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Big tests: Waterford faces Eastern, Frontier takes on Cameron

WATERFORD — After a pair of dominating Tri-Valley Conference wins the past two weeks over South Gallia and Southern, the Waterford Wildcats will look to make it three in a row Friday night when they host the Eastern Eagles. The Wildcats lost to rival Fort Frye in their opener (22-6) but ...

Marietta defeats rival Warren in three sets

VINCENT — Marietta received match-highs of 12 kills from Sophie Evans, 29 assists by Maddy Muntz and Sydney Wright double-doubled with 10 downed spikes and as many digs here Tuesday night as the visiting Tigers roared past Warren 25-22, 25-17 and 25-21. The Warriors of first-year head coach ...

Marietta girls, Warren boys win Jeremy Anderson Invite

BEVERLY — The Marietta girls and Warren boys swept the team titles Saturday at the second annual Jeremy Anderson Invitational at Fort Frye High School, and Belpre's Eli Fullerton claimed his third straight individual title to start the 2020 season. The Warren boys, led by an eighth place ...

Fort Frye defense leads the way in 26-0 win over Caldwell

CALDWELL — The Fort Frye defense had its best showing of the 2020 season thus far Friday night, limiting host Caldwell to 89 total yards in a 26-0 victory at the Noble County Fairgrounds. The Cadets, who are now 3-0, surrendered just 59 rushing yards on 20 carries. Caldwell also could only ...

‘Cats handle Southern, 59-6

WATERFORD —No less than nine different Waterford players scored a touchdown as the Wildcats rolled to a 59-6 win over the visiting Southern Tornadoes in Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division action Friday night. The ‘Cats celebrated their 12 seniors on senior night by scoring 31 ...

High School Football Roundup

WILLIAMSTOWN 61, RAVENSWOOD 7 RAVENSWOOD — The Williamstown Yellowjackets made short work of the hosting Red Devils, winning 61-7 here on Friday night. The Yellowjackets (2-0) ran the ball all night long versus the Red Devils (0-2) defense, as Trevor Oates (103 yards) and Brayden ...

Fort Frye netters earn victory over Warren

VINCENT — Fort Frye made a lineup change before Thursday’s volleyball match at Warren. The Cadets moved middle hitter Karlee Ross to the outside, and the senior racked up 20 kills to lead her team to a 25-23, 25-16, 25-13 sweep of the Warriors. “We’re still trying to figure out what ...

Chick-fil-A Invite has smaller field

PARKERSBURG — The 22nd annual Chick-fil-A Invitational, which is set for a 9 a.m. start on Saturday morning at the Wood County 4-H grounds, will have quite a different look to it this year. “Because of WVSSAC guidelines and protocols, we have had to tone down the meet and have just over ...

Jeremy Anderson Invitational slated for Saturday at Fort Frye

BEVERLY — At 10 a.m. Saturday, Fort Frye will host the 2nd annual Jeremy Anderson Invitational. Formerly the Fort Frye Invitational, the Cadets changed the name last year to honor former running standout Jeremy Anderson, who passed away suddenly last August. “He was an extraordinary ...

Fort Frye set to visit Caldwell, seeks 3-0 start

CALDWELL — Fort Frye passed a big early season test last week, defeating Division IV Warren 27-20. The Cadets (2-0) were susceptible to the Warriors’ passing attack in the first half, allowing three long touchdowns, but cleaned it up at halftime and allowed zero second half points. Now, ...

Williamstown looks to build on strong season opener

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — First-year Williamstown head coach Chris Beck notched his first career win in week one versus Marietta, and will be out for his first road win when his Yellowjackets face the Ravenswood Red Devils on Friday night. Like Williamstown teams of the past, the Yellowjackets ...

Tigers look to get in win column; Warren visits Logan

ATHENS — Marietta head football coach Jason Schob and his Tigers hope the third time will prove to be the charm Friday night when they travel to Athens to battle the (1-1) Bulldogs for the first time in 13 years. The Tigers fell to 0-2 last week after a 34-28 loss to Williamstown one week ...

Tigers dominate

DEVOLA — Kenzley Urban registered a hat trick and Courtney Schuck had a big game as the Marietta Tigers clobbered the Cambridge Bobcats 11-0 Tuesday at Jerry Brock Field. Despite the lopsided final score, the game was deadlocked at 0-0 with 13 minutes left to play in the first half. ...

Warren girls settle for tie vs. Quakers

VINCENT — Warren held a lead twice during Saturday afternoon's girls soccer match against New Philadelphia, but both times the Quakers were able to find the equalizer and force a 2-2 tie. "It was a very evenly matched game," said Warren head coach Andy Pinkerton. "Both teams put together ...

Two late goals lift Warren to win

VINCENT — Warren scored two goals in the final nine minutes of play to pick up win No. 1 of the 2020 season, taking down New Philadelphia 3-1 Saturday. Knotted at 1-all with nine minutes to play, things got a bit heated between the two sides. Both teams were issued yellow cards around the ...

Fort Frye earns impressive 27-20 win vs. Warren

VINCENT — Sometimes the very best defense can be an effective offense that keeps the opposing offense off of the field. After allowing three first half touchdowns to the high-powered Warren offense, Fort Frye controlled the clock in the second half and kept the Warriors off the scoreboard en ...

Late TD lifts Williamstown past Marietta, 34-28

WILLIAMSTOWN — Trevor Oates found paydirt thrice, surpassed 200 yards rushing and intercepted Marietta signal-caller Reece Gerber in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter here Friday night as host Williamstown gave new head coach Chris Beck his first win thanks to a 34-28 triumph against ...

Waterford cruises past South Gallia; Frontier moves to 2-0

CROWN CITY — Joe Pantelidis scored four touchdowns to help lead Waterford to a dominant 61-0 win over South Gallia Friday night. The Wildcats (1-1) outgained the Rebels (0-2) 274-62 offensively. Braden Miller opened the scoring with a 36-yard pick-six to get Waterford on the board first. ...

Big win for Tigers: Marietta defeats Dover in four sets

Coming off a brutal five-set loss to Gallia Academy in which Marietta held a 2-0 lead, the Tigers needed a bounce back victory Thursday against visiting Dover. They got just that. Marietta dropped the first set, 25-20, but won the second 25-20, third 25-17 and fourth 25-19 to come away with ...

Crusaders beat rival Yellowjackets

PARKERSBURG — Aaliyah Brunny produced a match-high 18 kills and host Parkersburg Catholic handed rival Williamstown a 25-19, 17-25, 25-14 and 25-14 setback here Thursday in a season opening volleyball dual that featured hot conditions and at times a slippery floor. PCHS head coach Amanda ...