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Half marathon trainee Nguyen thrives on hills

PARKERSBURG — Kim Nguyen used to roam the outfield for the Parkersburg Big Reds softball team. Now, the 38-year-old mother of two runs the streets of Vienna and elsewhere in preparation for the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon on Aug. 17. “I’ve run it six times before,” ...

Summer Smackdown 2 is a success

PARKERSBURG — Ryan Carroll started Saturday night’s Summer Smackdown 2 with a knockout and Morgantown’s Tyler Magee closed it with one himself on the Dawghouse Promotions’ event held at the Gough Hazard. Carroll, of Williamstown, scored a first round TKO at 1:48 to defeat ...

ALBRIGHT: AAU players may spoil four-class test run

High school basketball produced some exciting moments during the state championship games this past March. Class A Webster County’s boys grooved its 28-0 way to the first state title of any kind for the Highlanders. Chapmanville’s Obinna Anochili-Killen nearly threw up a triple-double in ...

Piller replaces Lincicome at Sour Mash

PARKERSBURG—LPGA professional Brittany Lincicome became a fixture at the annual Rotary Sour Mash Memorial Tournament over the years, but she will not attend the 48th iteration of the event that begins on Monday from the Parkersburg Country Club. Lincicome, who had participated in the Sour ...

Summer Smackdown 2 Results

Unofficial Results from Saturday’s Summer Smackdown 2 at the Gough Hazard PB: Ryan Carroll tko. Steven Whitehair, 1:48 1st *AB: Haley Bishop d. Hailey Pennington, split dec. AB: Austin Maxwell ud. Austin Crouch PB: Johnny McAllister vs. Joel Baker, no contest AKB: Jeremy Hinkle tko. ...

Baker ready to scrap at Smackdown 2

PARKERSBURG — Virginia native Joel Baker, a lawyer in Ripley, will be competing in one of four professional boxing matches on tonight's Dawghouse Promotions Summer Smackdown 2 card set for the Gough Hazard off Core Road. Baker will tangle with Follansbee's Johnny McAllister in a scheduled ...

Beverly/Lowell falls to Lancaster, 6-2

BEVERLY — Beverly/Lowell had its chances. Post 389/750 stranded 15 base runners in a 6-2 setback to Lancaster Post 11 Friday night in American Legion baseball action at Fort Frye High. “We just couldn’t get that clutch hit when we needed it,” said Bev/Low skipper Todd Engle. “But ...

Locals eye success at Fargo

PARKERSBURG — Robert Dutton Award winner Braxton Amos won't be the only local competing at the Fargodome in North Dakota. The best of the best in the country will clash during the next week at the United States Marine Corps Cadet and Junior National Championships in Fargo with hopes of ...

Tennant excited for second go

PARKERSBURG — Dawghouse Promotions’ Mike Sheppard currently has 16 scheduled bouts for Saturday night’s Summer Smackdown 2 at the Gough Hazard. Former Parkersburg Big Red Matt Tennant is one of several local fighters on the card and he’s excited to compete in the event for a second ...

BOE approves four-class proposal in basketball

PARKERSBURG — Following the 2019-2020 high school boys’ and girls’ basketball seasons, the hardwood sport will add a fourth class for the next two seasons. The passage of a West Virginia Secondary Sports Activities Commission proposal by the State Board of Education Wednesday afternoon in ...

Tyler Consolidated Mark Rucker enters senior season with much swagger

SISTERSVILLE — The beginning of football season is a time to wipe the slate clean for most teams and players around the area. For Tyler Consolidated running back Mark Rucker, a repeat of last season’s output could pay big dividends for a Silver Knights’ team that went 6-5 in 2018. Even ...

Marietta Post 64 wins slugfest, 8-6

MARIETTA — Bringing an 8-4 lead into the top of 7th and one out away from being final, Marietta Post 64 struggled to get the final out, allowing New Martinsville Post 26 to score two runs off an errant throw that went out of play. Post 26’s Brendan Fox though grounded to third baseman ...

South’s Yoho among OVAC all-star backs

PARKERSBURG — Mike Eddy and his coaching staff sat down with the nominations for the 74th annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game and recognized many of the names they had to choose from. Because they had some restless nights during the season trying to figure out how to defend ...

Former South coaches to reunite for final game

PARKERSBURG — Regardless if West Virginia wins or loses the 74th annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game, it’s sure to be an emotional evening for Mike Eddy and his coaching staff. Eddy — the now former Parkersburg South High School head coach — will guide the Mountain State ...

Hefner back home at Marietta College

PARKERSBURG — Marietta College recruited Devin Hefner during her senior year at Parkersburg South. Hefner believed she didn’t want to be 23-minutes close to home though and chose Ohio Wesleyan, alongside a largely idyllic opening year of college. She avoided the dreaded freshman 15-pound ...

At His Very Best

PARKERSBURG—Parkersburg High School wrestling was well represented south of the border over the weekend. John Martin Best competed and thrived in the 2019 Cadet Pan American Championships, as he won gold in Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestling events at 71 kilograms. The games took place in ...

Leslie Molinaro-Craven returns to running the Half Marathon

PARKERSBURG — Leslie Molinaro-Craven is constantly on the go. If the 41-year-old runner isn’t helping her husband Shawn at Anytime Fitness in Vienna, she’s transporting her 14- and 10-year-old sons to baseball games and being a soccer mom to her 7-year-old daughter. “I’m very busy ...

Brayden Roberts gearing up

PARKERSBURG — After becoming only the second wrestler from the state of West Virginia to be crowned a Greco national champion at the USMC Cadet and Junior Nationals in Fargo, N.D. last year, Parkersburg South senior to be and the second ranked wrestler at 145 pounds in the nation according ...

Summer Smackdown coming

PARKERSBURG — Summer Smackdown 2 is coming back to the Gough Hazard and Dawghouse Promotions’ Mike Sheppard once again has put together a more than solid fight card. After great success last summer, Sheppard currently has 16 bouts lined up for area fight fans with gates opening at 6:30 ...