Mike Taylor back to coach Williamstown girls’ cross country

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WILLIAMSTOWN — The man who guided the Williamstown Yellowjackets’ girls cross country team to its second state championship in 1997 is back to hopefully help the group to a fifth consecutive title in 2021. Returning for his second go-around is Mike Taylor, who assisted head coach Larry ...

Local mainstay Jim Amrine to retire

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MARIETTA — Following more than five decades in the sporting goods industry, Marietta resident Jim Amrine is ready for retirement. For the past 12 years, Amrine Awards & Apparel has been his home-based business, but he’s now leaving that in the hands of Marc and Sarah ...

Parkersburg Post 15 claims Area 1 title

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WHEELING — Wheeling Post 1’s offense left the bases loaded twice, its pitchers walked 10 batters and Parkersburg Post 15 took full advantage on Thursday. Parkersburg defeated Wheeling 10-3 to earn the Area One crown at the J.B. Chambers I-470 Complex, a title that has been missing from ...

Bev/Low unable to stave off elimination

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CAMBRIDGE — Mason Myers hit a bases-clearing triple to break a 6-6 tie in the top of the sixth and threw 4 2/3 strong innings of relief to lift St. Clairsville Post 159 to the Ohio District 11 Tournament final. Post 159 (18-7) brought nine players to Don Coss Field Thursday and rallied from ...

BENNETT: Staying busy during summer

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I have to admit getting back to the office actually felt pretty good this week. However, a couple weeks of vacation definitely were needed for a recharge. From all accounts, Saturday’s Summer Smackdown 3 was quite the success according to Dawghouse Promotions’ Mike Sheppard, who said it ...