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Marietta boys blank Warren, 5-0

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DEVOLA — Kamden Lankford suffered a bloody nose in the first half, and then injured his right leg after the break. But in between those two mishaps, the Marietta High freshman scored his first varsity goal to help the Tigers defeat Warren, 5-0, Saturday night in prep boys’ soccer action at ...

MC off to a good start

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Marietta College celebrated the opening of their brand new field at Don Drumm Stadium in grand fashion Saturday evening as they opened the 2018 campaign with a 35-24 win over the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes. Pioneer junior tailback Tanner Clark ran for 128 yards and three touchdowns and ...

Ty Sturm, Catholic claw past Ritchie County, 32-28

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PARKERSBURG — Ty Sturm punctuated Parkersburg Catholic’s first 2-0 start since 2013 here Saturday night at Stadium Field with a late 97-yard touchdown gallop as the Crusaders held on to win a wild one against Ritchie County, 32-28. PCHS, which trailed 14-7 at the break for second-year ...

Corbin Alkire helps Marietta surge past rival Warren, 55-21

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VINCENT — Corbin Alkire hurt Warren High with both his arm and legs. The southpaw quarterback passed for 113 yards and rushed for 91 yards as Marietta High downed the host Warriors, 55-21, in prep football action Friday night. “He played well,” said MHS head coach Jason Schob, whose ...

Frontier wins big over visiting Beallsville, 61-6

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NEW MATAMORAS — Seemingly the only thing that could stop the Frontier Cougars in their home opener Friday night against Beallsville was the clock. Frontier found the end zone on eight of their 10 possessions in the game and were only stopped as the clock expired at the end of the half and ...

Williamstown holds on to beat Magnolia

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NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. — In the first two weeks of the 2018 prep football season, Williamstown has taken on the top two teams in West Virginia. The Yellowjackets’ second foray into the Class A minefield turned out a lot more to Coach Terry Smith’s liking. Carter Haynes scored on three ...

Tate Engle leads Fort Frye to 37-6 victory over Northridge

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Fort Frye 37, Northridge 6 NORTHRIDGE — Senior quarterback Tate Engle torched host Northridge for 239 passing yards and two touchdowns en route to a 37-6 victory for the Fort Frye Cadets. Brian Adkins caught both of Engle’s touchdowns, one from 33 yards and the other from 31, and also ...

Pioneers open on new turf Saturday vs. Geneva

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Marietta College is hoping to skip the gridiron drama of last year’s non-conference season football opener when it hosts Geneva College at 7 p.m. Saturday on the newly installed blue and gray turf at Don Drumm Stadium. A year ago at Reeves Field in Beaver Falls, Pa., the Andy Waddle-coached ...

Tigers 4-0 after win vs. Alexander

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DEVOLA — Through four games this season, the Marietta High girls still haven’t allowed a goal. Thursday, the Tigers handed visiting Alexander a 5-0 setback at Jerry Brock Field to improve to 4-0 overall. “Defensively, we’re picking up,” said MHS head coach Jeff Price. “We’re ...

Catholic girls win 5-set thriller vs. Lady Yellowjackets

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PARKERSBURG — Paige Stotts set up match point with a kill here on a hot, steamy Thursday at Parkersburg Catholic and Lainie Ross’ downed spike from a Jenna Boice assist gave Grace Pedersen the last service tally of the evening as the Crusaderettes rallied past rival Williamstown 25-23, ...

Ohio Bobcats open at home vs. Howard on Saturday

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ATHENS — One of the top football teams in the Mid-American Conference isn’t about to overlook FCS opponent Howard in Saturday’s season opener at Peden Stadium. “We’re excited about getting the year going,” said Ohio Bobcats head coach Frank Solich. “I saw a team that was coming ...

Marietta High volleyball bests rival Warren

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VINCENT — Hannah Kroft and Natalie Brooks were a 1-2 smash hit at the net. Marietta High’s dynamic duo combined for 29 kills and seven blocks as the Tigers downed Warren, 3-1, in prep volleyball action Wednesday night at Warrior Gym. MHS (5-1) won the opening set 25-20; lost the second, ...

Day to lead Warriors in his first Warren-Marietta rivalry game

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VINCENT — Warren coach Dan Day will get his first taste of the rivalry with Marietta on Friday. The first-year coach would love nothing more than to deliver a huge victory over the Tigers when the Warriors host MHS at 7 p.m. But Day admits that he and his staff are focused on less apparent ...

Williamstown, Magnolia meet in key Class A contest

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NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. — Two of the most storied high school football programs in the state renew acquaintances in a playoff-type atmosphere at 7 p.m. Friday on Alumni Field inside Bill Stewart Memorial Stadium in New Martinsville. Magnolia welcomes Williamstown for an early season ...

Waterford visits South Gallia; Cadets travel to Northridge

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WATERFORD — After opening their season with a dominating 55-0 victory over a Sciotoville East team that eliminated them from the postseason last year, the Waterford Wildcats will open Tri-Valley Conference play Friday night when they visit the South Gallia Rebels. The Eric ...

Engle a four-year, three-sport standout at Fort Frye

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Tate Engle Fort Frye Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 3.1 Favorite subject: history Sports: baseball, football, basketball Football positions: quarterback/safety Baseball position: shortstop Basketball position: guard College: undecided Major: undecided Family: Todd and Brenda Engle ...

Catholic netters open today

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PARKERSBURG — Last year in Amanda Weatherwax’s first season at the Parkersburg Catholic volleyball helm, “it was really a building year for us,” she said. Stepping in to guide the PCHS volleyball program, “I thought we had a lot of potential and a lot of times, our games maybe ...

Chambers’ late score lifts Williamstown past Warren

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VINCENT — Natalie Chambers redeemed herself. The Williamstown High freshman went from misfiring on an early-game PK attempt to scoring a goal in the final seconds as the Yellowjackets edged Warren, 3-2, in girls’ soccer action Tuesday night. “That just shows what a gamer she is,” ...

Belpre rolls past Parkersburg Catholic

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BELPRE—The Golden Eagles had a big win against Parkersburg Catholic’s soccer team Monday scoring 12 goals against the Crusaders who scored one goal in the second half. The first 40 minutes on the field set the tone for the rest of the match. Catholic was forced to play a man down due to ...