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Rick Leach new boys’ hoops coach at Tyler Consolidated

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KIDWELL — Rick Leach has taken a new job in a familiar setting. The Martins Ferry native has accepted the head boys’ basketball coaching position at Tyler Consolidated High School. He previously held that same post for 13 years, leaving in 2008 for Parkersburg South. He recently retired ...

Councilman charged with obstructing, disorderly conduct

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg City Councilman Eric Barber was arrested Monday evening on charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing a law enforcement officer. According to a criminal complaint filed in Wood County Magistrate Court, Barber, 38, of 900 13th St., was taking a video at the scene ...

Williamstown’s Benson runs for sense of accomplishment

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PARKERSBURG — After crossing the finish line in two hours, 56 minutes and 27 seconds at last year’s Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon, Celeste Benson was visibly emotional. “I was crying my eyes out,” the Williamstown resident recalled. Someone unfamiliar with running a ...

Davila heading to IKF World Classic

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PARKERSBURG — Opportunity is knocking for Ray Davila and the former Parkersburg Big Red is more than amped to be competing later this week in the 2017 International Kickboxing Federation World Classic, which gets underway Friday in Orlando, Fla. Davila, who is also a boxer and MMA fighter, ...

Isner, Neal’s gem lift Beverly/Lowell

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CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — Logan Isner’s Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 teammates call him “Hulk,” and for good reason. The Fort Frye product showed off his strength during American Legion baseball Region 8, District 11 tournament action Saturday at Don Coss Field, cranking a walk-off grand slam ...

Post 64 thumps Zanesville, now 2-0 in tourney

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CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — Despite not having a baseball team for 13 years, Marietta Post 64 is making its presence felt in the American Legion Region 8, District 11 tournament. After a 7-3 win over host Cambridge Friday, Post 64 jumped all over Zanesville Post 29 for a 16-3, seven-inning mercy win ...

Legion season down to nitty-gritty for Post 15

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PARKERSBURG — It’s all down to the nitty-gritty now for the Parkersburg American Legion Post 15 baseball team. Today, Sunday and Monday, Post 15 plays its last six regular-season games, including four key Area 3 contests to find out where it will be seeded starting Wednesday in the area ...

WVU better than 6th? 

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The countdown to college football stands at 42 days away. Many, if not all, Division I programs began official team activities earlier this month. Each team has conference and national title aspirations on their mind at this very moment as everyone sits at 0-0. Countless media outlets have ...

Post 64 opens tourney with win over Cambridge

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CAMBRIDGE — Marietta Post 64’s southpaw pitchers gave Cambridge Post 84 batters fits. Starter Brandon Schamp gave up three hits and reliever Turner Hill none as the Mariettans downed the Guernsey Countians, 7-3, in American Legion district tournament opening round baseball action Friday ...

Wrestlers headed to nationals

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Every summer when the calendar hits the middle of July, that means one thing for wrestling fans — the Fargo Nationals. Seven area grapplers are leaving today to make the trek to the Fargodome to compete in the U.S. Marine Corps Junior and Cadet Nationals and that includes Parkersburg South ...

Belpre Youth Football seeking growth

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BELPRE — Tessi Davis enjoys a challenge, whether it’s in the Toughman Contest ring or as a first-year Belpre Youth Football co-commisioner. Last year, the former Parkersburg Big Red was a Toughman champion twice in the women’s light-heavyweight division, once in Parkersburg and the ...

Pirates at the deadline

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The Pittsburgh Pirates are in an interesting position at the approach of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Owners of a 42-47 record at the break and in fourth place of the surprisingly mediocre National League Central and seven games behind the first place Milwaukee Brewers would be ...

Beverly/Lowell falls to Hebron

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BEVERLY — Logan Isner slugged a home run and had a double. He was hot, but Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 was not as it dropped a 4-3 decision to visiting Hebron Post 285 in American Legion baseball action at Fort Frye High Tuesday night. “We’re just not getting it done at the plate ...

Warren’s Chase Weihl commits to Potomac State baseball team

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VINCENT — Chase Weihl was both a baseball and basketball standout at Warren High. Not surprisingly, the 17-year-old student/athlete was being recruited to play at the college level. On Monday in the WHS lobby, Weihl made his decision to play baseball and committed to Potomac State ...

Bev-Low Post 389/750 sweeps Post 15

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BEVERLY — Beverly/Lowell enjoyed another broomfest. Post 389/750 extended its winning streak to nine games with a pair of 5-3 triumphs over visiting Parkersburg Post 15 in American Legion baseball action Sunday at Fort Frye High. Earlier this season, Bev-Low swept the Parkersburg legion ...

Half marathon a DeGraef family affair

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PARKERSBURG — As Erwin DeGraef and his daughter, Demi, prepare to run their third Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon together this August, they looked back at the first time they ran it together a few years ago. Demi, a standout sprinter in high school at Parkersburg South and ...

Worthington rallies to defeat Bantam all-stars

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PARKERSBURG — Marietta only trailed once in the game — at the end. The Tiger 8U Bantam League all-stars came out swinging in the opening inning but then faded fast and dropped an 8-7 decision to the Worthington C Wildcats in tournament action at Worthington Ball Fields Saturday. “We ...

Local man hooks 3rd place at Bassmaster event

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Glynn Goodwin had a good finish on Oneida Lake at last Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open No. 1. But the angler right behind the 35-year-old Mariettan after Day 2 of the three-day event in upstate New York was just a tad better with a winning ...

Post 64 earns two wins vs. Lancaster

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MARIETTA — Visiting Lancaster Post 11 came into Saturday afternoon’s doubleheader at Don Schaly Stadium against Marietta Post 64 sporting more wins than Marietta had games played. It took Post 64 just ten innings to dispose of the visitors as they rolled to an 11-1 five inning win in the ...

Belpre football hopes to bounce back

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BELPRE — For Greg Adams, who played football at Belpre under Ralph Holder, 2017 will be his eighth season at the Golden Eagles’ grid helm The first few years were a struggle for Adams and his staff, but eventually they turned things around, culminating in back-to-back state playoff berths ...