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Leslie Molinaro-Craven returns to Half

PARKERSBURG — Leslie Molinaro-Craven is constantly on the go. If the 41-year-old runner isn’t helping her husband Shawn at Anytime Fitness in Vienna, she’s transporting her 14- and 10-year-old sons to baseball games and being a soccer mom to her 7-year-old daughter. “I’m very busy ...

BEV/LOW ROLLS

BEVERLY — Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 avoided the K at the plate. No BevLow batter struck out en route to a 9-3 triumph over Marietta Post 64 in American Legion baseball action Saturday at Fort Frye High. “We’re starting to hit better,” said Beverly/Lowell skipper Todd Engle. ...

Shears Holds On

ROANOKE, W.Va. — Charleston’s Torren Kalaskey, a Marshall University golfer, birdied five of her final seven holes here Friday at the 96th West Virginia Women’s Amateur at Stonewall Resort, but her furious finish wasn’t quite enough to catch Adeena Shears, who won the event for the ...

Soccer stars, President could help each other

Many years ago, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the Los Angeles Lakers were invited to the White House. And, according to Jeff Pearlman, the author of “Showtime,” the 7-foot-2 Laker center before leaving shook hands with President Ronald Reagan and informed the Leader of the Free World that he ...

Catholic Hoops

PARKERSBURG — The three-week summer period is over for the Parkersburg Catholic boys basketball team of head man Rob Strcula. The Crusaders’ coaching staff has been evaluating their roster, which suffered some big graduation losses that included all-time leading scorer Cade Ullman as well ...

Shears in control at W.Va. Women’s Amateur

ROANOKE, W.Va. — Ohio State University’s Adeena Shears is just 18 holes away from capturing her fifth West Virginia Women’s Amateur championship. After winning her second straight crown last summer at Parkersburg Country Club, Shears will go after her three-peat this morning as she ...

Williamstown stays busy on the hardwood

WILLIAMSTOWN — The father and son tandem of Fred and Scott Sauro are enjoying the summer three-week coaching period guiding the girls and boys basketball squads at Williamstown High School. “We wrap up our summer league tournament at home Thursday,” said ‘Jacket boys head coach ...

Post 64 rallies

MARIETTA — Marietta Post 64 grinded one out for a win. Sparked by Derek Duckworth, the Marietta American Legion baseball team rallied from a six-run deficit in the fifth inning to defeat defending West Virginia state champion Parkersburg Post 15, 13-11, Tuesday night at Legion ...

Jason Henthorn set to run first Half Marathon

VIENNA — Jason Henthorn had an epiphany. “I just woke up one day and decided I needed to better my health,” said the 42-year-old Parkersburg resident. “I saw people running a lot and I thought ‘Hey, I can do that.’ “So, I got into it, and I’ve been running ever since. I’ve ...

Post 64 drops game to W.Va. Elkins Post 29

Marietta Post 64 hit a bump in the road at home. The Marietta American Legion baseball team had a 6-game winning streak snapped when it dropped a 12-3 decision to Elkins Post 29 Sunday afternoon at Legion Field at the Fairgrounds. “We had a good run in West Virginia at the Hillbilly ...

Turner Hill tearing the cover off the ball

NEWARK — Turner Hill started this week as the second leading hitter in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. After 11 games, the Malone University Pioneer baseball standout was batting .500 (14 of 28) for the Licking County Settlers. “I’m seeing the ball well, and I’m off to a ...

Heartbreak at Reds Legends camp

A.J. Jones had a Semper Fi plan. The 2019 Warren High School and Washington County Career Center grad wanted to serve his country, and was scheduled to join the U.S. Marine Corps. “He was supposed to leave in October for boot camp, but I believe he was leaving two months early in August,” ...

3-day Reds Legends camp a hit again

VIENNA — Bronson Arroyo was in the Mid-Ohio Valley Monday. The former Major League Baseball pitcher was the headliner at the 26th Annual Cincinnati Reds Legends Youth Baseball/Softball Camp, which concluded Wednesday at Jackson Middle School. “It was an awesome, amazing day, and I’ll ...

Nate Brothers, Brett Gandee help Beverly/Lowell beat Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — Nate Brothers delivered in a pinch. Batting for Kam Hesson in the top of the seventh, the Fort Frye graduate ripped a two-strike, two-out, two-run single as Beverly/Lowell Post 389/750 rallied to defeat Cambridge Post 84, 2-1, in the opening game of an American Legion baseball ...

Alex Easthom pumped for the 2019 W.Va. Open

RAVENSWOOD — Suffice it to say, West Liberty University golfer and Ravenswood High School graduate Alex Easthom has come a long way since his humble beginnings as a youth in the Mid-Ohio Valley Junior Golf Association. Now, Easthom is just a day away from competing in the 86th West Virginia ...

Jim Asbury running to get back in shape

PARKERSBURG — Jim Asbury has been running in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon on and off for the last 10 years. “It was my first race,” said the 49-year-old Vienna resident. “I work at Solvay in Marietta, and it was there I actually got interested in running, because ...

Three in a row: Buckeye State claims 7-0 victory over West Virginia in BACF

ST. MARYS — Ohio MVP Boone Jones of Shenandoah delivered a punishing hit to Ritchie County’s Gabe Ray on the final play of the 26th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Football Classic here Friday night at Bill Hanlin Stadium to jar the ball loose on what would’ve been a West ...

Boone Jones, defense leads Ohio BACF squad to shutout of W.Va.

ST. MARYS — Boone Jones would’ve gotten a save, if football had a similar category like baseball. The Shenandoah High grad was mobbed by his Ohio BACF all-star teammates after breaking up a Hail Mary pass from West Virginia stars quarterback Ty Sturm to Gabe Ray on the final play of ...

Josh Kay named West Virginia MVP as defenses dominate BACF game

ST. MARYS — Giving up a 162 total yards in the first half, including a 45-yard touchdown catch-and-run to Monroe Central’s Zac Jones and only having 34 totals yards going into halftime themselves, the West Virginia all-stars came out of the locker room focused, only allowing 92 total yards ...

Belpre’s Mike DeVol brings experience to Ohio BACF coaching staff

BELPRE — For the first time in more than 20 years, longtime Mid-Ohio Valley and second-year Belpre Golden Eagles head coach Mike DeVol will be manning the sidelines for the Ohio all-stars in the 26th annual Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis All-Star Football Classic today at Bill Hanlin Stadium. ...