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Meadowbrook spoils Marietta’s home opener

Great pitching and solid defense will win many games on the baseball diamond. That proved to be just the case on Saturday at Legion Field as Meadowbrook rode the outstanding pitching of Cale Warner and some timely hitting to an 8-4 season opening win over the Marietta Tigers. The 6-foot-3 ...

Williamstown runs past Wheeling Central, 80-53

WILLIAMSTOWN — Fred Sauro has enjoyed watching the transformation of this year’s Williamstown girls basketball team. Since starting the season 2-3, the Yellowjackets have won seven of their last eight, including a convincing 80-53 victory over Wheeling Central Saturday to improve to 9-4 ...

St. Marys girls pick up big win over Gilmer County

ST. MARYS, W.Va. — Earlier this season, St. Marys watched as a winnable game against a highly ranked Parkersburg Catholic team slipped through its hands in the fourth quarter. But the Blue Devils filed away the loss as a learning experience for down the road. On Saturday night, as Class A ...

’Jackets rally

WILLIAMSTOWN —Thoughts of a season sweep for Ritchie County over the Williamstown girls were at a high by the end of Friday night’s opening quarter. However, the Yellowjackets responded with a 20-2 run in the second quarter to take the lead and create distance in a 58-46 win over the ...

Pioneers out to make statement vs. Blue Streaks

It would have been really easy for the Marietta College football team to be discouraged when the Ohio Athletic Conference released the spring schedule. The Pioneers found out they had to open with Baldwin Wallace on the road before traveling to powerhouses John Carroll and Mount Union and ...

Shorthanded Williamstown takes down Wahama

WILLIAMSTOWN — Although Class AA, No. 2 Williamstown was on upset alert here Thursday evening, the Yellowjackets managed to hold off Wahama 49-42. Head coach Scott Sauro’s Yellowjackets, who welcome in Tyler Consolidated on Tuesday, were competing without four of their top eight players. ...

Frontier’s Gaige Bowersock to play football at Marietta College

NEW MATAMORAS — Gaige Bowersock made it official on Wednesday afternoon. The Frontier High School senior will continue his career as a student-athlete at Marietta College for head football coach Andy Waddle. The newest member of the Division III Pioneers was a four-year letterman for the ...

Tyler Wins as Strode and Co. take care of PCHS

PARKERSBURG — Brody Seckman’s putback in the final minute capped the scoring here Tuesday night for visiting Tyler Consolidated as the No. 11 Class A Silver Knights won at Parkersburg Catholic for the first time in school history, 82-53. Head coach Steven Nutter’s one-two punch of ...

Defense leads Marietta past Baldwin Wallace, 30-20

Caleb Boy hadn’t played in a college football game since 2018. The Marietta College senior missed all of 2019 with an injury, and the 2020 fall season was postponed due to COVID-19. When Marietta took the field against Baldwin Wallace Friday for its 2021 spring opener, Boy made the most of ...

Leslie Huffman scores 1,000th point in Catholic win

PARKERSBURG — Leslie Huffman knew roughly how many points she had going into the season, which also meant she was well aware of an approaching milestone. What she didn’t know was exactly when she would reach the plateau. So, something was a little fishy to her eyes when the whistle ...

Pioneer football plays BW in opener tonight

Marietta College football is back, as the Pioneers play host to Baldwin Wallace at 7 p.m. today at Don Drumm Stadium. The Ohio Athletic Conference suspended the fall season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but has put together an abbreviated five-game spring schedule for each team. Every OAC ...

Yellowjackets roll to victory over Crusaders, 79-25

WILLIAMTOWN — Coming off of a tough one-point loss Wednesday evening at Greenbrier West and playing for the third straight night it would have been understandable for the Williamstown Yellowjackets to come out flat in Thursday evening’s home game against Parkersburg Catholic. That was ...

Prep basketball season delivered excitement to area

Another high school basketball season has come and gone. Way back in late November when football season was wrapping up and we began to work on our annual Tip-Off basketball preview their was a feeling of uncertainty from area coaches as to how much, if any, of the 2020-2021 basketball ...

Belpre’s Brady Clem inks with Campbellsville University Harrodsburg soccer

BELPRE — Brady Clem is ready for the next chapter of his life and that will take place at Campbellsville University Harrodsburg where the Belpre senior will continue his career for the Pioneers of head men’s soccer coach Paul Brooks. Clem had a ceremony Wednesday at the school and the ...

St. Marys escapes Ravenswood with a 76-72 victory

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — St. Marys wasn’t trusting the system in the first half Wednesday night against Ravenswood, according to head coach Howie Meeks. That wasn’t the case in the second half. By offsetting the Red Devils speed with their height, the Blue Devils weathered a champions ...

Top-ranked Yellowjackets coast past Ravenswood

RAVENSWOOD — Struggling in the first half to find the bottom of the basket, the class AA No. 1 ranked Williamstown Yellowjackets used a strong performance in the second half to come away with a 56-35 win past host No. 9 Ravenswood Red Devils in a top 10 showdown in The Pit on Tuesday night. ...

Williamstown girls roll past Wirt County, 87-31

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown scored the first eight points of the game and never looked back here Tuesday night as the Yellowjackets of veteran head coach Fred Sauro routed visiting Wirt County, 87-31. Jayla Wiseman and Aubrey Erwin hit early 3s for the Yellowjackets and Sophie Folwell made ...

Mr. 1,000: Trey Bennett is Parkersburg Christian’s ‘cleanup guy’

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Christian senior Trey Bennett is a skilled rebounder. Playing at the varsity level in middle school, Bennett got used to battling on the boards with players who were bigger than him. Today, Bennett stands at 6-foot-4 and has become dominant underneath the glass for ...

Webb, Moore lead Blue Devils past Crusaders, 66-53

PARKERSBURG —In a battle between two teams looking to find their footing in an abbreviated season, it was St. Marys which prevailed in a 66-53 win over Parkersburg Catholic. This was the second consecutive game without Grant Barnhart, who is out with a twisted ankle. In his absence, SMHS’s ...