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Frontier, Catholic to meet in St. Marys Invite tonight

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ST. MARYS — A potential match-up between the undefeated Frontier Lady Cougars and the St. Marys Lady Blue Devils could well be the highlight of the 13th annual St. Marys Invitational which kicks off tonight. Frontier comes into the invite winners of 11 straight games to kick off the ...

Warren matmen to compete in Mountain State Saturday

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Fort Frye High was the lone Ohio school in last year’s St. Marys Blue Devil Alumni wrestling tournament in Pleasants County, W.Va. This Saturday at 10 a.m. at the third annual event, the Cadets will be joined by a couple of other Washington County schools, Warren and Marietta. Also in the ...

Warriors roll past rival Marietta High, 78-61

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VINCENT — Warren needed a big-time comeback to defeat Marietta earlier in the season. This time, the Warriors almost never trailed. After outscoring the Tigers 15-2 in the second quarter, Warren rolled to a 78-61 victory Tuesday to improve to 9-2 on the season. “It was a good team ...

Crusaderettes fall to Tyler Consolidated

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PARKERSBURG — There was not much to shout about for host Parkersburg Catholic, the 12th-ranked Class A girls basketball team in West Virginia this week, after the Crusaderettes were done in decisively by Tyler Consolidated 81-64 Tuesday night. The Silver Knights doubled their win total to ...

Lady Tigers cruise past Athens for 4th victory

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Marietta High’s defensive play was superb. The Tigers limited Athens High to three single-digit quarters en route to a 42-27 win in non-conference girls’ basketball action at Sutton Gym Monday night. “Our defense was pretty solid,” said MHS head coach Mark Hannuksela. “It’s not ...

Fort Frye girls upset Warren

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BEVERLY — Fort Frye had been waiting for a performance like this all season. Entering Monday’s game at an atypical 5-4, the Cadets put together one of their best performances of the season and upset Warren 51-39 in a non-conference game. “It’s a really good win for this team,” ...

Lady Cougars top Shenandoah, 40-29, remain undefeated

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NEW MATAMORAS — As expected Frontier has gotten outstanding production all season long from it’s strong senior class. Tuesday night in a Pioneer Valley Conference battle against Shenandoah at the Hank Morus Gymnasium it was the Lady Cougar junior class that shined as Frontier remained ...

Cadets hold off late Waterford comeback

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BEVERLY — Justin Anderson tossed in a game-high 32 points as the Fort Frye Cadets held off a late Waterford comeback bid and downed the visiting Wildcats 67-64 Saturday night at Fort Frye High School. Anderson tallied 16 points each in both halves as Fort Frye built up a double-digit third ...

St. Marys boys slip past Yellowjackets, 62-61

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ST. MARYS, W.Va. — Braden Barnhart came to the rescue. The St. Marys point guard banked home a buzzer-beating shot from halfcourt to lift the Blue Devils (5-2) to a 62-61 overtime triumph over visiting Williamstown in Little Kanawha Conference boys’ basketball action Saturday ...

PCHS Crusaders top Trinity boys, 57-41

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PARKERSBURG —  Coming out to start the second half with a 10-2 run to quickly grab a 15-point lead in the first 2:50 was a springboard for Parkersburg Catholic en route to a 57-41 triumph over visiting Trinity Christian Saturday afternoon. Rob Strcula’s Class A No. 10-ranked Crusader ...

Polar Bears defeat MC Men, 101-91

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ADA, Ohio — Ohio Northern University led wire to wire as the Polar Bears knocked off No. 13 Marietta College, 101-91, Saturday afternoon in Ohio Athletic Conference men’s basketball action. ONU improves to 6-7 overall and 4-2 in the OAC. Marietta slips to 9-4 on the season and 4-2 in ...

Belpre’s Bedgood reaches 1,000 point mark in loss

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BELPRE — Host Belpre lost another close game Friday night 56-51 to visiting Southern, but there was some joy for the Golden Eagles as 6-2 senior Deijon Bedgood, who led with 27 points, notched his 1,000th career point on a second-period foul shot. Still, the loss left Belpre with a 2-7 mark ...

Catholic too much for ’Jackets

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Olivia Ullman equaled her single-game career-high point total. The 5-foot-8 junior scored 25 points to help Parkersburg Catholic defeat host Williamstown, 70-55, in Little Kanawha Conference girls’ basketball action Friday night. “It just feels good to help my teammates ...

Wildcats remain unbeaten in TVC

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GLOUSTER — Visiting Waterford improved to 5-1 on the season and 5-0 in the TVC Hocking Division Friday night with a 69-48 win over Trimble. The Wildcats jumped out to an 18-8 lead after just one period of play, and were up 37-26 at the half. Then they pretty much put the game away in the ...

Warren Warriors defeat Fort Frye in 73-63 victory

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VINCENT — Warren never flinched. As Fort Frye’s early lead continued to build, the Warriors didn’t stray from the plan and in the end it’s how they pulled away for a 73-63 victory Thursday night in a non-conference game. “We’ve had a lot of confidence against Fort Frye the past ...

A hug for Amisha

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Amisha Herd got a hug. The 5-foot-3 Marietta College junior guard was embraced by Muskingum University women's head basketball coach Beth Fox in front of the scorer's table after the Fighting Muskies defeated the Kole Vivian-led Pioneers, 75-62, in an Ohio Athletic Conference rivalry game at ...

Shooting woes plague MC women vs. Muskingum

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Marietta College just had one of those off-shooting nights. The Pioneers struggled from both the floor and the foul line as they dropped a 75-62 decision to Muskingum University in Ohio Athletic Conference women’s basketball action at Ban Johnson Arena Wednesday night. “We just didn’t ...

Marietta men maul Muskies

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NEW CONCORD — Anthony Wallace scored 16 of his game-high 23 points in the second half to lead No. 13 Marietta College to a 100-64 drubbing of rival Muskingum University Wednesday evening. The Pioneers snapped a two-game skid and are now 9-3 overall and 4-1 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. ...

Hoops showdown in Beverly Saturday night

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When Fort Frye High hosts Waterford High in a varsity boys' basketball showdown Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., it's expected to be standing room only in the gym. This will be the first of the two rivals games to be played by the boys this winter. On Feb. 4, the first Saturday of the month, at ...

Looking back at sports in 2016

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Certainly, 2016 will be remembered as one of the most successful years ever for local high school sports. History was made, memorable moments were had, and even a state championship was won by a Washington County team. So much is worth mentioning, but here are five happenings from 2016 that ...