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Waterford’s Emily Kern commits to Heidelberg

WATERFORD — Emily Kern is known for her hustle and defensive prowess on the girls’ basketball hardwood. Those qualities should serve the Waterford High senior guard well at the collegiate level. At 8 a.m Friday morning, March 22, in a commitment ceremony in the Harry Cooper Annex gym at ...

Marietta College goes 1-1 vs. La Roche

After dropping four consecutive games including a 15-9 first game loss to La Roche College, the Marietta College Pioneers were in dire need of some solid pitching in the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader at Don Schaly Stadium. The Etta Express got just what they needed from a pair of ...

Pioneer softball sweeps Presidents

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Marietta College swept a non-conference doubleheader at Washington & Jefferson College Wednesday afternoon. The Pioneers won the first game, 5-2, and completed the sweep with a 7-6 win in game two. Marietta improves to 9-5 overall, while the Presidents slip to 5-7 on the ...

Catholic’s Cade Ullman in charge

CHARLESTON — Fresh off a historic run to the state championship, Webster County leads the way on the Class A all-state team with a pair of first-team selections in Dorian Groggs and Tyler Gray. Parkersburg Catholic’s Cade Ullman was chosen as the first-team captain for the all-state team ...

Catholic Duo Honored

HUNTINGTON — A dozen years passed before Parkersburg Catholic’s girls basketball team earned the opportunity to play for the program’s tenth state title. Junior Madeline Huffman (15.7 points, 5.5 assists, 3.4 steals per game) and sophomore Aaliyah Brunny (16.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, ...

’Jackets struggle vs. South

WILLIAMSTOWN— The Parkersburg South Patriots rushed out to a early 10-0 lead going in the bottom of third, but the Williamstown Yellowjackets scored three to force it past three innings, but the Yellowjackts rally was ended by a Paige Adams three-run blast in the bottom the seventh with two ...

Webster rallies past Crusaders in state finals

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — History isn’t made very often on the hardwood, but Webster County became the first Mountain State team to go 28-0 here Saturday afternoon as the Highlanders rallied past Parkersburg Catholic in the Class A state championship game for a 47-40 victory. Dorian Groggs, who ...

Pioneers fall to Adrian

MOUNT BERRY, Georgia — Adrian College jumped on the Etta Express early and went on to defeat Marietta College, 8-4, Sunday afternoon on the campus of Berry College. The Pioneers slipped to 4-7 on the season, while Adrian improves to 7-1 overall. The Bulldogs scored in each of the first five ...

MC softball swept on final day of Florida trip

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Marietta College softball team was swept by the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, and the University of Dubuque on its final day in Florida Saturday. The Pioneers fell to the Pointers, 8-5 and dropped the second game to the Spartans, 7-5. Marietta returns home ...

Parkersburg Catholic knocks off Wheeling Central, moves on to state finals

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Parkersburg Catholic has no qualms about being the No. 6 seed. Head coach Rob Strcula’s Crusaders got the job done early Friday morning in the Class A state semifinals as PCHS sent defending state champion Wheeling Central and its 16-game winning streak packing ...

Waterford’s Wes Jenkins to golf at OVU

WATERFORD — Golfers as a rule are generally early risers. And, Waterford High senior Wesley “Wes” Jenkins is no exception. At 8 a.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Harry Cooper Annex at the Waterford Elementary School, Jenkins signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his education ...

Marietta softball splits twinbill

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Marietta College softball team split its doubleheader on Friday against Wisconsin Lutheran College and St. Joseph’s College. The Pioneers fell to the Warriors 10-0 in five innings, but bounced back in the second game to defeat the Golden Eagles, 8-3. With the ...

Etta Express falls to Cortland

MOUNT BERRY, Georgia — No. 16 ranked SUNY Cortland capitalized on three Marietta College defensive miscues as the Red Dragons posted an 8-2 win over the Pioneers Friday evening on the campus of Berry College. Marietta falls to 4-5 on the season, while Cortland improves to 7-4-1 ...

Warren wrestling: Peyten Kellar earns All-Ohio, Jim Rhodes steps down as coach

COLUMBUS — Peyten Kellar earned All-Ohio Division II status on the mat for the second straight year at last weekend’s Jerome Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University. The Warren High sophomore wrestler pinned Jack Gorman of Aurora early in the second period (2:32) of ...

‘K-App’ helped Raiders make history

Kaylie Apperson Morgan High Year: senior GPA: 3.9 Favorite subject: history Sports: basketball, soccer (junior year) Hgt: 5-foot-7 Honors: All-State honoree (15.5 ppg, 5 rpg, 3 apg) College: undecided Major: early childhood education/sports management Family: Anthony and Kelly (father ...

Cade Ullman, Parkersburg Catholic a threat at state

Any time a high school basketball player scores 33 points in a single game, it’s an impressive accomplishment. To do it in the state quarterfinals with your season and high school career on the line, as Parkersburg Catholic senior Cade Ullman did against Notre Dame Wednesday, is an ...

Parkersburg Catholic pulls off first-round upset

CHARLESTON — After falling to Notre Dame twice in the regular season, Parkersburg Catholic finally found a way to beat the Irish. It couldn’t have come at a better time, as the sixth-seeded Crusaders knocked off third-seeded Notre Dame 58-56 in Wednesday’s Class A state quarterfinals ...

Webster County powers past St. Marys, 78-63

CHARLESTON — Webster County jumped out to a 10-0 lead and never looked back en route to handing St. Marys a 78-63 defeat in the Class A state quarterfinals Wednesday at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. The unbeaten Highlanders (26-0) were led by Tyler Gray’s game-high 20 ...

Second-half slump sinks Yellowjackets

CHARLESTON — Scott Sauro came in with a solid gameplan. After falling to Wheeling Central by 32 earlier in the season, the Williamstown head coach wanted to slow the tempo and limit the Maroon Knights’ possessions. The plan worked for awhile, but eventually Central’s speed and ...

Williamstown meets talented Wheeling Central in W.Va. state tournament

WILLIAMSTOWN — At 1 p.m. today, Williamstown High School will be in search of win No. 20 as head coach Scott Sauro’s six-loss and seventh-seeded Yellowjackets take on No. 2 seed and defending state champion Wheeling Central. The Maroon Knights, who are led in scoring by Ryan Reasbeck ...