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Waterford’s Baker named Ohio Golf Coach of the Year

WATERFORD — Cris Baker bleeds green and white. OK, OK, not really. But the Waterford High golf coach is a dedicated Wildcat through and through. “I am a true Wildcat,” Baker said. “I graduated from Waterford High School and our four children all graduated from Waterford High ...

Marietta’s Scharff to golf at Ohio Valley

Caleb Scharff was a key member of one of the most talented classes ever to compete in golf at Marietta High School. Scharff is hoping that success continues at the collegiate level, as he signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf at Ohio Valley University. “It’s just a good ...

Tigers’ Doan an aspiring nurse, leader on basketball court

Caleigh Doan Marietta High/Washington State Community College Year: senior Age: 17 GPA: 3.4 Favorite subject: anatomy Sports: basketball, cross country Hgt.: 5-foot-9 College: Muskingum University Major: nursing Family: Jamie and Melissa Doan (father and mother) Question: ...

Warriors jump all over Fort Frye in 56-36 victory

VINCENT — Troy Huck provided the energy while Jared Hall and Josh Huffman provided the points as the Warren Warriors rolled to a 56-36 win Tuesday evening over the visiting Fort Frye Cadets at the Warrior Coliseum in Vincent. Huck came up with six steals including four in the opening ...

Belpre boys earn win against Wahama

BELPRE — First-year Belpre head boys basketball coach Tyler Leasure gave a lot of the credit for the Golden Eagles’ 69-63 win over visiting Wahama Tuesday night to the talking-to at halftime to the team by some of its seniors without the coaches present. After that, Belpre, down 38-33 at ...

’Jackets beat Wirt County by 60

WILLIAMSTOWN — Everyone on the Williamstown High roster got playing time and scored. The Yellowjackets exploded for 43 first-quarter points en route to an 81-21 triumph over visiting Wirt County in Little Kanawha Conference basketball action Tuesday night. “I think we have 10 or 12 kids ...

Tigers beat Bobcats in OT

CAMBRIDGE — Mark Duckworth stole an inbound pass with two seconds left in overtime and assisted Anthony Avendano on a buzzer-beater to lift Marietta High to a 64-62 win over Cambridge Tuesday. Avendano, who finished with 12 points for the Tigers (1-3), scored six of Marietta’s eight ...

Fort Frye holds off PVC foe Shenandoah, 44-38

BEVERLY — Shenandoah had all the intentions of taking early control of the Pioneer Valley Conference Monday night when it traveled to Fort Frye to take on a very young Lady Cadet squad. Trouble is, Fort Frye was not ready to relinquish its stranglehold on the conference quite yet as the ...

No. 13 Pioneers upset by Blue Streaks, 93-82

Marietta College got outplayed in the second half. The nationally-ranked Pioneers squandered a 19-point first half advantage en route to a 93-82 setback to John Carroll University in an Ohio Athletic Conference men’s basketball game at Ban Johnson Arena Saturday afternoon. “A 19-point ...

Warren grapplers win 3rd straight team title

VINCENT — Eight Warren High School grapplers claimed the top individual place in their respective classes as Warren claimed top team honors for the third consecutive season Saturday afternoon at the Hickory Grove Invitational at Warren High School. For the second consecutive season Warren ...

Waterford comes alive in second half, beats Belpre

WATERFORD — After a sluggish first half, it wouldn’t have surprised many if Waterford coach Tom Simms had ripped into his players in the locker room. “I’m sure they were in there thinking the world was going to come to an end when I walked in,” said the Wildcats’ veteran boys ...

Warriors breeze past Meigs, 68-27

VINCENT — Once Warren got going, there was nothing Meigs could do. The Warriors used a 19-2 run in the third quarter to pull away from the Marauders en route to a 68-27 victory Friday night. The win puts Warren at 2-1 on the year with Fort Frye visiting Tuesday. “We picked up the ...

Williamstown girls defeat Clay County, 83-53

WILLIAMSTOWN — Host Williamstown and Wheeling Central rolled to easy semifinal victories here Friday night in the annual Donnie Fenton Shootout as the Yellowjackets ran past Clay County 83-53 while the Maroon Knights put on a dominating effort in a 92-54 triumph versus Poca. Following an 11 ...

Catholic sharp in win vs. Gilmer

PARKERSBURG — A 22-0 run by Parkersburg Catholic to kick off its Friday night girls basketball game versus Gilmer County gave the host Crusaderettes a big advantage right from the start as PCHS prevailed over the Titans, 71-37, to go to 3-0 on the young season. Catholic had it all going its ...

MC men host John Carroll Saturday; women on road

White makes might. Marietta College men's basketball coach Jon VanderWal is encouraging Pioneer fans to don white clothing when the Pioneers host always-dangerous John Carroll University in an Ohio Athletic Conference showdown at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ban Johnson Arena. MC is No. 13-ranked in ...

Lady Warriors best Marietta in round one of rivalry

Warren senior Emily Jackson celebrated her 18th birthday in style by pouring in a game-high 19 points to lead the visiting Warren Warriors to a 58-39 win over the Marietta Tigers Wednesday night at Sutton Gymnasium. Jackson scored eight first quarter points to help give her team the early ...

Warren senior eyes Convo, college basketball

Josh Huffman Warren Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 3.1 Favorite subject: sciences or history Sports: basketball Hgt.: 6-foot-5 Position: forward/post College: Marietta College or Muskingum University Major: health sciences (physical therapy) Familey: Jared Huffman and April ...

Kern, Maddox reach milestones

Monday and Tuesday were significant days for local high school basketball. In a girls game against Federal Hocking Monday, Waterford senior Alli Kern scored her 1,000th career point. A day later, veteran Warren boys coach Blane Maddox notched his 300th career coaching victory at Athens. The ...

Meadowbrooks runs past Marietta, 86-65

Marietta High has had a challenging start to the 2017-18 season. After falling to Dover in their season opener last week, the Tigers fell to Meadowbrook 86-65 Tuesday night at Sutton Gymnasium. Off to an 0-2 start, MHS will travel to New Philadelphia Friday in search of its first win. “We ...

Catholic rolls past Silver Knights

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic’s 1-2-3 punch of 5-11 freshman Aaliyah Brunny, sophomore Madeline Huffman and senior Olivia Ullman combined for 24, 18 and 18 points respectively Tuesday night as the host Crusaderettes bested Tyler Consolidated 84-56. PCHS, now 2-0, welcomes in Gilmer ...