Warren Athletics



Athlete of the Week (Dec 3)

Molly GraysonAthlete of the Week (Dec 3)

Molly helped lead her team to a 2-0 week with wins over Linsly and Athens.  In both games she led her team in scoring, as she dropped 17 and 15 points, respectively.  

Warriors Sneak Past Fort Frye

Seth DennisWarriors Sneak Past Fort Frye

Beverly - Austin Barta’s free throw with 1.2 seconds remaining on the clock proved to be the game-winner Tuesday evening as the visiting Warren Warriors downed the Fort Frye Cadets, 52-51, in a non-conference thriller at Fort Frye High School.

Barta was fouled as he attempted to catch a pass thrown by Seth Dennis and missed the first free throw before canning the second to give the Warriors their third consecutive victory.

The Warriors were playing a few men down as starter Noah Nichols did not play in the game while big man Clay Miller suffered an injury in the opening half forcing Warren head coach Blane Maddox to use virtually everyone on his roster to claw out the win.

“We had two big players out so we had to dig really deep into our bench,” said Maddox. “I’m proud of kids like Matt Goodman stepping up and Dylan Place stepping up and Isaac Colgrove stepping up and then Austin (Barta) hit that big free throw at the end.”

After Warren saw a seven-point lead erased early in the second half by the Cadets, the two Washington County rivals matched one another blow for blow the rest of the way to set up the thrilling finish.

Holiday Chili Slam

Holiday Chili Slam

Mat Madness

WrestlingMat Madness

Vincent - New Lex ended Warren’s three-year run as team champion, compiling 412 points. Maysville was runner-up, while Jackson and the Warriors were third and fourth, respectively in the 12-school field. Locally, after Warren, Morgan was fifth; Waterford seventh; Fort Frye ninth; Marietta 10th; and Belpre 11th.

“New Lexington brought their ‘A’ team down this year,” said Warren head coach Jim Rhodes.

“We beat them last week pretty handily at Cambridge.

“But they wrestled well today, and they deserved to win.”

New Lexington’s Leilah Castro was the tournament’s MVP in the 126-pound weight division.

“She pinned her way through,” Rhodes said. “She’s legit, and nationally ranked. She’s very strong and has a very good background. Her dad is a martial artist and an MMA fighter.”

Warren, the three-time defending Hickory Grove champ, was not at full strength with seven starters out.

“Three of our starters (Peyten Kellar, Liam Kellar, and Brady Oberdier), were at Ironman,” Rhodes said. “And we also had two out with injury.

“But Brock Bowen (160) stepped up, did well, and finished in the top four. Trent (Sayre) had ACTs, so he had to forfeit a match. Cole Coleman (113) was aggressive and wrestled real good all day.”

Dennis Leads Warriors Past Big Reds

Seth DennisDennis Leads Warriors Past Big Reds

Vincent - Seth Dennis got hot at the right times and Warren got defensive stops when it needed them in a 50-44 victory over Parkersburg High Friday night.

The game, which was Warren’s home opener and Parkersburg’s season opener, featured eight lead changes, the final one coming with six minutes left in the third quarter. The Big Reds (0-1) went up 24-22 on back-to-back baskets by Dylan Shaver, but the sophomore Dennis scored eight straight points to put the Warriors ahead 30-24.

PHS rallied to tie the game at 40-all with 4:08 left in left in the fourth quarter on Gavin Dudley’s layup, but Austin Barta’s 3 off Dennis’ assist and then two more buckets from Dennis put the Warriors on top for good.

“He stepped up very well,” Warren head coach Blane Maddox said of Dennis.

“I thought we had some players step up and give us some good minutes. Good team win. It feels good when a lot of guys get to play and get to contribute and we got to do that tonight.”

Bogard To Pole Vault At Youngstown State

Erin BogardBogard To Pole Vault At Youngstown State

Vincent - Things are looking up for senior Erin Bogard.

The Warren High pole vault standout signed a National Letter of Intent Friday in the Warrior Coliseum to continue her education and jump at Youngstown State University next year.

Bogard is planning to major in biology pre-med. She said that her favorite subject at WHS is anatomy.

“I got an email from Youngstown State over the summer to talk to them,”said the 17-year-old Bogard, who owns a 3.6 GPA at Warren. “So, I called the (pole vault) coach (Rick Penniman), and we talked for 40-45 minutes, and I decided that I’d really like to go up there, meet him, and tour the facilities — and I just loved it. The campus is beautiful. I just felt like I could be there the next four years.”

“Coach (Penniman) is very much similar to (Warren pole vault coach) Pat Wigal’s personality.”

Said Wigal, “It’s a great opportunity for her. She’s fortunate enough to have had a bunch of options.”

Lady Warriors Sharp In Win Over Athens

Molly GraysonLady Warriors Sharp In Win Over Athens

Vincent -  Molly Grayson had another big game.

After scoring a career-high 17 points in a Warren win at Linsly (W.Va.) Monday, the 5-foot-3 junior point guard tallied 15 markers in a 59-31 Warriors triumph over visiting Athens High in girls’ basketball action Thursday night.

“We were moving the ball really well,” Grayson said. “We played good team basketball.”

Grayson was 6-of-7 from the floor with three triples, and only played about half of the game.

“She’s been playing well,” said WHS head coach Amy Colgrove of Grayson. “She was our leading scorer in the last game.

“She was knocking down shots, and getting to the hole well. She has a nice change of speed on her attack and finishes pretty well. She’s quick and sees the floor well.”

Caspen Ford added eight points, while Andrea Place and Maddisen Mills netted seven apiece for the Warriors, who improved their record to 3-1. WHS shot 44 percent (26-59) from the field but were only 2 of 16 at the foul line.

“I thought we did some good things tonight,” Colgrove said. “But we were 1 of 12 at the line in the first half. And, in the second half, we weren’t much better (1-4). And, we missed a ton of layups as well.”

Athlete of the Week (Nov 26th)

Brock BowenAthlete of the Week (Nov 26)

Brock, a first year wrestler, competed in his first varsity match at Cambridge in the 170lb weight class.  Brock claimed 7th place honors, finishing with an overall record of 2-2.  He included 2 pins.

Wrestling to Host Hickory Grove Invite Saturday

WrestlingWrestling to Host Hickory Grove Invite Saturday

Vincent - Warren High will be seeking its fourth straight Hickory Grove Market Wrestling Invitational championship at 10 a.m. this upcoming Saturday at the Warrior Coliseum.

The competition figures to be tough, though, especially with fellow Washington County schools’ Marietta High, Waterford High, Fort Frye High, and Belpre High in the field.

“Spring Valley and Maysville will be strong as will Athens,” said WHS head coach Jim Rhodes. “Hickory Grove will be missing our three big point scorers — the Kellars and Oberdier — so we will have to have some others step up and do well.”

Sophomore Peyten Kellar, junior Brady Oberdier, and Liam Kellar will be competing at Ironman on that same day.

Last Saturday at the Cambridge Invitational, the Warriors wrestled their season opener and finished sixth in a field of 14 schools.

“We kind of took it on the chin,” Rhodes said. “Cambridge is a tough opener. We went to see some of our district teams. Beaver Local just ran away with it. They are loaded. At 152, they entered an extra who was a state qualifier last year and can’t beat the starter. Over 20 state placer or qualifiers in the tournament. We finished sixth but we were as high as third at one point.”

Boys Basketball Gets Road Win Against Meigs

Clay MillerBoys Basketball Gets Road Win Against Meigs

Meigs - Not the home opener the Marauders were hoping for.

The Meigs boys basketball team never led and fell to non-conference guest Warren by a 63-48 final on Tuesday inside Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium.

Warren (1-1) scored the first five points of the night, holding the Marauders (1-1) scoreless for the opening four minutes. The Warriors led 15-8 at the end of the first quarter, and then started the second with a 6-1 run.

Meigs fought back with a 17-8 spurt over the final five minutes of the first half, cutting the Warrior advantage to 29-26 at halftime.

MHS senior Nick Lilly hit a three-pointer 18 seconds into the second half, tying the game at 29, but Warren reestablished the lead with a two-pointer a minute later. Lilly then made a two-pointer to tie the game at 31, but the Warriors answered with a trifecta and never lost the advantage.

Warren led by a 45-38 clip at the end of the third, but Meigs cut its deficit to five points in the opening 1:30 of the finale. However, Warren hit back-to-back buckets within 15 seconds to stretch the lead to double digits. The Warriors went on to sink 11-of-21 free throws in the final six minutes — in which the Marauders had four players foul out — and WHS sealed the 63-48 victory.

Lady Warriors Get Win Over Linsly

Millie RyanLady Warriors Get Win Over Linsly

Wheeling - Linsly girls’ basketball coach Rebecca Upton admits that her Cadets are still a work in progress and trying to figure out just exactly what their identity will be.

Those answers did not appear Monday night as Linsly shot 30 percent from the field and turned the ball over 25 times against visiting Warren Local.

Molly Grayson fired in a game-high 17 points to lead three double-figure scorers and the Warriors did a good job of turning Cadets turnovers into points in cruising to a 53-37 victory at Stifel Fieldhouse.

“We are a young team with some young leaders and we are still learning and growing,” Upton said. “And we are really just trying to figure out who we are at this point.”

Linsly (1-2) survived six first-quarter turnovers while Warren committed five, however, the Warriors (2-1), who trailed by four early on, managed to escape the first eight minutes with a 12-11 upperhand.

Each team made a field goal early in the second, with Linsly sophomore Charlie Allison scoring her eighth and final point of the night at the 6:12 mark. Trailing by two, Cadets turnovers began turning into points as the visitors used an 11-0 burst to turn the lead into a 26-13 margin, before settling for 26-16 at the break thanks to a Molly Heron 3-pointer.

Tigers Get Overtime Win Over Warriors

Seth DennisTigers Get Overtime Win Over Warriors

Marietta - Marietta boys basketball coach J.D. Secrest remembers very well the last time the Tigers defeated the rival Warren Warriors on the hardcourt.

As a matter of fact, the veteran head coach in the first full season of his second tenure at MHS can tell you the exact date that the Tigers last tasted victory against Warren.

After Friday’s thrilling 72-70 win in overtime over the Warriors, Secrest and his Tigers will have a brand new date to remember going forward.

The Tigers clawed their way to a six-point halftime lead and then were able top fight off a patented Warren second-half run to claim their first win over their rival since Valentines Day way back in 2009.

Athlete of the Week (Nov 19)

Allison RoddyAthlete of the Week (Nov 19)

Allison is a 4-year varsity letter winner.  She received the MVP award her Junior year and is the main flyer in her stunt group.  Last year Allison was a part of the 1st place varsity divisioon and Grand Champion team in the Buckeye All-Star Cheerleading Competition. In her spare time Allison volunteers coaching the pee-wee 

Wrestling Opens up Saturday at Cambridge

WrestlingWrestling Opens up Saturday at Cambridge

Vincent - Jim Rhodes is hoping that Warren High’s wrestling team will be talented, tough, and trouble for the opposition this upcoming winter.

“We should be very solid this year with so many seniors,” said the fourth-year Warriors head coach, whose royal blue and white grapplers are scheduled to open up their season on the mat Saturday at Cambridge.

The Warren wrestling roster will be featuring eight seniors — Liam Kellar (152 pounds), Landon Hanes (132), Ben Goedel (138), Tristan Duffey (145), Trent Sayre (152), Lexa Wallace (152), Tres Jeffers (182), and Dylan Anderson (195).

Also on the team are three juniors — Brady Oberdier (160), Hayden Wiggers (145), and Kaleb Tait (220); eight sophomores — Peyten Kellar (120), Cole Coleman, Scott Reynolds (126), Zach Ochampaguh (170), Brock Bowen (182), Owen Richardson (195), Ryan Brown (182), and Jake Welch (285); and five freshmen — Brodie Tait (106), Ethan Johnson (120), Gabe Bookman (285), David Schafer (285), Tyler Strahler (285).

“It’s nice to see 24 in the (practice) room,” Rhodes said. “Numbers are key, and it has taken us a while to get them back up.

“A dedicated and experienced coaching staff is another key. Scott Rhodes, Jeff Parsons and Eric Proctor are all alumni, and together have all coached well over 20 years each. JR and Michelle Kellar bring a lot of experience to the room as well. All are very knowledgeable, and I couldn’t do this without all of them.”

Athlete of the Week (Nov 12)

Mikinzi HeissAthlete of the Week (Nov 12)

Mikinzi is a 4 year varsity letter winner in cheer, and is a solid base in her stunt groups.  She helped lead the cheer squad to first place honors in the varsity division and designation of Grand Champion at the Buckeye All-Star Cheerleading Competition.  Mikinzi is also an active member of HPAC, volunteering her time working with 
foster and adopted children. 

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