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Football teams adjusting to ‘different’ offseason

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to plenty of change in the sports world, and high school football is no different. Marietta’s Jason Schob and Warren’s Matt Kimes are among thousands of high school football coaches around the country who have had to adjust to new offseason guidelines. Both ...

Year to remember: PHS grad Anthony Bradford flourishing in college

PARKERSBURG — Going with the flow has worked out quite well in more ways than one for University of Charleston runner Anthony Bradford. The former Parkersburg High School standout left the Big Reds last year to compete for the Golden Eagles of head cross country and track coach Nick ...

Leewood Molessa making up for lost time

WILLIAMSTOWN — Leewood Molessa is trying to make up for lost time as he prepares to enter his senior year at Williamstown High School. The first-team Class A all-state offensive lineman didn’t get to play baseball this spring for now retired skipper Terry Smith. However, his passion for ...

Seth Dennis, Brett Gandee lead Warren baseball past Marietta

VINCENT — Seth Dennis pitched four dominant innings, Brett Gandee clubbed a grand slam and Kurt Taylor displayed a gold glove at first base as Warren defeated Marietta in county league action Thursday. Warren took sole possession of first place in the league standings, improving to 4-0 in ...

Kenny Hess claims W.Va. Open championship

PARKERSBURG — Wanting to win and doing it are two different things. No one has to explain that to Parkersburg South graduate Kenny Hess, who finally broke through Thursday afternoon on the Cobb Course at the Resort at Glade Springs by winning the 87th West Virginia Open by a single stroke ...

Wood County Legion falls

PARKERSBURG — Dakota Miller, Corbin Alkire and Kail Hill delivered three hits apiece here Wednesday night at City Park as Marietta survived a seven-run fourth inning en route to besting Wood County Legion, 12-8, in what was a scheduled nine-inning showdown between 4-2 programs. Marietta, ...

Kory Science headed to Alderson Broaddus

MARIETTA — For Kory Science, patience is a virtue. The Marietta High grad helped form a potent 1-2 punch at running back, along with Chase Taylor, for the Tiger football team last fall. Science now will take his talents to Alderson Broaddus, where he plans to continue his football career ...

Thadd Obecny leads WV Open after day two

PARKERSBURG — It appears a new champion could be crowned following Wednesday’s second round of the 87th West Virginia Open being held at the Cobb Course at the Resort at Glade Springs. Nick Fleming, the only all-state golfer in Petersburg High School history who is off to play at Wingate ...

Wondering or maybe pondering

I don’t even know where to begin anymore. Things are getting better it appears in the sports world, at least when it comes to them making a return. The eternal optimist has high hopes for the summer months ahead and beyond, but are we fooling ourselves? More than three months into the ...

Wood County swept: Legion club drops two to Cambridge

PARKERSBURG — Following a pair of twinbill sweeps to open the season, Wood County Legion and manager Mike Goodwin’s 4-0 start came to an end Monday night at City Park versus Cambridge. Colin Bryant worked five innings of three-hit ball as the hosts led 4-3 after five in the opener. ...

Calhoun’s Nick Moore to hoop at West Virginia Wesleyan

MT. ZION — Calhoun County’s Nick Moore never gave up hope on his dream of playing college basketball. Thanks to West Virginia Wesleyan head coach Nick Patella, the ex-Red Devil will have an opportunity to compete in the Mountain East Conference for the the Division II Bobcat program ...

South grad Kenny Hess shoots 3-under to take lead at WV Open

PARKERSBURG — Four-time defending West Virginia Open champion David Bradshaw has some work to do if he wants to win the 87th event, which got underway Tuesday on the Cobb Course at the Resort at Glade Springs. As of press time Tuesday evening, the championship had two mid-afternoon 45-plus ...

2020 West Virginia Open: Plethora of area golfers have eye on David Bradshaw

PARKERSBURG — A plethora of area golfers will be out to dethrone defending champ David Bradshaw when the 87th West Virginia Open gets underway this morning at the Resort at Glade Springs. A year ago, Bradshaw rolled to his crown after firing three rounds in the red at Parkersburg Country ...

Weld Games are a success in Marietta

MARIETTA — A quartet of overall champions were crowned following the two-day RX and Scaled Crossfit competition known as the 2020 Weld Games. On Friday night, more than four dozen athletes competed at Marietta College’s Don Drumm Stadium to start everything off. The final events of ...

’Jackets football and Chris Beck get back to work

WILLIAMSTOWN — In the past 20 years the Williamstown football program has done a lot of winning. A streak which dates back to the Yellowjackets’ time in Class AA, first-year grid boss Chris Beck is hoping 21 is indeed a lucky number. Whether or not WHS can reach the postseason again ...

Warren Root ready to make waves at Greenhills

RAVENSWOOD — Passion and vision are a pair of traits Warren Root definitely possesses. The director of golf at Greenhills Country Club since early April, Root was able to hit the ground running with his new job and hasn’t slowed down a bit. “I’m actually in charge of the whole show ...

Jenny Null comes home

PARKERSBURG — The last memory new Parkersburg South athletic director Jenny Null had as a member of the Patriots’ faculty came shortly after she’d boxed up her classroom for the final time following the 2018 school year. Principal Betsy Patterson stopped by and wished Null good luck in ...