Williamstown has Rebels’ attention headed into state final

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ELLENBORO — Suffice it to say the Ritchie County football team is working harder than ever in preparation for the 7 p.m. Saturday Class A state championship showdown against Williamstown set for Wheeling Island Stadium. “Williamstown has our attention,” said Rebel boss Rick Haught, ...

’Jackets mindful of Ritchie’s offensive attack

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WILLIAMSTOWN —During Williamstown’s current playoff run, the offensive numbers have risen to another level. So when Yellowjacket football coach Chris Beck describes the explosiveness of Ritchie County, he can relate to the Rebels’ offensive efficiency. At 7 p.m. Saturday inside ...

Marietta girls too much for River

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MARIETTA — Marietta Tigers girls basketball coach Allen Ruth knows full well there are going to be plenty of ups and downs for his young team this season. Count Wednesday night as one of those “ups” as the Tigers rolled to a 52-27 win over the River Pilots at Sutton Gymnasium to even ...

Tigers handle Meigs in home opener, 48-47

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MARIETTA — Despite having to watch most of the fourth quarter from the bench due to foul trouble, Marietta senior Tyler Kytta scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Tigers past Meigs 48-47 Tuesday at Sutton Gym. Marietta (2-1) trailed its home opener 33-26 early in the third quarter. Kytta ...

Cisar steps down as Magnolia baseball coach

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — Magnolia baseball coach Dave Cisar says he is the luckiest man in the world. The legendary coach spent 48 years doing what he loved, in a place he loved, with who he loved. On Monday, however, Cisar, 75, made the decision to step down as baseball coach of the Magnolia ...