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LKC boys basketball will be loaded with talent this season

Everyone in the Mountain State continues to hold out hope a winter sports season indeed will happen. Staying on the positive side this actually will be the case means roundballs on the hardwood should start bouncing soon. I for one am more than ready to cover basketball in West Virginia, ...

Marietta girls power past Frontier, 64-47

The Marietta Tigers celebrated their “Senior Night” with a 64-47 win over a very young Frontier Cougar squad Thursday evening at Sutton Gymnasium. The six MHS seniors combined for all but six of the Tigers points paced by Morgan Altenburger’s 22. With both teams playing for the second ...

Players step up as Belpre takes down Eastern, 61-46

BELPRE — Sydney Reynolds went for game-highs of 24 points and 14 rebounds here Thursday night for host Eastern, but the visiting Eagles weren’t able to hold a 29-20 halftime advantage as Belpre evened its record at 7-7 after rallying for a 61-46 victory to sweep the season ...

Marietta College men’s basketball ready for unique season

High expectations are nothing new to the Marietta College men’s basketball team. The Pioneers have set the standard of competing for the Ohio Athletic Conference championship and making a run in the Division III national tournament year in and year out. This year will be no different — ...

Pioneer women have been growing through adversity

The Marietta College women’s basketball team will have some big shoes to fill this season. Two of the Pioneers’ top three scorers from a year ago graduated — Alexis Enochs (13.4 points per game) and Marlo Taylor (11.2 points per game). Enochs was also Marietta’s leading rebounder with ...

Cadets force 29 turnovers in 55-27 win over Waterford

WATERFORD — Any time you can force your opponent into more turnovers than they score points you are likely to get very good results on the basketball court. Fort Frye accomplished that feat Tuesday night on the road against arch-rival Waterford as they forced 29 turnovers and rolled to a ...

Warren rolls over Alexander, 96-22

VINCENT — Joel Chevalier’s breakaway slam not quite midway through the third quarter following a steal was one of many highlights for host Warren here Tuesday night as the Division II No. 10 Warriors blitzed Alexander, 96-22. Head coach Blane Maddox’s Warriors, who improved to 7-1 with ...

Wells, Baker lead Belpre past Caldwell, 71-67

By JORDAN HOLLAND Associate Sports Editor BELPRE — It was Evan Wells’ two 3-pointers early that got Belpre going, and it was his four free throws down the stretch that helped secure a 71-67 victory over Caldwell Tuesday. Wells, a senior, finished with 19 points, seven rebounds and ...

Tiger girls snap three-game losing streak

MARIETTA — A three-game losing skid went by the wayside Saturday afternoon inside Sutton Gymnasium as Marietta put on a 3-point shooting clinic during its 67-56 East Central Ohio League victory versus Dover. The now 4-4 Tigers of head coach Allen Ruth, who are 2-1 in conference, opened the ...

Belpre knocks off Southern with total team effort

BELPRE — A 20-5 outburst in the opening stanza here Friday night helped propel Belpre to a 70-44 Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division triumph versus Southern. The victory for head coach Tyler Leasure’s squad snapped a three-game losing streak for the Golden Eagles, who improved to 4-6 ...

Chieftains spoil Senior Night for Tigers, 66-48

Playing in just its second game of the season, Logan put on an absolute shooting clinic Friday night at Sutton Gymnasium. The Chieftans knocked down 12 of their first 16 3-point attempts as they spoiled senior night for the Marietta Tigers with a 66-48 win. Logan shot 46 percent from inside ...

Fort Frye tops Caldwell, 54-34

CALDWELL — Kelton Fogle poured in 24 points to help visiting Fort Frye take down Caldwell 54-34 Friday night. A tight 9-8 Caldwell lead after one quarter turned into a 19-13 Fort Frye halftime advantage after Fogle tallied all 11 of the Cadets’ points in the second period. Bede Lori, ...

Frontier sharp in 44-23 victory over Belpre

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier has devoted their focus in practice of late to the defensive end of the court. That hard work paid off in a big way Thursday evening for the youthful Cougars as they limited visiting Belpre to just seven field goals as they rolled to a 44-23 win to notch their first ...

Fort Frye knocks off D4 top-ranked Berne Union

SUGAR GROVE — Thursday’s non-conference game between a pair of unbeaten state-ranked teams — Berne Union and visiting Beverly Fort Frye — played out exactly the way it was supposed to, as far as the game coming down to the wire and being a one-possession game. Usually, in high-profile ...

Column: Browns seek more than a playoff victory

Browns fans vividly remember the last time Cleveland visited the Pittsburgh Steelers for a playoff game, at least the ones who are old enough. It was January of 2003, and the Browns were playing in their first postseason since returning to the NFL in 1999. The Kelly Holcomb-quarterbacked ...

Fort rolls over Marietta

Right now, the undefeated Fort Frye Cadets want one thing — good competition. They got a taste of that Saturday night against a Marietta team that trailed them just 15-12 after a quarter. However, the Cadets turned it on in the second quarter, outscoring the Tigers 19-5 to take a 34-17 lead ...

Suprano helps Wildcats claw past Lancers, 56-29

WATERFORD — After getting off to a sluggish start, Waterford got things in order in a big way in Wednesday night’s 56-29 Tri-Valley Conference victory over the visiting Federal Hocking Lancers. Leading by just two points at the break, the Wildcats out-pointed Federal Hocking 34-9 in the ...

W.Va. winter high school sports delayed again until March

PARKERSBURG — The winter sports season is delayed. Again. West Virginia Governor Jim Justice made the announcement to push back the start of the season to March 1 at the earliest during Wednesday’s statewide COVID-19 briefing. Initially, the winter sports season was pushed back to Jan. ...

Williamstown to rely on senior duo for leadership

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williamstown High School girls basketball team of head coach Fred Sauro is just hoping to get back on the court and play some roundball. Coming off a 15-11 campaign last year, which featured eight Yellowjacket setbacks to teams in the top five, WHS will be led by two ...

Warren sweeps: Warrior wrestlers take down Waterford, Marietta

WATERFORD — Coen Wagner and Haden Offenberger collected two pins apiece and teammate Ethan Beardmore also went 2-0 for host Waterford during Wednesday’s tri match inside the Harry Cooper Annex, but the Wildcats watched as Warren head coach Jeff Parsons’ squad left town with two match ...