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Fort Frye girls, Kellar in limbo

As the fourth-quarter clock wound down in Fort Frye’s 49-31 regional triumph over second-ranked Portsmouth Notre Dame last Saturday night at Pickerington North, Cadet head coach Dan Liedtke was able to sub for the five starters. When it came time for Kiersten Kesselring, Liv Schneider, ...

Catholic’s Madeline Huffman sets assists record at state tourney

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center rarely cozies up to any team when it comes to hitting baskets during the state tournament. The rims are unforgiving and more than one deserving has been sent home after an off shooting day or night. Yet, Parkersburg ...

Fort Frye girls take on Minster in state semis today

BEVERLY — Unranked Fort Frye has defeated two straight OHSAA Division IV Top 10-ranked girls basketball teams on its journey to the Final Four. The Cadets are hoping to make it three in row when they play No. 8 Minster in a semifinal at 8 p.m. Thursday at St. John Arena in ...

Williamstown shuts down Van, earns state berth

WILLIAMSTOWN — The mantra of the 2019-20 Williamstown Yellowjackets is to spread the ball and make opponents defend multiple shooters. They used that method to punch their ticket to Charleston. Xavier Caruthers led the maroon and gold with 17, as Peyton Amrine (16 points) and Eli Inman (13 ...

Wheeling Central edges St. Marys to gain state berth

WHEELING, W.Va. — Championship teams are able to make the plays when the game is on the line. Wheeling Central did just that Wednesday night, displaying unwavering poise in the final minutes to pull out a hard-earned 71-67 win over a quality St. Marys squad on Skip Prosser Court before a ...

Catholic girls open with Tucker at state

PARKERSBURG — Returning to the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center for the third year in a row, No. 2 Parkersburg Catholic will be facing off against a familiar foe in No. 7 Tucker County in the Class A state girls quarterfinal at 1 p.m. today. Coming into the state tournament ...

Blue Devils face top-ranked St. Joe

PARKERSBURG — With one year left in Class A basketball, Huntington St. Joe and head coach Shannon Lewis are looking to go out like they usually do, on top. The defending state champions and top-seeded 22-1 Irish open play at 5:30 p.m. today in Charleston against No. 8 seed St. Marys, which ...

Fulfilling a lifelong dream for Liedtke

As a kid, Dan Liedtke used to imagine himself on Ohio State’s St. John Arena basketball court in front of hundreds of fans at the state tournament. When Liedtke guided the Fort Frye boys to the Final Four in 1999, he was excited to finally get that opportunity. Little did he know, the ...

Warren junior Peyten Kellar headed to state with a perfect record

VINCENT — Peyten Kellar has his eyes on the prize. The Warren High mat standout is the last wrestler standing in Washington County, and the junior captain is hoping that will also be the case at the completion of this weekend’s 83rd annual Ohio state tournament at the Jerome Schottenstein ...

Cadets advance to final four

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Dan Liedtke and the Fort Frye Cadets are going back to state. Fort Frye took down Notre Dame, the second-ranked team in Division IV, 49-31 in Saturday’s regional final at Pickerington North. The Cadets got 13 points from Lexie Huck, 12 from Kenzie Dalton, eight ...

Fort Frye headed in right direction, state finals

PICKERINGTON — After the opening tip-off, Fort Frye sophomore Hannah Archer got the ball and both teams started towards the Portsmouth Notre Dame Titans basket. Everyone except Kiersten Kesselring. She went the other, right way. “We’re not used to winning tips,” smiled the 5-foot-9 ...

Fort Frye headed in right direction, state finals

PICKERINGTON — After the opening tip-off, Fort Frye sophomore Hannah Archer got the ball and both teams started towards the Portsmouth Notre Dame Titans basket. Everyone except Kiersten Kesselring. She went the other, right way. “We’re not used to winning tips,” smiled the 5-foot-9 ...

Pioneer men fall in NCAA Tournament opener

ASHLAND, Va. — Marietta College got off to slow starts in both halves. The Jon VanderWal-coached Pioneers recovered during the first 20 minutes but not in the second half en route to an 89-73 setback to The College of New Jersey Friday in an opening-round NCAA Division III men’s basketball ...

Eli Inman leads Yellowjackets past Crusaders for sectional title

WILLIAMSTOWN — It took a second-half surge, but Williamstown pulled away at home to win the Class A Region IV, Section I championship over visiting Parkersburg Catholic in a 64-42 win on Friday night. The result sets the two teams on different paths in order to get to the state tournament in ...

Local duo qualifies for Jr. Olympics

Two members of the Fort Harmar Rifle Club Junior Rifle Team have qualified for the Junior Olympics. Derek Keiser, 18, qualified for the fourth time while Garrett Shipley, 14, made it for the first time. Both placed well enough at the olympic qualifier at West Virginia University to earn their ...

Perfect season for St. Mary Catholic girls basketball

Defense was the name of the game for the St. Mary Catholic eighth grade girls basketball team this season. The Irish imposed their will on opposing teams, surrendering just 16 points per game en route to a perfect 18-0 season and a Washington County championship. “We concentrated on ...

Raiders’ tournament run ends, 65-48 to Ridgewood

NEW CONCORD — Morgan needed to take advantage of every single opportunity they were given to have any hope at all of upsetting top-seeded Ridgewood Friday night in the Division III District championship game at Muskingum College. Unfortunately for the Raiders, an inconsistent night shooting ...

Elite territory: Fort Frye defeats Berne Union, one win from state

PICKERINGTON — Number-four ranked Berne Union was bound and determined that someone other than Fort Frye leading scorer Hannah Archer was going to have to beat them in Thursday evening’s Division IV Regional semifinal at Pickerington High School North. The Rockets succeeded in being able ...

Warriors fall in hard fought district final

ATHENS — Warren High’s bid for a Sweet 16 berth was denied. The eighth-seeded Warriors never trailed in the first half but were outpointed after the break and dropped a 51-45 decision to seventh-seeded Logan Elm Thursday night in an OHSAA Division II boys basketball district final at the ...

Pioneers open NCAA Tournament play Friday

Marietta College may be playing with a chip on its shoulder when the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament tips off this week. Why? The Pioneer men’s basketball team (21-6) dropped out of the March 1 D3hoops.com Men’s Basketball Top 25 after it was defeated by John Carroll ...