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Big Reds have big expectations

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High’s boys soccer team finished where it wanted to be, but not the game they wanted be in to close out the 2016 season. PHS head coach Don Fosselman’s Big Reds achieved one goal of making it to the state tournament in Beckley, but fell one game short of ...

Williamstown girls soccer team is sophomore-oriented

WILLIAMSTOWN — If the home pitch is an advantage, then the Williamstown High girls’ soccer team will have it for the first eight matches of the season. The Yellowjacket booters are scheduled to host Athens High of Ohio in their season and home opener at 4 p.m. Saturday. They’re slated ...

Limited spots still available for annual Sour Mash

PARKERSBURG — Sponsorship and limited player spots are still available for the 46th Annual Sour Mash Memorial golf tournament Sept. 1 at the Parkersburg Country Club. The Sour Mash is a collaboration of the Parkersburg and Wood County rotary clubs and this year will honor the late Daniel ...

Warren’s Ward earns medalist honors

VIENNA — Warren’s Nick Ward made a big statement amongst some of the toughest competition he will face all season long Monday during the Callaway Junior Tour’s Parkersburg County Club High School Invitational. The Warriors’ senior finished in a three-way tie for second place ...

Conley ready to walk News and Sentinel half marathon

PARKERSBURG — This summer’s been a busy one for 61-year-old Roger Conley. The Vienna resident, who owns Conley Fabrication in Mineral Wells, has logged in countless miles walking in preparation for his first ever Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon on Saturday. “I’ve done ...

Parkerbsurg High XC looks to get back to state

PARKERSBURG — Head coach Larry Games has to be pretty pleased to have the majority of his Parkersburg High runners from last year’s Class AAA state cross country championship meet back this season. Last year was another good one under Games and his assistants as the Big Red girls finished ...

Angelos, Thomas set pace in Marietta Times 5K race

MARIETTA — Franklin Angelos was unchallenged. The 13-year-old Wood County Christian School student/athlete dominated the 15th annual Marietta Times 5K male running field with a winning time of 18 minutes, 51.65 seconds at Marietta’s Muskingum Park Saturday morning. “I was just running ...

WVU completes first 100-play scrimmage

MORGANTOWN — No. 20 West Virginia University conducted its first 100-play scrimmage of the preseason on Friday. And, while the only individuals to witness the event were coaches and players, there were reports leaked about how the offensive and defensive units performed. “It (Friday’s ...

Jeffrey prepared for MMA debut

PARKERSBURG — Saturday’s Battle at the Boneyard II, which is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Depot Street, is expected to feature 15 bouts and that includes the MMA debut of former Parkersburg South four-time state wrestling champion David Jeffrey. Jeffrey will take part in today’s 7 ...

MOVABL tournament this weekend

PARKERSBURG — Danny Pannell is currently on vacation but is hoping to be at Bennett Stump Field in City Park Sunday. That would be the third and final day of the Mid-Ohio Valley Adult Baseball League postseason tournament, which is scheduled to begin today. The wooden bat championship ...

Waterford girls dominate home invitational

BEVERLY — Waterford High’s girls continued their winning ways on the links. The Wildcats, who will be seeking a third straight trip to the state tournament this season, dominated their home Waterford Invitational Wednesday at Lakeside Golf Course, beating second-place Logan High by 77 ...

WVU haunted by questions at linebacker

MORGANTOWN — Depending upon who you speak with these days, the 2017 edition of the West Virginia University Mountaineers will either be very, very deep at the linebacker position or fans can expect to see only four different players holding down those trio of spots when No. 20 WVU opens its ...

Marietta Y5 Road Race set for Saturday

Shawn and Deana Farrah try to run The Marietta Times Y5 Road Race every year. “We’ve run it now five or six times,” said 44-year-old Shawn Farrah. “I think we may have missed one year. “But it’s local, and it’s a nice, flat, fast course. It’s a well-run race.” The 15th ...

Chris Cunningham prepares for first News and Sentinel half marathon

PARKERSBURG — Chris Cunningham has never run the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon. Despite growing up in the area and being familiar with the local race, Cunningham has never participated. “People ask me if I run, and I say, ‘Only when chased,’” Cunningham laughed. That ...

South cross country program eyes success

PARKERSBURG — Head coach Jason Evans knows his cross country teams at Parkersburg South still have plenty of work ahead of them, but he’s looking forward to the start of the season come Saturday evening, Aug. 26 when the Patriots head to the Preston Knight Night Relays. Junior Abby ...

Battle at the Boneyard II set for Saturday

PARKERSBURG — Two championship titles will be on the line Saturday during the Battle at the Boneyard II on Depot Street, but the scheduled main event has been lifted. Promoter Mike Sheppard still has 14 fights currently lined up, with three more he’s trying to fill in, but the expected ...

Warren golfers 3-peat at Oxbow

BELPRE — Owen Richardson provided his team with a boost on the links. The Warren High freshman carded a 9-hole 36 to co-medal with senior teammate Nick Ward as the Warriors three-peated as Washington County champions in a season opener at Oxbow Golf Course Friday. “I was just making ...

Catholic’s Ryan Roedersheimer headed to Bethany

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic running back Ryan Roedersheimer, who rushed for 1,098 yards as a senior last fall, is staying in state to play football in college at NCAA Division III Bethany. “One of Bethany’s coaches just reached out to me,” said Roedersheimer, “so I went to ...

The Shield baseball program wins Tournament of Champions

The Shield baseball program went a combined 8-1-1 at the Tournament of Champions in South Charleston, W.Va. last weekend. The 18U team won 13-2 in the championship game over the 16U team. Other than that, neither team lost in the tournament. “It was a great way to bring our ...

Wirt, Magnolia open gridiron camps

ELIZABETH — Then first-year Wirt County head football coach Isac Osborne recorded a victory in his initial game leading the Tigers last season when the orange and black rolled Calhoun County. However, things didn’t go so well the rest of the year as the Tigers were snake-bitten with ...