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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 ...

Devin Hefner’s clutch free-throws lift MC women to win

Devin Hefner canned two clutch free-throws with one second remaining. The former Parkersburg South standout’s freebies enabled Marietta College to defeat Washington & Jefferson, 59-57, Wednesday night in a non-conference women’s basketball game at Ban Johnson Arena. “I was very ...

Middleton is an Eagle

MARIETTA — Jillian Middleton is planning to soar with the Eagles. The Ashland University Eagles, that is. The Marietta High senior inked a National Letter of Intent to continue her education and play softball at Ashland U Monday afternoon in the lobby of Sutton Gymnasium at the Davis ...

Williamstown’s Mara Rinehart named to W.Va. Class AA/A All-State first team

NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen is turning into one of the premier soccer teams in West Virginia, advancing to two straight state tournaments and, this year, making its first state title game. Next year, the Golden Bears will look to take that next step and a big part of that optimism has been ...

Turnovers Haunt Waterford in loss to Harvest Prep

THORNVILLE — Turnovers were Waterford High’s big bugaboo. A trio of them cost the fourth seeded Wildcats as they dropped a 35-21 decision to Canal Winchester Harvest Prep Saturday night in an OHSAA Division VII, Region 27 semifinal football game at Sheridan High’s Paul Culver Jr. ...

Ten Cadets earn All-East District honors

Though Fort Frye’s 2019 season came to a heart-breaking end Friday, the Cadets still had an amazing year on the gridiron. Fort Frye, which went a perfect 10-0 in regular season play and won the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference 3A championship, saw 10 of its players earn first team All-East ...

Late punt block lifts Mogadore past Fort Frye

BYESVILLE — Fort Frye was a minute and a half away from claiming Friday night’s Division VI, Region 21 semifinal against Mogadore at Meadowbrook High School and advancing to their second straight appearance in next week’s regional championship game. The Cadets’ dreams turned into a ...

Yellowjackets roll past Tug Valley, 42-0

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown High conducted a gridrion playoff clinic. Sparked by quarterback Brayden Modesitt, running back Ty Moore, and a tough-as-nails defense, the host and fifth-seeded Yellowjackets blanked 12th-seeded Tug Valley, 42-0, in a Class A opening round football game Friday ...

All-Southeast District football team announced

Zane Heiss battled through pain to throw for 96 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 60 more yards in Waterford’s first-round playoff victory over Shenandoah Saturday. Heiss finished the regular season with 617 passing yards, 640 rushing yards and 14 total touchdowns for the Wildcats ...

Pioneers to host the Mount on Senior Day Saturday

Marietta College will be seeking its first gridiron win against the University of Mount Union since 1977. To say the underdog Pioneers are long overdue for a victory would be an understatement. But seventh-year head coach Andy Waddle and his team are looking forward to the challenge of ...

MC men, women ready to compete in 2019-20

Marietta College basketball is back. The Pioneers return to the hardwood Friday night for the start of their 2019-20 campaigns. The men play host to Eastern Mennonite at 8 p.m. in the 49th annual Marietta Shrine Tournament opener at Ban Johnson Arena, while the women travel to take on Trine ...

Marietta’s Courtney Schuck 2nd-team All-Ohio in girls’ soccer

When Courtney Schuck was a Marietta High sophomore, she was teamed up with two-time All-Ohio honoree Lexie Mullen on the pitch. The dynamic duo gave opposing defenses fits all season long. After the high-scoring Mullen graduated and went to West Liberty University, Schuck was expected to ...

Fort Frye set to take on football powerhouse Mogadore Friday at Meadowbrook

BEVERLY — Fort Frye has some fond memories of Meadowbrook’s Eugene Capers Field in Byesville. A year ago, that’s where the Cadets defeated Shadyside, 18-6, in a D6 regional final football game. During regular-season play this season, Fort played the Colts there and won 42-34. So, ...