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’Jacket girls win middle school track championship

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Middle School Track Championship took place Wednesday at Parkersburg High School’s Stadium Field. The Blennerhassett 7th and 8th grade boys found themselves taking first place overall with a grand total of 73 points. The Williamstown 7th and 8th grade boys ...

LKC track championship meet slated for Friday at Ritchie County

ELLENBORO, W.Va. — The Little Kanawha Conference track and field championships will get underway at 4 p.m. Friday with the field events and at 5 p.m. for the running events at Ritchie County High School. The Doddridge County girls, led by sophomore sensation Jonna Ferrell, are vying for a ...

MHS Tiger Navy in Michigan Saturday

Marietta High’s Tiger Navy has had kind of a spotty spring as far as competing goes with the Lindamood Cup and the Dillon Sprints both being cancelled. But the MHS boys and girls crews have been on the water the past couple of weekends, and are scheduled to race on the Detroit River ...

MHS catcher Madison Gault likes to be involved on every play

Madison Gault Marietta High Year: senior Age: 17 GPA: 3.0 Sports: softball, swimming, Marquettes dance team (pregame and halftime during football and basketball seasons) Softball position: catcher College: University of Akron Major: business/human resource management Family: ...

Heath Hill, defense lead Tigers past Warriors, 6-0

Senior Heath Hill pitched six strong innings for Marietta High, got great defense behind him and plenty of offensive support as the Tigers defeated Warren 6-0 Tuesday at Legion Field. It was Marietta’s seventh straight win over their rivals, dating back to 2016. “Heath pitched extremely ...

Trent Lynch goes yard, Yellowjackets mercy Parkersburg Catholic, 13-3

WILLIAMSTOWN — Trenton Lynch had the last laugh as he circled the bases. The Williamstown High junior slugged a game-ending 3-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Yellowjackets mercied visiting Parkersburg Catholic, 13-3, in Little Kanawha Conference baseball action Tuesday ...

Crusader Aiden Roberts’ eye of the tiger

Beneath Aiden Roberts’ polite and composed demeanor lies a caged beast he only lets out when on the tennis court. The Parkersburg Catholic tennis player’s competitive nature and a controlled fury explode out of him through his weapon of choice, a tennis racquet, aimed straight at his ...

Frontier falls

NEW MATAMORAS — The Frontier Cougars played six good innings of baseball on Monday night as they celebrated their senior night as hosts to Monroe Central in a Pioneer Valley Conference matchup. Unfortunately it took just one bad inning to spoil the day for the Kurt Satterfield-coached ...

noon lions invite

Torrance Nonnenmacher hesitated briefly when asked what her favorite event was in track and field. “Ummm, I would probably say the 100,” said the Marietta High junior thinclad. “I love running with my team in the relays (4 by 100), but there’s just something about...like the ...

Cadets repeat as OVAC baseball champs

STEUBENVILLE —The longest game of the OVAC tournament came down to simply executing the fundamentals. In an 11-inning marathon, Fort Frye’s Devin Layton dropped down the game-winning RBI bunt single to lift the Cadets over Wheeling Central 3-1, in the OVAC 3A Championship at Vaccaro Field ...

Etta Express, John Carroll split twinbill

John Carroll earned an Ohio Athletic Conference split with No. 20 Marietta College here Saturday at Don Schaly Stadium as the Blue Streaks won game two 5-2 after falling 10-4 in the opener. David Stover scattered nine hits over 5 1-3 innings to improve to 9-2 for Pioneer skipper Brian Brewer, ...

Warren baseball starts strong, beats Waterford 12-4

WATERFORD — Warren High had a big inning in the beginning. The Warriors plated seven runs in the opening frame en route to a 12-4 triumph over host Waterford High in prep baseball action Friday night. “Our kids did a good job of just going out and hunting fastballs,” said Warren ...

Tigers get ‘Senior Night’ win versus Zanesville

On “Senior Night” Friday at Phillips Field, Marietta High softball coach John Doughty gave Kaylee Hamrick the starting nod in the pitcher’s circle. Hamrick, one of Marietta’s five seniors, delivered with seven strong innings to lead the Tigers to a 6-1 victory over visiting ...

Williamstown breaks up pitchers’ duel, gets 6-1 win

DAVISVILLE, W.Va. — An outstanding pitchers’ duel for the first five innings between Williamstown and host Parkersburg Catholic late Friday afternoon came down to the final two frames with the Yellowjackets prevailing by a 6-1 score at Marshall Field. Through five innings, ...

Marietta College’s Jackie Cunningham enjoying dominant golf season

When Marietta College sophomore Jackie Cunningham went to class this past Monday, she was affectionately addressed “Champ” by some of her classmates. And, fittingly so. On Sunday at River Greens Golf Course in West Lafayette in Coshocton County, the 21-year-old Cunningham won the Ohio ...

Crusader Marie Discini’s edge is razor sharp

Marie Discini burst onto the Class AA/A high school tennis scene last season with a command and conquer attitude. No opponent was afraid of her which meant she had to bring her A game each and every match. Advantage for her ... The Parkersburg Catholic netter brought her years of United ...

Warren softball blanked by Wheeling Park in OVAC semifinal

WHEELING — Thursday afternoon’s big school semifinal in the Tom Bechtel OVAC softball tournament came down to nothing more than opportunities. Wheeling Park managed to take advantage of theirs while Warren Local could not, leading to yet another championship game berth for coach Pat ...

Williamstown escapes Wirt baseball late

WILLIAMSTOWN — Two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning broke a 2-2 tie as host Williamstown overcame Wirt County 4-2 in a Thursday afternoon baseball game. The win upped the Yellowjackets to 19-3 on the season, while Wirt now has a 6-12 mark. Both teams play today, Williamstown at ...

Denison sinks ’Etta Express

GRANVILLE — Vince Walker drove in two runs with an inside the park home run leading Denison University to a 6-4 win over Marietta College Thursday evening at Big Red Field. The Etta Express moves to 22-10 on the season, while Denison improves to 24-7 overall. Walker’s home run capped a ...

Emma Baldwin, Waterford softball tops rival Fort Frye

BEVERLY — Emma Baldwin packed a wallop with the stick. Aiding her own cause, the Waterford High junior hurler drove in four runs with a triple and a double as the Wildcats defeated host Fort Frye High, 9-4, in softball rivalry action Wednesday evening. “She had a couple of good hits,” ...