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Frontier wins wild sectional final over Shadyside

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NEW MATAMORAS — It may have taken Frontier’s Nikki Haught some 21 games and more than 75 plate appearances to club her first home run of the season, but it took the Lady Cougar shortstop just one more at-bat to drill her second. Haught’s first-inning grand slam got the scoring started ...

Williamstown track sweeps Class A regional meet

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PARKERSBURG — Alexis Saunders of Parkersburg Catholic stole the show here Wednesday at Stadium Field during the Class A, Region IV track meet, but Williamstown put on a dominating performance en route to sweeping the team titles. The defending Class A state champion Yellowjacket boys ...

Pios open up OAC tourney play today

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Marietta College will be seeking the school’s 33rd Ohio Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament championship this week. All the diamond action begins Thursday at the 23rd Street Field at the University of Mount Union in Alliance. The two-seeded Pioneers are scheduled to play third-seeded ...

Tigers get 20th victory

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For the first time in Jim Thrash’s coaching career, the Marietta Tigers have won 20 games in back-to-back seasons. Marietta shut down Rosecrans, 10-0, Wednesday at Legion Field to pick up win No. 20. The Tigers finished with 21 wins a year ago. Turner Hill struck out 10 batters in five ...

Marietta, Warren host sectional championships today

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Last year, Marietta High opened up tournament action with a thrilling 6-5 win over Warren to advance to the district tournament in Athens. This year, both the Tigers and Warriors are glad they won’t have to face each other in the opening game. In fact, both teams earned a first round home ...

Fort Frye athlete planning to be an MD someday

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Garrett Lochary Fort Frye Year: Senior Age: 18 GPA: 3.0 (Washington Community College) Sports: baseball, football Hgt.: 5-foot-9 Wgt.: 150 Baseball position: second base Football positions: running back, receiver, kick returner College: West Virginia ...

ECOL, SEOAL track championships this weekend

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Marietta High and Warren High each was on the road for track and field meets last weekend. The Tiger thinclads competed in the 37th Annual Optimist Meet at Austintown Fitch (near Youngstown), while the Warriors were in the OVAC Championship Meet at St. Clairsville High. “Some of our kids ...

West, Frontier outduel Tuscarawas Central Catholic

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NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier High’s Brent West outdueled Tuscarawas Central Catholic’s Dean Green. The right-handed junior pitched a five-hitter as the Cougars repeated as Ohio Division IV sectional baseball champions with a 1-0 triumph over the visiting Saints Tuesday. “The biggest ...

Hayes hurls no-hitter as Waterford blanks Symmes Valley, 5-0

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WATERFORD — Early on in Tuesday evening’s Division IV sectional championship game at Waterford, it was quite evident that Wildcat starting pitcher Clay Hayes had outstanding stuff. The big right-hander seemingly got better and better as the game went on as he tossed a no-hitter to lead ...

Frontier mercies Fort Frye in sectional opener

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NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier center fielder and leadoff batter Cala Curtis had never hit a home run in her four-year career as a varsity player at Frontier High School. Curtis is known more for her outstanding defensive play as well as her ability to get on base in front of Cougar sluggers ...

Four county teams go for sectional crowns today

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Sectional titles will be on the line for four Washington County baseball teams today. Fort Frye, Waterford, Frontier and Belpre all are scheduled to be in action with district tournament berths on the line. Fort Frye welcomes Ridgewood, Waterford plays host to Symmes Valley, Belpre visits ...

Relievers lead Marietta to sweep of Ohio Northern

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Marietta College got some outstanding starting pitching in Saturday afternoon’s Ohio Athletic Conference double header against Ohio Northern. As good as Pioneer starters Ian Luttrell and Tommy Crowl were, the bullpen trio of Kordell Antill, Mitch McNabb and David Stover were even better as ...

Frontier, Belpre open sectional baseball action

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It’s that time of year. Saturday marks the beginning of high school baseball tournament action in Ohio, and a pair of Washington County teams are scheduled to begin play. Belpre (8-14), barring weather, will play host to Federal Hocking at 11 a.m., while Frontier (12-12) will travel to ...

Fort Frye baseball beats Waterford for 2nd time this season

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BEVERLY — Tate Engle, Tyler Bradford and Logan Isner drove in three runs apiece as the Fort Frye Cadets rolled to a 16-4, five-inning win over arch rival Waterford Thursday night at Cadet Field. In a premiere matchup between two teams finishing up outstanding regular seasons, Fort Frye ...

Marietta High senior to row for Pioneers

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Going into a big race this weekend in Buffalo, N.Y., Marietta High rower Katie Kitchen should feel a sense of relief. Kitchen announced her intentions to continue her rowing career at Marietta College during a commitment ceremony Thursday at Sutton Gymnasium. She is the 2017 recipient of the ...

Danford’s RBI single sends Tigers to 10th straight win

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After making a miscue that helped Cambridge tie the game up in the top of the seventh inning, Marietta’s Isaac Danford was hoping to get a chance to redeem himself in the bottom half. The Tiger shortstop got that chance and got the job done in a big way as his bases-loaded single plated ...

Waterford’s Burns puts the ‘FUN’ in fundamentals

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Riley Burns Waterford Sports: Football, basketball, baseball Positions: lineman in football, post in basketball, first base in baseball Accolades: All-TVC in baseball/football as a senior College: Plans to attend Berea College (possibly to play baseball) Major: Undecided Family: ...

Blue Devils QB Billeter signs with WVU football

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ST. MARYS — Blue Devil Will Billeter’s already eventful senior year became a little fuller after a brief gathering at 2:45 Thursday afternoon inside the St. Marys’ High School auditorium. The SMHS athlete signed on the dotted line as a West Virginia University preferred football walk-on ...