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Cadets stun ’Jackets

BEVERLY — After a Brady Schilling bucket in the second half, the Fort Frye High student cheering section chanted, “You can’t stop him! You can’t stop him!” Well, as it turned out, the 6-foot-2 senior forward was unstoppable as he scored 26 points in a dramatic 56-53 Cadet triumph ...

Tigers ousted by Bulldogs in sectional semi

LOGAN — Earlier this season, Marietta defeated Athens on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Adrian Avendano at Sutton Gymnasium. The Tigers were unable to recapture that magic Tuesday night, falling to the Bulldogs 62-36 in a Division II sectional semifinal at Jim Myers Gymnasium. Marietta, ...

Cadets hammer Wildcats, 67-20

BEVERLY — Fort Frye High made more 3s than 2s. The Cadets drained 15 triples and had eight deuces en route to a 67-20 triumph over visiting Waterford High in a rivalry girls basketball game Monday senior night. “We’re playing locked-in right now,” said FFHS head coach Dan Liedtke. ...

Brady Schilling’s 17 points leads Fort Frye to OVAC 3A title

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — For the second Saturday a Fort Frye basketball team made the trip to Ohio University Eastern with hopes of securing an Ohio Valley 3A championship with a win over Union Local and for the second straight the Cadets got the job done. After the Dan Liedtke-coached Cadets ...

Frontier rallies for league championship

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — All season long the Frontier Cougars have been led by the dynamic inside duo of seniors Logan Brookover and Kyle Daugherty. The Cougars needed a typical strong showing by that pair coupled with some clutch play from guards Tanner Bills and Jacob Gutberlet to rally from ...

Warren rolls to sectional title

LOGAN — Millie Ryan and Abbie Smith wore out Hillsboro High in the paint. Warren High’s two post players scored 13 points apiece as the third-seeded Warriors defeated the 14th-seeded Indians, 50-17, Saturday afternoon, in an OHSAA Division II Southeast girls sectional basketball final at ...

Belpre girls move on to districts for 3rd straight year

WELLSTON — A second-half onslaught was too much for Eastern in the OHSAA Division IV Sectional Championship, as Belpre overcame a slow start to win 53-29 on Saturday afternoon from the Wellston High School gymnasium. Those timely plays helped weather an early storm for the Golden Eagles ...

Warriors fall to Parkersburg South, 45-34

PARKERSBURG —Say a prayer for Bill Camp and his family. The Parkersburg South statistician’s mom had a medical emergency in the bleachers at the Rod Oldham Athletic Facility Friday night and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Play was halted with 1:08 remaining in the ...

Crusaderettes to play for LKC championship

PARKERSBURG — Saturday won’t only be a rematch of last year’s Little Kanawha Conference girls’ basketball championship game, but a replaying of a game less than one month ago. Parkersburg Catholic took each game comfortably, but the situations differed from the 8 p.m. title game ...

Pat Copen leads Catholic past Ravenswood

PARKERSBURG — Scoring his 1,000th point in a road win versus Wirt County on Tuesday and getting honored in front of the Parkersburg Catholic faithful pregame, Crusader senior Pat Copen wasn’t done adding to his point-tally on Friday night. The big man led the way for Rob Strcula’s ...

High School Sports Roundup

BOYS BASKETBALL Marietta 58, River View 53 WARSAW — Marietta High overcame a five-point halftime deficit by outscoring host River View 36-26 in the second half en route to a 58-53 victory Friday night. The Tigers finished the regular season 12-10 overall. They’ve won 12 of their last ...

Sectional champs: Waterford comes away with 44-38 win over Miller

WELLSTON — Cara Taylor and Mackenzie Suprano led the way in the first half while Riley Schweikert and Brier Offenberger keyed the second half as the Waterford Lady Wildcats claimed yet another Division IV sectional title Thursday night with a hard-fought 44-38 win over conference rival ...

OVAC championships on the line

Two Washington County teams have their sights set on winning an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference championship this Saturday at Ohio University Eastern. The top-seeded Frontier Cougars will take on the No. 2 Madonna Blue Dons at 3 p.m. for the Class 1A title. Later in the day, the third-seeded ...

Marietta slumps from 3, Mount wins OAC showdown

In the game of the year in the Ohio Athletic Conference Wednesday at Ban Johnson Arena, Marietta College fell into an unprecedented slump from the 3-point line. The Pioneers, ranked 15th in Division III, finished 1 for 23 from deep and watched 11th-ranked Mount Union leave with an 81-67 ...

Waterford’s Haden Offenberger earns 100th career wrestling win

Haden Offenberger recorded his 100th career mat victory. The Waterford High junior wrestling standout hardly broke a sweat as he pinned Fort Frye’s Joe Duskey in 11 seconds in the 160-pound weight division in a dual rivalry match Wednesday afternoon in front of the Wildcat student ...

Pioneer women fall to Raiders

ALLIANCE — The Marietta College women’s basketball team fell on the road to the University of Mount Union, 82-75 on Wednesday evening. With the loss the Pioneers fall to 11-11 overall and 7-8 in the OAC and with the win the Purple Raiders improve to 13-9 overall and 7-8 in OAC action. ...

Pioneers’ Alexis Enochs epitomizes team player on the basketball court

Alexis Enochs still had her game-face on after scoring her 1,000th career point on Winter Weekend Saturday at Ban Johnson Arena. There was no stoppage of play or celebrating, because the 6-foot-1 senior and her Marietta College teammates were focused on protecting the lead against an Ohio ...

Marietta’s Graham a perimeter sharpshooter

Jackson Graham Marietta High Year: senior Nickname: Gator, Jack Age: 17 GPA: 3.0 GPA Favorite subject: history Sports: Basketball, soccer Hgt.: 6-foot-1 College: Ohio University Major: undecided Family: Aaron (father) and Lynn Graham (mother); Addie Graham (sister) and ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Statistical Leaders

Mid-Ohio Valley Basketball Leaders BOYS SCORING AVERAGE 22.8 - Rye Gadd (Webster) 21.7 - Bede Lori (Caldwell) 20.6 - Logan Brookover (Frontier) 19.9 - Brayden Miller (Roane); Sam Potts (PHS) 19.1 - Grant Barnhart (SM) 18.9 - Malaki Sylvia (South) 18.8 - Patrick Copen ...

Fort Frye outlasts Linsly in OVAC 3A semis

WHEELING, W.Va. — Momentum in basketball games — actually in all sports — can be a funny thing, especially when the teams are relatively even. The momentum in Tuesday night’s OVAC Class 3A semifinal between third-seeded Fort Frye and second-seeded Linsly inside the Stifel Fieldhouse ...