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Parkersburg High’s Isaac Prine and Ritchie County graduate Sydney Brill celebrate winning the final West Virginia Callaway Junior Tour event Monday at the Parkersburg Country Club in Vienna. Both players also shot the lowest rounds of the day from any golfer in the field. Photo by Joe Albright.

Prine, Brill prevail at Callaway

VIENNA — Two local golfers came out on top of the oldest divisions Monday at the final West Virginia Callaway Junior Tour event hosted by the Parkersburg Country Club. Both played in near perfect golfing conditions for their round. The 84-player field consisting of two girls’ divisions ...

Bond set at $200K for kidnapping suspects

PARKERSBURG — Bond was set at $200,000 Monday for a suspect in a July 7 kidnapping. Glennell Marie Dorsett, 37, of 1122 Lynn St., Parkersburg, appeared before Wood County Circuit Court Judge J.D. Beane, who set her bond at $200,000 with home confinement. She was arrested last week on a ...

Linda Milhoan, left, and her husband, Mark Milhoan, have run half marathons all over the country together for nearly eight years. Photo by Jordan Holland.

Milhoans run across the globe

PARKERSBURG — Mark and Linda Milhoan have been married for nearly 28 years. For about the last eight years of their marriage, the Milhoans have taken up running as a hobby, and it’s taken them all over the country. “In 2015 we ran a half marathon every month, plus we did the New York ...

Cousins Molly McLean, left, and Nicole Lincicome pose for a picture at the Parkersburg Country Club. They will be competing in the final event at the PCC on the Callaway Junior Tour when action gets underway at 8:30 a.m. on Monday. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Cousins enjoying time at Callaway

VIENNA — While some might consider the sport of golf a good walk spoiled, cousins Nicole Lincicome and Molly McLean are enjoying their time on the Callaway Junior Tour, which has its last event of the season at 8:30 a.m. on Monday at the Parkersburg Country Club. Competing in the 10-14 age ...

From left, Parkersburg High School’s Parker Miller, Kyle Mullen, Emily Williamson and John Martin Best pose for a picture at a recent Wood County Board of Education meeting. The Big Reds not only won the best overall athletic program for the 2016-17 school year in the Mountain State Athletic Conference, but the red and white also picked up the Gazette-Mail Excellence In Sports Award for Class AAA.

Parkersburg High School athletics honored

CHARLESTON — Parkersburg High School did it the hard way, but the Big Reds’ athletic prowess for the 2016-17 school year was one to remember. Not only did the Big Reds have the best athletic program in the Mountain State Athletic Conference, but PHS was awarded the annual Gazette-Mail ...

Davila loses controversial IKF bout

ORLANDO, Fla. — Parkersburg’s Ray Davila had an unfortunate ending to his 137-pound semifinal bout here Saturday in the International Kickboxing Federation World Classic. Facing Adrian Hernandez of Illinois, the ex-Big Red was assessed an accidental foul in the third and final round and ...

From left, Wood County Christian’s Max Miller, Parkersburg South’s Garrett Bonnett and Jared Wilson, St. Marys’ Braden Barnhart, Paden City’s Hayden Hizer, Parkersburg’s Chad Conner and Blaine Thornburg and Warren’s Chase Weihl participated in a college commitment ceremony Friday afternoon at Herb Baseball and Softball Academy. Photo by Jordan Holland.

Local players announce college plans

PARKERSBURG — There’s no question the local high school baseball talent was strong this year. Look no further than the Herb Baseball and Softball Academy where, Friday afternoon, eight area players joined in a college commitment ceremony. Participating in the ceremony were Wood County ...

From left, Parkersburg South’s Louden Haga, Braxton Amos, Brayden Roberts and Parkersburg High’s John Martin Best pose for a picture after earning All-American honors at the U.S. Marine Corps Cadet Nationals. Photo courtesy Anika Amos.

South’s Amos wins two titles

FARGO, N.D. — Parkersburg South’s Braxton Amos put himself in some elite company here Friday following the completion of the Greco Roman U.S. Marine Corps Cadet Nationals held inside the Fargodome. The Patriot sophomore-to-be, who won national titles at 195 pounds last summer in both ...

Parkersburg’s Isaac Prine finished tied for 18th at the 2017 West Virginia Open and won low junior. Photo provided.

Bradshaw earns 9th W.Va Open championship

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — David Bradshaw earned his ninth West Virginia Open title Friday, shooting a 2-under-par 71 for a three-stroke victory over Davey Jude. Bradshaw finished at 12-under 201 at Edgewood Country Club to earn the $6,500 first-place check. Jude shot 70 and finished at 9 ...

Parkersburg’s Isaac Prine will be competing in the 2017 Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship this August at Annadale Golf Course in Madison, Mississippi. Photo by Joe Albright.

PHS’ Prine to play in Big I National Championship

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High golfer Isaac Prine’s summer on the links got a little more eventful upon his addition to the 2017 Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship field. The Big Red thought the third-oldest junior golf event in the United States was closed to him after a ...

Warren’s Peyten Kellar was scheduled to compete in the United States Marine Corps Cadet Nationals this month in Fargo, N.D., but had to sit out the event due to a shoulder injury. Photo provided.

Warren High’s Kellar a ‘funky’ wrestler

VINCENT — Of all the bad luck. Peyten Kellar had qualified and was scheduled to wrestle this month in the United States Marine Corps Cadet & Junior Nationals (also known as the Fargo Nationals) in Fargo, N.D. But a couple of days before the 14-year-old grappler was to travel to the ...

Parkersburg High’s Madi Mace works against two Warren defenders to get to the basket during last year’s Jack Stephens Memorial Holiday Tournament inside PHS Memorial Fieldhouse. Photo by Jay W. Bennett.

Parkersburg sophomores find success on AAU courts

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High basketball players Madi Mace and Bre Wilson left their mark on West Virginia’s Class AAA this past high school season when they helped the Big Reds snap a 20-year state tournament appearance drought. Their big play has followed over to the summer as members ...

Longtime Marietta High baseball coach Jim Thrash is stepping down as the Tigers’ skipper. Thrash started as an assistant for MHS in 1989 and became the head coach in 2004. Photo by Ron Johnston.

Thrash to step down as Tigers skipper

MARIETTA — Jim Thrash was a spectator at Monday night’s Marietta Post 64-St. Clairsville Post 159 district baseball game at Don Coss Field in Cambridge. With several Tigers on the roster, the longtime Marietta High skipper has viewed many of the legion contests this summer. Earlier in ...

West Virginia head football coach Dana Holgorsen speaks to reporters during the Big 12 NCAA college football media day in Frisco, Texas, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

WVU Holgorsen’s takes turn on the mic at Big 12 football Media Day

FRISCO, TEXAS — Tuesday was more than the second day of the work week, it was West Virginia University seventh-year head football coach Dana Holgorsen’s turn to take to the podium at the annual Big 12 Media Days being held at Ford Center at The Star. And, the Mountaineers’ veteran ...

Rick Leach walks inside the Tyler Consolidated High School gynasium. Leach returned home as the new Tyler Consolidated boys basketball coach. 
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Rick Leach new boys’ hoops coach at Tyler Consolidated

KIDWELL — Rick Leach has taken a new job in a familiar setting. The Martins Ferry native has accepted the head boys’ basketball coaching position at Tyler Consolidated High School. He previously held that same post for 13 years, leaving in 2008 for Parkersburg South. He recently retired ...

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Councilman charged with obstructing, disorderly conduct

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg City Councilman Eric Barber was arrested Monday evening on charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing a law enforcement officer. According to a criminal complaint filed in Wood County Magistrate Court, Barber, 38, of 900 13th St., was taking a video at the scene ...

Williamstown resident Celeste Benson will be running in her 11th Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon this August. Photo by Jordan Holland.

Williamstown’s Benson runs for sense of accomplishment

PARKERSBURG — After crossing the finish line in two hours, 56 minutes and 27 seconds at last year’s Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon, Celeste Benson was visibly emotional. “I was crying my eyes out,” the Williamstown resident recalled. Someone unfamiliar with running a ...

Parkersburg’s Ray Davila, left, pictured here landing a kick against Daniel Hague during an amateur bout last month in Moundsville, is competing in the 2017 International Kickboxing Federation World Classic, which starts Friday in Orlando, Fla. Photo courtesy of Shawn Eisler.

Davila heading to IKF World Classic

PARKERSBURG — Opportunity is knocking for Ray Davila and the former Parkersburg Big Red is more than amped to be competing later this week in the 2017 International Kickboxing Federation World Classic, which gets underway Friday in Orlando, Fla. Davila, who is also a boxer and MMA fighter, ...

Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750's Logan Isner (16) is tagged out at home by Tuscarawas County Post 205 catcher Paul Thomas during the bottom of the sixth inning of an American Legion baseball game Saturday at Don Coss Field in Cambridge, Ohio. Beverly/Lowell won, 6-2. Photo by Jordan Holland.

Isner, Neal’s gem lift Beverly/Lowell

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — Logan Isner’s Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 teammates call him “Hulk,” and for good reason. The Fort Frye product showed off his strength during American Legion baseball Region 8, District 11 tournament action Saturday at Don Coss Field, cranking a walk-off grand slam ...

Marietta Post 64's Zach Cunningham, left, is congratulated in the dugout after scoring on a balk during the bottom of the third inning of an American Legion baseball game against Zanesville Post 29 Saturday at Don Coss Field in Cambridge, Ohio. Marietta won, 16-3, in seven innings. Photo by Jordan Holland.

Post 64 thumps Zanesville, now 2-0 in tourney

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — Despite not having a baseball team for 13 years, Marietta Post 64 is making its presence felt in the American Legion Region 8, District 11 tournament. After a 7-3 win over host Cambridge Friday, Post 64 jumped all over Zanesville Post 29 for a 16-3, seven-inning mercy win ...