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St. Marys looks to repeat as W.Va. Class A champs

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ST. MARYS, W.Va. — For the third time in four years, the city of St. Marys, W.Va., will empty and head to Wheeling Island Stadium to cheer on their Blue Devils in the state title game against Wheeling Central at 7 p.m. Saturday. In the blur of emotions of the last three weeks, overlooking ...

Beallsville runs past Lady Cougars, 61-36

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NEW MATAMORAS — Beallsville was in the mood for a bit of a payback Tuesday evening when it made the trip to Frontier High School to take on the young Lady Cougars. After being blown out of both games against Frontier last season, the Lady Devils returned the favor by rolling to a 61-36 win ...

Pioneers crack Top 25 in Division III

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Undefeated at 4-0 and averaging 83.5 points per game, the nationally-ranked number 25 Marietta College women’s basketball team definitely packs an offensive wallop. But it’s the other end of the court that has MC head coach Kole Vivian a little concerned. “We need to be a little ...

Warren girls down Nelsonville-York in overtime

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NELSONVILLE — With the game resting in her hands, Warren's Caspen Ford nearly flubbed the game's final seconds. Once she recovered, she made the play of the game. Ford hit a deep 3-pointer in the closing seconds of regulation to force overtime, eventually leading Warren to a 46-40 ...

Sprague, Smith, Bellville 1st-team All-Ohioans

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Bailey Sprague’s strong right leg has served him well on the gridiron. This past Sunday, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Belpre High senior was honored as a Division VI OPSWA (Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association) All-Ohio first-team punter on offense. “Right now, Bailey’s on cloud nine,” ...

Warren girls looked really sharp in opener

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Molly McCutcheon was there to support the Warren High girls’ basketball team in its season and home opener Saturday night. The 5-foot-8 senior guard was unable to play due to a nagging injury, and you just knew she had to be a little frustrated not being in the action on the court. After ...

Sprague, Smith, Bellville 1st-team All-Ohioans

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Bailey Sprague’s strong right leg has served him well on the gridiron. This past Sunday, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Belpre High senior was honored as a Division VI OPSWA (Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association) All-Ohio first-team punter on offense. “Right now, Bailey’s on cloud nine,” ...

Warren girls win season hoops opener

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VINCENT — Warren High featured a balanced attack and a hard-nosed D in its season and home opener. The Warriors were hard to guard as they drilled visiting Fairfield Union, 67-42, in girls’ hoops action Saturday night. “We’re very deep, deeper than last year, and I played everyone,” ...

MC women beat Wittenberg to claim third straight Turkey Shoot

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Like mother, like daughter. Brooke Borich was the recipient of the Lisa Wagner MVP award after the Marietta College women’s basketball team downed Wittenberg University, 88-76, Sunday in the 33rd Annual Jim Meagle Turkey Shoot at Ban Johnson Arena sponsored by BSN Sports. Cathy (Clark) ...

Waterford heads into 50th year of wrestling

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WATERFORD — Here's a real matslapper for grappling fans in the Mid-Ohio Valley. This winter will mark a half century of wrestling at Waterford High. “This is a big year for us,” said WHS grappling coach Greg Offenberger. “We are celebrating our 50th season of wrestling.” And, what ...

Bobcats seeking finale win

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AMHERST, N.Y. — Ohio's dream season came crashing down last week, but the Bobcats are trying to focus on their final regular-season game on Friday. Frank Solich's squad travels to Buffalo (5-6, 3-4) for a Mid-American Conference game at 1 p.m. at UB Stadium in Amherst, N.Y. “All we care ...

Marietta College welcomes basketball tournament to campus

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While the Marietta College women’s basketball season is just two games old, Alexis Enochs has yet to start. But the 6-foot-1 sophomore — this season’s first Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week — has been instant offense off the pine, averaging a team-high ...

Marietta College men grab an OT victory

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DeVaughn Wingard was clutch in the waning seconds of overtime. The 6-foot-3 Marietta College cager made a putback of his own miss and then a bonus freebie with 9.9 ticks on the clock to help the Pioneer men escape with a thrilling 85-83 triumph over the University of St. Thomas in the Great ...

Pioneer women cagers rally back for a 70-67 home win

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Marietta College was down big early on — but not for long. Trailing by 17 points in the second quarter, the MC Pioneers came back to post a 70-67 triumph over the Transylvania College Pioneers in non-conference women’s basketball action Sunday afternoon at Ban Johnson Arena. “We came ...

Pios Hope-ful: No. 13 Marietta dominates Flying Dutch, 102-71

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Marietta College hit the century mark on the scoreboard for the third straight year in its season- and home-opener. The Pioneer men got off to a slow start but once they got a double-digit lead, they never relinquished it as they defeated Hope College, 102-71, in the nightcap of the Great ...

St. Marys shuts down Tug Valley, 47-0

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NAUGATUCK, W.Va. — This time of year is when you want to be playing your best football, which is something St. Marys did Friday night. Oh! The fifth-seeded Blue Devils also showed what they can do when they are healthy after a dominating 47-0 win over fourth-seeded Tug Valley in a West ...

Tigers standout Doughty to run at Rio Grande

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After an internship at Marietta Memorial Hospital last summer, Collin Doughty knew what he wanted to study in college. On Thursday afternoon at Marietta High’s Sutton Gymnasium, the MHS senior runner signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his education and run at the University of ...