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RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Waterford’s Braden Bellville, right, gives a stiffarm while carrying the ball during a high school football game against Frontier Friday in New Matamoras, Ohio.

Waterford spoils Frontier’s homecoming

NEW MATATMORAS — Waterford High spoiled Frontier High’s homecoming. Quarterback Peyten Stephens threw two touchdown passes to Cody Harris, and tailback Braden Bellville ran for three more scores as the Wildcats defeated the host Cougars, 49-7, in prep football action Friday night. “We ...

JEFF BAUGHAN The Marietta Times
Marietta’s Dominic Vanfossen (24) carries the ball as Parkersburg defenders Zion Atkinson (1) and Nathaniel Steed (85) try to track him down during a high school football game Friday night at Stadium Field in Parkersburg. Parkersburg won, 45-10.

Marietta High can’t contain Parkersburg in 45-10 loss

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High was happy to be home. The Big Reds returned to Stadium Field Friday for the first time since the season opener against St. Albans and came away with a dominating 45-10 victory over Marietta High. The Big Reds (2-2) totaled 440 yards of offense and forced ...

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Williamstown quarterback Carter Haynes runs away from Ravenswood’s Evan Dunlap (1) during the Yellowjackets’ 52-14 homecoming victory versus the Red Devils on Friday night.

Led by Haynes, Williamstown rolls past Ravenswood

WILLIAMSTOWN — Carter Haynes was tired of hearing about Williamstown’s losing streak. The junior quarterback made sure the Yellowjackets didn’t extend the skid to four games by passing for 88 yards and two touchdowns, as well as rushing for another 86 yards and one touchdown in a ...

Cadets’ defense shuts out ’Noles

Fort Frye 37, Monroe Central 0 WOODSFIELD — Tyler Bradford ran for 125 yards on 11 carries and returned an interception 46 yards for a touchdown to lead Fort Frye to a 37-0 victory at Monroe Central Friday. Tate Engle had 71 passing yards and ran for a 1-yard touchdown to open the scoring ...

JOE ALBRIGHT The Marietta Times
Parkersburg South’s Nick Yoho (8) tries to dance out of the attempted tackle from John Marshall’s Charles McCool during the Monarchs’ 40-17 win over the Patriots.

Hess ignites John Marshall past Parkersburg South

PARKERSBURG — Hess, Hess, Hess and Hess. If that got redundant, think how Parkersburg South head football coach Mike Eddy felt watching John Marshall back Dereck Hess run for four touchdowns in the first half alone en route to the visiting Monarchs’ 40-17 win over the Patriots Friday ...

Caldwell ground game stifled in loss to Shadyside, 41-7

SHADYSIDE — Timing is everything. As fate would have it, the Caldwell Redskins picked an inopportune time to visit Fleming Field. The Shadyside Tigers, licking their collective wounds from their initial loss of the campaign a week ago at Meadowbrook, punished the Noble Countians to a ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Marietta High’s Jake Craven (1) handles the ball as Athens’ Jack Conrath-Sweeney (8) defends during a high school boys soccer match Thursday evening at Jerry Brock Field in Devola. Marietta won, 4-1.

Marietta’s Craven a nightmare for Athens in 4-1 win

DEVOLA — Jake Craven was all over the pitch for Marietta High Thursday evening. Craven had a goal and two assists, one on a corner kick and the other on an impressive cross, to lead the Tigers (6-2-1) to a 4-1 win against visiting Athens at Jerry Brock Field. MHS fell into a 1-0 hole in ...

Photo by Nate Knobel
Marietta College’s Andrew Barker goes up to catch a pass during a college football game against Mount Union last Saturday at Don Drumm Stadium.

Pios look to rebound vs. Muskies

Marietta College took it on the chin in its Ohio Athletic Conference opener last Saturday at Don Drumm Stadium, dropping a 69-3 decision to the University of Mount Union, the No. 2 team in NCAA Division III football. But then, very few OAC schools have given the Purple Raiders (2-0 overall, ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Marietta College’s Noah Laliberty (20) and Alex Gruss (29) defend as Bethany College’s Baboucar Sallah-Mohammed (14) tries to make a move with the ball during a college men’s soccer match Wednesday. MC won 1-0 in double overtime.

Marietta College defeats Bethany with goal in double OT

Andy Rolfes got the golden goal. With less than 50 seconds remaining in the second overtime period, the Marietta College junior winger tucked a point-blank shot just inside the right post as the Pioneers beat visiting Bethany (W.Va.) College, 1-0, in non-conference men’s soccer action ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Marietta’s Dominic Vanfossen tries to break tackles during a high school football game against Williamstown earlier this season at Don Drumm Stadium.

Tigers seek bounceback victory vs. Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — Neither Parkersburg nor Marietta lack motivation when the schools get together for the 114th gridiron meeting at 7:30 p.m. Friday night on the turf at PHS Stadium Field. “I was very upset,” said PHS wide receiver Brenton Strange, who was on the team last year when the ...

TOM PERRY The Marietta Times
Belpre’s Jesse Collins (82) runs with the ball during a high school football game against Wahama last Friday at Ralph Holder Stadium.

Shenandoah faces Cameron, looks to stay unbeaten

SARAHSVILLE — A pair of unbeatens will do battle Friday night when the (3-0) Cameron Dragons travel to Shenandoah to take on the (4-0) Zeps. Shenandoah has used a very balanced attack to grab dominating wins over Frontier (51-6), River (44-12), Southern (Salineville) (28-0) and Barnesville ...

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Belpre’s Tojzae Reams is a standout football player and an All-Ohio track honoree for the Golden Eagles.

Belpre senior hopes to make football postseason

Tojzae Reams Belpre Year: senior Age: 17 GPA: 3.3 Nickname: Golden Eagles football coach Greg Adams calls him “Reamsy” Sports: football, basketball, track and field Track highlights: D3 All-Ohio (8th in 40.77) in 300-meter hurdles (2017); state qualifier (finished 9th in ...

Warren’s Devanne Reynolds crosses the finish line at the Scenic Hills Lions Club Invitational cross country race earlier this season in Vincent. Reynolds and the Warriors head to Lancaster Saturday for the Bob Reall Invitational.

JOHNSTON The Marietta Times

Local cross country teams Lancaster-bound

Marietta High and Warren High both are scheduled to toe the cross country starting line at the Lancaster Bob Reall Invitational at 8 a.m. this Saturday. The two large Washington County schools squared off one other time this season earlier this month. “We had seen Warren on September 2 at ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Waterford’s Megan Ball (18) spikes the ball as Fort Frye’s Kasey Buchanan (31) tries to block it during a high school volleyball match Tuesday at Harry Cooper Gym.

Waterford tops Fort Frye in 5-set thriller

WATERFORD — As one can expect with any competition between Fort Frye and Waterford, Tuesday’s volleyball match was full of twists and turns. In the end, it was the Wildcats who prevailed in a five-set thriller over the Cadets. Waterford took the first set, 25-20, dropped the next two ...

Marietta’s Sean Fournier (6) battles Warren’s Kyler Gardner for the ball during a high school boys soccer match Tuesday in Vincent. Warren won, 4-0.

JOHNSTON The Marietta Times

Warriors blank Tigers on pitch, 4-0

VINCENT — Ethan Yost had a highlight film goal. The Warren sophomore striker angled a difficult, left-side, direct kick just inside the far right post to help the Warriors blank visiting Marietta High, 4-0, in boys soccer action Tuesday night. “I heard the coach (Ekrem Eksi) yelling me to ...

Williamstown’s Ella Hesson finished third overall and helped the Yellowjackets to a runner-up finish at the Mid-Ohio Valley Cross Country Challenge Tuesday in Mineral Wells, W.Va.

Marietta Times

St. Marys’ Gorrell wins MOV Challenge

MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. — Parkersburg High School swept the cross country team titles here Tuesday evening at the Mid-Ohio Valley Challenge as Big Red Madison Trippett won the girls race and Brady Gorrell of St. Marys topped the boys field. Trippett’s time of 18 minutes and 58 seconds bested ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Williamstown’s Carter Haynes (3) fakes a handoff to Donathan Taylor during a high school football game against Marietta earlier this season.

Williamstown looks to avoid 4-game losing skid

WILLIAMSTOWN — No current Williamstown football player had even been born the last time the Yellowjackets suffered through a four-game losing streak. In fact, the last time Williamstown had a three-game skid was all the way back in 1999 when then head coach Bernie Buttrey’s squad tasted ...

Wildcats trying to stay hot vs. Cougars

NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier coach Johnny Schmidt is still trying to figure out how good his football team is this season. The Cougars are 1-3 and have not been overly competitive in those losses. However, as Schmidt points out, Frontier’s first five opponents of the season have a combined ...

Williamstown’s Xavier Caruthers putts during the Little Kanawha Conference Championships Monday at the Golf Club of West Virginia. Caruthers carded a 77 to earn All-LKC honors. Photo by Jordan Holland.

Catholic’s Ferrell medals at LKC Championships

WAVERLY, W.Va. — Three players scored below 80 for Ravenswood as the Red Devils cruised to Monday’s Little Kanawha Conference Championship at the Golf Club of West Virginia. As a team Ravenswood scored a 316, 26 strokes ahead of second place Parkersburg Catholic (342). Though the team ...

Marietta College’s Darrien Fields (4) looks for running room during a college football game Saturday against Mount Union. Photo courtesy of Nate Knobel.

Pioneers fall to No. 2 Raiders, 69-3

Marietta College had a rough, tough game against the No. 2 team in NCAA Division III football. The Pioneers (1-1 overall, 0-1 OAC) committed six turnovers in their Ohio Athletic Conference opener versus the University of Mount Union (2-0, 1-0), and as a result suffered a 69-3 setback ...