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Warren boys’ track captures regional title

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NEW CONCORD, Ohio — Warren’s Erin Bogard set a pole vault record and the Warrior boys had a dominating performance to conclude Saturday’s Division II, Region 7 meet at Muskingum University. Bogard cleared 12 feet, 5 inches to not only stand atop the podium and qualify for this week’s ...

Cowan considers himself blessed

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Andrew Cowan’s team of four enjoyed a good round of golf Friday, carding a 75. But as it turned out, a 71 was the winning score for flight A of the annual Dave Couch Golf Tournament at the Parkersburg Country Club. “Didn’t make enough putts,” said the 41-year-old Cowan, a State Farm ...

‘Jackets sweep LKC awards

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PARKERSBURG — Alderson Broaddus-bound Cullen Cutright helped Williamstown win the Little Kanawha Conference title for the first time since 2008 and he was honored by league coaches as the player of the year. Cutright finished his senior campaign with a 7-0 record, which included a ...

Good turnout for Dave Couch Golf tourney

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VIENNA — Don Fosselman had open heart surgery a little over a year ago. On Friday at the Parkersburg Country Club, the long-time Parkersburg Big Reds boys’ soccer coach was swinging away in the 19th annual Dave Couch Golf Tournament To Benefit ALS (Amyhthropic Lateral Sclerosis). “I ...

Three area thinclads qualify for state track

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PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Three local track athletes qualified for the state meet Friday during regional action. Marietta’s Baylee Brown, Fort Frye’s Maddie Webb and Belpre’s Eli Fullerton all placed fourth or better in their respective events to earn a berth in next weekend’s state meet ...

Tide win softball program’s 1st ever state title

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VIENNA — Let the party begin, Seth. Boone County’s small town and Sherman High School finally has a team state champion to call its own. Tide alumni, students, and faithful can put Jim Henderson’s softball squad’s first-place trophy proudly next to the individual state track and ...

State softball tournament underway

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VIENNA — An ideal day, outside of Jackson Park’s Field Two being deemed unplayable, graced the opening day of the 2019 state softball tournament Wednesday. The sun shone brightly as the four regional championships from each classification endured intense battles. One school from each class ...

Central knocks out Ritchie in regional

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ELM GROVE — Wheeling Central coach Bo McConnaughy was disappointed with his team’s play Tuesday. That feeling emanated after his Maroon Knights dropped a 3-2 decision to host Ritchie County, evening their best-of-three regional series at one-game each. McConnaughy was in a much better ...

Warren baseball falls in district final

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ATHENS, Ohio — After winning two straight postseason baseball games on walk-off hits, Warren High went down in a similar manner in an OHSAA Division II district final. Sophomore center fielder Peyton Gail’s two-out, two-run double to right-center in the bottom of the ninth inning enabled ...

Hurricane takes Game 1 from Parkersburg South

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HURRICANE — Jonathan Blackwell pitched like six-time Major League All-Star Ewell Blackwell Monday night. The younger Blackwell, a senior left-hander, exhibited exquisite command and control in a dominating performance as Hurricane defeated Parkersburg South 10-0 in a Class AAA, Region IV ...

Patriots bested by Hurricane in regionals

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PARKERSBURG — A two-out, three-run top of the fourth gave Joel Gardner all the support he needed here Tuesday evening at Hank Greenburg Field in the Class AAA, Region IV tournament. The Hurricane sophomore right-hander had 11 strikeouts in a complete game three-hitter to help lift the ...

Rebels top Central in game 2, will play in decisive game 3 today

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ELLENBORO — Losing 10-0 to Wheeling Central in Monday’s opening game of the best-of-three regional tournament, Ritchie County rode behind the arms of starter Avery Taylor and Dylan Taylor in game two Tuesday. The two Rebels allowed no runs into the bottom the seventh, winning 3-2 versus ...

Catholic’s Cade Ullman to play for Marietta Pioneers

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PARKERSBURG — Class A first team all-state captain Cade Ullman of Parkersburg Catholic made his roundball choice official on Tuesday as the Crusaders’ all-time career leading scorer is set to play for Division III power Marietta College and head coach Jon VanderWal. Ullman, who carries a ...

State softball coaches unfazed by changes to tournament slate

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VIENNA —On the eve of the 2019 state softball championships, competing teams from across the state gathered around to celebrate their collective efforts this season. The celebration took place Tuesday at the community building on 34th street in Vienna, and it served as the calm before the ...

Central dominates Ritchie in opener

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By BUBBA KAPRAL Executive Sports Editor ELM GROVE — Charleston wasn’t on the Wheeling Central radar back in March. But fast forward two months and the state tournament is clearly in focus for the Maroon Knights. Coach Bo McConnaughy’s ever-improving charges pocketed a 10-0 ...

Warren advances to district title game

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ATHENS — Warren won in dramatic fashion — again. The eighth-seeded Warriors rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning on Noah Edgell’s two-out, running-scoring single to defeat the second-seeded Circleville Tigers, 2-1, in a Division II district semifinal baseball game Monday night at ...

’Jacket ladies crush rest of the Class A field

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CHARLESTON — Ella Hesson took home high-point honors and the Williamstown girls of head man Zach Hall rolled to the Class A girls state championship here Saturday as the Yellowjackets scored 108.5 points to easily outdistance runner-up Ritchie County (52) and third-place Wheeling Central ...