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Warren handles business in district semifinal, beats Fairfield Union 59-23

VINCENT — Warren took care of business in Tuesday’s Division II district semifinal, cruising past Fairfield Union for a 59-23 victory. The win sets up Friday’s district championship game against Sheridan, a rematch the Warriors have been waiting a year for. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 ...

Fort Frye overcomes rust, tops Barnesville in sectional semi

BEVERLY — No. 1 seeded Fort Frye simply did not play anywhere close to as well as they are capable of playing in their Division III sectional semifinal against 16th seeded Barnesville Tuesday night at Fort Frye High School. Fortunately, the Cadets played well enough to win as they scored a ...

Snyder wins second consecutive state wrestling title

HILLIARD — History was made on Saturday in Hilliard, as Warren’s Hayley Snyder claimed her second consecutive Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association girls state wrestling championship. This year’s event ended like last year’s did for the 101-pounder, by defeating Elyrias’s ...

Kara Ramsey, Logan Haught lead Frontier past River for sectional championship

NEW MATAMORAS — Defeating the same team three times in the same season is never an easy task by any stretch of the imagination. After a pair of two-point victories over neighbor River High School in the regular season the Frontier Cougars played host to the Pilots in a Division IV ...

Belpre girls knock off Symmes Valley to win 3rd straight sectional crown

BELPRE — Katie Woodford’s lay-in via an Allie Jaraucaro assist capped the scoring Saturday night for host Belpre as the seventh-seeded Golden Eagles used an explosive third quarter to secure a 64-36 Ohio Division IV sectional championship victory against 10th-seeded Symmes Valley. The ...

Marietta men sweep Mount Union; women drop two

Marietta College held off a late charge from No. 9 Mount Union sweeping the season series from the Purple Raiders with a 93-89 victory Saturday evening in Ban Johnson Arena. The Pioneers sit atop the Ohio Athletic Conference standings with a 7-1 overall record and 7-1 in the OAC. Mount Union ...

Warren’s Millie Ryan to throw for Ohio Bobcats

VINCENT — Millie Ryan is setting herself up for success at the next level, and she hasn’t started her senior season yet. The discus and shot put standout is taking her talents from Warren High to Athens to compete for the Ohio Bobcats. While attending OU, Ryan will pursue a degree in ...

Belpre erases 18-point deficit, tops South Gallia

BELPRE — Belpre didn’t do it the easy way here Friday night, but the Golden Eagles managed to erase an 18-point first-half deficit to rally past South Gallia, 66-63, and sweep the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division season series. Jaxxon Mabe, who flushed a dunk at the final horn, ...

Warren drops regular season finale to Dover

VINCENT — The Dover Tornadoes left no doubt who the top team in the East Central Ohio League was this season. The visiting Tornadoes took down Warren 67-38 Friday night to clinch the ECOL championship. Dover is now 14-4 overall and 7-0 in the ECOL, while Warren dropped to 16-3 overall and ...

MC men earn big win over Mount

ALLIANCE — Marietta College upset No. 9 ranked Mount Union by the score of 85-77 Friday evening in a key Ohio Athletic Conference matchup. With the win, Marietta moves into first place in the OAC standings with a 6-1 record. Mount Union slips to 6-2 on the season. “This was a great win ...

Warren’s Mya Tucker headed to Ohio Valley to pitch

VINCENT — After going last spring without playing the game of softball, Warren pitcher Mya Tucker figured out she liked the sport a lot more than she ever thought. “After my junior season got canceled I realized that I wanted to pursue college softball. I wasn’t ready to hang it up ...

Catholic’s Leslie Huffman prioritizing team success

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic junior Leslie Huffman isn’t stressing out about her prospects of earning a second-straight Little Kanawha Conference girls basketball player of the year award. She’s not even a little worried about the opportunity to become the first player since St. ...

Warren dominates Hillsboro in sectional final

VINCENT — Warren’s defense forced 33 Hillsboro turnovers here Thursday night in an Ohio Division II sectional final and the Indians shot less than 23% from the floor as the Warriors rolled to a 48-21 victory. Head coach Amy Way’s squad scored the first 16 points and led 19-1 after one. ...

Cadets top Buckeye Trail, win 12th straight sectional

BEVERLY — Fort Frye dominated once again to win the sectional championship in a 67-25 handling of Buckeye Trail. Winning the Division III sectional is nothing new, as Dan Liedtke’s group has now won 12 of those titles in a row. Something new for the juggernaut Cadets (20-1) was that they ...

Kylie Lamm, Grace Knowlton lead Frontier to sectional win

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier came out ready to play in Wednesday night’s Division IV sectional opener against visiting Steubenville Central Catholic at the Hank Morus Gymnasium. The young Cougars showed no signs whatsoever of stage fright as they jumped out to a double-digit first half lead ...

Tigers come up short against Bobcats, 48-45

Cambridge rolled into Sutton Gymnasium here Wednesday night and exacted a measure of revenge on Marietta as the Bobcats left town with a 48-45 East Central Ohio League victory. A week before Christmas, the Tigers of head man J.D. Secrest pulled out a 57-54 road win against the Bobcats, but ...

Musically talented Evan Cunningham to golf for Pioneers

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier High School’s Evan Cunningham will continue his career as a student-athlete at Marietta College for head golf coach Tom Arison. The Cougar, who earned the MC Compass Scholarship and also has released a six-song EP that’s on both Spotify and Apple Music, has lots ...

Marietta College ‘seems like the place’ for Frontier’s Andrew Shapley

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier High School’s Andrew Shapley made a trio of visits to Ohio Athletic Conference football programs, but in the end opted to stay closer to home and compete for Marietta College. Recruited as a defensive lineman by Pioneer head coach Andy Waddle, Shapley helped the ...

Final moments of Marietta’s sectional win were pressure-packed

Every basketball player dreams of being in the scenario Jessica Smith found herself in Saturday. It’s all up to you — tournament game, score tied, almost no time on the clock, and you’re at the free throw line with a chance win it. Facing Uniontown Lake in a Division I sectional ...

Thompson named new PCHS football coach

PARKERSBURG — Concord University graduate Larry Thompson was named Tuesday as the 13th head coach for the Parkersburg Catholic High School football program. Last fall, the Crusaders of then head man Clint Fought were unable to field a team. “I know I have to build from the ground up,” ...