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A Parkersburg Catholic player runs a hill during a drill Tuesday at Crusader football practice.

Lance Binegar making do with 15 gridders for Crusaders

PARKERSBURG — Despite only 15 players on the football roster and 12 that showed up when preseason practice started in earnest for Parkersburg Catholic this week, first-year Crusader head coach Lance Binegar said Tuesday, “I’m not discouraged one bit about our numbers in the teens. ...

Beverly/Lowell Legion team ready for Great Lakes Regional in Toledo

BEVERLY — While the Beach Boys performed at the Lancaster Festival last Saturday night, Black Sabbath could’ve been Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750’s backdrop music at Beavers Field the following day. BevLow (27-14) had a rough Sunday on the diamond, dropping a pair of games to the Napoleon ...

PHS golf has high goals in 2017

PARKERSBURG — Expectations are high for the 2017 version of the Parkersburg High golf team after a very successful campaign in 2016. Don Snider’s Big Reds finished second at the Region IV tournament at Green Hills Golf Course to qualify as a team for the state tournament last season at ...

Local football teams begin practice

MARIETTA — Jason Schob was pleased with the turnout. “Right now, it’s in the upper 60s, lower 70s,” said the fourth-year Marietta High head football coach on the first official day of practice Monday. “It’s about where we’ve been.” Last year, with a veteran squad, the Tigers ...

Tom Gyongyosi crosses the finish line at last year’s Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon. Photo by Jeff Baughan.

Gyongyosi stays active running, swimming

PARKERSBURG — No matter the season, Tom Gyongyosi can usually be found doing something to stay active. For the 57-year-old North Hills resident, one of those activities is the annual Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon, which is scheduled for Aug. 19. Gyongyosi, whose name is ...

Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 catcher Logan Isner, right, tags out Lancaster’s Tanner Griggs at the plate during an American Legion baseball state tournament game Saturday at Beavers Field in Lancaster, Ohio. Photo by Mike Morrison.

Beverly/Lowell one win away from state championship

LANCASTER, OHIO — It’s difficult enough to play error-free baseball in any given game let alone on the big stage of an American Legion State tournament game. Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 managed to play a miscue-free game not once but twice as they put themselves within one win of a second ...

B.J. Hess ready to lead South golf team

PARKERSBURG — B.J. Hess, a 2000 Parkersburg South graduate who took over the reigns of the Patriot golf team from Sherry Morris, is anxious to get the season underway. Buoyed by seven seniors and a talented freshman class, the former Edison Middle School golf coach has high hopes as PSHS ...

Card set for Battle at the Boneyard II

PARKERSBURG — The tentative bout sheet has been announced for Battle at the Boneyard II, which is set for Saturday, Aug. 12 on Depot Street across from The Polo Club. Promoter Mike Sheppard is bringing the second installment of the outdoor fights back to town after a one-year ...

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Beverly/Lowell’s Tyler Bradford (24) is greeted at home plate by his teammates after slugging a two-run blast in the first inning Friday at Beavers Field in Lancaster. BevLow beat Sidney, 7-4, to advance to another winner’s bracket game this morning.

Beverly/Lowell victorious again

LANCASTER, Ohio — Tanner Neal finished what he started. The lefty from Warren High pitched a nine-inning complete game as Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 defeated Sidney Post 217, 7-4, in an Ohio American Legion Baseball Senior State Tournament winner’s bracket game Friday at Beavers ...

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Parkersburg High School head wrestling coach Chris Way is the next Big Reds’ athletics director.

PHS recommends Chris Way for vacant AD job

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High School head wrestling coach Chris Way will be recommended to the Wood County Board of Education Tuesday night to be the next athletic director for the Big Reds. PHS principal Kenny DeMoss will submit Way’s name to the BOE for the position, with DeMoss ...

Pioneers’ football picked seventh by OAC coaches

CANTON — Marietta College football coach Andy Waddle thinks his team deserves a little more credit than it was given Thursday at the annual Ohio Athletic Conference Football Media Day at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. The Pioneers were picked to finish seventh in the OAC in the ...

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Hamric named MSAC commissioner

PARKERSBURG — A familiar face was pegged Wednesday to lead the Mountain State Athletic Conference as its commissioner in place of Fred Aldridge, who died earlier this month after serving in that position for nearly two decades. Former Parkersburg High School athletics director Jim Hamric, ...

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West Liberty’s Zac Grossenbacher steps to the free throw line during a college basketball game last season. The former Parkersburg High Big Red has signed a contract to play professionally in Spain.

Grossenbacher inks pro contract

PARKERSBURG — Although the official announcement still isn’t out yet, former Parkersburg Big Red Zac Grossenbacher has inked a contract to play in Spain’s LEB Gold League. “I’ve signed my contract and sent it to them,” said Grossenbacher, who noted the league hasn’t made public ...

What are you doing Kyrie?

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ tumultous offseason gained another soap-opera installment last Friday when news broke 25-year-old point guard Kyrie Irving asked Cavs owner Dan Gilbert for a trade to get away from LeBron James. He sighted wanting to be on a team where he is the focal point as one ...

Clyde Brewer, former PHS basketball coach, dies

Clyde Brewer, who was head coach of the Parkersburg High School basketball team from 1982 to 2005, died Wednesday morning, his daughter, Mary-Kay Brewer said. Brewer, the school's winningest basketball coach, was 78, she said.

Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750’s Logan Isner, left, leads off first base as Parkersburg Post 15’s Wade Garrett holds him on during an American Legion baseball game earlier this summer at City Park. Beverly/Lowell plays in the Ohio state tournament today in Lancaster.

Beverly/Lowell ready for state tourney

BEVERLY — Beverly/Lowell will be making its first Ohio American Legion state tournament baseball trip since 2014. “If we hadn’t won it (district) this year, this would’ve been the longest drought we’ve had,” said BevLow skipper Todd Engle after Post 389/750 (23-12) mercied Marietta ...

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 ...