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Pioneer men sizzle in season opener

Head coach Jon VanderWal and his Marietta College Pioneers’ season being delayed didn’t faze them in the slightest. Just ask Baldwin Wallace, who couldn’t do much to stop the onslaught in the Pioneers’ opener. All Yellow Jacket players could do was watch shot after shot find its ...

MC men hope to finally get season underway tonight

Marietta College was fired up and ready to go last week, its sights set on finally opening the 2020-21 season. They were forced to wait a little longer, though, as the Pioneers’ week one opponent, Otterbein, had to quarantine. “They’ve been working really hard,” Marietta head coach ...

Morgan Altenburger’s 18 leads Tigers past Pilots, 63-37

River had Wednesday night’s game inside Sutton Gymnasium even at 23 late in the second, but Marietta scored the final eight points of the stanza and then dominated the third quarter en route to a 67-37 blowout. The 9-6 Tigers of head man Allen Ruth, who defeated the Pilots 66-52 on Dec. 9, ...

Belpre’s Eli Fullerton to compete in track, cross country at Indiana Wesleyan

BELPRE — Eli Fullerton, a four-time all-Ohioan at Belpre High School, will continue his running career for the Wildcats of Indiana Wesleyan University. “I think I’m pretty well prepared,” said Fullerton, who carries a near 3.8 GPA. “As a student-athlete I think it’s just going to ...

Brayden Sallee’s 22 leads Warren past Marietta, 64-54

Brayden Sallee can shoot from just about anywhere on the court. The Warren junior’s abilities were on full display in a 64-54 win over Marietta Tuesday, scoring 22 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for a double-double. He made several shots with defenders in his face, including a deep ...

Fort Frye starts strong, beats Caldwell 76-49

BEVERLY — Luke Huffman’s trifecta just 21 ticks into Tuesday night’s game started a 3-point barrage as host Fort Frye rolled to a 76-49 victory against Caldwell to earn a sweep of the season series. The Redskins of head coach Clint Crane, who dropped to 9-6 and had lost to the Cadets ...

Shenandoah takes down Frontier, 54-35

NEW MATAMORAS — Christian Duniver and Tyce DeVolld carried the weight for Shenandoah in the first half of Tuesday night’s road game at Frontier High School while the second half belonged to teammates Cade Denius and Max McVicker. All four ended up in double figures as the Zeps notched ...

Williams scores 30 in Belpre win over South Gallia

BELPRE — A dominant first half from Belpre’s top scorers created enough distance as the Golden Eagles soared back to the .500-mark with a 65-50 victory over visiting Souh Gallia on Monday night. Halee Williams did plenty of damage to the Rebels with her 30-point, 13 rebound performance. ...

Fort Frye girls push tempo, beat Steubenville

BEVERLY — Steubenville had the size, but Fort Frye had the speed going into the matchup between the two schools Saturday in Beverly. Only one question remained before the start of the game - who would take advantage of their mismatch? Mackenzie Dalton, Hannah Archer and their Cadet ...

Cayton Secrest scores 1,000th point as Caldwell tops Frontier

NEW MATAMORAS — Cayton Secrest tossed in a game-high 21 points including point number 1,000 of her outstanding prep career Saturday afternoon as the Caldwell Redskins pulled away to a 63-50 win over the injury riddled Frontier Cougars at Hank Morus Gymnasium. Secrest reached the century ...

Caldwell wins wild one over Waterford

WATERFORD — When a basketball team plays Caldwell they know what’s coming. That didn’t turn out to be of any help for Waterford here Saturday night inside Harry Cooper Annex as the visiting Redskins got a game-high 27 points from Jett Lori along with 23 more from Bede Lori en route to a ...

Local College Basketball Roundup

MEN Marshall 89, FIU 72 MIAMI (AP) — Taevion Kinsey had 22 points and 12 rebounds as Marshall beat Florida International 89-72 on Saturday. Andrew Taylor added 20 points and six rebounds for the Thundering Herd. David Early scored 14 points for Marshall (9-4, 3-3 Conference USA) and ...

Luke Teters’ buzzer-beater lifts Wildcats past Rebels

WATERFORD —Revenge is a dish best served cold, and for Luke Teters and Waterford, they had to wait a year to exact some revenge on South Gallia following a Rebel game-winner last season. A Teters buzzer-beater gave the Wildcats a 49-47 win in overtime on Friday. Coming out of a timeout with ...

Balanced Seminoles too much for Cougars, 59-33

NEW MATAMORAS — Sometimes you’re the windshield and sometimes you’re the bug. Those are the lyrics to an old country song from back in the day but could also very well describe the kind of week the Frontier Cougars are having. After a thrilling buzzer-beating win over Waterford on ...

Pioneers start strong, hold on to win opener

Marietta College came out like a team excited to finally start its season. The Pioneers built a huge early lead in Friday night’s season opener against Otterbein at Ban Johnson Arena, only to watch that lead evaporate in the second half. Marietta held on, though, as Abby Zerkle’s ...

Williamstown’s Jayla Wiseman to hoop at Bethany College

WILLIAMSTOWN — Jayla Wiseman announced this week she will continue her career as a student-athlete for Division III Bethany College head women’s basketball coach Brian Sansom and the Bison. The Williamstown senior, who was a Class A honorable mention all-stater as well as a first team ...

Fort Frye tops Shenandoah for another quality win

BEVERLY —The Fort Frye Cadets just keep rolling, but tight defense was needed down the stretch to take down Shenandoah on Thursday night from home, 56-41. Head coach Eric Henniger’s bunch (11-1) was familiar with the Zeps, as they traveled to Sarahsville on Dec. 11 to take home a 52-44 ...

Cadets take down Raiders, 64-57, in overtime

BEVERLY — Fort Frye vividly remembered last season’s 63-44 district semifinal loss to Morgan leading up to Tuesday’s showdown against the Raiders. Thanks in part to 22 points from Luke Huffman, a 20-point, 11-rebound double-double from Nic Hart, plus 15 points and five assists from ...

Warren girls rally in second half to beat Marietta

VINCENT — Jennifer Smith’s layup thanks to a Rylee Kendall assist following a steal by Morgan Altenburger had Marietta head coach Allen Ruth’s squad up 31-29 with 5:23 left in the third here Wednesday evening, but it was all Warren after that. The Warriors used a buzzer-beating 10-foot ...

Fort Frye’s Luke Huffman finally getting selfish

BEVERLY — Fort Frye senior Luke Huffman is capable of being a game-changing player for the Cadets. The problem, according to head coach Eric Henniger, is that Huffman sometimes isn’t selfish enough. What Henniger is really saying is that Huffman is a team-first player, and often will ...