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Patriots’ Lauderman bound for Morgantown

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­PARKERSBURG — Fans of the Parkersburg South girls’ soccer team the past four seasons probably came to the conclusion rather quickly forward Aiyana Lauderman had a Division I career available to her if she wished one day. The Patriot senior, who led her team in scoring the past two years, ...

Bronson Arroyo instructs at Reds’ Legends Clinic

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VIENNA — Bronson Arroyo was not aware that he was in Nick Swisher “country.” The former MLB pitcher was the featured instructor at the 25th annual Cincinnati Reds Legends Clinic Tuesday at the Vienna Rec Fields in Jackson Memorial Park. And, not too far away is Parkersburg High School ...

St. Marys’ Long will run at UC

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ST. MARYS —Zach Long, an athlete who has competed for St. Marys High School the past 4 years, has signed on to compete for University of Charleston’s track and field program. The decision to compete at the next level was always something Long had considered. He got his start running ...

Reds’ legends open camp

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VIENNA — Micah Atkinson is looking forward to working on his pitching this week at the silver edition of the Cincinnati Reds Legends Clinic. “I don’t have much control of my fastball,” said the 12-year-old, who plays for the Blue Jays in Vienna. “So, I’m a slow ...

Marietta Post 64 defeats Tuscarawas Post 205

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MARIETTA — Corbin Alkire was both tough to hit and to get out. The southpaw from Marietta High pitched six scoreless innings and had two hits to help his own cause as Marietta Post 64 blanked Tuscarawas Post 205, 7-0, in American Legion baseball action Sunday at Legion Field. “Being ...

No days off for Strange

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PARKERSBURG — When it comes to the football field, Parkersburg High School senior Brenton Strange is pretty serious. In fact, this past Tuesday he attended a one-day camp at Ohio State University, where he collected his 13th Division I football scholarship offer to play as a tight end at the ...

DeVol hard at work as new Belpre grid boss

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BELPRE — Three months into his new position, Mike DeVol is hard at it as Belpre’s head football coach. So far, DeVol in his fourth head coaching stop in the Mid-Ohio Valley — five if you count Caldwell twice — has taken to his task as the Golden Eagles’ gridiron honcho with a desire ...

Ohio team wins BACF

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ST. MARYS — The Ohio team of River head coach Mike Flannery put on a dominating performance here Friday night at Bill Hanlin Stadium as the Buckeyes rolled past host West Virginia, 47-13, in the 25th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Football Classic. Buckeye MVP Tojzae Reams, ...

Reams MVP of Ohio All-Stars

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ST. MARYS — Tojzae Reams can now add MVP to his already impressive sports resume. The recent Belpre High School grad and all-state hurdler earned the Ohio All-Stars’ top individual honor at Friday night’s 25th annual BACF (Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis) Football Classic at Bill Hanlin ...

Parkersburg football starts year two of coach Byus era

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PARKERSBURG — Mike Byus, now in year two as the head man at Parkersburg High School, definitely has settled in when it comes to being a Big Red. “I love Parkersburg,” said the coach, who led the red and white back to the Class AAA playoffs last fall and finished with a 7-4 record. ...

Tonight’s BACF Football Classic is the 25th contest

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PARKERSBURG — Twenty-five years. Add in tonight’s annual BACF (Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis) Ohio vs. West Virginia Football Classic, and that’s how many years the game will have been going strong — since 1994, a 10-7 Ohio win at Don Drumm Stadium in Marietta But “it’s not ...

Gilmer County’s Sada Wright signs with West Virginia

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GLENVILLE — Sada Wright’s prodigious abilities in both the shot put and discus were too great to pass up for West Virginia University women’s track and field head coach Sean Cleary. Gilmer County’s reigning and back-to-back Class A high school state champion in both events, as well as ...

BACF Football Classic this Friday

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PARKERSBURG — Seven of the West Virginia players in Friday’s 7 p.m. Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis Football Classic against Ohio in St. Marys talked about the upcoming game. For Roane County’s Brandon May, “I’m excited for it,” he said. “I’m ready to strap it up again and go; ...

Flannery to coach the Ohio BACF all-stars

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HANNIBAL, Ohio — River High School head football coach Mike Flannery will lead a very talented Ohio squad in the 25th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Football Classic Friday night at Bill Hanlin Stadium in St. Marys. Flannery already owns one victory in the BACF Classic as ...

Lucas on other side of BACF

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Friday evening in St. Marys, the 25th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Football Classic will take place. A pair of old colleagues have had the chance to hang out and enjoy some memories from the past as Ohio head coach Mike Flannery, who is the head man at River, asked former ...

Byus has coached in all-star games before

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PARKERSBURG — Friday’s 7 p.m. 25th annual BACF Ohio vs. West Virginia Football Classic, this year at St. Marys High School, is not the first all-star grid game for Parkersburg High head coach Mike Byus. “I’ve been fortunate enough to coach in what we called in North Carolina the ...

Ravenswood new coach Eric Hupp ready for gridiron

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RAVENSWOOD — Suffice it to say, expectations are high for the Ravenswood football program, which will be led by first-year head coach Eric Hupp. Hupp, who also serves as the Red Devils’ wrestling coach, takes over the reigns from Kemp Kelly, whose squad just missed the Class A playoffs ...

Aaron Hopper helping to put Minford on baseball map

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MINFORD, Ohio — Aaron Hopper has made a nice transition from a prep and college baseball player to high school head coach. The former Marietta College and Wheelersburg High baseball standout enjoyed an eventful spring as the Minford Falcons skipper being named both the West Division District ...

Bulldogs’ Smarr going to UC

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WEST UNION —Mista Smarr had a unique challenge in the way during her college-selection process. While keeping family in mind was important, being a triplet added a whole other hurdle to the mix. Seeing and interacting with someone every day, even at school when you can get a break from ...

Talking ’Eers & Bucks

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They’re here, and it seems like they’re getting earlier and earlier every year. They are the preseason college football preview magazines on the newstands. Amazingly, West Virginia is seen by both Street & Smith’s and Athlon Sports finishing at No. 22 in the nation, Athlon at 8-4 ...