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Wood County Christian coaches itching to get on the court

WILLIAMSTOWN — When Rod Lanham was hired as the Wood County Christian School boys basketball coach after last season, he big plans for what the offseason was going to look like for his team. He was going to help out the baseball team to get to know some of his players, run some camps to ...

Jacob Gutberlet’s buzzer-beater lifts Cougars past Wildcats

WATERFORD — Jacob Gutberlet took just one shot in his return for the Frontier Cougars Tuesday night at Waterford after missing the first six games of the season following a bout with COVID-19. Gutberlet’s one shot was as big as they get as he canned a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from nearly ...

Marietta girls take care of Waterford, 61-52

After struggling for almost all of the first half, the Marietta Lady Tigers were looking for a spark of any kind in the third quarter of Monday evenings showdown at Sutton Gymnasium against Waterford. The Tigers got the spark they were looking for and then some as senior Adi Hill and freshman ...

Tony Munos, Adam Coil lead Tigers past Muskies in OT

Tied at 44-all in the final seconds, John Glenn's Nathan Walker saw an opening in the Marietta Tigers' defense. Walker drove to the basket and appeared to have an open layup, but Adam Coil had other plans. Marietta's 6-foot-5 senior closed in and rejected Walker's shot attempt to force over ...

Waterford hangs on to claim victory over Belpre

WATERFORD — Freshman Jarrett Armstrong tallied 10 of his game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter and host Waterford stopped a four-game slide by holding off Belpre, 54-51, in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division showdown here Friday night inside Harry Cooper Annex. The Golden Eagles ...

Dudley, Kowalsky lead Caldwell past Frontier, 56-37

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier’s strategy heading into Friday night’s showdown with visiting Caldwell was to not let the Lori boys beat them. The Cougars were able to win the battle as they held the Redskin combo of Bede and Jett Lori to a grand total of 16 points but still lost the war as ...

Waterford senior wrestlers celebrate

WATERFORD — The Waterford wrestling team celebrated “Senior Night” before a tri-match Wednesday, and what a night it was for the Wildcats’ two seniors. Haden Offenberger and Ethan Root, the program’s first class to wrestle from seventh to 12th grade under head coach Greg ...

LKC boys basketball will be loaded with talent this season

Everyone in the Mountain State continues to hold out hope a winter sports season indeed will happen. Staying on the positive side this actually will be the case means roundballs on the hardwood should start bouncing soon. I for one am more than ready to cover basketball in West Virginia, ...

Marietta girls power past Frontier, 64-47

The Marietta Tigers celebrated their “Senior Night” with a 64-47 win over a very young Frontier Cougar squad Thursday evening at Sutton Gymnasium. The six MHS seniors combined for all but six of the Tigers points paced by Morgan Altenburger’s 22. With both teams playing for the second ...

Players step up as Belpre takes down Eastern, 61-46

BELPRE — Sydney Reynolds went for game-highs of 24 points and 14 rebounds here Thursday night for host Eastern, but the visiting Eagles weren’t able to hold a 29-20 halftime advantage as Belpre evened its record at 7-7 after rallying for a 61-46 victory to sweep the season ...

Marietta College men’s basketball ready for unique season

High expectations are nothing new to the Marietta College men’s basketball team. The Pioneers have set the standard of competing for the Ohio Athletic Conference championship and making a run in the Division III national tournament year in and year out. This year will be no different — ...

Pioneer women have been growing through adversity

The Marietta College women’s basketball team will have some big shoes to fill this season. Two of the Pioneers’ top three scorers from a year ago graduated — Alexis Enochs (13.4 points per game) and Marlo Taylor (11.2 points per game). Enochs was also Marietta’s leading rebounder with ...

Cadets force 29 turnovers in 55-27 win over Waterford

WATERFORD — Any time you can force your opponent into more turnovers than they score points you are likely to get very good results on the basketball court. Fort Frye accomplished that feat Tuesday night on the road against arch-rival Waterford as they forced 29 turnovers and rolled to a ...

Warren rolls over Alexander, 96-22

VINCENT — Joel Chevalier’s breakaway slam not quite midway through the third quarter following a steal was one of many highlights for host Warren here Tuesday night as the Division II No. 10 Warriors blitzed Alexander, 96-22. Head coach Blane Maddox’s Warriors, who improved to 7-1 with ...

Wells, Baker lead Belpre past Caldwell, 71-67

By JORDAN HOLLAND Associate Sports Editor BELPRE — It was Evan Wells’ two 3-pointers early that got Belpre going, and it was his four free throws down the stretch that helped secure a 71-67 victory over Caldwell Tuesday. Wells, a senior, finished with 19 points, seven rebounds and ...

Tiger girls snap three-game losing streak

MARIETTA — A three-game losing skid went by the wayside Saturday afternoon inside Sutton Gymnasium as Marietta put on a 3-point shooting clinic during its 67-56 East Central Ohio League victory versus Dover. The now 4-4 Tigers of head coach Allen Ruth, who are 2-1 in conference, opened the ...

Belpre knocks off Southern with total team effort

BELPRE — A 20-5 outburst in the opening stanza here Friday night helped propel Belpre to a 70-44 Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division triumph versus Southern. The victory for head coach Tyler Leasure’s squad snapped a three-game losing streak for the Golden Eagles, who improved to 4-6 ...

Chieftains spoil Senior Night for Tigers, 66-48

Playing in just its second game of the season, Logan put on an absolute shooting clinic Friday night at Sutton Gymnasium. The Chieftans knocked down 12 of their first 16 3-point attempts as they spoiled senior night for the Marietta Tigers with a 66-48 win. Logan shot 46 percent from inside ...

Fort Frye tops Caldwell, 54-34

CALDWELL — Kelton Fogle poured in 24 points to help visiting Fort Frye take down Caldwell 54-34 Friday night. A tight 9-8 Caldwell lead after one quarter turned into a 19-13 Fort Frye halftime advantage after Fogle tallied all 11 of the Cadets’ points in the second period. Bede Lori, ...

Frontier sharp in 44-23 victory over Belpre

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier has devoted their focus in practice of late to the defensive end of the court. That hard work paid off in a big way Thursday evening for the youthful Cougars as they limited visiting Belpre to just seven field goals as they rolled to a 44-23 win to notch their first ...