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Roundup: Warren, Frontier win; Waterford falls

WATERFORD — Jake Pantelidis returned a kick 86 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter Friday night, but it was too little too late as the Wildcats fell to Eastern 10-8 in a TVC Hocking showdown. The Eagles got an early 8-yard rushing touchdown from Blake Newland to take a 7-0 lead. ...

Red-hot Cadets cruise past Williamstown, 49-7

BEVERLY — After a great week of practice, Fort Frye head coach Eric Huck had an inkling his team was primed for a great performance Friday night when it hosted Williamstown in a much-anticipated showdown between two small school powerhouses. The Cadets lived up to their coach’s ...

Parkersburg High takes down Marietta, 34-20

Keenan Curry’s 85-yard pick-6 late in the first quarter put visiting Parkersburg ahead for good here Friday night inside Don Drumm Stadium as the Big Reds defeated Marietta, 34-20, in the 116th meeting between the two programs. Tony Munos’ touchdown grab on a fourth-and-goal at the 4 play ...

Courtney Schuck’s hat trick lifts Marietta past Alexander, 5-1

DEVOLA — A flurry of early goals got the job done for the Marietta Tigers, as they dispatched of visiting Alexander in a 5-1 effort Thursday from Jerry Brock Field at the Devola Soccer Complex. MHS’s Courtney Schuck flirted with a hat trick in the first 10 minutes of the match, and she ...

Natalie Chambers, Yellowjackets top Linsly

WILLIAMSTOWN — Defending Ohio Valley Athletic Conference small school champion Linsly couldn’t get much going here Thursday evening as host Williamstown received a hat track from junior Natalie Chambers during a 4-1 victory. The 3-2 Yellowjackets of head coach Ben Rinehart, who play host ...

Belpre Invitational set for Saturday

BELPRE — The Belpre Invitational is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Civitan Park, and will look a little different this year. Due to COVID-19, the middle school race was moved to Thursday, and the high school boys and girls races will be divided into two sessions each. The first boys ...

Parkersburg, Marietta eye winning streaks

Parkersburg High School head coach Mike Byus will be looking for more consistency out of his squad when the Big Reds take on Marietta at 7 p.m. Friday inside Don Drumm Stadium. The 1-2 Tigers of head man Jason Schob, who are coming off a 24-20 win at Athens where they managed to hold on after ...

Cadets, ’Jackets clash Friday

BEVERLY — Williamstown head coach Chris Beck gave a long list of reasons why Fort Frye will present a big challenge for his football team this week. “They’re the No. 3 team in the state of Ohio for a reason,” said Beck, whose 2-0 Yellowjackets visit the 3-0 Cadets at 7 p.m. Friday. ...

Big tests: Waterford faces Eastern, Frontier takes on Cameron

WATERFORD — After a pair of dominating Tri-Valley Conference wins the past two weeks over South Gallia and Southern, the Waterford Wildcats will look to make it three in a row Friday night when they host the Eastern Eagles. The Wildcats lost to rival Fort Frye in their opener (22-6) but ...

Marietta defeats rival Warren in three sets

VINCENT — Marietta received match-highs of 12 kills from Sophie Evans, 29 assists by Maddy Muntz and Sydney Wright double-doubled with 10 downed spikes and as many digs here Tuesday night as the visiting Tigers roared past Warren 25-22, 25-17 and 25-21. The Warriors of first-year head coach ...

Marietta girls, Warren boys win Jeremy Anderson Invite

BEVERLY — The Marietta girls and Warren boys swept the team titles Saturday at the second annual Jeremy Anderson Invitational at Fort Frye High School, and Belpre's Eli Fullerton claimed his third straight individual title to start the 2020 season. The Warren boys, led by an eighth place ...

Fort Frye defense leads the way in 26-0 win over Caldwell

CALDWELL — The Fort Frye defense had its best showing of the 2020 season thus far Friday night, limiting host Caldwell to 89 total yards in a 26-0 victory at the Noble County Fairgrounds. The Cadets, who are now 3-0, surrendered just 59 rushing yards on 20 carries. Caldwell also could only ...

‘Cats handle Southern, 59-6

WATERFORD —No less than nine different Waterford players scored a touchdown as the Wildcats rolled to a 59-6 win over the visiting Southern Tornadoes in Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division action Friday night. The ‘Cats celebrated their 12 seniors on senior night by scoring 31 ...

High School Football Roundup

WILLIAMSTOWN 61, RAVENSWOOD 7 RAVENSWOOD — The Williamstown Yellowjackets made short work of the hosting Red Devils, winning 61-7 here on Friday night. The Yellowjackets (2-0) ran the ball all night long versus the Red Devils (0-2) defense, as Trevor Oates (103 yards) and Brayden ...

Fort Frye netters earn victory over Warren

VINCENT — Fort Frye made a lineup change before Thursday’s volleyball match at Warren. The Cadets moved middle hitter Karlee Ross to the outside, and the senior racked up 20 kills to lead her team to a 25-23, 25-16, 25-13 sweep of the Warriors. “We’re still trying to figure out what ...

Chick-fil-A Invite has smaller field

PARKERSBURG — The 22nd annual Chick-fil-A Invitational, which is set for a 9 a.m. start on Saturday morning at the Wood County 4-H grounds, will have quite a different look to it this year. “Because of WVSSAC guidelines and protocols, we have had to tone down the meet and have just over ...

Jeremy Anderson Invitational slated for Saturday at Fort Frye

BEVERLY — At 10 a.m. Saturday, Fort Frye will host the 2nd annual Jeremy Anderson Invitational. Formerly the Fort Frye Invitational, the Cadets changed the name last year to honor former running standout Jeremy Anderson, who passed away suddenly last August. “He was an extraordinary ...

Fort Frye set to visit Caldwell, seeks 3-0 start

CALDWELL — Fort Frye passed a big early season test last week, defeating Division IV Warren 27-20. The Cadets (2-0) were susceptible to the Warriors’ passing attack in the first half, allowing three long touchdowns, but cleaned it up at halftime and allowed zero second half points. Now, ...

Williamstown looks to build on strong season opener

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — First-year Williamstown head coach Chris Beck notched his first career win in week one versus Marietta, and will be out for his first road win when his Yellowjackets face the Ravenswood Red Devils on Friday night. Like Williamstown teams of the past, the Yellowjackets ...

Tigers look to get in win column; Warren visits Logan

ATHENS — Marietta head football coach Jason Schob and his Tigers hope the third time will prove to be the charm Friday night when they travel to Athens to battle the (1-1) Bulldogs for the first time in 13 years. The Tigers fell to 0-2 last week after a 34-28 loss to Williamstown one week ...