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Outing supports OVU

August 20, 2015 After utilizing Marietta Country Club several years for their golf fundraiser, the venue returned to Parkersburg Country Club earlier this week as the Who’s Who of Ohio Valley University athletics... more »»

NASCAR loses original big man

August 17, 2015 One of NASCAR’s original big men passed away a week ago today. Buddy Baker was known as NASCAR’s “Gentle Giant”. Standing 6-foot-6, Baker was one of the tallest drivers to sit in a stock car. more »»

‘Big 2’ set pace for Big 12

August 16, 2015 When we last left the Big 12, TCU and Baylor had been named co-champions even after the Bears had beaten the Horned Frogs head-to-head. more »»

Half Marathon is rigorous, rewarding challenge

August 16, 2015 Well. I didn’t die. And I crossed the finish line of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon before the parade started. That’s saying something. I am not an athlete. more »»

Award long overdue

August 15, 2015 Certain names in high school golf pop up on occasion — and for good reason. more »»

Runners ready to get going

August 14, 2015 Runners for the News and Sentinel Half Marathon and Two-Mile Race will begin arriving in Parkersburg today. more »»

New champ for city on Saturday

August 13, 2015 When I heard five-time Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon champion Julius Kogo of Kenya wouldn’t be back for Saturday’s race because of an unexpected visa issue this week, it was a tough... more »»

Jays, Bucs among MLB best

August 12, 2015 It is getting closer and closer to the time of year where baseball teams begin to discover they need to turn their heads toward 2016 and just try and forget 2015. more »»

Newness awaits South

August 11, 2015 When Parkersburg South’s football team conducted Photo Day last week at Erickson All-Sports Facility, without any hesitation the team photo would utilize the new bleachers now in place on what used... more »»

Mood upbeat at WVU

August 8, 2015 I recently had the opportunity to attend the first practices of the year for the West Virginia University Mountaineers football team this past Monday and Tuesday and was able to gather some... more »»

Mountain Running

August 6, 2015 A pair of former Mid-Ohio Valley standouts have been doing their thing this summer when it comes to mountain running. more »»

Season of adjustments for Conley

August 5, 2015 Age is relative for Vienna race car driver Cale Conley. At 23 years old, he is just beginning to scratch the surface on the professional circui. more »»

OSU ranking not big

August 3, 2015 Defending national champion Ohio State sits atop the 2015 preseason college football polls. more »»

Another dimension to golf

August 2, 2015 Since expressing a heavy interest in the outcome of youth golf in the Mid-Ohio Valley, I’ve had countless conversations and conducted multiple interviews discussing what went right with an... more »»

WVU football nearing

August 1, 2015 As many football fans are aware, the No. 1 sport in America (college football) returns in little more than a month. more »»

’Jackets ready for big year

July 30, 2015 Unfortunately for the Williamstown High School football program of head man Terry Smith, the defending Class A state champions have no place to go but down. more »»

Stadiums unique in own way

July 28, 2015 While sitting above the Clemente Wall during Sunday’s Pittsburgh Pirates game, I gazed around the ballpark and thought about the distinct qualities about not only PNC Park but the other 19 stadiums... more »»

MLB HOF inductions are today

July 26, 2015 Perhaps one of these days I’ll eventually be able to make the trek to Cooperstown, N.Y., and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museu. more »»

Trade deadline intriguing

July 25, 2015 With the conclusion of the All-Star break two weeks ago, the next big date in major league baseball before the postseason begins is the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. more »»

Ripley’s Marino unique

July 23, 2015 Mid-Ohio Valley Hall-of-Famer Frank Marino, who was the head football coach at Ripley High School and is the Vikings’ all-time career wins leader on the gridiron with 158, will be laid to rest at 11... more »»



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