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MC men earn big win over Mount

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ALLIANCE — Marietta College upset No. 9 ranked Mount Union by the score of 85-77 Friday evening in a key Ohio Athletic Conference matchup. With the win, Marietta moves into first place in the OAC standings with a 6-1 record. Mount Union slips to 6-2 on the season. “This was a great win ...

Warren’s Mya Tucker headed to Ohio Valley to pitch

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VINCENT — After going last spring without playing the game of softball, Warren pitcher Mya Tucker figured out she liked the sport a lot more than she ever thought. “After my junior season got canceled I realized that I wanted to pursue college softball. I wasn’t ready to hang it up ...

Catholic’s Leslie Huffman prioritizing team success

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic junior Leslie Huffman isn’t stressing out about her prospects of earning a second-straight Little Kanawha Conference girls basketball player of the year award. She’s not even a little worried about the opportunity to become the first player since St. ...

Warren dominates Hillsboro in sectional final

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VINCENT — Warren’s defense forced 33 Hillsboro turnovers here Thursday night in an Ohio Division II sectional final and the Indians shot less than 23% from the floor as the Warriors rolled to a 48-21 victory. Head coach Amy Way’s squad scored the first 16 points and led 19-1 after one. ...

Cadets top Buckeye Trail, win 12th straight sectional

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BEVERLY — Fort Frye dominated once again to win the sectional championship in a 67-25 handling of Buckeye Trail. Winning the Division III sectional is nothing new, as Dan Liedtke’s group has now won 12 of those titles in a row. Something new for the juggernaut Cadets (20-1) was that they ...

Kylie Lamm, Grace Knowlton lead Frontier to sectional win

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NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier came out ready to play in Wednesday night’s Division IV sectional opener against visiting Steubenville Central Catholic at the Hank Morus Gymnasium. The young Cougars showed no signs whatsoever of stage fright as they jumped out to a double-digit first half lead ...

Tigers come up short against Bobcats, 48-45

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Cambridge rolled into Sutton Gymnasium here Wednesday night and exacted a measure of revenge on Marietta as the Bobcats left town with a 48-45 East Central Ohio League victory. A week before Christmas, the Tigers of head man J.D. Secrest pulled out a 57-54 road win against the Bobcats, but ...

Musically talented Evan Cunningham to golf for Pioneers

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NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier High School’s Evan Cunningham will continue his career as a student-athlete at Marietta College for head golf coach Tom Arison. The Cougar, who earned the MC Compass Scholarship and also has released a six-song EP that’s on both Spotify and Apple Music, has lots ...

Final moments of Marietta’s sectional win were pressure-packed

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Every basketball player dreams of being in the scenario Jessica Smith found herself in Saturday. It’s all up to you — tournament game, score tied, almost no time on the clock, and you’re at the free throw line with a chance win it. Facing Uniontown Lake in a Division I sectional ...

Thompson named new PCHS football coach

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PARKERSBURG — Concord University graduate Larry Thompson was named Tuesday as the 13th head coach for the Parkersburg Catholic High School football program. Last fall, the Crusaders of then head man Clint Fought were unable to field a team. “I know I have to build from the ground up,” ...

Moving on

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MARIETTA — Jessica Smith didn’t let the nerves get to her. Standing at the free throw line with the game tied and just sixth-tenths of a second on the clock, the Marietta senior took a deep breath. “I was really nervous,” Smith said. “My teammate Morgan (Altenburger) came up to me ...

Fort crushes Ridgewood in sectional

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BEVERLY — No. 16 seed Ridgewood limited host Fort Frye to less than 35% shooting Saturday afternoon in an Ohio Division III sectional opener, but the second-seeded Cadets turned up the defense after halftime en route to a 60-21 victory. The Panthers (3-16) of head coach Scott Bardall trailed ...

Warriors edge Bobcats on Senior Night

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VINCENT — When things got dicey down the stretch Friday against Cambridge, Warren relied on its defensive pressure to win the game. Two huge steals by Seth Dennis, which both led to layups, a basket by Dennis Pettey and four free throws from Joel Chevalier helped the Division II ...

Pioneer women fall to Quakers; men win in OT

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The Pioneer women came up just short in their contest from Ban Johnson Arena in a 76-72 defeat. It was another nailbiter, as a 57-49 lead heading into the final period wasn’t enough of a cushion for the homestanding Pioneers. A team-high 20 points from Hannah Schill gave MC an ...

Dover too much for Marietta boys, 70-35

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After losing by 19 points on the road at Dover last week, the Marietta Tigers were looking to return the favor Firday night when they welcomed the Tornadoes to Sutton Gym for an East Central Ohio League rematch. Unfortunately for the Tigers, it was more of the same as Dover canned 10 3-point ...

Nic Hart, Kelton Fogle lead Fort Frye boys to victory over River

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HANNIBAL — Upon looking at the statistics, it didn’t take River head coach Mark Romick long to figure out exactly where his Pilots undoing occurred Friday night in a 62-50 loss to highly regarded Fort Frye. The veteran head coach pointed out the 19 turnovers his team committed and the ...