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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 ...

Getting valuable volleyball experience at Coach K camp

Alexus Carpenter and Maddy Muntz each is serving as an instructor at the 3-day Coach K Volleyball Camp at Marietta High’s Sutton Gymnasium. Both are also MHS varsity netters, who helped the Ron Kidder-coached Tigers compile a solid 18-5 overall record last season. “It’s a little ...

Marietta High ace Jillian Middleton named first team All-Ohio

Jillian Middleton will be getting an opportunity to see a little bit of the country this summer. The 17-year-old Marietta High softball pitcher hurls for the 16U Outlaws Premier-Lucas ballclub, which is scheduled to play in the Scenic City Tournament in Chattanooga, Tn., today through ...

’Jackets’ Larry Cassady wins Dick Wildt Award

WILLIAMSTOWN — Fresh off a Class A state cross country championship, the year just keeps getting better for Williamstown girls’ coach Larry Cassady. The sixth-year head coach was given the Dick Wildt Award for his strong 2018 season. The honor, named after former Parkersburg Catholic ...

Beverly/Lowell has high expectations this summer

BEVERLY — Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 is off to a great start in 2019 after placing runner-up in the Ohio State American Legion tournament the past two seasons. The Todd Engle-led squad scored wins over Marietta and Meigs Sunday to improve to 4-0 on the season after going 38-10 a summer ...

PVC set to suspend operations this month

SARAHSVILLE — The Pioneer Valley Conference has a pulse — but just barely. According to PVC commissioner Don Ullman, the league will “temporarily suspend operations” June 30, but will not officially fold. “All other financial obligations and scholarships will continue on and all ...

Kids Golf Classic raises $210,175

VIENNA — The Kids Golf Classic tournament celebrated its 23rd year benefitting the Parkersburg Boys and Girls Club, by generating a tournament record of $210,175, compared to the $191,000 raised at last year’s event. Local businesses and community members sponsored 136 golfers at the ...

Erin Bogard brings home state pole vault title

COLUMBUS — It wasn’t Erin Bogard’s first time standing on the podium at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. It was, however, the Warren senior’s first time at the top. Bogard cleared 12 feet, 2 inches at the state track meet Saturday to bring home a Division II state championship to ...

BevLow sweeps, Post 64 triumphs

Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 saved its best for last in Sunday afternoon’s trifecta versus Meigs Post 39 and Marietta Post 64 at Legion Field. Beverly/Lowell scored all six of their runs in the middle game in the final three innings and held on for a 6-5 win over Meigs before scoring 13 times ...

Warren boys track and field ties for best finish in program history

COLUMBUS — All season long, the Warren boys track team dominated its competition in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Through district and regional, the Warriors stayed dominant but went into the state meet with something to prove. Warren finished with 35 points as a team Saturday at Jesse Owens ...

Post 64 hoping for successful season

Last season, Marietta Post 64 came out of the gates smoking as they won their first 10 games before cooling down and eventually finishing the season with a 19-11 record. With a 14-player roster that features nine players from a very successful Marietta High School program, second-year head ...

All-Ohioans crowned at day one of state meet

COLUMBUS — Just a sophomore, Millie Ryan cemented her place in Warren track history Friday. The discus thrower placed sixth at day one of the state meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium to earn Division II All-Ohio status. She finished with a top throw of 126 feet, 11 inches to earn a spot ...

Post 15 loaded

PARKERSBURG — If there’s one thing Parkersburg Post 15 manager Jim Goodwin doesn’t want to talk about, it’s last year. “The key for us is to not think about last year and I’ve told them that already,” stressed Goodwin, who is being assisted by Jeff Thompson and Joe Riley. “I ...

Sour Mash registration now open

VIENNA — With the 48th annual Rotary Sour Mash Memorial quickly approaching, local charities and organizations are gearing up for a fun time on the green. Through its 47 previous iterations, the event, which is coordinated by both the Parkersburg Rotary Club and Parkersburg Country Club, has ...

Pole position: Vaulters seek podium placement at state track meet

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Track and Field Championships are this weekend, and the Buckeye State’s best track and field athletes are going to be on full display. For area thinclads, getting to the big meet can be quite the accomplishment in a deep field of potential competitors. Two local ...

Warrior boys looking to do serious damage at state track meet

VINCENT — The Warren boys track team has a chance to do some serious damage at the state track meet this weekend at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Warriors will be sending six athletes to the meet, and they’ll combine to compete in six different events. All six Warriors ...

Warren’s Erin Bogard eyes girls pole vault state title

VINCENT — The Warren girls track team will be well represented in the Ohio State high school track meet, which begins Friday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. The Warren girls will have no less than three individuals aiming for podium finishes as well as a pair of relay ...

Renovations coming to Don Schaly Stadium

Marietta College officials are excited to announce that extensive renovations at Don Schaly Stadium, home to the Etta Express baseball team since 1968, have begun and will continue until September. The project was made possible by a lead gift from The Spartan Foundation and Hap and Meg ...

Flying high: Golden Eagle duo hoping to impress at state track

BELPRE — Belpre will be well represented at this weekend’s Ohio High School Athletic Association Division III boys state track meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus. Senior pole vaulter Hunter Gilbert and sophomore distance runner Eli ...