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Sarah Michael leads Wood County Christian to 1st win

WILLIAMSTOWN — Wood County Christian School went from famine to feast. After being routed at Grace in Tuesday’s season opener, the Wildcats bounced back to drill visiting Ohio Valley Christian School, 61-12, in girls’ prep basketball action Friday night. “We just came back from a ...

WCCS boys overpower Ohio Valley Christian, 69-39

WILLIAMSTOWN — Wood County Christian School got off to a good start and never looked back. The Wildcats outpointed visiting Ohio Valley Christian, 21-4, in the opening stanza en route to a 69-39 triumph in prep boys’ basketball action Friday evening. “Trey (Davis) started off really ...

Crusaderettes cruise past Ritchie in opener

PARKERSBURG — Head coach Marty Vierheller had very few complaints after his Parkersburg Catholic girls’ basketball team opened the year with a 76-35 rout of Ritchie County Thursday night at home. The Crusaderettes’ pressure created 36 turnovers, his big three of Madeline and Leslie ...

Warren girls dominate in 77-28 win over Meigs

VINCENT — If Wednesday night’s home opener between visiting Meigs and the Warren Warriors would have been a prize fight instead of a basketball game, the referee would have blown his whistle for a technical knockout early in the opening round. The Warriors came out clicking on all ...

Marietta College men take care of Otterbein, 78-56

The No. 8 ranked Marietta College men’s basketball team took care of business in a 78-56 win over Otterbein University on Wednesday inside Ban Johnson Arena. The win improved the Pioneers’ record to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in Ohio Athletic Conference play, while the Cardinals fell to 3-3 ...

Warren wrestling has a new head coach with a solid line-up

VINCENT — Jeff Parsons is Warren High’s new varsity wrestling boss — and a familiar face in the program. He is succeeding Jim Rhodes at the helm. Last winter, Parsons assisted Rhodes. “This is my first year as the head coach of the team but I have been around Warren wrestling for ...

Area grapplers to compete in Waterford Invite Saturday

WATERFORD — Waterford High will be fielding 10-strong on the wrestling mat this season. Of the 10, nine played football for the Ohio Division VII playoff-bound Wildcats in the fall. “We should be pretty solid,” said WHS head coach Greg Offenberger. Waterford graduated only two seniors ...

Rivalry classic: Warriors hold on for epic win over Tigers

Associate Sports Editor VINCENT — Clutch shots, an epic rally and a controversial call at the end. Tuesday night’s Marietta-Warren boys basketball game had it all. Despite letting a 13-point fourth quarter lead dwindle down to one, the Warriors held on for a 57-56 win to improve to 1-1 ...

Pioneers dominate Thiel by 57 points

GREENVILLE, Pa. — The Marietta College women’s basketball team defeated Thiel College on Tuesday evening by setting a record for largest margin of victory in program history. The Pioneers won by 57 points, 85-28, the win improved the Pioneers’ record to 3-2 overall and the loss dropped ...

TOP NOTCH TALENT

Fort Frye had some serious talent on the football field this season. That talent was rewarded Sunday to the tune of four first team All-Ohio selections, two third teamers and four special mentions. Isiah Jones, Tyler Fisher, Brady Schilling and Dylan Hart all were named to the first team in ...

Waterford drops Miller on opening night

WATERFORD—The expression that “defense wins championships” was alive and well during the Waterford Wildcat girls’ 40-31 season-opening win over Tri-Valley Conference foe, Miller. Although this game wasn’t a championship affair, the Monday night matchup at the Harry Cooper Annex ...

Zeps send Cougars to a third straight loss

NEW MATAMORAS — With four freshman in the starting lineup, the Frontier Cougars can expect some inconsistency, especially in the early part of the season. The undefeated Shenandoah Zeps took advantage of that inexperience Monday night with a 38-25 win over their former Pioneer Valley ...

Doddridge knocks off Williamstown, 27-3

WEST UNION, W.Va. — Bring on two-time defending Class A champion Wheeling Central for the Doddridge County football team. Bobby Burnside’s group set up a rematch of last year’s semifinal 49-7 loss at 7 p.m. Saturday at Wheeling Island Stadium. The Bulldogs are chasing their first state ...

One Win Away

WEST UNION — Wheeling Island Stadium and a spot in the Class A state championship game beckon Williamstown and Doddridge County at 7:30 p.m. today. The Yellowjackets and Bulldogs meet for the second time this season, but this time on Doddridge County’s home turf of Cline Stansberry ...

MC tops Baldwin Wallace

BEREA, Ohio — Lukas Isaly had 14 of his game-high 21 points in the first half, Mason Lydic came off the bench to register a double-double and No. 10 Marietta College pulled away from host Baldwin Wallace here Tuesday evening for an 86-76 triumph in the Ohio Athletic Conference opener for both ...

Gracie Lowers, Jenna Boice on Class A first team

PARKERSBURG —Wirt County became the most successful volleyball program in Mountain State history after the Tigers swept Paden City to win the Class A state title and collect the school’s 12th championship, surpassing Parkersburg High’s 11. One of the key cogs in the machine for ...

Seven Pioneers named All-OAC in football

AUSTINTOWN — Marietta College placed seven players on the 2019 All-Ohio Athletic Conference Football team announced Monday by the league office. The Pioneers went 5-5 overall this year and finished 4-5 in the OAC. Senior Tanner Clark and juniors Kyle Gallagher and Tay Pryor were named to ...

Alexis Enochs leads Pioneers

Alexis Enochs dominated the paint. The former Fort Frye Cadet pivot player notched a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds as Marietta College downed Ohio Wesleyan University, 68-63, Saturday afternoon in women’s basketball action at Ban Johnson Arena. “I’ve had a couple of rough ...

’Jackets hang on

CHARMCO, W.Va. — It was a first half that Greenbrier West would just as soon forget. On a night where a muddy field appeared to give the bigger No. 4 rated Cavaliers an advantage up front, it was No. 5 rated Williamstown that controlled the line of scrimmage in the first half to build an ...

Hot start continues for Pioneer men

EMORY, Virginia — The No. 18 ranked Marietta College men’s basketball team dominated Emory and Henry on Wednesday evening, 89-65. The Pioneers improve to 3-0 early on the season and the Wasps fall to 1-2 overall. “I thought our guys did a great job of setting the tone and being ready ...