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Marietta Gets Big Win Over Warriors

SoftballMarietta Gets Big Win Over Warriors

Marietta - Marietta pitcher Jillian Middleton had one of those games that she will likely remember for a long, long time.

The Tiger junior fired a complete-game three-hitter while fanning 10 and also slammed a three-run home run as Marietta downed the Warren Warriors 7-1 Tuesday night at Phillips Field.

Middleton was on her game from the very first pitch as she did not walk a single batter while keeping the Warren hitters off balance by masterfully changing speeds.

“We haven’t beat them for a long time so it felt really good,” said Middleton, who was proud to play a large role in giving the Tiger seniors their first win against Warren in their varsity careers. “I was feeling great on the mound and I was very proud of our defense behind me. We’ve struggled on and off for awhile and it felt good to finally tie everything together.”

After Middleton set the Warriors down in order in the top of the first, the Tiger offense hung a three spot on Warren starting pitcher McKenzie Nelson to take the early lead.

Tigers Come Away With Win Over Warriors

Hunter VincentTigers Come Away With Win Over Warriors

Marietta - Tuesday was a perfect example of what can be expected when Marietta and Warren square off on the baseball diamond.

In a game that had four lead changes, it was the host Tigers who came away with a 5-4 victory over the Warriors in a rivalry showdown at Legion Field.

With two outs and Corbin Alkire on third base in the bottom of the fifth, the game tied at 4-all, Kail Hill’s grounder to third was booted to bring in the go-ahead run. Hill then pitched a scoreless sixth and seventh frame, including making an impressive catch on Kurt Taylor’s line drive back up the middle for the final out of the game.

“We know it’s going to be a battle every time we play them,” said Marietta head coach Josh McKitrick. “They get better as the year goes on. We knew it was going to be a battle today. So I’m proud of the way we came in and fought.”

Warren took the first lead of the game with a two-run second inning off Marietta starter Corbin Alkire. With runners at first and second and two down, Caleb Davis laced a two-run double to the left field fence. Taylor scored the first run before Hunter Vincent came all the way around from first to score the second. He was nearly thrown out on a perfect relay throw from Hill at short, but the ball got away from catcher Justin Thompson. Davis tried to advance to third on the play, but Thompson collected the loose ball and fired a strike to third for the out. The inning also included a diving catch in left field by Cole Alkire.

Track Wins Warren Invitational

Caroline StollarTrack Wins Warren Invitational

Vincent - Erin Bogard broke her nose in the pole vault but still prevailed in the event.

The senior track and field standout cleared the bar in a winning jump of 12 feet to help the Warren High girls 3-peat in their annual Warrior Invitational Saturday afternoon. Warren was first with 157 points, while Waterford was third; Morgan, fifth; Fort Frye, eighth; and Belpre, 11th in the 11-team field.

“It happened on my first attempt at 12-3,” said Bogard who is Youngstown State University-bound after graduation. “My right knee came through and hit my nose. It was just a freak accident. It’s just really swollen now.”

Bogard, who also competes in the open 200 and hurdles, had to bow out of the finals in those events.

“I went to the ER in Belpre and got x-rays,” she said. “And, it’s fractured in two places. They really can’t do anything until I go to an ear, nose, and throat specialist in a 14 days — and then I’ll see what they say.”

The Warren girls had several first-place winners in distance runner Casey Brague, thrower Millie Ryan, Caroline Stollar, and Allison Werry.

Brague won both the 1600 and 3200 in 5 minutes, 47.30 seconds and 12:44.10; Ryan, the discus in 112-feet, 5 inches; Stollar, the 800 in 2:33.30; and Werry, the 400 in 1:03.30.

Baseball Falls to South

Seth DennisBaseball Falls to South

Parkersburg - Parkersburg South third baseman Nathan Currey turned a 5-3 double play on a bases-loaded shot hit by Brett Gandee to seal the Patriots’ 7-5 victory against Warren here Thursday evening at Hank Greenburg Field.

Patriot Eli Reeves scattered 11 hits in six-plus innings of work and Dustin Corley recorded the final three outs for the save as head coach Todd Burner’s program improved to 10-7 with a pair of games set for today at the St. Albans tournament.

“Eli pitched a real good game and he got a little tired at the end,” admitted Burner, whose team plays Huntington at 5:30 p.m. and then the host Red Dragons around 8 p.m. “We were trying to save some pitching.

“We hit the ball in spurts and right there at the end we hit it. After the game we had the other night (Tuesday) against Ripley and all the ball we’ve been playing we gave the kids a complete day off yesterday (Wednesday).”

Tied at five heading to the bottom of the sixth, PSHS got an opposite-field double from No. 9 hitter Colin Bryant, which was followed by Nick Yoho reaching on an error. Bryant scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch and Yoho crossed with the final run on Blake McMullen’s RBI double to deep left.

Softball Downs Fort Frye

LaDea WaderkerSoftball Downs Fort Frye

Vincent - Even when Warren High was whiffing, it was still lighting up the scoreboard.

The Warriors tallied 17 unanswered runs, including two on a strikeout in the fourth frame, en route to a five-inning 17-3 mercy triumph over visiting Fort Frye High in a softball game Wednesday night.

The hits are coming along, and they’re gelling and having fun,” said first-year WHS skipper Katie Dickson. “I think we’ve learned that hitting is fun, so we should do more of it.”

Warren freshman catcher Olivia Congleton led the hit parade with three knocks, including a double and three runs-batted-in. Diamond Decker and Olivia Shutts added two hits apiece, and drove in a combined three runs. Kenzie Nelson and Baileigh Reynolds had two RBIs apiece while Becca Williams and Kaya Nicewarner each had one.

Decker picked up the win in relief for the Warriors (4-10). Nelson and Nicewarner also hurled.

Athlete of the Week (April 1)

Drew HuffmanAthlete of the Week (April 1)

In a 5-0 week for baseball, Drew posted some very impressive numbers.  Batting from the leadoff position, Drew batted .444, had an OBP of .737 & an OPS of 1.292, scored 8 runs, collected 5 RBI, and had a string of 10 plate appearances with a BB/HBP.  In addition, he pitched 3 innings in relief, earning 2 saves with a 0.00 ERA.

Softball Downs Parkersburg South

Kenady SamsSoftball Downs Parkersburg South

Vincent - With both teams coming in a needing a win in the worst possible way, it looked like the visiting Parkersburg South Patriots would be leaving with a win, scoring three runs in the top the first.

Looking like a runaway win for the Patriots, the Warren Warriors slowly came back to win 6-5 on a walk-off, two-out double to left field from LaDea Waderker Monday evening.

“This is huge for us. We started a little slow this year, so we have been moving people around like crazy. We have been coming on slowly,” Warren head coach Katie Dickson said. “I’ve told them that they have been chipping away, so I think they are starting to believe. They are getting comfortable, and things will fall into place.”

Staring at a 5-4 deficit going into the bottom of the seventh, Olivia Shutts got the rally started for the Warriors (3-9) with a leadoff single to left field.

Baseball Wins Double Header Against Morgan

Drew HuffmanBaseball Wins Double Header Against Morgan

Vincent - Warren capped off a very successful week Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader sweep of the visiting Morgan Raiders.

Kurt Taylor tossed six scoreless innings to lead the Warriors to a 7-3 win in the opener while Warren spotted Morgan three runs in the night cap before rallying for a 9-7 win.

The two wins extended the Warriors winning streak to five games and improved their season mark to 6-3-1.

After allowing Morgan to score three times in the final inning in the opener the Warriors committed three errors in the opening inning of the second game before regrouping and coming back for the win.

“We lost our focus a little bit and played pretty rough in the seventh inning of the first game and I thought that kind of carried over into the second game,” said WHS head coach Ryan Lemley. “Fortunately we were able to kind of collect ourselves and I was proud of the kids for bouncing back.”

Three hits apiece by Seth Dennis and Evan Gandee paced a 13-hit Warrior attack in the opener while Taylor fanned six without walking a single batter.

The Raiders took full advantage of the brief lapse in the Warren defense to take the 3-0 lead in the nightcap.

Athlete of the Week (Mar 25)

Justin LoughAthlete of the Week (Mar 25)

Justin was outstanding at the Rocky Brands Invitational in leading the Warriors to a 2nd place team finish.  In earning high point honors, Justin placed 1st in the 110 HH (15.58), the 300 IH (40.47), the 4 x 400 Relay (3:31.51), and finished 6th in the 200 Dash (24.20).

Athlete of the Week (Mar 18)

Jake HerriottAthlete of the Week (Mar 18)

Jake enjoyed an outstanding opening day at the Fairweather Relays.  He was a part of 4 winning relays --- the 4 x 1600 meters, the 4 x 800 meters, the distance medley, and the 4 x 400 meter relay.  His efforts helped the Boys Track team claim the meets’ team title.

Girls Soccer Duo Commit to Marietta College

Girls SoccerGirls Soccer Duo Commit to Marietta College

Vincent - Marietta College’s women’s soccer team is hoping to shore up its defense.

In a commitment ceremony in the Warren High gym Wednesday afternoon, Warrior seniors’ Madison Miller and Sophie Knapp each announced their intention of continuing their education and playing soccer at MC after spring graduation.

Miller, a goalkeeper, is planning to major in environmental science, while Knapp, a sweeper, will be seeking a degree in elementary education. At Warren, Miller owns a 3.98 GPA while Knapp has a 3.4 GPA.

“I chose Marietta College because it is like home to me,” said the 18-year-old Miller. “What better way to further my soccer career than to help represent the area I grew up in?”

Said the 17-year-old Knapp, “I chose Marietta because it is a small college with a close family feel. It also has great academic and athletic facilities.”

Marietta College is an NCAA Division III school and a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC). Last fall, the Pioneers posted a 5-12-1 overall record and a 2-7 OAC mark.

Boys Track Wins Night Relays

Boys TrackBoys Track Wins Night Relays

Marietta - On the boys’ side, Warren High’s 4 by 4 clinched a 107-106 triumph over Williamstown with a clocking of 3 minutes, 30.53 seconds. As for the rest of the field, Marietta was third (75); Caldwell, fourth (62); Alexander, fifth (51); Belpre, sixth (42); and Waterford, seventh (34).

The Warriors’ winning 4 by 4 relay featured Isaiah Kitts, Trent Sayre, Ethan Yost, and Justin Lough. Right behind the Warriors were the Yellowjacket team of Colin Hunkele, Dawson Reynolds, Mikey Bell, and Kole Sutton in 3:30.67.

“It was a close one,” said Warren boss Tyler Schaad of the 4 by 4. “We ran pretty well.

“It was a good meet. It’s good to have these local teams and everyone else give us a good run for our money.”

The Warren boys’ other meet win this season was at their own Fairweather Relays on March 23.

Track Finishes Strong at Rocky Brands INV

Trent SayreTrack Finished Strong at Rocky Brands INV

Nelsonville - Boys finish 2nd and Girls finish 4th. Track Results here- http://www.baumspage.com/track/nelsonville/rockybrands/2019/Results.htm

Warriors Get Win Over Fort Frye

Drew HuffmanWarriors Get Win Over Fort Frye

Vincent - Brett Gandee tagged a game-winner.

The Warren High junior’s 3-run blast in the bottom of the sixth inning helped the host Warriors earn a hard-fought 12-10 come-from-behind triumph over Fort Frye High in non-conference baseball action Monday night.

“I hit a fastball,” said Gandee of his first home run of the season. “I was just trying to hit a double and the put the ball in the gap.

“I hit it really well. I had a gut feeling (it was gone).”

After Gandee’s dinger, the Cadets (4-2) got their first two batters on base in the top of the seventh in a comeback attempt of their own. But Warren righty Seth Dennis came in and was able to retire the side to seal the victory.

Freshman southpaw reliever Caleb Davis picked up his first varsity mound win, and Dennis got the save.

“It was a good game,” Gandee said. “We battled back and didn’t quit. I’m proud of my teammates.”

Going into the bottom of the fourth, Warren (2-3-1) trailed Fort, 10-4.

“I was just proud of the kids for responding,” said WHS skipper Ryan Lemley. “We did come back out after they (Cadets) scored nine, and got a couple back. Our goal was to stop the bleeding and to keep plugging away — and they (Warriors) did a good job with that. It showed some mental fortitude out of the kids there.”

Baseball Falls to Parkersburg

Brett GandeeBaseball Falls to Parkersburg

Vincent - Parkersburg High’s patience at the plate was rewarded in the final inning.

Capitalizing on three walks, two hit-batsmen, two wild pitches, one balk and one error in the seventh inning, the Big Reds rallied to defeat host Warren High, 7-5, Thursday night in non-conference baseball action at Warrior Field.

“We took advantage of the (Warrior) mistakes, and the kids did a nice job of getting re-focused there,” said PHS skipper Alan Burns, whose Big Reds (5-4) were trailing by a run (5-4) at the time. “With Hayden (Morris) getting on there in the last inning, that kind of set the table for us to tie it. And then momentum swung our way, and the kids did a nice job.”

Earlier in the contest, Parkersburg was down 4-0 and came back to tie the score in the third inning.

“I told our kids that that is what good teams do,” Burns said. “You can’t always play your best game, but you’ve got to take advantage of mistakes.”

Offensively, T.J. McIntosh slugged a two-run homer to lead the Big Reds. Jordan Batten had the red and white’s only other RBI in the contest. Nathan Lindenmuth scored two runs.

PHS righty Kyle Moore picked up the win with two scoreless innings after relieving starter Jackson Wagner in the top of the sixth.

“After that first inning, Jackson settled down, and Kyle came in and did a nice job,”Burns said.

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