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Blocked FG propels Pioneers past Cardinals

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A blocked field attempt in the third quarter proved to be pivotal. Tay Pryor got a hand on Nate Strong’s 23-yard bid for 3, and the loose ball was collected by James Knox, who raced 84 yards down the left side line to the end zone. That touchdown and ensuing extra-point kick helped ...

’Jacket, Devil gridiron teams discover their playoff draws

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Set brackets and go. The race to Wheeling Island Stadium kicked off with the announcement of game times and locations for the playoffs Sunday morning at the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission office. Class AAA Martinsburg, Class AA Fairmont Senior ...

Wirt County downs Catholic in 3 sets

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RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — When senior Kylie Stephens stepped up to the service line for the Wirt County Tigers versus Parkersburg Catholic during the Class A Region IV, Section I finals Thursday night inside the New Gym, it seemed like the Crusaders had no answers for the hard-hitting senior. ...

St. Marys knocks off Tyler Consolidated, 43-34

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ST. MARYS, W.Va. — St. Marys knew full well going into Friday night’s regular season finale that Tyler Consolidated running back Mark Rucker would be very hard to stop. Rucker lived up to his expectations by rushing for 285 yards and scoring four touchdowns in the game but the Blue Devils ...

Year to Remember

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NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier may not have accomplished its goal of making the playoffs this season, but it did accomplish another goal —winning the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference 1A championship. The Cougars finished the regular season with a 7-3 record, its best mark in 10 years. That’s ...

Area teams Waterford, Shenandoah ready to clash

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WATERFORD — Several years ago, Waterford High and Shenandoah High were members of the now defunct Pioneer Valley Conference (PVC). It’s almost going to feel like old times when the Wildcats of Washington County host the Zeps of Noble County at 7 p.m. Saturday in an OHSAA Division VII, ...

Zane Heiss a three-sport standout at Waterford

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Zane Heiss Waterford Year: senior Age: 17 GPA: 3.0 Favorite subject: history and science Sports: football, basketball, baseball Hgt: 5-foot-10 Wgt.: 170 pounds Position: quarterback/cornerback College: undecided Major: criminal justice Family: Naaman and Amy Heiss ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Football Statistical Leaders

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SCORING Name, school TD FG 2 1 PTS Mark Rucker, Tyler 29 0 18 0 210 Jeb Boice, Catholic 22 0 4 0 140 Tyler Fisher, Ft. Frye 21 0 1 0 128 Logan Vance, Clay 19 0 5 0 124 Ty Moore, Wtown 19 0 2 0 118 Dawson Tharp, Webster 18 0 4 1 117 Reece Nutter, Webster 17 0 6 0 114 Tre Moss, ...

Preseason OAC hoops rankings revealed

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AUSTINTOWN — The Marietta College women's basketball team was picked fourth in the Ohio Athletic Conference Preseason Poll announced Tuesday morning by the conference office. Baldwin Wallace received 78 points and six first place votes. John Carroll was second with 75 points and four ...

JOHNSTON: Joe Bergin feeling, looking good

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Joe Bergin has had an amazing comeback. The seventh-year Marietta College men’s boss faced a life without Pioneer soccer for five-plus weeks last May and June with a heart issue and a journey to the Cleveland Clinic. But happy to say, Bergin, a former MC soccer standout and 1986 grad, was ...

Yellowjacket runners three-peat

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ONA, W.Va. — Given the amount of Little Kanawha Conference school’s qualifying for the Class AA/A state tournament, there should be little surprise the league dominated the Class A portion of the meet. Both state championship trophies and the runner-up honors went to the LKC, along with a ...

MC men’s soccer clinches OAC tourney berth

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Marietta College has clinched a berth in the Ohio Athletic Conference men’s soccer tournament for the sixth straight year. The Pioneer booters, in a must-win situation in their regular-season finale, never trailed en route to a 3-1 triumph over visiting Baldwin Wallace Saturday night at ...

Waterford comes back to beat Belpre, 26-16

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BELPRE — Zane Heiss found paydirt thrice here Friday night at Ralph Holder Stadium, Waterford’s defense held host Belpre to just 11 total yards after intermission as the Wildcats of head coach Eric McCutcheon rallied past the Golden Eagles, 26-16. “Every moment of that game I was ...

Cougars fall to Pilots, 48-12

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NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier High got off to a great start, but then went downhill fast. After spotting the Cougars a 6-0 lead, visiting River High scored 21 unanswered points en route to a 48-12 triumph in a regular-season prep football finale Friday night. “River’s got a very good ...

Blue Devils pull away from Tigers, 52-28

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Trailing by 24 points early in the second quarter in their season finale to playoff-bound Zanesville, it would have been awful easy for the Marietta Tigers to pack it in and call it a 2019 season. Instead the Tigers fought and clawed their way right back into the ball game before eventually ...

Doddridge County upends Williamstown, 20-7

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Doddridge County head man Bobby Burnside requested great effort from his team on the road at Williamstown Friday evening. Ask and you shall receive, coach. His Bulldog defense stifled a high-powered Yellowjacket offense and forced five turnovers in a 20-7 win. Running back ...

Cadets romp Magnolia, complete perfect regular season

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NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. — Fort Frye scored five touchdowns in the first quarter and four more in the second to run away with a 69-8 win over Magnolia Friday night. The Cadets competed a perfect 10-0 regular season and will now await their first-round playoff matchup. Tyler Fisher ran for ...