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Winner, Winner

LANCASTER — Seth Dennis was a menace to the Gunslingers. The right-hander from Warren High pitched Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 to a 7-1 triumph over Wayne County Post 68 in the Ohio American Legion Baseball State Touranament Championship game at Beavers Field Sunday. “I was just trying to ...

Beverly/Lowell to play for state title today

LANCASTER, Ohio — Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 will play for a state title today. The Todd Engle-coached legion baseball team won a pair of games Saturday to advance to today’s state championship game against Wayne County Post 68, which starts at 1 p.m. at Beavers Field. Wayne County was ...

Beverly/Lowell still alive at state

LANCASTER — Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 scored five runs in the fifth and held off a late rally by Conneaut Post 151 to come away with a 7-5 win in an elimination game at the state tournament Friday at Beavers Field. Beverly/Lowell (31-8) will play at 1 p.m. Saturday against the winner of ...

Late homer dooms Beverly/Lowell vs. Circleville

LANCASTER, Ohio — Tyler Bradford and Nick Salyer were locked into a pitcher’s duel for six innings Thursday at the legion baseball state tournament, but Salyer’s Circleville Post 134 squad struck for a five-run seventh to claim a 7-2 victory over Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750. Knotted up ...

Beverly/Lowell wins opener at state

LANCASTER — Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 showed a good eye at the plate, and took advantage of some wildness by Lancaster Post 11 pitching. Beverly/Lowell drew nine walks in the game, collecting five hits, en route to a 9-4 victory in the first round of the state tournament Wednesday at ...

Family time at the Half Marathon

PARKERSBURG — Sam and Lisa Sutton will have some company when they cross the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon finish line together on Aug. 17. Daughter Brittany Habig, a Wheeling to Parkersburg commuter during the week, will be with her parents to make it a trio. “Last year, ...

Beverly/Lowell plays Lancaster at 7 p.m. today

BEVERLY — When Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750’s pitchers throw strikes, they’re tough to beat. In the District 11, Region 8 tournament at Don Coss Field in Cambridge, BevLow’s Big 3 — Tyler Bradford, Kam Hesson, and Kurt Taylor — combined to strike out 21, walk two, and allow just ...

Beverly/Lowell tops St. Clairsville, headed to state

CAMBRIDGE — Kurt Taylor finished strong. The hard-throwing righthander from Warren High fanned 12, including eight whiffs in the last three innings, as Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 three-peated as District 11, Region 8 baseball champion with a 4-2 come-from-behind triumph over St. Clairsville ...

Marietta High athletic director Rick Guimond moving on

After 17 years in the Marietta City Schools District, Rick Guimond is moving on. Guimond, who has served as Marietta High School’s athletic director since 2007, has accepted the same position at Athens High School. He had retired from his position at MHS earlier this year. “It was an ...

Beverly/Lowell, St. Clairsville play today for district title

CAMBRIDGE — Beverly/Lowell was cruising along when it skidded into the ditch. Squandering a five-run advantage, Post 389/750 was hurt by a 7-run top of the sixth inning en route to a 12-7 setback to St. Clairsville Post 159 in American Legion District 11, Region 8 baseball action Tuesday ...

Shield Baseball program enjoys tourney success

Shield Baseball, trained at Herb Baseball Academy in Vienna, reached the semifinal in the Dynamic Baseball Blue Ridge Championship, played at Virginia Tech and Radford University. The championship bracket was canceled due to severe weather. The tournament featured some of the best competition ...

Catholic’s Boice working hard this offseason

PARKERSBURG — Ty Sturm and Jeb Boice. Not Ty Sturm or Jeb Boice. Any discussions of Parkersburg Catholic’s backfield or offensive attack last season would be sorely lacking without the inclusion of these two players. Double-headed running back combinations didn’t prove much ...

Ashley Gates to walk her first Half Marathon

PARKERSBURG — Ashley Gates will be in uncharted territory at the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Races on Aug. 17. “I’ve never done a half marathon,” said the 28-year-old Vienna resident. “But I’ve been inspired by people who have done them.” Gates paused and smiled. “I’m ...

in DRiVER’s SEAT

CAMBRIDGE — Beverly/Lowell gets Monday off. Two-time defending district champion Post 389/750 overcame a two-hour rain delay in the bottom of the fifth inning to defeat Marietta Post 64, 8-5, in an American Legion District 11, Region 8 winners bracket baseball game Sunday night at Don Coss ...

Ohio OVAC linebacking corps deep, talented

WINTERSVILLE — Andrew Connor and his coaching staff didn’t just look for playmakers on the offensive side of the ball when they selected their roster for the 74th annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game. The veteran Indian Creek head coach, who will lead the Buckeye State against ...

Marietta College partners with Nike

The Marietta College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced that it has entered into a five-year partnership with Nike through BSN Sports. The agreement, which commenced on July 1, 2019, is part of BSN Sports Collegiate Select program, which aims to make BSN Sports a one-stop ...

Legion district tournament begins today

CAMBRIDGE — Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 will be seeking a 3-peat in the District 11, Region 8 tournament. With so many good teams in the tourney looking to ambush the defending champs, it figures to be a challenge. “Our district is so good that I think that whoever comes out of district ...

81-year-old shot putter Jerry Lowery honored

JACKSON — Jerry Lowery is 81 years young. The 1956 Marietta High graduate earned an All American Masters Track and Field certificate after throwing the shot put 33 feet, 3-1/2 inches earlier this year at the Jackson Field Trials in Jackson. Lowery threw the shot 33 feet, 3-1/2 inches. The ...

Sour Mash a Success

VIENNA— Hot weather and a wet course due to Sunday’s rain couldn’t derail the 48th annual Rotary Sour Mash Memorial tournament. The tournament serves as a vehicle for the $35,000 raised for local organizations, and this year’s group of grant recipients was as worthy as ever. Honoree ...

Runner Nguyen thrives on hills

PARKERSBURG — Kim Nguyen used to roam the outfield for the Parkersburg Big Reds softball team. Now, the 38-year-old mother of two runs the streets of Vienna and elsewhere in preparation for the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon on Aug. 17. “I’ve run it six times before,” ...