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Marietta falls in season finale to Otterbein, 48-14

Roger Walker had his usual great game at running back. But Marietta College on the whole suffered an off Senior/Vets Appreciation Saturday as it dropped a 48-14 decision to Otterbein University in an Ohio Athletic Conference season finale at Don Drumm Stadium. “It’s definitely sad, ...

Cadets nearly stun Nelsonville-York, fall 26-20 in regional semifinal

NEW LEXINGTON — Fort Frye came so very close to pulling off a miracle fourth quarter comeback only to come up short in overtime to the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes 26-20 Friday night in the Division VI, Region 23 regional semifinal at Rockwell Stadium in New Lexington. The Cadets trailed 20-0 ...

Fort Frye was just unlucky

NEW LEXINGTON — Fort Frye High owned the fourth quarter, and was one extra-point kick conversion of erasing a 20-point deficit and winning the football game at Rockwell Stadium Friday night. Instead, the fourth-seeded Cadets (10-2) missed the PAT, and the contest ended up going into ...

PHS, Williamstown ousted from football playoffs

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High let loose with its passing game in the second half, but could never quite overtake visiting John Marshall in falling 42-35 in a first-round Class AAA football playoff game Friday night at Stadium Field to end its season. The No. 7-ranked Big Reds finished at ...

Williamstown falls to Ritchie in 5 sets at state

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Little Kanawha Conference programs Ritchie County and Wirt County will collide at 9:30 a.m. today inside the Charleston Civic Center with the victor earning the Class A state volleyball championship. The Rebels ousted defending state champ East Hardy in the semifinals — ...

Pioneers seeking 5th straight win, play Otterbein Saturday

Marietta College won seven football games under the guidance of the late Gene Epley during the fall of 1996. Twenty-one years later, the Andy Waddle-coached Pioneers (6-3 overall, 5-3 Ohio Athletic Conference) could do it again if they defeat Otterbein University (5-4, 4-4) on Veterans ...

Mullen district Player of the Year

When Lexie Mullen touches the soccer ball on the pitch, she's a threat to put it in the back of the net at any time. This past fall, the Marietta High junior striker scored a school-single season record 29 goals and added three assists to help the Jeff Price-coached Tigers post a 15-3-1 ...

Waterford’s Megan Ball taking versatility to Walsh

WATERFORD — Megan Ball is one of those basketball players who can play any position on the hardwood. “We can put Megan wherever we want to,” said Waterford girls’ head basketball coach Jerry Close. “She can bring the ball up the floor. We’ve also used her in the post and coming off ...

Waterford’s Alli Kern headed to Ohio Dominican

WATERFORD — Alli Kern has been a Waterford High varsity basketball starter since she was a freshman. That in itself says a lot about her hoops ability on the court. The 5-foot-9 cager’s “got game.” On Wednesday morning in the Cooper Annex gym, the 17-year-old Kern signed a National ...

Fourth-seeded Fort Frye matches up with top-seeded Nelsonville-York

BEVERLY — Fort Frye head football coach Eric Huck likely will need to get a little more out of his offense in Friday night’s Division VI, Region 23 semifinal tilt against top-seeded Nelsonville-York in New Lexington than he got last week in their thrilling 6-0 win at home over Northmor, but ...

’Jackets face top-seeded East Hardy Friday

BAKER, W.Va. — Williamstown isn’t talking about payback, but the Yellowjackets could get some Friday night. No. 16 WHS travels to Baker to take on top-ranked East Hardy (10-0) in the opening round of the Class A football playoffs. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The Cougars ended the ...

Waterford senior more than holds his own on the line

Teddy Smith Waterford Year: senior Age: 17 GPA: 3.5 Favorite subject: biology Sports: football, baseball, track and field Hgt.: 5-foot-8 Wgt.: 180 pounds College: undecided Major: biology (pre-med) Family: Gerry and Amy Smith (father and mother); younger sister ...

St. Marys begins quest to repeat as Class A champs

ST. MARYS, W.Va. — Opportunities to make history don’t present themselves every day in the realm of sports. St. Marys High School’s football team received one of those rare chances last season when it brought home the first gridiron state championship in the 106-year history of the ...

Williamstown making fourth straight appearance at state

WILLIAMSTOWN — There was a chance Little Kanawha Conference volleyball programs Wirt County, Ritchie County, Williamstown and Tyler Consolidated could meet in the Class A state semifinals on Friday evening inside the Charleston Civic Center. As it turned out, such wasn’t the case as ...

‘Blue-collar group’: Marietta’s linemen relishing team’s success

Caleb Riggleman is a very personable young man off the gridiron. On it, the 6-foot-3, 270-pound Marietta College junior football player is very competitive and one heckuva left tackle, who would move “heaven and earth,” so to speak, to spring standout Pioneer running back Roger Walker for ...

Local volleyball players honored

Several area high school volleyball players were recognized in District 13 this week. Local District 13 schools include Marietta, Warren, Waterford and Belpre. In Division I, Marietta junior Natalie Brooks was voted Defensive Player of the Year while Ron Kidder was selected as the Coach of ...

MAC leaders Ohio, Toledo meet tonight

ATHENS — If you’re around Athens tonight, it might be worth getting a ticket to the Ohio-Toledo game. There’s a strong possibility it will serve as a preview of the Mid-American Conference championship game, which will be played Saturday, Dec. 2, at Ford Field in Detroit. Ohio leads the ...

Marietta Pioneers set records in win

COLUMBUS — Marietta College finished with more than 500 yards of total offense as the Pioneers defeated Capital, 49-21, Saturday in Bernlohr Stadium. Marietta improved to 6-3 overall and 5-3 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. The six wins are the most since the Pioneers went 6-4 in 2006. A ...

Williamstown netters off to state tourney

ELIZABETH — Freshman Emma Wyer's mash on a bad serve-receive set up match point and sophomore Kylie Stephens followed with the final kill of the evening as host Wirt County swept its way to the Class A, Region IV championship by topping Williamstown 25-13, 25-13 and 25-17. Williamstown, ...

Defense, late touchdown lift Fort Frye past Northmor, 6-0

BEVERLY — The offense made the game-winning play, but the defense won the game for Fort Frye. Tate Engle’s 26-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Fisher with seven seconds left lifted the fourth-seeded Cadets (10-1) to a 6-0 victory over fifth-seeded Northmor (8-3) Friday night in Beverly. The ...