seen as a potential championship game, but these two teams meet in the first round of the West Virginia Class A playoffs on Sunday afternoon from St. Marys. A wild and ...

Cadets crush Dragons for regional title

BEVERLY — The Fort Frye Cadets are on to the Final Four. The No. 1 seed in the Division VI, Region 23 tournament took care of business, dominating visiting Fairland 47-7 Saturday night to claim the regional championship. “It means just about everything,” said Fort Frye head coach Eric ...

Cadets crush Dragons for regional championship

BEVERLY - The Fort Frye Cadets are on to the Final Four. The No. 1 seed in the Division VI, Region 23 tournament took care of business, dominating visiting Fairland 47-7 Saturday night to claim the regional championship. "It means just about everything," said Fort Frye head coach Eric Huck, ...

Williamstown girls soccer team’s impressive run ends in state semis

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A Tricia Lemasters hat trick sunk the Williamstown Yellowjackets in a 4-1 win for Fairmont Senior in the second of two Class AA/A semifinal matches in Beckley. From the start, Lemasters and the Polar Bears (17-2-1) asserted themselves. That made Williamstown’s first visit ...

Williamstown girls soccer in state semis today

WILLIAMSTOWN — It all comes down to this, as the Williamstown Yellowjackets are on a mission to bring home a Class AA/A state title in Beckley. With a goal differential of +58 and a record of 14-2-1, the ‘Jackets have momentum heading into a semifinal matchup with Fairmont Senior at ...

Fairland is Fort Frye’s final hurdle to get to state semifinals

BEVERLY — The Fort Frye Cadets have one last hurdle to jump before claiming the Division VI, Region 23 championship. They’ll entertain Fairland at 7 p.m. Saturday with a spot in the state semifinals on the line. Fort Frye is a perfect 9-0 while the Dragons come in at 8-1. Fairland ...

Williamstown gets unexpected bye week

WILLIAMSTOWN — Chris Beck and his Williamstown football team hoped to get back on the field one week after suffering a 33-14 loss to Wheeling Central. Those odds fell from OK to not great after Wood County turned gold (4 to 4.9% positivity rate) in Saturday’s COVID-19 map metrics. “We ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Football Statistical Leaders

2020 MID-OHIO VALLEY FOOTBALL LEADERS SCORING Name, school TD FG 2 1 PTS Gus Morrison, Ritchie 21 0 9 0 144 Brennan Boron, SM 17 0 0 0 102 Bryson Singer, PHS 15 0 0 0 90 Tre Moss, SM 14 0 1 0 86 Slade Amos, Frontier 12 0 5 0 82 Noah Barnhart, Frontier 11 0 8 0 82 Joey ...

Belpre boys excited for state cross country meet

BELPRE — Belpre senior Eli Fullerton will be making his fourth trip to the Ohio high school cross country state tournament Saturday at Fortress Obetz. His first three years, Fullerton qualified as an individual. This year, he’ll have some company, as Belpre placed fourth at regionals to ...