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A season of learning for the 2020 Raider golf team, coach

It was a season of learning and growing for the 2020 Morgan Raider golf team and their new coach. The Raiders expanded their roster from the year before under the direction of first-year coach and Morgan grad Brady Weaver.

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Wednesday 11/25/2020
OHSAA reaffirms commitment to start season; MHS athletics moves forward with winter sports

Morgan High and Junior High School sports seasons are moving forward as planned amidst a spike of COVID-19 cases.

Posted: November 25, 2020
Morgan winter season schedule update

A very precarious winter sports season is slated to begin in earnest next week.

Posted: November 25, 2020
THE WILDCAT WATCH – Volleyball players honored

Coach Kim Barker's Waterford volleyball team had five players named to the All-Tri-Valley Conference and All-District 13 teams.

Posted: November 25, 2020
Wednesday 11/18/2020
Fort Frye falls yards short of state finals

An unusual incident where the end zone cameramen held the ball after an in­complete pass cost the Fort Frye Cadets their final timeout as Springfield squeaked out a 16-13 win in the Division VI State Semifinals.

Posted: November 18, 2020
Brandon Pahl takes charge of Raider wrestlers

Morgan's wrestling program is under new leadership. The school board tabbed Brandon Pahl as the Raiders' new mentor at its November meeting.

Posted: November 18, 2020
Morgan Lower Level Report – Lady Raider 8th-graders earn divisional volleyball title

The Morgan Lady Raider eighth-grade volleyball team completed the 2020-2021 season by winning the Muskingum Valley League Small School Division with a 14-2 record.

Posted: November 18, 2020
Tuesday 11/10/2020
Cadets slay Dragons to win Region 23 title

The Fort Frye Cadets took advantage of excellent field position to score 41-first half points on their way to winning the Division VI Region 23 Championship and advance to the State Final Four with a 47-7 victory over Proctorville Fairland on Saturday night at Cadet Stadium.

Posted: November 10, 2020
Wednesday 11/04/2020
Cadet football team moves to regional final with shutout of Barnesville

A first-half challenge from Barnesville turned into another Fort Frye rout as the Cadets survived and advanced to the Division VI Region 23 Regional Finals with a 34-0 shutout of the Shamrocks.

Posted: November 04, 2020
Wildcats rally for win at Morgan gridiron

A big second half led the Waterford Wildcats to a 22-7 victory over the Morgan Raiders in the final regular-season contest for both squads.

Posted: November 04, 2020
Wildcat Watch: Volleyball team reaches district finals

The Waterford Lady Wildcat volleyball team reached the Division IV Southeast District Finals with a win over Miller. However, Tri-Valley Conference nemesis Trimble ended Waterford’s season with a three-set victory over the Lady Wildcats.

Posted: November 04, 2020
Cadet Report – Volleyball team falls to Union Local in districts

After sweeping to a sectional championship, the Fort Frye Lady Cadets moved on to the district semifinals. The third-seeded Lady Cadets visited second-seeded Union Local on October 28.

Posted: November 04, 2020
Wednesday 10/28/2020
Quick-strike Cadets advance in state playoffs

A dominating home performance moved the Fort Frye Cadet football team into the Division VI Region 23 Regional Semifinals with a 51-12 over Columbus Africentric in a quarterfinal contest at Cadet Stadium Saturday night.

Posted: October 28, 2020
Brown, Mayle, Pettet come up big in win at Lakewood

Levi Brown tossed four touchdown passes, including three to Karsen Mayle, in leading the Morgan Raider football team to its second win of the season at Hebron Lakewood by a score of 32-0.

Posted: October 28, 2020
Wildcat Watch: Volleyball wins another sectional title; Hosts Miller in district semis Thursday

The Waterford volleyball team swept its way to another sectional title. The Lady Cats claimed a three-set victory over Mowrystown Whiteoak, at the Cooper Annex, in the Division IV Southeast District 2 Sectional/District Tournament.

Posted: October 28, 2020
Cadet Report: Lady Cadets sweep sectional title; Travel to Union Local for district play

The Fort Frye Lady Cadets swept their way to another sectional title. The Lady Cadets move on to Division III District play after straight-set wins over Cambridge and Ridgewood.

Posted: October 28, 2020
Morgan volleyball team ends season at Hiland

The Morgan Lady Raider volleyball team wrapped up the 2020 campaign by splitting its final four contests, including a tournament loss at Berlin Hiland. Morgan finished the year at 9-11 overall and 8-8 in the Muskingum Valley League Small School Division.

Posted: October 28, 2020
Raider soccer team falls in sectional finals

The West Holmes Knights ended the Morgan Raider soccer team’s season in the Division II Sectional Finals. The eighth-seeded Knights bested the ninth-seeded Raiders 6-1 at Millersburg.

Posted: October 28, 2020
Caldwell escapes Waterford with 22-19 victory

The Wildcat football team suffered another close loss as the Caldwell Redskins escaped Waterford with a 22-19 victory last Friday.

Posted: October 28, 2020
Lady Raiders lasso Huskies in soccer sectional semifinal tournament win

On a rain-drenched Morgan soccer pitch, the Lady Raiders scored their second tournament win in school history with a 4-0 victory over Harrison Central. Morgan would suffer a 9-0 loss to John Glenn in the sectional finals.

Posted: October 28, 2020
Wednesday 10/21/2020
River-rivals battle in five grueling sets on volleyball court; Lady Cats outdueled Lady Cadets 3-2

ESPN would call it an instant classic. The most recent incarnation of the Waterford-Fort Frye volleyball series took a grueling five sets as the host Lady Wildcats won 3-2 at the Harry W. Cooper Annex.

Posted: October 21, 2020
Lady Raider soccer team ties Maysville; Dani Nesselroad breaks assist records

The Morgan Lady Raider soccer team tied Maysville for the fifth-straight time. They also dropped contests to John Glenn and Warren. In the process, junior Dani Nesselroad broke the school records for assist in a season and a career.

Posted: October 21, 2020
Smith smashes career kills record in Crooksville triumph

Senior Sophia Smith set a new Lady Raider volleyball standard for kills in a career to help propel Morgan to a four-set victory over Crooksville.

Posted: October 21, 2020
Missed opportunities haunt Raiders on gridiron

A pair of missed opportunities early saw the Morgan Raider football team pay for it later in a 42-24 nonleague loss at the Maysville Athletic Complex on Friday night.

Posted: October 21, 2020
Fort Frye runs past Belpre in playoff win

Top-seeded Fort Frye overcame a slow start to beat Washington County rival Belpre 54-0 in the second round of Division VII Region 23 State Playoffs at Cadet Field on Saturday.

Posted: October 21, 2020
The Cadet Report: Lady Cadet volleyball claims first-ever OVAC Championship

The Fort Lady Cadets made school history by winning the volleyball program’s first Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Championship.

Posted: October 21, 2020
Raider soccer team cages Scotties in sectional win

Colton Cunningham's hattrick helped paced the Morgan Raider soccer team to an impressive 4-1 victory over Tri-Valley in the Division II East District 2 Sectional Semifinal this past Saturday.

Posted: October 21, 2020
River slips past Waterford 7-6

Waterford’s playoff run came to an end as the Wildcats suffered a tough 7-6 loss in the Division VII Region 27 at Hannibal River Friday night.

Posted: October 21, 2020
Wednesday 10/14/2020
Waterford’s Dailey and Pantelidis run past Miller in state playoff win

Holden Dailey and Joe Pantelidis each rushed for over 100 yards and two touchdowns as the Waterford Wildcats ran past Miller, 49-0, in the first round of the Ohio High School Athletic Association State playoffs.

Posted: October 14, 2020
CADET REPORT: Football and volleyball teams to host post-season action

Cadet’s host Belpre in OHSAA playoff second round battle

Posted: October 14, 2020
Raiders tie state-ranked West M on soccer pitch

The Morgan Raider soccer team tied a state-ranked opponent on the road and defeated a strong nonleague opponent.

Posted: October 14, 2020
Raiders ‘aced out’ of football playoffs

In a night of big plays, the Amanda-Clearcreek Aces made the plays in crunch time to defeat the Morgan Raiders 43-24 in the first round of the Division V Region 19 state playoffs.

Posted: October 14, 2020
Lady Raider soccer team wins ‘physical’ battle at West M

The Morgan Lady Raider soccer team notched a “physical” 1-0 Muskingum Valley League victory at West Muskingum.

Posted: October 14, 2020
Wildcat Watch: Volleyball bounces back to beat Eastern after loss at Trimble

The Waterford Lady Wildcat volleyball team split two key Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division battles while scoring a nonleague victory over Wellston. The Lady Cats are 13-3 overall and 9-2 in the divisional play.

Posted: October 14, 2020
Smith breaks Morgan volleyball kills record

Senior Sophia Smith broke the Morgan school record for kills in a career as the Lady Raider volleyball team went 1-3 in recent MVL action.

Posted: October 14, 2020
Wednesday 10/07/2020
Volleyball milestones reached, records fall

Morgan setter Kenzie Zumbro reached a volleyball milestone, and along with teammate Sophia Smith, broke school records in a hard-fought four-set victory over West Muskingum.

Posted: October 07, 2020
Wildcats’ ground, air assault subdues Belpre

Holden Dailey rushed for over 200 yards, Grant McCutcheon threw for over 200 yards, Luke Teters had over 100 receiving yards as Waterford whipped Belpre 42-7 on Friday night.

Posted: October 07, 2020
Wildcat Watch – Volleyball team devours three more opponents

Lady Cats Maul Warren, Belpre, South Gallia

Posted: October 07, 2020
Paige topples three Raider soccer records

It was a historic week for the Morgan Raider soccer team in road wins over Philo and Zanesville Rosecrans. Hayden Paige set three new records as the Raiders blanked the Electrics (9-0) and beat the Bishops (7-1).

Posted: October 07, 2020
Cadets rush past Wheeling Central Catholic

Fort Frye headed to Wheeling Central Catholic Friday night looking to complete their third consecutive undefeated regular season. The Cadets accomplished the feat with a 33-0 victory at Wheeling University.

Posted: October 07, 2020
Lady Raider soccer team scores bounce-back win over New Lexington

The Morgan Lady Raider soccer team bounced back from a league loss to Philo with a nonleague victory over New Lexington.

Posted: October 07, 2020
Late touchdown sinks Raiders at Crooksville

For the Morgan Raider football program, the nightmare at The City Park in Crooksville continued. The Ceramics scored on a touchdown pass with 7.5 seconds left to hand the Morgan Raiders a 20-14 Muskingum Valley League Small School Division loss.

Posted: October 07, 2020
The Cadet Report – Lady Cadet volleyball team fights back for huge OVAC Class 3-A win

It was the battle of the Cadets when the Fort Frye volleyball team visited Wheeling to face off against Linsly.

Posted: October 07, 2020
Wednesday 09/30/2020
Raiders to visit Crooksville Friday night

Visiting Meadowbrook used a big play to hand the Morgan Raider football team a 54-0 Muskingum Valley League Small School Division setback on Homecoming Night at the Athletic Field.

Posted: September 30, 2020
Fort Frye Cadets ‘sack up’ victory at Wellston

The Fort Frye Cadets had a "sack" party at Wellston. The Cadet "D" recorded 12 sacks and four interceptions in a 28-6 victory over the Rockets.

Posted: September 30, 2020
Morgan Raider soccer team completes busy seven-day stretch

The Morgan Raider soccer team went 2-1-1 as they played four matches in seven days. The Raiders defeated Sheridan and Belpre, tied Zanesville, and lost to John Glenn.

Posted: September 30, 2020
Lady Raider volleyball team splits MVL crossover matches

The Morgan Lady Raider volleyball team downed Philo and lost to John Glenn in Muskingum Valley League crossover play.

Posted: September 30, 2020
Wildcat Watch – Volleyball sweeps Southern; Has key divisional battle on horizon

The Waterford Lady Wildcat volleyball team blew past the Southern Lady Tornadoes 25-14, 25-18, 25-11 on Sept. 14.

Posted: September 30, 2020
Cadet volleyball team takes closely-contested battle from Waterford

Fort Frye and Waterford renewed their river-rivalry on the volleyball court at Cadet Gym. The host Lady Cadets would claim a closely-contested four-set victory on September 21.

Posted: September 30, 2020
Niceswanger's hat trick ends Lady Raider winless streak

The Morgan Lady Raider soccer team blanked Sheridan to end a four-match winless streak. Kelly Niceswanger’s hat trick lifted the Lady Raiders to a 5-0 Muskingum Valley League victory over the Lady Generals. It was Morgan's third win of the year, all by shutouts.

Posted: September 30, 2020
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