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Cadets Sweep

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BEVERLY — Fort Frye’s volleyball team is off to a good start. After winning at Morgan Saturday in a season lid-lifter, the Cadets swept the visiting Belpre Golden Eagles, 25-22, 25-8, and 25-19 Monday night in their home opener. “I feel like there was a little bit of confusion on the ...

Patriots edge Big Reds at South Hills

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PARKERSBURG — It was a hot and humid afternoon, but that didn’t stop Parkersburg South, Parkersburg and Marietta from battling it out Monday at the South Hills Golf Club. The three schools brought out their 6-man teams (with the top four scores from each team counting toward the totals) ...

Record Setting

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PARKERSBURG — Kenyans ruled Saturday’s 33rd edition of the News and Sentinel Half Marathon. In fact, in the women’s race it was a record-breaking performance. That’s because 25-year-old Kenyan Vicoty Chepngeno established a new 13.1-mile course record when she finished in 1 hour, 10 ...

JOHNSTON: Sarah Biehl mourns teammate

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Earlier this month, Sarah Biehl was driving on the highway when she had to pull over to the side of the road. “My college coach called me and told me that Jeremy had passed away,” recalled the 25-year-old Biehl after finishing the 33rd annual Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon ...

Jackets’ Ella Hesson wins HM two-miler

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PARKERSBURG —When the 2019 Parkersburg News & Sentinel Half Marathon races began, the 2-mile race was one in which the field was rich with contenders. The men’s race featured a close finish between bright local runners, but the women’s race somehow upped the ante. Another ...

Fort Frye volleyball under new leadership

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By Ron Johnston Staff Reporter BEVERLY — Fort Fyre has a new volleyball boss. Emily Ohrn will be succeeding Tiffany Schob-Smith, the 2018 Ohio District 12 Division IV Coach of the Year, at the helm this upcoming year. “I’m really excited for this season,” said the 24-year-old ...

Waterford netters young, excited for season

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WATERFORD — Waterford High is a little on the green side. But that’s OK, because the school’s colors are green and white. WHS graduated seven seniors from last year’s 17-7 volleyball team — Allex Teters, Denise Young, Ana-Sophia Beardsley, Haley Klintworth, Odessa Tornes, Bethany ...

Half marathon will have two new champs

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PARKERSBURG — While the 33rd running of the News and Sentinel Half Marathon will get underway at 8 a.m. today, numerous competitors for both the 13.1-mile race and the 2-mile event made a visit to St. Francis Xavier Hall near the finish line on Market Street early Friday evening for the ...

Frontier volleyball seeking winning record in 2019

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NEW MATAMORAS — Frontier High is looking forward to its new volleyball schedule. “We are no longer in the PVC (Pioneer Valley Conference),” said Cougars head coach Donna Murphy. “We are in the OVAC (Ohio Valley Athletic Conference) and the MOVL (Mid-Ohio Valley League). “It is a new ...

Warren boys soccer hoping for some carryover

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VINCENT — Warren High will be seeking a better start to the boys’ soccer season. A year ago, the Ekrem Eksi-coached Warrior booters were winless at 0-6 before posting their first victory, a 3-0 triumph at John Glenn on Sept. 8. From that point on, WHS was 8-3-1. During that run, the ...

Lady Warriors soccer expecting to improve this season

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VINCENT — Warren High finished with a very competitive 7-9-2 overall mark on the girls’ pitch last season. During postseason play, the Warriors upset No. 4 Jackson, 2-0, in the opening round before bowing out to top-seeded Fairfield Union. This fall, the Warren booters are hoping to ...

MHS volleyball ready to make another run

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MARIETTA — With Ron Kidder at the helm, the Marietta High volleyball team has enjoyed a lot of success on the court. The 2018 Ohio Division I District 13 Coach of the Year is set to begin his 10th year as the Tiger boss, and his squad looks as solid as usual. “The team has been working ...

World record holder to compete in Half Saturday

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MENTOR, Ohio — Jeannie Rice broke the world record last Saturday for her age group at the fifth annual Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series half marathon. The 71-year-old Mentor resident covered the 13.1-mile distance in a record time of 1 hour and 37.07 minutes. So, what ...

MHS girls soccer has big shoes to fill this season

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With several seniors, including six starters, graduating, the Marietta High girls’ soccer team is a work in progress on the pitch. “Our numbers are down,” said 16th-year MHS head coach Jeff Price. “Among the graduates were Marietta’s all time scoring leader Lexie Mullen and an ...

Marietta boys open season Aug. 17 at Mapfre Stadium

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Marietta High’s boys’ soccer team is scheduled to kick off its season with a memorable road trip. At 10 a.m. Aug. 17 at Mapfre Stadium, one of the premier soccer facilities in the nation, the Tigers will be pitted against John Glenn in a non-conference match. Mapfre is the home pitch of ...

Lana Weaver eyes 1st Half competition

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PARKERSBURG --- Lana Weaver is an optometrist. And, at 8 a.m. this Saturday, the 54-year-old Louisiana native will be eying her first Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon. "This is just a goal I've had to one day walk the Half, and that this would be the summer to do it," Weaver said. ...

Heart-breaking end for Beverly/Lowell

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CHARLESTON, Ill. — The Mid-Ohio Valley was this close to being represented at the American Legion Baseball World Series. Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 entered Sunday undefeated in Great Lakes Regional Tournament play, but the Washington County-based club dropped a pair of games to Danville ...

Another regional win for Bev/Low

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CHARLESTON, Ill. —Tyler Bradford threw a no-hitter for 5 2/3 innings before reaching his pitch limit, and Brett Gandee threw the final 1 1/3 innings as Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 defeated Terre Haute Post 346 10-2 in the American Legion Baseball Great Lakes Regional Tournament Thursday at ...