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Williamstown soccer teams bested by St. Joseph Central

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’Jacket boys fall, 2-1 WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown went down shooting at the end. Yellowjacket sophomore Baylor Haught scored with less than a minute remaining in the match but it was too little, too late as the maroon and gold booters dropped a 2-1 decision to visiting Huntington ...

Marietta College beats rival Muskingum, 46-20

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NEW CONCORD — Marietta College is off to its first 3-0 start since 1972. The Pioneers defeated Muskingum, 46-20, to retain the Shrine Trophy Saturday at McConagha Stadium. It’s the first time Marietta’s beaten the Fighting Muskies in back-to-back years since 2007 and 2008. “It feels ...

Braden Bellville, Waterford run past Eastern

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WATERFORD — Waterford High went from being flat to flat-out unstoppable. The Wildcats scored 28 second-quarter points en route to a 36-6 triumph over Reedsville Eastern in Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division football action Friday night. “We did get off to a slow start for some ...

Williamstown clips Ravenswood for 3rd straight win

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RAVENSWOOD — Williamstown continued an impressive showing away from home with a third straight win in a series of four consecutive road games Friday night at Flinn Field. Terry Smith’s Yellowjackets knocked Ravenswood from the ranks of the unbeaten after a dominating 55-19 win. ...

Tigers fall to Ripley, 35-21

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RIPLEY — Twenty-one unanswered second-half points proved to be too much to overcome for the visiting Marietta Tigers as they were defeated 35-21 Friday night by the Ripley Vikings. Marietta held a 21-14 lead midway through the third quarter before a 79-yard pass from Cyrus Casto to Dalton ...

South starts fast, blanks Princeton 37-0

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South got off to a quick start with three touchdowns in the host Patriots’ first three possessions Friday night and they went on to shut out Princeton 37-0 to square the season at 2-2 at the Erickson All-Sports Facility. South next plays at Class AAA top-ranked ...

Big Reds fall to Capital, 35-22

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PARKERSBURG — No. 2 Capital didn’t have it easy here Friday evening at Stadium Field, but head coach Jon Carpenter’s Cougars left town with a 35-22 Mountain State Athletic Conference victory against host Parkersburg. The No. 16 Big Reds, who dropped to 1-3 and play at 7 p.m. next Friday ...

Pioneers visit rival Muskingum Saturday

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Through two games this season, Marietta College junior running back Tanner Clark has 439 yards and eight touchdowns on 53 carries. Clark’s ability to slash through opposing defenses has helped the Pioneers get off to a 2-0 start going into this week’s rivalry matchup against Muskingum. ...

Historic first for Belpre cross country team

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BELPRE — A lot of work has gone into Saturday morning’s inaugural Belpre Cross Country Invitational, which is set to get underway at 10 a.m. inside Civitan Park with the varsity boys kicking off the meet followed by the varsity girls. “It was a vision last October, but since the spring ...

St. Marys falls to Ritchie County

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ST. MARYS — Travel jitters didn’t surface this time around for Ritchie County’s football team. Two weeks after watching a halftime lead slip away against Parkersburg Catholic on the road, Rick Haught’s Rebels didn’t let up Thursday night against St. Marys. Ritchie fought back from a ...

Warriors hand Fort Frye volleyball first loss

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VINCENT — With the match knotted at 1-all, Fort Frye had a seven-point lead and was one point away from winning the third set. But host Warren High had other ideas and rallied to win that game and then the next one to claim the match, 3-1, in non-conference prep volleyball action Wednesday ...

Marietta High looks to bounce back at Ripley

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RIPLEY, W.Va. — Marietta High visits Ripley Friday for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff, with the Tigers looking to rebounds from their only loss of the season and Vikings hoping to extend their winning streak to three. Both teams are coming off a strange week three — the Tigers lost to Williamstown, ...

Wildcats play host to Eastern, hope to shake off Fort Frye defeat

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WATERFORD — Shortly after Waterford High dropped a heartbreaking 22-20 decision at Fort Frye last Friday night, Cadet football boss Eric Huck paused a media interview to congratulate Wildcat running back Braden Bellville on a great game. The 6-foot, 205-pound Bellville was a workhorse ...

Warriors hungry for win, headed to Cambridge

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CAMBRIDGE — To say both host Cambridge and visiting Warren come into Friday night’s matchup very hungry for a victory would be a bit of an understatement. Neither the Bobcats or the Warriors have tasted victory in 2018 with both teams coming off of blowout losses a week ago. Cambridge ...

Ravenswood-Williamstown a key Week 4 matchup

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RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — Eric Hupp and his team have a chance to make a big statement at 7 p.m. Friday night at Flynn Field. A Ravenswood win over visiting Williamstown not only sets the Red Devils at 3-0, but sends a message to the remaining opponents on their schedule: We can compete with ...

Lady Tigers fall to New Philadelphia

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Marietta High gave it its best spike. The Tigers became only the second school this season to win a set against powerhouse New Philadelphia. But in the end, the Division I 20th-ranked and undefeated Quakers prevailed, 3-1, in East Central Ohio League volleyball action Tuesday night at Sutton ...

Cadets SWEEP

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BEVERLY — Kasey Buchanan just had another night at the volleyball office. The Fort Frye senior standout finished with a match-high 15 kills as the Cadets swept visiting Waterford High, 25-16, 25-17 and 25-18, in prep VB action Monday evening. “Kasey put stats up in every category,” ...