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Jenny Null comes home

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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

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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 ...

BENNETT: Moving on but never forgotten

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Eventful afternoon: John Ridenour gets an ace at Senior Series

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ELIZABETH — The fifth event of the West Virginia Golf Association’s Senior Series had a little bit of everything Thursday at Mingo Bottom Golf Club. John Ridenour had an ace, Morgantown’s Dick Bolen won the Gold Division (age 70+) by shooting an even par 72, Hurricane’s John Duty used ...

Brian Haines taking on new challenge at Appalachian St.

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PARKERSBURG — Two decades ago Brian Haines graduated from Williamstown High School and then continued his gridiron career at Marietta College. To say Haines eats, breathes and sleeps football is far from an understatement and now he’s doing it for Appalachian State University as the ...

Wirt County softball forced to ‘kind of’ start over in 2021

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ELIZABETH — As Wirt County needed to replace Class A all-state first-team catcher Skylar Bogan, along with six other three- or four-year starters, the odds were stacked against the Tigers headed into the 2019 campaign. In fact, many of their replacements made debuts on the small diamond over ...

Blake McMullen ready for next level

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PARKERSBURG — Blake McMullen was eyeing a spot on the Class AAA first team all-state baseball squad this spring. The Parkersburg South shortstop, who is headed to West Virginia Wesleyan, fell victim like everyone else to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following his junior campaign, it was off to ...

Wood County Legion anxious for season

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PARKERSBURG — The anticipation of finally playing a baseball game continues to build for Wood County Legion. Unable to manage American Legion Parkersburg Post 15, skipper Mike Goodwin has a 15-member squad he’s trying to get ready for Saturday’s 1 p.m. twinbill at Meigs County. “Well, ...

CJ Crim qualifies for national rodeo competition

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BEVERLY — While some kids her age will be relaxing for the summer, CJ Crim will be competing in rodeo on the national stage. Crim was first in breakaway roping and third in team roping at regionals, earning her a berth at nationals. Nationals will take place July 17-23 at Lazy E Area in ...

Fist bump or elbow?

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It’s good to see at least a little progress when it comes to the slow return of sports. What has now turned into nearly a three month long ordeal hopefully will be a thing of the past in the not too distant future. The three-week summer period for coaches is underway and at least that ...

Ty Roush eyes repeat: W.Va. Senior Open begins Sunday

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VIENNA — Mason’s Ty Roush needed a 4-under par 68 on the final round at Stonewall Resort last year to win the West Virginia Senior Open championship by a single stroke over three-time champ John Ross. Roush, who is set to tee off at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the opening round of the eighth ...

PHS’ Ashton Farnsworth headed to West Lib

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PARKERSBURG — Like a true point guard on the basketball court, Parkersburg High School soccer player Ashton Farnsworth enjoys making a good pass for a finish more than scoring a goal himself. Although that might be the case, the Big Red found the back of the net 15 times last year and added ...