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Waterford volleyball team has talent, experience

WATERFORD — Waterford High is senior-loaded for the second straight year on the volleyball floor. “I am very excited about this upcoming season,” said second-year WHS head coach Kim Barker. “It is going to be a different look than last year, but we’ve got a lot of talent.” With ...

Marietta Municipal Court hosts addiction seminar for families

Families seeking answers and support were met with science and services Wednesday. This was through the Marietta Municipal Court, which hosted a seminar called Stages of Addition and the Process of Recovery aimed at those witnessing the fluid cycles of addiction and recovery ...

Warren boys’ soccer team very young

VINCENT — Ekrem Eksi was not exactly in a celebratory mood when Warren High scrimmaged and won a 2-0 decision against Fairfield Union at Falcon Stadium on Aug. 4. “I was not happy with that game,” said the Warrior boys’ soccer coach. “We’re very young this season, and we have a ...

Ripley resident to run in 1st N&S Half Saturday

PARKERSBURG — When Mike Smith turned 60 last year, his wife Karen signed him up for a run. “And it happened to be a half marathon trail run,” recalled the 61-year-old runner before the start of the Aug. 6 Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon training session (7 miles) at City ...

Marietta girls soccer team returns strong nucleus

Marietta High will have the services of senior Lexie Mullen one more season on the pitch before she takes her soccer talents to NCAA Division II West Liberty University in W.Va. next year. With that in mind, Mullen has some lofty team goals. “My senior soccer season is quickly ...

Wildcats’ Ashley Offenberger shoots 68 at Waterford Invite

BEVERLY — Ashley Offenberger enjoyed a career day on the links. The Waterford High senior standout carded a girls’ program record 68 as an individual in the annual Waterford Invitational at Lakeside Golf Course Wednesday afternoon. “That’s my personal best,” Offenberger said. ...

Marietta High boys soccer team sitting on 399 wins as a program

Marietta High’s next victory on the boys’ soccer pitch will be eventful, and could possibly come as early as its season and home opener against Dover High at 7 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 21. “Will have a major program milestone this season as we currently are sitting on 399 wins as a program,” ...

Linda Milhoan to run in 9th straight Half Marathon

Several years ago, Linda Milhoan was out walking with some friends when one of them suggested that she should consider training for the Half. Well, it sounded like a pretty good idea to the Belpre resident at the time and since then...well, let’s just say that she’s become a running ...

Fort Frye’s coach Sonny Bidwell dead at 56

BEVERLY — The Washington County community is mourning the loss of longtime Fort Frye baseball and football coach Sonny Bidwell, 56, of Beverly, who died Monday morning. Bidwell collapsed while running on the Fort Frye High School track. A graduate of the University of Rio Grande, Bidwell was ...

Waterford Invite scheduled for Wednesday

WATERFORD — A couple of summers ago, former Waterford High golfing standout Jordan Welch dropped a playoff hole to Warren High’s Nick Ward, who claimed Waterford Invitational medalist honors at Lakeside Golf Course in Beverly. Current Wildcat senior Wesley Jenkins was there to witness the ...

WARREN LOADED

VINCENT — Warren High is hoping to make a deeper run in the postseason tournament this upcoming season. Last year, the Warriors, 7-8-3, blanked visiting Athens High, 3-0, in a girls’ soccer Division II sectional opener before bowing out at top-seed Fairfield Union. “The girls are ...

Warriors win Washington County Championship golf tournament

BELPRE — Even though it was just an exhibition, Warren High appeared to be in mid-season form on the links. The Warriors emerged the winner once again in the annual Washington County Championship golf tournament at Oxbow Golf Course Friday. The royal blue and white golfers bested runner-up ...

Kylie Raines to compete in U.S. Women’s Amateur Golf Championship

John Wilburn is one proud grandpa these days. The Marietta resident’s grand-daughter Kylie Raines is scheduled to compete in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Golf Championship at The Golf Club of Tennessee in Kingston Springs, Aug. 6-12. “And if she wins it, she’ll get to play in an LPGA ...

On the LINKS

According to the OHSAA, the first day of golf coaching is Wednesday and the actual season tees of Saturday. Therefore, the Washington County Championship golf tournament at 8 a.m. Friday at Oxbow Golf Club at will be an exhibition. “We’re calling it a scrimmage,” said Warren coach ...

Johnson has a passion for running

PARKERSBURG — After Seanna Johnson runs her first Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon Aug. 18, she’s going to be in a car for nine hours en route to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Talk about a full day on the road. “Yes, after I claim my trophies, I’ll go back to Michigan,” joked ...

Beverly/Lowell falls to state champ Circleville

LANCASTER — Another wild summer has come to a close for Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750. For the second straight year, the Washington County legion baseball team finished as the Ohio state runner-up, falling to state champion Circleville 4-2 Saturday at Beavers Field. Beverly/Lowell finished ...

Tanner Neal helps Beverly/Lowell stay alive at state

LANCASTER — Tanner Neal gutted it out. The crafty left-hander pitched a 7-inning complete game as Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 edged Pemberville Freedom Post 183, 6-5, Friday afternoon in an American Legion Baseball State Tournament elimination game at Beavers Field. Neal, who played his ...

BevLo still alive after loss at state tourney

LANCASTER— Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 certainly had their opportunities in Thursday evening’s winners bracket bout against Circleville Post 134 at the Ohio American Legion state baseball tournament at Beavers Field in Lancaster. Post 389/750 stranded 11 baserunners in the game and in the ...