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Catholic’s Casto to play at W.Va. Wesleyan

PARKERSBURG - Cary Casto, who swung a big bat this season for Parkersburg Catholic, is headed to West Virginia Wesleyan for college this fall to play baseball for the NCAA Division II Bobcats.Basically a first baseman/DH for the Crusaders, Casto hit for a .378 average this spring, hammering ...

Softball also being promoted at 23rd Reds Legends clinc

Joselyn Trent and Laura Wagner both play on a youth softball team in Vienna, W.Va.On Monday, they were two of 15 girls receiving softball tips at the 23rd annual Reds Legends Youth Baseball Clinic at V.F.W. Field in Marietta."This will be my third year at this camp," said the 13-year-old Trent, ...

23rd annual Reds Legends camp set to begin next week

MARIETTA - A new twist is coming to the annual Reds Legends Youth Baseball Clinic, which will take place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at V.F.W. Field.For the first time in 23 years running the camp, Mike Wagner said there will be softball instruction as well."We've always had girls at this ...

Area native Ball making name for himself bass fishing

Matt Ball has pretty much always had an affinity for the great outdoors.Whether camping in the wilderness, bow hunting in the woods, or spin casting on the water, the Grafton, W.Va., native would prefer to be nowhere else on earth.A couple of years ago, Ball was introduced to tournament kayak ...

NFL bringing officiating academy to Morgantown

MORGANTOWN - When it comes to protection on the football field, everyone knows a good helmet and pads can do wonders in preventing injuries while competing on the gridiron. However, these pieces of equipment are not the only aids which help in the protection of the players.Love them or hate ...

Lethargic Beverly/Lowell falls to St. Clairsville, 13-5

BEVERLY - Simply put, Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 just had an off night on the diamond.The American Legion baseball team from Beverly struggled from the get-go as it dropped a 13-5 decision to visiting and defending district champion St. Clairsville Post 159 at Fort Frye High Thursday ...

Sauro to coach all-star game

The 2016 North-South All-Star Classic boys basketball game tonight will feature some familiar faces.From Williamstown, head coach Scott Sauro will be guiding the North squad along with Gilmer County head coach Steve Shuff. Sauro helped lead the Yellowjackets to a 19-3 record on the hardwood ...

Post 389/750 keeps rolling

PARKERSBURG - Ten runs in the first three innings, including a disastrous seven-run third for host Parkersburg Post 15, led to a shortened 11-1 win in five frames for Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 in the first game of an American Legion baseball doubleheader Wednesday night at City ...

Callaway Jr. Golf Tour continues in Ravenswood

RAVENSWOOD - It was a hot, heavy afternoon at the Green Hills Country Club in Ravenswood for Wednesday's Callaway Junior Tour event, but the atmosphere was lightened by some scores well below the air temperature.Cole Moore, of Roane County, edged brother Camden by a single stroke with an ...

Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 rolls Athens Post 21

BEVERLY - Derek Layton tossed a three-hit shutout and collected a pair of base hits to pace Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 to a 10-0, seven inning victory over previously unbeaten Athens Post 21 Tuesday night in Beverly.Layton allowed base hits in the first three innings of the game before finding ...

MC holds boys hoops camp

When Seth Legraen was a youngster, he got an opportunity to learn and develop his game at summer basketball camps.The one at Marietta College was just a short drive from Fort Frye High School in Beverly where he would eventually play his prep ball."When I was little I used to come to the ...

Callaway Jr. Golf Tour visits Marietta Country Club

It's often said that competition usually breeds success.For those that participate in sports of any kind the thrill of competition generally is the most important aspect of any athletic contest and while having fun is also important, the ultimate goal is to emerge as the victor.At the Callaway ...

Retiring on top

Paul Page has worked with some of the best college baseball coaches in the history of the sport.Page was a graduate assistant at Mississippi State under Ron Polk, considered the "Father of SEC Baseball," for two seasons in the late 1970s and later went on to assist local legend Don Schaly at ...

Jim Schaly to ump in CWS

As an NCAA Division I baseball umpire, Jim Schaly is one of the best in the country.How good is the Marietta native?Well, good enough to be one of eight umps picked to work the 2016 NCAA Men's College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska.The eight-team CWS runs from Saturday to ...

2016 MOV Hall of Fame class inducted

VIENNA - Grafeful, appreciative, honored.Those were some of the emotions expressed Saturday evening by the newest inductees into the Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame during an induction banquet to honor them at the Grand Pointe Conference and Reception Center.The 2016 enshrinees, the 19th ...

West Virginia wins BACF football classic

PARKERSBURG - A three-score second half for host West Virginia snapped a 7-7 halftime deadlock and gave it a 24-7 BACF Football Classic win over Ohio Friday night at Stadium Field.The victory gave West Virginia a 15-8 series advantage over Ohio in a game specifically started to raise money for ...

St. Marys’ Fetty named W.Va. MVP

PARKERSBURG - After West Virginia defeated Ohio 24-7 in the 23rd annual BACF football classic, victorious coach Paul Burdette and game MVP Bret Fetty reflected on the achievement of personal and team goals; and in keeping with the squad's personality, "team" was the word which ...

Ohio offense sputters in annual football classic

PARKERSBURG -Before the 23rd edition of the Ohio vs West Virginia BACF Football Classic was even six minutes old, it looked like those in attendance were in for a true shootout as both teams found their way into the end zone.After West Virginia opened the scoring when Neal Schriner rambled 82 ...

Vienna’s Cooke wins W.Va. Amateur

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - Punctuated with two closing birdies, Alan Cooke struck the mightiest blow yet for the newly revived West Virginia University golf program Thursday.And his Mountaineer teammates probably won't let him forget it."I'm sure I'm getting a million texts from them right now, ...

Frontier duo gets one last game together

BEVERLY?- Damon Metheney and Nick Camino have played football together for as long as the Frontier Cougar duo can remember.Friday night, the dynamic duo will play together on the football field for the final time as they try to lead the Ohio All-Star team to victory in the 23rd annual battle ...