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Six Waterford players earn first team all-district status

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The Waterford Wildcats are hoping to find a way to knock off Lucas, the top-seeded team in Region 27, Friday night in the second round of the high school football playoffs. Luckily for head coach Eric McCutcheon, he’ll have six players on his side named to the 2018 All-Southeast District ...

Fort Frye, Northmor to face off in 2017 rematch

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BEVERLY — No. 2-seeded Fort Frye (10-0) has a really good idea of what it will take to beat the third-seeded Northmor Golden Knights (10-1) in Friday night’s Ohio Division VI, Region 23 semifinal at Watkins Memorial Ascena Field in Pataskala. As a matter of fact, a little more than a full ...

Waterford to play top-seeded Lucas Saturday night

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WATERFORD — Waterford High featured a balanced attack in its opening round football playoff win against Berne Union, passing for 189 and rushing for 154 yards. If the Wildcats, fourth-ranked in OHSAA Division VII, Region 27 with a 9-2 overall record, can have a similar offensive output ...

Williamstown’s Bethany Arnold inspired by her late grandpa

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Bethany Arnold Nicknames: Beth, BA Williamstown Year: senior Age: 18 (as of Nov. 4) GPA: 3.9 Favorite subject: math Sports: basketball, volleyball, track&field Hgt.: 6-foot-1 College: University of Rio Grande (verbally committed) Major: Exercise science (4 years), PT ...

Williamstown hosts Summers in playoff opener Saturday

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WILLIAMSTOWN — There won’t be a three-and-a-half hour trip to Baker for Williamstown’s opening round game of the 2018 postseason. An eight-game winning streak sandwiched between the Yellowjackets only two losses earned the Class A power at least one playoff contest on their homefield, a ...

Similar Catholic, Sherman teams to square off

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SETH, W.Va. — For football fans who enjoy a heavy dose of the running game, Friday night at Sherman will be the place to be. Parkersburg Catholic (9-1) visits the Tide (9-1) for a Class A first-round playoff matchup, and both teams have relied mostly on the ground game to get them to this ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Prep Football Statistical Leaders

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RUSHING Player, School Att Yds Avg TD Hunter America, Dodd. 207 2,193 10.6 34 Ty Sturm, Catholic 196 1,949 9.9 23 Jesse Collins, Belpre 207 1,689 8.2 21 Mark Rucker, Tyler 177 1,463 8.3 21 Tyler Moler, PHS 227 1,396 6.1 12 RJ Evans, Ripley 184 1,372 7.5 19 Reece Nutter, Webster ...

Wildcats go … well… wild

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WATERFORD — It was evident from the start that the Berne Union Rockets were bound and determined not to allow Waterford All-Ohio running back Braden Bellville to run wild on them in Saturday night’s Division VII, Region 27 Quarterfinal at Waterford Elementary School. While the Rockets did ...

Wildcats’ Peyten Stephens conducts a clinic at quarterback

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WATERFORD — Waterford High played inspirational first-half football. The fourth-ranked Wildcats scored on their first four offensive possessions en route to a 34-14 triumph over the visiting Berne Union Rockets in an OHSAA Division VII, Regional 27 playoff opener Saturday night. And, while ...

Darrien Fields leads Pioneers past Otterbein

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WESTERVILLE — Senior quarterback Darrien Fields broke a pair of school records as the Pioneers defeated Otterbein University, 43-21, Saturday afternoon. Marietta improves to 7-2 overall and 6-2 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. With seven wins on the season, Marietta has equaled its most ...

Tate Engle leads Fort Frye past Fairbanks, 34-14

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BEVERLY — Fort Frye quarterback Tate Engle tossed four touchdown passes to lead the second-seeded Cadets to a 34-14 win Friday night over the seventh-seeded Fairbanks Panthers in a Division VI, Region 23 quarterfinal at Cadet Field. Engle completed a touchdown pass in every single quarter ...

Cadets moved the ball at will in playoff opener

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BEVERLY — Fort Frye High moved the ball pretty much at will in its 34-14 triumph over visiting Milford Center Fairbanks in an opening-round OHSAA Division IV, Region 23 playoff game Friday night. The undefeated Cadets (10-0) amassed 499 yards of total offense, 271 rushing and 228 passing, ...

Pioneers head to Otterbein looking for 7th victory

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Marietta College just went through as gut-wrenching a two-game stretch as a team can experience. The Pioneers had fourth-quarter leads against John Carroll and Baldwin Wallace the last two weeks, but lost both games by a combined five points to fall to 6-2 on the season. “I’m proud of ...

Parkersburg High takes down rival Parkersburg South

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PARKERSBURG — An early Parkersburg South field goal did not a win make, as host Parkersburg High got its offense going in the second half to roar ahead 21-3 en route to a 28-10 win Friday night that nevertheless will see both the Big Reds and Patriots in the Class AAA state tournament field ...

Proud limp: Former Cadet runner an Olympic trials qualifier

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COLUMBUS — When Sarah Biehl crossed the finish line at Oct. 21’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon, the former Fort Frye Cadet running standout was draped in an American flag. And, fittingly so, because she had just qualified for her first Olympic trials with a clocking of ...

Williamstown volleyball wins sectional

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ELIZABETH — Williamstown watched Parkersburg Catholic take out defending Class A state champion Wirt County here Thursday night in an electrifying five set packed-house match and then the Yellowjackets of head coach Rachelle Cole took care of business by sweeping the Crusaderettes — 25-22, ...

Tigers receive ECOL honors

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Marietta High’s fall sports teams were well represented on this year’s All-East Central Ohio League list. The boys and girls soccer teams combined for eight first-team honorees and had both coaches honored. Boys coach Todd Morris named Coach of the Year as was girls coach Jeff ...

Notre Dame too much for Cadets in regional semi

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LANCASTER — Fort Frye High would probably just as soon forget the Titans. The Cadets ran into a buzzsaw in the Ohio Division IV regional volleyball semis at Lancaster High Wednesday night, falling in straight sets to Portsmouth Notre Dame, 22-25, 16-25, and 17-25. “You know, honestly, ...