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They say time flies

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Just now a little more than a month into his tenure as Glenville State College’s head wrestling coach, former Robert Dutton Award winner Dylan Cottrell of Roane County is trying to make the most of the current situation. Many moons ago I remember getting an assignment to head down to ...

George Washington’s Lacy wins Mary ‘O’

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CHARLESTON — George Washington’s Kalissa Lacy revels in the process and finds enjoyment in the effort she puts into improving her game at the gym year-round. Preseason, her name wasn’t necessarily at the top of many player-of-the year lists, but her rapid ascension from a nice shooter ...

PHS’ Emily Allen prepared for every facet of softball

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PARKERSBURG — As soon as Parkersburg High School catcher Emily Allen heard W.Va. Governor Jim Justice had suspended the girls’ high school basketball tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she guessed softball would follow shortly after the announcement. “Usually those things build ...

Ritchie County’s Chloe Elliott holding out hope

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ELLENBORO — Spring has just started, but Ritchie County junior right-hander Chloe Elliott is trying to stay sharp just in case there’s a softball season. A first team Class A all-state selection as a 10th-grader, Elliott was anxious to get back on the diamond to try and best last year’s ...

Remembering Waterford’s four-year run to state

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WATERFORD — When Megan Ball and Walsh University played at Ohio Valley University on January 18, the color green was prevalent in the Snyder Activity Center bleachers. “That’s one of the best feelings,” said Ball, who starred at Waterford High, about a half-hour or so drive from ...

NFL free agency keeping busy even with virus

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Free agency in the NFL has been one of the only bright spots in a sports landscape ravaged by COVID-19. The league plans to continue with the draft and everything that surrounds it as planned, so the fact that major moves are happening isn’t necessarily a shock. There are plenty of ...

OHSAA cancels winter sports

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Thursday that the winter sports tournaments of wrestling, basketball and ice hockey, which were postponed indefinitely on March 12, are now cancelled due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. It is anticipated that schools will ...

All-state Class AA girls hoops announced

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FAIRMONT — In a 2019-20 season surrounded by uncertainty and unprecedented circumstances, it was a pair of unstoppable individual stars and two impeccable all-around teams who brought a certain degree of night-to-night assuredness to the Class AA girls’ basketball hoops scene all year long. ...

Ritchie’s Dave Mossor ready to play ball

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Veteran Ritchie County head softball coach Dave Mossor is ready to get back on the diamond and play softball. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, only time will tell if spring sports will take place at all in 2020. At this point the Rebels should’ve been heading toward the 10th ...

Moving Olympics costly for Japan

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TOKYO, Japan — This should not come to be a surprise to anyone. The 2020 summer Olympics have been postponed to 2021. This is the first time since 1944 that the games were moved. In ‘44, they were cancelled outright due to the ongoing World War II. This postponement is obviously ...

MC softball to miss four seniors

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MARIETTA — Marietta College went from sweeping to weeping. After the Pioneer softball team took two on its last day in Clermont, Fla., March 13, it got the “word” officially from its boss. “You know, we had a feeling the stoppage of all play (due to the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis) ...

PHS’ Maggie Richards to pull double duty at W.Va. Tech

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PARKERSBURG - High school athletes who excel in multiple sports experience a difficult decision when selecting one physical endeavor to continue at the college level. Time restraints and class requirements present new challenges making committing to both a hard road. Parkersburg High’s ...

Famous Amos: Part II

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PARKERSBURG — Braxton Amos built an expectant reputation on the wrestling mat thanks to his many early successes. Notoriety he’s repeatedly lived up to while attending Parkersburg South. During his sophomore season as a Patriot, he swept through the Mountain State on the way to state title ...

Ohio’s Sury, Wesleyan’s Leaman try to move on

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PARKERSBURG — Less than two weeks ago the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. It wasn’t long afterward life changed for a lot of people, which included former standout student-athletes Maddy Sury of Waterford and Parkersburg High’s Lauren ...