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Warriors fall in hard fought district final

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ATHENS — Warren High’s bid for a Sweet 16 berth was denied. The eighth-seeded Warriors never trailed in the first half but were outpointed after the break and dropped a 51-45 decision to seventh-seeded Logan Elm Thursday night in an OHSAA Division II boys basketball district final at the ...

Pioneers open NCAA Tournament play Friday

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Marietta College may be playing with a chip on its shoulder when the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament tips off this week. Why? The Pioneer men’s basketball team (21-6) dropped out of the March 1 D3hoops.com Men’s Basketball Top 25 after it was defeated by John Carroll ...

Leslie Huffman’s 35 leads Crusaderettes to state

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PARKERSBURG — Leslie Huffman went for a career-high 35 points and added seven steals and five rebounds here Wednesday night to help lead Parkersburg Catholic back to the state tournament after the Crusaderettes handed Tug Valley a 69-56 setback in a Class A, Region IV co-final. Tug Valley, ...

Blue Devils roll past Cameron, headed to state

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ST. MARYS — Head coach Howie Meeks and his St. Marys girls’ basketball team drew a hard task Wednesday in a Class A Region I co-final. Listed on the agenda as priority number one read a Cameron team the Blue Devils already bested twice earlier this season. Only this time instead of just a ...

Marietta College’s Enochs named 1st team All-OAC

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AUSTINTOWN — Marietta College placed three players on the 2019-20 All-Ohio Athletic Conference women’s basketball team announced Wednesday by the league office. In voting by the conference coaches, Alexis Enochs earned first team honors, while Devin Hefner and Marlo Taylor earned ...

Williamstown’s Eli Inman both a golf and hoops standout

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Eli Inman Williamstown Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 4.1 Favorite subject: lunch (LOL) Sports: basketball, golf Hgt.: 6-foot-4 College: Greensboro College Major: business administration Family: Lance and Samantha Inman (father and mother); Georgie Inman (sister) Question: Is ...

Morgan pulls away from Fort Frye in district semi

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DUNCAN FALLS, Ohio -- As the buzzer at the end of the third quarter sounded, Carver Myers watched his pull-up 3-pointer roll around the rim and back out. “I thought it was going in and then it spun out, and I was like, ‘Dang it,’” said the Morgan High junior. But then, the ball hung ...

Williamstown too much for Calhoun County

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Even on an off-shooting night, Williamstown High still had the upper hand. Except for very briefly early on, the Yellowjackets never trailed en route to a 66-45 triumph over Calhoun County Tuesday night in a Class A sectional boys basketball semifinal at the WHS gym. “I ...

Crusaders advance to sectional title game

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PARKERSBURG —The Crusaders are moving on. Parkersburg Catholic controlled the tempo and the outcome of their Class A Region IV, Section I victory on Tuesday. The visiting Ravenswood Red Devils fell in a 65-41 final, where Catholic took advantage of a slow Red Devil start. The first RHS ...

MC men make 6th straight NCAA tourney

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From staff reports The Marietta College men’s basketball team received an at-large bid into the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament Monday afternoon. The Pioneers, making their ninth NCAA appearance, will travel to Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia for the first and ...

Fort Frye routs Monroe Central to reach Sweet 16

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BYESVILLE — Hannah Archer tossed in a game-high 17 points to lead the Fort Frye Cadets to a 39-24 win Saturday afternoon over the Monroe Central Seminoles in the Division IV district championship game at Meadowbrook High School. On a day where they didn’t shoot the ball well at all, the ...

Warren ousts Waverly, advances to district final

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ATHENS — Brandon Simoniette was loud and clear in the second half after a relatively quiet first two quarters of play. The 6-foot-1 senior scored 14 of his game-high 17 points after the break as eighth-seeded Warren High defeated fifth-seeded Waverly High, 45-42, Saturday night in an OHSAA ...

Fort Frye takes down Martins Ferry in sectional final

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BEVERLY — Fort Frye seniors Brady Schilling and Zane Wallace combined for 33 points to pace the Cadets to a 47-36 win over the Martins Ferry Purple Riders Friday night in a Division III Sectional championship game in Beverly. Schilling did most of his damage in the opening half while ...

Frontier falls to Shadyside in instant classic

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SHADYSIDE — This one won't soon be forgotten. Shadyside and Frontier staged an instant classic Friday night in a Division IV sectional co-final. The Tigers needed three overtimes to turn back a spirited Cougar bid in pocketing a 71-67 win. The elongated triumph earned the Orange a ...

Catholic claims 3rd straight sectional title

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic outgunned Williamstown. The undefeated Crusaderettes made 32 of 86 shot attempts en route to an 82-42 triumph over the visiting Yellowjackets Friday night in a sectional girls basketball final at the Fairview Avenue Gym. "We like to get out and get after ...

Raiders win sectional in triple-overtime

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BELMONT — It took three overtimes, but Morgan High defeated Union Local 49-46 in triple-overtime to win a Division III sectional championship Friday night. After a scoreless overtime session, Morgan trailed 45-40 with 50 seconds left in double-OT. Down 46-43 with 16 seconds to go, Myers ...

St. Marys tops Ritchie for sectional title

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ST. MARYS — St. Marys picked up its first sectional title since 2016 when it defeated Ritchie County 51-36 Friday in the Class A, Region I, Section 2 championship. Lara Fetty had a 13-point, 10-rebound double-double while Kylie Wright scored a game-high 16 points for the Blue Devils (15-8). ...

Fun-loving Sheba waits at Rainbow Bridge

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Sheba was soft to the touch. With a distinguishing black left eye patch, she was beautiful, so very beautiful. She was small with short, little legs. A low-rider. I always enjoyed watching her run outside and her interaction with the cats, who were actually taller than her. She was very ...