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Wildcat boys ready for next postseason matchup

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WATERFORD — Waterford High has multiple go-to guys on offense. The eighth-ranked Wildcats (20-4) are hoping their balanced scoring will help propel them past Wellington High (19-7) when the two teams get together at 6:15 p.m. today in an Ohio Division IV regional boys’ basketball ...

Waterford boys claim district championship

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ATHENS —Waterford High’s cagers were hard to guard. All five starters scored in double figures as the Wildcats defeated Eastern Pike, 78-72, in a D4 boys’ basketball district championship game at the Ohio University Convocation Center Saturday. “They’re a great bunch of kids ...

Williamstown girls fall in Class A state title game

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CHARLESTON — One year after a Little Kanawha Conference team (Gilmer County) sent Huntington St. Joe to its first Class A state title game loss in eight years (42-41), the Irish made it back to the final contest of the year to face another LKC team in Williamstown Saturday inside the ...

Wildcat girls earn berth in state finals

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PICKERINGTON — After losing four starters off of last years Division IV girls state championship team to graduation, few if any gave the Waterford Lady Wildcats a chance at returning to the state finals this season. With Saturday night’s 50-35 win over the Danville Lady Blue Devils at ...

Pioneers drop stunner to Rochester in ‘Sweet 16’

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Marietta College had a 17-game winning streak on the line going into the NCAA D3 men’s basketball sectional round. The Pioneers also were undefeated at home this season with a 17-0 mark. All of that’s history now as seventh-ranked MC was defeated by No. 13 University of Rochester, 85-80, ...

MC seniors go out on strong note

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Marietta College’s disappointing 85-80 loss to Rochester Friday night in the Division III Sectional Round may have brought an end to the Pioneers’ season but it did little to tarnish the accomplishments of one of the most successful classes in the school’s long history. Seniors A.J. ...

Williamstown girls in state final

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sixth-seeded Williamstown overcame an 11-point halftime deficit and earned a 65-59 victory Friday over second seed Wheeling Central and a spot in the Class A state title game at noon today. The Wood County school’s appearance will be the second straight for the Little ...

Waterford takes down Eastern, one win from state

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JACKSON — Waterford High conducted a shutdown clinic. The defending state champion Wildcats limited Eastern High to two single-digit quarters en route to a 50-33 triumph in a D4 regional semifinal girls’ basketball game at Jackson High Thursday night. “We thought that we could hold ...

Parkersburg Catholic ousted in regional co-final

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ONA, W.Va. — Huntington St. Joe earned a chance Thursday night to defend its West Virginia Class A state championship. DeAundra Murphy scored 25 points, John Morrison 13 and Owen Huffman 10 to power the Irish past Parkersburg Catholic, 63-55, Thursday night in a Class A Region IV co-final at ...

Wheeling Central too much for St. Marys boys

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WHEELING, W.Va. — Charleston has become the second home for Wheeling Central in the month of March. The Maroon Knights of Mel Stephens punched their ticket to the state tournament for the fifth straight season, disposing of visiting St. Marys, 88-62, Thursday night in a Class A Region I ...

Pioneers ready for Rochester Friday in ‘Sweet 16’

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At this stage of the D3 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, everything is copacetic in the Marietta College camp. With wins in rounds 1 and 2 of the tourney last weekend, the seventh-ranked Pioneers (26-4) are hoping that their scheduled Sweet 16 game against the No. 13 University of Rochester ...

Lady ’Jackets advance at state

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Williamstown wasted little time making its presence felt after a four-year absence from the state tournament here Wednesday morning inside the Charleston Civic Center. The sixth-seeded Yellowjackets built a 20-point lead; watched third seed Tucker County whittle it down ...

UR coming to Marietta. Wow

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When I first learned that seventh-ranked Marietta College would be hosting No. 13 University of Rochester in an NCAA D3 Sweet 16 men’s basketball game Friday at 8 p.m., I was flabbergasted. I was born in Rochester, N.Y. and raised in a small town in Monroe County west of the city — a city ...

Waterford girls take on TVC rival Eastern in D-IV regional semi

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WATERFORD — If the Division IV district championship games last week were any indication of what kind of a game fans can expect tonight when the Waterford Lady Wildcats take on the Eastern Lady Eagles back at Jackson High School in a regional semifinal, fans should expect to see a thriller of ...

Wildcats’ Spencer playing games with pain

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D.J. Spencer Wood County Christian School Year: senior Age: 18 GPA: 3.9 Sports: baseball, basketball, soccer Hgt.: 6-foot-2 Points per game average: 21 College: Cedarville Major: electrical engineering Family: Dave and Kelly Spencer (father and mother); brother Luke (junior at WCCS), ...

Parsons No. 1 at Warren but misses out on state

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Casey Parsons posted two wrestling wins at last weekend’s Ohio Division II District Tournament at Heath High. That made the Warren High senior 160-pounder the school’s all-time winningest grappler. “Casey ended his career with 170 wins,” said Warriors head coach Jim Rhodes. “He ...

Belpre’s Barker committed to playing college ball at MC

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BELPRE —Marietta College just added another weapon to its arsenal. Cheyenne “Chey” Barker, a 1,245-point career scorer at Belpre High, officially announced her intentions to continue her education and play MC women’s basketball next season in a commitment ceremony Wednesday in the ...

Waterford earns victory over Fairfield, 63-52, in semi

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ATHENS — Waterford High enjoyed good balance on offense. Jordan Welch, Isaac Huffman, and Tyler McCutcheon combined to score 46 points as the top-seeded and eighth-ranked Wildcats defeated Fairfield, 63-52, in an Ohio Division IV SE District Semifinal boys’ basketball game at the Ohio ...

Pios overcame tough stretch, now in ‘Sweet 16’

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Set for an 8 p.m. tip-off Friday against No. 13 Rochester in the NCAA Division III Round of 16, the No. 7 nationally-ranked Marietta College men’s basketball team finds itself in the midst of another glorious postseason run. The road to this point, however, was not quite as smooth for the ...

Morris, ’Jackets ready for state

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PARKERSBURG — Williamstown point guard Ashley Morris had just about done everything a basketball player can do during her time in a Yellowjackets’ uniform. The 5-foot-1 senior scored her 1,000th point earlier in the year, gained possession of both the steals and assists records at the ...