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Red Devils’ Swain honored by LKC

PARKERSBURG — Ravenswood senior Chase Swain grabbed Little Kanawha Conference Player of the Year baseball honors all by himself this season. During his junior campaign, the Red Devil split top LKC accolades with Braxton County’s Braden Poling. Not only did Swain help the Red Devils win ...

Post 15 starts today

PARKERSBURG — For Parkersburg Post 15 American Legion baseball manager Mike Goodwin, “last season was an emotional one because I had to fill in behind my dad, who had passed away in February.” So for Goodwin, now in his second year at the Post 15 helm, “last year was completely new for ...

Ravenswood baseball falls short of Class A state title game

CHARLESTON – Though rainy weather pushed back the start of Wheeling Central and Ravenswood’s Class A state tournament semifinal game by just over two hours, the skies were clear for late-night baseball Friday at Appalachian Power Park. A pair of participants at this event one season ago ...

Warren boys 4×8 relay team places runner-up at state

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Warren’s 4x800 boys relay team of Jake Herriott, Trent Sayre, Preston Rowland-Demster and Ethan Yost put the finishing touches on a brilliant 2018 track season Friday at day one of the state meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. After setting district and regional ...

Six locals selected to the first team

WHEELING — Two clutch home runs. A school-record 23 strikeouts in one game. A five-inning shutout to clinch a third straight state championship. Riley Bennington’s final days as a member of the Wheeling Central softball team cemented her legacy as one of the best in school history. After ...

Belpre duo carries torch

BELPRE — Senior Tojzae Reams has been there before, but that’s not the case for junior Sydney Spencer. The Belpre High School duo will represent the Golden Eagles at this weekend’s Ohio state track and field meet, which gets underway today at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Up first ...

Hard work pays off for Nonnenmacher

After her track season ended at the regional meet in Pickerington a year ago, Marietta High’s Torrance Nonnenmacher started spending time in the weight room. Focusing mostly on leg and ab workouts, Nonnenmacher has developed into one of the best long jumpers in all of Ohio. She’ll get a ...

Warren duo familiar with state competition

VINCENT — When Millie Ryan was 7 she attended her first Ohio State Track & Field Championships at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. She was there to watch her sister, an All-Ohio performer Emma Ryan. “I was watching everyone and how impressed I was with how they were ...

Ravenswood ready for states

RAVENSWOOD — With 34 games in the books for Ravenswood High School baseball skipper Wes Swain, the biggest test for his Red Devils to date will come around 8 p.m. on Friday in the Class A state semifinals against Wheeling Central at Appalachian Power Park. The Little Kanawha Conference ...

PHS, Ripley duos named all-state softball

HUNTINGTON — Throughout the season, Hurricane junior shortstop Caiti Mathes consistently delivered in clutch situations to lead the Redskins back to Vienna for the 2018 West Virginia State Softball Tournament. So, it was only fitting that Mathes was the one standing at the plate as the ...

Warren boys sending six to state track

VINCENT — Sitting on some stairs at the end of the hallway, six Warren boys track athletes are waiting for practice to begin. It’s the last week of school, and it would be easy for them to be focused on summer break. Instead, they are laughing and having fun as they chat about what they ...

Class AA all-state softball team announced

CHARLESTON — Chapmanville and Herbert Hoover took two different routes to the Class AA championship game. The Huskies relied on a pair of sophomore aces in the circle in Delani Buckner and Presley McGee as well as a lineup full of capable bats. The Tigers relied heavily on senior ace Kenzie ...

West Virginia BACF team gets in first practice

ST. MARYS — The West Virginia team kicked off the first practice Tuesday evening for its annual BACF (Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis) Football Classic versus Ohio with 18 players showing up at St. Marys High School, the site of the 25th renewal of the cross-river rivalry at 7 p.m. Friday, ...

Wirt County’s Skylar Bogan repeats as LKC Player of the Year

PARKERSBURG — For the second consecutive spring, league softball coaches voted Wirt County catcher Skylar Bogan as the Little Kanawha Conference’s Player of the Year. A West Liberty University signee, Bogan helped the Tigers to a second straight third-place finish in the LKC. Bogan edged ...

Parkersburg High’s Ian Domenick ready to run at Marshall

PARKERSBURG — All-stater Ian Domenick from Parkersburg High School announced earlier this month he will continue his running career at Marshall University. This past cross country season, Domenick finished sixth in Class AAA to earn all-state honors. Not only did he just win the 1600 at the ...

News and Sentinel Half marathon training set to begin Monday

PARKERSBURG — For those interested in running the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon this year but are unsure how to prepare, the River City Runners and Walkers Half Marathon Clinics begin at 8 a.m. Monday at City Park. The training will be on a weekly basis thoughout the summer ...

Warren athletes qualify to state track meet

NEW CONCORD, Ohio — Warren High will be sending eight athletes to next week’s state track meet. After the 4x800 relay foursome of Jake Herriott, Trent Sayre, Preston Rowland-Demster and Ethan Yost qualified Thursday, four more athletes punched their tickets Saturday in the Division II ...

WVU’s Gardner makes nationals

MORGANTOWN — Three members of the West Virginia University track and field team competed on the second day of the 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminary Round on Friday in Tampa, Florida, as redshirt senior Amy Cashin and redshirt junior Madelin Gardner qualified for ...

Ravenswood wins Class A regional championship

RAVENSWOOD — For Ravenswood now, the quest is to win one more baseball game than last year. On Friday afternoon, the Red Devils hammered out nine hits and scored nine runs in the first three innings en route to an 11-4 win over visiting Huntington St. Joseph in the best-of-three Class A ...

Good turnout at Couch golf tournament

VIENNA — A large tree damaged Blair Couch’s house during a Monday night storm. The Wood County Commissioner and his family are OK and currently living in an appartment, now. “It’s all property loss,” said Couch, one of 144 golfers in flight A and flight B who competed in the 18th ...