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 ...

Ritchie takes down Central

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ELLENBORO — Ritchie County found a muddy track much to its liking. In Saturday’s Class A state semifinal playoff game at Chuck Schofield Memorial Stadium, Wheeling Central Catholic’s passing game was stuck in neutral on a playing field riddled with mud and allowed the fourth-seeded ...

Positive trend for RCHS football team

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ELLENBORO — Ritchie County football nation can’t argue with progress. Beginning with Year 1 and now closing out Year 4 under coach Rick Haught, the Rebels have taken another step forward in the playoff tree from the previous season. And on Saturday at Chuck Schofield Memorial Stadium, the ...