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Warriors reclaim a win over Morgan, 56-46

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MCCONNELSVILLE — After trailing by as many as 13 points in the first half, Morgan found itself down by just nine with eight seconds to play in the second quarter in Saturday night's rematch at home against Warren. Those eight ticks proved to be enough time for Warren junior Noah Nichols to ...

Big win for Belpre boys over Federal Hocking

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BELPRE — A slow start turned into quite an interesting boys basketball game at Belpre Friday night before the host Golden Eagles posted a 56-48 win over TVC Hocking rival Federal Hocking. The score was only 9-4 in Belpre’s favor after one quarter, but the Golden Eagles outdid the Lancers ...

Shenandoah too much for Frontier

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NEW MATAMORAS — While Frontier High struggled, visiting Shenandoah High steamrolled to a 60-27 triumph in a Pioneer Valley Conference boys’ basketball game Friday night. “We can’t score,” said FHS head coach Roger Kirkpatrick. “Ever since the Caldwell game, and even against ...

Parkersburg South overcomes shooting woes, tops PHS

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg had its chances here Friday night against rival Parkersburg South inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center, but the host Patriots got a big game from senior Cole Plants and held off the Big Reds, 51-46, in front of an overflow crowd. “What an environment,” said ...

Waterford girls roll past Belpre, 64-18

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BELPRE — Waterford’s girls basketball team has been the best in Washington County for four years now. Others might say they’ve been the best in the Mid-Ohio Valley, but the Wildcats coach Jerry Close isn’t so sure that’s true this year. “I like the way this team is maturing. We ...

Catholic boys fall to Notre Dame

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PARKERSBURG — Defending Class A state champion Clarksburg Notre Dame claimed a 74-57 boys basketball win over host Parkersburg Catholic Thursday night as the Crusaders’ record dropped to 3-2. Both squads had a pair of double-digit point-producers on the night as Robert Griffith netted 21 ...

Big Reds best Tiger Navy in swimming match

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PARKERSBURG — Wednesday’s dual swim meet between Marietta High School and the host Big Reds of Parkersburg at the YMCA was more about continued improvement than the final results. While the Big Reds of head coach Terry Nisewarner swept the meet with a 104-61 win for the girls and a 123-31 ...

Marietta High swim team features young but talented roster

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Marietta High’s swim team is taking it one practice and one meet at a time. “We’re a very young team and building,” said sixth-year co-head coach Courtenay Halliday. “We only have a few seniors. We have a lot of new swimmers. But they are showing a lot of promise and doing really ...

Crucial period in high school hoops season

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The holiday season is here. That means there are pivotal games and tournaments upcoming for local high school basktball teams. For some, it’s a break from the conference and league schedules, and a chance to go up against teams from around the state. The Marietta High boys and girls have ...

Waterford’s Megan Ball on top of the world

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Megan Ball Waterford Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 3.9 Favorite subject: math Sports: basketball, volleyball Hgt.: 5-foot-11 Individual honor: All-Ohio in basketball as a junior Team honors: 3 straight state tournament appearances in basketball; one state appearance in ...

Marietta picks up hard-fought win vs. Athens

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Marietta has played a tough schedule so far this season, with a couple close games sprinkled in. Those games paid dividends Tuesday as Marietta used its experience to hold off Athens for a 67-65 win at Sutton Gymnasium. The Tigers trailed by 10 at one point in the first half, but outscored the ...

Pioneers off to record start

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Laura Pullins helped Marietta College make school history. The 2017-18 Pioneer cagers became the program’s first women’s basketball team to start a season 9-0 when they defeated previously undefeated Washington & Jefferson, 86-71, at Ban Johnson Arena Tuesday afternoon. “Laura’s ...

Warriors win big over Belpre, 80-42

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BELPRE — Outmanned Belpre stayed with visiting Warren for most of the first half before the Warriors ran away from the Golden Eagles to record a 80-42 boys basketball win Tuesday night. Senior Josh Huffman was a mighty man in the middle for Warren on the night, piling up 29 points to pace ...

Waterford pulls out OT victory over Lancers

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WATERFORD — The underdog Federal Hocking Lancers had the heavily favored Waterford Wildcats on the ropes. In the end Waterford proved to be too much for the Lancers as they scored a 60-50 overtime victory in an unexpected thriller Tuesday night at the Harry Cooper Annex at Waterford ...

Williamstown boys run past St. Marys, 74-48

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WILLIAMSTOWN — It’s easy to see that coach Scott Sauro is taking a different approach with his young Williamstown squad. If a player turns the ball over, Sauro pops up and offers encouragement. Make a bad cut; he’s out in front making a suggestion. “It’s coaching,” Sauro said. ...

Belpre gets rare win over Eastern

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BELPRE — Twelve years can be a long time, but the last time Belpre defeated Eastern in girls basketball was that lengthy — until Saturday afternoon. That’s when the drought came to an end for the Golden Eagles, who overcame a slow start to outscore Eastern 51-34 in the last three ...

LaFollette’s 29 leads ’Noles past Cougars

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NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier High had a lot of trouble guarding Monroe Central High’s Ryan LaFollette, especially in the second half. The MCHS senior scored 22 of his game-high 29 points after the break to lead the Seminoles to a 64-34 triumph over the Cougars in a Pioneer Valley Conference ...

Cadets beat Zeps in key PVC matchup

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BEVERLY — Just when it seemed Shenandoah was taking control, Fort Frye took it right back. Friday night’s Pioneer Valley Conference matchup went back and forth for two-and-a-half quarters until a pair of free throws by Nick Miller and a 3-pointer by Colby Farmer gave the Zeps (5-1) a ...