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Fort keeps rolling

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BEVERLY — Second-seeded Fort Frye got the job done Thursday night in its Division III district semifinal as the Cadets rolled past seventh-seeded West Muskingum, 55-25. The victory for the now 21-1 Cadets of head coach Dan Liedtke sets up a 1 p.m. Saturday district championship showdown ...

Warren uses big first half to down Washington

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VINCENT — It goes without saying that every high school basketball team wants to play its very best basketball come tournament time. To say that Warren played its best ball of the season in Thursday evening’s Division II sectional championship game at home against Washington would be a ...

BENNETT: Excitement builds for youth golf in the MOV

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It was a tough one for the golfing world on Tuesday when news broke about Tiger Woods’ car accident. Forget the fact he already was debating about skipping the Masters because of recent back surgery. Following his plethora of leg injuries from the Tuesday morning crash, it’s safe to say ...

Local girls basketball teams in district semis today

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WATERFORD — Playing in the district semifinals is nothing new to the Waterford Wildcats. After all, the Waterford girls basketball team has won an incredible 17 straight sectional championships, the latest coming via a 54-25 victory over Western Saturday. Today, Waterford, along with ...

Wildcats cruise: Waterford boys way too much for Manchester

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WATERFORD — One-win Manchester made Wednesday’s Division IV sectional opener a game into the fourth quarter, but the 20th-seeded Greyhounds couldn’t overcome the one-two punch of Waterford’s Jarrett Armstrong and Luke Teters as the 13th-seeded Wildcats pulled away for a 74-54 win inside ...

Warren downs Fairfield Union in district semis

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VINCENT — Warren took care of business in Tuesday’s Division II district semifinal, cruising past Fairfield Union for a 59-23 victory. The win sets up Friday’s district championship game against Sheridan, a rematch the Warriors have been waiting a year for. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 ...

Fort moves on with 47-36 win over Barnesville

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BEVERLY — No. 1 seeded Fort Frye simply did not play anywhere close to as good as they are capable of playing in their Division III sectional semifinal against 16th seeded Barnesville Tuesday night at Fort Frye High School. Fortunately, the Cadets played good enough to win as they scored a ...

Warren’s Snyder claims back-to-back state titles

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HILLIARD, Ohio — History was made on Saturday in Hilliard, as Warren’s Hayley Snyder claimed her second consecutive Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association girls state wrestling championship. This year’s event ended like last year’s did for the 101-pounder, by defeating ...

WVU men headed deep into the heart of Texas

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MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia men’s basketball team is heading into Texas at an interesting time, to say the least. As the Lone Star State gets pounded by winter weather, resulting in power outages and water shortages, coach Bob Huggins and company are hitting the road for a three-game ...

Parkersburg South’s Gabe Hendershot off to play football at FSU

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PARKERSBURG — Gabe Hendershot’s football career at Parkersburg South had plenty of ups and downs, but the Patriot was there for it all. On Friday, Hendershot had a ceremony at the school and now he’s set to continue his future as a student-athlete at Fairmont State University. “They ...

Warren suffers an unexpected setback

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VINCENT — The Dover Tornadoes left no doubt who the top team in the East Central Ohio League was this season. The visiting Tornadoes took down Warren 67-38 Friday night to clinch the ECOL championship. Dover is now 14-4 overall and 7-0 in the ECOL, while Warren dropped to 16-3 overall and ...

Warren’s Mya Tucker to pitch for the OVU Fighting Scots

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VINCENT — After going last spring without playing the game of softball, Warren pitcher Mya Tucker figured out she liked the sport a lot more than she ever thought. “After my junior season got canceled I realized that I wanted to pursue college softball. I wasn’t ready to hang it up ...

Belpre boys overcome early deficit vs. South Gallia

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BELPRE — Belpre didn’t do it the easy way here Friday night, but the Golden Eagles managed to erase an 18-point first-half deficit to rally past South Gallia, 66-63, and sweep the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division season series. Jaxxon Mabe, who flushed a dunk at the final horn, ...

Warriors cruise past Hillsboro in sectional final

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VINCENT — Warren’s defense forced 33 Hillsboro turnovers here Thursday night in an Ohio Division II sectional final and the Indians shot less than 23% from the floor as the Warriors rolled to a 48-21 victory. Head coach Amy Way’s squad scored the first 16 points and led 19-1 after one. ...

Fort Frye claims 12th straight sectional

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BEVERLY —Fort Frye dominated once again to win the sectional championship in a 67-25 handling of Buckeye Trail. Winning the Division III sectional is nothing new, as Dan Liedtke’s group has now won 12 of those titles in a row. Something new for the juggernaut Cadets (20-1) was that they ...

Frontier’s Evan Cunningham to golf for Pios

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NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier High School’s Evan Cunningham will continue his career as a student-athlete at Marietta College for head golf coach Tom Arison. The Cougar, who earned the MC Compass Scholarship and also has released a six-song EP that’s on both Spotify and Apple Music, has lots ...

Waterford girls earn split of league title with win over Trimble

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WATERFORD — Ownership of the 2021 Tri-Valley Conference title hung in the balance, and Waterford exacted its revenge to become co-champs with Trimble, following a 56-49 victory on Wednesday night inside the Harry Cooper Annex. Winning the TVC is no new feat for the Wildcats, but this year ...