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Leslie Huffman’s 35 leads Crusaderettes to state

PARKERSBURG — Leslie Huffman went for a career-high 35 points and added seven steals and five rebounds here Wednesday night to help lead Parkersburg Catholic back to the state tournament after the Crusaderettes handed Tug Valley a 69-56 setback in a Class A, Region IV co-final. Tug Valley, ...

Blue Devils roll past Cameron, headed to state

ST. MARYS — Head coach Howie Meeks and his St. Marys girls’ basketball team drew a hard task Wednesday in a Class A Region I co-final. Listed on the agenda as priority number one read a Cameron team the Blue Devils already bested twice earlier this season. Only this time instead of just a ...

Marietta College’s Enochs named 1st team All-OAC

AUSTINTOWN — Marietta College placed three players on the 2019-20 All-Ohio Athletic Conference women’s basketball team announced Wednesday by the league office. In voting by the conference coaches, Alexis Enochs earned first team honors, while Devin Hefner and Marlo Taylor earned ...

Local wrestlers look to earn a state tournament berth this weekend

Imagine Warren standout Peyten Kellar and Waterford star Haden Offenberger on the same mat. Well, this week, the Warriors and Wildcats were united at wrestling practice in Vincent, preparing for this weekend’s upcoming district competition. “From Monday through Thursday, we have been at ...

Williamstown’s Eli Inman both a golf and hoops standout

Eli Inman Williamstown Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 4.1 Favorite subject: lunch (LOL) Sports: basketball, golf Hgt.: 6-foot-4 College: Greensboro College Major: business administration Family: Lance and Samantha Inman (father and mother); Georgie Inman (sister) Question: Is ...

Morgan pulls away from Fort Frye in district semi

DUNCAN FALLS, Ohio -- As the buzzer at the end of the third quarter sounded, Carver Myers watched his pull-up 3-pointer roll around the rim and back out. “I thought it was going in and then it spun out, and I was like, ‘Dang it,’” said the Morgan High junior. But then, the ball hung ...

Williamstown too much for Calhoun County

WILLIAMSTOWN — Even on an off-shooting night, Williamstown High still had the upper hand. Except for very briefly early on, the Yellowjackets never trailed en route to a 66-45 triumph over Calhoun County Tuesday night in a Class A sectional boys basketball semifinal at the WHS gym. “I ...

Crusaders advance to sectional title game

PARKERSBURG —The Crusaders are moving on. Parkersburg Catholic controlled the tempo and the outcome of their Class A Region IV, Section I victory on Tuesday. The visiting Ravenswood Red Devils fell in a 65-41 final, where Catholic took advantage of a slow Red Devil start. The first RHS ...

MC men make 6th straight NCAA tourney

From staff reports The Marietta College men’s basketball team received an at-large bid into the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament Monday afternoon. The Pioneers, making their ninth NCAA appearance, will travel to Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia for the first and ...

Fort Frye routs Monroe Central to reach Sweet 16

BYESVILLE — Hannah Archer tossed in a game-high 17 points to lead the Fort Frye Cadets to a 39-24 win Saturday afternoon over the Monroe Central Seminoles in the Division IV district championship game at Meadowbrook High School. On a day where they didn’t shoot the ball well at all, the ...

Warren ousts Waverly, advances to district final

ATHENS — Brandon Simoniette was loud and clear in the second half after a relatively quiet first two quarters of play. The 6-foot-1 senior scored 14 of his game-high 17 points after the break as eighth-seeded Warren High defeated fifth-seeded Waverly High, 45-42, Saturday night in an OHSAA ...

Fort Frye takes down Martins Ferry in sectional final

BEVERLY — Fort Frye seniors Brady Schilling and Zane Wallace combined for 33 points to pace the Cadets to a 47-36 win over the Martins Ferry Purple Riders Friday night in a Division III Sectional championship game in Beverly. Schilling did most of his damage in the opening half while ...

Frontier falls to Shadyside in instant classic

SHADYSIDE — This one won't soon be forgotten. Shadyside and Frontier staged an instant classic Friday night in a Division IV sectional co-final. The Tigers needed three overtimes to turn back a spirited Cougar bid in pocketing a 71-67 win. The elongated triumph earned the Orange a ...

Catholic claims 3rd straight sectional title

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic outgunned Williamstown. The undefeated Crusaderettes made 32 of 86 shot attempts en route to an 82-42 triumph over the visiting Yellowjackets Friday night in a sectional girls basketball final at the Fairview Avenue Gym. "We like to get out and get after ...

Raiders win sectional in triple-overtime

BELMONT — It took three overtimes, but Morgan High defeated Union Local 49-46 in triple-overtime to win a Division III sectional championship Friday night. After a scoreless overtime session, Morgan trailed 45-40 with 50 seconds left in double-OT. Down 46-43 with 16 seconds to go, Myers ...

St. Marys tops Ritchie for sectional title

ST. MARYS — St. Marys picked up its first sectional title since 2016 when it defeated Ritchie County 51-36 Friday in the Class A, Region I, Section 2 championship. Lara Fetty had a 13-point, 10-rebound double-double while Kylie Wright scored a game-high 16 points for the Blue Devils (15-8). ...

Fun-loving Sheba waits at Rainbow Bridge

Sheba was soft to the touch. With a distinguishing black left eye patch, she was beautiful, so very beautiful. She was small with short, little legs. A low-rider. I always enjoyed watching her run outside and her interaction with the cats, who were actually taller than her. She was very ...

MC men fall in OAC tournament

MARIETTA — While Marietta College was the better team after the break, it couldn’t overcome John Carroll University’s first-half fireworks. The second-seeded Pioneers came back from a 25-point deficit early in the second half, but still fell short, dropping an 86-79 decision to the ...

Warren suffers district final heart-break

CHILLICOTHE -- Thursday night's district final showdown between two top five Division II programs lived up to the bill. In the end, it was the fifth-ranked Sheridan Generals who were victorious over the No. 4 Warren Warriors, 45-39. The win gave Sheridan (23-2) its third straight district ...

Belpre’s girls come up short

JACKSON — Belpre was never quite able to recover from a sluggish beginning as the Eagles dropped a 49-35 decision Thursday night to Portsmouth Notre Dame in a Division IV district championship game at Jackson High School. The Lady Eagles spotted Notre Dame a nine-point first quarter lead ...