Local Sports

Bev/Low, Post 64 advance at district

CAMBRIDGE -- Tyler Bradford outdueled Trent Valentine. The Beverly/Lowell southpaw pitched a two-hitter as two-time defending champion Post 389/750 edged Cambridge Post 84, 3-2, Saturday in American Legion District 11, Region 8 baseball action at Don Coss Field. In seven innings of work, ...

Mooney, Strickler to lead W.Va. OVAC team

WHEELING — It’s go-time for the West Virginia all-stars. Coach Mike Eddy — formerly of Parkersburg South — completed his roster for the game, which will be played one week from tonight at Wheeling Island Stadium with the announcement of linebackers, defensive backs and his ...

Lowery All American Masters shot putter

JACKSON, Ohio — Jerry Lowery is 81 years young. The 1956 Marietta High graduate earned an All American Masters Track and Field certificate after throwing the shot put 33 feet, 3-1/2 inches earlier this year at the Jackson Field Trials in Jackson. Lowery threw the shot 33 feet, 3-1/2 inches. ...

Post 15 sweeps twinbill from Ceredo-Kenova

PARKERSBURG—Parkersburg Post 15 has been through a tiring part of its schedule, as a Tuesday evening doubleheader at Bennett Stump Field marked eight games in the last four days. Luckily for the battle-tested group, winning fixes everything. Ceredo-Kenova Post 93 found that out the hard ...

2019 ROTARY SOUR MASH MEMORIAL OPEN: Helping Hands

VIENNA— Hot weather and a wet course due to Sunday’s rain couldn’t derail the 48th annual Rotary Sour Mash Memorial tournament. The tournament serves as a vehicle for the $35,000 raised for local organizations, and this year’s group of grant recipients was as worthy as ever. Honoree ...

Half marathon trainee Nguyen thrives on hills

PARKERSBURG — Kim Nguyen used to roam the outfield for the Parkersburg Big Reds softball team. Now, the 38-year-old mother of two runs the streets of Vienna and elsewhere in preparation for the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon on Aug. 17. “I’ve run it six times before,” ...

Summer Smackdown 2 is a success

PARKERSBURG — Ryan Carroll started Saturday night’s Summer Smackdown 2 with a knockout and Morgantown’s Tyler Magee closed it with one himself on the Dawghouse Promotions’ event held at the Gough Hazard. Carroll, of Williamstown, scored a first round TKO at 1:48 to defeat ...

ALBRIGHT: AAU players may spoil four-class test run

High school basketball produced some exciting moments during the state championship games this past March. Class A Webster County’s boys grooved its 28-0 way to the first state title of any kind for the Highlanders. Chapmanville’s Obinna Anochili-Killen nearly threw up a triple-double in ...

Piller replaces Lincicome at Sour Mash

PARKERSBURG—LPGA professional Brittany Lincicome became a fixture at the annual Rotary Sour Mash Memorial Tournament over the years, but she will not attend the 48th iteration of the event that begins on Monday from the Parkersburg Country Club. Lincicome, who had participated in the Sour ...

Summer Smackdown 2 Results

Unofficial Results from Saturday’s Summer Smackdown 2 at the Gough Hazard PB: Ryan Carroll tko. Steven Whitehair, 1:48 1st *AB: Haley Bishop d. Hailey Pennington, split dec. AB: Austin Maxwell ud. Austin Crouch PB: Johnny McAllister vs. Joel Baker, no contest AKB: Jeremy Hinkle tko. ...

Baker ready to scrap at Smackdown 2

PARKERSBURG — Virginia native Joel Baker, a lawyer in Ripley, will be competing in one of four professional boxing matches on tonight's Dawghouse Promotions Summer Smackdown 2 card set for the Gough Hazard off Core Road. Baker will tangle with Follansbee's Johnny McAllister in a scheduled ...

Beverly/Lowell falls to Lancaster, 6-2

BEVERLY — Beverly/Lowell had its chances. Post 389/750 stranded 15 base runners in a 6-2 setback to Lancaster Post 11 Friday night in American Legion baseball action at Fort Frye High. “We just couldn’t get that clutch hit when we needed it,” said Bev/Low skipper Todd Engle. “But ...

Locals eye success at Fargo

PARKERSBURG — Robert Dutton Award winner Braxton Amos won't be the only local competing at the Fargodome in North Dakota. The best of the best in the country will clash during the next week at the United States Marine Corps Cadet and Junior National Championships in Fargo with hopes of ...

Tennant excited for second go

PARKERSBURG — Dawghouse Promotions’ Mike Sheppard currently has 16 scheduled bouts for Saturday night’s Summer Smackdown 2 at the Gough Hazard. Former Parkersburg Big Red Matt Tennant is one of several local fighters on the card and he’s excited to compete in the event for a second ...

BOE approves four-class proposal in basketball

PARKERSBURG — Following the 2019-2020 high school boys’ and girls’ basketball seasons, the hardwood sport will add a fourth class for the next two seasons. The passage of a West Virginia Secondary Sports Activities Commission proposal by the State Board of Education Wednesday afternoon in ...

Tyler Consolidated Mark Rucker enters senior season with much swagger

SISTERSVILLE — The beginning of football season is a time to wipe the slate clean for most teams and players around the area. For Tyler Consolidated running back Mark Rucker, a repeat of last season’s output could pay big dividends for a Silver Knights’ team that went 6-5 in 2018. Even ...

Marietta Post 64 wins slugfest, 8-6

MARIETTA — Bringing an 8-4 lead into the top of 7th and one out away from being final, Marietta Post 64 struggled to get the final out, allowing New Martinsville Post 26 to score two runs off an errant throw that went out of play. Post 26’s Brendan Fox though grounded to third baseman ...

South’s Yoho among OVAC all-star backs

PARKERSBURG — Mike Eddy and his coaching staff sat down with the nominations for the 74th annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game and recognized many of the names they had to choose from. Because they had some restless nights during the season trying to figure out how to defend ...

Former South coaches to reunite for final game

PARKERSBURG — Regardless if West Virginia wins or loses the 74th annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game, it’s sure to be an emotional evening for Mike Eddy and his coaching staff. Eddy — the now former Parkersburg South High School head coach — will guide the Mountain State ...