Local Sports

Patriots edge Big Reds

PARKERSBURG — It was a hot and humid afternoon, but that didn’t stop Parkersburg South, Parkersburg and Marietta from battling it out Monday at the South Hills Golf Club. The three schools brought out their 6-man teams (with the top four scores from each team counting toward the totals) ...

JOHNSTON: Sarah Biehl mourns teammate

Earlier this month, Sarah Biehl was driving on the highway when she had to pull over to the side of the road. “My college coach called me and told me that Jeremy had passed away,” recalled the 25-year-old Biehl after finishing the 33rd annual Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon ...

Youth take their turn

PARKERSBURG —The 2019 News and Sentinel Half Marathon may be over, but there was one more event that had local kids in the mood for racing. The annual News and Sentinel Tiny Trot and Junior Races took place Sunday afternoon on the front campus of Parkersburg High School. This year’s ...

GSC’s JT Ngangum ready for junior year in trenches

GLENVILLE — Standing 6-foot-2 and weighing nearly 235 pounds, big things once again are expected from Glenville State College junior defensive end JT Ngangum. Two years ago as a true freshman out of Paint Branch High School in Silver Spring, Md., Ngangum managed to participate in all 11 ...

iHeartMedia gives Craig Bommer top marketing post

PARKERSBURG — Craig Bommer has been named iHeartMedia market president for the Wheeling and Parkersburg markets effective immediately. Bommer, a marketing and sales veteran, has been in the Wheeling-Parkersburg market for 17 years and also was the vice president of business operations for ...

Washington County Fair begins Aug. 31

MARIETTA — The 2019 Washington County Fair will feature fun, activities, rides and other attractions from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Marietta. Daily admission will be $8 with children 6 and under admitted free. A season or membership pass will be $25. The ...

Getting a kick out of football

ELIZABETH — Shelby Simonton never really thought about playing football. That’s all in the past for the now Wirt County High School junior place-kicker. “Oh, no. Heaven’s, no,” replied Simonton when asked if she ever thought she’d don pads and compete on the gridiron. “That ...

Breaking Bread

PARKERSBURG — While the 33rd running of the News and Sentinel Half Marathon will get underway at 8 a.m. today, numerous competitors for both the 13.1-mile race and the 2-mile event made a visit to St. Francis Xavier Hall near the finish line on Market Street early Friday evening for the ...

PHS boys living by three words

PARKERSBURG — Humble. Dedicated. Family. Seven Parkersburg High senior boys’ soccer players selected an appropriate three words, over the course of a 90-minute brainstorming session, to build around for their final red and white season. Head coach Don Fosselman has stressed daily to his ...

MHS volleyball ready to make another run

MARIETTA — With Ron Kidder at the helm, the Marietta High volleyball team has enjoyed a lot of success on the court. The 2018 Ohio Division I District 13 Coach of the Year is set to begin his 10th year as the Tiger boss, and his squad looks as solid as usual. “The team has been working ...

71 years young: World record holder set to compete in Half Marathon

MENTOR, Ohio — Jeannie Rice broke the world record last Saturday for her age group at the fifth annual Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series half marathon. The 71-year-old Mentor resident covered the 13.1-mile distance in a record time of 1 hour and 37.07 minutes. So, ...

Lana Weaver eyes 1st Half competition

PARKERSBURG — Lana Weaver is an optometrist. And, at 8 a.m. this Saturday, the 54-year-old Louisiana native will be eying her first Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon. “This is just a goal I’ve had to one day walk the Half, and that this would be the summer to do it,” ...

MHS booters to open season on the big stage

MARIETTA — Marietta High’s boys’ soccer team is scheduled to kick off its season with a memorable road trip. At 10 a.m. Aug. 17 at Mapfre Stadium, one of the premier soccer facilities in the nation, the Tigers will be pitted against John Glenn in a non-conference match. Mapfre is the ...

Tiger girls soccer has big shoes to fill

MARIETTA — With several seniors, including six starters, graduating, the Marietta High girls’ soccer team is a work in progress on the pitch. “Our numbers are down,” said 16th-year MHS head coach Jeff Price. “Among the graduates were Marietta’s all time scoring leader Lexie Mullen ...

Big Reds place third in Tri-State Cup

VIENNA —The beginning of golf season just started earlier this month, but at the 2019 Parkersburg Country Club Invitational, some local golfers were in midseason form. It was the final leg of the four-tournament Tri-State Cup, as plenty of teams were jockeying for position in spite of George ...

Bev/Low falls short of World Series

CHARLESTON, Ill. — The Mid-Ohio Valley was this close to being represented at the American Legion Baseball World Series. Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 entered Sunday undefeated in Great Lakes Regional Tournament play, but the Washington County-based club dropped a pair of games to Danville ...

Butler doing his part: GSC wideout has 17 TD receptions

GLENVILLE — From the time he first set foot on the gridiron for Glenville State College, wide receiver Javon Butler has produced. After helping his East Rockingham High School team finish runner-up his senior season in 2017 at the 2A Virginia state track and field meet, it was off to the ...

Inside the Huddle event raises $30K for local youth

VIENNA —Food, fun and West Virginia University football all came together for a worthy cause Saturday at the Parkersburg Country Club. The second annual Inside the Huddle event helped raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Parkersburg with $30,000 worth of proceeds coming from tickets ...

St. Marys’ Jacob Hoyt, Jack Hadley going to Glenville

ST. MARYS — Think of every constant in sports. Certain events are bound to happen, regardless of the year. For four years running, Jacob Hoyt and Jack Hadley graced the baseball diamond at St. Marys High School. Now, they’re moving on together and playing ball at Glenville State ...