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Local Sports Columns

You can do this

For years, you may have wondered if you could run a half marathon. I used to have the same thought. After years of watching others cover 13.1 miles I decided to see if I could in fact, finish such a distance. I will not sugar coat it, doing a half marathon is hard. Hard in a good way, hard ...

Missing the play

The kind of quote Rex Foster might give. “We need more umpires!” That is definitely true, but I have been thinking about the difficulty of being an umpire in this day and age. I’m not too old yet to forget about my father calling me out in youth league on strikes. Obviously, he was ...

Never say never

One more day. For baseball fans throughout the country, the wait is almost over as Opening Day for America’s Game is upon us. That is correct. Baseball is considered America’s Game. On the popularity scale among professional sports, football and basketball have taken priority throughout ...

If you don’t care, may as well root for Bengals

Sunday marks the 30th anniversary the last time my favorite team the Washington R- no, Football T- wait, Commanders (still not sold on that) played in the Super Bowl. Eventually, I decided to help other people in the same boat by suggesting who to root for in the big game if you just don’t ...

Warren hoops legend remembers going head-to-head with Burrow

Former Warren Warrior two-time All-Ohio basketball player Evan French remembers his very first impression of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow when the two faced off with their respective teams in the Division II Regional semi-final at the Convocation Center on the campus of Ohio ...

Parkersburg girls in position to make some noise

PARKERSBURG — Things are looking up for the Parkersburg girls’ basketball team, and a hot streak has the Big Reds in position to make noise late in the year. Now, I won’t get ahead of myself. Even first-year head coach Chris Murray said the win over Class AAAA No. 1 Huntington was ...