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Seven locals crack Top-40 at Open

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VIENNA — Often times when it comes to golf, players will finish their round and say it’s just a number. That’s sort of the way Parkersburg Country Club member Robert Vanni felt following his third and final round at the 86th West Virginia Open, which concluded Friday. “I moved up ...

No complacency for Crusaderettes

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PARKERSBURG — Madeline Huffman and Aaliyah Brunny never complained once during the Parkersburg Catholic Crusaderettes’ basketball weight-training session with coach Tom Brock Thursday morning inside the attic of the Knights of Columbus. Brief joking occured but didn’t last long upon ...

Hill continues to tear the cover off the ball

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NEWARK, Ohio — Turner Hill started this week as the second leading hitter in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. After 11 games, the Malone University Pioneer baseball standout was batting .500 (14 of 28) for the Licking County Settlers. “I’m seeing the ball well, and I’m off to ...

Moore, Chesnut in the mix for runner-up

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VIENNA — A pair of locals, Roane County’s Cole Moore and Parkersburg Country Club assistant golf pro Adam Chesnut, are firmly in the mix for a runner-up finish at the 86th West Virginia Open, which saw the field cut to 61 players following Thursday’s second round. When action resumes ...

Bradshaw tames PCC with another 66

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VIENNA — For the second straight round at the 86th West Virginia Open being held at Parkersburg Country Club, Elon University golfer Josef Dransfeld made eagle on the par-5 18th. After finishing day one on Wednesday at 6-under, Dransfeld needed that eagle putt Thursday afternoon to card a ...

Ten-time champion sits atop leaderboard at West Virginia Open

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VIENNA — History repeated itself once again as the 10-time West Virginia Open champion David Bradshaw ended day one as the leader for a second consecutive year. Bradshaw carded a score of 7-under 66, but Josef Dransfeld, from Huntington, is only one shot behind him after round one of the ...

Local golfers in the mix after round one of West Virginia Open

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VIENNA — The field at the 86th West Virginia Open is full of local names hoping to climb up the leaderboard after round one. Of course, the Mountain State’s own Open Championship brings out a variety of competitors. From a 10-time champ to a multitude of collegiate golfers, everyone is ...

’Jackets football ahead of schedule from last season

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WILLIAMSTOWN — “Football is not easy,” opined Williamstown Yellowjacket head football coach Terry Smith during an interview in his office following a practice in the three-week period. He is right of course, as has been the norm during his 16 years without a losing season at the helm of ...

Reds Legends visit Vienna

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VIENNA — Bronson Arroyo was in the Mid-Ohio Valley Monday. The former Major League Baseball pitcher was the headliner at the 26th Annual Cincinnati Reds Legends Youth Baseball/Softball Camp, which concluded Wednesday at Jackson Middle School. “It was an awesome, amazing day, and I’ll ...

Kenny Hess hoping for breakthrough at Open

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PARKERSBURG — Kenny Hess knows what it feels like to be in contention for a West Virginia Open championship. Starting on hole No. 1 at 1:20 p.m. today, the former Parkersburg South High School standout will tee it up with hopes of putting together three solid rounds at the 86th W.Va. Open ...

Bryan Crislip ready to roll with PHS boys’ hoops

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PARKERSBURG — PHS Big Reds’ boys’ basketball team has its new head coach ... and he is a Parkersburg South Patriot. Bryan Crislip, though, would prefer the attention be directed toward the team rather than this fact. And the Elite Center’s Head of Basketball Operations should desire ...

Alex Easthom pumped for W.Va. Open

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RAVENSWOOD — Suffice it to say, West Liberty University golfer and Ravenswood High School graduate Alex Easthom has come a long way since his humble beginnings as a youth in the Mid-Ohio Valley Junior Golf Association. Now, Easthom is just a day away from competing in the 86th West Virginia ...

Jim Asbury running to get back into shape

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PARKERSBURG — Jim Asbury has been running in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon on and off for the last 10 years. “It was my first race,” said the 49-year-old Vienna resident. “I work at Solvay in Marietta, and it was there I actually got interested in running, because ...

BENNETT: Marshall flavor in W.Va. Open field

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Guys like Will Evans and Davey Jude most likely are going to be in the running to win the 86th West Virginia Open, which starts Wednesday at Parkersburg Country Club. The two former Marshall University standouts are far from the only golfers in the field who competed for the Thundering Herd. ...

Chris Barlament excited for W.Va. Open

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PARKERSBURG — It wasn’t too long ago Chris Barlament competed at Parkersburg Catholic High School and led the Crusaders to the Class A state golf championship in 2005 en route to earning medalist honors. Now, the Parkersburg Country Club member is ready to compete in his fifth career West ...

Alumna Emily Martin takes over PHS swim program

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PARKERSBURG — Being the sole applicant for a job can sometimes have its drawbacks, but this wasn’t the case for Emily Martin. Martin knew what it took to continue the state championship culture surrounding the program. She won multiple state championships during her time swimming for the ...

Patriots’ Zach Redmon ready for his first W.Va. Open

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PARKERSBURG — Back in 2004 an amateur golfer by the name of David Bradshaw shocked the Mountain State by winning the West Virginia Open. When the 86th edition of the tournament gets underway on Wednesday morning in Vienna at Parkersburg Country Club, Bradshaw will be out for a four-peat and ...

MID-OHIO VALLEY SPORTS HALL OF FAME: Induction Saturday

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VIENNA —A who’s-who of local sports figures were inducted into the Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday inside the Grande Pointe Conference & Reception Center. For the 22nd year, a list of 10 deserving individuals had their legacies cemented among friends, family members and ...