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Post 64 drops game to W.Va. Elkins Post 29

Marietta Post 64 hit a bump in the road at home. The Marietta American Legion baseball team had a 6-game winning streak snapped when it dropped a 12-3 decision to Elkins Post 29 Sunday afternoon at Legion Field at the Fairgrounds. “We had a good run in West Virginia at the Hillbilly ...

Turner Hill tearing the cover off the ball

NEWARK — Turner Hill started this week as the second leading hitter in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. After 11 games, the Malone University Pioneer baseball standout was batting .500 (14 of 28) for the Licking County Settlers. “I’m seeing the ball well, and I’m off to a ...

Heartbreak at Reds Legends camp

A.J. Jones had a Semper Fi plan. The 2019 Warren High School and Washington County Career Center grad wanted to serve his country, and was scheduled to join the U.S. Marine Corps. “He was supposed to leave in October for boot camp, but I believe he was leaving two months early in August,” ...

3-day Reds Legends camp a hit again

VIENNA — Bronson Arroyo was in the Mid-Ohio Valley Monday. The former Major League Baseball pitcher was the headliner at the 26th Annual Cincinnati Reds Legends Youth Baseball/Softball Camp, which concluded Wednesday at Jackson Middle School. “It was an awesome, amazing day, and I’ll ...

Nate Brothers, Brett Gandee help Beverly/Lowell beat Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — Nate Brothers delivered in a pinch. Batting for Kam Hesson in the top of the seventh, the Fort Frye graduate ripped a two-strike, two-out, two-run single as Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 rallied to defeat Cambridge Post 84, 2-1, in the opening game of an American Legion baseball ...

Alex Easthom pumped for the 2019 W.Va. Open

RAVENSWOOD — Suffice it to say, West Liberty University golfer and Ravenswood High School graduate Alex Easthom has come a long way since his humble beginnings as a youth in the Mid-Ohio Valley Junior Golf Association. Now, Easthom is just a day away from competing in the 86th West Virginia ...

Jim Asbury running to get back in shape

PARKERSBURG — Jim Asbury has been running in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon on and off for the last 10 years. “It was my first race,” said the 49-year-old Vienna resident. “I work at Solvay in Marietta, and it was there I actually got interested in running, because ...

Three in a row: Buckeye State claims 7-0 victory over West Virginia in BACF

ST. MARYS — Ohio MVP Boone Jones of Shenandoah delivered a punishing hit to Ritchie County’s Gabe Ray on the final play of the 26th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Football Classic here Friday night at Bill Hanlin Stadium to jar the ball loose on what would’ve been a West ...

Boone Jones, defense leads Ohio BACF squad to shutout of W.Va.

ST. MARYS — Boone Jones would’ve gotten a save, if football had a similar category like baseball. The Shenandoah High grad was mobbed by his Ohio BACF all-star teammates after breaking up a Hail Mary pass from West Virginia stars quarterback Ty Sturm to Gabe Ray on the final play of ...

Josh Kay named West Virginia MVP as defenses dominate BACF game

ST. MARYS — Giving up a 162 total yards in the first half, including a 45-yard touchdown catch-and-run to Monroe Central’s Zac Jones and only having 34 totals yards going into halftime themselves, the West Virginia all-stars came out of the locker room focused, only allowing 92 total yards ...

Belpre’s Mike DeVol brings experience to Ohio BACF coaching staff

BELPRE — For the first time in more than 20 years, longtime Mid-Ohio Valley and second-year Belpre Golden Eagles head coach Mike DeVol will be manning the sidelines for the Ohio all-stars in the 26th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Football Classic today at Bill Hanlin Stadium. ...

Catholic’s Lance Binegar excited to be at helm for West Virginia BACF team

PARKERSBURG — The 26th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Football Classic kicks off at 7 tonight from Bill Hanlin Stadium in St. Marys, and the West Virginia all-stars are hoping to snap a two-game losing streak. The man in charge of ending that drought is Parkersburg Catholic ...

MOV Sports Hall of Fame to welcome new inductees Saturday

VIENNA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting the Class of 2019 Saturday at the Grande Pointe Conference and Reception Center in Vienna. This year will feature 10 new inductees from Wood, Washington, Jackson, Ritchie, Noble and Pleasants County. The inductees will be ...

Buckeye State BACF roster loaded with experience, talent

BELPRE — The Ohio all-stars will be looking to extend their two-game winning streak to three over the West Virginia all-stars during the 26th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Football Classic. The contest starts at 7 p.m. under the lights on Friday at Bill Hanlin Stadium Field ...

West Virginia looking to snap two-game losing skid to Ohio in BACF

PARKERSBURG —Teams comprised of some of the best football talent in West Virginia and Ohio are preparing for the 26th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Football Classic at 7 p.m. on Friday from Bill Hanlin Stadium in St. Marys. For the West Virginia squad, they spent Wednesday ...

Marietta Post 64 falls to Cambridge

Marietta Post 64 was hurt by a Cambridge Post 84 bat-around in the fifth inning. Capitalizing on three walks, a couple of singles, and a fielder’s choice in the frame, Cambridge plated three runs en route to a 6-5 triumph in American Legion baseball action at Legion Field Tuesday night. ...

Sherwood dedicating Half to late sister

PARKERSBURG — Luinna Sherwood is up for the challenge. After competing in the 2-mile walk in the Parkersburg New and Sentinel races in years past, the Washington, W.Va., resident is planning to walk the 13.1-mile distance on Aug. 17. “This will be my first half marathon,” Sherwood said. ...

BEV/LOW SWEEPS

BEVERLY — Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 shortstop Tate Engle was beginning to wonder if he would ever collect a run batted in this season. Despite banging out seven doubles in the first six games, Engle entered Sunday’s doubleheader against Tuscarawas Post 205 still looking for his first ...

Fort Frye’s Brian Adkins testing his football skills

BEVERLY — Brian Adkins had a breakout season for the Fort Frye football team in 2018, and now people all around Ohio are starting to learn his name. Adkins, a junior for the Cadets, recently competed in the Blue-Grey All-American Regional Combine at Paul Brown Stadium, home of the ...

Schaly Stadium renovations have MC baseball program excited

Isaac Danford is looking forward to fall ball. So is Isaac Huffman. The two Marietta College baseball players will have to be patient, though, as Don Schaly Stadium is currently undergoing an extensive upgrade, thanks to The Spartan Foundation and Hap and Meg Esbenshade, and generous gifts ...