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Tigers, Big Reds tie on the golf course

Earlier this week, Garrett Ballway was under the weather, but he’s OK, now. The Parkersburg High junior golfer carded a 39 to earn co-medalist honors with Parkersburg South’s Logan Clegg in a tri-match at Marietta Country Club Wednesday. “I’m really happy with that (medalist honor), ...

Marietta looking for 3rd straight win vs. Warren

Marietta and Warren started off the 2017 season on very different notes. While the Tigers picked up a 26-7 victory over Morgan, the Warriors struggled to do much in a 47-7 loss to Athens. But it’s a new week and the two teams will do battle in the United Way Bowl at 7 p.m. Friday at Don ...

Belpre looks for win over Trimble Friday

BELPRE — Last week in its football season opener at Fort Frye, Belpre “laid an egg in the second half after we played a great first half,” said Golden Eagle head coach Greg Adams of a 42-21 loss to the Cadets. Friday at 7:30 p.m., Belpre gets another opportunity at winning a game over ...

Fort Frye goes for 24th straight regular season win

Fort Frye will look to run their regular season winning streak to an impressive 24 games when they play host to the Northridge Vikings in a non-conference battle Friday night. The Cadets piled up 378 yards rushing in their week one 42-21 win over Belpre with sophomore Tyler Fisher (15-173 ...

Warren’s Nick Ward one of the best golfers in the MOV

Nick Ward Warren Year: senior Age: 17 GPA: 3.2 Favorite subject: history Favorite food: pizza Sport: golf Golf honors Sophomore year: Southeast Ohio District D1 player of the year; OHSAA D1 state golf qualifier finished 36 out of 72 Junior year: All SEOAL, All OVAC, All ...

Williamstown, Magnolia in early-season showdown

WILLIAMSTOWN — Veteran Williamstown High School head football coach Terry Smith isn’t the easiest person to please. Granted, if the Yellowjackets come out of Friday night’s scheduled 7 p.m. kickoff against Magnolia with a win, he’ll definitely take it. Such was the case in the ...

Two hat tricks lead Warren boys past ’Jackets

VINCENT — Warren High had visiting Williamstown High in a defensive posture for much of the match. Ethan Yost and Matt Modesitt each had a hat trick to lead the Warriors to a 7-0 triumph over the Yellowjackets in boys’ soccer action Tuesday night. “That doesn’t happen too often,” ...

Parkersburg High girls too much for Lady Warriors

By Ron Johnston The Marietta Times rjohnston@mariettatimes.com VINCENT — Madison Spears is rapidly making a name for herself. The freshman striker’s late second-half goal snapped a scoreless deadlock, and enabled Parkersburg High to defeat host Warren High, 1-0, in girls’ soccer ...

Warren volleyball edges Marietta in 5 sets

Warren had plenty of motivation to win Monday night. First off, the Warriors were entering Sutton Gymnasium, home of arch rival Marietta, a place where they always like to win. Second, Warren started the season 0-3 and was ready to get off the schneid. It all came together for the royal blue ...

Magnolia shuts down Parkersburg Catholic in season opener

PARKERSBURG — Not only did Magnolia have the perfect start to its game, it had the perfect start to the season. Offensive lineman Jakob Barrows returned the opening kickoff 53 yards for a touchdown and the Blue Eagles scored four touchdowns the first four times they touched the ball in a 48-0 ...

Anderson, Hesson first in Broughton 5K

MARIETTA — Justin Anderson fell down during the race — and still won. The Fort Frye High junior running standout finished first in the 5K run of Saturday’s 18th annual Elizabeth S. Broughton Memorial Cross Country Invitational at the Broughton Nature & Wildlife Area in ...

Alkire leads Tigers past Morgan in opener

Corbin Alkire was pretty impressive in his first varsity start as Marietta High’s quarterback Friday night. The sophomore left-hander threw for 109 yards and ran for 90 more, including two touchdowns, in the Tigers’ 26-7 season opening win over Morgan. “I was pretty pleased with ...

Waterford wins TVC shootout against Miller

WATERFORD — Junior running back Braden Bellville ran for an even 200 yards and three touchdowns and also returned a kickoff return 80 yards for a fourth score to lead the Waterford Wildcats to a come-from-behind 35-25 over the visiting Miller Falcons in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking ...

Cadets pull away from Belpre, 42-21

BEVERLY — If anybody is wondering, Fort Frye can still run the football. The Cadets, behind a 15-carry, 173-yard performance by sophomore Tyler Fisher, racked up 378 yards on the ground as Fort Frye cruised in the second half for a 42-21 victory over Belpre Friday night. Fisher also ...

Athens proves too much for Warriors

VINCENT — Ronnie Hill had a long run to paydirt nullified because of a penalty in the third quarter. But the 6-foot-3, 195-pound Warren High quarterback kept plugging away, and early in the final stanza, he plunged two yards into the end zone but it was not nearly enough as the Warriors ...

Yellowjackets outlast Tyler Consolidated, 54-32

WILLIAMSTOWN — Carter Haynes both sparked on offense and defense for Williamstown Friday night as the Yellowjackets put away a pesky Tyler Consolidated squad in the second half to register a 54-32 season-opening win over the Silver Knights. Haynes, in his first start at quarterback, not ...

High school football roundup and boxscores

Shenandoah 51, Frontier 6 NEW MATAMORAS — Logan Brookover's 1-yard scoring plunge with 20 seconds left allowed Frontier to avoid a season-opening Pioneer Valley Conference shutout at the hands of Shenandoah here Friday night, but the Zeps rolled to a 51-6 triumph. Shenandoah held a 462 to ...

Tigers’ girls booters grab win

WILLIAMSTOWN — Marietta High’s girls’ soccer season is only three-games old, and Lexie Mullen already has six goals. The talented MHS junior striker’s first-half hat trick proved to be the difference as the Tigers defeated host Williamstown, 4-2, in pitch action Thursday ...

Broughton Invite this Saturday

Fort Frye High has had an individual boy or girl winner in five straight Broughton varsity 5,000-meter runs. Will Cadet junior Justin Anderson be able to make it six when the 18th annual Elizabeth S. Broughton Memorial Cross Country Invitational gets underway at the Broughton Nature & ...

Williamstown boys blow by Parkersburg Catholic, 11-1

VIENNA — Five Williamstown goals in the first eight minutes of play propelled the Yellowjackets out to a swift 5-1 lead and the visitors went on to post an 11-1 boys soccer victory over Parkersburg Catholic Thursday evening at Jackson Park. The impressive win, highlighted by a five-goal ...