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Warren boys soccer shuts down Jackson, 4-0

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VINCENT - Warren High notched its first boys' soccer win of the season.Sparked by senior tri-captain Kendrick Foreman's two first-half goals, the Warriors went on to defeat visiting Jackson High, 4-0, in Southeastern Ohio Athletic League action Tuesday night."The team played really well," ...

Wildcats edge Belpre in 5 sets

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BELPRE - Consecutive service tallies from Lauryn Simmons gave host Belpre a 13-12 advantage in the fifth set here Tuesday night against visiting Wood County Christian, but the Wildcats rallied for the last three points and ended the match via a Sarah Barnes kill to improve to 2-1 on the ...

Frontier dominates Beallsville in three sets

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NEW MATAMORAS - Frontier volleyball head coach Donna Murphy was hopeful that the friendly confines of the Hank Morus Gymnasium would be the perfect place for her team to break out of a mini-slump and capture their first win of the 2016 campaign.The Lady Cougars did so in a big way as they ...

‘Jacket boys win 3-2 thriller over WCCS

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WILLIAMSTOWN - A late Dakota Hammer goal provided the perfect ending for the home fans here Monday night, as the Williamstown boys' soccer team defeated visiting Wood County Christian 3-2 in a dramatic, back-and-forth encounter. Hammer's second goal of the game, in the 77th minute, came just ...

Keep an eye on Marietta College men’s soccer

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At one point last season, the Marietta College men's soccer team was undefeated on its home pitch.The Joe Bergin-coached Pioneer booters finished 6-2 at Marietta Field, losing only to two of the better squads in the Ohio Athletic Conference, Ohio Northern University and Capital University.This ...

Friday night delight for the Marietta Tigers

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Jason Schob called a timeout.He then called another.The third-year Marietta High head football coach was trying to ice Morgan High field goal kicker Ethan Newton in the closing seconds of last Friday night's season-opening thriller McConnelsville at The Pit.The Tigers led 51-48, but if the ...

Tigers win wild one

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McCONNELSVILLE - Marietta High needed more.Travis Moore, that is.The 6-foot-3, 200-pound wide receiver scored four touchdowns and a two-point conversion to help the Tigers rally to defeat Morgan High, 51-48, in a season-opening football game at The Pit Friday night."I don't like to take any ...

Fort Frye dominates Belpre, 35-0, in opener

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BELPRE - Sophomore quarterback Tate Engle fired three first-half touchdown passes and the Fort Frye defense allowed just 56 total yards as the Cadets rolled to a 35-0 season opening win over the Belpre Golden Eagles Friday night at Ralph Holder Stadium.Engle connected twice with Brady Carpenter ...

Caldwell upended by Liberty Union

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Grant Gaydos envisioned a completely different start to his tenure as football coach at Caldwell High School.Apparently Liberty Union didn't want to cooperate.The Lions (1-0) got the offense going - especially the Kyle Varney to Cole Peardon connection - and steamrolled to a 53-6 victory at ...

Wildcats, ’Jackets victorious; Warren, Frontier fall

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CORNING - Waterford came out clicking on all cylinders Friday night in its opening game against Miller, and left town with a 37-6 victory.Braden Bellville opened the scoring with a 5-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter, and later in the period, Ty McGraw grabbed an interception and took ...

Marietta rallies in 1st set, defeats Warren in 4

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VINCENT - The main theme after Marietta's four-set victory over Warren Thursday was heart.The Lady Tigers showed a lot of it, rallying from 18-9 and 24-17 deficits in the opening set to come back and win 31-29. They went on to take two of the next three sets to win the match and improve to 5-0 ...

Marietta High girls soccer clips Williamstown, 2-1

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DEVOLA - Lexie Mullen is a threat to score virtually every time she touches the ball.The sophomore standout had two first-half goals as Marietta High edged visiting Williamstown High, 2-1, in non-conference girls' soccer action at Jerry Brock Field Thursday night.After the break, Mullen was ...

5 things to watch on the gridiron

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With another prep football season ready to begin, here are five things to keep an eye on under the Friday night lights in week number one. The Heat - With temperatures expected to be in the low nineties Friday in the area and many teams down in numbers, the heat and humidity are bound to play a ...

Most area teams open 2016 season Friday

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BEVERLY - After reaching the playoffs a season ago, both Fort Frye and Belpre have high hopes of returning to the postseason in 2016 as the pair kickoff the 2016 season at Ralph Holder Stadium.The Eric Huck-led Cadets opened the 2015 campaign with a 21-6 win over the Golden Eagles and then ...

Tigers fall to PHS, South

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VIENNA - The first round of this year's PHS-South golf fight ended even.The Big Reds and Patriots finished with equal top-four scores of 170 and Marietta placed third with a 185 in the first of their three Wednesday triangular matches in the season Wednesday. Isaac Prine of PHS recorded the ...

Reasoner ‘Taylor’-made for soccer with Pioneers

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Taylor Reasoner is making the most of an opportunity.The Marietta College men's soccer standout was sidelined with a knee injury when he was a freshman, and didn't start playing until he was a redshirt sophomore three years ago.With a year of eligibility remaining, the 5-foot-11, 151-pound ...

Broughton Invitational slated for Saturday

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MaryKate McElroy is expected to be the first girl to cross the finish line at the annual Elizabeth S. Broughton Memorial Invitational at the Broughton Nature & Wildlife Area in Marietta Saturday at 10 a.m.If the Fort Frye senior cross country standout wins, she will have repeated.Last ...

Williamstown boys score 11-0 win over Catholic

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WILLIAMSTOWN - Williamstown scored almost at will.The Yellowjackets attacked early and often en route to an 11-0 triumph over visiting Parkersburg Catholic in boys' soccer action Tuesday night."I don't know what to say," said WHS senior tri-captain Dakota Hammer, who finished with a hat trick ...

Hear Them Roar

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Marietta High was scouted by rival Warren at Sutton Gymnasium."They were all here," said veteran MHS volleyball coach Ron Kidder after the Tigers swept visiting Alexander, 25-23, 25-17, and 25-22 in non-conference net action Monday night."We play them at Warren Thursday."The Tigers, who ...