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Fort Frye, Warren match up in pivotal week two challenge

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VINCENT — Friday’s matchup between Fort Frye and Warren will pit two talented team against one another. The Cadets have enjoyed eight straight winning seasons and have established themselves as one of top Division VI programs in the state, whereas the Warriors overcame years of losing ...

Beck era begins at Williamstown Friday vs. Marietta

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown is set to open its 2020 football season at 7 p.m. Friday night at home against Marietta. While the Yellowjackets are hoping to start their season off on the right foot, the Tigers will be looking to bounce back from a season-opening loss to Warren Marietta fell ...

Frontier seeks 2-0 start; Waterford, Belpre in search of win

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NEW MATAMORAS — After dismantling Southern 42-6 in their season opener last Friday night, the Frontier Cougars will look to make it two in a row when they host the Beallsville Blue Devils Friday night. Frontier jumped all over the Tornadoes by scoring 22 points in the opening quarter and ...

Waterford takes down Southern in 4 sets

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WATERFORD -- Tied at 1-all through two sets Tuesday, Waterford found itself trailing 8-2 in the third set against Southern. The Wildcats clawed their way back, eventually knotting the score at 17-17 before finally taking a 19-18 lead on Riley Schweikert's kill. Waterford scored six of the ...

PHS’ Molly McLean wins W.Va. girls Invitational

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ELIZABETH -- Parkersburg High School junior Molly McLean claimed the third annual West Virginia girls state golf invitational by a single stroke here Tuesday at Mingo Bottom Golf Club. The Big Red shot even par 36 on the front nine and finished with a 3-over par round of 75, which nipped ...

Late penalty kick dooms Marietta

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DEVOLA -- With the game on the line Saturday at Jerry Brock Field, freshman goalkeeper Camden Gebczyk stepped up for Marietta and saved Dover's penalty kick with 1:30 remaining to preserve a 1-1 tie. Unfortunately for Gebczyk and the Tigers, the ball deflected back toward Dover, and after a ...

Warren boys, Caldwell girls win Broughton Invite

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Returning five runners who made regionals last year, the Warren boys cross country team has high exceptions for the 2020 season. With a win at the 21st annual Elizabeth S. Broughton Memorial Invitational on Saturday, the Warriors are off to a hot start. Winning with a team score of 43, Warren ...

Defense powers Warren to 28-6 win over Marietta in season-opener

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VINCENT — Warren put together a strong defensive performance and capitalized on Marietta High’s mistakes to come away with a season-opening 28-6 victory Friday night. The Warriors, known for their dynamic passing attack, threw for just 71 yards but grinded for 170 yards on the ground and ...

Fort Frye tops Waterford for head coach Eric Huck’s 100th win

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BEVERLY — The Fort Frye Cadets scored 15 unanswered points in the final quarter to pull out a hard fought 22-6 season opening win over arch-rival Waterford Friday night at Cadet Field. A pair of great defensive plays by All-Ohio senior linebacker Dylan Hart coupled with a 44-yard fourth ...

Shenandoah too much for Belpre, 48-7

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BELPRE — Briar Portman and his Shenandoah teammates looked in midseason form here Friday night at Ralph Holder Stadium as the visiting Zeps rolled past Belpre, 48-7, in the season opener for both teams. By the time a near hour-long delay finished and the second quarter resumed, SHS already ...

Cougars dominate Southern

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NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier bolted out to a 22-0 lead after the opening quarter here Friday night and never looked back in earning a 42-6 season-opening triumph against visiting Southern. The Cougars of head man Russ Morris, who play host at 7 p.m. next Friday to Beallsville, took the lead for ...

High school football opens with rivalry games

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VINCENT— Talk about kicking off the 2020 prep football season with a bang. Arch rivals Marietta and Warren will open the season Friday night at Warren High School with each team looking to take a giant step forward. The Matt Kimes-coached Warriors made great strides last season as they ...

Five sets of brothers will suit up for Eastern

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REEDSVILLE — Eastern High School head football coach Pat Newland is definitely excited about the upcoming campaign, which gets underway Friday night at Caldwell. There’s plenty of reason for optimism after his squad turned in an 8-2 regular season and advanced to the Division VII playoffs ...

Warren golf wins Washington County Championship

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BELPRE -- With a team score of 324, Warren took home the Washington County Championship Friday at Oxbow Golf Course. The Warriors were led by Caleb Davis's 77. Seth Dennis was close behind with a 78 followed by Chance Weihl's 80. Nathan Heft carded an 89. Marietta finished second as a team ...

Tre Moss ready to help St. Marys anyway he can

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ST. MARYS — While preparing for another season with the Ritchie County Rebels, Tre Moss’ plans took an unexpected twist. His family moving to Pleasants County just last week meant the Rebels running back and linebacker suddenly becoming the newest member of the St. Marys Blue Devils. All ...

OAC unveils fall sports update

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The Ohio Athletic Conference has announced preliminary spring competition schedules for the three team sports that were postponed this fall due to COVID-19. The schedules, including football, soccer (men and women) and women’s volleyball, feature conference-only competition and do not exceed ...

Football season shortened, all teams eligible for playoffs

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COLUMBUS — Following a recommendation this week from the Governor’s Office to shorten the season due to concerns that COVID-19 may spike in early winter, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Friday that if high school football games are approved by the Governor, all teams ...

There’s ‘no playbook’ for 2020

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Andy Waddle’s been involved with football for a long time, but he’s never had to deal with anything like this. Nobody has. “It’s a strange time for sure,” said Waddle, entering his eighth season as the Marietta College head football coach. “Everything just continues to be ...