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Stiff competition in W.Va. Class A state track meet

PARKERSBURG — Suffice it to say, when the state track meet gets underway at 2 p.m. today inside the University of Charleston Stadium at Laidley Field the competition is going to be fierce, especially when it comes to Class A. Although it appears defending single-A boys state champion St. ...

Frontier softball falls in district semifinal

CALDWELL — Frontier High senior Kylie Daugherty had a two-homer game. Both were solo shots, though, and not enough to erase the deficit as the Cougars dropped a 6-4 decision to Tuscarawas Central Catholic in an OHSAA Girls Fast-Pitch Softball Division IV District semifinal in Noble County ...

Wildcats ousted by No. 1 Whiteoak

CHILLICOTHE — For the first time since 2015, the Waterford High baseball team will not be advancing to the regional tournament. In Wednesday’s Division IV district final at VA Memorial Stadium, the Doug Huffman-coached Wildcats ran into Whiteoak, the top-ranked team in all of Division IV. ...

Marietta, Warren thinclads looking to advance to regionals

Marietta High’s thinclads will be spared a long bus ride for the second straight week. Last Friday at Don Drumm Stadium on the campus of Marietta College, the Tigers had a relatively good outing at the East Central Ohio League Championship track & field meet with the girls placing third ...

Tiger Navy sends girls lightweight eight to nationals

NASHPORT — Marietta High’s Tiger Navy will have a boat competing in the Scholastic Rowing Association of America (SRAA) Regatta on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J. May 25-26. This past Sunday, the MHS girls varsity lightweight eight received an automatic bid to nationals when it earned a ...

Longtime Monroe Central football coach Jay Circosta retires

WOODSFIELD — Monroe Central will have a new varsity football boss in the fall. After a half century of coaching on the gridiron in Monroe County, 73-year-old Jay Circosta announced his retirement last Friday afternoon by submitting a letter of resignation to Seminole AD Ryan ...

Parkersburg Catholic tennis finishes state runners-up

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For the first time in three years, the entirety of the West Virginia High School state tennis tournament was played outside at Coonskin Park and Charleston Catholic’s tennis facility. When everything was said and done the Morgantown girls and George Washington boys ...

Waterford baseball moves on to the district final after 3-1 victory

CHILLICOTHE — Noah Huffman’s complete-game pitching effort and a clutch hit by Zane Heiss helped Waterford defeat Green 3-1 in a Division IV district semifinal game Tuesday at VA Memorial Stadium. Huffman walked three and struck out four in the win, surrendering just three hits and one ...

Belpre baseball ousted by top-ranked Whiteoak

CHILLICOTHE — Control issues on the mound doomed Belpre in a 12-3 loss to Whiteoak, the top-ranked team in Division IV, in a district semifinal Tuesday at VA Memorial Stadium. Senior right-hander Bailey Sprague got the start for the Golden Eagles, who finished the 2018 season 13-13. Sprague ...

Golden Eagles’ thinclads ready for districts

BELPRE — After claiming high-point honors in the Tri-Valley Conference championship track meet, Belpre’s Tojzae Reams and Sydney Spencer are both looking to this week’s district track meet to further their accomplishments and hopefully eventually advance to the state meet. On May 3, ...

Express back in NCAA tourney

MARIETTA — After a one-year hiatus, the Etta Express is back in the NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament and will do battle in the Mideast Regional being played May 17-21 at Nicolay Field on the campus of Adrian College. Winners of the eight regional tournaments will advance to the NCAA ...

Warriors OUSTED

ATHENS — Warren High went from four up to four down in a pivotal sixth inning. The Warriors were unable to recover from that frame and dropped a 9-4 decision to Fairfield Union in an OHSAA Girls Fast-Pitch Softball Division II District semifinal at Ohio University Monday night. WHS, which ...

Seven Pioneer baseball players honored by the Ohio Athletic Conference

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — Senior David Stover leads a list of seven Pioneers named to the 2018 All-Ohio Athletic Conference Baseball Team announced Monday morning by the league office. Stover was named the Kent Tekulve Pitcher of the Year in voting by the league head coaches. Joining Stover on the ...

Down go Yellowjackets

RAVENSWOOD — Williamstown High couldn’t get the Swain brothers out. Chase Swain had three hits, including a home run, and pinch-hitter Hayden Swain singled home the game-winner as host Ravenswood High had to stage a seventh-inning rally to edge the Yellowjackets, 6-5, in a Class A ...

Marietta College baseball team earns regional berth

The Marietta College baseball team learned early Monday morning that its season isn't over. The Pioneers (27-16) earned the No. 4 seed in the Mideast Regional, which will be hosted by Adrian College (Mich.) May 17-21. It's Marietta's 42nd NCAA Tournament appearance, earned via an at-large ...

Ravenswood’s Chase Swain hard to stop

Chase Swain received an intentional walk in the bottom of the fifth inning. What was a little different about it was there were two outs and nobody on base in a 2-2 ballgame. Turned out to be a good call by Williamstown High skipper Terry Smith, because the next Ravenswood High batter, ...

Frontier softball tops River for sectional crown

NEW MATAMORAS — Kylie Daugherty and Hailey Ball combined to hit for the cycle. Daugherty had a triple, double and single while Ball crushed a home run as Frontier High downed River High, 8-1, in an OHSAA Division IV girls fast-pitch softball game at the Cougars diamond Friday night. “We ...

Williamstown sweeps single-A track regional

PARKERSBURG — Williamstown’s track program put on a dominating effort for boys head coach Jill Bryant and girls head man Zach Hall here Friday evening at the Class A, Region IV, championships held inside the Erickson All-Sports Facility. The Williamstown girls posted 201 points to finish ...

Four Tigers win ECOL track titles

Marietta High hosted Friday’s East Central Ohio League Championship meet at Don Drumm Stadium and saw four of its athletes claim individual titles. On the girls side, Baylee Brown took home high-point honors with 25 points. She was the ECOL champion in the pole vault with a mark of 10-feet, ...