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Marietta men clip No. 16 Hanover

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SPRINGFIELD — No. 19 ranked Marietta College defeated No. 16 Hanover College by the score of 63-53 Friday in the first round of the Wittenberg Kiwanis Holiday Classic. The Pioneers improve to 8-2 on the season, while the Panthers slip to 7-3 overall. In a game dominated by defense, neither ...

Late surge lifts Ravenswood past Catholic

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RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — Cade Ullman’s huge 30-point effort wasn’t enough for Parkersburg Catholic here Friday night in “The Pit” as host Ravenswood received big games from both Isaiah Morgan and Stephen Dawson during a 71-54 pull-away Little Kanawha Conference West Division victory ...

PHS pulls through against scrappy Warren squad, 65-59

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PARKERSBURG — As he chatted with his assistant coaches, Jeff Mennillo relaxed in a chair in the Parkersburg’s coaches office and just exhaled. The veteran coach was relieved the Big Reds found a way to hold on for a 65-59 victory over a scrappy Warren squad Thursday night at Memorial ...

PCHS rolls to Mary ‘O’ title

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PARKERSBURG — For the second straight night the Parkersburg Catholic Crusaderettes put on quite an exhibition on both ends of the court. One night after the host team rolled to an 89-25 win over Wirt County in the opener of the 22nd annual Mary “O” Crusaderette Classic, the ...

Waterford downs PHS girls, 63-49

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WATERFORD — Megan Ball had a monster game. The 5-foot-11 senior scored a career-high 29 points as Waterford High downed Parkersburg High, 63-49, in non-conference girls basketball action at the Cooper Annex Thursday night. “If it wasn’t for my teammates, basically they’re the reason ...

Cutright’s dunks help Williamstown top Wirt, 61-47

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ELIZABETH, W.Va. — Williamstown shot the lights out in the first half and Buffalo held on for a one-point victory here Wednesday night in the semifinals of the Wirt County Holiday Tournament. In the late game, the 5-1 Yellowjackets of head coach Scott Sauro shot 72 percent (18 of 25) in the ...

Alexander girls hold off Marietta, 62-44

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For the second time this season, Alexander’s junior class was just too much for a very young Marietta Lady Tiger squad. Lady Spartan juniors Rachel Richardson and McKena Rice combined for 43 points as Alexander notched a 62-44 win over the Lady Tigers Wednesday evening at Sutton ...

Tigers fall again to unbeaten Colts

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BYESVILLE — There were a few moments when you could see the potential. There was Kail Hill’s solid defense, Austin Witucky’s three quick baskets and Tony Munos’ late rebounds that led to four points. But there wasn’t enough of those moments - and way too much Trey Singleton - as ...

Catholic girls roll over Wirt in Mary ‘O’

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PARKERSBURG — High-flying Parkersburg Catholic flew right into the finals of its annual Mary “O” Crusaderette Classic girls basketball tournament Wednesday night by an 89-25 margin over Wirt County. The other first-round contest Wednesday saw Bellaire (Ohio) St. John rally back in the ...

Looking back at high school sports in 2017

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There’s no dispute that 2017 provided some epic moments in local high school sports. District and regional championships were won, All-Ohio athletes were recognized and history was made by multiple area programs. Though daunting, The Marietta Times narrowed down the calendar year in ...

Sprague is a three-sport captain for the Golden Eagles

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Bailey Sprague Belpre Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 4.23 Favorite subject: history Sports: football, basketball, baseball (4-year letter winner in football and baseball; three-year letter winner in basketball) (captain in all three sports) football honor: 1st-team All-Ohio ...

A lot of bus rides: Liedtke discusses 600th win

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BEVERLY — Dan Liedtke shared an anecdote after the Fort Frye High girls' basketball team helped the longtime Cadet boss notch his 600th career coaching win last Thursday night. "Well, you know, one guy called me up, and said, 'Coach, 600 wins, that's a lot of bus rides.' And, I said, 'You're ...

Marietta defeats Redskins, 79-11

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Marietta High went from being under the weather last week to overwhelming Cochocton High, 79-11, Saturday night in an East Central Ohio League girls' basketball game at Sutton Gym. "We had 11 kids at practice because of the flu and a couple of injuries Thursday, and we have 24 on the roster ...

Warriors reclaim a win over Morgan, 56-46

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MCCONNELSVILLE — After trailing by as many as 13 points in the first half, Morgan found itself down by just nine with eight seconds to play in the second quarter in Saturday night's rematch at home against Warren. Those eight ticks proved to be enough time for Warren junior Noah Nichols to ...

Big win for Belpre boys over Federal Hocking

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BELPRE — A slow start turned into quite an interesting boys basketball game at Belpre Friday night before the host Golden Eagles posted a 56-48 win over TVC Hocking rival Federal Hocking. The score was only 9-4 in Belpre’s favor after one quarter, but the Golden Eagles outdid the Lancers ...

Shenandoah too much for Frontier

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NEW MATAMORAS — While Frontier High struggled, visiting Shenandoah High steamrolled to a 60-27 triumph in a Pioneer Valley Conference boys’ basketball game Friday night. “We can’t score,” said FHS head coach Roger Kirkpatrick. “Ever since the Caldwell game, and even against ...

Parkersburg South overcomes shooting woes, tops PHS

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg had its chances here Friday night against rival Parkersburg South inside the Rod Oldham Athletic Center, but the host Patriots got a big game from senior Cole Plants and held off the Big Reds, 51-46, in front of an overflow crowd. “What an environment,” said ...

Waterford girls roll past Belpre, 64-18

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BELPRE — Waterford’s girls basketball team has been the best in Washington County for four years now. Others might say they’ve been the best in the Mid-Ohio Valley, but the Wildcats coach Jerry Close isn’t so sure that’s true this year. “I like the way this team is maturing. We ...