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New Lady Raider basketball leader among coaches hired

The Morgan Local School board approved the hiring and rehiring of several coaches, including a new leader for the Lady Raider basketball program.

  • icon Posted: July 01

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Wednesday 06/24/2020
Morgan cheerleading tryouts scheduled for this Saturday

Morgan High School will be holding tryouts for students interested in being on the competition and fall sidelines squads at 9 a.m. this Saturday, June 27, in the high school gym.

Posted: June 24, 2020
OHSAA releases 2020-21 divisional assignments

The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced the competitive balance divisional assignments for 2020-21 boys and girls basketball season last Wednesday.

Posted: June 24, 2020
Wednesday 06/03/2020
Donations push Raider Athletic Complex toward reality; Morgan Youth League Basketball contributes $5,500 to project

With the completion of the Raider Athletic Complex (RAC) at Morgan High School within reach, donations are still coming in to help complete the project.

Posted: June 03, 2020
Summer conditioning and individual skill training allowed for Morgan HS athletes

This past Monday (June 1), Morgan High School coaches and athletes were permitted to begin summer conditioning and skills training to prepare for the upcoming season.

Posted: June 03, 2020
Wednesday 05/27/2020
MVL finalizes expansion plans – Part Two

Editors Note: This is the second of a two-part series on the expansion of the Muskingum Valley League. The second half will look at how the league/division champions will be determined in each sport.

Posted: May 27, 2020
OHSAA to expand football playoffs in 2021; Board of Directors approves expansion from eight to 12 qualifiers per region

The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to expand the Ohio High School Athletic Association football playoffs from eight schools per region to 12 beginning in the 2021 season. The 9-0 affirmative vote, at their May meeting, was given to a recommendation from the OHSAA staff which was based on a proposal from the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association.

Posted: May 27, 2020
Wednesday 05/20/2020
MVL finalizes expansion plans – Part One

Editors Note: This is the first of a two-part series on the expansion of the Muskingum Valley League from a nine to 12-team league to begin this fall. This week examines the general information on the expansion and the history of the league. Next week will discuss how each sport will crown a league champion(s).

Posted: May 20, 2020
Wednesday 05/13/2020
McKenna Schramm signs to sprint for OVU

"I love track because it pushes yourself, and you meet great teammates along the way. Honestly, the feeling I get from running is like no other," said Morgan senior sprinter McKenna Schramm.

Posted: May 13, 2020
Raider Athletic Complex construction continues; Funds needed to finish project

The construction of the new Raider Athletic Complex (RAC) continues. However, the Morgan Athletic Boosters are looking for help raising additional funds to get the project to the finish line.

Posted: May 13, 2020
Wednesday 05/06/2020
Husband, wife team ‘All-in’ coaching Morgan XC

The husband and wife team of Patrick and Cassie Winner have been tasked with guiding the Morgan High School’s cross-country programs. The Morgan Board of Education tabbed Cassie as the Lady Raider cross-country coach and Patrick as the Raider mentor at their April meeting.

Posted: May 06, 2020
High expectations push Parmiter to take reigns of Morgan Raider soccer

A Morgan grad is looking forward to taking the reigns of the Raider soccer program. The Morgan Local School Board tabbed 2007 graduate Chad Parmiter as the Raider’s next leader at its April meeting.

Posted: May 06, 2020
Wednesday 04/29/2020
Community shows support at #BeTheLight

"Tonight was all about honoring a group of young people that were dealt unfortunate adversity. It is a little signal to show the love and support we, as a school and community, have for each of them."

Posted: April 29, 2020
MVOTA cancels 2020 baseball season over COVID-19 concerns

The Muskingum Valley Old Timers Association made a social media announcement on April 22, that the MVOTA leadership team has decided to cancel the 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted: April 29, 2020
Area football, soccer and volleyball teams learn OHSAA divisional assignments

The Ohio High School Athletic Asso­ciation unveiled new divisional assignments for the upcoming fall sports of football, soccer and volleyball. The assignments were approved by the OHSAA Board of Directors during their April meeting last Wednesday.

Posted: April 29, 2020
Wednesday 04/22/2020
Bowman, Knapp inducted into Morgan Athletic Hall of Fame

This school year, Morgan High School inducted two new members to the Athletic Hall of Fame. Chase Bowman from the class of 2006 and Mitch Knapp from the class of 2007.

Posted: April 22, 2020
#BeTheLight will be observed at MHS football field Friday night

This Friday night, Morgan High School will participate in the #BeTheLight social media campaign.

Posted: April 22, 2020
OVAC honors Fort Frye basketball players

The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 3A Champion Fort Frye Lady Cadet and Cadets’ basketball teams placed three players each on the all-conference team.

Posted: April 22, 2020
Wednesday 04/15/2020
OHSAA announces tentative details for spring sports seasons

The Ohio High School Athletic Associa­tion provided new details to member schools last Wednesday regarding spring sports schedules and tournament information if school facilities reopen in early May.

Posted: April 15, 2020
Morgan Raider boys basketball players honored

Junior Carver Myers led the list of Morgan Raider basketball players who received postseason accolades from area coaches and media. Senior, Josh Wells; and juniors, Gabe Altier and Jason Wells joined Myers in receiving postseason recognition.

Posted: April 15, 2020
Marietta College to honor high schools through #BeTheLight

With spring athletic seasons getting canceled and members of the Class of 2020 missing out on special memories related to prom and graduation, Marietta College has decided to join the #BeTheLight movement.

Posted: April 15, 2020
Wednesday 04/08/2020
Lady Raider basketball team recognized for overcoming adversity during season

Morgan Coach Matt Zumbro and his Lady Raider squad were recognized for overcoming injury and adversity to post a winning season.

Posted: April 08, 2020
Waterford basketball postseason award winners

Southeast District Coaches and media honored members of the Waterford basketball teams.

Posted: April 08, 2020
Cadet Report: Honors bestowed on Fort Frye basketball players, coaches

The Fort Frye basketball teams were rewarded for outstanding seasons with multiple postseason honors.

Posted: April 08, 2020
Wednesday 04/01/2020
Cancelation of OHSAA’s winter sports tournaments ends FFHS Lady Cadets’ season prematurely

For Ohio’s winter high school teams and athletes that were still participating in the postseason, their year came to a premature end on March 26. The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced that the winter sports tournaments of wrestling, basketball and ice hockey, which were postponed indefinitely, are now canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted: April 01, 2020
Wednesday 03/25/2020
Rob Justice steps down as leader of Morgan’s ‘Raid City Bomb Squad’

"Coach Justice brought energy, passion and wore his heart on his sleeve. We, as a Raider family, will miss him, and we wish him all the best," said Athletic Director Adam Copeland after Morgan Raider basketball coach Rob Justice announced his resignation last week.

Posted: March 25, 2020
Social media plays role during shutdown of high school sports

The Ohio High School Athletic Asso­ciation postponed the winter sports tournaments and the start of the spring sports season after Governor Mike DeWine closed schools for three weeks in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Posted: March 25, 2020
Wednesday 03/18/2020
Lady Cadet state semifinal postponed

Students were beginning to file into the high school gym for a “send-off” of the Fort Frye Lady Cadet basketball team. The Lady Cadet squad was just a couple of hours away from boarding a bus for their Division IV State Semifinal contest at 8 p.m. that night (March 12) with Minister, at St. John Arena in Columbus, when the word came from the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

Posted: March 18, 2020
Schools’ spring sports season on hold

Governor Mike DeWine’s recent order mandating schools in Ohio be closed, through at least April 3 to combat the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, has also postponed the start of the spring sports season.

Posted: March 18, 2020
Morgan Winter Awards Canceled

Morgan Athletic Director Adam Copeland announced the Winter Awards Night scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, has been canceled.

Posted: March 18, 2020
Raiders off the mark in district finals setback

An off shooting night doomed the Morgan Raiders basketball team’s magical tournament run. The Raiders fell to the Ridgewood Generals 65-48 in the Division III District Finals at Muskingum University.

Posted: March 18, 2020
Thursday 03/12/2020
OHSAA Postpones All Remaining Winter Tournaments

At 12:45 p.m. Thursday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced that all remaining winter tournament contests are immediately postponed due to the growing situation with the coronavirus COVID-19.

Posted: March 12, 2020
Wednesday 03/11/2020
Team effort sends Lady Cadets to Division IV State Final Four

It was hugs and tears of joy all around for the Fort Frye Lady Cadets as they celebrated winning the Division IV Regional title at Pickerington North High School Saturday night. In a three day period, the unranked Lady Cadets had disposed of two of the top four teams in the final Division IV Associated Press state basketball poll to advance to their first “Final Four” since 2013. The Fort Frye squad eliminated fourth-ranked Sugar Grove Berne Union 37-28 in the semifinals last Thursday, and fourth-ranked Portsmouth Notre Dame 49-31 to advance to the state semifinals at St. John Arena, Columbus, on Thursday night.

Posted: March 11, 2020
Waterford wrestlers fall short at districts

Waterford wrestlers Haden Offenberger, Lane Cline and Ethan Root wrestled Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, at Heath High School for the district wrestling tournament.

Posted: March 11, 2020
Raiders ‘charge’ past Fort Frye in Route 60 tournament battle

The atmosphere was “electric,” at the place nicknamed the “Power Plant,” when Morgan and Fort Frye battled at the home of the Philo Electrics.

Posted: March 11, 2020
Tuesday 03/10/2020
OHSAA tournaments to continue with limited spectators

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Tuesday afternoon that all indoor sporting events in Ohio, including high school, collegiate and professional sports, shall continue without most spectators in attendance as Ohio seeks to contain the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Posted: March 10, 2020
Wednesday 03/04/2020
Bomb Squad raids ‘The Hanger’

It took 12 minutes of heart-pounding bonus basketball, but the Morgan Raider basketball team hit the big shots when they needed them most to claim a 49-46 triple-overtime sectional championship victory at Belmont Union Local. The Raiders reached the title game with a 55-45 victory at Cadiz Harrison Central.

Posted: March 04, 2020
Waterford, Fort Frye send wrestlers to districts

Waterford will send three wrestlers and Fort Frye qualified one for the Division III District Wrestling Tournament at Heath High School this Friday and Saturday.

Posted: March 04, 2020
Defense cements Lady Cadets first district title since 2015

The Fort Frye Lady Cadets clamped down defensively on both Beallsville and Monroe Central to win their first district championship since 2015.

Posted: March 04, 2020
Defense, rebounding powers Cadet's sectional title

The Fort Frye Cadets forced 32 turnovers and outrebounded their opponents 78-42 in sweeping past Bellaire (64-32) and Martins Ferry (47-36) to win a Division III Sectional title.

Posted: March 04, 2020
Wednesday 02/26/2020
Raiders claim tournament victory as Myers scores 1,000th career point

Junior Carver Myers scored his 1,000th career point, leading four Raiders in double figures, in a 69-50 team-victory over Buckeye Trail in the Division III Sectional Quarterfinal contest, at the Morgan High School gym.

Posted: February 26, 2020
Raider wrestlers complete regular season; compete in sectionals Saturday

The Morgan Raider wrestling team finished off the regular season at the John Deno Invitational and swept a tri-match with Marietta and Meigs.

Posted: February 26, 2020
Lady Raider season ends at Union Local

The Morgan Lady Raider basketball team opened sectional play with a 60-27 victory over Buckeye Trail. However, the tournament trail came to an end when Union Local used a late surge for a 55-36 victory in the sectional finals.

Posted: February 26, 2020
Lady Cadets roll to 11th straight sectional title; District semifinal set tonight at Cambridge

The Fort Frye Lady Cadets rolled past Newcomerstown and Toronto to claim their 11th-straight sectional title and 22nd overall.

Posted: February 26, 2020
Cadets shoot their way to OVAC title

The Fort Frye Cadets shot lights out to claim the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference 3-A Championship with a 57-47 victory over Union Local at OU Eastern.

Posted: February 26, 2020
Wildcats claw back for sectional win over Southern; play sectional final tonight

The Waterford Wildcats rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Southern 47-42 to advance to the sectional finals in the Division IV Southeast Sectional/District tournament at Wellston High School.

Posted: February 26, 2020
Wednesday 02/19/2020
The Wildcat Watch: Lady Cats claim sectional title; Wildcats open sectional play tonight

Lady Wildcats in District Action Saturday

Posted: February 19, 2020
BACF All-Star Classic set for Friday, April 10

The 19th Annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis Basketball All-Star Classic will take place on Friday, April 10, at Parkersburg South High School.

Posted: February 19, 2020
Raiders win two of three in final regular season; Host D-III Sectional game Saturday

Morgan completed a busy final week of the regular season with two wins in three contests.

Posted: February 19, 2020
Lady Raiders basketball team completes winning regular season; Turns attention to postseason

The Morgan Lady Raider basketball team finished off the regular season with a nonleague victory at Zanesville. However, they fell in their Muskingum Valley League finale at John Glenn. The Lady Raiders will take a 13-9 record into tournament play this evening (Wednesday) at the Morgan High School Gym.

Posted: February 19, 2020
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