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Williamstown girls capture third consecutive state track title

CHARLESTON — The Williamstown girls won their third straight title, Ritchie County’s Olivia Cress repeated as high-point champion and Abby McDonough cleared 10 feet to defend her pole vault crown for runner-up Doddridge County here Saturday at Laidley Field during the Class A state track ...

Parkersburg High School girls shuttles team repeats as state champs

CHARLESTON — Going back-to-back in any sport is a challenge few teams can actually achieve. For the Parkersburg girls’ shuttle hurdle team, winning a second-consecutive state title was pretty straightforward. The team of Lilly Wharton, newcomer Katie Rutherford, Kendal Domenick and ...

Ripley’s Frankie Winters finishes runner-up in throwing events

CHARLESTON — The offseason for Ripley thrower Frankie Winters begins ASAP. Friday afternoon at Laidley Field at the West Virginia High School State Track Meet, Winters placed runner-up in the shot put one day after finishing second in the discus. His throw of 150 feet, 11 inches in the ...

Sam Mathews saves day for Pioneers in regional opener

MARIETTA — As he’s done 12 other times this season, Marietta senior pitcher Sam Mathews entered Friday’s regional opener against Kalamazoo looking to preserve a close Pioneer lead. After watching the Hornets put up seven runs over the first five innings, Mathews held the visitors ...

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 ...