Local Sports

North all-stars roll past South, 171-141

CHARLESTON — The short-handed South knew it was in trouble even before tipoff of Friday’s game. But with the way the North was shooting, it was double trouble. Fairmont Senior’s dynamic duo of Jalen Bridges and Zyon Dobbs helped their team control the torrid pace and nine of the ...

MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD ATHLETICS: Rally by the River

VIENNA — For the 52nd year in a row, Marshall University athletics stopped in the Mid-Ohio Valley for festivities around the community. Dils Riverfront Park played host for the Thursday evening event for the kelly green and white faithful, as coaches Doc Holliday and Dan D’Antoni mingled ...

Local soccer teams making their marks

PARKERSBURG —The future of high school soccer in West Virginia is looking bright, and now that future will be on display in eastern regional competition from June 28-30. The River City Soccer Club Select soccer teams are looking to leave a mark on some stiff competition, as this year’s ...

Rob Strcula, Fred Sauro coaching in North-South hoops’ games

PARKERSBURG — Five players from the Mid-Ohio Valley along with a pair of coaches will represent the area during the annual North-South all-star basketball games. The boys are in action this evening at the South Charleston Community Center. Parkersburg Catholic head coach Rob Strcula will ...

Pioneer baseball program is excited over stadium upgrades

MARIETTA — Isaac Danford is looking forward to fall ball. So is Isaac Huffman. The two Marietta College baseball players will have to be patient, though, as Don Schaly Stadium is currently undergoing an extensive upgrade, thanks to The Spartan Foundation and Hap and Meg Esbenshade, and ...

Roane’s Allie Mace an all-stater in Class AA

CLARKSBURG — It’s doubtful anyone in state softball circles would compare Herbert Hoover coach Missy Smith to Cher, but for her and her Huskies, the beat indeed goes on. Herbert Hoover just claimed its third-straight Class AA softball crown and there’s a big reason for it - ...

Callaway Jr. Golf Tour hits Greenhills Country Club

RAVENSWOOD — Weather was a constant theme during the Callaway Junior Tour event, as the 9 a.m. tee-time was delayed until 11 a.m. due to constant rain Wednesday morning at the Greenhills Country Club in Ravenswood. Due to the standing water on the course caused by the rain, it made hitting ...

’Jackets’ Larry Cassady earns Dick Wildt Award

WILLIAMSTOWN — Fresh off a Class A state cross country championship, the year just keeps getting better for Williamstown girls’ coach Larry Cassady. The sixth-year head coach was given the Dick Wildt Award for his strong 2018 season. The honor, named after former Parkersburg Catholic ...

Middleton an All-Ohioan in pitching circle

MARIETTA — Jillian Middleton will be getting an opportunity to see a little bit of the country this summer. The 17-year-old Marietta High softball pitcher hurls for the 16U Outlaws Premier-Lucas ballclub, which is scheduled to play in the Scenic City Tournament in Chattanooga, Tn., today ...

2019 W.VA. CLASS A ALL-STATE BASEBALL: Five local players make 1st team

CHARLESTON — Huntington St. Joseph Central baseball coach Dave Jenkins was faced with a tall task this spring. His Irish only had 11 players on the roster but for Jenkins, it was quality over quantity. Together, the small group stormed its way to the state baseball tournament — turning ...

PVC to suspend operations

SARAHSVILLE, Ohio — The Pioneer Valley Conference has a pulse — but just barely. According to PVC commissioner Don Ullman, the league will “temporarily suspend operations” June 30, but will not officially fold. “All other financial obligations and scholarships will continue on and ...

2019 W.VA. CLASS A ALL-STATE SOFTBALL: MOV well represented

PARKERSBURG — Perhaps the longest-awaited championship parade in the state took place May 30 on the streets of Seth, home of Sherman High School. Coach Jim Henderson’s softball group celebrated the first team title in any sport in school history. Smiles and cheers were abundant and one ...

Kids Golf Classic is a success

VIENNA — The Kids Golf Classic tournament celebrated its 23rd year benefitting the Parkersburg Boys and Girls Club, by generating a tournament record of $210,175, compared to the $191,000 raised at last year’s event. Local businesses and community members sponsored 136 golfers at the ...

Larry McCloy takes over as W.Va. state clinician

PARKERSBURG — Larry McCloy, a 1985 Parkersburg High School graduate, might spend his days working at the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, but his heart is on the gridiron. After serving 17 years as the rules clinician and interpreter for the Ohio/West Virginia football officials association, ...

PHS’ CJ Wade heading to Canton for Blue-Grey super combine

PARKERSBURG — CJ Wade had a pretty good 17th birthday on Thursday. After all, it was the final day of his junior year at Parkersburg High School last week. The fourth-place finisher in Class AAA at the state wrestling tournament in the 195-pound division has been keeping busy this spring as ...

All-Ohioans crowned in day one of state meet

COLUMBUS — Just a sophomore, Millie Ryan cemented her place in Warren track history Friday. The discus thrower placed sixth at day one of the state meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium to earn Division II All-Ohio status. She finished with a top throw of 126 feet, 11 inches to earn a spot ...

Warrior boys tie mark for best state finish

COLUMBUS — All season long, the Warren boys track team dominated its competition in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Through district and regional, the Warriors stayed dominant but went into the state meet with something to prove. Warren finished with 35 points as a team Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial ...

Erin Bogard tops pole vault field for D-II state title

COLUMBUS — It wasn’t Erin Bogard’s first time standing on the podium at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. It was, however, the Warren senior’s first time at the top. Bogard cleared 12 feet, 2 inches at the state track meet Saturday to bring home a Division II state championship to ...

Post 15 splits two with Cambridge

PARKERSBURG — Tyler Haskins, Broedy Boyce and Jordan Batten had big games at the plate to back Bradan Mullenix’s three-hitter as Parkersburg Post 15 split Saturday’s doubleheader against Cambridge Post 68 at Bennett Stump Field. The locals doubled up Post 68 in game two, 8-4, after ...

Post 64 relying heavily on Tigers

MARIETTA — Last season, Marietta Post 64 came out of the gates smoking as they won their first 10 games before cooling down and eventually finishing the season with a 19-11 record. With a 14-player roster that features nine players from a very successful Marietta High School program, ...