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Tyler’s Gage Huffman continues college baseball search

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KIDWELL — Tyler Consolidated’s Gage Huffman has experienced a virtual graduation thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and now he’s mulling potential college landing spots. After playing football, basketball and baseball for the Silver Knights, Huffman admitted he’s been laser focused since ...

Williamstown’s Dawson Reynolds went out a champion

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Dawson Reynolds remembers vividly the final moments of his high school track career. As a junior for Williamstown, Reynolds was the third leg on the Yellowjackets’ 4x400 relay team which qualified for state. With Ritchie County and Magnolia also in the mix, the race was ...

PHS’ Kyle Moore headed to West Liberty

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PARKERSBURG — Kyle Moore would rather be playing baseball. The Parkersburg High School senior, who is set to attend West Liberty University and continue his career on the diamond for skipper Eric Burkle, has been through plenty the past two months. With four years of football in the books ...

Big Reds’ CJ Wade ready for challenges as a Hilltopper

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PARKERSBURG — One door closes and another one opens. For CJ Wade, a first team Class AAA all-state defensive end for Parkersburg High School head football coach Mike Byus, that means going from a Big Red to a West Liberty University Hilltopper. During his final year with the Big Reds, ...

Ritchie duo headed to Alderson Broaddus for sprint football

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ELLENBORO — Former Ritchie County teammates Kayden Procacina and Jackson Dingess will stay united after the pair agreed to play sprint football for Alderson Broaddus head coach Brad Jett. Aside from their love of the gridiron, the Rebels also wrestled. Dingess earned six letters in the two ...

The then and now of Jett

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The first thing which comes to my mind when I think about the last name Jett is pure Olympic gold medal speed. For the younger crowd perhaps checking in, that would be Mr. James Jett of West Virginia fame. He’s a former Jefferson High Cougar, Los Angeles/Oakland Raider, top of the Olympic ...

Callaway Junior Tour season approaching

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PARKERSBURG — When the calendar turns to June in the Mountain State that means it’s time for junior golf. Despite having to deal with continued concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic, things appear to be in good shape for this year’s Callaway Junior Tour. Chris Slack, tournament director ...

Ritchie County’s Adam Davis anxious to run at Glenville

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ELLENBORO — This spring hasn’t been one to remember for Ritchie County senior Adam Davis. One good thing which has taken place was the Rebel deciding to continue his career as a student-athlete at Glenville State College for cross country/track and field head coach Nick Spino. “I just ...

South’s Samantha Miller wins national honor

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PARKERSBURG — Samantha Miller stood so tied up in her wrestling career the past few seasons to the point she had no idea the National Wrestling Hall of Fame awarded the title of most outstanding high school senior grappler to one final-year participant from 46 different states featuring high ...

Ripley shortstop Broedy Boyce looking for a college

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RIPLEY — Broedy Boyce twice earned first team Class AAA all-state soccer honors and the Ripley High School senior was hoping to do the same this spring on the baseball diamond for head coach Shane Casto. A year after posting more than solid numbers as a junior for the 15-14 Vikings, Boyce ...

From Rebel to Pioneer: Ritchie’s Brandon Bowie to throw at GSC

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ELLENBORO — Ritchie County thrower Brandon Bowie might’ve missed out on his senior season and another shot at state, but the Rebel is looking toward brighter days ahead at Glenville State College. Rebel boys track and field head man Rick Haught was looking forward to what Bowie might be ...

Difficult decision

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Throughout any given day one often makes numerous decisions. Granted, most might be mundane like figuring out what to eat or wear. However, there are also times when a choice can have profound consequences. Sometimes the options, especially when it comes to a line of work, could be both ...

Staying focused: West Liberty golfer Easthom looking forward

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RAVENSWOOD — West Liberty University student-athlete Alex Easthom is finally finished with his sophomore year. Before midnight on Mother’s Day, the former Ravenswood High School golf standout had to have his last final completed and turned in. “I was really actually upset about them ...

PC netter Hannah Sprout off to Fairmont State

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PARKERSBURG — To play or not to play? This was the question facing Parkersburg Catholic tennis player Hannah Sprout as she moved on from her time with the Crusaders. Akron and Fairmont State were ready to help her put her prep playing days behind her with college classrooms and ...

Parkersburg Catholic’s Aaliyah Brunny trying to stay focused

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PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Catholic three-sport standout Aaliyah Brunny is as ready as anyone to get back to normal. However, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic definitely has been a thorn in her side. “We just got told we’ll be finished on the 22nd and we don’t have to take finals so ...

Writing and the process

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Pfffffffffft. Sometimes it’s just good to let out some air and take a deep breath. I wouldn’t say that’s out of frustration or anything. I try not to go that route in general. It seems like only yesterday it was all the sunshine and warmth anyone could handle. Now, it’s feeling ...