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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 ...

Terry Smith enjoyed his time at Williamstown

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WILLIAMSTOWN — Terry Smith wanted to go out on his own terms, but the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t allow that to happen. As he entered his 30th campaign this spring on the baseball diamond at Williamstowh High School, Smith was 18 wins away from victory number 500. “I’ll tell you it’s ...

BENNETT: Chatting with Lou Molinaro

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It’s been more than a month since the 24th annual Vienna River Road Race was canceled by a COVID-19 pandemic. Lou Molinaro, who always brings a smile to my face, is trying to keep his spirits as high as possible. Other than the fact he’s a good guy, maybe the reason I like talking with ...

GSC grid boss Mike Kellar continuing to prepare for return

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GLENVILLE — Like football coaches across the country, Glenville State College second-year head man Mike Kellar is playing the waiting game. A year after going 7-4 overall and 6-4 in the Mountain East Conference, the Pioneer boss was anxious to get the season underway. “The NCAA lets us ...

WVU, Marshall announce fall semester plans

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West Virginia University and Marshall University have announced plans to have their students return to campus for the fall semester. “We have every hope and expectation of safely resuming in-person education in Morgantown, Beckley and Keyser for the fall semester,” WVU President Gordon ...

Parkersburg South’s MacGuire McDuff to swim for Gators

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PARKERSBURG — Another of the city’s talented high school swimmers is extending his career to the collegiate level upon graduation. Parkersburg South junior MacGuire McDuff, the state’s top 2021 swimming recruit according to the recruiting website collegeswimming.com, turned a dream ...