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Unstoppable force

PARKERSBURG — Johnny Hogue, a former four-time all-state cross country standout for Ritchie County High School, has been keeping himself quite busy this offseason. The redshirt senior for head coach Steve Taylor of the Division I Richmond Spiders was in New Hampshire a week ago Sunday ...

Ben Rinehart takes over Yellowjacket girls’ booters

WILLIAMSTOWN — If first-year Williamstown High girls soccer boss Ben Rinehart ever needs to consult with his predecessor, all he has to do is eye one of his assistants. Rinehart is succeeding Dr. Dave Pickering. The two have actually flipped-flopped roles with Rinehart, an assistant last ...

Pair of four-run innings keeps Bev/Low alive in district championship

CAMBRIDGE — It’s hard enough to rally once against an outstanding baseball team like St. Clairsville Post 159 but to rally twice is pretty much unheard of. Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 scored four times in the fourth inning to erase a four run deficit and then scored four more times in the ...

Toothman is a resilient runner

PARKERSBURG — Kelly Toothman is a very resilient long distance runner. The 49-year old Parkersburg native once ran the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon with a bad cough, fractured rib, and poison ivy all over her legs — and still completed the 13.1-mile distance in 2 hours, ...

Bev/Low rampages way to district final

CAMBRIDGE — With a stressed pitching staff after playing three games in three days, Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 was in need of some help from their offense Monday as they attempted to dig themselves out of the losers’ bracket in the Division 11 Region 8 American Legion Baseball Tournament ...

An out-of-the-ordinary trip to Charleston

A leisure excursion to the Mountain State’s capital this past weekend was enjoyable, but a bit strange if I am being completely honest. Outings to Charleston or anywhere else aren’t a common occurence for someone as busy as a sports editor. I prefer to stay close to home during the year ...

Post 15 takes twinbill from Elkins

PARKERSBURG — Broedy Boyce broke open a scoreless game with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning and Hayden Morris followed with a sacrifice fly as Parkersburg Post 15 went on to notch a 2-1 American Legion baseball win over visiting Elkins Post 29 in the first game of a ...

Indeed a small world

Much like three-time All-American heavyweight wrestler Louden Haga of Parkersburg South, who recently gave his verbal commitment to join Robert Dutton Award winner Josh Humphreys at Lehigh University, I also have been out on vacation until returning the middle of this past week. While Haga ...

Post 64 wins, Beverly/Lowell falls in legion action

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — Danny Hiser had Barnesville Post 168’s batters either looking or swinging late. The right-hander fanned 10 as Marietta Post 64 defeated Barnesville, 7-2, in an American Legion District 11 Tournament elimination game at Don Coss Field Saturday night. Marietta (17-10) is ...

Ravenswood’s Easthom wins W.Va. Junior Am

SISSONVILLE — The goal in golf is to put the ball in the hole. Despite numerous lipouts here Friday on the final day of the West Virginia Junior Amateur Championship held at Edgewood Country Club, Ravenswood High School graduate and West Liberty University signee Alex Easthom dominated the ...

Optimism for ’Jackets girls

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown girls basketball coach Fred Sauro will begin his 50th season in coaching in 2018 and the veteran head coach was quite pleased with what he saw in his squad as it wrapped up the three-week offseason schedule last week. Sauro and his staff elected to have their ...

Beverly/Lowell bests Post 64 in tourney opener

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — All Kam Hesson does is throw strikes and get people out. The right-hander from Caldwell continued his winning ways on the hill as Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 downed Marietta Post 64, 12-5, in American Legion District 11 Tournament baseball action at Don Coss Field Friday ...

Ohio legion teams open district tourney on opposing sides

CAMBRIDGE — Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 and Marietta Post 64 each is hoping to be in the winners bracket after Friday night’s scheduled 6 p.m. American Legion baseball district tournament opener at Don Coss Field in Cambridge. But one Washington County squad will not be. “Marietta’s ...

Bulldogs’ Newton signs on with Glenville State

WEST UNION — After a very competitive track season and her final year running for Doddridge County High School, McKenzie Newton has signed on to compete for the Glenville State Pioneers track team. “First of all, I’m just really thankful to come from Doddridge,” said Newtown. “We ...

Ravenswood’s Easthom leads at W.Va. Junior Am

SISSONVILLE — West Liberty University freshman-to-be Alex Easthom dominated the par 5s here Thursday on the opening day of the West Virginia Junior Amateur Championship en route to shooting a 4-under par 67 at Edgewood Country Club. The tournament, which was supposed to take place on June ...

­­South’s three weeks smooth

PARKERSBURG —Anyone spending time around Parkersburg South boys’ basketball head coach Mike Fallon knows he is a competitive person. A character trait doubling almost every time he is on a basketball court. His fiery desire to win has led to one of the most successful stints as Patriot ...

‘Austin’ City Limits inside Fort press box

Austin Baumgartner’s got a new ‘do. The Fort Frye High senior is sporting a very cool-looking, short Mohawk. It’s kinda reddish in appearance or in that family of colors. It also kind of lights up the Cadet baseball press box, where Baumgartner has been stationed during Beverly/Lowell ...

Marietta College holds softball camp

MARIETTA — Kenzie Riddle was Parkersburg High's workhorse in the circle this past spring. "I was the only pitcher," said the Big Reds hurler before the start of the last day of the Marietta College Softball camp at Marietta Field Tuesday morning. The two-day clinic kicked off at 9 a.m. ...

Brittany Lincicome a hit at the Sour Mash Memorial

VIENNA — With a solid turnout and even better weather, the Parkersburg Country Club welcomed LPGA golfer Brittany Lincicome Monday to the 47th annual Sour Mash Tournament. The day started early on the green for golfers willing to take their shot in the Sour Mash Memorial Open. The four ...