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Hard work pays off for Marietta’s Tyler Kytta

Sometimes, a player just gets in the zone. This was the case for Tyler Kytta Saturday. The Marietta High junior scored 32 points in a win over Federal Hocking at Sutton Gym. As Kytta said after the game, “I was just in the zone.” However, there’s a bit more to it than that. A player ...

No. 8 Fort Frye uses big offense to down Frontier

NEW MATAMORAS — Host Frontier and head coach Roger Kirkpatrick were looking for a big upset Tuesday night when Division III No. 8 Fort Frye rolled into the Hank Morus Gymnasium. The Cougars kept the Cadets scoreless for the first 4:25 of the game, but Nic Hart’s 3 finally got head man ...

Fort’s Archer breaks school record for 3-balls in win over Warren

VINCENT — Fort Frye junior Hannah Archer became the school’s all-time leader in three-pointers and the Cadets used a huge third quarter to pull away to a 47-35 win Monday night over the Warren Warriors. Archer led the way for the Cadets with 13 points and the Fort Frye defense allowed ...

Warren cruises

VINCENT — The Warren Warriors put on a defensive clinic in the first half of Friday night’s matchup against Fort Frye, holding the Cadets to just seven points on the way to a 57-43 victory. Fort Frye (13-2) attempted 21 shots in the first half and made just three. And when the Cadets ...

Shadyside grabs road win over Frontier

NEW MATAMORAS —Frontier dug itself into a 10-point first quarter hole and couldn’t dig out of it. That set the stage for a loss at the hands of Shadyside, 61-47. The Cougars (3-9) struggled to get going in front of the home crowd at the Hank Morus Gymnasium, as Breckin Hoff and Jacob ...

Marietta boys fall to St. Clairsville

MARIETTA — Tony Munos bucketed a game-high 21 points and Adam Coil double-doubled for host Marietta here Friday night inside Sutton Gymnasium, but St. Clairsville head coach Ryan Clifford’s squad had all five starters crack double figures en route to a 73-61 Red Devil victory. Tyler ...

Marietta College men win, women lose

MARIETTA — Head coach Jon VanderWal and his Marietta College Pioneers’ forced wait to the beginning of their season didn’t faze them in the slightest. Just ask Baldwin Wallace, who couldn’t do much to stop the onslaught in the Pioneers’ opener. All Yellowjacket players could do ...

Wheeling Park’s Hanna named state’s girls soccer player of the year

WHEELING — When it comes to the 2020 Wheeling Park girls soccer team, the year could be described as one of destiny. The Patriots came into the year losing 12 seniors from last year’s team as well as not knowing if they would be able to play a full season. However, senior Graceylyn Hanna ...

Ohio Valley men upended by Yellow Jackets

VIENNA — An 11-2 spurt midway through the second half here Thursday night inside the Snyder Activity Center helped visiting Cedarville to a season split against Ohio Valley following an 81-65 Great Midwest Athletic Conference victory. The Yellow Jackets (6-2, 6-2) of head man Pat Estepp ...

Cedarville too much for OVU women, 77-49

VIENNA — The OVU women are still searching for their first win on the year, and playing the No. 23 Cedarville Yellow Jackets was a tall task for the short-benched Fighting Scots. Playing with only eight available Scots, the home team couldn’t stave off the ‘Jackets in a 77-49 defeat on ...

Marietta men hope to get season underway tonight

MARIETTA — Marietta College was fired up and ready to go last week, its sights set on finally opening the 2020-21 season. They were forced to wait a little longer, though, as the Pioneers’ week one opponent, Otterbein, had to quarantine. “They’ve been working really hard,” ...

Patriot booters honored

CLARKSBURG — Wheeling Park defeated Parkersburg South, 1-0, in a clash of titans in the Class AAA girls soccer state championship game. So, it’s not a surprise that both teams are well-represented on the West Virginia Sports Writers Association’s Class AAA all-state teams, released on ...

Marietta girls explode in second half

MARIETTA — River had Wednesday night’s game inside Sutton Gymnasium even at 23 late in the second, but Marietta scored the final eight points of the stanza and then dominated the third quarter en route to a 67-37 blowout. The 9-6 Tigers of head man Allen Ruth, who defeated the Pilots 66-52 ...

Belpre’s Eli Fullerton will keep running

BELPRE — Eli Fullerton, a four-time all-Ohioan at Belpre High School, will continue his running career for the Wildcats of Indiana Wesleyan University. “I think I’m pretty well prepared,” said Fullerton, who carries a near 3.8 GPA. “As a student-athlete I think it’s just going to ...

Warren wins

MARIETTA — Brayden Sallee can shoot from just about anywhere on the court. The Warren junior’s abilities were on full display in a 64-54 win over Marietta Tuesday, scoring 22 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for a double-double. He made several shots with defenders in his face, including a ...

Fort Frye rolls past Caldwell for season sweep

BEVERLY — Luke Huffman’s trifecta just 21 ticks into Tuesday night’s game started a 3-point barrage as host Fort Frye rolled to a 76-49 victory against Caldwell to earn a sweep of the season series. The Redskins of head coach Clint Crane, who dropped to 9-6 and had lost to the Cadets ...

Simply swarmed: Belpre girls too much for South Gallia

BELPRE — A dominant first half from Belpre’s top scorers created enough distance as the Golden Eagles soared back to the .500-mark with a 65-50 victory over visiting South Gallia on Monday night. Halee Williams did plenty of damage to the Rebels with her 30-point, 13 rebound ...