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Fort Frye’s Tyler Bradford to play baseball at Potomac State

BEVERLY — Tyler Bradford was both an All-Ohio baseball and football honoree at Fort Frye High. The thing is, the former Cadet, who graduated this past spring, will only be playing one of these sports at the collegiate level, and he’s decided it will be baseball. “I think I’ve been ...

Ex-Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo visits youth clinic

VIENNA, W.Va. — Bronson Arroyo was not aware that he was in Nick Swisher “country.” The former MLB pitcher was the featured instructor at the 25th annual Cincinnati Reds Legends Clinic Tuesday at the Vienna Rec Fields in Jackson Memorial Park. And, not too far away is Parkersburg High ...

St. Marys’ thinclad Zac Long picks the University of Charleston

ST. MARYS — Zach Long, an athlete who has competed for St. Marys High School the past 4 years, has signed on to compete for University of Charleston’s track and field program. The decision to compete at the next level was always something Long had considered. He got his start running ...

REds LEGENDS hold camp

VIENNA, W.Va. — Micah Atkinson is looking forward to working on his pitching this week at the silver edition of the Cincinnati Reds Legends Clinic. “I don’t have much control of my fastball,” said the 12-year-old, who plays for the Blue Jays in Vienna. “So, I’m a slow ...

Miss West Virginia made both BACF football sides grin

ST. MARYS, W.Va. — Chelsi Rose helped put a smile on the all-stars of both the Ohio and West Virginia sides. Last Friday night, Miss West Virginia presented the winning hardware to the Ohio stars after they defeated West Virginia, 47-13, in the silver edition of the Battle Against Cystic ...

Corbin Alkire’s bat and arm helps Post 64 pick up a W

Corbin Alkire was both tough to hit and to get out. The southpaw from Marietta High pitched six scoreless innings and had two hits to help his own cause as Marietta Post 64 blanked Tuscarawas Post 205, 7-0, in American Legion baseball action Sunday at Legion Field. “Being a hot day like ...

Ohio conquers: Buckeye State bests West Virginia, 47-13, in BACF

ST. MARYS, W.Va. — The Ohio team of River head coach Mike Flannery put on a dominating performance here Friday night at Bill Hanlin Stadium as the Buckeyes rolled past host West Virginia, 47-13, in the 25th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Football Classic. Buckeye MVP Tojzae ...

Hollis Sturgill’s first word was ‘ball’

Even though being walked intentionally is usually a sign of respect, Hollis Sturgill would prefer to swing the bat. “She wants to hit,” said Jennifer Sturgill, Hollis’s mother. “And I want her to hit, too. We both get so mad when she’s walked like that.” Thirteen-year-old Hollis ...

Castle to coach Pioneer softball

With the retirement of veteran softball coach Jeanne Arbuckle, Marietta College Director of Athletics Larry Hiser turned to a familiar face in former Pioneer assistant coach Jenn Castle to take over the program. Hiser announced Thursday that Castle has been hired as the eighth head coach in ...

Post 64 hoping to finish what it started at Athens

THE PLAINS — Danny Hiser looked sharp on the mound - and at the plate. Kail Hill had a big two-run double. And, Zach Cunningham made a highlight film, diving catch in left field. In fact, shortly after Cunningham’s grab in the bottom half of the third inning at Rannow Field at Athens ...

BACF: West Virginia team holds 15-9 edge in series

PARKERSBURG — Seven of the West Virginia players in Friday’s 7 p.m. Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis Football Classic against Ohio in St. Marys talked about the upcoming game. For Roane County’s Brandon May, “I’m excited for it,” he said. “I’m ready to strap it up again and go; ...

BACF Roster

Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis Football Classic Ohio vs. West Virginia at 7 p.m. Friday, June 15 in Bill Hanlin Stadium at St. Marys High School (West Virginia leads the series, 15-9) WEST VIRGINIA Head coach: Mike Byus, Parkersburg Assistant coaches: All of Byus’ staff at PHS ...

Marietta College softball coach retires

Marietta College veteran softball coach Jeanne Arbuckle, who won more than 570 games, announced her retirement Wednesday (June 13) morning after 31 years on the Pioneer coaching staff. “I can never thank Marietta College enough for all the wonderful opportunities it has provided me over ...

Aaron Hopper building winning culture at Minford

Aaron Hopper has made a nice transition from a prep and college baseball player to high school head coach. The former Marietta College and Wheelersburg High baseball standout enjoyed an eventful spring as the Minford Falcons skipper being named both the West Division District III Coach of the ...

Post 64 victim of big innings in doubleheader sweep

In reeling off 10 consecutive wins to open the 2018 American Legion baseball season, Marietta Post 64 has put together their fair share of few big innings. Sunday, Post 64 was the victim to the big inning as South Charleston Post 94 put together seven-run frames in both games as they swept a ...

Beverly/Lowell finishes weekend with 3-1 record

PARKERSBURG — Tanner Neal was almost unhittable. The former Warren High southpaw pitched a one-hitter as Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 mercied Parkersburg Post 15 in five innings, 16-0, in the second game of a doubleheader at Bennett Stump Field Sunday. “I was hoping to get a no-hitter, ...

MOV Sports Hall of Fame adds 10

VIENNA — At its 21st annual induction banquet Saturday evening, the Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame added 10 new enshrinees to its rolls as the Class of 2018 was taken into the hall. The inductees were Jack Clark and Mark Eliopulos from Washington County; Linda Moyer Burdette-Good, Jack ...

Beverly/Lowell, Cambridge split Legion baseball doubleheader

BEVERLY -- Kam Hesson provided Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 with a boost on the bump. The lanky right-hander from Caldwell High pitched a 7-inning complete game as Bev/Low edged Cambridge Post 84, 3-2, in the opener of an American Legion baseball doubleheader at Fort Frye High ...