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Williamstown baseball two wins away from state tourney

WILLIAMSTOWN — Sirens flashed on of top fire trucks. People cheered in the streets. Athletes returned the enthusiasm with waves as they partied in buses or vehicles on the way through town. Eventually, a state championship trophy soared into the air once the procession finally came to the ...

Waterford’s Cara Taylor named 1st team All-Ohio in softball

WATERFORD — Cara Taylor put up some crazy numbers on the softball diamond this spring. The Waterford junior set three school single-season records — batting average (.660), runs-batted-in (58) and stolen bases (29) — and led the Wildcats to 20 wins for just the fourth team in school ...

Champs Again

CHARLESTON — It took a year longer than expected, but the Williamstown girls track team repeated as Class A state champions Thursday at Laidley Field. Zach Hall’s Yellowjackets scored a whopping 130 points, besting runner-up Doddridge County (73 points) by a wide margin. “Technically, ...

Doddridge boys take gold, St. Marys finishes fourth

CHARLESTON — The Doddridge County boys defended their Class A state track and field title here Thursday at Laidley Field while Ritchie County’s Gus Morrison edged out Magnolia’s Jason Beisel for high-point honors, 31-30, as the Rebels finished runner-up. The Bulldogs, who had 108.5 ...

Locals win at W.Va. Class A state track meet

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Top-ranked Williamstown amassed 30 points on the opening night of the Class A state track and field meet here Wednesday at Laidley Field as head coach Zach Hall’s squad leads St. Marys, 30-14. The Yellowjackets, who won the 2019 state crown, watched Ella Hesson win the ...

Williamstown girls eyeing single-A track title

CHARLESTON —The Williamstown Yellowjackets are back with a usual goal in mind: win another state championship. When head coach Zach Hall’s girls make the trip to Charleston, high expectations will be just another part of the journey. The decorated upperclassmen look to end their high school ...