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Wood County Legion falls

PARKERSBURG — Dakota Miller, Corbin Alkire and Kail Hill delivered three hits apiece here Wednesday night at City Park as Marietta survived a seven-run fourth inning en route to besting Wood County Legion, 12-8, in what was a scheduled nine-inning showdown between 4-2 programs. Marietta, ...

Kory Science headed to Alderson Broaddus

MARIETTA — For Kory Science, patience is a virtue. The Marietta High grad helped form a potent 1-2 punch at running back, along with Chase Taylor, for the Tiger football team last fall. Science now will take his talents to Alderson Broaddus, where he plans to continue his football career ...

Thadd Obecny leads WV Open after day two

PARKERSBURG — It appears a new champion could be crowned following Wednesday’s second round of the 87th West Virginia Open being held at the Cobb Course at the Resort at Glade Springs. Nick Fleming, the only all-state golfer in Petersburg High School history who is off to play at Wingate ...

Wondering or maybe pondering

I don’t even know where to begin anymore. Things are getting better it appears in the sports world, at least when it comes to them making a return. The eternal optimist has high hopes for the summer months ahead and beyond, but are we fooling ourselves? More than three months into the ...

Wood County swept: Legion club drops two to Cambridge

PARKERSBURG — Following a pair of twinbill sweeps to open the season, Wood County Legion and manager Mike Goodwin’s 4-0 start came to an end Monday night at City Park versus Cambridge. Colin Bryant worked five innings of three-hit ball as the hosts led 4-3 after five in the opener. ...

Calhoun’s Nick Moore to hoop at West Virginia Wesleyan

MT. ZION — Calhoun County’s Nick Moore never gave up hope on his dream of playing college basketball. Thanks to West Virginia Wesleyan head coach Nick Patella, the ex-Red Devil will have an opportunity to compete in the Mountain East Conference for the the Division II Bobcat program ...

South grad Kenny Hess shoots 3-under to take lead at WV Open

PARKERSBURG — Four-time defending West Virginia Open champion David Bradshaw has some work to do if he wants to win the 87th event, which got underway Tuesday on the Cobb Course at the Resort at Glade Springs. As of press time Tuesday evening, the championship had two mid-afternoon 45-plus ...

2020 West Virginia Open: Plethora of area golfers have eye on David Bradshaw

PARKERSBURG — A plethora of area golfers will be out to dethrone defending champ David Bradshaw when the 87th West Virginia Open gets underway this morning at the Resort at Glade Springs. A year ago, Bradshaw rolled to his crown after firing three rounds in the red at Parkersburg Country ...

Weld Games are a success in Marietta

MARIETTA — A quartet of overall champions were crowned following the two-day RX and Scaled Crossfit competition known as the 2020 Weld Games. On Friday night, more than four dozen athletes competed at Marietta College’s Don Drumm Stadium to start everything off. The final events of ...

’Jackets football and Chris Beck get back to work

WILLIAMSTOWN — In the past 20 years the Williamstown football program has done a lot of winning. A streak which dates back to the Yellowjackets’ time in Class AA, first-year grid boss Chris Beck is hoping 21 is indeed a lucky number. Whether or not WHS can reach the postseason again ...

Warren Root ready to make waves at Greenhills

RAVENSWOOD — Passion and vision are a pair of traits Warren Root definitely possesses. The director of golf at Greenhills Country Club since early April, Root was able to hit the ground running with his new job and hasn’t slowed down a bit. “I’m actually in charge of the whole show ...

Jenny Null comes home

PARKERSBURG — The last memory new Parkersburg South athletic director Jenny Null had as a member of the Patriots’ faculty came shortly after she’d boxed up her classroom for the final time following the 2018 school year. Principal Betsy Patterson stopped by and wished Null good luck in ...

Marshall’s Ian Domenick hard at work improving for 2020

PARKERSBURG — Ian Domenick continues to try and do his thing as a runner for Marshall University, but nothing worth having ever comes ea sy. The 2018 Parkersburg High School graduate, who won the 1600 at the Class AAA state track meet as well as earning all-state honors in cross country as ...

Ritchie’s Kent Bee taking his talent to Division I Marshall Univ.

ELLENBORO — A runner all of his life, Ritchie County’s Kent Bee is going to be doing more of the same later this year at Marshall University. The Rebel, who secured the PROMISE Scholarship, is going to run cross country for the Thundering Herd and also compete in track. “They don’t ...

BENNETT: Moving on but never forgotten

Influential people are often remembered for a myriad of reasons. Someone doesn’t have to be a sports figure to be a leader of people. I know when I was younger I had a lot of great teachers who probably never got enough credit for shaping the lives of so many students. On Sunday, I ...

Patriot gridders back at work

PARKERSBURG — After taking the helm of the Parkersburg South football team last year, Nathan Tanner and his staff got to work pretty quickly. Despite dealing with a COVID-19 pandemic, the Patriots are back at it as far as conditioning under the current guidelines. A 9-1 regular season ...

CLASS AAA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: PHS anxious for Phase II

PARKERSBURG — It’s not exactly time just yet for down, set, hut on the turf at Stadium Field. In fact, Big Red head football coach Mike Byus is currently away for a little rest and relaxation on vacation. Even if the fourth-year leader of the red and white were around, footballs still ...

Jillian Middleton continues to prepare for Ashland

MARIETTA — After earning All-Ohio First Team honors last season, Marietta High softball pitcher Jillian Middleton couldn’t have foreseen her chance to repeat the feat taken away so swiftly and suddenly. Her pitching numbers from the 2019 fall league with AAU team Outlaw Parsons pointed ...

CALLAWAY JUNIOR TOUR ROOKIE LEAGUE: Minibel hosted second stop

VIENNA — Mt. Zion’s Jude Walker was the only solo winner during Saturday’s second Callaway Junior Tour Rookie League series stop at Minibel Par 3. Thanks in part to pars on No. 5 and No. 9, Walker finished with a 38 to capture the double-A division title. During the first event at ...