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Casto to play for W.Va Wesleyan

PARKERSBURG - Cary Casto, who swung a big bat this season for Parkersburg Catholic, is headed to West Virginia Wesleyan for college this fall to play baseball for the NCAA Division II Bobcats.Basically a first baseman/DH for the Crusaders, Casto hit for a .378 average this spring, hammering ...

LeBron, Cavaliers make history with championship

As many of my loyal or not loyal readers, just if you picked up the paper the day my colleague and mine's NBA Finals columns ran, you will remember I picked the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA Finals.Truthfully, I didn't think Cleveland stood much of a chance against one of the best teams in ...

Davis named next South girls hoops coach

PARKERSBURG - Comfort and familiarity.When it comes to high school coaching positions when they become available, a natural hope for the school's fanbase is the school will hire someone who has been around the program before or is an alumni of the school. It is certain these thoughts were on ...

Local participants of North-South football classic reflect on the game

CHARLESTON - Being chosen for the North/South game as one of West Virginia's best senior high-school football players is an honor unlikely to be forgotten under any circumstance, and when you help the North team break a ten game losing streak in the annual all-star competition, the occasion is ...

Patterson working hard to raise awareness for bowling

PARKERSBURG - Since the age of three, Ryan Patterson has been a bowling savant, because he spent a large amount of time growing up in a bowling alley where he fell in love with the game, and it also helps that his family has deep ties to the sport.Patterson's grandfather used to work at Ren-Dor ...

Patterson working hard to raise awareness for bowling

PARKERSBURG - Since the age of three, Ryan Patterson has been a bowling savant, because he spent a large amount of time growing up in a bowling alley where he fell in love with the game, and it also helps that his family has deep ties to the sport.Patterson's grandfather used to work at Ren-Dor ...

23rd annual Reds Legends camp starts Monday

MARIETTA?- A new twist is coming to the annual Reds Legends Youth Baseball Clinic, which will take place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at V.F.W. Field.For the first time in 23 years running the camp, Mike Wagner said there will be softball instruction as well."We've always had girls at this ...

Half Marathon Diary: Week 3

Monday's training run from Jackson Park is, in my opinion, the hardest course of the Parkersburg Half Marathon training sessions. Oh and it has hills. One thing we will all have in common on Monday evening, first timers and well as long timers, is the dread we will feel at the bottom of ...

Selection surprises Stanley

INSTITUTE - Alex Stanley was born in West Virginia and grew up his whole life in Point Pleasant.So being able to play in tonight's West Virginia North-South Football Classic "means a lot" to Stanley, a 6-1, 265-pound offensive and defensive lineman for the hometown Point Pleasant High School ...

Officiating academy hits W.Va.

MORGANTOWN - When it comes to protection on the football field, everyone knows a good helmet and pads can do wonders in preventing injuries while competing on the gridiron.However, these pieces of equipment are not the only aids that help in the protection of the players.Love them or hate them, ...

Sauro to coach in North-South hoops game

The 2016 North-South All-Star Classic boys basketball game tonight will feature some familiar faces.From Williamstown, head coach Scott Sauro will be guiding the North squad along with Gilmer County head coach Steve Shuff. Sauro helped lead the Yellowjackets to a 19-3 record on the hardwood ...

Scott Sauro to coach in North-South basketball classic

WILLIAMSTOWN - The 2016 North-South All-Star Classic boys basketball game tonight will feature some familiar faces.From Williamstown, head coach Scott Sauro will be guiding the North squad along with Gilmer County head coach Steve Shuff. Sauro helped lead the Yellowjackets to a 19-3 record on ...

Doddridge’s Burnside excited for North-South football classic

INSTITUTE - Not only does the Mid-Ohio Valley have five players on the North team for the West Virginia North-South Football Classic Saturday night, but also a member of the North coaching staff as well.Bobby Burnside, entering his fifth season as the head football coach at Doddridge County ...

Beverly/Lowell Legion falls to St. Clairsville

BEVERLY - Simply put, Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 just had an off night on the diamond.The American Legion baseball team from Beverly struggled from the get-go as it dropped a 13-5 decision to visiting and defending district champion St. Clairsville Post 159 at Fort Frye High Thursday ...

South victorious in North-South softball contest

BUFFALO - The West Virginia North-South softball games here Thursday saw the South squad win the first two games, then tie the North team in the third game.In the five-inning opener, a 9-0 South victory, Parkersburg South's Megan Bosley was the North MVP. Kirsten Seese and Tracy Lamp from ...

Patriots’ duo ready for North-South game

INSTITUTE - Wood County is being represented this year by just two players in Saturday's West Virginia North-South Football Classic - and they're both from Parkersburg South.Wide receiver Cole Day and nose tackle Levi Putnam hope to play key roles for the North in the 7 p.m. annual state game ...

Moore, Kalaskey claim top spots at Callaway event

RAVENSWOOD - It was a hot, heavy afternoon at the Green Hills Country Club in Ravenswood for Wednesday's Callaway Junior Tour event, but the atmosphere was lightened by some scores well below the air temperature.Cole Moore, of Roane County, edged brother Camden by a single stroke with an ...

Post 15 dealt setback

PARKERSBURG - Ten runs in the first three innings, including a disastrous seven-run third for host Parkersburg Post 15, led to a shortened 11-1 win in five frames for Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 in the first game of an American Legion baseball doubleheader Wednesday night at City ...

Thorpe named next PHS volleyball coach

PARKERSBURG - Legacy and tradition are two key words when it comes to athletics at Parkersburg High School. The proclaimed "School of Champions" prides itself in its winning history and championship pedigree. Each team and by extension its coach are held to a higher standard of excellence by ...

Area softballers to participate in North-South game

BUFFALO - All-star games are usually a time when players can showcase their individual talents and have fun while doing so.Nine softball players from the area will get a chance to do exactly that when the North/South High School Senior All-Star softball game takes place at noon on Thursday at ...