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Noah Barnhart helps Cougars win slugfest vs. Caldwell

CALDWELL — Noah Barnhart was tough to tackle. The 5-foot-10, 195-pound junior running back rushed for 98 yards on 19 carries and one touchdown —the game-winner — as Frontier High defeated Caldwell High, 12-10, Friday night in prep football action at Howard J. DeVol Memorial Field in ...

Logan Adams gives Belpre a lift in 42-12 win vs. South Gallia

BELPRE —A surging 5-2 Belpre Golden Eagles football team marched into a Friday night matchup at Ralph Holder Stadium and silenced visiting South Gallia in a 42-12 victory. Despite a slow start, the Eagles overcame a first half which saw them be held to 134 total yards of offense in the ...

Cadets roll past Barnesville, improve to 7-0

BARNESVILLE — These are tough times in Pumpkinville. What started as a 3-0 season with visions of a possible state playoff berth have morphed into a four-game losing streak, the most recent setback coming Friday night at the hands of powerful Fort Frye by a 55-7 count. If taking on the ...

Roundup: Tigers bounce back, cruise past Magnolia 54-8

NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. — Marietta High got off to a hot start and never looked back en route to defeating Magnolia 54-8 Friday night. Corbin Alkire got things started with a 25-yard touchdown run at the 9:01 mark in the first quarter. Tony Munos returned a blocked punt four yards for a ...

St. Marys too much for Wirt County, 26-7

ELIZABETH, W.Va. — William Steele found paydirt thrice and Lucas Lipscomb had the highlight-reel catch of the game here Friday night at Wilson-Eismon Field as visiting St. Marys sent Wirt County to its fourth straight setback following a 26-7 triumph. The No. 12 Blue Devils, now 4-2 with a ...

Pioneers look to bounce back from first loss

Marietta College suffered its first setback of the 2019 season last Saturday at the hands of Ohio Northern, 31-23. This week, the Pioneers (3-1, 2-1 Ohio Athletic Conference) will look to bounce back with Heidelberg coming to town Saturday for a 2 p.m. kickoff at Don Drumm Stadium. It’s ...

Williamstown girls hand Marietta first setback, 4-3

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown High pinned Marietta High with its first setback of the season on the pitch. Sparked by sophomore Ella McMullen’s hat trick, including a match-winning header, the Yellowjackets nipped the visiting Tigers, 4-3, in girls’ soccer action Thursday evening. “It ...

Tiger netters get sweep of rival Warriors

VINCENT — Marietta did what it needed to here Thursday as the Tigers spoiled senior night for host Warren during a 25-23, 25-20 and 25-18 sweep of head coach Michelle Tyo’s Warriors. In late August, the Tigers swept the Warriors 25-11, 25-21 and 25-21 with Hannah Kroft’s 16 kills paving ...

St. Marys wins W.Va. Class A state golf championship

WHEELING, W.Va. — Ravenswood senior Gavin Fox ripped the biggest stick in his bag well all day. His driver helped him to an 82 and two-day score of 165 at the Class A state tournament at Oglebay’s Jones Course. So as he teed up on hole No. 1 for the second time Wednesday in a sudden-death ...

Mannix hat trick leads Tigers past Warriors

DEVOLA — The Marietta Tigers needed only the first half to put away rival Warren, by finding the back of the net six times. Led by a hat-trick from senior goal machine Ryan Mannix, a brace by fellow senior Jake Craven and a goal from sophomore Kamden Lankford, Marietta cruised to a 6-1 win ...

Fort Frye defeats rivals in ‘Dig For a Cure’ match

BEVERLY — Fort Frye High wanted it more on “Dig for a Cure” night. The host Cadets swept Waterford High for the second time this season, 25-13, 27-25, and 25-16, in non-conference volleyball action Wednesday evening “Some of our girls were talking about the (sectional) tournament ...

Warren golfers ‘Jank’, Dennis headed to state

VINCENT — Hannah Jankauskas made golf history at Warren High. The Warrior senior became the first girl at the Washington County-based school to qualify for the state tournament when she carded a career- and school-best 82 Monday at the par 70 EagleSticks Golf Course in the OHSAA Division I ...

Warren’s high-powered offense meets Williamstown’s stifling defense Friday

VINCENT — Since a season-opening loss to two-time defending W.Va. Class A state champion Wheeling Central, the Williamstown Yellowjackets have been nothing short of dominant. The Terry Smith-coached squad not only is 5-0 since week two, but has outscored its opponents 177-14. The offense ...

Cadets to face ‘dangerous’ Barnesville squad

BEVERLY — Undefeated Fort Frye High is all alone at the top. The Cadets (6-0) recently learned that they are currently top-ranked in OHSAA Division VI, Region 21. They are also No. 6 in the Ohio High School Football AP State poll. “We just want to be a playoff host, and focus on what we ...

Tigers, Cougars, Wildcats all look for bounceback wins

NEW MARTINSVILLE W.Va. — After suffering a 22-point loss last week on the road at Cambridge, the Marietta Tigers hope to get things heading in the right direction once again when they visit the winless Magnolia Blue Eagles in a non-conference game Friday night. The Tigers got off to a 3-1 ...

Belpre set to face South Gallia, seeks 5th straight win

BELPRE — Flying high on a four-game winning streak, the Belpre Golden Eagles are putting that streak on the line against South Gallia in a 7:30 p.m. Friday home contest at Ralph Holder Stadium. After facing two top-tier opponents in Fort Frye and Trimble, the Golen Eagles have scored more ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Football Statistical Leaders

SCORING Name, school TD FG 2 1 PTS Mark Rucker, Tyler 20 0 10 0 140 Reece Nutter, Webster 12 0 4 0 80 Jeb Boice, Catholic 13 0 0 0 78 Gage Huffman, Tyler 12 0 3 0 78 Garrett Owens, Ritchie 12 0 0 0 72 Logan Vance, Clay 11 0 3 0 72 Dawson Tharp, Webster 11 0 2 1 71 Holden ...

MOV has strong group in W.Va. state golf meet

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley will be well represented during the WVSSAC state golf tournament as five schools and three individuals will be competing at Oglebay Resort’s Jones Course in Wheeling today and Wednesday. A new title winner will be crowned in all three classes as last ...

Unbeaten Tigers cruise past Chieftains, 5-0

DEVOLA — Marietta High scored on its first shot attempt in the opening minute of the match. After that quickie goal, the Tigers never looked back en route to a 5-0 triumph over Logan High Tuesday night at Jerry Brock Field. MHS, No. 8-ranked in the Division II OSSCA State Poll with a 13-0-1 ...

Marietta booters are still unbeaten

At halftime, during last Thursday night's Marietta High at Warren High rivalry girls' soccer match, the Jeff Price-coached Tigers got a rousing pep talk and cheer from senior Ethan Feathers. The score was 0-0 at the intermission. "We go to the boys' games all the time," said MHS girls' senior ...