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Marietta High swim team features young but talented roster

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Marietta High’s swim team is taking it one practice and one meet at a time. “We’re a very young team and building,” said sixth-year co-head coach Courtenay Halliday. “We only have a few seniors. We have a lot of new swimmers. But they are showing a lot of promise and doing really ...

Crucial period in high school hoops season

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The holiday season is here. That means there are pivotal games and tournaments upcoming for local high school basktball teams. For some, it’s a break from the conference and league schedules, and a chance to go up against teams from around the state. The Marietta High boys and girls have ...

Waterford’s Megan Ball on top of the world

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Megan Ball Waterford Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 3.9 Favorite subject: math Sports: basketball, volleyball Hgt.: 5-foot-11 Individual honor: All-Ohio in basketball as a junior Team honors: 3 straight state tournament appearances in basketball; one state appearance in ...

Marietta picks up hard-fought win vs. Athens

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Marietta has played a tough schedule so far this season, with a couple close games sprinkled in. Those games paid dividends Tuesday as Marietta used its experience to hold off Athens for a 67-65 win at Sutton Gymnasium. The Tigers trailed by 10 at one point in the first half, but outscored the ...

Pioneers off to record start

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Laura Pullins helped Marietta College make school history. The 2017-18 Pioneer cagers became the program’s first women’s basketball team to start a season 9-0 when they defeated previously undefeated Washington & Jefferson, 86-71, at Ban Johnson Arena Tuesday afternoon. “Laura’s ...

Warriors win big over Belpre, 80-42

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BELPRE — Outmanned Belpre stayed with visiting Warren for most of the first half before the Warriors ran away from the Golden Eagles to record a 80-42 boys basketball win Tuesday night. Senior Josh Huffman was a mighty man in the middle for Warren on the night, piling up 29 points to pace ...

Waterford pulls out OT victory over Lancers

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WATERFORD — The underdog Federal Hocking Lancers had the heavily favored Waterford Wildcats on the ropes. In the end Waterford proved to be too much for the Lancers as they scored a 60-50 overtime victory in an unexpected thriller Tuesday night at the Harry Cooper Annex at Waterford ...

Williamstown boys run past St. Marys, 74-48

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WILLIAMSTOWN — It’s easy to see that coach Scott Sauro is taking a different approach with his young Williamstown squad. If a player turns the ball over, Sauro pops up and offers encouragement. Make a bad cut; he’s out in front making a suggestion. “It’s coaching,” Sauro said. ...

Belpre gets rare win over Eastern

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BELPRE — Twelve years can be a long time, but the last time Belpre defeated Eastern in girls basketball was that lengthy — until Saturday afternoon. That’s when the drought came to an end for the Golden Eagles, who overcame a slow start to outscore Eastern 51-34 in the last three ...

LaFollette’s 29 leads ’Noles past Cougars

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NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier High had a lot of trouble guarding Monroe Central High’s Ryan LaFollette, especially in the second half. The MCHS senior scored 22 of his game-high 29 points after the break to lead the Seminoles to a 64-34 triumph over the Cougars in a Pioneer Valley Conference ...

Cadets beat Zeps in key PVC matchup

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BEVERLY — Just when it seemed Shenandoah was taking control, Fort Frye took it right back. Friday night’s Pioneer Valley Conference matchup went back and forth for two-and-a-half quarters until a pair of free throws by Nick Miller and a 3-pointer by Colby Farmer gave the Zeps (5-1) a ...

Waterford hands Eastern 60-42 loss in TVC action

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WATERFORD — Waterford High protected the lead. The Wildcats never trailed en route to a 60-42 triumph over visiting Eastern High in a Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division boys’ basketball game at the Cooper Annex Friday night. “We lost one game (to Miller on Tuesday night) in the ...

MC’s Walker repeats as All-American

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SALEM, Va. — The accolades keep coming for Marietta College senior running back Roger Walker. Walker was named to the 2017 D3football.com All-American first team Friday evening. The All-American teams were released in conjunction with the NCAA Division III National Championship Stagg ...

Tigers fall to Blue Devils

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Zanesville scored at least 20 points in all four quarters against Marietta Friday night, shooting 23 for 34 (67.6 percent) from the floor en route to an 81-58 victory at Sutton Gymnasium. Cameron Brooks-Harris poured in a game-high 35 points to lead the Blue Devils. Aronde Myers added 18 ...

Waterford Wildcats fly past South Gallia, 70-15

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WATERFORD — Waterford High’s starters rested in the fourth quarter. The Wildcats never trailed en route to a 70-15 triumph over visiting South Gallia in a Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division girls’ basketball game at the Cooper Annex Thursday night. “I love it when everyone gets ...

Crusaderettes roll over St. Marys, 71-39

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PARKERSBURG — A 37-11 run in a span of 12:27 to close the first half propelled host Parkersburg Catholic into a commanding 44-16 margin en route to a 71-39 girls basketball victory over St. Marys Thursday night. The win pushed PCHS out to a 4-0 record, while the loss left the visiting Blue ...

Warren loses early lead, falls to Patriots 48-42

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VINCENT — To say Parkersburg South senior guard Devin Hefner took over Wednesday evening’s clash against Warren would be a little bit of an understatement. With her team trailing by six points with four and a half minutes to play in the game, Hefner scored 12 consecutive points to turn a ...

Tigers falter vs. Bobcats

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Marietta High had a good start. But then the Tigers faded fast after the opening period and dropped a 65-32 decision to undefeated Cambridge High in East Central Ohio League girls’ basketball action at Sutton Gym Wednesday night. “You know, that’s just a glimpse of what they can ...

Pioneers face off vs. Wilmington Quakers Saturday

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Marietta College took another tumble in the national rankings. After being as high as No. 6 in the D3hoops.com men’s top 25 poll a couple of games ago, the Pioneers (6-2 overall, 1-2 Ohio Athletic Conference) slipped to 13th last week and are now 20th. Jon VanderWal is more concerned, ...

Waterford’s Baker named Ohio Golf Coach of the Year

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WATERFORD — Cris Baker bleeds green and white. OK, OK, not really. But the Waterford High golf coach is a dedicated Wildcat through and through. “I am a true Wildcat,” Baker said. “I graduated from Waterford High School and our four children all graduated from Waterford High ...