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Zane Wallace leads Cadets past hot-shooting ’Skins

BEVERLY — A very young Caldwell team gave Fort Frye all they wanted and then some in a battle on the hardwood Friday night between a pair of former Pioneer Valley Conference rivals. Despite a near 80-percent Redskin shooting barrage that lasted all the way into the third quarter, the Cadets ...

Corby Curtis hits game-winning 3 to lift Frontier past Magnolia, 49-47

NEW MATAMORAS — Corby Curtis made a dream shot. With about 10 seconds left, the 5-foot-11 senior sharpshooter swished a 3-point game-winner as Frontier High downed Magnolia High, 49-47, Friday night in a prep boys’ basketball game at Hank Morus Gymnasium. “That’s incredible, and I ...

Williamstown tops Catholic, stays unbeaten

WILLIAMSTOWN — Xavier Caruthers dropped in six of Williamstown’s dozen made 3s here Friday night and the Yellowjackets dominated the second half en route to a 65-44 victory against rival Parkersburg Catholic. The two Little Kanawha Conference West Division foes entered the affair ranked ...

Williamstown girls cruise past Tyler Consolidated

WILLIAMSTOWN — Lakyn Joy led five double-digit scorers with a game-high 19 points here Thursday night as Class A, No. 10 Williamstown ran past Tyler Consolidated, 90-54, in a Little Kanawha Conference West Division matchup. WHS (7-3, 6-1) scored the first four field goals of the game, which ...

Sarah Michael leads Wood County Christian to win

WILLIAMSTOWN — It was a tale of two halves, as Wood County Christian took control in the third quarter to surge to a 40-30 win over Paden City on Thursday night in Williamstown. Down 18-14 at the half, WCC (6-4) became more assertive by attacking the ball, as that strategy paid dividends ...

Parkersburg Catholic dominates showdown vs. Central

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic’s Thursday night opponent Wheeling Central being down one of its best players in Liberty commit and Class A all-state first-team player Eden Gainer was little comfort to head coach Marty Vierheller on his home court. The Crusaderettes’ head man still ...

Prep Basketball Roundup

GIRLS BASKETBALL Shenandoah 38, Frontier 36 SARAHSVILLE — Frontier led 21-13 at halftime over Shenandoah Thursday but was outscored 11-4 in the third quarter and 14-11 in the fourth as the Zeps rallied for a 38-36 victory. Ashleigh Wheeler’s 15-point, 10-rebound double-double led ...

Tim Kreeger, Jason Ellis, Caleb Hoyng lead MC men past rival Muskingum

Marietta College gave Muskingum University a dose of “Special K.” Tim Kreeger scored a team-high 21 points, including 17 in the first half, to help the Pioneers defeat the Fighting Muskies, 95-73, Wednesday night in an Ohio Athletic Conference men’s basketball game at Ban Johnson ...

Marietta women too much for Muskingum, 84-72

NEW CONCORD — The Marietta College women’s basketball team used a big third quarter to earn an 84-72 win over Muskingum Wednesday. “I am really proud of our effort and attention to detail in the third quarter,” said MC head coach Kole Vivian. “That was the best we have played all ...

Fort Frye’s Kiersten Kesselring has a nice two-handed set shot

Kiersten Kesselring Fort Frye Year: senior GPA: 3.9 Favorite subject: anatomy and physiology Sport: basketball Hgt.: 5-foot-9 College: Baldwin-Wallace or University of Colorado Major: biology (pre-med) Other school activities: National Honor Society, Principals Cabinet, teen ...

Marietta swimmers at Penguin Invitational Saturday

Marietta High’s swim teams are scheduled to compete in the PHS Penguin Invitational at the Parkersburg YMCA at 9 a.m. Saturday. The Parkersburg Y, the home pool of the Big Reds, is not too far away from the Parkersburg Boys and Girls Club, where both MHS and the Parkersburg South Patriots ...

Big week at Frontier: Cougars too much for Seminoles, win 6th straight

NEW MATAMORAS — An important week for the Frontier boys basketball team started off well Tuesday at Hank Morus Gym. The Cougars earned a 65-41 victory over Monroe Central, setting up a big weekend with home games against Magnolia and Fort Frye. Frontier, which has now won six straight ...

Warren falls to South in triple-OT, 53-49

VINCENT — Parkersburg South needed three extra sessions to prevail. After squandering a 13-point lead in the third quarter, the visiting Patriots managed to hang on to defeat Warren, 53-49, in triple overtime in a prep boys’ basketball game Tuesday night. “Warren’s a good team,” ...

Warren Wins Close

BEVERLY — Both Warren and Fort Frye conducted a clinic on defense and hustle. At the end, though, the Warriors were one point better as they eked out a 26-25 triumph over the host Cadets in a prep girls basketball game Monday night. “It was a close one,” said WHS head coach Amy ...

Slow start dooms Belpre in 62-47 loss

BELPRE —A 20-point double-double from Trimble’s Jayne Six helped them defeat the Belpre Golden Eagles in a 62-47 win on Monday night from Belpre. A slow start from the Golden Eagles (8-3) had them playing from behind from the start, as the visiting Tomcats jumped out to a 14-5 run in the ...

Frontier pulls off dramatic 46-44 win

NEW MATAMORAS - Freshman Tacey Kirkpatrick sank five free throws in the final 30 seconds of the game Monday evening as the young Frontier Cougars pulled out a dramatic 46-44 win over the visiting Caldwell Redskins. Kirkpatrick, one of four freshman in the Cougars starting five, made 9-of-11 ...

Williamstown’s X Factor comes through with eight triples in victory

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown High capitalized on the “X” factor. Xavier Caruthers drained eight triples to help the undefeated Yellowjackets defeat visiting Cameron High, 84-38, in a prep boys basketball game Saturday afternoon. Peyton Amrine added six 3s himself as WHS finished with 15 ...

Warren girls roll past Magnolia, 55-33

VINCENT — Warren put an exclamation point on an outstanding first half of the 2019-2020 basketball season Saturday afternoon with a dominating 55-33 win over the visiting Magnolia Blue Eagles. The Warriors canned four 3-pointers in the first quarter alone as they built a 20-5 lead and never ...

Local swimmers back in the pool for South Invite

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg South boys swim team finished as runners-up and the Parkersburg girls placed fourth Saturday during the Patriot Invitational that took place inside the Parkersburg Boy and Girl Club on Saturday afternoon. While both teams have new head coaches in PHS’ Emily ...